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The Ivory Queen Has Fallen

Yeng Feng Glan, a 66-year-old Chinese woman known to many as the Ivory Queen, and two Tanzanian men were taken into custody by Tanzanian officials on October 8th, 2015. She had returned to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from her home in Uganda which gave Tanzania’s National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit or NTSCIU the chance to arrest her. It is believed that she has been in the Tanzanian Ivory Trade since 2006. A local paper reports that Yeng has been accused of stealing 706 elephant tusks, worth about $2.5 million, and she faces up to 30 years in prison....

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Womb Transplants in the UK

The first set of womb transplants will happen in the UK starting in 2016. Doctors have approved 10 transplants as part of a clinical trial. The transplants will be led by Dr. Richard Smith at the Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in London. Who will receive the wombs? Some women who don’t have wombs or have non-functioning wombs could be offered the transplant. Of course, not all women will want a womb transplant, but those who do will have to meet some requirements. For example, they must be under 38 years of age, have a healthy weight and be in a...

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Amazon Flex Will Pay People to Make Deliveries

 Listen to this article! On Tuesday, September 29th, Amazon started a new delivery program, called Amazon Flex, which will pay people to make deliveries using their own cars. The program is a lot like Uber, where drivers can work as much or as little as they want. The company claims that drivers can make anywhere from $18-$25 per hour. The only requirements are that they have their own car, be over 21 years old, have a clean background and own an Android phone. Amazon’s Prime Now delivery option offers same day delivery. Currently, Amazon uses courier companies to make the...

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Deadly Explosion in Tianjin – Raw Video Footage

The authorities in the Chinese city of Tianjin have confirmed a total of 44 deaths, including 12 firefighters, after powerful explosions during the night. The warehouse held many hazardous goods which caught fire and caused a series of small explosions followed by a few larger ones. These series of blasts have left 521 people injured; including 52 people who are in critical condition. At the moment, details of what exactly caused the explosion are unavailable, but research is still being done about the environmental hazards in the area. Tianjin, is no small city. It is a city that has about 14 million people living there and it borders Beijing which is the Chinese capital. When word got out about the blasts on Wednesday night, the media looked to social media for images and videos of the destruction. They also used the social media to find updates on casualties so that they could offer support to victims while the firefighters tried to extinguish the flames. This video footage of the explosion has been all over the web. Here’s a transcript of the conversation: (Feel free to suggest edits) A: (Swears) Where is the explosion? (Swears) The sky is (Swears) bright. B: Where is that? A: I don’t know. (Swears) This is going to make the news tomorrow. Oh! (Swears) The building is shaking. (Swears) Oh, my God. It’s like an atomic...

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