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Know It All: Moon landings

Japan recently became the fifth country to land a craft successfully on the Moon. DAVID ADAMS looks at some facts and figures about that and previous landings…

More than 130 Rohingya arrive in Indonesia’s Aceh

Jakarta, Indonesia Reuters Over 130 Rohingya landed on the shores of Indonesia’s Aceh province on Thursday, an official at the UN refugee agency said, the latest in a series of such arrivals that have drawn controversy in the South-East Asian country. The Rohingya, a persecuted religious minority in Myanmar, have faced rejection and hostility from […]

Questions swirl over future of Ukraine’s popular ‘Iron General’

Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters For Ukrainian armed forces commander General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, even his status as national hero for leading the war effort against Moscow’s invading forces is not enough to quash questions over whether he will keep his job. A series of Western and Ukrainian media reports this week said that President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had […]

Mexico City residents protest “unprecedented” water shortages

Mexico City Reuters Frustrated Mexico City residents have been protesting weeks of water shortages, with officials warning of “unprecedented” low levels in a main system that supplies millions of people.  The bustling metro area of 21 million people – one of Latin America’s largest cities – is struggling after years of low rainfall blamed on […]

Japan earthquake survivors battle unsanitary conditions with no running water

Suzu, Japan Reuters A month on from a huge earthquake that struck Japan’s west coast, survivors are battling freezing and unsanitary conditions while tens of thousands of homes remain without running water. Some areas in the isolated Noto peninsula may not have water restored for another two months, the government of Ishikawa prefecture said, adding […]

US receives thousands of reports of AI-generated child abuse content in growing risk

Reuters The US National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said it had received 4,700 reports last year about content generated by artificial intelligence that depicted child sexual exploitation. The NCMEC told Reuters the figure reflected a nascent problem that is expected to grow as AI technology advances. Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, TikTok’s CEO Shou […]

Russian bomb damages hospital, prompts evacuation in north-eastern Ukraine – officials

Reuters A Russian bomb struck a hospital in north-eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, smashing windows and equipment and prompting the evacuation of dozens of patients, regional officials said. Volodymyr Tymoshko, head of the Kharkiv regional branch of the national police, said one bomb scored a direct hit on the hospital at about 9:45pm in the town […]

Myanmar: Three years after coup, junta chief under unprecedented pressure

Reuters correspondents report on the situation in Myanmar, three years after a military coup… Reuters In mid-January, at a small gathering in a cantonment town in Myanmar, hard line pro-military monk Pauk Kotaw suggested that the country’s junta chief Min Aung Hlaing step down and his deputy take over. The crowd cheered in agreement, according to […]

Donors seek fast answers to allegations over UN agency in Gaza crisis

New York, US/Beirut, Lebanon/Geneva, Switzerland Reuters Any halt to operations by the UN Palestinian agency over Israeli accusations that some of its staff took part in the 7th October Hamas attack could hamstring the entire humanitarian effort in devastated Gaza, aid agencies say.  Donors are demanding a swift investigation before resuming funding, though they have […]