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Rising Food and Housing Costs Forcing Millions of Canadians to Go Hungry
New Food Banks Canada (FBC) research has revealed that millions of Canadians are reporting going hungry amidst record high inflation that is driving up the costs of the bare essentials like pasta, bread and meat...
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More Than 10,000 Truck Drivers Off the Road Due to Cannabis Violations, Adding to Supply Chain Disruptions
According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as of April 1, 2022 10,276 commercial truck drivers have tested positive for cannabis use and have been removed from the roads, a 32.6 percent...
Leaked Call With CDC Official Viewed 140 Million Times on Chinese Media as ‘Zero-COVID’ Policies Throttle Shanghai
Shanghai authorities announced Monday, April 4, that they would double down on the “zero-COVID” measures implemented in China’s largest city a few days ago as personnel review the results of mass-testing.  Home to 26 million,...
Alien Throne is located in the Valley of Dreams, a secluded expanse of hoodoos in northern New Mexico.
Astrophotographer Brings Sci-Fi Feature of ‘Alien Throne’ Alive With Milky Way Backdrop
Photographers are well-known for visiting rural and hidden places around the world to capture the most unique pictures. Astrophotographer Marcin Zajac captured a bizarre landscape that could have come from a Sci-Fi movie. By using...
Amid a devastating wave of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations, Hong Kong awoke to a 4.1 earthquake the morning of March 14.
4.1 Earthquake Strikes Pandemic-stricken Hong Kong
News Analysis Over 8,000 Hong Kong residents reported feeling an earthquake in the early morning hours of March 14. The quake was mild, weighing in at 4.1 on the Richter scale. Some residents reported seeing...
A physical exit point and compressor gas station of the Yamal–Europe gas pipeline in Poland. The 4,107-kilometer Yamal–Europe pipeline provides 40% of the natural gas to Europe, connecting Russia's Yamal Peninsula natural gas fields with Poland and Germany through Belarus.
Sanctions Hurt Europe and Make Russia Rich as Gas Prices Soar
On Thursday, March 3, gas was halted in the Yamal-Europe pipeline stretching from Russia to Germany amidst the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A day later, the pipeline resumed operations.  The stop highlighted problems that arise...
China’s ‘Zero-COVID’ Measures Continue as Parts of Shenzhen Placed Under Lockdown
As China continues to tackle new COVID-19 cases within its border, Shenzhen is feeling the pressure to contain its newest outbreak fueled by a new Omicron sub-variant. In an effort to curb the chain of...
Biden puts on his face mask before receiving a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
White House Prolongs America’s COVID-19 National Emergency as States Drop Mandates
On Sunday, Feb. 21, President Biden declared an extension of the nearly two-year national emergency to March 1, citing COVID-19 as a “risk to the public health and safety” to the citizens of the U.S. ...
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Good Samaritan Gives Chase to Man who Snatches 87-Yr-Old Lady’s Purse: ‘He’s my hero’
Imagine you’re in a shopping mall and there’s been a theft. And the thief is running away with the stolen goods in your direction. The instant reflex in such circumstances might be to mind your...
China’s GDP in the fourth quarter declined when compared to a year back.
China’s Q4 GDP Slowest in 1.5 Years
China, the world’s second-largest economy, got off to a strong start in 2021 following the economic turbulence resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. But after posting a record growth of 18.3 percent in the...
A worker wearing a face mask looks out from an entrance of a hospital toward the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
In China, Employees Who Allegedly Breach COVID-19 Rules Get Jail
Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the Chinese regime has taken strict action against people who breach containment rules. Recently, Beijing detained three people for a period of up to four years after they were...
New Yorkers load furniture into a U-haul moving truck in New York City.
U-Haul Runs Out of Trucks as Californians Leave For Texas and Other Republican-Run States
Recent reports have suggested that California has seen a decline in population in the past year due to declining birth rates and migration, for example. A new report by U-Haul, a moving equipment and storage...