Tag Archives: Geography

12Nov/17

Morocco World Cup win sparks civil unrest in Brussels

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (TWITTER -BEKAH MOLONY) – Celebrations in Brussels to mark Morocco’s return to soccer’s World Cup finals for the first time in two decades turned violent late on Saturday (November 12), when crowds clashed with police, setting cars on fire and injuring 22 police officers.

Images on social media showed overturned, burning cars and broken shop windows in Brussels city centre as well as police trucks firing water cannons at crowds gathered in front of the city’s stock exchange.

Brussels police said that of some 1,500 people had come to celebrate Morocco’s 2-0 win over Ivory Coast, but that around 300 started to behave violently and attacked police officers and firemen called to put out burning cars and dust bins.

More than 100,000 people of Moroccan origin live in Brussels. Belgium saw an influx of Moroccan workers in the 1960s and 1970s.

Prosecutors said that by Sunday morning no arrests had been made, but Belgium’s interior minister vowed to hold those responsible to account, calling the events unacceptable.

30Oct/17

Siberian entrepreneurs mine bitcoins to heat private house

IRKUTSK, RUSSIA (REUTERS) – Cheap energy prices and a long winter season could make the Russian Siberian town of Irkutsk an ideal spot for eco-friendly bitcoin mining.
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08May/17

Global warming could unleash ancient viruses in permafrost

Scientists warn that climate change is melting permafrost soils which may lead to the release of ancient viruses and bacterium. Continue reading

30Apr/17

AfrikaBurn brings artwork to South African desert

China Central Television (CCTV) – A temporary city of art has been created in the desert of South Africa during the annual AfrikaBurn event in the Tankwa Karoo in the Northern Cape.
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01Jul/15

HIV positive Zambian woman dies in northern India

A Zambian woman, tested positive for HIV, dies in India’s northern Amritsar city. She was in India after Pakistan immigration authorities sent her back for not holding visa to visit their country.

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18May/15

NASA finds Antarctic ice shelf a few years from disintegration

The last intact Antarctic ice shelf is a few years from disintegration, according to NASA.

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