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Biden: Assassination of al-Qaeda leader long-awaited ‘justice’

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden announced Monday that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has been killed was killed in a US drone strike in Kabul, an operation he said brought justice and hopefully “one step of closure” to the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The president … Read more

From subway stations to shopping malls, Taiwan prepares its air raid shelters

TAIPEI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Taiwan is preparing its air raid shelters as rising tensions with China and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raise new fears about the possibility of a Chinese attack on the island democracy. China considers Taiwan its territory and has increased military activity in the air and sea around it. Taiwan is … Read more

South Korea develops nanotechnology tattoos as a health monitoring tool

DAEJEON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – South Koreans could soon wear a device inside their own body in the form of a customized tattoo that automatically warns them of potential health problems, if a scientific team’s project bears fruit. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in the city of Daejeon, southwest … Read more

Russia faces ‘economic oblivion’ despite short-term resilience

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with congressional leaders in Moscow, Russia on July 7, 2022. Alexey Nikolsky | Sputnik | Reuters Russia faces long-term “economic oblivion” due to global sanctions and corporate flight, several economists have said. The International Monetary Fund last week updated Russia’s 2022 GDP forecast by 2.5 percentage points, meaning … Read more

Chilean authorities are investigating a mysterious large hole near a copper mine

SANTIAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Chilean authorities on Monday launched an investigation into a mysterious hole about 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter that appeared over the weekend at a mining site in the country’s north. Chilean media showed aerial images of the well on land operated by Canadian copper miner Lundin Mining ( LUN.TO … Read more

As Pelosi plans to visit, Taiwan is hosting a Chinese show of force

Check this news Comment TAIPEI, Taiwan – Chinese and Taiwanese militaries deployed fighter jets, ordered military exercises and boosted combat readiness as Taiwan prepared to host House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for a visit that has prompted dire warnings from China and sharply increased tensions between Beijing and its leadership Washington. Pelosi is expected to … Read more

Morning special: In search of Pelosi’s plane

A man reads the Global Times newspaper, which displays a cover story about US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Asia trip, at a street display wall in Beijing, China, August 1, 2022. The front page headline reads: “Pelosi visits Asia in the smell of gunpowder.” REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Sign … Read more

Ayman al-Zawahiri: from doctor in Cairo to leader of al-Qaeda

Joined the Muslim Brotherhood as a teenager From a distinguished Cairo family Took over al Qaeda after bin Laden’s death Applied influence as an ideologue, strategist Bin Laden’s charisma was missing DUBAI, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Ayman al-Zawahiri succeeded Osama bin Laden as al-Qaeda leader after years as its chief planner and strategist, but his … Read more

How Italy’s Draghi government collapsed

Mario Draghi’s government ended earlier than many experts expected. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Mario Draghi is best known for saving the euro. But the long-awaited rescue of the Italian economy ended prematurely when internal politics erupted last month, making it increasingly difficult to manage. In about a week, Italy went from … Read more