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  • Massachusetts to Launch 90-Day Push to Fill Vacant State-Funded Apartments
    by Todd Wallack, WBUR ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive our stories in your inbox every week. Massachusetts housing officials announced Friday that they are launching a “90-day push” to reduce the... Read more »
  • VideoWisconsin’s Republicans Went to Extremes in Gerrymandering. Now They’re Scrambling to Protect That Power.
    by Megan O’Matz ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive our stories in your inbox every week. In the northwest corner of Wisconsin, the 73rd Assembly District used to be shaped like a... Read more »
  • Biden Administration Commits $200 Million to Help Reintroduce Salmon in Columbia River
    by Tony Schick, Oregon Public Broadcasting This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. The Biden administration agreed Thursday to spend more than $200 million to fully... Read more »
  • Clarence Thomas Secretly Participated in Koch Network Donor Events
    by Joshua Kaplan, Justin Elliott and Alex Mierjeski ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. On Jan. 25, 2018, dozens of private jets descended on Palm Springs International Airport. Some of the richest people in... Read more »
  • The Many Times Ken Paxton Refused to Defend Texas Agencies in Court
    by Jessica Priest and Vianna Davila ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article is co-published with The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan local newsroom that informs and engages with Texans. Sign up for... Read more »
  • Decades-Old Trove of DNA Evidence, Collected by a Maryland Doctor, Leads to a Serial Rape Arrest
    by Catherine Rentz ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. An alleged serial rapist was arrested last month with help from evidence saved by a Baltimore County doctor nearly half a century ago. ProPublica highlighted... Read more »
  • A Black Community in West Virginia Sues the EPA to Spur Action on Toxic Air Pollution
    by Sarah Elbeshbishi, Mountain State Spotlight ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article was produced by Mountain State Spotlight, a member of ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network. A citizens’ group in West Virginia is... Read more »






  • How Kim Jong Un travels overseas
    Caption Kim Jong Un signaling before boarding his train for a former trip Kim Jong Un, North Korea's charismatic leader, has a knack for making captions with his rather unconventional trip choices. As he embarks on his rearmost trip to Vladivostok, Russia, aboard a bulletproof train, the world cannot help... Read more »
  • Chevron's Gorgon LNG Project in Turmoil as Strike Halts Operations
    Chevron's Australia LNG Project Hit by Strikes Contractor Workers vacated  In a recent turn of events, Chevron Corporation has been forced to withdraw contractor workers from its Gorgon  thawed natural gas( LNG)  installation in Australia due to an ongoing strike.  This development has  transferred shockwaves through the energy assiduity as... Read more »
  • Alleged Iranian Spy Escaped from British Prison
    Daniel Abed Khalife, a British soldier, was imprisoned at Wandsworth Prison in London as he is waiting for a trial on terrorist allegations and suspected of breaking the Official Secrets Act.Khalife, aged twenty-one years old, managed to escape from the prison. Born in the English city of London on the 27th of September... Read more »
  • Political Turpitude in West Africa: A Wave of Military Coups
    Military coups have been a recurring nightmare for several West African countries, upsetting the political landscape across the continent. Gabon has just joined the ranks of Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger in this terrible list. Nine West and Central African countries have experienced military coups or attempted coups in... Read more »
  • VideoHow to Build Your Startup’s Financial Model to Grab Investor Interest
    When it comes to financial modeling for startups, presentation matters as much as the underlying numbers. A well-designed financial model is a strong instrument that not only crunches data but also tells a fascinating story about your company. It explains the potential of your startup and illustrates its viability. When... Read more »
  • Why Travel Is Good For A Healthy Life
    Traveling is generally seen as a stimulating way to break free of our day-to-day routines, but did you know that it can actually keep our minds and bodies healthier? There are multiple studies that have revealed the fact that traveling lowers the threat of heart attack and death from coronary... Read more »
  • Why doesn't Real Madrid try to sign Mbappe this summer?
    The transfer window just ended a while ago, and the La Liga giant Real Madrid has not accomplished.Their long-time transfer target this summer. Kylian Mbappe, the French forward, has been long-time transfer target for Real Madrid. In 2017, Mbappe joined PSG on a loan deal from Monaco.Eventually end himself in PSG... Read more »



