Italy arrests 2 terror suspects training for combat in Syria

MILAN – Italian news agency ANSA says authorities have arrested an Italian convert to Islam and a Moroccan resident who met over the Internet and were preparing to fight with Islamic State in Syria. Sicilian prosecutors who ordered the arrests Wednesday said investigators had identified the Italian suspect, 25-year-old Giuseppe Frittatta, from social media posts. They included extremist propaganda as well as photos of himself holding a knife with a 26-centimeter (10-inch) blade calling for deaths to “all westerners.” The 18-year-old Moroccan, Ossama Gafhir, is alleged to have induced Frittatta toward extremism, and was following stringent fitness routine to prepare for combat.

Was Tiger Woodss Masters win the greatest comeback in sporting history? | Andy Bull

Sport is not short of great personal comebacks but Tiger Woodss Masters victory on Sunday may eclipse them all, including Muhammad Ali, Niki Lauda and Monica Seles In the spring of 2014 Tiger Woods was at work on the range around the back of his house, practising his short game like always. Days earlier he had shot a 78 on the final day of the Cadillac Championship, the worst fourth-round score of his life. His back had been spasming but he felt he had to get out and exercise. He stroked a flop shot over a bunker and the minute he had finished the swing he fell down flat on his back, overcome with a pain so severe that he …

The Notre Dame Fire and the Future of History

Some of the wood that burned in the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on Monday was put in place in the year 1160. The beams and exterior of the roof over the nave, the long main section of the building, date from between 1220 and 1240. Nearly a millennium ago it was forest; today, after a catastrophe that cuts to the heart of French culture and human history, it’s ash. “It was one of the oldest—until today—surviving roofs of that kind,” says Robert Bork, an architectural historian at the University of Iowa. “It’s incomparable.” The fire began Monday evening, around 6:30 pm, in the church’s attic. The building’s familiar towers and flying buttresses loomed over the Ile de la …

What does it mean to die of ‘natural causes’?

(CNN)When a death is by “natural causes,” what does that phrase mean? Or, rather, what is “unnatural” about something that happens to everyone? Is it just for the old? Does cancer count as “natural?” It might not seem to mean much at all. But when a death certificate says a person’s death was “natural,” it is really ruling out the involvement of external causes. The person did not take their own life and they were not killed by somebody else or in an accident such as a car crash or drug overdose. “It’s solely and exclusively due to natural causes, a natural disease process —infection, cancer, heart disease, all of those things that are going to carry us off at …

Climate Change Threatens Ice Roads. Satellites Could Help

For a few months each winter, Canada’s Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road is the world’s longest ice highway, a 300-plus-mile network of frozen lakes that connects lucrative diamond mines in Canada’s Northwest Territories to supplies from the nation’s not-quite-so-far north. But warmer winters and earlier springs have shortened the road’s open season by up to two weeks over the past decade. The loss of the road for even such a short time is very expensive, because the only other way to reach these mines is by air. Salvation may come from space. A Canadian researcher has demonstrated that radar emitted from satellites can peer through the ice, determining not just its thickness but also its quality. (Does it have a …

A Measles Outbreak Has Killed Over 1,200 People In Madagascar

Madagascar is currently in the grips of its history’s most deadly measles outbreak. Over 1,200 people – predominately children – have died on the island since October 2018, while a further 115,000 more are still infected with the disease, the Associated Press reports. Madagascar is the ideal setting for measles to take root at the moment. Paired with a low vaccination rate and under-resourced medical facilities, a huge portion of the country are also suffering from malnutrition. Around half of the children in Madagascar suffer from chronic malnutrition, which is known to dramatically increase the risk of serious complications and death from a measles infection. “Malnutrition is the bed of measles,” Dr Dossou Vincent Sodjinou, a WHO epidemiologist in Madagascar, …

Physical – Free CookBook The Essential #Keto #Cookbook .Claim your print copy Today

Hey – my friend Louise just came out with a brand new paper edition of TheEssential Keto Cookbook. And she’s giving away a limited number for FREE — you just cover a small amount for shipping and handling (international shipping is a bit more). If you don’t know Louise, she’s the co-founder of The Keto Summit, and a phenomenal cook! Her Keto cookbook is packed with 100+ keto recipes covering everything from breakfast to dinner to snacks (and desserts!). Every recipe is designed to help you feel energized, regain your health, lose weight, and keep you in ketosis. Of course, all recipes are 100% keto (sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, dairy-free, and legume-free) and 100% delicious. Just look at what …

Germany arrests man accused of helping recruit for IS group

BERLIN – German authorities have arrested a man suspected of joining the Islamic State group in Syria and later helping send another new recruit for IS from Germany to Syria. Federal prosecutors said the 28-year-old German national, identified only as Volkan L. in line with German privacy rules, was arrested in Hamburg on Wednesday. He is suspected of membership in a foreign terrorist organization. Prosecutors say that he traveled to Syria in November 2013 to join IS and underwent military training. They say he returned to Germany in March 2014 and turned his attention to finding new recruits.

