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US Justice Department defends ‘lawful’ Trump travel ban

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The US Department of Justice has defended President Donald Trump’s travel ban and urged an appeals court to reinstate it in the interests of national security. A 15-page brief argued it was a “lawful exercise of the president’s authority” and not a ban on Muslims. The executive order temporarily banned entry from all refugees and visitors ...

What Old Monkeys and Old Humans Have in Common

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Humans spend less time monkeying around as they get older, and according to a study published Thursday, so do monkeys. As anyone who has ever hung out with a grandparent, observed a retiring parent, or grown old themselves may know, many people get pickier with age. Some go to the same restaurants on the same days ...

Monkeys Could Talk, but They Don’t Have the Brains for It

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Primates are unquestionably clever: Monkeys can learn how to use money, and chimpanzees have a knack for game theory. But no one has ever taught a nonhuman primate to say “hello.” Scientists have long been intrigued by the failure of primates to talk like us. Understanding the reasons may offer clues to how our own ancestors ...

Beirut Adrenaline – Belvoir St theatre

A civil war with a touch of humour and romance By Zeina Issa   Beirut Adrenaline opened this last Thursday, 28th of July at The Belvoir St Theatre. Originally written in French by playwrights Hala Ghosn and Jalie Barcilon, it is now showing for the first time in English, after it had received rave reviews in both France and Lebanon. Directed ...

Lone woman defies neo-Nazi march: ‘I was angry’

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Activist Maria-Teresa “Tess” Asplund, 42, stood alone in confronting several hundred neo-Nazi marchers in Sweden, her fist firmly raised in protest. Asplund’s defiant act only lasted for a couple of seconds — just enough for Swedish photographer David Lagerlöf to capture the image. But Lagerlöf’s photo, which he posted to Twitter, has rocketed around the Internet ...

Shane Watson to captain Australia against India in third Twenty20 at the MCG

Shane Watson will captain Australia in the third Twenty20 international against India at the SCG on Sunday. Watson will take on the Twenty20 captaincy in the wake of Aaron Finch’s hamstring injury, which he picked up during Australia’s 27-run loss to India at the MCG on Friday. “It is an honour to be asked to lead the side on Sunday, ...

David Cameron ‘considering’ plans to admit thousands of migrant children into UK

The prime minister is understood to be seriously considering plans to welcome 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children to the UK within the next few weeks. It comes as the development secretary Justine Greening confirmed the government is looking at what more it can do to help children “across the coming days and weeks”. David Cameron is thought to be looking at ...

Palestinians say UNRWA abandoning them

Palestinian protesters flocked to Downtown Beirut Friday to reaffirm their staunch rejection of what they consider a decision by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency to “gradually abandon” them.

The ebb and flow of Sisi’s Suez surprise

  by/ Dr. Theodore Karasik   The opening of the New Suez Canal represents a real achievement for Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. The 193-kilometer long waterway took only one year to refurbish and is the biggest expansion of the original Suez Canal that first opened in 1869. It is important to note that the second canal, which is actually a new ...

With Video: Ice flows, haze offer more clues to Pluto’s geology

Exotic ices flow across Pluto’s surface, and its reddish color appears to come from a thin haze, the latest report from the New Horizons spacecraft reveals. The new finds have set scientists scrambling to construct the story of how Pluto’s climate and weather work. A stunning image of the dwarf planet in silhouette, released July 24, reveals a layer of ...

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