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World's largest active volcano, Mauna Loa in Hawaii, erupts for first time since 1984, no threat to populated areas at present

The video game I Am Jesus Christ in which you play as Jesus, explore Nazareth and perform miracles, is being released on December 1, trailer is available for viewing

The coldest days ever at the South Pole since measurements began in 1957, applies to November 16-18 compared to the same date in previous years, the winter of 2020-2021 was also the coldest ever, it has been a very bad year for climate catastrophists all round according to the writer Chris Morrison

University of Leiden first removes but then returns painting from 1974 depicting the school's board, has come under attack in recent weeks with activist academics claiming the painting shows male dominance, also three of the board members are shown smoking cigars, the painter, Rein Dool, says the university's actions are "stupid and sad"

10,000 minks released into the wild after break-in at mink farm in Ohio, USA, the animals are carnivores and eat freshly-killed animals that they often hunt themselves, several individuals are said to have destroyed the fence during the early morning

KFC apologizes for German promotion urging customers to commemorate Kristallnacht with cheesy chicken, says the automated push notification was linked to calendars that include national observances and that internal processes will be reviewed

Antisemitic book series Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America is a bestseller on Amazon, Apple Books and Barnes & Noble in the US after NBA star Kyrie Irving's tweets, beats out Barack Obama's autobiography A Promised Land in the "Black & African American Biographies" category, the books include theories about Jewish control of institutions such as media and passages from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Andrew Anthony: There are many men who have functional and party-focused relationships with other men, but lasting friendships, of the kind you see between many women are not something most men over 40 see any need to have, after having married their wives start arranging dinner parties and gatherings

Kanye West refuses to walk back or apologize for his comments about Jews despite losing a dozen endorsement deals and a large chunk of his personal wealth, holds an impromptu press conference where he reads a list of names of top Jewish executives of major media and entertainment corporations from a spreadsheet, says him being burned to the flesh every single day proves what he says about Jews teaming up on him

35-year-old Russian Vyacheslav Matrosov who forced a man who sexually abused his 6-year-old daughter to dig his own grave and kill himself released after serving six months of the 18-month sentence, widespread sympathy for Matrosov where locals in his village Pribrezhnaya raised money for his initial legal fees and 2,500 people signed a petition demanding that he should be fully acquitted

Rock icon Jerry Lee Lewis dies aged 87, perhaps best known for the songs Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On and Great Balls of Fire, was married seven times, third marriage was to his 13-year-old cousin when he was 22, reported dead by news site TMZ a couple of days ago, something that then was denied and taken back

John Jennings in Chester, England known as the local cat rescuer, gets stuck in a tree after his ladder is blown down due to rapid weather changes, is rescued by firefighters, left by colleague who sought shelter from the rain for his hearing aids, was afraid the tree would fall on him and then panicly called the emergency services

1,200 sheep and 200 goats wander through central Madrid during festival that recreates traditional moving of livestock to new pastures, organizers make symbolic payment to city hall for the right to use the roads with 50 maravedi, the Spanish medieval currency, according to an agreement between the shepherds and the city from 1418

Cameras measuring sound levels to be trialed in Bradford, UK to clamp down on antisocial driving, designed to identify and track drivers who break law by revving engines and using modified exhausts

Queen Sonja of Norway visits the Mindekirken church in Minneapolis where services are still held in Norwegian, pastor Gunnar Kristiansen says they speak English in everyday life but need the language of their hearts when they praise God, the Lutheran congregation has about 200 families as members

Hajara Shuaibu is called Nigeria's most fertile woman since she gave birth to quintuplets at home, had 13 children previously, says she never had any special diet or routine, or attended any maternity care, all her children were born at home

Bear 747 wins Fat Bear Week for the second time in three years, weighs about 750kg kilograms, received 10,000 more in the final round than 6-year-old female bear Bear 901, the competition is organized by Katmai National Park and is decided by online voting where weight, size change, personality and the tribulations they have overcome are judged

