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1. Rwanda deportation flight blocked by European judges
The first flight to Rwanda to deport migrants was halted after European human rights judges intervened within the hour.
The European Court of Human Rights granted one of the asylum seekers an injunction to remove him from the plane just hours after the UK Supreme Court dismissed his case. Read the full story.
2. Don’t ride the train on strike days, commuters demanded
Commuters are being told not to travel by train next week as the entire network is paralyzed by the biggest strike in more than 30 years.
In a key announcement on Wednesday, rail companies are expected to urge people to avoid all travel on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday as service is drastically reduced. Read the full story.
3. China is rewriting Hong Kong’s history with textbooks that deny British rule
Hong Kong schools will teach children the city was never a British colony after government textbooks for a course originally intended to teach critical thinking were revised to reflect Beijing’s version of the city’s history.
All references have been removed from new teaching materials for the realigned subject of citizenship and social development because China has never recognized the 19th-century “unequal treaties” that ceded control of the territory, according to the South China Morning Post. Read the full story.
4. The tiny electric car that takes you to and from the office… for £20 a month
Between rail strikes and record-breaking fuel prices, commuting to the office has become one of the most arduous parts of the workday.
Electric cars are cheaper to run but still have a high upfront price. For those who don’t want to brave the elements on a bike, the new Citroen can take you to and from the office on a single charge for the price of a cellphone contract. Read the full story.
5. Trapping Omicron ‘doesn’t protect you from future infection’
Throughout the pandemic, studies have shown that prior infection provides immunity against re-infection with Covid and often protects against other variants as well.
But new research has found that there is virtually no extra immunity boost from getting Omicron, leaving people at risk of contracting the strain again. Read the full story.
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