Barnacles on Debris Could Provide Clues to Missing MH370

French gendarmes and police stand near a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board. Malaysia said on Sunday the piece of debris, a 2-2.5 metre (6.5-8 feet) wing surface known as flaperon, had been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as the missing Malaysian plane. Investigators in France are expected to determine whether the piece came from MH370 or not by Wednesday. MH370 is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, about 3,700 km (2,300 miles) away from Reunion. Based on photographs, ecologists in Australia believe the crustaceans clinging to the wing piece are goose or stalk barnacles. “Barnacle shells … can tell us valuable information about the water conditions under which they were formed,” said Ryan Pearson, a

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WATCH: Migrants Chant ‘Open the Border!’ and Storm Past Police in Calais

A policeman watches men move away from a security fence beside train tracks (Rob Stothard/Getty Images) New footage shows migrants ripping down a security fence near the French port of Calais while chanting “Open the border!”. The desperate immigrants can also been seen overwhelming French police at Calais, who look helplessly on as they storm past them. Eventually police manage to stop some by spraying tear gas, but many will have still made it through. For nearly a week now, the migrants, who are trying to smuggle themselves on board trucks bound for the UK, have been using force of number in an attempt to break through security at the Channel Tunnel. At least 200 have succeeded in crossing into Britain, but nine have perished in the attempt. One migrant told the Daily Mail: “We want to go to England. We are 100. We are going to sit in the street. Tomorrow, we are going to camp in the road.” An Ethopian lawyer, Sammy, added: “We

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Greek Stock Market Tumbles Nearly 23 Per Cent After Five-Week Shutdown

GREECE-POLITICS-ECONOMY-EU-DEMO ATHENS, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Greece’s stock market plunged nearly 23 percent on Monday when it opened after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone. The main Athens stock index .ATG plunged in its worst ever one-day performance after only a few minutes of trading. Banking shares, which make up about 20 percent of the index, were particularly hard hit. National Bank of Greece (NBGr.AT), the country’s largest commercial bank, was down 30 percent, the daily volatility limit. The overall banking index .FTATBNK was also down to its 30 percent limit. The nearest blue chip futures contract expiring in August ATFQ5 traded down 20.5 percent, adding to losses of 15.2 percent at the open. “Most of the selling pressure is seen in bank shares, where there is about 100 million euros worth of unexecuted selling orders,” said investment adviser

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Exclusive — Ted Yoho Confirms John Boehner Didn’t Have Votes to Get Re-Elected as Speaker

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Radio spoke to Florida Republican Congressman Ted S. Yoho, who has become a serious voice for conservatives who believe in limited government, fiscal conservatism, personal responsibility, and free enterprise.

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Rick Perry’s Trump Card Fizzles

rick perry donald trump When the Republican candidates take stage in Cleveland for the first presidential debate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will likely be watching from his hotel room somewhere. The candidate who briefly dominated polling in the 2012 contest and began this campaign in the middle of the pack, looks to settle in 11th or 12th place when the debate cut-off is set.

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Fed Agents Embed with Baltimore Police to Help Quell City’s Growing Violence

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky This year has been the bloodiest, most violent in Baltimore for a generation with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and now two chiefs of police struggling for solutions. But now, federal agents are embedding with the Baltimore police department in the hopes of putting an end to the out-of-control violence.

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