Waving Bye-Bye

Shortly before Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi hosted world leaders for the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh, he delivered a scornful message to his constituents. He asked them to stop having so many kids. El-Sissi has...

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Uniquely Flawed

Berlin’s constitutional court ruled this week that the capital’s parliamentary elections must be repeated, a rerun that could change the political equilibrium in the state legislature, Politico reported. The court found that election results for the lower house and local district councils were invalid, saying there...

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Au Revoir

Mehran Karimi Nasseri, the Iranian refugee whose saga inspired a famous Hollywood movie, countless articles and no small amount of wonder from travelers and airport staff, died this week at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, his home of 18 years, the Washington Post reported. “There is...

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The Big Shrink

Hunters kill rhinoceros for their horns, either for trophies or as high-value commodities used in traditional Chinese and Vietnamese medicine. But rhino poaching hasn’t only threatened the mammals’ lives. It has also changed the size of their horns, Sky News reported. In a new study, scientists found...

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