Burying the Lede

Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi recently gained the power to halt foreign media broadcasts and confiscate foreign media equipment on the grounds of national security. The new regulations, approved Oct. 20, mainly targeted Al Jazeera, the state-owned, Qatar-based news organization that Karhi claimed was “harming national...

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Political Theater

Hong Kongers voted in the city’s first “patriots only” district council elections Sunday, a vote that saw the absence of pro-democracy candidates after Beijing tightened its control of the semi-autonomous territory, Al Jazeera reported. Voters were restricted to only choosing pro-China candidates, with turnout being only...

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Footprints in the Mud

A new study on fossilized footprints suggested that the ancestors of modern birds roamed the planet more than 210 million years ago, earlier than previously thought, according to Smithsonian Magazine. Previous research has shown that modern birds evolved from a group of carnivorous, bipedal dinosaurs that...

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