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Kyiv Faces Lengthier Blackouts as Russia Keeps Up Assault on Ukraine’s Electric Grid
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Kyiv Faces Lengthier Blackouts as Russia Keeps Up Assault on Ukraine’s Electric Grid

Updated Oct. 27, 2022 10:38 am ET Listen to article (1 minute) Kyiv residents are facing prolonged blackouts, after Russian airstrikes again hit the Ukrainian electric system overnight, further degrading the country’s ability to keep the lights on. Yasno, a Ukrainian energy company, wrote on Facebook on Thursday that Russia had again hit the power...

African health official: Ebola in Uganda is under control
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African health official: Ebola in Uganda is under control

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s Ebola outbreak is under control, a top public health official in Africa said Thursday, noting that local health authorities are doing well to trace most contacts. “The situation is not getting out of control,” said Dr. Ahmed Ogwell, acting director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We have...

‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ targeted by climate activists
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‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ targeted by climate activists

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Johannes Vermeer masterpiece “Girl with a Pearl Earring” on Thursday became the latest artwork targeted by climate activists in a protest at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague. The priceless work reportedly was not damaged. A video posted on Twitter showed one man pouring a can of what appear to...

Hard-drive maker Seagate Tech faces China sanctions warning
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Hard-drive maker Seagate Tech faces China sanctions warning

BEIJING — Seagate Technology said Thursday the U.S. Department of Commerce has warned it may charge the computer hard-drive maker with violating restrictions on exports of high-tech products to China. The company said in an SEC filing that it rejected the allegations. It says its hard disc-drives are not subject to U.S. Export Administration regulations,...

1 construction worker dies in bridge collapse in Missouri
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1 construction worker dies in bridge collapse in Missouri

KEARNEY, Mo. — One construction worker died and two others were injured Wednesday when a bridge under construction in northwest Missouri collapsed, officials said. Workers were pouring concrete for the deck of the bridge when it fell, Clay County officials said. The bridge, which was replacing an older bridge, spanned Carroll Creek in a rural...