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Scientists found fossils of a giant, toothless mammal cousin – Quartz

Scientists suspect they were toothless and as big as elephants-a super-sized cross between a rhino and a turtle. They are Lisowicia bojani a mammal-like reptile that has been walking along the dinosaurs in the Triassic period for about 200 million years ago. Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden this week published a study in the journal Science detailing the creature, …

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Read the full concession speech by Stacey Abrams – Quartz

Georgian candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams held a non-concessional concession speech on November 16, which was hailed as a milestone in American civil rights. The speech targeted Abram's Republican opponent Brian Kemp, who was trying to prevent tens of thousands of registered voters from making an election, including a disproportionate number of African-Americans in his position as Secretary of State. …

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On Rebellion Day, thousands of Britons closed London 's bridges – Quartz

Thousands of people blocked five London bridges today (17 November) to protest the government's inaction against climate change as part of a monthlong campaign of civil disobedience, planned by a group called the Extinction Rebellion. For In recent weeks, Extinction Rebellion has encouraged people to commit non-violent civic disobedience ranging from attachment to government buildings to planting trees on Parliament …

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Tanzania Magufuli loses the help of Denmark World Bank for abusing gay rights – Quartz Africa

Tanzania remains at the center of negative attention worldwide. On Wednesday (November 14), the Danish government announced that it will withhold 65 million kroner ($ 9.8 million) in aid for human rights violations. Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tornaes announced the decision on Twitter, pointing out "negative developments" and "unacceptable homophobic statements". The day before, the World Bank imposed a …

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The British pound swings wildly on Brexit news and rumors – Quartz

In a moment, Britain and the European Union are on the brink of an agreement that will lead to a close future relationship between the two, avoiding the dreaded "no-deal-brexit". The next, the dispute between the British government and growth is increasing, calls for a second referendum threatening to blow up everything. Where is the Brexit process actually? It's hard …

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Japan is worried about losing its inhabitants but not foreigners – Quartz

Countries with huge populations – such as India and China – can afford to lose large numbers of their people as migrants or expats to other countries, depending on their preferred nomenclature. Countries with small and shrinking populations can not be so happy. In Japan, the population of 127 million people has shrunk by an average of 1,000 inhabitants per …

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Ancient DNA findings rewrite South and Central American history – quartz

Analysis of the remnants of 49 people revealed that there were at least three major waves of immigration from North to South America, rather than just one, as previously assumed. Until now researchers only knew the first migrants. which arrived at least 11,000 years ago in South America. However, the DNA analysis published in Cell on November 8 suggests that …

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Jamal Khashoggi's body dissolved in acid, say Turkish officials – Quartz

The Turkish attorney has found traces of hydrofluoric acid and other chemicals at a Saudi consul general's home in Istanbul, a source at the Turkish attorney general's office has been told Al Jazeera. The discovery comes about six weeks after the journalist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi disappeared from the Saudi consulate. He is now believed to have been murdered, …

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