Dinosaurs may have lived in social herds as early as 193 million years ago

Boston MA (SPX) Oct 25, 2021 To borrow a line from the movie “Jurassic Park:” Dinosaurs do move in herds. And a new study shows that the prehistoric creatures lived in herds much earlier than previously thought. In a paper appearing in Scientific Reports, researchers from MIT, Argentina, and South Africa detail their discovery of an exceptionally preserved group of early dinosaurs that shows signs … Continue reading Dinosaurs may have lived in social herds as early as 193 million years ago

3 dead, 3 missing after avalanche on Ecuador volcano

Quito (AFP) Oct 25, 2021 An avalanche Sunday on a snow-capped Ecuadoran volcano, the highest peak in the country, killed at least three climbers and left three others missing, officials reported. The avalanche struck a group of 16 mountaineers while at an altitude of 6,100 meters (20,000 feet) on the dormant Chimborazo volcano, according to responders. “There are three missing mountaineers, three dead, three injhttp://dlvr.it/SBFDFC Continue reading 3 dead, 3 missing after avalanche on Ecuador volcano

Armed forces detain PM and other leaders in Sudan ‘coup’

Khartoum (AFP) Oct 25, 2021 Armed forces detained Sudan’s prime minister over his refusal to support their “coup” on Monday, the information ministry said, after weeks of tensions between military and civilian figures who shared power since the ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashir. Civilian members of Sudan’s ruling council and ministers in Hamdok’s transitional government were also detained by the joint military forces,http://dlvr.it/SBFDF5 Continue reading Armed forces detain PM and other leaders in Sudan ‘coup’

Mali govt denies approving jihadist negotiations

Bamako (AFP) Oct 22, 2021 Mali’s government has denied that it plans to negotiate with jihadists, walking back an earlier statement from its religion ministry saying that it would do so. In a statement published on social media on Thursday night, the government in the Sahel state said that it had learned of plans for jihadist talks “through the press”. “No national or international organisation … Continue reading Mali govt denies approving jihadist negotiations

Ethiopia air strikes hit Tigray capital for fourth day this week

Addis Ababa (AFP) Oct 22, 2021 Ethiopia on Friday launched fresh air strikes on the capital of the Tigray region, the fourth day this week the city has come under attack, a government spokeswoman told AFP. Friday’s operation targeted a training centre used by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) rebel group, Billene Seyoum said, adding that it was “also serving as a battle network … Continue reading Ethiopia air strikes hit Tigray capital for fourth day this week

Amazon Celebrates SMB Sellers’ Successes, Introduces New Tools at Virtual Event

Amazon heralded its shifting strategies to help sellers expand with new tools during its two-day Accelerate Seller Conference this week. The e-commerce giant announced its growing success with American small and medium-sized businesses empowerment this year, its glowing Sellers Report, and the results of its unique CRM tools for SMBs.http://dlvr.it/SB61rN Continue reading Amazon Celebrates SMB Sellers’ Successes, Introduces New Tools at Virtual Event

US intelligence services see security threat in climate change

Washington (AFP) Oct 21, 2021 US intelligence services said Thursday for the first time that climate change poses wide-ranging threats to the United States’ national security and stability around the world. More extreme weather “will increasingly exacerbate a number of risks to US national security interests, from physical impacts that could cascade into security challenges, to how countries respond to the climate challehttp://dlvr.it/SB5Lc9 Continue reading US intelligence services see security threat in climate change

Hong Kong to admit more doctors trained abroad

Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 21, 2021 Hong Kong passed a new law on Thursday allowing overseas-trained doctors to practice without passing a local licensing exam, a move criticised by some who fear it will lead to less qualified medics, especially from the Chinese mainland. The government says the law is meant to tackle the international finance hub’s chronic shortage of doctors. The city has roughly … Continue reading Hong Kong to admit more doctors trained abroad

California hiker family’s mystery deaths ‘due to heat’: sheriff

Los Angeles (AFP) Oct 21, 2021 The mysterious deaths of a family and their dog on a California hiking trail that baffled investigators for weeks was down to excessive heat, the local sheriff said Thursday. The bodies of Briton John Gerrish, 45, his wife Ellen Chung, 31, and their one-year-old daughter, Miju, were discovered a short way from a trailhead in the Sierra National Forest. … Continue reading California hiker family’s mystery deaths ‘due to heat’: sheriff