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  1. About 1,700 dead seals were found on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia. Officials say it’s unclear what killed the animals, but they likely died of natural causes.
  2. The astronauts were working to complete construction of the Tiangong station — part of official Chinese plans for a permanent human presence in orbit.
  3. Deion Sanders is bringing his charisma and larger-than-life persona to a Pac-12 program that’s plunged to the bottom of college football. The Pro Football Hall of Famer has been at Jackson State.
  4. Monsoon rains eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome atop 3,676-meter (12,060-foot) Mount Semeru, causing the eruption, according to National Disaster Management Agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari.
  5. The decision at a meeting of oil ministers Sunday comes a day ahead of the planned start of two measures aimed at hitting Russia’s oil earnings in response to its invasion of Ukraine.
  6. This recipe represents the ultimate comfort food — nothing fancy. It’s been passed from generation to generation. If you can’t handle the heat, try adding mango.
  7. Try your hand at making two curries — one fish and one lamb — plus a recipe for a slow-cooked country ham and other family favorites.
  8. No one picks more bamboo than Grandma Zhang, who “shows her love through cooking.” Her work ethic and all of the dishes she makes are an inspiration to her family.
  9. A young woman’s family recipes transformed the menu at a restaurant in Arizona where she worked. Decades later, the business is gone but the owners’ granddaughter still makes the taco filling today.
  10. When Grandpa put on his raincoat, that meant it was time to move the ham off the stove, just one step in Grandma’s slow-cook process for a salt-cured country ham.