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World leaders put differences aside for Queen’s funeral

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In a rare occasion, world leaders are expected to come together for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, despite their differences

There are very few people in the world who can bring countries together, to put their differences aside. However, Queen Elizabeth II is the exception.

World leaders will unite for Her Majesty’s funeral, even if it’s only momentarily.

Her Majesty’s funeral will be a sombre day for millions, despite nationality or location. 

World leaders are set to put their differences aside, to remember the longest-reigning monarch. 

The Queen’s funeral will be the most important gathering of world leaders since J.F. Kennedy’s funeral in 1963. 

The funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey, in London. In what is set to be one of the UK’s biggest police operations in history.

The security detail of this moment has been planned for years, with patrol on the ground and snipers in the sky. 

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Strict rules for world leaders

There are strict rules for world leaders attending the funeral, and will most likely be rules they’re not accustomed to. 

British authorities have put a ban on private jets and have advised world leaders to use commercial planes instead.

They have also advised against private cars and will instead organise for leaders to be bussed to the funeral.

Numbers for each leader are limited to the head of state or their designated representative and significant other.

Air Force One will carry U.S. President Biden, yet there’s no word if Former President Trump will get an invite. 

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September 19, 2022 will be a day like no other, when differences are momentarily put to rest, to pay respect to Queen Elizabeth II.

The coffin will travel from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy.

King Charles III and key members of the royal family will walk behind the coffin.

Her Majesty will be laid to rest in the royal vault, beside her mother and father and her sisters ashes.

And at last, Her Majesty will be reunited with her husband, Prince Philip. 

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Holly is an anchor and reporter at Ticker. She's experienced in live reporting, and has previously covered the Covid-19 pandemic on-location. She's passionate about telling stories in business, climate and health.

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North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile

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The launch continues a provocative streak in weapons testing as a US aircraft carrier visits South Korea

The launch was detected by South Korean and US militaries, who are currently conducting their annual joint military exercises in the region.

The US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is also taking part in the exercises, in a show of force against North Korea’s continued nuclear and missile testing.

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North Korea’s push to improve the lives of citizens

North Korea has conducted a series of missile and nuclear tests in recent months, despite international condemnation and UN sanctions.

The latest launch comes just days after North Korea test-fired a new type of anti-aircraft missile, and as the US prepares to deploy its THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea.

The US has also sent a naval strike group to the region in a show of force, and is reportedly considering additional sanctions against North Korea.

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Super Typhoon Noru smashes into the Philippines

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Super Typhoon Noru is continuing to strengthen as it approaches the northern Philippines.

The storm is expected to make landfall late Sunday afternoon local time and could bring damaging winds and heavy rains to the region.

Noru is currently a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 km/h).

The typhoon is expected to bring heavy rains and strong winds to the Philippines, which could lead to significant damage.

If you are in the path of Super Typhoon Noru, be sure to take all necessary precautions to protect yourself and your property from the storm.

Stay tuned to local news and weather reports for the latest information on the typhoon’s path and expected impacts.

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Iran cuts internet access over “hijab violation”

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Iranian authorities say they will restrict internet access in the country until calm is restored to the streets

Protests over the death of a young woman in the custody of the morality police continue to rock the Islamic Republic.

Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in protest since the death last week of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was apprehended in Tehran and taken to a “re-education center,” apparently for not wearing her hijab properly.

Amini’s death has sparked outrage among Iranian women, who have long been subject to repressive rules mandating their dress and behavior.

In recent years, the government has stepped up its enforcement of these rules, with morality police attacking women for offenses such as wearing loose headscarves or talking to men in public.

The death of Amini, who was reportedly beaten in custody, has galvanized young Iranians who are fed up with the repression they have faced for their entire lives.

In addition to taking to the streets, they are using social media to spread the word about the protests and to call for an end to the government’s oppressive policies.

It remains to be seen whether the current wave of protests will lead to lasting change in Iran. But one thing is clear: the country’s young people are no longer willing to tolerate the status quo.

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