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Ship leaking oil near pristine area off Mauritius splits apart as cleanup effort continues | CBC News

The grounded Japanese ship that leaked tonnes of oil near protected areas off the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius has split apart, officials said Saturday, with remaining fuel spreading into the turquoise waters. Photos posted on social media by the official cleanup effort with support of the Environment Ministry show the ship in two pieces, "and the tugboats are already at work." Oil barriers were in place and a skimmer ship was nearby.Most if not all the remaining 3,000 tonnes of fuel had been pumped off the ship in the past week as environmental groups warned that the damage to coral reefs and once-pristine coastal areas could be irreversible. The MV Wakashio struck a reef on July 25 and its hull began to crack after days of pounding waves. Some 1,000 tonnes of fuel began to...

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‘Batman’ Favorite Kevin Conroy Had Fun Playing Evil Bruce Wayne Despite Fan Backlash

For multiple generations, the most perfect Batman actor of all time is Kevin Conroy, who voiced the Dark Knight in the legendary Batman: The Animated Series, and reprised the part in many subsequent cartoons and games. Unfortunately, Conroy's live-action debut in the role of an evil Bruce Wayne from another dimension in the CW's Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover special did not go over well with some fans, as the actor explained during an episode of the Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum podcast. "The fans were not happy about that. They didn't like seeing that version of Bruce Wayne. But for me it was fun, it was a lot of fun to sort of stretch my acting chops a little bit. They didn't tell me anything about the Batman. They just said he was the Batman in the future, an old Bruce W...

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Manchester City vs. Lyon: How to stream UEFA Champions League on CBS All Access, watch on TV, odds, news

Watch Now: CBS Sports HQ (24:00:00) Manchester City and Lyon will meet Saturday in the last Champions League quarterfinal in Lisbon. The winner will face a red-hot Bayern Munich team in the semifinals after the German side embarrassed Barcelona on Friday. City are the favorites, but Lyon is flying high after stunning Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in the round of 16. You can stream every match on CBS All Access. ...

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Large protests in Belarus focus on spot where demonstrator died in clashes with police | CBC News

Thousands of demonstrators in Belarus gathered Saturday at the spot in the capital of Minsk where a protester died in clashes with police, calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to resign after 26 years in power. It was the seventh-consecutive day of large protests against the results of the Aug. 9 presidential election in which election officials say Lukashenko won a sixth term in office.Despite harsh police action against the protesters, including the detention of some 7,000 people, the demonstrations have swelled into the largest and most sustained protest wave since Lukashenko took power in 1994. Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the protests in a call Saturday, the first publicly known direct contact between the two leaders since the elect...

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When MS Dhoni wielded magic without the bat in his hands

(This story originally appeared in on Aug 15, 2020)NEW DELHI: A calm and cool demeanour has been Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s forte. Such is his astute brain that the Decision Review System (DRS) has been renamed ‘Dhoni Review System’ by his fans on social media. Acclaimed as one of the best finishers in world cricket, there have been numerous instances when Dhoni has stunned one and with his presence of mind, sometimes with his lightning quick glove-work behind the stumps and sometimes with the ball in his hand. Here we look at some of such instances: India vs West Indies: Champions Trophy (2009) Dhoni bowled for the first time in ODIs against West Indies in their Group A Champions Trophy match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on September 30, 2009. West Indies were 49/4 in 16 overs w...

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Romney slams Trump administration over U.S. coronavirus death toll — ‘There’s no way to spin that’

Senator Mitt Romney, a Republican from Utah, listens during a Senate Small Business Committee hearing on coronavirus relief aid and "Implementation of title I of the CARES Act.", in Washington, U.S., June 10, 2020. Al Drago | ReutersUtah Sen. Mitt Romney criticized the Trump administration's early response to the coronavirus outbreak on Friday, saying they dismissed the virus as a threat from the outset and failed to take immediate action.   "Short term I think it's fair to say we (the United States) really have not distinguished ourselves in a positive way by how we responded to the crisis when it was upon us," Romney said during an interview with the Sutherland Institute.  Romney, a Republican who has spoken out against Trump publicly on a number of issues, said the "proof of the p...

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‘Aquaman 2’ Will Have a Little Bit of Horror Teases Director James Wan

For the longest time, Aquaman was the butt of jokes for DC Comics. But thanks to filmmaker James Wan's radical reinvention of the aquatic superhero for his big-screen movie debut, Aquaman has become the DCEU's most successful superhero yet, with a billion+ dollars box-office gross and Aquaman 2 in the works which will have a 'touch of horror', as Wan promised in an excerpt from DC FanDome's Q&A session posted on Twitter. "I would say yes. Just like the first movie had a touch of my horror sensibility in it, in regards to the Trench sequence, I would say there'll be a little bit of that in this next one. I think it's something that's a big part of who I am, and it just naturally comes out in these kinds of films. And especially a movie like Aquaman, you know where the story takes pla...

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MS Dhoni announces international retirement

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket, reports PTI, bringing an end to the career of one of India's greatest limited-overs cricketers, and its most successful captain. He is the only captain to lift all three ICC trophies - the World Cup, the T20 World Cup and the Champions Trophy - and he also took India to the top of the ICC Test rankings. Dhoni, 39, took to Instagram to make his announcement, putting up a slideshow of images from his career to the soundtrack of yesteryears singer Mukesh on his official account, with the caption: "Thanks - Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired." (sic) While the post didn't specify it, it is expected that the retirement is only from international cricket, and Dhoni w...

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Pentagon forms new task force to investigate UFOs

WASHINGTON —The Pentagon is forming a new task force to investigate UFO sightings that have been observed on several occasions by U.S. military aircraft. The creation of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, or UAPTF, continues an effort begun in recent years to investigate unexplained aerial incidents encountered by the U.S. military. "The Department of Defense established the UAPTF to improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs. The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security," the Pentagon wrote in a statement late Friday. "The Department of Defense and the military departments take any incursions by unauthorized aircraft into our training ranges or d...

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These business owners who took PPP money will have their loan forgiveness reduced

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