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North Korean floods kill 22-year-olds, approaching nuclear reactor? but Kim does not want help

The disaster adds to an already troubling humanitarian situation in North Korea, whose weak economy has been further crushed by the coronavirus pandemic. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said at least 16,680 homes and 630 public buildings were destroyed or flooded during the monsoon, with nearly 100,000 acres of crops damaged, and many roads, bridges, railroad tracks broken. …

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US seizes Iranian gas heading to Venezuela: reports | Venezuela News

The United States seized four trucks loading Iranian fuel to Venezuela as it stepped up its campaign of maximum pressure against two heavily sanctioned allies, news reports said. A senior U.S. official told the Associated Press news agency no military force was used in the seizures and the ships were not physically seized. Instead, US officials threatened shipowners, insurers and …

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Iran, Turkey clash UAE, claim that Israel makes a “dagger” in the back of Palestinians, Muslims

Iran and Turkey sharply criticized the UAE for its deal with Israel this week, framing it as an act of betrayal of Palestinians and Muslims. Background The United Arab Emirates-mediated UAE, which was considered a major foreign policy triumph for President Trump, would make the UAE the third Arab country, after Egypt and Jordan, for established full diplomatic relations with …

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Everydo rhino Sumatran has died in Malaysia. Scientists want to bring them back with cloning technology

Now, Malaysian scientists hope to use tissues and cells from Iman and other dead rhinos to restore the population. The project, carried out by a team at the International Islamic University in Malaysia (IIUM), focuses on stem cell technology and in vitro fertilization. The process is similar to cloning technology, in that it aims to give birth to a new …

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Google concludes direct cooperation with Hong Kong on data requirements on national security law

The law has drawn harsh criticism from Washington, where the Trump administration last week imposed sanctions on Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, and other senior officials in Hong Kong and mainland China for their roles in suppressing political disputes. Google notified Hong Kong police on Thursday that it would instead direct officials to pursue any data requests through a …

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Video that appears to show the brutality of Afghan troops sparks anger | tidings

Authorities in Afghanistan ordered an investigation Thursday after a video circulated online that appears to show a group of Afghan troops destroying the bodies of Taliban fighters. The two-minute clip, which quickly went viral on social media, surfaced ahead of expected peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban following the announcement by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to release the final …

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Protests in Belarus: Authorities accused of torture and humiliation during mass arrests

Lukashenko’s government had already been accused of responding to protests with disproportionate force and violence, but allegations of ill-treatment of people behind bars have sparked renewed public anger at the government. A woman named Olesya told CNN that she was arrested on Sunday while walking down the street with her boyfriend in the capital, Minsk. She said she was forced …

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Party ends: Airbnb restricts under 25s in UK, France and Spain | technology

Airbnb is restricting the ability of people under the age of 25 in Britain, France and Spain from renting entire homes through its platform in order to reduce unauthorized parties and ensure security. Airbnb began to disintegrate last year as the fiery lady parties were causing problems with neighbors in some communities, and with the coronavirus pandemic there has been …

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