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Stories from the past 24 hours

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    Israel's military strained by Gaza conflict eyes Lebanon war (The Washington Post)

    Israel's military, strained by nine months of conflict with Hamas, faces potential war with Hezbollah in Lebanon. Israeli leaders are prepared for intense operations, but concerns arise over depleted resources and soldier fatigue. Hezbollah's superior firepower poses a significant threat. Both sides prefer diplomacy but show reluctance to compromise. The situation escalates as tensions rise, and casualties mount. International pressure and strategic challenges loom.

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    European stocks to open lower after Trump assassination attempt (CNBC)

    European stocks are expected to open lower following an assassination attempt on former U.S. President Donald Trump. UK's FTSE may open 14 points lower at 8,239, Germany's DAX down 55 points at 18,711, France's CAC 40 down 27 points at 7,706, and Italy's FTSE MIB down 92 points at 34,645. Trump was grazed by a bullet at a rally, prompting market concerns. Biden condemned violence, and Trump shifted focus to unity. Investors see Trump's odds of winning the White House increasing.

  3. [5.5]
    Tirzepatide twincretin drug excels in weight loss, diabetes management (News-Medical.Net + 4)

    Tirzepatide, a twincretin drug, excels in weight loss and diabetes management, surpassing traditional treatments. Approved by the FDA for type 2 diabetes and obesity, it combines GLP-1 and GIP receptors. Clinical trials show significant weight loss and improved glycemic control. SURPASS trials demonstrate superior outcomes over existing treatments, with reductions in HbA1c and weight. Ongoing SURMOUNT trials further validate its efficacy.

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    Potential second Trump presidency may increase US inflation (Sydney Morning Herald)

    A potential second Trump presidency could lead to increased inflation in the US. Recent events, including Trump's momentum post-debate and the shooting incident, have shifted market focus. Trump's proposed policies include tax cuts, deregulation, and tariffs, impacting financial markets significantly. Biden's clean energy initiatives may be reversed. Investors are now considering the implications of a strengthened possibility of Trump's re-election.

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    Donald Trump arrives in Milwaukee for Republican National Convention (ABC News + 1)

    Donald Trump arrives in Milwaukee for the Republican National Convention after an attempted assassination at a rally in Pennsylvania. Australian politicians call for a more respectful political debate following the incident. Labor Minister Bill Shorten and Liberal senator James Paterson emphasize the need to condemn political violence, citing recent attacks on electorate offices. Treasurer Jim Chalmers stresses the importance of peaceful protests and nonviolent disagreement.

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    Lifestyle changes reduce heart disease risk in high genetic risk (News-Medical.Net + 2)

    A study in China involving 100,639 adults found that those with high genetic risk and unhealthy lifestyles developed cardiovascular diseases (CVD) earlier. High-risk individuals experienced conditions like coronary artery disease (CAD) and ischemic stroke (IS) 1.6 to 6.0 years earlier. Changing to a healthy lifestyle reduced early-onset CAD by 14.7 times for high-risk individuals. Lifestyle changes can significantly reduce CVD risk, especially in high genetic risk individuals.

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    Global childhood immunization rates stall post-pandemic, concerning experts (CNN + 8)

    Global childhood immunization rates stalled post-pandemic, with DTP3 coverage at 84% in 2023, below the 90% goal. 2.7 million more children were un- or under-immunized. Positive progress was seen in Africa and countries like Bangladesh and Brazil. Measles outbreaks surged, with 35 million children lacking protection. Conflict zones faced declines in vaccination coverage. Efforts like The Big Catch Up initiative aim to bridge gaps in immunization.

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    DNA discovery aids pancreatic cancer cure hope (The Guardian + 1)

    Scientists have discovered that pancreatic cancer can shut down molecules in key genes, aiding its rapid spread. Pancreatic cancer, the 12th most common cancer globally, has the worst survival rates among common cancers. The breakthrough offers hope for new treatments. The study, funded by Pancreatic Cancer UK, revealed how the disease disables the HNF4A gene, contributing to its aggressiveness. This finding could lead to more effective treatments in the future.

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    Kerr, Curry react to Trump shooting, call for unity, gun control (NBC Sports Bay Area + 1)

    Team USA coach Steve Kerr and player Steph Curry responded to the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump during their Olympic preparations in Abu Dhabi. The attack occurred at a rally in Pennsylvania, resulting in two deaths and injuries. The shooter, identified as Thomas Matthew Crooks, used an AR-15. Kerr and Curry emphasized the need for unity and gun control in the face of this tragic event.

