England Drops Vaccine Passport Plan

The plan to mandate CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccine passports for nightclubs and crowded events in England will not go ahead, UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said on Sunday.
It comes after British lawmakers across the political spectrum voiced strong opposition to the plans this week.
Speaking on the BBC’s “The Andrew Marr Show” on Sunday, the health secretary said he “never liked the idea” of forcing people to show their papers in everyday activities, but the government was right to look at the evidence.
“What I can say is that we’ve looked at it properly and whilst we should keep it in reserve as a potential option, I’m pleased to say that we will not be going ahead with plans for vaccine passports,” Javid said.
The health secretary added that the government shouldn’t be doing things for the sake of it or because others are doing them.
“So many countries, at the time they implemented it, was to try and boost their vaccination rates and you can understand why they might have done that,” he said.
Javid said that England has so far been “very successful” with its vaccination rates, with 55 percent of 16- to 17- year-olds having had their first doses only a month after the jabs were offered to this age group.
Shortly before his announcement on the BBC, the health secretary said the government hadn’t made a final decision on domestic vaccine passport in a separate interview with Sky News. He also said that he wants to get rid of PCR tests for international travel “as soon as [he] possibly can.”
Also on Sunday, the UK government said Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to repeal some powers from the Coronavirus Act, so that the government will no longer have the powers to shut down the economy, apply restrictions to events and gatherings, disrupt education, extend time limits for urgent warrants, or detain infectious people.
A number of European countries have introduced CCP virus status passports for settings including large events and restaurants.
The Scottish Parliament voted 68 votes to 55 on Thursday to support the implementation of CCP virus vaccine passports in Scotland’s nightclubs and other crowded venues.
A negative test for COVID-19 will not be accepted at this stage. The Scottish government said it was to boost vaccine uptake and to prevent limited PCR lab capacity from being overwhelmed by clubbers. The now-scrapped vaccine passport plan for England also wouldn’t have accepted negative test results.
According to official figures, CCP virus vaccination take-up rates across the UK’s four nations have been broadly similar.
As of Sept. 9, nearly 90 percent of the UK population aged over 16 have received the first dose of a CCP virus vaccine, and over 80 percent have received both doses, the government said.
Alexander Zhang contributed to this report.

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Ronaldo Takes United Top as City Win and Spurs Slump

MANCHESTER, England—Two goals from returning hero Cristiano Ronaldo sent Manchester United top of the Premier League after early season pace-setters Tottenham Hotspur fell to a surprise 3–0 loss at Crystal Palace.
Champions Manchester City made it three wins out of four with a 1–0 win at Leicester City while Arsenal got their first victory of the campaign, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on target in a 1–0 win over Norwich City.
Manchester United lead on 10 points with Manchester City a point behind along with Brighton & Hove Albion, who won 1–0 at promoted Brentford, and Spurs.
Chelsea, who are on seven points, were hosting Aston Villa later on Saturday.
Ronaldo’s return to United from Juventus last month brought with it the promise of excitement and goals at Old Trafford and his second debut certainly lived up to the billing.
The 36-year-old fired his side ahead just before the break, pouncing to slot home from close range after Newcastle keeper Freddie Woodman was unable to hold on to a low drive from Mason Greenwood.
After Javier Manquillo brought Newcastle level following the break, Ronaldo produced a trademark strike. He burst into the box as he collected a through ball from Luke Shaw before drilling it through the legs of Woodman.
Bruno Fernandes made it 3–1 with a wonderful strike from 25 metres out and substitute Jesse Lingard completed the rout.
Ronaldo was not the only celebrating debutant—Odsonne Edouard scored twice on his debut for Palace as 10-man Tottenham Hotspur fell to a 3–0 loss at Selhurst Park.
Spurs centre back Japhet Tanganga was shown a second yellow card in the 58th minute for a foul on Jordan Ayew, five minutes after the defender was adjudged to have illegally blocked winger Wilfried Zaha.
Matters got worse for the visitors as Palace were awarded a penalty when Ben Davies handled from a Conor Gallagher cross in the 75th minute, and Zaha dispatched the spot-kick past Hugo Lloris.
Palace scored again six minutes from time through Edouard, who slotted home from Zaha’s cross 27 seconds after coming on, and the Frenchman completed his dream debut in stoppage time following a slick team move.
Another Portugal international, Bernardo Silva, scored the only goal for Pep Guardiola’s City at Leicester.
City striker Ferran Torres had a number of good chances in the first half but Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel was alert.
Jamie Vardy had a goal ruled out for offside four minutes into the second half but it was Manchester City who finally broke the deadlock as Silva pounced on a loose ball in the box to fire home in the 62nd minute.
Leicester piled forward looking for an equaliser and Kelechi Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman both went close, but Brazilian keeper Ederson was quick off his line twice.
Brighton’s excellent start to the campaign continued with their third victory in four league games.
Leandro Trossard’s curler from the edge of the penalty area in the 90th minute secured the three points from Graham Potter’s side.
Arsenal moved off the bottom of the Premier League standings and scored their first goal of the campaign after captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s scrambled 66th-minute effort gave them a 1–0 home win over Norwich.
Mikel Arteta’s side produced an improved performance after their opening three defeats but were made to work hard by a rugged Norwich side before Aubameyang, who missed two first-half chances, broke the deadlock.
The Gabonese striker fired wide in the 10th minute and was denied in the 20th by a superb save from visiting goalkeeper Tim Krul before Takehiro Tomiyasu volleyed over the bar for the dominant hosts on the stroke of halftime.
Pepe twice hit the post within a few seconds from a flowing move and the second rebound fell kindly to Aubameyang, who was perfectly positioned to tuck the ball into an empty net.
By Simon Evans

