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Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says the go-ahead for London will cause "widespread anger". [...]
2017-Jul-24
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
Here's what you need to know at the end of the day. [...]
2017-Jul-24
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
(Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the "pharma bro" for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, said on Monday in federal court that he would not testify in his securities fraud trial. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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Former prime minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller, when she attended the ceremony unveiling the winning design for the slavery memorial at the United Nations (in her capacity, as then prime minister). Photo by United Nations Information Centres, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. On June 29, 2017, Jamaica's first female prime minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, [...]
2017-Jul-24
Source: Global Voices
Romelu Lukaku wants to create his own history at Manchester United - and acknowledges he is not the "complete package". [...]
2017-Jul-24
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
Campaigners blocked the road outside a police station and chanted "no justice, no peace". [...]
2017-Jul-24
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Screenshot from the documentary on the role of France in the Tutsi genocide - Identifying the guilty parties in the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda and bringing them into justice continues despite limited resources and enormous legal and political obstacles. Determining who bears responsibility at the international level, both as far [...]
2017-Jul-24
Source: Global Voices
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking to add an amendment this week to spending legislation that would slash the number of staff at the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. [...]
2017-Jul-24
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc surpassed expectations for quarterly revenue and earnings on Monday, reporting higher advertising sales across its platforms and trying to move past a record $2.7 billion European Union fine by taking the entire charge at once. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed legislation on Monday to bar the U.S. government from renting rooms at President Donald Trump's hotels for official business. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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Angelika Graswald pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of criminally negligent homicide a little more than two years after her fiancé, Vincent Viafore, drowned. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday rejected a bid to prevent President Donald Trump's commission on alleged election fraud from requesting voter roll data from states. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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The pop star bows out of the remaining 14 dates due to "unforeseen circumstances". [...]
2017-Jul-24
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Here's what you need to know to start your day. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sluggish forecast for U.S. economic growth as well as an increase in U.S. states' Medicaid and pension contribution costs is creating a budgetary squeeze in many state capitols, according to a research report issued by S&P Global Ratings on Monday. [...]
2017-Jul-24
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
One of the first applications for Windows will no longer be actively developed, the company said, pushing the program closer to being discontinued. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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The trash commuters leave in the subway often falls onto tracks, which can catch fire and create delays. But a new tool in the M.T.A.'s arsenal is helping to keep tracks clean. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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The president is not amused during a photo shoot with outgoing White House interns. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Bieber canceled the remainder of his "Purpose" world tour due to "unforeseen circumstances," his publicist said in a statement on Monday. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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The supermarket has withdrawn the product for newborns for tests after a family complained. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned on Monday that a solution was needed by Friday to the Jerusalem mosque crisis, which he said threatens to have "potential catastrophic costs well beyond the walls of the Old City." [...]
2017-Jul-24
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WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda unexpectedly announced on Monday he would veto two of three judicial reform bills passed by parliament that have triggered nationwide protests and raised EU and U.S. concerns about a politicization of the courts. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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The news came at the end of a week in which Mr. Paul, 20, attracted negative attention after a news report on him feuding with his neighbors. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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The trial is being seen as a test case for the freedom of the press in Turkey, now the biggest jailer of journalists in the world. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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After seven months of deliberation, Republicans have reached the moment when they have to vote, but they have yet to be told precisely what they will be voting on. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union authorities have increased pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter to amend their user terms to bring them in line with EU law after proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered insufficient. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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The president's adviser and son-in-law gave a brief statement following a meeting with congressional investigators looking into Russian influence in the 2016 election. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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A California radio station accuses the celebrated biologist of "abusive speech against Islam". [...]
2017-Jul-24
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The magician Derek DelGaudio has tried to keep his work invisible on the internet. Did another professional secretly film his show? [...]
2017-Jul-24
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"All my actions were proper," says Donald Trump's son-in-law after giving evidence to a Senate panel. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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Former Italy forward Antonio Cassano says he has retired - for the second time in two weeks. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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As government plans to make it easier, Reality Check asked what it means to change gender in law. [...]
2017-Jul-24
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Photo credit: Mose Agestam This article is based on a piece written by Melanie Mattauch for 350.org, an organisation building a global climate movement, and is republished here as part of a partnership with Global Voices. The indigenous Saami live in the Arctic regions of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia, at the [...]
2017-Jul-24
Source: Global Voices
[In the sign: “The State must rectify its mistake. Justice for Evelyn”. Salvadoran associations protest, demanding that the court rectify the sentence given to Evelyn Beatriz Hernández. Screenshot from the video report made by CNN.In El Salvador, there is a fine line between a miscarriage, an abortion, and the murder [...]
2017-Jul-24
Source: Global Voices
Everyone is trying to leverage digital to reach new audiences.Digital media has become really popular in Ghana. Photo By SandisterTei available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license During the 2016 Ghanaian presidential elections, amidst the intense jockeying for power, something else was asserting itself. Social media and online [...]
2017-Jul-24
Source: Global Voices
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International and regional human rights groups, including the Gulf Center for Human Rights and Amnesty International, are urging Bahraini authorities to release Ebtisam al-Saegh. Photo credit: Amnesty International Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Ebtisam Al-Saegh has been charged under Bahrain's terrorism law. She remains in police custody three weeks after she [...]
2017-Jul-23
Source: Global Voices
On the left, one refugee asks, “Are you sure we can really eat as much as we want?” On the right, the other female defector says, “All the food in this restaurant is rotten.” South Koreans use the English word “buffet,” which sounds like the Korean word for “rotten.” A [...]
2017-Jul-23
Source: Global Voices
A smog-filled Ulaanbaatar in 2010. Photo by Flickr user Einar Fredriksen. CC BY-SA 2.0 This story by Anne Bailey originally appeared on PRI.org on July 10, 2017. It is republished here as part of a partnership between PRI and Global Voices. A baby cries for attention while his mother makes tea and [...]
2017-Jul-22
Source: Global Voices
Communication is an important element of the strategy of Sarayaku's defense of land rights.Photo provided by the Sarayaku communications team and used with permission. Residing within the southern part of Ecuador's Amazon region, the approximately 1,200-strong Kichwa community of Sarayaku have drawn international attention for their battles over land and indigenous [...]
2017-Jul-22
Source: Global Voices
Giorgi Lomsadze for Eurasianet. Used with permission. An ethnically diverse historic neighborhood in Tbilisi has become the battlefield for an ongoing cultural war in Georgia over minorities' rights, with two demonstrations – one by ultranationalists, the second against them — pounding the pavement of the district's central Aghmashenebeli Avenue in [...]
2017-Jul-21
Source: Global Voices