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Giant chicken at Knesset slams ‘cowardice’ of Israel toward Hamas

Giant chicken at Knesset slams ‘cowardice’ of Israel toward Hamas

World
Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Frustrated by the Israeli government's response to the Hamas militant group, advocates set up a large, inflatable chicken outside the parliament building in Jerusalem Wednesday -- with a message that read, "putting an end to fear, demanding an Israeli victory." The Israel Victory Project said the 32-foot tall chicken protests "cowardice" Israeli governments have shown throughout history when facing "Hamas and Palestinian resistance." The bird, the group says, stands defiantly with its wings by its hips ready for a fight. The chicken's appearance coincided with Central Elections Committee debate Wednesday at the Knesset. "Hamas is a terrorist organization of 30,000 thugs who hold 2 million Gazans hostage, and is running rings round Israel," Professor Simcha Goldin, whose ...
Jakobshavn Isbrae: Mighty Greenland glacier slams on brakes

Jakobshavn Isbrae: Mighty Greenland glacier slams on brakes

Science
European satellites have detailed the abrupt change in behaviour of one of Greenland's most important glaciers.In the 2000s, Jakobshavn Isbrae was the fastest flowing ice stream on the island, travelling at 17km a year.As it sped to the ocean, its front end also retreated and thinned, dropping in height by as much as 20m year.But now it's all change. Jakobshavn is travelling much more slowly, and its trunk has even begun to thicken and lengthen."It's a complete reversal in behaviour and it wasn't predicted," said Dr Anna Hogg from Leeds University and the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM)."The question now is: what's next for Jakobshavn? Is this just a pause, or is it a switch-off of the dynamic thinning we've ...
Canadian parliament slams Netflix over video of real-life train tragedy in 'Bird Box'

Canadian parliament slams Netflix over video of real-life train tragedy in 'Bird Box'

World
Canadian officials have a more serious problem with the movie "Bird Box" than people recklessly attempting the so-called "Bird Box" challenge. Parliament members have called for Netflix to remove footage from the film that shows a real-life train disaster, and to compensate people in the town where the accident happened. The footage at the center of the debate shows the aftermath of a July 6, 2013 crash of an unattended freight train. The train, which was carrying oil, derailed in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, killing 47 people in the ensuing explosion and fire. The Associated Press reported that footage of the explosion was used in both the movie "Bird Box" and a television series called "Travelers," both of which were produced with Netflix. Netflix did not comment for this...
Michael Jackson estate slams documentary with new abuse claims

Michael Jackson estate slams documentary with new abuse claims

Entertainment
Michael Jackson's estate has blasted a documentary featuring two men who accuse the late pop star of sexually molesting them when they were young boys.Due to be aired on Channel 4 later this year, the film includes a string of new sexual abuse allegations against the singer, including claims of abuse made by Wade Robson and James Safechuck. In the film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, it is alleged the Billie Jean singer gave his young male victims jewellery in exchange for sexual favours.Leaving Neverland - a reference to the singer's California ranch - also alleges that the King of Pop even staged a mock wedding complete with vows and a diamond ring with one boy.Jackson, who died in 2009 aged 50, denied all allegations that he was involved in abusing underage boy...