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Israel lifts COVID-19 limitations by removing all red-listed nations. Israel has eased travel restrictions, allowing the remaining countries categorized as “red” due to high COVID-19 infection rates to enter the country, the government stated on Friday. Beginning Monday, visitors from Bulgaria, Brazil, and Turkey will be able to visit Israel regardless of their vaccination status. Following the advice of a Health Ministry Committee, they were removed from the list. A fourth COVID-19 wave, which began in late June, is nearing to a close, according to Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash. The country registered 4,313 new illnesses on Thursday, indicating a…

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Solar power expansion proposed by Joe Biden could be adjusted to increase benefits. Electricity generation accounts for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, which contribute to climate change. Climate change effects, such as more frequent and severe droughts, storms, and other extreme weather events, put the electric system at risk. The power sector is critical to the Biden administration’s climate policies for both of these reasons. President Joe Biden’s proposal to use solar energy to generate 45 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2050 aims to turn the power sector from a problem child to…

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The 50th anniversary of Disney World highlights the change of Florida’s theme parks. The 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort On Friday, Florida will celebrate five decades of transforming the state into a global tourism destination and setting a new standard for amusement parks. According to Nokia News, the now-mega-attraction launched on a Friday in 1971 with “little fanfare,” with more than 5,000 primarily new personnel learning to acclimatize to the crowds and new facilities. On October 25, Disney had its official dedication. Walt Disney had died of lung cancer problems by that time, and the festivities were led…

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In 2025, South Korea plans to establish commercial air taxis. South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport stated this week that air taxi services will be available in 2025, allowing Seoul residents to reach nearby airports in 20 minutes. According to the ministry, it has chosen to commercialize a key service in the urban air transportation market: next-generation passenger drones that fly between 300 and 600 meters above ground level. Drones will be controlled by a pilot in the beginning, but by 2030, they will be controlled remotely. The government has stated that it intends to operate fully autonomous…

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Kim Yo Jong, North Korea’s “first sister,” is gaining popularity. North Korea’s “first sister,” Kim Yo Jong, is gaining popularity. North Korea’s vice foreign minister answered with a refusal when South Korean President Moon Jae-in recently called for an end to the Korean Peninsula war. When the idea of changing the 1953 armistice between the two warring Koreas into an actual peace treaty has been mooted, Pyongyang has always responded with this. So it came as a surprise when Kim Yo Yong, Kim Jong Un’s sister, wrote an even more enthusiastic letter the next day, calling the plan “admirable.” She…

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Kim Jong Un vows to re-establish a hotline with South Korea and blasts the US for its “hostile policies.” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Pyongyang would restore severed communications lines with Seoul in early October as a sign of warming inter-Korean relations, while condemning US diplomacy efforts as a “petty ruse,” according to state-run media. According to the Korean Central News Agency, Kim said he wanted communications channels reopened to see the “recovery of the [North]-[South] relations from the current deadlock and durable peace settling in the Korean Peninsula” in a speech delivered Wednesday to the Supreme People’s…

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Prior to the climate summit, Pope Francis appeals for common responsibility. Pope Francis emphasized individual and community duty to serve as stewards of the world rather than masters of it in the weeks leading up to COP26. The pope warned against modern materialism during a video presentation to the Assembly of the Council of Europe on Wednesday, which was addressing “the environment and human rights.” The pontiff’s statements were warmly received by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which met in Strasbourg, France, from September 27 to 30. He praised the convention as a contribution to COP26, and…

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This week, North Korea claims to have conducted a test of a new hypersonic ballistic missile. The North Korean government claimed on Wednesday that a hypersonic missile was used in a recent “projectile test,” which experts say, if true, would give Pyongyang one of the world’s fastest weapons. According to the Yonhap News Agency, North Korea’s Academy of Defense Science performed a test of the Hwasong-8 missile in Jagang province. The successful test was announced on Tuesday, but no one outside of North Korea knew what kind of weapon was being tested. According to Pyongyang’s state-run Korean Central News Agency,…

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Hong Kong adopts new legislation to protect the Chinese flag from damage and “insult.” On Wednesday, Hong Kong lawmakers enacted a bill prohibiting the destruction of the Chinese national flag on the Internet, with anyone who flout the legislation facing up to three years in prison. The Legislative Council of the territory approved a modification to an existing statute aimed at protecting the Chinese flag and national emblem. The alteration is intended to “preserve the dignity” of the national flag while also enhancing Hong Kong’s feeling of national identity. People in Hong Kong are now prohibited from disrespecting the flag…

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Hurricane As a strong strom, Sam creeps slowly north across the Atlantic. Early Wednesday, forecasters said Hurricane Sam was still moving slowly northwest as a severe storm in the Atlantic Ocean, but its path was projected to carry it to the north and away from the U.S. mainland. Sam was 455 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. AST advisory. It was travelling northwest at a speed of 9 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center also stated that a US Air Force Hurricane Hunter…

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