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India To Export COVID-19 Vaccine To Lower Income Nations As Early As Wednesday: REPORT

India will export batches of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to low and middle-income countries as early as Wednesday, according to a Reuters report.The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine was granted emergency use authorization by the World Health Organization in India on Jan. 6, according to Reuters. The current distribution plan from one of the world’s leading drug manufacturers opens the door for nations that have limited to no access to or adequate storage for vaccines. Bhutan, a small nation in Southeast Asia, will receive the first batch of exports, according to unnamed government officials, who requested anonymity until formal announcements were made in India, Reuters reported. Bangladesh is set to receive the next batch of vaccines on Thursday. “Bangladesh will receive 2 million doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from India as a gift on Jan. 21,” the officials said. The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca and produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII), can be stored at refrigerator temperature, making it a more practical option for lower-income nations than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which require storage temperatures of -94 degrees Fahrenheit and -4 degrees Fahrenheit respectively, per Reuters. India has received requests from a number of nations such

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REPORT: Woman Sentenced To 43 Years In Prison For Insulting The Monarchy

A senior researcher on Thailand for Human Rights Watch, Sunai Phasuk, stated, “Today’s court verdict is shocking and sends a spine-chilling signal that not only criticisms of the monarchy won’t be tolerated but that they will also be severely punished,” reported the New York Times. Over 220 people, including children, have been charged for participating in peaceful protests in Thailand throughout 2020.  Of those, many have been charged under the lèse-majesté law, Amnesty International reported. (RELATED: Protestors Demand One Of The World’s Richest Monarchs Give Up His Royal Fortune) BANGKOK, THAILAND – OCTOBER 15: Protesters attend a rally October 15, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of anti-government protesters and students held a demonstration at the Ratchaprasong Intersection in central Bangkok, marking the latest in a string of anti-government protests that began in late July

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Experts See Positive Development In The Treatment Of Egypt’s Christians, But Say Discrimination Will Continue Without Sweeping Change

In February 2015, a video showing 21 Christians being executed by ISIS on a beach in Libya shocked the world.The men, known as the 21 martyrs, were dressed in orange jumpsuits as they were killed on camera for their Coptic Orthodox faith. For many people, this was the first time they learned of Egypt’s Copts, the largest Christian population in the Middle East. The Copts, who make up 10% of the country’s population, are familiar with violent persecution. In the last several years, Coptic churches in Egypt have been regularly bombed, and in 2018, a group of Copts were murdered by gunmen while riding a bus on its way to a Christian monastery. Experts on international religious freedom explained during a Friday panel organized by In Defense of Christians, a Washington-based advocacy group, that leadership domestically and abroad is making the survival of the Christian faith in Egypt a real but fragile possibility. If politicians can turn words and gestures of goodwill into thorough, reliable actions, there is a reason to be optimistic about the future of Copts in Egypt. Ethiopian Orthodox and Egyptian Coptic Christians take part in Palm Sunday

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Thousands Of Criminal Records Deleted Through ‘Human Error,’ UK Official Says

A United Kingdom official said Monday that “human error” caused the deletion of thousands of records on a national police database.Kit Malthouse, Britain’s policing minister, told the House of Commons that “a regular housekeeping process” is used to delete unnecessary personal data. But a “human error” introduced a defect in the software’s code caused 400,000 records to be wiped, including 213,000 offense records and 170,000 arrest records. (RELATED: Lab Issue Causes 1,300 False Positive COVID Tests In UK) “Last week, the Home Office became aware that, as a result of human error, the software that triggers these automatic deletions contained defective coding and had inadvertently deleted records that it should not have, and indeed had not deleted some records that should have been deleted,” Malthouse said, according to a transcript. NEW: Policing Minister @kitmalthouse confirms ‘human error’ was behind the deletion of approx 150K police records from national database. ‘We’ve got some work to do over the next two or three days to assess the full scale of the issue, and then the recoverability of the data’. — Joe Pike (@joepike) January 15, 2021 Malthouse said that there can be many records “against the same individual, so the

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US Scientist Who Led Charge Against COVID Lab Leak Theory Admits He Was Trying To Protect Chinese Scientists

Dr. Peter Daszak orchestrated a statement at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that condemned “conspiracy theories” that the virus doesn’t have a natural origin. Daszak admitted on Friday through a spokesman that he issued the statement to protect Chinese scientists from online criticism. Daszak has worked directly with scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and allegedly played a key role in directing taxpayer-funded grants to the research center.  The State Department announced on Friday that it has obtained evidence showing that researchers at the WIV became sick with flu-like symptoms in Fall 2019, prior to the first known cases of COVID-19 The U.S. scientist behind an effort to stymie debate surrounding the possibility that COVID-19 could have accidentally escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology admitted through a spokesman that he did so to protect Chinese scientists from online criticism.Dr. Peter Daszak, the president of the New York-based EcoHealth Alliance, orchestrated a statement published in The Lancet medical journal in February, prior to any serious research on the origins of COVID-19, condemning “conspiracy theories” that suggest the virus doesn’t have a natural origin. Daszak has worked directly with scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which was studying

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Partygoers In England Allegedly Tell Police They’ve Never Heard About The Coronavirus Pandemic

