China tells UN it seeks end to Russia’s war in Ukraine as it warns on Taiwan

SCMP | Mark Magnier,Jack Lau

‘No country should abuse its power to bully other sovereign countries’, says Foreign Minister Wang Yi in speech laced with barbs aimed at US.

Royal family shares photo of Queen Elizabeth II's final resting place

CBS

Queen Elizabeth II is interred in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, which is in St. George's Chapel in Windsor.

Deadly protests in Iran continue for a 9th day: ‘Death to the dictator’

Fox News

Violent protests in Iran continued for a ninth day Saturday across Iran in response to the death of Mahsa Amini who died in police custody following reports of beatings and torture.

Nasa scraps Tuesday’s scheduled Artemis 1 Moon launch as storm Ian forecast to strengthen

SCMP | Agence France-Presse

The US National Hurricane Center said Ian is due to ‘rapidly intensify’ over the weekend as it moves towards Florida, home to the Kennedy Space Centre, from which the rocket is set to launch.

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi: country must deal decisively with protests over custody death

SCMP | Reuters

Protests have swept the country since the death of Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish woman detained by the Islamic Republic’s morality police enforcing hijab rules on women’s dress.

Oscar-winner Louise Fletcher, Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, dies at 88

SCMP | Agence France-Presse

Fletcher, who won an Oscar in 1976 for her performance as villain Nurse Ratched, died at her home in southern France, it was reported.

Feeling left out and stranded: mainland Chinese ask how Hong Kong’s end to hotel quarantine benefits them

SCMP | Cannix Yau,Ji Siqi

For most mainlanders, travelling to the city remains frustratingly out of reach and ones who do obtain a visa face seven days of quarantine on the journey back.

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters cancels Poland concerts after Ukraine war remarks

SCMP | Associated Press

Waters wrote an open letter to Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska early this month in which he blamed “extreme nationalists” in Ukraine for having “set your country on the path to this disastrous war.

China Stresses Its Taiwan Stance at U.N.

WSJ

Addressing the U.N., Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described Taiwan as China’s sovereign territory since ancient times and vowed resolute action to forestall separatist activity.

John Cena sets new Guinness World Record: And it may pull at your heartstrings

USA Today | Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY

John Cena: The most requested celebrity for Make-A-Wish's program. He has fulfilled 650 wishes from kids wanting to meet him, according to Guinness.

Dmitry Bulgakov: Putin fires deputy defence chief amid supply failures

BBC

Analysts have cited supply chains as a reason why Russia's invasion of Ukraine has faltered.

US border needs 'record' funding for 'advanced' protection: National Security spokesman

Fox News

NSC Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby echoed Secretary of State Blinken's assessment that disagreement over the Iran nuclear deal has increased in recent weeks.

Israel, Lebanon inch closer to resolve maritime dispute as terror group threatens over drilling

Fox News

Talks between Israel and Lebanon on a prized swath of Mediterranean Sea appear to be making progress as the Biden administration urges the two countries to expedite a resolution.

In Ukraine’s South, Fierce Fighting and Deadly Costs

NY Times | Jeffrey Gettleman

The offensive in the south was the most highly anticipated military action of the summer. Ukraine is making gains, but the fighting is grinding, grueling and steep in casualties.

Protests in Russia Against Putin’s Mobilization Policy Continue

NY Times | Valerie Hopkins

Demonstrations against President Vladimir V. Putin’s “partial mobilization” policy continued, despite the Kremlin’s crackdown on dissent.

Pope Francis names new Vatican prosecutor after predecessor's retirement

Fox News

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Gian Pero Milano, the chief prosecutor of Vatican City, after nearly a decade of service to the Holy See.

The pact with Putin's been broken

Fox News

Russian human rights activist details the experience of Russian protestors when they stand up against their government. They must keep quite or face violent punishment when protesting.

Ukraine Fights to Reclaim Territory as Russia Holds Annexation Referendums

NY Times | Andrew E. Kramer, Valerie Hopkins and Ben Hubbard

Ukraine’s president has urged citizens to resist the Russians in occupied territories, where voting is underway in what Western officials have called “sham” referendums on joining Russia.

Why Iranians Are Protesting Once Again

NY Times | Vivian Yee and Farnaz Fassihi

Amid growing repression, a sickly economy and bleak prospects, the death of one young woman was all it took.

China using civilian ships to extend military reach, ability: experts

Fox News

Experts say that China is using civilian ships to enhance its military capability and back up territorial claims. China's navy is the world's largest by ship count.

Mexico draws young American professionals working remotely

CBS

According to data from the U.S. Department of State, there are over 1.6 million U.S. citizens living in Mexico.