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How Do Eggs Get Their Shapes? Scientists Think They've Cracked It

Eggs evolved over 300 million years ago and now come in all kinds of shapes, from Tic Tacs to teardrops to pingpong balls. After studying some 50,000 eggs, a team of researchers thinks they know why.
2017-06-22 18:06 | News | NPR

'Pizzagate' Gunman Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison

Edgar Maddison Welch pleaded guilty in March after entering the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., brandishing a rife in order to "investigate" a baseless conspiracy theory.
2017-06-22 18:06 | News | NPR

Helmut Kohl: A great and flawed statesman

Helmut Kohl, Germany’s chancellor from 1982 to 1998, will be doubly remembered by history as one of its greatest leaders and also one of its most flawed. For a generation of Germans, his towering and darkly ponderous frame seemed to literally embody his center-right Christian Democratic party (CDU) and later the country itself—in both the…
2017-06-22 18:06 | News | Brookings

Qatar firms cancel expat leave, restrict travel after Arab rift

Expatriates working for Qatar Petroleum and other organisations said on Thursday their employers had cancelled holidays and barred them from leaving Qatar in the wake of its rift with other Arab states.
2017-06-22 17:06 | Middle East | DailyStar

Gaza restarts power station as Egypt fuel eases crisis

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories, June 22, 2017 (AFP) - The Gaza Strip's sole power station has been fired up again, the energy authority in the Palestinian enclave said Thursday, after fuel supplies from Egypt helped to ease an energy crisis.
2017-06-22 17:06 | Middle East | DailyStar

Home Capital's shares surge as Buffett rides to rescue

TORONTO (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is providing a C$2 billion loan to Home Capital Group Inc and taking a 38 percent stake in the lender, with the U.S. billionaire pitching himself against short-sellers who have targeted the stock as Canada's housing market has turned riskier.
2017-06-22 17:06 | businessNews | Reuters

Trump’s Likely Pick for India Ambassador Actually Knows a Lot About India

Kenneth Juster’s diplomatic background may help reassure jittery allies ahead of the first Trump-Modi summit.
2017-06-22 17:06 | The Cable, India, Narendra Modi | ForeignPolicy

Islamic State: The Genesis Of A Sectarian Frankenstein – Analysis

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in August 2011 to April 2013, the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front were
2017-06-22 17:06 | 1, Analysis, Al Qaeda | EurasiaReview

CBI to probe SP government scheme for welfare of women workers’ kids

The CBI has registered an FIR to probe the alleged misappropriation of funds under the Rs 1,100-crore Sachal Palna Griha Yojana of the previous Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh. Officials of the UP social welfare, building and constructions department allegedly connived with several NGOs to divert funds meant for creches for children of women […] CBI to probe SP government scheme for welfare of women workers’ kids
2017-06-22 17:06 | India, Politics | JantaKaReporter

Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates

The latest news after some of the Gulf states and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed a land, sea and air blockade.
2017-06-22 17:06 | News | Aljazeera

Trump: 'I Did Not Make, And Do Not Have' Recordings Of Comey

After it was leaked that Trump allegedly asked former FBI Director James Comey for loyalty during a private dinner, Trump suggested there may have been "tapes" of their conversations.
2017-06-22 17:06 | News | NPR

Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

Egypt will extend a national state of emergency for three months after the government approved President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's proposal to do so, the cabinet said on Thursday, amid an ongoing militant campaign against a Christian minority.
2017-06-22 17:06 | Middle East | DailyStar

Gulf Crisis Ties Global Soccer Governance Into Knots – Analysis

International soccer governance is tying itself up in knots with football associations grappling with the fallout of the Gulf dispute
2017-06-22 17:06 | 1, Analysis, Entertainment | EurasiaReview

FCC Moves To Streamline Emergency 'Blue Alerts' For Threats To Law Enforcement

Created in 2015, Blue Alerts are similar to Amber Alerts, but aim to catch people who threaten or harm police officers. The DOJ asked the FCC to add a special code to the broadcast emergency system.
2017-06-22 17:06 | News | NPR