Partygoers in England allegedly had an all-time great excuse after being busted by the police. According to a tweet from the Hampshire police, a party in Basingstoke was broken up by the authorities, and the people enjoying themselves claimed they didn’t know about the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Why were they so ignorant? Well, they just don’t watch the news! Officers attended address in Basingstoke following several reports of a party at an address, and breaching lockdown guidelines. The occupants were spoken to and claimed to be unaware of the global pandemic, as they never watch the news! #ThereAreNoWords #PoliceControlRoom — Hampshire Police (@HantsPolice) January 16, 2021 Below is a live look at these brave men and women upon being confronted by the police. [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=Td67kYY9mdQ&feature=oembed[/embed] Look, if you’re partying and the cops show up during the coronavirus pandemic, you might as well just plead ignorance. I mean, what the hell do you have to lose? I’d rather plead ignorance than admit to breaking the law. You have to leave a little wiggle room for your defense! I also would have paid a pretty penny to

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‘Highest Degree Of Lawlessness’: Russian Opposition Leader Jailed For 30 Days

A Moscow judge ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days in what he called a miscarriage of justice and “lawlessness.”Alexei Navalny’s rushed court hearing occurred Monday in the police station where he has been held, according to The New York Times. Vadim Kobzev, Navalny’s lawyer, said he was notified of the trial just minutes before it was held in the station. “What is happening here is impossible,” Navalny said in a video uploaded to one of his social media accounts, The Times reported. “This is the highest degree of lawlessness — I can’t call it anything else.” (RELATED: MSNBC Contributor Praises Russian Dissident, Wishes Ben Sasse Had The Same Courage) The judge who presided over the hearing ruled that the opposition leader was to be jailed until Feb. 15 pending trial, according to Kobzev, The Times reported. He has been charged with violating the terms of a previous sentence. Navalny was arrested at the Moscow airport upon his return from Germany on Sunday after the Russian government issued a warrant for his arrest, according to Politico. The warrant was related to a 2014 conviction on embezzlement charges. “It’s impossible; I’m an innocent man,” Navalny reportedly said prior

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Paralyzed Man Climbs Skyscraper In A Wheelchair For Charity

A paraplegic man in a wheelchair climbed a Hong Kong skyscraper for over 10 hours in order to raise funds for spinal cord patients, Reuters reported Sunday.Lai Chi-wai, 37, who was paralyzed in a car accident in 2011, ascended 250 meters of skyscraper while in a wheelchair on Saturday, Reuters reported. Lai was unable to reach the summit of the Nina Tower in the Kowloon peninsula, which is 300 meters. WATCH: Strapped into his wheelchair, climber Lai Chi-wai pulled himself more than 250 meters of Nina Tower, becoming the first man in Hong Kong’s history to scale a building in a wheelchair https://t.co/yE2q4Y6UGF pic.twitter.com/jtcfwELLF3 — Reuters (@Reuters) January 18, 2021 “I was quite scared,” Lai said, according to Reuters. “Climbing up a mountain, I can hold onto rocks or little holes, but with glass, all I can really rely on is the rope that I’m hanging off.” Lai’s climb raised HK$5.2 million, or $670,639, towards charity, Reuters reported. The climber had wanted to get a message across despite being unable to get to the summit of the skyscraper because of safety concerns. “Some people don’t understand the difficulties of disabled people, some people think that we are always

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REPORT: Violators Of Quarantine In Germany Will Be Sent To Refugee Camps And Detention Centers

People in Germany who refuse to quarantine after exposure to Covid-19 will reportedly be held in detention centers within multiple German states. The German state of Saxony will begin building a detention center next week within a refugee camp to house those who refuse to quarantine, according to an article published Sunday by The Telegraph. German quarantine breakers to be held in refugee camps, detention centers https://t.co/UY1FwG2oMA pic.twitter.com/sPuOL5QxXZ — New York Post (@nypost) January 18, 2021 Other German states, including Baden-Wurttemberg, Brandenburg, and Schleswig-Holstein, are building similar facilities or have already completed them, according to The Telegraph, citing a report from German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. Baden-Wurttemberg has allegedly set aside rooms in two hospitals that will be guarded by police to house repeat offenders. Saxony has reportedly stressed that the facility will only be used to house people who have continually broken quarantine rules. “It’s true that inequality would be created but it would be for a transitional period and if there is evidence to back it up, it’s constitutionally okay,” Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told Bild newspaper, The Telegraph reports. (RELATED: REPORT: Passengers Told Mid-Flight That Travel Rules Have Changed, They’ll Be Sleeping On Cots) The

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Trump Baby Blimp To Be Showcased At Museum As Part Of Protest Collection

A massive blimp depicting President Donald Trump as an orange baby dressed in a diaper with a cellphone in one hand will be displayed at a London museum as part of its protest collection, numerous sources reported.“Trump Baby” reportedly first flew over London in 2018 during protests over Trump’s visit to the U.K., and has since been flown across the globe, in France, Argentina and multiple U.S. cities. The Museum of London announced ahead of Trump’s departure from the White House that it would be conserving the 20-foot-tall blimp as part of its protest collection, where artifacts from other historical activist movements — including the suffragette movement and climate-crisis activism — are also displayed, the Guardian reported. A giant balloon inflated by activists depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby is seen during a demonstration against Trump’s visit to the UK in Parliament Square in London on July 13, 2018. (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) The blimp was originally paid for through crowdfunding and designed by Matt Bonner, then was donated to the museum. The creators are hoping that the blimp will be a reminder of the fight against

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