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Abimael Guzman, Founder of Peruvian Terrorist Group Shining Path, Dies at 86

LIMA—Abimael Guzman, leader of the Shining Path terrorists who nearly toppled the Peruvian state in a bloody Maoist revolution, died on Saturday while in prison and following several weeks of poor health, the government said. He was 86.
Guzman was captured in 1992 in Lima and jailed for the rest of his life after being convicted as a terrorist. He died one day before the anniversary of his capture, when he was paraded in front of the press in a striped white and black uniform that is not normally used in Peru.
Susana Silva, head of Peru’s prison system, told RPP radio on Saturday that Guzman had been ill in recent months and had been released from a hospital in early August.
She said his health condition worsened in the past two days, without elaborating further, adding Guzman was set to receive more medical attention on Saturday but died in his cell around 6:40 a.m. local time. Defense minister Walter Ayala said Guzman had died of a “generalized infection.”
“The terrorist leader Abimael Guzman has died, responsible for the loss of an uncountable number of lives” President Pedro Castillo wrote on Twitter. “Our position condemning terrorism is firm and unwavering. Only in democracy will we build a just Peru.”
A former philosophy professor, Guzman was a lifelong communist who traveled to China in the late 1960s. He decided to bring Mao Zedong’s brand of communism to Peru through a class war that he launched in 1980 on the day that Peru held its first democratic elections following over a decade of military dictatorship.
Guzman founded the Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path, from a band of peasants and students. An estimated 69,000 people, mostly in Peru’s poor interior, were killed between 1980 and 2000 in the internal conflict launched by the Shining Path, mostly in indigenous Andean communities.
In 1980, after years of preparation, Guzman led a band of supporters into the Andes Mountains outside the town of Ayacucho.
Armed with shotguns, dynamite, and machetes, they began attacking security forces, elected officials, and peasants who resisted their indoctrination with a fervor and ruthlessness never seen in a Latin American terrorist group.
Fanning out from the southern city of Ayacucho, the Shining Path recruited thousands more terrorists from poor peasant communities and universities.
People in the capital city of Lima got their first taste of the Shining Path in 1981 when guerrillas hung dozens of dead dogs from lampposts—”the dogs of capitalism,” said signs pinned to the animals.
By the late 1980s, the group had become such a threat to the state that two-thirds of Peruvians lived in areas under emergency rule—essentially, martial law.
His followers called Guzman the Fourth Sword of Marxism, after Marx, Lenin, and Mao, and idolized him in chants, songs, posters, and literature.
But the first image most Peruvians saw of Guzman was anything but revolutionary. Apparently drunk, he danced to the main tune of the film “Zorba the Greek” and posed for snapshots with supporters in a Shining Path video captured by police in 1990 and shown on television.
The video made it clear he was alive and still in charge, but it punctured his reputation for austerity and demoralized Shining Path terrorists.
Nevertheless, their attacks intensified, leading then-President Alberto Fujimori to seize near-dictatorial powers, in what he said was an attempt to crush the revolt.
After Guzman was captured by police at a spacious safe house in a middle class neighborhood of Lima in 1992, he was sentenced to life imprisonment.
The Shining Path largely collapsed as a military threat, although remnants remain to this day. Authorities say that terrorists claiming to belong to a dissident faction of the Shining Path killed 16 people in a remote jungle area just this year.
In 2018, Guzman was given a second life sentence for a 1992 Lima car bomb attack that killed 25 people.
Guzman’s first wife, Augusta La Torre, died in mysterious circumstances in the late 1980s. In 2010, he married his longtime girlfriend, Elena Iparraguirre, who, like Guzman, is serving a life sentence. Both women were Shining Path leaders.
By Marcelo Rochabrun

