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Yellow River delta faces new challenges Steps taken to battle encroachment by sea caused by reduced flow, drop in silt Dykes were built in the river estuary wetland to conserve water, helping to restore surface runoff and supplementing groundwater supplies, enabling the gradual restoration of the wetland ecological system The Yellow River's water is the source of wealth, Yang said
Westminster could GO UP in flames like Notre Dame say MPs - 'We've been WARNED' MAJOR improvements must be made to the Palace of Westminster to avoid a similar Notre Dame Cathedral blaze, concerned MPs have warned. He showed me the electrics - it looked a health and safety disaster (and fire) waiting to happen Theresa May, UK Prime Minister, added: My thoughts are with the people of France tonight and with the emergency services who are fighting the terrible blaze at Notre-Dame cathedral
Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding and more celebs show FLOOD of support for Notre Dame CELEBRITIES took to social media to pay their respects to the blazing Paris landmark. HEARTBREAK: Dua Lipa showed love to Paris over Twitter (Pic: GETTY) TWEET: The singer made it clear how devastated she was by the blaze (Pic: TWITTER / DUA LIPA) AWFUL: The actress reached out to Paris in the aftermath of the blaze (Pic: TWITTER / REESE WITHERSPOON) Countless priceless artworks and artefacts
Watching Notre Dame burn, the entire world was in pain In a time of inflamed political, religious and sectarian divisions, somehow, a fire in a Catholic church, a cathedral in France, brought the world together in shared sorrow, writes Frida Ghitis. For just a moment, we felt history belonged to all of us, and we mourned our common loss. If only for a moment, the notion of a World Heritage, which UNESCO formally bestows on places that we, as humanity, ought to care for and cherish so that we can pass them to future generations, seemed exactly right For just a moment, we felt history belonged to all of us, and we mourned our common loss
Tories under SIEGE - MPs fear wave of Ukip defectors trying to SABOTAGE party from within SENIOR members of the Conservative Party fear they are being infiltrated by a wave of activists joining to influence the choice for the next Prime Minister. READ MORE: Brexiteer outlines how key THREAT could persuade Theresa May to RESIGN Brexit news: Theresa may has been under constant pressure from within her own party (Image: GETTY) At least five Remainer Tory MPs are also facing votes of no confidence at the hands of former UKIP members
France civil security agency jabs Donald Trump over Notre Dame firefighting advice As a catastrophic inferno tore through a cultural treasure, President Donald Trump assessed the response from 4,000 miles away and offered unsolicited advice for firefighters trying to save Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral. In what appeared to be a direct jibe at Trump’s firefighting suggestion, France’s civil security agency posted its only English-language message during the incident to defend its handling of the fire: All means are being used, except for water-bombing aircrafts which, if used, could lead to the collapse of the entire structure of the cathedral
Notre-Dame Cathedral, Mueller Report, Boston Marathon: Your Monday Evening Briefing Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. Advertisement (Want to get this briefing by email No cause was identified as of this writing, nor any injuries Nine people, including three children, were killed though none, amazingly, in the flattened town of Franklin, Tex., above Your Evening Briefing is posted at 6 p.m. Eastern
Perspective | Fire was the scourge of medieval cathedrals. But they rebuilt from the ashes. As we watch Notre Dame burn, it's worth remembering that mourning need not give way to despair. These fears came to life when a fire swept through the city and the church burned to the ground the following year In the end, Glaber and others who witnessed this destruction looked into the catastrophe and saw a challenge, one they met time and time again with stone and mortar, illuminated by colored glass, that vaulted toward the sky
Trump offers unsolicited advice on fighting Notre Dame fire WASHINGTON (AP) — As a catastrophic inferno tore through a cultural treasure, President Donald Trump assessed the response from 4,000 miles away and offered unsolicited advice for firefighters... Just hours before, Trump had weighed in on Boeing’s ongoing troubles after two crashes of its new airliner, suggesting a rebranding campaign is in order for the beleaguered 737 Max, and he’d spent the previous day commentating on professional golf as Tiger Woods overcame long odds to win the Masters on Sunday It’s a part of our growing up, it’s a part of our culture, it’s a part of our lives
Judi Dench turns 'Cats' catastrophe into triumph playing Old Deuteronomy in movie version Judi Dench will star in the upcoming "Cats" movie 38 years after she had to pull out of the original London production of the famed musical. But the feline-loving star has had cats in her house since she was a girl growing up during World War II, taking them off the street because no one was feeding them Whitby / Getty Images) So I’ve always been brought up with a huge amount of cats, says Dench You may also want to view these photo galleries: Replay Last SlideNext Slide
