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Bibi1581 Blog For 07/08/2018: Morning Edition

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1…………> Applied Global Warming: Japan Floods


At least 51 people have died and many more are missing after heavy rains caused flooding and landslides across much of western Japan, with Motoyama, near Tokyo, getting unheard of 23 inches of rainfall, with heavy rains expected to continue through Sunday and 48,000 police, firefighters and Self-Defence Force personnel mobilized to help with the rescue effort.

Hiroshima Prefecture was hit the hardest with numerous landslides that killed at least 15 people and authorities have warned that the death toll will continue to rise. 





2…………> Anne Frank In USA: Dream Of Freedom


On November 9, 1938, the Nazis terrorized Jews throughout the country in the violent Kristallnacht pogroms, also known as the “Night of Broken Glass”, and according to a recent research the family of Anne Frank attempted to emigrate to the US, and later to Cuba, but their efforts were tragically thwarted by America’s restrictive immigration policy and the outbreak of World War II.

“I am forced to look out for emigration and as far as I can see the USA is the only country we could go to,” Otto Frank wrote in English to a friend in the US in 1941.

His efforts to get the family out of the Netherlands to the US likely started as early as 1938 — a turbulent year in which Nazi Germany annexed Austria and part of Czechoslovakia into the Third Reich. (DW)





3…………> 2018 Midwest Anime: Chicago


Cosplayers pose for photos during the 2018 Anime Midwest at Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, the United States, July 6, 2018. The three-day event kicked off on Friday.





4…………> New World’s Champion: England?


England has booked their place in the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990 courtesy of a 2-0 win over Sweden. Harry Maguire and Dele Alli got the goals either side of half-time.

England followed up their penalty shootout win on Wednesday with a convincing 2-0 victory over Sweden in Samara Arena on Sunday.

Harry Maguire scored his first international goal to give England the early lead. Dele Alli got on the score sheet as well as England qualified for their first World Cup semifinal in 28 years.

With the wind in their sails, The Three Lions came close to extending the lead before the break as Raheem Sterling squandered two golden opportunities in one-on-one situations with Olsen. (BBC)





5…………> US/China Trade War: No Soybeans


The unintended consequences of the US/China tariff war are hitting hard, as China reduced commitments to buy 366,000 metric tons of U.S. soybeans in the season that ends Aug. 31 and further cut plans to buy 66,000 tons in the following year.

Soybeans are on the hit list of American goods now being targeted by Chinese tariffs that went into effect Friday after the U.S. implemented a raft of duties earlier in the day and President Donald Trump threatened more action. The oilseed is the top agricultural commodity that the U.S. ships to China by far and is among the largest products for overall exports. 


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