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5 Gnawing Questions About That Cat Running Into A Glass Door On A French TV Show

Like the rest of the Internet, we too at Zoo’d have become momentarily obsessed with that video of the cat running into a French bakery’s glass door. If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is just below. If you’re like us, you’ll probably watch it again… and then three more times after that. Meowch!!

But while you sink into that viral auto-replay gaze, some questions may start to gnaw at you amidst the pleasant French female voiceover, punctuated by a certain small-town feline thud...

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High school graduates from Chernihiv are dancing before the destroyed Hotel Ukraine.

Lisa Berdet, Lila Paulou and Anne-Sophie Goninet

👋 Halo!*

Welcome to Friday, where Kyiv gets EU candidate status in Brussels, while Ukrainian forces retreat from Severodonetsk, there’s good and bad news in the U.S. for gun control advocates, and scientists discover one big bacterium. Meanwhile, Persian-language news website Kayhan-London looks at the reasons behind the harsher tone the West has adopted toward Iran in recent weeks.

[*Sundanese, Indonesia]

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