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Monday June 12nd, 2023 night edition

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A portion of Interstate 95 in Northeast Philadelphia collapsed Sunday morning after a large vehicle fire.

Vehicle fire on I-95 northbound between Exit 30 - Cottman Ave/Rhawn St and Exit 32 - Academy Rd/Linden Ave. All lanes closed.

Tumar Alexander from the City of Philadelphia Managing Director's Office said it will be a long time to address this roadway collapse.

CBS News Traffic Reporter Chandler Lutz said this is going to cause major traffic issues for the foreseeable future.

The Philadelphia Streets Department said residents in the Northeast should "expect delays" in trash and recycling collections.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kennedy said he is grateful for the city's first responders in helping keep everyone safe.

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to conduct a safety investigation on the tanker fire and collapse. »

Brazilian Amazon deforestation falls 31% under Lula

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Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon fell by 31 percent in the first five months of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's administration versus the same period last year, officials said Wednesday.

Under Bolsonaro, an ally of Brazil's powerful agribusiness sector, average annual deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon increased by more than 75 percent versus the previous decade.

"Brazil plays a major role in the balance of our planet's climate, largely thanks to the Amazon," Lula said. »

Taiwan scrambles jets as Chinese war party crosses median line for second time in days

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Taiwan's air force scrambled fighter jets Sunday after a war party of 10 Chinese aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait for the second time in days.

Taiwanese officials say they detected 24 Chinese fighter jets and bombers in the air, but only 10 crossed the median line.

The Sunday crossing comes just days after 37 Chinese warplanes entered Taiwan's air defense zone on Thursday. »

Sushi chain sues high school student who licked soy sauce bottle for $480,000

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A file photo showing the logo of sushi restaurant chain Sushiro, operated by Akindo Sushiro Co., outside a restaurant in Kawaguchi, Saitama prefecture, in Japan.

A sushi chain is suing a high school student for 67 million yen ($480,000) after social media footage showed him licking his finger then touching a plate of sushi as it passed him on the conveyor belt, Japan’s public broadcaster has reported.

The footage of the student also showed him licking a soy sauce bottle and a cup that he then placed back onto a communal pile. »