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Russia’s Google, Yandex, Fixes Results So ‘Bald Fucker’ and ‘Bunker Grandad’ Reportedly Won’t Show Putin

Getty Russia’s biggest search engine secretly put blocks in its code to stop images of Vladimir Putin showing up in the results of potentially embarrassing searches, according to a report, with Nazi iconography also allegedly scrubbed out of the results of queries for the Z symbol signifying support for the war in Ukraine. Last week, …

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Map: Which countries has Pope Francis visited? | Religion News

Pope Francis’ trip to the DRC is the first papal visit since John Paul II traveled there in 1985. Pope Francis is visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan this week. The 86-year-old leader of the Catholic church will start his trip on Tuesday in the Congolese capital Kinshasa before heading …

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Ukraine’s fight benefits US national security. The House GOP is on the wrong side

A Ukrainian serviceman fires an assault rifle east of Kharkiv in March 2022. (Fadel Senna / AFP/Getty Images) We are entering the 12th month of a “special military operation” that was supposed to be over in well under 12 days. The Kremlin even told Russian officers to pack dress uniforms and medals for the intended …

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Uzbekistan jails protesters over anti-government unrest | News

Court sentences 22 people to various prison terms over last year’s unrest which left 21 people dead. A court in Uzbekistan has sentenced 22 people, including a journalist, to various prison terms deadly unrest in the autonomous Karakalpakstan republic last July. Twenty-one people were killed in the protests, which were triggered by plans to curtail …

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Rhino poaching surges 93 percent in Namibia | Wildlife News

Authorities say 87 rhinos were killed last year compared with 45 in 2021, most of them poached from the country’s largest park. The number of endangered rhinos poached in Namibia reached an all-time high last year after 87 animals were killed compared with 45 in 2021, official government data has shown. Africa’s rhino population has …

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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 342 | Russia-Ukraine war news

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 342nd day, we take a look at the main developments. Here is the situation as it stands on Tuesday, January 31, 2023: fighting Russian missiles have killed three people in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, while fighting rages in the eastern Donetsk region where Russia again shelled the …

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Burkina Faso says 28 soldiers, civilians killed in rebel attacks | Conflict News

Rebel fighters conducted separate attacks on Sunday and Monday, including 15 men killed after a minibus was stopped. At least 28 people, including soldiers and civilians, have been killed in two attacks by armed assailants in Burkina Faso, a regional governor and the army said in separate statements. The army said on Monday that a …

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Myanmar invited to Asian military meeting co-chaired by US | military news

Next month’s meeting is focused on maritime security and will include exercises to tackle the smuggling of people, drugs and weapons. The Myanmar military, which seized power in a coup two years ago, has been invited to take part in a regional military meeting co-chaired by Thailand and the United States. The five-day ASEAN Defense …

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UN chief backs democracy for Myanmar 2 years after coup

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two years after Myanmar’s military seized power, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres voiced support Monday for the democratic aspirations of Myanmar’s people and warned that the military’s planned elections amid a crackdown on civilians and political leaders “risk exacerbating instability.” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the secretary-general strongly condemns all forms of violence …

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