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South Africa Continues to Face Its Worst-Ever Electricity Crisis

Since the beginning of 2022, the power utility company Eskom has been unable to meet the demand for electricity across South Africa. Throughout 2022, nationwide power outages spanned 3,775 hours over 205 days. These outages have continued into 2023. Further, heat waves are affecting water supply issues, resulting in shortages across the country.

New Earthquakes Affect Syria, Panic Results in Injuries

Two new earthquakes hit across Syria and Turkey on Monday, killing at least six and injuring hundreds. “Many were hurt because of stampedes, panicking, and even jumping off buildings,” Oubadah Alwan, a spokesperson for rescue group Syria Civil Defence, told Al Jazeera.

Approaching One Year Since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Putin Suspends Nuclear Treaty

With today marking the one year anniversary of the start of the Russia-Ukraine war, developments continue to unfold. On Tuesday of this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a warning to Western nations by suspending a nuclear arms control treaty. “The elites of the West do not hide their purpose. But they also cannot fail to realize that it is impossible to defeat Russia on the battlefield,” Putin told members of the Russian political and military elite per Reuters.

India Forms Panel to Assess Wheat Crop Success Amid Rising Temperatures

On Monday, government officials in India announced the institution of a panel to determine how the rising temperatures would affect the national wheat crop. As the world’s secondlargest wheat-producing nation, the panel expressed concern as to India’s ability to produce wheat at projected levels amid rising temperatures and a lack of rain throughout the winter.