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🇾🇪 The civil war in Yemen was especially bloody this week with at least 35 deaths on both sides of the fighting.
🇦🇫 A Taliban official says that harsh punishments to enforce Islamic law will return to Afghanistan under the new regime.
🎮 Nintendo is working on an animated Super Mario Bros. film to be released next Christmas featuring Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach and Jack Black as Bowser. None of those people are Italian but Mario wasn’t created by Italians so…
💉 Rhode Island is planning to open the first “safe injection sites” in the U.S. for people who are addicted to opioids to help them take the drugs safely.
🇿🇦 South Africa’s state-run airlines took the first flight in over a year on Thursday and workers were dancing and cheering their return to work.
🔥 A new report from NOAA says that the drought in the Southwest is the worst on record.
👨🏻💻 Employees at ExpressVPN were a bit shocked to find out that one of the company’s senior executives is a former hacker spy. Isn’t that exactly who you want running a VPN company?
Coronavirus Update: 😷 Total confirmed U.S. cases as of noon ET on Thursday: 42,564,782— Total deaths: 681,510
- Brazil is nearing 600,000 Covid deaths, second in the world only to the United States.
- The World Health Organization has recommended the use of Regeneron and Roche’s antibody cocktail for hospitalized Covid patients. This is the same treatment that was given to President Trump last October.
- In Saskatchewan, Canada, the government has suspended organ donations because they are too busy treating Covid.
- We’re here again. Costco is limiting the amount of toilet paper and bottled water that customers can buy at one time due to surging Covid cases and supply chain issues from panic buying.