Top 10 global news: ‘Super typhoon’ to hit Japan, Putin isolates himself, and more

The most destructive tropical “super typhoon” is expected to make landfall on Sunday, before which the Japan Meteorological Agency has advised residents to leave areas on the southern island of Kyushu. Separately, Washington is weighing in on talks by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the SCO summit, saying “he (Putin) is only further isolating himself from the international community.”

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Watch: Most destructive tropical ‘super typhoon’ in decades hits southern Japan

Ahead of a large and powerful typhoon expected to make landfall on Sunday and produce up to half a meter (20 inches) of rain, the Japan Meteorological Agency on Saturday advised residents to leave areas of the southern island of Kyushu.

Putin is self-isolating,” says White House emphasizing PM Modi’s message to Russian president

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On the day Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and informed him that “the era of today is not one of war”, Washington quickly jumped into the conversation and gave his version in Moscow.

More than 10 million children have lost a parent or carer to Covid: study

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Earlier this week, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the world is currently in a better position to end the coronavirus pandemic. Although the pandemic may end sooner or later, the lives of millions of people have been turned upside down for good, especially children and adolescents.

US appeals court rejects big tech’s right to regulate online speech

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A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a Texas law that bars big social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” a setback for tech industry groups that say that the measure would turn the platforms into bastions of dangerous content.

Rohingya teenager killed and six injured in Bangladesh by mortar shells fired by Myanmar

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A 15-year-old Rohingya boy was killed and at least six people injured when mortar shells fired from Myanmar exploded in Bangladesh, the latest in a series of violent incidents, officials and a Rohingya leader said.

India: Maharashtra revokes Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder manufacturing license

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More than a month after Johnson & Johnson announced it would stop selling its talc-based baby powder globally in 2023, the Indian state of Maharashtra on Friday revoked the pharmaceutical company’s manufacturing license .

As recession fears rise, Wall Street drops to two-month low

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Since the release of the Consumer Price Index report, the US stock market has continued to take a beating. On Friday, according to a Reuters report, Wall Street stumbled to its lowest level in two months as fears of a global recession loomed amid a slowdown.

7 things Putin said at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit

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Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on a series of questions spread across the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. He met with several leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Here are some things Putin talked about during the summit.

France sends last nuclear shipment to Japan despite criticism from environmental activists

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Two ships carrying reprocessed nuclear fuel bound for Japan sailed from northern France on Saturday morning, an AFP photographer noted, despite criticism from environmental activists.
The fuel was due to leave the port city of Cherbourg in northern France earlier this month but was delayed by the breakdown of loading equipment.

World’s top dragon boat competition abandons Hong Kong due to Covid restrictions

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The world’s most prestigious dragon boat race will travel to Thailand instead of Hong Kong the following year, according to competition organizers, who made the announcement on Saturday.