UK teachers and civil servants join biggest strikes in years on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

UK teachers and civil servants join biggest strikes in years on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

Up to 500,000 people expected to join UK strikes Government says steep pay rises will fuel inflation Schools will close, most trains will not run More strikes involving health workers planned for next week LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants, train drivers and university professors walked off … Read more

Suspects arrested in Pakistan mosque blast, police focus on how suicide bomber got in

Suspects arrested in Pakistan mosque blast, police focus on how suicide bomber got in

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Police investigating a suicide bombing that killed more than 100 people at a Pakistani mosque said on Tuesday that several people had been arrested and they could not rule out the possibility that the perpetrator of the attack received assistance from internal security checks. The bombing was the deadliest … Read more

‘Hands off Africa,’ Pope Francis tells the rich world

‘Hands off Africa,’ Pope Francis tells the rich world

Pope begins trip to DR Congo and South Sudan François meets the victims of the war in the Congo Trip postponed from July due to Pope’s knee disease KINSHASA, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Pope Francis denounced the “poison of greed” driving conflict in Africa as he began a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo … Read more

Hong Kong criminalizes CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

Hong Kong criminalizes CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

hong kong CNN — Two years ago, cannabidiol was booming in Hong Kong. The compound, known as CBD, was popping up in cafes, restaurants and stores, with companies keen to join an exciting new market that was already well established in countries around the world. This all came to an end on Wednesday, when CBD … Read more

Two years on, Myanmar coup has ‘catastrophic record’

Two years on, Myanmar coup has ‘catastrophic record’

Jan 31 (Reuters) – Two years after Myanmar’s military coup, a young factory worker turned resistance fighter is mourning the loss of his leg in battle. A former diplomat has not seen his family for four years. A beauty queen adjusts to a new life in wintery Canada. And an exiled teacher dreams of going … Read more

Explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan: Death toll rises to at least 100 at mosque suspected of suicide bombing

Explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan: Death toll rises to at least 100 at mosque suspected of suicide bombing

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — The death toll from a suicide bomb that ripped through a mosque in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, rose to at least 100 on Tuesday, marking one of the deadliest attacks in the country in years as it is facing what one analyst described as “a national security crisis.” .” Muhammad Asim Khan, … Read more

France hit by a new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

France hit by a new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

The reform would raise the retirement age to 64 Schools, transport networks, refinery deliveries affected Macron: an essential reform to ensure the viability of the pension system SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Strikers disrupted deliveries to French refineries, public transport and schools on Tuesday in a second day of nationwide protests against President Emmanuel … Read more

WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at ‘point of transition’

WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at ‘point of transition’

CNN — Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Monday, but it acknowledged the pandemic was at a “point of transition”. WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee discussed the pandemic on Friday at its 14th meeting on Covid-19, and Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus agreed that the declaration of a public … Read more

Pope Francis will visit two fragile African nations

Pope Francis will visit two fragile African nations

VATICAN CITY, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Tuesday begins a trip to two fragile African countries often forgotten by the world, where protracted conflicts have left millions of refugees and displaced people struggling with hunger. The January 31-February 5 visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan takes the 86-year-old … Read more

Pakistani mosque suicide bombing kills 32, police targeted

Pakistani mosque suicide bombing kills 32, police targeted

The explosion took place in a mosque during prayer time Most of the victims were police officers No group has claimed responsibility for the explosion so far PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 30 (Reuters) – A suicide bombing at a crowded mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar killed at least 32 people on Monday, the latest attack targeting police … Read more