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  • WorldReuters

    Brazil increases northern border military presence amid Venezuela-Guyana spat -ministry

    Brazil "has intensified defensive actions" along its northern border as it monitors a territorial dispute between its neighbors, Guyana and Venezuela, the country's defense ministry said on Wednesday. Brazil's push to move more military resources north comes amid rising tensions between Venezuela and Guayana over an oil-rich region known as the "Esequiba," which constitutes over two thirds of Guyana's total land mass.

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  • WorldThe New Voice of Ukraine

    Poland to ask EU to cancel ‘visa-free’ cargo transport for Ukraine — PM Morawiecki

    Warsaw wants to propose reinstating permits for freight shipments coming from Ukraine at the European Union level, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said in a statement to the Polish parliament on Nov. 29, as reported by Money.pl. Meanwhile, Polish truckers continue to blockage much of cargo traffic across the Ukrainian border.

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  • WorldNextShark

    Japan kicks off trial of over-the-counter morning-after pills

    Japanese health officials commenced a trial for prescription-less morning-after pills at selected pharmacies on Tuesday, with plans for a full-scale rollout to be determined after it ends in early 2024. Japan's health ministry says it has an efficacy rate of 80%, working best within 72 hours after having unprotected sex, as per Kyodo News. The over-the-counter trial, headed by the Japan Pharmaceutical Association, will run until the next fiscal year in March 2024.

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  • WorldBusiness Insider

    NATO navies are worried about Russia using its unique weapons to pick a fight on territory nobody controls

    Amid rising tensions with Russia, NATO militaries are expanding their focus and preparing for operations from the seafloor to outer space.

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  • WorldThe New Voice of Ukraine

    EU will deliver 1 million artillery shells it promised to Ukraine — FM Kuleba

    The European Union remains committed to supplying Ukraine with the previously promised million rounds of artillery munitions, even if the delivery timeline remains unclear, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said at a press briefing on Nov. 29.

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  • WorldKyiv Independent

    Media: France to finalize bilateral security agreement with Ukraine by start of 2024

    France plans to finalize a bilateral security agreement with Ukraine in the coming months, French Foreign Ministry spokesperson Anne-Claire Legendre said during a press briefing, Reuters reported on Nov. 29.

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  • WorldUkrayinska Pravda

    Ukraine's Foreign Minister holds first meeting with his Norwegian counterpart

    Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs, personally met with his Norwegian counterpart, Espen Bart Eide, for the first time. Source: Kuleba on Twitter (X), as reported by European Pravda Details: Kuleba expressed gratitude to Norway for its consistent support, especially the long-term Nansen programme on military and civilian aid to Ukraine, as well as for embracing Ukraine's integration into NATO.

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  • WorldUkrayinska Pravda

    Putin's daughter helps expand Russia's influence in Africa – Bloomberg

    President Vladimir Putin's younger daughter Katerina Tikhonova is supporting Russia's efforts to forge strong ties with Africa by providing digital expertise, Bloomberg reports. Source: Bloomberg Details: Bloomberg says Russia is vying for influence on the continent with the US, China and the EU.

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  • WorldKyiv Independent

    Zelensky visits south of Ukraine

    President Volodymyr Zelensky visited civilians and military personnel in Odesa, Kherson, and Mykolaiv oblasts in the south of Ukraine, his official website said on Nov. 29.

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  • WorldBBC

    South African man jailed for inciting pro-Jacob Zuma riot in 2021

    The former security guard is the first person to be convicted over the unrest in 2021.

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  • WorldBBC

    Fears for displaced Gazans as winter approaches and diseases spread

    The WHO warns that more people in Gaza could die from disease than from bombings.

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  • WorldThe New Voice of Ukraine

    Zelenskyy’s office denies conflict with Zaluzhnyi

    There is no conflict between President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, with both top officials remaining in daily communication, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said in an interview with NV Radio on Nov. 29.

