Moderators step back, watch Democrats take each other on

The moderators weren’t having much luck enforcing the rules Thursday night in Miami. So Kamala Harris had to do it. Former Vice President Joe Biden had finished an answer about his education plans, and the other presidential hopefuls on the 10-Democrat stage were all cutting in. “We will let you all speak,” moderator José Díaz-Balart Read more about Moderators step back, watch Democrats take each other on[…]

Asthma patients could slash their carbon footprint by switching to ‘greener’ inhalers

By swapping metered-dose inhalers for dry powder inhalers, users could reduce their carbon emissions equivalent to reducing their meat consumption or recycling, researchers said Wednesday. ### But patients have been warned not to make such changes without medical advice. ### Inhalers are used to treat the symptoms of conditions such as asthma by releasing medicine Read more about Asthma patients could slash their carbon footprint by switching to ‘greener’ inhalers[…]

Europe never really dealt with its ISIS fighters. A reckoning is coming

But to have reacted with surprise at this much-telegraphed decision reveals a staggering level of naivety. Worse still, their failure to anticipate the behavior of America’s mercurial President reveals both cowardice and stupidity — not among the tiny number of special forces from the United Kingdom, France, Denmark and elsewhere, who were sent to help Read more about Europe never really dealt with its ISIS fighters. A reckoning is coming[…]

Brexit wrecked Britain and it hasn’t even happened yet

The UK was supposed to exit the bloc on Thursday, in a much-heralded Halloween deadline. But MPs, desperate to avoid a no-deal Brexit, forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask Brussels for a third delay. ### The EU granted this three-month extension on Monday, meaning the UK will now stay part of the bloc, with Read more about Brexit wrecked Britain and it hasn’t even happened yet[…]

Everything you need to know about the UK general election on December 12

British voters are heading to the polls for the fourth time in less than five years, after lawmakers backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s gamble to break the country’s crippling political deadlock and hold an election two weeks before Christmas. ### The country’s weary voters will be forced to endure an onslaught of photo calls, a Read more about Everything you need to know about the UK general election on December 12[…]

How data is taming South Africa’s infamous taxibuses

Minibus taxis, which run without a specified route or schedule, accounted for nearly 70% of all public transport trips in the country in 2013, according to the most recent National Household Travel Survey. ### But their casual nature means safety and labor standards are unregulated. ### This is why Justin Coetzee set up GoMetro, a Read more about How data is taming South Africa’s infamous taxibuses[…]

Liverpool could withdraw from Carabao Cup due to fixture clashes

Why? ### Liverpool’s quarterfinal at Aston Villa is due to take place on either December 17 or 18 but that conflicts with the Club World Cup in Qatar that same week. ### “If they don’t find a proper date for us then we cannot play the next round and whoever is our opponent will go Read more about Liverpool could withdraw from Carabao Cup due to fixture clashes[…]

Body of British backpacker missing in Cambodia found in the sea

Amelia Bambridge was last seen on Police Beach on Koh Rong island in the early hours of October 24. ### On Thursday, the Lucy Blackman Trust confirmed to CNN that a body found by police in the ocean close to Thai waters was hers. The group had been in contact with Bambridge’s family, its chief Read more about Body of British backpacker missing in Cambodia found in the sea[…]

A spy stole ISIS leader Baghdadi’s underwear for DNA test, Kurds say

Officials from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) described how they tracked the elusive Baghdadi from one end of Syria to the other in the months leading up to this weekend’s operation which left the world’s most wanted terrorist dead. ### “Through our own sources, we managed to confirm that Al Baghdadi had moved from Read more about A spy stole ISIS leader Baghdadi’s underwear for DNA test, Kurds say[…]

Lebanon’s Hariri resigns after nearly two weeks of nationwide protests

The three-time prime minister has led a national unity government, which included some of his political adversaries, for less than two years. In recent months, the country saw rapid economic deterioration, ballooning debt and rising prices. ### On October 17, the government proposed imposing a tax on Whatsapp calls, along with other austerity measures, sparking Read more about Lebanon’s Hariri resigns after nearly two weeks of nationwide protests[…]