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Wednesday November 24th, 2021 morning edition

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8-year-old boy dies from injuries in Waukesha Holiday Parade tragedy.

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An 8-year-old boy injured in the Waukesha Holiday Parade tragedy has died.

Eight-year-old Jackson Sparks, along with his 12-year-old brother, were both seriously hurt after a driver plowed through the Christmas parade Sunday, Nov. 21.

Tuesday, Nov. 23, an update said Jackson succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

"Please know that they appreciate your continued prayers and tremendous outpouring of support for their family.

Five other people were killed during the parade tragedy, ranging in age from 52-81.

Jackson will be the youngest victim added to the list -- bringing the total to six. »

China bars celebrities from showing off wealth and 'extravagant pleasure' on social media, saying pop stars must comply with 'core socialist values'

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This includes content that "shows off wealth" and "extravagant pleasure," the notice said.

Celebrities in China can no longer "show off wealth" or "extravagant pleasure" on social media, the Cyberspace Administration of China announced Tuesday.

"We expect this issue to be handled properly, meaning the allegations must be investigated fully, fairly, transparently and without censorship. »

Afghans 'marry off' baby girls for dowries as starvation looms

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Child marriage has increased in tandem with soaring poverty since the Taliban seized power 100 days ago on Aug. 15, with reports of destitute parents even promising baby girls for future marriage in exchange for dowries, women's rights activists said.

They predicted the rate of child marriage - which was prevalent even before the Taliban's return - could nearly double in the coming months.

The most recent national data show 28% of girls in Afghanistan marry before they reach 18, and 4% before 15. »

Erdogan lost in foreign policy maze of his own making

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As a populist politician Erdogan has tried to satisfy his Islamist and nationalist support base with an angry finger-wagging approach to foreign policy.

The situation in the eastern Mediterranean, where Turkey and Greece are vying for energy resources, is a case in point.

Erdogan is known to disregard such opposition, but his dilemma is that such an operation will only deepen Turkey’s international isolation. »