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Western efforts to defuse Kosovo crisis mount as ethnic Serbs in Kosovo rally anew after clashes
"The U.S. and EU are ramping up efforts to diffuse a crisis in Kosovo. Ethnic Serbs are continuing to protest in northern Kosovo, where clashes with NATO peacekeepers recently left dozens injured. Over fears of renewed conflict in the troubled region, EU officials are now in talks with Serbia and Kosovo top officials in NATO ascending 700 more troops. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is urging all parties to deescalate tension and his EU counterpart to separation calls the situation dangerous and unsustainable. Ethnic Serbs are in minority and Kosovo, but in majority in the country's north, with many rejecting the Albanian majority territories claim of independence from Serbia. I'm Mimi Montgomery
SAS to soon start online booking for 2028 flights aboard electric-powered aircraft
"A Scandinavian airline will soon take bookings for the first commercial electric powered flights. Scandinavian airline systems or SAS are set to open online reservations for short distance flights aboard electric passenger planes. But travelers would have to wait 5 years to depart, where the commercial launch scheduled for 2028. Those booking can choose from 30 seats on each of three flights in Sweden, Norway and Denmark and will find out the exact departure date via email once scheduled. SAS is one of several airlines investing in the use of electric passenger planes for future commercial travel. I'm Mimi Montgomery.
North Korea spy satellite launch fails as rocket falls into the sea
"North Korea fails to launch its first spy satellite into space. In parts of South Korea and Japan, residents took shelter after North Korea launched a rocket, which later crashed into the sea. Admitting failure is a setback to leader Kim Jong-un's push to boost military capability amid tension with the U.S. and South Korea, but North Korea is now promising to look into what went wrong and try a second launch soon. Any North Korean satellite launch is a violation of UN Security Council resolutions that ban the country from launches that use ballistic technology. I'm Mimi Montgomery
Moscow drone attack exposes Russia's vulnerabilities, fuels criticism of military
"Breaches in Russia's air defenses are exposed after a drone attack on Moscow. Russian president Vladimir Putin is wowing to beef up air defenses after another drone attack targeted the capital in underlined its vulnerability. He's now facing criticism after only 5 of 8 drones were shot down in the attack, which damaged three apartment buildings. Putin is stressing that Moscow's air defenses did work, but admits that protecting a huge city is difficult. Ukraine did not claim responsibility for the attack, but it happened as more Russian soils under fire amid expectations of a Ukrainian counter offensive. I'm Mimi Montgomery.
China warns of artificial intelligence risks, calls for beefed-up national security measures
"China's warning advances to artificial intelligence can pose a risk to its national security. After a ruling Communist Party meeting chaired by president Xi, China is issuing a statement warning of risks posts by AI while also calling for heightened national security measures. The position underscores tension between China's aim to be a global leader in cutting edge technology and concerns of its potential, social and political harms. The statement comes after scientists and industry leaders in the U.S. recently warned of similar risks. It stresses that in China there is a need to improve the security governance of Internet data and AI. I Mimi Montgomery
Palestinian officials say Israeli strike on eastern Lebanon kills 5 militants, Israel denies role
"Israeli air strike kills 5 Palestinian militants. An Israeli attack targeting a Syria backed Palestinian group in eastern Lebanon leaves at least 5 people dead and ten wounded. According to an official from the Popular Front for the liberation of Palestine general command, the air strike hit positions in kasia, a Lebanese town near Syria. After the attack and other official tells the AP that the group will retaliate at a suitable time. The PFL PGC has military presence and precisions along the Lebanon Syria border and has attacked Israel in the past. Commenting on the air strike and Israeli official denies the country had anything to do with it. I'm Mimi Montgomery.
New Zealand airline is asking passengers to weigh in before their flights
"A New Zealand airline is weighing passengers before they board. As part of a monthlong survey, air New Zealand is planning to wait 10,000 passengers, so pilots can estimate weight and balance before takeoff. It is voluntary, but the airlines insisting that travelers shouldn't fear stepping on the scale. There is no visible display involved, and the way in data remains anonymous. The surveys designed to calculate average weight that goes on a plane. Numbers required by the domestic civil aviation authority, and the timing of it may be necessary, as recent health stats show New Zealanders are getting heavier in light of increasing adult and childhood obesity rates. I'm Mimi Montgomery.
UN nuclear chief urges Russia and Ukraine to ban attacks at Europe's largest nuclear power plant
"UN nuclear chief urges Russia and Ukraine to ban attacks on the zephyria power plant. Raphael grossi, who leads the International Atomic Energy Agency, is asking UN Security Council members to support 5 principles to avoid a nuclear accident at the tsaritsa plant, Europe's largest. It comes after fighting there on 7 occasions as recently as last week and disruptions to critical power supply. The principles include banning attacks prohibiting heavy weapons storage and ensuring uninterrupted offsite power supply, Kremlin's forces took over the plant after Russia's invasion, and Ukraine opposes any proposed legitimizing Russia's control of it. I'm Mimi Montgomery
Russia says drones lightly damage Moscow buildings before dawn, while Ukraine's capital bombarded
"A rare drone attack in Moscow has caused light damage and forced evacuations. It's the first time residential buildings have been struck in the Russian capital since the war in Ukraine began. The Russian defense ministry says 5 drones were shot down and the systems of three others were jammed, causing them to veer off course. Moscow's mayor says two people have received treatment for unspecified injuries, but were not hospitalized. President Putin claims it's an attempt from Kyiv to intimidate Russia and that it's a clear sign of terrorist activities. Ukraine has made no direct comment on the attack. The Kremlin, meanwhile, has pursued its relentless bombardment of Kyiv with a third assault on the city in 24 hours. I'm Lawrence Brooks
Humanitarian group MSF calls for support for refugees in Kenya affected by cholera crisis
"Refugees in Kenya's dadaab camps are believed to have been hit by a cholera outbreak as the population in the facilities grows rapidly. Doctors Without Borders says 2786 refugees have been affected so far, and that there's an imminent risk of outbreaks of other gastrointestinal diseases that adapt camps, host more than 300,000 people and with a biting drought in neighboring Somalia, the numbers are on the rise, straining water and sanitation services. In 2016, the Kenyan government had announced plans to shut the camps over concerns that extremists from Somalia's Al shabab group were hiding there making the camps a conduit for smuggling weapons, but the United Nations had urged Kenya to reconsider the plan and continue to offer refuge to victims of violence and trauma. There are plans to open another camp in the complex to accommodate new arrivals and ease overcrowding. I'm Lawrence Brooks