Major baby trafficking network denounced in China

World 08/27/21, 20:26

A huge baby trafficking network is still operating in mainland China even though investigators denounced it a year ago. A criminal organization comprising of at least 100 operators across several provinces, and Weifang city hospitals were at large on Aug. 26. This was despite volunteer investigator Shangguan Zhengyi's efforts to shut ...

Pentagon says Taliban freed thousands of Islamic State prisoners

Middle East 08/27/21, 19:45

Joe Biden's administration confirmed Taliban fighters released Islamic State (ISIS-K) prisoners when they seized power in Afghanistan, on Aug. 27. The Pentagon revealed the number of inmates freed from Bagram prison could be well over 1,000. "Clearly, it is in the thousands when you consider both prisons," spokesman John Kirby said in ...

Pentagon: US expecting more attacks

Middle East 08/27/21, 16:53

After the dual bombing outside of Kabul airport a day before, the Pentagon on Friday, August 27, said those would not be the last attacks before the U.S. fully withdraws from Afghanistan.  "We certainly are prepared and would expect future attempts," said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby in a press briefing. "We're ...

Evacuation resumes at Kabul airport after two terrorist attacks

World 08/27/21, 15:50

On Friday, August 27, the rescue mission resumed in a race against the narrow window of time left for evacuees in Afghanistan to be airlifted from Kabul airport after two terrorist attacks the day before. According to Reuters, the airport might see more attacks to come from the ISIS-K terrorist group ...

‘Whale—like’ tetrapod fossils first discovered in Egypt

Africa 08/26/21, 22:15

Egyptian researchers have discovered a new type of four-legged whale that existed 43 million years ago for the first time in Egypt's Western Desert. Scientists from Mansoura University analyzed the remains of the amphibious Phiomicetus Anubis, which was discovered in middle Eocene rocks in Fayum Depression, a Western Desert in Egypt. ...