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Shooting directly at protesters/people in Tehran... This is just surreal...blind and cruel crackdown! #MahsaAmini  #IranProtests2022  #مهسا_امینی

"In a time of tragedy people need help. Where Ron DeSantis is a 'no government' conservative, he's about to become a Big Government Republican,” former #Florida  congressman @DavidJollyFL  tells @JoyAnnReid .

BREAKING: Kim Kardashian will pay $1.26 million over SEC allegations that she broke US rules by touting a crypto token without disclosing she was paid for the promotion

President Biden plans to announce more than $60 million in federal funding to shore up levees, strengthen flood walls and create a new flood warning system to help the island better prepare for storms.

“The last 40 thousand years is quite unique in human history, in that we are the only form of humans around.” Take a listen to our interview with 2022 medicine laureate Svante Pääbo who reflects on our relationship to extinct species of early hominins. Listen here:

Some twitterers thought @bbcnickrobinson  was a bit harsh on @KwasiKwarteng  this morning. They obviously haven’t read @martinwolf_  in the @FT . Brutal stuff. “These people are mad, bad and dangerous. They have to go”

#BREAKING 46 girls and women among 53 killed in Kabul classroom suicide bombing: UN

The energy regulator OFGEM has warned of a 'gas supply emergency' due to impact of Russia's war in Ukraine

A surgeon in Tigray@FAmdeslasie  says they have no medical supplies and medics have not been paid for 17 months

BREAKING: Russia's Duma certifies annexation of four regions


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BREAKING NEWS: The 2022 #NobelPrize  in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Svante Pääbo “for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution.”

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Let's be clear, the guy trying to annex territory the size of Portugal, mobilizing 300,000 more soldiers, and threatening to use nuclear weapons is the one escalating, not Biden or NATO.

When the news came out that students were protesting inside Sharif University & under siege by security forces, ppl rushed to the neighboring streets & showed their anger & concern for students by blowing horns. Just magnificent! #MahsaAmini  #مهسا_امینی

Sacheen Littlefeather, who declined Marlon Brando’s Oscar for “The Godfather” on his behalf at the 1973 Academy Awards, died Sunday, the Academy of Motion Pictures said.

There's a lot of bad news in the world today. Iranians and Ukrainians, however, give me hope. They are bending the long arc of history towards justice, freedom, and democracy. I am in awe of their bravery and convictions.

It was four years ago today that @washingtonpost  columnist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in a Saudi consulate, apparently on orders of the Saudi crown prince. And to this day, MBS has not returned Jamal's remains or explained what happened to them.

J.J. Watt revealed today that he had to have his heart shocked back into rhythm. Mr. Watt is fully vaccinated. How many other fully vaccinated athletes are dealing with sudden and unusual heart-related issues?

Afghan women have been protesting in several cities across the country following an attack on an education centre in Kabul. The suicide bombing on Friday killed mostly female Hazara students aged between 18 to 24 years. The UN says the death toll is now more than 60.

Through his pioneering research, Svante Pääbo – this year’s #NobelPrize  laureate in physiology or medicine – accomplished something seemingly impossible: sequencing the genome of the Neanderthal, an extinct relative of present-day humans.

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Speaking to LBC yesterday, former Tory Minister Lord Pickles said Liz Truss would be ‘dead in the water’ if she u-turned on abolishing the 45p tax rate. @BenKentish  | @EricPickles 


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Sweden's Public Health Agency is no longer recommending that children aged 12 to 17 get vaccinated against Covid-19

EU gives Ireland two months to halt peat-cutting or face court

BREAKING: At least 127 people killed, 180 injured in riot at football stadium in Indonesia, police say

RU An action by Vladimir Putin could be the catalyst that plunges Russia’s economy into real catastrophe. A top Russian economist warns it will “die by winter.” 🧵

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Inspired by the “femininity and bravery” of Iranian women, Tim Fu designed this sculptural monument for a square in Iran— in the post-Islamic Republic Iran. Breathtaking! #MahsaAmini  #مهسا_امینی #IranProtests2022 

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In case you had any doubt what this is really about, Putin hasn't even mentioned Ukraine for about 15 minutes now. This is effectively an official declaration of hostilities against the west.

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Images from private U.S. company Maxar Technologies appear to show the build up of military forces on either side of the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia's Tigray, after fighting in the northern region flared. @D_J_Doyle  has more.

Two young girls happily sing in public before the Azadi (Freedom) Tower in Tehran. No scarf. This is the generation the Islamic Republic is fighting with now on the streets. You lose—no doubt about it. #MahsaAmini  #IranProtests2022  #مهسا_امینی #OpIran 

BTS’s Jung Kook Continues To Prove He’s A Pop Hitmaker On The Billboard Charts

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Putin has obviously suppressed any memory of this, but these are the numbers for the Yes vote in the 1991 referendum in UA on independence. Every single region voted clearly for independence.

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