Archive for March, 2016

ISIS Leader Is My Ex-Husband, Woman Says, but Doubts Remain

Thursday, March 31st, 2016:

Photo In an image taken from a video on a militant website, the Islamic State’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, addressed followers in Mosul, Iraq, in 2014. Credit via Reuters A woman who said she was the ex-wife of the leader of the Islamic State spoke to a Swedish newspaper about their marriage in an interview published on Thursday, but experts and officials expressed doubt that she was ever married to the self-styled caliph of the terror group. The woman, Saja al-Dulaimi, 28, told the newspaper, Expressen, that she married Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2008 after her first husband, a bodyguard […] Read More →

Labradorians want official status for their flag

Thursday, March 31st, 2016:

The Labrador flag has long been a point of pride for many people in the Big Land, and some locals say it deserves more respect. At a small gathering to raise the flag in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Thursday, the town’s deputy mayor and other residents said it was time the provincial government officially recognize the Labrador flag. “As we know the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador are distinct land masses and each contributing to the well-being of the province,” Deputy Mayor Cora Hamel Pardy told CBC News. “As a resident of Labrador, I would love to see the flag flying at borders, at official buildings — fully recognized.” The Labrador […] Read More →

Climate predicts bird populations

Thursday, March 31st, 2016:

Image copyright Harvey van Diek Image caption Bee-eaters seem to be benefitting from climate change, increasing their population in Europe in recent years Populations of the most common bird species in Europe and the US are being altered by climate change, according to an international study. For the first time researchers showed climate to be having a similar, significant impact on bird populations in large, distant areas of the world. Their study used population-predicting models and three decades of field data, gathered by bird-watching volunteers. The findings are published in the journal Science. Led by Durham University scientists, the team […] Read More →

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