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Women take part in a ritual event of naked festival, for the first time in its 1250 years of history, at Owari Okunitama Shrine, also known as Konomiya Shrine, in Inazawa, Aichi Prefecture, central Japan February 22, 2024.

REUTERS/Chris Gallagher

1250:Washoi! Women crashed the party at Japan's 1250-year-old Naked Festival, a traditionally all-male event designed to drive out evil spirits. While they didn’t actually bare all, the first-ever female participants successfully trampled gender norms while ensuring that the festival continues as Japan’s population ages.

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People visit the stand of NVIDIA during the 11th China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, known as ChinaJoy 2013, in Shanghai, China, 25 July 2013.

AI chipmaker Nvidia dropped jaws on Wednesday with earnings estimates that surged past even the most optimist expectations, sending a charge through global markets on Thursday. The firm’s stock price has surged almost 700% in the past 18 months to pass Amazon as the third-largest stock listed on the NASDAQ after Microsoft and Apple.
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Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif speaks at the party office of Pakistan Muslim League in Lahore, Pakistan, February 9, 2024.

REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

On top of facing legitimacy questions following chaotic, violent elections tainted by widespread undemocratic practices, Pakistan’s new coalition government is inheriting an economy in crisis. These economic problems have been fueled by high energy costs, political dysfunction, flooding, and supply chain issues.

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A cleric who supports the Islamic Republic and the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is sitting next to an Iranian flag during a rally to mark the 45th anniversary of the victory of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution on Azadi (Freedom) Avenue in western Tehran, Iran, on February 11, 2024.

Morteza Nikoubazl via Reuters Connect

Campaigning for Iran’s legislative election officially got underway on Thursday, with over 15,000 candidates vying for a seat. But will ordinary folks bother going to the polls on March 1?

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Climate strike of Fridays for Future together with the trade union Verdi, sign OK Boomer, Munich, Odeonsplatz, 3 March 2023

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65: The boomers had a good run. For 65 years, they were the largest population cohort in Canada, but new census data says they’ve been eclipsed for the first time by millenials. Increased immigration has helped swell the ranks of those born from 1981 onward. But don't get too comfortable, millennials – Stats Canada expects Gen Z to knock you off your perch as soon as 2038.

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A woman walks past apartment blocks that were destroyed in a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Selydove near Avdiivka, Ukraine, February 19, 2024.

REUTERS/Thomas Peter

16,000: Andrey Morozov, a well-known pro-Russia military blogger, reportedly committed suicide after facing backlash from Russian propagandists for his Telegram post that said 16,000 Russian troops were killed in the battle for Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine. Moscow has gone to extreme lengths to obscure the scale of Russia’s losses in the war in Ukraine, and Morozov was accused of “slandering the Russian defense ministry.” Ukraine estimates that 17,000 Russian troops were killed fighting to take Avdiivka.

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Iran Supreme Leader holding off proxy groups.

Jess Frampton

As Israel threatens an offensive into Rafah, its regional nemesis Iran is pulling itself away from the brink of war – and may even welcome a cease-fire in Gaza.

Since an attack by one of its Iraqi proxies killed three American servicemen in Jordan on Jan. 28, Iran has been signaling its allies in the Resistance Front to cool it and avoid actions that might prompt retaliation from Israel or the United States.

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