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09:47 14/07/2022
Sen. Josh Hawley got into a heated exchange with a law professor from Berkeley over who can be pregnant during a Senate hearing on abortion Tuesday.

Khiara Bridges, testifying as an expert in race and reproductive rights, called out the Missouri Republican senator's line of questioning as being "transphobic" during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about the abortion restriction case – Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – which prompted the Supreme Court unravel Roe v. Wade last month. ​
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12:43 05/07/2022
About 50,000 people have been urged to evacuate their homes as floods hit Australia's largest city for the third time this year.

 Parts of Sydney have received about eight months of rain in four days. Roads have been cut off, some houses are under water and thousands have been left without power. Widespread flooding across Australia - driven by a La Niña weather pattern - has killed more than 20 people this year, many in New South Wales (NSW).

More than 100 evacuation orders have been issued across Greater Sydney for the current emergency.

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12:41 05/07/2022
US police have arrested a suspect after six people were killed in a mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois.

Mr Crimo was detained after a manhunt. He was referred to as a "person of interest" in Monday's shooting, but after his arrest police said they believed he was responsible.
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11:55 05/07/2022
Students, post-graduates and young scholars in music and arts, as well as in other fields are invited to participate to the “Komitasakan” Summer School hosted in Komitas Museum-Institute.

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11:23 01/07/2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to set up a new operating company for the Sakhalin 2 oil and liquefied natural gas project,

Russian media reported, casting the investments of two major Japanese trading houses into doubt.

Mitsui & Co. and Mitsubishi Corp. could be forced to withdraw from the project in the Russian Far East following the decision made Thursday, as foreign investors must apply within a month to retain their existing shares in the new entity, according to the decree.

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11:10 01/07/2022
The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program, which is administered by the Diplomatic Security Service, is offering a reward of up to $10 million

or information on foreign interference in U.S. elections.

The reward offer seeks information leading to the identification or location of any foreign person, including a foreign entity, who knowingly engaged or is engaging in foreign election interference, as well as information leading to the prevention, frustration, or favorable resolution of an act of foreign election interference.

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18:00 30/06/2022
Manipur: many killed, dozens missing as massive landslide blocks river's flow

At least seven people have died and another 55 are feared to have been killed after a massive landslide hit a remote area of northeastern India’s Manipur state, local officials said.

Source: aljazeera.com

17:41 30/06/2022
Gene discovery may explain why more women are developing Alzheimer’s disease

The gene, O6-Methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase, or MGMT, plays an important role in how the body repairs damage to DNA in both men and women. But researchers did not find an association between MGMT and Alzheimer’s in men. “It’s a female-specific finding — perhaps one of the strongest associations of a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s in women,” said senior study coauthor Lindsay Farrer, chief of biomedical genetics at Boston University School of Medicine.

Source: genixa.co.uk

16:43 30/06/2022
Buckingham Palace finishes Meghan bullying report

Buckingham Palace has revealed that it has completed a review into the handling of the allegations that Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, bullied royal staff, but declined to share the results of the probe. Speaking at a news conference to discuss the Royal Household's annual financial statement, Michael Stevens -- the official in charge of the Crown's finances -- said that the private company hired to investigate the allegations had completed its work.

Source: cnn.com

15:48 30/06/2022
Salmonella found in world's biggest chocolate factory

Production has been halted in the world's biggest chocolate plant, run by Swiss giant Barry Callebaut in the Belgian town of Wieze, after salmonella contaminations was found, the firm said Thursday. A company spokesman told AFP that production had been protectively halted at the factory, which produces liquid chocolate in wholesale batches for 73 clients making confectionaries.

 

14:40 30/06/2022
Poland completes Belarus border wall to keep migrants out

A year after migrants started crossing into the European Union from Belarus to Poland, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and top security officials visited the border area on Thursday to mark the completion of a new steel wall. On Friday, Polish authorities will also lift a state of emergency along the border that has blocked journalists, rights workers and others from witnessing a human rights crisis.

Source: apnews.com

13:35 30/06/2022
After an eight-year hiatus, Cameron Diaz is making movies again

Diaz, who officially confirmed her retirement from Hollywood in 2018, is set to star in the new Netflix film "Back in Action," alongside Jamie Foxx. The two previously starred together in 2014's "Annie," Diaz's last feature film appearance.

Source: cnn.com

12:42 30/06/2022
Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. sworn in as Philippines president

Marcos Jr takes Philippines top job, 36 years after his father, a former president, was toppled and forced into exile in the People Power Revolution. The new president, in a speech that echoed his campaign slogans of unity, promised to take the country far on his watch with policies benefiting everyone, and thanked the public for delivering what he called “the biggest electoral mandate in the history of Philippine democracy”.

Source: aljazeera.com

11:59 30/06/2022
Tom Hiddleston expecting first child with fiancée Zawe Ashton

The Mr. Malcolm's List actress, 37, debuted her growing baby bump at a special screening of the period drama in New York City on Wednesday. Hiddleston and Ashton got engaged three years after starring in the Broadway play Betrayal together.

Source: people.com

11:11 30/06/2022
Early human ancestors one million years older than previously thought

Fossilised remains belonging to some of humanity's oldest ancestors are far older than scientists had originally thought, new research says. The fossils, including one belonging to an ancient cave woman, were buried for millennia in South African caves known as the Cradle of Humankind. Modern testing methods now suggest the group of early humans roamed the earth between 3.4 and 3.7 million years ago.

Source: bbc.com

10:49 30/06/2022
Nearly 1 In 4 people worldwide at risk from flooding, study warns

according to new research published Tuesday, which warned those in poorer countries were more vulnerable. Inundations from heavy rainfall and storm surges affect millions of people every year and cause billions of dollars of damage to homes, infrastructure and economies.  And the risks are rising as climate change causes more extreme precipitation and sea level rise, as exposed populations swell.

Source: france24.com

10:15 30/06/2022
Next James Bond film is at least 'two years' away

The 26th official James Bond film is unlikely to be in cinemas before 2025, according to the series’ producer, Barbara Broccoli. Speaking at a dinner to honour Broccoli and her half-brother Michael G Wilson after the presentation of their BFI Fellowships, the gatekeeper of all things 007 (and daughter of Cubby Broccoli) said they had not yet cast the actor who will replace Daniel Craig in the tux.

Source: theguardian.com

10:00 30/06/2022
Israeli PM Bennett won't run in upcoming election

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will not stand in the upcoming general election, his spokesperson has said. Bennett announced to lawmakers from his Yamina party on Wednesday “his intention not to stand at the next elections”, his spokesman said, as MPs prepared to dissolve Israel’s current legislature, paving the way for polls later this year.

Source: aljazeera.com

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