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19:07 Armenia
Since I was 18 - till now , I grew up in this country .
I grew up with a lot of boys , who took their permanent residence in Yerablur.

I grew up with beautiful talented women , who lost their sons and grandchildren, and girls whose fiance's didn't return .

I grew up with hospitality, where we were making weekend khorovats in the foothills of Ararat, now we are thinking thrice before leaving our homes.

I grew up with nature, wandering in the forests - even bears would greets us , now we are bearing the burden of being alive - breathing through phosphorus.
This sovereign state was our whole world. We lived here with peace and love. Where we grew up with dreams and ambitions.

Dreams don't come to the person who has a needle in the eye. Ambitions gets forgotten , when your inner instinct says 'survival is the key' . Whilst the drones fly.
Shall Murals of Monte , words of Vazgen, spirit of Sassoun may kindle up our memories of pride.

May the Almighty bless and give us the strength to punish the aggressor's war cry!


Shafi Al Caprio, facebook

19:00 World
On the occasion of Armenia's Independence Day and the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between

the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Republic of Armenia, the municipality of Petange hoisted the Armenian flag.

Let us add that the municipality of Pétange also maintains friendly ties with the city of Dilijan in Armenia as well as with the diplomatic mission of this Republic in the Netherlands.

Embassy of Armenia in The Netherlands.

09:47 World
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. ​

12:43 World
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.


12:41 World
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.

11:55 Armenia
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.

The program includes
✓ Komitas and folk music
✓ Komitas and medieval music
✓ Komitas and classical composers
✓ Komitas and arts
✓ Armenian music notation

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11:23 World
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.


11:10 World
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.

18:00 World
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.


17:41 World
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.


16:43 World
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.


15:48 World
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 World
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.


13:35 World
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.


12:42 World
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”.


11:59 World
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.


11:11 World
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.


10:49 World
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.


10:15 World
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.


10:00 World
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.


19:21 World
Bodies of 20 migrants found in Libyan desert

The people got lost in the Libyan desert, according to rescuers, who presume the group died of thirst. The bodies were discovered by a truck driver travelling through the desert and were recovered on Tuesday about 320 kilometres southwest of Kufra and 120km from the border with Chad.


18:58 Region
Iranian border guard said killed in incident near Afghan crossing

Iran's foreign ministry said Wednesday. "The dimensions of this unfortunate incident in the Milak border area, which led to the martyrdom of the dear border guard of the Islamic Republic of Iran, are being investigated by the authorities and will be announced as soon as the issue is clarified," ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said.


17:42 World
At Wimbledon, Serena Williams loses 1st match in a year

Serena Williams began — and ended — her comeback at Wimbledon after 364 days out of singles competition. She missed shots, shook her head, rolled her eyes. She could not finish the job against an opponent making her Wimbledon debut and bowed out with a 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) loss to 115th-ranked Harmony Tan of France.


13:52 World
Israel's parliament is expected to dissolve Wednesday

ending Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's year-long tenure and triggering a fifth election in less than four years that could see ex-premier Benjamin Netanyahu reclaim power. Barring an 11th hour shock agreement to save the coalition or form a new government within the existing parliament, Bennett's eight-party alliance is due to end by midnight, installing Foreign Minister Yair Lapid as prime minister.


12:14 World
India state on alert after Prophet Muhammad row beheading in Udaipur

Police arrest two Muslim men for allegedly beheading the tailor on camera over his post supporting ex-BJP official’s comments on the Prophet Muhammad. Mobile internet services and large gatherings remained restricted in Udaipur on Wednesday, a day after the murder of Kanhaiya Lal.


11:19 World
Woody Allen considers retiring from directing

Woody Allen told Alec Baldwin during a live interview Tuesday on Instagram that he is mulling ending his movie-making career, saying directing has lost its luster. The two men — each facing significant controversies — steered clear of addressing either the abuse allegations against Allen or the shooting last year on Baldwin’s movie set.


10:46 World
Colombia prison riot sparks deadly fire

A fire inside an overcrowded Colombian prison killed 51 inmates in the early hours of Tuesday morning, authorities said, marking one of the deadliest incidents of its kind in the country's recent history. The fire broke out amid a chaotic scene inside the penitentiary in the western Colombian city of Tolua. Twenty-four people were injured, including an unspecified number of guards.


10:15 World
Japan forward Takumi Minamino leaves Liverpool for Ligue 1 club Monaco

The 27-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the principality side, for a reported fee of 15 million euros ($15.8 million) with a potential three million euros in add-ons. "It is a great joy for me to join AS Monaco," Minamino said.


10:00 World
Scotland: 19 October 2023 proposed as date for referendum

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon said the question would be the same as in the last referendum in 2014: "Should Scotland be an independent country?". Ms Sturgeon has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask for formal consent for the vote to be held. She said she would press on with her plan if this was not granted by the UK government.


19:53 World
Millions in Bangladesh impacted by one of the worst floodings ever seen

More than seven million Bangladeshis are still in "desperate" need of shelter and aid after deadly floods earlier this month, the Red Cross said Tuesday. At least 101 people were killed in the country's northeast when rivers swelled to record levels and inundated rural villages, after some of the heaviest rains in a century.


