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Putin tightens infrastructure security after blast on bridge

  By AP and published by Mercury News Kyiv, Ukraine – An explosion on Saturday caused the partial collapse of a bridge linking the Crimean Peninsula with Russia, damaging an important supply artery for the Kremlin’s faltering war effort in southern Ukraine and hitting a towering symbol of Russian power in the region. Nobody immediately […]

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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles after series of recent launches

  By Reuters and published by Yahoo! News Tokyo – North Korea fired two ballistic missiles early on Sunday (Oct. 9), Japanese authorities said, in what marked the seventh such launch by Pyongyang in recent days, a series of exercises that has sparked widespread alarm in both Washington and Tokyo. Both missiles reached an altitude […]

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Death toll in Indonesia football stampede jumps to 174

By Reuters, AFP, NYTimes and Bloomberg, published by The Straits Times  Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo today (Oct. 2) ordered a safety review of the country’s football matches after at least 174 people were killed and 180 injured in a stampede and riot at a soccer match, officials said, in one of the world’s […]

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Iran: President Raisi calls for ‘decisive’ action against protesters

  By Reuters, AFP and EFE, published by Dw.com Dubai – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Saturday that authorities must “deal decisively” with the protests that broke out across the country following the death of a young Kurdish woman in police detention. The country has seen some of its biggest protests in years. They […]

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Russian men join exodus, fearing call-up to fight in Ukraine

  By AP and published by NBC Boston Istanbul – Military-aged men fled Russia in droves on Friday, filling planes and causing traffic jams at border crossings to avoid being rounded up to fight in Ukraine following the Kremlin’s partial military mobilization. Queues stretching for 10 kilometres (6 miles) formed on a road leading to […]

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Ye Mon’s nightmare: ‘I reported on the military’s abuses, and then I became a victim’

  By Ye Mon, Frontier Myanmar IN A RARE first-hand account, Frontier Myanmar journalist Ye Mon recounts being beaten and sexually abused by regime soldiers in December 2021 after being detained at Yangon International Airport. I couldn’t see the soldiers through my blindfold, but their words were terrifying enough. “If they refused to answer our […]

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India’s Modi tells Putin now is ‘not a time for war’

By AFP and published by CNA Samarkand, Uzbekistan – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin that now “is not a time for war” today (Sept. 16) on the sidelines of a regional summit. New Delhi and Moscow have longstanding ties dating back to the Cold War, and Russia remains by far […]

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Queen Elizabeth said to have left her jewels to only Kate, Camilla and Megan get nothing

RUMOUR circulating widely has it that Queen Elizabeth II changed her will before she died and gave 300 pieces of jewellery worth around 4 billion baht to Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, with newly appointed Camilla, Queen Consort, and Megan, Duchess of Sussex, getting nothing. RadarOnline.com said the wife of William, Prince of Wales, is […]

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King Charles III proclaimed monarch of Australia, New Zealand

  Sydney – King Charles III was officially proclaimed head of state of both Australia and New Zealand at ceremonies in the nations’ capitals. In New Zealand, the proclamation of Charles as monarch today, taking over from Queen Elizabeth who died on Thursday aged 96, took place in the parliament in Wellington. Speaking from parliament’s […]

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Charles III proclaimed king at tradition-steeped ceremony

  London – Two days after his mother’s death thrust him onto the throne, King Charles III was officially announced as monarch today (Sept. 10), in a pomp-filled ceremony steeped in ancient tradition and political symbolism — and, for the first time, broadcast live. Charles, who spent seven decades as heir apparent, automatically became king […]

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