Thursday, July 27, 2017

At least 230 people, many of whom were civilians, killed in airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq

At least 230 people, many of whom were civilians, were killed in airstrikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Rudaw media outlet reported Thursday. ______ According to Sputnik News, around 130 people have been killed in one house in Mosul's Jadida neighborhood and around 100...

ALCOHOL ABUSE – Alkohol linked with high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity

Alcohol abuse - considered to be the habitual excessive consumption of alcohol - has previously been linked to an increased risk of a number of health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity. ______ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, United States - However a...

First Comey, now Hillary Clinton blames NYT and DNC for losing the election

Hillary Clinton says she takes full responsibility for her decisions. There's just one catch: She says her decisions weren't the reason that she lost to Donald Trump. At Recode's Code Conference in California on Wednesday, the former Democratic presidential nominee was reflective, quick to crack jokes...

North Korea says it again successfully fired mid-range ballistic missile

North Korea says it again successfully fired mid-range ballistic missile, Yonhap news reports Monday 22.  Yonhap reports, North Korea has successfully test-fired a new intermediate-range ballistic missile, Pyongyang's state media said Monday, marking the second launch in a week. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observed the...

Exclusive: China installing weapons systems on artificial islands – Reuters

China appears to have installed weapons, including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, on all seven of the artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Wednesday, citing new satellite imagery. ______ SOUTH CHINA SEA - WASHINGTON, (Reuters) The Asia...

The oldest known fossils on Earth – as old as 4.2 billion years – discovered by scientists

Scientists have discovered tiny fossils that are thinner than a human hair and are an astounding 3.7 billion years old, making them the oldest known fossils on Earth, University College London announced on Wednesday. They could even be as old as 4.2 billion years. ______ The...

Italian coastguard says 20 migrants have died in latest Mediterranean tragedy

Italian coastguard says 20 migrants have died in latest Mediterranean tragedy, AFP news agency reported on Wednesday. The Italian coast guard says at least 20 migrants have died after their vessel capsized off Libya's coast. The coast guard says the ship was carrying about 500 people. At...

FIRST-EVER RED ALERT – China issues first-ever red alert for fog

As if recent red alerts for smog weren't bad enough, China has now issued its first-ever red alert for fog to go along with them. ______ China's national observatory issued the fog alert Tuesday in a number of northern and eastern regions. That followed some 24 cities...

More than 20,000 children in Somalia at risk of starvation

More than 20,000 children in drought-hit Somalia could starve to death in the coming months without continued international assistance, an aid group warned. The aid group says that without $1.5 billion in assistance, Somalia could face a hunger crisis as severe as the one in 2011,...

US ends support for Syria militants

US President Donald Trump has reportedly decided to halt the CIA’s years-long secret program to arm and train militants fighting the Syrian government. The US media says trump promised to do so in a secret meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of...

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