June 17, 2021

Scientists finally find proof that Earth’s core is solid

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From WN Researchers from the Australian National University are confident they have found direct proof for the first time, that the Earth’s inner core is solid — albeit a little bit squishy, Newsweek reports. In a paper published in the journal Science, Hrvoje Tkalčić, an associate professor, and Than-Son Phạm, a scholar, both at ANU, describe how they […]

Britain retains lead in currency trading despite Brexit vote

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From WN Britain has extended its lead in the global currency trading business in the two years since it voted to leave the European Union, in another sign London is likely to continue to be one of the world’s top two financial centers even after Brexit, Reuters reports. Leaving the European Union was supposed to […]

Wild boars taking over Japanese towns as humans grow old and move out

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From WN Rapidly shrinking towns and cities across Japan are experiencing a population explosion, not in humans, but in wild boars, The Washington Post reports. Across the country, wild boars are moving in as Japan’s rapidly aging population either moves out or dies out. The boars come for the untended rice paddies and stay for […]

Former Nassau resort owner sues Chinese contractor over ‘Massive Fraud’

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From WN The original owner of the Baha Mar Resort, BML Properties Ltd, has filed a $2.25 billion lawsuit alleging a “massive fraud” by the Chinese contractor of the luxury hotel and casino project in Nassau, the Bahamas, that opened its doors in April after years of delays, Reuters reports. The 259-page complaint, filed in […]

Wells Fargo grapples with real accounts it closed or froze

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From WN After paying customers millions of dollars for opening phony accounts they did not want, Wells Fargo & Co. now says it may have harmed customers by closing real accounts they needed, leaving them without access to funds, Reuters reports. Wells, the third-largest U.S. bank, disclosed in a regulatory filing on Aug. 4 that […]

Japan’s Takata files another Bankruptcy Petition to delay U.S. airbag lawsuits

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From WN Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. filed for U.S. bankruptcy protectionon Wednesday in an effort to pause lawsuits against the company over faulty air bag inflators – more than a month after its U.S. unit filed for bankruptcy in the same court, Reuters reports. In its filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, […]

London subway system to welcome passengers with gender-neutral announcements

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From WN The London Underground is on track to provide an inclusive service to subway passengers by adopting gender-neutral announcements, CNN reports. Transport for London (TfL), the government body responsible for the Tube, said its employees will soon begin using good morning or good afternoon “everyone” as an alternative to phrases such as “ladies and […]

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrates 90th birthday with beer, party at Vatican

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From WN.COM Benedict XVI, who resigned as pontiff in 2013, has celebrated his 90th birthday with a mug of beer and the company of visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany, The Associated Press reported. Photos by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano of the celebration showed Benedict sipping a beer. His brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, […]

Scottish leader rules out second independence referendum this year

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From Wn.com First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has ruled out holding a second Scottish independence referendum this year but said another ballot remained “highly likely,” The Guardian reported. Sturgeon suggested to STV News that she would wait to see the direction of the Brexit negotiations. “There is not going to be an independence referendum in 2017. […]

Scientists identify new organ hiding in the human abdomen

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From Wn.com Irish scientists have identified a new organ hiding in plain sight inside the human body, The Independent reports.. Known as the mesentery, it was previously thought to be just a few fragmented structures in the digestive system. Now, scientists have realized it is in fact one, continuous organ. Although its function is still unclear, the discovery opens up “a […]