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Ukraine updates: Red Cross announces prisoners of war visitsdw8 December 2022 (LINK)

Kremlin Says Russia Is Done Taking Territory From Ukrainenewsweek8 December 2022 (LINK)

Iran holds first execution over anti-government protestsreuters8 December 2022 (LINK)

WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian detention in prisoner swap for convicted arms dealercnn8 December 2022 (LINK)

Peru president dissolves congress, which then ousts 285 sources8 December 2022 (LINK)

— The centre-left peasant-turned-president, in power since 28 July 2021, was also arrested on a charge of rebellion after he sought to dissolve the legislative body and take unilateral control of the government. Vice President Dina Boluarte replaced Pedro Castillo and became the first female leader in the history of the republic. Lawmakers voted 101-6 with 10 abstentions to remove Castillo from office for reasons of "permanent moral incapacity". Federal prosecutors announced that Castillo had been arrested on the rebellion charge for allegedly violating constitutional order. Federal prosecutors are investigating six cases against Castillo, most of them for alleged corruption, under the theory that he had used his power to profit from public works. The first president to come from a poor farming community in the nationís history, Castillo arrived in the presidential palace last year without any political experience. He changed his cabinet five times during his year and a half in office, running through 60 different cabinet officials, leaving various government agencies paralyzed.

Australia proposes to overhaul 'broken' environment laws 4 sources8 December 2022 (LINK)

Guatemala court convicts ex-President Perez, ex-VP in graft 33 sources7 December 2022 (LINK)

Theranos fraud case: Ramesh Sunny sentenced to 13 years in prison afp / firstpost8 December 2022 (LINK)

New York Times poised for first mass staff walkout in 40 years theguardian8 December 2022 (LINK)

Germany arrests 25 accused of plotting right-wing coup bbc7 December 2022 (LINK)

Another New COVID Variant: BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 Have Arrived cnet7 December 2022 (LINK)

— More than half — about 63% — COVID-19 cases in the US are now caused by variants BQ.1 or BQ.1.1, according to the latest estimate by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both are subvariants of omicron. BA.5, the highly contagious omicron subvariant that caused a lot of reinfections or first infections in people who hadn't had COVID-19 this summer and fall, is fading and now only responsible for about 14% of cases.

Volodymyr Zelensky named Time's 2022 Person of the Year axios7 December 2022 (LINK)

AI spots deepfake videos of Zelenskyy — and Putin newscientist7 December 2022 (LINK)

— Zelenskyy was the target of a deepfake attempt during the early months of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but it could also be trained to flag deepfakes of other world leaders and business tycoons.

Chinese Students Invent Coat That Makes People Invisible to AI Security Cameras vice7 December 2022 (LINK)