UN raises concerns about Zaporizhzhia plant following near-daily artillery barrage

KYIV – United Nations inspectors at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine say explosions from the artillery war being waged nearby rattle the facility almost daily, raising concerns…

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Oregon man accused of torture may be using dating apps to avoid capture

GRANT PASS, Oregon – A man who the authorities said tortured a woman this week in Oregon and held her captive before fleeing into the wilderness has been using dating…

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Yoshimitsu Yamada, who brought aikido to the US, dies at 84

NEW YORK – Yoshimitsu Yamada, who more than anyone else was responsible for bringing the defensive martial art known as aikido to the United States, died on Jan 15 in…

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US secures deal with Netherlands, Japan on China chip export limit: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON – The United States has secured a deal with the Netherlands and Japan to restrict exports of some advanced chip-making machinery to China in talks that concluded on Friday,…

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Top French university bans use of ChatGPT to prevent plagiarism

PARIS – Sciences Po, one of France’s top universities, has banned the use of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence-based chatbot that can generate coherent prose, to prevent fraud and plagiarism. ChatGPT…

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US police release video that shows Memphis cops kicking, beating Tyre Nichols

MEMPHIS – The city of Memphis released graphic video footage on Friday of the violent encounter between Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, and the five police officers charged with…

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Is Canada’s military ready for the challenges ahead? ‘No,’ says defence chief

Canada’s military is not ready for the challenges the future holds as the global security situation continues “deteriorating,” warned Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre. In an interview…

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Man who assaulted Capitol police officer Sicknick sentenced to 80 months in prison

WASHINGTON – The man who carried out a pepper-spray attack on a US Capitol police officer who died the day after the Jan 6, 2021, riot was sentenced to 80…

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Jan 28

San Francisco police released dramatic video footage on Friday of former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, being struck by a hammer as police rushed in to stop his…

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Ukraine war: Fighting heats up in east, north after tank pledges

NEAR VUHLEDAR, Ukraine – Ukraine on Friday battled Russian troops trying to pierce its lines in the east and north-east, and artillery bombardments intensified after Western allies promised the Kyiv…

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