Month: November 2020

Indonesia: Thousands evacuated as volcano erupts – DW (English)

Indonesia’s Mount Ili Lewotolok erupted on Sunday sending 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) of ash and smoke up into the air and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, the country’s Disaster Mitigation Agency said. More than 2,700 people were evacuated from 28 villages on the slopes of the volcano, which is located on the eastern island …

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NATO must focus more on challenge of rising China – report – Yahoo News

By Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) – NATO must think harder about how to handle China and its military rise, though Russia will remain its main adversary during this decade, according to a report to be published on Tuesday on reforming the Atlantic alliance. The report “NATO 2030”, prepared by a group of …

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Charges filed year after volcano eruption kills 22 in New Zealand – CBS News

New Zealand authorities filed safety violation charges on Monday against 10 organizations and three individuals after a volcanic eruption at White Island last year killed 22 people. The island had been a popular tourist destination before the December 9 eruption, but many people now question why tourists were allowed to visit, especially after experts monitoring …

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New Zealand authorities charge 13 parties over deadly volcano eruption – Axios

New Zealand authorities laid safety violation charges Monday against 10 organizations and three individuals over the fatal Whakaari/White Island volcanic disaster last December, per a statement from the agency WorksSafe. Details: WorksSafe declined to name those charged as they may seek name suppression in court. But Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said government agencies GNS Science, …

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Australian PM demands China apologize for “repugnant” fake image – Axios

China is refusing Australia’s demands to apologize after a Chinese government official tweeted a doctored image depicting an Australian soldier holding a knife to a blood-stained Afghan child. Driving the news: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters Monday he wanted the “outrageous” and “repugnant” post removed immediately. “The Chinese government should be totally ashamed …

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Thailand tracking 200 people as infected returnees skip COVID-19 quarantine – yahoo.com

National Review Trump Campaign Election Litigation Appears to End in Pennsylvania While Proceeding in Georgia ‘You haven’t shown a single problem with the way the game was scored.”“Yeah, but the game was played at night, and the rulebook only permits day games.”If you can follow that argument, then you can grasp the Republican challenge to …

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California Battles COVID-19 Surge As Hospitalizations Reach All-Time High – NPR

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Hunted to near extinction, pangolins may hold key to COVID-19 – CBS News

Phinda, South Africa — The pangolin is millions of years old, solitary, usually nocturnal and completely harmless. But in Africa, hundreds of thousands are poached every year, almost to extinction. “If you take rhino, elephant ivory, perlemoen, tiger bone, lion bone, combine it altogether — multiplied by a hundred — pangolins still exceed that,” said …

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Archeologists discover thousands of ancient rock wall paintings in Amazon forest | TheHill – The Hill

A team of British and Colombian archaeologists has reportedly discovered tens of thousands of rock paintings in Colombia believed to have originated around 12,500 years ago. Stretching across eight miles of cliff faces, the discovery has been hailed as the “Sistine Chapel of the ancients.” The immense size of the discovery means it will likely …

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Iran says Israel killed military nuclear scientist remotely – Yahoo News

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the 2000s. Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council, made the comment at the funeral for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, where Iran’s …

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