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Aleksei Burkov, a Russian hacker, has been deported from the United States and is being held in Moscow. According to Russian media, a convicted Russian hacker was apprehended at a Moscow airport after what appeared to be an unusual extradition by the US. According to state-run Russian news agency TASS, Russian Interior Ministry Spokeswoman Irina Volk said Aleksei Burkov was detained at Sheremetyevo International Airport after being deported from the United States, where he was serving a nine-year prison sentence for cybercrimes including identity theft and money laundering. Burkov pled guilty in January to accusations that he sold payment card…

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As a result of its severe financial crisis, the decade-long presence of Syrian refugees, COVID-19 lockdowns, and now an acute fuel shortage, Lebanon is losing its long-held status as the region’s education hub. The education system, like most other sectors of society, was hard hit by the compounded crises, which the World Bank described as the worst since the mid-nineteenth century. Lebanon’s population is struggling to survive with limited resources, as the currency has lost nearly 95 percent of its value against major foreign currencies since 2019 and inflation has risen to 281%. According to the United Nations Economic and…

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Officials say 33 of the 39 Canadian miners have reached safety, with six more on the way. Authorities in Canada said Monday night that 33 of the 39 miners who had been trapped underground near Sudbury, Ontario, since Sunday had been rescued, with the remaining six expected to arrive later Tuesday. The workers at the Totten Mine in Worthington were stuck 3,000 to 4,000 feet underground for more than a day before receiving good news, according to Vale, the mining company. An elevator at the mine was damaged by an accident. According to CTV News, the United Steelworkers Union stated…

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After a nine-year hiatus, Royal Jordanian Airlines will restart service to Syria. Royal Jordanian Airlines will resume operations to Syria after a nine-year absence. Royal Jordanian Airlines will resume flights to Syria after an almost decade hiatus. Jordan’s official carrier stated on Tuesday that flights to the war-torn country will begin on October 3. On Monday, Jordan declared that it would reopen Jaber, Jordan’s main border crossing with Syria, to the public on Tuesday. Ministers from both countries convened in Amman for two days. The reintroduction of aviation service between the two countries is one of many steps aimed at…

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Police believe an explosive device caused the blast at the residential building in Sweden. Authorities think a bomb-like device was used to produce an explosion at a Swedish apartment complex on Tuesday, which injured several people and sparked multiple fires. The explosion happened at a building in Gothenburg, which is around 250 miles southwest of Stockholm in far western Sweden. A 10-year-old kid is among the injured, according to officials. Police said they’re looking into the explosion as a possible crime, but they didn’t name any suspects. The explosion, which happened early Tuesday, set fire to the whole building. Residents…

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According to a study, weight loss surgery is more harmful for males than for women. According to a new study, men are five times more likely than women to die within 30 days of undergoing weight loss surgery. Furthermore, researchers who studied hundreds of weight loss, or bariatric, procedures in obese patients in Austria found that men’s long-term mortality rates are nearly three times greater than women’s. What is the explanation for this? Men who choose weight loss surgery are older and have more health concerns, such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, than women, according to the study.…

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New anti-China initiatives risk worsening the Indo-Pacific weapons race. Now that China is a target of new security structures – AUKUS and the Quad – aimed at restraining its strength and influence, an escalating arms race in the Indo-Pacific is all but inevitable. This might be the start of a new great game in the region, with opposing powers no longer pretending that things can go on as they are. The AUKUS agreement, which brings together Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom to challenge China’s rise, will bring the Indo-Pacific military power balance into sharper focus. Due to…

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Natalie Zea: ‘La Brea’ could be her final chance to play an action hero. Natalie Zea believes her new NBC series, La Brea, which premieres Tuesday, will be her final opportunity to play an action hero. Eve Harris, a mother who falls into a sinkhole and emerges in a fantasy world below, is played by Zea, 46. In a phone interview with Nokia News, Zea said, “There’s a tiny window to get to be an action star.” “So why not go for it?” says the narrator. When the survivors wake up in the world below, they immediately proceed to investigate…

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Mali’s election must not be postponed, according to France’s foreign minister. In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Monday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian urged Mali not to postpone its impending elections. He made the announcement just hours after Malian Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga indicated the election could be delayed for months owing to security concerns. It is currently set for February 27. In a prerecorded address to the United Nations General Assembly, Le Drian said France was modifying its military structure to better help regional and international allies, particularly those…

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Syrian diplomats demand that Turkey and the US leave the country. Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad chastised Turkey on Monday for aiding insurgents in the country’s northwest in the country’s long-running civil war, which dates back to the Arab Spring of 2011. Mekdad made his remarks at the United Nations General Assembly’s 76th session. In the struggle against the militants, Russia has allied with the Syrian government. The Syrian government is to responsible for the civil conflict, according to Turkey, which has controlled parts of northern Syria since 2016. The US has attacked the Islamic State in Syria, which was…

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