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Tuesday June 6th, 2023 evening edition

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Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine's Foreign Minister, has called Russia's blowing up of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant (KHPP) a horrific war crime and perhaps the largest man-made disaster in Europe in recent decades.

Source: Kuleba on Twitter, as reported by European Pravda.

Quote: "Russia destroyed the Kakhovka dam inflicting probably Europe’s largest technological disaster in decades and putting thousands of civilians at risk.

The only way to stop Russia, the greatest terrorist of the 21st century, is to kick it out of Ukraine," Kuleba said on Twitter.

Details: Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović-Burić called Russia's blowing up of the KHPP criminal and reckless.

Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of Kherson Oblast Military Administration, noted that they had started the evacuation of the local population from dangerous areas.

According to Prokudin, the water will reach a critical level in five hours. »

Man gets fired from his job for taking toilet breaks for six hours every day

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A man in China has been fired for taking up to six hours in the toilet every day during his eight-hour work shift.

According to Laodong Daily, the Chinese court recently ruled that the daily toilet breaks of the man surnamed Wang “were not within reasonable and normal physiological needs” even though he cited health concerns as his reason for them.

He said his health condition forced his need to stay in the toilet from three to six hours every day starting in July 2015. »

Astrud Gilberto, bossa nova singer of The Girl from Ipanema, dies aged 83

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Astrud Gilberto, whose dreamy interpretation of The Girl from Ipanema became the most popular version of the song, has died aged 83.

“She was an important part of ALL that is Brazilian music in the world and she changed many lives with her energy,” he added.

Born in 1940 in the Brazilian state of Bahia and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Astrud Weinert married musician João Gilberto in 1959. »

Fungi stores a third of carbon from fossil fuel emissions and could be essential to reaching net zero

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Mycorrhizal fungi are responsible for holding up to 36 per cent of yearly global fossil fuel emissions below ground - more than China emits each year.

The vast underground network of fungi beneath our feet stores over 13 gigatons of carbon around the world, roughly equivalent to 36 per cent of yearly global fossil fuel emissions, according to new research.

The amount of carbon stored equates to roughly 36 per cent of yearly global fossil fuel emissions - more than China emits each year. »