Scientists stunned as ‘vast’ lost cities emerge from the Amazon undergrowth

Scientists stunned as ‘vast’ lost cities emerge from the Amazon undergrowth

Researchers have revealed the massive scale of “lost cities” in the Amazon rainforest and uncovered new details about the lives of the people who lived there. The existence of centuries-old settlements built by the Casarabe tribe that lived in present-day Bolivia was already well known. But the extent of the sites had not been realized … Read more

Joe Biden’s Second Amendment gambit on gun ownership may end in political disaster

Joe Biden's Second Amendment gambit on gun ownership may end in political disaster

For Democratic politicians, the Second Amendment may prove to be a political trap. Just ask Hillary Clinton, or Beto O’Rourke, or anyone in the long line who has been labeled a “gun hoarder” by Republican opponents and then faced defeat in the ballot boxes. Nothing is more likely to upset large swaths of rural America … Read more

Trump-backed Republicans fail to win primaries in embarrassing defeat for former president

Trump-backed Republicans fail to win primaries in embarrassing defeat for former president

Kemp, often the target of Trump’s wrath for refusing to help nullify the election, was still expected to win, but the margin of defeat represents a scathing rebuke from Trump of a state he lost by the widest margin. close in 2020. Five states were holding nominating contests for congressional elections that will decide which … Read more

Pakistani rickshaw driver risks all to educate his daughters

Pakistani rickshaw driver risks all to educate his daughters

TCF focuses on education in the country’s most neglected rural communities and slums and aims to teach as many girls as boys. To encourage girls, the foundation employs thousands of female teachers and is the largest private employer of women in the country. Pakistan is estimated to have the second highest number of out-of-school children … Read more

French minister denies rape accusations saying his disability makes it physically impossible

French minister denies rape accusations saying his disability makes it physically impossible

A newly appointed minister in Emmanuel Macron’s government has denied raping two women, insisting his disability makes him unable to sexually assault anyone. Damien Abad, the new Minister of Solidarity and the Disabled is accused of having raped a woman in 2010 and another in 2011. One of the women filed a police complaint against … Read more

‘Period pain leave’ is unfair to women, say feminists

‘Period pain leave’ is unfair to women, say feminists

Feminists have warned that Spain’s plan to grant ‘period pain leave’ to women with heavy or painful periods could ‘stigmatise’ them in the job market. The Spanish government on Tuesday approved a pioneering reform that will allow women with severe menstrual pain to be off work for as many days as they need. It had … Read more

China plane crash may have been intentional, black box shows 

China plane crash may have been intentional, black box shows 

Boeing Co, the jet’s maker, declined to comment and referred questions to Chinese regulators. The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had no immediate comment. In March, the Boeing 737-800 en route from Kunming to Guangzhou crashed in the mountains of Guangxi after a sudden drop in cruising altitude, killing all 132 people on board. … Read more

Pastor hit church gunman over the head with chair and parishioners hog-tied him with electrical cords

Pastor hit church gunman over the head with chair and parishioners hog-tied him with electrical cords

A man opened fire at a church luncheon in Southern California, killing one person and injuring five elderly people before a pastor hit the shooter in the head with a chair and parishioners tied him up with electrical cords. One person was arrested and two weapons recovered, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said on its … Read more

Beijing to visit Solomon Islands raising Pacific naval base fears

Beijing to visit Solomon Islands raising Pacific naval base fears

James Batley, Australia’s former high commissioner to the Solomons, said recent deals between Beijing and Honiara were “a truly significant and unfavorable development”. “From Australia’s perspective, this represents an awareness of a very long-standing concern which has been a cornerstone of Australian policy towards the Pacific – that a potentially hostile power might establish in … Read more

Sweden’s bid to join Nato ‘shows Vladimir Putin’s aggression doesn’t pay’

Sweden’s bid to join Nato ‘shows Vladimir Putin’s aggression doesn’t pay’

Liz Truss, the foreign secretary, has warned Ankara that it risks giving Putin a major victory by opposing NATO’s expected expansion from 30 members to 32. She argued that the two Nordic nations must be brought into the US-led military alliance “as soon as possible if they choose to join”. “NATO’s open door policy is … Read more