Sunday September 27-th, 2020

Labradoodle creator says he unleashed 'Frankenstein monster,' calling it his 'life's regret' Labradoodle creator says he unleashed 'Frankenstein monster,' calling it his 'life's regret'

It is, he says, his "life's regret", because too numerous legion of Labradoodle crossbreeds that have subsequently become so popular as pets are either "crazy" or plagued by health problems. "We need to do something about it to control it'". Whil...

Climate change fast melting glacier in Italy Climate change fast melting glacier in Italy

With 11 peaks above 4,000 meters (13,123 feet) between Italy and France, Mont Blanc is Western Europe's highest mountain range and is popular with hikers, climbers, and skiers. "This is an alarm before which we can not be indifferent in the illusio...

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox forced into apology after domestic violence 'joke' Attorney General Geoffrey Cox forced into apology after domestic violence 'joke'

The prime minister has since insisted that Brexit will go ahead on October 31 with or without an agreement with the bloc, although the Attorney General has said that there is "no question of this government not obeying the law" laid out by the Benn b...

Facebook hides 'likes' in Australian trial to ease anxiety

Facebook Australia's Director of Policy Mia Garlick said the change was based on wellbeing research and feedback from mental health professionals that like counts can cause social comparison. The change prompted backlash from some social media influe...

USA says Syria used chemical weapons in May attack USA says Syria used chemical weapons in May attack

In September 2018, a U.S. official said there was evidence that the Syrian government was planning to use chemical weapons in Idlib. "The United States will will not allow these attacks to go unchallenged nor will we tolerate those who choose t...

Khashoggi murder 'happened under my watch,' Saudi Crown Prince says Khashoggi murder 'happened under my watch,' Saudi Crown Prince says

The most chilling evidence from the assassination is a transcript from a recording obtained by Turkish investigators that outlines how the Saudi agents and doctor prepared the murder just minutes before Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate in Istan...

Welcome: Saudi Arabia to Offer Tourist Visas For The First Time Welcome: Saudi Arabia to Offer Tourist Visas For The First Time

In a rare move, Saudi Arabia past year began issuing temporary visas to visitors to attend sporting and cultural events in a bid to kickstart tourism. 'Opening Saudi Arabia to worldwide tourists is a historic moment for our country, ' Al-Khateeb said...

Seized British oil tanker leaves Iranian port Seized British oil tanker leaves Iranian port

The released British oil tanker, the Stena Impero, has left Iran's Bandar Abbas port to worldwide waters on Friday morning local time, the Ports and Shipping Office of Iran's southern Hormozgan Province announced, according to official IRNA news ag...

Lubrizol chemicals factory catches huge fire in France's Rouen, nearby schools closed Lubrizol chemicals factory catches huge fire in France's Rouen, nearby schools closed

Sirens were sounded to alert residents to listen to the radio for updates. Durand said that there was a risk that fuel or waste water from the site could overflow retainment ponds and reach the Seine, and that floating anti-pollution booms had been...

P&ID case: Nigeria granted leave to appeal $9.6bn judgement P&ID case: Nigeria granted leave to appeal $9.6bn judgement

The justice based his decision on the "real risk" that Nigeria's "assets will not be returned in the event that the appeal is successful and would be lost to the government and to the people of Nigeria". Nigeria is seeking the help of Irish law en...

Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Falling temperatures and (a little) falling rain Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Falling temperatures and (a little) falling rain

We'll enjoy another sun-splashed day Thursday , the fourth such day in succession, though clouds are to begin making their entry in our skies Thursday Night. Record or near record highs are likely during this time. Friday will look a lot differe...

Your cup is full of microplastics, thanks to teabags Your cup is full of microplastics, thanks to teabags

But the World Health Organization said the findings were based on "limited information" and it called for greater research on the issue. Tea drinkers may now think twice before using plastic tea bags , as a new set of tests found that a single bag...

