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Renaissance Dam water conflict will pass down generations

3 days ago from SciDev

Unresolved issues spell trouble for the future of the Nile Valley, says Egyptian water expert Nader Noureddine.

Photos Show Horrifying Scenes from California Wildfires

3 days ago from Live Science

Firefighters fight to contain the several wildfires burning across California, including the state's largest fire on record, the Mendocino Complex Fire. Here's a look at some of the most dramatic...

Ruby Rose exits Twitter over 'Batwoman' harassment

3 days ago from UPI

Ruby Rose has left Twitter due to the backlash she has received over her casting as DC Comics superhero Batwoman.

Hundreds hurt in boardwalk collapse at Spain music festival

3 days ago from UPI

A boardwalk in Spain packed for a music festival collapsed and sent dozens of spectators falling into the sea, injuring more than 300, officials said Monday.

North Sea player Neptune expanding its position

3 days ago from UPI

Claiming its second major win of the year, North Sea energy company Neptune announced Monday it built up its portfolio further through a deal with Apache Corp.

Effort to find new hydrocarbons in the Barents Sea fails

3 days ago from UPI

There's been no luck in an effort to find new reserves near a multimillion-barrel prospect in the Barents Sea, the Norwegian government stated Monday.

South Korea bans vessels transporting coal from north

3 days ago from UPI

The South Korean government announced it will ban cargo vessels used to carry North Korean coal at any port in the country.

Governors say ban on land deals could hurt beleaguered bird

3 days ago from Physorg

Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.

North and South Korean leaders to meet for third summit in Pyongyang

3 days ago from UPI

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for a summit in Pyongyang next month.

On This Day, Aug. 13: Prisoner swap with Israel releases 26 Palestinians

3 days ago from UPI

On Aug. 13, 2013, Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal to resume peace talks.

Hippos kill Chinese tourist, local fisherman in Kenya

3 days ago from UPI

Hippo attacks on Saturday are blamed for the deaths of two people in Kenya, including a Chinese tourist.

Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics enter series on an upward trajectory

4 days ago from UPI

The two teams currently battling for the second American League wild-card playoff spot go head-to-head in a three-game series that begins Monday.

Green Bay Packers' David Bakhtiari, Jimmy Graham back at practice

4 days ago from UPI

The Green Bay Packers on Sunday welcomed left tackle David Bakhtiari back to practice.

Chicago Bears add veteran RB Knile Davis, release lineman

4 days ago from UPI

The Chicago Bears on Saturday night signed running back Knile Davis and released offensive lineman Kaleb Johnson.

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

4 days ago from Physorg

France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only...

Five Caspian Sea states sign landmark convention

4 days ago from Physorg

The leaders of the five states bordering the resource-rich Caspian Sea signed a landmark deal on its legal status on Sunday in the Kazakh city of Aktau, easing regional tensions...

California's largest wildfire destroys dozens of residences

4 days ago from UPI

The largest of several wildfires burning throughout the state of California destroyed nearly 30 homes over the weekend, fire officials said Sunday.

Christy Carlson Romano, Patton Oswalt set for 'Kim Possible' movie

4 days ago from UPI

"Kim Possible" veterans Christy Carlson Romano and Patton Oswalt are to appear in the upcoming live-action movie based on their popular cartoon series.

Las Vegas hit by dust storm, monsoon

4 days ago from UPI

A dust storm, monsoon and lightning hit the Las Vegas Valley, causing damage and knocking out power to thousands.

Four Jordanian security officers killed in raid after attack

4 days ago from UPI

Four Jordanian security officers and three suspected militants died in a raid after a bomb attack on a police van, the government said Sunday.

Trump condemns 'all types of racism' on Charlottesville anniversary

4 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump on Saturday criticized racism in a tweet acknowledging the anniversary of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Lombok quake sends shudders through tourist industry

4 days ago from Physorg

The powerful earthquakes that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in recent weeks killing some 400 people have sent holidaymakers fleeing, raising questions about how its lucrative tourism sector will...

Tesla: Musk's tweet a bridge too far?

4 days ago from Physorg

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk got into legal hot water this week after announcing on Twitter he had sufficient financing already in hand to take the electric automaker private.

Caspian Sea nations to sign landmark deal

4 days ago from Physorg

The leaders of the five states bordering the Caspian Sea meet in Kazakhstan on Sunday to sign a landmark deal on the inland sea which boasts a wealth of oil...

On This Day, Aug. 12: Car kills Heather Heyer at Charlottesville, Va., protest

4 days ago from UPI

On Aug. 12, 2017, a car plowed through a crowd of counterprotesters at a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., killing Heather Heyer

Famous birthdays for Aug. 12: Cara Delevingne, Yvette Nicole Brown

4 days ago from UPI

Actor/model Cara Delevingne turns 26 and actor Yvette Nicole Brown turns 47, among the famous birthdays for Aug. 12.

NFL Notebook: Eagles QB Foles back at practice

5 days ago from UPI

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was back at practice Saturday after sitting out the past week.

Trump condemns 'all types of racism' on Charlottesville anniversary

5 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump on Saturday criticized racism in a tweet acknowledging the anniversary of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.