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Cambodian catches world’s largest recorded freshwater fish, scientists say : NPR

In this photo provided by Wonders of the Mekong taken on June 14, 2022, a man touches a giant fresh water stingray before it was released back into the Mekong River in the northeastern province of Stung Treng, Cambodia. Chhut Chheana/AP hide caption toggle caption Chhut Chheana/AP In this photo provided by Wonders of the …

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Australia’s leading wine authority to close office in China as exports plunge

Lin Tiangui, a representative of Winston Wine, looks at a bottles of wine produced from Winston Wine’s own Australian winery at one of its stores in Shanghai, China on October 18, 2011. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | In Pictures | Corbis Historical | Getty Images Australia’s leading wine industry body Wine Australia will be closing …

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Despite Another Covid Surge, Deaths Stay Near Lows

“Overall, the people who’ve been coming through with Covid are much, much less sick than they were even this winter,” said Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician at Brown University. “It feels like almost a different disease for folks, with the exception of people who are really old, who are unvaccinated or who are immunosuppressed.” …

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Largest ever freshwater fish caught; it’s a stingray at 13 feet long and more than 600 pounds

BANGKOK — The world’s largest recorded freshwater fish, a giant stingray, has been caught in the Mekong River in Cambodia, according to scientists from the Southeast Asian nation and the United States. The stingray, captured on June 13, measured almost 13 feet from snout to tail and weighed slightly under 660 pounds, according to a …

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Juneteenth holiday, federal holiday, celebration continues Monday with events across Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) — Celebrations continue Monday for Juneteenth, the federal holiday marking the end of slavery in the US Since it fell on a Sunday, it’s being observed Monday across the country. WATCH: Juneteenth festivities kick off at St. Sabina Church There are so many local events happening. “Finally, you know, this holiday, it should …

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Largest freshwater fish ever caught hooked in Cambodia

A fisherman in northern Cambodia hooked what researchers say is the world’s largest freshwater fish — a giant stingray that scientists know relatively little about. The fisherman, 42, caught the 661-pound fish — which measured about 13 feet in length — near a remote island on the Mekong River in the Stung Treng area. A …

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Nigeria blocking repatriation of $450 million in foreign airline revenue, IATA says

DOHA, June 19 (Reuters) – Nigeria is withholding $450 million in revenue international carriers operating in the country have earned, an executive at the world’s largest airlines association said on Sunday. Africa’s largest economy has restricted access to foreign currency for imports and for investors seeking to repatriate their profits as the nation tackles a …

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