North Korea has fired three short-range missiles from its east coast. South Korean officials have been carefully monitoring the missile firings as tensions rise again in the Korean Peninsula. The missiles were fired on Saturday morning and afternoon in a north-east direction. Analysts have said the missiles were not as dangerous as the intermediate-range missiles which Pyongyang had ...
Violence has erupted in many areas of Iraq. On Saturday morning eight people, including a police officer, his wife and children, were killed by gunmen who also kidnapped ten security force personnel in the Rashid area, south of Baghdad. The gunmen first broke into the home of the local administrator, killing one of his guards. They then moved on to the nearby house of Captain Adnan ...
A federal judge in the US has given law agents permission to track people's mobile phones without a warrant. New York judge Gary Brown has ruled that law enforcement agents can conduct cell phone surveillance against people who forget to turn their phones off. In a written ruling, he said: "Given the ubiquity and celebrity of geo-location technologies, an individual has no legitimate ...
A top general has warned that Washington is facing a crisis due to the scandal of sexual assaults in the country's military. The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey has called for the Obama administration to heed his warning, saying the country is in danger of losing women soldiers. During the week, US President Barack Obama met with General Dempsey, Defense ...
NEW YORK - Authorities in New York are claiming to have busted a multi-million cigarette smuggling ring and arrested at least 16 Palestinian immigrants having alleged links with known terror organisations. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly Thursday said that the 16 members of the criminal ring in New York City, Albany County and Schenectady County ...
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Franois Ozons much-talked-about Swimming Pool features one of those Huh? endings that people love to discuss in serious tones as they walk out of the theater and drive home, as if theyre deconstructing some great philosophical paradox. Its an ending that calls into question everything that came before, and it will make many want to go back for a repeat viewing to relive the films narrative ... ...
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has called for more security at American embassies around the world, urging Congress to help him "as a partner" to fully fund the State Department in this regard. By seeking Congress support for stepping up the security at embassies, Obama has turned the tables on Republicans amid criticism that the government's response to Benghazi attack on a US ...
BAGHDAD - Scores of people were killed in Iraq Friday, in a day marked by several bombings including two outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in the Iraqi city of Baquba after Friday prayers, killing at least 43 worshipers in one of the deadliest attacks in a month-long surge in sectarian violence. One bomb exploded as worshippers were departing the Saria mosque in the city of Baquba while a second ...
NEW YORK - Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scribbled a note in a boat he hid in while the manhunt was on, saying the attacks were retribution for U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, and described the victims as "collateral damage". Tsarnaev wrote the note with a marker in the boat, describing the Boston victims "collateral damage" in the same way Muslims have been ...
WASHINGTON - Russia has sent advanced anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria in a move that underscores its support to the beleaguered regime of President Bashar Al Assad in the war-torn Arab nation, officials citing credible intelligence reports said here. The New York Times reported Friday that the new missiles sent to Syria have an advanced radar system that makes them "more effective". ...
Observing the 18th year of disappearance of their spiritual leader, the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Cheoki Nyima, scores of exiled Tibetans participated in prayer meetings here on Friday to mark the International Tibet Solidarity Day. International Tibet Solidarity Day marks the anniversary of the disappearance of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Cheoki Nyima who went missing in 1995. Panchen Lama ...
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He is the most evil, vile, demonic criminal. He is dead to me. There will be no visits, there will be no phone calls. He can never be Daddy again. I have no sympathy for the man.
Gregg was speaking about her father Ariel Castro who allegedly kidnapped, raped and held captive for a decade, three young women in Cleveland, Ohio.
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While much of the discussion about climate change focuses on the threat of future sea level rise, scientists at the University of British Columbia say warmer global temperatures have been affecting the world's oceans and fisheries for some 40 years.
They used known temperature preferences of fish and other marine species as a sort of "thermometer" to gauge the extent of the change, and they saw a gradual migration of fish species away from the equator into cooler, deeper waters.
The researchers analyzed data from global fisheries from 1970 to 2006 and found the catch was increasingly dominated by warm-water species. Lead author William Cheung notes that while boats off the northeastern coast of the U.S. were catching new species typically found closer to the tropics, "in the tropics, climate change meant fewer marine species and reduced catches, with serious implications for food security."
The study of the changes in fish distribution worldwide as a result of climate change is published in this month's Nature.
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