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Brother of Afghanistan’s Constitutional ‘Caretaker President’ Executed by Taliban, Family Says

The Taliban have executed the brother of Amrullah Saleh, the former Afghan vice president who challenged the Taliban’s claims to government, his nephew said on Friday.
Saleh said in the days following former President Ashraf Ghani’s fleeing that led to the fall of Kabul to the Taliban that, according to the country’s 2004 constitution, he is the “legitimate caretaker president.”
He made the comments from the Panjshir valley where he became one of the leaders of anti-Taliban resistance forces.
The news that Saleh’s brother Rohullah Azizi was killed came days after Taliban forces took control of the provincial centre of Panjshir, although the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan says their fighters who have retreated deeper into the Panjshir valley will continue to fight for Afghanistan’s freedom from the Taliban.

Taliban terrorists have executed the brother of Caretaker President of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh. Saleh’s brother Rohullah Azizi was killed days after Taliban forces claimed of controlling the provincial centre of Panjshir. Heartfelt condolences, @AmrullahSaleh2. Our prayers. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/m7x3Bg5qGi
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) September 10, 2021

“They executed my uncle,” Ebadullah Saleh told Reuters in a text message. “They killed him yesterday and would not let us bury him. They kept saying his body should rot.”
The Urdu language account of the Taliban information service Alemarah said that “according to reports.” Rohullah Saleh was killed during fighting in Panjshir.
The whereabouts of Saleh, who was also the former head of Afghanistan’s intelligence service, remains unclear.
The Epoch Times contributed to this report.

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France Refuses to Recognise Taliban: Foreign Minister

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a joint news conference at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, on Sept. 10, 2021. (Jens Schlueter/Pool via Reuters)
PARIS—The Taliban are lying and France will not have any relationship with its newly-formed government, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said late on Saturday before heading for talks in Qatar on Sunday to discuss future evacuations from Afghanistan.
“They said they would let some foreigners and Afghans leave freely and (talked) of an inclusive and representative government, but they are lying,” Le Drian said on France 5 TV.

“France refuses to recognise or have any type of relationship with this government. We want actions from the Taliban and they will need some economic breathing space and international relations. It’s up to them.”
Paris has evacuated about 3,000 people and had held technical talks with the Taliban to enable those departures.
Le Drian, who is heading to the Qatari capital Doha on Sunday, said there were still a few French nationals and a few hundred Afghans with ties to France remaining in Afghanistan.

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Marketing Claims of Healthy Alcoholic Drinks Misleading: Study