Sleep tourism growing trend, said to be partly an effect of the pandemic, hotels are starting to offer, among other things, sleep analysis, pillow menu, scented pillow mist and clinical sleep examination to identify sleep disorders

Water manager Kendall Chamberlin in the small village of Richmond in Vermont, USA, secretly lowered the fluoride level in the drinking water almost four years ago, worried about the quality of the additive as it comes from China, raised concerns in the village about the children's dental health, resident Katie Mathers admitted that her two children eat a lot of sugar but notes that her dentist recently found their first cavities, and that they were not recommended fluoride supplements because the city water provided enough, adding fluoride to the water has been standard in the US since the mid-20th century

The Finnish ship Glenbank that sank off the coast of Western Australia in 1911 found by fishermen, Finnish sailor Antle Kitala then the only survivor, clung to timbers, washed up on Legendre Island, then went without food and water for three days before being picked up by a boat, his now 80-year-old grandson Matti Latva-Panula had never heard of what happened

Lisa Williams from Suffolk defends her title in the world porridge cooking championship and wins the Golden Spurtle once again, her porridge was rich, flavourful, well seasoned and had the perfect texture says one of the judges, during the pandemic the championship has been held digitally with virtual taste as one of the assessment criteria, Williams runs Stennetts Community Cafe in Trimley St Mary

The Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2022 goes to the human rights activist Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, and the human rights organizations Memorial and Center for Civil Liberties from Russia and Ukraine respectively, on the grounds that have made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power and together they demonstrate the significance of civil society for peace and democracy

New York-based artist Kris Kashtanova claims the first US copyright for AI art with her graphic novel Zarya of the Dawn created using Midjourney, hosting site Getty Images recently declared that they wouldn't accept AI-generated images noting ongoing copyright questions and Shutterstock among others have also decided to not accept such art

Magnus Carlsen: I believe that cheating in chess is an existential threat to the game and that Hans Niemann has cheated more than he has publicly admitted to as his over the board progress has been unusual and he was not even concentrating as he outplayed me as black, I do not want to play against confirmed repeated cheaters as it is unclear what they are capable of doing in the future, I would like to say more but need explicit permission from Niemann to speak openly

Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to star as a Roman soldier in the upcoming movie Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom, the trailer shows him flicking up a helmet from the ground with his feet and using it to uppercut his opponent to the floor

US National Intelligence Manager for Aviation updates its logo to include a traditional UFO shape, follows intelligence budget where objects positively identified as man-made after analysis will be passed to appropriate offices rather than be considered under the definition as unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena which has been interpreted to imply that officials know there are some UAP not of this planet

Magnus Carlsen leaves the Saint Louis Sinquefield Cup halfway and comments only on Twitter via a viral video where José Mourinho says that he will be in big trouble if he speaks, the decision follows Carlsen's loss with the white pieces against much lower-ranked 19-year-old German Hans Niemann who allegedly has been accused of cheating earlier in his career

Chess robot breaks breaks 7-year-old opponent's finger during Moscow tournament, the incident is said to be caused by the boy moving a piece too early

Merriam-Webster amends its definition of "female" to include "having a gender identity that is the opposite of male", the definition of "woman" has lately been hotly debated including in recent Congressional hearings

Magnus Carlsen announces that he will not defend his chess world championship title against Ian Nepomniachtchi next year due to lack of motivation, Nepomniachtchi instead faces Candidates runner-up Ding Liren, Carlsen repeats that he will keep being an active chess player and does not rule out future participation

Indian police shut down elaborate hoax cricket league created to dupe Russian gamblers, a group of men in the state of Gujarat hired a field and dressed up labourers to play, set up cameras and streamed on YouTube with a commentator and added crowd noice, gamblers reportedly bet USD 6,000 on the matches, four people charged with criminal conspiracy and gambling

Anne Frank trends on Twitter after intense debate regarding whether she was a beneficiary of white privilege

23-year-old American tourist strays off visitor path and falls several meters into the crater of Mount Vesuvius, gets rescued by carabinier with light injuries

