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Cambodia starts COVID-19 vaccinations for kids aged 3-4 with China's Sinovac vaccineground.news23 February 2022 (LINK)

S. Korea approves Pfizer's COVID vaccine for ages 5-11ground.news23 February 2022 (LINK)

U.K. Queen cancels virtual engagements as she suffers mild COVID symptomsground.news22 February 2022 (LINK)

Iran returns donated COVID vaccines because they were made in USground.news21 February 2022 (LINK)

COVID-19: Health workers face 'dangerous neglect', warn WHO, ILOun21 February 2022 (LINK)

Active COVID-19 cases in India declineground.news20 February 2022 (LINK)

The WHO warns that the pandemic is not over and the world should expect 'more dangerous variants to emerge'businessinsider18 February 2022 (LINK)

Hong Kong reports more than 6,000 new cases in virus surgeground.news19 February 2022 (LINK)

Hong Kong's hospitals reached 90% capacity on Thursday and quarantine facilities were at their limit, authorities said.

WHO: New COVID cases drop by 19% globally, deaths stableapnews17 February 2022 (LINK)

Switzerland, Austria drop almost all COVID restrictionskoreatimes17 February 2022 (LINK)

FDA authorizes new Covid-19 monoclonal antibody that works against Omicron variantdecrypt11 February 2022 (LINK)

Olympic Organizers: 32 Athletes In Isolation For COVIDnewsy8 February 2022 (LINK)

Why do some people get Covid when others don't?cnbc3 February 2022 (LINK)

Tsunami-hit Tonga goes into lockdown after workers helping deliver aid catch Covidtheguardian2 February 2022 (LINK)

WHO says the new omicron subvariant doesn't appear to be more severe than the originalcnbc1 February 2022 (LINK)

FDA gives full approval to Moderna's Covid-19 shotcnbc1 February 2022 (LINK)

South Korea has deadliest day of pandemic amid Omicron surge: 643 new patients hospitalizedground.news27 February 2022 (LINK)

New studies bolster theory that COVID-19 came from Wuhan marketground.news26 February 2022 (LINK)

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IPCC adaptation report 'a damning indictment of failed global leadership on climate'ungeneva28 February 2022 (LINK)

Anti-war protests break out as Belarus votes to renounce non-nuclear statusground.news28 February 2022 (LINK)

Taliban ban Afghans from evacuating amid massive security sweepground.news28 February 2022 (LINK)

Desperate Afghans resort to selling their kidneys to feed familiesafp / ground.news28 February 2022 (LINK)

People Are Calling Out The Most Disappointing Cities They've Visited: no Swiss involvedbuzzfeed28 February 2022 (LINK)

Capitol rioter who led mob to Speaker's Lobby sentenced to 75 days' prisonaxios25 February 2022 (LINK)

More than 750 defendants have been arrested in nearly all 50 states and the District of Columbia" in relation to the insurrection, per the Justice Department.

Late comedy icon Jerry Lewis accused of sexual harassment and assaulttheweek23 February 2022 (LINK)

Phil Mickelson apologizes for controversial comments backing a Saudi-backed golf league while criticizing Saudi regime and the PGAground.news23 February 2022 (LINK)

"They're scary motherf****** to get involved with," Mickelson said in [an] interview. "We know they killed [Washington Post reporter and U.S. resident Jamal] Khashoggi and have a horrible record on human rights. They execute people over there for being gay. Knowing all of this, why would I even consider it? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour operates."

India could export $500 bln in green energy over 20 years, Reliance's Ambani saysground.news23 February 2022 (LINK)

Ambani said India should have a strategy to end dependence on fossil fuels in the next two to three decades.

4 UN security officers detained in Central African Republicground.news22 February 2022 (LINK)

U.N. refugee agency voices concern over Greece's treatment of asylum seekersground.news22 February 2022 (LINK)

Each Antarctic tourist effectively melts 83 tonnes of snow — new researchtheconversation22 February 2022 (LINK)

FactCheck: Former presidents not allowed to take home official records, though Trump didtucsonsentinel22 February 2022 (LINK)

Women now make up almost 40% of board seats on U.K.'s FTSE 100 firmsground.news22 February 2022 (LINK)

Five members of Guatemala's anti-corruption prosecutor's office quitground.news22 February 2022 (LINK)

Dubai welcomes the Museum of the Futurewallpaper22 February 2022 (LINK)

Myanmar hits out at top UN court over Rohingya genocide casenewswires / france2421 February 2022 (LINK)

Data Breach of Credit Suisse Uncovers $100 Billion Worth Money Launderingthenewscrypto21 February 2022 (LINK)

Full Report in The Guardian UK

King of Jordan used Swiss accounts to hoard massive wealththeguardian21 February 2022 (LINK)

As the IMF agreed to bail out Jordan, on the condition that its people tighten their collective belts, the king was moving enormous amounts between his Swiss accounts. Lawyers for King Abdullah and Queen Rania said there had been no wrongdoing by the clients, and said they were compliant with applicable tax law.

