Massive Fires Erupt at Moscow Shopping Malls

The Stroitrakt shopping mall in Balashikha, a suburb of Moscow, caught fire on Monday morning. More than 100,000 square feet of the mall was damaged in the blaze, and at least one person was injured, according to the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

2022/12/09: Firefighters seen after extinguishing the OBI hypermarket. The fire occurred at OBI in the Mega Khimki shopping center completely destroying the store. (Photo by Alexander Sayganov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Lebanon: Sections of Beirut’s Blast-Stricken Grain Silos Collapse

Sections of Beirut’s grain silos collapsed on Sunday after weakening during a weeks-long fire caused by recent high temperatures that fermented the silos’ grain stores, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported, noting that the silos were infamous for shielding much of western Beirut from an August 2020 port explosion and sustaining partial damage from the blast themselves.

The grain silos at Beirut's port were severely damaged two years ago in a devastating explosion

Prof Sues U. of Washington After He Was Punished for ‘Offensive’ Opinion on Woke Land Acknowledgements

A professor is suing the University of Washington (UW) after administrators punished him for refusing to echo the school’s woke leftist claim that the campus sits on “occupied land” that once belonged to indians, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights (FIRE). According to professor Stuart Reges, “Land acknowledgments are performative acts of conformity that should be resisted, even if it lands you in court.”

Adrien Pochel of Cree & Lakota tribe drums and sings outside the Field Museum during a land acknowledgement ceremony in recognition of the fact that the museum sits on traditional Native land on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune/TNS)