Alcoholic drinks that claim to be healthier, more natural, “cleaner,” free of carbohydrates, and guilt might be misleading consumers, the Cancer Council has warned.
A study released on Sunday analysed the nutrient profile of 144 new alcohol products released between 2019 and 2020 which were promoted as better for you.
The alcohol, energy, carbohydrate, and sugar content of each product was recorded and assessed against existing classifications for alcohol strength and sugar and carbohydrate content.
The research found most of the products contained full strength alcohol and more than a third didn’t provide any nutritional information.
The chair of the Cancer Council Alcohol Working Group, Julia Stafford, said promoting alcohol as “healthy” or “better for you” was a misleading marketing tactic.
“We are seeing an emerging and very concerning trend of alcohol companies trying to create a health halo around products that are fundamentally unhealthy, by marketing them as lower in calories, sugar or carbohydrates, using ‘natural’ ingredients or avoiding the use of artificial additives or flavours,” Stafford said.
“Alcoholic products promoted as better for you rely on an illusion of healthiness, without addressing the ingredient of most concern to health, the alcohol content.”
She said overstating minor differences in sugar and kilojoule content was a distraction from the health risks of alcohol, which is a cause of seven types of cancer including bowel cancer and breast cancer and is linked to more than 200 diseases.

“Health halo or genuine product development: Are better-for-you alcohol products actually healthier?” Mandatory labelling of alcoholic products with nutrition information would support consumers to be better informed about contents of alcoholic products. https://t.co/NEbT8nDbeE
— Health Promotion Journal of Australia (@HealthProm_J_Au) September 7, 2021

Stafford also warned that alcohol and advertising industries design their own marketing codes which are “too narrow and too weak to restrict claims about healthiness in alcohol ads.”
“We call on the Australian Government to introduce comprehensive, independent controls on alcohol marketing, which include restrictions on the use of health-related messaging,” she said.
Examples of marketing claims in question include: we want our products to tick the health boxes; the millennial focussed brand is health conscious and environmentally friendly; using the best 100% natural ingredients we can find; all natural ingredients, low sugar, gluten free; and zero sugar, zero carbs.
AAP has approached industry bodies Alcohol Beverages Australia and Retail Drinks Australia for comment.

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South Australia on Board With National Reopening Plan Based on Vaccines

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has thrown his full support behind the national COVID-19 recovery plan, indicating state lockdowns and lockouts will become a thing of the past before Christmas.
The plan from national cabinet, which sees a transition away from widespread lockdowns starting when vaccination rates hit 70 percent of the adult population to only highly targeted lockdowns at 80 percent vaccination, has caused some consternation among some states, but not South Australia.
“Once we get to double dose 80 percent vaccination across South Australia we will certainly move away from state lockdowns,” Marshall told Sky News’ Sunday Agenda program.
“I think we will get to the double dose vaccination well before Christmas here in South Australia.”
Australia’s most populous state NSW has also said it is working in accordance with the plan agreed to in national cabinet.
Double dose vaccinations for people aged over 16 in South Australia are currently running at a fraction above 40 percent.
The leader of the state’s Liberal party said he was not seeing much hesitancy to get vaccinated compared to a couple of months ago.
“There is a lot of time to go until we get to that position, but we do know that as we increase our vaccination rate we reduce that transmission rate, we reduce hospitalisation,” he said.
“It is going to be a tough period over the next three or four months.”
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The plan agreed to by the states and territories expects premiers to move away from state lockouts, and more towards LGA and exposure site exclusions rather than whole of state.
The premier said he expects businesses may insist on people being vaccinated, but that is not something that will be endorsed by governments unless agreed on at the national cabinet level.
Federal Trade and Tourism Minister Dan Tehan welcomed Marshall’s backing of the national plan.
“That’s wonderful news, in particular for our domestic tourism industry,” he told Sky News.
He said 660,000 jobs rely on people being above to move, particularly between state and territories.

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Parents of Special Needs Children Face Conundrum on COVID Vaccine Passports

