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Meet the 22-year-old fighting Trump’s terror talk about Sweden from the country’s official Twitter feed
Before President Trump’s reference on Saturday to a terror attack in Sweden, the biggest story in Stockholm was this one: a report about the so-called “fake news” industry published by Dagens Nyheter, a Swedish newspaper. “You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden,” the president said to his supporters at a campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Fla., on Saturday. “Sweden, who would believe this?” Trump later explained he was watching a Fox News segment that featured a documentary filmmaker accusing the Swedish government of covering up an immigration-related crime wave there.
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EPA chief Pruitt appeals to ‘civility’ but fails to quell environmentalists’ concerns
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first speech to employees of the EPA at midday on Tuesday did little to assuage the concerns of environmentalists over his ties to the fossil fuel industry. At the EPA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., Pruitt called for civility and listening in his highly anticipated, tense inaugural address to the staff of an agency that he sued more than a dozen times as Oklahoma attorney general. President Trump’s decision to nominate Pruitt, who has made it clear he has no confidence in mainstream climate science, to lead the EPA immediately incited a backlash from liberals and environmentalists.
As he turns 93, Mugabe dismisses corruption allegations
By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - As he celebrated his 93rd birthday on Tuesday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe brushed aside persistent allegations of corruption against senior officials, saying rumour-mongers were merely targeting "big fish" in his administration. In comments to be aired on state media on Tuesday, the world's oldest leader said he would act if shown evidence - even though graft scandals involving ministers and even members of his own family are regular fare in local newspapers. People have not come out and actually said here is a case against a big fish," Mugabe said in the pre-recorded interview.
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Texas to feral pigs: It's time for the 'hog apocalypse' to begin
Texas has a new plan for its 2.5 million feral hogs: total annihilation. Sid Miller, the state's agriculture commissioner, just approved a pesticide — called "Kaput Feral Hog Lure" — for statewide use. "The 'hog apocalypse' may finally be on the horizon," Miller said in a statement on Tuesday. SEE ALSO: First human-pig chimeras created, sparking hopes for transplantable organs — and debate "This solution is long overdue," he added. "Wild hogs have caused extensive damage to Texas lands and loss of income for many, many years." Texas's agriculture commission estimates that feral hogs cause $52 million in damage each year to agricultural businesses by tearing up crops and pastures, knocking down fences and ruining equipment. The so-called hog lure is derived from warfarin, a blood-thinning agent that's also used to kill rats and mice in homes and buildings. Animals don't die immediately from eating the odorless, tasteless chemical. That would be too kind. Instead, they keep eating it until the anti-clotting properties cause them to bleed to death internally. This week, Miller approved a rule change in the Texas Administrative Code that allows landowners and agricultural producers to use Kaput — essentially warfarin-laced pellets — to keep feral hogs off their property. Not on my watch, hogs. Image: mark thompson/Getty Images Proponents of the hog toxicant, including the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, say it's an effective tool because it's only strong enough to kill the swine, and not other wildlife populations or livestock. In January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered Kaput's hog bait under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, a move that made the product available for general use. Still, environmentalists and hog hunters alike staunchly oppose using warfarin to stamp out Texas's feral pig problem. Pigs poop, after all, and other animals could ingest the warfarin along the way. Some Texans hunt the pigs for sport and food, and they're worried about eating poisoned swine. "For Texas to introduce a poison into the equation is a bad decision in our opinion and could likely contaminate humans who unknowingly process and eat feral hogs," the Texas Hog Hunters Association said in a Change.org petition to block the rule change. MIke and his big ole boar from yesterday. Lamar county Texas https://t.co/jQoS5JbtnQ pic.twitter.com/2SeAKs7zbh — TX Hog Hunters Assn. (@texashoghunters) February 14, 2017 Louisiana might become the next state to use Kaput to quell its feral hog population, which worries state wildlife veterinarian Jim LaCour. He said local black bears and raccoons could easily lift the lid to the cages containing the warfarin-laced pellets. "We do have very serious concerns about non-target species," LaCour told the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. "When the hogs eat, they're going to drop crumbs on the outside, where small rodents can get them and not only intoxicate themselves but also birds of prey that eat them. Since the poison will be on the landscape for weeks on end, the chances of these birds eating multiple affected animals is pretty good," he told the newspaper. The pesticide's manufacturer, Scimetrics Ltd. Corp., assures the pesticide is safe for humans and wildlife — just not for feral pigs.
