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Blasts rock Ukraine’s Mykolaiv after Russian missiles kill 21 near Odesa
SERHIIVKA – Powerful explosions rocked the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv early on Saturday, the mayor said, a day after authorities said at least 21 people were killed when Russian missiles struck an apartment building near the Black Sea port of Odesa.
Jerry Hall files for divorce from Rupert Murdoch, asks for spousal support
REUTERS – Jerry Hall filed for divorce from billionaire husband Rupert Murdoch on Friday, citing “irreconcilable differences,” six years after the pair married.
Texas, Ohio top courts allow abortion bans to take effect
REUTERS – The top courts in Texas and Ohio on Friday allowed the Republican-led states to enforce restrictions and bans on abortions after the U.S. Supreme Court last week overturned the nationwide constitutional right to abortion.
Millions hit the road, skies, for U.S. Fourth of July holiday
NEW YORK – The number of people traveling by car and airplane for the Fourth of July holiday is expected to climb near pre-pandemic levels, a test for U.S. airlines that have struggled with inadequate staffing and flight cancellations this summer.
Musk breaks silence on Twitter, posts a picture with the pope
REUTERS – Elon Musk on Friday night broke his nine-day silence on Twitter, the social media platform he is trying to buy for $44 billion, posting a picture of him meeting Pope Francis on Thursday.
Berkshire Hathaway buys 9.9 million more Occidental shares, has 17.4% stake
REUTERS – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it has bought another 9.9 million shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp, giving it a 17.4% stake in the oil company.
R. Kelly sues Brooklyn jail for putting him on suicide watch
NEW YORK – R. Kelly on Friday sued the Brooklyn jail that has housed him since his racketeering and sex crimes conviction, saying it wrongly put him on suicide watch after he received a 30-year prison sentence despite knowing he was not suicidal.
Sport-Restrictions on transgender athletes violate Olympic Charter – FIMS chief
REUTERS – Restrictions on athletes who are transgender or with Differences of Sexual Development (DSD) do not respect the principles of the Olympic Charter, International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) president Fabio Pigozzi said on Friday.
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West African leaders hold summit to discuss roadmap for Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea
Heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States meet in Accra to discuss progress towards a return to constitutional rule in coup-hit Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea. The leaders are expected to hear reports from mediators sent to the three countries and decide their response. 3 Jul
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China foreign minister Wang Yi visits Myanmar, joins regional event
Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on a Southeast Asian tour, visits Myanmar and will be its highest-profile Chinese visitor since the military seized power in a coup there 17 months ago. He will attend a summit of top officials from Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. 3 Jul
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