James Caan dead at 82, got his breakthrough as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, reversed his personal policy of staying out of politics by vocally supporting Donald Trump and criticizing the liberal Hollywood

British Handwritten Letter Appreciation Society laments the adding of QR tracking codes on stamps, society founder Dinah Johnson says that the digital world has been forced on the pure and simple letter writing and that the romance of uncertainty is lost, Johnson says she has covered the codes despite not wanting to deface stamps and that she has sent a letter to the Royal Mail CEO without getting a reply

Novak Đoković says he will not get vaccinated against Covid-19 and that his US Open participation depends on whether the US government changes its policy on demanding being vaccinated to enter the country

Kyle Rittenhouse announces the release of the video game Kyle Rittenhouse's Turkey Shoot where the player shoots fake news turkeys, the game that can be pre-ordered on his website for USD 9.99 is created in collaboration with developer Mint Studios, the proceeds are to go toward funding his defamation lawsuits against the media for how they covered his self-defense in Kenosha 2020

Peter Thiel leaves board of Facebook and completes shift from Silicon Valley to right-wing activism, has donated more than 20 million USD to candidates last year and is estimated to be fifth largest Republican donors, his investment work now focuses on ideologically contrarian companies which provide alternatives to political correctness

Former McDonald's restaurants reopen in Russia under the name Vkusno & tochka which translates as "Tasty and that's it", 15 rebranded restaurants to open in and around Moscow initially, CEO Oleg Paroev who was appointed Russia McDonald's CEO weeks before the war in Ukraine comments that they plan to reopen all 850 restaurants by the end of the summer

Male climate activist disguised as elderly woman in a wheelchair throws custard pie at Mona Lisa, no damage caused to the painting which is protected by a bulletproof screen

Scott Adams accused of transphobia for including black character Dave who identifies as white, Adams comments that Dave has nothing to do with transgender issues but hints that Wally the engineer in an upcoming strip will claim to be a birthing person to obtain workplace benefits and avoid having to do his job

Dave Chappelle uninjured after being attacked by man carrying a knife and a replica gun during a show in Los Angeles, Chappelle attacked on Twitter for joking that the attacker was a trans man as the attack followed him joking about the woke brigade trying to cancel him over trans jokes

Japanese train company JR East starts removal of train clocks on over 500 stations, leads to strong reactions from municipalities and the public, the local government in Otsuki passes resolution to demand that clocks within the city are put back as especially children and the elderly don't always have wrist watches or mobile phones, local competitor Fuji Kyuko Co. announces that they have no intention of removing clocks from any of their stations

Cats belonging to Russian residents banned from international competitions by the International Feline Federation (FIFe) and no cats bred in Russia can be imported and registered in a FIFe pedigree book, as punishment for Moscow’s attack on Ukraine

Biblical libertarian Gary North dead at 80, was an economic historian with a strong commitment to Austrian economics and was close friends with Ron Paul, also founded the Christian Reconstruction movement

Scottish electrician posts pictures of customer's bedroom on social media, pictures show a poster of Adolf Hitler, red flags bearing a swastika, a copy of Mein Kampf, German officer jackets from World War II and other national socialist memorabilia

P.J. O'Rourke dead at 74 from complications of lung cancer, wrote the No. 1 New York Times Bestsellers "Parliament of Whores" and "Give War a Chance" as well as 20 other books on subjects such as economics and cars, also worked for several newspapers and wrote the script for the movie "Easy Money," considered himself to be a libertarian and The Guardian called him the rightwinger it's OK for lefties to like but announced in 2016 that he would support Hillary Clinton and called Trump unstable and dangerous in a 2020 interview

Novak Djokovic says he is not anti-vax but supports the freedom to choose, is willing to miss out on future tennis tournaments over his vaccine stance

