Weekly News Roundup: A new particle accelerator in Jordan and an Old Dinosaur in Alberta

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Weekly News Roundup: A new particle accelerator in Jordan and an Old Dinosaur in Alberta

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Science

Middle East particle accelerator opens in Jordan
AL JAZEERA
Scientific project will use cutting-edge technology while promoting diplomacy in the Middle East.

‘Dinosaur Mummy’ Emerges From the Oil Sands of Alberta
NEW YORK TIMES
A 110 million-year-old fossil of an armored, plant-eating dinosaur called a nodosaur is the best-preserved specimen of its kind.

Technology

Ransomware attack hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries
AL JAZEERA
Europol chief warns that number of targets hit by WannaCry hack will grow when many return to work on Monday.

Politics

A beginner's guide to Iran's presidential election
CNN
Iranians head to the polls Friday in a presidential election that could have serious implications for the future of the country and its relationship with the West.

Economy

Mohamed El-Erian: ‘We get signals that the system is under enormous stress’
THE GUARDIAN
Leading economist and investor believes world leaders, and global capitalism, have reached fork in road between equality and chaos

Environment

38 million pieces of plastic waste found on uninhabited South Pacific island
THE GUARDIAN
Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn group, is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic – the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world

Health

State of emergency in Yemen's capital as cholera kills 115 people
THE GUARDIAN
Health ministry in Sana’a calls on aid donors to help prevent an ‘unprecedented disaster’, as two-thirds of the population lack safe drinking water

Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo
BBC
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
 

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