Mali crisis: From disputed election to president’s detention

For months, Mali has been mired in an escalating political crisis marked by large anti-government rallies and failed mediation attempts by regional leaders wary of further instability in the country. Political tension has been simmering following the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in 2018, in a poll that opposition parties said was marred by irregularities.   Friction rose earlier this year after a dispute over the results of a parliamentary election prompted tens of thousands to take to the streets …

China may never catch up with its commitments to the U.S. in ‘phase one’ deal, expert says

China may never catch up to buying the agreed amounts of U.S. goods and services under the “phase one” trade deal, an expert said on Friday. Both countries signed the agreement in January, which brought to a pause the trade war between them that saw retaliatory tariffs being slapped on goods worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Among other things, China committed to buying, over two years, at least $200 billion more U.S. goods and services in addition to its 2017 purchases. …

Mark Kozelek, Of Sun Kil Moon And Red House Painters, Accused Of Sexual Assault

Mark Kozelek, performing as Sun Kil Moon on Sept. 30, 2018 in Long Beach, Calif.   Warning: This article contains descriptions of alleged sexual assault and misconduct. Three women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against musician Mark Kozelek, who frequently performs as Sun Kil Moon. The accusations were published by Pitchfork on Thursday in a report by Amy Zimmerman. When reached by NPR, a representative responded that Kozelek was not available to comment on the allegations. In …

Hong Kong lawmaker says, “I don’t know how I can protect myself”

Pro-democracy lawmaker Tanya Chan answers the questions from media outside Hong Kong’s High Court on October 31, 2019. Hong Kongers are deleting social media posts and making plans to emigrate because of China’s new “national security” law that came into effect earlier this month, one prominent pro-democracy lawmaker told CBS News. The law, which came into force on July 1, outlaws a variety of vaguely defined offenses like “sedition,” which can be tried in mainland Chinese courts and carry sentences of life …

FM says Germany ready to help Lebanon but reforms necessary

Germany’s foreign minister says his country stands ready to help Lebanon with reconstruction and further investment after last week’s massive explosion August 12, 2020, 3:18 PM 3 min read BEIRUT — Germany stands ready to help Lebanon with reconstruction and further investment after last week’s massive explosion, but any support will be linked to economic reforms and an end to pervasive corruption in Lebanon, Germany‘s foreign minister said Wednesday. Heiko Maas spoke after a tour of Beirut’s devastated port, where …

Man Arrested For Allegedly Breaking Jaw Of 72-Year-Old Veteran In Mask Dispute

A Washington man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting a 72-year-old veteran over a face mask dispute. Police apprehended Cody Hansen, 35, in his Spokane, Washington home after receiving an anonymous tip, local news station Q13 Fox reported. He was charged with second-degree assault. The July 18 incident left the unidentified victim with a broken jaw and cornea abrasion, Q13 Fox reported. Surveillance footage from the lobby of the Red Lion Inn and Suites in Kent, Washington showed the attacker …

Ammonium nitrate, reported source of Beirut explosions, has caused many high-profile blasts

Ammonium nitrate, which Lebanese authorities have said caused the devastating Beirut explosions, is an odorless crystalline substance commonly used as a fertilizer and has caused numerous industrial blasts over the decades. These notably include one at a Texas fertilizer plant in 2013 that killed 15 and was ruled deliberate, a North Korean railway blast that left 161 dead in 2004, and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. When combined with fuel oils, ammonium nitrate creates a potent explosive widely used in …

Fire breaks out near Lebanese parliament as protests over blast reignites

Anti-government protesters take part in a demonstration against the political elites and the government, in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 8, 2020 after the massive explosion at the Port of Beirut. STR | NurPhoto via Getty Images Lebanese protesters hurled rocks at security forces blocking a road near parliament on Sunday in a second day of anti-government demonstrations after last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut. Fire broke out at the entrance to Parliament Square as protesters tried to break into a …

How windy is it on Mars? Sand ‘megaripples’ offer a clue.

The sandy landscape of Mars is home to plenty of severe weather, including the odd dust storm so large that it can be observed by telescopes on Earth. But its day-to-day weather remains something of a mystery. Now, a new study that monitored the subtle movements of huge ripples of sand on the Martian surface suggests that Mars may actually be windier than researchers thought. It’s not uncommon to find wavelike features, known as “megaripples,” in some deserts of Mars, …

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