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After more than 600 days shut out, Delhi’s students just want to go back to school

The ongoing mass closure, according to Mathur, is severely affecting their ability to learn. “Our little children have been out of school, no peer interactions,” Mathur said. “This isolation, and the lack of development that comes with that, is really quite critical.” The Delhi government ordered schools shut in March 2020 when cases started creeping …

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UAE summons people for sharing videos of missile attack interception

The UAE, the region’s commercial and tourism hub, rarely discusses its security in public but had confirmed the two Houthi attacks that took place a week apart, in the first assaults on the Gulf state. “The Public Prosecution warned that such (video) clips endanger vital and military installations, and can impact the security and stability …

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Cuba calls on Biden to restaff embassies, normalize relations following CIA ‘Havana Syndrome’ report

The spate of mysterious health incidents that have plagued American diplomats and CIA personnel in Havana, Cuba, among other cities, can be explained by environmental causes, undiagnosed medical conditions and other factors, rather than “a sustained worldwide campaign” by a foreign adversary intended to harm US personnel, CIA officials said last week, describing interim findings …

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This ‘zero waste’ Japanese building is made from 700 donated windows

Written by Rebecca Cairns, CNN Contributors Junko Ogura, CNNMayumi Maruyama, CNN Planks of burgundy cedar wood frame 700 mismatched windows, forming a patchwork quilt of glass panes against a backdrop of mountain peaks and rolling groves of evergreens. The facade of the Kamikatsu Zero Waste Center is striking, to say the least; almost as striking …

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Hackers target Canada’s foreign ministry in cyber attack

Canadian cybersecurity officials were working to restore those internet services as of Monday night. “Critical services for Canadians” through the foreign ministry were not affected by the incident, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, a government agency, said in a statement to CNN. “At this time, there is no indication that any other government departments …

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Australia says WeChat has removed the account of its prime minister

The removal of the account was first confirmed Monday by James Paterson, chairman of Australia’s Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security. He said in interviews with Australian media that Morrison’s account on the platform had been “taken over and rebranded.” “His account’s been hacked,” Paterson told the radio network 4BC on Monday, adding that …

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Ireland’s data centers are an economic lifeline. Environmentalists say they’re wrecking the planet

If approved, it would be one of the country’s biggest. A Dublin-based company called Art Data Centres Ltd. submitted the planning application for the center in July. Not much is known about the company, which was set up in 2018. Its director and secretary have been involved in more than 6,500 other listed Irish companies …

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels wedding plans due to Omicron surge

Speaking at a regular Covid-19 news conference, Ardern said health authorities have reported nine Omicron cases in Motueka in a single-family household. The family traveled to Auckland to attend a wedding, a funeral, an amusement park, and a tourist attraction last weekend, prompting the country to move to the highest “red light” setting. Ardern told …

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Saudi-led coalition denies targeting Yemeni detention center after airstrikes kill 70

The Iran-back Houthi rebels, who control much of Yemen, blamed the Saudi-led coalition for the strike in the northern city of Sa’ada. On Saturday, a spokesman for the coalition, Brigadier Gen. Turki Al-Maliki, called those claims “baseless and unfounded,” according to Saudi state news agency SPA. At least 82 people were killed and 266 injured …

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US Embassy in Kyiv asks State Dept. to authorize departure of nonessential personnel

A State Department spokesperson said they have “nothing to announce at this time,” adding, “We conduct rigorous contingency planning, as we always do, in the event the security situation deteriorates.” A spokesperson for the embassy declined to confirm and referred CNN to the State Department in Washington. A source close to the Ukrainian government told …

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Beijing’s Olympic ‘bubble’ will be the most ambitious Covid quarantine ever attempted. Will it work?

Having been largely sealed off from the world for two years, Beijing is bracing itself for the arrival of thousands of foreign Olympians, officials, journalists and support staff — including from countries where the highly transmissible Omicron variant is raging. Whether Chinese authorities can keep the Games Covid-safe and prevent any flare-ups from spilling into …

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US charges Belarusian officials for diverting flight carrying dissident journalist

Leonid Churo, the director of the state’s air navigation agency, Belaeronavigatsia Republican Unitary Air Navigation Services Enterprise, and three others were indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit aircraft piracy, for calling in a fake bomb threat to Minsk air traffic control and then covering up the move by directing air traffic controllers to …

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