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Lancaster and Galgate were the worst affected places with a number of properties flooded. [...]
2017-Nov-23
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to clear the desert bordering Syria of Islamic State, a final campaign to rid Iraq of the militant group, the military said in a statement. [...]
2017-Nov-23
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
Your morning briefing for 23 November 2017 [...]
2017-Nov-23
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Australia's Mitchell Starc removes Alastair Cook to reduce England to 2-1 on the opening morning of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. [...]
2017-Nov-23
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NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar expects to sign an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, a government official said, amid concern that Myanmar's powerful generals could prove obstructive. [...]
2017-Nov-23
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
The government plans to let commuters hail on-demand shuttles using their mobile phones. [...]
2017-Nov-23
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Here's what you need to know to start your day. [...]
2017-Nov-23
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Papua New Guinea authorities are urging asylum seekers who remain there to leave, Australia confirms. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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Representative John Conyers Jr. believes that some people who want him to step down after sexual harassment accusations have long sought to push him out, his lawyer said. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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Apple's main iPhone supplier has stopped illegal overtime by school age interns in a factory in China [...]
2017-Nov-22
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Banned from begging and sleeping in shop doorways, Bradley Grimes thought it better to be in jail. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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Gideon Mendel's emotional photos of patients at the end of their lives. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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The treats in store at the Fox and Hounds have won it two dog-friendly awards in one year. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, said that the mass shooting in Texas this month showed that “relevant information may not be getting reported” to the database. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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The authorities on Manus Island confronted hundreds of asylum seekers, destroying their possessions and demanding they leave for alternate facilities. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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Christmas fraud is increasing, and police are urging the public to be vigilant with buying presents. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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Small companies, which have increasingly turned to the internet, worry that a pay-for-play system online could price them out of doing business. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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Critics of Venezuela's government say the arrests of the six executives are a reflection of the country's increasingly ruthless politics. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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Facebook said it was planning to roll out a new tool so you can figure out whether the page or account you followed or liked was run by Russian agents. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record. [...]
2017-Nov-22
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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Members of Symphony for Peru in Madrid, Spain. Image used with permission. Symphony for Peru is an organization created by renowned Peruvian operatic tenor, Juan Diego Flórez, as a way to change the lives of disadvantaged Peruvian youth through music. According to the website, data obtained from a study of children who [...]
2017-Nov-22
Source: Global Voices
The quarter's quirky status made it a boomtown, but a planned road threatens todrive people out of their homes. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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The company's real estate is now worth more than its market value. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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New musicals on London's stages include a merciless and compassionate “Follies,” a revitalized “Young Frankenstein” and a timely saga of an aspiring drag queen. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge in Austin on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would restrict the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health. [...]
2017-Nov-22
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December. [...]
2017-Nov-22
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge in Austin on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would restrict the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure is safe, legal and necessary for women's health. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co, on Wednesday said he expects to see a new U.S. president in 2021 and advised the Democratic party to come up with a "pro-free enterprise" agenda for jobs and economic growth instead. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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Street action for media freedom in Belgrade, Serbia. Messages written on the stand: #ForFreeMedia #StopMediaDarkness and #SupportTheDemands. Photo by Anđela Milivojević, used with permission. Serbian journalists and activists rallied in the streets of Belgrade and four other Serbian cities on November 19 to garner support from citizens for demands they have [...]
2017-Nov-22
Source: Global Voices
Screenshot from a promotional video about Estonian ID cards from government's website e-Estonia.com. On November 4, 2017 the Estonian authorities disabled the certificates of more than 760,000 national electronic ID cards due to a security vulnerability that could have compromised cards issued between October 16, 2014 and October 26, 2017, and [...]
2017-Nov-21
Source: Global Voices
November 28 is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to global generosity of all kinds, and we're hoping that Global Voices is one of the organizations whose work you'll support this year by making a donation. Our organisation stands out as one of the earliest and strongest examples of how media committed to [...]
2017-Nov-21
Source: Global Voices
Chinese president Xi Jinping welcomed Zimbabwe President Mugabe's visit in August 2014. Photo from Xinhua.
Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe during a visit in August 2014. Photo from Chinese state news agency Xinhua. As political and military forces in Zimbabwe move to push longtime President Robert Mugabe from power, Chinese are watching the possible removal of a man many describe as a [...]
2017-Nov-20
Source: Global Voices
A screenshot from the time lapse film “Dominica on the Move”, by Yuri A. Jones. In an effort to track citizen media stories of hope and resilience after the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season that wreaked havoc on several islands along the Caribbean archipelago, Global Voices recently entered into a partnership with [...]
2017-Nov-20
Source: Global Voices
japan north korea missile drills
Caption: “North Korea Missiles: drills do not include scenario for damage to nuclear power plants. Screencap from ANN YouTube channel. After civil defense drills were organized for the first time in local schools, some residents in Japan's Fukui Prefecture are expressing concerns that there are no instructions on what to do [...]
2017-Nov-20
Source: Global Voices
Indian military doctors attend to a child in Kiwanja, the Democratic Republic of Congo via The Blue Berets. CC BY-SA 2.0 United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions are ubiquitous on the African continent despite growing critiques of inefficacy. Peacekeepers work in cooperation with African military troops with increasingly broad mandates including civilian [...]
2017-Nov-19
Source: Global Voices
The group of creatives behind the musical initiative for change, #NoGreaterTime. Photo courtesy the group, used with permission. Just about a year ago, soca singer Kees Dieffenthaller, spoken word artist Muhammad Muwakil, designer Anya Ayoung Chee, music producer Keron “Sheriff” Thompson and other Trinidad and Tobago-based creatives came together to create [...]
2017-Nov-18
Source: Global Voices
Source: Global Voices