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Tuesday June 20th, 2023 night edition

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A search is under way for a submersible which has gone missing in the Atlantic Ocean while taking visitors on tours of the Titanic wreck.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, said a Canadian military aircraft and a Canadian Coast Guard vessel are assisting the search.

The Titanic shipwreck sits 12,500ft below the ocean surface, approximately 380 nautical miles from shore.

OceanGate did not confirm how many were onboard or if there were any tourists among the missing.

The Titanic sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg while on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York.

The US passed the Titanic Maritime Memorial Act in 1986, marking the RMS Titanic as an international maritime memorial, allowing for reasonable research, exploration and appropriate salvage activities.

So long as the research or exploration does not alter or disturb the Titanic, people may view it or research it. »

Germany will pay Holocaust survivors across the world over $1 billion in 2024

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Germany will pay Holocaust survivors across the world over $1 billion in 2024.

Germany will pay Holocaust survivors over $1.4 billion next year, which will go toward one-time payments for the survivors and welfare programs.

The conference, which represents Holocaust survivors, stated the $1.4 billion will go towards direct compensation and social welfare programs for the survivors. »

Ecuador woman who revived at own funeral has died

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An Ecuadorian woman who regained consciousness at her own funeral has now died after having spent a week in intensive care, the country’s health ministry said over the weekend.

Relatives of retired nurse Bella Montoya were shocked to hear noises coming from her coffin this month after she was declared dead following a suspected stroke.

Late Friday, the health ministry said in a statement that Montoya, 76, had died, giving her cause of death as a stroke. »

Identity of mole who sold Russia secrets from within Australia's spy agency uncovered

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For at least two years in the late 1970s, the ASIO mole was the feared Russian spy agency's only back door to American and British intelligence secrets.

At its peak, the Cold War played out not on a conventional battlefield but in the shadowy world of adversarial spy agencies.

The details of ASIO's hunt for the mole, and any successor he may have found for the KGB, have remained closely guarded. »

EU: Smartphones Must Have User-Replaceable Batteries by 2027

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The European Union (EU) is set to usher in a new era of smartphones with batteries that consumers can easily replace themselves.

Earlier this week, the European Parliament approved new rules(Opens in a new window) covering the design, production, and recycling of all rechargeable batteries sold within the EU.

For "portable batteries" used in devices such as smartphones, tablets, and cameras, consumers must be able to "easily remove and replace them." »