Astronaut Tweets out incredible image from International Space Station Astronaut Tweets out incredible image from International Space Station

Roscosmos Chief Dmitry Rogozin and representatives of NASA and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (UAE) will observe the space launch. Among the astronauts aboard the Soyuz MS-15 was Jessica Meir, a NASA scientist who also happens to be frien...

2 die in violent Indonesian student protests 2 die in violent Indonesian student protests

The bills would also restrict the sale of contraceptives. Massive protests are being staged across Indonesia, sparked by bills that would criminalize sex outside marriage and make it illegal to insult the president. Most of the protesters were stud...

Arnold Schwarzenegger lends electric auto to climate change activist Greta Thunberg Arnold Schwarzenegger lends electric auto to climate change activist Greta Thunberg

This week, a tweet from President Donald Trump about Thunberg was widely seen as a mocking dismissal of the 16-year-old. But not everyone agreed with what the protesters were doing. "I don't know why people are going against it". Strikers acros...

Two youngsters overwhelmed to dying in India for defecating in open Two youngsters overwhelmed to dying in India for defecating in open

The wounded kids were rushed to the district hospital in Shivpuri where the doctors had declared them dead. Home of the 2 Dalit children who were lynched by mob when they were caught defecating. Hakam Yadav and his brother Rameshwar Yadav, the alle...

Boy 'registered as sex offender' for hugging classmate Boy 'registered as sex offender' for hugging classmate

Legal guardian Summery Putnam said she received a call from teachers three weeks ago to say that her son Nathan, a kindergarten student at East Ridge Elementary, had overstepped boundaries when playing with other youngsters. "School personnel are r...

Couple Unexpectedly Receives Package with 25,000 Ecstasy Tablets Worth €500,000 Couple Unexpectedly Receives Package with 25,000 Ecstasy Tablets Worth €500,000

They noticed one of the boxes was strangely heavy and upon opening it, found it to contain thousands of plastic bags filled with the purple pills. Because the package was meant to be sent to an address in Scotland, U.K. The post office was also sho...

Jewish and Arab astronauts take off for International Space Station Jewish and Arab astronauts take off for International Space Station

Hazzaa al-Mansoori is a former Emirati F-16 pilot. Roscosmos broadcast live the launch of the Soyuz-FG rocket carrying the spacecraft with an global team consisting of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka , NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and the first...

Trump sets cap for refugee admission at an all-time low Trump sets cap for refugee admission at an all-time low

Last year, the Trump administration set the cap at 30,000 - which at the time was historically low, and a significant reduction from the 110,000 asylum seekers allowed during Barack Obama's final year in office. It makes sense to give them a chance...

China planning controls on e-cigarettes amid health concern China planning controls on e-cigarettes amid health concern

If this was romaine lettuce, the shelves would be empty. At Tuesday's subcommittee hearing, Dr Ngozi Ezike of the Illinois Department of Public Health urged Congress to ban flavoured vaping products, saying they are "particularly targeted to young ...

White House accidentally sent Ukraine talking points to Democrats White House accidentally sent Ukraine talking points to Democrats

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper declined on Wednesday (Sept 25) to say whether the White House decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine had harmed national security. "President Trump's defenders mischaracterize the favor", Amash said in a tweet ...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe will be buried at home village Zimbabwe's Mugabe will be buried at home village

His family is said to be bitter over his being ousted by his former ally, President Mnangagwa, two years ago - a resentment that may have contributed to the clash over his burial place. Signs that the family was again shifting its stance came on Mond...

Canada officers misled Huawei government, legal professionals argue Canada officers misled Huawei government, legal professionals argue

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returned to a Vancouver court on Tuesday as her lawyers argued that Canada abused its immigration processes to gather evidence against her - a claim the government says is without an "air of reality".

Mother accused of abandoning adopted child with dwarfism speaks out Mother accused of abandoning adopted child with dwarfism speaks out

After a 5 year investigation the couple has been charged with neglect of a dependant and have surrendered themselves to authorities. Last week, prosecutors in the USA state of in charged the couple with abandoning their daughter in 2013 and moving ...

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