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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

 

China coronavirus infections soar to 830 with 25 death

FILE PHOTO: A worker in a protective suit is seen at the closed seafood market in Wuhan, China, the suspected origin point of a novel coronavirus gripping the country. © Reuters / Stringer WHO says it’s too early to declare global emergency ALJAZEERA – Seventh city near Wuhan halts transport and closes its river bridge as China escalates efforts to contain deadly virus. By RT News The World Health Organization (WHO) held off designating a new fast-spreading coronavirus as an international health threat, but did deem it a crisis within China,Read More


China coronavirus infections soar to 830 with 25 death

FILE PHOTO: A worker in a protective suit is seen at the closed seafood market in Wuhan, China, the suspected origin point of a novel coronavirus gripping the country. © Reuters / Stringer WHO says it’s too early to declare global emergency By RT News The World Health Organization (WHO) held off designating a new fast-spreading coronavirus as an international health threat, but did deem it a crisis within China, where the pathogen has infected some 830 people and killed 25. After two days of meetings, WHO determined it wasRead More


Wikipedia’s Article of the Day January 24, 2020: Decipherment of ancient Egyptian scripts

Image may be subject to copyright The decipherment of ancient Egyptian scripts was accomplished in the early nineteenth century by several European scholars, especially Jean-François Champollion (pictured) and Thomas Young. Egyptian writing, which included the hieroglyphic, hieratic and demotic scripts, ceased to be understood in the fourth and fifth centuries AD. Afterwards, it was believed that Egyptian scripts were exclusively ideographic, representing ideas, rather than phonetic, representing sounds. The Rosetta Stone, discovered in 1799, bore a parallel text in hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek, but deciphering the Egyptian text through itsRead More


AP Explains: Why US troop cuts in Africa would cause alarm

FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. The U.S. Africa Command, signaling concern over the Pentagon’s potential cuts, has emphasized the Somalia-based al-Shabab as a threat to the U.S. homeland, in intent if not yet in capability _ and warning that neither China nor Russia is doing much to counter Africa’s extremist groups. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File) JOHANNESBURG (Associated Press) — Even as destroyed U.S.Read More


Fox News Legal Analyst: ‘Ample’ Evidence To Remove Donald Trump From Office

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump’s Senate impeachment trial — What does it take to remove a president?  By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano | Creators Syndicate California Congressman Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, delivers opening argument in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. READ ORIGINAL AT: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trumps-senate-impeachment-trial-judge-andrew-napolitano I don’t blame President Trump for his angst and bitterness over his impeachment by the House of Representatives. In his mind, he has done “nothing wrong” and not acted outside the constitutional powers vested in him and so his impeachment should notRead More


DRC: Tshisekedi invites Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda to battle over minerals

Burundi’s minister of public security, Alain Guillaume Bunyoni (C) visits with other officials a village in north-west Burundi, in the Cibitoke province, where 26 people were killed by attackers coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo in May 2018. AFP/STRBRIEFING 150 / AFRICA 23 JANUARY 2020 Averting Proxy Wars in the Eastern DR Congo and Great Lakes By CRISIS GROUP Three Great Lakes states – Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda – are trading charges of subversion, each accusing another of sponsoring rebels based in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. Outside powers should helpRead More


‘Go outside’: France’s Macron berates Israeli police at Jerusalem church

Emmanuel Macron: “I’m sorry, but we know the rules. Nobody has to provoke nobody” French President Emmanuel Macron has confronted Israeli police during a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. Mr Macron accused officers of violating rules that prevent them from entering the Crusader-era Church of St Anne, which is considered French territory. “I don’t like what you did in front of me. Go outside, please,” he warned them in English. “Nobody has to provoke.” The incident was reminiscent of one involving the late French President Jacques Chirac inRead More


ZIMBABWE: Strive Masiyiwa to pay doctors and end strike

FILE – In this Thursday Sept, 19, 2019 file photo, Zimbabwean medical staff march on the streets of Harare. A billionaire has offered to pay striking doctors in Zimbabwe to help end a months-long protest over grave hospital conditions as the economy crumbles, and a doctors’ group on Thursday Jan. 23, 2020, said it was encouraging members to embrace the money and return to work. But Dr. Masimba Ndoro, vice president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, warned that “nothing much has changed” in the conditions at public hospitals thatRead More


Wikipedia’s Article of the Day January 23, 2020: Suillus luteus

Image may be subject to copyright Suillus luteus is a bolete fungus common in its native Eurasia and widely introduced elsewhere. English names such as “slippery jack” refer to the brown cap, which is slimy in wet conditions. The mushrooms are edible, though not highly regarded, and are often eaten in soups, stews or fried dishes. The fungus grows in coniferous forests in its native range, and pine plantations where introduced. It forms symbiotic associations with living trees by enveloping the underground roots. The fungus produces spore-bearing mushrooms above groundRead More


Iran invites Canada’s Transportation Safety Board to examine black boxes

A woman pauses at a memorial prior to a ceremony in Montreal, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, to remember those who lost their lives in a Ukraine airplane crash in Iran on Jan. 8. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) Canada’s TSB says Iran has invited it to examine black boxes TORONTO (Associated Press) — Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said Thursday it has been invited by Iran to participate in the download and analysis of the flight recorders from the downing of a Ukraine International Airlines jet “whenever and wherever” thatRead More