Qatar Crisis And Pakistan – OpEd

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt released coordinated statements, announcing a diplomatic break ties with the tiny-yet-wealthy
2017-06-22 17:06 | 1, Opinion, Aviation | EurasiaReview

Wall St. rises on oil rebound, gains in healthcare stocks

(Reuters) - Wall Street moved higher in early afternoon trading on Thursday as health stocks got a boost after Republicans unveiled a bill to repeal Obamacare and the energy sector rebounded as oil prices rose from multi-month lows.
2017-06-22 17:06 | businessNews | Reuters

New Flood Study Reveals America’s Most Vulnerable Communities

Floods are the natural disaster that kill the most people. They are also the most common natural disaster. As the
2017-06-22 17:06 | 1, Environment, Climate | EurasiaReview

The 401(k) Zakat Shelter

By Sh. Mustafa Umar and Ahmed Shaikh One of the primary objectives of Islam is the development, preservation, and equitable distribution of wealth in society, and Zakat is the main vehicle for social and economic justice. Charitable giving is considered a proof of faith and withholding charity considered as a serious offense. Thus, when Abu […]
2017-06-22 17:06 | #Islam, #MainMenu-Islam, Featured Home | MuslimMatters

UK: Boris Johnson Gives Worst Radio Interview Ever – OpEd

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s competency has yet again been called into question following a botched BBC interview in which
2017-06-22 17:06 | 1, Opinion, Boris Johnson | EurasiaReview

Georgia Accused Of ‘Aggressive Policy’ Towards Abkhazia And South Ossetia

The latest round of consultations co-chaired by the UN, the OSCE and the EU was held as part of international
2017-06-22 17:06 | 1, World News, Abkhazia | EurasiaReview

Trump does not want a 'poor person' in cabinet role

US president defends his decision to appoint wealthy individuals to his cabinet as 'smart' at a rally in Iowa.
2017-06-22 17:06 | News | Aljazeera

A way forward on North Korea?

During a week when the world has again been reminded of the depravity of the North Korean regime, given its likely role in the death of Otto Warmbier, it is important nonetheless to evaluate any possible opportunity for capping and ultimately dismantling North Korea's nuclear and long-range missile forces with an open mind. The stakes…
2017-06-22 17:06 | News | Brookings

Second Batch of Turkish Troops Arrive in Qatar

A second batch of Turkish troops arrived in Qatar's Al-Udeid airbase on Thursday, joining a Turkish detachment already in place for training exercises launched earlier this week.
2017-06-22 17:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Qatar | AlBawaba

South Sudan: Over 1,000 Children Fleeing Violence Every Day

As more than 1,000 children continue to flee South Sudan, on average every day in search of safety, the region’s
2017-06-22 16:06 | 1, Social Issues, Africa | EurasiaReview

Spain: Islamic State Member Arrested In Madrid

Officers from Spain’s General Commissariat of Intelligence of the National Police arrested a 32-year old Moroccan national, resident in Madrid.
2017-06-22 16:06 | 1, World News, Islamic State | EurasiaReview

South Africa court allows secret Zuma confidence vote

Opposition hopes secret ballot will encourage members of President Jacob Zuma's ANC party to vote against him.
2017-06-22 16:06 | News | Aljazeera

Uganda Faces World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis, EU Sends Aid

Uganda is now facing the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, due to a continuous and unprecedented influx of people fleeing
2017-06-22 16:06 | 1, Social Issues, World News | EurasiaReview

Succession shake-up in Saudi Arabia

The elevation of Mohammed bin Salman to crown prince of Saudi Arabia has come during the worst crisis facing the Gulf region in decades. Siona Jenkins spoke to the FT’s deputy editor Roula Khalaf and energy correspondent Anjli Raval to understand how the heir apparent is likely to influence domestic and regional policies.
2017-06-22 16:06 | News | FT

Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court On Grounds For Stripping U.S. Citizenship

"We have never read a statute to strip citizenship from someone who met the legal criteria for acquiring it," Justice Elena Kagan wrote. "We will not start now."
2017-06-22 16:06 | News | NPR

India: No End In Sight In Odisha – Analysis

By Deepak Kumar Nayak* On June 3, 2017, Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) ‘commander’ Gadda Nageswara Rao aka Chinnabbai (38),
2017-06-22 16:06 | 1, Analysis, India | EurasiaReview

Azerbaijan cracks down on remaining critical journalists

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a renewed crackdown in Azerbaijan, in which at least 15 bloggers, media workers and independent journalists have recently been detained, and calls for the immediate release of all those held. The intensified persecution of critics in the past two months has completely eclipsed the Azerbaijani government’s conciliatory gestures in the spring of 2016, when it freed a number of political p
2017-06-22 16:06 | News | ReportersWithoutBorders

The Global Economy in 2067

The world is experiencing a slow-motion economic crisis – one that, most experts agree, will continue for the foreseeable future. The global economy has grown in fits and starts since the economic crisis of 2008 – one of the longest recorded stagnations of the modern era. In virtually all middle- and high-income countries, wages (as…
2017-06-22 16:06 | News | Brookings

POCSO court to frame charges against SP minister Gayatri Prajapati on Jul 3

A special court will frame charges against former UP cabinet minister Gayatri Prajapati and six others in a gang rape case on July 3. All the accused were earlier produced from jail before the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court which served them the copies of the investigation in connection with the case. […] POCSO court to frame charges against SP minister Gayatri Prajapati on Jul 3
2017-06-22 16:06 | India, Politics | JantaKaReporter

POCSO court to frame charges against Gayatri Prajapati on Jul 3

A special court will frame charges against former UP cabinet minister Gayatri Prajapati and six others in a gang rape case on July 3. All the accused were earlier produced from jail before the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court which served them the copies of the investigation in connection with the case. […] POCSO court to frame charges against Gayatri Prajapati on Jul 3
2017-06-22 16:06 | India, Politics | JantaKaReporter

Afghanistan: At Least 34 Killed As Car Bomb Hits Bank

(RFE/RL) — Thirty-four people have been killed and 58 others wounded in a car bomb outside a bank in the
2017-06-22 16:06 | 1, World News, Afghanistan | EurasiaReview

​France to stop pushing for Assad's departure

French President Emmanuel Macron said that his country would no longer be pushing for the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad, a shift in French policy throughout the Syrian war.
2017-06-22 16:06 | News | IINA

Sarfraz Ahmed set to be appointed as Pakistan's Test captain

Pakistan's limited over skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed , who is still basking in the glory of winning the Champions Trophy , is set to be appointed as the captain of the Test team as well.
2017-06-22 16:06 | Sport, Other Sports, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Qatar Airways wants to buy 10 percent stake in American Airlines

(Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc said on Thursday that Qatar Airways, the Gulf country's state-owned airline embroiled in a airspace row, had expressed interest in buying as much as a 10 percent stake worth at least $808 million in the U.S. airline.
2017-06-22 16:06 | businessNews | Reuters

Presidential Polls: The three reasons why Meira Kumar was chosen

The opposition zeroed in on former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar for three good reasons — her caste, her state and her party. Worried about cracks in the opposition over the NDA’s nominee, Ram Nath Kovind, the opposition selected Congress’s Kumar in a bid to woo back the JD(U) and ensure that the BSP did […] Presidential Polls: The three reasons why Meira Kumar was chosen
2017-06-22 16:06 | India, Politics, Meira Kumar | JantaKaReporter

Americans Agree On Some Gun Restrictions, Pew Survey Finds

Americans' relationship with guns is complicated and often contentious. But they do agree on restricting sales to people with mental illness or on watch lists.
2017-06-22 16:06 | News | NPR

