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My siblings and I joined the ranks of the 15 million or so unpaid and untrained family caregivers for older adults in the United States. [...]
2018-Sep-21
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
Britain's Paula Radcliffe, other former and current athletes and anti-doping heads criticise the decision to reinstate Russia's anti-doping agency. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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China tells the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over Russian weapons purchases. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposals were declared dead by the British media on Friday after what they cast as a humiliation at the hands of European Union leaders at an informal summit in Salzburg. [...]
2018-Sep-21
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
Dozens more bodies were recovered on Friday, the morning after a Tanzanian ferry disaster, nearly doubling the death toll to 86, with hundreds more feared missing as rescuers resumed searching for survivors at first light. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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The European Union and Britain should treat one another like two hedgehogs in love who do not want to hurt each other, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told Austrian newspapers. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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British Prime Minister Theresa May did not miscalculate in negotiations with European Union leaders at this week's informal summit in Salzburg, housing minister James Brokenshire said on Friday. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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British Prime Minister Theresa May must stop pretending that her plan for the UK to leave the EU, known as Chequers, can work and she must stop the clock on the Brexit withdrawal process, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who became one of the most high-profile leaders in the communist-ruled country, died on Friday after an illness, state media said. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero signs a one-year contract extension to keep him at the club until 2021. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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At least 86 bodies are found after the overcrowded vessel overturned close to shore on Lake Victoria. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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Dozens more bodies were recovered after the sinking of a ferry carrying hundreds of people in Tanzania, taking the death toll up to 86, the privately owned The Citizen newspaper said on its website on Friday. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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Prof. Anne-Marie Brady had conducted research into the breadth of the Chinese Communist Party's influence in Western countries. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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China's Foreign Ministry on Friday said it strongly urged the United States to withdraw sanctions on the Chinese military, after the Trump administration imposed the penalties for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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Asian stocks extended gains on Friday thanks to Wall Street scoring all-time highs, as investors gravitated to the view that the latest exchange of tariffs between the United States and China may be less damaging than initially feared. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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At least 44 people were confirmed dead and rescuers resumed searching at the crack of dawn on Friday for hundreds more still missing, a day after a ferry sank in Lake Victoria, Tanzanian police said. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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Customers are currently unable to access their bank accounts through the bank's online and app platforms. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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Criminologists explore a food safety scare in Australia, and what could be motivating copycats. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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The BBC Sound Of 2017 winner says she was told to focus on songwriting because of her skin colour. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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Ex-Wolves and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme on his cancer 'journey' - from diagnosis and treatment to parenthood, retirement and future plans. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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The BBC speaks exclusively two British extremists who have lived and fought in the country for years. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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Your morning briefing for 21 September 2018. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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The president dispensed with some of his usual bravado on Thursday and instead told an audience in a cavernous convention center in Las Vegas that the Republican majority was on a razor's edge. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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Here's what you need to know to start your day. [...]
2018-Sep-21
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Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine and Chris Pratt are cumulatively worth $150 million, according to your Google results. Are they really? [...]
2018-Sep-21
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A 1-32-1 record since the start of the 2016 season became a distant memory when the No. 1 pick in this year's draft rallied his team to victory. [...]
2018-Sep-20
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Vestimentas de Hossi Sonjamba no dia do acto | Foto usada com permissão por Hossi
Hossi Sonjamba's clothes on the day | Photo used with Hossi's permission – 26 August 2018 The alleged violent eviction of a journalist from an upscale restaurant in Luanda has caused an online controversy, leading to debates about racism and discrimination in Angola. On 26 August, journalist and activist Simão Hossi visited [...]
2018-Sep-20
Source: Global Voices
After years of spreading confusion about vaccines, the Five Star Movement and its governing partner, the League, have reduced vaccination proof to a parent's promise. [...]
2018-Sep-20
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A hearing without evidence would be little more than theater. [...]
2018-Sep-20
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Much of the new orders remain classified, but they appear to delegate authority to go on the offensive against online adversaries. [...]
2018-Sep-20
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The one-time rap mogul on Thursday pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in a 2015 case tied to the film “Straight Outta Compton.” [...]
2018-Sep-20
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Two Uighur mullahs in Xinjiang in the 1920s. PHOTO: Public domain via Wikimedia Commons. By Karen Kao Laogai, the third novel in my series Shanghai Quartet is set in a Chinese labor camp. It will be a series of interlocking short stories about the men incarcerated in that place—the jailers and the [...]
2018-Sep-20
Source: Global Voices
Michel Temer sanctions the Personal Data Protection Bill | Image: Valter Campanato/Agência Brasil/CC After two years of negotiation at the National Congress, Brazil's Personal Data Protection Bill was finally sanctioned by president Michel Temer on August 14. The original text was approved in both houses of Congress by a unanimous vote. The [...]
2018-Sep-20
Source: Global Voices
Protest in Ethiopia's Oromo region, 2016. Photo from Abdi Lemessa's Facebook page. Used with permission. The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. Just five months into the administration of Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, protests rooted in ethnic [...]
2018-Sep-20
Source: Global Voices
In the video entitled “how they teach History in Germany”, the country's Embassy says: German people do not hide their past | Image: Reproduction/Facebook Over the past few years, it has become a trend in Brazil to assert that Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party were leftists. The idea is based [...]
2018-Sep-20
Source: Global Voices
Screenshot of President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić publically apologizing for using information from The Onion, by N1 TV. Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić publicly apologized to citizens on Friday, September 14, 2018, for claiming that a window washer dies every ten seconds in the United States as part of his remarks on [...]
2018-Sep-19
Source: Global Voices
A building engulfed by the Padma River in Bangladesh. Screenshot from YouTube Video by user TechTV BD. As the mighty Padma River in Bangladesh experiences unprecedented levels of soil erosion, a vast area of Dhaka's Naria Upazilla region in the Shariatpur District has vanished. The Padma river is currently facing increased water [...]
2018-Sep-18
Source: Global Voices
Aleksandr Gorokhovsky. Photo taken by Raul Uporov for Uralsk Week. Used with permission. A media fact-checking workshop in northwestern Kazakhstan came to an abrupt conclusion on September 15 when police barged in, broke up the event and arrested one of the workshop leaders, Aleksandr Gorokhovsky. The workshop's organiser, Lukpan Akhmedyarov, is the [...]
2018-Sep-18
Source: Global Voices
Source: Global Voices
Source: Global Voices