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China and India to send vaccines to Palestinians

China and India plan to send COVID-19 vaccines to the West Bank and Gaza amid calls for donor countries to ensure pandemic protection for the Palestinians. "China has decided to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Palestine," the country's Ambassador Geng Shuang told the United Nations Security Council during its monthly meeting…
bubmag
February 28, 2021
Palestine

‘Social Hygiene,’ ‘We’ Among Berlin Encounter Selections, ‘Censor,’ ‘Dirty Feathers’ in Panorama

The Berlin Film Festival has revealed 12 titles from 16 countries that will compete in the festival’s Encounters strand, including Denis Côté’s “Social Hygiene” from Canada, Alice Diop’s “We” from France, and Fern Silva’s “Rock Bottom Riser” from the U.S. The selections also take in “As I Want” (Egypt/France/Norway/Palestine) by…
bubmag
February 10, 2021
Palestine

Facebook takes down fake accounts in Uganda and Palestine

Facebook has removed another batch of fake accounts it says were trying to manipulate its platform and influence elections. The company published its latest report on “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” which identified two networks in Uganda and Palestine.  The Uganda network used fake accounts to “manage Pages, impersonate at least one…
bubmag
February 10, 2021
Palestine

Facebook removes hundreds of fake accounts tied to Uganda, Palestine

Facebook continues to crack down on fake accounts throughout the world. James Martin/CNET Facebook pulled down hundreds of fake accounts tied to Uganda and Palestine in January that misled users about their identity and purpose, the social network said Tuesday. The account takedowns are part of Facebook's ongoing effort to combat…
bubmag
February 10, 2021
Palestine

Palestine war crimes probe to continue despite Australia’s objections

The ICC has found it has jurisdiction over war crimes committed in Palestinian territories, giving a green light to a potential criminal probe which Australia tried to block. ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (Image: AP/Bas Czerwinski/Pool)The International Criminal Court has found it has jurisdiction over war crimes committed in Palestinian…
bubmag
February 8, 2021
Palestine

Russia approved a coronavirus vaccine before confirming it was safe and effective. Experts say the nation’s risky bet paid off.

Left: Russian president Vladimir Putin. Right: Doses of the Sputnik V vaccine. Left: Aleksey Nikolskyi/AP; Right: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters Russia's coronavirus vaccine, called Sputnik V, is 91.6% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19, according to a peer-reviewed analysis published Tuesday. The country approved its vaccine in August, before conducting late-stage clinical trials.…
bubmag
February 3, 2021