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Taiwan accuses China of simulating invasion
On Saturday, Taiwan accused the Chinese army of simulating an attack on its main island. Beijing doubled down on its retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei after announcing a suspension of cooperation with Washington on key issues.
 
Hiroshima marks anniversary of first atomic bombing
The city of Hiroshima on Saturday marked the 77th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joined the people packed into the Peace Park.
 
Bomb blast in Kabul injures at least 22
A bomb went off in a crowded shopping street in Kabul on Saturday. At least 22 people were reported injured in the blast.
 
Israeli airstrikes hit targets in the Gaza Strip
Israel struck several targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday through air strikes. Israel Defence Forces (IDF) stated, " IDF special forces and artillery forces targeted six military posts belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip. A number of PIJ operatives were neutralized during the strikes."
 
South Korea’s first spacecraft to the moon launched
On Thursday, South Korea joined the race to the moon with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. The satellite was launched by SpaceX and is taking a long, roundabout path to conserve fuel and will arrive in December.
 
Amnesty reports Ukrainian forces endangering civilians
A report from Amnesty International says Ukrainian forces have endangered civilians during the conflict with Russia by establishing bases in residential areas. Ukrainian forces have been occupying schools and hospitals since the Russian invasion.
 
Three ships with corn leave Ukrainian ports
A convoy of three ships loaded with 58,000 tons of corn has left Ukrainian ports. The ships are headed to Turkey for inspection.
 
Chinese military begins live ammunition drills near Taiwan
On Thursday, China conducted a day-long show of military force consisting of live ammunition drills near Taiwan. China's recent streak of aggression follows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-governing island.
 
Russian court sentences Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison
On Thursday, a Russian court found Brittney Griner guilty of drug charges and sentenced her to nine years in prison. The WNBA star was arrested nearly six months ago at an airport in Moscow after authorities found a vape cartridge containing cannabis oil in her luggage.
 
UK PM contenders Sunak and Truss clash in debate
On Thursday, British foreign minister Liz Truss clashed over the economy's future with former finance minister Rishi Sunak. Truss is up against Sunak to win the votes of 200,000 members of the Conservative Party who, by September 5th, will choose a replacement for Boris Johnson as PM.