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    Author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage in New York

    Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, has been attacked as he was about to give a lecture in southwestern New York State. An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as he was being introduced. The author was taken or fell to the floor, and the man was restrained.

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    Satellite images show destroyed jets at Russian base in Crimea

    New satellite images show at least seven destroyed fighter jets at an airbase in the Russian-controlled peninsula of Crimea, shortly after Ukraine said nine planes were destroyed in a string of deadly explosions at the site. The images, provided by Planet Labs PBC and taken mid-afternoon on Wednesday, undermine Russia’s claim that the explosions on Tuesday, which killed one and wounded 14, did not cause serious damage.

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    Terrorist detonates suicide vest as Saudi security forces try to make arrest

    The sleepy southwestern city of Abu Arish in Jazan province is known for producing and exporting salt and, more recently, for a cafe that combines the perfect blend of salty and sweet. Seven months ago, Plant Cafe opened its doors to residents of the area, and Jazan city should take notice. One recent evening, Plant Cafe was full of coffee enthusiasts, sipping cold drinks on the velvety green chairs and scrolling their phones at the terrazzo-patterned tables.

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    Iran says 'fiction' US's claim of plot to kill former White House official John Bolton

    A man has been arrested for killing his 20-year-old girlfriend in a stabbing frenzy after she refused to marry him, in the latest case of femicide that has shocked the nation. In a statement, Egypt’s Public Prosecution said that it had detained 22-year-old Islam Mohammed pending an investigation into charges of the premeditated murder of Salma Baghat, which took place in Egypt’s Zagazig city.

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    New animal-linked virus infects dozens in eastern China

    Scientists in Asia have identified a new virus that can cause severe fever and was likely transmitted to humans from animals in eastern China. The Langya henipavirus (LayV) was found in 35 people in the Shandong and Henan provinces of China, who were tested between 2018 and 2021, according to a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine earlier this month. The virus can cause acute fever, fatigue, cough and loss of appetite, researchers said in the letter.

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    Student in Egypt held for killing girlfriend who refused to marry

    RAMALLAH: Palestinian leaders have launched a new diplomatic drive to obtain full membership of the UN. The campaign will culminate with a landmark speech by President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN General Assembly on Sept. in which he will make the case for enhanced status.

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    Key dates in the life of author Salman Rushdie

    Author Salman Rushdie has been hospitalised after he was attacked earlier today at an event in New York state. Police have said that Rushdie was apparently stabbed in the neck, but stated that the motive and the weapon used in the attack are still unknown. Reuters has reported that he is in surgery, and New York Governor Kathy Hochul has said Rushdie is “getting the care he needs”.