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Photos show Lunar New Year celebrations with caution amid an ongoing pandemic

Families opt for distanced or virtual celebrations amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Limited public festivities continued to take place with health safety precautions in mind. Here’s what celebrating one of the most important holidays in the Chinese culture looks like amid the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for […]
Photos show Lunar New Year celebrations with caution amid an ongoing pandemic
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A unique African community who have practiced Judaism for a century despite persecution say they deserve the right to be recognised as Jews by Israel

A Ugandan Jew, Yosef Kibita, has had his request to immigrate to Israel rejected. Israel’s Supreme Court has said that his conversion did not occur in a “recognised” community. Uganda’s chief rabbi wants the Abuyudaya community to be recognised and treated fairly. Visit the Business section of Insider for more […]
A unique African community who have practiced Judaism for a century despite persecution say they deserve the right to be recognised as Jews by Israel
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In 2020, Lebanon was spiraling. 6 months after the Beirut blast, half of the country lives below the poverty line and the health sector is crumbling.

Since December 17, an investigation into the Beirut port blast has stalled due to political interference. At the same time, Lebanon’s economy and health sector have deteriorated during the pandemic. “We lost everything we had and have nothing else to lose,” blast victim Mehieddine Lazkani said. Visit the Business section […]
In 2020, Lebanon was spiraling. 6 months after the Beirut blast, half of the country lives below the poverty line and the health sector is crumbling.
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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi detained in early-morning raid

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained, a spokesperson told Reuters. Kyi, a former Nobel Peace Prize winner, was reportedly detained along with other political leaders. Myanmar is a fragile democracy with a powerful military that ruled the country for decades. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi detained in early-morning raid
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Thousands took to Russia’s streets chanting ‘Putin is a thief’ in new protests against Alexei Navalny’s imprisonment

Protests against the imprisonment of Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, continue. Russian police have now detained over 500 people this weekend, according to the OVD-info monitoring group. Navalny spoke from his detention centre in Moscow, telling supporters: “The majority are on our side. Let’s wake them up.” Visit Business Insider’s […]
Thousands took to Russia’s streets chanting ‘Putin is a thief’ in new protests against Alexei Navalny’s imprisonment
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The leader of Europe’s largest anti-lockdown movement is facing questions about cash flowing into the group. Now, he’s called for protests to be paused.

The leader of Germany’s largest anti-lockdown movement, “Querdenken-711,” has asked supporters to stop protesting until the spring. Michael Ballweg’s announcement comes after the German media reported he shared the profits from Querdenken merchandise and directed donations to the movement into his personal bank account. Ballweg never registered the group as […]
The leader of Europe’s largest anti-lockdown movement is facing questions about cash flowing into the group. Now, he’s called for protests to be paused.
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Thousands packed the streets to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged, as other cities worldwide were deserted

The city of Wuhan, where the first-ever coronavirus cases were reported, celebrated New Year’s Eve in style. On New Year’s Eve, crowds gathered for the midnight countdown, enjoyed a funfair, and prayed at Buddhist temples. By contrast, many cities worldwide were forced to cancel the annual celebrations to control the […]
Thousands packed the streets to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged, as other cities worldwide were deserted
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Former US spy Jonathan Pollard, who spent 30 years in prison, arrives in Israel. It marks the end of decades of Israeli lobbying to have him freed.

Jonathan Pollard, a former US intelligence analyst and convicted spy, arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning. He served three decades in prison for providing top-secret information about the US to Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted Pollard at the airport and offered him and his wife Israeli ID cards. Pollard’s […]
Former US spy Jonathan Pollard, who spent 30 years in prison, arrives in Israel. It marks the end of decades of Israeli lobbying to have him freed.
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A growing number of countries are banning flights from the UK to protect their citizens from the new variant of fast-spreading coronavirus

Fears around a new, more transmissible variant of COVID-19 have prompted multiple countries to cancel flights from the UK. Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Italy, France, Ireland, and Israel are among the nations that have placed restrictions on travel with the UK. Eurostar has cancelled all journeys between London, […]
A growing number of countries are banning flights from the UK to protect their citizens from the new variant of fast-spreading coronavirus
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