TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline shut after 5,000-barrel leak in U.S.

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TransCanada Corp has shut part of its Keystone pipeline after 5,000 barrels of oil leaked in Amherst, South Dakota, the company said on Thursday, four days before the state of Nebraska is due to decide on an expansion of the system.

#NoDAPL#ClimateChange#OilSpill#NorthDakota

Zimbabwe’s Military, in Apparent Takeover, Says It Has Custody of Mugabe

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“General Chiwenga and all those in the security sector who wish to engage in politics are free to throw their hats in the ring and not hide behind the barrel of the gun,” said Mr. Chipanga, who became a favorite of Zimbabwe’s first family after he helped organize a march last year in support of Mr. Mugabe’s leadership.

#Zimbabwe#Mugabe#Africa#Politics#Coup

Rohingya Were Raped Systematically by Myanmar’s Military, Report Says

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“Rape is an act and a weapon of genocide,” she was quoted by Reuters as saying. “The widespread threat and use of sexual violence was a driver and ‘push factor’ for forced displacement on a massive scale, and a calculated tool of terror aimed at the extermination and removal of the Rohingya as a group.”

#Rohingya#Myanmar#SexualViolence#War#Genocide

It’s Official: Dog Owners Live Longer, Healthier Lives

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Scientists can’t say that getting a dog will definitely help a person live longer, but Fall believes it’s not a bad idea. “I think that a pet brings a lot of joy and companionship into a house, so if a person has the capacity to take care of it, they certainly should,” she says. “There are numerous studies showing that dog owners get more physical activity, which could help to prolong a healthy life.”

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