Lifestyle

12-meter ship aims to be first to cross Atlantic without a crew

TOLLESBURY, England (Reuters) – Final preparations are underway for a 12-meter-long ship to set sail from Canada and attempt the world’s first transatlantic crossing without a crew. The USV Maxlimer, an unmanned surface vessel, is bound for the south coast of England and will conduct deep sea surveys on the way, guided by a skipper […]

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Pakistani charity dishes out ostrich as Ramadan treat for poor

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A Pakistani charity in the teeming coastal metropolis of Karachi is serving up a rare treat for the city’s Muslims ahead of their fast for the holy month of Ramadan – ostrich meat. Expensive and seldom eaten in Pakistan, ostrich is deemed exotic in the mainly Muslim nation of 208 million people. […]

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Why is Russia clashing with US over Venezuela?

Washington: There was an unexpected twist on Tuesday evening as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's attempted uprising against President Nicolas Maduro's government appeared to be sputtering out. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Maduro was set to flee Venezuela and that Russia had persuaded him to stay. An anti-government protester, masked with a Venezuelan […]

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US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

NEW YORK — Measles in the US has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. “This is alarming,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University vaccine expert. Not only is measles dangerous in itself, […]