3 newborn lion cubs a rare joyful sight in war-ravaged Gaza

3 newborn lion cubs a rare joyful sight in war-ravaged Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Three-day-old lion cubs were spotted in a cardboard box at a Gaza City zoo on Saturday, a rare joyous sight for children and adults alike, just days after Israeli planes and militants hit the area. Gaza fired hundreds of rockets at Israel. Veterinarian Mahmoud al-Sultan said each cub weighed … Read more

Russian shelling heavily in the east; Ukraine attacks key bridge

Russian shelling heavily in the east;  Ukraine attacks key bridge

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – The Russian army slammed into residential areas across Ukraine overnight, claiming gains, as Ukrainian forces mounted a counter-offensive to try to take back an occupied southern region, destroying the last working bridge over a river. the Russian-occupied Kherson region, Ukrainian authorities said on Saturday. Three people were killed and 13 others … Read more

Italy’s Lake Garda shrinks to near historic low amid drought

Italy’s Lake Garda shrinks to near historic low amid drought

SIRMIONE Italy (AP) – Italy’s worst drought in decades has reduced Lake Garda, the country’s largest lake, to near its lowest level ever recorded, exposing portions of previously underwater rocks and warming the water to temperatures that average approach in the Caribbean Sea. Tourists flocking to the popular northern lake on Friday for the start … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after stabbing in New York

Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after stabbing in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose 1980s novel “The Satanic Verses” received death threats from Iran’s leader, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen on Friday by a man who stormed onto the stage as the author appeared. the point was a lecture in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to … Read more

European drought dries out rivers, kills fish, shrivels crops

European drought dries out rivers, kills fish, shrivels crops

LUX, France (AP) — A river once ran through it. Now white dust and thousands of dead fish cover the wide ditch that winds between rows of trees in French Burgundy, in what used to be the River Tille in the village of Lux. From dry and cracked reservoirs in Spain to falling water levels … Read more

Brazilians fight for democracy, try Bolsonaro. to keep in check

Brazilians fight for democracy, try Bolsonaro.  to keep in check

SAO PAULO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians flocked to a law academy on Thursday to defend the country’s democratic institutions, an event that bore echoes of a rally nearly 45 years ago when civilians gathered in the same spot to overthrow a brutal military dictatorship. to put the jaw. In 1977, the masses poured into … Read more

Large climate bill; Spending green money to stimulate green energy

Large climate bill;  Spending green money to stimulate green energy

By SETH BORENSTEIN, MATTHEW DALY and MICHAEL PHILLIS August 11, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/technology-science-congress-climate-and-environment-f084d23d61ebb068068d4aa92c82fdbb WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of inactivity in the face of escalating natural disasters and ongoing global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all aspects of life that it is almost irresistible. The House is about to pass … Read more

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

The prisoners of the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit from officials, assuming it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty – if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. About a dozen left prison in the days that followed, according … Read more

Japanese PM purges cabinet after support falls over church ties

Japanese PM purges cabinet after support falls over church ties

TOKYO (AP) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet in an apparent effort to distance his government from the conservative Unification Church about his ties to assassinated leader Shinzo Abe and senior members of the ruling party. The reshuffle, the second in just 10 months since Kishida took office, followed his … Read more

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes were destroyed in explosions in Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine said on Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly series of explosions at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack, signifying a significant escalation in the war. Russia denies planes were damaged in Tuesday’s blast – whether an attack … Read more