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Boeing 737 MAX’s crashes explained by an aircraft expert

The Boeing 737 is the most produced commercial airplane in history: over 10,000 have been built since it first flew in 1967, with thousands more on order. Even the UK’s Royal Air Force is to put them into service as the P8a Poseidon. An airplane which flies that much will have accidents. The 737 has had over 200 that have led to the loss of the airplane, resulting in over 5,000 fatalities over its 51 years. But statistically, this nonetheless is a very safe airplane. In the newer “Next Generatio...
Tags: Syndication, Tech, World

Bomb in Somalia’s capital kills 1, injures another

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police officer in Somalia says a bomb exploded in the capital, Mogadishu, killing one person and wounding another. Col. Ahmed Abdi said the blast from a bomb planted in a private luxury car exploded Tuesday in Mogadishu’s Hodan district, killing the driver and injuring a nearby pedestrian. There was no […]
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New migrant caravan of 2,500 sets out through Mexico for U.S.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new migrant caravan of about 2,500 people is making its way through southern Mexico, headed for the U.S. border. The city of Huixtla says the caravan of 2,466 people is mainly made up people from Nicaragua, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. The city said late Monday there are many […]
Tags: Nation, Nation & World, World

Serbia appeals court overturns verdict for Milosevic’s widow

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian appeals court has overturned a one-year prison sentence for the widow of former strongman Slobodan Milosevic and ordered a retrial. Mirjana Markovic is believed to be living freely in Moscow since 2003 despite the legal proceedings against her in Serbia. A Belgrade court last year convicted Markovic of abusing […]
Tags: Nation, Nation & World, World

White Activism Is Crucial In The Wake of Right-Wing Terrorism

By Laura El Alam The vicious terrorist attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 were a punch to the gut for peace-loving people all over the world.  Only the most heartless of individuals could feel nonchalant about 70 innocent children, women, and men being killed or maimed mercilessly as they prayed. However, even a brief glimpse at comments on social media confirms that among the outpouring of sadness and shock, there are, indeed, numerous sick individuals who glory ...
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Mozambican families hunt for loved ones separated by cyclone

BUZI, Mozambique (AP) — She struggled home with food, her small daughter and the proof she was still alive. Veronica Fatia huddled on a wooden boat that left the cyclone-shattered city of Beira for what was now the unknown: the flooded town of Buzi, which for a week people had been fleeing with little but […]
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Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq’s conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a “caliphate.” Its territorial rule, which at its height in 2014 stretched across nearly a third of both Syria […]
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Four important women who championed peace

Throughout history women have struggled against adversity in order to enable future generations of women to have a greater freedom of choice. Though history favours the warriors, monarchs, and rebels, female pacifists and mediators behind the scenes were just as vital in the fight for equality. Female peacemakers are among those women who have made a substantial impact on the world, yet between 1990 and 2017 women represented only 2% of mediators and 8% of negotiators in major peace processes, d...
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American pope? Rare, leaked report from Pope Francis’ election reveals who got votes

A piece published by America, a Roman Catholic news site, gives what experts say is unprecedented public detail about a conclave, the normally top-secret event in which cardinals select popes.
Tags: Nation, Nation & World, World

What to Know About the Origins of Fascism’s Brutal Ideology

A historian of fascism answers questions about the early history of one of the 20th century's cruelest ideas
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Figure skater Mariah Bell accused of intentionally cutting opponent with skate during warmups

It's not quite Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, but figure skating may have found its next controversial injury. American skater Mariah Bell has been accused of intentionally cutting an opponent, 16-year-old Korean skater Lim Eun-soo, with her skate during warmups. Batter up: Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league for free today] Eun-soo's agency, All That Sports, claims Bell's actions were intentional and premeditated, according to Yonhap News Agency.
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US figure skater is accused of intentionally cutting fellow athlete on the ice

A representative for Lim Eun-soo, 16, accused Mariah Bell of injuring the teenager during warmups at the world championships in Japan.
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22-year-old American figure skater allegedly slashed her younger rival from South Korea

Twenty-two-year-old American figure skater Mariah Bell is being investigated for allegedly slashing her 16-year-old Korean rival Lim Eun-soo during rehearsal at the ISU World Figure Skating Championship yesterday.
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US figure skater Mariah Bell accused of deliberately 'stabbing' Korean Lim Eun-soo at world championship

The American figure skater Mariah Bell has been accused of deliberately “stabbing” a rival, the South Korean Lim Eun-soo, at the world championships in Saitama, Japan. Lim received a gash to her calf from the blade of one of Bell's skates when the pair collided during a warm-up on the ice, and her agency, All That Sports, has blamed Bell for setting out to intentionally injure her opponent. The pair train under the same coach in Los Angeles, and the agency claimed to Korean outlet Yonhap Ne...
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Looted by Nazis, Recovered, Sold Back to Hitler’s Photographer’s Daughter—How One Painting Got Back to Its Rightful Owners

