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Sunday December 26th, 2021 night edition

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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.

“A stage of combat coordination of divisions, combat crews, squads at motorized units... has been completed.

The Kremlin has also said it has the authority to deploy troops within its borders as it sees necessary, according to Reuters.

The White House said Biden during the conversation warned Putin against inviting Ukraine, cautioning that Moscow would suffer economic consequences if it mobilized an offensive against Ukraine.

Biden also reportedly presented the option of de-escalating the situation through diplomatic channels with the U.S. and other European nations. »

James Webb Space Telescope has successfully launched

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The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's premier space observatory of the next decade, successfully launched on Christmas morning.

When the spacecraft unfurls in space, Webb will undergo the most difficult and complex deployment sequence ever attempted in space.

This image shows the full-scale James Webb Space Telescope model at South by Southwest in Austin. »

Warsaw scientist finds natural ‘coral-saving’ UV filter in Antarctic bacteria

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Michał Styczyński, a PhD researcher at the Department of Biology at the University of Warsaw made the pioneering discovery based on observations of the behaviour of Antarctic bacteria.

Posting on social media, the university said: “PhD student Michał Styczyński discovered a substance from the melanin category which can be used as an effective, natural UV filter (eliminating synthetic ingredients of creams which contribute to the death of coral reefs).

It is this substance that can be used as an effective, natural UV filter and importantly, produced on a large scale. »

Ontario nurse admits to sex with 80-year-old dementia patient, loses nursing certificate

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A Peterborough-area nurse who admitted to having sex with an 80-year-old patient with dementia while working for him as a personal support worker has had her nursing certificate revoked.

The college refused a Star request for the man’s name for the purpose of contacting family for this story.

Due to the seriousness of the admitted sexual abuse, Dulmage’s certificate of registration as a registered practical nurse has been revoked. »

Sheriff: ‘Sexual predator’ facing charges after 6-year-old girl tests positive for STD

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SUPERIOR, Ariz. (WHDH) — A man referred to by authorities as a “sexual predator” is facing charges after a 6-year-old girl reportedly tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease.

A judge ordered him held without bond due to the nature of the alleged sex offenses.

Deputies were contacted by a Queen Creek urgent care clinic on Nov. 14 after a 6-year-old child tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease, the sheriff’s office said. »