Tuesday, August 13, 2019

VIDEO: Who needs eBay when you have ‘Swap Shop’ on the radio? That’s what residents of one small town in rural Nebraska seem to think. The radio show is one of the most popular in the community and allows listeners call in to sell or trade items on the air for free. 
On August 12, 1990, fossil collector Susan Hendrickson finds the skeleton of the largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. After spotting three huge bones jutting out from a cliff in South Dakota, a further excavation yielded a 90 percent intact skeleton of the 65 million year-old dinosaur. After some legal wrangling, the skeleton went on display at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The T. rex , nicknamed Sue, is 42 feet long from head to toe, and visitors get a close-up view of the five foot-long, 2,000-pound skull, which contains 58 teeth, some of which are as long as a human forearm. Sue has given scientists unprecedented information on how carnivorous beast lived, including discovering its strong sense of smell and its relationship to modern day birds.
Hong Kong protesters blocked roads and defied police orders to disperse early Monday after riot officers fired tear gas and non-lethal ammunition at fleeing crowds. Dozens of injuries were reported in several districts that became smokey battlegrounds, complete with screams and the sound of explosions echoing into the night.
A Belgian company has become the first to announce it is cutting ties with Myanmar’s military after a United Nations fact-finding mission called on businesses to sever all financial links to the country’s generals. 
VIDEO: Jacqueline Kennedy, the former first lady of the United States would have turned 90 years old this summer. On the occasion of the anniversary, VOA visited the house where she first met John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago.
The United States and the Taliban have concluded the eighth round of talks aimed at reaching an agreement between the two adversaries to end the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan and jumpstart intra-Afghan peace negotiations.

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