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Musk Restores Twitter Accounts of Banned Journalists

Twitter lifted its ban on several journalists it recently banned. The Washington Post, CNN, and the New York Times each had reporters who were banned from accessing the platform. The journalists were banned when they shared location data of Elon Musk. The ban was lifted after the second poll Musk conducted. 59% of 3.6 million participants chose to lift the restriction right away.

World Population To Hit 8 Billion, Projected By The UN

The world population hit the 7 billion landmark just 11 years ago. There are 7 billion more people on the planet as compared to 1800, when the population was only 1 billion. Four months back, the UN predicted that the population of our world will reach the 8 billion post by the middle of November.

UN Chief Warns 54 Countries About Facing Bankruptcy

More than 50 countries are going to default according to UN official while talking to an audience during the COP27 summit. The situation of the poorest economies has been worse amid growing energy and food crises and inflation. Achim Steiner, the UN global development chief, argued that the UN has listed 54 countries that are on the brink of bankruptcy.

Iran Vows Revenge After ISIS Kills 15 In Shrine Attack

A terrorist attack on a shrine killed 15 worshippers in Iran. The incident took place in Southern Iran at the Shah Cheragh mausoleum in Shiraz. The attack also wounded at least 19 people including women and children. The attack happened amid peaceful protests that turned violent all over Iran after the death of a 22 year old girl.

UNGA Condemns Russia’s Illegal Annexation Of Ukraine

On Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly rejected Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory supported by an overwhelming majority. Russia officially occupied four key regions of Ukrainian territory in a referendum late September. The move to occupy more than 15% of the territory met with anger from the West and the United Nations.

MonkeyPox Is Evolving At An ‘Accelerated’ Rate

Researchers investigating the genetic make-up of the MonkeyPox virus have said the virus appears to have mutated far, far more than would normally be expected and has undergone a period of “accelerated evolution”. So far 50 new mutations of the MonkeyPox Virus have been found.