Colombia’s social leaders ‘very scared’ amid surge in murders
Medellin, Colombia - Carlos Paez doesn't look like someone who would be easily scared. Bold and imposing, with a graying beard and close-cropped hair, he is a man who projects authority. But when the 42-year-old Colombian land restitution activist was asked about the recent threats he has faced, his authority slips. "I'm very scared," he…
New Telstra mobile deals highlight fierce competition amid earnings concerns
Telstra has unveiled new mobile plans that signal its first move into unlimited mobile data, as it looks to up the ante in its fight to against rival players and display more details of the 2022 strategy it unveiled at its June investor day. The new plans for consumer mobile and tablets include new "Peace…
UN’s top court rules UAE blockade violated Qataris’ rights
A provisional ruling by the United Nations' top court has found that measures put in place by the United Arab Emirates as part of its boycott against Qatar amount to racial discrimination. In June 2017, the UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt, imposed a land, air and sea blockade against Qatar and severed…
Officials investigating why a giant dead whale shark washed ashore on Florida beach
CLOSE A dead whale shark washed up on a Sanibel beach. Andrew West, News-Press Buy Photo A dead whale shark washed up on a Sanibel beach on Sunday morning. It was discovered off of West Gulf Drive at about 7:30 a.m. A tissue sample was taken, where it will be sent off to a lab…
An AR-15 made at home? With 3D printing, ‘the downloadable gun’ becomes available August 1
Cody Wilson holds what he calls a Liberator pistol that was completely made on a 3-D-printer on May 10, 2013. (Photo: Jay Janner, AP) Americans will soon be able to make 3D-printed guns from their home, widening the door to do-it-yourself versions of firearms including the AR-15 — the gun of choice in American mass shootings — that…