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Tuesday July 27th, 2021 day edition

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The lines were also meant to arrange diplomatic meetings, coordinate air and sea traffic, facilitate humanitarian discussions, minimise impacts from natural disasters and cooperate on economic issues.

But the isolated North has often cut the channels in times of strained ties, especially when negotiations aimed at dismantling its nuclear and missile programmes collapsed.

That dealt a further blow to efforts to persuade Kim to abandon nuclear weapons, and Moon's hopes of building peace with the erratic neighbour.

Before then, the hotlines were last cut in 2016 amid North Korean ballistic missile and nuclear tests.

When the lines were restored in 2018, liaison officials spoke mostly using desktop telephone consoles dating to the 1970s, each the size of a small refrigerator.

They would usually exchange brief greetings or notices, and fax machines were used to send detailed messages and documents, Seoul officials said.

The South Korean military has also released photos of its own small, olive-drab desktop phones labelled "two-sided inter-Korean hotline.". »

Bermuda's Flora Duffy wins gold in women's triathlon race of world champions

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However, the ultimate crown - the Olympic title - belongs to Duffy, who has won Bermuda's first-ever gold medal at an Olympic Games, and only the second medal of any colour for her country.

I achieved my dream of winning a gold medal, but also winning Bermuda's first gold medal.

"I am so thrilled I could execute, and yeah, I achieved my dream of winning a gold medal, but also winning Bermuda's first gold medal. »

Britney Spears' new attorney files to remove Jamie Spears as conservator

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The petition to remove Jamie Spears includes declarations of support from the singer's mother, Lynne Spears, and conservator-of-the-person Jodi Montgomery.

Jamie Spears, father of singer Britney Spears, leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012 in Los Angeles.

Vivian Thoreen, attorney for Jamie Spears, told the court that Britney Spears' belief that her father is to blame for all her concerns is "simply not true" and that there is no basis for Jamie Spears to step down. »

I’m a Parkland Shooting Survivor. QAnon Convinced My Dad It Was All a Hoax.

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Bill’s final semester at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was already difficult enough.

Bill first posted his story on QAnon Casualties, a Reddit thread dedicated to helping family members and friends of QAnon believers.

Greene has repeatedly voiced support for QAnon and claimed the Parkland shooting was a hoax. »

Biden reverses Trump rollback and tightens limits on toxic pollution from coal power plants

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The Biden administration has reversed a Trump-era rollback on wastewater pollution from coal-power plants.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Monday that it would strengthen certain limits for coal plants that use steam to generate electricity.

The Obama administration rule had set the first federal limits on levels of toxic metals in wastewater that can be discharged from power plants. »