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See the scale of Pakistan's floods in maps, photos and videos

See the scale of Pakistan’s floods in maps, photos and videos

Aug 31, 2022 10:23am EST Ratodero, a city in Pakistan’s Sindh province, about 300 miles north of Karachi, was recently hit hard by floods that destroyed homes on August 29. (Video: Reuters) comment on this story Comment “Monsoon on Steroids.” Officials have struggled to put into words the scale of the floods that have devastated …

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UN inspectors head to nuclear power plant in Ukraine's war zone

UN inspectors head to nuclear power plant in Ukraine’s war zone

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — A team of United Nations inspectors travels to Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear power plant Wednesday embarks on a dangerous, long-sought mission to protect the site and prevent disaster from the battle that surrounds it. Emphasizing the danger, Kyiv and Moscow again accused each other of shelling the area around the complex overnight. …

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Queen to appoint next UK PM in Scotland due to liquidity concerns

Queen to appoint next UK PM in Scotland due to liquidity concerns

comment on this story Comment LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II will appoint a new British prime minister at Balmoral Castle in Scotland next week — the first ceremony at the Highland estate during the Queen’s long reign. The ceremony, known as “kissing hands”, is traditionally held at Buckingham Palace in London. But a palace official …

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IAEA team responsible for Ukraine's Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

Ukrainian nuclear power plant inspection to last ‘several days’, UN mission says

IAEA team departs from Kyiv for nuclear power plant The mission is expected to begin inspections on Thursday It’s unclear how long inspectors will be able to stay Ukraine claims success of military counteroffensive Russia halts gas flow through key pipeline Kyiv, Aug 31 (Reuters) – U.N. nuclear inspectors set off on Wednesday for Ukraine’s …

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The Queen won't return to London for the first time in her reign to appoint a new prime minister

The Queen won’t return to London for the first time in her reign to appoint a new prime minister

14 Prime Ministers of Queen Elizabeth II In 2010, Queen Elizabeth II posed for a photo with several prime ministers who served during her reign. Along with the Queen, from left to right, are David Cameron, John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. 14 Prime Ministers of Queen Elizabeth II Winston Churchill (1951-1955): The Queen …

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He bought a movie star's home in France and spent $300,000 fixing the swimming pool

He bought a movie star’s home in France and spent $300,000 fixing the swimming pool

(CNN) — On a rainy day in France, triathlete Jeremy found himself at a loss when he arranged to visit some of the properties in the quaint neighborhood where he had been living. The Welsh father-of-two has been living in Paris for a few years, but after a separation, he started thinking about moving to …

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Satellite images show 100km wide inland lake caused by floods in Pakistan

Satellite images show 100km wide inland lake caused by floods in Pakistan

Since mid-June, what U.N. officials have called the “monsoon on steroids” brought the heaviest rains and flooding in living memory, killing 1,162 people, injuring 3,554 and affecting 33 million people, with large swathes of the country now under water Down. The new image, taken on Aug. 28 from NASA’s MODIS satellite sensor, shows how heavy …

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IAEA team responsible for Ukraine's Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

IAEA team responsible for Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

Sign up now for free and unlimited access to Reuters.com register Kyiv, Aug 31 (Reuters) – A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) set off from the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant to examine damage after nearby shelling raised fears of a radiation catastrophe. Russian troops occupied the …

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Gorbachev, who changed the course of the 20th century, dies at 91

Gorbachev, who changed the course of the 20th century, dies at 91

MOSCOW (AP) — Before Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union seemed to be an unshakable superpower, perpetually hostile to the United States. Through a series of stunning reforms, Gorbachev changed all that—and redirected the course of the 20th century. Along with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, Gorbachev was a key protagonist in a global drama that …

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China is set to start in October the convention seen as Xi Jinping's coronation

China is set to start in October the convention seen as Xi Jinping’s coronation

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves after speaking after the inauguration of Hong Kong’s new leader and government on the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China on July 1, 2022. Selim Chtayti / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo Sign up now for free and unlimited access to Reuters.com register Party to …

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