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So how would that happen in the Keystone State? If the final margin is close enough, a recount is triggered automatically, although the candidates would have the option to waive it. CNN spoke to the Pennsylvania Department of State about when and how such a recount could happen.How is a recount triggered in Pennsylvania?”Pennsylvania’s Election Code requires the Secretary of State to order all county boards of elections to conduct a recount if a candidate in a statewide election was defeated by one-half of one percent (.5%) or less of the votes cast for the office,” the Pennsylvania Department of…

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(CNN) — Travelers have been waiting more than two years to get Down Under and now, at last, Australia is open to the world again. With a coastline that unfurls for almost 40,000 kilometers around six states and two territories, there is nowhere on Earth like Australia, with its vast and timeless land, potent as a dream, thriving with life along ancient fault lines. Real connection to the country through exploration, learning, romance and rejuvenation will take time but it’s worth every second. So, if you’re looking for awe and adventure that can take weeks to experience, and lifetimes to…

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The entry of the two Nordic nations would be the most significant geopolitical outcome of the Ukraine war, transforming the strategic security picture in northeastern Europe and adding hundreds of miles of direct NATO borders with Russia.For decades, even during the most tense moments of the Cold War, neither country seemed to feel the need to join the Western military alliance despite their proximity to the giant to their east. But that changed this year, after Putin sent tanks rolling across the border into Ukraine in February.Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Sunday called the invasion of Ukraine “illegal and indefensible,” and worried that…

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The case of monkeypox was confirmed in a man in Massachusetts who had recently traveled to Canada, state health officials announced earlier in the day. Canadian health officials say no cases of monkeypox have been reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Massachusettes public health authorities are contact tracing to find people the man may have been in contact with while infectious, though “the case poses no risk to the public, and the individual is hospitalized and in good condition,” the Massachusetts health department said in a statement.The individual’s testing was first completed in the state’s public health laboratory…

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SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingLoud Christian prayers ring out each day like a song as relatives of men trapped a month ago in a mine in Burkina Faso try desperately not to give up hope.It has taken the rescue team 31 days to reach the first rescue chamber in which the missing miners might have sought refuge from the flood waters that engulfed the Canadian-owned Perkoa zinc mine after unexpected torrential rains on 16 April.But when the chamber was opened this week, none of the men – six Burkinabès, a Zambian and a Tanzanian – were there.Now their families’ hopes rest…

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SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesFor the past 15 years, India and China have vied for favourable diplomatic and trade relations with Sri Lanka thanks to its strategic location in the Indian ocean. While popular perception indicated China had outpaced India, the recent economic and political turmoil in Sri Lanka seems to have given India’s foreign policy a fresh lease of life in the island nation. Sri Lanka is in the middle of its worst economic crisis since independence from Britain in 1948. The country has been rocked by protests as people seethe with anger over soaring prices and…

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SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, EPARussia’s invasion of Ukraine could cause global food shortages in the coming months, the UN has warned.Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war had worsened food insecurity in poorer nations due to rising prices.The world could face famines that last for years if Ukrainian exports are not restored to pre-war levels, he added.The conflict has cut-off supplies from Ukraine’s ports, which once exported vast amounts of sunflower oil as well as cereals such as maize and wheat.This has reduced the global supply and caused the price of alternatives to soar. Global food prices are almost 30% higher than the same time last year, according to the UN.Speaking in New York on Wednesday, Mr Guterres said the conflict “threatens to tip tens of millions of people over the edge into food insecurity followed by malnutrition, mass hunger and famine”.”There is enough food in our world now if we act together. But unless we solve this problem today, we face the spectre of global food shortage in the coming months,” he added.He warned that there was no effective solution to the food crisis without reintegrating Ukraine’s food production, as well as the fertiliser produced by Russia and Belarus, into the global market.War in Ukraine: More coverageMILITARY: Retired colonel speaks out on Russian TVMARIUPOL: ‘I hid below ground at steelworks for 60 days’ANALYSIS: The spy war within the warREAD MORE: Full coverage of the crisisMr Guterres also said he was in “intense contact” with Russia and Ukraine, as well as the US and the EU, in an effort to restore food exports to normal levels.”The complex security, economic and financial implications require goodwill on all sides,” he said.His comments came on the same day the World Bank announced extra funding worth $12bn (£9.7bn) for projects addressing food insecurity. The move will bring the total amount available for such projects to more than £30bn over the next 15 months. Russia and Ukraine produce 30% of the world’s wheat supply and – prior to the war – Ukraine was seen as the world’s bread basket, exporting 4.5 million tonnes of agricultural produce per month through its ports. But since Russia launched its invasion in February, exports have collapsed and prices have skyrocketed. They climbed even further after India banned wheat exports on Saturday. The UN says around 20 million tonnes of grain are currently stuck in Ukraine from the previous harvest which, if released, could ease pressure on global markets. This video can not be playedTo play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.While the number of people facing food insecurity had been growing even before the invasion, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, accused Moscow of making a difficult situation even worse on Wednesday.”Russia has launched a grain war, stoking a global food crisis,” Berlin’s top diplomat said. “It is doing so at a time when millions are already being threatened by hunger, particularly in the Middle East and Africa.”Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the world faced the “greatest global food security crisis of our time” which had been exacerbated by what he called Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “war of choice”.More on this storyWorld Bank warns of ‘human catastrophe’ food crisisUkraine war ‘catastrophic for global food’Global wheat prices jump after India export ban

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Rangers’ Europa League final defeat on penalties “hurts a lot” says Giovanni van Bronckhorst, but the Ibrox manager says he could not have asked for more from his side.Eintracht Frankfurt triumphed 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes in Seville, with Aaron Ramsey the only player to miss in the shootout after coming off the bench in extra time.”With penalties it’s a lottery – tonight we weren’t on the good side,” Van Bronckhorst said.”I can’t complain with everything my players gave today. If you play a lot of big finals you will have memories that last for…

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