Study: Biggest and Smallest Species Most at Risk of Extinction

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — When it comes to survival, bigger isn’t always better. But neither is smaller. New research reveals that the largest and smallest animals face the highest risk of extinction. Researchers looked at a variety of animals, from birds and reptiles to mammals and amphibians. The findings, published on Sept. 18 in the … Continued

Scientists Turn Optical Data Into Sound in World First

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Scientists have finally found a way to slow down light by turning it into sound. If you’re scratching your head and feeling confused right now, you’re not alone. First, you should know light waves are not easy to slow down. They travel very fast which makes them very good at carrying information … Continued

Uber Apologizes for ‘Wife Appreciation Day’ Promo

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Uber landed itself in hot water after sending a promotional message about “Wife Appreciation Day.” The message, sent to customers in Bangalore, India, was intended to get them to take advantage of a discount on the company’s Uber Eats food delivery service. It said, “Dear husbands, a gentle reminder – today … Continued

The Man Who Saved the World, Stanislav Petrov, Has Died

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The man who saved the world, Stanislav Petrov, has died aged 77. Petrov, a former Soviet Military Officer, is credited with preventing a nuclear war. During the Cold War, his job was to look for possible nuclear weapons and in 1983, his computer wrongly detected incoming missiles from the U.S. He … Continued

Man Wearing Swastika Armband Knocked Senseless in Seattle

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A man wearing a red, swastika armband was knocked out on the streets of Seattle. It was the culmination of an hour and a half of internet sleuthing by a group of anti-fascists in the area. On Sept. 17, a Twitter user with the handle @bigotbasher shared a photo of the … Continued

Accused Indicted in Mob Lynching Case

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Fifty-seven people were indicted on Tuesday Sept. 19 in the murder case of a university student in Pakistan. Mashal Khan, a journalism student at Abdul Wali Khan University, was beaten and shot to death by a mob of his fellow students April 13 for allegedly publishing blasphemous content online. Court proceedings … Continued

Dubai Opens First ‘Smart’ Police Station

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Dubai has inaugurated what it is calling the world’s first smart police station. The station which opened on Sept. 16 is said to offer 60 different services through computer terminals. These include paying fines, turning in lost items and getting social support for victims of family violence. The station also features … Continued

Myanmar’s Leader Questions Rohingya Allegations in Televised Address

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has broken her silence on the exodus of the country’s Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi gave a 30-minute televised address on the conflict on Sept. 18. In it, Suu Kyi expressed uncertainty as to why the Rohingya continue to flee the country, saying there … Continued

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Rocks Central Mexico

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A powerful earthquake has rocked central Mexico. The magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, near the town of San Juan Raboso in Puebla state. It reportedly crumbled buildings 100 miles away in Mexico City. Puebla Gov. Tony Gali reports on Twitter that buildings have been … Continued