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The world’s oldest vertebrate fossil core was found in the Australian Smithsonian magazine

For virus tracking, wastewater is liquid gold. Scientists hope work on CBC won’t be thrown away

Lost Moon Might Have Generated Saturn’s Rings Science

Byzantine records of solar eclipses have refined measurements of Earth’s rotation ScienceAlert

What I Learned From Five Years With The Predatory Vanity Press About Art And The Literary Axis Of Success

Revival of the Cambodian mega dam on the Mekong River “beginning of the end” Mongabay

#Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is linked to precocious puberty in some New Scientist girls

COVID-19 expulsions of Marines seeking religious waivers have been suspended Military Times

monkeypox

New CDC guidance: Only high-risk groups should get the monkeypox antiviral WaPo

As monkeypox recedes in the West, ‘nothing has changed’ for Africa, as doctors remain helpless on CBS

‘Time’s up’: Critics call for end to Africa Politico’s Western-funded food program

Jokowi to decide which presidential candidate to endorse, no plans to run for vice president in 2024: Sources Straits Times

China?

China imposes sanctions on Raytheon Technologies and Boeing Defense CEOs over arms sales to Taiwan Global Times

China signs major railway deal with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, overtaking Russian oil price

Xi urges Shanghai Cooperation Organization to enhance cooperation of China Daily

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization plans to list one of the terrorist, separatist and extremist groups banned on the territory of member states Deccan Herald

Turkey seeks to be the first NATO member to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Bloomberg

Anadolu Agency: The US decision to lift the arms embargo will encourage the Greek Cypriot administration and lead to escalation

Clashes on the border between the Kyrgyz and Tajiks left dozens dead and thousands displaced

India

It’s not politics, it’s the market, stupid wire

Snakes and Ladders is India’s Defensive Acquisition Measures

Old Blighty

Northern Ireland Protocol: UK challenges EU legal action over BBC screening

Labor activists outraged because public property conference proposal banned LabourList

Luring doctors from poor countries is the UK’s quiet anti-scandal program

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Protests across the UK over the killing of defenseless black man Chris Capa

More than 50 Just Stop Oil protesters in the UK have been sent to prison in a single day from The Guardian

Ethiopian forces rain drone terrorism on Tigray, Africa

sirakistan

Syria says five people were killed in an Israeli air attack on Damascus airport

Talks between rival Palestinian factions resume in Algeria in October Business Standard

Venezuelan institutions seek cooperation with Iran teleSUR

France boosts gas exports to Germany to make up for shortfall caused by Ukraine war France24

Hungary faces accountability with the EU that could cost it billions in AP (Angry)

A new not cold war

IAEA: Reconstruction of the main power line at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant

US senator calls for sanctions on Russian-Algerian arms deals

Russia urges EU to publish Ukrainian grain shipment records Daily Sabah

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Zelensky honors Turkish drone maker, discusses its Ukraine factory Daily Sabah

Ukraine’s Zelensky thanks Nike for leaving Russia’s Reuters market

She never took money from Russia, says Meloni, Salvini Ansa

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US and EU imports of nickel from Russia drive up oil prices

Putin Moscow pays for a quarter of Russian gas in rubles

Nigeria and Morocco begin The Punch . gas pipeline project

Nigeria loses 32 billion naira daily due to oil terminal closures The Punch

Uganda reacts angrily to EU decision criticizing SFGATE oil pipeline

Venezuela is ready to supply the world with oil and gas: Maduro Telesur

US oil and gas producers cannot save oil prices in Europe this winter

Nancy Pelosi visits Armenia while Azerbaijan truce controls Al Jazeera

Tensions rise in Haiti as looting spreads and violent protests La Prensa Latina

2022

Voter Challenges, Record Requests from AP Swamp Election Offices (Furzy)

The Department of Justice was dangerous before Trump. It’s Out of Control Now Part Two: The Justice Department was dangerous before Trump. It’s out of control now Matt Taipei, TK News

Big brother is watching you

Facebook spied on private messages of conservatives who questioned the 2020 elections and reported them to the FBI in India

‘Very creepy’: Agencies illegally obtained emails, voicemails and texts The Saturday Paper

ladybug

South Korean cryptocurrency Do Kwon “Guru” turns into a fugitive from France 24

Fake Crypto Grant Sites Tripled This Year BleepingComputer

Australia’s central bank calls for deeper cuts to wages and social spending WSWS

Watch Imperial Collapse

Study finds veteran suicide rate 37% higher than that reported by VA Stars and Stripes

Air Force unveils procurement fraud investigation, provides few details Defense News

Today’s antidote (Across):

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