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Scientists Pinpoint ‘Master’ Genes Responsible for Butterfly Wing Appearance

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The complex designs on a butterfly’s wings might be determined by a genetic master switch. New research suggests just two genes are responsible for a butterfly’s intricate shapes and colors and that turning off those genes completely changes their appearance. Butterfly wings are covered in tiny scales. These form patterns in … Continued

Pakistan and India Accuse Each Other of Kashmir Attacks

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Pakistani military says six civilians were killed and dozens more were wounded from firing by Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region. Pakistan and India each control a portion of Kashmir but both claim the region in its entirety. The military says Indian troops fired over the de-facto border dividing Kashmir … Continued

Hurricane Maria Batters Turks and Caicos Islands as it Leaves Caribbean

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Hurricane Maria battered the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday, Sept. 22, as it passed just northeast of the British territory. The National Hurricane Center in Miami calls for the now-category 3 hurricane to make a right hand turn on Saturday, staying east of the Bahamas. Maria’s finally exiting the Caribbean, … Continued

Iran Unveils New Ballistic Missile

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Iran unveiled a new ballistic missile and said it will continue to strengthen its defense capabilities, days after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Iran nuclear deal. Addressing the United Nations, Trump criticized the deal, which lifts sanctions against Iran in return for the country reducing its nuclear facilities. Trump called it … Continued

Kim Jong-un Calls Donald Trump a ‘Mentally Deranged Dotard’

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has revived an old insult in his latest threat to the United States. In Kim’s statement carried by state media on Friday Sept. 22, he says of U.S. President Trump, “I will surely… tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.” A dotard is defined as … Continued

Manafort Offered to Give Russian Billionaire ‘Private Briefings’ on 2016 Campaign

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort allegedly offered to provide “private briefings” on the 2016 U.S. presidential race to a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin. According to a Sept. 20 report by the Washington Post, Manafort offered via a July 7, 2016 email to brief Oleg Deripaska … Continued

London Strips Uber of its Operating License

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — London wants to put the brakes on Uber. Transport for London announced Sept. 22 that it will not renew Uber’s license, which expires at the end of the month. The transportation authority’s statement said, “TfL has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private … Continued

Shipwrecks Dating Back 2,500 Years Found in Black Sea

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The bottom of the Black Sea is an eery place. Scientists have found dozens of ancient shipwrecks littered along the sea floor off Bulgaria. The watery graveyard holds 60 ships dating back to Medieval, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras — with the oldest dating to the fourth or fifth century BC. They … Continued

Soribada Held Its First Best K-Music Awards

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Soribada kicked off South Korea’s award season with its first-ever award show called the First Soribada Best K-Music Awards. The ceremony took place Sept. 20, in Seoul. According to the Soompi news outlet, Soribada hopes to empower the K-pop scene through the awards show recognizing K-pop artists and featuring performances by … Continued

Duterte Visits Marawi for the Fifth Time

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has visited troops in Marawi for the fifth time, on the same day massive protests against him took place in Manila. The battle for Marawi began May 23 when Maute militants stormed the city and Duterte said the end of the battle is “just around the corner.” Duterte … Continued