Jerusalem Denial Complex

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2 suspects in Hawaii vacation rental home killing in custody

HONOLULU (AP) — A man and woman remained in custody Friday after they were arrested on suspicion of killing a ...
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson set for talks in Iran

The UK foreign secretary will raise 'grave concerns' about the jailing of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ...
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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Trump’s Jerusalem move hinders Mideast peace

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With Jerusalem move, Trump boosts Palestinian reconciliation efforts

Visiting Gaza, Palestinian PM Hamdallah thanked Hamas for maintaining security in the Strip and said 'Palestinian reconciliation is our choice ...
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Sexual taboo

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Canadian army builds 500-person border camp as asylum-seeker numbers rise

Canadian army builds 500-person border camp as asylum-seeker numbers riseMost of the migrants crossing into Canada are Haitians who have been living in the US for years. The Canadian military has been deployed to build a 500-person camp at a remote location at the border as authorities grapple with a growing number of asylum seekers crossing into Canada by foot from the United States. Since the start of the year, the numbers of asylum seekers entering Canada from the US has risen sharply.

Scientists finally give the biggest dinosaur that ever lived a name

Scientists finally give the biggest dinosaur that ever lived a name

There's a new king of the dinosaurs. Researchers working with bones found half a decade ago in Argentina have finally classified and named the new species that is thought to have been the largest of all the mighty reptiles. It's called Patagotitan mayorum, and it was so incredibly huge that it would have made even fearsome carnivores like the Tyrannosaurus rex look downright tiny by comparison. 

Patagotitan mayorum — whose name is derived from Patagonia, Argentina, where its fossils were first discovered — lived some 100 million years ago. A half dozen examples of the species have been unearthed so far, and by averaging their sizes, scientists have been able to get a rough idea for what they looked like in the flesh. The research was published this week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

The massive plant-eaters were true titans of their day, averaging 122 feet in length with a shoulder height of around 20 feet. When the animal raised its mighty neck its height would have been several times taller, and like other sauropod dinosaurs it likely used its impressive reach to pick plant material from towering trees.

With a weight that could top 80 tons, the creature was roughly as heavy as the Space Shuttle (minus a full tank of fuel) and are thought to have been extremely slow moving. Compared to the Tyrannosaurus rex, which weighed just shy of 9 tons in adulthood, the Patagotitan mayorum would have been hard to miss, and scientists believe it could be the largest land animal that ever walked the Earth.


Princess Diana would have been 'best grandmother ever' Earl Spencer says

Princess Diana would have been 'best grandmother ever' Earl Spencer saysDiana, Princess of Wales would have been the "best grandmother ever," her brother told a US television documentary. Earl Spencer shared previously unseen home videos of Diana as a young child. The videos showed her playing in a sand pit, on a lawn, in a doll house, and on a swing. Earl Spencer told ABC's The Story of Diana documentary: "You’d be wrong to think of Diana was a saintly child. She was quite naughty. Never with malice, you know, just sort of pushing the boundaries." He added: "One of the great tragedies of course is that Diana would have been the best grandmother ever. Earl Spencer Credit: John Robertson "I love the fact that there's still such veneration inside her immediate family for what she was and what she meant and I think that's fantastic." Colin Tebbut, Diana’s driver, told the documentary about bringing Diana’s body home to London in 1997 following her death in a car crash in Paris. He said: "I don't think you've ever come into a street where you can't move with people, but as we came out of the airport and turned left, which is the A40 into London, there were no cars. "People, people, upon people, upon people all the way in. Must have been probably four or five miles.”

Thousands attend events for ousted Pakistani prime minister Sharif

Thousands attend events for ousted Pakistani prime minister SharifBy Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Thousands of people attended a rally and procession in support of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday as he embarks on a show of political power following a Supreme Court decision to disqualify him from office over undeclared assets. Sharif launched the so-called “caravan” procession from Islamabad to his eastern hometown of Lahore, despite the concerns of advisers about security. After being driven 12 hours surrounded by supporters showering his vehicle with rose petals from capital Islamabad to the neighboring city of Rawalpindi, normally a 30 minute drive, Sharif addressed the crowd shortly after midnight.