South Sudan: $1.7 billion plan launched to meet humanitarian needs

The UN and partners on Thursday launched a $1.7 billion Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for South Sudan, to meet the needs of some 6.8 million vulnerable people this year.  Read the full story, “South Sudan: $1.7 billion plan launched to meet humanitarian needs”, on globalissues.org →

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UN chief hails launch of new expert group to boost net-zero climate change fight

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday urged private investors businesses, cities, states and regions, to do more to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions, launching a new group of experts to help with realizing a net-zero future. Read the full story, “UN chief hails launch of new expert group to boost net-zero climate change fight”, on… Continue reading UN chief hails launch of new expert group to boost net-zero climate change fight

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International Criminal Court to open office in Venezuela

The prosecutor’s office of the International Criminal Court says it will open an office in Venezuela as it investigates allegations of torture and killings by the South American country’s security forces

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AP PHOTOS on Day 36: Russian tanks destroyed outside Kyiv

Destroyed Russian tanks line a road on the outskirts of Ukraine’s capital, where Ukrainian troops pose for selfies atop the shell of one vehicle after their forces overran a Russian position. An 81-year-old man bicycles alone past one burned-out tank on the muddy road. Close to Kyiv, in Irpin, Ukrainian soldiers carry the bodies of… Continue reading AP PHOTOS on Day 36: Russian tanks destroyed outside Kyiv

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Fighting rages near Kyiv as Russian forces regroup

President Biden told reporters he does not believe Russian President Vladimir Putin will withdraw all of his troops from around the city of Kyiv. He also noted that Russian forces are beefing up in other portions of Ukraine. Debora Patta has more.

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2 arrested for grand theft at Louis Vuitton in Beverly Hills: Police

Two people were arrested after allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store in Beverly Hills Thursday. Police received a call around 1:30 p.m. regarding a theft at the luxury store located at 295 N. Rodeo Drive, Lt. Renato Moreno of the Beverly Hills Police Department told KTLA. Officers arrived and found two people they are… Continue reading 2 arrested for grand theft at Louis Vuitton in Beverly Hills: Police

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5,000 bikes, helmets, locks to be given away by city

Bicycles sit locked up at West Balmoral Avenue and North Clark Street in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Chicago will distribute 5,000 free bicycles, helmets, locks and lights to promote “sustainable modes of transportation” and bolster its reputation as a cycling city, a top mayoral aide said Thursday. Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi revealed… Continue reading 5,000 bikes, helmets, locks to be given away by city

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Willie Wilson, Who Gave Away $1.2 Million in Gas, Calls Lightfoot’s Gas Card Program ‘Political Stunt’

Chicago businessman and philanthropist Dr. Willie Wilson, who recently gave away $1.2 million in gas to area residents, has dismissed a new plan unveiled by Mayor Lori Lightfoot to provide $12.5 million in prepaid gas and transit cards as a “political stunt.” Wilson, who will announce in April whether or not he will challenge Lightfoot… Continue reading Willie Wilson, Who Gave Away $1.2 Million in Gas, Calls Lightfoot’s Gas Card Program ‘Political Stunt’

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WATCH: Austin cyclist OK after being hit by car that sped off

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin man’s evening bike ride almost turned deadly, after video shows a car hitting the cyclist on Riverside Drive and then speeding off. A video captured by a bystander shows cyclist Nick Gardiner riding in front of the Long Center, when a car appearing to change lanes hits Gardiner, and drives… Continue reading WATCH: Austin cyclist OK after being hit by car that sped off

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EMS responds to ‘critical incident’ in south Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin-Travis County EMS said it’s responding to a “critical incident” in south Austin Thursday evening. At least three people are hurt. The agency said it’s taking place in the 1700 block of Teri Road. That’s near Interstate 35 south of Highway 71. There are at least three schools, a hotel, a storage… Continue reading EMS responds to ‘critical incident’ in south Austin

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Where is South Ossetia and why does it want to join Russia?

The war in Ukraine has rattled neighboring countries and brought conflicts from the post-Soviet era to the forefront. One of them is the Georgia-Russia dispute over the South Ossetia region. Here’s what you need to know about it.

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The view from Kyiv

Russia announced earlier this week it would scale back its offensive around Kyiv. We take you in and around the capital city to see whether that’s true. Plus, how videos of impromptu concerts around Ukraine have become the soundtrack of hope in the face of war.

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Hannah Gadsby Threatened to Quit Comedy in Nanette. Her New Memoir Proves She’s Not Going Anywhere

It’s taken Hannah Gadsby the better part of four years to process the international success of her Netflix special Nanette, but it’s taken her 40 more to process everything that led up to her making it. In her new book, Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation, Gadsby writes that she never meant to become… Continue reading Hannah Gadsby Threatened to Quit Comedy in Nanette. Her New Memoir Proves She’s Not Going Anywhere

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What It’s Like Living With Aphasia—and How to Support a Loved One With the Condition

Bruce Willis, the 67-year-old actor and star of classic action movies like Die Hard, is halting his acting career after being diagnosed with the language disorder aphasia. On March 30, his daughter Rumer, ex-wife Demi Moore, and other family members announced the diagnosis on Instagram. “Our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and… Continue reading What It’s Like Living With Aphasia—and How to Support a Loved One With the Condition

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Where to find the best burrito in CA

Where can you find the best burrito in California? Seems like a loaded question but Yelp presumes to have the answer. The popular crowdsourcing review website identified businesses in every state that served burritos, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews between January 2019 and February… Continue reading Where to find the best burrito in CA

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9 Chicago men accused of buying guns from U.S. soldiers in Kentucky

Soldiers in Kentucky sold one of the guns used in a 2021 mass mass shooting in the 2500 block of West 79th Street, federal prosecutors say. Sun-Times file A newly unsealed indictment says U.S. Army soldiers based in Kentucky conspired to funnel guns to members of a faction of the Gangster Disciples in Chicago. The… Continue reading 9 Chicago men accused of buying guns from U.S. soldiers in Kentucky

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Lawyer for teen run over by Chicago police SUV releases video and asks for $2.1 million settlement from city

Astarte wearing a cap and gown at a graduation celebration with her grandmother in 2020. Provided A lawyer for a teen who was run over by a Chicago police SUV nearly two years ago has released video of the incident and is asking the city to settle with the girl’s family for $2.1 million. Astarte… Continue reading Lawyer for teen run over by Chicago police SUV releases video and asks for $2.1 million settlement from city

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Mural commissioned by ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical,’ takes flight in Logan Square

Barrett Keithley, co-founder of Paint the City, stands in front of a mural commissioned by “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” at the intersection of North Rockwell Street and North Milwaukee Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood. Pat Nabong/Sun-Times “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” now playing at the Nederland Theatre in the Loop, is making its mark in… Continue reading Mural commissioned by ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical,’ takes flight in Logan Square

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Is it racist to help Ukraine?

People, mainly women and children, make their way through Medyka border crossing during the evening after journeying from war-torn Ukraine on Thursday in Medyka, Poland. Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images “Many in Mideast see hypocrisy in Western embrace of Ukraine,” read an Associated Press headline this week. Salon asked: “Whose lives really matter?” and… Continue reading Is it racist to help Ukraine?

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