International News

China bans all cryptocurrency mining and transactions

(The AEGIS Alliance) - On Friday, the central bank in China proclaimed that all Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transactions and mining are prohibited in the nation, a huge step with a global market impact...

Fires in the Amazon have already impacted 90% of plant and animal species

by Suzana Camargo - MongaBay - Creative Commons New study addresses the effects of fires on biodiversity loss in the world’s largest forest during the last two decades. Researchers measured the impacts on the habitats...

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao accepts nomination to run for Philippine president in 2022

(The AEGIS Alliance) - A boxing icon and Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao has confirmed he is going to run for president in the country for the 2022 political elections. Pacquiao gave his acceptance as the...

New Zealand enters nationwide lockdown after single COVID case found

(The AEGIS Alliance) - New Zealand has gone into nationwide lockdown mode after discovering the country's first case of the COVID delta variant. The nation had not observed one single case of COVID-19 since back in...

British man Richard William Cove called medical hotline 1,200 times to satisfy his foot fetish

(The AEGIS Alliance) - A British man who has a foot fetish continuously contacted a taxpayer-funded medical hotline claiming he was an old lady to try and make operators discuss their feet, police stated. The...

Nigeria seizes scales from 15,000 dead pangolins

by Mongabay.com - MongaBay - Creative Commons Authorities at the Nigeria Customs Service have announced the seizure of 7.1 tons of pangolin scales that smugglers were attempting to ship out of the country. According to...

SpyCops: How the UK Police Infiltrated 1,000 Activist Groups

by Lowkey - MintPressNews - Creative Commons https://youtu.be/XfTXmdiwpEA (MintPressNews) - The new MintPress podcast, “The Watchdog,” hosted by British-Iraqi hip-hop artist Lowkey, closely examines organizations about which it is in the public interest to know —...

More than 250 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, despite Brazil’s ban

Liz Kimbrough - MongaBay - Creative Commons There have been 267 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, burning more than 105,000 hectares (260,000 acres) — an area roughly the size of Los Angeles,...
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