"All of a sudden, paintings that had been part of the 'mythology' of the family are alive and there’s hope"
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Looking For Happiness In The 3rd Least Happy Country In The World

Afghanistan ranks extremely low on the World Happiness Report, released for World Happiness Day on March 20. But that doesn't mean it is a place devoid of happiness.(Image credit: Wakil Kohsar/Getty Images)
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Citizen Caliber 0100: Introducing The World’s Most Accurate Autonomous Watch

In 2018, Citizen celebrated 100 years of creating high-quality timepieces and developing watchmaking technology. This milestone was marked with the announcement of another horological landmark, the Citizen Caliber 0100 Eco-Drive movement which delivers the world’s most impressive time-keeping accuracy within ±1 second per year. Today,... The post Citizen Caliber 0100: Introducing The World’s Most Accurate Autonomous Watch appeared first on aBlogtoWatch.
Tags: World, Watches, Watch Releases, Citizen Eco-Drive, Baselworld 2019

This Is The World’s Happiest Country (And No, It’s Not The U.S.)

To be the happiest country, having the top economic growth isn't necessarily the answer. Are you listening, U.S.?
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Mosque shootings renew fears of terror by lone attackers

In his manifesto, the white supremacist charged with attacking two New Zealand mosques praised fellow “freedom fighters” as his role models. In reality, all were terrorists — most notable for acting alone. Investigators’ growing certainty that a single gunman was responsible for the massacre that claimed 50 lives has renewed attention to a longtime concern: […]
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Gaza parrot gets treatment from Israeli animal-rights group

EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip (AP) — An ailing parrot in the blockaded Gaza Strip received treatment Tuesday from an Israeli animal rights group after its Palestinian owner appealed for help via Facebook. Abdullah Sharaf told The Associated Press that his African grey parrot, Koki, drank bleach that burned a hole in his throat. He said […]
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AP Interview: Yemen’s rebels say they won’t give up port

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior Houthi rebel leader in Yemen says his group will not give up the key port city of Hodeida, the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the Saudi-backed government. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the so-called Supreme Revolutionary Committees, accused his rivals from the internationally-recognized government of misinterpreting […]
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Meet Armando, the Pigeon Worth $1.4 Million

A buyer bid the record-breaking amount for the Belgian racing pigeon, considered the 'Lewis Hamilton' of his sport.
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Bernard-Henri Lévy's Take On What Declining American Influence And Leadership Means For The World

In his new book, Bernard-Henri Lévy argues that America's influence is declining, and five powers — China, Russia, Iran, Turkey, and Sunni radical Islam — are ready to take its place.
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Ambush north of Baghdad kills 3 Iraqi soldiers, wounds 5

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security and hospital officials say three soldiers have been killed and five wounded in an ambush on an army patrol north of Baghdad. The officials say a group of militants opened fire on the patrol Tuesday in the town of Tarmiyah, a former insurgent stronghold about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north […]
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Apps are the unexpected savior of dying indigenous languages

In a globalized world, “global languages” have come increasingly to the fore, often at the expense of smaller, regional tongues and dialects. Of all the world’s languages — around 7,000, by best estimates — only a few hundred are represented online, and a very small number predominate. English — long dubbed the “language of business” and latterly known as the lingua franca of the web — has seen its influence diminish, but it is still thought to account for 30 to 40 percent of all webpages on the...
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Kazakhstan’s president steps down after 30 years

MOSCOW (AP) — Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising uncertainty over the country’s future course. The 78-year-old said in a televised address to the oil-rich nation that he has taken the “difficult” decision to terminate his authority as president, […]
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Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spews hot rock, ash

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion at the crater of Mexico’s Popocatepetl stratovolcano has hurled incandescent rock about 1 ½ mile (2.5 kilometers) down its slopes and sent ash into the night sky near the nation’s capital. The Mexican government disaster agency says ash was expected to fall on towns near the crater following the […]
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Amazing Portraits Of Elspeth Beard, The First British Woman To Ride A Motorcycle Around The World

In an age before sat-nav, internet, email and mobile phones – and in an age when women hardly ever traveled alone to adventurous countries – Elspeth Elspeth achieved something that is still remarkable today. In 1982, Beard embarked on a two-year solo journey that would take her around the world on her beloved motorbike – the first British woman to do so. From the outback of Australia to the... Source
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Singapore beats Malaysia in the Most Popular Food In The World

You read it right, Singaporean cuisine beats Malaysian cuisine in the Most Popular Food In The World survey by YouGov. YouGov is a global public opinion and data company and they did many surveys around the world. The report is released a few days ago at YouGov website. ( = || []).push({}); The most popular food in the world survey conducted by YouGov in 24 countries with more than 25,000 people. Their methodology is to ask which of 34 natio...
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‘This is not us’: Hundreds gather at Redmond mosque to remember the victims of New Zealand shootings

Local Muslim organizations hosted the interfaith prayer vigil and anti-Islamophobia “teach-in” after last week’s mass-shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed dozens of worshippers.
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