18:00 World
German court gives 101-year-old ex Nazi guard five years in jail

on Tuesday for assisting in the murder of some 3,500 people at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, bringing to an end one of the last Nazi trials in Germany. Prosecutors had said that Josef S., a member of the Nazi party's paramilitary SS, helped to send 3,518 people to their deaths at the Sachsenhausen camp, north of Berlin, by regularly standing guard in the watchtower between 1942 and 1945.


17:10 World
Spanish city to charge for emergency rescues at sea

San Sebastián is counting the rising cost of ocean rescues. Now it plans to charge anyone found to be negligent or reckless.


15:48 Region
2 men missing in floods in northwest Turkey

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Tuesday that one of the missing men is a digger operator who was swept away by floods in Duzce province and the other a resident in a village in Kastamonu province. Heavy rains affecting six provinces, caused rivers to overflow and bridges to collapse Monday. Authorities evacuated stranded locals and said a potentially deadly disaster was averted because residents followed meteorological warnings.


14:42 World
3 killed, 13 injured after building collapses in Mumbai

A four-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai, officials said on Tuesday. A wing of the building, located in Kurla’s Naik Nagar Society, collapsed around midnight, they said, adding that another wing of it was also likely to crash and was vacated. The injured people were shifted to civic hospitals in Ghatkopar and Sion.


13:52 World
At least 46 migrants found dead inside a semi-truck in San Antonio, Texas

A fire official said 16 people, including four children, had also been taken to hospital. The survivors were "hot to the touch" and suffering from heat stroke and heat exhaustion. San Antonio is a major transit route for people-smugglers. The vehicle, which had been abandoned by its driver, had no working air conditioning and there was no drinking water inside it.


13:15 World
'Top Gun: Maverick' becomes Tom Cruise's first movie to make $1 billion

The sequel to the 1986 blockbuster, in which Tom Cruise reprises the famed role of Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, has crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, according to Paramount. "Maverick" is the first film in Cruise's more than 40-year career to reach the billion-dollar milestone — and it's also the second-highest-grossing film in Paramount's long history in terms of domestic figures, behind only 1997's "Titanic."


12:26 World
France call on citizens to wear masks again in public transport

French people should start wearing masks again in crowded areas, especially in public transport, as France has to deal with a new wave of COVID-19 infections fuelled by new variants of the disease, Health Minister Brigitte Bourguignon said on Monday. "I'm not saying it should be mandatory but I do ask the French people to put the mask on in public transport," she told RTL, adding it was a "civic duty" to do so.


10:00 World
Jordan toxic gas leak kills 11, injures hundreds

A leak of toxic chlorine gas at Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba has killed 11 people and injured more than 250 others, state media report. Authorities said a chemical storage container fell while being transported as a result of a crane malfunction. State media said 199 of the injured were being treated at local hospitals for chemical exposure. Some were reportedly in a critical condition.


18:04 World
Residents injured as powerful storm hits southern Dutch city

One person was killed and about 10 injured Monday as a powerful storm ripped through a historic fishing town in the southern Netherlands, tearing the roofs off at least four houses and sending café furniture flying through the streets. Video posted on social media showed a waterspout close to the town.


17:27 World
Qatar to host indirect talks between Iran and US on reviving 2015 nuclear deal

"Iran has chosen Qatar to host the talks because of Doha's friendly ties with Tehran," Mohammad Marandi, a media adviser to Iran's top nuclear negotiator, told the ISNA news agency on Monday.


15:57 World
NASA launches first rocket from Australian space center

NASA has successfully launched a rocket from Australia's remote Northern Territory, making history as the agency's first commercial spaceport launch outside the United States. The rocket is expected to travel more than 300 kilometers into space on its mission to observe the Alpha Centauri A and B constellations -- the nearest star systems to the Earth.


15:05 World
Man dead and five hurt after attacker stabs several people in German asylum seeker shelter

The attacker, reportedly a resident of the shelter, is said to have knocked on the doors of the rooms of the building in Kressbronn, on Lake Constance, on Sunday evening. When residents opened, he stabbed them, dpa reported. Police officers detained a 31-year-old man in front of the asylum-seekers’ shelter.


13:51 World
Petr Cech joins the Chelsea exodus under new owner Todd Boehly

Long-serving chairman Bruce Buck and director Marina Granovskaia also departed Stamford Bridge last week in the wake of a takeover from American Todd Boehly's consortium. Cech, who won 13 major honours with Chelsea during his playing career as a goalkeeper, became the club's technical and performance advisor when he retired in 2019.


13:02 World
Rare mummified baby woolly mammoth discovered in Canada

Miners in the Klondike gold fields of Canada’s far north have made a rare discovery, digging up the mummified remains of a near-complete baby woolly mammoth. Members of the local Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation named the calf Nun cho ga, which means “big baby animal”. Palaeontologist says the baby woolly mammoth is ‘one of the most incredible mummified ice age animals ever discovered in the world’.


