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Russia allegedly tells nuclear power plant workers to not go to work Friday amid concerns of a planned incident

On Thursday, Russia threatened to shut down the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. warning that there was a risk of a human-made disaster due to alleged continued shelling by Ukraine.
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Image: UKRAINE-RUSSIA-CONFLICT-WAR-NUCLEAR-HISTORY
5h ago

Tourists fined for surfing along Venice's Grand Canal, drawing mayor's ire 

Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro condemned the surfers as "two arrogant imbeciles who made a mockery" of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Tourists surfing along the Grand Canal in Venice.
Tourists surfing along the Grand Canal in Venice.
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New Zealand family's auction win unearths the bodies of two children

Police confirm that the two bodies had been left in an abandoned storage unit for several years.
New Zealand Government Announces Auckland Border Restrictions To Ease In December
New Zealand Government Announces Auckland Border Restrictions To Ease In December
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Saudi woman sentenced to 34 years in prison for her Twitter activity

Human rights groups say the case of Salma al-Shehab, a 34-year-old mother of two, shows the situation for women's rights in the kingdom "is not improving, but getting worse by the day."
Saudi Women’s Rights Activist Salma al-Shehab.
Saudi Women’s Rights Activist Salma al-Shehab.
9h ago

Israel closes Palestinian rights groups it labeled terrorist organizations

Rights defenders have described Israel’s moves against the groups as part of a decadeslong crackdown on political activists in the occupied territories.
Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian home in East Jerusalem
Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian home in East Jerusalem
12h ago

U.S. to hold formal trade talks with Taiwan in show of support

President Joe Biden’s coordinator for the Indo-Pacific region said U.S. policy wasn’t changing regarding Taiwan and China.
General Views of Taiwan As China Says It Begins Live-Fire Military Drills All Around Taiwan
General Views of Taiwan As China Says It Begins Live-Fire Military Drills All Around Taiwan
13h ago

Hanae Mori, pioneering Japanese designer who won international acclaim, dies at 96

Mori's portfolio expanded off the runway to uniforms for Japan Airlines flight attendants, bank clerks, high school students and the Japanese team at the Barcelona Olympics.
Japanese fashion designer Hanae Mori, center, is applauded by models after the presentation of her 1997-98 fall-winter haute couture collection in Paris.
Japanese fashion designer Hanae Mori, center, is applauded by models after the presentation of her 1997-98 fall-winter haute couture collection in Paris.

Urgent rescue mission for 10 Mexican miners trapped hundreds of feet underground

The rescue mission for ten workers trapped hundreds of feet underground in a Northern Mexico mine is growing more dire as the effort stretches into a second week. Officials say a tunnel wall collapsed August 3, triggering an explosion of rushing flood waters from an adjacent shaft. After two weeks, there has been no sign of life.
Urgent rescue mission for 10 Mexican miners trapped hundreds of feet underground
Urgent rescue mission for 10 Mexican miners trapped hundreds of feet underground
23h ago

Bombing at Kabul mosque kills at least 10, including prominent cleric

The Islamic State group’s local affiliate has stepped up attacks targeting the Taliban and civilians since its takeover last August as U.S. and NATO troops left Afghanistan.
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Sewage and trash clog Nepal's holy Bagmati River

Waters have deteriorated so greatly that the river is the country’s most polluted.
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Bombings and arson attacks rock southern Thailand

At least 7 people were wounded in coordinated explosions in Muslim-majority provinces.
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