• Researchers report rapid formation of new bird species in Galápagos islands
Researchers report rapid formation of new bird species in Galápagos islands

It is, of course, easier to achieve the origin of a new species in a small island-like setting like Daphne Major in the Galapagos Islands. "We didn't see him fly in from over the sea, but we noticed him shortly after he arrived". Currently, there are about 30 birds belonging to the new species. Before now, it was largely accepted that the evol...

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  • Top 10 Worst Arkansas Games Under Bret Bielema
Top 10 Worst Arkansas Games Under Bret Bielema

After Arkansas tied it with a field goal, the Tigers regained the lead on tucker McCann's boot with five seconds left. It fired him right after the 48-45 loss in Fayetteville. In a first half shootout with the Razorbacks, Lock found wide receiver Emanuel Hall for the other two touchdowns. None of their four wins were overly impressive, either, as...

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  • Conyers Steps Down From Top Judiciary Committee Role Amid Ethics Probe
Conyers Steps Down From Top Judiciary Committee Role Amid Ethics Probe

The questions from Todd to Pelosi come amid allegations of sexual misconduct claims against Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, which many in Congress have said should disqualify him from Congress before the December 12 special election against Democrat Doug Jones.

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  • More history for Valentine Holmes as Australia reach final
More history for Valentine Holmes as Australia reach final

Vunivalu gave the Fiji fans something to shout about by stooping low to scoop up a pass and go over, but Holmes applied the finish to another brilliant move to go out on his own with 11 World Cup tries and added another for good measure five minutes from time after a second from Gagai.

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  • Irish government in crisis just before a crucial EU Brexit summit
Irish government in crisis just before a crucial EU Brexit summit

The political crisis could result in a winter election just as the Irish government has warned of delaying the trade talks well into next year if the border situation is not resolved. "There are ways and there is time to resolve this issue", Fianna Fail justice spokesman Jim O'Callaghan told a 6pm news bulletin. Asked if she feared the Irish gove...

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  • Four-year-old Indian boy sexually assaults classmate
Four-year-old Indian boy sexually assaults classmate

The girl, who was nearby, listening to her mother talk to this correspondent, said meekly, "I want to become a witch so that I can kick the boy like a ball". According to the girl's mother, the teacher in charge of the two children's class reportedly ignored a text message sent by the girl's mother complaining about the assault.

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  • Theresa May's statement on Robert Mugabe's resignation
Theresa May's statement on Robert Mugabe's resignation

The Chief Executive Officer of Irbard Security Consult has asked Africans not to jubilate over the forced exit from power of President of Zimbabwe , Robert Mugabe's after 37 years of ruling the country. With Mr Mnangagwa - a former ally of Mr Mugabe nicknamed the Crocodile - the likely next leader, Mr Johnson said: "I think it's very important a...

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  • U.S. state attorneys general oppose plan to increase national park fees
U.S. state attorneys general oppose plan to increase national park fees

A bipartisan coalition of attorneys general on Wednesday called the Trump administration's plan to hike entry fees at national parks a "cruel deception", contending higher prices could force Americans to choose between "beauty and or bread".

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  • United States warns of risk of missiles from Yemen hitting Saudi Arabia
United States warns of risk of missiles from Yemen hitting Saudi Arabia

United Nations officials welcomed the move, albeit cautiously, as it was not clear whether humanitarian missions into Yemen would be allowed to return to pre-blockade levels. United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock called on November 8 for the blockade to be lifted, warning that Yemen would otherwise face "the largest starvation the world has seen ...

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  • Yellow weather of wind issued by Met Office for Nottinghamshire
Yellow weather of wind issued by Met Office for Nottinghamshire

Heavy rain will be accompanied by strong winds across many parts of the warning area". Heavy rain will gradually clear eastwards during Wednesday night. "There remains some uncertainty regarding where the heaviest snow will fall". Heavy rain will be accompanied by strong winds across many parts of the warning area.

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  • Ex-US president Clinton accused of sexual harassment by four women
Ex-US president Clinton accused of sexual harassment by four women

Clinton is yet to formally respond to the recent allegations. The women allege that the former POTUS assaulted them in the early 2000s, after he left office in 2001 and while he was working with billionaire Ron Burkle . Clinton had said she was unwilling to talk about the scandal that almost ended her husband's presidency. "She put a shot righ...

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  • Drinking Coffee Actually Has Health Benefits, Study Finds
Drinking Coffee Actually Has Health Benefits, Study Finds

Coffee was also associated with a lower risk of several cancers, including prostate, endometrial, skin and liver cancer, as well as type 2 diabetes, gallstones and gout. Ultimately, the research lines up with recent reviews and studies that say drinking coffee doesn't seem to be hazardous. There also seemed to be beneficial associations between c...

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  • Justice Bhandari remains in his post at ICJ as Britain withdraws candidate
Justice Bhandari remains in his post at ICJ as Britain withdraws candidate

Huge efforts by Team - MEA. Christopher Greenwood , the current British judge, was running for re-election to serve a second nine-year term - but withdrew from the race after facing a run-off vote against India's Dalveer Bhandari . In the 11th round, he had received five votes from the Security Council. Diplomats familiar with behind-the-scen...

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  • Jacob Thompson Dead With Cancer Before Christmas
Jacob Thompson Dead With Cancer Before Christmas

Jacob and his family had their early Christmas celebration on November 12 in the hospital, where he had been admitted since October 11. His family announced on Facebook that he passed away less than four years after being diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma that spread to his head and hip.

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  • Do People Who Own Dogs Live Longer?
Do People Who Own Dogs Live Longer?

Overall, the investigators concluded that those who owned a dog had a 20% reduced risk of death from any cause and a 23% reduced risk of death from cardiac disease. "Single dog owners had a 33% reduction in risk of death and 11% reduction in risk of myocardial infarction during follow-up compared to single non-owners", said researcher Mwenya Muba...

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  • Pakistan offered meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife
Pakistan offered meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife

Jadhav has already been sentenced to death by a Pakistani Army court on charges of espionage and sabotage while India has dismissed the allegations against him and had demanded consular access. India has taken the Jadhav case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The reply will cover all aspects including proofs of Jadhav's involvement in ...

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  • New Zealand 2 Fiji 4
New Zealand 2 Fiji 4

The Kiwis were favourites to move into the last four but slipped to a shock 4-2 loss in Wellington, their second successive defeat after losing to Tonga in their final group game. New Zealand, who lost star forward Jason Taumalolo to Tonga and were without Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor for disciplinary reasons, made a bright start to the tournam...

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  • Women become first Nigerian qualifiers, African bobsledders at Winter Games
Women become first Nigerian qualifiers, African bobsledders at Winter Games

Upon discovering the page, Visa was inspired by their story and determination to carve out a place in history, and pledged to help solidify the team's trip to the Olympic Winter Games. The bobsled trio might not be the only Nigerian representatives in next year's Winter Olympics, as Simi Adeagbo, is still on the race to qualify for the Games in t...

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  • Surgeon claims he's performed world's first human head transplant on a corpse
Surgeon claims he's performed world's first human head transplant on a corpse

And he says that the successful test shows that his plans will work, according to the British newspaper The Independent . Professor Canavero, who gained fame for his controversial claims about the first head transplant, apparently said he would offer proof for his claim in the coming days.

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  • California's Jobless Rate Drops Slightly To 4.9 Percent
California's Jobless Rate Drops Slightly To 4.9 Percent

County residents working grew even faster, by 18,000 to 4.93 million, according to figures from the California Employment Development Department. The unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 3.7 percent last month from 4.1 percent in September, according to state figures released Friday.

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