TransCanada Corporation has shut down a portion of the Keystone pipeline running through South Dakota, due to a leak, with no sign of a re-opening for several days. Meanwhile, protesters complain that the company was lax in informing the public.
TransCanada announced on Monday that it was investigating a possible spill near Freeman, South Dakota. Keystone customers were notified that the pipeline will remain shut while the investigation is underway.
Britain’s monarchy will be embattled and in its dying days within 15 years because current support for the throne is deeply tied to Queen Elizabeth II, a historian has predicted.
Dr. Anna Whitelock of Royal Holloway, University of London, said important questions about the relevance of monarchy in Britain have been muted out of respect for Queen Elizabeth II’s long reign.
Whitelock, who is also director of the London Centre for Public History, predicts as the older generation dies out there will be a new debate about the role and purpose of monarchy.
“I think there’ll be a discussion and a debate in a way that there hasn’t before,” she said
An Indonesian passenger plane collided with another aircraft as it was taking off from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta on Monday evening. Passengers and crew were evacuated, with no reports of casualties.
A database reportedly containing the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens, including that of the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was posted online by a hacking group.
The database, which comprises 49,611,709 documents, was posted on the website of an Icelandic group that specializes in divulging leaks on Monday.
Hacktivists claim the leaked information uploaded in the 6.6 GB file includes the first and last names, parents’ names, national ID number, gender, place of birth, date of birth, full address, current city and district of those in the database.