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Nasa lander ‘detects first Marsquake’

Picture copyright NASA/JPL Picture caption The sensors have been developed in France and the UK The American area company’s InSight lander seems to have detected its first seismic occasion on Mars. The faint rumble was picked up by the probe’s sensors on 6 April – the 128th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. It’s the first seismic sign detected on the floor of a planetary physique aside from the

Who’re the US militia on the Mexico border?

Picture copyright BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Photos With tensions mounting on the US-Mexico border, US militias – teams of armed civilians – have been making headlines for his or her efforts to patrol the border and seize asylum-seekers. However who’re these militia males, what do they imagine and is what they’re doing authorized? What are US militia teams? The time period has a posh historical past. The Militia Act of 1903 created

ISIS suspect gave advance warning of Sri Lanka bombings, supply says

Delhi handed on unusually particular intelligence within the weeks and days main as much as the assaults, Sri Lankan officers have stated, and not less than a few of it was gleaned from materials obtained throughout interrogations of an ISIS suspect arrested in India, an Indian official advised CNN. The suspect gave investigators the title of a person he skilled in Sri Lanka, who’s related to a neighborhood extremist group

United States dilutes UN rape-in-war decision

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Jonathan Cohen, performing US ambassador to the United Nations, on the Safety Council assembly The Trump administration’s opposition to abortion has led to the watering-down of a UN decision on ending sexual violence in conflict. The US eliminated all references to sexual and reproductive well being. The Safety Council decision, submitted by Germany, dropped all such references. The US, together with China and Russia,

Christian Schilcher: Deputy mayor resigns over poem

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Mr Schilcher stated he didn’t imply to insult anybody A deputy mayor in Austria has resigned after dealing with criticism for a poem he wrote that in contrast people to rodents. Within the poem, Christian Schilcher, from the far-right Freedom Occasion (FPÖ) tells migrants to combine or “get out of right here quick.” He’s mayor of Braunau am Inn, birthplace of Nazi Germany’s chief Adolf

A go to from Trump is the very last thing the UK wants proper now

So that you’d suppose that the state go to this summer season of US President Donald Trump — and all of the pomp and ceremony that comes with it — ought to give the UK one thing to look ahead to. Practically three years for the reason that shock results of the Brexit referendum, the UK is still bitterly divided over its future. Everyone seems to be sick and bored

Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines not a ‘dump web site’ for Canadian waste

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption President Rodrigo Duterte is thought for utilizing robust language Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has chastised Canada for failing to take motion on waste it exported to the South East Asian nation years in the past. The nation has filed a number of diplomatic protests with Canada over tonnes of refuse shipped to the Philippines between 2013 and 2014. This week President Duterte threatened to ship

Myanmar landslide buries a minimum of 54 jade miners

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Locals stroll previous the “mud lake” which buried autos and equipment Not less than 54 jade miners are feared to have died after they had been buried in mud whereas sleeping in northern Myanmar. Police stated the landslide in Kachin state was so nice it created a “mud lake” that engulfed the employees’ residing quarters together with some 40 autos. Landslides brought on by jade

Etihad Airways: Is plastic-free flying the longer term?

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Etihad is the primary main airline to take a single-use plastic-free flight Consideration has turned in latest months to how a lot plastic may be present in our oceans – however what in regards to the plastic in our skies? The Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways lately revealed that it makes use of some 27 million single-use plastic espresso cup lids yearly. That revelation was sufficient

Google ‘retaliating in opposition to harassment protest organisers’

Picture copyright PA Picture caption Employees walked out of Google’s London workplace in November over the corporate’s remedy of girls Organisers of a sequence of walkouts in protest at Google’s remedy of girls have stated they’ve since turn into victims of retaliation by the corporate. In November, 20,000 workers walked out of their workplaces demanding a number of key modifications in how sexual misconduct allegations have been handled at Google.