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  • Bintou Mariam Traoré: “Feminism is not there to be loved”
    In 2020, Bintou Mariam Traoré launched the hashtag #vraiefemmeafricaine, which spread across the entire African continent. A trained journalist, this young feminist is a founding member of the Ivorian League for Women’s Rights and communications officer for the West African Young Feminist Network. She will speak at the Normandy World... Read more »
  • F1: Max Verstappen wins the Japanese GP, Red Bull crowned constructors’ world champion
    Red Bull won its second Formula 1 constructors’ championship in a row thanks to the victory of its driver, Max Verstappen, at the Japanese Grand Prix. The Dutchman remains the undisputed leader of the drivers’ world championship. He could win his third championship title at the next Grand Prix in... Read more »
  • The Chinese heavyweight knocked out the British ex-champion, who was used to intimidate Usik. Video
    Chinese heavyweight Zhang Zhilei (26-1-1, 21 KO) knocked out Briton Joe Joyce (15-2, 14 KO) and retained the WBO interim champion title. The rematch between the boxers took place at the legendary London Wembley Stadium. The 40-year-old Chinese took the initiative in the ring from the first minutes, calmly and... Read more »
  • Rugby World Cup: the competition is already a real economic and television success
    After two weeks of competition, the organizers can already rejoice in the economic and television success of the Rugby World Cup. With major events like the opening match which saw the Blues face the All Blacks, or the Ireland – South Africa clash this Saturday, which delighted the spectators. The... Read more »
  • The blue Danube to remember all the rivers of the world
    Protagonist of the most famous of waltzes, On the beautiful blue Danube by Johann Strauss jr, the Danube originates in the Black Forest, on the slopes of the Alps to follow a very particular path, veering towards more internal Europe and covering 2,858 kilometers before flowing into the sea Black.... Read more »
  • Where in an apartment should you never bury money: these are the places thieves check first
    Every person tries to protect themselves and their home from attacks by thieves. Therefore, he comes up with interesting places where you can hide money or jewelry. However, experienced robbers already know the most popular hiding places, which they check first and often make no mistakes. GLOBAL HAPPENINGS will help... Read more »
  • Forget about chemistry: 3 folk methods that will help you clean bathroom tiles
    In the absence of regular maintenance, tiles in the bathroom can become a real nursery for pathogens. It is important that the detergents do not contain aggressive acids, alkaline components and solvents such as acetone, because they can damage the surface and deprive it of its shine. GLOBAL HAPPENINGS tells... Read more »



