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bentapley1-sept17.jpg South China giant salamander has been identified by researchers as possibly the largest amphibian ever lived. Using DNA from museum specimens collected in the early 20th century, researchers from Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and London's Natural History Museum identified two new species of giant salamander - one of which they suspect is the biggest of around 8000 amphibians alive in the wor

trumpjusticekavanaugh-sept17.jpg President Donald Trump made a scathing attack of the New York Times over its reporting on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who is facing a fresh allegation of sexual misconduct. In an essay published in last weekend's Sunday Review, the Times had quoted Max Stier, who was Kavanaugh's classmate at Yale University, as saying that he had seen Kavanaugh exposing himself to a female student. Ka

usjapantradeagreement-sept17.jpg President Donald Trump said his Administration has reached an initial trade agreement on tariff barriers and digital trade with Japan. The agreement will be signed in the coming weeks. The White House said in a statement that Trump notified the Congress about his plan to initiate trade negotiations on a United States-Japan Trade Agreement. The trade talks with Japan will be held in stages. "My

markherring-sept16.jpg Couples seeking a marriage license in Virginia have been allowed not to disclose their race. As per Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's order, the Division of Vital Records has made changes to the marriage certificate in which it was not made mandatory on the applicants to answer the question about their race. In the guidance emailed to legal clerks and the media on Friday, Herring said,

us-japancars-091319.jpg The United States will make a commitment not to hike tariffs on Japanese cars or introduce quotas to the number of cars imported to the country, the Tokyo Shimbun newspaper reported. This will be the highlight of a joint statement that the leaders of the two allied countries are expected to issue after their meeting in New York next week, according to the Japanese newspaper. Japanese Prime Ministe

adastra-sept16.jpg Brad Pitt, who plays the lead role of an astronaut in science fiction adventure film Ad Astra, will have the opportunity to discuss what it's like to live and work in space with a NASA crew member aboard the International Space Station. Pitt's Earth-to-space call will be broadcast live at 11:35 a.m. EDT Monday on NASA Television, the U.S. space agency said. It will also be streamed live on NASA w

aramcooilattack-sept16.jpg The U.S. Government blamed Iran for attacks on two Saudi Arabian oil plants, with President Donald Trump hinting at the possibility of a military strike on the Islamic nation. However, the Iranian foreign ministry dismissed the allegations. "Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting

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

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