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Bugging Out: UK Museum Names Blind Beetle After Greta Thunberg

Bugging Out: UK Museum Names Blind Beetle After Greta Thunberg

World News October 26, 2019 at 8:08 am 0 comments

 
Britain’s Natural History Museum on Friday named a tiny, blind and wingless beetle after climate activist Greta Thunberg.
The honey-coloured insect, measuring less than one millimetre, was discovered in the Kenyan capital Nairobi in the 1960s.
But it apparently remained nameless

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Over a Million Protesters Demand Chile President’s Resignation

Over a Million Protesters Demand Chile President’s Resignation

World News October 26, 2019 at 8:05 am 0 comments

 
More than one million people took to the streets in Chile Friday for the largest protests in a week of deadly demonstrations demanding economic reforms and the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera.
The leader told the thronging masses that he had “heard the message” in a post on Twitter,

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Bolivia Election: Protests as Evo Morales Officially Declared Winner

Bolivia Election: Protests as Evo Morales Officially Declared Winner

World News October 25, 2019 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

Bolivian President Evo Morales has been declared the winner of Sunday’s election, despite disputed results that have sparked riots and claims of fraud.
Officials said Mr Morales had won 47.1% of the vote and beaten his closest rival by more than 10 percentage points, thereby avoiding a run-off.
Claims of

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Chile Protests: Piñera Announces Welfare Package

Chile Protests: Piñera Announces Welfare Package

World News October 23, 2019 at 11:26 am 0 comments

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has announced reforms aimed at ending days of violent protests.
He vowed to increase the basic pension by 20% and proposed a law that would see the state cover the costs of expensive medical treatments.
The protests were sparked by a rise in metro prices but

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Tear Gas and Water Cannon as Crowds Defy Hong Kong Rally Ban

Tear Gas and Water Cannon as Crowds Defy Hong Kong Rally Ban

World News October 20, 2019 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

Tear Gas and Water Cannon as Crowds Defy Hong Kong Rally Ban
Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas on Sunday as crowds held an illegal march, with hardcore protesters throwing petrol bombs and trashing businesses, capping a week of anger after the recent stabbing and beating of

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Turkey-Syria Offensive: Erdogan Rejects US Ceasefire Call

World News October 16, 2019 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected a US call for an immediate ceasefire in northern Syria.
Mr Erdogan’s comments come ahead of a visit to Turkey by the US vice-president and secretary of state.
Turkey launched an offensive targeting Syrian Kurdish fighters last week after US troops allied to

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