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Saturday October 1st, 2022 night edition

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In a video address on Sept. 30, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine has applied for NATO membership.

The country, according to him, should count on the NATO fast-track accession.

"De facto, we have already become a NATO ally.

"Today Ukraine submits an application to make this de jure.

(Our accession) would be a formal solidifying of the real state of things we've already achieved.".

In his speech, Zelensky said that Ukraine is ready for peace talks with Russia but only with a different Russian president.

Zelensky's video address follows the televised address and ceremony where Russian dictator Vladimir Putin claimed annexation of four Ukrainian regions that Russia partly occupied. »

Billionaire MacKenzie Scott donates $20M to Houston nonprofit

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Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has donated $20 million to Episcopal Health Foundation to help the Houston nonprofit in its mission to improve health and health care in Texas, the foundation announced Tuesday.

MORE PHILANTHROPY NEWS: Houston charities say city's generous spirit shines in times of need.

Scott, the billionaire philanthropist who is the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has announced more than $12 billion in grants over the past three years, according to The New York Times. »

Source: Stadia turned down an exclusive Death Stranding follow-up from Kojima

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Before Google closed down the division in 2021, Stadia Games and Entertainment turned down the opportunity to have an exclusive follow-up to Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding.

Before that shutdown, Google was working with quite a few well known developers in the gaming industry to craft Stadia exclusive titles.

A source has told 9to5Google that the game Kojima was working on was meant to be a Stadia-exclusive follow-up to Death Stranding, a game which initially launched as a PlayStation exclusive in 2019. »

Russian men break arms and legs to avoid being sent to Ukraine frontline

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Young Russian men are breaking their limbs and posting footage of the bone-shattering blows online as they seek to avoid going to war in Ukraine.

Footage shared on social media showed one friend attempting to break the arm of a Russian reservist with a sledgehammer.

It is unclear whether the blow was sufficient enough to break the reservist’s arm and perhaps prevent him from being sent to Ukraine. »