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African crocodiles lived in the Mediterranean region 6 million years ago

According to a new study, ancient crocodiles from Africa swam across the Mediterranean to live in Spanish coastal waters. Scientists have described fossils of two crocodiles about 3 meters in length that have likely dispersed several times around the Mediterranean and colonized both Spain and Italy about five million years ago. Analysis of their skull bones, isolated teeth and osteoderms …

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New coronavirus restrictions will go into effect in Region 5 of Illinois on Thursday, Pritzker said

As the number of coronavirus cases in the state of Illinois continues to rise, three different health regions could be on the verge of adopting improved mitigation strategies due to rising positivity rates. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Region 5 in southeast Illinois has exceeded the 8% threshold for the 7-day positivity rate for three consecutive days. …

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Russia evacuates hundreds after ammunition explosions in Ryazan region

The fire had not been contained by Thursday morning and more than 20 people were hospitalized, the state-run TASS news agency reported, citing local officials. The local authorities have declared a state of emergency in the region of western Russia. The fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon when high winds spread a devastating fire on a military camp, causing “sporadic …

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Duterte’s trust rating rises to 91% amid worst outbreak in region

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Photographer: Pool / Getty Images Photographer: Pool / Getty Images Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has retained the majority of approval and trust ratings on Southeast Asia’s worst coronavirus outbreak, according to pollster Pulse Asia. Duterte’s approval rating rose to 91% from 87% in December, based on a statewide poll of 1,200 adults conducted September 14-20. His …

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Investigators are investigating “possible ecological catastrophe” in the Kamchatka region of Russia

Russian investigators said Saturday they are investigating a “possible ecological disaster” in the eastern Kamchatka region after dozens of Dead Sea creatures washed up in one of the bays and surfers reported burns to their eyes and throats. Pictures of dead seals, octopus, starfish and sea urchins on Khalaktyrsky Beach in Avacha Bay have been shared on social media for …

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Armenia and Azerbaijan are fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

At the request of the CCAF (Coordinating Council of Armenian Organizations of France), several hundred members of the Armenian community in France gathered on September 29, 2020 near the Azerbaijani embassy in Paris, France to protest the outbreak of the war last days in Berg- Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan with the support of Turkey. Samuel Boivin | NurPhoto via …

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Violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the long disputed region: NPR

Soldiers and members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation gather after the Armenian government declares martial law and military mobilization in a growing conflict with Azerbaijan. Melik Baghdasaryan / Melik Baghdasaryan / Photolure / TAS Hide label Toggle labeling Melik Baghdasaryan / Melik Baghdasaryan / Photolure / TAS Soldiers and members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation gather after the Armenian government …

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Armenia and Azerbaijan clash in the disputed region

The neighboring former Soviet republics have long been at odds over the area that lies within Azerbaijan’s borders and waged a war over the area that ended in 1994. Despite the conflict that ends with a Russian-brokered ceasefire, military skirmishes between the two sides are not uncommon. While Armenia said it was responding to its neighbor’s rocket strikes on Sunday, …

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The US may ban cotton from China’s Xinjiang region over rights concerns

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is considering banning some or all cotton-made products from the Xinjiang region of China. That move could take place as early as Tuesday when the US tries to punish Beijing for alleged human rights abuses, three people known to the matter said. The potential ban, which could affect a wide range of clothing and other …

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Evening thunderstorms bring flood probabilities to the DC region

A round of thunderstorms on Friday night threatened much of the DC area with flooding well into the wee hours of Saturday morning. A round of thunderstorms on Friday night threatened much of the DC area with flooding well into the wee hours of Saturday morning. The National Weather Service issued a lightning flood clock for Northern Virginia, Central Maryland, …

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