The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Biden administration plans to continue to seek extradition of WikiLeaks’ Assange: official

 President Joe Biden’s administration plans to continue to seek to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States to face hacking conspiracy charges, the U.S. Justice Department said.

#BidenAdministration #politics #JulianAssange

Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi women’s rights activist, released from prison

Al-Hathloul’s family say she was subjected to electric shocks and sexually harassed. And rights groups have said that other detained women’s rights activists have also been subjected to torture and sexual harassment. Saudi Arabia has denied the allegations.

#saudiarabia #sexism #politics

Hospital in Israel says it may have found Covid-19 cure as all treated patients make full recovery

EXO-CD24 is relatively inexpensive and must be given once a day for a period of five days. It fights the cytokine storm, a potentially lethal immune overreaction as a result of a coronavirus infection, which is believed to be responsible for many Covid-related deaths.

#Israel #COVID19 #Medicine

This nearly inexplicable exoplanet has the density of cotton candy

Super-puff planets are the least dense of all exoplanets. Even these, however, were thought to have a lower limit to their densities. This new study challenges these old assumptions.

#Science #TheUniverse #EXOPLANET

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