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River Seine rescue: Expert warns trapped beluga whale 'may die' during mission to free it, but insists 'we must still try' (10)
A large crew of experts is riverside for the delicate mission along with around 80 volunteers including firemen, local French gendarmes, divers and vets. Wednesday 10 August 2022 03:30, UK Image: The Beluga whale in the Seine river in Notre Dame de la Garenne, west of Paris.
EU expects decision 'very quickly' on Iran deal (3)
by Naharnet Newsdesk 09 August 2022, 16:03 The EU said Tuesday it expects Tehran and Washington to "very quickly" respond to a "final" text aimed at salvaging a 2015 deal meant to curb Iran's nuclear program. "There is no more space for negotiations," a foreign policy spokesman for the bloc, Peter Stano, told journalists in Brussels. "We have a final text.
August 9, 2022 UK meteorologists, water firms issue warnings as extreme heatwave looms (1)
The UK's meteorological agency on Tuesday issued an "amber" warning for extreme heat while the country's biggest water provider said restrictions loom, as Britain braces for another punishing heatwave later this week. The warning by the Met Office, covering much of southern England and parts of eastern Wales from Thursday through Sunday, predicts possible impacts to health, transport and infrastructure from the heat.
Real Madrid hope stability breeds success as La Liga kicks off (5)
10/08/2022 - 03:40 Madrid (AFP) - Real Madrid are hoping a summer of stability sets them up for a successful defence of the Spanish title as the season kicks off in La Liga this weekend, despite some eye-catching moves in the transfer market from Barcelona. Madrid set the ball rolling on Wednesday against Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup, as they target another trophy-laden campaign under Carlo
Space invaders: How video gamers are resisting a crypto onslaught (4)
Author: AFP Update: 10.08.2022 06:10 Blockchain-based play-to-earn games have proved hugely popular in parts of Asia and Latin America / © AFP When video game designer Mark Venturelli was asked to speak at Brazil's biggest gaming festival, he submitted a generic-sounding title for his presentation - "The Future of Game Design" - but that was not the talk he gave. Instead, he launched into a 30-minute diatribe against the blockchain
Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy to stand trial Wednesday (5)
Issued on: 10/08/2022 - 05:24 Text by: NEWS WIRES 1 min Manchester City and France footballer Benjamin Mendy stands trial Wednesday for the alleged rape and assault of seven women, which could see his playing career end in jail if convicted. Mendy, 28, is due at Chester Crown Court in northwest England to face eight counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape, relating to seven young women.
Twin Blasts Kill 15 Burkina Faso Troops, Army Says (2)
August 09, 2022 9:57 PM Agence France-Presse Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Two explosions killed 15 soldiers in Burkina Faso on Tuesday, the army said, the latest in a series of such attacks as the country battles a jihadi insurgency. The twin blasts using "improvised explosive devices occurred on the road from Bourzanga to Djibo" in the Center-North region, the army general staff said. "The toll for both incidents is 15 fallen soldiers and one wounded," the statement said.
Nagasaki mayor warns of 'crisis' on atom bomb anniversary (2)
By AFP - Aug 09,2022 - Last updated at Aug 09,2022 Doves are released into the air during a memorial ceremony at the Peace Park in Nagasaki on Tuesday, on the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing during WWII (AFP photo) TOKYO - Nuclear weapons present a "tangible and present crisis" after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the mayor of Nagasaki said on Tuesday, the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing that destroyed the Japanese city.
Guinea dissolves FNDC opposition coalition (2)
Issued on: 09/08/2022 - 19:56 2 min Conakry (AFP) - Guinea's junta-appointed government has dissolved the country's leading opposition movement, the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC), under a decree dated Saturday. An alliance of political parties, trade unions and civil groups, the FNDC spearheaded protests against former president Alpha Conde before his ouster in a coup last year.
August 9, 2022 Endangered sharks, rays caught in protected Med areas: study (1)
Endangered sharks, rays and skates in the Mediterranean are more frequently caught in protected than in unprotected areas, according to research published Tuesday highlighting the need for better conservation for critically threatened species. The three types of elasmobranch are among the species most threatened by overfishing. While often landed as by-catch-or caught in nets of boats seeking to land