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Source: DW

Opinion: Joko Widodo's last chance to fulfill his promises to Indonesia

Thursday 09:54 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Under Indonesia's constitution, presidents and vice presidents are limited to two five-year terms.

If this is true, it means that the Indonesian people have hope that Jokowi can still fulfill his promises before he steps down in 2024. However, many of his critics on these issues are thought to have remained silent during the last phase of the election campaign, in order to not jeopardize his chances.

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Source: The Guradian

T rex traders: should the sale of dinosaur bones be stopped?

Thursday 09:54 GMT

The news that an ultra-rare fossil of an infant Tyrannosaurus rex has been placed on eBay for $2.95m (£2.26m) has caused an uproar among palaeontologists, who have protested that such things “belong in a museum”.

With Hollywood stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicolas Cage in the market for fossils and dino bones, collecting them is becoming a trend – it has been reported the pair have been engaged in a bidding war over a $276,000 dinosaur skull.

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Source: BBC

HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease

Friday 01:30 GMT

US scientists say they used HIV to make a gene therapy that cured eight infants of severe combined immunodeficiency, or "bubble boy" disease.

Previous advancements in gene therapy provided alternatives to a bone marrow transplant, but these treatments sometimes involved chemotherapy and had implications for a range of other diseases, including blood disorders, sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia, and metabolic syndrome.

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Source: Fox News

Michael Cohen vows to fill in Mueller report’s redactions, ‘tell it myself’

Friday 11:47 GMT

"It is our hope that the authorities in the Southern District of New York will consider this total picture of cooperation by Mr. Cohen, verified by your letter and the important new evidence he has made available or could make available to assist the government, and the particular facts involved here to grant Mr. Cohen a reduced term following the rules and procedures of the Southern District of New York."

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Source: BBC

Sore knee Maybe you have a fabella

Friday 17:15 GMT

A little bone in the knee scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts from Imperial College London.

Between 1918 and 2018, reports of the fabella bone's existence in the knee increased to the extent that it is now thought to be three times as common as 100 years ago. The scientists' analysis showed that in 1918, fabellae were present in 11% of the world population, and by 2018, they were present in 39%.

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Source: Fox News

‘Facts of Life’ star Geri Jewell talks returning to ‘Deadwood,’ overcoming addiction and counting on faith

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

'FACTS OF LIFE' STAR LISA WHELCHEL 'WOULD CERTAINLY CONSIDER' REPLACING LORI LOUGHLIN. Jewell, who skyrocketed to fame in the other beloved series “The Facts of Life,” spoke to Fox News about what fans can expect from “Deadwood,” how Norman Lear discovered her, breaking barriers as a star with cerebral palsy, and how she overcame addiction.

Fox News: In your book, "I'm Walking as Straight as I Can," you also described being faced with addiction at one point in your life.

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Source: DW

France's ex-premier Francois Fillon to face trial over fake jobs

Today 06:04 GMT

Francois Fillon had been on course to win the French presidency two years ago, before revelations published by the investigative newspaper Le Canard Enchaine in January 2017 shattered his credibility.

Marc Joulaud replaced Fillon in the National Assembly while Fillon served as prime minister under President Nicolas Sarkozy from 2007-2012. Fillon himself admitted taking an interest-free loan of €50,000 euros from the magazine's owner Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere, without declaring it to a transparency watchdog, according to AFP.

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Source: Fox News

Cleric 'mastermind' behind Sri Lanka attacks known for hate-filled online sermons, possible ISIS ties

Today 08:05 GMT

Over the past three years, radical Islamic cleric Zahran Hashim, alternately known as Mohammed Zahran, has amassed an online following of thousands for his hate-filled online sermons – sometimes delivered before a banner depicting the Twin Towers – that are composed of impassioned calls for “all non-Muslims be eliminated.”

Yet what remains unanswered is why a warning issued by Sri Lanka’s police chief on April 11 –who raised the alarm after receiving information from a foreign intelligence agency, allegedly India, with the caution that NTJ was concocting attacks – was ultimately ignored.

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Source: DW

Fighting climate change by tackling food waste

Today 08:06 GMT

"According to 2011 estimates, one-third of all food produced globally ends up in the garbage," says Rosa Rolle, head of the Food Loss and Food Waste Project at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Meat is by far the worst for the climate, partly because cattle and other ruminants generate large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas that is about 25 times more harmful to the climate than CO2.


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