Thursday, Dec 09, 2021
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Colombia marks five years since FARC peace deal
Al Jazeera, 24 Nov 2021
November 24 marks the 5th anniversary of the landmark peace treaty between the government of Colombia and FARC rebels.
But half a decade later, the promised peace in the country has not been achieved and the window for doing so might be closing.
Alessandro Rampietti travelled to Cauca in southwest Colombia to speak to former fighters struggling to reintegrate into society as new armed groups fight for control of the territory.
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Instagram head urges industry body to help keep kids safe online
Reuters, 09 Dec 2021
Instagram head Adam Mosseri on Wednesday urged the creation of an industry body to determine best practices to help keep young people safe online, in his first appearance before...
WATCH: Age verification to ensure youth safety should also be on devices, Instagram head says
PBS, 09 Dec 2021
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. questioned Instagram head Adam Mosseri during a Senate subcommittee hearing regarding child safety on the social media platform on Dec.
Instagram CEO testifies before Senate panel on the safety of teen users | full video
CBS, 09 Dec 2021
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri testified during a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.
Ted Cruz on Russia's aggression with Ukraine: 'This is Joe Biden's fault'
FOX, 09 Dec 2021
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined 'The Faulkner Focus' to discuss tension with Russia following Biden's call with President Vladimir Putin.
Pelosi: 'Never forgive' Trump, lackeys for Jan. 6
AP, 09 Dec 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she would "never forgive" former President Trump and "his lackeys and his bullies that he sent to the Capitol for the trauma" that w...
Instagram boss tells US lawmakers app 'can help' teens
AFP, 09 Dec 2021
Instagram's boss pushes a rosy view of the app's impact on teens in testimony to US lawmakers that is at odds with damning news reports based on the firm's own research.
Will fusion energy define our clean energy future? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 09 Dec 2021
Fusion energy - a non-polluting, limitless form of power - has long been thought of as a technological fantasy.
Putin calls suggestions Russia is planning to attack Ukraine "provocative," following Biden call
CA, 09 Dec 2021
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden's "personal role" in trying to attain peace in eastern Ukraine, in his first comments afte...
Progressives move to strip Boebert of committee assignments
CNN, 09 Dec 2021
Progressive Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts is introducing a resolution, cosigned by other progressives, that would strip Colorado Republican Rep.
Will we have to alter vaccines whenever a COVID-19 variant occurs?
DW, 09 Dec 2021
Drugmakers BioNTech and Pfizer say a three-shot course of their coronavirus vaccine is effective against the newly discovered Omicron variant.
Boris Johnson faces Prime Minister’s Questions calls to resign as fury over party grows
BBC, 09 Dec 2021
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he is “sorry for offence” caused by a video showing his staff joking about a lockdown Christmas party in No 10, amid mounting public outrage.
Jan. 6 Committee To Advance Contempt Proceedings As Meadows Fails To Appear
NBC, 09 Dec 2021
The House committee is moving to hold former White House chief
Border guards battle fierce winds, snowdrift during patrols
CGTN, 08 Dec 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-12-08/Border-guards-battle-fierce-winds-snowdrift-during-patrols-15PpA88iHRe/index.html Despite the fierce winds and drifting snow, bor...
Prime Minister apologises and promises investigation into 'Christmas party'
Sky, 08 Dec 2021
Boris Johnson said he understood the anger people felt at seeing Number 10 staff appearing to make light of coronavirus restrictions.
Live: Boris Johnson faces fierce questions in PMQs over leaked video about Christmas party
ITV, 08 Dec 2021
Boris Johnson is under major pressure to explain footage, released
Omicron reported in 57 countries, hospitalisations set to rise, WHO says • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 08 Dec 2021
The #Omicron variant has been reported in 57 nations and the number of patients needing #hospitalisation is likely to rise as it spreads, the #WorldHealthOrganization said on We...
Londoners Pare Back Office Time as Omicron Cases Rise
Bloomberg, 08 Dec 2021
Some City of London workers are starting to take matters into
Flooding leaves much of Indonesian capital Jakarta submerged
SCMP, 08 Dec 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Homes and businesses have been submerged by floodwaters in the Indonesian capital Jakarta since D...
Broom fight! | FIERY Los Escobazos festival lights up Spain's streets
RT, 08 Dec 2021
Locals engage in BURNING broom-fighting during Los Escobazos festival in Jarandilla de la Vera #news #trending #currentevents ---------------------------------------------------...
No 10 Christmas party: how Boris Johnson's government denied breaking lockdown rules
Guardian, 08 Dec 2021
Boris Johnson is facing accusations of lying after senior No 10 officials were filmed joking about a lockdown Christmas party that Downing Street insists did not take place.