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Sunday December 26th, 2021 evening edition

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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu died on Sunday at the age of 90.

President Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute to Tutu, saying he remained steadfast and fought throughout the decades of the apartheid regime in South Africa.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has died at the age of 90.

Tutu, the last surviving South African laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, died in Cape Town on Sunday.

OBITUARY | Desmond Tutu: Tenacious, charismatic, and a thorn in the National Party and ANC's side.

"The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation's farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa.

Desmond Tutu was a patriot without equal; a leader of principle and pragmatism who gave meaning to the biblical insight that faith without works is dead.". »

Thousands of Russian troops withdrawing from Ukraine border: report

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Thousands of Russian troops are reportedly withdrawing from the Ukrainian border after conducting drills for roughly a month.

Reuters reported on Saturday that more than 10,000 Russian troops were leaving a number of regions near Ukraine — including Crimea, Rostov and Kuban — and returning to permanent bases.

The news service pointed to reporting from the Interfax news agency, which cited the Russian military. »

Jan. 6 panel signals interest in whether Trump committed crime

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Rep. Liz Cheney Elizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyPhotos of the Year Federal judge rules against Oath Keepers, upholding felony charge Kinzinger says Jan. 6 panel examining whether Trump acted criminally MORE (R-Wyo.

), the select committee’s vice chair, gave the first indication at a hearing earlier this month that the panel is examining whether Trump committed a crime.

Obstruction of an official proceeding is a charge that carries a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison. »

Lynx hunting in Latvia to be prohibited

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The reason is because there are plans to add the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) to the list of especially protected species.

Hunting rules state lynx are limited game species and VMD needs to calculate the permissible hunting amount every season.

The goal is to add the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) to the list of especially protected animal species. »

Desmond Tutu, South Africa's 'moral compass', dies at 90

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JOHANNESBURG, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and veteran of South Africa's struggle against apartheid who was revered as his nation's conscience by both Black and white, died on Sunday aged 90.

"Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a mentor, a friend and a moral compass for me and so many others," former U.S. President Barack Obama said.

Tutu died "peacefully" on Sunday morning in a Cape Town nursing home, a representative of his Archbishop Desmond Tutu IP Trust said. »