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February 22, 2021 | Via NBC News

Boeing Suspends 777s After Engine Failure

Boeing suspended operations for more than 100 of its aircraft Sunday after an engine on a United Airlines flight from Denver caught fire and fell apart, scattering debris in a Colorado neighborhood before the plane landed safely. The suspensions apply to the model airplane used in Saturday’s flight to Hawaii, the 777 powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines, the company said in a statement.

February 22, 2021 | Via Reuters

Italy’s Envoy to Congo Killed in Attack on U.N. Convoy

Italy’s ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo, his bodyguard and a driver from the World Food Programme were killed on Monday when their convoy was attacked in the east of the country, Italy and the United Nations said. WFP said the delegation was on its way to visit a school feeding program in Rutshuru. It said the road had previously been cleared for travel without security escorts.

February 22, 2021 | Via BBC

Iran Talks ‘Avert’ Nuclear Inspections Deadline Impact

Iran and the global nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, have agreed to temporary measures to offset Iran’s decision to restrict access to inspectors. It would enable the agency to retain the “necessary degree of monitoring and verification work”, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said, without going into detail. It comes ahead of a deadline set by Iran to stop intrusive checks of sites unless US sanctions are lifted.

February 22, 2021 | Via Sky News

Australian Open Fans Criticized for Booing of Vaccine Rollout

The behavior of Australian Open fans who booed the mention of a COVID-19 vaccine rollout after Sunday’s men’s final has been branded “disgusting”. Tennis Australia president Jayne Hrdlicka was loudly heckled when she mentioned vaccines in her presentation speech after Novak Djokovic’s victory. Meanwhile, Australia started its COVID-19 vaccination program on Monday, days after its neighbor New Zealand.

February 22, 2021 | Via The Guardian

Myanmar Junta Warns of Lethal Force

Protesters have taken to the streets of towns and cities across Myanmar in one of the largest nationwide shows of opposition to the military since it seized power three weeks ago. Crowds assembled in Yangon, Naypyidaw, Mandalay and elsewhere, despite an apparent threat from the junta that it would again use deadly violence against demonstrators.

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