On the Hunt

A bank security guard shot and killed a prominent Iranian cleric this week, a rare attack on a high-level religious figure that comes as the country continues to grapple with unrest, the Wall Street Journal reported. Ayatollah Abbas Ali Soleimani was shot by the guard at...

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Rear-view Mirror

Portugal’s president suggested that the country should take responsibility for its role in the transatlantic slave trade, marking the first time a Portuguese leader has hinted at an apology for the nation’s colonial past, Reuters reported. President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa made the historic statement during...

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Ukraine, Briefly

This week, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance has provided Ukraine with 1,550 armored vehicles and 230 tanks, in addition to anti-aircraft systems and artillery, to help the country retake territory from Russian forces, Agence-France Presse reported. Since the start of the conflict in...

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Big Bodies, Big Problems

A new study discovered that the bigger the animal, the harder it is for them to stay cool while traversing large distances, New Scientist reported. Scientists recently analyzed the maximum sustained speeds of more than 500 species of animals, ranging from insects to whales and elephants. The...

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