Saturday, Oct 08, 2022
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Russia’s war effort hampered by tighter export controls, report says
BBC, 08 Aug 2022
Russia's military could be unable to operate the high-tech weapons and communications systems it has been using in Ukraine if the West were to tighten export controls, says a report.
Almost all Moscow's modern military systems depend on western-made microelectronics, according to UK think tank The Royal United Services Institute (Rusi).
Researchers for Rusi spent months in Ukraine, examining 27 of Russia's most modern military systems, either captured, brought down or abandoned by Russian troops.
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WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Florida shrimp boat fleet hammered by hurricane
Reuters, 08 Oct 2022
The devastation of Hurricane Ian has left Florida's important shrimping fleet in shambles, and many who work on the trawlers that ply the warm Gulf waters are homeless and witho...
Easter Island fire ravages famous Moai statues, causing “irreparable” damage
CA, 08 Oct 2022
Wildfires over the past week has caused "irreparable" damage to Rapa Nui, Chile’s (Easter Island) megalithic and sacred Moai statues, charring some of the iconic stone heads bey...
What's behind North Korea's latest missile tests? I Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 08 Oct 2022
Pyongyang condemned for launching six rockets in two weeks, raising fears of nuclear test.
Uvalde School District Suspends Entire Police Force Over Response To Robb Elementary Shooting
NBC, 08 Oct 2022
The Uvalde school district has suspended its police force over their response to the Robb Elementary School shooting.
Crews in Florida work to clear debris, restore power in hurricane-ravaged communities
CBS, 08 Oct 2022
Efforts to clean up hard-hit areas in southwestern Florida are underway more than one week after Hurricane Ian made landfall.
Pakistani Foreign Minister calls for "justice" over climate and Kashmir
DW, 08 Oct 2022
In an exclusive interview with DW News, Pakistan's Foreign Minister says his country is determined to stay neutral over the war in Ukraine.
Mob destroys coffee shop for holding event with police
FOX, 08 Oct 2022
Bison Coffeehouse owner Loretta Guzman on the damages to her coffeeshop after advertising an upcoming ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event in Portland.
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to political activists
AP, 08 Oct 2022
(7 Oct 2022) Human rights activists from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a strong rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose invasion of ...
See how this Florida town survived Ian unscathed
CNN, 08 Oct 2022
CNN's Bill Weir reports from a solar-powered Florida town that endured Hurricane Ian with no loss of power and minimal damage.
France creates 100-mn-euro fund for Ukraine to buy arms
AFP, 08 Oct 2022
French President Emmanuel Macron announces a fund, initially worth 100 million euros ($98 million), for Ukraine to directly buy weapons and other material it needs in its war ag...
Ukraine war: President Biden says nuclear risk highest since 1962
BBC, 08 Oct 2022
The risk of a nuclear "Armageddon" is at its highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, US President Joe Biden has said.
Ready-to-wear, summer 2023: So far, so good… • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 07 Oct 2022
The luxury sector has never been so healthy, in both financial and creative terms.
Live: Meet white and Bengal tigers at NW China's Xi'an Qinling Wildlife Park – Ep. 2.
CGTN, 07 Oct 2022
Dozens of white tigers, Bengal tigers and other tiger family members live in northwest China's Xi'an Qinling Wildlife Park.
Ukraine War: Russia 'trying to keep nuclear debate going'
Sky, 07 Oct 2022
Sky's security and defence analyst Michael Clarke looks at how Moscow is trying to persuade Western governments that the Kremlin is serious about using nuclear weapons in the wa...
Government refuses to rule out winter energy blackouts
Guardian, 07 Oct 2022
The climate minister Graham Stuart didn't rule out energy rationing this winter when asked about the issue on LBC this morning.
Sydney records its wettest year ever and braces itself for severe flooding
SCMP, 07 Oct 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube With three months left in 2022, Australia’s largest city Sydney has already recorded its wettest ...
Planet Normal: Mini-Budget, big problem after Govt 'mishandled communication' adviser says | Podcast
Telegraph, 07 Oct 2022
The lights have come down on another Conservative Party conference, but it hasn't been without its political psychodrama.
What to Watch for in the US Jobs Report
Bloomberg, 07 Oct 2022
The US is expected to show an addition of 255000 jobs in September,
China’s GDP growth rate will be lower but the quality of the economy will be better
CD, 07 Oct 2022
China's GDP growth rate will be lower but the quality of the
Explainer: How Elon Musk will pay for Twitter
Reuters, 08 Oct 2022
Elon Musk has to figure out how to finance a $44 billion takeover of Twitter by October 28.