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  • WorldNextShark

    Philippine president announces last Filipino hostage freed from Hamas

    Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. announced that all Filipinos affected by the ongoing conflict between Israeli forces and Hamas have been “accounted for,” celebrating the release of Noralyn Babadilla from Gaza. Marcos’s announcement: The release of Babadilla, 60, on Wednesday marked the second and last Filipino released from Gaza after they were taken hostage by Hamas. President Marcos expressed happiness over Babadilla's safe return, thanking Israel for facilitating her re

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  • ScienceMiami Herald

    ‘Slender’ creature — with ‘prominent’ eyes — found inside a plant. It’s a new species

    The “smooth” animal was discovered in Brazil, researchers said.

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  • WorldKyiv Independent

    Media: Ukrainian group, SBU hack Russian Labor Ministry database

    A Ukrainian hacker group working with the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) hacked into the website of Russia's Labor Ministry and obtained sensitive data concerning the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainska Pravda reported on Nov. 29, citing a source in the security forces.

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  • WorldBBC

    Who are the released hostages?

    Eighty-one people captured during the 7 October attacks have been released by Hamas.

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  • WorldTime

    Israeli Family Celebrates Homecoming of Grandmother Taken Hostage by Hamas

    Adina Moshe, who witnessed her husband being killed by Hamas on the Oct. 7 attack, has returned home after being held hostage in Gaza.

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  • WorldThe New Voice of Ukraine

    Slovakia extends and expands ban on agricultural imports from Ukraine

    The Slovak government has decided to extend the ban on grain and other agricultural goods imports from Ukraine during a meeting on Nov. 29, according to Czech news outlet Novinky.cz.

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  • WorldFox News

    Freed Israeli hostage claims Hamas' Gaza leader was silent after confronting him in tunnel

    Yocheved Lifshitz, an 85-year-old Israeli who was held hostage by Hamas, says she confronted its Gaza leader in tunnels underneath the Gaza Strip.

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  • WorldAssociated Press

    Canada says Google will pay $74 million annually to Canadian news industry under new online law

    Canada's government said Wednesday it reached a deal with Google for the company to contribute $100 million Canadian dollars annually to the country's news industry to comply with a new Canadian law requiring tech companies to pay publishers for their content. The agreement removes a threat by Google to block the ability to search for Canadian news on Google in Canada. Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta already has been blocking Canadian news since earlier this year.

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  • WorldUkrayinska Pravda

    Polish government reaches agreement with carriers on blockade of border with Ukraine

    Polish Infrastructure Minister Alvin Gajadhur met with Polish carriers blocking four border crossings with Ukraine on Wednesday and announced steps to partially lift the blockade. Source: statement of the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure, as European Pravda reports Details: After talks with the Polish Infrastructure Minister, Waldemar Jaszczur, chairman of the Committee for the Protection of Transport Carriers and Employers, said that the carriers would not stop protesting at four border crossi

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  • WorldBBC

    Asylum seekers: Home Office says more than 17,000 are missing

    "I don't think we know where all those people are," a senior civil servant tells MPs.

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  • CelebrityNextShark

    Watch: BTS' Jimin, Jungkook mobbed by fans at Incheon airport upon return from Japan

    Dozens of fans mobbed Jimin and Jungkook at Incheon International Airport on Tuesday as the BTS duo arrived back in South Korea following their mystery trip to Japan last week. What happened: A Tuesday livestream on Star Plus shows dozens of fans breaking through the barrier set up at the arrival gate at Incheon International Airport as soon as Jimin, whose full name is Park Ji-min, and Jungkook, full name Jeon Jung-kook, exited from the gate.

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  • WorldNBC News

    Fears grow for youngest Gaza hostage after Hamas claims 3 family members killed in Israeli bombing

    Fears were raised Wednesday for the youngest hostage held in the Gaza Strip after Hamas claimed that 10-month-old Kfir Bibas had been killed alongside his brother and mother.

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  • WorldThe New Voice of Ukraine

    Marianna Budanova recovering after poisoning — sources

    Marianna Budanova, the wife of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence (HUR) chief Kyrylo Budanov, remains in hospital after being poisoned with cyanide and mercury on Nov. 28, HUR sources told NV.

