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uscoronavirus sept26 Signaling that Covid conditions are improving nationally, all the pandemic metrics except deaths continue to fall noticeably in the United States. Known coronavirus positive cases in the country have fallen by 18 percent in the last two weeks, according to the New York Times' latest data. Covid casualties rose by 15 percent during the same period. The total number of people losing their lives d

nasaspacecraft sep26 NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft will crash into an asteroid on Monday as part of an experiment to see how difficult it would be to deviate an earth-bound sizeable space rock to prevent it from hitting the planet. At 7:14 p.m. ET on Monday, DART will intentionally crash into Dimorphos, the asteroid moonlet of Didymos, to slightly change its motion in space. The demonstra

giorgiameloni sep26 Giorgia Meloni is set to become Italy's first female prime minister as the right-wing alliance led by her Brothers of Italy party is on course to win the general election. With 63 percent of votes counted, the alliance has won more than 43 percent, according to the Italian Interior Ministry. Matteo Salvini's League and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia are the other parties i

opioidcrisis sep23 The White House has announced new Actions and funding to address the overdose epidemic and support recovery as part of National Recovery Month. The U.S Department of Health and Human Services, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is awarding nearly $1.5 billion to all states, tribal lands, and territories' efforts to address the opioid crisis and support

touristsentry sept23 Japan decided to ease restrictions imposed on foreign tourists' entry into the country more than two years ago due to the spread of Covid. On the same day, Japan will remove the current daily cap of 50,000 foreign visitors allowed to visit the country, aimed to revive its ailing economy. Speaking on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said individual

nucleartest sep23 Japan, the United States and South Korea have warned that if North Korea conducts any nuclear test, it would be met with a strong and resolute response from the international community. In a meeting on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, the foreign ministers of the three allied nations expressed serious concern about the reclusive Communist country's adoption of

russiaukrainewar sep22 215 Ukrainian soldiers and 55 Russian counterparts under captivity were released as part of an understanding between the two countries to exchange prisoners of war. British, American, Moroccan, Swedish, and Croatian nationals and pro-Russian former Ukrainian MP Viktor Medvedchuk were also released Wednesday night.

massivedrug sep22 Illicit narcotics and precursor chemicals worth more than $7170 million were seized and 1,333 suspects arrested in a massive operation coordinated by Interpol worldwide. The 39-day "Operation Lionfish V" started on June 23 targeted the trafficking of illicit drugs along air, land and maritime routes in 22 countries via a coordinated cross-border approach. More than 291 tons of precursor chemica

biden ungeneralassembly 092122 U.S. President Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky are expected to address the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. The Russian invasion of Ukraine will be the focus of the 2022 General Assembly, which convenes in person for the first time in three years after the last two sessions were held online due to the pandemic. Notably, neither Chinese President Xi nor Russian President Vladimir Putin are showing up for this global gathering.

queenelizabeth sep19 Britain's longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest after a state funeral in London Monday. The Queen was buried at the King George VI Memorial Chapel near the Windsor Castle, next to her late husband Prince Philip. Several leaders and dignitaries from around the world, including U.S President Joe Biden and French President Immanuel Macron, joined new King Charles III and the

uscoronavirus sep19 Known coronavirus positive cases in the United States have fallen significantly in the last two weeks, by 29 percent, according to the New York Times' latest data. A 6 percent decrease was recorded in Covid casualties in the country during the same period.

nasa sep19 NASA and Google have broadened an existing partnership to help local governments improve their monitoring and prediction of air quality for better decision making. The expanded collaboration looks to develop advanced machine learning-based algorithms that link NASA data with Google Earth Engine data streams to generate high-resolution air quality maps in near real-time. "We're thrilled about ou

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