Sacred Easter Island statues suffer 'irreparable damage' after volcano fire

FILE - Statues of heads known as 'Moais' stand at Rano Raraku, the quarry on Easter Island or Rapa Nui, Chile, on August 2012. (Karen Schwartz / AP) FILE - Statues of heads known as 'Moais' stand at Rano Raraku, the quarry on Easter Island or Rapa Nui, Chile, on August 2012. (Karen Schwartz / AP)

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Putin calls nuclear weapons a tool of deterrence in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hailed the annexation of Ukrainian territories as a major achievement and said his country's nuclear weapons serve as a tool of deterrence in the war that the Kremlin calls a 'special military operation.'

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