How a viral song became the unofficial anthem of Iran’s protests

The Unauthorized lyrics Iran’s ongoing anti-government protests are a soulful song, with lyrics taken from tweets by protesters risking their lives to defy the country’s ruling clerics. “Dancing in the street,” the song begins. Dancing in public is banned in Iran. “Because every time we were afraid to kiss our lovers.” “Because of the embarrassment … Read more

Nobel Prize in physics awarded for breakthroughs in quantum mechanics

The 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three researchers for their pioneering experiments in quantum information science, a growing field that can combine computing, cryptography and the transfer of information known as “quantum teleportation”. John F., 79, of Walnut Creek, Calif. The three physicists are Alain Aspect, 75, of the Université Paris-Saclay … Read more

Applying for a US tourist visa is expensive, 'discouraging visitors' – USA TODAY

Tourist visas can be expensive and confusing to apply for. This process may deter some travelers from visiting the US Visa policies attempt to balance economic and national security priorities. It can be difficult for international visitors to get permission to enter the US Onyi Apakama knows this firsthand. She is a first-generation American born … Read more

Analysis | How Iran Protests Over Dress Codes Stoked Broader Public Anger

The death of a young woman in police custody in September after being detained for violating Iran’s strict dress code sparked violent protests across the country. Popular anger initially focused on so-called guidance patrols — officers targeting women who are inappropriately dressed in public — but soon broadened to include decades-old grievances with the government … Read more

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

TOKYO – North Korea fired a suspected intermediate-range missile over Japan on Tuesday, Japanese and South Korean officials said. The missile landed in the Pacific Ocean, North Korea’s first launch to pass through Japanese airspace since 2017. The Japanese government issued a rare evacuation order Tuesday morning, urging residents of the northern prefectures of Aomori … Read more

Russian woman behind on-air war protest reportedly escapes house arrest

Russia has retained former state TV editor Marina Ovsyannikova A news broadcast was interrupted For protesting the Ukraine war, she was on the wanted list after her release from detention. Ukraine-born Ovsyannikova, 44, Attracted international attention in March After breaking into Channel One’s studios, her then-employer held up a poster reading “No War” to protest … Read more

Truss forced into U-turn on tax after week of market turmoil

While Truss defended the policy, markets were concerned about pricing Kwarteng now says it was a distraction U-turn with ‘humility and remorse’ – Kwarteng A cut in the top tax rate was only a small part of the overall plan MLAs expressed concern over the government’s decision BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 3 (Reuters) – British Prime … Read more

Ukrainian forces advance in south as Russia yields on second front

There is no official confirmation of the Ukrainian advance in the south Russian military bloggers say that the army fell back dozens of km Ukraine rejoiced over the weekend capture of Lyman in the east KYIV, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces were reported to have recaptured towns on the west bank of the Dnipro … Read more

Brazil election: ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wins vote but not outright victory

Brazil’s hotly contested presidential race is headed for a second round after former presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva He failed to secure the overall majority needed to avoid a runoff with far-right incumbents Jair Bolsonaro. With more than 99.5% of the votes counted, the left-wing stalwart secured 48.3% of the vote, not enough to … Read more

CNN team visits key city of Lyman, hours after Ukraine regains control from Russian forces | CNN

Lyman, Ukraine CNN – The ghostly emptiness of the streets of Lemon The city has strategic importance in eastern Ukraine. There are no signs of Russian army Sunday at all – some damaged Russian tanks, or Russian dead, or Russian prisoners. Members of the Ukrainian National Guard from the Dnipro-1 unit roam some streets in … Read more