World’s “Most Important” Organisms Are On The Move. Reason: Climate Change

Reading Time: 16 minutes Climate Change: A sample containing Calanus helgolandicus, a type of zoo plankton. United Kingdom: The strange metal box hauled from the waves and onto the ship’s deck looks like a spaceship fished from a child’s imagination. But when scientist Clare Ostle opens it up and draws out the silk scrolls inside, she is looking for … Read more

assange: Julian Assange’s long fight against extradition – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has fought a long-running battle to avoid extradition to the United States for publishing classified documents. The latest chapter starts at the High Court of England and Wales on Wednesday, when the US government appeals against a refusal by a London court in January to send him for trial. In … Read more

Your Monday Briefing

Reading Time: 11 minutes A faltering shadow war in Somalia After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. dispatched tens of thousands of troops to Afghanistan, a mission that recently ended in crushing defeat. But it turned to a different playbook in Somalia, relying on spies, Special Operations raids and drone strikes. Now, it seems, that playbook is also … Read more

“Years Of Foot-Dragging”: Israel Says Climate Change “National Security” Issue

Reading Time: 4 minutes Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett declared fight against climate change. Jerusalem: Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday declared the fight against climate change a “national security” priority and pledged to “facilitate” investments in green energy. Days before the COP26 global climate summit in the British city of Glasgow — which Bennett is due to … Read more

“US Did Not Defeat Taliban”, Ex Afghanistan Envoy Recounts “Struggle”

Reading Time: 4 minutes Afghanistan News: Zalmay Khalilzad said US was losing war to Afghanistan. Washington: The United States was losing the war to the Taliban so it chose negotiations as an alternative, said the former US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad. Talking to CBS News, Khalilzad said the US military tried many times to strengthen its … Read more

Scientists turn durian waste into bandages — and the internet has questions

Reading Time: 10 minutes A durian’s soft, yellow flesh inside its thorny green husk seen at a shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mohd Rasfan | AFP | Getty Images Some love them, while others loathe them. Durians are banned on all public transportation in Singapore due to their smell — which some have likened to sewage or smelly socks. … Read more

China is pushing to develop its own chips — but the country can’t do without foreign tech

Reading Time: 11 minutes A technologist inspects a computer chip. Sefa Ozel | E+ | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — China’s technology giants have been pushing to develop their own semiconductors or chips, a move seen as progress toward China’s goal to become self-reliant in the critical technology. In reality, China is still a long way off even if … Read more

US Chose Calendar-Base Approach For Afghanistan Withdrawal: Ex-Envoy

Reading Time: 4 minutes US did not take into account real situation in Afghanistan, former US envoy for Afghanistan said(FILE) Washington: The United States chose the calendar-based approach in its decisions on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and did not take into account the real situation in the country, former US Special Representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad said … Read more

Calls To Ban Guns On Movie Sets Grow After Alec Baldwin Shooting Incident

Reading Time: 4 minutes Alec Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in on-set tragedy (File) Los Angeles: Calls were multiplying in Hollywood Sunday to ban the use of firearms on movie sets, three days after actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in a shocking on-set tragedy. A memorial service will be held later Sunday for 42-year-old Hutchins, … Read more

Australia Looks To Roll Out Covid Booster Shots Soon As Curbs Ease

Reading Time: 4 minutes Almost 87% of people above 16 have received their first dose in the country. (FILE) Sydney: Australian officials plan to roll out COVID-19 booster shots soon to prevent a resurgence of cases, as residents in the two largest cities of Sydney and Melbourne begin to enjoy more freedoms after months-long curbs. Australia has ditched its … Read more