Undersea Quake Near Indonesia’s Bali Causes Panic, Minor Damage

Undersea Quake Near Indonesia’s Bali Causes Panic, Minor Damage

Jul/16 By

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck south of Indonesia’s Bali on Tuesday, the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC said, causing minor damage and prompting residents and visitors on the tourist island to briefly flee buildings. There were no reports of casualties and no tsunami warning issued by …

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EU Slaps Sanctions on Turkey Over Gas Drilling Off Cyprus

EU Slaps Sanctions on Turkey Over Gas Drilling Off Cyprus

Jul/16 By

European Union foreign ministers on Monday turned up the pressure on Turkey after approving an initial batch of sanctions against the country over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights.  The ministers said in a statement that in light of Turkey’s “continued and …

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Democrat Beto O’Rourke Trails Democratic Rivals in Cash Contest

Democrat Beto O’Rourke Trails Democratic Rivals in Cash Contest

Jul/16 By

Former Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke raised a lackluster $3.6 million for his struggling presidential campaign in the second quarter of the year, his campaign said on Monday. The fundraising haul was a warning sign for the Texas politician and a stark drop in campaign cash after he raised more …

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Codebreaker Alan Turing To Be Face of New British Banknote

Codebreaker Alan Turing To Be Face of New British Banknote

Jul/15 By

Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain’s new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday. Governor Mark Carney said Turing, who did ground-breaking work on computers and artificial intelligence, was “a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand.” During World …

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Zuma Testifies at Corruption Probe

Zuma Testifies at Corruption Probe

Jul/15 By

Former South African president Joseph Zuma is testifying at a judicial inquiry into corruption allegations against him during his time in office. He told the panel Monday there is a conspiracy against him and that there is “a drive to remove me from the scene, a wish that I should …

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Police Used Batons, Pepper Spray Against Protesters in Hong Kong

Police Used Batons, Pepper Spray Against Protesters in Hong Kong

Jul/15 By

Anti-government protesters who fought running battles with police inside a Hong Kong shopping center were “rioters,” city’s pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam said Monday. Lam supported the actions of police force, saying that police and prosecutors will press charges following investigations.   Police used batons and pepper spray to disperse thousands …

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Trump Tweets about Non-White Lawmakers Prompt Fresh Outrage

Trump Tweets about Non-White Lawmakers Prompt Fresh Outrage

Jul/14 By

In a series of Sunday morning tweets quickly deemed racist and xenophobic by critics, U.S. President Donald Trump has provoked fresh controversy with taunts at several new members of Congress. Trump on Twitter, targeted Progressive Democratic Congresswomen, telling them to “go back” and help fix the “crime infested” countries from …

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Heavy Rain Leaves Scores Dead in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

Heavy Rain Leaves Scores Dead in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

Jul/14 By

Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 50 people in Nepal in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the border in India and Bangladesh, officials said Sunday. At least 30 other people were missing in Nepal, either swept away by swollen rivers or …

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Syria Says Militant Attack Shuts Down Gas Pipeline

Syria Says Militant Attack Shuts Down Gas Pipeline

Jul/14 By

Militants targeted a gas pipeline in government-controlled central Syria, putting it out of order Sunday, according to state media. The SANA news agency didn’t name the attackers. The area in the central Homs province is close to where remnants of the Islamic State group are still holed up after losing …

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Israeli Education Minister Backs Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’

Israeli Education Minister Backs Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’

Jul/14 By

JERUSALEM — Israel’s education minister voiced support Saturday for so-called gay “conversion therapy,” drawing a disavowal from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose government’s religious-rightist tilt has worried liberals at home and backers abroad.  Conversion therapy, an attempt to alter sexual orientation or gender identity through psychological, spiritual and, in extreme cases, physical means, has been widely discredited …

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