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Wage Theft Concerns Emerge Following Adelaide, Chinatown Brawl

Wage Theft Concerns Emerge Following Adelaide, Chinatown Brawl

A violent brawl in Adelaide’s Chinatown has sparked wider concerns over wage theft in migrant communities.Disturbing footage emerged in early February showing the brawl at the Fu……

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Facebook Reverses News Ban on Australia

Facebook Reverses News Ban on Australia

Facebook has decided to reverse its sweeping ban on news content in Australia after the tech giant and the federal government agreed to amendments to the impending media payment l……

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Australian Government Set to Increase Jobless Benefit After Pandemic Supplement Ends in March

Australian Government Set to Increase Jobless Benefit After Pandemic Supplement Ends in March

The Australian government is set to introduce a permanent rise in the JobSeeker payment rate by $50 a fortnight or $3.57 a day. This will be the first real increase to the unemplo……

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Wife of Mexican Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

Wife of Mexican Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

The wife of the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was arrested on Monday for her alleged role in international drug trafficking, the Justice Department (……

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Aussie MP Craig Kelly Quits Liberal Party to Stand by His ‘Conscience’

Aussie MP Craig Kelly Quits Liberal Party to Stand by His ‘Conscience’

Australian federal MP Craig Kelly has quit the Liberal Party during a party room meeting in Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, over a crisis of conscience.In his resignatio……

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Chinese Winemakers Copy Award Winning Australian Wine as Trade Ban Continues

Chinese Winemakers Copy Award Winning Australian Wine as Trade Ban Continues

A Beijing-based journalist has spotted imitations of Australia’s most famous wines on store shelves in China, as the Chinese Communist Party’s trade ban’s on Aussie products remai……

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‘New Rules Needed for Big Tech’: Civil Society Groups Decry Facebook’s News Ban

‘New Rules Needed for Big Tech’: Civil Society Groups Decry Facebook’s News Ban

Civil society groups are concerned Facebook’s news ban will undermine Australia’s democracy and thereby leave room for misinformation “to fill the void.”Meanwhile, a new voluntar……

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US Sanctions 2 Burmese Generals Over Violence Against Protesters: Treasury Department

US Sanctions 2 Burmese Generals Over Violence Against Protesters: Treasury Department

WASHINGTON—The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on two members of Burma’s military junta over the country’s Feb. 1 coup.The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset……

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Victoria Calls for Royal Commission into Melbourne Crown Casino

Victoria Calls for Royal Commission into Melbourne Crown Casino

Beleaguered gaming group Crown Resorts will be tested again by a new royal commission which will look into its Melbourne casino.The inquiry follows the royal commission in New So……

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New COVID Travel Rules Violate Canada’s Charter

New COVID Travel Rules Violate Canada’s Charter

CommentaryDemocracies respect the right of citizens to leave and re-enter their own country freely; repressive regimes like China and North Korea do not. Hence Section 6 of the C……

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MPs Pass Motion Declaring China’s Uyghur Persecution a Genocide

MPs Pass Motion Declaring China’s Uyghur Persecution a Genocide

Most MPs have voted in favour of declaring Beijing’s oppression of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in China a genocide.In the House of Commons on Monday, a majority of MPs voted……

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Dozens Rally Against Arrest of Pastor Who Defied COVID-19 Lockdown Orders

Dozens Rally Against Arrest of Pastor Who Defied COVID-19 Lockdown Orders

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the Edmonton Remand Centre on Feb. 20 to show their support for pastor James Coates, who remained in custody after being charged with breaki……

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Chinese Loans to Latin America Plunge as Virus Strains Ties

Chinese Loans to Latin America Plunge as Virus Strains Ties

MIAMI—It seemed like a match made in finance heaven.In 2010, China, its economy roaring and state companies looking to expand globally, set its eyes on Latin America, a region st……

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Conservatives Urge Liberals to Support Uyghur Genocide Motion Amid China’s Denials

Conservatives Urge Liberals to Support Uyghur Genocide Motion Amid China’s Denials

OTTAWA鈥擳he Conservatives are calling on Liberal MPs to support the party’s motion to have Parliament declare a genocide against ethnic Muslim Uyghurs in its Xinjiang province.Con……

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UK Competition Watchdog to Scrutinize Big Tech

UK Competition Watchdog to Scrutinize Big Tech

The UK’s competition watchdog is set to scrutinize Big Tech companies this year when it gains new powers independent of the EU, said Andrea Coscelli, chief executive of the Compet……

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UK Should Follow Australia and Make Facebook Pay for News Content: Hancock

