Sierra Leone mudslides ‘kill more than 1,000’

Local leaders say the death toll from August 14 disaster has passed the 1,000 mark and call for an accurate count. More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flooding that hit Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, nearly two weeks ago, according to a local leader and a minister. The government had earlier put …

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Twisted carbon nanotubes harness waste energy and put it to work

The “twistron harvester” generates power at the highest rates for energy harvesting yet, so may finally live up to the technique’s century-long promise Limited VIP tickets remaining – Book now It sounds like a simple task: use ambient energy from your surroundings to do something handy, such as charge your iPod from the vibrations of …

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Texas: Sturm “Harvey” verusacht schwere Verwüstungen

Hurrikan “Harvey” wurde zum Tropensturm herabgestuft, löst dennoch gerade in der Hauptstadt von Texas starke Überschwemmungen aus. Bisher starben zwei Menschen. Hurrikan “Harvey” hat im US-Bundesstaat Texas schwere Verwüstungen angerichtet. In der Hauptstadt Houston sorgte der Sturm für starke Überschwemmungen. Der Nationale Wetterdienst der USA warnte, die Auswirkungen seien beispiellos und überstiegen alle Erwartungen. Die …

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Colombia’s Farc begins first congress after peace deal

Delegates meet in Bogota to choose a new name for the group, which will become a political party. Members of the Farc in Colombia have begun discussing the group’s future in its first congress since the conclusion of a historic disarmament process. Some 1,200 delegates from the recently demobilised group have attended the first day …

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Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell remembered at MTV VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) — Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell, rock stars who killed themselves earlier this year, were remembered at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Oscar winner Jared Leto, who is also the frontman of rock band 30 Seconds to Mars, said he toured with Bennington and Cornell, and spoke passionately Sunday about his …

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Wie aus einer Speichelprobe 30 DNA-Masken von Chelsea Manning wurden

Die Künstlerin Heather Dewey-Hagborg macht DNA-Porträts aus Speichelproben. Das ist Kunst aber auch eine Kritik an einer Gesellschaft, die immer mehr auf Genanalyse setzt. Die Künstlerin Heather Dewey-Hagborg erstellt Phantombilder aus DNA-Spuren – und prangert mit ihrer Kunst auch die Unzuverlässigkeit von Gentests an. Ein menschliches Mobile, aus 30 dreidimensionalen Masken: Viele Gesichter blicken freundlich …

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Mayweather-McGregor was stupid (but really fun)

Here’s how it all went down. After the fight, McGregor said the referee should’ve let him get knocked down (an option he could’ve exercised himself at any point), so he could recover and continue. In reality, this was a good stoppage. McGregor could barely keep his hands up and wasn’t defending himself by the end. …

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After deadly protests, Indian states in lockdown for ‘godman’s’ rape sentencing

India is deploying thousands of riot police and shutting down internet services in two northern states, as it prepares for the sentencing on Monday of a self-styled ‘godman’ whose followers went on the rampage after he was convicted of rape on Friday. Sankalp Phartiyal and Nidhi Verma 5 Min Read NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India …

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