Posts Tagged ‘sparks’

As Arab consensus splinters, wangling for community’s vote sparks hard questions

At an online English-language town hall event on Tuesday, Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid was making his election pitch to over 600 English-speaking Israelis who had tuned in over Zoom. After a short speech laying out his case against the outgoing government, Lapid took questions for over an hour. One participant asked a question […]

Beached Canadian Artwork Sparks Controversy

An archaeologist from the Royal British Columbia Museum in Canada is being attacked online for “speculating” that a curious carved stone figure found on a western Canadian beach in British Colombia was a Lekwungen people artifact. While the artifact “might” be modern, when you know the facts, perhaps you, like me, will want to jump […]

Up to 150 feared dead & more stranded as glacier burst sparks massive flood in northern India (VIDEOS)

More than 100 people were reported missing after a glacier broke off and caused a flood that damaged a power plant in northern India. The military was deployed to look for survivors. Between 100 and 150 people are feared dead, the chief secretary of the northern Uttarakhand State, OM Prakash, told ANI news agency. Indian […]

In Beirut, a bronze bust of slain Iranian general sparks controversy

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Israeli use of U.S. rifle to kill boy protester sparks calls for investigation

As you know, Israeli soldiers murdered Ali Abu Alia, a boy of about 14 (reports of his age have varied from 12 to 15), while he was protesting an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank Friday. The killing — on top of hundreds of similar atrocities in recent years — has generated outrage […]

Assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist sparks a blame game in Tehran

Killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh prompts accusations of lax security and incompetence Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh (right) during a meeting with the Iranian supreme leader in Tehran (AFP) By Rohollah Faghihi in Tehran Published date: 28 November 2020 15:54 UTC It was around 4:30pm in Tehran that reports emerged about the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a top nuclear scientist, by […]

Killing of black man at supermarket on eve of Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day sparks protests

A black man died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on the eve of Friday’s Black Consciousness Day observations, sparking outrage after videos of the incident circulated on social media. A short clip showed one guard restraining João Alberto Silveira Freitas just outside the doors of a […]

Wonder-Woman Playing Cleopatra Sparks Racial Controversy

There is perhaps no better way of instigating argument in modern society than bringing up ethnicity, race or gender, and with this in mind I petition that you, the reader, to stay on “my side” throughout this article, no matter how sensitive it gets. Ancient Origins does not want to take a side, but just […]

‘Betrayal’ of Palestinians in normalization deal with Israel sparks criticism in Bahrain

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WHO’S Oral Vaccine Sparks New Polio Outbreak in Africa

A week after World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that its decade-long vaccination campaign in Africa was successful, its own oral vaccine itself has sparked a new Polio outbreak in the continent. The outbreak has been caused by mutation of strain in vaccine. WHO’s Oral Vaccine Sparks New Polio Outbreak In Africa A new polio outbreak in Sudan […]

Israel-UAE deal sparks online zoomance, plans for a lion cub play date

Israelis and Emiratis aren’t waiting for their governments to formally sign a deal normalizing relations and are already making new friendships, for themselves and their lion cubs. The latest sign that the peace deal, announced last week, could be Israel’s warmest yet with an Arab country came on Monday when the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens […]

Swarm of Subsea Earthquakes Sparks Concern About The San Andreas Fault

A swarm of small earthquakes in California is being closely monitored to see if it might raise the chance of a much larger event on the San Andreas fault. Dozens of minor earthquakes hit just south of the dangerous San Andreas fault in a matter of hours, prompting concerns among seismologists that it may trigger […]

Major Yellowstone Tectonic Shift Sparks Fears Of Mega Eruption

Scientists have warned that a major tectonic shift at Yellowstone Supervolcano will spark a massive eruption that will devastate the planet.  As the world’s volcanoes begin to wake up, experts have turned their attention to the unusual activity going on at Yellowstone. reports: Increased activity above and below the surface at the US supervolcano […]

Mike Pence’s Holocaust Day Message With ‘Christian Imagery’ Sparks Jewish Outrage

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8.2 Alaska Earthquake Sparks Tsunami Warning In Alaska & Hawaii

The coast of Alaska has been hit by an 8.2 magnitude earthquake, triggering a tsunami warning in Hawaii and Alaska. Tremors along the Ring of Fire increased dramatically in the last 24 hours. The earthquake occured 175 miles (281.6 km) southeast of Kodiak City in Alaska at a depth of 12 miles (19.3 km) at 9.31am […]

Facial recognition database? Google’s new art selfie app sparks privacy concerns

The new update to the app, which has been in existence for more than a year, has unleashed a frenzy of activity online as users post images of their painting lookalike. To find out if you’re a dead ringer for the Mona Lisa, users have to take a real time […]