Women's life expectancy on track to hit 90 in some nations
By 2030 life expectancy for South Korean women could top nine decades, an average lifespan long thought to be out of reach, researchers said Wednesday. South Korea is not only the first country in the world where women may live past 90 on average, it is also the one on track to log the biggest jump in longevity, they reported in The Lancet medical journal. Other developed countries are not far behind: the longevity of French and Japanese women are more likely than not to stretch past 88 years.
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10 fascinating facts about the Washington Monument
The iconic Washington Monument is celebrating its 132nd birthday today. Learn how it took 40 years to complete the project, and the surprising connections it has to the Pope, Abraham Lincoln, and the Constitution.
Thousands of Military Veterans Protest Outside Party Offices in Beijing
Thousands of Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) veterans protested outside the disciplinary arm of the ruling Chinese Communist Party in Beijing on Wednesday over pensions, healthcare and other demobiliza
Chinese feminists censored after taking on Trump
New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 22 (ANI): More than a million protesters across the United States gathered for the Womens March on Washington and sister marchers around the country after the United State
India, China discuss Afghanistan, counter-terrorism, bilateral ties and nuke issues
Beijing [China], Feb.22 (ANI): Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Wednesday said that his two-days of restructured strategic dialogue with his Chinese counterpart - Executive Vice Fore
China open to India joining NSG, says Foreign Secretary Jaishankar
Beijing [China], Feb.22 (ANI): China is open to India joining the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar told media here on Wednesday after holding strategic dialogue
Onus of declaring Masood Azhar a global terrorist not only India's, Jaishankar tells China
Beijing [China], Feb.22 (ANI): India on Wednesday told China that the onus of imposing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) 1267 Committee sanctions on Jaish-e-Mohammad leader and terrorist Maso
Taiwan train bomber jailed for 30 years
Taipei - A Taiwanese man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for detonating a pipe bomb on a busy Taipei train that injured more than two dozen people last year. Lin Ying-chang, 56, was con
China to host two-day first BRICS Sherpas meeting in Nanjing
Beijing [China], Feb.22 (ANI): China will host the first BRICS Sherpas Meeting in Nanjing in the countrys Jiangsu Province. Briefing media about the event to be held on February 23 and 24, Chinese fo
China has indisputable sovereignty over South China Sea, says its foreign ministry
Beijing [China], Feb.22 (ANI): Rejecting the contention of the United States that China is building structures on the South China Sea islands for possible use to house long-range surface-to-air missil
France, China sign deals on nuclear energy, science
Hong Kong [China], Feb.22 (ANI): China and France have signed agreements for cooperation on nuclear energy and science. The agreements were signed during French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuves thre
Balochistan is in state of war, says a activist Javed Mengal
London [UK], Feb. 22 (ANI): Baloch activist Javed Mengal has said Balochistan is in state of war and added that the Pakistan Army is forcefully displacing people from their land in name of the China P
Convicted ex-Hong Kong leader jailed 20 months for misconduct
Hong Kong - Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Wednesday after a high-profile corruption trial found him guilty of misconduct during his time at the helm of t
Verizon cuts Yahoo acquisition offer by $350 million
PanARMENIAN.Net - Verizon has officially announced a $350 million reduction to the price it will pay for Yahoos consumer business. The cut follows the disclosure of two security breaches at Yahoo in
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