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Turkey elections 2018: ErdoÄŸan claims victory - live updates

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 19:54:05 GMT

Live results from parliamentary and presidential elections, with incumbent declaring victory in first round

Kareem Shaheen has this update:

Erdo?an just gave a press conference, confirming a record close to 90% turnout in what he described as a ?€?lesson in democracy?€? and essentially declaring victory.

He praises electoral commissions and election observers, and mentions ?€?brotherly?€? countries that have congratulated Turkey on the vote.

Turkey?€?s Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has declared victory in his country?€?s presidential election.

?€?The Turkish public has mandated me as president according to unofficial results,?€? Erdo?an said. ?€?I hope nobody will damage democracy by casting a shadow on this election and its results to hide their failure.?€?

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 Turkey elections 2018: ErdoÄŸan claims victory - live updates


'I feel free like a bird': Saudi women celebrate as driving ban lifted

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 14:01:55 GMT

Celebrations in major cities as clock passes midnight in carefully stage-managed event

Police officers gave them flowers, fathers gave their blessing and locals marked the moment with humour as Saudi women took to the streets in their cars after the ban on driving was lifted.

As the clock ticked past midnight on Saturday, a group of women who had been granted licences started their engines, some with fathers or brothers alongside, and others in new cars bought for the occasion. Several women shouted with delight. Others cried, and many more took videos of their first forays at the wheel.

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 'I feel free like a bird': Saudi women celebrate as driving ban lifted


European leaders urged to guarantee safe ports for migrants

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:20:01 GMT

Charities warn that political standoff is costing lives as Italy refuses entry to another ship

Charities operating search-and-rescue missions in the Mediterranean have called on European leaders to urgently guarantee safe ports for migrants and refugees, warning the political standoff is already costing lives.

As EU leaders met on Sunday for an emergency summit on migration, a week after 630 people rescued by the Aquarius ship arrived in Spain having been turned away by Italy and Malta, the fate of another vessel remained in limbo.

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 European leaders urged to guarantee safe ports for migrants


Dozens injured by explosion at apartment block in west Germany

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:48:24 GMT

Four people thought badly hurt after unexplained blast in city of Wuppertal

Twenty-five people have been injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police have said.

Police said the explosion rocked the several-storey building shortly before midnight on Saturday with a large bang, scaring people in surrounding homes so much they ran out into the street in a panic. The detonation was so severe it destroyed the building?€?s attic and the top three floors, the German news agency DPA reported.

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 Dozens injured by explosion at apartment block in west Germany


Zimbabwe's president calls for peace after stadium blast attack

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 19:27:57 GMT

Emmerson Mnangagwa unhurt by explosion at election rally that injured vice-president

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the president of Zimbabwe, has called for peace, love and unity hours after escaping an apparent assassination attempt during an election campaign rally in the southern city of Bulawayo.

At least eight people were injured in the explosion, the state-run Herald newspaper reported.

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 Zimbabwe's president calls for peace after stadium blast attack


Neve Te Aroha: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern reveals name of baby daughter

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 07:42:27 GMT

Prime minister says she and partner Clarke Gayford struggled for months to decide on a name

The New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, and her partner Clarke Gayford have announced the name of their newborn daughter: Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford.

Neve, derived from the the Irish name Niamh, means ?€?bright?€? or ?€?radiant?€? and Te Aroha means ?€?love?€? in te reo M?ori.

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 Neve Te Aroha: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern reveals name of baby daughter


DRC set for turmoil as Jean-Pierre Bemba expected home within weeks

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 08:00:06 GMT

Acquitted Congolese opposition leader to attend meeting to select candidate to run against Joseph Kabila

Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese opposition leader whose war crimes convictions at the international criminal court (ICC) were quashed, is expected to return to the Democratic Republic of the Congo within weeks, risking an intense new phase of political manoeuvring and instability in the vast and impoverished central African state.

Bemba, a former rebel leader and vice president, left the country in 2007 and spent the last 10 years in prison in The Hague before his surprise acquittal on appeal.

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 DRC set for turmoil as Jean-Pierre Bemba expected home within weeks


US prepares for North Korea's return of American war remains

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 14:45:37 GMT

North Korea agreed to send home US war remains during summit in Singapore between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump

The US military said on Saturday it was moving ?€?assets?€? to an air base near Seoul and to the border with North Korea, to prepare for the return by Pyongyang of the remains of US soldiers missing since the Korean war ended in an armistice in 1953.