ICE Detains Immigrant Rights Leader Ravi Ragbir, Sparks Manhattan Protests

ICE Detains Immigrant Rights Leader Ravi Ragbir, Sparks Manhattan Protests Above Photo: Twitter/ Ydanis RodriguezHundreds of protesters gathered outside of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center on the Lower West Side Thursday, chanting “ICE out now” and demanding to know the whereabouts of a prominent immigrant rights leader, just hours after two city councilmen were […]

Revelation That UK Gov Lobbied for Big Oil in Brazil Sparks Political Fallout

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‘Everyone will die’: Window issue sparks fears of jetliner disaster (VIDEO)

The incident took place on a budget flight in Chile earlier this week. The passenger filmed the issue of concern and the video quickly went viral after being posted to Imgur with the caption “should I be concerned or…?” So what was the problem? The window frame was coming loose thousands of feet in the […]

Mystery penis sculpture sparks online debate on mountaintop icons (PHOTOS)

The large phallic sculpture was found on a rocky outcrop of the 1,800-meter (5,900ft) high Ötscher mountain. Measuring about 1 meter in height and etched with great detail, the mountaintop penis was discovered by blogger Marika Roth on the Lackenhof trail. The nature writer posted images of the artwork to social media last Thursday, declaring […]

Detention of secessionist leaders sparks mass protests in Catalonia

nsnbc : Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets in Catalonia to protest against the detention of two prominent independence leaders. Monday night […]

Nuclear Plants in Irma Path Sparks Fukushima Fears

Hurricane Irma threatens to impact two nuclear reactors when it hits Florida this weekend, sparking fears of a Fukushima-style catastrophe. INFOWARS| Florida Power & Light’s two nuclear plants, Turkey Point and St. Lucie plant, are mulling shutting down the reactors in preparation for the massive storm. “If we anticipate there will be direct impacts on […]

Google’s Tracking Of Offline Spending Sparks Call For Federal Investigation

Google recently announced a suite of new tools for advertisers, allowing them to link a customer’s offline credit card purchases with the things they look at online. Shockingly, some privacy advocates think this sort of tracking goes too far and have called on the federal government to investigate. The Electronic Privacy Information Center […]

Bartow PD Investigating After Video Of Cops & K9 Attacking Man Sparks Outrage

The Bartow Police Department is investigating allegations of excessive force after a video posted on social media sparked outrage from some community members. The 51-second video shows Marquis Wright, 21, on the ground while three officers and a K-9 try to apprehend him Monday morning. The 51-second video shows […]

Trump Response To North Korea Sparks Fear Of Escalation

This image made from video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea’s KRT on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, in North Korea’s northwest. (KRT/AP Video) Following North Korea’s announcement on Tuesday that it had for the first time successfully tested an intercontinental […]

Trump’s Paris Deal Withdrawal Sparks Overwhelming Global Response

Germans protest against US President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate agreement in front the the US embassy in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 2, 2017. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP) The overwhelming global response to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement was essentialy, “Go jump in a […]

Paris Black Feminist Festival ‘Prohibited’ to Whites Sparks Outrage

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Sunday called for a black feminist festival in the French capital to be banned, saying it was “prohibited to white people.” The first edition of the Nyansapo Festival, due to run from July 28 to 30 at a cultural centre in Paris, bills itself as “an event rooted in blackfeminism, […]

Police detention of boy reciting Hamlet on Moscow street sparks outcry, internal inquiry (VIDEO)

The boy, who is reportedly nine or ten years old, was reading Shakespearean excerpts aloud in the street when police swung into action, claiming the child was unattended and being forced to beg. He was detained on Friday evening near Moscow’s historic Arbat Street, popular with both tourists and locals. A clip of what appears […]

Trump Sparks War Of Words With Iran In Fiery Middle East Speeches

US President Donald Trump walks on his arrival accompanied by the Israeli President Rueben Rivlin, right, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Monday, May 22,2017. (AP/Oded Balilty) Donald Trump sparked a war of words with Iran on Monday, as the US president used two speeches in Saudi Arabia and Israel to accuse Tehran […]

The Premiere of “Bill Nye Saves the World” Sparks Massive Backlash

The Friday premiere of talk show “Bill Nye Saves the World” sparked a massive backlash after the show hosted a comedian, Rachel Bloom, to dance provocatively and denounce sexual mores. The performance marked a stark career departure for host Bill Nye, who has been widely beloved as a child educator. Nye served as honorary co-chair […]

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