Qatar Airways seeks to buy stakes in American Airlines

US carrier files for required permit to allow Qatar's state-owned carrier to buy 10-percent stake in American Airlines.
2017-06-22 15:06 | News | Aljazeera

Nigeria: Govt Turns to Renewable Energy for Economic Growth

[This Day] Abuja -The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, tuesday announced federal government's plans to provide renewable power supply for no fewer than one million households in rural communities that are not connected to the national grid.
2017-06-22 15:06 | News | AllAfrica

UN:141 million people in 37 countries need aid

A record 141 million people across 37 countries will need humanitarian assistance this year, the UN said on Wednesday.
2017-06-22 15:06 | News | IINA

UN: More than 1,000 children killed in Iraq in 3 years

Three years after violence in Iraq intensified, 1,075 children have been killed, including 152 in the first six months of 2017, UNICEF said Thursday.
2017-06-22 15:06 | News | IINA

U.S. Taxpayers Are Helping Bashar Al-Assad in a Strategic City

While U.S. and U.N. provide humanitarian relief to Deir Ezzor, Syria starves civilians in opposition towns.
2017-06-22 15:06 | Report, humanitarian relief, Iran | ForeignPolicy

Don’t forget non-Syrian refugees in Turkey

As is well known, Turkey has for several years hosted large numbers of Syrian refugees fleeing civil war. According to the latest United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Global Trends report—released earlier this week—Turkey continued to host the most Syrian refugees in the world: 2.9 million at the end of 2016. That number is…
2017-06-22 15:06 | News | Brookings

Church Of England 'Colluded And Concealed' Bishop's Sex Abuse, Leader Says

The archbishop of Canterbury offered "an unreserved apology" for how the church handled a bishop's crimes against young men. The apology followed the release of a "harrowing" report on the incidents.
2017-06-22 15:06 | News | NPR

Some 300,000 Muslims attend overnight prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Some 300,000 Muslims performed Taraweeh prayers on Wednesday at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on the eve of Laylat al-Qadr, one of Ramadan's holiest nights, which is most likely falls on 27th night of the month
2017-06-22 15:06 | News | IINA

Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.
2017-06-22 15:06 | News | NPR

Oppositions Presidential nominee Meira Kumar, a diplomat-turned-politician

A diplomat-turned-politician and Congress Dalit face, Oppositions Presidential candidate Meira Kumar had a steady rise in echelons of power since she made her electoral debut in the mid-eighties. Daughter of former deputy prime minister late Jagjivan Ram, Kumar, 72, was also the first woman to occupy the high office of the Lok Sabha Speaker between […] Oppositions Presidential nominee Meira Kumar, a diplomat-turned-politician
2017-06-22 15:06 | India, Politics | JantaKaReporter

Senate GOP Reveals Health Care Bill

Senate Republicans have released their health care bill. They are hoping to have a vote before the July Fourth recess.
2017-06-22 15:06 | News | NPR

Forget Freud: Dreams Replay Our Everyday Lives

Sigmund Freud thought dreams were all about wish fulfillment and repressed desire. But scientists now think they're linked to memory processing and consciousness. And they're often quite mundane.
2017-06-22 15:06 | News | NPR

NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind gets Z+, NSG security cover

NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind has been given ‘Z+’ and NSG security cover by the central government. The commandos of the National Security Guard (NSG) and security agencies have also done security audit of Kovind’s temporary residence — 10, Akbar Road, which is allocated to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma. “A Z+ and NSG […] NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind gets Z+, NSG security cover
2017-06-22 15:06 | India | JantaKaReporter

IAEA Tests Global Emergency Response in Largest Ever Nuclear Accident Simulation

The largest-ever international exercise simulating the global emergency response to a nuclear accident took place this week, involving hundreds of participants from 82 countries and 11 international organizations.
2017-06-22 15:06 | News | IAEA