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- Red-winged parrots are getting loaded on alcohol-rich mangoes and dying of intoxication or accidents caused by flying under the influence, Australian veterinarians have warned. December is the end of the mango season in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, so there’s a lot of fallen fruit on the ground. Being especially rich in sugar, mangoes produce high amounts of alcohol while rotting under the sun.
- Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers has been arrested for allegedly calling for the offices of pro-lockdown MPs to be burnt down during a protest against vaccination mandates in Westminster. The brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn can be seen on the video, shot at Saturday’s protest outside Downing Street, calling on supporters to “hammer to death those scum who have decided to go ahead with introducing new fascism.”
- The account, called ‘@investigatecnn’, was suspended on Saturday for unspecified violations of Twitter’s rules. The move came two days after Project Veritas released a video in which former sex worker Janine Bonanni alleged that a CNN producer – later identified as Rick Saleeby – asked for nude ‘mother-daughter’ pictures with her 15-year-old child and spoke of the sexual things he wanted to do with the 14-year-old daughter of his fiancé.
- Emmanuel Macron’s wife has found herself under a barrage of online claims that she is transgender, born as a male named “Jean-Michel Trogneux,” while her official biography states she was given the name Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux and was born female.
- America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) organization, which opposes vaccination and other government measures to stem the spread of Covid-19, has promised to open its own clinics, inviting medical staff and pharmacists to join. AFLDS and its associated companies are currently under investigation by Congress, while the California medical board is looking into the organization’s founder, Simone Gold. “AFLDS is opening its first medical clinic in the coming months, with many more planned shortly after,” Gold said in a newsletter, which was distributed among supporters last week. The location of the maiden clinic and the date of its opening were not mentioned in the email.
- The UK government is backing a scientific study that will see human muscle cells launched into space on Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center as part of an experiment to discover how to help people live longer and healthier lives. The study, titled MicroAge, will see a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket deliver the cells to the International Space Station (ISS) to explore what happens to human muscles, how people age and why.
- Mexicans returning home for the end-of-year holiday season are being forced to pay bribes to customs officers, immigration agents, police, members of organized crime gangs and others. United States-based migrants – frequently referred to as heroes by President López Obrador due to the large quantities of money they send to their families in Mexico – have reported having to hand over as much as US $2,000 in bribes during road trips to their home towns. Mexicans flying home have also been victims of extortion, the newspaper El Universal reported.
- United States Navy vessels were forced to fire on unidentified drones off the coast of Southern California after they were swarmed by mystery UAVs in 2019, according to documents obtained by The Drive. Throughout July 2019, the US Navy was reportedly plagued by mystery drone swarms that harassed vessels in the Channel Islands archipelago near California, according to ship log documents released through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.
- After the defense rested on Friday, Maxwell appeared before a judge in an unprecedented Saturday morning conference when she discussed with her defense team how to describe the elements ahead of her next trial date. Her legal team and the prosecution met to discuss not only jury deliberation instructions, but also what language would be used to describe the case at her next trial. That includes the approved request that the judge will refer to the 59-year-old as “Ms. Maxwell,” not “the defendant.” It has been announced that Maxwell decided she will not testify in her trial, as she had been said to be “too fragile” to take the witness stand.
- The UK Supreme Court on Monday sent the litigation over the Venezuelan gold reserves held at the Bank of England back to the London Commercial Court after allowing “in part” Venezuela’s self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido’s claim over the $1 billion worth bullion. In its ruling on Monday, the Supreme Court accepted the United Kingdom’s “clear and unequivocal recognition” of Guaido as president of Venezuela but conceded that the Commercial Court still need to consider whether Venezuelan court decisions ruling Guaido’s BCV board unlawful should also be taken into account in deciding who ultimately controls the gold.
- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian has accused the US of breaching commitments on adherence to the One-China principle and trying to use Taiwan in Washington’s own interests in order to contain China. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Zhao reiterated Beijing’s stance that Taiwan is “an inseparable part of China”, which is “not only a historical and legal fact that cannot be changed, but also a status quo that cannot be challenged”.
- At a time when same-sex marriages remain illegal in India, 34-year-old Abhay Dange and 31-year-old Supriyo Chakraborty exchanged rings and vows in a big fat wedding, held per Bengali and Punjabi rituals. “Mehendi (a wedding ritual where Henna tattoo is being applied on bride’s hands and feet) is always a woman-centric ceremony. We wanted to break that stereotype by holding the same for all the men at the venue”, Chakraborty told Indian news daily Times of India.
- German ambassador in Moscow Geza Andreas von Geyr has been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry and informed about the expulsion of two German diplomats over Berlin’s similar move, the ministry said on Monday. Earlier in December, Germany expelled two Russian diplomats over the case of murder of Georgian citizen Zelimkhan Khangoshvili. Moscow informed the ambassador about its “strong protest” over Berlin’s “unfriendly move.” “The German ambassador was informed about declaring two diplomatic employees of the German embassy in Russia ‘persona non grata’ as a mirror response to the aforementioned unfriendly decision of the German government, and it was also emphasized that the Russian side would invariably adequately respond in a proportionate manner to any potential confrontational attacks by Berlin in the future,” the ministry said in a statement.
- Elektra is the first chain of retail stores in Mexico to accept Bitcoin, the company announced on its website this week, explaining that it will offer a 20% discount to customers who pay with the cryptocurrency. Elektra will accept Bitcoin through the cryptocurrency payment platform BitPay.
News Burst 21 December 2021