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Kim Jong-un’s new pin symbolizes his noble personality cult
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Kim Jong-un’s new pin symbolizes his noble personality cult

More news - Breaking news At a recent meeting with the Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced a promising harvest and a new defense treaty with Russia. However, what attracted the most attention was the introduction of a new accessory: breast pins with the image of Kim Jong-un, as shown in photos by state media. The Kim family, in power in North Korea since 1948, has long been revered as a godlike figure. Portraits of Kim Jong Un's grandfather, Kim Il Sung, and his father, Kim Jong Il, adorn every home and office, and citizens are required to wear pins depicting these leaders. Kim Jong Un's new pin marks a significant elevation in his personal cult, previously reserved only for his grandfather and father. Now, North Koreans have three images to choose ...
Palestinian Fighters in West Bank Draw Inspiration from Hamas in Gaza
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Palestinian Fighters in West Bank Draw Inspiration from Hamas in Gaza

More news - Latest news The narrow alleys of West Bank refugee camps are covered with black tarps to hide Palestinian fighters from Israeli drones. Green Hamas flags and “martyrs” banners adorn buildings damaged by Israeli raids and airstrikes aimed at curbing the growing militancy fueled by the Gaza conflict. This scene, however, does not take place in Gaza or a traditional Hamas stronghold, but in a refugee camp in Tulkarem, a city in the Israeli-occupied West Bank where the moderate Palestinian faction Fatah has long held sway. Recently, I met Muhammad Jaber, a local commander, in one of these dusty, war-torn alleys. At 25, Jaber is one of Israel’s most wanted individuals. He and other fighters say they shifted their allegiance from Fatah to more radical groups like Hamas and Pale...
French far right scores big win in first round of election, polls show
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French far right scores big win in first round of election, polls show

More news - Latest news Early projections indicate that the Rassemblement National party has won a landslide victory in the first round of elections for the French National Assembly, bringing the nationalist, anti-immigration party to power for the first time. Polling projections suggest the party won about 34% of the vote, far ahead of President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist Renaissance party and its allies, who won about 21%. The scores do not reliably predict how many parliamentary seats each party will win, but National Rally is likely to be the largest force in the lower house, though not necessarily with an overall majority. A coalition of left-wing parties, the New Popular Front, won about 29% of the vote. Voter turnout was very high, over 65%, compared to 47.51% in the first rou...
Fire at South Korea lithium battery plant kills at least 22
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Fire at South Korea lithium battery plant kills at least 22

More news - News 24 hours According to Kim, workers who fled the blaze said the fire broke out when a single battery cell caught fire, triggering a series of explosions among some of the 35,000 lithium battery cells stored on the second floor of the factory. Fires can occur in lithium batteries when the internal layers are compressed, causing a short circuit. The layers can be compressed by a sudden impact, such as during a vehicle collision, or by the gradual swelling of the batteries from regular use. Lithium is a metal that can store large amounts of energy in a small space, which is why it is attractive as a battery material. But that also means there is a lot of energy available that can be converted into heat and even fire in the event of a short circuit. Lithium battery fires...
Executioner-turned-TikTok star Shahjahan Bhuiya dies in Bangladesh
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Executioner-turned-TikTok star Shahjahan Bhuiya dies in Bangladesh

Related media - Latest news Shahjahan Bhuiya, who became famous for executing some of Bangladesh's most infamous criminals in exchange for reduced sentences for his crimes and later achieved brief fame on TikTok, died on Monday in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. The National Police announced on Tuesday that the cause of his death, which occurred in hospital, had not yet been confirmed. Abul Kashem, Bhuiya's owner, said he took Bhuiya to the hospital on Sunday after Bhuiya felt chest pains. Last year, Bhuiya said he was 74 in local media, but his national identity card, provided by Kashem, indicated he was 66 at the time of his death. Bhuiya was initially sentenced to 42 years in prison for robbery and murder in 1991. However, thanks to his good behavior and role in the execution of othe...
Birdwatchers’ paradise born from Colombian peace agreement
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Birdwatchers’ paradise born from Colombian peace agreement

More news - Breaking news The 2016 peace treaty that ended decades of civil conflict in Colombia has transformed the country into a paradise for birdwatchers. The deal freed up vast swathes of forest previously dominated by armed groups, making them accessible to wildlife enthusiasts and researchers alike. For years, Colombia's rich biodiversity has been hidden behind the barriers of a long-running civil war. The nation's forests, home to an astonishing variety of bird species, were largely off-limits due to the presence of guerrillas and associated dangers. However, the peace agreement has made these once inaccessible areas accessible, revealing a treasure trove of avian diversity. Birdwatchers from around the world are now flocking to Colombia to witness its avian wonder...