Thursday, February 20, 2020

Middle East & Turkey

Two far more missing following Turkey quake kills 39

By Umit BektasELAZIG, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey called off rescue operations on Monday in eastern areas hit by Friday's earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for in a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities said.The magnitude 6.8 quake caused 37 deaths in Elazig province,…

Fergal Keane: BBC Africa editor actions down after PTSD analysis

Image caption Fergal Keane reports for news programmes such as The Andrew Marr show The BBC's Fergal Keane is stepping down from his role as Africa editor due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).His diagnosis was the result of "several decades of work in conflict zones around the world", said the BBC's head of newsgathering, Jonathan…

A Single’s Meatloaf: The Strongest Situation for Floor Turkey

Table for One is a column by Senior Editor Eric Kim, who loves cooking for himself—and only himself—and seeks to celebrate the beauty of solitude in its many forms. Most meatloaf recipes feed a crowd. You’re taking ground meat and stretching it—in volume and in flavor—by adding fillers like eggs, onions, and bread crumbs. But…

Basic: US committed to Syria fight Missions up versus IS

GREEN VILLAGE MILITARY OUTPOST -- U.S. troops at military outposts ín eastern Syria asked variations of the same question to their top commander Saturday: What is our future here? What are the goals we need to think about? Gen. Frank McKenzie, the U.S Middle East commander, knows the future is not certain. But at least…

‘New dawn’ Brexit to do checklist: revenue, charming Trump and producing mates

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom leaves the European Union at 2300 GMT on Friday but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a bulging to-do list for what he has cast as a “new dawn” for the country. Below are the biggest issues he has to deal with. TRADE As soon as the United Kingdom formally…

A lower-sulfur eating plan could assistance you live longer, and ingesting considerably less meat could be the critical

Consuming too much of a certain amino acid, found in animal protein, has been linked to a variety of age-related chronic illness, according to new research. Most Americans consume far more than the recommended amount of these protein building blocks, called sulfur amino acids, the study found.Researchers suggest a plant-based diet can help regulate excess amounts…

The Terrifying Science Guiding the Locust Plagues of Africa

Tearing across East Africa right now is a plague of biblical proportions: Hundreds of billions of locusts in swarms the size of major cities are laying waste to the crops in their path. It’s the worst outbreak in 25 years in Ethiopia. In Kenya, make that the worst in seven decades.Fueling the locusts’ destruction is…

Why today’s biblical locust swarms can’t be stopped

In 1937, aboard slowly-moving trains, the Army National Guard used flamethrowers in an attempt to quell a relentless plague of locusts crossing through Colorado. But the flamethrowers failed. And so did explosives. The locusts easily endured, devouring farmland. Over 80 years later, great locust swarms still can't be contained. Last week, the U.N. announced that…

Iranian factory can make U.S. and Israeli flags to melt away

KHOMEIN, Iran (Reuters) - Business is booming at Iran's largest flag factory which makes U.S., British and Israeli flags for Iranian protesters to burn.At the factory in the town of Khomein, southwest of the capital Tehran, young men and women print the flags by hand then hang them up to dry. The factory produces about…

President Trump Should Try to remember That Iran Appreciates How To Battle The U.S. Armed service

overlooked, but arguably are even more important. Iran has increasingly precise land-attack versions like those used against Abqaiq, and some can range the entire Middle East. It produces longer-range anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM) launchable from mobile land batteries or missile boats swarms, which a recent Pentagon report called the “capital ships” of Iran’s Persian Gulf…

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Thank you, Mike Bloomberg, for rescuing the debate – POLITICO

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Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend’s brother is suing the Amazon CEO for defamation, claiming he was falsely accused of providing incriminating pictures to the Countrywide Enquirer

As the saga of Jeff Bezos, his nude selfies, and his leaked affair with Lauren Sanchez continues, a new development has arisen – Sanchez's brother Michael Sanchez is now suing Bezos for defamation.Bloomberg reports Sanchez has accused the Amazon CEO and his security consultant Gavin de Becker of telling journalists that Sanchez leaked Bezos' nude…

Two far more missing following Turkey quake kills 39

By Umit BektasELAZIG, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey called off rescue operations on Monday in eastern areas hit by Friday's earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for in a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities said.The magnitude 6.8 quake caused 37 deaths in Elazig province,…