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    UK issues new orange heat warning for England and Wales

    Another heat wave is looming in the UK as the UK weather service, the Met Office, issued an amber warning on Tuesday August 9. The orange ‘Extreme Heat’ warning is issued for parts of England and Wales as temperatures continue to rise. The announcement comes the same day when a report revealed that last month […] More

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    A beluga whale stranded in the Seine will be moved to a saltwater lock

    A beluga whale that strayed into the Seine will be moved to a saltwater river basin near the sea on Tuesday, marine conservation group Sea Shepherd France announced. Officials describe the rescue effort as complex and risky, especially since the whale is already sick and malnourished. However, the NGO Sea Shepherd, which is involved in […] More

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    Beijing, Shanghai, Hainan, HK, Macao, Tibet: Covid outbreaks, lockdowns and mass testing reveal the failure of Chinese policy

    It all started in Wuhan. Now various major cities and provinces are reporting Covid clusters in China. Beijing’s infections in Shanghai, Hainan, Macao, Xinjiang and many places in between, along with mass testing and continued lockdowns reveal the failure of China’s zero Covid policy. This raises questions: Are the vaccination figures reported by China accurate […] More

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    12th century statue stolen from India found in New York after more than 50 years

    A 12th-century statue stolen in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has been found in New York, police said. The statue of the Hindu goddess Parvati disappeared in 1971, but authorities traced it to the Bonhams auction house. According to the American authorities, the Tamil Nadu police have already been in contact and are preparing […] More

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    China’s housing crisis forces families to live in unfinished and unsafe apartments

    An unprecedented real estate debt crisis threatens China’s huge economy. Banks are failing just months before Xi Jinping begins a historic third term, and angry property investors are refusing to make mortgage payments because developers haven’t finished building their homes. In several places, apartment owners who bought their homes off-plan chose to simply move their […] More

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    Two Palestinian gunmen killed by Israeli forces in West Bank clash

    Two Palestinian men were killed by Israeli security forces in an armed clash in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. According to a number of witnesses and Israeli military sources, the two men were heavily armed and they were killed after a prolonged firefight. The incident happened after forces surrounded the house of Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, […] More

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    What is Lagnya, the new zoonotic virus outbreak that has infected 35 people in China?

    On August 8, China confirmed 35 human infections with the zoonotic Langya virus (LayV). The cases were discovered in Shandong and Henan provinces on the Chinese mainland, according to information from the Taiwan Center for Disease Control (TCDC). According to the Taipei Times, authorities have opted to start using nucleic acid testing procedures to find […] More

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    Snapchat deploys its first parental control tools

    For the first time, popular messaging app Snapchat has rolled out a new feature that will let parents see who their teens are talking to. The feature was launched at a time when social media companies have come under fire for their lack of child protection. After being accused of exposing young users to bullying […] More

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    The Australian Central Bank proposes the concept of digital currency

    Australia’s central bank announced on Tuesday (August 9) that it will now begin year-long research into the merits of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), with particular emphasis on the potential benefits it will have. for the Australian economy. This program is a partnership between the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Digital Finance […] More

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    Garden hose ban begins in parts of southern England to protect river habitats

    In several parts of southern England garden hoses are no longer permitted. Southern Water customers in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight were forced to make the switch from 5.00pm BST. This prohibits the use of garden hoses to irrigate lawns, wash vehicles or fill swimming pools and ornamental ponds. Three weeks are provided for […] More

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    WATCH | Iranian government steps up persecution of Baha’is with brutal home demolitions and land seizures

    Up to 200 Iranian and local government agents cordoned off the village of Roshankouh in Mazandaran province, where significant numbers of Baha’is live, and are using heavy earth-moving machinery to destroy their homes in a cruel escalation for just two days after previous attacks on Baha’is across Iran. The allegations came a day after Iran […] More

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