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Arcane Season 2: Christian Linke discusses final chapter – (BBC News)
Some consider award-winning animation Arcane the best videogame adaption ever - so why is it ending?

China seeks detention of foreigners in disputed South China Sea – (Al Jazeera English)
Philippines files new legal submission before the UN, asserting its own entitlements while challenging Beijing’s claim.

World leaders to meet at Swiss resort on possible Ukraine peace roadmap. Russia is notably absent – (Associated Press)
GENEVA (AP) — The presidents of Ecuador, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Somalia will join many Western heads of state and government and other leaders at a conference this weekend aimed to plot out first steps toward peace in Ukraine – with Russia notably absent.

Afghanistan: What happened to the women who protested against the Taliban? – (BBC News)
Afghan women tell the BBC they were beaten and tortured for protesting against the Taliban.

World leaders meet in Switzerland as Ukraine seeks aid amid war with Russia – (Al Jazeera English)
Absence of China in summit raises questions over point of event, which Russia dismissed as ‘futile’.

Honduras rolls out widespread gang crackdown – (Reuters)
Honduran authorities announced a slate of measures on Friday intended to cut down on organized crime, including the construction of a new prison, collective trials and terrorist designations for gang members.

Abducted Louisiana child, 4, found dead and sister injured in suspected human trafficking case: police – (Fox News)
The suspect in a Louisiana child abduction case was arrested and the body of the missing 4-year-old was found dead in the woods, police said.

Ukrainian families cross Europe to plead for prisoners held by Russia – (Reuters)
Svitlana Bilous travelled half way across Europe - from her home in Ukraine to a Swiss mountaintop resort - to stand on the sidelines of an international peace summit on Saturday and tell the world about her missing husband.

A usually joyous Muslim holiday reminds families in Gaza of war's punishing toll – (Associated Press)
DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Last summer, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip celebrated the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha the way it's supposed to be: with large family feasts, meat shared with those less fortunate, and new clothes and gifts for children.

US military targets Houthi radar sites in Yemen after a merchant sailor goes missing – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States military unleashed a wave of attacks targeting radar sites operated by Yemen's Houthi rebels over their assaults on shipping in the crucial Red Sea corridor, authorities said Saturday, after one merchant sa…

What we know about the fight between conspiracist Alex Jones and Sandy Hook families over his assets – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — Bombastic conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to liquidate his personal assets as he owes $1.5 billion for his false claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which killed 20 first graders and six educators in Newt…

Muslim pilgrims converge at Mount Arafat for daylong worship as Hajj reaches its peak – (Associated Press)
MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Following the footsteps of prophets beneath a burning sun, Muslims from around the world congregated Saturday at a sacred hill in Saudi Arabia for intense, daylong worship and reflection.

World leaders join Ukraine summit in test of Kyiv's diplomatic clout – (Reuters)
World leaders gather in Switzerland on Saturday for a summit aimed at pressuring Russia to end its war in Ukraine, but the absence of powerful allies of Moscow such as China will blunt its potential impact.

Many Senate Republicans were done with Trump after Jan. 6. Now they want him back in the White House – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Donald Trump had few friends left in the Senate.Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell declared in a speech that Trump was “practically and morally responsible” for the violent Jan.

Biden goes straight from G7 to Hollywood fundraiser, balancing geopolitics with his reelection bid – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Flying through the night across nine time zones, from southern Italy to Southern California, President Joe Biden will shift focus from Russia's challenge of Western unity to raking in big bucks for his reelection campaign at a Hollywood fund…

Ukraine employs a flexible defense while waiting for new Western ammo to get to the front – (Associated Press)
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian firepower has been improving since U.S. lawmakers approved a much-needed military aid package this spring, though not quickly enough to halt the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine.

Germany sets aside unease over its military to celebrate first Veteran’s Day – (CNN)
Nadine Schmidt and Sophie Tanno, CNN

UFC chief describes 25-year-long friendship with Trump | CNN Politics – (CNN)
CNN’s Laura Coates speaks with UFC CEO Dana White about his longterm friendship with former President Donald Trump.

Working in ‘hellfire’: Gig workers bear the brunt of India’s heatwave – (Al Jazeera English)
Delivery workers face physical and mental hardships while enduring India’s scorching summer.

Ukraine war: Kyiv seeks show of support at giant Swiss summit – (BBC News)
The hosts hope the talks, the largest since the war with Russia began, will bring progress towards peace.


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