COVID-19 pandemic fuels attacks on health workers globally
on March 2, 2021 at 8:25 pm
A new report by the Geneva-based Insecurity Insight and the University of California, Berkeley’s Human Rights Center identified more than 1,100 threats or acts of violence against health care workers and facilities last year.
US to sanction 7 senior Russian officials over Navalny poisoning
by Stephen Sorace on March 2, 2021 at 2:36 pm
The Biden administration on Tuesday announced sanctions on several Russian officials and businesses in response to the poisoning and imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Police in Burma fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protesters
on March 2, 2021 at 2:04 pm
Police in Burma repeatedly used tear gas and rubber bullets Tuesday against crowds protesting last month's coup, but the demonstrators regrouped after each volley and tried to defend themselves with barricades as standoffs between protesters and security forces intensified.
Burma protesters take to streets day after deadly crackdown
on March 2, 2021 at 10:16 am
Demonstrators in Burma took to the streets again on Tuesday to protest last month’s seizure of power by the military, as foreign ministers from Southeast Asian countries prepared to meet to discuss the political crisis. Police in Yangon, Burma's biggest city, used tear gas against the protesters.
Nigerian governor: 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed
on March 2, 2021 at 9:00 am
Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state have been released, the state’s governor said Tuesday.
Cuba aims to produce its own Covid-19 vaccine
on March 2, 2021 at 8:01 pm
Cuba is attempting to make its own Covid-19 vaccine. CNN's Patrick Oppman speaks to some of the scientists working on the potential breakthrough.
Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls rescued days after kidnapping
on March 2, 2021 at 7:15 pm
Hundreds of schoolgirls that were kidnapped at gunpoint in Nigeria have been rescued, authorities said.
Satellite images reveal North Korea took recent steps to conceal nuclear weapons site
on March 2, 2021 at 3:14 pm
New satellite imagery obtained by CNN reveals North Korea has recently taken steps to conceal a facility US intelligence agencies believe is being used to store nuclear weapons, a move that could add to the growing sense of urgency from critics who argue the Biden administration needs to articulate a clear strategy on how it will deal with Kim Jong Un going forward.
Leader of Tigray's forces accuses Ethiopian and Eritrean governments of genocide
on March 2, 2021 at 3:12 pm
The ousted leader of Ethiopia's Tigray region has accused the federal government and its Eritrean allies of genocide and other crimes against humanity, calling on US President Joe Biden to dial up the pressure against "invader forces."
Amazon employee sues the company, alleging racial discrimination and unequal pay
on March 2, 2021 at 12:12 am
An Amazon employee filed a lawsuit Monday accusing the tech giant of deliberately paying her and other Black employees less than their White counterparts, becoming the latest on a growing list of current and former Amazon workers to accuse the company of systemic racism.