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A special military group in Germany keeps the West’s weapons flowing into Ukraine.

STUTTGART, Germany — It takes a village to help Ukraine fight the Russians. Consider a recent shipment of 105-millimeter howitzers. Britain donated the weapons, and New Zealand trained Ukrainian soldiers how to use them and provided spare parts. The United States supplied the ammunition and the vehicles to tow them and flew the load to …

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Russia steps up strikes in Ukraine amid counterattacks : NPR

Russia steps up strikes in Ukraine amid counterattacks : NPR

Ukrainian artillery shoots towards Russian forces at a frontline in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP hide caption toggle caption Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Ukrainian artillery shoots towards Russian forces at a frontline in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces on Thursday launched massive missile …

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Virunga Park: Oil drilling rights to be auctioned off in critically endangered rainforest region

Virunga Park: Oil drilling rights to be auctioned off in critically endangered rainforest region

In a statement, the Ministry of Hydrocarbon said 27 oil and 3 gas blocks would be auctioned, an increase from the 16 blocks the country initially committed to in May. The blocks include areas that reach into Virunga National Park, a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas in eastern Congo. Didier Budimbu, the country’s Hydrocarbons minister …

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As monkeypox surges, WHO urges reducing number of sexual partners | Health News

As monkeypox cases surge globally, the World Health Organization has called on the group currently most affected by the virus – men who have sex with men – to limit their sexual partners. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who last Saturday declared monkeypox a global health emergency, told reporters that the best way to protect …

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Reuters reveals U.S. opens criminal probe into Cassava Sciences over Alzheimer’s research; shares drop

Business & Finance 27 July 2022, 7:12 pm. 1 minute Reuters exclusively reported that the U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Cassava Sciences involving whether the biotech company manipulated research results for its experimental Alzheimer’s drug. The probe adds to scrutiny on the company from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and …

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Reuters reveals former Republicans and Democrats form new third U.S. political party

27 July 2022, 5:57 pm. 1 minute Reuters exclusively reported dozens of former Republican and Democratic officials announced a new national political third party yesterday to appeal to millions of voters they say are dismayed with what they see as America’s dysfunctional two-party system. The new party, called Forward, will initially be co-chaired by former …

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India and the Taliban are working towards forming a relationship. Here’s why : NPR

India and the Taliban are working towards forming a relationship. Here’s why : NPR

Taliban fighters guard the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. Last month, several explosions and gunfire ripped through a Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capital. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption toggle caption Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Taliban fighters guard the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. Last month, several explosions and gunfire ripped through a Sikh temple …

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Reuters reveals from the Maldives to Venezuela: how Iran gets oil to an ally

Energy 26 July 2022, 8:28 pm. 1 minute Reuters exclusively reported how, from the Maldives to Venezuela, Iran gets oil to an ally despite U.S. sanctions. The widening energy cooperation, which includes ship-to-ship transfers at remote spots in the Indian Ocean, is helping cash-strapped Venezuela obtain supplies to convert its extra heavy oil and boost …

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Macron says France to open archives on Cameroon colonial era | Politics News

Macron says France to open archives on Cameroon colonial era | Politics News

Speaking in Cameroon, French president asks historians to investigate the past and establish ‘responsibilities’. France’s President Emmanuel Macron has said the archives on French colonial rule in Cameroon would be opened “in full” and asked historians to shed light on the period’s “painful moments”. Macron, speaking in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde on Tuesday, said he …

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Reuters reveals Russia’s Gazprom tightens squeeze on gas flow to Europe; shares fall

Energy 26 July 2022, 7:13 pm. 1 minute Reuters was first to report that Russian energy giant Gazprom had halted the operation of a turbine on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, one of the primary transit routes for Russian gas to Europe. The news, coming shortly after the pipeline had re-opened after routine maintenance, means …

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Shorter flaps, thinner boxes, less color: Inflation is changing how products are packaged

Shorter flaps, thinner boxes, less color: Inflation is changing how products are packaged

