Wagner chief listed as a passenger on crashed airplane
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founding father of the Wagner mercenary group who led a quick mutiny in opposition to Russia’s navy management in June, was listed as a passenger on a plane that crashed yesterday, killing all 10 folks aboard, in response to Russian aviation authorities.
His destiny stays unclear. A number of Russian information retailers reported, citing nameless sources, that he was certainly on the airplane that crashed. However Gray Zone, a Telegram account related to the Wagner group, posted that it remained unsure whether or not Prigozhin was useless or alive. U.S. officers additionally stated they had been unable to substantiate his demise. Dmitri Utkin, Wagner’s most outstanding commander, was additionally on the passenger manifest.
Pissed off over the nation’s navy management, Prigozhin instigated a brief rise up two months in the past together with his Wagner forces that posed a risk to President Vladimir Putin. Regardless of his actions, he appeared to maneuver about freely within the mutiny’s aftermath, together with assembly with the president on June 29.
A falling out: After years of supporting Putin, Prigozhin started to brazenly criticize the Russian authorities. Here’s what changed and when.
Elsewhere in Russia: Gen. Sergei Surovikin, a former commander of Russia’s forces in Ukraine believed to be near Prigozhin, was removed from his post as chief of the Russian Air Drive. He reportedly knew concerning the mutiny upfront.
India lands on the moon
India has develop into the primary nation to achieve the southern polar area of the moon in a single piece and solely the fourth nation ever to land on the moon.
A lander named Vikram and a rover named Pragyan landed safely yesterday on the floor of the moon. India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission will discover an space of the moon that has but to be visited and has frozen water that might be a useful resource for future missions.
The touchdown, which got here simply days after a failed Russian mission, was broadcast reside to tens of hundreds of thousands of individuals on Indian information channels. “That is an unprecedented second,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated. “That is the second for brand spanking new, creating India.”
Extra lunar adventures: After Russia and India, Japan is ready to launch its Good Lander for Investigating Moon, or SLIM, on Saturday, to orbit the moon and attempt a landing near Shioli Crater.
Firefighters in Hawaii left the scene
Greater than eight hours earlier than a hearth swept by way of the Hawaiian city of Lahaina on Aug. 8, a small brush fireplace broke out on the sting of a residential neighborhood. Firefighters spent hours dousing the fireplace and managed to include it. Then got here a key turning level: The firefighters left the scene to help handle calls from other locations.
Inside an hour, residents and authorities stated, the preliminary brush fireplace flared up once more into what turned the deadliest U.S. wildfire in additional than a century, destroying almost all the pieces in its path. The demise toll has reached a minimum of 115, and greater than 2,000 constructions had been destroyed.
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“It let me feel like I was a whole person again,” wrote Johnson, who lives in Canada and is now 48.
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Degrowth in Japan
In his e book, “Capital within the Anthropocene,” Kohei Saito argues that Japan ought to seize this second of demographic and financial challenges to reinvent itself through “degrowth communism.”
When Saito determined to put in writing about it, his editors had been skeptical. Communism is unpopular in Japan. Financial progress is gospel. The e book could be a tricky promote. Besides it wasn’t.
Since its launch in 2020, it has offered greater than 500,000 copies and is about to be translated into English. Saito has tapped into what he describes as a rising disillusionment in Japan with capitalism’s capacity to resolve issues, whether or not it’s caring for the nation’s rising older inhabitants, stemming its rising inequality or mitigating local weather change.