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Thursday November 4th, 2021 morning edition

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(CNN Business) Ford will mandate vaccines for its 32,000 US salaried employees, a spokesperson for the company said Wednesday.

Those workers have until December 8 to be fully vaccinated.

Employees who refuse to do so and do not have an approved religious or medical exemption will be put on paid leave for a maximum of 30 days.

"The goal is to achieve highest possible vaccination rate without severe consequences to any employee," said the spokesperson.

Ford is the first of the big-three US automakers to mandate vaccines for its US employees.

The company's previous policy was to encourage vaccines among its US workforce of 88,000 — but the company did not make them mandatory.

Ford F General Motors GM , and Stellantis already require their employees in Canada to be fully vaccinated. »

Critically Endangered Bird Believed Dead Spotted Alive in Hawaiian Islands

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The discovery is giving researchers hope for the critically endangered species, Newsweek said.

The kiwikiu, or Maui parrotbill, is recognized as an endangered species by the U.S.

According to the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, the small, olive-green-and-yellow bird once inhabited all of Maui and the neighboring island of Moloka'i. »

Xbox is developing its first MMO that can be played on any platform

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Xbox Game Studios is working with Finnish studio Mainframe on a cloud-native MMO, according to reports.

Cloud-based developer Mainframe had already announced it was working on a cloud-native MMO but, according to Jez Corden on The Xbox Two podcast, Xbox Game Studios is now working with the studio.

Corden’s claims have been corroborated by VentureBeat‘s Jeff Grubb, who claims the adventure MMO is being published by Xbox Game Studios and developed under the working title ‘Pax Dei’. »

The ICC’s Flawed Afghan Investigation

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Refusing to investigate a powerful country in the Global North such as the United States could add fuel to this fire.

Otherwise, the ICC will be viewed broadly as a biased and illegitimate institution—the exact opposite of what a court should be.

As it stands, most victims of U.S. crimes in Afghanistan are unlikely to ever receive recognition let alone redress. »