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Ozzy Osbourne cancels 2023 tour dates, says spinal injury means his 'touring days have ended'

The 74-year-old Grammy winner and former vocalist for the metal band Black Sabbath said “my singing voice is fine” but said he remained physically weak.
Singer Ozzy Osbourne performs at halftime during the NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 8, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.
Singer Ozzy Osbourne performs at halftime during the NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 8, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

Countries in the Americas should reinforce abortion protections, rights commission urges

El Salvador “stood out,” the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights stated, for 30 and 50-year sentences for homicide despite activists saying women suffered miscarriages.
Feminist demonstrators wave green scarves during a demonstration on International Safe Abortion Day
Feminist demonstrators wave green scarves during a demonstration on International Safe Abortion Day

Iran jails couple shown dancing at Freedom Tower in viral video

The jailing of the Instagram influencers comes amid the regime’s crackdown in a bid to quell anti-government protests that have swept the country.
Astiaj Haghighi and Amir Mohammad Ahmadi published a video on social media showing them dancing in a city square.
Astiaj Haghighi and Amir Mohammad Ahmadi published a video on social media showing them dancing in a city square.
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'Live fast, die young': An endangered marsupial may be mating itself to death

The male northern quoll can walk more than 6 miles in a single night in the search of a mate, leading to exhaustion that can prove fatal, according to a new study.
Northern Quoll - The Kimberley, Western Australia
Northern Quoll - The Kimberley, Western Australia
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Iranian dancing couple jailed, activists say

A young couple who posted a video of themselves dancing romantically in the streets of Tehran have been sentenced to several years in prison, according to human rights activists and Iranian authorities.
Iranian dancing couple jailed, activists say
Iranian dancing couple jailed, activists say
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In Mexico, 15 grade school students are treated for internet drug 'challenge'

They apparently took part in a challenge in which groups of students take tranquilizers to see who can stay awake the longest; authorities had issued a national alert about the craze.
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U.S. accuses Russia of endangering nuclear arms control treaty

The finding follows more hopeful U.S. assessments that the countries would be able to salvage cooperation on limiting nuclear weapons despite tensions over Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin  at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on Jan. 30, 2023.
Russian President Vladimir Putin  at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on Jan. 30, 2023.
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Half a million workers join U.K.'s largest strike in over a decade

The biggest day of strike action Britain has seen in more than a decade comes as unions step up pressure on the Conservative government to demand better pay amid a cost-of-living crisis.
Children missed school and commuters faced severe disruption in the UK as half a million workers staged walkouts calling for higher wages in the largest such strikes in over a decade.
Children missed school and commuters faced severe disruption in the UK as half a million workers staged walkouts calling for higher wages in the largest such strikes in over a decade.
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Hong Kong bans CBD, forcing businesses to shut or revamp

Possession of CBD, a derivative of the cannabis plant, now brings up to seven years in jail in the Chinese territory, which deems it a “dangerous drug.”
Hong Kong will outlaw cannabidiol on Feb. 1, 2023 with the government placing it in the same category as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine with users facing hefty jail time.
Hong Kong will outlaw cannabidiol on Feb. 1, 2023 with the government placing it in the same category as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine with users facing hefty jail time.
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2 years after Myanmar coup, resistance to military rule is holding strong

“People’s Defense Forces” have defied expectations on the battlefield, but the military’s superior firepower has resulted in a stalemate and a state of civil war.
Activists Protest Against Myanmar Junta At UN On 2nd Anniversary Of Coup
Activists Protest Against Myanmar Junta At UN On 2nd Anniversary Of Coup
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Radioactive 'needle in the haystack' found in Australia as tiny capsule is recovered in the outback

The tiny but potentially deadly capsule, which is believed to have fallen off of a truck from a mining company, was discovered by the side of a remote stretch of road.
The tiny radioactive capsulehas been recovered after a frantic weeklong search.
The tiny radioactive capsulehas been recovered after a frantic weeklong search.