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Source: NBC News

Connecting mental illness with mass shootings misses the point: experts

Sunday 20:55 GMT

In the wake of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed 17 students and staff, the Trump administration and many Republicans have said that the best way to end the seemingly constant stream of mass shootings is by combating mental illness.

Broward County Mayor Beam Furr told NPR that Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz had shown signs of mental illness — as many mass shooters have — and "had been a client at some mental health facilities." In response to the shooting, President Donald Trump said he would help the nation with "the difficult issue of mental health."

Source: The Guradian

Jokhang temple: fire engulfs ancient 'heart' of Tibetan Buddhism

Today 03:19 GMT

A large fire has damaged one of the holiest and most politically sensitive sites in Tibet, the Jokhang temple, stirring an outpouring of grief and concern among Tibetans.

However, Robert Barnett, a London-based expert on contemporary Tibet, said Beijing’s “almost total suppression of information” about the incident meant many Tibetans feared “the heart of Tibetan Buddhism” had suffered significant damage. For almost four hours after the fire began, he said, it was not even acknowledged by China’s heavily controlled media, “even though you could see it from miles away across the whole city”.

Source: Fox News

Police arrest 5 in killing of endangered orangutan shot 130 times

Today 17:16 GMT

Four farmers and a 13-year-old boy in Indonesia admitted they stabbed, clubbed, and shot a male orangutan with at least 130 air gun pellets to protect their pineapple crop, police said Monday, in the latest high-profile killing of a critically endangered species.

"All the suspects have told police that they shot, stabbed and clubbed the orangutan," local police chief detective Yuliansyah, who goes by a single name, told the Associated Press. "They did it because they considered the animal to be a pest that ruined the family's pineapple plantation."

Source: DW

Thousands of Berlin residents without internet after attempted bank robbery

Today 17:16 GMT

Robbers tried to immobilize a junction at a street corner in Schmargendorf — a neighborhood between the three affected Berlin neighborhoods — to hinder an alarm system in an attempt to rob the Berlin Sparkasse bank, according to the Berliner Morgenpost.

More than 40,000 residences in threee southwest Berlin neighborhoods lost internet in their households at around early Sunday morning after a major cable was severed, according to multiple reports.

Source: Washington Post

State elections officials fret over cybersecurity threats

Sunday 22:44 GMT

State elections officials said Saturday that they want more information from federal officials to ensure they are protected from cybersecurity threats in light of evidence that foreign operatives plan to try to interfere in the midterm elections.

The frustrations were evident despite the fact that federal intelligence officials a day earlier had for the first time given a classified briefing to state officials about potential foreign threats on elections.

Source: Washington Post

NBC’s Mike Milbury calls domestic violence charge ‘unfortunate incident,’ incurs wrath

Today 08:59 GMT

Mike Milbury saying Voynov trying to kill his girlfriend is “an unfortunate incident that cost the kings a good player” is exactly whats wrong with NBC, hockey culture, and the world, honestly. It absolutely astounds me that Mike Milbury still has a job covering hockey at any level... Mike Milbury just referred to Slava Voynov's domestic violence arrest as an "unfortunate incident."

On Saturday, hockey analyst Mike Milbury drew fire on social media for attempting to add his two cents about Slava Voynov, the former NHL player who was convicted of domestic abuse in 2014 and sentenced to 90 days in jail on a misdemeanor charge of corporal injury to a spouse.

Source: Fox News

Russia church shooting leaves 5 dead after gunman opens fire on people leaving service

Today 17:17 GMT

Five people were killed and several others were injured after a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on people leaving a church service in Russia's Dagestan region on Sunday, Russian media outlets reproted.

A witness to the shooting, Oksana, told RT the gunman targeted people as they were leaving the church, but many took cover inside the building. Parishioners were at the church celebrating the end of the Russian festival of Maslenitsa, a holiday which marks the start of Lent for Russian Orthodox Christians, according to RT.

Source: DW

Israel strikes Gaza Strip after four soldiers wounded

Sunday 20:55 GMT

Israel has responded with airstrikes after four soldiers were injured in an explosion along the border with the Gaza Strip.

Israeli jets pounded the Gaza Strip on Saturday after four soldiers were injured in an explosion along the border fence of the Palestinian enclave. The four soldiers were wounded, two of them seriously, when they approached a Palestinian flag along the border fence and an improvised explosive device blew up, the Israeli military said.

