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Why New Guinea Warriors Prized Human Bone Daggers

Why New Guinea Warriors Prized Human Bone Daggers The 1970s artefact was fashioned from the thigh bone of a large flightless bird known as a cassowary ( Casuarius unappendiculatus ), as were five of the weapons in the museum collection. Dominy and his colleagues sent the items through a CT scanner, which revealed a pattern - the bird bone daggers were flatter and straighter than the human ones. [Full Article...]

Kim Wall death: What we know so far

Kim Wall death: What we know so far Madsen denied the charges throughout the trial, saying that Wall had died accidentally. The lawyer for Danish inventor Peter Madsen says she will appeal his murder conviction and life sentence. Described by psychiatrists as a "perverse polymorph" with "psychopathic traits" who runs a "high risk" of being a repeat offender, Madsen is a semi-celebrity in Denmark known for his ambitious development... [Full Article...]

Jailed photoreporter to receive United Nations press freedom prize

Jailed photoreporter to receive United Nations press freedom prize He called on the UNESCO to stay away from politics and focus on education, science and culture, adding, "This can not be accepted by the Egyptian parliament or any other country, especially since Egypt is one of the founding countries of this organization". [Full Article...]

Australian nun who drew Duterte's ire told to leave PH

Australian nun who drew Duterte's ire told to leave PH President Rodrigo Duterte admitted on April 18 that he ordered the probe on Fox, which led to her arrest . THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has cancelled the missionary visa of Australian Roman Catholic nun Sister Patricia Fox and ordered her to leave the country in 30 days. [Full Article...]

Media watchdog warns global press freedom under threat

Media watchdog warns global press freedom under threat The threat of state regulation and online intimidation campaigns against journalists left the United Kingdom 40th in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index , compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the campaign group based in Paris . "Political leaders who fuel loathing for reporters... undermine the concept of public debate based on facts instead of propaganda". The watchdog's Secretary Gene... [Full Article...]

Finland's widely publicised basic income trial to end

Finland's widely publicised basic income trial to end The government has turned down a request for extra funding from Kela, the Finnish social security agency, to expand the two-year pilot to a group of employees this year, and said payments to current participants will end next January. That, and the complexity of the Finnish social benefits system, fuelled the calls for ambitious social security reforms, including the basic income pilot. [Full Article...]

Inuka, the world's only 'tropical polar bear', dies in Singapore

Inuka, the world's only 'tropical polar bear', dies in Singapore Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics , was surrounded by assistant director of veterinary services Dr Abraham Mathew, deputy head keeper Mohan Ponichamy and one of his caregivers. "It is a very emotional and sad day..." He had slowed down in recent months, and became less interested in his daily play sessions. Zoo officials said a private memorial would be held on Thursday, April 2... [Full Article...]

Will BJP Or Congress Win Karnataka? What The Opinion Polls Show

Will BJP Or Congress Win Karnataka? What The Opinion Polls Show The last date for withdrawal of nominations is April 27. Over 3,925 nominations had been filed for 224 assembly seats, the authorities said . "But, [now after supporting Congress] what is our position?" While the BJP has indicated Yeddyurappa as its chief ministerial candidate, Lingayats do not see him as a leader and have no faith in him anymore. [Full Article...]

Windrush generation will get free fast-track British citizenship

Windrush generation will get free fast-track British citizenship Because of the prime minister's "hostile environment" introduced through changes to immigration rules in 2014, the Caribbean immigrants and their families who settled in the United Kingdom between 1948 and 1973 have been threatened with deportation, lost their jobs or been denied medical treatment. [Full Article...]

Ranbir Kapoor on Sanju biopic: Didn't have courage to play Sanjay Dutt

Ranbir Kapoor on Sanju biopic: Didn't have courage to play Sanjay Dutt I consider Sanjay Dutt a very flawed person but a wonderful person. I was like how can one man live so many lives in one life. When asked if at all a biopic on his life will be made in the future, the actor said that he wouldn't mind to let someone make his biopic , however it won't earn any money. [Full Article...]

