Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Brexit: UK signs letter that will formally begin the departure from the EU

Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the UK's departure from the European Union. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president Donald Tusk on Wednesday. ______ In a statement in the Commons, the...

Humans on Mars: Rocket flying just .0001 percent slower than the speed of light can make it possible

Human space travel to Mars is largely considered a far off moonshot – though not entirely impossible – to the international scientific community, considering the entire trek would take years and could lead to radiation exposure, cancer and other medical risks. ______ A researcher at the...

Amazing fossilized footprints from different types of dinosaurs found in Australia

Where are there fossilized footprints from more types of dinosaurs than anyplace else in the world? ______ Well, that would be the Dampier Peninsula, in the Kimberly region of Western Australia. Nicknamed "Australia's Jurassic Park," a 25-km (15.5-mile) stretch of the coastline contains tracks from 21...

Every 10 minutes one Yemeni child dies of malnutrition and other illness caused by hunger

Two years into the Yemeni conflict, children continue to suffer the consequences and will soon succumb to starvation without prompt humanitarian assistance and viable efforts to bring peace to the war-ravaged country, UNICEF said in a report entitled ‘Falling through the Cracks.’ ______ Nearly half a...

Report shows how U.S. has been secretly sending weapons to South Korea

The US has been secretly moving strategic weapons to South Korea in order to threaten North Korea, a US military official says, noting that Washington has taken a more aggressive approach towards Pyongyang under President Donald Trump. ______ “Surprise dispatch of strategic weapons is effective in...

Monsanto, the name of toxic chemicals poisoning us not feeding us

Monsanto isn't feeding the world, it's killing our children. “How could we have ever believed that it is a good idea to grow our food with poisons?” —Dr. Jane Goodall ______ Two new reports published in recent weeks add to the already large and convincing body of...

Dozens of bodies still under the rubble: Iraqi officials said Mosul air strikes kill dozens of civilians

Air strikes carried out in recent days have killed dozens of civilians in west Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling jihadists, officials said on Saturday. ______ Both Iraqi aircraft and a US-led international coalition are bombing the Islamic State group in the Mosul area. "There are dozens...

UN says 106 civilians killed in Yemen by the Saudi Arabia regime during the past month

The United Nations human rights office says 106 civilians have been killed in Yemen, mostly by airstrikes and shelling by the Saudi regime and its allies, during the past month alone. ______ In a statement marking the second anniversary of the Saudi war, which was launched...

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart admitted he is using marijuana to treat Arthritis pain

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart went on the record and admitted he is a daily user of marijuana, but only to ease the symptoms of arthritis. ______ “Two years ago, in Los Angeles, I was examined by a doctor and given a note which gave me legal...

The final push on the Islamic State jihadists in Syria’s Raqa, beginning in the coming days, officials

The international coalition battling the Islamic State group will begin a final push on the jihadists' Syrian stronghold Raqa in the coming days, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday. ______ But on the ground, the US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance spearheading the fight for the jihadist...

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