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Lt. Christopher P. Hasson, who hoped to spark a race war, had studied the Unabomber, the Virginia Tech gunman and other extremist killers, the authorities said. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage a racist and homophobic attack on him and pose as supporters of President Donald Trump because he was unhappy with his pay on the hip-hop TV drama "Empire," Chicago's police chief said on Thursday. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, who is leading trade talks with U.S. officials in Washington, at the White House on Friday, the White House said on Thursday. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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James Gargasoulas ploughed a car into pedestrians in Melbourne, killing six and injuring dozens. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Two students take up the challenge of repairing, reusing and recycling clothes for London Fashion Week. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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One year after #MeToo came to the Oscars red carpet, there are no female nominees for best director. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Enthusiasts reveal their quest for perfection in recreating railway scenes from the past. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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The evolution of Antipodean hip. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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The Shams Ma'an plant in Jordan. Source: Shams Ma'an. Used with permission. The demand for electricity in the Middle East is expected to triple by 2050, accelerating the diversification of economies away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy. A report that looked into the global energy landscape up to 2050 by [...]
2019-Feb-21
Source: Global Voices
A children's charity is seeking a judicial review of government guidance over vulnerable children. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Leaders of a group of normally loyal Conservative MPs warn Theresa May over her Brexit strategy. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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As President Trump meets again with Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, his role as a peacemaker is clearly weighing heavily on his mind. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Researchers say, with many young people not receiving support, the study should be a "wake-up call". [...]
2019-Feb-21
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The U.S. legal system is withstanding the Trump onslaught. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Shares in Asia were flat in early trade on Friday following a fall on Wall Street, with a deteriorating global economic outlook outweighing more signs of progress in trade talks between China and the United States. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Stephen Mellor served 14 years in prison but now wants to stop youngsters repeating his mistakes. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Photo by Cory Doctorow. (CC BY-SA 2.0) The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and human rights around the world. This report covers news and events from February 15-21, 2019. Over the past week, authorities in both Bangladesh and South Korea have publicized [...]
2019-Feb-21
Source: Global Voices
(This February 10 story corrects to remove reference to Istanbul Gold Refinery (IGR)) [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Fox must decide what to do about Mr. Smollett's character on the show, which is filming its fifth season and has not yet been renewed for a sixth. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Theresa May facing another cabinet revolt and the murder of Alesha MacPhail, 6, make Friday's front pages. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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A collection of images spanning 64 years has been described as the "historical Google Earth". [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators haggled on Thursday over the details of a set of agreements aimed at ending their trade war, just one week before a Washington-imposed deadline for a deal expires and triggers higher U.S. tariffs. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Several cryptocurrency exchanges have moved closer to mainstream markets by buying listed companies, looking to raise funds and present themselves as embedded in the traditional financial services world they once spurned. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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The United States will leave "a small peacekeeping group" of 200 American troops in Syria for a period of time after a U.S. pullout, the White House said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump pulled back from a complete withdrawal. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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North Carolina's elections board on Thursday ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat after officials said corruption surrounding absentee ballots tainted the results of a 2018 vote that has embarrassed the Republican Party. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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The administration said it had decided to scrap negotiations over the president's plan to undo Obama-era fuel efficiency standards. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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The space probe ascended from the space rock after trying to gather samples that it will eventually return to Earth. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Here's what you need to know at the end of the day. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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Once it launches, the spacecraft will slowly travel to the moon, aiming to land in April. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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The women, who had not come forward publicly before, gave accounts of being invited to a hotel room by the singer in 1995 or 1996, when they were minors. [...]
2019-Feb-21
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A poster shows historical photos of Syrian women participating in public events in the 20the century. Copyright SFJN 2018. Used with permission. Click for full image. The following piece is the result of a partnership between Global Voices (GV) and the Syrian Female Journalists Network (SJFN). It was written by GV [...]
2019-Feb-21
Source: Global Voices
Man shooting an arrow with a bow.
Historical re-enactors in Budapest in 2016. Photo courtesy of kormany.hu, the website of the Hungarian Government. The Hungarian Ministry of Defense is funneling thousands of euros to sports associations and history re-enacting groups to inculcate a sense of patriotism in young people, a story by Atlatszo.hu, an independent investigative outlet, has [...]
2019-Feb-21
Source: Global Voices
A photo of the deputy Ana Paula on the first day in office. Source: Facebook Personal Page, fair use. For her state legislature inauguration on January 31, newly-elected Brazilian deputy Ana Paula da Silva wore a bright red dress and jewelry. She posted a photo of the occasion on her Facebook [...]
2019-Feb-21
Source: Global Voices
Image from Chemi Lhamo Instagram via The Stand News. This article was originally written by Leung Hoi Ching and published in Chinese on Hong Kong based citizen media, the Stand News on February 15, 2018. The following trimmed English version is translated by Zhao Yunlin. On February 9, students at the University [...]
2019-Feb-20
Source: Global Voices
Women protesting in Yerevan during the velvet revolution. (Mari Nikuradze/OC Media) The following is a story by OC Media written by Knar Khudoyan and is republished by Global Voices under a partnership agreement. As more and more women choose to enter politics in revolutionary ‘New Armenia', a debate is raging within [...]
2019-Feb-20
Source: Global Voices
Saraswathi's story. Image via Groundviews. This post, which contains a video by Selvaraja Rajasegar, originally appeared on Groundviews, an award-winning citizen journalism website in Sri Lanka. An edited version is published below as part of a content-sharing agreement with Global Voices. 38-year-old Saraswathi wakes at 5:30 am to send her children to [...]
2019-Feb-19
Source: Global Voices
Nurbolat Shalayit has been missing since March 2018. Screenshot from a video testimony recorded in the Ata Jurt office in Almaty, Kazakhstan and published on the group's YouTube channel on November 11, 2018. The Almaty office of Ata Jurt, a group in Kazakhstan that supports victims of China's Xinjiang police state, [...]
2019-Feb-19
Source: Global Voices
President Ilham Aliyev's interview with REAL TV on February 12. Screenshot from REAL TV's YouTube channel. How often should a country's leader give interviews to the local media of that country? Once a week? Once a month? Rulers of authoritarian countries might sometimes settle on a very controlled interview with state [...]
2019-Feb-19
Source: Global Voices