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World's longest underwater cave discovered in Mexico

World's longest underwater cave discovered in Mexico

According to the Quintana Roo Speleological Survey, there are 358 submerged cave systems in the Yucatan Penisula, totalling about 1.400 km of flooded passages. The Yucatan peninsula is studded with monumental relics of the Maya people, whose cities drew upon an extensive network cenotes . GAM researchers underscore the importance of the finding in relation to the cultural heritage of the Maya civilization that dominated the area before the Spanish conquest. Consulte Mais Informação

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European Lawmakers Vote for More Ambition on Renewables Targets

European Lawmakers Vote for More Ambition on Renewables Targets

Voting on a separate piece of legislation, adopted with 492 votes to 88 and 107 abstentions, MEPs said that the share of renewable energy should be of 35% of the energy consumption in the European Union in 2030. To avoid encouraging the unsustainable use of biomass for energy production, the lawmakers also want support schemes for renewable energy from biomass to be designed. Consulte Mais Informação

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Instagram Testing Text-Focused Feature, Transparent GIFs For Stories

Instagram Testing Text-Focused Feature, Transparent GIFs For Stories

Instagram declined to comment directly on the potential feature, sending along a generic response that it's always working on new, cool stuff. With Instagram and Facebook stories now a prevalent presence in our contemporary social media use , it's impossible to ignore that Instagram has very successfully duplicated the things people liked most about Snapchat's interactive features (real-time, seemingly more authentic instant video recordings than a curated and filtered photo, for one) ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Peru president: Understanding on pardon

Peru president: Understanding on pardon

People holding pictures of victims of the guerrilla conflict in the 1980s and 90s protest after Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned former President Alberto Fujimori in Lima , Peru , December 25, 2017. Fujimori was pardoned with seven other people in "similar conditions", BBC reported. The pardon from Kuczynski came after Fujimori's son Kenji drained votes away from a parliamentary bid Thursday to impeach Kuczynski on suspicion of corruption, sparking speculation the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Pope Francis calls for preserving the identity of Jerusalem

Pope Francis calls for preserving the identity of Jerusalem

Both countries are heavily dependent on USA military and economic aid, and talks with a senior Trump administration official like Pence offer them an opportunity to strengthen those ties. Trump has responded by threatening to cut aid and to reduce U.S. payments to the UN's Palestinian refugee agency. Trump's December 6 announcement recognizing Jerusalem sparked violent protests by Palestinians in the West Bank and along the Gaza border, who see the eastern part of Jerusalem as the capital of ... Consulte Mais Informação

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European Union suspends Sh3.6bn water project funding

European Union suspends Sh3.6bn water project funding

Ambassador to Kenya Stefano A. Dejak condemned the alleged killing of a member of the Sengwer community and shooting of another by Kenyan Forest Service guards on Tuesday in Kapkok Glade. "Accordingly, we are now suspending support to the Water Towers Programme with the government of Kenya". Kenya's government spokesman Eric Kiraithe said he was aware of the EU's decision and that the shooting was being investigated. Consulte Mais Informação

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A look at past U.S. government shutdowns

A look at past U.S. government shutdowns

And if leadership can't get that, conservatives sound open to supplying some votes if leadership puts on the floor a hard-line immigration bill sponsored by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and pushes to get it passed. That support might waver, however, if House Republicans begin attaching longer-term military funding to the bill in an effort to break the tie between defense and non-defense caps. Consulte Mais Informação

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Police Officers Shot in Harrisburg, Pa.: District Attorney

Police Officers Shot in Harrisburg, Pa.: District Attorney

The officers were shot on the 1800 block of Mulberry Street in Harrisburg around 6:30 a.m., Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo told NBC affiliate WGAL . Chardo says one person was shot by police but couldn't speak about that person's condition. Officers at the scene said the county Crisis Response Team was clearing a residence, and that the shooting suspect was in the residence. Consulte Mais Informação

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Prosecutors drop lese majeste charges against Sulak

Prosecutors drop lese majeste charges against Sulak

His lawyer, Puangtip Boonsanong, said the court had cited lack of evidence as the reason for dropping the case. In the past, Sulak has often criticized the lèse-majesté law and has faced at least five previous charges. In 2013, the Supreme Court sentenced a man to two years in prison over a comment he made in 2005 about King Mongkut, who reigned from 1851 to 1868, because it could have affected the then king. Consulte Mais Informação

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