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"Considering Behaviour Of New Owner...": Political Party Leaves Twitter

11/26/22 7:23 PM

Slovenia's ruling Freedom Movement party (GS) said Saturday it had decided to stop using Twitter over concerns the social network was being used to spread fake news and hate speech.

"Heil Hitler": Man Yells Anti-Semitic Slur With Nazi Salute At US Airport

11/26/22 5:30 PM

A video, which has been widely shared on the internet, shows a man hurling anti-semitic slurs at passengers and acting aggressively at a busy airport in Seattle in the US.

"Unacceptable": Shakira Blasts Spanish Authorities Amid Tax Fraud Case

11/26/22 4:41 PM

The Colombian singer stated that "inappropriate measures" had been employed to harm her reputation and pressure her into entering into a settlement agreement. She insisted that she would not be...

"We Can't Be Broken": Ukraine Vows On Stalin Era's Famine Anniversary

11/27/22 1:23 AM

President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed on Saturday that Ukraine would continue to resist Russian attacks, as the country marked the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor famine that affected millions of...

'Amazing news': Historic shark protections approved at global wildlife convention

11/26/22 12:39 PM

Conservation advocates applauded Friday following a vote at the 19th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Panama, at which delegates from 183 countries and the European Union voted for sweeping protections for shark species."This landmark vote marks the culmination of a decade of shark conservation progress within CITES."The resolution will greatly reduce the fishing industry's ability to contribute to the shark fin trade. About $500 million worth of fins are sold each year to produce shark fin soup—a delicacy popular in wealthy households in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan—with just over two pounds selling for $1,000.The 19th Conference of the Parties of CITES voted to protect 54 more shark species, including tiger, bull, and blue sharks—some of the most targeted species for the fin trade. Six hammerhead shark species will also be protected.The species will now be listed in the CITES Appendix II, barring trade unless it is tightly regulated and sustainable. The listing is for species that are not yet threatened with extinction but which could rapidly become more endangered without strong controls.Louis Aguirre, a Florida-based journalist focused on environmental issues, hailed the "strongest protections ever for sharks."Shirley Binder, Panamanian delegate to the conference, told Agence France Presse that up to 90% of sharks in the fin market will now be protected."This landmark vote marks the culmination of a decade of shark conservation progress within CITES," said Luke Warwick, director of shark and ray conservation for the Wildlife Conservation Society, in a statement. "Now, finally, the deeply unsustainable shark fin trade will be fully regulated."The vote signified that members of CITES "are beginning to grasp the scale of the challenge required to confront the crisis facing the natural world," said Matthew Collis, deputy vice president for conservation at the International Fund for Animal Welfare."Over a million species are at risk of extinction if we do not change the way we treat wildlife," said Collis. "Overexploitation of species, including through international trade, is a key contributing factor to the decline of many species."At the two-week summit, CITES member countries also voted for new protections for the guitarfish ray, glass frogs, crocodiles, and some turtle species.

'Last Generation' climate activists glue themselves to Berlin airport runway to block flights

11/25/22 12:45 PM

German climate activists from the "Last Generation" group broke into Berlin Brandenburg Airport and glued themselves to the tarmac Thursday in a protest against emissions.

1 Dead, 10 Missing After Landslide Hits Italian Holiday Island Of Ischia

11/26/22 10:28 PM

A woman was found dead and around 10 people were still missing on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia after a landslide engulfed buildings during heavy rain on Saturday, a local Italian...

10 killed in apartment fire in northwest China's Xinjiang

11/26/22 4:00 AM

Authorities say a fire in an apartment building in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region has left 10 people dead and nine injured

130,000 in Kiev still without power after Russian strikes

11/26/22 7:13 PM

Tens of thousands of residents in the Ukrainian capital are still without electricity in the wake of intensive Russian attacks, according to the local authorities. Some 130,000 people in the metropolis of 3 million people were still affected, Kiev's military administration said on Saturday, adding that repairs should be finished in the next 24 hours. All heating systems should then be working again, the authorities said. On Wednesday, Russia targeted Ukraine's energy infrastructure with dozens of missiles and cruise missiles, causing severe damage. Kiev's mayor, Vitali Klitschko, warned of political unrest due to the power cuts and called for calm. "We must continue to work together to defend the country and protect the infrastructure," he said, adding that a solution was being sought at "record speed." The comments come shortly after President Volodymyr Zelensky had criticized the former boxing world champion in an unusually open manner for the slow pace of power restoration. Electricity, water and heating failed in many other parts of the country as well, with fears high that the crucial services would not be operating properly in the colder months ahead. Also on Saturday, at least 13 people were injured after renewed Russian missile attacks on the Ukrainian industrial city of Dnipro. "Four of them are in hospital, including a 17-year-old," the military governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Valentyn Reznichenko, wrote on his Telegram channel. More victims are suspected to be under the rubble of residential buildings. According to the authorities, a total of seven residential buildings were damaged by the attack. In addition, a warehouse was destroyed. In addition to Dnipro, the small town of Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine was also hit on Saturday. In the town, which is under Ukrainian control, an apartment building was hit, injuring three people, according to the military governor of the region, Pavlo Kyrylenko. Meanwhile, Britain's latest intelligence assessment has said that Russia is "likely removing nuclear warheads from ageing cruise missiles" and firing the unarmed missiles at Ukraine. The use of the weapons indicates "the level of depletion in Russia's stock of long-range weapons," the Ministry of Defence said, citing intelligence services. The unarmed missiles on their own would not cause major damage but could serve to distract Ukrainian missile defences, London said. As the war goes past the nine-month mark, Russia has been staving off a Ukrainian counterattack that has strengthened in recent months. Since the beginning of the war at the end of February, the British Ministry of Defence has been publishing daily updates on the course of the conflict. Moscow accuses London of a disinformation campaign. Additionally, the heads of government of Poland and Lithuania reiterated their support for Ukraine's fight against the Russian invasion at a meeting with their Ukrainian counterpart, Denis Shmyhal. "This war can have only one outcome: Either Ukraine wins or the whole of Europe loses," Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at the meeting in Kiev, according to the Polish news agency PAP. "Our support for Ukraine must and will continue until their and our victory," Lithuania's head of government, Ingrida Simonyte, wrote on Twitter after the meeting. The visit by the leaders of the two EU and NATO countries was organized in conjunction with the official commemoration of the Holodomor, a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine, 90 years ago. A general view of the destruction as a result of shelling by Russian troops. -/Ukrinform/dpa A general view of the destruction as a result of shelling by Russian troops. -/Ukrinform/dpa

17 Very British Tweets About The Very British Queue To See The Very British Queen's Coffin

09/24/22 5:25 AM

"If you’re British, this is the queue you’ve been training for all your life. The final boss of queues."View Entire Post ›

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