Under tight security on Canada Day, Trudeau shows the flag

Under tight security on Canada Day, Trudeau shows the flag

“Canada has never been perfect, and it’s not perfect now,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at Ottawa’s first in-person Canada Day since 2019. Speaking to thousands from a festival stage at LeBreton Flats Park near Parliament Hill, the prime minister acknowledged the tension in the air indirectly by focusing on the Canadian flag and its … Read more

Thousands return to Sudan streets demanding end of military rule | Protest News

Thousands return to Sudan streets demanding end of military rule |  Protest News

Thousands of protesters have returned to the streets in Sudan’s capital in continuing demonstrations against the country’s ruling military generals. Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan, reporting from Khartoum on Friday, said protesters gathered in front of Al-Joda hospital, where dozens were being treated for injuries. “Protesters have been staging a sit-in for more than 24 hours … Read more

Taiwan accepts same-sex marriage, so why not adoption?

Taiwan accepts same-sex marriage, so why not adoption?

This year, in a landmark legal case, the two men became the first same-sex couple on the island to legally adopt a child neither of them are related to. Now they’re living their family dream with daughter Joujou, 4, in the southern city of Kaohsiung, in an apartment decorated with rainbow flags and family photos. … Read more

NEWBrew beer in Singapore is made from recycled sewage water

NEWBrew beer in Singapore is made from recycled sewage water

A new blond ale being sold in Singapore will allow beer-drinkers to literally “get pissed.” The alcoholic beverage, called NEWBrew, uses recycled sewage water to create the drink. It first went on sale in stores in the Asian city-state in April. The beverage is made from NEWater — specially treated sewage water first introduced in … Read more

Libya protesters storm parliament building in Tobruk | Protest News

Libya protesters storm parliament building in Tobruk |  Protest News

Protesters were demonstrating against deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock, Libyan media reported. Protesters stormed Libya’s parliament building in the eastern city of Tobruk, demonstrating against deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock, Libyan media reported. Several television channels reported on Friday that protesters had managed to penetrate the parliament building and committed acts of vandalism, … Read more

India bans 19 single-use plastic items to combat pollution | News

India bans 19 single-use plastic items to combat pollution |  News

Ban includes plastic straws, disposable cutlery, earbuds, candy and ice cream packaging, and cigarette packets. India has imposed a ban on single-use plastics on items ranging from straws to cigarette packets to combat worsening pollution in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people. The ban on single-use plastic items includes straws, cutlery, earbuds, packaging films, … Read more