Top 10 world news: Erdogan offers to mediate, Gorbachev is buried, Artemis 1 postponed again and more
Even as the International Atomic Energy Agency examines the extent of damage to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered to mediate between the two warring sides. Previously, Turkey acted as a guarantor when Russia and Ukraine signed the grain export agreement with the United Nations. Moreover, Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union to fight the Cold War, was buried in Moscow.
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Turkey ready to mediate in Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant crisis, Erdogan tells Putin
As global agencies continue to sound the alarm over the state of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reportedly offered to mediate between Kyiv and Moscow.
Mikhail Gorbachev: the last Soviet leader buried
Four days after his death at the age of 91, Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader to fight the Cold War, has been buried in Moscow. According to the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not attend the funeral due to his work commitments.
New York City agency sues Starbucks for wrongfully firing union organizer
The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, a New York City agency, sued Starbucks for wrongfully firing a longtime worker and union organizer. Reportedly, the barista named Austin Locke was fired after he and his co-workers voted to unionize a Starbucks in Queens.
NASA’s new moon rocket causes another dangerous leak before its first launch
Before its first launch, NASA’s next-generation Artemis lunar rocket caused another dangerous leak on Saturday. As engineers worked to plug what was believed to be a gap around a seal in the fuel line, hydrogen began leaking from the engine section at the bottom of the rocket.
India could overtake Germany and Japan to become third-largest economy by 2029: Report
A report by State Bank of India (SBI) chief economic adviser Soumya Kanti Ghosh said India is likely to become the third largest economy by 2029, largely due to structural change since 2014.
California opens cooling centers as wildfires spread rapidly and mercury soars
As a wildfire quickly spread across more than 1,000 acres in extremely hot conditions, California set up 40 cooling centers. Offering shelter in air-conditioned rooms and cool drinks during the heat of the day, the centers were established in libraries, recreation and park facilities, and residences for the elderly.
More than a third of Pakistan under water as it battles worst floods in history
More than a third of Pakistan is under water, the latest satellite images from the European Space Agency (ESA) have revealed, showing the extent of the damage caused by the monsoon floods.
Activist rages against fringe website Kiwi Farms targeting trans genders
Clara Sorrenti and her supporters are the faces of a campaign trying to bring down Kiwi Farms, an internet forum that doubles as an image-sharing website where users troll and harass whoever they want. However, over the years the site has become a haunt of trans anti-harassment campaigns, forcing figures like Sorrenti to launch a campaign to take down the fringe website.
Serena Williams’ unmatched legacy to stand the test of time long after her retirement
Although Serena Williams may be one of, if not the most accomplished, player on the international tennis circuit, her legacy should not be defined by the myriad of accomplishments she managed to achieve on the court.
Ayan Mukerji Shares “Brahmastra” Pre-Release Promo And Introduces “Ancient Indian Astras” To Fans
Six days before the release of ‘Brahmastra’, the makers of the long-awaited film have shared a pre-release promo on YouTube to regale fans and increase their level of excitement. The minute-long clip introduces fans to characters from the film, including Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna.
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