Colo, America's Oldest Gorilla, Dead

The zoo is now home to 16 endangered lowland gorillas, including Colo's daughter, Toni; grandson, Mac; granddaughter, Cassie; great-granddaughter, Dotty; and great grandson, JJ. A complete postmortem exam will be completed to determine the cause of death. There are approximately 350 gorillas of all species in accredited zoos across the United States and an estimated 150,000 to 250,000 Western ... [Full Article...]

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declares state of emergency

At least three government ministers, including the Foreign Minister, have resigned in recent days. The victor of the vote, Adama Barrow , who's in neighboring Senegal, is preparing for his planned inauguration on Thursday, according to a statement. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation expects U.S. to join Syria talks in Astana

Lavrov said that he hoped the Trump administration would accept the invitation to take part in the talks, that are scheduled to begin on January 23 in the Kazakh capital. "By concentrating on a pragmatic search for mutual interests we can solve a lot of problems". Earlier in the week, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that there was an agreement to invite the United States side, bit... [Full Article...]

Libyan wins right to sue ex-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw

Libyan wins right to sue ex-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw Belhadj says he and his family were kidnapped in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur in 2004 by Central Intelligence Agency agents and then transferred to a "black site" in Thailand's Bangkok before being transfered to Libya, then ruled by Muammar Gaddafi. [Full Article...]

Chinese Super League set to impose foreign player restriction for matchdays

Sky Sports secured the rights previous year to show live games from the Chinese Super League for three seasons. The speed with which China wants to change its football trading relationship with the rest of the world is rapid and will take place this season. [Full Article...]

Trump announces which Twitter handle he'll use as president

It's a tough question, but Trump seems to have come to a conclusion at last - he will stick to his personal account, according to an interview with the UK's Sunday Times . It's still unclear how the tight White House security will would have to change to allow Trump to tweet himself. During the 2016 election cycle, Twitter played a huge role for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

At least 32 killed as Turkish cargo plane crashes near Kyrgyz capital

The ACT Airlines Boeing 747 crashed just outside the Manas airport, south of the capital Bishkek, on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul, airport officials told Reuters . The plane that crashed was manufactured in 2003 and it first flew for Singapore Airlines Cargo, according to flight tracking from Flightradar24 and a detailed description of the aircraft on the company's website. [Full Article...]

The B Street Band withdraws from inaugural ball, cites 'gratitude' for Springsteen

Though the event is billed as non-partisan , and the band was actually hired for the gig before the election, they have come under fire for agreeing to participate. Before today, the latest to exit was singer Jennifer Holliday , who reversed her decision to perform at Trump's "Make America Great Again!" On Monday, B Street Band keyboardist and spokesman Will Forte reached out to the Springs... [Full Article...]

Alec Baldwin considering other venues for Trump impression

Alec Baldwin considering other venues for Trump impression Baldwin and " SNL ", never ones to turn down the opportunity to embarrass the living hell out of Trump, spent the entire sketch making pee jokes and just shitting on Trump's existence in general. After an impressive display of pee-related puns related to the unsubstantiated dossier alleging that Russian Federation blackmailed Trump with a golden shower sex tape, things went a little nihilist... [Full Article...]

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane Had No Meeting With Palestinian Authority, Say Palestinians

In this regard, Hollande estimated that in recent years, that option has been threatened and one of the most significant evidence is the acceleration of the colonization of Palestinian territories by Israel. Hamas rules the Gaza Strip, while the Palestinian Authority led by president Abbas controls the West Bank and is the recognised partner for peace negotiations with Israel. [Full Article...]

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen's share fall on Trump border tax threat

In Berlin, the economy minister Sigmar Gabriel responded that rather than trying to penalise German manufacturers, the United States should instead build better and more desirable cars, adding: "The American vehicle industry is getting worse, weaker and more expensive". [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests wife of killer in Orlando club shooting

In light of these statements , Salman's lawyer Linda Moreno said, "We believe it is misguided and wrong to prosecute her and that it dishonors the memories of the victims to punish an innocent person". When she was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the shooting, Salman said that she had been with her husband when he bought ammunition. [Full Article...]

Archaeologists unearth link to Anne Frank at camp Sobibor

Archaeologists excavating the remains Sobibór in eastern Poland have uncovered a pendant that's nearly identical to one belonging to Anne Frank - and they could be the only two pendants of their kind. It is thought the pendant belonging to the 14-year-old was dropped along the path towards the gas chambers and buried for 70 years before being found by a team excavating the site. [Full Article...]

Bahrain protests after three tortured men are executed

Bahrain protests after three tortured men are executed Bahrain's highest court last week upheld the death sentences against the trio convicted of a bomb attack in March 2014 which killed three policemen, including Emirati officer Lt Tariq Al Shehi from Ras Al Khaimah. Bahrain is a strategic ally of the United States and home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet. Lebanon's Hizbullah, which is backed by Iran, slammed the executions of the "innocent" men as ... [Full Article...]

Saudis, Kuwait, Algeria Cut More Than Pledged To OPEC

Khalid al-Falih, Saudi energy minister, said the country's crude output has be cut to below 10 million bpd, but Frankfurt-based Commerzbank AG said "these claims cannot be verified", casting doubt on whether producers can be trusted with their own production figures. [Full Article...]

Iran vows not to allow "review" of JCPOA

Iran vows not to allow Isn't it just swell that all those previously frozen Iranian assets, freed up with the signing of the nuclear deal, are being put to such good use! Iran's English language Press TV is reporting that world powers have approved Iran importing as much as 130 tons of uranium. [Full Article...]

Weekend events planned to honor Martin Luther King in the valley

Weekend events planned to honor Martin Luther King in the valley As for Mary Blocker, Glenda Inzar and Leila Watson, you can find them every year, faithfully sitting on the street corner awaiting the annual parade . In the state of Wyoming, it is known as Equality Day and other states celebrate Robert E. Lee's birthday on the same day as MLK Day . In his statement, the mayor also pointed out that the city has a rich history supporting the Martin Luther Ki... [Full Article...]

Trump Slams Rep. John Lewis and His District on Twitter

Trump Slams Rep. John Lewis and His District on Twitter In a series of early morning tweets Saturday, Trump responded, saying Lewis should pay more attention to his congressional district and stop "falsely complaining about the election". Lewis was a major figure during the Civil Rights movement. "I don't plan to attend the inauguration", Lewis continued. "It's gonna be hard, it's gonna be very difficult". [Full Article...]

Obama Ends 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Cuban Policy

Obama Ends 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Cuban Policy The Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program , which was started by President George W Bush in 2006, is also being rescinded. That program was unpopular with Havana because it prompted doctors to leave, sapping the country's pool of trained health workers. [Full Article...]

Menopause for killer whales involves mother-daughter conflict

According to Science , the researchers believe this also may be why humans enter menopause . Reproductive Conflict and the Evolution of Menopause in Killer Whales . Hazel Nichols, who researches mammal societies at Liverpool John Moores University stated in the Atlantic that this explains why it makes more sense for older female killer whales to go through menopause , focusing instead on... [Full Article...]

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