Russia plans to tow a nuclear power station to the Arctic. Critics dub it a ‘floating Chernobyl’

Russia plans to tow a nuclear power station to the Arctic. Critics dub it a ‘floating Chernobyl’

 

 

Russia plans to tow a nuclear power station to the Arctic. Critics dub it a ‘floating Chernobyl’. Next month, a floating nuclear power plant called the Akademik Lomonosov will be towed via the Northern Sea Route to its final destination in the Far East, after almost two decades in construction.

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Biden and Sanders take center stage for night two of first Democratic presidential debate

Biden and Sanders take center stage for night two of first Democratic presidential debate

 

Biden and Sanders take center stage for night two of first Democratic presidential debate.The leading Democrats vying to unseat President Donald Trump are taking the debate stage for the first time Thursday night with Joe Biden at center stage, hoping to demonstrate a command of the issues as the elder statesman in the race.

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Ancient Europeans lived alongside a half-ton bird nearly 12 feet tall

Ancient Europeans lived alongside a half-ton bird nearly 12 feet tall

 

 

Inside a Crimean cave was a gigantic ancient mystery just waiting to be uncovered: a bird so large that it weighed nearly as much as an adult polar bear.

Giant birds once roamed Madagascar, New Zealand and Australia. The latest fossil find, an intriguing fossilized femur, was recently found in Taurida Cave on the northern coast of the Black Sea.
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Meghan and Harry spent £2.4m of taxpayers’ money on new home

Meghan and Harry spent £2.4m of taxpayers’ money on new home

 

Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, spent £2.4 million (about $3 million) of British taxpayers’ money on renovations to their new home, according to the Royal Household’s latest annual financial statement.

The couple’s official residence, Frogmore Cottage, which is nestled in a corner of the Windsor Estate, west of London, has undergone extensive structural changes to bring five small dormitory-style units into a single home with modern amenities for their growing family.
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Shooting suspect watched officers on camera as he fired He killed a 26-year-old trainee police say

Shooting suspect watched officers on camera as he fired. He killed a 26-year-old trainee police say

 

For hours, the barrage of gunfire just wouldn’t stop.

Sacramento police Officer Tara O’Sullivan lay on the ground bleeding as gunshots echoed and her colleagues tried to get to her. The suspect fired incessantly, preventing officers from reaching her for at least 45 minutes, authorities said. O’Sullivan, 26, and her fellow officers had gone to a home in Sacramento after a disturbance call Wednesday and were helping a woman gather her belongings when a man opened fire,
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Alaskan fish gets deboned in China. Now it may get hit with Trump’s tariffs

Alaskan fish gets deboned in China. Now it may get hit with Trump’s tariffs

 

 

Matt Fass sells American-caught fish, but he’s worried about President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on China.

Why? China has become one of the leading fish processors over the past 20 years. That means that fish caught around the world are headed and gutted, frozen, and then shipped to China where it may be deboned or cut into a filet before coming back to the United States.
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New York Times: US ramping up cyber attacks on Russia

New York Times: US ramping up cyber attacks on Russia

The US is escalating cyber attacks on Russia’s electric power grid and has placed potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system, The New York Times reportedSaturday.

The placement of the malware that deep within the Russian grid had never previously been attempted, the Times reports, and is intended partly as a warning and also to put the US in a position to conduct cyber attacks should a significant conflict arise with Russia.
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Horror crash puts Chris Froome in ‘intensive care’

Horror crash puts Chris Froome in ‘intensive care’

 

 

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome will miss this year’s race after sustaining “multiple serious injuries,” including a fractured leg, in a horrific crash during a practice ride in France Wednesday.

“He underwent successful surgery last night but remains in intensive care,” a spokesman for Team Ineos, who Froome rides for, told CNN Sport on Thursday.
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Orphaned elephants get new life in Kenya

Orphaned elephants get new life in Kenya

 

When they found Enkesha in Kenya’s Masai Mara in 2017, the baby elephant’s trunk was nearly severed by the wire snare wrapped tightly around it. She was in intense pain and at risk of losing the appendage so necessary for food and survival. It took a three-hour operation and a lot of aftercare but, two years later, the calf’s trunk has healed well.
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She’s only 19 — and just made tremendous saves as Jamaica’s goalie in the World Cup

She’s only 19 — and just made tremendous saves as Jamaica’s goalie in the World Cup

 

No one expected Jamaica to beat or even tie Brazil in their opening Women’s World Cup game Sunday. After all, Brazil is one of the best teams in the world.

But while Brazil won 3-0, it was Jamaica’s goalie — in her first World Cup appearance — who helped keep her team’s hopes alive,
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