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Everyone is familiar with the terms "dry January" and "sober October," which refer to a limited period of time during which participants deliberately abstain from drinking alcohol as a way to "reset" or "reboot" their bodies. Avoiding alcoholic beverages does not have to be a passing fad that is limited to a particular calendar month.
On Monday, the U.S. Mint will start sending out coins with actress Anna May Wong on them. These will be the first U.S. coins with an Asian American on them. Wong was called Hollywood's first Asian American movie star, and she fought for Asian Americans to have more roles and less stereotypical ones. Wong, who died in 1961, had a hard time getting roles in Hollywood in the early 20th century, when "yellowface" meant white people putting on makeup and clothes to play Asian roles and "anti-miscegenation" laws made it illegal for people of different races to get together.
Saudi Arabia sentence a U.S. citizen for tweets he sent while he was still a U.S. citizen that were critical of the country. A 72-year-old man from Florida was reportedly arrested in Saudi Arabia and given a 16-year prison sentence. An American and a Saudi national, Saad Ibrahim Almadi is a retired project manager. His son Ibrahim informed The Associated Press that his father was detained in Saudi Arabia in the month of November. According to Almadi's son, his father was held over 14 "minor tweets" he wrote over the course of seven years, most of which were critical of Saudi government policy.
Researchers have found elephant ivory seized decades ago is still being discovered in raids. The Burundian authorities have been keeping the tusks in storage for some time now after seizing them from poachers. Researchers in this study employed DNA and carbon dating to prove that some of the stockpiled materials had made their way into the hands of traffickers. The authors argue that confiscated materials should not be kept in archives.
A Russian warplane crash kills 13 people in an apartment building in the southern Russian city on the Sea of Azov after suffering engine failure. Three persons lost their lives when they attempted to escape the major fire in the apartment building by jumping from upper floors. The structure had nine stories.
Robbie Coltrane died on Friday, he was beloved around the world for his portrayal of Rubeus Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" movies. Coltrane, originally called Anthony Robert McMillan, changed his name to commemorate jazz great John Coltrane when he was in his early 20s. McMillan was born in Rutherglen, Scotland.
Over 600 people killed and thousands evacuated in Nigeria's worst flooding. Floods have affected over 2 million people, according to CNN, citing Nigeria's humanitarian affairs ministry, and over 200,000 homes have been completely or partially destroyed. According to the ministry, the death toll from the worst flooding in Nigeria in a decade has surpassed 600 people.
Winter and fall have not been kind to us in recent years, but a sneaky omicron mutation could lead to an outbreak of COVID-19 this fall. In 2020, COVID-19 instances started to increase in October. And last year, we were, in a sense, in the quiet before the storm as the omicron variety started on its path to global dominance at the end of November, while the delta-driven case counts were steadily declining. What will happen as omicron continues to develop and many people stop using masks in our third pandemic winter?
Kanye West, a rapper who also goes by the name Ye, has agreed to buy the "uncancelable free speech platform" Parler, the two companies said in a joint statement on Monday. They said this will help conservatives express their views without fear of being shut down. As part of the deal, which didn't say how much it would cost, Parler agreed to sell its entire business to West. However, the social network will continue to get technical support from Parlement Technologies, including access to its private cloud services and data center infrastructure. The deal should be done by the end of this quarter.
NUC-7738, a chemotherapeutic agent Himalayan fungus based drug is 40 times more effective at killing cancer cells than its original parent chemical. Thanks to a partnership between Oxford University and NuCana, the medicine has been developed and is undergoing clinical testing. Together, they are looking at the medicine made from fungus. Early results from a trial done by Clinical Cancer Research are good.
Abigail Breslin is talking about how she was abused by a family member in the past. In an honest Instagram post, the Oscar nominee talked about the details of domestic violence of an abusive relationship that left her with "intense injuries" and the "loneliest" she's ever felt. As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to bring attention to the work of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Breslin decided to tell her story.
Evin prison fire is one of the headlines of an Iranian state news agency. Reports stated that a major fire at Iran's infamous Evin prison has resulted in the deaths of four inmates and injuries to 61 others. BBC Persian has been informed by sources inside the prison, which is well-known for housing political prisoners, that the number of casualties is likely to be higher. On videos that were shared online, smoke and flames could be seen billowing from the location in Tehran, and the sounds of gunfire and explosions could be heard. The fire started after several weeks of protests against the government across Iran.
This week, the ominous sound of air raid sirens and the bursts of Russian attacks broke up the relative peace in Ukrainian towns far from the country's battlefields. As winter comes, Russia is battered. Officials say that since Monday, missiles, rockets, and drones have been used to attack civilian infrastructure in many major cities, including Kyiv, which is hundreds of miles from the front lines in the east and south.
The relatives of the eight people slain in the 2012 massacre as well as the F.B.I. agent who arrived at the scene received damages from a Connecticut jury. After spending years making up stories about the incident, Jones had already been found to be liable for defamation as the jury orders Alex Jones to pay sandy hook victims’ families nearly 1 billion. The families of eight Sandy Hook massacre victims won nearly $1 billion in damages from Infowars liar Alex Jones on Wednesday, dealing a fatal blow to his empire and sending a clear message that his lies and those of his supporters have grave repercussions.
With the conflict in Ukraine, space has become an invisible front and has been a major advantage to armies on the ground. It's the "first war where commercial space capabilities have really played a significant role," as the head of the US Space Force, General Jay Raymond, put it in an interview.
Vladimir Putin has said that Russia will use "all the tools we have" to "protect our territory," which includes parts of Ukraine that Russia recently took over. What is the possibility of Russia nuclear weapons Ukraine? However, US Vice President Joe Biden has said that Putin is unlikely to use a tactical nuclear bomb in the fight with Ukraine.
With the world's richest democracies promising to stand with Kyiv for "as long as it takes," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy seeks for ‘air shield’. At a televised conference on Tuesday, Zelenskyy pleaded with the G7 leaders in a televised conference a day after Russia launched a missile attack on Ukrainian towns. After the meeting, the G7 published a unified statement in which they promised Ukraine "financial, humanitarian, military, political, and legal assistance... for as long as it takes." The G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
It has been confirmed that Kaley Cuoco is expecting a child, and she will soon become a mother. The actress who plays Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory is expecting her first child with her boyfriend, Tom Pelphrey, who stars in the television show Ozark and is also an actor.
"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.
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.
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.