Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists

Researchers say that they have pinpointed the major sources of a mysterious recent rise in a dangerous, ozone-destroying chemical. CFC-11 was primarily used for home insulation but global production was due to be phased out in 2010. But scientists have seen a big slowdown in the rate of depletion over the past six years. This new study says this More...

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By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels ex-lawyer, charged with defrauding her

US lawyer Michael Avenatti has been charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels, the porn star he represented in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, federal prosecutors say. They say Mr Avenatti, 48, took the More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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REO or Oreo? Ben Carson mistakes housing term for cookie

[unable to retrieve full-text content] One is a real estate term. The other is a cookie. US Housing Secretary Ben Carson got them mixed up. BBC News – World  More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Trump hits back at Democratic claims of ‘cover-up’

US President Donald Trump has angrily lashed out at Democratic leaders’ claims he is engaged in a “cover-up.” “I don’t do cover-ups,” the Republican president said in an unscheduled More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Farishta: Outrage over Pakistan child murder

The family of a 10-year-old Pakistani girl who was abducted and murdered have said they were ignored by police when they tried to report her missing. They say police told them the child might have eloped, and More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Huawei faces break with key chip maker

UK-based chip designer ARM has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei, according to internal documents obtained by the BBC. ARM instructed employees to halt “all active contracts, support entitlements, More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Indonesia post-election protests leave six dead – Jakarta governor

Six people have been killed and 200 injured during mass rallies against the re-election of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, said Jakarta’s governor. Police said they could not confirm the figure but said More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting

Washington has become the first state in the US to legalise human composting. Under the new law, people there can now choose to have their body turned into soil after their death. The process is seen as an alternative More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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US firms in China fear ‘retaliation’ against Huawei curbs: AmCham

A top business lobby group representing American firms in China said they have “real concerns” over how Beijing may respond to US action taken against Huawei. Speaking to the BBC, AmCham China chairman More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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More impeachment calls as ex-White House lawyer skips hearing

House Democrats have renewed calls for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, after a former White House counsel failed to appear before Congress despite a subpoena. Donald McGahn skipped a hearing More...