FORT COLLINS, Colo — If you ask EunJi Kwak about her best friend Blue, she’ll tell you without hesitation—he’s the “best scam” she’s ever fallen for. “They told me that he would be a 30-pound border collie, but he’s clearly some kind of funny 70-pound mix now,” Kwak laughed. Kwak credits the 70-pound, furry “scam” with saving her life. Six years ago, before her dog Blue entered her life, she was homeless in Los Angeles…"Odell’s 2023 “Top Dog” winner is the “best scam” his mom ever fell for"
Ropati Opa sat in the shade on the side of the road beside a carpet of tropical greenery with a massive, fringing coral reef sitting just offshore. He is the mayor of Leone, a seaside village on American Samoa, an island in the South Pacific between Hawaii and New Zealand. As such, it’s his responsibility to help ensure that the coral there stays healthy. Corals attract fish that are beneficial to the Samoan ecosystem, and…"Why corals in American Samoa are thriving despite warmer oceans "
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Attacks in northern Mali have more than doubled since U.N. peacekeepers completed the first phase of their withdrawal last month after a decade of fighting Islamic extremists, resulting in more than 150 deaths. In one brazen attack, militants targeted a triple-decker passenger boat, killing 49 civilians. And this week, another group of rebels attacked Malian army camps in the Lere locality on the border with Mauritania, leaving several security personnel dead…"Mali’s junta struggles to fight growing violence in a northern region as UN peacekeepers withdraw"
South Africa remains a key territory for US-funded HIV and Aids work. Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images South Africa and the US may not always see eye to eye, but the US will continue to support HIV work. USAID has launched a new research project with the Medical Research Council. American-funded projects have had a huge impact in some parts of South Africa, and on the continent as a whole. South Africa remains a…"SA may be a Russian ally, but remains key for the USA’s HIV work, now in the search for vaccines"
China’s top diplomat Wang Yi will begin a four-day visit to Russia for security talks on Monday, his foreign ministry said, the latest in a series of high-level visits and phone calls between the two countries. Read our liveblog for all the latest developments on the war in Ukraine. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). Issued on: 18/09/2023 – 07:35Modified: 18/09/2023 – 09:15 4 min 9:05am: Ukraine says recaptured 7 square kilometres from Russian forces last…"Chinese foreign minister to visit Russia for security talks"
Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Ki Kusomo says he has had a gift for seeing the future since he was a young boy. Growing up in the city of Indramayu, West Java, he would tell people what he believed lay ahead of them, from whether they could be involved in an accident to the chances that their marriage would end in divorce. From the age of five, when he often played in…"Ki Kusomo’s dark arts behind bid to succeed Joko Widodo"
All the latest developments from the war in Ukraine. Kim confident Putin will achieve ‘great victory’ North Korea’s leader said Moscow will emerge victorious against its enemies, during an exceptional visit to Russia aimed at strengthening ties, especially military ones. ADVERTISEMENT Vladimir Putin is widely believed to want North Korean ammunition for his grinding invasion of Ukraine. However, any such arms deal has not been officially disclosed, at this stage. Pyongyang needs food to combat chronic…"Ukraine war: Putin will achieve ‘great victory’, EU lifts sanctions, Russia drone wave attacks"
Photo Credit: Pixabay In this article, we’ll explore the 30 Countries With the Highest Rate of Violent Crime. We won’t delve into an extensive analysis of violent crime statistics and how they affect business activity. Instead, let’s take a closer look at these nations and their challenges with violent crime. The National Institute of Justice defines violent crime as any crime involving harm or the threat of violence. These crimes include murder, rape, assault, kidnapping,…"Countries With the Highest Rate of Violent Crime [Top 30 List]"
Torture perpetrated by Russian officers against Ukrainian civilians and prisoners of war has reached such a level that it is clearly a systematic, state-endorsed policy, a United Nations expert on torture said Saturday. Witnesses shared accounts that were credible, said Alice Jill Edwards, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on torture, and that confirmed a consistent pattern of torture, including rape and beatings, in different detention facilities under Russian occupation and among Ukrainian soldiers captured by Russian…"Russian Torture of Ukrainians Amounts to State Policy, Expert Says"
UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. goal of achieving gender equality by 2030 is impossible to attain because of deeply rooted biases against women around the world in heath, education, employment and the halls of power, the United Nations said in a report Thursday. “The world is failing women and girls,” UN Women, the agency promoting gender equality, and the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs said in “The Gender Snapshot 2023” report. According to…"Biases against women preventing global gender equality, UN says"