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  • 105-year-old Japanese doctor who was still working died
    105-year-old_japanese_doctor_who_was_still_working_died 2017-07-18 06:18:09 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A centenarian Japanese doctor who saw patients until just months before his death and helped set up the medical systems that have made Japan one of the world's longest-lived nations died on Tuesday at the age of 105. Born in 1...
  • Maths 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman to Win Fields Medal, Dies Age 40
    Maths_'genius'_maryam_mirzakhani__first_woman_to_win_fields_medal__dies_age_40 2017-07-15 18:46:03 UTC
    The Iranian-born professor, Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal –considered the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize – for mathematics, has died in the US. The 40-year-old had breast cancer, which had...
  • Global Warming: U.S. wants to plunder the planet
    Global_warming-_u.s._wants_to_plunder_the_planet 2017-05-31 18:28:52 UTC
    U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, plans to make good on his campaign vow to withdraw the United States from a global pact to fight climate change, a move that promises to deepen a...
  • Controversial study: The evolutionary lineage arose in Africa?
    Controversial_study-_the_evolutionary_lineage_arose_in_africa_ 2017-05-23 07:10:13 UTC
    Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa. Sc...
  • Protesters Voice Concern over Climate Change
    Protesters_voice_concern_over_climate_change 2017-04-29 15:44:40 UTC
    By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON — For the second time in a month, tens of thousands of protesters are expected to turn out in Washington on Saturday to voice concern over climate change in a mass demonstration marking the 100th day of Donald Trump's p...
  • Barbaric Slaughter of Native Americans in the 20th Century
    Barbaric_slaughter_of_native_americans_in_the_20th_century- 2017-04-18 03:18:51 UTC
    What happened to the Osage tribe is a dark, lost chapter in American history. The barbaric slaughter of Native Americans in the 20th century shows that part of the white population in the U.S. is unable to leave behind its violent and racist na...
  • LIVE: Millions Watched As Giraffe Gave Birth To A Baby Boy
    Millions_watched_as_giraffe_gave_birth_to_a_baby_boy 2017-04-16 22:44:08 UTC
    NEW YORK — After weeks of suspense, April the giraffe finally gave birth on Saturday to a baby boy, delighting of hundreds of thousands of people who have been monitoring a live cam feed from a New York zoo in anticipation of the long-overdue even...
  • No More Than 8 Hours Of Sleep Improves Breast Cancer Survival
    No_more_than_8_hours_of_sleep_improves_breast_cancer_survival 2017-04-09 19:23:30 UTC
    HEALTH — IMPROVE BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL — Women with breast cancer who sleep at least nine hours a night may be more likely to die from their tumors than patients who get just eight hours of rest, a recent study suggests. Compared to wome...
  • Global Humanitarian Crisis: U.S. Withdraws Funding For UNFPA
    Global_humanitarian_crisis-_u.s._withdraws_funding_for_unfpa 2017-04-04 02:02:04 UTC
    Global Humanitarian Crisis: U.S. Withdraws Funding For United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The State Department said on Monday it was ending U.S. funding for the UNFPA, the international body's agency focused on family planning as well as m...
  • Yusuf Islam, known as Cat Stevens is coming back to New Zealand
    Yusuf_islam__known_as_cat_stevens_is_coming_back_to_new_zealand 2017-04-02 08:34:45 UTC
    Yusuf Islam - better known as Cat Stevens - is coming back to New Zealand. There might never have been a Cat Stevens if it weren't for Jane Fonda. The Beatles, the Yardbirds and even the Monkees also had a hand in his creation - though not n...
  • Bob Dylan touched on his admiration for Amy Winehouse
    Bob_dylan_touched_on_his_admiration_for_amy_winehouse 2017-03-24 05:39:53 UTC
    Bob Dylan touched on his admiration for Amy Winehouse. In a wide-ranging interview with the music writer Bill Flanagan, Bob Dylan touched on his admiration for the late Amy Winehouse, calling her "The last real individualist around"; his and ...
