Earth’s inner core may have stopped turning and could go into reverse, study suggests

The rotation of Earth’s inner core may have paused and it could even go into reverse, new research suggests. The Earth is formed of the crust, the mantle and the inner and outer cores. The solid inner core is situated about 3,200 miles below the Earth’s crust and is separated from the semi-solid mantle by the liquid outer core, which allows the inner core to rotate at a different speed from the rotation of the Earth itself. With a radius of almost 2,200 miles, Earth’s core is about the size of Mars. It consists mostly of iron and nickel, and

Homosexuality is not a crime — Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Roman Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church. “Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Francis said during an interview Tuesday with the Associated Press. Francis acknowledged that Catholic bishops in some parts of the world support laws that criminalize homosexuality or discriminate against LGBTQ people, and he himself referred to the issue in terms of “sin.” But he attributed such attitudes to cultural backgrounds, and said bishops in particular need

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BREAKING: Putin orders ‘temporary’ ceasefire in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the country’s Defence Minister to order a ceasefire in Ukraine over Orthodox Christmas. The ceasefire will kick in for 36 hours starting at noon on January 6. Orthodox Christmas is traditionally celebrated by many on January 6 and 7. According to the Kremlin’s press service, Putin made the announcement in response to an earlier call by Russian Patriarch Kirill for guns to go silent over the Orthodox holiday. “Due to the fact that a large number of citizens of the Orthodox faith live in several areas of the conflict zone, we call on the

Afghans Protest Taliban’s Education Ban for Women

Defying the Taliban’s latest ban on university education for women, dozens of Afghan women's rights activists and girl students Thursday staged a protest in Kabul, Takhar and Nangarhar provinces, demanding that women be allowed access to education and employment. “Rights for everyone or no one,” the women wearing Islamic hijabs chanted as they marched through the streets in the western part of the capital, Kabul, home to the country’s largest universities. Eyewitnesses said the protests in Kabul were quickly shut down by Taliban security officials and that at least five women and a couple of male protesters were arrested. Sources

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Danger: 3 dead as deadly winter storm hits US, millions of residents alerted

At least three people have died as a powerful winter storm moves east across the US, spawning tornadoes in southern states and coating others in snow. A young boy and his mother were killed in Louisiana when their home was destroyed by a tornado. The huge storm also brought blizzard-like conditions to the Midwest, with roads and schools closed and some areas reporting 4ft (1.2m) of snow. Around 3,300 flights have been delayed and over 150 more cancelled. Some 500,000 people across four states - Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota and Minnesota - are under blizzard warnings, with powerful winds and

JUST IN: The nation’s mother, famous Congolese singer dies at 64

The famous Congolese singer and dancer Tshala Muana has died at the age of 64, according to her producer and companion, Claude Mashala. "In the early hours of this morning the good Lord has made the decision to call back Tshala Muana," he posted on Facebook. Tshala Muana is considered the "Queen of Mutuashi", a traditional music and dance from her native Kasai region. She was famous for several songs such as Karibu Yangu, Malu and Tshianza. She had toured widely overseas, won several awards on the national, continental and global scene and had recorded over 20 albums. Her music

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Three astronauts return to Earth after six-month mission in space

Three Chinese astronauts have returned to Earth after completing a six-month mission aboard China's space station. They left for space on 5 June to oversee the final construction stage of the Tiangong space station, which was completed in November. The crew touched down on board the Shenzhou-14 spacecraft on Sunday in China's autonomous region of Inner Mongolia. China's space agency declared the mission a "complete success". Commander Chen Dong and teammates Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe said they were feeling well after landing, in audio aired by state broadcaster CCTV. Staff at the landing site carried the crew out of

Huge fish-shaped rock emerges from the desert

In the shimmering heat of the Saudi desert, it could be dismissed as a mirage -- but photographer Khaled Al Enazi. has the pictures to prove he really did spot a giant fish-shaped rock emerging from the sands. Al Enazi captured images of the unusual formation using a drone while recording the archaeological treasures of Saudi Arabia's Al-Ula county -- an area known for ancient structures that rival Jordan's Petra city. "While I was documenting the area, a view of a mountain appeared in front of me, its shape suggesting a fish in the heart of the desert," he told

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Trump to launch 2024 presidential campaign after midterm election

Former President Donald Trump has said he will announce the launch his 2024 presidential campaign after the ongoing US mid term elections. Trump made this known at a Save America rally in Vandalia, Ohio on the eve of the midterm elections. The former US president said he will make a “big announcement” on Nov. 15 at his Mar-a-Lago resort, where he is widely expected to launch his 2024 presidential campaign. He said, “I’m going to be making a very big announcement on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.” Recall that the former President Trump had earlier hinted

Taliban Declares Afghanistan Islamic Emirate, Forms New Government

The Taliban has declared Afghanistan an “Islamic Emirate”, and formed a new government to be led by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund. Akhund is one of the founders of the group, which took control of Afghanistan mid-August. “We know the people of our country have been waiting for a new government,” Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, said while unveiling the cabinet. Abdul Ghani Baradar will be the deputy leader and Sirajuddin Haqqani, son of the founder of the Haqqani network, has been named as interior minister. Baradar was previously head of the Taliban’s political office, and oversaw the signing of the US

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