New York CNNBusiness  —  Shoppers aren’t imagining it. If you’ve noticed that products you’ve recently purchased are coming in boxes, cartons and other packaging that appear smaller, lighter in weight and decorated with less flashy colors, it’s because they actually are. What gives? Just as inflation hitting a 40-year high is forcing households to pay …

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Fentanyl From the Government? A Vancouver Experiment Aims to Stop Overdoses

So she started to provide a replacement for the street drugs, first Dilaudid, then fentanyl patches, and, now, the fentanyl capsules. Her project purchases the fentanyl from a pharmaceutical manufacturer, and a local pharmacy compounds it, with dextrose and caffeine as buffers. The pills are sold at $10 a hit, priced to match the street …

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The recent crypto crash has hurt many first-time investors : NPR

The recent crypto crash has hurt many first-time investors : NPR

Like millions of people, Michelle Milkowski bought Bitcoin and other digital currencies as the crypto industry spent millions of dollars on marketing. Kholood Eid for NPR hide caption toggle caption Kholood Eid for NPR Like millions of people, Michelle Milkowski bought Bitcoin and other digital currencies as the crypto industry spent millions of dollars on …

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Russia’s Gazprom announces reduction of gas flow through Nord Stream 1 pipeline again

Russia’s Gazprom announces reduction of gas flow through Nord Stream 1 pipeline again

Russian state-owned energy company Gazprom says it will have to further reduce gas flow through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline on Wednesday as it halts another turbine for repairs. This comes days after Gazprom resumed gas shipments through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, a vital artery linking Russia’s vast gas reserves to Europe via Germany. The pipeline …

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US Army Apache attack helicopters hold first live-fire drills in South Korea since 2019

US Army Apache attack helicopters hold first live-fire drills in South Korea since 2019

Training resumed at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex just south of the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) along the border, after having been canceled in recent years when those living nearby complained about noise and safety concerns. Over the past week, AH-64E Apache helicopters engaged in certification drills, video images and photographs released by the …

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Russia Cuts Gas Flow to Europe, Intensifying Fears It Is Weaponizing Fuel

BERLIN — On the eve of a European Union emergency meeting on cutting natural gas consumption, Russia’s state-owned gas monopoly said Monday that it would slash gas deliveries to Germany, as President Vladimir V. Putin once again showed his unpredictability and his power to inflict pain on the bloc for backing Ukraine. E.U. energy ministers …

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EU approves smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox | Health News

EU approves smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox | Health News

Approval of Imvanex comes after the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency. The European Union’s executive arm has approved a smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared its spread a global health emergency, the Danish drugmaker that developed the jab said. “The European Commission has extended …

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Pakistan rain: Karachi battered by torrential rain, as climate crisis makes weather more unpredictable

Pakistan rain: Karachi battered by torrential rain, as climate crisis makes weather more unpredictable

On Sunday night, more than 60 millimeters (2.3 inches) of rain fell in Karachi, equivalent to an entire months’ worth of rainfall in just a matter of hours. For several months every summer, Pakistan struggles to contend with heavy monsoon rains, but in recent years experts say climate change is accelerating existing weather patterns. On …

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As Ukraine Signs Up Soldiers, Questions Arise About How It Chooses

KHARKIV, Ukraine — At a subway station, a recruiting officer named Oleksandr, one of dozens deployed to different spots around Kharkiv, pulled young men out of the crowd recently, checking documents and determining whether they were eligible for military service. A nationwide campaign is underway in Ukraine to recruit, register and draft men — a …

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17 die after ‘suspected human smuggling’ boat capsizes in Bahamas : NPR

17 die after ‘suspected human smuggling’ boat capsizes in Bahamas : NPR

Survivors of a migrant boat that capsized perch on the overturned vessel off the coast of New Providence island, Bahamas. Royal Bahamas Defence Force/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Royal Bahamas Defence Force/Reuters Survivors of a migrant boat that capsized perch on the overturned vessel off the coast of New Providence island, Bahamas. Royal Bahamas Defence …