11:00 World
Six police die in shootout in northern Mexico

Six police officers were killed and four others wounded Sunday in the northern Mexico border state of Nuevo Leon after they were ambushed by a presumed drug gang equipped with 10 home-made armored cars and heavy weaponry. Nuevo Leon state police said the patrol was outnumbered in the pre-dawn attack on a highway leading to the Colombia border crossing. The force said the officers performed “heroically” in the attack.


10:28 World
Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave

Japan's government has urged people in the capital and its surrounding area to use less electricity on Monday, as it warned that supplies will be strained as the country faces a heatwave. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expects demand for power to be "severe" this afternoon local time. It said people should switch off unnecessary lights but still use air conditioning to avoid heatstroke.


10:00 World
Deadly stadium collapse at Colombian bullfight

Four people were killed and hundreds were injured after a stand collapsed during a bullfight in Colombia, local authorities said Sunday. Around 800 spectators were seated in the sections that collapsed, according to authorities in the city of El Espinal. An 18-month-old baby was among those who died.


16:23 World
Pompeii excavation unearths remains of pregnant tortoise

When Mount Vesuvius erupted nearly 2,000 years ago Pompeii's ancient residents were frozen in place by ash. So too it turns out were the city's flora and fauna - including a pregnant tortoise with her egg. Archaeologists found the reptile's remains buried under ash and rock where it had laid undiscovered since 79AD. The 14cm tortoise had burrowed into a tiny underground lair beneath a shop destroyed in that earlier quake.


15:23 World
Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager in occupied West Bank

Mohammad Abdallah Hamed, 16, died in Israeli custody after being shot near the town of Silwad on Friday evening, Palestinian sources have said.


14:03 World
Burkina Faso: 14 days to evacuate before vast army operation

The West African country's army this week ordered civilians to leave two large "military interest zones" to protect them, but did not specify how long they would have to evacuate or where they should go.


12:50 World
Brad Pitt opens up about suffering with prosopagnosia

Brad Pitt apparently thinks that he may suffer from undiagnosed “face blindness,” which he says would explain why he struggles to remember people and can come off as “remote and aloof”. The Lost City star, 58, opened up about his possible medical condition, and the impact it may have on his reputation, in a recent interview with GQ.


11:46 Region
Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 strikes southern Iran

An earthquake with a 5.6 magnitude struck in Iran’s southern Gulf waters early Saturday morning, state TV reported. There were no immediate reports of fatalities or damage. The quake occurred between the port of Charak and the island of Kish at a depth of 22 km, it said. Officials told state TV that there had been some 100 quakes and aftershocks over the past 10 days in the same region.


11:00 World
‘Deepest shipwreck’: US WWII navy destroyer found off Philippines

The ship has been found nearly 7,000 metres below sea level off the Philippines, making it the world's deepest shipwreck ever located, an American exploration team said. The USS Samuel B Roberts went down during a battle off the central island of Samar on October 25, 1944 as US forces fought to liberate the Philippines -- then a US colony -- from Japanese occupation.


10:33 World
Man City agree transfer for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips

The verbal agreement with Leeds would see the Premier League champions spend £42m plus add-ons for the midfielder. Talks are in the final stages with progress having also been made on the player’s contract and, all going well, Phillips could complete his move from Elland Road to the Etihad Stadium within the next week.


10:00 World
2 killed, several wounded in shooting at nightclub in Oslo

Two people were killed and 14 wounded on Saturday in a shooting at a nightclub and in nearby streets in Norway's capital Oslo, police said. A suspect believed to be the sole perpetrator was apprehended, police told reporters.


21:47 World
Wayne Rooney quits as Derby County manager

Wayne Rooney has quit as manager of Derby County with immediate effect after 18 months in charge. A statement on Derby’s website read: “Wayne Rooney has today informed Derby County Football Club that he wishes to be relieved of his duties as first team manager with immediate effect.”


18:00 World
Netflix lays off 300 employees in second round of job cuts

The streaming giant said it was cutting roughly 4% of its workforce mostly in the US, after axing 150 people in May. The moves come after the company reported its first subscriber loss in more than a decade in April. The firm is exploring an ad-supported service and cracking down on password sharing as it tries to boost growth.


17:11 Region
Iran refuses Israeli charges of attacks in Turkey

Iran on Friday dismissed as "ridiculous" allegations by Israel's foreign minister while on a visit to Ankara that the Islamic republic was planning anti-Israeli attacks in Turkey. "The baseless allegations... are ridiculous and part of a pre-designed plot to destroy relations between the two Muslim countries," foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a statement.


15:48 World
Toyota recalls electric cars over concerns about loose wheels

Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts that could become loose, in a major setback for the Japanese automaker’s ambitions to roll out electric cars. Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday the cause is still under investigation, but the whole wheel could come off, risking a crash.


14:23 World
Sharon Stone shares that she has 'lost 9 children' through miscarriages

"We, as females don't have a forum to discuss the profundity of this loss. I lost nine children by miscarriage," revealed Stone, who is the mother of three sons through adoption: Quinn Kelly, Laird Vonne, and Roan Joseph. "It is no small thing, physically nor emotionally yet we are made to feel it is something to bear alone and secretly with some kind of sense of failure."


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