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File - The Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, Iowa. Benjamin Schreiber: Jailed murderer says he should be released because he 'died already'
What does it mean to complete a sentence of life in prison? One prisoner claims he has done it by serving time until the moment of his death — plus another four years... (photo: Public Domain) The Independent
Photos   Prison Sentence   US Crime   US Justice System   Wikipedia: Incarceration in the United States
A demonstrator throws a rock at the police during a protest against President Evo Morales' reelection, in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Bolivia: Protesters cut off mayor’s hair, cover her in red paint and drag her through the streets
Anti-government protesters have reportedly attacked a mayor from a small Bolivian town, covering her in red paint and cutting her hair. Patricia Arce, a member of the... (photo: AP / Juan Karita) The Independent
Anti-Government Rallies   Bolivia Election Protests   Photos   Vinto Mayor   Wikipedia: 2019 Bolivian protests
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks at the opening of the Brazilian Steel Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 Brazil's Bolsonaro says 'worst is yet to come' on oil spill
Sao Paulo (AFP) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Sunday that "the worst is yet to come" with an oil spill that has affected more than 200 beaches on the... (photo: AP / Eraldo Peres) Yahoo Daily News
Brazilian Oil   Environmental Damage   Jair Bolsonaro   Photos   Wikipedia: Jair Bolsonaro
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during the signing ceremony of a new telecommunications law, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Bolsonaro wants Brazil to join OPEC
The gesture indicates 'determination to make reforms in the energy sector' Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's wish for his country to join the Organization of the... (photo: AP / Eraldo Peres) China Daily
Global Energy   Jair Bolsonaro   OPEC   Photos   Wikipedia: Energy in Brazil
A riot policeman removes a potted plant used in a barricade by anti-government protesters in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Thousands protest to maintain pressure on Chile governm
Dressed in black, marching silently and raising one fist, around a thousand women on Friday demanded justice for those killed and injured during the last two weeks of... (photo: AP / Rodrigo Abd) Deccan Herald
All Saints Day   Chile Protests   Photos   Santiago Security Forces   Wikipedia: 2019 Chilean protests
Landscape - Sunrise - Barley - Harvest, Sept. 21, 2016. Climate policies 'will transform UK landscape'
Sir Ian says the UK needs to reduce the amount of red meat it produces and eats if it is to meet the Net Zero emissions target by 2050. He told BBC News: "What I see is a... (photo: Creative Commons / kangbch) BBC News
Gas Emissions   Landscape   Photos   UK   Wikipedia: Climate change in the United Kingdom
Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, right, listens as Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo speaks with reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Washington. Son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticised for suggesting government adopt dictatorship-era tactics
One of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's sons has been criticised for suggesting that the government adopt dictatorship-era tactics if they are... (photo: AP / Evan Vucci) The Independent
APEC Summit   Chile Protests   Eduardo Bolsonaro   Photos   Wikipedia: 2019 Chilean protests
JetBlue plane Washington banning US flights to all Cuban cities but Havana
HAVANA — The Trump administration is banning U.S. flights to all Cuban cities but Havana in the latest move to roll back the Obama-era easing of relations,... (photo: Creative Commons / Josh Hallett) Rio Rancho Observer
Havana   JetBlue   Photos   US flights   Wikipedia: United States embargo against Cuba
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno speaks during negotiations with anti-government protesters in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Ecuador reaches deal to cancel austerity measures, end mass protests
President Lenín Moreno and leaders of Ecuador’s indigenous peoples struck a deal late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of... (photo: AP / Fernando Vergara) Market Watch
Ecuador Protests   Indigenous People   Lenin Moreno   Photos   Wikipedia: 2019 Ecuadorian protests
An anti-government demonstrators hurls stones at police during clashes in downtown Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 Eucador protests over austerity measures trigger worst unrest in decade
