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Burkina Faso soldiers launch counter-coup 9 months after last political upheaval

Burkina Faso soldiers launch counter-coup 9 months after last political upheaval

More than a dozen members of Burkina Faso’s army seized control of state television late Friday, declaring that the country’s coup leader-turned-president, Lt.-Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, had been overthrown after only nine months in power. A statement read by a junta spokesman said Capt. Ibrahim Traore is the new head of Burkina Faso, the …

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Canadian satellite captures first direct view of methane leak from Nord Stream pipelines

Canadian satellite captures first direct view of methane leak from Nord Stream pipelines

An image of the methane leak from Nordstream as seen by the GHGSat team in Montreal. They are able to calculate exactly how much methane is being released. This is the first direct measurement of the methane coming out of the damaged pipeline.GHGSat A Canadian satellite has captured the first direct view of methane leaking …

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Trump fraud lawsuit goes to judge who held him in contempt

The New York attorney general’s lawsuit accusing Donald Trump and his company of fraud has been assigned to a state court judge who repeatedly ruled against the former president in related subpoena disputes — including holding him in contempt, fining him US$110,000 and forcing him to sit for a deposition. Trump’s lawyers are objecting to …

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New Omicron strains on the horizon could drive future COVID waves

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly analysis of health and medical science news. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Scientists are closely watching new Omicron subvariants that can evade immunity better than previous strains. The new subvariants have the potential to drive future waves but protection …

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Tesla shows off underwhelming human robot prototype at AI Day 2022

Enlarge / The walking Optimus prototype demonstrated at the AI ​​Day 2022 event. You’re here Today at Tesla’s “AI Day” press event, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled an early prototype of its Optimus humanoid robot, which emerged from behind a curtain, walked around, waved, and “raised the roof” with its hands to the beat of …

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Brazilians living in poverty, hunger seek to eject Bolsonaro in election

Brazil’s presidential election will be decided by tens of millions of people experiencing poverty, and they look set to eject incumbent Jair Bolsonaro from office — either in Sunday’s first round or in a runoff. The far-right leader is reminding them of his pandemic welfare program that morphed into a monthly handout equal to $112 …

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South Korean President warns North over nuclear program

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korea will face “a determined and overwhelming response” from South Korea and the United States if it attempts to use nuclear weapons, South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol said Saturday. Speaking at the nation’s 74th Armed Forces Day ceremony, Yoon called North Korea’s recent law declaring itself a “nuclear …

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings

Washington CNN — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Friday that limits the use of rap lyrics in criminal court cases in the state. The law requires “a court, in a criminal proceeding where a party seeks to admit as evidence a form of creative expression, to consider specified factors when …

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Trump accused of stonewalling rape accuse to avoid Oct. 19 deposition

Former US president Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on Sept. 17.GAELEN MORSE/Reuters The writer suing Donald Trump for defamation after he denied having raped her in the mid-1990s accused the former US president of stonewalling and trying to avoid a scheduled deposition as he tries to delay the case indefinitely. In …

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