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On the verge of collapse: EU provides 'no clear answers' to mistakes it admits

On the verge of collapse: EU provides 'no clear answers' to mistakes it admits

Despite the signing of a declaration on post-Brexit priorities at a celebratory EU summit late last week, most experts warn that the supranational organization faces its gravest challenge yet and that its most highly-touted accomplishments of the last several decades are in jeopardy.

On Saturday, a new declaration honoring the 1957 Treaty of Rome, which led to the EU's foundation, was signed by 27 EU member states during a celebratory summit in the Italian capital.

Source: On the verge of collapse: EU provides 'no clear answers' to mistakes it admits
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Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers

Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers

An Australian university has asked amateur stargazers to help find a possible ninth planet.

Source: Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers
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Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid

Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid

The case has shocked Singapore, with some saying online that the jail sentences are too lenient.

Source: Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid
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Britain's intelligence expertise is 'too precious' to be used as a bargaining chip in Brexit talks

Britain's intelligence expertise is 'too precious' to be used as a bargaining chip in Brexit talks

Britain's interior ministry vowed London would "discuss with the EU... how best to continue cooperating on security, law enforcement and criminal justice."

Source: Britain's intelligence expertise is 'too precious' to be used as a bargaining chip in Brexit talks
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Police discover 7 kilos of cocaine hidden inside fake bananas

Police discover 7 kilos of cocaine hidden inside fake bananas

Spanish police have found 57 pieces of artificial fruit containing seven kilograms of cocaine mixed among real bananas, with another 10 kilos packed in cardboard boxes.

The video obtained by Ruptly video agency shows how officers smash the bananas open using screwdrivers and hammers.

One banana is cracked open to reveal the white powder "filling" it.

The fake bananas were found during an operation in the coastal cities of Malaga and Valencia on Sunday. The footage of the haul was shot in Valencia, the Ruptly news agency said.

Two people were detained on charges of drug trafficking, and a third person is now under investigation as a result of the operation, according to the police.

Source: Police discover 7 kilos of cocaine hidden inside fake bananas
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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattles Darwin, Australia after striking 600 km away in Banda Sea

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattles Darwin, Australia after striking 600 km away in Banda Sea

An earthquake that struck this morning in the Banda Sea has rattled parts of Darwin but is unlikely to have caused any damage.

The magnitude 5.3 quake hit in the Banda Sea at a depth of 96 kilometres, about 600 kilometres north of Darwin.

Many people were asleep when it rattled parts of the city at 4:44am (ACST), but several people contacted ABC Radio Darwin to say they felt it.

Australia was a long way from the zone where damage was expected from the quake, according to information from Geoscience Australia.

Geoscience Australia seismologist Eddie Leask said quakes in the Banda Sea were often felt in Darwin.

"We had about 50 in that area over the last year and about 15 of those were felt in Darwin," Mr Leask told ABC Radio Darwin.

Source: Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattles Darwin, Australia after striking 600 km away in Banda Sea
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Parental rejection: Being rejected by your father does more damage to a child's long-term development

Parental rejection: Being rejected by your father does more damage to a child's long-term development

Both parents affect your personality, but rejection by one parent could be more critical for long-term development. Being rejected by your father can do greater, long-lasting emotional damage than being rejected by your mother, research finds.

While rejection by either parent is traumatising for children, fathers often have higher prestige and/or power. Therefore, children can take their father's rejection harder.

Professor Ronald Rohner, co-author of the study, said:



"In our half-century of international research, we've not found any other class of experience that has as strong and consistent effect on personality and personality development as does the experience of rejection, especially by parents in childhood.

Children and adults everywhere — regardless of differences in race, culture, and gender — tend to respond in exactly the same way when they perceived themselves to be rejected by their caregivers and other attachment figures."



Rejection by either parent, or both, has a huge effect on children's personality.

Source: Parental rejection: Being rejected by your father does more damage to a child's long-term development
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Police make new arrest in Birmingham after Westminster terror attack

Police make new arrest in Birmingham after Westminster terror attack

A 30-year-old man was arrested in the central  city of Birmingham on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.

Source: Police make new arrest in Birmingham after Westminster terror attack
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Geomagnetic storms begin as potent coronal hole becomes geoeffective

Geomagnetic storms begin as potent coronal hole becomes geoeffective

A recurrent, negative-polarity coronal hole is affecting our planet, causing geomagnetic storming. A G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for March 28 and 29. A high speed solar wind stream produced by a recurrent, negative-polarity (potent) coronal...... Read more »

Source: Geomagnetic storms begin as potent coronal hole becomes geoeffective
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'We are in a geopolitical environment that is extremely dangerous for Europeans'

'We are in a geopolitical environment that is extremely dangerous for Europeans'

"If our leaders are to shape the future of Europe and give it back its momentum, it may be now or never ... The year 2017 will be decisive."

Source: 'We are in a geopolitical environment that is extremely dangerous for Europeans'
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Russia distributes 1.7 metric tons of aid to Syrians past 24 hours

Russia distributes 1.7 metric tons of aid to Syrians past 24 hours

Russian center for Syrian reconciliation carried out six humanitarian events in Aleppo and Latakia Province, distributing 1.7 metric tons of humanitarian aid to civilians, the statement released by the Center said on Monday.

"Within last 24 hours, 2,850 citizens have received humanitarian aid. Total weight of humanitarian aid provided to the Syrian population has reached 1.7 [metric] tons," the statement reads, adding that a total of five humanitarian events were held in Aleppo and one more in Darmina settlement in the Latakia province.

Source: Russia distributes 1.7 metric tons of aid to Syrians past 24 hours
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Japan issues eruption warning for undersea volcano off Aogashima Island

Japan issues eruption warning for undersea volcano off Aogashima Island

The Meteorological Agency on Friday warned that an underwater volcano about 400 km south of Tokyo could erupt soon, spurring the Japan Coast Guard to issue an alert to ships in the area.

Coast guard aircraft found that the color of the ocean surface recently changed apparently due to volcanic activity in the Beyonesu Rocks about 65 km south-southeast of Aogashima Island, part of the Izu Island chain off Tokyo, the agency said.

But an eruption is unlikely to seriously affect any of the inhabited islands, including Aogashima, the agency said.

If the eruption occurs around the Beyonesu Rocks, it will be the first since 1970, where a change of color in the ocean was last observed in 1988, the agency said.

In 1952, an eruption in the area killed 31 crew members of a coast guard ship.

Source: Japan issues eruption warning for undersea volcano off Aogashima Island
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