• Indian Adventurer Becomes Worlds Newest 'Monarch'


    Source: foxnews.comAn Indian adventurer dodged terrorists in the barren desert to stake ownership to a strip of land between Sudan and Egypt that neither country has claimed.SyashDixit, a computer coder from Indore, India, undertook a perilous six-hour drive and declared himself king of the Kingdom of Dixit in Bir Tawil.An 800-square miletractthat Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings said in a 2011 article was there for the taking if anyone was up to the challenge.The land is believed to be the largest a

  • Zimbabwe Crisis: Army Says President is 'Safe' Amid Explosions


    A military officer read out a statement on national TV early on WednesdaySource: bbc.comZimbabwe's military has read out a statement after taking over the national broadcaster, ZBC, saying it has taken action to target criminals.However, it said this was not a military takeover of government and President Robert Mugabe was safe.Heavy gunfire and artillery were heard in northern suburbs of the capital, Harare, early on Wednesday.Zimbabwe's envoy to South Africa, Isaac Moyo, earlier dismis

  • Pharma Billionaire John Kapoor Arrested


    abcnews.comU.S. prosecutors leveled charges Thursday against the billionaire founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny over allegations of pushing prescriptions of powerful painkillers amid a drug epidemic that is claiming thousands of lives each year.The case naming Kapoor follows indictments against the company's former CEO and other executives and managers on allegations that they provided kickbacks to doctors to prescribe a potent opioid called Subsys.In th

  • Egyptian Government Uses Grinder App to Trap Homosexuals


    Source: vocativ.comThe makers of gay dating app Grindr announced onFridaythat asetting allowing users to show the distance between one anotherhad been disabled in several countries with anti-gay legislation.This news comes on the heels ofevidencethat Egyptian authorities wereusing itto locate andarrest homosexuals.Theproximity feature of the app allows users to detectother users’ location to within approximately 100 feet.Asdemonstratedby a reporter fromAmerica Blog, eventhose who don’t have a

  • Brazil Environmental Agencies Torched in 'Barbaric Attack'


    Source: telesurtv.netHundreds of armed men have set fire to environmental agency buildings in Brazil’s Amazon region, forcing extra troops and federal police to be deployed to the area to quell the attack.The arsonists are believed to be illegal gold miners seeking revenge against officials who seized boats which are used to extract gold from the muddy bottom of the Madeira River.During the attack, buildings occupied by the Humaita branches of Brazil’s Environmental Protection Agency, the IBAM

  • Paraplegic Moving Legs as Scientists Rewire Spine


    Source: paraplegic man who lost the use of his legs following a motorcycle accident is standing and moving again after doctors stimulated his spinal cord using electrical signals.The 32-year-old wasparalysedfrom the waist down after completely severing his spine in the crash, and had made no progress despite 80 sessions of regular physiotherapy.However researchers at theUniversity of Louisville,in Kentucky, US, have tore-awakenhis nerves using spinal cord epidural stimulation (s

  • Catalan Crisis: Update


    Source: bbc.comThe Spanish government has said it would welcome the participation of sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont in new elections.The central government in Madrid has ordered that fresh elections for the regional parliament of Catalonia should take place in December.It stripped Catalonia of its autonomy after the Catalan parliament voted to declare independence.MrPuigdemont is urging democratic opposition to direct rule from Madrid.He condemned the suspension of Catalonia's auton

  • Bombs Kill at Least 17 People in Somali Capital Mogadishu


    Source: reuters.comTwo car bombs killed at least 17 people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said, two weeks after a huge truck bomb killed hundreds of civilians in the city.Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attacks on Saturday. A suicide car bomb was rammed into a hotel, Nasahablod Two, about 600 meters from the presidential palace, and then armed militants stormed the building, police said.A few minutes later, a car bomb exploded near the former parliam

  • First Charges Filed in Trump/Russia Mueller Investigation


    Source: cnn.comA federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources said. It is unclear what the charges are.A spokesman for the special counsel's office declined to comment. The White House also had no comme

  • Kazakhstan Adopts the ABCs


    Source: dw.comThe Kazakh language will change from Cyrillic to Latin script as part of a modernization and development effort. The move is also viewed as an attempt to distance the language from Russian and promote nationalism.Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Friday announced the country's alphabet will gradually switch from Cyrillic to Latin script.Kazakh, a Turkic language, currently uses a modified Cyrillic alphabet with 42 letters.The Latin alphabet will have 32 letters

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