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Taiwan launches artillery exercise

Taiwan’s military on Tuesday began a live ammunition artillery exercise simulating the island’s defense against an attack by China, following major military maneuvers in the vicinity by Beijing, noted on places an AFP journalist. Lou Woei-jye, spokesman for Taiwan’s Eighth Army Corps, confirmed the drills began in southern Pingtung County shortly after 0040 GMT with …

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German diplomat arrested for killing her husband in Brazil

Brazilian police said they arrested a German diplomat on Saturday for the alleged murder of her Belgian husband at their home in Rio de Janeiro. Uwe Herbert Hahn, a diplomat at the German consulate in Rio de Janeiro, told authorities that her Belgian husband Walter Henri Maximilien Biot collapsed suddenly on Friday night hitting his …

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Compensation for travelers: “we seem to find reasons not to have to pay them”

Several airlines, such as Air Canada, seem to be “a little lacking in rigor” when it comes to compensating travelers for canceled or delayed flights. • Read also: Air Canada cuts its loss for the second quarter of 2022 • Read also: Air Transat passenger pays $5,000 after being denied flight for illness “We seem …

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Starving 11-year-old child’s call for help mobilizes Brazil

A week ago, Celia Barros’ fridge was desperately empty. Today, this Brazilian single mother no longer knows where to store the food from donations that keep pouring in after her son called the police for help. “Mr. Officer, we have nothing to eat at home,” said Miguel, 11, to the policeman who answered the emergency …

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