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Child sex attacker jailed in US juvenile facility******
A 26-year-old transgender woman who sexually assaulted a child will serve time in a juvenile facility because she was underage when she committed the offence, a US judge ruled on Thursday.
Hannah Tubbs was 17 when she attacked the 10-year-old in a restroom near Los Angeles in 2014, but was not charged until last year.
In a court in Palmdale, Judge Mario Barrera said that without a request from the district attorney's office to transfer the case to an adult court, his hands were tied.
"I want to be clear," he said, according to the Los Angeles Times. "The filing of a transfer motion is entirely within the discretion of the district attorney."
The two-year sentence was the maximum permitted for someone convicted as a juvenile, the judge said.
Had Tubbs been transferred to an adult court, the sentence could have been longer.
The ruling will shine a light on Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon, whose policy is not to move juvenile defendants to adult courts.
Gascon has argued that as young people's brains are not fully developed, anyone who commits a crime while underage should be rehabilitated in a juvenile facility.
The Times reported that Gascon has previously expressed concern Tubbs might be targeted in an adult jail because she is transgender.
China loads fuel at nuclear unit equipped with home******
FUZHOU, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Fuel loading has started at China's second nuclear power unit using Hualong One technology, a domestically developed third-generation reactor design, after the first one entered commercial operations earlier this year.。
The loading started on Saturday at the No. 6 nuclear power unit in the city of Fuqing, in east China's Fujian Province, bringing the unit one step closer to operation, according to the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).。
Boasting 716 national patents and 65 international ones, over 200 overseas trademarks, and 125 software copyrights, Hualong One is China's homegrown model of the safer and more efficient third-generation reactor. The Hualong One reactor has a design life of 60 years and meets the strictest safety standards in the world.。
The first nuclear power unit using Hualong One, the No. 5 unit in Fuqing, began generating electricity for sale in late January. To date, it has generated more than 7 billion kWh of electricity.。
So far, there are eight nuclear power units with Hualong One technology being built or in operation in the world, according to CNNC. Enditem。
Ukraine celebrates Day of Unity to show consolidation amid crisis******
People carry a giant Ukraine's national flag at a stadium to mark a "Day of Unity" in Kiev on February 16, 2022.
Ukraine on Wednesday celebrated the national Day of Unity to consolidate people amid the crisis in the country.
In a televised address to the nation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukrainians are different, but they all are united by the desire to live in peace, happiness and with their loved ones.
"We are all united by one desire: to live in peace, happily, as one family, with children, with parents. And we have every right to all this. Because we are at home, we are in Ukraine," Zelensky said.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that Ukrainians mark the Day of Unity to show the "friends and enemies" that Ukraine is united even in hard times.
"Ukrainians have rejected their differences and are uniting in the face of possible threats. For a successful future. We know how to do it, and our unity is our best weapon," Shmyhal wrote on his official Telegram channel.
Within the framework of the celebrations, Ukrainian enthusiasts unfolded a 200-meter-long national flag at the Olympic stadium in Kiev.
The blue-and-yellow flags were waved on government buildings, private houses and cars across the country to show the unity of the people.
Children in many schools and kindergartens were asked to wear vyshyvanka, traditional Ukrainian ethnic clothing decorated with embroidery patterns.
In addition, the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry launched the Train of Unity from Ukraine's western city of Rakhiv to the eastern city of Mariupol that carried the Ukrainian flag through different regions across the country.
The ambassadors of the European Union countries laid flowers on the Wall of Remembrance in Kiev to mark the Day of Unity, showing their support for Ukraine, and paying tribute to all who have fallen in the conflict in eastern Ukraine since 2014.
Some Western media had claimed that Russia could invade Ukraine on February 16. Moscow has repeatedly denied any plans to invade Ukraine.
Earlier on Wednesday, Ukrainian Defense Minister Olexiy Reznikov said that the situation on the Ukrainian borders remains stable.