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Africa splitting in two: what's happening to the continent?

Africa splitting in two: what's happening to the continent? Plate tectonics is the study of these plates spread across the globe. A massive crack suddenly appeared in Kenya's Rift Valley, leading experts to believe that it could be the beginning of a new continental split. Topography of the Rift Valley. The current crack is generated by the East African Rift System. "The ocean will flood in and, as a result, the African continent will become smaller and ... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un Attends South Korean Pop Concert in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un Attends South Korean Pop Concert in Pyongyang The most recent event was Kim's visit this week to China, on the invitation of president Xi Jinping. The trip was Kim's first foreign visit after resuming office in 2011. The ongoing cooperation steps between the rivals began after North Korea took part in February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. "With "Nukes 'R Us" street cred established previous year, Kim seeks to routinize s... [Full Article...]

Dutch lawyer will be first sentenced in Russian Federation probe

Van der Zwaan pleaded guilty in federal court in late February. Alexander van der Zwaan, 33, a Dutch national, who pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents in February was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Mueller has described Person A as having "ties to the Russian intelligence service". Van der Zwaan has been living in a Residence Inn, Schwartz said. [Full Article...]

German prosecutors seek to extradite ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont

German prosecutors seek to extradite ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont Prosecutors said after close examination of the warrant for Puigdemont, issued by Spain's supreme court, they found "equivalences with the charge of rebellion in German criminal law" and therefore present the extradition request. Mr Puigdemont was detained in Germany on March 25 as he attempted to drive from Finland to Belgium, where he now resides. In addition to rebellion , Madrid accuses t... [Full Article...]

One person hospitalized after an apartment catches fire in Hampton

One person hospitalized after an apartment catches fire in Hampton Firefighters were quick to contained the fire, said Chief Hicks. Crews said the apartment building has been evacuated. The affected apartment is uninhabitable due to the extent of the damage. A fire investigator was arriving soon to begin looking into the cause, he added. "Everybody gets to go home tonight except the resident of the affected suite", Elvedahl said, adding that no water damage w... [Full Article...]

Russian spy: Sergei Lavrov accuses West of 'children's games'

Russian spy: Sergei Lavrov accuses West of 'children's games' Last week, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced retaliatory measures against counties that had expelled Russian diplomats . On Monday, Moscow's top diplomat Lavrov told a news conference that the Skripal attack "could be in the interests of the British government which found itself in an uncomfortable situation having failed to fulfil promises to its electorate about the conditions for Brexit... [Full Article...]

IAF Mi-17-V5 chopper crashed near Kedarnath

IAF Mi-17-V5 chopper crashed near Kedarnath In October a year ago, an Mi-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh killing seven military personnel. (G.N.S) Dt. The cause of the accident is still not known. All seven military personnel, including five IAF personnel, two army men on board were killed in the crash near the remote town of Tawang, close to the China border. [Full Article...]

Non-consensual sex with wife not rape: Gujarat HC

Non-consensual sex with wife not rape: Gujarat HC Justice JB Pardiwala stated that the husband can not be booked for raping his wife since Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code provides that sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, who is not under 18 years of age, is not rape. It allows men and women to believe that raping wife is acceptable. She could take her husband to court for "unnatural sex" under Section 377, where "consent" doesn'... [Full Article...]

Russian Kemerovo region governor Aman Tuleyev resigns

Russian Kemerovo region governor Aman Tuleyev resigns President Vladimir Putin accepted his resignation, the Kremlin said . Tuleyev was quoted as saying by TASS that the decision to resign was "the only correct decision" under the present circumstances. Putin had initially refused to sack the 73-year-old governor despite a rare protest which saw thousands of people pack a square in Kemerovo on Tuesday, the same day Putin travelled to the scene o... [Full Article...]

Kashmir University figures among top 50 universities in all-India ranking

Kashmir University figures among top 50 universities in all-India ranking Delhi's Miranda House was judged the best college in India. IIT Madras now ranks as the best institute for engineering, and as usual, IIM Ahmadabad is still the top institute for management. Eight IITs also figure in the top 10 spots in engineering, with Anna University occupying the ninth position. 4,500 institutes participated in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ra... [Full Article...]