Siddaramaiah to contest from two seats as nominations close for Assembly polls

Siddaramaiah to contest from two seats as nominations close for Assembly polls Of the 244 candidates of the Congress , only 15 are women. Earlier today he filed his nomination from Badami constituency. "We will definitely win this", he added. He said "there was also pressure on the high command". However, this may not make state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa happy at the moment, as it jeopardises his son B Y Vijayendra's political prospects. [Full Article...]

These Are BJP's "Star Campaigners" For Karnataka Election

These Are BJP's Vijayendra was widely expected to file his nomination on Monday to battle Siddaramaiah's son since he had spent almost three weeks in the constituency building a rapport with voters. The Congress also witnessed high drama within its ranks as M.H. Ambareesh, a popular Kannada actor and the party's incumbent legislator from Mandya, chose to opt out of the race, prompting the party to give the ticket... [Full Article...]

Modi to spearhead BJP poll campaign in Karnataka from May 1

Modi to spearhead BJP poll campaign in Karnataka from May 1 He said, "I warn chief minister Siddaramaiah and the Congress that if I stand beside the BJP and cough, the Congress party will be vanquished in Karnataka politics". Siddaramaiah thus goes back to Chamundeshwari, the seat he had once held. This offer however was rejected by the Congress ruled State Government at that time. [Full Article...]

House of Reps member calls for Buhari's Impeachment(DETAILS)

House of Reps member calls for Buhari's Impeachment(DETAILS) He said the letter was sent to the leadership of the National Assembly on April 13 and was received by his (Speaker's) office on April 17. Which implies that the president should have sought the approval of the national assembly and those of the 36 State Houses of Assembly before handing over the $462 million to the United States. [Full Article...]

Police Id Delaware Woman Who Killed Former Newark City Councilman's Wife

Police Id Delaware Woman Who Killed Former Newark City Councilman's Wife Sokola's office also issued a written statement that said Chapman was "sharp, hard-working, and motivated by a honest desire to serve her community". While in the kitchen, Jennair took out her gun and shot Chapman in the head before using the same weapon to commit suicide. [Full Article...]

Ryanair takes options on 25 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Ryanair takes options on 25 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft With this delivery, United is the first operator of the 737 MAX 9 variant in the U.S. Both American and Southwest already operate the 737 MAX 8 variant. United expects to take delivery of two more 737 MAX 9 aircraft this month and will have ten 737 MAX 9 aircraft by the end of 2018. "Ryanair's follow-on order shows once again that the high capacity 737 MAX 8 is the ideal airplane for low-priced ... [Full Article...]

Salman Khurshid says Cong has 'blood on its hands', later defends himself

Salman Khurshid says Cong has 'blood on its hands', later defends himself Notably, Khurshid was was replying to a question asked by former AMU student. Congress leader Salman Khursheed has said that the party's hands are stained with blood. "AMU Act was amended in 1948 and then Muslim Dalits were deprived of reservation under the SC/ST quota following presidential order in 1950". Congress has Muslims' blood on its hands. [Full Article...]

Jammu and Kashmir nod to Ordinance for death to child rapists

Jammu and Kashmir nod to Ordinance for death to child rapists The state cabinet that met here today under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti approved the enhancement of duty allowance of volunteer home guards from Rs 90 to Rs 300 per day. He said child-friendly provisions had been brought through the second ordinance so that the victims are not harassed. The activist has said Modi's popularity has gone down and there are agitations near... [Full Article...]

Axa Has $2.42 Million Stake in Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (AEM)

The Retail segment offers a range of brand name and private label merchandise through various channels, including Nordstrom branded full-line stores and online store at Nordstrom.com; Nordstrom Rack stores; Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook; Trunk Club clubhouses and TrunkClub.com; Jeffrey boutiques; and clearance stores that operate under the Last Chance name. [Full Article...]

Infant found safe after parents fled 300 miles with newborn

Infant found safe after parents fled 300 miles with newborn Both parents were detained, and the man, David Cooper, was booked into jail on an outstanding warrant out of IL. Cooper is also wanted in IL on multiple unrelated charges, the Sheriffs Office said. Late Monday, Tampa Bay Times reported that Cooper had been arrested on his outstanding warrants. Gadsen County sheriff's Deputy Vontez Jackson was praised for helping find the infant. [Full Article...]


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