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#UPDATE  The EU parliament on Tuesday passed a new law requiring USB-C to be the single charger standard for all new smartphones, tablets and cameras from late 2024.

#BREAKING Nearly all of Bangladesh without power after grid failure: govt

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#UPDATE  More than 200,000 people have been conscripted into the Russian army since President Vladimir Putin announced a mobilisation drive on September 21, Moscow's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday during a televised meeting ▶️

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#BREAKING Chancellor Scholz hits back at European criticism of Germany's 200-billion-euro energy fund, says planned measures justified and other countries taking similar steps

VIDEO: UA In Ukraine's south, bicycles wait for owners' return Hundreds of abandoned bicycles lie in a warehouse near the front line, each a symbol of their owners who were forced to flee Russia's invasion. Around 50 owners have now returned to collect their bikes

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For more than 30 years, plastic phones shaped like the cartoon cat Garfield have been washing up on French beaches. The mystery is now solved: a shipping container which washed up during a storm in the 1980s was found in a hidden sea cave ? Fred Tanneau

#BREAKING EU countries will provide 'fighter jets' to Ukraine under Brussels funding: Borrell

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VIDEO: Hundreds of people gather outside ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan's house, supposedly to prevent police from reaching the ex-cricket star after he was reported under the anti-terrorism act for criticising a magistrate.

#BREAKING Around 100 dead in attack on Paris concert venue: police

Wearing a military beret and a Polish wartime resistance armband, 94-year-old Wanda Traczyk-Stawska stunned the crowd at a pro-EU rally when she thundered "Be quiet, stupid boy! You lousy bastard" at a member of a far-right group

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VIDEO: Nigerian demonstrators Patrick, Solomon and Samuel recount the night they were injured on October 20, 2020 when the Nigerian army used live ammunition to disperse a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos

Pakistan's former prime minister #ImranKhan  accused the government on Thursday of trying to score a "technical knockout" against him, after he was granted bail on charges brought under the country's anti-terrorism act 📷 @aamirqureshi14 

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#UPDATE  A US journalist was shot dead and another wounded on Sunday in Irpin, a frontline northwest suburb of Kyiv, medics and witnesses told AFP

A huge cardboard skeleton sits in a street in the Tlahuac neighbourhood of Mexico City ahead of the Day of the Dead festival ? Pedro Pardo

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