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Monday January 23rd, 2023 day edition

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LVIV, Ukraine, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that corruption, the country's chronic problem cast into the background by the war against Russia, would not be tolerated and promised forthcoming key decisions on uprooting it this week.

Zelenskiy's pledge came amidst allegations of senior-level corruption, including a report of dubious practices in military procurement despite officials promoting national unity to confront the invasion.

Ukraine has had a long history of rampant corruption and shaky governance, with Transparency International ranking the country's corruption at 122 of 180 countries, not much better than Russia in 2021.

The EU has made anti-corruption reforms one of its key requirements for Ukraine's membership after granting Kyiv the candidate status last year.

"This week will be the time for appropriate decisions," Zelenskiy said.

I do not want to make them public at this time, but it will all be fair.".

The renewed focus on corruption involved also Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov after a newspaper reported that the military had allegedly secured food at highly inflated prices. »

Embattled Rep. George Santos heckled after landing at LaGuardia Airport

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CBS2's cameras were there when he landed at LaGuardia Airport late Saturday afternoon.

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Idaho woman shares 19-day miscarriage on TikTok, says state's abortion laws prevented her from getting care

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An Idaho woman who documented her 19-day miscarriage on social media said it was days before she could receive care due to the state's strict abortion laws.

Because a D &C can also be used when providing abortion care, she told ABC News she believes it's directly tied to Idaho's abortion ban.

Providers also may be worried about providing miscarriage care because it could be misconstrued as providing abortion care, and they could face legal repercussions. »

zero Indian rhinos poached for the first time in 45 years

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(Guwahati, India – 17 January 2023) – The announcement that no rhinos have been poached in 2022 in the Indian state of Assam has been heralded as a global conservation success.

Assam, home to the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinos, has nearly 2,900 animals across the region today.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced via Twitter that the state had recorded zero Indian rhinos poached last year. »