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Greenpeace sues Norway over Arctic oil

Greenpeace sues NorwayEnvironmental group Greenpeace said Tuesday it filed a lawsuit against the Norwegian government for giving energy companies consent to drill in Arctic waters.

The group's Norwegian branch and regional advocate Nature and Youth said in their challenge that Norway was violating the Paris climate agreement by moving ahead with oil drilling in the Arctic waters of the Barents Sea.


Scientists discover physical source of depression

physical source of depression discoveredAn international research team says they have identified the physical source of depression in the brain in a new study.

Investigators traced depression, one of the most common mental ailments in the world, to the lateral orbitofrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for a non-reward mechanism. According to the research team, this is likely the reason people living with depression often feel a sense of loss, disappointment and low self-esteem.


Mexico: Judge whose court handled cartel cases killed

Mexican judge assssinatedA federal judge whose court handled some cases related to drug cartels has been killed near Mexico City.

Vicente Antonio Bermudez Zacarias was murdered in Metepec, a town in the state of Mexico, the Supreme Court said in a statement on Monday.

President Enrique Pena Nieto condemned the murder and ordered the attorney general's office to take over the investigation.


Iraqi forces take 20 villages from ISIL in Mosul push

Mosul battleArmed forces closing in on Mosul say they have secured about 20 villages on the outskirts of the city in the first 24 hours of an operation to retake the last major stronghold in Iraq of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.

With air support from the US-led coalition, government and Kurdish forces edged closer to the city on Monday as smoke darkened the blue sky above one ISIL position, apparently from oil fires ignited to hamper the incursion and make it harder to land air strikes.


'Wall' of taco trucks being erected at Trump hotel

Taco trucks

A "wall" of taco trucks will be erected outside the Trump International Las Vegas hotel before the final presidential debate there on Wednesday night.

The Culinary Union, an adversary of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, is going to “build” a wall of taco trucks at the hotel, according to BuzzFeed News.

Trump’s hotel is located just a few miles from the site of the debate at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


‘Riot’ Charge Dropped Against Amy Goodman For Covering Pipeline Protest

Amy GoodmanCriminal charges against “Democracy Now” radio host Amy Goodman were dropped Monday in North Dakota. Prosecutors had charged her with participating in a riot while she covered a protest against the construction of an oil pipeline there last month.

Judge John Grinsteiner declined to sign necessary paperwork confirming probable cause, which halted the case from proceeding, her lawyer Tom Dickson told The Huffington Post.


Detainee who wrote 'Guantanamo Diary' released after 14 years

Detainee freedA Guantanamo Bay detainee who penned a memoir of his experiences at the facility has been sent back to his home country of Mauritania after 14 years, his lawyers said Monday.

“We are thrilled that our client’s nightmare is finally ending,” said Nancy Hollander, one of Mohamedou Ould Slahi's attorneys, in a written statement. “After all these years, he wants nothing more than to be with his family and rebuild his life. We’re so grateful to everyone who helped make this day a reality.”

Slahi, 45, was cleared for transfer by the parole-like Periodic Review Board in July. His transfer brings the population at Guantanamo to 60.


Report: Trump's son-in-law discussing post-election Trump TV network

Trump planning neworkDonald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has reportedly contacted a top dealmaker in the media industry within the past couple of months about creating a Trump television network, the Financial Times reported.

Kushner and Aryeh Bourkoff, the founder and chief executive of LionTree, a boutique investment bank, reportedly had a short conversation regarding the possibility of setting up a Trump television network following the presidential election.


Japanese are working themselves to death--literally

Japanese working themselves to deathMatsuri Takahashi was just 24 years old and the graduate of prestigious Tokyo University when she leaped to her death from her company dormitory on Christmas Day last year.

Tokyo Labor Bureau investigators ruled her suicide karoshi — death by overwork.

The Labor Bureau announced on Oct. 7 that Takahashi had been required to work 100 hours or more of overtime per month for months on end at the prominent Dentsu advertising agency. She often got as little as two hours of sleep a night, rarely had a day off and was ordered by supervisors to report fewer hours than she actually worked.


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