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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 151 | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 151 | Russia-Ukraine war News

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 151st day, we take a look at the main developments. Here are the key events so far on Sunday, July 24. Get the latest updates here. Fighting Ukraine’s military reported Russian shelling in numerous locations in the north, south and east, and again referred to Russian operations paving the way …

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China says Xi Jinping and other leaders have been given domestic Covid-19 vaccines, amid public concern over safety

China says Xi Jinping and other leaders have been given domestic Covid-19 vaccines, amid public concern over safety

Seoul, South Korea CNN  —  Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders in the country have been given domestic Covid-19 vaccines, the ruling Communist party said in a rare disclosure aimed at stimulating China’s booster program. Deputy head of the National Health Commission (NHC) Zeng Yixin said on Saturday that “all China’s incumbent state and …

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Pope heads to Canada as Indigenous groups seek full apology : NPR

Pope heads to Canada as Indigenous groups seek full apology : NPR

Elmer Waniandy raises the crucifix as he leads his fellow parishioner into the rededicated and newly renovated Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples sanctuary, July 17, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta. Jessie Wardarski/AP hide caption toggle caption Jessie Wardarski/AP Elmer Waniandy raises the crucifix as he leads his fellow parishioner into the rededicated and newly …

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ teaser trailer pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ teaser trailer pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa

One thing is clear from in brief look: Boseman may be gone, but T’Challa is not forgotten. “I am queen of the most powerful nation in the world, and my entire family is gone,” Angela Bassett’s Ramonda says at one point. “Have I not given everything?” But amid the grief that permeates the preview, there’s …

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Iran says it foiled Israel-linked attacks on ‘sensitive’ sites | Politics News

Iran has long accused Israel of carrying out attacks against its nuclear sites and assassinations of key figures. Iran’s intelligence ministry has announced the arrest of a network of agents linked to Israel’s Mossad who entered Iran to carry out attacks against “sensitive” sites, state media reported. The suspects entered Iran from northern Iraq, but …

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Brexit blamed for delays as British truckers and travelers face gridlock at Dover

Brexit blamed for delays as British truckers and travelers face gridlock at Dover

Holidaymakers and heavy goods vehicles were left stationary in traffic jams en route to the port in Kent, southern England on Saturday, with the port admitting that “today is going to be very busy” and travelers being warned of four-hour waits. The UK and France have been locked in a round of finger-pointing over the …

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Erdogan Remains a Headache for Biden, Even After Ukraine Deal Help

WASHINGTON — When Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement on Friday to unblock Ukrainian grain exports, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, played the role of benevolent statesman. Seated next to the United Nations secretary general in an Ottoman palace in Istanbul, Mr. Erdogan said the deal, which Turkey helped to broker, would benefit “the whole …

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What to expect next in the Jan. 6 committee investigation : NPR

What to expect next in the Jan. 6 committee investigation : NPR

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney speaks during a hearing by the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol on July 21. Oliver Contreras/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Oliver Contreras/AFP via Getty Images Republican Rep. Liz Cheney speaks during a hearing by the House Select Committee to investigate the …

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Police arrest leading gay activist in crackdown on Tunisia rally | Protests News

Police arrest leading gay activist in crackdown on Tunisia rally | Protests News

Tunis, Tunisia – Police have arrested a leading gay rights campaigner in a violent pushback against young people during a rally against the upcoming referendum on the Tunisian president’s newly proposed constitution. Police violently shoved protesters marching on Friday in a vocal but peaceful demonstration as they headed towards the Ministry of Interior in the …

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A Skittles lawsuit raises questions over titanium dioxide in food : NPR

A Skittles lawsuit raises questions over titanium dioxide in food : NPR

A lawsuit against Mars, the company that makes Skittles, points to titanium dioxide in the candy. The ingredient is one of thousands of additives allowed in foods under federal regulations. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption toggle caption Mark Lennihan/AP A lawsuit against Mars, the company that makes Skittles, points to titanium dioxide in the candy. The …

