• Tortoise & Bee Presumed Extinct Recently Rediscovered — Surprise Survivors

    Tortoise & Bee Presumed Extinct Recently Rediscovered — Surprise Survivors

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    According to Galapagos Conservancy , the only known specimen of Chelonoidis Phantasticus , commonly known as Fernandina Island tortoise, "was collected during the California Academy of Sciences expedition in April 1906". The tortoise was said to be in mostly good health, albeit underweight. "This facility will ensure her ongoing survival, a healthy diet and perhaps, if sperm retention has occurred, fertile eggs and offspring", said Animal Planet in the statement.
  • Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free

    Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free

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    In 1965, Kim Il Sung said North Korea sees the "Vietnamese struggle" as its own, and that Pyongyang joins China and Vietnam in shared objectives. "He definitely recognises the importance of the issue and has encouraged us to move it along as far as we can".
  • Surprise Survivors: Tortoise & Bee Presumed Extinct Recently Rediscovered

    Surprise Survivors: Tortoise & Bee Presumed Extinct Recently Rediscovered

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    In January, conservationists found Wallace's Giant Bee, or the Megachile pluto , on a group of Indonesian Islands known as the North Moluccas, according to the Global Wildlife Conservation, Thursday. British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace discovered the freaky species on his last day exploring the tropical Indonesian island of Bacan in 1858. Clay Bolt caught Wallace's bee on camera after it was spotted in a little-explored Indonesian island.
  • Maduro Threatens to Close Colombia Border as Opposition Travels to Receive Aid

    Maduro Threatens to Close Colombia Border as Opposition Travels to Receive Aid

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    Opposition lawmakers set off from Caracas in a convoy of buses just after 10 a.m. on a 800-km (500-mile) road trip to the border with Colombia. Caracas would not allow such aid into the country, Maduro said, saying the country was coping with its difficulties and that United States "concerns" over Venezuela's humanitarian crisis were "fabricated by Washington over the last four years to justify intervening in our country".
  • China says it will engage with India on JeM leader issue

    China says it will engage with India on JeM leader issue

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    The Indian military threat has fueled mutual tensions and prompted Khan to convene an emergency meeting Thursday of top civilian and military leaders to assess the situation, officials said. "Once this happens, Yamuna will have more water", news agency ANI quotes Nitin Gadkari as saying at a public event in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat on Wednesday.
  • Vatican Admits to Secret Guidelines for Priests Who Father Children

    Vatican Admits to Secret Guidelines for Priests Who Father Children

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    As a matter of fact, there are so many children who were fathered by priests worldwide that the Vatican was forced to come up with a set of rules for priests who have illegitimate offsprings. According to NYT, the children are sometimes the result of affairs involving priests and laywomen, or nuns, and others subjected to abuse or rape.
  • United Kingdom and French tourists missing in Australia beach search

    United Kingdom and French tourists missing in Australia beach search

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    A silver Commodore station wagon with Queensland registration plates 141-YML was later found in the Shelly Beach auto park, with personal items belonging to the pair, including travel documents, inside. "There was no sight of them anywhere then", the man wrote on Facebook on Tuesday as authorities scoured the coast. However, the air and sea search will be scaled back on Thursday based on "advice from experts", but continue on the foreshore and coastline.
  • Donald Trump sought ally to lead Cohen investigation

    Donald Trump sought ally to lead Cohen investigation

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    If the president tried to interfere with a criminal prosecution by putting an ally in charge that "is clearly an attempt to obstruct justice", said Andrew Napolitano, a former judge who's a Fox News commentator. "Sadly, I kept many of them in business". He cited Whitaker's response to questioning about whether he'd been asked to make changes to the U.S. Attorney's Office in NY among the examples in which he said the committee had information that contradicted Whitaker's testimony.
  • One pilot killed as two Indian aerobatic aircraft collide over Bengaluru

    One pilot killed as two Indian aerobatic aircraft collide over Bengaluru

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    The incident occurred at 11.50 a.m. just outside the Air Force Station Yelahanka, according to the IAF. It's unclear if the third pilot was able to eject or whether his parachute opened successfully. Other representatives, exhibitors, corporates, government planners and military brass from across the world were present at the opening of the annual five-day event in the city.
  • Bernie Sanders joins 2020 US Presidential race

    Bernie Sanders joins 2020 US Presidential race

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    Sanders is well-positioned to get there, said Nicco Mele, director of Harvard's Shorenstein Centre on Media, Politics and Public Policy, who helped run the pioneering digital operation for former Vermont Governor Howard Dean's 2004 presidential bid.
  • A comparative analysis of the India-Saudi & Pak-Saudi joint statements

    A comparative analysis of the India-Saudi & Pak-Saudi joint statements

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    The trip comes five months after the crown prince came under intense pressure following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. The Saudi Foreign Minister said his country follows a policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism and that "anyone who supports and finances terrorism must be designated and punished".
  • 80 graves desecrated in Jewish cemetery | Jewish

    80 graves desecrated in Jewish cemetery | Jewish

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    The Paris rally, in the city's central Place de la Republique, was one of about 70 staged nationwide Tuesday in response to a surge in anti-Semitic hate crimes which have triggered a deluge of outrage in France and Israel . Two youths were arrested Friday after they allegedly fired shots at a synagogue with an air rifle in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles, where a large Jewish community lives.
  • US Coast Guard officer arrested for mass murder plot

    US Coast Guard officer arrested for mass murder plot

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    Christopher Hasson intended "to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country", according to a filing to federal court in Maryland. In January 2019, Hasson searched for phrases including "do senators have ss [secret service] protection", "are supreme court justices protected" and "best place in dc to see congress people", prosecutors said in a motion arguing for his pretrial detention.