Source: The Guradian

World’s most controversial fruit depends on giant bats for pollination

Today 17:16 GMT

Aziz stresses the situation is complicated as flying fox and other bats are also known to damage some fruit crops, so mitigation efforts need to be developed to protect particular crops from raiding bats – without killing them.

The scientists found that flying foxes – bats in the Pteropus and Acerodon genus and the largest in the world – are likely vital pollinators for the polarising durian. “We already knew that flying foxes feed on durian flowers, but there was this unsubstantiated belief, even among some researchers, that flying foxes just destroyed the flowers,” said Sheema Abdul Aziz, the lead researcher on the project that was done as part of her PhD at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in France.

Source: BBC

Kurds 'strike deal' with Syrian army

Today 17:17 GMT

Six people were reported to have suffered symptoms of a gas attack during the bombardment of a village but Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said it was a "fabricated story".

Kurdish fighters in northern Syria say they have struck a deal with the Syrian government under which it will send troops to help repel a Turkish offensive. Turkey regards the Kurdish fighters, just across its border in Afrin, as terrorists.

Source: Fox News

After Florida school massacre, what about regulating social media companies to keep us safe?

Today 17:17 GMT

The 19-year-old who has confessed to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida – posted disturbing material on social media before his attack, authorities said.

However, because social media have played a significant role in recent attacks that threaten our homeland security interests, it is now time for Congress to act and regulate social media companies. Considering that 1 in 5 Americans suffer from some level of mental illness, it would be difficult for anyone to monitor and intervene in problematic behaviors that could lead to violence.

Source: CBS News

"Black Panther": A ground-breaking superhero movie

Today 17:16 GMT

This weekend, it brought in nearly $200 million, and it set the record for a live-action superhero movie on Rotten Tomatoes, with a score of 97%.

"The 'Black Panther' film is a cultural phenomenon because images like this have not really been seen in major multiplexes before," Jennings said. Images like black director Ryan Coogler leading a predominantly-black cast; and black royalty set in a scientifically-advanced African nation, the fictional Wakanda.

Source: New York Times

Oxfam Says Workers in Haiti Threatened Witness to Misconduct

Today 17:16 GMT

Three Oxfam employees who were the subject of a 2011 inquiry into sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened a witness after a manager leaked an investigation report to another member of staff, the charity said on Monday.

The threats and intimidation were among several accusations of misconduct made public for the first time with Oxfam’s release of its 2011 report into the conduct of its Haiti staff, including the hiring of prostitutes.

Source: BBC

Scientists offer autism test hope

Today 17:16 GMT

"While we applaud the arrival of this interesting area of research, it is important that it is not adopted with too much enthusiasm - if applied to a large population it will produce large numbers of 'false positives', causing huge worry and potential harm to children and families."

For this new study, published in the Molecular Autism journal, researchers looked for chemical differences in the blood and urine of 38 autistic children and 31 children without the condition, all aged between five and 12.

Source: The Guradian

Homophobic video warns Russians of dangers of not voting

Today 17:16 GMT

Russians who don’t vote in next month’s presidential elections risk seeing their country transformed into a gay-friendly state where people in their 50s are eligible for military conscription, a homophobic and xenophobic viral video has warned.

Meduza, an opposition website, accused the video’s producers of trying to scare Russians into voting by playing on widespread homophobia and xenophobia. Putin’s nominal rivals at the election include Pavel Grudinin, the leader of the Communist party, and Ksenia Sobchak, a liberal journalist who has spoken out in favour of LGBT rights.

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: New York Times

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: BBC

What to expect at the 2018 Bafta Awards

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev calling for president to quit

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Bundesliga LIVE: VfL Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich

Saturday 15:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Hanif Kureishi: my beautiful box-set binge

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Homeland: Claire Danes sulks her way through more relentless catastrophising

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Washington Post

How two GMU professors teamed up to create high-tech music

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Global News

Trudeau, Sajjan ask to meet with Indian politician who criticized Canadian government

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Beats, rhymes and ice: Olympians rely on their tunes, and science backs them up

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Pride Flag Waves at the Olympics for Adam Rippon

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Berlin 24/7: The sound of Berlin

Today 06:05 GMT

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