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Amazon to buy One Medical for $3.9 billion as it expands healthcare footprint

Amazon to buy One Medical for .9 billion as it expands healthcare footprint

One Medical is a membership-based primary care service that promises customers “24/7 access to virtual care.” The company operates in a dozen major US markets, according to its website, and works with over 8,000 companies to offer One Medical health benefits to their employees. In a statement Thursday announcing the acquisition, Neil Lindsay, senior vice …

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Clashes in Sudan’s Blue Nile leave thousands stranded without aid | News

Refugees in the Blue Nile say their conditions are becoming increasingly desperate as help fails to arrive. Al-Damazin, Sudan – Tribal fighting in Sudan’s Blue Nile state has forced thousands of people from their homes after violence broke out earlier in July over a land dispute between the Birta and Hausa ethnic groups. The clashes …

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Putin Is ‘Entirely Too Healthy,’ C.I.A. Director Says

Western intelligence officials, as well as the Kremlin, this week dismissed longstanding rumors that Vladimir V. Putin, the 69-year-old Russian president, is unwell. Mr. Putin coughed during a speech in Moscow on Wednesday, leading observers to raise concerns about his health. His planned meeting that day with officials from South Ossetia was canceled, fueling speculation …

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GOP NY governor candidate Lee Zeldin was attacked at an event but not injured : NPR

GOP NY governor candidate Lee Zeldin was attacked at an event but not injured : NPR

U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee for New York governor, seen here speaking at the 2022 New York GOP Convention in March, was attacked on Thursday by man with a pointed weapon at an upstate event but was uninjured, his campaign said. John Minchillo/AP hide caption toggle caption John Minchillo/AP U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, …

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Italy’s president dissolves parliament, triggering snap election following Draghi’s resignation

Italy’s president dissolves parliament, triggering snap election following Draghi’s resignation

Mattarella branded the developments as “inevitable” following the political upheaval faced by the European Union’s third largest economy over the last 24 hours. In a short address from his residence at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Mattarella thanked Draghi and his ministers “for their efforts over the past 18 months.” “The political situation that has …

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Monarch butterflies are now on endangered ‘red list’ | Wildlife News

Monarch butterflies are now on endangered ‘red list’ | Wildlife News

The butterflies are imperiled by loss of habitat, increased use of pesticides for agriculture and climate change. The migratory monarch butterfly, which has for millennia turned North American woodlands into kaleidoscopes of colour in one of nature’s most spectacular mass migrations, has been put on a list of endangered species amid fast-dwindling numbers. The International …

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Monarch Butterflies Are Placed on IUCN Red List

North America’s monarch butterfly, whose showy looks and extraordinary migration have made it one of the continent’s most beloved insects, has been classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the world’s most comprehensive scientific authority on the status of species. The decision comes after decades of falling populations driven by losses …

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Majority thinks Trump is to blame for Jan. 6 but won’t face charges, poll finds : NPR

Majority thinks Trump is to blame for Jan. 6 but won’t face charges, poll finds : NPR

Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump addresses them during a rally on Jan. 6, 2021. A NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found that a majority of respondents blame Trump for the attack on the Capitol that followed the rally, but that a slightly larger majority don’t think he’ll face charges. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption …

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Italy: Prime Minister Mario Draghi survives confidence vote

Italy: Prime Minister Mario Draghi survives confidence vote

Despite his calls for unity, lawmakers from three parties boycotted the vote: the powerful 5-Star movement, which is the largest party in the country’s coalition government; center-right Forza Italia and the far-right League. Draghi now leads a fractured government teetering on the brink of collapse, and is widely expected to step down. Foreign Minister Luigi …

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Trump-backed election denier wins Maryland GOP governor primary | Elections News

Democrats hope nomination of Dan Cox, whom they describe as ‘too extreme’, will help them in Democratic-leaning state. Donald Trump-backed state legislator Dan Cox has won the Republican nomination for governor, defeating Kelly Schulz, a former state official who was endorsed by current Governor Larry Hogan – a Trump critic. Hogan, a moderate Republican, won …

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As Temperatures Rise, ‘This Is a Preview.’ Will the Warning Be Heard?

