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oxforduniversity-sept13.jpg For the fourth consecutive year, Oxford has been ranked as the world's best university. The California Institute of Technology is the second best among nearly 1,400 universities across 92 countries listed in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. The London based magazine claims that theirs is the largest and most diverse university ranking, the only one audited by Pricewater

amazonfire-sept13.jpg As the raging forest fires continue to engulf the Amazon rain forest in Brazil, experts have raised alarm that it could spread into the flooded forest habitat and destroy hundreds of fish species living there. Further degradation of the flooded forests as a result of increasing deforestation and fire could change the Amazon's aquatic ecosystem, researchers say. "If we don't protect these areas,

libra-091319.jpg France said on Thursday that it wont allow Facebook to launch its upcoming Libra cryptocurrency project in Europe citing a possible threat it may pose to the monetary sovereignty of governments in the continent. Addressing a conference on cryptocurrencies organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Libra pose

trump-sept13.jpg President Donald Trump has announced that the country's middle class can expect a tax cut next year. "We are working on a tax cut for the middle-income people that is going to be very, very inspirational," Trump told Republican lawmakers' annual retreat in Baltimore Thursday. "It's going to be something that I think it's what everyone's really looking for," he told the Congressmen. "It will be a

oildrilling-ban-091219.jpg The House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills banning offshore oil and gas drilling in a major part of the U.S. coast. The bill to ban oil and gas leasing off the coast of Atlantic and Pacific oceans was passed by 238 to 189 votes. South Carolina Democrat representative Joe Cunningham, who sponsored the H.R. 1941 measure, said, "Today the House took definitive action to ensure there a

ecigarette-ban-091219.jpg In the wake of new data showing an alarming rise in vaping by youth in the United States, the Trump administration announced plans to ban most flavored e-cigarettes. In a White House meeting chaired by President Donald Trump, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that the Food and Drug Administration is finalizing a guidance document that would require that all flavors, other th

trump-bolton-091219.jpg President Donald Trump said a day after firing John Bolton that as National Security Adviser, he committed some "big mistakes." According to the president, Bolton's stand on a number of foreign policy matters, including North Korean denuclearization, was not in line with his administration. Trump revealed in a post on Twitter Tuesday that he dismissed Bolton. But the former U.N. Ambassador claim

immigration-061512_12sep19.jpg The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to deny asylum requests from migrants at the southern border who have traveled through Mexico or another country without seeking protection there. Under a new asylum rule that the US Government announced in July, migrants who entered the United States crossing the southern border are not eligible to seek asylum in the United States if the

amazon-fires-091019.jpg Updated satellite images by the European Space Agency show heavy air pollution caused by the Amazon fires in Brazil with concentration of carbon monoxide and other pollutants in August. Wildfires have been raging in a vast region of Brazil's Amazon rain forest for the past many weeks. A preliminary government data released last week said deforestation in the region rose in the eight months through

john-bolton-091019.jpg President Donald Trump revealed in a post on Twitter on Tuesday that has dismissed National Security Adviser John Bolton. Trump said he "disagreed strongly" with many of Bolton's suggestions and asked for the former U.N. Ambassador's resignation last night.

uskoreatalks-sept10.jpg Pyongyang has reacted positively to Washington's repeated calls to resume denuclearization talks by saying they are willing for a late September schedule. In a statement published by the state-run Korean Central News Agency, North Korea's first vice foreign minister Choe Son-hui said that the U.S. Government should come up with a new proposal acceptable to the Kim Jong Un regime. "We have willi

googlefacebook-sept10.jpg Russia has accused Facebook and Google of interfering in the just concluded local elections in the country by distributing political advertising on these media platforms, violating Russian election law. "During the monitoring of mass media on voting day, distribution of political advertising in the Google search engine, on the social network Facebook and on video hosting Youtube was established,"

press-sept10.jpg Eritrea, North Korea, and Turkmenistan are the world's worst countries in imposing press censorship, a media watchdog said in a global report on press freedom. In these countries, all of which are ruled by authoritarian regimes, the media "serves as a mouthpiece of the state, and any independent journalism is conducted from exile," the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists said in the report

marksanfod-090919.jpg Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford officially announced that he will challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for president in 2020. Announcing his presidential bid during an interview, the 59-year-old candidate said, "I think we need to have a conversation on what it means to be a Republican. I think that as a Republican party we have lost our way." "We have lost

ferrari-090919.jpg Ferrari's new top sports car 2020 F8 Spider will make its formal debut at this week's Frankfurt International Motor Show. An improved convertible version of its 488 Spider, F8 Spider is designed on the same lines as the F8 Tributo Berlinetta. The F8 Spider is the latest in Ferrari's line of open-roof V8s. Weighed at 1,400 kilograms, it is 44 pounds lighter than its predecessor. A remarkable feat

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