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What is at stake in the Strait of Hormuz? 20.7.2019 Raw Story
Tensions between the United States, Iran and other countries are flaring again in the Strait of Hormuz. There are competing explanations for what’s going on in the narrow seaway through which 21% of the world’s crude oil currently passes. Most of the reports of attacked tankers, smuggled oil and downed drones involve Iran and the […]
Can birds help connect North Korea to the world? 19.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Amid missile tests and nuclear threats in recent years, longtime South Korea-based birder Nial Moores, who has made frequent trips to North Korea to study birds, explains the important role they play.

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NOAA’s finding that last month was hottest June ever recorded bolsters calls for radical climate action 19.7.2019 Raw Story
“Action is urgently needed at the world, federal, state, and local levels to rapidly cut fossil fuel pollution and to protect and rebuild naturally stored carbon.” As meteorologists warned Thursday that temperatures above 100°F are expected to impact two-thirds of the country this weekend, U.S. government scientists revealed that last month was the hottest June ever recorded—bolstering calls for radical global […]
Ebix to acquire Indian travel company Yatra for $337.8M 17.7.2019 techCrunch
Atlanta-based software firm Ebix said today it is acquiring Indian online travel booking company Yatra through a merger deal at an enterprise value of $337.8 million as it looks to strengthen its position in India’s hotel and flight ticketing businesses. Once the acquisition has completed, Yatra will become part of Ebix’s EbixCash (the company’s Indian subsidiary) […]
UN: One in nine persons still goes hungry worldwide 17.7.2019 The Moderate Voice

We are mesmerized by President Donald Trump’s trade wars and stridently nationalist policies but the real crises of today’s world are the 2 billion people who do not have access to enough nutritious food to lead healthy lives. One in 9 persons around the world faces hunger, despite abundant technologies to bring this scourge down […]

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World hunger on the rise with more than 820 million at risk, UN report says 15.7.2019 Raw Story
More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported Monday — the third year in a row that the number has risen. After decades of decline, food insecurity began to increase in 2015 and reversing the trend is one of the 2030 targets of the […]
American Dark Money Is Fueling the Rise of Europe’s Far Right 14.7.2019
America’s Christian right has spent at least $50 million in the last decade to fund campaigns and advocacy in Europe.
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9 Life Lessons I Learned From Being a Nomad for Ten Years 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Matt Kepnes traveled constantly for a decade - never hanging his hat in one place - learning some valuable lessons along the way.
A91 Partners, a new VC fund from former Sequoia Capital India execs, closes $351M maiden fund 10.7.2019 TechCrunch
India’s growing number of startups now have one additional VC fund that will listen to their business ideas. A91 Partners, a new VC fund founded by former partners at Sequoia Capital India, has closed their maiden fund at $351 million. A91 Partners will focus on high growth startups in consumer, technology, financial services, and healthcare sectors […]
India’s NiYO ‘neo-bank’ raises $35 million to digitize payroll and employee benefits 9.7.2019 TechCrunch
NiYo Solutions, a Bangalore-based ‘neo-bank’ that helps salaried employees access company benefits and other financial services, has raised $35 million in a new round to expand its business in the nation and explore international markets for some of its products. The four-year-old startup, which serves small and medium businesses and other salaried employees across India, […]
Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies 9.7.2019 Raw Story
Farmers are used to dealing with weather, but climate change is making it harder by altering temperature and rainfall patterns, as in this year’s unusually cool and wet spring in the central U.S. In a recently published study, I worked with other scientists to see whether climate change was measurably affecting crop productivity and global […]
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Our nation’s massive ignorance and lack of curiosity have led us into crisis. Are we just too dumb for democracy? 4.7.2019 Raw Story
Independence Day presents a good opportunity to consider that many Americans act as if their young country is independent from the rest of the world. The former popularity of the mindless slogan, “My country right or wrong,” offers a perfect summary of America’s suicidal self-absorption. When the fireworks no longer illuminate the sky, the barbecue […]
Also found in: [+], the global early-stage venture fund, has raised $400 million more from investors 3.7.2019 TechCrunch
The firm, a 20-year-old, early-stage venture outfit that has historically invested out of dedicated funds in numerous geographies, including the U.S., Russia, Germany, Asia, and Brazil, has raised $400 million in fresh capital across two new funds: a $225 million U.S.-focused fund that’s based in San Francisco, and a $175 million fund that’s focused […]
Drugs on a coil free patients from the burden of taking pills for treating infectious diseases 3.7.2019 Raw Story
One of the universal truths of health care is drugs don’t work if people don’t take them. But there are new devices in development that may help patients take their medications as required for up to several months. In developed countries, the World Health Organization estimates that as many as 50% of patients have a […]
Michael Bennet on why Joe Biden's promise to make America 'normal' again is delusional 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The following is a transcript of Michael Bennet's meeting with the Los Angeles Times' editorial board.

Nicholas Goldberg (editor of the editorial pages): Why don't you just give us a short overview if you want, of five minutes or so. You've got your plenty of questions.

Michael Bennet: Great, I'm...

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SoftBank Vision Fund partner David Thevenon is coming to Disrupt Berlin 3.7.2019 TechCrunch
SoftBank Vision Fund has single-handedly changed the game when it comes to tech startup investment. And that’s why I’m excited to announce that SoftBank Vision Fund partner David Thevenon is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. Thevenon spent most of his career working for Google on international and strategic partnerships, especially in Latin America, Asia, […]
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The Antiwar Movement No One Can See 3.7.2019
Peace activism is rising, but that isn’t translating into huge street demonstrations, writes Allegra Harpootlian.   By Allegra Harpootlian When Donald Trump entered the Oval Office in January 2017, Americans took to the streets all across the country to protest…Read more →
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As Ebola outbreak rages, the world just watches. Some call it 'malignant neglect' 3.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Ebola outbreak raging through Congo has sickened thousands of people and killed more than 1,500 — even as the number of new victims continues to climb.

The situation is dire, but it's hardly unprecedented. Less than five years ago, an epidemic in West Africa killed more than 11,000 people, shattering...

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The Mainstream Media Won’t Name US Military Aggression 2.7.2019
As we head into election season 2020, don’t imagine that we’re the good guys on Planet Earth.
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Only 2% of genomic material available for research comes from Africa, 54gene wants to change that 2.7.2019 techCrunch
New advances in genetic mapping and manipulation hold the promise of reshaping medical treatments in the 21st century, but thanks to a lack of sufficient infrastructure and apparent scientific disregard, an entire continent is at risk of being left out. Only 2% of genetic material used for pharmaceutical research comes from the African continent, while […]
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