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    Venezuela's election could impact migrants and US policies (CNN)

    Venezuela's upcoming election, with opposition candidate Edmundo Gonzalez challenging Maduro, offers hope for millions of migrants. Over seven million Venezuelans have fled since 2014 due to economic and political crises. If Gonzalez wins, many may return home, impacting US migration policies. Biden's administration played a key role in pushing for fair elections. The outcome could influence US-Venezuela relations and migration flows.

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    Solar backup power is cleaner, healthier, and cost-effective (The Washington Post)

    Solar and battery technology offer cleaner backup power options, reducing pollution and benefiting health. Solar systems can power homes for days during outages, saving on utility costs. Fossil-fuel generators emit harmful pollutants. Solar-powered batteries can be portable or connected to rooftop panels, providing year-round benefits. Costs vary, with solar generally more expensive upfront but offering long-term savings and federal incentives. Regular maintenance is crucial for all systems.

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    Biden calls for unity after apparent Trump assassination attempt (PBS NewsHour + 81)

    President Biden calls for national unity after apparent attempted assassination of former President Trump. He orders an independent security review and plans a prime-time address. Biden denounces the violence and urges against making assumptions about the perpetrator. Homeland security officials briefed Biden, emphasizing national unity. Trump also calls for unity and resilience. Biden's campaign halts communications. Investigation ongoing. Biden's past remarks scrutinized. Harris postpones campaign trip.

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    Real-time cancer detection through liquid biopsies revolutionizes oncology (Kevin MD)

    Cancer and diabetes share risk factors and increasing global cases. By 2040, an estimated half a billion people will have either condition. Liquid biopsies offer real-time cancer detection through techniques like minimal residual disease (MRD) tracking, particularly circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) monitoring. This method aids in early cancer detection, drug resistance management, and treatment modification. MRD monitoring is seen as a crucial tool in overcoming drug resistance in cancer.

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    Trump survives assassination attempt, China's Third Plenum boosts economy (Financial Times)

    Donald Trump survived an assassination attempt at a rally, impacting the US election. China's Third Plenum aims to boost economic confidence. UK's Labour unveils legislative agenda, including removing hereditary peers. Amazon workers in Coventry may vote for union recognition. ECB's rate decision, US earnings season, and global economic data are key this week. UK's weather folklore predicts summer. Various global events and company reports are scheduled.

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    PFAS in lithium ion batteries pose environmental risks (The Guardian)

    A study found toxic PFAS chemicals, specifically bis-FASI, used in lithium ion batteries, pose environmental and health risks. These chemicals accumulate in humans, are linked to serious health issues, and contaminate waterways. With limited recycling and disposal standards, up to 8m tons of battery waste could accumulate by 2040. Researchers urge better environmental risk assessments and alternatives for clean energy technologies.

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    Trump assassination attempt may impact US election dynamics (Irish Examiner + 1)

    An assassination attempt on Donald Trump could impact the US presidential election. It may boost Trump's candidacy, deepen fears of political violence, energize the Republican Convention, burnish Trump's image of strength, and solidify his support. Democrats may pause political jabs against Trump. The incident led to increased security measures and endorsements for Trump. The attack could sway undecided voters to support Trump.

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    Satellites can track ocean garbage to fight marine litter (The Washington Post)

    Satellites can track ocean garbage, aiding in the fight against marine litter. A study in Nature Communications used Copernicus Sentinel-2 images to identify 14,374 litter windrows covering 36 sq mi of the Mediterranean Sea. These windrows indicate litter density, with hot spots near Algeria, Libya, Italy, and the Adriatic Sea. The research highlights the potential for satellites to monitor and understand ocean trash.

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    Universal Basic Income gaining support as AI impacts jobs (The Guardian)

    Universal Basic Income (UBI) is gaining traction as a solution to job loss due to AI. Elinor O’Donovan, an artist in Ireland, receives €1,400 monthly through a pilot scheme. Studies show UBI increases labor market participation and improves financial health. Advocates believe UBI can lead to more fulfilling work and societal benefits. Despite challenges, support for UBI is growing globally. AI's impact on jobs may necessitate UBI implementation.


