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    Astronauts could grow own meat in space after successful test on the International Space Station

    Two hundred and forty-eight miles away from Earth and without a cow in sight, the first piece of beef has been grown in space.  Meat has been cultivated for the first time in space, in the Russian segment of the International Space Station by Aleph Farms, an Israeli food technology company. The process began back on Earth, where cells were taken from cows.  Next, the small-scale muscle-tissue was placed under zero-gravity conditions and assembled in a 3D bioprinter. The technique could be used to feed astronauts in the space station in the future.  Aleph Farms’ aim is to produce non-genetically modified food, which means using natural processes to grow meat to mimic the way it would develop in a…

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    CIA spy whose cover was blown by Bush administration warns Trump over chilling effect of outing whistleblower

    The whistle blower who sparked Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry will have his life turned upside down when his identity is inevitably revealed, according to a former CIA agent. Valerie Plame, who was forced to quit her undercover role when her name was leaked by US government officials in 2003, said her "heart goes out" to the CIA operative who raised concerns about a phone call between the US president and his Ukrainian counterpart. In his complaint, the unnamed whistleblower said multiple officials on the call had raised concerns that Mr Trump had pressured a foreign government to interfere in US elections.  Since then a second individual, who has also chosen to remain anonymous,…

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    Thousands of Rohingya refugees to be transported to flood-prone Bangladeshi island 

    Thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladeshi refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the Bay of Bengal, officials said on Sunday, despite fears the site is prone to flooding. Dhaka has long wanted to move 100,000 refugees to the muddy silt islet, saying it would take pressure off the overcrowded border camps where almost a million Rohingya live. Some 740,000 Rohingya fled Burma in August 2017 in the face of a military crackdown, joining 200,000 refugees already in makeshift tent settlements at Cox’s Bazaar. Bangladesh’s refugee commissioner, Mahbub Alam, said officials overseeing the relocation would be posted to Bhashan Char island in the next few days. "Approximately 6,000-7,000 refugees have already expressed their willingness…

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    Chile government promises reform after a million take to the streets in biggest protests for decades

    Chile’s president called for a major cabinet reshuffle a day after widespread protests against inequality saw a million people flood Santiago’s streets.   Sebastián Piñera on Saturday said he had "put all my ministers on notice in order to restructure my cabinet to confront these new demands.” He added the march was “a strong message, from a vast majority of Chileans calling for a fairer Chile. I think have all heard that message and we have changed.” In an attempt to appease the week-long unrest, Mr Piñera announced plans to end the state of emergency on Sunday, with the military curfew to be lifted in at least five cities, including Santiago,…

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    Donald Trump offers to read transcript of controversial Ukraine phone call in ‘fireside chat’ on live TV

    Donald Trump has promised to read a transcript of his controversial phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a "fireside chat" broadcast live to the American people. The US president insisted he has "done nothing wrong" as he defiantly said he would not cooperate with the ongoing impeachment investigation into allegations he withheld military aid from Ukraine while he pushed the government to investigate a political rival. The inquiry, which is being led by Democrats in the US House of Representatives, was triggered by the July 25 phone call between Mr Trump and Mr Zelenskiy, during which he asked the Ukrainian leader to do him a "favour" and investigate…

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    Burkina Faso on edge after 37 killed in ambush on Canadian mining convoy

    Burkina Faso is on edge after unknown gunmen killed 37 people in a mining convoy on Wednesday, in the country’s deadliest attack since an upsurge of jihadist violence began five years ago.    The assailants ambushed buses and 4x4s carrying local workers from a gold mine run by the Canadian firm Semafo in the far-east of the country near the Niger border. Footage from the attack shows vehicles riddled with bullets.   The massacre comes after a string of deadly incidents including the murder of a member of parliament on Sunday.   “The situation is really bad,” said Alex Thurston, a Sahel specialist and Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati.…

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    Harris Endorses Biden; Jesse Jackson Backs Sanders

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kamala Harris endorsed Joe Biden on Sunday and said she would “do everything in my power” to help elect him, becoming the latest dropout from the Democratic race for president to line up behind the former vice president in his battle with Bernie Sanders for the nomination. The decision by the California senator who was one of three black candidates seeking to challenge President Donald Trump further solidifies the Democratic establishment’s move to close circles around Biden after his Super Tuesday success. Her endorsements comes before the next round of primaries, with six states voting Tuesday, including Michigan. Sanders, a Vermont senator, countered with his own major…

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    River Island signs beauty deal with KMI Brands

    High street retailer River Island signed a seven-year licensing deal with KMI Brands for them to develop, produce and distribute fragrance, toiletries and cosmetics. This marks the first licensing agreement for River Island and will allow KMI Brands to distribute River Island fragrance outside of their retail stores and into wholesale. While details have yet to be released on the exact products, the licensing deal allows KMI Brands to develop beauty and grooming ranges for River Island’s women, men and children categories. Click Here: Cheap Golf Drivers Claire Green, brand director at KMI Brands, said in a statement: “Discovering the heritage of the River Island brand has been a joy.…

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    The Color Purple: Newark Residents Fed Up With Incinerator Smoke

    ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In the Ironbound section of Newark, purple is the color of desperation. At least 10 times this year, colorful smoke – sometimes violet, sometimes pink – has been spotted billowing from the Covanta trash incinerator on Raymond Boulevard. But it’s not a whimsical display, activists allege: It’s a potential sign of dangerous pollution. Earlier this week, a coalition of groups led by the Newark-based Ironbound Community Corporation issued a stern letter to state environmental officials, their latest salvo in an ongoing battle with Covanta. In their letter, activists allege that the colored smoke coming from the incinerator — which burns 2,800 tons of garbage per day…

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    George Floyd Had No Pulse When Put Into Ambulance: Report

    MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd did not have a pulse when he was put into the ambulance at the scene of his arrest Monday, states a report from the Minneapolis Fire Department. Floyd was “unresponsive” and “pulseless” when Minneapolis medics arrived and put him into the ambulance, states a department document. Medics at the scene were told by bystanders that police “had killed the man.” According to the original statement released by the Minneapolis police on the incident, Floyd died at the Hennepin County Medical Center after he was taken there by ambulance. “I can’t breathe” In a now viral-video of the incident that has sparked national calls for police reform,…