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Ailing Beluga Whale Stranded In French River Dies During Rescue Attempt

Ailing Beluga Whale Stranded In French River Dies During Rescue Attempt

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 10, 2022, Saint-Pierre-la-Garenne, France

An ailing Beluga whale that strayed into France's River Seine has died during a last-ditch rescue attempt, experts having decided to put the animal down to prevent further suffering, local officials said Wednesday.

Scientists Develop Prosthetic Hand Controlled By Wearer's Breath: Report

Scientists Develop Prosthetic Hand Controlled By Wearer's Breath: Report

Edited by Diksha Rani | Wednesday August 10, 2022

Oxford University scientists have developed a prosthetic hand for children that is powered and controlled by the wearer's breathing.

Tasks Around Taiwan Completed, Troops To Stay Combat-Ready, Says China

Tasks Around Taiwan Completed, Troops To Stay Combat-Ready, Says China

Reuters | Wednesday August 10, 2022, Beijing

China's military said on Wednesday it has "successfully completed" various tasks around Taiwan after around a week of drills.

50 Missing As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Greece: Report

50 Missing As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Greece: Report

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 10, 2022, Athens

Up to 50 people are missing after a boat carrying migrants sank off the Greek island of Karpathos in the Aegean Sea, a coastguard official told AFP Wednesday.

Overnight Russia Shelling Kills 21 In Ukraine's Central Region: Governor

Overnight Russia Shelling Kills 21 In Ukraine's Central Region: Governor

Reuters | Wednesday August 10, 2022, Kyiv

Russian shelling has killed 21 people in Ukraine's central Dnipropetrovsk region overnight, governor Valentyn Reznychenko said on Wednesday

Sri Lanka's Ousted President Expected To Fly To Thailand: Report

Sri Lanka's Ousted President Expected To Fly To Thailand: Report

Reuters | Wednesday August 10, 2022, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's ousted president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is expected to arrive in Thailand on Thursday, seeking temporary shelter in a second Southeast Asian country after fleeing his island nation last month amid mass protests, two sources said.

Man Carrying Knife Shot Dead At Paris Airport: Report

Man Carrying Knife Shot Dead At Paris Airport: Report

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 10, 2022, Paris

Police officers shot and killed a man who brandished a knife at the Charles de Gaulle airport outside Paris on Wednesday, police and airport sources said.

13 Civilians Killed By Russian Strikes In Central Ukraine: Report

13 Civilians Killed By Russian Strikes In Central Ukraine: Report

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 10, 2022, Kyiv

Thirteen civilians were killed by Russian strikes in the Dnipropetrovsk region in central Ukraine, the local governor said on Wednesday.

Raid by Russian Cops, Leads to Criminal Case against Anti-War Protest Journalist

Raid by Russian Cops, Leads to Criminal Case against Anti-War Protest Journalist

Reuters | Wednesday August 10, 2022, Moscow, Russia

Russian state security services on Wednesday searched the house of former state TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who in March denounced the war in Ukraine during a live news bulletin on television, her lawyer said on social media.

Langya Virus Found In China: Symptoms, Spread And Other Details - 5 Points

Langya Virus Found In China: Symptoms, Spread And Other Details - 5 Points

Wednesday August 10, 2022

A zoonotic virus Langya has been reported in China, with 35 people infected so far. The new type of Henipavirus has been found in China's Shandong and Henan provinces, Taipei Times reported.

Horse Stuck In Mud Saved By Firefighters In Texas, Internet Heaps Praise

Horse Stuck In Mud Saved By Firefighters In Texas, Internet Heaps Praise

Edited by Diksha Rani | Wednesday August 10, 2022

The fire department in Denton County, Texas, is being praised for rescuing a horse stuck in mud. Officials said they received a report just after 7 am on Sunday and arrived at the scene to find the horse resting on its side and unable to get up.

China Warns Against "Separatists Activities" In Taiwan, Vows Action

China Warns Against "Separatists Activities" In Taiwan, Vows Action

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 10, 2022, Beijing

China on Wednesday vowed zero tolerance for "separatist activities" in Taiwan and reaffirmed that it would take the self-ruled island by force if necessary.

Russia On Global Shopping Spree For Weapons For Its War In Ukraine: Report

Russia On Global Shopping Spree For Weapons For Its War In Ukraine: Report

Alberto Nardelli, Alex Wickham and Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg | Wednesday August 10, 2022

A merchant ship under US sanctions passed Turkey's Bosphorus Strait on its way from Syria to Russia late last month. European intelligence officials who tracked the Sparta II say it carried military vehicles to bolster Russia's war in Ukraine.

Elon Musk Sells $7 Billion Worth Of Tesla Shares: Report

Elon Musk Sells $7 Billion Worth Of Tesla Shares: Report

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 10, 2022, Washington

Elon Musk has sold nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares, according to legal filings published Tuesday, amid a high-stakes legal battle with Twitter over a $44 billion buyout deal.

China's Landmark #MeToo Case Against State TV Host Returns To Court: Report

China's Landmark #MeToo Case Against State TV Host Returns To Court: Report

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 10, 2022, Beijing

A landmark sexual harassment case in China was set to return to court Wednesday after an earlier ruling dealt a blow to the country's fledgling #MeToo movement.