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Iran to review mandatory hijab law after long-running nationwide protests
Iran's Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri is reported to have said that the parliament and judiciary are reviewing the hijab law. The mandatory wearing of the hijab sparked nationwide protests, especially after the death of Mahsa Amini, who, on September 16th, died in police custody.
 
Chinese astronauts return to earth after construction of Chinese space station
On Sunday, three Chinese astronauts landed in a northern desert after six months spent constructing the Tiangong space station. The capsule landed in the Gobi Desert (North China) at around 12:10 GMT.
 
Indonesia’s Mount Semeru volcano erupts
Mount Semeru in Java, Indonesia, has erupted, triggering hundreds of people to evacuate. ReleifWeb stated, "According to the Mount Semeru Volcano Observation Post (PPGA) at Gunung Sawur, Poncosumo Hamlet, Sumberwuluh Village, volcanic activity was recorded starting at 0344 HRS UTC+7."
 
2500 dead seals found along the Caspian Coast
Roughly 2,500 seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast in Southern Russia. Initially, 700 dead seals were reported, but that number increased upon further investigation.
 
Poland seeks legal action over stolen painting sold in Germany
Polish authorities have sought legal action and restitution for a 1928 painting by Wassily Kandinsky auctioned in Germany. The painting, believed to have been stolen from the National Museum in Warsaw in 1984, was sold for over $400K.
 
Kremlin rejects $60-a-barrel cap on its oil, threatens to cutoff supply
Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country’s oil set by Ukraine’s Western supporters. On Saturday, the Kremlin also threatened to stop supplying the nations that endorsed the price cap.
 
Rogue wave blamed for hitting cruise ship
A rogue wave is being held responsible for hitting the Viking Polaris cruise ship, killing one person and injuring four others. Viking Cruises stated, "There was a rogue wave incident involving the Viking Polaris on November 29 at 22:40 local time, while the ship was sailing towards Ushuaia, Argentina."
 
Prince William and Kate Middleton hand out the Earthshot Prizes
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton handed out The Earthshot Prizes to five winners in Boston. Each year, five winners are chosen for their innovative solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet.
 
Jonathan the tortoise turns 190
The tortoise Jonathan celebrated his 190th birthday with a number of events organized by the locals. Guinness World Records stated, "Celebrating his 190th birthday this year, Jonathan is now the oldest tortoise ever. His official record title is oldest chelonian – a category which encompasses all turtles, terrapins and tortoises."
 
EU caps price of Russian oil at $60 a barrel
The European Union has concluded a deal for $60 per barrel price cap on Russian oil. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the EU Commission, stated, "The EU agreement on an oil price cap, coordinated with G7 and others, will reduce Russia’s revenues significantly. It will help us stabilise global energy prices, benefitting emerging economies around the world."