25 African Migrants Rescued Off the Coast of Brazil

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppLast Sunday, 25 African migrants and 2 Brazilians were rescued off the coast of Brazil. The group was rescued by fishermen after floating adrift aboard a vessel for 35 days at sea. According to local media reports, the migrants are from Senegal, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Cape Verde. The ship was at sail for five weeks. Most of them have not had food or water for several days and are severely dehydrated. This is not uncommon as there are many human rights…

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Guns vs. Education

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppSince mass shootings have become such a frequent occurrence, it is no wonder Utica College located in Upstate New York sprang into action the minute they received threats from an individual, presently unidentified, who declared themselves armed with a weapon around on campus grounds. Utica College has approximately 5000 students who attend classes on campus and online. Due to the calamitous events that have transpired at about 11am Monday morning, all of these students as well as the staffs have been removed…

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Eyes Underground: Using Lasers to View Buried Maya Cities

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppArchaeologists are applying laser technology to digitally “unearth” Maya cities in Guatemala. The process will change what the world knows about the Maya Civilization, putting it on the same level of advanced civilizations with sophisticated cultures like ancient Greece or China. Lasers have broad applications in drilling, cutting, alignment, guidance, and surgery. Everyday applications for the average person include reading bar codes and playing compact discs. Archaeologists, however, are using them for digital mapping: discovering ancient structures underground without having to physically…

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Cuba cautions U.S. against making hasty decisions over mystery attacks

U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppCuba’s Foreign Minister warned the U.S. Secretary of State during their meeting Tuesday to not be hasty with decisions regarding the alleged attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba, Reuters reports. He also urged authorities to cooperate in regards to the ongoing investigation into the affair. The meeting between Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the highest level meeting to take place between Cuba and the U.S. since President Donald Trump took office. The FM called for the…

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Trump lifts shipping restrictions but Puerto Rico’s aid remains trapped

Shipping containers en route to port

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Digg StumbleUpon Email Reddit WhatsAppPresident Donald Trump has loosened foreign shipping restrictions to Puerto Rico Thursday in a bid to hasten the delivery of aid and supplies to the struggling populace, Reuters reports. The U.S. territory’s residents are still staggering in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s devastation. Many are struggling to equip their families with basic necessities. Even with the temporary lift on shipping restrictions, Reuters points out that there remain “huge logistical hurdles” in distributing food, fuel and drinking water throughout the territory. Complicating matters…

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