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Gulf Stream is weakest it’s been in more than 1,000 years, study says

This Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Eta at 10:40 a.m. EST in the Gulf of Mexico, Theta, right, and a tropical wave to the south that became Tropical Storm Iota. An overheating world obliterated weather records in 2020 – an extreme year for hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves, … Read more

UN chief extends Lebanon’s Hariri tribunal for two years

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary General has extended the U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri for two years and reaffirmed the United Nations’ commitment to support its work in bringing to justice those responsible for major crimes, the United Nations said Thursday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said … Read more

Bosnian court sentences former IS fighter to 6 years in jail

The Daily Beast The Rioters Hate Voting. Here’s the Only Way to Stop Them From Returning. Samuel Corum/GettyThe Senate hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection was the blame game to end all blame games: The failure was within the FBI. Or maybe the Army. Or maybe the Capitol Police.But the extremists’ deadly siege of … Read more

Three years after Trump’s pullout, U.S. seeks return to U.N. human rights body

The Daily Beast Olympian McKayla Maroney Ensnared in Mystery ‘Cult’ the Church of the Master Angels Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via Facebook/GettyWhen serial pedophile and former doctor for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team Larry Nassar was sentenced to a maximum of 175 years in prison, more than 150 women of all … Read more

Chinese TV features blackface performers in New Year’s gala

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state TV included dancers in blackface depicting Africans during a national broadcast Thursday as Asia welcomed the lunar Year of the Ox with subdued festivities amid travel curbs to contain renewed coronavirus outbreaks. The “African Song and Dance” performance came at start of the Spring Festival Gala, one of the world’s … Read more

Gazans hope for vote after years of Hamas rule, isolation

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian poll workers fanned out across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, where they found voters eager to register ahead of elections that could serve as the first referendum on Hamas’ rule since the militant group seized power more than a decade ago. The outreach came a day after Palestinian … Read more