Volte-face

Turkey’s top electoral authority on Wednesday reinstated a pro-Kurdish opposition politician who won Sunday’s mayoral election but whose subsequent disqualification from office sparked large protests in the southeastern city of Van, dealing an additional blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party, the Financial Times...

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Rex Non Potest Peccare

Tonga’s defense and foreign ministers resigned Thursday following a months-long constitutional crisis resulting from the country’s monarch clashing with the elected government, Agence France-Presse reported. Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni announced he would give up his role as defense minister, while his top ally Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu said...

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Hairy Camper

Entomologist James Tweed came across the hairy insect by accident while camping in the rainforests of Australia’s Queensland. He initially thought it was bird poo, Popular Science reported. The mysterious beetle puzzled Tweed and his colleagues because there was no scientific record of such a species. In...

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