Japan court upholds ban on dual citizenship

TOKYO: A Japanese court upheld a ban on dual citizenship on Thursday (Jan 21), rejecting a suit that challenged the measure’s constitutionality and sought damages for those affected. Japan is one of around 50 countries internationally, includingSingapore, China and South Korea, that permits its citizens to hold only one nationality. Advertisement Advertisement Under current rules, Japanese […]

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Mongolian prime minister resigns after protests over COVID-19 mother

ULAANBAATAR: Mongolia’s Prime Minister announced on Thursday (Jan 21) he will immediately stand down, a day after thousands protested in the capital over what they said was the heavy-handed treatment of a coronavirus-infected mother and her newborn baby. “Unfortunately, we made a mistake during relocating that mother,” said Khurelsukh Ukhnaa, adding “as prime minister, I must […]

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Whale carcass washes up on Bali beach

DENPASAR, Indonesia: The rotting carcass of a nearly 14m whale washed up on Thursday (Jan 21) on a Bali beach popular with tourists. The conservation agency said it was investigating the death of the giant creature, which was first spotted in shallow waters near Batu Belig beach, north of Seminyak. Advertisement Advertisement Curious onlookers gathered around […]

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Canada Post begins testing entire shift at Mississauga, Ont., site after outbreak infects 121

Canada Post says it has begun testing an entire shift of employees for COVID-19 at a Mississauga, Ont., facility after 121 workers there tested positive in the last three weeks. In a statement on Wednesday, Canada Post said Peel Region health authorities ordered the testing, which began on Tuesday at the Crown corporation’s Gateway East facility, located […]

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‘Americans helping Americans’: National Guard members protecting Capitol fed thousands of meals by celebrity chef José Andrés

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Between armored vehicles and scores of law enforcement officers in downtown Washington on Inauguration Day, José Andrés was working. After all, this was an emergency. “Well I mean, World Central Kitchen, we are an emergency organization,” said the famous chef and restauranteur, whose organization provides free meals during times of crises. “I don’t think anybody […]

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Inauguration Day security live updates: Few protests, sparse crowds in DC on Inauguration Day; state capitols stay quiet

<img alt class="gnt_em_vp_img gnt_em_vp_img__yn" src="https://newsnowutah.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/inauguration-day-security-live-updates-few-protests-sparse-crowds-in-dc-on-inauguration-day-state-capitols-stay-quiet.jpg" onload="if(this.naturalWidth WASHINGTON – There were few protesters and sparse crowds or violence Wednesday as Joe Biden was sworn in as the nation’s 46th president against a backdrop of historic security.   The inauguration, limited by law enforcement constraints and the coronavirus pandemic, was supplemented by about 25,000 National Guard members who descended on a city already blanketed […]

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