The Week in Stories Around the Globe

The Trump Administration Has So Far Found Only $20 Million for Its Over $12 Billion Wall

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The rapid start of construction, promised throughout Trump’s campaign and in an executive order issued in January on border security, was to be financed, according to the White House, with “existing funds and resources” of the Department of Homeland Security.

But so far, the DHS has identified only $20 million that can be re-directed to the multi-billion-dollar project, according to a document prepared by the agency and distributed to congressional budget staff last week.

#NoBanNoWall#Mexico#USA#Trump

Scientists May Have Just Discovered the World’s Oldest Fossils

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The features are mineralized remains of what appear to be bacteria that lived some 3.77 billion to 4.28 billion years ago, the scientists said. That would surpass the 3.7 billion years assigned to some other rock features found in Greenland, which were proposed to be fossils last August.

#ifuckinglovescience#Fossil#Science

Boko Haram Suicide Squads Include Little Boys, Girls, and Now Babies

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After these failures, Boko Haram adopted a new form of attack—bombing with babies

#politics#International#Nigeria#BokoHaram#Children#War#Terrorism

Will Cuba embrace the internet revolution?

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“The digital transformation of a country is not just giving people the internet, but giving them services on the internet, Cuban services,” he explains at a public access wi-fi point in the Vedado neighbourhood of Havana.

#Cuba#Internet#Tech#LatinAmerca

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