Like most teenage boys, 14-year-old Jonathan Smythe has activities he’s passionate about, such as swimming, dancing, and bowling. But for him and his Vancouver-based family, perhaps their greatest pursuit is the task of just keeping him alive.
Smythe was born with multiple health complications including CHARGE syndrome (a genetic disorder), Goldenhar syndrome (a rare congenital condition), and epilepsy. But even the common cold can be deadly for him, causing his organs to break down quickly. In the latest scare to land him in hospital, he almost died when his lungs filled up with his own secretions.
“We’ve almost lost him many times,” said his mother, Debbie, who asked to use pseudonyms to keep their identities private.
So when Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccinations for those as young as 12, Debbie ensured her son was first in line. Even with limited information on the vaccine’s safety record, inoculation was an obvious choice.
“For him, if he died because he got the shot, he would have died because we were trying to save his life,” she said. “But for us, it was worth the risk.”
For 19-year-old Kalvin Niebel of Île-des-Chênes, Manitoba, a different group of variables come into play.
Niebel has both physical and cognitive disabilities related to his cerebral palsy. He also suffers from life-threatening allergies, carries an EpiPen, and almost died after he received a half-dose of an influenza vaccine as a child. Not surprisingly, his doctor advised his parents to avoid having him vaccinated.
Given their son’s situation, Niebel’s parents must evaluate the data beyond what is safe for somebody who is able-bodied.
“Parents of special needs kids organically fall into this category where we do the research on our own, and when our doctors suggest treatments we need to learn the good and the bad with everything,” said his mother, Stacey Niebel.
“I am not saying this vaccine is bad. I’m saying we don’t have the long-term research, so we’ve chosen to wait at this time to see what the outcome of this vaccine is.”
Parents of children who are at greater risk because of their disabilities must weigh the possibility of their kids contracting COVID-19 against the potential side effects from vaccination.
Balbir Grewal wrestles with that question almost every day. When her son, Karan, was 6 years old, he suffered a tragic setback when his autoimmune system attacked his spinal cord, causing transverse myelitis. He was left a quadriplegic, and for the past eight years, she and her husband have had to gauge every medical decision based on the information they can gather.
The cultural conversation surrounding COVID vaccines, Grewal argues, is becoming polarized, and too many people are painting their ideological opponents as modern-day bogeymen.
“I just feel it’s been so politicized, pitting people against each other, where you’re feeling judged because of your decision,” she said. “And for me, I feel like I’m on a rollercoaster where one day I just think we should get it done, and then the next day, no we shouldn’t.”
‘I Don’t Think It Should Be Mandatory’
Vaccine mandates are beginning in several provinces this month. Manitoba and Quebec have already instituted vaccine passports, British Columbia’s passport will come into effect this week, Ontario and Newfoundland have promised to bring their own versions this month, and Nova Scotia has announced similar plans.
By having to demonstrate vaccination status, some special needs families are expressing concerns, wondering whether more information will be added to the passports and how long the restrictions they face for not vaccinating their children will last.
Cheryl Soehn of Surrey, B.C., is one of those parents. Her son, Maxx, has Down syndrome and autism and lives with the heart conditions atrioventricular septal defect and ventricular septal defect. For now, she is reluctant to vaccinate Maxx.
“The passport restricts Maxx from going to a lot of areas, and I don’t think it should be mandatory,” Soehn said.
She also worries that the passports might be a gateway to more threats to privacy, and she questions whether they might be expanded to include further medical requirements, or worse, become compromised by computer hackers, who already tapped into Canadian medical records in 2019.
“When you do get a vaccine, you used to get a card. Why do you get a barcode with your information where it can be hacked? So now you’re opening a door for hackers to get into it. It happens every day. Nothing is secure anymore.”
The models for the different passports vary slightly depending on the province. In Manitoba and British Columbia, for example, there are no exemptions, while Quebec guidelines grant exemptions for those who meet certain criteria. Ontario’s measures remain murky as officials are still crafting policy, while Newfoundland has suggested it would likely embrace Quebec’s model.
Quebec’s website outlining its protocol on vaccine passports does not mention a potential end or reassessment date. The same applies to Manitoba’s COVID-19 website. In British Columbia, the proof-of-vaccination measures are supposed to be temporary, and re-evaluated on January 31, 2022.
The Epoch Times reached out to the B.C. Ministry of Health and the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services multiple times but did not receive a response.
A provincial spokesman for Manitoba Health and Seniors Care said in a statement provided to The Epoch Times that “a significant amount of work has been done in collaboration with the special needs community. As a result of these discussions, we were able to tailor our vaccination campaign and place a focus on addressing their needs.”
However, the Niebels question the effectiveness of those discussions considering they’ve seen Kalvin’s therapies, activities, and social opportunities virtually vanish.
Kalvin’s father, Larry, who races cars as a hobby, says he can no longer take his son to the speedway as a spectator until he is vaccinated. Nor can Kalvin attend professional sporting events as well as other activities in Manitoba. And because Kalvin’s therapies are provided through the education system, including the programs to prepare him for life after school, he is missing a vital portion of his development.
“They’ve literally segregated a whole group of people here by doing this,” Larry Niebel said.
“I don’t think any limitations should be put on any child. We don’t put limitations on our child. He plays baseball, he rides a quad, and these are things he does with our entire family’s hard work. You take that away and he wouldn’t be where he is today.”