  • Lead poisoning across California
    Lead_poisoning_across_california__ 2017-03-22 14:03:07 UTC
    By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell | NEW YORK — Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blo...
  • Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation
    Kristen_stewart_hopes_to_help_others_by_going_public_about_her_sexual_orientation 2017-03-10 20:32:24 UTC
    New York — Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation. The 26-year-old, who used to date her co-star from the "Twilight" film series, Robert Pattinson, made headlines in February when she announced she was...
  • Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned Milan's fashion week
    Italian_designer_giorgio_armani_stunned_milan's_fashion_week 2017-03-01 08:18:23 UTC
    By Giulia Segreti | MILAN Once again Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned with bright and eloquent colors in his autumn and winter collection, wrapping up six days of catwalk shows at Milan's Fashion week. As with his Emporio line, shown on...
  • States' rights? Not for retirement
    Retirement_ 2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
    By Mark Miller | CHICAGO So much for states’ rights. The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - in...
  • Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools
    Human_rights_and_the_dignity_of_all_students_upheld_in_california_schools 2017-02-18 20:14:53 UTC
    Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools. California - On the same day that the Department of Homeland Security leaked a draft of a <a href="http://global-gathering.com/pictures/20420"><strong>memo</strong></a...
  • Nobel laureate Malala condemns Trump’s anti-refugee policy
    Malala_global_gathering 2017-01-29 19:07:58 UTC
    In a powerful statement, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai condemns Trump’s anti-refugee policy. Donald Trump’s executive order which reportedly bans people from several majority-Muslim countries—along with his explicit promise to prioritize Ch...
  • Thousands will be in D.C. to stand with women
    Thousands_will_be_in_d.c._to_stand_with_women 2017-01-22 07:35:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP/WATE) — A day after the inauguration, more than 200 men and women from the Knoxville-area are in Washington D.c. for the women’s march on Washington. Organizers of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington expect more than 200,000 p...
  • Living near heavy traffic exhaust causes higher risk of heart disease
    Living_near_heavy_traffic_exhaust_causes_higher_risk_of_heart_disease_ 2017-04-18 18:17:22 UTC
    People who live near sources of heavy traffic exhaust may be at higher risk of heart disease because the fine particles in this type of pollution lower levels of “good” cholesterol needed for healthy blood flow, a U.S. study suggests. High-dens...
  • Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep trashes Donald Trump
    Untitled 2017-01-09 07:58:16 UTC
    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - "La La Land" danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep. "La La Land", a roma...
  • Support for Merkel, most Germans are not worried about terrorism
    Support_for_merkel's_bloc_is_up_despite_the_attack_in_berlin 2017-01-06 11:48:59 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc is up despite the Christmas market attack in Berlin that killed 12 people, and most Germans are not worried about terrorism, an opinion poll showed on Friday. Merkel's ...
  • Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
    Harry_belafonte__artist_and_civil_rights_activist__endorses_bernie_sanders_for_president 2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
    <h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...
  • North Dakota: Victory for Native Americans and climate activists
    North_dakota-_victory_for_native_americans_and_climate_activists 2016-12-05 05:00:23 UTC
    CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have pr...
  • U.S. hate incidents rise sharply after Trump win
    U.s._hate_incidents_rise_sharply_after_trump_win 2016-12-05 05:01:52 UTC
    <h2>Data Dive: U.S. hate incidents rise sharply after Trump win: civil rights group.</h2> The number of hate and bias incidents reported across the United States spiked in the 10 days following Donald Trump's presidential election victory, acco...
  • U.S. Whitelash After A Black Presidency
    U.s._whitelash_after_a_black_presidency 2016-11-11 17:45:29 UTC
    The foul stench of fascism in the U.S. - By John Metta. Throughout this summer and autumn, I have interviewed fellow minorities, asking them about their feelings and experiences regarding this presidential election. In all of these interviews, ...