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China Seeks Nuclear Weapons Upgrades, Says US and Russia Should Reduce Their Arsenals
China’s senior arms official announced today that the country will continue to upgrade and expand its nuclear weaponry and urged Moscow and Washington to take initiative in reducing their larger stockpiles first.  Fu Cong, director-general...
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Hundreds of Fake Child Migrants Entering the UK
According to recently released data from the UK Home Office, the number of child migrants who have lied about their age has surged by three times in the past year. Between Sept. 2020 and 2021,...
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Heavy Rains Cause Floods Throughout Malaysia, Over 50 Killed, Thousands Evacuated
Since Dec. 16, 2021, several states across Malaysia have been struck by two weeks of heavy rain, causing floods to take the lives of over 50 people and prompting thousands more to be evacuated.  The...
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Opium Poppy: The Flower That Revolutionized Medicine, But Fueled the Opioid Epidemic
Recognizable by their delicate, vivid blossoms, poppies are a flowering plant of the Papaveraceae subfamily. Poppies grow all over the world, from the freezing tundra to scorching hot deserts. They can be found in fields,...
69 percent of UK Omicron cases are fully vaccinated breakthroughs, says the UK Health Security Agency
69 Percent of UK Omicron Cases in Fully Vaccinated
Omicron Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continue to balloon, affecting fully vaccinated and boosted individuals at a much higher rate than the Delta variant. Based on data through Dec. 20 published by the UK Health...
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France Considers Restrictions on the Unvaccinated as COVID-19 Infections Hit Record Levels
France is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 infections and has announced tighter restrictions due to concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant. Though studies suggest that the Omicron variant is milder than the Delta...
Blinken Urges Beijing to Release Journalists Detained in Hong Kong’s Stand News Police Raid
Stand News, the Hong Kong pro-democracy media outlet was shut down on Dec. 29 after its office was raided by police and its assets frozen over offenses of "seditious publication" in the latest crackdown on...
UK doctors have offered kids with learning disabilities Do Not Resuscitate DNACPR orders, sometimes without informed consent, amid the COVID pandemic.
UK Kids With Learning Disabilities Offered Do Not Resuscitate Orders During COVID
Several medical practitioners in the United Kingdom have offered children who have learning disabilities the option to not be resuscitated if their heart stops during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to new reports. ...
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US Will Send 18 Officials to Upcoming Beijing Olympics Despite Diplomatic Boycott
On Dec. 28, the White House confirmed that the U.S. will be sending 18 officials to the upcoming Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to be held in Beijing in February 2022.This comes after the Biden...