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September 3, 2018

Rising global temperatures to cause insect crop losses, food shortages

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Rising global temperatures are leading to a boom in the number of insects devouring crops worldwide, and could cause future food shortages, says a study published last week in the journal Science. According to researchers, the global yield losses of wheat, maize and rice crops to pests, particularly in the temperate northern regions of the globe, are projected to increase by 10 to 25 percent per degree Celsius increase of global mean surface warming. "The impact of..
September 3, 2018

Suspect in stabbing of 2 Americans in Amsterdam claims he was seeking vengeance for the Prophet Muhammad: Prosecutors

iStock/Thinkstock(AMSTERDAM) -- An Afghan man suspected in the stabbing of two American tourists in Amsterdam told investigators he traveled there to carry out an attack as vengeance for offensive statements made in the Netherlands about the Prophet Muhammad, prosecutors said Monday. A remand hearing for the 19-year-old suspect, identified only as Jawed S., was held in his hospital room on Monday as police probed the unprovoked attack in Amsterdam's bustling Central Station on Friday as a t..
September 3, 2018

Brazil suffers incalculable loss after a massive fire engulfs its 200-year-old National Museum

ABC News(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- A fire destroyed an entire collection of more than 20 million historical pieces at Brazil's National Museum in Rio de Janeiro Sunday night -- including a 12,000-year-old fossil called Luzia which is the oldest dated skeleton in the Americas -- an incalculable loss for the Brazilian people. "For us [Brazilian people], Luzia is the ultimate Brazilian," Ana Cristina, a 45-year-old who works for the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro state, told ABC News. "Every Brazilia..
September 3, 2018

Man suspected of ‘terrorist motive’ in stabbing of American tourists in Amsterdam acted alone: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(AMSTERDAM) -- A 19-year-old Afghan man who allegedly stabbed two American tourists in Amsterdam's bustling, main train station is believed to have acted alone, authorities said. The suspect, identified only as Jawed S., is expected to make his first appearance in court on Monday as police probe whether a "terrorist motive" was behind the apparently unprovoked attack Friday, officials said. No group has claimed involvement in the attack. The suspect allegedly stabbed the..