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US humanitarian aid pier off Gaza to become inoperable for third time in a month

A view damaged floating pier, set up by US to facilitate quicker delivery of humanitarian aid to Palestinians, after it has been suspended due to adverse weather conditions and rising sea levels in Gaza City, Gaza on May 27, 2024. (Photo by Dawoud Abo Alkas/Anadolu via Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. military is planning to suspend operations to its …

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Earliest-ever heat wave in Greece closes Acropolis and public schools

Getty Images – STOCK (GREECE) — A sweltering heat wave in Greece, recorded as the season’s earliest-ever, has prompted authorities to close public schools, limit outdoor attractions and release safety alerts. Primary schools and kindergartens closed Wednesday and Thursday in areas of Greece where temperatures sustained heat wave levels and soared well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (exceeding 40 degrees Celsius) …

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Search and rescue underway for American hiker who went missing on Greek Island

Getty Images – STOCK (GREECE) — A search and rescue operation is underway for a 59-year-old American who was reported missing Tuesday after failing to return from a hike on a Greek island. Albert Calibet, a former LA Sheriff’s Department deputy, failed to return from a hike on the Greek island Amorgos amid extreme heat, with temperatures above 100 degrees …

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Prolonged ice-free periods putting Hudson Bay polar bear population at risk of extinction: Study

Getty Images – STOCK (CANADA) — A segment of the polar bear population is at risk of extinction should ice-free periods continue to get longer, researchers have determined using analysis of the sea ice as well as the health of the bears themselves. Ice-free periods in Canada’s Hudson Bay have been lengthening over the past few decades, scientists say. Global …

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Rescued hostage’s 1st contact was IDF soldiers dressed as Palestinian women, girlfriend says

ABC (NEW YORK) — As the secretive Israeli rescue operation began at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Gaza, hostage Andrey Kozlov first heard the gunfire and wondered whether he was in mortal danger, his girlfriend, Jennifer Master, told ABC News. As intense gunfire rang out, the first Israeli commandos Kozlov saw were dressed like women, Master said, recalling what Kozlov …

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G7 leaders agree to lend Ukraine $50 billion using frozen Russian assets

Valentyn Semenov / EyeEm/Getty Images (FASANO, Italy) — G7 leaders on Thursday agreed to lend Ukraine $50 billion this year — backed by profits from frozen Russian assets — to help the country’s war effort and rebuilding. This plan has been years in the making. It’s a win for President Joe Biden, who has been pushing allies to agree to …

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“Wall Street Journal” reporter Evan Gershkovich to stand trial in Russia on espionage charges

Darrin Klimek/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In a setback to Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, the Russian prosecutor’s office announced Thursday he will stand trial on espionage charges, officially ending any future pre-detention appeals. “The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation has approved an indictment in the criminal case against US citizen Evan Gershkovich,” the office said in …

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Pentagon downplays Russian warships arriving in Cuba

Getty Images – STOCK (RUSSIA) — The Pentagon is downplaying Wednesday’s arrival of four Russian Navy ships in Cuba as U.S. officials acknowledge that U.S. Navy ships “actively monitored” the Russian ships as they made their way to a port of call in Havana. At the on-camera Pentagon press briefing, spokesperson Sabrina Singh downplayed the Russian naval flotilla’s arrival in …

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Pompeii excavation unveils rare ‘blue room’ believed to be an ancient shrine

Getty Images – STOCK (ITALY) — It has been thousands of years since the eruption of Mount Vesuvius left the Italian city of Pompeii in ruins, but the ancient archaeological site continues to offer new findings. An ornate “blue room,” distinguished by depictions of female figures on the cerulean-painted walls, was newly excavated by archeologists, according to a press release …

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As Ukraine focuses on drone warfare, its military creates new Unmanned Systems Forces branch

Natalia Kushnir/ABC News (KYIV, Ukraine) — Ukraine on Tuesday launched its Unmanned Systems Forces, a new branch of its military focused on drone warfare that officials said was the first of its kind. “Ukraine is the only country in the world that has created the Unmanned Systems Forces, and this gives hope for the creation of a coalition of countries,” …

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