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Britain's Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on 22 September. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
When it became clear that President Donald Trump was seriously considering nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservative judge's former law clerks swung into action as among his most energetic public cheerleaders. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is now in the hands of the Senate, where the opposing forces are clear, except for a few senators who sometimes cross party boundaries, depending on the issues. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
As November's U.S. elections approach, Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Trump administration are planning another deficit-financed tax-cut plan, but one widely seen as a vote-getting exercise with little chance of becoming law. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
Here's what you need to know to start your day. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
Monday: A call for submissions for odd objects seen in the city, and the newly appointed Nightlife Advisory Board. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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U.S. President Donald Trump blamed "U.S. foolishness and stupidity" for bad relations between Washington and Moscow, hours before he was to sit down to a one-on-one meeting with President Vladimir Putin. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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There were fears the World Cup would be tainted by hooliganism and racism - but were they overstated given the way the tournament went? [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
Perched atop massive cement pillars that tower above Montenegro's picturesque Moraca river canyon, scores of Chinese workers are building a state-of-the-art highway through some of the roughest terrain in southern Europe. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
Chicago Police have clashed with protesters after a black man, who appears to have a concealed weapon, was shot whilst running away. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
While fewer people are migrating from the EU, more are coming from outside the EU, ONS figures show. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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Goldman Sachs Group Inc is expected to name its president, David Solomon, its next chief executive officer early this week, the New York Times reported https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/business/goldman-sachs-david-solomon-lloyd-blankfein.html on Sunday. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
The world's top female riders will race in La Course on Tuesday but there is no women's Tour de France. Will there be any time soon? [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
British Prime Minister Theresa May will face the anger of Brexit supporters in her party on Monday when they try to force her to change course on her strategy for leaving the European Union. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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The former Blue Peter presenter was put into a coma after falling ill with suspected pneumonia. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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European stock markets inched higher on Monday as expectations for a flurry of bumper corporate earnings and merger speculation outweighed fears about the escalating trade conflict between Beijing and Washington. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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You can only get to gorgeous Lake Clark National Park and Preserve by boat or plane. That's kept the hordes away. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
Bryce, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, even Capitol Reef, get all the attention. But Great Basin National Park gets something arguably better: anonymity. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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The little-visited Congaree National Park in South Carolina has been called “Redwoods East.” A kayak will take you deep into its quiet forest. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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Hong Kong's exchange described as "temporary" a dispute with its Shanghai and Shenzhen counterparts over plans to bar investor access to dual-class shares, as shares in smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp recovered from the depths of its 10-percent slide on Monday. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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The leaders' first summit meeting will be closely analyzed for signs of whether President Trump is friendlier to his Russian counterparts than to the leaders he met in Europe last week. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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The pilot was found on a ledge 260ft up a cliff between Bridport and Charmouth in Dorset. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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Female applicants will have to pass the same gruelling physical tests as their male counterparts. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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Reports that Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters have completely left Syria's Manbij region are exaggerated, as their withdrawal is still underway, a source at Turkey's foreign ministry said on Monday. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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The pilot was found on a narrow ledge 260ft from the bottom of a cliff in Dorset. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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The rebranding of Southgate station is to celebrate England's World Cup run in Russia. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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The National Gallery in London paid about $4.8 million for a work by a 17th-century female artist, but pieces by male artists of the 19th century are out of fashion. [...]
2018-Jul-16
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick was removed from ministry last month for sexually abusing an altar boy. But for decades, the church overlooked his harassment of adult seminarians. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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The former U.S. president was in the country to inaugurate a sports and training center founded by his half sister, Auma Obama. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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Just look around Europe: It's clear that accommodating radical nationalists is a losing proposition. [...]
2018-Jul-16
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‘Warrior takes armoured cat for a walk'
‘Warrior takes an armored cat for a walk' (着甲武人猫散歩逍遥図) by Noguchi Tetsuya, 2014. Image widely shared on social media.There's an image that's been shared on social media dozens of times over the past few years, typically without attribution. The image depicts a shoeless samurai walking an armored cat. The samurai [...]
2018-Jul-14
Source: Global Voices
Ghanaian born, South Africa-based architect, novelist and educator Lesley Lokko, during her visit to Trinidad, June 2018. Photo by Mark Raymond, used with permission. This is the second instalment in our interview series with Professor Lesley Lokko, head of the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg in South [...]
2018-Jul-13
Source: Global Voices
A biometric data collection center in India. Photo by Bishwarup Ganguly via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0) On August 2017, a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India unanimously upheld the privacy of Indian citizens as a fundamental right. Since that time, a series of campaigns, petitions and legal battles citing [...]
2018-Jul-13
Source: Global Voices
Maelle Ba from Senegal introduces Zero malaria starts with me: a movement for a malaria free Africa Senegal
Maelle Ba from Senegal introduces Zero Malaria Starts With Me: a movement for a malaria free Africa – Author's photo from Malaria World Congress The 1st Malaria World Congress has warned that the ‘fight to eliminate malaria is at a crossroads'. The global ‘declining trend' has stalled according to the World [...]
2018-Jul-13
Source: Global Voices
Pacific Island Forum delegates at Marshall islands in 2013. Photo from Facebook page of Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat The Nauru government has banned Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from entering the country to cover the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders' Summit in September. Nauru accused ABC, which is Australia's public broadcaster, of biased [...]
2018-Jul-12
Source: Global Voices
Kurashiki Okayama flooding NHK
Flooding in Kurashiki, Okayama in western Japan. Screencap from NHK World-Japan. At least 178 people have died and more than 60 others are missing after much of western Japan was hit by torrential rainfall, the most in recorded history. Flooding has affected much of western Honshu, particularly the neighboring prefectures of Okayama [...]
2018-Jul-12
Source: Global Voices
A screenshot of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)'s documentary that aired the forced confessions of the detainees they called “Instagram celebrities,” including the 18 year old Maedeh Hojabri. This article was written by Mahsa Alimardani for ARTICLE19. You can see the original ARTICLE19 statement here. When the high-profile Iranian [...]
2018-Jul-11
Source: Global Voices
Protests in Budapest, October 2014. Photo by Marietta Le, used with permission. The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in internet rights around the world. This week, we're looking back at seven years of covering global digital rights news in celebration of our 300th edition! When [...]
2018-Jul-11
Source: Global Voices
Survivors who lost relatives and houses rest outside following the June 5 attack in the village of Naunde, Macomia District, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique. Photo: Borges Nhamire. Used with permission. When the Australian company Triton Minerals announced in late 2014 that it had found the world's largest known graphite deposits in [...]
2018-Jul-11
Source: Global Voices
Source: Global Voices