New Trump Golf Course In Scotland Gets Go-head Despite Environmental Fears

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President Donald Trump’s company has been given permission by Scottish authorities to build a second golf course in northeast Scotland despite local objections.

Plans for a new 18-hole golf course have been approved by Aberdeenshire council.

The course is to be named MacLeod after Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, and will be built next to the current course on his Menie Estate.





President Donald Trump pictured during construction of his golf course on the Menie Estate near Aberdeen in 2010
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Many locals objected to the application, citing loss of public space and the impact it would have on water supply, private roads and nearby estates.

The Scottish Environment Protective Agency (SEPA) also objected, saying the water management plan was inadequate and the environmental management plan was not appropriate.

The US president also owns Turnberry golf course, in southwest Scotland.

Fastest-ever Growth In Global Virus Cases As US Tops 8 Million

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Coronavirus cases in the United States topped eight million Friday as the world saw the highest-ever number reported in a single day, while European countries tightened measures to control the pandemic’s spread.

The running US case tally from Johns Hopkins University is the highest in the world, followed by India at 7.4 million cases and Brazil with 5.1 million.

America has also suffered the most coronavirus deaths of any country, at over 218,000.





The curfew in Paris and eight other cities will start at 9pm
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Worldwide, more than 400,000 new cases were reported on Friday alone, according to an AFP tally based on official data — a figure only partly explained by increased testing since the first wave of the pandemic in March-April.

Across Europe, the average number of daily infections leapt 44 percent in a single week to over 121,000.

“It’s terrible. It feels to me like being back in March,” said Hocine Saal, head of the emergency service at the hospital in the Paris suburb of Montreuil, adding that rising numbers of non-coronavirus patients made coping “really difficult”.



Sanna Marin was forced to leave an EU summit to self-isolate


Sanna Marin was forced to leave an EU summit to self-isolate
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YouTube Toughens Rules For QAnon Conspiracy Content

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YouTube said Thursday it was tightening rules for propagation of conspiracy theories, notably targeting the QAnon movement already limited on Twitter and Facebook.

The Google-owned video-sharing service said it was expanding its policies on hate and harassment “to prohibit content that targets an individual or group with conspiracy theories that have been used to justify real-world violence.”

This could mean removing videos threatening or harassing people by suggesting they are complicit in a conspiracy like Pizzagate — about a supposed child sex trafficking ring with links to former Democratic White House candidate Hillary Clinton that operated from a Washington pizzeria.





A man in a QAnon vest waves a US flag as demonstrators gather on October 5, 2020 to protest mandatory flu vaccines for children in Boston, Massachusetts
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QAnon has grown sharply during the pandemic because it acted as a binding force — mixing its core tenet of anti-Semitic and white supremacist tropes with long-running conspiracy theories about vaccines and 5G mobile technology, as well as far-right and libertarian politics.

YouTube said it had previously removed “tens of thousands of QAnon videos” and terminated some channels used by the movement, notably those that explicitly threaten violence or

Amanaci, The Jaguar That Symbolizes Environmental Destruction In Brazil Wetlands

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Amanaci used to roam freely around Brazil’s Pantanal region until an outbreak of fires in this paradise of biodiversity left the jaguar with scorched paws.

She was found two months ago sheltering in a chicken coop in Pocone in the central-western state of Mato Grosso, trying to flee the fires.

Since then Amanaci has become a symbol of the destruction of the planet’s largest tropical wetland caused by fires.

Suffering from third degree burns to her paws, she is now being treated with stem cells at the Nex Institute, an animal preservation NGO, some 1,000 kilometers from her natural habitat.





Jaguar Amanaci suffered third degree burns from the Pantanal fires and may never be able to be released into the wild again
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“Amanaci’s case really touched us. The injuries are horrible, she was left with exposed bones,” Cristina Gianni, who founded the Nex Institute, told AFP.

On Sunday, the institute’s vets took the sedated jaguar out of her cage and put her on a stretcher. They placed a mask over her eyes and removed her bandages to clean and treat her injuries, in which her flesh remains exposed.

“We started applying stem cells to stimulate the

Apple Joins 5G Revolution With Four New IPhones For Fast Networks

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Apple joined the move to 5G on Tuesday, unveiling four new iPhones which use the new standard in what could be a turning point for the high-speed wireless technology.

“Today is the beginning of a new era for iPhone,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook said during a streamed launch event from the company’s headquarters in California.

“This is a huge moment for all of us. And we’re really excited. 5G will bring a new level of performance for downloads and uploads, higher quality video streaming, more responsive gaming, real time interactivity and so much more.”

The new models include the redesigned iPhone 12 — successor to the top-selling iPhone 11 launched last year — with a display of 6.1 inches at a starting price of $799, available October 23.





In this photo released by Apple, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about 5G during an Apple event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California
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A smaller iPhone 12 mini with a 5.4 inch display will start at $699 and will be in stores November 13.

With more features, the iPhone 12 Pro will launch this month from $999 and the 6.7 inch Pro Max from $1,099 in

Thousands Of Indigenous People March To End Colombian Violence

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Thousands of indigenous people demonstrated in southwestern Columbia on Monday demanding an end to violence, on the day commemorating Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas.

Dressed in green and red and carrying traditional sticks, the demonstrators converged on the city of Cali where they hope to meet President Ivan Duque.

“The main reason we’re marching is the systematic massacres happening in our territories without the government taking any interest,” said Franky Reinosa of the Regional Indigenous Council in the western state of Caldas.

The demonstrators are demanding to be consulted on major development projects and for the full implementation of the historic 2016 peace plan that ended a half century of armed resistance by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels.

Interior Minister Alicia Arango said on Twitter a government delegation was traveling to Cali to meet the protesters.





Colombian indigenous people are heading to Cali in the southwest in the hope of meeting President Ivan Duque to demand concrete action on ending violence
 AFP / Luis ROBAYO

The demonstration coincides with the commemoration of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492 — known in many countries in the region as the “Day of Race.”

“For

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