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Republican wins Mississippi Senate vote marked by race row

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith has won Mississippi’s racially charged Senate election, beating a challenge from the black Democrat, Mike Espy. It extends the Senate majority of President Donald Trump’s party 53 for Republicans and…

Climate Change: Global Challenge Requiring Global Response

Dr. Lee Ying-yuan Minister Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan) August 2018 Continued growth in emissions of greenhouse gases around the world has caused abnormal and extreme weather events such as…

Russia-Ukraine tensions rise after Kerch Strait ship capture

Ukraine’s parliament is to decide whether to bring in martial law, after the capture of three of its naval vessels by Russia. The three ships were sailing off the coast of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, when they were…

Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE

A British academic who was jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates has been freed after a pardon. Matthew Hedges, 31, denied spying and said he had been researching his PhD. READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46341310

Sandra Parks: Anti-gun student, 13, killed by stray bullet

“We are in a state of chaos. In the city in which I live, I hear and see examples of chaos almost every day. Little children are victims of senseless gun violence…” Two years ago, 11-year-old Milwaukee schoolgirl Sandra…

Venus Williams agrees settlement in fatal Florida car crash

Venus Williams has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of a man who died as a result of a car crash in Florida involving the US tennis star. Ms Williams and the family of Jerome Barson reached a settlement last week, court…

Briton Matthew Hedges jailed for life on UAE spy charge

A British PhD student has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Matthew Hedges, 31, of Durham University, denies the charge and said he had been conducting research. READ…

California wildfires: Number of missing leaps to 631

The number of people missing in northern California’s devastating wildfire has leapt to more than 600, and seven more bodies have been found, according to local authorities. The missing persons’ list has doubled since earlier on…

Taichung World Flora Expo 2018

(ZIZ NEWS) — Taichung City in Taiwan has been promoting the rediscovery of “Green, Nature, and People” with the hosting of the Taichung World Flora Expo 2018 in three locations across the city. Following a night of colourful display…