Author: BakChiZai

Sir David Attenborough tells World Economic Forum ‘we’re destroying the world and ourselves’

Sir David Attenborough has seen more of the planet and its wonders than most humans ever will. And on Monday, the famous naturalist and British television broadcaster warned that it had changed so rapidly and profoundly because of human-driven climate change that we risked destroying our earthly home. “The only conditions modern humans have ever…

American singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape complaint

US singer Chris Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint, French officials said on Tuesday. Brown was detained on Monday on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions and remained in custody, a judicial official said. Investigators have another two days to decide whether…

Wisconsin will not break even on Foxconn investment for 25 years, maybe longer: fiscal study

It would take at least 25 years for Wisconsin taxpayers to break even on Governor Scott Walker’s incentives to lure Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to the state, according to a fiscal analysis released on Tuesday. Walker’s bill would exempt construction materials from the state and local sales tax and hand the company up to US$2.85…

Brussels police find no explosives in car stopped by gunfire after high-speed chase

Belgian prosecutors said on Tuesday that no explosives were found in a car stopped by police fire after a high-speed chase in the flash-point Brussels suburb of Molenbeek. “Nothing suspicious was found in the vehicle,” said Ine Van Wymersch, spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor’s office. The car was chased by police after running a red…

Kenyans flock to vote in election seen as opposition leader Odinga’s final bid for presidency

Kenyans were voting on Tuesday in an election billed as a knife-edge battle between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga that has sent tensions soaring in east Africa’s richest economy. From first-time voters to those bent with age, from urbanites to ethnic Samburu warriors, thousands descended on polling stations long before dawn to…

US Southwest bakes under record heat, making it too hot for some planes to fly

Record high temperatures are expected in parts of the US Southwest on Tuesday, taxing power grids, prompting safety warnings and making it too hot for some aircraft to fly. The heat wave, brought on by a high-pressure system camped over the Four Corners region, was expected to raise Tuesday’s high temperature to a record 120…