Author: Blythe Redner

Russian forces were launching an all-out assault to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin cities straddling a river in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, a battle which could determine the success or failure of Moscow’s main campaign in the east.Exactly three months after Russia invaded Ukraine, authorities in the second-largest city Kharkiv were expected to open the underground metro, where thousands of civilians had sought shelter for months under relentless bombardment.The reopening is a symbol of Ukraine’s biggest military success over the past few weeks: pushing Russian forces largely out of artillery range of Kharkiv, as they did from the capital Kyiv…

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Toni Collette, Mark Ruffalo and Naomi Ackie have joined the cast of Bong Joon-ho’s new film. The trio will join Robert Pattinson in the Oscar-winning director’s follow-up to the acclaimed ‘Parasite’. The untitled movie is based on the novel ‘Mickey7’ by Edward Ashton and Bong will write, direct and produce for his production company Offscreen. While the film will be inspired by the novel, insiders say that Bong’s past experience with adaptations could mean that his version may be slightly different from the novel’s. The story follows Mickey7 – a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonise the…

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About 150 Stellenbosch University students marched in the Western Cape town on Thursday demanding the expulsion of Theuns du Toit, the student who urinated on a fellow student’s laptop and belongings.The multiracial group headed through the town centre to the university administration building, chanting and singing.Their other main demand, sparked by Sunday’s early-hours incident at the Huis Marais residence which targeted first-year agriculture student Babalo Ndwayana, was the establishment of an external commission of inquiry into racism at the university.Read More

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ABUJA, Nigeria, May 13, 2022 (Morning Star News) – A Christian student stoned to death at a college in northwest Nigeria on Thursday (May 12) was falsely accused of blaspheming the prophet of Islam because she had refused to date a Muslim, sources said.Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu, a 200-level student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, the capital of Sokoto state, was beaten, stoned to death and her body set on fire, area residents said; a video showing the attack reportedly appeared on social media on Thursday (May 12). In the video, an unidentified man reportedly rages in…

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Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions will open a store in El Paso, Texas, offering consumer electronics repair services. From Smartphones, game consoles, and tablets, to laptops and computer, Asurion provide various repair services, such as broken glass, black or white screen of death, and non-functioning game console. El Paso, TX (1888PressRelease) May 13, 2022 – United Smart Tech is the franchise owner of uBreakiFix Oklahoma City, which opened last October 2021, and in less than a year it will launch its second store in El Paso, Texas. Although the first store launch in Oklahoma City is still under the name…

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Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyIn the summer of 2018, a 54-year-old woman living in a Houston suburb—a woman I’ll call Denise—decided to expand her social media horizons.“I’m not a social media butterfly,” she tells me. “I’m typically lurking on Facebook to see what my daughters are getting up to, but 2018 was a politically charged year. Twitter seemed like a good forum to pop in and blow off some steam.”Denise was working as a freelance writer, which included articles for business publications as well as writing corporate manuals. She was also working on a manuscript that was…

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Image: Nintendo Life / Damien McFerranCapcom’s Street Fighter has had many rivals over the years, including the likes of Virtua Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Guilty Gear. However, one franchise stands out as the true competitor: SNK’s King of Fighters. Since its inception in 1994, the series has offered what many fans consider to be the only legitimate alternative to Capcom’s one-on-one offering, and at one point, it was more popular than Street Fighter in Japanese arcades. After something of a barren period for the franchise (and, arguably, the genre in general) King of Fighters is enjoying something of a minor…

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WEBWIRE – Friday, May 6, 2022 With how the world is today with the pandemic raging on in different parts of the world, people would be hard-pressed to find ways to keep their sanity and check and avoid going over the metaphorical edge of one’s mind, as the pandemic can both be a blessing in disguise for some as through the isolation and the quarantines people can develop their bonds with family members and lovers. Tammie Williams’s “Living Behind the Mask,” a retelling of her experiences in the year 2020, was one such case of this incident…

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The Food (Promotion and Placement) (England) Regulations 2021 will come into force on 1 October 2022 and impact foods High in Fat, Salt and Sugar (HFSS) by introducing restrictions on volume offers and new rules on placement in retail stores and promotion. These include a 9 p.m. watershed on all advertising of HFSS foods and an outright ban on paid online advertising of HFSS foods, but additionally, the regulations prescribe the location where qualifying businesses must not place specified food inside a physical store. The restrictions around placement in stores are likely to be particularly challenging for food and drink…

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Updated 1 hour ago · Published on 6 May 2022 5:10PM · The US Justice Department says the Amadea is subject to forfeiture based on probable cause of violations of US law, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, money laundering and conspiracy. – AFP pic, May 6, 2022. FIJI authorities have seized sanctioned Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov’s US$300 million (RM1.3 billion) yacht in line with a US warrant, the US Justice Department says. The 106-metre Amadea was berthed in Lautoka, Fiji in the South Pacific when the island state’s law enforcement took control of it. Effective July 2018, access to full reports…

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