Tuesday, Aug 09, 2022
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US Supreme Court strikes down abortion rights
BBC, 24 Jun 2022
Millions of women in the US will lose the legal right to abortion, after the Supreme Court overturned the 50-year-old Roe v Wade ruling that legalised it nationwide.
The court struck down the landmark ruling, weeks after an unprecedented leaked document suggested it favoured doing so.
The judgement will transform abortion rights in America, with individual states now able to ban the procedure, and half of US states expected to introduce new restrictions or bans.
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More fuel tanks catch fire, collapse at major oil storage facility in Cuba
CA, 09 Aug 2022
A third crude tank caught fire and collapsed at Cuba's main oil terminal Matanzas, a local governor said on Monday, as an oil spill spread flames from a second tank in the islan...
Gaza ceasefire: Israeli side of border sees uneasy sense of calm
Al Jazeera, 09 Aug 2022
A ceasefire between Israel and Islamic Jihad fighters in Gaza appears to be holding.
'House of the Dragon' cast talk balance of old and new
AP, 09 Aug 2022
Stars of "House of the Dragon" say the team behind the prequel intend to satisfy "Game of Thrones" fans, while setting out their own stall with an original story.
Judge denies Greg, Travis McMichael's Request To Serve Life Sentence In Federal Prison
NBC, 09 Aug 2022
Travis and Gregory McMichaels were sentenced to life in prison on federal hate crimes in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
NYC officials react to Texas governor sending buses of migrants
CNN, 09 Aug 2022
New York Mayor Eric Adams has claimed that some migrants are being "forced" on buses from Texas, as 14 more asylum seekers arrived in the city on another bus sent by Texas Gov.
Iran nuclear talks end as EU submits 'final text'
DW, 09 Aug 2022
Diplomats involved in the negotiations in Vienna to revive the Iran nuclear deal returned to their capitals Monday with a draft for a new agreement.
Kayleigh McEnany rips Democrats over tax flip flop: Do they have amnesia?
FOX, 09 Aug 2022
The 5'Outnumbered' panel reacted to the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, a bill Republicans say Democrats will 'pay the price' for in November.
Unexploded WWII bomb revealed in drought-hit Italian river
BBC, 09 Aug 2022
An unexploded World War Two bomb submerged in an Italian river has been revealed due to an extreme drought.
Bolivia's 'Death Road' sees return of wildlife
Reuters, 09 Aug 2022
This perilous route through the Bolivian Andes is marked by narrow lanes, sharp turns and deadly cliffs.
How the Inflation Reduction Act would address the climate crisis
CBS, 09 Aug 2022
The Senate has approved a $740 billion domestic spending package that Sen. Chuck Schumer said has the "boldest climate package in U.S.
'We are very prepared' says local electoral officer on eve of Kenya election
AFP, 09 Aug 2022
Yegon Kibos explains the electoral processes he is presiding over in the constituency of Kisumu Central, the day before Kenyans head to the polls.
Oil Still Set to Top $120 by Year-End: Energy Aspects
Bloomberg, 08 Aug 2022
Amrita Sen, director of research at Energy Aspects, discusses
Burst water main causes flooding in London
Sky, 08 Aug 2022
Multiple roads had to be closed in north London after a 36-inch water main burst, causing flooding up to four feet deep.
Ukraine's nuclear chief calls for military-free zone at Zaporizhzhia plant • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 08 Aug 2022
The head of Ukraine's state nuclear power company Energoatom called on August 8 for the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to be made a military-free zone, warning of the risk of ...
World’s longest-ever ‘torta’ sandwich made in just 2 minutes in Mexico
SCMP, 08 Aug 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Mexican cooks prepared the longest “torta” sandwich ever recorded on August 3, 2022, at the 17th ...
PLA Eastern Theater Command holds military drills around island of Taiwan
CGTN, 08 Aug 2022
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-08-08/PLA-holds-military-drills-around-island-of-Taiwan-1cjiAKHxjnW/index.html On August 7, the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese ...
China officials test fish for coronavirus on a trawler boat amid zero-Covid policy
Telegraph, 08 Aug 2022
Footage of Chinese pandemic control staff in a coastal city doing Covid tests on the fish and shrimps harvested by fishermen has emerged on social media.
外交部：美方在台湾问题上肆意妄为 中国人民绝不答应 世界人民也不会答应
CD, 08 Aug 2022
Colombia's first leftist president calls for peace and unity: 'The war on drugs has failed'
Guardian, 08 Aug 2022
Colombia’s first leftist president has been sworn into office, promising to fight inequality and bring peace to a country long haunted by bloody feuds between the government, dr...
Can e-bikes transform our cities? Tech
FT, 08 Aug 2022
Sales of electric bicycles, or e-bikes, as they’re better known, are booming. At the same time, innovations in battery technology have extended the range that an e-bike can travel.