But it remains an open question whether extreme weather events like this month’s heat wave and fires will change that mind-set. “For Germany, I think last year’s floods were a bit of a wake-up call, insofar as, ‘Oh, weather can actually be deadly in Germany,’” Otto said. But she expressed skepticism that the heat wave …

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Census citizenship question history revealed in Trump memo : NPR

Census citizenship question history revealed in Trump memo : NPR

The House oversight committee has released internal documents about the failed push for a census citizenship question by former President Donald Trump’s administration, including Wilbur Ross, the former commerce secretary who is shown at a White House meeting in 2018. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP The House oversight committee has released internal …

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UK sees hottest day on record, 100 million Americans under alerts in global heat emergency

UK sees hottest day on record, 100 million Americans under alerts in global heat emergency

Americans are used to switching on their air conditioners any time temperatures near 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius). But in the UK, record-shredding heat this week has brought life to a pandemic-esque standstill. Temperatures in the UK breached 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) for the first time on Tuesday, making it the country’s hottest …

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As single-use plastic ban kicks in, Indian businesses flounder | Business and Economy News

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a reputation for imposing policies suddenly on an unprepared nation, but when he pledged in 2019 to eliminate single-use plastics, food and beverage makers had years to prepare. When the first tranche of items was banned this month, they weren’t ready. Plastic straws are attached to many of the ubiquitous Tetra Paks of …

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Europe’s Heat Wave Breaks UK Temperature Records and Drives Wildfires

LONDON — For the first time on record, Britain suffered under temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius — 104 Fahrenheit — on Tuesday, as a ferocious heat wave moved northwest, leaving a trail of raging wildfires, lost lives and evacuated homes across a Europe frighteningly ill-equipped to cope with the new reality of extreme weather. While …

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Quidditch cuts ties to ‘Harry Potter’ as it rebrands as quadball : NPR

Quidditch cuts ties to ‘Harry Potter’ as it rebrands as quadball : NPR

The New York Titans and the Austin Outlaws face off during the 2021 regular Major League Quidditch season last June in Round Rock, Texas. The league and the sports governing bodies announced on Tuesday that the sport is rebranding as quadball. Major League Quidditch hide caption toggle caption Major League Quidditch The New York Titans …

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Heat wave in UK and Europe

Heat wave in UK and Europe

Damage at “Les Flots Bleus” camping on Tuesday, July 19, which has been ravaged by a wildfire in Pyla sur Mer in Gironde, located in southwestern France.  (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images) Local officials are putting pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron over his handling of the wildfires as they continue to spread across the country. “France …

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What is behind the tribal violence in Sudan’s Blue Nile State? | Explainer News

What is behind the tribal violence in Sudan’s Blue Nile State? | Explainer News

EXPLAINER Clashes between two tribes have killed at least 79 people, wounded 150 others and left dozens of shops torched. Dozens of families are fleeing violence in Sudan’s Blue Nile State, where continuing clashes between two tribes have killed at least 79 people, according to the state’s security committee and other officials. At least 150 …

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The prosecutor recounted the coldness and cruelty of Parkland gunman as trial begins : NPR

The prosecutor recounted the coldness and cruelty of Parkland gunman as trial begins : NPR

Relatives and family members enter the courtroom after recess on the first day of the sentencing trial for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Judicial Complex on Monday in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP, Pool hide caption toggle caption Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP, Pool Relatives and family …

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Afghan refugees protest delayed visas at US embassy in Madagascar | Refugees News

A group of refugees from Afghanistan has gathered in front of the United States embassy in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, calling for their cases to be expedited after years of waiting. At least a dozen Afghans including both adults and children gathered on Monday outside the embassy premises, saying they had applied for the US Refugee …

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Sri Lanka: Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe says previous government was “covering up facts” about financial crisis

