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Source: BBC

Asia's glaciers put the brakes on

Tuesday 16:21 GMT

"The key role of these glaciers then is as a buffer against the worst effects of drought, and so the loss of glacier ice can be seen as a threat to the future stability of the region."

Automated software was used to track surface features on glaciers in 11 areas of High Mountain Asia, from Pamir and Hindu Kush in the West, to Nyainqêntanglha and inner Tibet and China in the East. Led by the US space agency (Nasa), the assessment draws on one million pairs of pictures acquired by the Landsat-7 spacecraft between 2000 and 2017.

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Source: The Week

John Kelly should spill the beans

Tuesday 20:02 GMT

If you truly want to protect the country that you would have died for — that your son died for — it's incumbent on you to spill the beans.

There can be no doubt that when you accepted a position in President Trump's Cabinet, you did so out of a sense of duty. Your views on border security and concerns about immigration and social cohesion seem genuinely felt.

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Source: Fox News

Jehovah's Witness halls in Washington state targeted by arson attacks, at least 5 since March

Tuesday 20:02 GMT

A fire that ripped through a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Washington state Friday is now the fifth blaze in an apparent series of attacks targeting houses of worship in the area during the past nine months.

The Seattle Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Saturday the agency determined the fire at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Lacey was an arson. The Thurston County Sheriff's Office said the blaze was reported around 3:42 a.m. and prompted a response by the ATF and a local task force that's been looking into attacks targeting other Kingdom Halls in the county, located about 70 miles southwest of Seattle.

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Source: The Guradian

'Change can't wait': progressive Democrats seek to make their mark

Monday 10:50 GMT

One thing is certain, says House Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) chair Mark Pocan: “This isn’t your mother and father’s progressive caucus.”

With their brief absence from the biennial conference, a staid affair hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School, the progressive warriors of the House’s new majority sent a clear message. “I was not sent to Washington to play nice,” Massachusetts congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley told the crowd outside.

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Source: Fox News

US maintains hard line in trade with China: report

Tuesday 06:04 GMT

The U.S. will hold fast to its 90-day deadline for the conclusion of a lasting trade agreement with China and would impose punishing tariffs on Chinese imports if none is reached.

In the past few months,  Xi has touted a Chinese Commerce Ministry report saying China would import a total of $2.5 trillion in services globally over five years.


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