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    A zebra had a field day in Seoul walking around residential buildings and exploring what life outside the zoo is like. Of course this is not an everyday occurrence, the zebra had in fact escaped the Seoul Children’s Grand Park in South Korea. Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.

      North Korea claimed Friday to have tested a nuclear-capable underwater drone designed to generate a gigantic “radioactive tsunami” that would destroy naval strike groups and ports. Analysts were skeptical that the device presents a major new threat, but the test underlines the North’s commitment to raising nuclear threats. The test this week came as the United States reportedly planned to deploy aircraft carrier strike groups and other advanced assets to waters off the Korean Peninsula. Military tensions are at a high point as the pace of both North Korean weapons tests and U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises has accelerated in the past year in a cycle of tit-for-tat responses.

        More than a million people have demonstrated across France against unpopular pension reforms, with violence erupting in some places. French unions are calling for nationwide strikes and protests next week, coinciding with King Charles III’s planned visit to France. Violence marred a huge protest march in Paris as well as numerous other demonstrations elsewhere Thursday. The Interior Ministry says the march in Paris drew 119,000 people. That was a record for the capital during the pension protests. Polls say most French oppose President Emmanuel Macron’s bill to increase the retirement age from 62 to 64. He says it's necessary to keep the system afloat.

          President Joe Biden arrived in Canada on Thursday with a focus on big global issues. Two important areas of agreement already appear in hand: Canada will escalate its timeline for military upgrades to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, and the two nations will reach an agreement on migration. That's according to a senior Canadian official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Other issues on the agenda are the war in Ukraine, climate change and an increasingly assertive China and global trade. The Biden administration has made strengthening its friendship with Canada a priority over the past two years.

          Jo is still deeply traumatized. The violence of the attack she suffered whilst fleeing clashes between DRC ‘s armed forces and M23 militia is still fresh in her mind. Stories like Jo’s are not rare in this 100,000 displacement camp. Victims of sexual abuse go through life carrying physical a…


          Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has accepted an invitation from Chinese President Xi Jinping to make a state visit to Beijing as Xi tries to galvanize support for China’s peace proposal for Ukraine. Spain’s minister for the presidency confirmed late Wednesday that Sánchez would be in China on March 30-31, citing Xi’s “possible mediation in the war in Ukraine” as a key reason for the visit. Spain takes over the European Union’s presidency in July, and Sánchez has portrayed his nation as a staunch NATO ally of Ukraine. Xi met in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week to promote Beijing’s peace plan for Ukraine, which Western nations have all but dismissed as unviable.

          The first daily fast of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has begun. The observance beginning Thursday in the Middle East comes at a time when numerous countries and governments across the region are taking tentative steps towards calming conflicts and crises, even as Mideast nations suffer from the economic fallout of the war in Ukraine. In Sudan, the holy season comes as the promise of a new political era approaches. Israeli and Palestinian leaders have pledged to lower tensions as Ramadan begins, after months of deadly, soaring violence. While in Yemen, diplomats and leaders have expressed new hope for peace efforts in recent days.

          Health experts proposed detailed plans for a gradual end to anti-virus controls, but the Chinese government rebuffed them and dropped restrictions in December with no preparations to cope with the chaotic aftermath, The Associated Press has found. 

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