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  • Adnan Syed Is Finally Free After 22 Years Behind Bars

    Adnan Syed Is Finally Free After 22 Years Behind Bars

    Adnan Syed is finally free after 22 years behind bars. On Monday, September 19, a judge in Baltimore, Maryland, named Melissa Phinn, ruled that the now-41-year-old man could go free after prosecutors asked for his sentence to be overturned. The report says that when the judge made her decision, people in the courtroom cheered.

  • Britain And The World Say Farewell To Queen Elizabeth II As She Lays To Rest

    Britain And The World Say Farewell To Queen Elizabeth II As She Lays To Rest

    After a regal state funeral attended by world leaders and a historic final ceremonial procession through crowded London streets, Britain and the world say farewell to Queen Elizabeth II as she laid to rest on Monday. After a year of deteriorating health, the longest-reigning monarch in British history passed away on September 8 at Balmoral, her Scottish Highland home. She was 96.

  • Putin Calls For De-escalation As The Death Toll In The Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Conflict Nears 100

    Putin Calls For De-escalation As The Death Toll In The Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Conflict Nears 100

    On Sunday, Putin calls for de-escalation as the death toll in the Kyrgyz-Tajik border conflict nears 100. The announcement came as a fragile ceasefire between the two Central Asian nations continued into a second day and as their common ally, Russia urged a de-escalation. During the period from September 14 to 16, former Soviet countries fought each other over a disagreement on a border issue.

  • OTC Hearing Aids - Sony’s Solution For People With Hearing Issues

    OTC Hearing Aids - Sony’s Solution For People With Hearing Issues

    Who would have thought companies like Sony and Bose would enter the hearing aid market? Well, since they’re in the audio business, why not also create something for those who have difficulty in hearing? While Bose already made an exit from the hearing aid market, Sony introduces its OTC hearing aids. Unlike Bose, will Sony succeed?

  • UK Cinemas Offer Free One-time Showing Of The Queen's Funeral On Monday

    UK Cinemas Offer Free One-time Showing Of The Queen's Funeral On Monday

    We are all saddened by the news of the death of the UK Queen. Many cinemas in the UK were forced to close on that day. On the other hand, some UK cinemas offer a free one-time showing of the Queen's funeral on Monday and choose to remain open.

  • Another Putin Ally Dead After ‘Suffocating’ On A Business Trip

    Another Putin Ally Dead After ‘Suffocating’ On A Business Trip

    This week, another Putin ally dead after ‘suffocating’ on a business trip. This time, the cause of death was allegedly a "stroke," which happened while the individual was conducting business in the town of Roshchino in Russia's far east area.

  • Russia, Belarus, And Myanmar Were Not Invited To The Queen's State Funeral

    Russia, Belarus, And Myanmar Were Not Invited To The Queen's State Funeral

    On Monday, the United Kingdom will host one of the largest gatherings of royalty and politicians in decades to honor the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Around 500 foreign leaders and dignitaries have been invited, and the event is set to take place this coming week. However, Russia, Belarus, and Myanmar were not invited to the Queen's state funeral.

  • 100 Members Of King's Former Household Are Made Redundant

    100 Members Of King's Former Household Are Made Redundant

    Around 100 members of King's former household are made redundant after receiving written notice on Monday that Clarence household operations had ceased. The Guardian has learned that dozens of Clarence House employees received redundancy notices when the offices of King Charles and the Queen relocate to Buckingham Palace following the death of the Queen. As they worked around the clock to facilitate his accession to the throne, up to 100 employees in the King's former official palace, some of whom had been there for decades, received notice that they might lose their jobs.

  • Putin's Insistence That The War Is Going Well Is Hurting Russia As It Desperately Seeks New Recruits, According To Experts

    Putin's Insistence That The War Is Going Well Is Hurting Russia As It Desperately Seeks New Recruits, According To Experts

    After a weekend of decisive military defeats at the hands of Ukraine's surprisingly strong troops, Russia is forced to deal with its obvious manpower problem and a headstrong president who won't let up. Experts say that Russia's unwillingness to mobilize troops so far in the nearly seven-month war is a result of the humiliating losses. Putin's insistence that the war is going well is hurting Russia as it desperately seeks new recruits, according to experts.

  • The Full List Of 2022 Emmy Award Winners

    The Full List Of 2022 Emmy Award Winners

    The Emmys, which, like the rest of the world, had to make adjustments to protocol for the previous two years due to COVID concerns, appeared somewhat more normal this year. On Monday night, Kenan Thompson hosted the 74th annual Emmy Awards, which honored television's biggest stars. If you are looking for the full list of 2022 Emmy award winners, continue reading this article.

