Monthly Archives: July 2017


Image copyright ADOLFO CHAVEZ III Image caption Marian received a large quantity of skin from her twin sister Mary Jane The 66-year-old Fields twins, from Missouri, have lived together all their lives – now they are even closer after sharing their skin. Marian Fields had an aggressive and very rare […]

Twin to twin skin transplant hailed as a success














Published time: 31 Jul, 2017 21:19 Offshore marine constructions including gas and oil platforms, as well as wind farms, may be responsible for a surge of jellyfish blooms in recent decades, according to new research. The expansion of the jellyfish population has presented itself as a nuisance for many, including […]

Jellyfish invasions caused by human construction at sea – study




“It’s never been harder to be a climate scientist,” claims a heartrending piece in New Republic. Climate scientists working directly for the Trump administration are the most affected. A report published last week by the Union of Concerned Scientists describes a “culture of fear” as government scientists are gagged, sidelined, or fired, […]

Delingpole: ‘It’s Never Been Harder to Be a Climate Scientist’. ...


by Jeff Poor31 Jul 20170 31 Jul, 201731 Jul, 2017 Monday during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, President Donald Trump reacted to the latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea days earlier. Trump told reporters that the United States would “handle” North Korea. “We’ll handle […]

Trump: ‘We’ll Handle North Korea’












I didn’t see that coming. Discuss.

 

Scaramucci Out






The US government has branded Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro “a dictator” and frozen any US assets, after he held a controversial poll to elect a constituent assembly. Under the sanctions, US firms and individuals are banned from doing business with Mr Maduro. The election on Sunday was marred by violence, […]

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro


[unable to retrieve full-text content] In the same category are ‘It is up to US to avert catastrophe of ‘declared war’ on North Korea’ It is unprecedented at the UN that the president of the US threatened to murder 25 million people in the small country of North Korea; now […]

US Treasury sanctions Venezuelan president Maduro








White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci removed from post after 10 days, US media report This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a […]

Scaramucci out as Trump media chief




Published time: 31 Jul, 2017 18:22 Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in 31 counties as Tropical Storm Emily hit Florida’s west coast. The order comes as the tropical depression was upgraded to a tropical storm by the National Hurricane Center. “At this time, there are […]

Tropical Storm Emily triggers state of emergency in Florida













RT Exclusive Published time: 31 Jul, 2017 18:02 Lebanon’s Hezbollah fighters have recaptured the last stronghold of Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front in the country. RT’s Eisa Ali was able to get inside a cave in the barren mountains, on the border with Syria, where jihadists had holed up for years. Hezbollah […]

Inside mountain cave HQ of Al-Nusra Front terrorists in Lebanon


Image copyright Science Photo Library Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said there will be 21,000 more nurses, therapists and consultants working in mental health services in England by 2021. But the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has questioned whether there is enough money and how these posts are going to […]

Reality Check: More mental health staff for the NHS?


Colorado communities whose drinking water supply was contaminated by chemicals used at the Peterson Air Force Base are frustrated as the military is refusing to reimburse their cleanup costs and promising aid only after years of environmental studies. Firefighting foam containing perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) has seeped into the Widefield Aquifer […]

US Air Force won’t reimburse Colorado county for water pollution





Image copyright AFP A three-day strike by Bank of England support staff will go ahead from Tuesday after talks at the conciliation service Acas ended without agreement, the Unite union said. Employees are unhappy about a below inflation pay rise of 1%. Protestors are planning to gather outside the Bank […]

Bank of England strike to go ahead




The Russian Foreign Ministry has again called on the international community to “refrain from any steps that would further escalate tensions” on the Korean Peninsula, saying that Washington is playing a “baseless” blame game. “We consider the attempts of the US and some other countries to shift the responsibility in […]

US attempts to shift blame onto Russia & China over ...






GIF search engine Giphy will begin testing sponsored GIFs within integrated messaging apps, according to TechCrunch. The same source also said Giphy has reached 200 million daily users between its apps, integrations, and websites, and had reached 250 million monthly users. The sponsored GIFs could work in a variety of […]

Giphy is reportedly about to begin testing sponsored GIFs



American tanks and armored vehicles headed for Tbilisi, Georgia, on Monday, local media reported. The “largest” NATO-led war games with Georgia are part of the bloc’s recent activities in the vicinity of Russia’s borders. US Abrams tanks and Bradley armored personnel carriers (APCs) made their way through western Georgia to […]

US tanks head for Tbilisi as NATO flexes muscles in ...



Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Jessica Urbano Ramirez was described as ‘loving, kind-hearted and caring’. The family of a 12-year-old girl identified as one of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire have spoken of their anger at the loss of their “little angel”. Jessica Urbano Ramirez has now […]

Grenfell fire: 12-year-old victim named





Riot-trained prison staff have been sent to the Mount Prison, in Hertfordshire, following a serious disturbance. Source have told the BBC’s home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw that one wing of the prison, situated in Bovingdon village, and half of another wing have been “‘lost’. In the same category are Couple […]

Riot police tackle Mount Prison disturbance