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Birds evolution history revealed

Birds evolution history revealed

Scientists have found that family tree of the modern bird lineages dates from as far back as dinosaurs’ mass extinction.  A team of researchers from 20 countries, by using genetic data from 48 species, has clarified the evolutionary relationships of modern bird groups and their flourishing process. They decoded the genomes of traits such as [&hellip

129 drown in DR Congo boat disaster

129 drown in DR Congo boat disaster

At least 129 people have lost their lives after a boat turned over in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a few days ago, an official says. “Rescue workers recovered a total of 129 bodies,” the unnamed official said on Sunday. The boat packed with passengers and cargo capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the [&hellip

ICC suspends Darfur inquiry over ‘lack of action’

ICC suspends Darfur inquiry over ‘lack of action’

​The International Criminal Court has decided to suspend an investigation into alleged crimes committed in Sudan’s Darfur region. The court’s prosecutor blamed inaction on the part of the UN Security Council. Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), said Friday that she was discontinuing her investigations in Darfur because of a lack [&hellip

UN climate talks head into overtime

UN climate talks head into overtime

​Negotiators in Lima, Peru have been granted extra time as they struggle to make a breakthrough in ambitious climate talks. Disagreements on shared responsibility among rich and poor nations are the central problem. Peruvian Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal agreed to give the negotiators more time Friday to come to an agreement on a draft text [&hellip

‘Ebola death toll reaches 6,538’

‘Ebola death toll reaches 6,538’

​The Ebola outbreak death toll in the three hardest-hit West African countries has passed 6,000, says the World Health Organization (WHO). The toll until December 10 reached 6,538 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, said the UN health agency on Friday. WHO also reported that 18,188 cases of infection have also been recorded in [&hellip

Haiti premier set to quit: President

Haiti premier set to quit: President

Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is prepared to step down amid mounting street protests regarding the long-delayed elections, the president says. “The prime minister is ready to resign,” Michel Martelly said in a national address from the presidential palace on Friday. “I acknowledge this decision he is making to help find a solution to the [&hellip

Uganda to African countries: Quit ICC

Uganda to African countries: Quit ICC

Uganda has called on African countries to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing it of unfairness.  “I will bring a motion to the African Union’s next session. I want all of us to get out of that court of the West. Let them (Westerners) stay with their court,” Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni said in [&hellip

Russia decries US bill to arm Ukraine

Russia decries US bill to arm Ukraine

Russia has slammed the US Senate for ratifying a bill that allows Washington to provide lethal military aid to Ukraine, saying such a move is aimed at destroying cooperation between the two neighbors. In a statement issued on Friday evening, Russia’s Foreign Ministry described the bill as “openly confrontational,” adding, “US legislators are following in [&hellip

Strike paralyzes air travel in Italy

Strike paralyzes air travel in Italy

Dozens of domestic and international flights across Italy have been cancelled amid a general strike called by the country’s major trade unions in protest at the government’s economic policies. On Friday, flights in and out of Italy’s main airports were cancelled or delayed as members of the Italian General Confederation of Labor (CGIL) and Italian [&hellip

Mortar shells kill 300 civilians in Syria

Mortar shells kill 300 civilians in Syria

Militants in Syria have killed 311 civilians over the past six months using improvised mortar shells made of cooking gas canisters, a report says. The Britain-based so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that two-thirds of the deaths, or 203 people, happened in the northwestern city of Aleppo. According to the report, the [&hellip