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The following front-page stories received the most comments during the preceding week.

Hurricane Ian has intensified overnight to become an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane that will likely make landfall just below Tampa Bay on Wednesday. read more


U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a rebound, with companies adding workers amid high consumer demand for products. read more


Ukrainians have reported armed soldiers going door-to-door in occupied parts of the country to collect votes for self-styled "referendums" on joining Russia. read more


Italians are voting in an election that is forecast to deliver the country's most radical rightwing government since the end of the second world war ... read more


Both Nord Stream natural gas pipelines from Russia to Germany have developed apparent leaks within hours of one another. The cause is unknown, but some sources have hinted at sabotage. read more


The first full day of Russia's first mobilisation since the second world war produced emotional showdowns at draft centres and even signs of protest, while it appears Russia could be considering far more than the 300,000 new conscripts claimed by the defence minister, Sergei Shoigu. read more


New email from the National Republican Senatorial Committee asks supporters where they want Republican governors to "ship" migrants next. read more


According to the Russian news agency Interfax, citing Russia's Central Election Commission, the "preliminary results" showed that around 98% of those who "voted" in four occupied territories supported Russian annexation. read more


Last May a subvariant of the ever-evolving Omicron stunned Chris Goodnow, an internationally renowned immunologist. On May 26, Goodnow came down with a scratchy throat. Twelve days later his immune system had not cleared the virus. Then he got hit by congestive heart failure. He developed a chest cough and was breathless. His ankles swelled up. His acute myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) was on the mild end of the spectrum but severe enough to reduce his mobility and working life. read more


When implemented in 1945, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council Were the US, UK, France, Republic of China, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. So ... why is Russia there? Wouldn't Ukraine (or any former Soviet state) be just a qualified to hold that seat? Similar story with China ... read more


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