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Month: November 2017

Week in Review – US Navy plane, Rohingya + Update Mugabe

US Navy plane crashed On Wednesday a US Navy plane of the 7th fleet with eleven people on board crashed into the sea off Japan. So far eight of the passengers have been found alive. A search-and-rescue party is looking for the remaining three people. The plane was on its way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier when it crashed about 500 nautical miles …

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Week in Review – #Me Too, Earthquake and Mugabe´s Future

#Me Too march in Hollywood Hundreds of people took to the streets in Hollywood on Sunday last week to support victims of sexual assault and harassment. The march was inspired by the #Me Too social media campaign. The hash tag was first used by social activist Tarana Burke and made popular by the actress Alyssa Milano. With the march people wanted to show the magnitude …

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Great Coalition fails

The talks about forming a great coalition in Germany have failed as the free-market liberal FDP pulls out after weeks of talk with the CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens. Chancellor Angela Merkel had a talk with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and formally told him that negotiations have failed. This is an unprecedented situation for the president who will meet with all parties and also include those …

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Robotic Albatrosses

Scientists make use of animal´s movement and behaviour to improve technology, birds inspired airplanes, for example. Now scientists try to copy the abilities of the wandering albatross to use them on drones. The bird is able to soar great distances with minimal effort. The albatross doesn´t flap its wings but just rides the wind. Scientists want to build drones that can make use of the …

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Week in Review – Church Shooting, Walt Disney and a Third Gender

Texas Church Shooting 26 people died during a shooting in a church in Texas. During a Sunday service a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs that left 20 more people wounded. The victim´s ages ranged from 5 to 72. The shooter was later found dead in his car. He was a young white male of 26 years. He had opened …

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Week in Review – New Yort Truck Attack and Kevin Spacey Outing

New York attack On Tuesday earlier this week a truck rammed into a crowd of people on a bike lane in lower Manhattan. The driver then crashed into a school bus, jumped out of the truck and waved two imitation guns around. A police officer stopped him by shooting him in the stomach. Eight people died due to the attack. It is said to be …

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