Amazon releases trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power which is considered to be the most expensive TV show ever made with an alleged cost of more than USD 1 billion over five seasons, the trailer gets mocked for its diversity focus and CGI use and the YouTube video gets comment bombed with the Tolkien quote "Evil is not able to create anything new, it can only distort and destroy what has been invented or made by the forces of good"

Ivan Reitman dead at 75, produced and directed several cult movies such as Ghostbusters, National Lampoon's Animal House, Kindergarten Cop and Junior

French researcher Luc Montagnier dead at 89, won a Nobel Prize in 2008 for his 1983 discovery of the HIV virus, was criticized by the international scientific community and media for claiming that the Covid-19 virus did not originate in nature and that the vaccination leads to the creation of coronavirus variants, delivered a speech at a protest against vaccine certificates earlier this year in Italy

Five female ski jumpers disqualified for wearing loose-fitting clothes which might give an advantage while in the air, several athletes question the used methods and regulations, Norwegian Anna Odine Strøm says that her being in quarantine and not eating properly for a week might have contributed

Ted Kaczynski reveals in letter that he has terminal cancer and that he may well be dead in a year, writes that there is a lot of work to be done by younger people and refers to the book Anti-Tech Revolution for organizing guidance

Spice Girls split again and cancel 2023 world tour as well as an animated movie, sold out a world tour in 2019 before Covid killed the momentum

Rotterdam dismantles the middle part of the 1877 Koningshaven Bridge to allow Jeff Bezos' new 127m long and 40m high boat to sail through, Bezos set to foot the bill through yacht builder Oceanco

Swedish city of Södertälje carries out a pilot project together with local company Corvid Cleaning where wild crows are being trained to exchange discarded cigarette butts in a machine for food, company founder Christian Günther-Hanssen estimates the method could save at least 75% of costs involved with picking up cigarette butts in the city

Spotify announces addition of content warning directing listeners to their dedicated Covid-19 Hub ahead of any podcast episodes discussing the virus, CEO Daniel Ek says last several weeks' feedback has made it clear to him that they have an obligation to do more to provide balance and access to widely-accepted information from the medical and scientific communities guiding us through this unprecedented time, Spotify podcasters Prince Harry and Megan Markle releases statement about their concern over the company's Covid-19 misinformation

Swiss man from Lucerne registers as a woman to be able to retire a year earlier, new rules only demand a ten-minute-long interview and a payment of about USD 80 to change sex on paper

Apple Music promotes Neil Young and Joni Mitchell under the headers We Love Neil and We Love Joni Too, after the artists remove their catalogs from Spotify to dissociate from Joe Rogan's Covid-19 discussions

Joni Mitchell removes her music from Spotify in solidarity with Neil Young, references letter where 270 health experts criticize Joe Rogan for discouraging vaccinating children against Covid-19, called mRNA vaccines gene therapy, recommended ivermectin and had mRNA pioneer Dr. Robert Malone as guest

American artist Kid Rock says he will not perform at venues with Covid-19 rules such as vaccination and masking requirements, explains that shows in Buffalo, New York and Toronto among others have already been removed from the tour list for this reason, announcement follows days after his release of the "We the People" single with a Let's Go Brandon chorus and railing against Anthony Fauci, social media and mainstream media

Spotify removes Neil Young's music in accordance with his ultimatum to choose between him and Joe Rogan, says they they take great responsibility in balancing safety for listeners with freedom for creators and that they have removed over 20,000 podcast episodes related to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic

Popular Japanese corn puff snack Umaibo gets the first price rise in its 43-year history, from 9 to 11 cents, the content was reduced by a gram to keep costs down in 2007, approximately 700 million of the sticks are sold annually to mostly chilren and young people

Eric Clapton says Covid-19 vaccines are advertised via subliminal advertising in accordance with Mattias Desmet's theory of mass hypnosis formation as part of the ongoing trend where you will own nothing and you will be happy, criticizes media for perpetuating completely one-way traffic about following orders and obedience, has earlier said that he refuses to perform at music venues that require proof of vaccinations