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    Highly covered stories from the past week

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      Poland considers shooting down Russian missiles over Ukraine (POLITICO Europe + 43)

      Poland considers shooting down Russian missiles over Ukraine due to devastating attacks on critical infrastructure and civilian targets. The move requires NATO approval to avoid escalation. Recent strikes killed two and injured 16 at Kyiv's largest children's hospital. The UN suspects a Russian rocket caused the carnage, leading to an ICC investigation for potential war crimes. Warsaw is exploring the idea of intercepting missiles in self-defense.

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      2016 arbitral ruling invalidates China's 9-dash-line claim (Rappler + 5)

      The 2016 arbitral ruling invalidated China's 9-dash-line claim in the West Philippine Sea. The ruling supports the Philippines' sovereignty claims in the region. Released 8 years ago, efforts to enforce it continue. This landmark decision guides Manila's stance in the South China Sea. The ruling's significance is commemorated annually on July 12. The summary was provided by

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      EU accuses X (formerly Twitter) of deceptive blue checks (PBS NewsHour + 5)

      The European Union accuses X, formerly Twitter, of deceptive blue checkmarks and lack of transparency under the Digital Services Act. X's blue checks are considered "dark patterns" and fail to meet industry standards. The platform also falls short on ad transparency and public data access. X has the opportunity to respond and comply, facing penalties up to 6% of annual revenue if changes are not made. Other tech companies are also under investigation.

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      Orbán claims to solve Russia-Ukraine war at summit (POLITICO Europe + 8)

      Hungarian leader Orbán claims he will solve Russia-Ukraine war, meeting with Zelenskyy, Putin, Xi, and Trump. Ukraine pursues own peace plan. Orbán supports Chinese initiative, echoing Russian views. Despite Hungary's EU presidency, Orbán lacks special diplomatic status. Trump vows to end war before presidency. Biden trails Trump in swing state polls. Peace efforts continue amidst ongoing conflict.

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      US study: Lifestyle changes can prevent half of cancer deaths (Mint + 4)

      A US study by the American Cancer Society reveals lifestyle changes could prevent nearly half of cancer deaths in the US. Smoking contributes to 1 in 5 cancer cases and a third of cancer deaths. Modifiable risk factors like obesity and alcohol consumption are key. The study analyzed 18 risk factors across 30 cancer types, linking them to 700,000 new cases and 262,000 deaths. The research emphasizes the importance of lifestyle changes in preventing cancer.

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      ISRO aims to study asteroid Apophis for planetary defence (The Indian Express + 14)

      ISRO aims to enter planetary defence by potentially sending a spacecraft to study the asteroid Apophis in 2029. Initially feared to pose a collision risk, subsequent observations ruled out any immediate danger. With thousands of asteroids entering Earth's atmosphere daily, ISRO's interest in planetary defence aligns with global efforts to track and neutralize potential threats. NASA's recent asteroid redirection mission sets a precedent for such endeavors.

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      AIIMS develops early Alzheimer's detection blood test (The Indian Express + 9)

      AIIMS researchers developed a blood test to detect Alzheimer's early, identifying biomarkers 10-15 years before symptoms appear. Currently, 55 million people over 60 worldwide suffer cognitive impairments, with 60-70% developing dementia. The test could revolutionize Alzheimer's management, offering hope for better symptom management and dignity for patients. Early detection is crucial as the disease progresses over 15-20 years.

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      Hurricane Beryl's 16-day journey from Africa to Texas to Vermont (The Washington Post + 30)

      Hurricane Beryl traveled over 6,000 miles, making three landfalls and causing severe damage in Grenada. It hit Category 4 strength on July 1 and became a Category 5 shortly after. Beryl set records as the farthest-south Category 4, earliest-forming Category 4, and fastest-intensifying storm before September. It left over 1 million Houston-area customers without power and caused tornadoes and flooding across the U.S.

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      Global population to shrink due to falling birth rates (Financial Times + 5)

      The UN's World Population Prospects report predicts a global population peak of around 10.3bn by 2080, decreasing to 10.2bn by 2100, 200mn fewer than previously estimated. Falling birth rates are attributed to women having one less child on average since 1990. Over half of countries have birth rates below the stable level of 2.1 per woman. Europe's population is expected to decline by 21% by 2100.

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      China investigates cooking oil transported in uncleaned fuel tankers (The Washington Post + 5)

      Investigations in China reveal cooking oil transported in uncleaned industrial fuel tankers, sparking widespread outrage. Authorities are scrambling to address health concerns and restore confidence in the economy. Previous food safety scandals in China heighten public alarm. State intervention and calls for prevention over detection are emphasized. Tanker industry practices under scrutiny. Censorship attempts to control discussions. Journalistic efforts to expose malpractice face challenges.

