Legal battle: Appeal court allows Title 42 continuation

Central America 10/02/21, 04:14

U.S. appeals court on Thursday, Sept. 30 allowed the Biden administration to keep expelling illegal migrants due to COVID-19 risks. The border policy, known as Title 42, materialized under the Trump administration when the COVID-19 pandemic started to reveal its devastating power in March 2020.  Under the policy, officials can directly return ...

Energy shortage slows Chinese economy

World 10/01/21, 20:03

Many signs of an electricity crisis emerged in mainland China. Beijing's power control policy is very strict and unprecedented. Several factories have closed, significantly impacting on the Chinese economy. Mass closures The Nikkei Asian Review reported Apple and Tesla suppliers stopped production at some factories across the Asian country on Sept. 26. Yisheng ...

Website honoring Tiananmen victims censored in Hong Kong

World 10/01/21, 18:15

An online museum that keeps the memories of the Tiananmen Square victims alive has accused Hong Kong officials of trying to cancel it. The museum has been inaccessible to Hongkongers in the city since Thursday, per Reuters. In a statement, the museum said the culprit behind the blockage was trying to "erase historical memory." The museum ...

Unbreakable glass, inspired by nature

America 10/01/21, 01:37

McGill University researchers developed a stronger and more durable glass by drawing inspiration from the inner layer of mollusk shells. Rather than fracturing on impact, the new material exhibits the durability of plastic. In the future, this could be a great innovation to improve cell phone screens, among other things. Tempering and ...

A 25-million-year-old fossilized eagle discovered in South Australia

Australia & Oceania 09/30/21, 20:23

Scientists discovered a 25-million-year-old fossil that belongs to one of the largest eagles, which has been unearthed in South Australia. This species once preyed on koalas, possums, and other marsupials. The research was published Monday, Sept. 27, in the peer-reviewed journal Historical Biology; the newly discovered species, Archaehierax sylvestris, is one of the ...

Biden defies Supreme Court order to reinstate ‘stay in Mexico’ policy

Middle East 09/30/21, 18:10

Joe Biden's administration will resist a judicial ruling to bring back the previous administration's immigration policy on Sept. 29. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will completely eliminate the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" program. The move came despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision to reinstate the policy. The program, also known as ...

Damming testimonies from victims and family members who survived CCP atrocities

Politics 09/30/21, 18:10

At the September hearings of the Uighur Tribunal, whistleblowers told their stories of human rights violations experienced by members of this ethnic minority in the Xinjiang region of China, according to Bitter Winter, a magazine on religious freedom and human rights in China. This independent people's tribunal investigating "ongoing atrocities and ...

Trans athletes have huge advantage over women and should compete separately, major study recommends

United Kingdom 09/30/21, 17:39

Britain's Sports Councils Equality Group released a study on the participation of biological men who identified as women in sports with biological women and concluded that beyond the fact that these athletes, through their treatments, reduce testosterone levels, they still have a huge advantage over women, Daily Mail reported. The research by the Sports Councils ...

Evergrande: Defaults on second bond payment, raising fears of mega default

World 09/30/21, 16:44

Indebted Chinese real estate giant Evergrande was due to make a $47.5 million bond interest payment on Wednesday, Sept. 29, but failed to meet its commitment or communicate anything about it. This is the second multi-million-dollar default in less than a week, raising doubts and fears of a possible default, ...

What Norway reclassifying COVID means

News 09/30/21, 01:43

When Norway reclassified COVID-19 as a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), it did not mean health officials in this country thought the virus was as ordinary as flu.  On Sept. 25, the Norwegian government lifted all COVID-19 restrictions and allowed its community back to normal operations after 561 days of the harshest ...

China lacks electricity: The economy suffers from mass power cuts

World 09/29/21, 20:13

Recently, there have been many signs of an electricity crisis in Mainland China. The Beijing regime's electricity control policy has been stringent recently. Some media described this move by the authorities as unprecedented. At least five provinces have implemented measures to limit electricity use by suspending or reducing production. Many companies ...