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  • 'The president of the United States is racist'
    'the_president_of_the_united_states_is_racist' 2018-01-12 06:45:09 UTC
    Don Lemon says Donald Trump’s reported comments about “sh—hole countries” didn’t leave him outraged because he “already knew” the president was “racist.” Opening Thursday’s CNN Tonight, Lemon declared, “The president of the United States is racist. A lot of us already knew that.” According ...

  • Robert De Niro on Trump: This F-cking Idiot Is the President
    Robert_de_niro_on_trump-_this_fucking_idiot_is_the_president 2018-01-10 20:06:33 UTC
    Robert De Niro attended the National Board of Review Awards in New York Tuesday night to present Meryl Streep with the Best Actress prize for The Post. In the film helmed by Steven Spielberg, Streep plays legendary Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, who tries to decide whether or not ...

  • Golden Globes Winners 2018: The Complete List
    Golden_globes_winners_2018-__the_complete_list_ 2018-01-08 09:26:45 UTC
    LOS ANGELES — Host Seth Meyers came out swinging at the Golden Globes Sunday night, directly addressing in his monologue the issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality that have roiled the industry for months. He lobbed hard-hitting jokes at Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen a...

  • Harare water unsafe to drink, due to chemical shortage
    Harare_water_unsafe_to_drink__due_to_chemical_shortage_ 2018-01-02 08:32:35 UTC
    The mayor of Harare says a shortage of chemicals has resulted in unsafe water being pumped into residents’ homes for consumption in the Zimbabwean capital. Bernard Manyenyeni told The Herald newspaper: “Our claims that the water is chemically safe to drink will not hold if residents cannot sta...

  • Countries around the world celebrating start of 2018
    Countries_around_the_world_celebrating_start_of_2018 2018-01-01 00:21:15 UTC
    In the heart of Berlin, fireworks are igniting the night sky behind the Brandenburg Gate. Similar celebrations are taking place across Germany, including Cologne, Hamburg and Munich. The Chancellor of the Free World, Angela Merkel used her televised speech ahead of the festivities to call for ...

  • UNICEF: 2017 was one of the worst years for children caught in conflicts
    Unicef-_2017_was_one_of_the_worst_years_for_children_caught_in_conflicts 2017-12-28 07:09:25 UTC
    Warring parties in 2017 had a blatant disregarded for international law when it came to the protection of children, an official from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. A UNICEF report found that in conflict-ridden regions across the world, high numbers of children h...

  • Marlene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday
    Maria_magdalene_dietrich_would_have_been_116_on_wednesday 2017-12-27 09:06:37 UTC
    Described as "a wild original", and hailed as the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema, Maria Magdalene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday. In her honor, Google is changing its logo in 24 countries to a doodle. During World War II, Dietrich was a high-profile entert...

  • Pope Francis calls for two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    Pope_francis_calls_for_two-state_solution_to_end_the_israeli-palestinian_conflict 2017-12-25 18:21:39 UTC
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Francis spoke of the...

  • Pope Francis equates the story of Joseph and Mary to the current refugee crisis
    Pope_francis_equates_the_story_of_joseph_and_mary_to_the_current_refugee_crisis 2017-12-25 11:16:38 UTC
    Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday. , comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed and the respect for migrants is an integral part of Christianity. ...

  • Zimbabweans of European Origin Return to Seized Land
    Zimbabweans_of_european_ethnic_origin_returns_to_seized_land 2017-12-24 11:14:22 UTC
    RUSAPE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - The last time farmer Rob Smart left his land it was at gunpoint, forced out in June by riot police armed with tear gas and AK-47 assault rifles. He returned on Thursday to ululations and tears of joy from former workers and their families who were also kicked out -...

  • UN decides to mark Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday with peace summit
    Un_decided_to_mark_the_100th_anniversary_of_nelson_mandela%e2%80%99s_birth_with_a_peace_summit 2017-12-23 05:11:03 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly has decided to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding a high-level meeting focusing on world peace ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in September 2018. A resolution adopted Friday without a vote says the “Nelson M...

  • Highly-skilled foreign workers favor Canada, not the U.S.
    Highly-skilled_foreign_workers_favor_canada__not_u.s 2017-12-18 03:45:11 UTC
    Petra Axolotl knew her chances of getting an H-1B visa were slim. She had an MBA from Wharton and a job offer at Twitter, but luck would decide the Dutch data scientist's fate – and in 2016, it did not fall in her Favor. Axolotl missed out in the lottery for the coveted visa but remained deter...