UK Should Follow Australia and Make Facebook Pay for News Content: Hancock

Britain should follow Australia and demand that Facebook pay publishers for the news content viewed and shared on its site, Health Secretary Matt Hancock indicated on Sunday.When……

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English Schools to Reopen on March 8 as UK Eases CCP Virus Lockdown

English Schools to Reopen on March 8 as UK Eases CCP Virus Lockdown

Schools in England will reopen on March 8 as part of the government’s four-step roadmap to lift the CCP virus lockdown, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday.A……

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An Ancient City for Cremation Deals With the Pandemic

An Ancient City for Cremation Deals With the Pandemic

VARANASI—Pyres burn 24 hours on the banks of the river Ganges in Kashi, a city where Indians have been coming to die for thousands of years because they believe death here can lib……

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Uganda’s Wine Withdraws Election Result Challenge, Alleges Bias

Uganda’s Wine Withdraws Election Result Challenge, Alleges Bias

KAMPALA鈥擮pposition leader Bobi Wine said on Monday he was dropping a legal challenge to Uganda’s presidential election results that handed victory to incumbent Yoweri Museveni, sa……

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Yazidis Issue Open Letter to Pope Francis, Ask for Advocacy and a Meeting

Yazidis Issue Open Letter to Pope Francis, Ask for Advocacy and a Meeting

VATICAN CITY—Civil and religious leaders of the Yazidi people have issued an open letter to Pope Francis, on the eve of his historic trip to Iraq.Seven years have passed since ha……

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UK Calls for ‘Urgent and Unfettered’ UN Access to Xinjiang

UK Calls for ‘Urgent and Unfettered’ UN Access to Xinjiang

Britain on Monday condemned the Chinese regime’s “deteriorating human rights situation” and urged Beijing to give the United Nations “urgent and unfettered” access to Xinjiang.Ad……

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Italian Ambassador Killed in Congo While in UN Convoy

Italian Ambassador Killed in Congo While in UN Convoy

KINSHASA, Congo—The Italian ambassador to Congo and an Italian carabineri police officer were killed Monday during an attack on a U.N. convoy in an area that is home to myriad reb……

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Boeing: 777s With Engine That Blew Apart Should Be Grounded

Boeing: 777s With Engine That Blew Apart Should Be Grounded

Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all 777s with the type of engine that blew apart after takeoff from Denver this weekend, and most carriers that fly those planes said t……

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Belgian Catholics Contest 15-At-a-Time Rule in One of World’s Biggest Churches

Belgian Catholics Contest 15-At-a-Time Rule in One of World’s Biggest Churches

BRUSSELS鈥擝russels’ cavernous basilica is one of the largest churches in the world but COVID-19 rules allow only 15 people at a time to attend mass there, the same limit applied to……

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Germany Urges EU to Prepare Sanctions on Russia Over Navalny

Germany Urges EU to Prepare Sanctions on Russia Over Navalny

BRUSSELS鈥擥erman Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday urged his EU counterparts to give the green light to sanctions against Russian officials responsible for jailing Kremlin crit……

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Updates on CCP Virus: US Death Toll Approaches Milestone of 500,000

Updates on CCP Virus: US Death Toll Approaches Milestone of 500,000

The United States stood Sunday at the brink of losing 500,000 people to the CCP virus, which causes the disease COVID-19.After a year of the pandemic, the running total of lives ……

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Canada to Receive Record 640K Vaccine Doses This Week With Pfizer, Moderna Deliveries

Canada to Receive Record 640K Vaccine Doses This Week With Pfizer, Moderna Deliveries

OTTAWA鈥擟anada is poised to receive a record number of COVID-19 vaccine doses this week thanks to scheduled deliveries from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, as the country looks to spe……

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Stricter Public Health Measures Now in Effect at Canadian Borders, Airports

Stricter Public Health Measures Now in Effect at Canadian Borders, Airports

OTTAWA鈥擜 mandatory three-day hotel quarantine for most travellers landing at Canadian airports comes into effect today, along with a suite of measures meant to prevent contagious ……

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Pandemic Haves vs the Have-Nots

Pandemic Haves vs the Have-Nots

The pandemic has highlighted the challenges that developed countries face around the world. Not only that, it has also exposed Canada’s huge income inequality gap between public- ……

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Australia Begins CCP Virus Vaccine Rollout

Australia Begins CCP Virus Vaccine Rollout

Australia began rolling out vaccinations against the CCP virus on Monday, after a soft launch on Sunday, saw some frontline workers and the elderly, along with Prime Minister Scot……

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