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Huge beehive discovered inside ceiling
on 2019-08-22 at 06:43
Around 60,000 bees were removed from a woman’s house in Brisbane, Australia.
Evidence suggests microplastics in water pose ‘minimal health risk’
on 2019-08-22 at 06:01
The World Health Organization says its findings are based on the “limited information” available.
The Amazon is burning – and Brazilians are blaming Bolsonaro
by Romain HOUEIX on 2019-08-22 at 05:59
The Amazon is the “lungs of the world” – and it’s going up in smoke. There’s been an 83% increase in forest fires since early 2019, said Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) Wednesday. Many blame the policies of President Bolsonaro.
US moves to abolish child migrant custody limits
on 2019-08-22 at 05:39
Migrant families crossing the southern border of the US illegally could now be detained indefinitely.
Johnson and Macron to hold Brexit talks in Paris
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-08-22 at 05:27
French President Emmanuel Macron will receive Boris Johnson for Brexit talks Thursday, with Macron saying ahead of the meeting he hopes the British prime minister will offer some “clarification” on his plans for an exit from the EU bloc.
Larry Swearingen: Texas executes man for student’s 1998 murder
on 2019-08-22 at 05:08
Larry Swearingen had maintained his innocence, saying scientific evidence should have exonerated him.
Spain: Madrid man accused of upskirting more than 500 women
on 2019-08-22 at 04:35
The man used a ‘strategically placed mobile phone’ to secretly film up women’s skirts on public transit. He then uploaded hundreds of the videos to a pornographic website.
New Zealand PM slams book sales of Christchurch shooter’s ‘manifesto’
on 2019-08-22 at 04:23
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed concern after it emerged that the accused Christchurch gunman’s "manifesto" is being sold as a book in Ukraine. Ardern said the idea was "abhorrent and disgusting."
Kosovo parliament to vote on whether to dissolve and hold new elections
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-08-22 at 04:19
Kosovo’s parliament will on Thursday hold a vote to dissolve the assembly and trigger new elections, a move that risks further delaying a deadlocked dialogue with former war foe Serbia.
N. Korea refuses to revive nuclear talks, accuses US of angling to ‘trigger a cold war’
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-08-22 at 03:39
North Korea said Thursday it has “no interest” in dialogue unless Washington stops “escalating hostile military moves”, as a senior US envoy visited Seoul with an eye on reviving nuclear talks with Pyongyang.
Yemen will face severe aid cuts without new funds soon, warns UN
on 2019-08-22 at 03:22
The United Nations is facing having to cut 22 aid programs in the impoverished country. Only half of pledged donations for 2019 have been delivered so far.
Pompeo praises ‘US ally’ Denmark after Trump cancels visit
on 2019-08-22 at 03:21
The US secretary of state speaks with Denmark’s foreign minister amid a public row over Greenland.
Why India wants to break its decades-old nuclear pledge
on 2019-08-22 at 03:03
India’s re-evaluation of its “no first use” nuclear pledge has implications for peace in South Asia.
Trump cancels state visit to Denmark trip after ‘nasty’ PM says Greenland not for sale
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-08-22 at 02:56
President Donald Trump declared Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s dismissal of his idea to buy Greenland “nasty” and an affront to the United States on Wednesday, a day after shocking Danes by cancelling a Copenhagen visit over the rebuff.
Somaliland’s poets and singers fight to be heard
on 2019-08-22 at 00:30
Artists in the self-declared republic of Somaliland are challenging state repression and conservative Muslim clerics.
Hong Kong protests: What do young people want?
on 2019-08-22 at 00:26
Young protesters in Hong Kong have been speaking about what they want from the government.
Sudan transition: Abdalla Hamdok appointed new prime minister
on 2019-08-21 at 23:55
It’s the latest move designed to bring about civilian rule and end months of political strife.
German foreign minister urges Russia, Ukraine to revive peace talks
on 2019-08-21 at 23:53
Germany’s top diplomat met with his Russian counterpart in Moscow. Heiko Maas expressed renewed hope for an end to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
What is ‘blobology’ and how is it transforming biology?
on 2019-08-21 at 23:24
Spectacular images from a new microscope spark a “revolution” in biology
Khachaturyan sisters who killed father touch Russian hearts
on 2019-08-21 at 23:16
The case of the teenage Khachaturyan sisters stirs Russian anger over domestic abuse.
Ugandan war survivors partnered with therapy dogs
on 2019-08-21 at 23:01
A scheme in Uganda partner dogs with war survivors to help them overcome trauma.
How Australia is shaking up the truffle market
on 2019-08-21 at 23:01
Australia maybe a newcomer in growing black truffles but is now the world’s fourth-largest producer.
Myanmar Muslims: ‘We’re citizens too’
on 2019-08-21 at 23:00
Since the Rohingya crisis erupted in 2012, some Muslims in Myanmar say they face more discrimination.
Florida panthers are struggling to walk and no one knows why
on 2019-08-21 at 22:16
A mysterious brain condition could mean the animals in the US state of Florida can’t walk properly
Opinion: Another Tiananmen Square in Hong Kong?
on 2019-08-21 at 22:01
The protests in Hong Kong are increasingly becoming a thorn in Beijing’s side. How much longer will the Communist Party leadership sit back and watch? Don’t count out China making a rash decision, says Alexander Görlach.
Amazon fires: President Jair Bolsonaro suggests NGOs to blame
on 2019-08-21 at 21:32
Jair Bolsonaro says NGOs may be setting fires in the Amazon to embarrass the government after they cut funding, despite offering no evidence.
President Trump: ‘I am the chosen one’
on 2019-08-21 at 21:21
Discussing the China trade war, President Trump looks up to the sky and strikes a man-of-destiny tone.
The Christian church: Dying out or thriving like never before?
on 2019-08-21 at 21:11
In Germany priests often preach to empty church benches while in Zambia, Christian churches play a leading role in society. At the Religions for Peace World Assembly, Tessa Walther explores the root of these differences.