China halts climate and military dialogue with the U.S. over Pelosi's Taiwan visit

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:54
Taiwan Air Force Mirage fighter jets taxi on a runway at an airbase in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on Friday. China says it summoned European diplomats in the country to protest statements issued by the Group of Seven nations and the European Union criticizing threatening Chinese military exercises surrounding Taiwan.

China said it is canceling or suspending dialogue with the U.S. on a range of issues from climate change to military relations and anti-drug efforts in retaliation for Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

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Covid-19: North Korea claims to have recovered from outbreak

BBC World News - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:33
There is widespread scepticism over North Korea's claim to have the world's lowest Covid death rate.
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Watch: Waterspout caught on camera in US

BBC World News - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:15
Homes and boats are reported to have been damaged by the waterspout.
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Abortion rights supporters and opponents look for lessons from the Kansas vote

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:00

Kentucky has a similar measure on the ballot, and another is expected in Michigan. But even as advocates analyze the results, they warn that messaging that worked in Kansas may not work nationwide.

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China-Taiwan: Joseph Wu defends US Speaker Pelosi's visit

BBC World News - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 03:57
Joseph Wu tells the BBC he will continue inviting leaders to Taipei, as China sanctions Nancy Pelosi.
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A jury will decide if Alex Jones has to pay punitive damages to Sandy Hook parents

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 03:36
Infowars founder Alex Jones listens to a supporter at the Texas State Capital building in April 2020 in Austin, Texas.

Jones is being sued for defamation by the parents of a first grader killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 for saying the school shooting was a hoax on his radio show.

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Russia is ready to discuss prisoner swap with US after Griner conviction

CNN World News - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 03:02
• Brittney Griner is facing a 9-year sentence in a Russian jail. Here's what could come next
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Amnesty International says Ukraine's military has been risking its civilians' lives

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 03:00
Senior Crisis Advisor of Amnesty International Donatella Rovera (center) released a report August 4, 2022 condemning the Ukrainian army for putting civilians at risk, a possible war crime.

A report says Ukraine placed its forces near noncombatants, putting them in danger. Government officials say they evacuate civilians from combat areas, and that the report depicts "a false reality."

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A Banksy painting that was sprayed in the West Bank resurfaces in Tel Aviv

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 02:49
A painting by the secretive British graffiti artist Banksy that was mysteriously transferred from the occupied West Bank to the Urban Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel, is shown on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.

The relocation of the painting — a slingshot-toting rat and likely intended to protest the Israel occupation — raises ethical questions about the removal of artwork from occupied territory.

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Attendance at Yellowstone National Park plummets after road washouts in June

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 02:33
Old Gardiner Road improvement at Yellowstone National Park on July 20, 2022.

Yellowstone visitation is down 40% after historic floods washed out roads. One neighboring town is struggling to survive, so park officials have opened a temporary road to try to help.

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How 3 presidents announced the deaths of terrorist leaders and what it says about them

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 02:30
President Barack Obama delivers a televised statement that Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011. President Donald Trump makes a statement announcing the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2019. President Biden announces on Monday that a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

The way Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden announced the deaths of terrorist chiefs revealed much about their own leadership.

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What Biden's low approval ratings and high-profile wins could mean for the midterms

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 02:12
President Biden speaks from the White House balcony on Monday, announcing that a U.S. drone strike killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri over the weekend.

While midterms are typically a challenge for the party in power, two Democratic strategists say Biden's recent wins — and the threat of Republican control of Congress — could galvanize voters.

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Democratic strategists take stock of President Biden's job performance

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 02:12

President Biden has a low overall approval rating. NPR's Asma Khalid talks to Democratic strategists Ben LaBolt and Chris Hunley about Democrats options ahead of midterm elections.

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New data sheds light on one method to combat election lies

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 02:00
Miami-Dade County Elections Department employees check the tabulation made by voting equipment that will be used in the upcoming state primary election.

Positive messaging about democratic values like freedom and unity seems to have a meaningful effect on whether voters say they trust voting results.

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China's military drills around Taiwan show how it is closing the gap with the U.S.

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 02:00

A series of military drills launched in the wake of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan this week show how China's military has made dramatic gains since the last crisis over the island democracy.

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New Zealand considers changing its name to confront its troubled colonial past

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 02:00

As the people of New Zealand confront their nation's troubled past with colonization, a return to the Maori name of Aotearoa is being presented to a parliamentary committee.

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GOP governors sent buses of migrants to D.C. — with no plan for what came next

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 02:00
Migrants from Venezuela, who boarded a bus in Del Rio, Texas, disembark within view of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on August 2.

For months, governors of Texas and Arizona have been sending charter buses full of migrants to Washington D.C. Neither the local nor federal government greets them when they arrive.

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We visited a Taliban leader's compound to examine his vision for Afghanistan

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 02:00

On the day a U.S. drone strike killed the leader of al-Qaida in Afghanistan, NPR sat down for an interview with the man in charge of the country's defense.

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An animal tranquilizer is making street drugs even more dangerous

NPR - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 02:00

The sedative xylazine is starting to permeate illegal opioids and cocaine. It does not respond to naloxone, an overdose reversal medication, and may be to blame for grisly injuries and infections.

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Ukraine war: Russia undermining safety of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant - UK

BBC World News - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 01:38
The UK defence ministry says Russian troops are likely operating in the areas around the plant.
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