Related: Donald Trump flips on North Korea, declaring country still an 'extraordinary threat'

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 US prepares for North Korea's return of American war remains


Ethiopian prime minister vows to stick to reforms after explosion at rally

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 17:06:11 GMT

Abiy Ahmed commented on Addis Ababa blast that killed one and injured more than 100, saying ?€?killing others is a defeat?€?

Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia?€?s new prime minister, has vowed to continue his radical programme of reforms after more than 100 people were injured by an explosion at a rally in his support in Addis Ababa on Saturday.

The 41-year-old ex-soldier, who took office in April, had just finished speaking when what is thought to be a grenade was thrown at the stage in the capital?€?s Meskel Square.

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 Ethiopian prime minister vows to stick to reforms after explosion at rally


Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders ejected from Virginia restaurant

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 20:08:23 GMT
  • Red Hen in Lexington at centre of social media storm
  • Sanders says asked to leave ?€?because I work for POTUS?€?

The White House press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed on Saturday that she was thrown out of a restaurant because she works for Donald Trump.

Related: How family separations caused Trump's first retreat - and deepened his bunker mentality

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 Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders ejected from Virginia restaurant


Pantera drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul dies at 54

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:30:08 GMT

Tributes pour in from rock and heavy metal groups including Kiss and Guns N?€? Roses

Vinnie Paul, the drummer and co-founder of heavy metal band Pantera, has died, the group announced in a statement on Facebook.

The Texas-born musician died aged 54 on Friday evening, but no cause of death has been given yet.

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 Pantera drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul dies at 54


Coral reefs ‘will be overwhelmed by rising oceans’

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 21:21:25 GMT
Study finds fragile marine ecosystems cannot grow fast enough to keep pace with sea levels

Scientists have uncovered a new threat to the world?€?s endangered coral reefs. They have found that most are incapable of growing quickly enough to compensate for rising sea levels triggered by global warming.

The study suggests that reefs - which are already suffering serious degradation because the world?€?s seas are warming and becoming more acidic - could also become overwhelmed by rising oceans.

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 Coral reefs ‘will be overwhelmed by rising oceans’


Cambodia: 33 pregnant women found in raid on child surrogacy ring

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 07:16:35 GMT

Police say a Chinese manager appears to be the mastermind behind an illegal ?€?rent a womb?€? operation at two Phnom Penh apartments

Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying babies on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday.

Police arrested the group of pregnant surrogates and five alleged ringleaders in the Phnom Penh raid two days ago in the latest police crackdown on illegal child surrogacy.

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 Cambodia: 33 pregnant women found in raid on child surrogacy ring


Netflix boss apologises to staff after executive sacked over N-word

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 14:11:58 GMT

Reed Hastings vows to ?€?set a better example?€? in memo regretting PR chief?€?s racial slur

The head of Netflix has told his staff he needs to ?€?set a better example?€? after sacking the company?€?s head of communications for twice using the N-word during work meetings.

Reed Hastings, the video streaming company?€?s founder, told staff in a memo he had decided to ?€?let go?€? of Jonathan Friedland for using the racial slur in a ?€?descriptive?€? sense.

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 Netflix boss apologises to staff after executive sacked over N-word


Heat and dust: Kathmandu's commuter hell - in pictures

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:00:38 GMT

As the government ploughs on with its controversial road expansion scheme, commuting in Nepal?€?s capital can take up to four hours - while many joke that the dust mask has become part of the national dress

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 Heat and dust: Kathmandu's commuter hell - in pictures


Hidden City: will giving residents land rights transform a Buenos Aires slum?

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:00:09 GMT

Argentina?€?s president once talked of forcing slums out of the city - now he wants to deliver residents the deeds to their land. But will it help?

?€?It was really bad in there - I mean, it?€?s literally a ruin,?€? says Romina Vargas of Argentina?€?s most famous abandoned building, where she once lived. ?€?There was lots of contaminated water on the lower floors, there were no sewers, and kids would come and take drugs inside. It?€?s good that it?€?s coming down.?€?