Sri Lanka: Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe says previous government was “covering up facts” about financial crisis

Former leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government did not tell the truth, that Sri Lanka was “bankrupt” and “needed to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF),” Wickremesinghe told CNN from parliament in the nation’s administrative capital Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Monday. “I would like to tell the people I know what they are suffering,” he added. “We …

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England’s Transportation Network Strains Under the Heat

LONDON — England on Monday was facing the possibility of serious disruption to its transportation networks as temperatures were poised to creep to unprecedented new highs. Temporary speed restrictions were in place over large portions of the network, including on London’s tube system. Entire lines preemptively canceled service over fears that the extreme temperatures forecast …

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The Senate is nearing a deal on immigration that could also lower food prices : NPR

The Senate is nearing a deal on immigration that could also lower food prices : NPR

A Guatemalan immigrant worker spreads lime while preparing fresh bedding for the cows at Stein Family Farms in Caledonia, N.Y on Mar. 8, 2017. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images A Guatemalan immigrant worker spreads lime while preparing fresh bedding for …

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Pacific islands demand climate action as China, US woo region | Climate Crisis News

Pacific islands demand climate action as China, US woo region | Climate Crisis News

Pacific island nations, courted by China and the United States, put the superpowers on notice, telling the world’s two biggest carbon emitters to take more action on climate change while pledging unity in the face of a growing geopolitical contest. Leaders at a four-day summit of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), meeting in Fiji’s capital …

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India hits 2 billion Covid vaccinations as infections hit four-month high

India hits 2 billion Covid vaccinations as infections hit four-month high

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extolled the vaccination milestone, celebrating the world’s largest and longest-running inoculation campaign that began last year. “India creates history again!” Modi said in a tweet. The prime minister has faced allegations from the opposition of mishandling the pandemic that experts claim killed millions. The government rejects the claims. Health ministry data …

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New report finds 400 officers were on the scene : NPR

New report finds 400 officers were on the scene : NPR

In this photo from surveillance video provided by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District via the Austin American-Statesman, authorities respond to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. AP hide caption toggle caption AP In this photo from surveillance video provided by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District via …

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Biden’s fist bump with MBS ‘a win’ for US President: Saudi foreign minister

Biden’s fist bump with MBS ‘a win’ for US President: Saudi foreign minister

The US President has faced a backlash over the informal way he greeted the kingdom’s de facto ruler on his arrival in Jeddah on Friday. Critics have said the fist bump was inappropriate given US suspicions that the Crown Prince was responsible for the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — and Biden’s subsequent 2020 …

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Filipinos are buying books to preserve the truth about the Marcos regime

Filipinos are buying books to preserve the truth about the Marcos regime

The rush to buy books documenting Marcos’ destructive 21-year reign comes as his son, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., assumes office after a landslide election victory in May. Marcos Jr. has never publicly acknowledged or apologized for the human rights abuses, corruption and theft that historians say took place under his father’s leadership. And there are …

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Angel Blue plans to bow out of an opera after the venue staged a blackface show : NPR

Angel Blue plans to bow out of an opera after the venue staged a blackface show : NPR

Soprano Angel Blue won’t perform in an opera in Italy this month because blackface was used in the staging of another work this summer. Jason DeCrow/AP hide caption toggle caption Jason DeCrow/AP Soprano Angel Blue won’t perform in an opera in Italy this month because blackface was used in the staging of another work this …

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Explore where the search for life is unfolding across the solar system

Explore where the search for life is unfolding across the solar system

With its striped surface and impressive plumes, Saturn’s tiny bright moon Enceladus is a dynamic place to search for life. Like Europa, Enceladus is also an icy world with a global ocean beneath its crust, scientists believe. But Europa’s gravity keeps its plumes closer to the surface, while Enceladus’ plumes rise up in massive columns …

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When it comes to data on your phone, deleting a text isn’t the end of the story : NPR

When it comes to data on your phone, deleting a text isn’t the end of the story : NPR

