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34 migrants found drowned off Libya, 1,800 rescued

/ May 25, 2017

34 migrants found drowned off Libya, 1,800 rescued

The bodies of at least 34 migrants, many of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after some 200 migrants tumbled into rough waters when their overcrowded smugglers’ boat capsized Wednesday, the Italian coast guard said. “Many of the bodies are ...

Trump vows to champion peace after 'fantastic' talk with pope

/ May 25, 2017

Trump vows to champion peace after 'fantastic' talk with pope

Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to use his U.S. presidency to promote global peace after meeting Pope Francis, before heading into a high-stakes summit of the world’s biggest military alliance. Meeting for the first time, the president and the pontiff sidestepped deep differences over issues ...

May 24, 2017

Lives of 24 million children threatened by conflict: UNICEF

Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa threaten the lives of over 24 million children, most of them in Yemen, Iraq and Syria, the United Nation’s children agency said in a report Wednesday. From cholera in Yemen to attacks on hospitals ...

How whales got so big: mystery solved?

/ May 24, 2017

How whales got so big: mystery solved?

Scientists think they have answered the mystery of how whales got so huge so quickly. A few million years ago, the largest whales, averaged maybe 15 feet (4.5 meters) long. That is big, but you could still hold a fossil skull in two hands. ...

Massive emerald weighing more than 270 kg unearthed in Brazil

May 24, 2017

Massive emerald weighing more than 270 kg unearthed in Brazil

Miners have found a 130-cm emerald weighing more than 272 kg in Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia. Paulo Santana of Brazil’s National Mineral Production Department said the emerald was found about 20 days ago by miners of the Bahia Mineral Cooperative. He would not ...

Massive landslide buries stretch of iconic California highway

May 24, 2017

Massive landslide buries stretch of iconic California highway

A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive. The weekend slide in Big Sur buried a portion of Highway 1 under ...

Trump retains private attorney for Russia probe, source says

/ May 24, 2017

Trump retains private attorney for Russia probe, source says

U.S. President Donald Trump has tapped a longtime legal adviser to serve as his private attorney while a special counsel investigates whether his campaign worked with Russia in last year’s election, a source familiar with the decision said on Tuesday. Fox Business News and ...