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Stories for August 13th 2022

  • Saturday, August 13th 2022 - 10:18 UTC

    Prospects not good for Rushdie after stabbing

    Rushdie was operated on and is on a ventilator at a Pennsylvania hospital

    Indian-born writer Salman Rushdie might lose an eye and his liver has been damaged, his agent Andrew Wylie said after the author was stabbed in New York state earlier Friday. The novelist is reportedly on a ventilator and unable to speak.

  • Saturday, August 13th 2022 - 10:06 UTC

    Paraguayan VP to resign after joining US list of those “significantly corrupt”

    Velázquez maintained his innocence but said he would resign so as not to splash President Abdo or the Colorado Party

    Paraguayan Vice President Hugo Velázquez Friday announced in a radio interview that he would be resigning his job and stepping down from the presidential race after being added by the United States to the list of people “significantly corrupt,” where he joined former President Horacio Cartés.

  • Saturday, August 13th 2022 - 10:05 UTC

    Falklands Day celebrated in Parliament with Islands' flag flying at New Palace Yard

    MLAs Leona Roberts and Mark Pollard with Sir Richard Hoyle and a Falklands Flag

    Following on instructions from the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the flag of the Falkland Islands in flying at New Palace Yard, to mark Falklands Day, when the first sighting of the Islands in 1592.

  • Saturday, August 13th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Arctic flights to shed light on sea ice and storm links

    BAS Twin Otter aircraft are equipped to collect atmospheric data to help understand climate change. Photo: BAS

    Scientists are flying research aircraft through the heart of Arctic storms this summer to better understand how weather systems are affecting polar sea ice. Arctic cyclones are the main type of hazardous weather that affect the polar environment during summer. They can impact sea ice movement and trigger rapid ice loss, effects that themselves influence the development of cyclones.

  • Saturday, August 13th 2022 - 09:52 UTC

    Conserving Damoy Hut, next to 'glacial skiway', Antarctica Historic Site and Monument

    Placing the future protection of the site and its role in Antarctic history, we plan to restore the hut to its original bright orange during the 2022-23 season

    Damoy, a small wooden hut on a rocky outcrop in Antarctica will take centre stage in UK Antarctic Heritage Trust conservation efforts this coming season. The hut in Dorian Bay, along with the glacial ‘skiway’ on Damoy Point, formed the ‘Damoy Point Air Transit Facility’, operated by BAS from 1975-1993. It provided shelter for operators and scientists travelling to and from Rothera (Station R) and other BAS sites, especially when ice prevented access by sea.

  • Saturday, August 13th 2022 - 09:43 UTC

    Top-secret documents found at Trump's mansion

    Under the Espionage Act, people in possession of classified documents could be sent to jail

    Top secret documents were retrieved by the FBI from former US President Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago residence in Florida, it was reported Friday as the seal of secrecy was lifted.

  • Saturday, August 13th 2022 - 09:43 UTC

    Falklands first look at over 30 years of seabird monitoring results

    Monitoring gentoo penguin breeding populations in the 1990s would have been worrying with almost year-on-year declines

    The Falkland Islands are frequently associated with globally significant seabird populations. Indeed, the inshore waters of the Islands have not long been designated as a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) for this very reason. Understandably stated as a reason for national pride, tourism, conservation and research benefits,

  • Saturday, August 13th 2022 - 09:32 UTC

    HRW concerned as 2 journalists indicted in Bolivia

    Andres Rojas and Adriana G. are journalists with longstanding careers

    Human Rights Watch Friday posted messages on Twitter admitting to the organization's concern over the charges filed in Bolivia by Prosecutor Junior Flores against journalists Andrés Rojas and Adriana G., whose arrest was requested.

  • Saturday, August 13th 2022 - 09:27 UTC

    Colombia: ELN rebels release hostages while returning to peace talks

    Two of the hostages had been killed. The ELN argued they had fallen in a gunfight with the Army, which denied such allegations

    As peace negotiations between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) kick off in Cuba, the guerrilla movement has released nine people who were being held hostage since last month in the department of Arauca.

  • Saturday, August 13th 2022 - 09:21 UTC

    Brazil: Bolsonaro insists he is not planning a coup

    “They have to attack my government, they are worried about my popularity,” the President said about the document signed Thursday by politicians, scholars, and about a million other people

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Friday replied to an initiative by opposition parties and movements signing a letter in defense of democracy, which they argue is under threat by the incumbent head of state who might not acknowledge electoral defeat in October.

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