Netanyahu fights for his political life as Israel heads to the polls

Netanyahu fights for his political life as Israel heads to the polls

TEL AVIV — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was fighting for his political life as the country headed to the polls in an unprecedented do-over election on Tuesday morning. The embattled leader spent the days leading up to the vote unveiling hard-line campaign pledges in a last-ditch attempt to win over right-wing voters and to […]

Indonesian Wildfires Choke Region in Blanket of Smoke

Indonesian Wildfires Choke Region in Blanket of Smoke

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Wildfires burned across Indonesian Borneo and Sumatra on Tuesday, producing thick clouds of smoke that disrupted air travel, forced schools to close and sickened many thousands of people. About 80 percent of the fires were set intentionally to clear forestland for palm plantations, officials said, and poorly equipped firefighters were unable to […]

Call me crazy, but Windows 11 could run on Linux

Call me crazy, but Windows 11 could run on Linux

With Microsoft embracing Linux ever more tightly, might it do the heretofore unthinkable and dump the NT kernel in favor of the Linux kernel? No, I’m not ready for the funny farm. As it prepares Windows 11, Microsoft has been laying the groundwork for such a radical release. I’ve long toyed with the idea that […]

Indonesia revises law to put checks on anti-graft agency, sparks protests

Indonesia revises law to put checks on anti-graft agency, sparks protests

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s parliament on Tuesday approved changes to a law governing the country’s anti-corruption agency, sparking alarm among activists who say revisions that include curbing its freedom to wiretap suspects will hurt the fight against graft. FILE PHOTO: A view of Indonesia’s Parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta The Corruption […]

Popular panda on loan from China dies in Thai zoo

Popular panda on loan from China dies in Thai zoo

Zoo staff in northern Thailand have donned black and white clothing and observed a minute of silence to mourn the sudden death of their popular male giant panda, who was on a long-term loan from China. Officials said Chuang Chuang collapsed Monday in his enclosure at the Chiang Mai Zoo shortly after standing up following […]

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