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16631
Trump Forest - a global reforestation project aiming to offset Trump's anti-climate policies - has reached 1 million trees after thousands of pledges from around the world.
49256
Donald Trump falsely says he never denied Russian meddling
2359
Mueller Unveils New Charges in Russia Probe
1830
President Donald Trump remained focused on the Russia matter on Monday, questioning in a tweet why his predecessor didn't act to prevent Moscow from interfering in US elections. "Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn't he do something about Russian meddling?"
900
As some 250,000 Puerto Ricans are without power 5 mos after Hurricane Maria—the longest blackout in US history—the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is cutting its operating reserve to save money, as govt plans privatizing it. "This puts the economic development of the country in private hands."
52591
A homophobic video urging Russians to re-elect President Vladimir Putin has gone viral less than a month before the country's election. The video tells voters that if Putin's rivals win they will take Russia into a "nightmare" future in which they are forced to co-habitate with gay men.
194
Man who says he was a Russian 'troll' arrested by Russian police after going public
514
Tasmania to reach 120% renewable electricity in five years, Labor pledge
3995
Cape Town 'day zero' moved to June 4th, national disaster declared. The city will run out of water on this day
781
Dutch activate 'hard Brexit' plan and blame 'a lack of clarity' from the UK
345
Iran threatens to ‘level Tel Aviv,’ kill Netanyahu if Israel attacks
965
South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at Home
168
'It's not a war. It's a massacre': scores killed in Syrian enclave
104
Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitckii has tested positive for doping. He says somebody might have spiked his drink back in Japan.
289
Archeologists have hailed "astonishing" discovery of what are believed to be only surviving examples of Roman boxing gloves. Thought to date from AD120, have been well preserved thanks to oxygen-free environment underneath concrete floor...beneath stone fort of Vindolanda, south of Hadrian's Wall.
952
Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.
448
Major Russian mafia trial opens in Spain
81
Russia admits ‘several dozen’ of its citizens killed in Syria fighting
764
Trump Jr. to deliver foreign policy speech during business trip to India
33
France considers jailing illegal immigrants for up to five years for fake ID
115
U.N. issues blank statement on Syria, says it has run out of words
116
100 civilians, including 20 children, killed in worst Syria shelling since 2015
34941
UK millennials suffer worst falls in incomes of any nationality apart from Greece, report reveals
59
Syrian pro-government forces enter Afrin
246
A seminal event in the Earth's history - when plants appeared on land - may have happened 100 million years earlier than previously thought.
222
South Korea Refuses Call to Fire Judge Who Freed Samsung Heir
30
Israeli man killed in Palestinian stabbing attack
35
Doctors can stop providing life support to toddler Alfie Evans who has a mystery illness against his parents' wishes, the High Court has ruled.
28
Facebook exec apologizes for claim that Russian goal wasn’t to sway election: report
1631
Philippines: HIV cases up 3,147 percent in 10 years. Critics say President Duterte's statement deriding condom use as 'not satisfying' harms advocacy to prevent HIV.
37
'Gays for Putin' Schedule Rally in Support of Russian President
7602
All adult Singapore Citizens to receive S$100-S$300 from the government, due to budget surplus.
85
The Paris accord set only modest goals on climate change, but the world's nations are falling short anyway
27
Erdogan: Turkish army will besiege Afrin within days
44
North Korean cyber-espionage has reached new heights. Spying unit is widening its operations into aerospace and defence industries, according to US security firm that tracks cyber-attackers around the world.
4189
A Cave in China Is Filled with Exotic Plants that Shouldn’t Be There—But Researchers May Have Figured Out Why - They may be the only surviving species after heavy deforestation
438
Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori has been ordered to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers.
22
The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has overtaken the Social Democrats (SPD) in a national opinion poll for the first time.
661
A plan to protect wolves in France could see their population swell to 500 in the next five years. The proposal - which would increase the number of wolves by around 40 per cent - is designed to ensure the survival of the species in France.
435
British soldiers are to be deployed to Africa to boost the fight against illegal wildlife poaching
73 finnerpeace Absolutely horrific. So for those who don't know, pretty much EVERY window in Malaysia has bars/grills on it to deter break-in. Especially in residences and shoplots. So I'm wondering, how do you normally exit through a window in case of fire, Malaysian folk? I don't recall seeing anything to remove the grills from the inside in all the places I lived. Was something done explicitly wrong with these windows, or could this happen anytime? I do remember that there are two kinds of grills: one is fixed in place and unremovable without screwdrivers and good luck, and the other (newer?) has segments that slide and lock. Is this what went wrong? Are sleeping areas supposed to have the sliding/locking type, but this had instead the so-common fixed grills? Also I'm wondering what the heck burned like that. The buildings are usually cement with tile floors. Not wooden structures like a lot of other tragic fires. It appears to have been a super-hot fire, though, to warp the beds like that. What was the fuel?
174 upandrunning People pissing about government regulation should read this story. Generally, regulation is there to *protect* people from the stupidity, carelessness, and selfishness of others.
54 obidie >The disaster has renewed calls for greater scrutiny of so-called “tahfiz” schools, where students learn to memorize the Quran. They are unregulated by the education ministry, being the responsibility of the religious department. Their curricula should be the only responsibility of the religious department. Their structures should be the responsibility of whatever government department is responsible for defining and enforcing *building codes*.
41 LazyBriefcase Poor kids. This hit me hard. Always have a fire escape plan.
5 wacokjacko Such a heartbreaking situation, what can one say about such devastating loss.
2 SkiddChung Normally when installing window grills, we have an option to add in an escape door. Which can be locked and the key is normally kept within reach in the room itself. Looks like in this case there isn't a door.
8 willeatformoney Heads need to roll, the entire team responsible for the fire safety of this school needs to go to jail. What does this show about the building safety and fire code departments?