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US Justice Department Wants Records on Visitors to Trump Protest Site

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — If you’ve visited a website called DisruptJ20, which helped organize protests during President Trump’s inauguration, the Justice Department reportedly wants to learn more about you. In a blog post published Aug. 14, the web hosting provider DreamHost said that several months ago, the DOJ requested information on visitors to the website. … Continued

Indian and Chinese Troops Skirmish Along Himalayan Border

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Indian and Chinese troops have clashed along their Himalayan border, throwing stones at each other before withdrawing. India says the incident started Tuesday, Aug. 15 when Chinese troops entered Indian territory near the popular tourist destination of Pangong Lake. The territory around the lake is disputed by both sides, with one Indian … Continued

Obama’s Response to Charlottesville Violence Is the Most Liked Tweet in History

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s tweet reacting to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend is the most liked tweet ever on the social network. On Aug. 12, Obama tweeted a quote from late South African President Nelson Mandela. The tweet read, “No one is born hating another person because … Continued

Sierra Leone Dealing With Aftermath of Deadly Mudslides

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Hundreds are dead and even more are missing in the aftermath of severe flooding in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. Heavy rains over the weekend caused a hillside to collapse on Monday, Aug. 14, burying houses and turning streets into rushing rivers of muddy water. Authorities and aid workers are searching for survivors … Continued

Three Female Suicide Bombers Attack Nigeria

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A female suicide bomber killed 27 people at a market in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Two more female suicide bombers also attacked the gates to a nearby refugee camp around the same time on Tuesday, Aug. 15, wounding many others. In all, the three explosions injured at least 83 people. No group has … Continued

Videos Show Cop Punch Man During Traffic Stop

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Graphic videos show a police officer on top of a man, punching him in the head repeatedly after stopping him for alleged traffic violations. Police in Euclid, Ohio said they stopped 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III for rolling through an intersection and driving with a suspended license. Dash-cam video shows one of … Continued

Rare Right Whale Sighting in Bering Sea

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Endangered North Pacific right whales went almost a decade without a sighting. The streak ended Aug. 11, when National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers found two of the camera-shy whales in the Bering Sea. Scientist Jessica Crance tracked the whales using acoustic technology that records ocean sounds. They first picked up … Continued

91 Volcanoes Found Beneath Antarctica’s Ice Sheet

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Antarctica might be the last place on Earth you’d expect to find dozens of volcanoes, but scientists now say the continent is home to more volcanoes than anywhere else on the planet — and that could be bad news for the environment. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh announced Aug. … Continued

Fruits and Vegetable Improve Men’s Body Odor

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Men, if you think six-pack abs will attract women, you might consider a six-pack of carrot juice, too. Eating more fruits and vegetables may make you smell better. Researchers at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, measured the amount of carotenoids deposited in men’s skin, asked them to take food questionnaires and … Continued

Iraqi Airstrikes Target Islamic State Stronghold Tal Afar

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Iraqi warplanes have begun bombing an Islamic state-held town west of Mosul, forcing thousands of civilians to flee. Iraqi forces, assisted by a U.S.-led coalition, began carrying out airstrikes on the town of Tal Afar on Aug. 15. An Iraqi military spokesman says the airstrikes are a preparation for an upcoming … Continued