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      Gaza cease-fire agreement close, includes three-stage plan (The Washington Post + 46)

      The Biden administration is close to a Gaza cease-fire deal, with a three-stage plan in place. The agreement includes releasing hostages, providing humanitarian aid, and transitioning to an interim governance plan. Hamas accepted a U.N. resolution as assurance. Crucial support came from Qatar and Egypt. The deal could lead to changes in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. The cease-fire aims to end a devastating conflict and potentially pave the way for broader peace agreements.

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      Google's dark web monitoring service now free for all users (Scripps News + 5)

      Google is offering its dark web monitoring service for free to all users with a Google account. Previously exclusive to Google One members, the service alerts users if their personal information is found on the dark web. Users can set up alerts and receive tips on protecting their data. The dark web is a hidden internet area used for illegal activities like selling stolen personal information.

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      First F-16s en route to Ukraine to bolster defense (Financial Times + 145)

      US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the first F-16 fighter jets from Denmark and the Netherlands are en route to Ukraine, with Norway also pledging six F16s. This support aims to bolster Ukraine's defense against Russia. Ukrainian President Zelenskyy highlighted the importance of these jets in countering Russian aggression. Despite the 79 pledged F-16s falling short of Ukraine's desired 128, NATO members also pledged €40bn in support.

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      Bird flu strains spread globally, affecting animals and humans (The Straits Times + 19)

      Avian influenza, or bird flu, is spreading globally, with a severe H5N1 variant affecting animals since 2020. In the United States, dairy cows are infected, with four workers testing positive. Different strains have been found in Australia, Mexico, and other countries. Human cases are linked to exposure to poultry. The World Health Organization states the current risk to people is low. Germany reported a rare H7N5 outbreak.

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      China's central bank intervenes in bond market to stabilize yields (Financial Times + 1)

      China's central bank, the People's Bank of China, is preparing for its first direct bond market intervention in decades to address a bubble in the sovereign bond market. It plans to borrow and sell long-dated bonds to control demand and stabilize yields. Analysts doubt the sustainability of this strategy due to structural factors in the economy. The central bank aims to manage the bond market as China plans to issue more long-dated bonds.

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      Global temperatures 1.5°C warmer, extreme heat waves increasing (The Conversation Indonesia + 6)

      Global temperatures have been 1.5°C warmer than preindustrial times for over a year. In 2024, extreme heat waves have hit the U.S. and other countries, with Death Valley reaching 129°F. The Earth is on track to cross the 1.5°C threshold within 10 years. Human-caused climate change is intensifying heat waves. Solutions include reducing fossil fuel emissions and transitioning to renewable energy sources. The 2022 Inflation Reduction Act aims to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half by 2035.

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        Deadly US heat wave breaks records, strains emergency services (The Associated Press)

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      COVID FLiRT reinfections causing severe symptoms in L.A. County (Los Angeles Times + 14)

      COVID cases and hospitalizations are rising in L.A. County, with some experiencing severe symptoms from the FLiRT variants. Doctors warn subsequent COVID infections can be worse, challenging the belief that each infection is milder. An estimated 70.5% of COVID specimens are FLiRT subvariants. Vaccination effectiveness weakens over time, emphasizing the need for updated vaccines. Proper infection control protocols are crucial to limit COVID spread.

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      Macron rejects Attal's resignation amid chaotic election results (The Associated Press + 19)

      French President Macron rejected Prime Minister Attal's resignation amid chaotic election results, leaving no majority to form a government. The leftist coalition led with over 180 seats, followed by Macron's centrist alliance with 160+ seats, and the far-right National Rally with 140+ seats. A hung parliament poses challenges for governance and economic stability. Macron faces opposition to leftist spending plans. The situation is unprecedented for modern France.

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      Keir Starmer urged to address water bill rises (The Guardian + 11)

      Trade unions, celebrities, and activists urge Keir Starmer to review water bill increases in England and Wales. Thames Water seeks a 59% rise, while Southern Water aims for a 91% increase by 2030, reaching £915 annually. Companies promise £100bn investment to address infrastructure and pollution issues. Ofwat to decide on business plans amid concerns over financial stability and public health risks from sewage pollution.