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  • USUkrayinska Pravda

    Zelenskyy: Number of invincibility centres has to be sufficient

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that he has instructed officials to increase the number of repair teams in order to provide people with electricity as soon as possible. Source: Zelenskyy's evening address on 29 November Details: Zelenskyy held a meeting on dealing with the aftermath of severe weather in Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kirovohrad, Kyiv, Poltava and Cherkasy oblasts, which was attended by regional leaders and representatives of the city authorities of Odesa.

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  • WorldUkrayinska Pravda

    France aims to finalise security guarantees agreement with Ukraine by 2024

    France intends to complete a bilateral agreement with Ukraine on bilateral security commitments by the beginning of 2024, as provided in the G7 joint declaration. Source: Reuters, citing Anne-Claire Legendre, spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, as reported by European Pravda Details: Legendre said that the agreement will outline the framework for long-term humanitarian aid, support for the recovery of Ukraine and military aid.

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  • WorldUkrayinska Pravda

    Ukraine's Defence Forces destroy 3 Russian command posts, 2 warehouses – General Staff

    A total of 73 combat clashes took place at the front during the day. Russia carried out three missile strikes, 13 airstrikes and eight bombardments with multiple-launch rocket systems. Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 18:00 on 29 November Details: According to the General Staff, Russia attacked Ukraine with a Kh-31 guided missile and two S-300 anti-aircraft missiles.

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  • BusinessKyiv Independent

    Ukraine's audit agency says state-owned energy company Centrenergo in 'state of crisis'

    An audit by Ukraine's State Audit Service of the state-owned energy company Centrenergo found a number of financial discrepancies, as well as lengthy and unjustified delays on repair work for damaged energy infrastructure, the agency said on Nov. 29.

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  • WorldUkrayinska Pravda

    Slovak hauliers decide to carry out threats to block Ukrainian border

    The Union of Road Hauliers of Slovakia (UNAS) has decided to block the Vyšné Nemecké-Uzhhorod checkpoint on the border with Ukraine from 1 December onwards. Source: European Pravda with reference to TASR Details: The decision to block the crossing point on the border with Ukraine was made by the UNAS Presidium following talks with the Slovak Ministry of Transport.

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  • WorldBBC

    Nigeria budget: President Tinubu says budget offers 'renewed hope'

    The budget comes as Nigerians are facing a deepening cost of living crisis and skyrocketing inflation.

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  • WorldEngadget

    Google won't block news links in Canada after all

    Google has reportedly backed down from its threat to block news links in Canada after reaching a deal with the government.

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  • WorldThe New Voice of Ukraine

    UA identifies Russian General responsible for torture, beatings, and kidnap of Ukrainians in Lyman

    Russian General Yevgeny Poplavsky, who serves as the Central Military District’s deputy commander, has been sent a notice of suspicion for leading the torture of civilians during the occupation of Lyman, Donetsk Oblast, the Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) reported on Telegram on Nov. 29.

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  • WorldThe New Voice of Ukraine

    Germany to allocate an additional $12.5 million to Ukraine-NATO Fund, says Baerbock

    German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock announced an additional contribution of 11.5 million euros ($12.5 million) to the Ukraine-NATO Target Fund on Nov. 29.

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  • WorldThe New Voice of Ukraine

    Ukraine faces electricity shortage, urges conservation

    Ukraine experienced an electricity shortage on Nov. 29 at 13:00, prompting a call for citizens to conserve energy, according to a statement from the National Power Company, Ukrenergo.

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  • WorldReuters

    Colombia proposed health reform could push costs up by $234 million next year

    Colombia's health sector could see costs grow by 929 billion pesos ($234.7 million) in 2024 if the government's proposed health reform is approved by Congress, the finance ministry said on Wednesday. Health sector expenses could hit 92.3 trillion pesos ($23.3 billion) next year if the controversial bill is approved, versus an expected 91.3 trillion pesos if the reform is blocked. The health reform is one of a series of proposals pushed by the government of President Gustavo Petro, which looks

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  • WorldThe New Voice of Ukraine

    Ukraine has some work to do to pass judicial reforms to get EU’s next 1.5 billion euro aid package

    The European Commission is concluding its assessment of unfulfilled conditions Ukraine must meet by the end of the EU’s Macro-Financial Assistance+ program in 2023.

