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Australian farmers body says Roundup cancer ruling is 'in blatant ignorance' of science

Australia’s National Farmers’ Federation has rejected the finding of a US court that the weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, saying it set a “reckless precedent” that could harm agriculture.<p>On Monday, Greenpeace urged the Australian government to start restricting the sale of Roundup – which is …

Environment

United Nations: China is running forced re-education camps for Muslims and ethnic minorities

One million ethnic Uigurs are being held in a "massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy" by the Chinese government, says a United Nations …

Human Rights

Trump Doesn't Consider Time Zones When Phoning World Leaders & It Speaks Volumes — REPORT

For those who have family or friends on the other side of the world, communication often comes with a constant check of the time; after all, there …

Donald Trump

What is the White House Situation Room and why was Omarosa in it?

The White House Situation Room has been witness to many of the most critical events in recent U.S. history. President Johnson ran the Vietnam War from the complex in the White House basement. President Obama and his staff gathered in the "SITROOM" and watched on a TV screen as Navy SEALs killed …

News (U.S.)

Radioactive sheep shed light on secret nuclear weapons test

Newly discovered data from radioactive sheep provides strong evidence that a mysterious “double flash” detected almost 39 years ago near a remote …

Indian Ocean

5 takeaways from Day 10 of Paul Manafort's trial

<b>(CNN) —</b> The prosecution in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort rested Monday after filling up 10 days with 27 witnesses.<p>Here are five takeaways:<p>Final testimony<p>Prosecutors tied up the loose ends of their case on Monday, calling the last banker to testify and asking a financial …

Justice

UN Security Council urges peaceful transition in Congo

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is urging Congo's rival political parties and the institutions organizing December's elections to ensure peaceful and credible voting and a democratic transition of power.<p>The U.N.'s most powerful body issued a statement Monday welcoming recent steps …

Africa

Successful Vaccine Program Dramatically Reduces Infant Deaths in Malawi

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><i>Every year, an estimated 3 million people die from vaccine-preventable diseases — many of whom are children under the</i> …

Public Health

2019 Annual Student Summit

Save the Date!<p>March 16-19, 2019 marks the date of our upcoming Annual Student Summit<p>The 2019 Annual Student Summit will be here before you know it. …

UNICEF

UN says an estimated 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela

The United Nations says an estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.<p>U.N. …

Venezuela

Congo's Health Mministry Says Ebola Spreads to 2nd Province

Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into a neighboring province, the health ministry said Tuesday, as health workers began using an …

Disease

Israeli defence minister says more Gaza violence inevitable

Another round of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said …

Israel

‘One Million’ women placement drive in MGU

‘Project Disha’, a partnership of the India Development Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme, will conduct a two-day placement …

India

The special 'zombie gene' that protects elephants from cancer

Elephants die of cancer much less often than humans of the same age. The reason for this is that they have revived a special, usually sleeping, …

Cancer

3 suspected Ebola cases reported in Uganda, one dies

Passengers queue to be screened at Uganda's Entebbe International Airport on May 15, 2018 after neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) …

Disease

A Quick Kosovo Deal? ‘Forget About It,’ Serbia’s President Says

Serbia’s president abandoned his plan to forge a quick deal on repairing ties with Kosovo after German Chancellor Angel Merkel said there would be no …

Kosovo

Iran rejects UN report on al-Qaida leaders influencing Syria

Iran is "categorically" rejecting a report by U.N. experts which says al-Qaida's leaders in Iran "have grown more prominent" and have been working …

Middle East

Report exposes Sisi-Netanyahu secret summit

A new report has exposed a secret meeting held in May between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah …

Africa

Palestinians wary as U.N. may not open schools in time

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ali Sawafta<p>GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees may not be able to open schools for half a million children because it has run out of money since the United States cut its funding, U.N. officials say.<p>UNRWA already …

Israel

Syrian Arab Republic: Syria Operation Overview (July 2018)

Source: World Food Programme, Logistics ClusterCountry: Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey<b><br>Background</b><i>The WFP-led Logistics Cluster was activated in</i> …

Middle East

North Korea stops issuing tourist visas for foreigners ahead of high profile 70th anniversary celebrations of the country's formation

North Korea is believed to have stopped processing tourist visas for foreigners ahead of high profile celebrations in the country next month.<p>The …

North Korea

Omarosa's Tapes Show an Ongoing Problem With White House Security

Donald Trump rode to the White House by hammering Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information, charging that her use of a private email …

Donald Trump

Editorial: Recognizing ‘Palestine’

Colombia is not the first country in S. America to recognize Palestinian statehood; on the contrary, Colombia is the last country on the continent to …

Israel

Jeremy Corbyn rolls his eyes as he's asked whether or not he laid a wreath in memory of terrorists

Jeremy Corbyn rolled his eyes and sighed as he was asked whether he laid a wreath in memory of Palestinian terrorists.<p>The Labour leader acknowledged …

UK Politics

After wreaking havoc in Africa, 'impossible to kill' crop-destroying worm reaches Asia

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> After leaving a trail of ruined crops in Africa and the Americas, an invasive worm has been found in India, prompting concern that it could have a devastating effect on the country's agriculture.<p>Fall armyworm, a pest which feeds on maize and other key crops, has been detected in …

Tamil Nadu

That Time Obama Wouldn’t Call a Coup a Coup

A very short book excerpt<p>Barack Obama summoned his National Security Council to the White House on July 4, 2013, the day after General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had appeared on television to declare that the Egyptian people had called on him to “secure essential protection for the demands of the …

The White House

India, Moldova review bilateral ties

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) With the East European nation of Moldova deciding to open an embassy in India next year, the two countries reviewed …

India

A.I. Researchers Have an Ingenious New Plan to Save Coral Reefs

It also involves scuba diving with 360-degree cameras, which sounds fun.<p>Climate change has been bleaching coral reefs, decimating the local marine …

Science

United We Stand

Marie Claire editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider commits the September issue to immigration.<p>Did you know that Madeleine Albright, Liz Claiborne, Oscar de la Renta, Albert Einstein, and Joseph Pulitzer were all immigrants to the United States? So are cofounders of YouTube, Yahoo, and Google. Starting in …

El Salvador