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New study suggests insect populations have declined by 75% over 3 decades

(Worthy News) – A new scientific study has found “dramatic” and “alarming” declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for the world’s crop production and natural ecosystems. The study, published on Wednesday in peer-reviewed journal PLOS One has found that, in German nature reserves, flying insect populations…

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CIA Director: Iran deal 'failed' to permanently block Tehran's path to nukes

(Worthy News) – The Iran nuclear deal failed to permanently cut off Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon, as well as thwart its Middle East terror activities, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a conference Thursday. US President Donald Trump had concluded the deal had only delayed Iran’s nuclear program, and that “the notion that…

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U.S. wants quick vote on Syria chemical weapons inspectors

(Worthy News) – U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday the United States is circulating a resolution that would extend by another year the work of inspectors seeking to determine who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Haley told reporters the United States wants a quick vote so the Joint Investigative Mechanism is renewed before…

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Spain to trigger direct rule over Catalonia as deadline passes

(Worthy News) – The Spanish government is to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s president refused to abandon the push for independence that has led to Spain’s biggest political crisis for 40 years. The announcement of the unprecedented measure came after Carles Puigdemont threatened a unilateral declaration of independence if the…

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Call for athletes to be fitted with microchips in fight against drug cheats

(Worthy News) – Athletes need to be fitted with microchips, in a similar way that dogs are, in the fight against drug cheats in sport, according to a leading representative of international sports people. Mike Miller, the World Olympians Association chief executive, claimed that radical anti-doping methods – including implants to recognise the effects of…

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Catalan lawmakers protest jailing of secession leaders

(Worthy News) – About 50 Spanish and Catalan party lawmakers have held up posters in Spain’s parliament demanding the release of two pro-Catalonia independence movement leaders, describing them as political prisoners. Wednesday’s protest in Madrid lasted around 15 seconds before the lawmakers heeded warnings that they were out of order and sat down. The demonstration…

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UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan

(Worthy News) – Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan’s Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country’s civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help. The United Nations must send…

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US strikes kill ‘dozens’ at Islamic State training camps in Yemen

(Worthy News) – The US military said Monday it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters at the group’s training camps in central Yemen, in the first such strikes in the country’s conflict. Witnesses said villagers were prevented by tribal leaders from approaching the area and retrieving the dead and wounded for fear of additional strikes.…

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North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

(Worthy News) – North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected…

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