  • Russian Council Faces Dissolution After A Call To Oust Putin

    Russian Council Faces Dissolution After A Call To Oust Putin

    Following a judge's decision on Tuesday, a Russian council faces dissolution after a call to oust Putin in St. Petersburg, one of the deputies said. The group of local legislators demanded the resignation of President Vladimir Putin over the conflict in Ukraine. According to Nikita Yuferev, the judge ruled that a number of prior council meetings had been unlawful, opening the door for the regional governor to dissolve the council.

  • The Biden Administration Is Pushing For A Global Ban On Anti-satellite Weapons

    The Biden Administration Is Pushing For A Global Ban On Anti-satellite Weapons

    Vice President Kamala Harris told a meeting of the National Space Council on Friday that the United States will bring a resolution to the United Nations General Assembly asking other countries not to test anti-satellite missiles. As reported, the Biden administration is pushing for a global ban on anti-satellite weapons for a reason.

  • Instagram Penalized 410M USD For Not Protecting Children's Data

    Instagram Penalized 410M USD For Not Protecting Children's Data

    Instagram penalized 410M USD for not protecting children's data by Ireland’s data regulator. Instagram's actions are in failure to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law that sets rules for how personal information from people who live outside of the European Union (EU) can be collected and used.

  • Putin's Key Man Found Dead In The Arctic After Falling Overboard

    Putin's Key Man Found Dead In The Arctic After Falling Overboard

    The inexplicable passing of a Russian energy executive over the weekend adds to a long list of high-profile national businessmen who have perished since before the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Adding to this list, Putin's key man found dead in Primorsky Krai, Russia, close to Vladivostock, around 5,800 miles east of Moscow. Ivan Pechorin, 39, the managing director of the Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, reportedly fell off a boat at full speed on Saturday.

  • Legal Debate In Greece After A Woman Set On Fire, Dies

    Legal Debate In Greece After A Woman Set On Fire, Dies

    THESSALONIKI, Greece - Legal debate in Greece after a woman set on fire, dies. A woman was 55 years old and her husband was accused of filling her in gasoline and setting her on fire. She passed away in northern Greece.

  • Round-the-clock Vigil To Give Mourners A Chance To Bid Queen Elizabeth Farewell

    Round-the-clock Vigil To Give Mourners A Chance To Bid Queen Elizabeth Farewell

    Round-the-clock vigil to give mourners a chance to bid Queen Elizabeth farewell from Wednesday evening (Sep 14) until early on the day of her funeral. Before her state funeral on September 19, which will be attended by world leaders, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport said that people could walk by the coffin 24 hours a day from 5 p.m. local time on Wednesday, September 14, until 6.30 a.m. on Friday, September 19.

  • Earthquake In Papua New Guinea Causes Outage, Landslides Kill 16

    Earthquake In Papua New Guinea Causes Outage, Landslides Kill 16

    An earthquake in Papua New Guinea, with a magnitude of 7.6 struck this country in Oceania in the southwestern Pacific. Several Papua New Guineans said it was longer and stronger compared to the last one. Four people died because of landslides. Electricity and internet connected were disrupted.

  • Sept 19th Is The Official Date Of The Queen's Funeral

    Sept 19th Is The Official Date Of The Queen's Funeral

    As previously announced, Sept 19th is the official date of the queen's funeral. The memorial service honoring the Queen will be held at Westminster Abbey at 11:00 a.m. The Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, made the announcement on September 10.

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  • "We Shouldn't Underestimate This Storm," Pierluisi Says As Hurricane Fiona Hits Puerto Rico

    "We Shouldn't Underestimate This Storm," Pierluisi Says As Hurricane Fiona Hits Puerto Rico

    "We shouldn't underestimate this storm," Pierluisi says as Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico. At a briefing on Saturday, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi warned his country. Pierluisi of Puerto Rico said on Facebook Sunday afternoon that more than 1.5 million people will experience power outages as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 85 mph and heavy rains approaches the island.

  • Super Typhoon Nanmadol Forces Four Million People To Evacuate In Japan

    Super Typhoon Nanmadol Forces Four Million People To Evacuate In Japan

    This morning, September 18, typhoon Nanmadol made landfall, bringing with it gusts of 112 mph (180 km/h) and heavy rainfall that could exceed 20 inches in some places. Super typhoon Nanmadol forces four million people to evacuate in Japan. On the southernmost tip of the island of Kyushu, one of the four islands that make up the bulk of Japan, close to the city of Kagoshima, it first made landfall.

  • A Strong Earthquake Strikes Southeastern Taiwan, Injuring 146 People

    A Strong Earthquake Strikes Southeastern Taiwan, Injuring 146 People

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - A strong earthquake strikes southeastern Taiwan on Sunday, September 18, as per the island's weather bureau. The quake caused train carriages to derail, caused a convenience store to collapse, and caused hundreds of people to become stranded on mountain roads. As per the weather bureau, the epicenter was located in Taitung county. This quake came after a 6.4 magnitude tremor that occurred on Saturday evening in the same region, however, it did not result in any fatalities.