Jamie Oliver says he employs teams of cultural appropriation specialists to avoid offending anyone, was criticized for his interpretation of West African dish Jollof rice in 2014 and for including the word "jerk" in a non-meat dish wishing to honour Jamaican cooking in 2018

Cruise ship Crystal Symphony that was supposed to dock in Miami instead sails to the Bahamas with hundreds of passengers to avoid order to seize the vessel as part of a lawsuit over USD 4.6 million in unpaid fuel

Neil Young demands his music removed from Spotify as he says the platform allows Joe Rogan to spread false information about Covid-19 vaccines, the Spotify-exclusive Joe Rogan Experience podcast is the world's largest with 11 million listeners per episode and has repeatedly had experts on to discuss different vaccine aspects

Russian chess grandmaster Daniil Dubov forfeits his game against Anish Giri in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament as the Dutch organizers forced him to wear a mask due to having close contact with a Covid-19 positive person, had previously alerted the organizers that he would refuse to play under such circumstances

69-year-old Jimmy James from Stanwick proudly shows off his 1949 Morphy Richards toaster, says he uses it daily and repairs it every 7th year at J H May in Rushden where Luke Reid always manages to fix it, J H May managing director Jonny May says he is happy to continue reparing the toaster but that he worries about how his repair shop where four generations have worked fits in today's throw-away culture

French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin dead at 75 during attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean, the former military paratrooper who 2019 made the crossing in a large barrel recently celebrated his 75th birthday at sea with foie gras and champagne, wrote on Wednesday that there were strong winds and that he was having trouble with his solar power but added that he was in no danger, the exact circumstances of his death are still undetermined

Arnold Schwarzenegger runs a red light and rolls on top of a Toyota Prius with his GMC Yukon SUV, the female Prius driver reportedly bled heavily from her head and was taken to hospital by ambulance

Irish police investigates case where a dead man was brought into a postoffice in Carlow in an attempt to claim his pension, one of the suspects is said to have first visited the post office on his own but was told that the pensioner would have to be present if a payment was to be made, the deceased man whose body was left at the scene when the culprits fled is described as a decent guy who caused no offence to anybody

Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh dead at 95, was a lifelong peace activist and is said to have popularized mindfulness in the West, was nominated by Martin Luther King Jr for the 1967 Nobel Peace Prize, wrote more than 100 books and founded 11 global practice centers

Artist Meat Loaf dies at 74 with Covid-19, he sold over 100 million albums worldwide and his album Bat Out of Hell is one of the top ten selling albums of all time, he railed against politicians enforcing Covid-19 restrictions and said "if I die, I die, but I won't be controlled"

Manchester United receives complaint about fans using discriminatory language over player's height during game against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford, writes email to supporters warning about their conduct

Baby Shark becomes the first YouTube video to reach 10 billion views, the kids' tune was uploaded in 2016 and became the most viewed video on the platform in 2020

19-year-old Brit Emilio Santoro crowned Europe's Elvis tribute champion at the yearly championship held in Birmingham's Metropole Hotel around Elvis' birthday weekend, started imitating the artist at age 4

Monkeys kill at least 250 pups in a month in Indian city of Majalgaon and all pups in neighbouring village of Lavool after dogs killing a baby monkey, the monkeys catch the dogs and throw them from heights, small children and villagers trying to protect dogs also attacked

Kraft reimburses costs up to USD 20 for people making other desserts than cheesecake for christmas, offer made to lessen current cream cheese shortage

TikTok pasta, bacon jam and birria tacos top trending recipes of 2021 according to Google's annual Year in Search

50-year-old Italian man reported to police for wearing a silicone mould over his real arm in hope of getting a Covid vaccination certificate without exposing himself to the substance, the man is reportedly a health worker suspended from his job due to being un-vaccinated, regional government head Albert Cirio calls the attempt unacceptable faced with the sacrifice that the entire community has paid during the pandemic

Yokozuna Terunofuji defeats maegashira 15 Abi to clinch the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament championship victory with one day to spare, securing his second straight yusho since becoming a Yokozuna and his sixth in total

