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#Breaking144 – Several explosions at an ammunition dump caused a large fire in one of Berlin’s largest city forests on Thursday morning.


“The fire has so far affected some 15,000 square metres of the forest, the city firefighting unit said, while a one-kilometre perimeter has been set up as the situation remains high-risk.”

Published: Aug.04: 2022: https://bit.ly/3bxyCIz

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#Breaking144 – KEELUNG, Taiwan (AP) — China says it conducted “precision missile strikes ” in the Taiwan Strait on Thursday as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the re gion to their highest level in decades.


“The drills were prompted by a visit to the island by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week and are intended to advertise China’s threat to attack the self-governing island republic. Along with its moves to isolate Taiwan diplomatically, China has long threatened military retaliation over moves by the island to solidify its de facto independence with the support of key allies including the U.S.”

Published: Aug.04: 2022: https://bit.ly/3StQowP

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#Breaking144 – The Taliban breaks its silence, days after a US drone strike killing al-Qaeda’s top l eader in Afghanistan’s capital, acknowledging his slaying and pledging to launch an investigation.


“The killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri on the balcony of a Kabul safe house Sunday has further strained relations between the Taliban and the West, particularly as it seeks an urgent infusion of cash to handle an economic catastrophe there following the US withdrawal from the country a year ago.”

Published: Aug.04: 2022: https://bit.ly/3bxsy2H

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#Breaking144 – The Bank of England has today raised interest rates by the most in 27 years, despite warning that a long recession is on its way, as it rushed to smother a rise in inflation which is now set to top 13%.


“Reeling from a surge in energy prices caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted 8-1 for a half percentage point rise in the Bank Rate to 1.75% – its highest level since late 2008 – from 1.25%.”

Published: Aug.04: 2022: https://bit.ly/3d2zWDB

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#Breaking144 – IDF chief Aviv Kohavi has instructed staff to increase the military’s readiness for a n escalation, strengthen defenses, and increase intelligence efforts, during his visit to the Gaza Division earlier today.


“According to the IDF, Kohavi has also approved plans for offensive actions in the event of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad attack on the border, expected in response to Israel’s arrest of a senior member of the terror group earlier this week in the West Bank.”

Published: Aug.04: 2022: https://bit.ly/3d7qm2b