Jake McLelland

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We can say goodbye to a stable Germany

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't be deceived by the placid news that Angela Merkel just won re-election to Germany's top job. Sunday's election was an earthquake. You won't detect the tectonic movement by looking at who came in first, Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union, or at the second-place finisher, …

Europe

How did that get there? Plastic chunks on Arctic ice show how far pollution has spread

Discovery by UK scientists prompts fear that melting ice will allow more plastic to be released into the central Arctic Ocean – with huge effects on wildlife<p>A British-led expedition has discovered sizeable chunks of polystyrene lying on remote frozen ice floes in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.<p>The …

Pollution

Vatican at UN: Nukes won't save us – let's seek a better path

New York City, N.Y., Sep 22, 2017 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nuclear weapons are a force for instability and any claims they promote peace are …

A Mutated Strain of ‘Super Malaria’ Is Spreading at an Alarming Rate

In a disturbing development, a newly-mutated strain of drug-resistant malaria has spread into Vietnam, complicating efforts to contain the the …

Bible passage used to stop women become ordained 'added later', academic claims

A key Biblical passage which has been used to prevent women from being ordained is not original and was added later, an academic has claimed.<p>The section of Corinthians which says women must remain silent in church has been used to justify restricting the priesthood to men.<p>But recent research has …

Teen returns wallet filled with $1,500 cash

Security footage shows 18-year-old Tyler Opdyke returning a wallet he found filled with $1,500.

Turner Broadcasting

Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes Vanuatu in Pacific : USGS

(Reuters) - A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Vanuatu's Erromango island in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, but caused no damage, the U.S. Geological Survey and local authorities said.<p>The USGS said the quake struck the center of the island, Vanuatu's fourth largest, at 7:09 a.m. (2009 GMT …

Barack Obama has a one-question test that proves how good the world is today

At the Goalkeepers 2017 conference, held by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today in New York, Obama gave a keynote address in which he shared a one-question test to demonstrate how humanity is making progress.<p>"If you had to choose one moment in history in which to be born, and you didn't …

Barack Obama

A strong earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, about 200 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit off the eastern coast of Japan, about 200 miles from the Fukushima power plant, whose meltdown after another quake in 2011 was described as the worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 events in Chernobyl.<p>The quake was about 10km (6 miles)-deep, and as of Wednesday …

We're at the end of white Christian America. What will that mean?

After accounting for eight out of 10 Americans in 1976, white Christians are now a minority, a study has found. The political implications could be profound<p>America is a Christian nation: this much has always been a political axiom, especially for conservatives. Even someone as godless and immoral …

Steve Bannon

Mexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing more than 200

<b>A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City.</b><p>At least 30 people, mostly children, died after a school collapsed in the capital, local media report.<p>The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused major damage in …

Natural Disasters

Hawk Escapes Hurricane Harvey by Car, Then Is Set Free

A young, female hawk is now free after riding out Hurricane Harvey with a Houston cab driver.<p>“Harvey the Hurricane Hawk” became an Internet star after the young bird of prey flew into William Bruso’s taxi cab in Houston. The Cooper’s hawk, which despite the name is female, escaped the storm with …

Severe weather creates chaos at Copenhagen Half-Marathon

The severe weather conditions from the Copenhagen Half-Marathon in Denmark was the scene from a runners’ nightmare.<p>The popular event featuring more …

Bible Marathon kicked out of international association for passing through territories

“There is no international law that prohibits running the route of the world’s oldest race because it finishes in Ancient Shiloh.”<p>><br>• ><p>RUNNERS PASS …

Typhoon Talim batters Japan - BBC Weather

Typhoon Talim hit the southern islands of Japan on Thursday bringing damaging winds and over 500mm of rain. Tens of thousands of homes are without power whilst flights and transport have been severely disrupted.<p>This powerful storm will now head northwards over the weekend threatening Kyushu, …

Weather

Powerful storm kills eight in Romania

<b>A powerful storm in western Romania has killed eight people and injured at least 67, officials say.</b><p>Most of the victims were in and around the city of Timisoara, where winds of up to 100km/h (60mph) brought down trees and tore off roofs.<p>Some water and electricity supplies have been cut.<p>"We weren't …

Weather

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

Rohingya crisis: Seeing through the official story in Myanmar

<b>The 300,000 people who have fled Rakhine state to Bangladesh over the past two weeks all come from the northern districts of Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung, the last areas of Myanmar with sizeable Rohingya populations not confined to displacement camps.</b><p>These districts are hard to reach. Roads …

Journalism

Myanmar: What sparked latest violence in Rakhine?

<b>A fresh outbreak of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state has caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya civilians to flee to Bangladesh.</b><p>The exodus began on 25 August after Rohingya militants attacked police posts, killing 12 members of the security forces.<p>Those attacks led to a security crackdown. …

Asia

Myanmar crisis: How Buddhists view the Rohingya

Myanmar's minority Rohingya Muslims are fleeing alleged violence by security forces and crossing the border into Bangladesh. But the majority Buddhists have a very different view of the crisis in Rakhine state.<p>The BBC's Fergal Keane reports from the country's second biggest city, Mandalay.

Asia

Loree

Loree lives inside your devices, is fluent in all languages, and helps introduce culture and language learning into your child’s daily routine. She …

Want your kid to be bilingual? Alexa could help

Outside of playing smooth jazz on queue and helping you pick out what to wear, smart home devices like Amazon’s Echo, Apple’s Siri, and Google Home haven’t had much of a truly meaningful impact on our daily lives. Despite the fact that over 35 million voice-enabled home speakers have already been …

Language Learning

Uncontacted Tribe in The Amazon Reportedly Massacred by Illegal Gold Miners

Isolated from the worst of humanity, until now.<p>Prosecutors in Brazil are investigating reports that illegal gold miners allegedly massacred up to 10 …

Sewer in London’s East End Menaced by Giant Fatberg

LONDON — There is a monster beneath the streets of London, menacing the East End underworld.<p>What has been named the Whitechapel fatberg is a rock-solid agglomeration of fat, disposable wipes, diapers, condoms and tampons. It was discovered to the east of the city’s financial district, occupying a …

Hurricane Irma leaves 'nuclear landscape' in Caribbean

<b>(CNN) —</b> Residents of far-flung Caribbean territories and former colonies devastated by Hurricane Irma last week have a message for their longtime rulers: Don't forget us.<p>Across once-lush islands now being compared to a "nuclear landscape," many residents find themselves in darkness, as power …

A Material That Throws Heat into Space Could Soon Reinvent Air-Conditioning - MIT Technology Review

Eli Goldstein, a fresh-faced cofounder of SkyCool Systems, pulled open the garage door on the side of the Stanford spinout's cramped workspace in …

Clean Energy

Australia to send more troops to help Philippines fight Islamist militants

Sydney - (Reuters) - Australia will send troops to assist Philippine forces in the ongoing battle against Islamic State fighters in the southern city of Marawi, Australia’s Defense Minister Marise Payne said on Friday.<p>Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne shakes hands with her Filipino …

Asia

The world is facing a global sand crisis

When people picture sand spread across idyllic beaches and endless deserts, they understandably think of it as an infinite resource. But as we …