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January 11, 2019

Astronomers detect mysterious repeated radio signal from faraway galaxy

ArisSu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Fast radio bursts are short, millisecond-long radio waves that come from billions of light years outside of the Milky Way galaxy, and for the second time ever, scientists have detected one that has been repeated, suggesting that it's coming from the same location. The repeating fast radio burst (FRB) was one of 13 FRBs to be detected by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment's (CHIME), a radio telescope in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, durin..
January 10, 2019

Norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean cruise ship sickens more than 270 passengers

Aitormmfoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise ship is cutting its journey short after 277 passengers and crew members have been infected with a norovirus, Royal Caribbean Cruises announced Thursday. “We think the right thing to do is to get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health” the cruise line said in a statement, adding that returning early “also gives us more time to completely clean and sanitize the ship before her next sailing.” ..
January 10, 2019

Missing wife of Norwegian millionaire appears to have been kidnapped; police reveal $10M ransom demand

Roland Magnusson/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The wife of one of the richest men in Norway is believed to have been kidnapped after police revealed her husband received a note asking for over $10 million in the cryptocurrency Monero as ransom. Anne-Elisabeth Flakevic Hagen, wife of Norwegian real estate investor and electric company owner Tom Hagen, went missing on Oct. 31 of last year. Hagen found a note left on the couple's home asking for the ransom, but police did not disclose when specificall..
January 10, 2019

Pompeo defends US withdrawal from Syria, rebukes Obama’s Middle East strategy, during foreign policy address in Egypt

Jordan Pix/Getty Images(CAIRO, Egypt) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the U.S. withdrawal from Syria and issued a strong rebuke of the Obama administration's Middle East strategy, during a major foreign policy address in Egypt on Thursday. While the secretary challenged Middle Eastern countries to take on new responsibilities in the fight against extremism, he failed to call out human rights abuses in places like Egypt and Saudi Arabia and did not mention the murder of Washington..