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News : World

Pope in Quebec amid decline of Catholic Church in province

Monday  05:20,   15 august 2022

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Quebec on Wednesday at a time when many French Canadians in the province are not only moving away from religion but explicitly rejecting it, embracing secularization long after their forebears built their... >>>

Marina Fire Puts 2 in Hospital, Destroys Several Boats

Monday  05:20,   15 august 2022

Desperate neighbors threw buckets of water to try and put out the flames after the blaze began in Hampstead Marina in Kent. Multiple boats in the River Medway were on fire and smoke could be seen pouring from one vessel close to the lock. The river... >>>

Monkey suspect killed in Japan after spate of attacks — but others may still be on the loose

Monday  05:20,   15 august 2022

Authorities in the Japanese city Yamaguchi detained and killed a macaque monkey after a spate of recent attacks, but feared other suspects may still be on the loose.Local authorities in Yamaguchi, about 580 miles southwest of the capital, Tokyo,... >>>

WHO says more than 18,000 cases of monkeypox globally, most in Europe

Monday  05:10,   15 august 2022

WHO says more than 18,000 cases of monkeypox globally, most in EuropeThe WHO declared the outbreak a global health emergency on... >>>

Zelensky hopes UK's Johnson doesn't 'disappear' from politics

Monday  05:10,   15 august 2022

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky hopes British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stays in a frontline political role when he leaves office in early September, after becoming one of Kyiv's staunchest foreign backers. In an interview airing... >>>

Japan's economy is growing third in a row

Monday  04:40,   15 august 2022

Tokyo, Aug 15th (Reuters) - the Japanese economy has grown the third quarter in a row due to solid private consumption in the period of April to June. However, the gross domestic product (GDP) did not grow as much as expected in the second quarter... >>>

Beneath a portrait of Putin, some Ukrainians embrace Russian passports

Monday  04:21,   15 august 2022

Beneath a portrait of Putin, some Ukrainians embrace Russian passports"I love Russia. Glory to Russia!" said Igor Chaika, 58, one of the three, after pledging to defend the Russian Federation. Another, Alexandra Safronova, 92, wiped tears from her... >>>

Biden Leaves Troops Stuck in Syria Limbo As Russia, Iran, Turkey Escalate

Monday  04:21,   15 august 2022

"The presence of the U.S. military on Syrian territory is an illegal act, an act of aggression," Damascus' mission to the United Nations told Newsweek.Since supporting rebels in the 2011 uprising that sought to overthrow Syrian President Bashar... >>>

Labour calls for extra tax on oil and gas giants

Monday  04:21,   15 august 2022

The party says this would help fund a freeze of the energy price cap through the winter.The cap - the maximum amount suppliers can charge for average use - is forecast to hit £3,582 in October and £4,266 in... >>>

Video Shows Huge Machine Tunneling for Britain's High-Speed Rail Project

Monday  04:10,   15 august 2022

Dorothy, the 410-foot-long boring machine weighing 2,000 tons, is drilling under the countryside in Europe's biggest-ever infrastructure project. Ten borers - named after Britain's most celebrated scientists and engineers - will dig 64 miles of... >>>

Johnson must not disappear, says Zelensky

Monday  04:10,   15 august 2022

Ukraine's president calls the PM a "big friend" and offers to work closely with his successor.Speaking to TalkTV, he said he would like the UK prime minister to remain "somewhere in politics in a position to be... >>>

Sri Lanka extends state of emergency for a month

Monday  04:10,   15 august 2022

Meanwhile, Singapore extended former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's permission to stay.Despite objections by opposition lawmakers, Sri Lanka's Parliament on Wednesday extended the country's state of emergency for a month. Also >>>

Is Pakistan becoming a dumping ground for hazardous waste?

Monday  04:10,   15 august 2022

Environmentalists and politicians have expressed concern over reports that a number of developed countries are sending their hazardous waste to Pakistan.A parliamentary committee has taken notice of reports that huge amounts of hazardous waste from... >>>

West's Weapon Smuggling Fears Fueled by 'Cheap Gas' Needs: Ukraine Lawmaker

Monday  04:10,   15 august 2022

Oleksandr Zavitnevych warned "naive" Western officials not to buy into what he called a Russian "special psychological operation."Oleksandr Zavitnevych, the deputy head of a new Ukrainian committee tasked with keeping tabs on billions-of-dollars... >>>

Russia Accidentally Shoots Down Its Own Helicopter, Ukraine Military Claims

Monday  04:01,   15 august 2022

Ukraine's armed forces said the Ka-52 helicopter was shot down in the Kherson region, although the claim has not been verified.The General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces said that three Russian Ka-52 "Alligator" helicopters had been flying in... >>>