Venezuela calls Trump’s warning of possible military action a ‘crazy act’
Aug12

Venezuela calls Trump’s warning of possible military action a ‘crazy act’

(CNN)US President Donald Trump would not rule out the possibility of a military intervention in Venezuela, he told reporters Friday. “This is our neighbor,” he added. “You know, we are all over the world and we have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away. Venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering, and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible...

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Ohio doughnut shop closes during norovirus investigation
Aug11

Ohio doughnut shop closes during norovirus investigation

(CNN)An Ohio doughnut shop has voluntarily closed as public health workers investigate a norovirus outbreak affecting 266 people, according to county health officials. Calls to Mama C’s Donuts and Coffee were not returned Thursday. According to Moore, the doughnut shop will remain closed until after the cleaning and after it is reinspected by the health department. Norovirus causes around 20 million cases of gastrointestinal...

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Hope, pride, fear: how North Koreans feel about their homeland
Aug10

Hope, pride, fear: how North Koreans feel about their homeland

The little evidence seeping out of the repressed nation suggests its people are growing weary of their masters but still harbour a burning hatred for the US Though North Korea consumes an extraordinary amount of international attention for such a small and impoverished country, the Hermit Kingdom remains remarkably closed. We still know very little about what its people think. We know what they say when they meet visitors; but those...

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12 things Trump should know about North Korea
Aug09

12 things Trump should know about North Korea

(CNN)The escalating verbal exchange between the erratic, unpredictable and verbally excessive North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and the erratic, unpredictable and verbally excessive US President Donald Trump is bringing the Korean peninsula deeper into a crisis the Trump administration appears to have no real strategy to solve. But if the Trump administration wants to effectively mitigate the North Korean threat, they will need...

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MandaLao: Is this Laos’ most responsible elephant retreat?
Aug08

MandaLao: Is this Laos’ most responsible elephant retreat?

(CNN)A trip to MandaLao elephant camp is a different experience to visiting a typical elephant camp in Laos or Thailand. Instead, the humans simply observe as these huge mammals splash in the river, wrestle in the grass, and snack on the forest canopy. Currently, the camp is home to six adult female elephants and an18-month-old baby. They were all rescued from the logging industry. “They have such individual personalities and...

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Maduro vows ‘maximum penalty’ for attack on Venezuela base
Aug07

Maduro vows ‘maximum penalty’ for attack on Venezuela base

VALENCIA, Venezuela –  President Nicolas Maduro vowed that a band of anti-government fighters who attacked a Venezuelan army base will get the “maximum penalty” as his administration roots out his enemies. Troops killed two of the 20 intruders who slipped into the Paramacay base in the central city of Valencia early Sunday, apparently intent on fomenting a military uprising, Maduro said in his weekly broadcast...

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