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Japan open to deploying soldiers to Senkaku Islands, report says

Japan open to deploying soldiers to Senkaku Islands, report says

World
March 8 (UPI) -- Japan may not be ruling out troop deployment to the disputed Senkaku Islands if conflict arises with rival forces, according to a recent press report. A Japanese official speaking on the condition of anonymity told the South China Morning Post Tokyo will not tolerate Chinese breaches of Japan-claimed territory, after Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said Japanese ships will be allowed to fire at foreign boats "preemptively." Advertisement "Under our domestic law, the self-defense forces can use weapons as law enforcement against unlawful activities on behalf of our coast guard if the Chinese coast guard enters our territorial waters including ... the Senkaku Islands without permission," the Post's source said. Japanese wariness of Chinese activity in the Ea...
Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague broke rules with Instagram giveaway

Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague broke rules with Instagram giveaway

Technology
Getty ImagesMolly-Mae Hague has fallen foul of the UK's advertising watchdog for a second time.The Love Island star has been reprimanded for running an £8,000 online prize draw that failed to follow the rules for such competitions. The watchdog said she had been unable to provide evidence the winners had been randomly and fairly picked.One lawyer said it suggests the authority is now pursuing a wider range of cases against influencers.Until recently, its focus has been on those who simply failed to flag paid-for posts as being ads.Ms Hague previously had a complaint upheld against her for failing to make clear one of her posts was an advert for an online clothing retailer.Fake tansThe 21-year-old rose to prominence after appearing on ITV's dating reality show Love Island in 2019, when she ...
Boy reported dead at sea in attempt to reach Canary Islands

Boy reported dead at sea in attempt to reach Canary Islands

World
Spanish rescuers have safely brought more than 30 migrants safely to the Canary Islands, but not in time to save one child who reportedly died at seaByThe Associated PressJanuary 16, 2021, 9:03 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleGRAN CANARIA, Spain -- Spanish rescuers reached a boat carrying over 30 migrants and brought them safely to the Canary Islands, but not in time to save one child who reportedly died at sea.Rescuers said the small boat was discovered late Friday some 160 kilometers (99 miles) south of Gran Canaria island. On board there were 11 men, 20 women and three children travelling in very poor conditions.The survivors said a 9-year-old boy had died during the journey and they had tossed his body overboard.Some 23,000 migrants arrived in the Canar...
Researchers use DNA to track original settlers of Caribbean islands

Researchers use DNA to track original settlers of Caribbean islands

Science
Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The origins of the Caribbean's first islanders can be traced to two distinct groups, thousands of years apart, suggesting the archipelago was settled by highly mobile people, with distant relatives often living on different islands, a study published Thursday by Nature found. The islands' first inhabitants, a group of stone tool-users, boated to Cuba about 6,000 years ago, gradually expanding eastward to other islands during the region's Archaic Age, the researchers said. Advertisement Where they came from remains unclear, as their genetics do not match any particular Indigenous group, according to the researchers. However, similar artifacts found in Belize and Cuba may suggest a Central American origin, study co-author William Keegan said in a press release. Following ...
Ancient DNA suggests people from Philippines may have settled Mariana Islands

Ancient DNA suggests people from Philippines may have settled Mariana Islands

Science
Dec. 22 (UPI) -- New research suggests people from the Philippines may have first settled the Mariana Islands. According to the study, published online this week in the journal PNAS, early inhabitants of the Mariana Islands and Polynesia shared common ancestors. Numerous studies have investigated the origins of the first Polynesian settlers, but little attention has been given to the peopling of the Mariana Islands, situated more than 1,600 miles east of the Philippines. Advertisement Positioned next the world's deepest ocean trench in the Western Pacific, the Mariana Islands were settled roughly 3,500 year, only slightly earlier than the initial peopling of Polynesia, roughly 5,000 miles east-southeast. "We know more about the settlement of Polynesia than we do about the settlement of th...