Jeff Sandes

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Drone Attack Hits Northern Iraq Near Erbil Airport and US Forces: Officials

BAGHDAD—A drone attack hit near Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq where U.S. forces stationed at on Saturday, Iraqi Kurdish security officials said.
The internal security service for Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, of which Erbil is the capital, initially said three rockets had hit near the airport.
A second statement by the Kurdish counter-terrorism force said the attack had been carried out by explosive-laden drones.
There were no immediate reports of casualties. Witnesses said they heard at least six explosions in the area.
The airport in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region, has come under attack several times in the past year, including by drones carrying explosives.
U.S. officials blame previous attacks on Iran-aligned militias, which want all U.S. military personnel out of the country. Around 2,500 personnel remain as they lead an international military coalition whose mandate is to help Iraqi forces fight remnants of the ISIS terrorist group. The coalition did not immediately comment on Saturday’s incident.
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The attack is the first following a two month lull in drone and rocket attacks to target the U.S. presence in Baghdad and military bases across Iraq. On July 8, rockets landed in and around the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, which houses the U.S. Embassy. It caused material damage but no casualties.
More recently, the attacks have become more sophisticated, with militants using drones instead of Katyusha rockets.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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France Sees Bird Flu Outbreak as Virus Spreads Again in Europe

PARIS—France has raised its bird flu alert level after a severe form of the virus was found among backyard poultry in the northeast, on top of cases in neighboring Belgium and Luxembourg, the farm ministry said on Friday.
The highly contagious H5N8 strain of avian influenza was found this week among ducks, hens, turkeys, and pigeons belonging to a household in the Ardennes region, with all the animals slaughtered as a precaution, the ministry said in a statement.
“The health situation regarding highly pathogenic avian influenza is worrying. Since Aug. 1, 25 cases have been detected in Europe among wild and captive birds,” it said.
Two cases of H5N8 were reported last week in Belgium—one at a bird merchant and one at a private home—and another at a home in Luxembourg that has been linked to the merchant in Belgium, the French ministry added.
The latest cases involving the H5N8 strain of bird flu had prompted France to increase its risk assessment to “moderate” from “negligible”, which would lead to poultry being confined indoors in some areas, it said.
The outbreak in France would not compromise the bird flu-free status the country had just obtained again after a previous wave of H5N8 bird flu, the ministry added.
Bird flu outbreaks can prompt importing countries, notably in Asia, to impose trade restrictions on poultry products.
France culled around 3 million birds last winter in its southwestern duck-breeding region as it grappled with the spread of the virus from wild birds to poultry flocks.
The massive outbreak led the government to agree to new biosecurity measures with the poultry sector.
These included a requirement to confine flocks during risk periods and a commitment to reduce the density of flocks in the southwest, home to the country’s duck-based foie gras pate industry.

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Azur Air Flight From Turkey Makes Emergency Landing at Russian Airport

MOSCOW—A plane flying from the Turkish resort of Antalya to Vladivostok in Russia’s far east made a safe emergency landing on Saturday in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, a source at the airport told Reuters.
Azur Air flight ZF268, a Boeing 767 plane, requested an emergency landing while over Krasnoyarsk after experiencing problems with the hydraulics, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.
There were no reports of anybody being hurt.
Azur Air, a former regional Russian airline that now operates charter flights, could not immediately be reached for comment.
Krasnoyarsk International Airport did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
On Friday, another Azur Air flight leaving Antalya on its journey to the Russian city of Belgorod, about 580 km (360 miles) south of Moscow, initiated an emergency descent after a cabin pressure alert, air safety publication Aviation Herald reported.
That plane, a Boeing 757, returned safely to Antalya and a replacement Boeing 767 flew to Belgorod after a delay, according to the report and flight tracking website Flightradar24.

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