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  • WorldThe New Voice of Ukraine

    Russia replacing Ukrainian population in occupied territories by importing 100,000+ Central Asians

    In a move reminiscent of the great forced migrations of Stalinist Russia, Russia has shipped over 100,000 Central Asians to the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, Ukraine’s National Resistance Center (NRC) reported on Nov. 29.

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  • WorldAssociated Press

    Nigeria's leader presents a $34 billion spending plan that prioritizes the economy and security

    Nigeria’s leader on Wednesday presented a 27.5 trillion naira ($34.8 billion) spending plan for 2024 to federal lawmakers, with a focus on stabilizing Africa’s largest but ailing economy and tackling the nation's deadly security crisis. The primary objective of the proposed budget is to sustain the “robust foundation for sustainable economic development" that the new government has set in motion, President Bola Tinubu said in Abuja, the capital. Tinubu projected the economy would grow by at le

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  • WorldReuters

    Climate change is the biggest human health risk, says Africa's disease boss

    Climate change is the biggest threat to human health in Africa and the rest of the world, the head of the continent's public health agency said. Mitigating that risk was top of his agenda, Jean Kaseya, the director general of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Reuters as he headed to the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, which begins on Thursday. The measures needed, Kaseya said, would include funding to help countries in Africa trying to contain outbreaks of diseas

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  • WorldReuters

    WHO says Gaza's health system must be protected as disease spreads

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called for Gaza's vulnerable health infrastructure to be safeguarded as the war-torn enclave faces an increased risk of epidemics and challenges in detecting infectious diseases. A fragile truce agreement between Israel and Hamas last week has allowed WHO and aid organizations to increase their deliveries of essential supplies but these have been far from enough to meet the needs of Gaza's 2.3 million people. Speaking at a press conference in Ge

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  • WorldUkrayinska Pravda

    Ukrainian Intelligence clarifies who is conducting investigation into poisoning of spy chief's wife and what happens next

    Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine is currently investigating the poisoning of several of its employees and Marianna Budanova, the wife of Kyrylo Budanov, Head of Ukraine's Defence Intelligence (DIU).

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  • WorldKyiv Independent

    Poll: Only 5% of Ukrainians oppose joining EU, NATO

    In total, 78% of Ukrainians would vote to join the EU if a referendum were held now and 77% are in favor of joining NATO, according to a poll released by the Rating Sociology Group on Nov. 29.

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  • ScienceLive Science

    Great white shark ripped in 2 was 'loaded' with orca DNA, scientists say

    Scientists have analyzed the remains of a great white shark that washed up in Australia in October and confirmed orcas disemboweled the predator to eat its liver — a first in these waters.

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  • WorldUkrayinska Pravda

    Slovakia extends and indefinitely prolongs ban on import of agricultural products from Ukraine

    The Slovak government has supported the prolongation of the ban on agricultural products from Ukraine for an indefinite period and extended the list of goods it concerns. Source: the decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Development of Rural Areas of Slovakia, as reported by European Pravda Details: The previous Slovakian ban concerned four goods, namely wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower seeds.

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  • WorldAssociated Press

    Finland closes last crossing point with Russia, sealing off entire border as tensions rise

    NATO member Finland on Wednesday closed its last remaining border crossing with Russia after the government decided to seal the entire border with its eastern neighbor amid rising political tensions. The Cabinet of Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo decided to temporarily close the entire 1,340-kilometer (830-mile) border between the two countries a day earlier over concerns that Moscow was using migrants to destabilize the Nordic country in an alleged act of “hybrid warfare.” The Raja-Joosep

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  • WorldUkrayinska Pravda

    Stoltenberg explains how F-16s will change situation on battlefield

    Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, has said that the F-16 fighter jets, on which Ukrainian pilots are currently being trained, will strengthen Ukraine's air defence and help inflict greater losses on the occupation army of the Russian Federation.

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  • WorldUkrayinska Pravda