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*)World Court hearing on genocide Rohingya genocide begins Myanmar is facing accusations of genocide in the International Court of Justice over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims. The country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is defending her nation’s actions in a three-day public hearing at The Hague. More than 57 countries accuse Myanmar of trying to destroy the Rohingya Muslims in 2017 by mass murder, rape and sexual violence. *)Ukraine, Russia agree to a ceasefire Ukraine and Russia have agreed to a ceasefire and an exchange of prisoners by year's end. Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Vladimir Putin met for the first time at a special summit in Paris. Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014, triggering a war that has killed 14,000 people. *)Second eruption imminent on White Island New Zealand police have opened a criminal investigation after five people died and eight went missing, now presumed dead, in a volcanic eruption. Dozens of rescued victims suffered severe burns to their bodies. Authorities are evacuating White Island, as a second eruption is expected within the next 24 hours. *)US war on Afghanistan was a waste – Washington Post A trove of US government documents dubbed “The Afghanistan Papers” has been published in a report by The Washington Post. It reveals how senior officials lied to show that Washington was winning the Afghanistan war. The report says, the US had no clear mission or understanding of the regional dynamics of Afghanistan despite spending over a trillion dollars on the 18-year war. And finally, *)Flying cars ready for take-off, in next few years Flying cars could be a reality within the next few years, according to a technological research firm. A survey shows that investors are pushing billions of dollars into the electric air taxi industry. Air taxis will fly low-level routes, especially from city to city, thus relieving traffic congestion on roads, and could be commercially rolled out by 2024.

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