Fukushima: Contaminated water could damage human DNA, Greenpeace says

October 23, 2020 Aariv 0

In its report Stemming the tide 2020: The reality of the Fukushima radioactive water crisis released on Friday, Greenpeace claimed the contaminated water contained “dangerous levels of carbon-14”, a radioactive substance that it says has the “potential to damage human DNA”.

Sri Lanka Parliament approve a constitutional amendment to concentrate power with president

October 23, 2020 Aariv 0

Sri Lanka’s parliament approved a constitutional amendment that will concentrate power with the president and allow duel citizens to hold political office, which could strengthen President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s familial political clout.

Beijing erupts at Canada after parliamentary committee says China’s Uighur policy amounts to ‘genocide’

October 23, 2020 Aariv 0

The committee on Wednesday called on Ottawa to condemn Beijing’s policies against the Uighurs, which it said included “mass detentions, forced labour, pervasive state surveillance and population control”, and to impose sanctions against all Chinese government officials involved.

South Korea flu shot deaths rise to 13, further fuels vaccine doubts

October 22, 2020 Aariv 0

At least 13 South Koreans have died after receiving flu shots in recent days, according to official and local media reports, fueling doubts about vaccine safety even as authorities rule out a link and as global efforts to find a vaccine against COVID-19 intensify.