How Israel and Pakistan Can Avoid a Nuclear Showdown
A back channel of communication between Israel and Pakistan could temper miscalculations or malicious attempts to artificially increase tensions between the two countries. The advancement of Pakistan's nuclear-missile capabilities and Israel's growing military ties with India are increasing their respective military relevance for each other. A high degree of suspicion and mistrust exist between Israel and Pakistan. [...]
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Richard Branson Wants To Build A High-Speed Hyperloop In India
British billionaire Richard Branson has announced plans to build a high-speed shuttle in India that could potentially revolutionize travel in the country. [...]
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US manufacturer recalls dog food after execution drug found in tins
A drug used to execute American prisoners and to put animals to sleep has been discovered in canned dog food in the US, triggering an emergency recall. The Food and Drug Administration said it found low levels of pentobarbital in tins of Gravy Train dog food produced by JM Smucker. The drug is most commonly used by vets as a sedative or anaesthetic and to euthanise pets. At high doses in humans it cause respiratory [...]
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CEO Wayne LaPierre's name nowhere to be found on conservative conference agenda, although NRA says speech has not been cancelledThe National Rifle Association (NRA) appears to be trying to “dial down” a high-profile appearance by its leader Wayne LaPierre near Washington this week.LaPierre's name is nowhere to be found on the official agenda for CPAC, the conservative conference which begins in Maryland on Wednesday. An NRA spokesman said that the firebrand executive vice-president and CEO [...]
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Largest eruption this year sends ash more than 7km into the sky, turning day into night across five nearby districtsIndonesia has raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano to their highest level after it sent a plume of ash more than 7km (4.4 miles) into the air, turning day into night for people nearby. Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,900km north-west of the capital, Jakarta, on the island of Sumatra [...]
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4,500 people have taken their own lives since conflict ended, sparking calls to tackle crisisMore people have taken their own lives in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday agreement than were killed in political violence during the Troubles between 1969 and 1997, the latest regional figures on suicide reveal.The statistics on the state of mental health in the region show that since the peace deal about 4,500 suicides were registered in the region. Continue reading... [...]
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A new theory suggests that Homo erectus was able to create seagoing vessels – and must have used language to sail successfully They had bodies similar to modern humans, could make tools, and were possibly the first to cook. Now one expert is arguing that Homo erectus might have been a mariner – complete with sailing lingo.Homo erectus first appeared in Africa more than 1.8m years ago and is thought to be the first archaic [...]
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The Aboriginal actor attacks the government for its record on Indigenous affairs. 'We are the sovereign owners of this country … we have never ceded sovereignty,' Shareena Clanton tells the audience on the ABC panel show, speaking with barely contained fury. 'I am tired of begging and asking for our humanity.' She adds: 'The Queen still owns some of our traditional lands. We're still begging to protect sacred sites that are over 80,000 years old.' [...]
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The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire end
BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning in central California (all times local): [...]
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