  • Brexit: Majority of Britons don't want to leave the EU
    Brexit-_majority_of_britons_don't_want_to_leave_the_eu 2017-12-17 19:26:31 UTC
    As Prime Minister Theresa May enters the second phase of Brexit negotiations, a poll commissioned by UK daily The Independent shows that more than half of Britons want to remain in the European Union. A poll conducted by the BMG Research group for UK newspaper The Independent shows that 10 per...

  • Zimbabwe May Recoup Millions of Dollars in Diamonds Kept in Britain
    Zimbabwe_may_recoup_millions_of_dollars_in_diamonds_kept_in_britain 2017-12-10 21:43:02 UTC
    President Emmerson Mnangagwa could recoup millions of dollars in diamond proceeds that were siphoned to London if he mends Zimbabwe’s relations with Britain. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said Mnangagwa would spearhead the mending of political relations with the regional and international...

  • Obama urges voters to protect democracy, complacency could lead to fascism
    Obama_urges_voters_to_protect_democracy__complacency_could_lead_to_fascism 2017-12-09 09:23:18 UTC
    Many US right wing commentators have hit out at former President Barack Obama after he evoked Nazi Germany in a bid to encourage voters to remain vigilant and protect democracy. "We get complacent and assume that things continue as they have been, just automatically, and they don't," Obama sai...

  • Paris climate accord: Obama promises US remains on track, thanks to the action of some states
    Paris_climate_accord-_obama_promises__us_remains_on_track__thanks_to_the_action_of_some_states 2017-12-02 20:47:35 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama lamented the lack of U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change during a visit to Paris on Saturday, in a veiled rebuke of his Republican successor’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. Speaking at an invitation-only event ...

  • A jury has found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty
    A_jury_has_found_jose_ines_garcia_zarate_not_guilty 2017-12-01 01:04:11 UTC
    San Francisco — A jury has found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty in the July 2015 death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco. He was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Garcia Zarate, a Mexican citizen and undocumented immigrant, had been deported from the United States five ...

  • Historic Wrong: Tearful Justin Trudeau Apologizes to First Nations People
    'historic_wrong'-_tearful_justin_trudeau_apologizes_to_first_nations_people 2017-11-27 05:42:42 UTC
    The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized to First Nations people in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador for abuse at assimilation-oriented schools. The system of boarding schools operated until 1980. Trudeau issued a sweeping apology on Friday to the indigenous people of...

  • A homeless man receives more than $325,000 in charitable pledges for his generosity
    A_homeless_man_receives_more_than__325_000_in_charitable_pledges_for_his_generosity 2017-11-24 22:29:56 UTC
    (Reuters) - A homeless man who spent his last $20 on a New Jersey woman whose car ran out of gas has received more than $325,000 in charitable pledges after she started a fund-raising drive to reward him for his generosity. Kate McClure, 27, launched a page on GoFundMe.com that had raised $325...

  • South Africa’s Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence to 13 years and five months
    South_africa%e2%80%99s_supreme_court_increased_oscar_pistorius%e2%80%99_murder_sentence_to_13_years_and_five_months 2017-11-24 08:58:28 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was “shockingly lenient”. Pistorius was imprisoned in July last year after being found guilty on...

  • Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach
    Uber_paid_hackers__100_000_to_keep_secret_a_massive_data_breach 2017-11-22 06:25:44 UTC
    (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday. Discovery of the U.S. company’s cover-up of the incident resulted in t...

  • Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina dead
    Mafia_'boss_of_bosses'_salvatore_'toto'_riina_dead 2017-11-17 09:05:49 UTC
    MILAN (Reuters) - Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the most powerful and feared Sicilian Mafia boss of the 20th century, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter century in jail, Italy’s Justice Ministry said. Riina, who turned 87 on Thursday, died in the prison ward of a hospital ...

  • Women Who Use 'IUDs' Have a Lower Risk of Cervical Cancer
    Women_who_use_'iuds'_have_a_lower_risk_of_cervical_cancer 2017-11-09 06:46:10 UTC
    Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception might have a lower risk of cervical cancer than their counterparts who don’t use this form of birth control, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 16 previously published studies with a total 4,945 women who had cerv...

  • Science: Sheep Can Recognize Human Faces
    Science-_sheep_can_recognize_human_faces 2017-11-09 06:20:01 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. In a specially equipped pen, sheep were shown pictures of pe...

  • North Korea: Impact of Sanctions on Women and Children
    North_korea-_impact_of_sanctions_on_women_and_children 2017-11-08 18:25:26 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it was working to uphold women’s rights and gender equality but that sanctions imposed by major powers were taking a toll on vulnerable families. Han Tae Song, ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations ...