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Where the malnutrition crisis is worse than COVID-19 crisis



Tens of millions of people are currently going hungry in both Latin America and the Caribbean, spurred on by the continuing Covid-19 pandemic

The malnutrition crisis in the area is reaching its worst levels in decades, with the number of people living without food increasing by 30 percent in just a year, to 13.8 million.

Whilst the Covid pandemic has its own health threat, the associated economic fallout is leading to more and more homes having empty cupboards.

The United Nations found that women are going hungrier than men, with food insecurity also affecting the most vulnerable people in society.

In 2020, 42 percent of women in the region experienced moderate or severe food insecurity, compared with around 32 percent of men.

The regional representative for the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has labeled the situation as “critical” with the pandemic mostly to blame.

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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Donald Trump indicted over hush money payment to Stormy Daniels



Donald Trump has become the first former U.S. President to be indicted as he makes another run for the White House

Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury following a probe into hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels.

The probe was led by Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, which could change the 2024 presidential race.

It means Donald Trump becomes the first former U.S. President to be criminally charged.

It is unclear what the specific charges are, however, the indictment will likely be announced in the coming days, according to the New York Times.

The former president will then have to travel to Manhattan for fingerprinting and other processing.

Taylor Budowich, is the CEO of Make America Great Again, who said there was no crime committed.

“This is not an indictment of a crime—there was no crime—instead, this news is the indictment of a failed nation.

“He will be re-elected in the greatest landslide in American history, and together we will all Make America Great Again.”

If he is convicted, Trump could face significant fines and possibly jail time.

The payment stems from a Trump Organisation reimbursement to Trump’s then-lawyer Michael Cohen.

He paid Daniels to keep her quiet about an alleged sexual encounter she allegedly had with Trump in 2006.

Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance law violations in 2018. He testified Trump directed him to make the payments and was sentenced to three years in prison.

“For the first time in our Country’s history, a President (current or former) of the United States has been indicted. I take no pride in issuing this statement and wish to also remind everyone of the presumption of innocence; as provided by the due process clause,” Cohen told NBC News.

Trump has previously said he would continue campaigning for the Republican Party’s nomination if he was charged with a crime.

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Russia arrests American reporter



The Wall Street Journal denies charges and demands release

The White House says U.S. President Joe Biden was briefed on this incident Thursday morning.
This comes as tensions are already high between the United States and Russia over the war in Ukraine—now, relations are intensifying after an American journalist was arrested in Moscow.
Evan Gershkovitch a reporter for the Wall Street Journal who was based in Moscow was arrested by the Russian Intelligence Service.
He is accused of spying for the United States.
Moscow alleges that the Wall Street Journal reporter was trying to obtain classified information.
The Journal deniesg those charges and demanding his release.
The 31-year-old was reportedly arrested yesterday while working on stories 900-miles east of Moscow.
He was brough back to the Russian capitol and appeared at a closed hearing today before taking off to prison.
State Media says he’s been formally charged.
He pled not guilty and is in pretrial detention until the end of May.
The Wall Street Journal denies the espionage charges and is calling for his immediate released.
The White House says they have been in contact with Gershkovitch’s  family and are pledging support from the State Department.
Moscow is making very serious accusations.
Gershkovitch faces up to 20-years in jail.
This is the first American journalist to be arrested on espionage charges in Russia since the Cold War.

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Disney trumps DeSantis with legal loophole



Disney has outplayed Ron DeSantis by leaning on a decades-old royal clause

In February, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis moved to take over Disney World’s governing body.

It was all in retaliation to the company’s public stance against the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

But now, new reports suggest this whole plan may have backfired.

Members of the new governor-appointed board argue the previous members stripped the board of its power before they left.

It was all part of an agreement, which was approved a day before DeSantis assumed more control of the land around Disney’s theme park.

Disney is leaning on a property law which essentially makes the company the government of the area.

New board member Ron Peri says the board has lost the majority of its ability to do anything beyond maintain the roads and basic infrastructure.

For just under six decades, Disney has operated its expansive theme park and resort in Florida under a specially designated district.

A board oversaw the area and had free reign of development processes.

Disney also had the authority to appoint district board members.

But this special status came under threat when Disney clashed with DeSantis and his “Don’t Say Gay” law.

Florida lawmakers the passed a bill in February to end Disney’s self-governing status and give the governor the authority to appoint new board members to the district.

DeSantis appointed five supervisors, including a parents’ rights activist and three Republican donors.

But the new supervisors say previous board members entered an agreement before they left their positions – effectively stripping them of any powers. #trending #featured

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