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Fireworks celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in the capital of central China’s Hunan Province.
Fireworks celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in the capital of central China’s Hunan Province.
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HIGH LEVELS OF RADIATION AT UK NUCLEAR SITE
All nonessential workers at a nuclear reprocessing plant in the British town of Sellafield were instructed to remain at home after elevated levels of radioactivity were detected at the site, The Guardian reports. But the company explained that the levels didn’t represent a risk for the public or the workforce. According to local newspaper News & Star, some 8,000 workers are affected by today’s decision.

KERRY TO MEET UKRAINIAN OPPOSITION
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Munich today for the 50th Annual Security Conference, where he will also meet the leaders of the Ukrainian opposition to discuss plans to form a new government, Reuters quotes a U.S. official as saying. Yesterday, an opposition activist who had been missing for over a week was found. He told a local television station that he was badly tortured. Read more from AP.

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👋 Sveiki!*

Welcome to Thursday, where more Ukrainian soldiers surrender in Mariupol, Sri Lanka defaults on its debt,and George W. Bush offers an epic geopolitical gaffe. Meanwhile, Lili Bai in Chinese-language digital media The Initium looks at what’s driving the current “expat exodus” at play in Shanghai.

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