Sen. Ben Sasse warns of cyber war with China

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse warned of a doomsday scenario in which China wipes out US satellites to cripple the military’s GPS and communications systems in a cyber war that takes place in outer space. “​​China has envisioned a lot of game theory that has them sort of blowing up everything in the near-space early in a conflict, which would take […]

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Vaping mom left in coma from mystery lung illness

A Texas mom of three says that her vaping habit was to blame for a mysterious lung illness that left her in a coma. Sherie Canada of Abilene took to social media after a 24-day hospital stint to warn others that e-cigarettes “nearly killed” her. “You have no idea of how precious [your lungs] are until they aren’t yours anymore […]

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Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs at government buildings in latest wave of unrest

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs at government buildings on Sunday, as months of sometimes violent demonstrations showed no sign of letting up. Some protesters threw bricks at police outside the Chinese People’s Liberation Army base in the city’s Admiralty district, and tore down and […]

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Canadian climate concern could carry Greens to breakthrough election

(Reuters) – With climate change a top concern heading into next month’s Canadian election and mainstream candidates offering little inspiration, Green Party leader Elizabeth May could be poised for a breakthrough. The Greens have toiled in obscurity for almost 30 years, but polls suggest the environmentalist party could emerge from the Oct. 21 election holding the balance of power. This […]

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League leader Salvini promises referendums to counter new Italy government

PONTIDA, Italy (Reuters) – Italy’s far-right League will unleash a battery of referendums to try to sink reforms planned by the new government, party leader Matteo Salvini said on Sunday, denouncing his former coalition allies as traitors. The League governed with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement for 14 months before Salvini pulled down the coalition last month in an attempt to […]

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Kenya's Mau Forest: Indigenous and wildlife at risk

Both the indigenous Ogiek people and hundreds of species of wildlife are threatened by deforestation and drought. A battle is under way for the survival of the largest native forest in East Africa. Since the British colonial period in Kenya, swaths of the Mau Forest have been cleared for plantations and environmentalists say hundreds of species are threatened by the diminishing […]

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