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US Supreme Court to decide cases with ‘monumental’ impact on democracy

On Monday, the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court will take their places at the start of a new judicial year, even as the shockwaves of the panel’s previous seismic term continue to reverberate across America. In their first full term that ended in June, the court’s new six-to-three hard-right supermajority stunned the …

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Iranian-American detained in Tehran for seven years granted bail

An Iranian-American businessman imprisoned in Iran for nearly seven years has been released from Evin prison in Tehran on a renewable week off, the United Nations announced on Saturday. The release of detainee Siamak Namazi comes as his father, Baquer Namazi, is allowed to leave Iran for medical treatment, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in …

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Destroyed homes and businesses on Pine Island, Florida are seen from a U.S. Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter as U.S. National Guard Bureau Chief General Daniel Hokanson tours the area by air after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction on Pine Island, Florida, U.S., October 1, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Fogarty

Hurricane Ian: 77 dead and many missing after one of the strongest and costliest storms in US history

At least 77 people have been confirmed dead after Hurricane Ian hit the United States – with rescuers desperately searching for survivors among the ruins of flooded homes. The remnants of one of the strongest and costliest hurricanes in American history are now heading north, with authorities in Florida and South Carolina assessing the damage. …

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The mother of a boy born without eyes shares the horrific abuse he faces from trolls

Lacey fights horrible trolls and wants to share Christian’s story (Photo: Jam Press/@laceyandchristianbuchanan) A mum whose son was born without eyes has revealed the shocking trolling he’s been subjected to – and says she’s determined to raise awareness of facial differences by sharing her story. Tennessee-born Christian Buchanan suffered from amniotic band syndrome at birth, …

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‘It’s Embellished, But It’s a TV Show’: Is Chicago Happy With How It’s Portrayed in The Bear?

IBack home at the Original Beef of Chicagoland, things are tense. Space is limited. Money is low. The bills are literally piling up. There are not enough pots and knives for everyone. The mixer does not work. The meat supplier did not deliver enough beef. It’s the world of The Bear, the much-talked-about American TV …

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‘Women, life, freedom’: Iran’s civil rights protests have spread around the world

Global protests are being held in solidarity with the growing uprising in Iran demanding greater freedom and protesting the death of Mahsa Amini following her arrest by Iranian vice police. Demonstrations under the slogan “Women, Life, Freedom” are taking place in many major cities, including Rome, Zurich, Paris, London, Seoul, Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, Stockholm and …

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UK ‘blind’ to new Covid variants creating ‘perfect storm’ for devastating wave

The UK is heading for a ‘devastating’ Covid wave this autumn exacerbated by a drop in testing and inadequate monitoring of new elusive immune subvariants, experts have warned. Covid-19 infections in the UK have risen by 14% according to the latest figures. Some 1.1million people in private households tested positive for coronavirus in the latest …

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Burkina Faso military leader ousted in second coup this year

Members of Burkina Faso’s military took over state television, saying they had overthrown military leader Paul-Henri Damiba, dissolved the government, and suspended the constitution and transitional charter. In a statement read Friday evening on national television, Captain Ibrahim Traore said a group of officers had decided to withdraw Damiba due to his inability to deal …

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Florida death toll reaches 21 as Hurricane Ian hits South Carolina

Hurricane Ian made landfall in the United States for the second time on Friday, reaching the coast of South Carolina after leaving a path of devastation through Florida. At least 21 people have been reported dead in Florida after Ian crossed the peninsula, the state emergency director said, a tally that would make the storm …

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