Day: April 5, 2022

Global

How Putin and Russian Commanders Could Avoid War Crimes Prosecution

A Russian withdrawal from towns around the Ukrainian capital, kyiv, led to the discovery of corpses. Associated Press reporters in Bucha counted dozens of plainclothes and apparently unarmed bodies, many of whom were said to have been shot at point-blank range, and some had their hands tied or their flesh burned. All of this prompted […]

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US government investigating deaths of two beluga whales transferred to Connecticut from Marineland

The US government is investigating the deaths of two beluga whales that were moved from Marineland in Canada to a US aquarium last year. Havana, a young female beluga, died last month at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. Havok, a young male beluga, died at the aquarium last summer. Mystic, which announced the deaths after […]

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Alleged leader of Sudan’s notorious Janjawids on trial in The Hague for war crimes in Darfur

Warning: The following story contains graphic details. An alleged leader of a Sudanese militia known as the “Devils on Horseback” has taken “strange joy” at his reputation for ruthlessness during the Darfur conflict, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said on Tuesday. the start of the suspect’s trial. The accused, 72, Ali Muhammad […]

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2 Alberta paramedics disciplined for forcing drugs on unconscious patient in RCMP custody

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Two paramedics have been disciplined for unprofessional conduct after using forceps to insert an oral drug into the rectum of an incapacitated man being held by RCMP in northeast Alberta. Hearing court documents provide details of the October 2020 incident at Elk Point and how the Alberta College of […]

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Shanghai’s COVID-19 outbreak labeled ‘extremely grim’ as lockdown extended

The COVID-19 outbreak in China’s biggest metropolis of Shanghai remains “extremely grim” amid an ongoing lockdown confining around 26 million people to their homes, a city official said on Tuesday. Shanghai epidemic control task force director Gu Honghui was quoted by state media as saying the epidemic in the city was “still at a high […]

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Elon Musk joins Twitter board, says ‘meaningful improvements’ are coming

A day after revealing that he owns a major share of Twitter, Elon Musk had a say in deciding how it works. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal said in a tweet on Tuesday that Musk had been named to the company’s board, giving him a say in the company’s strategic direction. “He is both a passionate […]

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Gigantic Jupiter-like alien planet still seen ‘in the womb’

Scientists have observed a huge planet about nine times the mass of Jupiter at a remarkably early stage of formation – describing it as still in the womb – in a discovery that challenges current understanding of planetary formation. Researchers used the Subaru Telescope located near the top of an inactive Hawaiian volcano and the […]

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Avian flu in Ottawa, Kingston and western Ontario puts farmers and wildlife watchers on high alert

Farmers and wildlife watchers are on guard after some flocks of poultry and wild birds, including a Canada goose in Ottawa and a red duck in Kingston, Ont. – recently tested positive for a deadly strain of bird flu. Canada has seen a limited number of outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian […]

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After 14 years, boil water advisory mostly lifted in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Over the past 14 years, Andrew Brant and many others on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory have had to haul all their water home, one jug at a time. His arms, and those of most other residents, will get a well-deserved break as the First Nation in southeastern Ontario, west of Kingston, lifted five long-term water advisories […]

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Darwin notebooks returned to library 20 years after disappearing

Two of naturalist Charles Darwin’s notebooks allegedly stolen from Cambridge University Library have been returned, two decades after they went missing. The university said on Tuesday that the manuscripts were left at the library in a pink gift bag, along with a note wishing the librarian a happy Easter. The notebooks, which include the 19th […]

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