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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

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#Breaking144 – Man Stabbed At 34th Street SEPTA Station Along Market-Frankford Line In University City


Chopper 3 was over the incident which happened along the Market Frankford Line in University City around 9 a.m.

Man Stabbed At 34th Street SEPTA Station Along Market-Frankford Line In University City
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#Breaking144 – Man Stabbed At 34th Street SEPTA Station Along Market-Frankford Line In University City


Chopper 3 was over the incident which happened along the Market Frankford Line in University City around 9 a.m.

Man Stabbed At 34th Street SEPTA Station Along Market-Frankford Line In University City
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#Breaking144 – British Airways has halted ticket sales on short-haul flights from Heathrow until August 8 following the London airport’s decision to cap capacity and tackle widespread disruption and cancellations.


“Airlines and airports across Britain and Europe have struggled to cope with the rebound in post-lockdown travel, with many failing to recruit enough staff to handle check-ins and baggage handling.”

Published: Aug.02: 2022: https://bit.ly/3vvp8EA

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#Breaking144 – A second man has appeared in court accused of the murder of a 63-year-old man in Co Antrim last week.


“Mario Menezes, 33, of Portmore Street in Portadown appeared via video-link at Antrim Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ballymena to face a single charge of murder.”

Published: Aug.02: 2022: https://bit.ly/3oKZuru

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#Breaking144 – Bank of England considers biggest rate rise for more than 25 years


MPC meets on Thursday under pressure to follow other central banks in monetary tightening

Published: Aug.01: 2022: https://www.ft.com/content/3eb06681-9705-4c10-af71-3c6ed4dce648

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#Breaking144 – Iran’s intelligence ministry arrests several members of the Baha’i faith on s pying charges, state TV reports.


“It is rare for the ministry to report the arrests of members of Baha’i. The report does not say how many were detained. The detentions raise concerns about potential crackdowns on followers of the religion.”

Published: Aug.01: 2022: https://bit.ly/3OPfJyp