Month: July 2019

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Byblos festival has canceled a concert by the indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila “to prevent bloodshed” after calls from church leaders accusing the band of blasphemy and death threats on social media. FILE PHOTO: Lebanese alternative rock band Mashrou’ Leila performs during the Ehdeniyat International Festival in Ehden, Lebanon, August 12,
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JOHANNESBURG/VRYHEID, South Africa (Reuters) – Cattle have long been considered a measure of wealth across Africa – but it is not just farmers cashing in. A man herds cattle on communal land in Cato Ridge, South Africa, July 28, 2019. REUTERS/Rogan Ward A pioneering app in South Africa lets investors, eager to benefit from rising
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Ryan Fitzpatrick grabbed the lead in the Miami Dolphins quarterback competition with Josh Rosen, first-year coach Brian Flores said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Jul 25, 2019; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) during practice drills at Baptist Health Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports “It’s pretty clear to me that
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FILE PHOTO: Lebanese alternative rock band Mashrou’ Leila performs during the Ehdeniyat International Festival in Ehden, Lebanon, August 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi/File Photo BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Byblos festival has canceled a concert by Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila which was set for next week after calls from church leaders who accused the group of blasphemy.
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FILE PHOTO: Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends “Fridays for Future” protest, claiming for urgent measures to combat climate change, in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg will sail to the United Nations climate summit in New York from Britain. The 16-year-old has inspired young
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Jul 23, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas (44) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The New York Mets traded left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league catcher Austin Bossart on
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky will appear in a Swedish court on Tuesday for the first day of his trial for assault that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump. FILE PHOTO: A$AP Rocky performs “I’m Not the Only One” with Sam Smith (not pictured) during the 42nd American Music Awards in Los Angeles,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday introduced a bill that would ensure any climate change legislation considered by Congress prioritizes low-income and vulnerable communities. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) makes a campaign visit to the Narrow Way
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have mapped the genome of the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, discovering intriguing secrets behind the impressive speed and endurance these cold-blooded predators muster by ratcheting up their metabolism to mammal-like levels. FILE PHOTO: Komodo dragons walk at the Komodo National Park in Indonesia’s Komodo island October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Beawiharta/File
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