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The four men, described as "schoolboys" treated “teenage girls like trophies”, a court is told. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its commitment to "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday, as the United States vowed to maintain "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - First-quarter sales growth at Nestle and Unilever was driven almost entirely by shifting more goods, in a stark illustration of how hard it is for consumer products makers to raise prices in a competitive retail environment. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
The England and Wales Cricket Board wants to introduce an innovative '100 balls' format into its new 'Twenty20' tournament. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
The BBC journalist who reported on the police inquiry says privacy issues were 'dealt with higher up'. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
LONDON (Reuters) - Talk that Saudi Arabia has its sights on $80-$100 a barrel oil again and of more U.S. sanctions on Russia ignited a rally in commodities and resource stocks on Thursday, though the potential boost to inflation hit fixed-income assets. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
Fifa dismiss a complaint by England of racial abuse during last year's Under-17 World Cup final due to a "lack of sufficient evidence". [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
But critics say the Windrush scandal has hit the UK's reputation with post-Brexit trading partners. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
Great Britain captain Anne Keothavong says the Fed Cup must not be "ignored" while so much "time and energy" is being devoted to Davis Cup reform. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
It was the game show everyone wanted to be on and these people actually made the cut. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
Berlinah Wallace's attack on her ex-partner left him with 'grotesque injuries', a court hears. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
Kim Jong-un removed a key obstacle to negotiations with Washington by ceasing to demand that American troops be removed from South Korea. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
Mark Selby will face Joe Perry in the first round of the World Championship, while Ronnie O'Sullivan plays Stephen Maguire. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government on Thursday stepped up its efforts to retake the opposition's last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported an ultimatum against another. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A U.S. ban on sales of American components to ZTE Corp has unleashed a patriotic backlash in China's cyberspace, highlighting the growing tension between the world's two largest economies. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
The last time the singer was at the Bank he was "kettled" - this time he's talking economic reform. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: BBC News: Top Stories
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gang-related melee at a South Carolina prison that ended with seven dead and 17 injured, the deadliest U.S. prison riot in a quarter century, exposed the vulnerability of an understaffed system. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its commitment to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday, as the United States vowed to maintain "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
Here's what you need to know to start your day. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspection of about 220 aircraft engines as investigators have found that a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion this week on a Southwest flight, killing a passenger. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
Thursday: A conversation with Phillip Eng, wet weather, and what to see at the Tribeca Film Festival. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
Allies on Election Day, the two wings of the Democratic Party are growing further estranged in other aspects of their lives. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis' first quarterly results under new CEO Vas Narasimhan have been marred by a prized psoriasis treatment that disappointed and a sharp slump in sales by its U.S. generics unit. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
LONDON (Reuters) - Talk that Saudi Arabia has its sights on $80-$100 a barrel oil again ignited a fierce rally in commodities and resource stocks on Thursday, though the potential boost to inflation globally put some pressure on fixed-income assets. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot during the so-called Miracle on the Hudson in 2009, felt a twinge of recognition at the news of a former fighter pilot's calm handling of a midair crisis on Tuesday. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
The Export-Import Bank has been effectively crippled, and big business groups are angry that the board of the bank has been left completely vacant. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
There's a sense of wistfulness among aging Cuban exiles in Miami: Cuba will no longer be led by a Castro. But they don't expect real change anytime soon. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
After hiding behind an alter ego for years, the pop star is ready to step into a more authentic self with “Dirty Computer.” [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
A server, student and abuse survivor who longs to be a writer wonders why she is so supportive of her colleagues, but not herself. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
A huge heat wave killed 30 percent of the reef's coral in 2016, and continuously high temperatures are preventing its recovery. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: NY Times: Top Stories
Earlier
Screenshot of YouTube video during the Parliamentary committee hearing on “Deliberate Online Falsehoods.” Some civil society groups questioned why witnesses were subjected to intense interrogation during the hearings as if they were accused of doing something wrong. A committee was created by Singapore Parliament in January 2018 to address the problem [...]
2018-Apr-18
Source: Global Voices
But improving the health system may require more than moneyChildren dancing in the village of Zimitsa, Bulgaria in 2011. U.S. Army photo by Maj. M. B. Gorospe, Public domain. The dire condition of children's healthcare in Bulgaria is in the spotlight after the head of the surgical department at Sofia's famous [...]
2018-Apr-18
Source: Global Voices
Atelier convention: chiffres
Asylum Seekers Workshop at 1st French Convention On Welcoming Migrants, Grande-Synthe, March 1, 2018. Photo: Suzanne Lehn. Used with permission. The WordFrames series explores media conversations around related word groups, comparing and contrasting their use and possible meaning in public discussions. La crise des migrants en Europe compromet la survie de l'espace [...]
2018-Apr-18
Source: Global Voices
Journalist Lucía Asué Mbomío Rubio talks about racism and Afro identity in SpainPhoto by Maité Escarria and courtesy of Lucía Asué Mbomío Rubio. Used with permission. Lucía Asué Mbomío Rubio is a journalist from Spain, the city of Madrid to be more exact. She is the daughter of a woman from [...]
2018-Apr-18
Source: Global Voices
Hazara girl in Quetta. Photo widely shared. It is just another spring Sunday in Quetta, Pakistan. In the Hazara section of the district of Mehrabad, Nazar Hussain is about to start his work day. He grabs the keys of his yellow cab and leaves his home for what would be the [...]
2018-Apr-17
Source: Global Voices
From the ‘I am an immigrant' poster campaign, a Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and Movement Against Xenophobia effort to “challenge the negative rhetoric against immigrants, celebrate them and provide their story.” (Broad sharing policy) Recently, Facebook's confirmed sharing of 50 million profiles with Cambridge Analytica has made big [...]
2018-Apr-17
Source: Global Voices
Hunkering down: a poster of Syria's president at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Damascus, Jan. 14 2012. (PHOTO: E. Arrott/VOA. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons) Once more the western ‘anti-war' movement has awoken to mobilise around Syria. This is the third time since 2011. The first was when Obama contemplated [...]
2018-Apr-16
Source: Global Voices
On the steps of Trinidad and Tobago's Hall of Justice in Port of Spain, LGBT rights supporters outnumber those protesting the judgement to decriminalise Trinidad and Tobago's buggery laws based on religious grounds. Photo taken by Maria Nunes on April 12, 2018, used with permission. On one side of courtroom POS [...]
2018-Apr-16
Source: Global Voices
“I am Magdalene. I contain multitudes.” Picture courtesy of Magdalene, used with permission. Since 2013, Magdalene has been publishing articles that speak to adolescent girls and women, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and religious minorities in Indonesia. This online publication was launched to offer a space for [...]
2018-Apr-16
Source: Global Voices
The WHO ARE YOU key. Photo by Flickr user Paul Downey. CC BY 2.0 At Global Voices, our community researches, writes, edits, and translates stories with a mission to support human rights and build bridges of understanding across countries, cultures, and languages. We don't publish just to grab clicks or follow a [...]
2018-Apr-16
Source: Global Voices