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  • "Matter between India and Canada," Portugal Foreign Minister on diplomatic row
    New York [US], September 24 (ANI): Terming the ongoing standoff between India and Canada as a matter between the two countries, Portugal Foreign Minister Joao Gomes Cravinho said that both countries share friendly relations with Portugal and expressed hope that the issue between the two countries will be quickly resolved.... Read more »
  • China Wins First Gold Medals of Asian Games
    Hangzhou, China - The first gold medals at the Asian Games were all won by host nation China on Sunday in rowing, shooting and wushu after President Xi Jinping opened the two-week multisport extravaganza in a colorful ceremony.China claimed the first gold when Zou Jiaqi and Qiu Xiuping dominated the... Read more »
  • ASEAN kicks off its first-ever joint military drills in Indonesia
    BATAM, Indonesia: Due to mounting geopolitical tensions and protests against China's activities in the South China Sea, ASEAN member nations have initiated their first-ever joint military exercises in Indonesia's South Natuna Sea region. A statement from the Indonesian military confirmed that the five-day collaborative operation focuses primarily on enhancing military... Read more »
  • Down 9-0, Pirates topple Reds 13-12
    (Photo credit: The Cincinnati Enquirer-USA TODAY Sports) Alfonso Rivas went 3-for-5 and drove in five runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from a 9-0 deficit to beat host Cincinnati 13-12 on Saturday and deal the Reds' postseason hopes a crippling blow. Rivas got the Pirates on the board with an... Read more »
  • Museveni: Airstrike Killed IS-Allied Rebels in DR Congo
    KAMPALA, uganda - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said Saturday an airstrike by the east African country's military had killed members of an Islamic State (IS)-allied rebel group including a key person responsible for bomb attacks in Uganda's capital.The strike was carried out in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo on September... Read more »
  • Musk's Neuralink to start human trials on paralysis patients
    FREMONT, California: This week, brain-chip startup Neuralink, owned by billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk, said an independent review board granted it approval to begin recruiting volunteers for the first human trial of its brain implant for paralysis patients. The company added that people with paralysis due to cervical spinal cord... Read more »
  • 15 Killed in Truck Bombing in Central Somalia
    Washington - At least 15 people were killed in a truck bombing Saturday in the central Somali town of Beledweyne, among the dead are five police officers. Witnesses and officials said a big truck loaded with explosives detonated in the afternoon near a security checkpoint, damaging buildings.'The explosion rocked the... Read more »



    Voice of America

  • Cholera Cases Rise Globally
    The World Health Organization says there is a global uptick in cholera cases. The number of cases reported last year was more than double those reported in 2021, the United Nations agency said. The number of countries reporting cholera statistics also grew in 2022 by 25%, from 35 countries in... Read more »
  • Inside the Delicate Art of Maintaining America's Aging Nuclear Weapons
    In an ultra-sterile room at a secure factory in Kansas City, U.S. government technicians refurbish the nation's nuclear warheads. The job is exacting: Each warhead has thousands of springs, gears and copper contacts that must work in conjunction to set off a nuclear explosion. About 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) away... Read more »
  • Some US Health Providers Dropping Gender-Affirming Care for Kids Even Where It's Legal
    As Republican-led states have rushed to ban gender-affirming for minors, some families with transgender children found a bit of solace: At least they lived in states that would allow those already receiving puberty blockers or hormone therapy to continue. But in some places, including Missouri and North Dakota, the care... Read more »
  • After Lull, Asylum-Seekers Adapt to US Immigration Changes
    A group of migrants from China surrendered to a Border Patrol agent in remote Southern California as gusts of wind drowned the hum of high-voltage power lines. They joined others from Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia and elsewhere in a desert campsite with shelters made from tree branches. Their arrival this week... Read more »
  • VOA Newscasts
    Give us 5 minutes, and we'll give you the world. Around the clock, Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.... Read more »
  • Israel Forces Kill 2 Palestinians in West Bank Raid
    Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinians in a pre-dawn raid in the West Bank Sunday, the Palestinian health ministry said, as the army confirmed it carried out "counterterrorism" activity in the occupied territory. "Two Palestinians were killed by live Israeli bullets..." in the town of Tulkarem, the ministry said,... Read more »
  • Philippines Condemns Chinese 'Floating Barrier' in South China Sea
    The Philippines on Sunday accused China's coast guard of installing a "floating barrier" in a disputed area of the South China Sea, saying it prevented Filipinos from entering and fishing in the area. Manila's coast guard and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources "strongly condemn" China's installation of the barrier... Read more »





    Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News

  • Bitcoin machines, rocket-launchers seized in Venezuela prison
    Maracay, Venezuela (AFP) Sept 21, 2023 Venezuelan authorities on Thursday showed off dozens of Bitcoin mining machines and heavy weapons such as rocket launchers and grenades seized in a prison recaptured from gang control. More than 11,000 police and soldiers, backed up by tanks and armored vehicles, stormed the Tocoron... Read more »
  • UN chief convenes 'no nonsense' climate summit, without China or US
    United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 20, 2023 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is set Wednesday to host a climate meeting marred at its outset by the absence of speakers from the world's top two emitters, China and the United States. Despite increasing extreme weather events and record-shattering global temperatures, greenhouse... Read more »
  • Air pollution from fires hits world's poorest hardest: study
    Paris (AFP) Sept 20, 2023 People in poorer countries are disproportionately suffering from air pollution spewed from the increasing scourge of fires in forests and fields around the world, according to new research published Wednesday. Landscape fires include blazes in forests, shrub, grass, pastures and agricultural lands, whether planned or... Read more »
  • Guinea junta leader tells UN to 'stop lecturing' Africa
    United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 21, 2023 The head of Guinea's junta Colonel Mamady Doumbouya defended the use of military intervention in politics during a UN address Thursday, following a recent series of coups on the African continent. "Africa is suffering from a model of governance that has been... Read more »
  • King Charles's France trip closing with climate focus
    Bordeaux (AFP) Sept 22, 2023 King Charles III on Friday puts the environment at the heart of the final day of his state visit to France, learning about climate-induced wildfires and visiting a sustainable vineyard in the heart of wine country. The 74-year-old British head of state - a lifelong... Read more »
  • Libya flood disaster displaced over 43,000 people: IOM
    Derna, Libya (AFP) Sept 21, 2023 Libya's flood disaster, which killed thousands in the city of Derna, also displaced more than 43,000 people, the International Organization for Migration said Thursday. A tsunami-sized flash flood broke through two ageing dams upstream from the coastal city after the Mediterranean Storm Daniel lashed... Read more »
  • Fears for ancient Cyrene after Libya floods
    Benghazi, Libya (AFP) Sept 20, 2023 Floods that killed thousands in the Libyan city of Derna also inundated one of the country's premier ancient sites, threatening its UNESCO-listed monuments with collapse, a recent visitor and a leading archaeologist said. The immediate damage to the monuments of Cyrene, which include the... Read more »

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  • Book banners target public libraries
    The campaign to censor America's libraries is expanding. A new report from the American Library Association (ALA) finds that this year, between January 1 and August 31, there have been "695 attempts to censor library materials and services and documented challenges to 1,915 unique titles." The number of books challenged... Read more »
  • Are corporations really committed to ending child hunger?
    In 2021, childhood poverty in the United States dropped to 5.2%, the lowest recorded level since measuring began in 2009. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this historic low was chiefly driven by the federal government’s one-year expansion of the child tax credit (CTC).... Read more »
  • A real fact-check of Trump's appearance on Meet the Press
    Kristen Welker's tenure as the new host of NBC's Meet the Press began on Sunday with an interview with former President Donald Trump. NBC News promoted Trump's appearance as his "first broadcast network interview since leaving office." Since leaving office, however, Trump has relentlessly promoted brazen lies about the 2020... Read more »
  • The Oklahoma City boondoggle
    The Oklahoma City Thunder and its fans have made Clayton Bennett and the other owners of the NBA team extraordinarily wealthy. Bennett purchased the franchise, then called the Seattle Supersonics, in 2006 for $325 million. He moved the team to Oklahoma City in 2008, where it became one of the... Read more »
  • A closer look at California's $267 million war on "organized retail crime"
    On Tuesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) announced the state would spend hundreds of millions of dollars to combat "organized retail crime." More than $267 million will be distributed in grants to 55 cities and counties across the state. Individual police departments will receive cash infusions of up to $23... Read more »
  • Child poverty is a choice
    In 2022, the child poverty rate spiked to 12.4%, a dramatic increase of 7.2 percentage points from the previous year, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The increase in child poverty resulted in 5.28 million additional children living in poverty.... Read more »
  • Wisconsin Republicans' nuclear option
    In April, Janet Protasiewicz was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court with more than one million votes, defeating her conservative opponent by a wide margin. Her victory tipped the balance of the court, and the new liberal majority will soon review a case,... Read more »