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The Flash finale addressed the future newspaper and ‘Crisis’ crossover

Warning: This post contains spoilers from the season 5 finale on The Flash, which aired Tuesday night. Read at your own risk! In its series premiere, The Flash introduced a newspaper from the year 2024 that featured a headline about the Scarlet Speedster (Grant Gustin) vanishing in a “crisis.” Tuesday night, the superhero drama revealed…

How the Arrow finale said goodbye to Emily Bett Rickards’ Felicity, teased ‘Crisis...

Overwatch just signed off on Arrow (hopefully, for now). Emily Bett Rickards’ run as tech-genius Felicity Smoak came to an end in Monday’s season 7 finale, as the actress is leaving the show ahead of its eighth and final season. Not only did the finale give Felicity an emotional send-off, though, it also planted some…

UN: Palestinian food aid threatened by ‘serious funding crisis’

The UN has warned that unless it can raise $60m by the end of the month, it won't be able to provide food assistance to more than one million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in June. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, released a statement on Monday expressing its concern. "At a time when…

‘We are destroying our own home’: UN report reveals nature crisis

A landmark UN report has laid bare humanity's devastating impact on the natural world, detailing unprecedented rates of decline in biodiversity and nature on land, in the seas and in the sky. Published on Monday by the UN's Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the sweeping 1,800-page study drew on the work of…

EU extends ban on arms sales to Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

The European Union has extended a ban on selling arms to Myanmar and prolonged sanctions against high-ranking officials over their role in the Rohingya crisis. The measures, which include an embargo on weapons and other equipment that could be used for repression, will stay in place until at least April 30, 2020. "The sanctions includes…

How Egypt’s referendum deepened its human rights crisis

As protests spread across the Arab world in 2011, Egypt became a beacon of hope in the region. But this glimmer of light quickly dimmed, rights groups say, pointing towards a widespread crackdown on dissent, with recent constitutional amendments only deepening the country's human rights woes. In 2013, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the then defence minister who ousted the…

Millions face imminent food crisis in Mozambique

Tica, Mozambique - With the aid of a long walking stick, Joao Anthonio waded through floodwaters to check on his maize farmland which was submerged after Cyclone Idai crashed into central Mozambique. After a few metres, he stopped and shook his head in disbelief at the calamity. He muttered a few words to himself as…

Trudeau expels ex ministers in bid to end Liberal Party crisis

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expelled two former cabinet members whom he said had undermined the ruling Liberal Party as he moves to end the worst crisis of his tenure. Trudeau announced on Tuesday that former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and former treasury board minister Jane Philpott would no longer be allowed to sit as…

Cyclone Idai destroys Zimbabwe farms, deepening food crisis

Chipinge, Zimbabwe - Flash floods and landslides triggered earlier this month by Cyclone Idai has destroyed large tracts of cornfields in Zimbabwe's agricultural Manicaland and Masvingo provinces, heightening food insecurity in the southern African country. Farmers in the worst-affected villages of Chipinge and Chimanimani in Manicaland, more than 500km southeast of the capital, Harare, said the…

OxyContin makers reach $270 million settlement over opioid crisis

Posted March 27, 2019 09:53:12 OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and members of the wealthy Sackler family that own the company have reached a $US270 million ($378 million) settlement to resolve a lawsuit accusing the drugmaker of fuelling an opioid abuse epidemic. Key points:Oklahoma's Attorney-General accused Purdue Pharma of downplaying opioid addiction risksPurdue's legal team…
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