Internet looks for dad and child photographed in front of Notre Dame before fire

The Notre-Dame blaze has led to people sharing memories of the building. Even just before the fire.Image: FABIEN BARRAU/AFP/Getty Images The fire which consumed the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris has prompted plenty of tributes and memories from around the world. A now-viral photo posted by Twitter user Brooke Windsor captures what is presumably a father and his child playing in front of the iconic building just before the blaze on Monday. Windsor claimed the photo was taken about an hour before the fire began, and now, she wants to find the pair — with the help of the internet, of course. “I almost went up to the dad and asked if he wanted it. Now I wish I had,” she …

‘I helped test a wonder drug – then I was denied it’

People with PKU can’t properly digest the amino acid phenylalanine. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and are broken down by the body to make our own proteins. But in people with PKU the levels build up, and can cause brain damage. Image caption Prof Anita MacDonald: The NHS said No “Because the trial had gone so well and because it made such a difference, I was convinced that it would only be a matter of time before this drug – that we had proved worked – would be available to everyone who responded to it,” Louise says. But for NHS patients it wasn’t. BioMarin put a £70,000 price tag on it, per adult per year – and …

Researchers Want to Link Your Genes and IncomeShould They?

The UK Biobank is the single largest public genetic repository in the world, with samples of the genetic blueprints of half a million Brits standing by for scientific study. But when David Hill, a statistical geneticist at the University of Edinburgh, went poring through that data, he wasn’t looking for a cure for cancer or deeper insights into the biology of aging. Nothing like that. He was trying to figure out why some people make more money than others. Along with a team of European collaborators, Hill sifted through the UK Biobank data to find about 286,000 participants who had answered a survey question about household income. Using that information they conducted something called a Genome Wide Association Study, where …

How dangerous are halogen light bulbs?

Image caption Riley’s mother and a neighbour could not open Riley’s bedroom door How dangerous are halogen bulbs? Coroner Robert Hunter recorded a conclusion of accidental death but expressed concerns halogen bulbs were still widely available to buy. Image caption Halogen bulbs are still widely available in supermarkets and DIY stores Should we throw away our halogen bulbs? Prevention area manager Rob Taylor, from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, said the fire which caused Riley’s death was “devastating”. He said following the inquest, “our aim now is to raise awareness regarding the temperatures that halogen bulbs burn and ensure people are aware of the potential fire hazard lamps with halogen bulbs pose if they fall over and come into contact …

How the White House plans to help 5G grow

Trump hearts 5G.Image: BOB AL-GREENE / MASHABLE The White House is getting serious about 5G. At a White House event on Friday, President Donald Trump and FCC chairman Ajit Pai will announce their plans to help boost 5G development in the United States, according to Axios. The FCC voted on several resolutions this morning that will begin the process of auctioning the rights to high-frequency airwaves that will enable the deployment of 5G infrastructure by private companies. This is part of the White House’s “5G Fast” plan, which seeks to support the widespread development and deployment of 5G across the country. “Later this year, we’re going to be holding the biggest auction of spectrum in American history,” Ajit Pai told …

Lucas Moura hits hat-trick as makeshift Spurs make light work of Huddersfield

Victor Wanyama and a Lucas Moura hat-trick ensured a much-changed Tottenham side were comfortable 4-0 winners over Huddersfield Tottenham believe they have a chance of making history and it has certainly been difficult to keep a lid on the excitement that is building for their Champions League quarter-final, second leg at Manchester City on Wednesday. They lead 1-0 from the first leg. As such, the visit of relegated Huddersfield felt like a distraction; an irritation, even. It added up to a test of Spurs mentality, which Mauricio Pochettino has had cause to criticise on a few occasions this season. The points were still imperative to the clubs top-four aspirations. Pochettino could rest easy. The victory was not in doubt from …

Trump Vows Speedy Path to 5G, but Offers Few New Ideas

President Trump Friday confidently declared that the US will lead the world in deploying the next generation of wireless services known as 5G. “The race to 5G is a race that the United States must win,” Trump said at a White House event, flanked by farmers in cowboy hats and workers in hardhats. “It’s a race that we will win.” But the plan outlined at the event by Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai doesn't offer any new ideas to accelerate the growth of 5G in the US. 5G networks are expected to eventually make today's typical home broadband connections feel like the dialup connections of the 1990s. The fear shared by politicians across the political spectrum is that if …

Israel demolishes home of suspected Palestinian attacker

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military has demolished the family home of a Palestinian suspected in a drive-by shooting against Israelis in the occupied West Bank. Israeli forces bulldozed the home of Saleh Barghouti in the West Bank village of Kobar early Wednesday. Barghouti was killed in a raid earlier this year as part of a manhunt in which Israel arrested more than 100 Palestinians. He was accused, along with his brother Aasem, of carrying out a drive-by shooting last December that wounded seven people, including a pregnant woman whose baby later died after being delivered prematurely. Aasem Barghouti was arrested, and his home was demolished as well.