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Canada's last Arctic ice shelf breaks apart due to warming

Canada’s last Arctic ice shelf breaks apart due to warming

August 8, 2020 2:31:40 pm

Canada's 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf has broken apart due to melting from both hotter air above and warmer water below. Much of the Earth's ice shelves have collapsed because of rising temperatures in both poles.

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Beijing’s HK office says US sanctions “clowning actions” as tensions escalate

August 8, 2020 2:16:27 pm

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Luo Huining, the head of China’s Liaison Office, as well as Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and other current and former officials that Washington accuses of curtailing political freedoms in the global financial hub.

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Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks

August 8, 2020 2:04:37 pm

In a general election where Democrats say no vote can be taken for granted, young Black activists and elected officials say this week’s missteps could make it harder to get their vote.

Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel

August 8, 2020 1:53:43 pm

Mauritius has said the ship was carrying nearly 4,000 tons of fuel and cracks have appeared in its hull.

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Woman is first in US to get second face transplant: report

August 8, 2020 12:46:25 pm

Carmen Blandin Tarleton, whose face was disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband, became the first American and only the second person globally to undergo the procedure after her first transplant began to fail six years after the operation.

Jacinda Ardern, buoyed by Covid success, launches Re-Election bid

Jacinda Ardern, buoyed by Covid success, launches re-election bid

August 8, 2020 11:52:04 am

New Zealand now faces its biggest economic challenge in generations, with unemployment set to surge after the loss of international tourism, a key foreign exchange earner.

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Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception

August 8, 2020 11:45:05 am

“In reaction to the offensive and hazardous manouverings of the United States fighter jets and in order to save the civil aircraft and passengers’ lives, the airliner had to change altitude abruptly, causing injuries to the passengers onboard,” the ambassador said.

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US intelligence agencies say China and Iran want Trump to lose

August 8, 2020 11:25:18 am

The statement provides the latest intelligence-community assessments of threats by foreign actors to disrupt and influence the election less than three months ahead of the vote.

Andrew Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

Andrew Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

August 8, 2020 10:51:04 am

The Democratic governor's decision clears the way for schools to offer at least some days of in-person classes, alongside remote learning. Students will be required to wear masks throughout each school day.

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Colorado prison escapee caught after nearly 50 years on run

August 8, 2020 10:29:51 am

Archuleta was accused in 1971 of shooting Denver police officer Daril Cinquanta, who had pulled over Archuleta to check his ID, KMGH-TV reported.

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Trump says he’s working on health insurance executive order on pre-existing conditions

August 8, 2020 10:19:57 am

The Republican president, who is trailing Democratic candidate Joe Biden ahead of the Nov. 3, gave no details about his plan.

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Canada says it will impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports

August 8, 2020 10:15:17 am

Trump originally imposed the tariffs on aluminum imports in 2018. He then lifted them last year on Canadian and Mexican metals to smooth the way for the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Coronavirus global updates, August 8: Nurses, healthcare staff stage fair pay protests in UK

August 8, 2020 9:53:29 pm

Global Coronavirus Updates: The United States has reported the highest number of cases, with the country's case-load nearly touching 5 million (4,940,939).

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Mahathir admits Malaysia’s ties with India strained due to his Kashmir remarks

August 8, 2020 2:32:18 am

Mahathir, who was once world's longest serving elected leader and now eyeing to make a comeback, said he has been making comments about affairs from all over the world.

Beirut’s accidental cargo: How an unscheduled port visit led to disaster

August 8, 2020 12:57:57 am

The captain and lawyers acting for some creditors accused the ship’s owner of abandoning the vessel and succeeded in having it arrested. Months later, for safety reasons, the ammonium nitrate was unloaded and put in a dock warehouse.

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US slaps sanctions on Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam, 10 other officials

August 8, 2020 12:14:01 am

Besides Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Lam, others prominent include Chris Tang, Commissioner of Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) and Stephen Lo, Former Commissioner of HKPF.

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Kerala Air India plane crash: List of other aircraft accidents that took place recently

August 8, 2020 2:33:42 am

Kerala plane accident: The incident brought back memories of the May 22, 2010 crash of Air India Express flight IX 812 at Mangaluru International Airport. A list of some of the plane accidents in the past few years

Amid Covid outbreak, UAE waives visa fines of stranded Indians

August 7, 2020 8:37:02 pm

Already, 145 Indians have availed the benefits of the scheme which was proposed by the Indian missions in the UAE.

Beirut blast: Possibility of ‘external interference’, says Lebanon President; Hezbollah denies role

August 7, 2020 11:37:36 pm

Beirut blast: So far, the death toll stands at 157, while over 5,000 people are said to have been injured during the blast.

Nepal: Prachanda tells party workers to prepare for worst as power tussle with PM Oli intensifies

August 7, 2020 6:58:17 pm

A bitter internal feud has been brewing in the ruling NCP since the last few weeks after top party leaders, including Prachanda, demanded Oli's resignation, saying his recent anti-India remarks were "neither politically correct nor diplomatically appropriate."

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Indian expat missing since April found dead in Dubai

August 7, 2020 5:46:25 pm

He was reportedly depressed following COVID-19 developments.

Mahinda Rajapaksa: South Asia's longest serving ruler returns to power after a gap

Mahinda Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s man for all seasons

August 7, 2020 5:41:41 pm

When he takes the oath of office next week, Rajapaksa will become prime minister for the fourth time in his career.

Tens of millions in northern Brazil hit by massive power outage

Power outage leaves several blocks in the dark in Manhattan

August 7, 2020 5:31:53 pm

A spokesperson for Consolidated Edison said Friday’s blackout started at 5.13 am in Manhattan, the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side and affected about 180,000 customers.

Indian-origin boy swept to sea survives with floating skills picked up from TV

August 7, 2020 5:06:54 pm

As someone who takes weekly swimming lessons and is a fan of the BBC documentary ‘Saving Lives at Sea', Ravi says that is where he saw the "Float to Live" technique of lying on your back, staying calm and spreading out like a starfish.

Pet dog taken to vet with sore paw in Canada, accidentally euthanised

August 7, 2020 4:58:06 pm

“I took Cooper there so the veterinarian could look at his paw, not kill him,” the owner said