U.S. Air Force tests nuclear-capable long-range missile

An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test on August 16 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Ryan Quijas) An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test on August 16 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Ryan Quijas)

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Death of Mahsa Amini in Iran sparks protests in Canada, globally

Across Canada and around the world, protesters stood shoulder to shoulder on Saturday in solidarity for women's rights and freedom in Iran, as the country enters its third consecutive week of roiling protests spurred by the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody.

Long COVID: What science has learned about the loss of smell and taste

Some five per cent of global COVID-19 survivors have now developed long-lasting taste and smell problems, according to a 2022 study. More than two years into the pandemic, researchers found an estimated 15 million people may still have problems perceiving odours, while 12 million may struggle with taste.

Russia withdraws troops after Ukraine encircles key city

After being encircled by Ukrainian forces, Russia pulled troops out Saturday from an eastern Ukrainian city that it had been using as a front-line hub. It was the latest victory for the Ukrainian counteroffensive that has humiliated and angered the Kremlin.

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