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EU scientists make major energy breakthrough

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There has been a breakthrough in the development of practical nuclear fusion, as scientists bring the world one step closer to a low-carbon and low-radiation energy source

Nuclear fusion is the same energy process used by stars and, if harnessed, has the power to supply the earth with virtually unlimited and carbon-free energy.

Based in the UK, the Jet laboratory has broken its own record for the amount of power it can extract through squeezing two forms of hydrogen together.

The breakthrough comes after years of development, with this output more than doubling what was achieved by the same lab in 1997.

The ITER reactor is under construction at Cadarache in the south of France

While the current energy generated is only enough to power 60 kettles, it validates the decision to build a large-scale fusion reactor in France.

The research facility is supported by a number of world governments, including EU member states, the US, China and Russia.

Unlike traditional nuclear power, nuclear fusion produces no greenhouse gases and only very small amounts of short-lived radioactive waste.

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Hopelessly devoted to Olivia Newton John

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We have lost a true Hollywood and “our girl” – the Australian icon

Olivia Newton John has passed away at the age of 73

She was an icon for so many battling cancer, as she had done for such a long time.

In a post on Facebook, her family says:

Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund

Olivia rose to stardom for her remarkable performance in hit musical “Grease” where she co-starred alongside Actor John Travolta, in 1978.

She was just 29 years of age, playing the role of an innocent teen in love with the bad boy.

Tributes are pouring in for Olivia Newton John.

Travolta has released a statement in tribute to the late icon.

“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better…Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”

John Travolta tribute to Olivia Newton-John on Instagram

What a duo they were, and what a legacy she leaves behind.

Daughter remembers her Newton-John as “best friend”

Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi shared this beautiful childhood image with her late mother, with no words.

Only three days before Lattanzi had shared a recent image with her mother captioned “I worship this woman. My mother. My best friend.”

Fellow entertainers and leaders the world over have also paid tribute to the beloved star.

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Violence ends with a ceasefire in Gaza

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A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants could be the beginning of the end for violence in Gaza

Weapons from both sides were fired minutes before an overnight ceasefire came into effect in Gaza.

The Egypt-brokered deal saw no further violence reported overnight.

At least 44 people have died since the conflict erupted again in May last year.

“Our fight is not with the people of Gaza. Islamic Jihad is an Iranian proxy that wants to destroy the State of Israel and kill innocent Israelis. The head of Islamic Jihad is in Tehran as we speak. We will do whatever it takes to defend our people.”

YAIR Lapid, PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL

Meanwhile, the U.S. and United Nations continue to urge both sides to observe the ceasefire and work towards peace.

U.S. President Joe Biden said all parties need “to fully implement [it] and to ensure fuel and humanitarian supplies are flowing into Gaza”.

President Biden is also urging for an investigation into the deaths of civilians.

The leader of the Islamic Jihad’s operations in southern Gaza, Khaled Mansour, was killed over the weekend. Israel believes he is responsible for several acts of terror against Israelis.

“We appreciate the Egyptian efforts that had been exerted to end the Israeli aggression against our people,” a spokesperson for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad said.

However, Israeli officials believe they have “the right to respond strongly” if the ceasefire is violated.

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Urgent investigation underway as a fourth Muslim is killed in New Mexico

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U.S. President Joe Biden says he is angered by the killings of four Muslim men in New Mexico

Police say the deaths of four Muslim men may be linked, as an investigation commences into their killings.

Albuquerque Police say “young man who is part of the Muslim community was murdered,” overnight on Friday.

They did not identify the man but he is believed to be in his mid-20s, Muslim and “a native from south Asia”.

His body was discovered near an office that offers help to refugees.

Two of the previous victims were Pakistani man, 27, and a 41-year-old male.

“The targeted killings of Muslim residents of Albuquerque is deeply angering and wholly intolerable.”

Michelle Lujan Grisham, GOVERNOR of new mexico

Police have identified a vehicle of interest, as authorities provide extra presence at mosques during prayer times.

The killings have taken place across nine months, and authorities are growing concerned they could be related.

There are up to 5,000 Muslims in Albuquerque, which is New Mexico’s largest city.

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