Masked youths battled Ecuadorean security forces during indigenous-led protests and a national strike on Wednesday as president Lenin Moreno stuck by austerity measures... (photo: AP / Fernando Vergara) The Irish Times
Ecuador Protest   Lenin Moreno   Photos   Quito Unrest   Wikipedia: 2019 Ecuadorian protests
File - Tongass National Forest, in the Juneau area, Alaska. How Trump may bulldoze 'America's Amazon'
Tongass National Forest, Alaska (CNN)In the hottest Alaskan summer on record, amid countless signs of a climate in crisis, a camera phone captured a Republican fundraiser... (photo: Creative Commons / gillfoto https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Gillfoto) CNN
Deforestation   Global Warming   Photos   Tongass National Forest   Wikipedia: Tongass National Forest
Norwegian politician and Minister of Climate and Environment Ola Elvestuen Norway Urges Its Companies in Brazil to Safeguard Amazon
Norway, until recently the main donor to a fund to curb Amazonian deforestation, on Tuesday called on Norwegian companies active in Brazil to ensure they do not... (photo: Creative Commons / Venstre) Voa News
Amazon fires   Jair Bolsonaro   Ola Elvestuen   Photos   Wikipedia: 2019 Brazil wildfires
Fire consumes an area near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. How we can save the planet and ourselves
THE ongoing burning of the Amazon rainforests in Brazil under the newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro is an indication of the destructive power of a dictatorial... (photo: AP / Eraldo Peres)
The Manila Times
  Amazon Rainforest   Brazil Wildfires   Global Warming   Photos   Wikipedia: 2019 Amazon rainforest wildfires
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, visitors watch the North side from the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea. UN probing 35 North Korean cyberattacks in 17 countries
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for... (photo: AP / Lee Jin-man, File) Yahoo Daily News
2013 South Korea Cyberattack   North Korea   United Nations   Wikipedia: 2013 South Korea cyberattack   Photos
Passport Man who changed surname to Fu-Kennard denied UK passport
A man who changed his name by deed poll to Kenny Fu-Kennard has been denied a passport because his name is considered too rude. The former soldier... (photo: Creative Commons) The Independent
Home Office   Kenny Fu-Kennard   Photos   UK passport   Wikipedia: British passport
Flag Plaza in Taba, Egypt, where Hosni Mubarak raised the Egyptian flag after the return of Taba to Egyptian sovereignty. Adventurers to test Egyptian Black Sea route theory
BELOSLAV - Were the ancient Egyptians able to use reed boats to travel as far as the Black Sea thousands of years ago? A group of adventurers believe so, and will try to... (photo: Creative Commons / NYC2TLV NYC2TLV) Middle East Online
Abora IV Reed Boat   Black Sea   Photos   Varna   Wikipedia: Black Sea
People cross a street during a blackout in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 22, 2019. Venezuelan government blames 'electromagnetic attack' for nationwide blackout
(CNN)Venezuela is facing its fourth nationwide blackout this year, which officials are blaming on a hostile "electromagnetic attack." The ongoing blackout has left nearly... (photo: AP / Ariana Cubillos) CNN
Nicolas Maduro   Photos   Venezuela Blackout   Venezuela Democracy   Wikipedia: 2019 Venezuelan blackouts
Photo of helicopter Bishop to spray holy water over city from helicopter in mass exorcism of 'demons'
A Catholic bishop will spray holy water over an entire city from a military helicopter in an attempt to conquer the demons he believes are plaguing it. ... (photo: Creative Commons) The Independent
Buenaventura   Colombia   Mass exorcism   Photos   Wikipedia: Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca
In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace, in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan envoy rejects ‘biased’ report at UN rights body
GENEVA (AP) — A top Venezuelan diplomat on Friday blasted what he called the “biased vision” of a report by the U.N. human rights chief chronicling torture,... (photo: AP / Ariana Cubillos, FILE) Wtop
Michelle Bachelet   Nicolas Maduro   Photos   Venezuela Human Rights   Wikipedia: Nicolás Maduro
In this Oct. 1, 2013 photo, Ashaninka Indian girls walk through a forest path as they return to their village after shopping in the nearby village Kimkibiri Baja, Pichari district, Peru. Planting One Trillion Trees Could Be The Strongest Chance At Fighting Climate Change
A new study published on Friday said planting billions of trees across the United States, China, Brazil, Australia, and more countries could be the largest and cheapest... (photo: AP / Rodrigo Abd) WorldNews.com
Carbon Emissions   Climate Change   Photos   Reforestation
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