When you save or send photos, videos, texts and other digital messages on your devices, that data is extremely difficult to remove, even if you delete it from your phone or computer. Nicolas Tucat/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Nicolas Tucat/AFP via Getty Images When you save or send photos, videos, texts and …

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Christian Eriksen signs for Manchester United just over a year since cardiac arrest at Euro 2020

Christian Eriksen signs for Manchester United just over a year since cardiac arrest at Euro 2020

But those harrowing images of his teammates forming a human shield around him as he was treated on the pitch, and of his partner running onto the pitch in tears, are in stark contrast with where Eriksen is today. It has been a remarkable recovery. The playmaker was later fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator …

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988 suicide hotline launches soon. Here’s how it works : Shots

988 suicide hotline launches soon. Here’s how it works : Shots

Starting July 16, people in mental health crisis will have a new three-digit number, 988, through which to reach trained counselors. Jenny Kane/AP hide caption toggle caption Jenny Kane/AP Starting July 16, people in mental health crisis will have a new three-digit number, 988, through which to reach trained counselors. Jenny Kane/AP Starting July 16, …

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US and Japanese warplanes in show of force over Sea of ​​Japan, Pacific Ocean and East China Sea

US and Japanese warplanes in show of force over Sea of ​​Japan, Pacific Ocean and East China Sea

A dozen of the US Air Force’s top-of-the-line F-22 stealth fighters, four F-35 stealth jets and 13 F-15 jets took part in the exercises, the Japanese Defense Ministry said in a news release Thursday. The US fighter jets were joined by 20 Japanese F-15 and F-2 fighters, and three US reconnaissance and support aircraft. The …

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China’s economy grows at slowest pace since start of pandemic | Business and Economy

Second quarter expansion of 0.4 percent is the weakest performance since the initial coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. China’s economy grew at the slowest pace since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter, highlighting the punishing economic toll of Beijing’s stringent “dynamic zero COVID” strategy. The world’s second-largest economy expanded just 0.4 percent …

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Stubborn Divisions on Iran Don’t Cool Israel’s Warm Welcome of Biden

JERUSALEM — President Biden on Thursday issued one of the bluntest warnings to Tehran of his presidency, committing to Israel’s leaders that “we will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon,” but Israel’s caretaker prime minister, Yair Lapid, pushed even further, asking all democratic nations to vow to act if the Iranians continue “to …

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In Malawi, 250 elephants are being carefully moved to a larger park : NPR

In Malawi, 250 elephants are being carefully moved to a larger park : NPR

An elephant is hoisted into a transport vehicle at the Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi on Sunday. Thoko Chikondi/AP hide caption toggle caption Thoko Chikondi/AP An elephant is hoisted into a transport vehicle at the Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi on Sunday. Thoko Chikondi/AP LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK, Malawi — A tranquilized baby elephant …

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The Ivorian power triangle shuffling the presidency for 30 years | Features

Three men have dominated the political landscape of Ivory Coast since the exit of Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the man widely regarded as the “Father of the Nation” and its first president from independence in 1960 to his death in 1993. Today, July 14, when all three, President Alassane Ouattara, 80, and his immediate predecessors Laurent Gbagbo, …

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U.S. tourist falls into crater of Mount Vesuvius, is rescued : NPR

U.S. tourist falls into crater of Mount Vesuvius, is rescued : NPR

Clouds hang over the Vesuvius volcano in Pompeii, southern Italy, Jan. 25, 2021. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption toggle caption Gregorio Borgia/AP Clouds hang over the Vesuvius volcano in Pompeii, southern Italy, Jan. 25, 2021. Gregorio Borgia/AP ROME — An American tourist had to be rescued on Mount Vesuvius near Naples after he apparently slipped into …

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Reuters reveals euro breaks parity against U.S. dollar for the first time in 2 decades

Economy 13 July 2022, 7:26 pm. 1 minute Reuters was first to report the breaking news of the euro’s parity against the U.S. dollar, a level not seen in two decades. The euro started this year on a strong note given a post-pandemic economic recovery. But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, surging European gas prices and …

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