King Athelstan named Britain's top monarch, reigned from 925 to 939 AD and united England after merging the kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex and driving the Vikings out of Northumbria, also defeated the combined invasion forces of the kings of Scotland and Dublin at the Battle of Brunanburh, Elizabeth I in second place, according to poll with 84,000 votes run by the podcast The Rest is History

New IOC guidelines state that testosterone testing is invasive and disrespectful and that transgender women should not have to lower their levels to compete, IOC head of human rights Magali Martowicz says they want to make sure that athletes are not pressured or coerced into making a harmful decision about their bodies, the guidelines are not legally binding and the individual federations make the final call

The painting Salvator Mundi that in 2017 sold for a record-setting USD 450 million to a buyer reportedly on behalf of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is downgraded by Prado curators from being "by Leonardo" to "attributed works, workshop or authorized and supervised by Leonardo", the painting depicts Jesus Christ emerging from darkness blessing the world with one hand while holding a transparent globe in the other

Britney Spears released from conservatorship, regains power over finances and career decisions as well as major personal matters such as whether she can get remarried, the conservatorship was placed in 2008 over concerns about her mental health.

Chinese man dissatisfied with Shanghai bank forcing him to wear a face mask withdraws USD 800,000 in cash and orders them to check it note by note, says he will be back daily for the same procedure until his account is emptied

Alec Baldwin fatally shoots cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injures director Joel Souza in a prop gun accident on the Santa Fe set of the western movie Rust

Hungarian-American psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi dead at 88, was one of the world’s leading researchers on positive psychology, best known for introducing "flow" as a state of mind attained when one becomes fully immersed in an activity

Spanish thriller writer Carmen Mola is a pseudonym behind which three men hide, revealed after Mola received the million euro Spanish literary prize Planeta, Agustín Martínez, Jorge Díaz and Antonio Mercero have previously published novels and worked as scriptwriters under their own names

Gun that was used in 1881 to kill Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid sold for 6 million USD at auction

Norwegian women's beach handball team fined for not wearing bikini bottoms during championship game, instead chose to wear tight shorts covering parts of their thighs which was deemed inappropriate by disciplinary commission of the European Handball Federation

Eric Clapton says he will cancel shows at places that discriminate by requiring vaccination, as a response to the British government requiring Covid-19 vaccine passes for access to live venues and nightclubs

22-year-old Tadej Pogačar wins his second streight Tour de France and also defends his wins in the mountains and the young rider classifications, as Wout van Aert becomes the third rider after Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault to win a mountain stage, an individual time trial and a bunch sprint in a single Tour following his win on the Champs-Élysées

Yokozuna Hakuho wins his 45th Grand Basho and his 16th undefeated tournament defeating Ozeki Terunofuji in the deciding match in the Nagoya Grand Basho, despite the loss Terunofuji is expected, in the coming week, to be be named the 73rd Yokozuna, crowning a remarkable comeback story

British sprinter Mark Cavendish equals Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 Tour de France victories by winning the sprint in Friday's stage from Nîmes to Carcassonne, the 36-years-old's fourth win in this year's Tour after not winning a stage for five years

Psychoanalyst Dr. Donald Moss writes article claiming whiteness is a malignant, parasitic like condition with no permanent cure and which triggers perverse appetites particularly targeting nonwhite peoples, published in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Uttar Pradesh bride dies suddenly on wedding day, groom instead marries her sister on the same day with dead body of original betrothed lying in next room, family says change of plans was a tough call and that they have never witnessed such mixed emotions

Art school professor stages protest against Pablo Picasso outside Barcelona museum, claims to not believe in cancel culture but feels need to highlight artist's supposed sexism and abuse of women

Amazon unveils coffin-like wellness chamber to offer warehouse workers time to focus on their mental health, featuring potted plants, a small fan and a computer to watch relaxation videos, retail giant deletes Twitter clip unveiling chambers after online ridicule