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2018-Nov-14
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Cabinet ministers backed the agreement - but it has sparked a backlash from Tory Brexiteers. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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The judges called the novel an “exquisitely written and deeply humane exploration of grief.” This year also saw the addition of a new category, for translated literature. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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Passengers on an Air France plane that was forced to land at Irkutsk airport in Russia endured a nightmare stay after a replacement plane also developed a fault. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday formally returned church bells to the Philippines that were taken as war trophies over a century ago following gruesome clashes, seeking to close a contentious chapter in the two allies' shared history. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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(Editor's Note: Please be advised that this story contains details that may upset some readers) [...]
2018-Nov-14
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The remains of eight more victims were found on Wednesday in and around a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 56 in a wildfire disaster that ranks as the most lethal and destructive in the state's history. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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Fire crews in northern California seized on improved weather on Wednesday in their six-day-old battle to suppress the deadliest wildfire in state history as authorities reported at least 100 people still missing and National Guard troops arrived to help search for victims. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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Maternity leave is often seen as an idyllic time but the reality is often harder, says a new survey. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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How an album of demos ended up challenging Ash and Snow Patrol for the Northern Ireland Music Prize. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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The White House said that Ms. Ricardel was indeed leaving her post as a deputy national security adviser, but that she would still work in the administration — just not under the first lady's roof. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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Michael Fehsenfeld, 26, from Milton Keynes, has since recorded a song about his crime. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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Thousands of ballots have been rejected in Florida because voters' signatures don't match what's on file. Democrats are arguing that's disenfranchisement. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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U.S. Secretary of States Mike Pompeo will hold talks with incoming Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard in Houston on Thursday, according to the U.S. State Department. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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Sci-fi fans will have to wait until 1 January to see Jodie Whittaker's festive special. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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An investigation by The New York Times revealed how Facebook fought back against critics during a flood of crises — with delays, denials and an influence campaign in Washington. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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The company's stock has been cut almost in half since last week as investors assess the potential payout if its equipment is found to blame. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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In speech, she denounced the rise of “nationalism and racism” in our current political discourse. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced to help combat climate change, a report says. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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Theresa May faces a battle over her deal and her job, according to the UK's front pages. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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The caravan traveling from Central America begins arriving in the northern Mexico border city, setting up a potential confrontation with American authorities. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty's new novel has already been snapped up by a Hollywood star. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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A bipartisan proposal endorsed by President Trump to overhaul federal prison and sentencing laws would have its greatest effect on future prison populations. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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More than half a million students take on an exam for which they have been preparing all their lives. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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A Republican U.S. representative of Utah who is trailing her Democratic challenger filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to halt vote counting while two incumbent Republican congressmen in California and New Jersey conceded, more than a week after the U.S. midterm elections. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, a police spokesman said. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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It's common for African migrants to be returned back to their native country when they die, but this decision is a hard one if your entire family is based in the UK. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, a police spokesman said. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was a top leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel along with drug lord Ismael Zambada for years and personally invested in massive cocaine shipments to the United States, Zambada's brother told jurors on Wednesday. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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A Republican U.S. representative of Utah who is trailing her Democratic challenger filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to halt vote counting while a four-term California Republican congressman conceded, more than a week after the U.S. midterm elections. [...]
2018-Nov-14
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University of Liberia, 2009. Photo by mjmkeating via Flickr/CC BY 2.0. Liberian students at the University of Liberia have protested a tuition increase they say they simply can't afford, leading to low student enrollment this semester with only about 11,000 registered students out of approximately 20,000. Students were paying $4 United States [...]
2018-Nov-14
Source: Global Voices
Credit: Hambi info via Flickr The original version of this article was written by Renee Karunungan at 350.org and is based on video interviews conducted by Sarah Hüther, Lou Huber-Eustachi and Ruben Neugebauer. Located in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Hambach Forest is 12,000 years old and dates back [...]
2018-Nov-14
Source: Global Voices
A screenshot of Spice taken from the YouTube video of her new song, “Black Hypocrisy”, which explores the issue of colourism. In the male-dominated world of Jamaican dancehall, Grace Hamilton, whose stage name is Spice, has made her mark as a self-starter. Her career took off in 2009 when she [...]
2018-Nov-14
Source: Global Voices
Moro giving an interview in 2015 | Image: Marcos Oliveira/Agência Senado/CC Sérgio Moro, the federal judge responsible for the anti-corruption operation “Lava-Jato” (or Car Wash) was confirmed as the Minister for Justice in the incoming government of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro. Moro is a controversial figure, seen by part of Brazil's population as [...]
2018-Nov-13
Source: Global Voices
The image reads from left to right: “Those migrants will increase the levels of criminality in the country”, and “Trying to save your life in another country is not a crime”. Made by an alliance among research and human rights organizations and shared by the Interdisciplinary Center of Social Training [...]
2018-Nov-13
Source: Global Voices
Signage at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) at its headquarters in Trinidad's capital city, Port of Spain. Photo by Gerrard Gomez, used with permission. Grenada and the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda both faced a major referendum on the choice to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as [...]
2018-Nov-13
Source: Global Voices
Ipo nafasi
“Ipo nafasi” is Swahili for “Here is space” referring to available rooms at a guesthouse. Free space and freedom of expression are, however, shrinking in Tanzania. Photo by Pernille Bærendtsen with permission. At a press conference on October 29, Paul Makonda, the regional commissioner of Dar es Salaam, called on citizens [...]
2018-Nov-12
Source: Global Voices
The campaign launched by LebMASH. Source: LebMASH website. On November 8, 2018, the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH), an organization of professional health practitioners, held an event to launch a campaign against “conversion therapy, “the pseudoscientific practice of trying to change an individual's sexual orientation. . . using [...]
2018-Nov-12
Source: Global Voices
Promotional event for the mock brand of mineral water “Arsena, the water enriched with arsenic, directly from the taps of Gevgelija” in Skopje on February 17, 2014. Photo by Vanco Dzambaski, CC BY-NC-SA. In a big victory for grassroots activism in Macedonia, a new water supply system was built in the [...]
2018-Nov-11
Source: Global Voices
Source: Global Voices