Russia plans to target dissidents in Ukraine to be killed or sent to camps, U.S. tells U.N.nbcnews20 February 2022 (LINK)

US official: Russia adds 7K more troops near Ukraine borderapnews17 February 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine lobbies Security Council against Russian move to recognize separatistsreuters17 February 2022 (LINK)

←Brazil mudslides kill at least 94, with dozens still missingap/euronews17 February 2022 (LINK)

→EU launches summit reset with Africa after pandemic pausereuters17 February 2022 (LINK)

Tonga needs over $90 million to start repairs from volcanoapnews17 February 2022 (LINK)

Thousands affected as quake hits Guatemala/phys.org/news16 February 2022 (LINK)

Forced displacement in Colombia more than doubled in 2021: UNOCHA Reportaljazeera16 February 2022 (LINK)

Job ad for women train drivers gets 28,000 applicants in Saudi Arabia: Selected candidates will drive bullet trains between the cities of Makkah and Madinahreuters / khaleejtimes (UAE)16 February 2022 (LINK)

Letter from Donbas: On the Front Lines of Putin’s Digital War With Ukrainepolitico15 February 2022 (LINK)

Erin Jackson brings home gold, first Black woman to win speed skating medal at the Winter Olympicsnbcnews13 February 2022 (LINK)

Biden rejects critical findings of Army report on Afghanistanground.news11 February 2022 (LINK)

US warns of 'distinct possibility' Russia will invade Ukraine within days: Officials tell Americans to leave Ukraine in next 48 hourstheguardian11 February 2022 (LINK)

Oil Prices Spike On Rumors Russia Is Preparing To Invade Ukrainetheguardian11 February 2022 (LINK)

Bitcoin, Stock Prices Fall as Russia-Ukraine Tensions and Inflation Spook Marketsdecrypt11 February 2022 (LINK)

Winter Olympics: Kamila Valieva failed 25 December drug test confirmedbbc11 February 2022 (LINK)

A series of appeals means this case will now be taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) to make a final ruling.

Report: The role of Hungarian capital in foreign mediaipi11 February 2022 (LINK)

France migrants: Coastguard rescues 36 from North Seabbc10 February 2022 (LINK)

Winter Olympics team figure skating ceremony delayed amid reports of positive testbbc10 February 2022 (LINK)

Hillary's emails, Trump's missing documents heathercoxrichardson10 February 2022 (LINK)

Marmite maker Unilever to raise prices as costs soarbbc10 February 2022 (LINK)

WTO staff criticisms of reform planthegenevaobserver10 February 2022 (LINK)

After meeting with Putin, Macron says the 'risk of destabilization is increasing'yahoo8 February 2022 (LINK)

5 robots that could soon become part of our everyday lives: Zipline, AMP Robotics, ABB(YouTube), Diligent Robots (YouTube), AppHarvestweforum9 February 2022 (LINK)

Peleton is cutting 20 percent of workforce (2,800) as CEO steps downtheverge8 February 2022 (LINK)

Calls for windfall tax grow as BP's profits surge to its highest profit for eight yearsbbc8 February 2022 (LINK)

Peter Thiel, PayPal founder and Trump ally, to step down from Meta board theguardian8 February 2022 (LINK)

Thiel, a major donor to the Republican party, was seen by critics as part of the reason why Facebook did not censor Trump. Thiel, Facebook’s longest-serving board member at 17 years, plans to focus on backing Donald Trump’s allies in the November midterm elections, according to the New York Times.

Biden science adviser Eric Lander resigns after violating workplace bullying policyaxios8 February 2022 (LINK)

Teenage Olympic sensation, US-raised Eileen Gu of China wins freeski gold. And crashes the Chinese internetcnn8 February 2022 (LINK)

Heterosexual HIV diagnoses in U.K. overtake those in gay men for first time in a decadestht7 February 2022 (LINK)

Just 16% of the world's coastlines are in good shape — and many are so bad they can never fully recovertheconversation6 February 2022 (LINK)

Making installed train windows permeable to mobile-phone signalsepfl6 February 2022 (LINK)

This can bring significant environmental and cost benefits to railway companies and mobile-phone operators, since they'll no longer have to install signal boosters to provide wireless connectivity for passengers.

Fake news: The game that shows people how to spread misinformation about COVID-19bbc6 February 2022 (LINK)

Democrats have beat Republicans on economic measures since at least 1945heathercoxrichardson5 February 2022 (LINK)

A DAO trying to free Julian Assange has raised $4 million and countingtheblockcrypto4 February 2022 (LINK)

Four senior aides to Boris Johnson resign from No 10bbc4 February 2022 (LINK)

Boris Johnson makes incorrect claim on jobs several times, says OSRbbc3 February 2022 (LINK)

Boris Johnson wrong to claim crime has fallen, it has risen 14%, says watchdogbbc3 February 2022 (LINK)

UK hotel bill for 37,000 migrants actually £4.7m not £1.2m a day, Home Office says, correcting earlier statementbbc3 February 2022 (LINK)

US oil prices hit $90 a barrel for the first time since 2014cnn3 February 2022 (LINK)

A Highly Virulent Variant of HIV Has Been Discovered in the Netherlandsgizmodo3 February 2022 (LINK)

Though the VB variant seems to be more transmissible and harmful, it can still be effectively treated and isn't spreading widely.

The world's best retirement destinations might surprise youweforum3 February 2022 (LINK)

Climate change has likely begun to suffocate the world's fisheriessciencedaily1 February 2022 (LINK)

Ukraine tensions: US alleges Russian plot to fake invasion pretextbbc4 February 2022 (LINK)

QAnon leader Ron Watkins claimed he would raise $1 million dollars while running for Congress. He's raised just over $30,000businessinsider3 February 2022 (LINK)

Threats from QAnon conspiracists have forced a butterfly sanctuary in the Rio Grande Valley to closetexastribune2 February 2022 (LINK)

Native American tribes reach $590 million opioid settlementjournalismai1 February 2022 (LINK)

W. Ron Allen, chair of the Jamestown K'Klallam Tribe in Sequim, Washington, called it a big deal for tribes to reach their own settlement, in contrast with tobacco industry deals in the 1990s that left out Native American groups."American Indians have suffered the highest per capita rate of opioid overdose and are more likely than other group in the United States to die from drug-induced deaths," said Douglas Yankton, chair of the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota, in a statement.

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