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Day: November 20, 2018

Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico — Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources. In the […]

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AP Photos: Northeastern India falcon hunters turn protectors

The 8,000 residents of a remote tribal village in northeastern India are busy hosting millions of migratory Amur falcons from Siberia who roost by a massive reservoir before taking off for their final destinations — Somalia, Kenya and South Africa — traversing up to 22,000 kilometers (13,670 miles). […]

Asian stocks slide after Wall Street losses, Nissan arrest

BEIJING — Asian stocks slid Tuesday after tech losses dragged down Wall Street and Nissan’s chairman was arrested on charges of financial misconduct. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.5 percent to 2,663.08 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 1.1 percent to 21,576.09. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng retreated […]

WWII pilot killed in vintage airplane crash in Texas

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — The 93-year-old passenger who was killed when a World War II-era fighter aircraft crashed in South Texas had been a WWII pilot, according to group that arranges fighter plane rides for veterans. The P-51D Mustang had just participated in a flyby Saturday when it crashed in Fredericksburg, […]

2020 Democratic contenders already eyeing top staff in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Andrew Turner was driving Iowa’s Democratic candidate for state auditor back to Des Moines last month when a potential presidential contender called to make an introduction. It was one of many such overtures the 23-year-old has fielded. “I’m hearing from them,” said Turner, who […]

Instagram ousting fake followers from accounts

Instagram on Monday said it is booting fake followers, likes, and comments generated by applications tailored to make accounts appear more popular than they actually are. The crackdown comes as Instagram parent Facebook strives to assure people that the leading social network and its services can be trusted. […]

UN urges more efforts to integrate migrant children in schools

The United Nations on Tuesday called on countries to step up efforts to integrate the growing numbers of refugee and migrant children worldwide into their education systems. The number of school-age migrant and refugee children has risen 26 percent since 2000 to some 18 million, the UNESCO cultural […]

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