Putin meets Erdogan to start work on Turkey's first nuclear power plant

Putin meets Erdogan to start work on Turkey's first nuclear power plant On Wednesday, Putin, Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are scheduled to hold a trilateral summit in the Turkish capital of Ankara with the war in Syria topping the agenda. The Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant in Turkey's southern Mersin province will be built with an estimated cost of 20 billion US dollars and is due to be launched in 2023. [Full Article...]

SC/ST Act: Setback For Govt as Supreme Court Refuses to Stay Verdict

SC/ST Act: Setback For Govt as Supreme Court Refuses to Stay Verdict The Supreme Court will hear the review petition filed by the Central government against the judgment on the SC/ST Act , at 2 pm today. "Those agitating on streets may not have even read our judgment". During the hearings, the Court also observed that innocents shouldn't be punished for any reason at all. On Tuesday, however, the attorney general mentioned the matter before the chief justi... [Full Article...]

Recycled capsule launched with supplies for International Space Station

Recycled capsule launched with supplies for International Space Station Falcon 9's first stage previously supported the CRS-12 mission in August 2017. The Dragon spacecraft separated from the Falcon 9's upper stage 10 minutes after liftoff. When the capsule leaves in May, it will have NASA's old Robonaut 2 on board, a humanoid robot that's been on the ISS since 2011. "That's our best assessment of what we think is the problem", Joel Montalbano, deputy manager of N... [Full Article...]

New OR gun control proposal tackles safe gun storage

New OR gun control proposal tackles safe gun storage Students repeatedly called on older participants to protect them by doing what they can't - vote for gun reform. "I support S.55, S.221, and H.422 because I believe these bills uphold these rights while taking reasonable steps to reduce the risk of violence". [Full Article...]

Embrace your voice during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Embrace your voice during Sexual Assault Awareness Month Or to even come find out more information if your at the point where you don't know what you would say, as a response". Deleon Guerrero spoke at the proclamation signing on Tuesday. The coalition, she added, has been calling out to community members every year to be courageous and to use their voices. "We have to talk about this issue and highlight the support programs that weave throughout ... [Full Article...]

Memo shows Mueller explicitly tasked with Manafort-Russia collusion claims

Memo shows Mueller explicitly tasked with Manafort-Russia collusion claims Courts documents filed last week in the case of Alex van der Zwaan, a London-based lawyer who worked with Manafort and his partner Rick Gates, also says that Gates was in touch with a person who he knew used to work for Russian intelligence during the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

Oil Slumps as Trade War Fears Prompt Investors to Avoid Risks

Oil Slumps as Trade War Fears Prompt Investors to Avoid Risks Cherry and apple growers in Washington state are anxious their exports to China will be hurt by a growing trade war that escalated Monday when that country raised import duties on a $3 billion list of products. Facebook ( FB.O ) was down 1.96 percent, while Netflix ( NFLX.O ) and Google-parent Alphabet ( GOOGL.O ) were down between 3 percent and 4 percent. While oil rebounded over 5% last mont... [Full Article...]

Asian investors keep their cool despite Wall Street sell-off

Asian investors keep their cool despite Wall Street sell-off Meanwhile, crude oil prices plunged over 3.7 percent on Monday (02/04) amid concern about higher Russian output, the looming US-China trade war and expectations that Saudi Arabia will cut prices of crude oil. Japan's Nikkei .N225 ended down 0.45 percent, after falling as much as 1.6 percent. The U.S. Down Jones Industrial Average closed down 1.9 percent Monday, while the Standard & Poor's 500 dr... [Full Article...]

High school sports back in full swing following spring break

High school sports back in full swing following spring break It was insane how close that match was. We were really beat up and we had a lot of injuries. "Our top guys competed well with their top players", Pellock said. Another mention goes to Del Rincon/Wood who played well". Resurrection Christian's Kolby Donovan, who attends Loveland High School, was second in the state with 50 points, including 23 goals for the Cougars. [Full Article...]

Two-day strike by French workers to disrupt train service

Two-day strike by French workers to disrupt train service At the capital's busy Gare du Lyon station, the platforms were so crammed that a woman fell onto the tracks and had to be helped out by fellow passengers. "We have been asking for the same thing for several weeks - that the government completely reconsider its plan". More than half of French people view the strikes as unjustified, according to an Ifop poll published on Sunday. [Full Article...]


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