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Jamaica To Start Historic Bobsled Run In China

History beckons on Saturday when Jamaica’s Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian competes in the first monobob event at the Olympic Winter Games.

The three-time Olympian will be the first Jamaican to participate at the Olympics with the two and four men bobsleigh teams and Alpine Skier Benjamin Alexander set to compete later.

Read more at — Jamaica observer.com

Madhya Pradesh: 5 rescued after under-construction tunnel caved in

A total of nine laborers were trapped after the under-construction tunnel of the Bargi underground canal caved in at Sleemanabad in Katni district.

Five laborers have so far been rescued from the collapsed under-construction tunnel in Katni district of Madhya Pradesh, the administration said on Sunday

Read more at — HindustanTimes.com

Syria: Sweida protesters decry corruption, poor living standards

Dozens of people take to the streets of the government-held city for the fifth straight day as anger grows over the lifting of subsidies.

Hundreds of people in Sweida, a Druze-majority city in southwestern Syria, have taken to the streets for a fifth day to decry corruption and worsening living standards, according to activists.

Protesters on Friday gathered in the government-held city’s main square, waving the multicoloured Druze community flag.

Read more at — Aljazeera.com

China Grants Conditional Approval For Pfizer’s Oral COVID-19 Drug

China’s drug regulator on Friday granted conditional approval for the imports of Pfizer’s Paxlovid COVID-19 pill.

The pill is a small-molecule oral drug, a co-package of antiviral drugs nirmatrelvir tablets and ritonavir tablets, for adults who are experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms and who are at a higher risk of becoming more seriously ill, according to the National Medical Products Administration.

Read more at — News.cgtn.com

Paris Police Fire Tear Gas At Protesters Emulating Canadian ‘Freedom Convoy’

Paris police fired tear gas Saturday against a handful of demonstrators on the Champs Elysees after they defied a police order and organized a vehicle protest against COVID-19 restrictions inspired by Canada’s horn-honking “Freedom Convoy”.

Read more at — Euronews.com

Biden Warns Putin Again Of ‘Severe Costs’ As They Discuss Ukraine Crisis

U.S. President Joe Biden again warned Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone call Saturday of “swift and severe” consequences if Russia invades Ukraine, according to a statement from the White House.

Read more at — Voanews.com

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