According to Indonesia’s National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT), nearly 200 Islamic boarding schools have ties to terrorist networks. On January 25, BNPT chief Boy Rafli Amar announced the discovery at a meeting with the parliament, saying the assessment was a result of the agency’s terrorism prevention efforts last year. The dataContinue Reading

Novak Djokovic has been deported from Australia after losing a last-ditch court bid to stay in the country. The story has been misrepresented and during the recent NEWS TALK, some of the details are discussed. Djokovic said he was “extremely disappointed” but accepted the ruling. He has left on aContinue Reading

Massachusetts will require its public schools to cover the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th century following a decision by state legislators. This makes Massachusetts the sixth state in the United States to mandate education on the genocide, during which the Ottoman Empire killed or displaced around 2 million Armenian Christians.Continue Reading

Canadian officials announced Friday the recall of Evive brand Immunity Super Functional Smoothie due to the risk of cyanide poisoning. The company says they are recalling because this smoothie brand contains raw elderberries. Raw elderberries naturally contain cyanogenic glycosides, which can release cyanide after being eaten. The human body can eliminate smallContinue Reading


The Philippines Department of Health reported 310 additional dengue fever cases the week ending November 13, including two fatalities. From 1 January to 13 November 2021, there have been a total of 66,655 dengue cases including 237 deaths (CFR 0.4%) reported, this is 18% lower compared to the 81,396 casesContinue Reading

Yuzhou, which has a population of 1.1 million, officially shutdown overnight, stalling transportation systems except for all but essential food stores. Xi’an, where 13 million have been confined to their homes since December 23, continued to be closed down ahead of the Lunar New Year and the Winter Olympics inContinue Reading

A new paper from a climate scientist in Chile, claims that global warming (climate change) “poses an even graver threat to public safety” that the COVID-19 pandemic, basically calling for “authoritarian power” over “maintaining democracy and rights.” The paper’s author Ross Mittaga, calls for “authoritarian environmentalism” to address the allegedContinue Reading

Officials in Tripura state’s Dhalai region have reported the deaths of three men who inadvertently consumed acid while drunk, according to a report in The Sentinal. “Under the influence of excessive drinking, all three consumed acid reserved for rubber sheets instead of alcohol,” Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Ratna Sadhan JamatiaContinue Reading

An additional 100,000 elective operations could be cancelled in England this winter as a result of the Omicron wave leading to increased hospital admissions, a new study reveals. The modelling study, published as a peer-reviewed research letter in The Lancet, finds that the number of elective operations performed each week isContinue Reading

Sixty-eight doctors at the Regional University Hospital of Málaga have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the Regional Government of Andalusia. Health officials said they were investigating the source of the infection and found the 68 people attended the Christmas party on December 1, which included 173. The victims showedContinue Reading