Washington Monument to reopen in August following repairs It was closed in August 2016 to upgrade the elevator that brings tourists to a 500-foot observation level and to build a new screening facility. The monument was open for two years after the earthquake repairs were finished before closing again in 2016 due to ongoing issues with its elevator Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, AFP/Getty Images Fullscreen A woman stands under cherry blossom trees as the sun rises at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC on April 3, 2019 Alex Wong, Getty Images Fullscreen Last SlideNext Slide
David Lammy loves to hate anyone who backs Brexit - comparing them to Nazis IS there any politician more hateful than David Lammy right now? This is the great irony of the Tottenham Labour MP’s pose as a fearless warrior against the hate that was allegedly unleashed by the… It is an opposition to the centralisation of political power in Europe, to the kind of process the Nazis very clearly supported (in a different way to the EU, of course) Ring The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or email
Global warming to bring back DEADLY prehistoric diseases as Arctic ice MELTS in Russia GLOBAL WARMING may bring back some of the world’s deadliest diseases after the coldest place on earth has started to melt, scientists have warned. Biologists fear the deadly disease could return if the snow and ice continue to melt and be transmitted to humans through plants and water When they are taken out of the permafrost and put into our temperatures, they revive The catastrophe could exceed Chernobyl These may be different calculations, but both of these are really disturbing trends
The Festival of Books has ended, but relive the fun with these highlights The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books came to a close Sunday, with thousands of book lovers from across the country making the trek to the USC campus to participate in the country's largest literary festival. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books came to a close on Sunday, with thousands of book lovers from across the country making the trek to the USC campus to participate in the country's largest literary festival Karamo Brown gives affirmations to help you live your best life The Queer Eye star and author of Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope wants people to take care of themselves not just physically but mentally
Lara Croft Is Back! There's a Sequel to Alicia Vikander's Tomb Raider in the Works Tomb Raider is getting a sequel with screenwriter Amy Jump set to pen the script A sequel to Tomb Raider is in the works with screenwriter Amy Jump ( Free Fire ) signed on to pen the follow-up to Alicia Vikander‘s 2018 film, according to  The Hollywood Reporter The 2018 film also starred Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Kristin Scott Thomas
City marks 30 years since Hillsborough A minute's silence was held across the city and 96 lanterns placed on the steps of St George's Hall. Media player Media playback is unsupported on your device Liverpool marks 30 years since the Hillsborough disaster Liverpool fell silent for a minute to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough football disaster A minute's silence was held across the city at 15:06 BST - the precise time the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest ended
Trump's attack on Muslim congresswoman over 9/11 ignores his own fraught history President Donald Trump, who accused a Muslim lawmaker this week of diminishing 9/11, is wielding a hallowed date that he, himself, has been accused of wrapping in mistruths, self-aggrandizement and Islamophobia. 'I think Islam hates us' Still, Trump has made little attempt in the past to disguise his warnings against Islam and Muslims, including using the 9/11 attacks as a cautionary tale Arriving in Pennsylvania last year at a newly built memorial to victims of Flight 93, Trump flashed a celebratory smile and pumped his fists as he greeted supporters on the tarmac
Parisians watched in tears and stunned silence as their beloved landmark burned Thibaud Binétruy was walking home Monday when he saw smoke rising in the distance. The Notre Dame cathedral, the beloved landmark in the heart of Paris, was engulfed in flames. A woman reacts as she watches flames engulf the roof of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday Read More The city was eerily quiet, save for the helicopters and fire trucks Katherine Finney said she and other onlookers couldn't even comprehend what was happening at first CNN's Gianluca Mezzofiore and Hadas Gold contributed to this story
Brittany Ferries BLAMES BREXIT after EU shipping giant costs INCREASE by £43 million BREXIT has increased costs of up to £43 million for one of Europe’s biggest freight services, its president has claimed. The Brittany Ferries chief also noted the surge in demand for its services following the threat of a no deal Brexit However with no sign of a break in the deadlock, uncertainty still remains, with businesses forced to navigate the fog And until we have certainty some customers will naturally hold off making their plans