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U.S. is reportedly sending Ukraine HIMARS-fired GLSDB smart bombs capable of grazing Crimea

The Biden administration next military aid package for Ukraine will include a smart bomb that can be fired from a HIMARS rocket system and hit precise targets up to 94 miles (150 km) away, twice the range of Ukraine's current munitions, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal report. The package including the longer-range Ground-Launched Small Diameter...

Sudoku Hard: February 2, 2023

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Codeword: February 2, 2023

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Crossword: February 2, 2023

The daily crossword – part of The Week’s new puzzles section

Egyptian mummy-making used oils and resins found only in Asia and African rainforests, scientists report

A team of Egyptian and German scientists analyzed samples from labeled pots and jars discovered in an ancient Egyptian embalming chamber, and their findings, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, revealed more than just mummification recipes. Some of the ingredients, like elemi and dammar resins, could only have been procured from far outside Egypt,...

A new era for DC: Everything we know

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's … a reboot! After taking over as co-CEO of DC Studios, James Gunn has revealed his plans for the film franchise. He hopes to take the series in a new direction following several poorly reviewed movies and box office disappointments, and his road map includes a Superman reboot, multiple Batmans, and more. Here's everything...

Have Rishi Sunak's first 100 days been a success or failure?

Rishi Sunak was elected leader of the U.K.'s Conservative Party and appointed prime minister in October 2022. He took office as the country was embroiled in political turmoil: Boris Johnson resigned after being "dragged down by scandal," Reuters writes. Johnson's successor, Liz Truss, was marred by an economic and cost-of-living crisis. She was ousted...

France's pension protests, explained

Thousands of workers have taken to the streets in France — for the second time in a month — in protest of French President Emmanuel Macron's plan to raise the retirement age. Here's everything you need to know: What's happening? Despite fervent public opposition, the French government is attempting to push ahead with pension reforms that would raise...

Is the COVID 'emergency' over?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the COVID-19 pandemic is nearing its "inflection point." Does this mean that, after nearly three years, the emergency is over? Here's everything you need to know: What's a pandemic 'inflection point'?  It's the point at which enough people have immunity to a pathogen to "limit the impact" it has on death...

Australia is erasing Britain's monarchy from its paper currency, sidelining King Charles III

Australia's national bank said Thursday that its new $5 bill, which currently features a portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II, will not feature King Charles III but rather an image honoring "the culture and history of the First Australians." That means none of Australia's paper (well, polymer) currency will depict Britain's monarchs. "The other side...

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