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Tuesday August 24th, 2021 night edition

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The U.S. military will move to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all service members now that the Pfizer vaccine has full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Pentagon’s top spokesperson announced Monday.

A timeline for when service members must receive the shot will be provided in the coming days, Kirby added.

The Defense Department is preparing “guidance to the force” to make the vaccine mandatory, with a timeline to be provided in the coming days, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters.

The Pentagon has not previously required the COVID-19 vaccine for its personnel as it was under FDA emergency use authorization.

The U.S. military already requires 17 inoculations for its service members when they enter the military or before they deploy overseas, including for measles, mumps, diphtheria, hepatitis, smallpox and the flu.

The Pentagon chief has already put the military on notice that he may go that route should infection rates rise even faster due to the highly contagious delta variant.

Kirby has previously said once the vaccine mandate is in place, “there could be administrative and disciplinary repercussions” for failing to receive it. »

Six Irish people airlifted from Sweden's highest mountain after freezing night stranded on peak

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A group of Irish people were airlifted from Sweden's highest mountain on Monday morning after they were stranded there overnight.

Swedish Mountain Rescue managed to airlift the climbers to safety by making two separate trips up the mountain on Monday morning.

He advised people to check Mountain Rescue Ireland for tips and advice ahead of making a trip abroad the climb a mountain. »

Human Rights Watch says Israeli strike on Gaza high-rise broke international law

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Israeli airstrikes that demolished four high-rise buildings in the Gaza Strip during the war in May apparently violated international laws of war, a leading international human rights group said Monday, calling on the Israeli military to produce evidence justifying the attacks.

Human Rights Watch noted that although no one was harmed in the airstrikes, the attacks damaged neighboring buildings, left dozens of people homeless and destroyed scores of businesses.

Human Rights Watch, other rights groups and UN officials have accused both sides of committing war crimes in all of the conflicts. »

Call of Duty: Vanguard trailer’s removal of Activision was a “creative choice”

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The name ‘Activision’ is conspicuously absent from the entire trailer, which begins with “Call of Duty presents” followed by “a Sledgehammer Games production”.

According to Activision, the publisher removing its own name was “a creative choice that reflects how Vanguard represents the next major installment in the franchise.”.

Activision Blizzard is facing a lawsuit filed in July by the state of California alleging years of discrimination and harassment. »