September 23, 2020

Australia continues to endure record January heat wave

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From WN Australia has endured hot summers in previous, but 2019 is already bringing to a historicheatwave affecting people, animals, and electricity across the continent due to the rising temperatures on Tuesday, according to The Straits Times.  Forecasts in the southern half of the country have reached above 118 degrees Fahrenheit (47 degrees Celsius) within the […]

Bribery Menu details how corruption rules in Venezuela

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From WN Bloomberg reported on Tuesday about a list of bribery payments making the rounds on the social media WhatsApp in Latin America which shows the going rates for a number of services for Venezuelans. The list includes $4,500 for a passport, $400 for a Chilean visa, $7,000 to erase a criminal record, $100 for […]

Senior European politicians call for new sanctions on Russia after Ukraine aggression

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From WN Several European politicians discussed potential new sanctions against Russia on Tuesday after Moscow captured three Ukrainian vessels at sea over the weekend, according to Reuters. Amid growing fears about a wider conflict growing between Kiev and Moscow, several lawmakers said they were considering tougher sanctions against Moscow. Senior German conservative Borbert Roettgen, a […]

Thousands of survivors from California wildfires struggle to find housing

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From WN After thousands were forced to flee their homes from when the Camp Fire became the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, a number are still unsure where to go on Wednesday, according to NBC News. Victor Marino said he has been living in a tent and accepting donations from people on […]

Report says the world’s wilderness is vanishing

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From WN New research from scientists at the University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society is calling for urgent international action after their report released on Wednesday revealed just five nations were responsible for 70% of the world’s remaining, untouched wilderness, according to The Guardian. The report included a new global map which described […]

US: Dennis Hof, brothel owner and Nevada Legislature candidate, dies at 72

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From WN The brothel-owning, evangelical Christian-backed Republican Nevada state legislature candidate who nicknamed himself the “Trump from Pahrump,” died on Tuesday, a local sheriff’s office said, Reuters reports. Dennis Hof, 72, styled himself as America’s best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who ran multiple brothels. His political rise reflected fundamental changes in electoral norms that have […]

Amateur sleuth claims to have found missing flight MH370 on Google Maps

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From WN A British man claims to have found the wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 plane while searching on Google Maps, according to The New York Post. Ian Wilson is an amateur tech-sleuth who claims to have found the remains of the historic aviation mystery after the plane disappeared in 2014 with […]

WHO chief warns Ebola outbreak in DRC has not yet stabilized, at least 75 dead

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From WN The World Health Organization’s chief called for caution on Wednesday since the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is stabilizing due to the dangers health officials face in identifying new cases new rebel-controlled areas, according to Reuters. WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus echoed similar warnings previously stated by the International […]

New study says nearly 3,000 deaths In Puerto Rico were caused by Hurricane Maria

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From WN A new independent survey says the people killed by Hurricane Maria is likely to be 46.5 times the government’s death toll estimate of 64 with their newest estimate linking 2,975 deaths to the destructive storm from September 2017 through February 2018, according to CBS News. The independent analysis released on Tuesday was commissioned […]

US deports Nazi Labor Camp Guard to Germany

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From WN The United States deported a 95-year-old former Nazi labor camp guard back to Germany on Tuesday after more than a decade of diplomatic fights over his status, according to The Guardian. Jakiw Palij, who lived in Queens, New York City, arrived at Dusseldorf airport on Tuesday morning after his deportation was ordered in 2004 […]