Built in the 1930s and later championed by president Juan Domingo Perón, the 14-storey building in south-west Buenos Aires was intended to be the largest hospital in Latin America; a cornerstone of Perón?€?s grand populist vision for Argentina. But construction stopped abruptly in 1955 with a military coup. The abandoned colossus at the edge of the capital became known as the White Elephant.

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 Hidden City: will giving residents land rights transform a Buenos Aires slum?


The tile hunter of Barcelona: preserving a unique form of local art - in pictures

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:00:05 GMT

Joel Cánovas uses Instagram to document his passion for rescuing discarded tiles as part of his one-man mission to salvage a century of Catalan heritage

Joel Cánovas was sipping a beer on a patio in Barcelona when a piece of rubbish caught his eye. A section of hydraulic cement tile - the once-ubiquitous flooring material used in homes around the city for a century or so from the mid-1800s - had been discarded during a home renovation.

Cánovas picked up the tile, and a passion was born. Spotting tiles in dumpsters throughout Barcelona, Cánovas soon began to document his discoveries on Instagram as The Tile Hunter (@i_rescue_tiles).

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 The tile hunter of Barcelona: preserving a unique form of local art - in pictures


Anti-pollution skincare: can a cream really help you 'face the city'?

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 06:00:08 GMT

The booming market for products for ?€?urban skin?€? reflects anxieties about the health impacts of living in cities - but is it all just a marketing gimmick?

Fiona Westerhout talks about her skin as though she is giving directions in a familiar neighbourhood: oily around the T-zone, dry cheeks, sensitive with the occasional breakout.

Westerhout, 29, had just started blogging about skincare when she and her partner moved from Perth in Western Australia to Shanghai in May 2016. There she found a new cause for skincare concern: pollution.

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 Anti-pollution skincare: can a cream really help you 'face the city'?


Saviour and sultan, ally and foe - west in a bind over ErdoÄŸan

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:00:20 GMT

The tensions between the opposing views of Turkey?€?s president will not be resolved by the elections

It has been a momentous week for Turkey - but for reasons that have little direct bearing on today?€?s nationwide elections. In a ceremony thousands of miles away in Forth Worth, Texas, the Turkish air force took delivery of its first Lockheed Martin F-35A joint strike fighter, known as the Lightning II - possibly the best combat jet in the world.

Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, Turkey?€?s president, whose government has ordered 100 F-35s, appears well satisfied with the multibillion-dollar deal. The planes will enable Ankara to project military firepower across the Middle East and beyond. National prestige will be enhanced. It is the sort of thing Erdo?an loves.

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 Saviour and sultan, ally and foe - west in a bind over ErdoÄŸan


Teenagers arrested on suspicion of murdering boy, 15, in east London

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:58:56 GMT

Three held for questioning after boy dies from knife wounds at scene in Romford

Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death following a fight at a birthday party in east London.

Scotland Yard said they had been taken for questioning at separate police stations after the incident in Romford on Saturday night.

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 Teenagers arrested on suspicion of murdering boy, 15, in east London


Migration is threat to EU free travel area, says Italian prime minister

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 19:02:01 GMT

Giuseppe Conte presents 10-point plan to solve migration crisis at emergency summit

Italy has warned the future of the EU?€?s border-free travel zone is at stake as it sought to ease the pressure on Mediterranean countries arising from hosting refugees and migrants.

Italy?€?s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, was speaking at a mini-EU summit in Brussels, where he said a plan from his government presented at the summit represented a paradigm shift in dealing with migration. But his ambitious move to change what he called obsolete EU rules that govern who is responsible for asylum claimants is likely to encounter opposition from other countries.

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 Migration is threat to EU free travel area, says Italian prime minister


Boris Becker defends his diplomatic status in passport row

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 13:44:44 GMT

Former tennis star says as son of refugee he has strong feeling for African continent

Boris Becker has insisted he takes his duties as a diplomat for the Central African Republic seriously, despite the country?€?s foreign secretary saying the tennis player?€?s passport is fake.

The German sportsman is involved in a long-running bankruptcy dispute, but last week his lawyers said that under the Vienna convention he could not be subjected to any legal proceedings without the consent of the British government and ministers in Bangui, because he is the CAR?€?s attaché to the European Union on sporting, cultural and humanitarian affairs.

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 Boris Becker defends his diplomatic status in passport row


Trump stokes immigration chaos with call for summary deportations

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 17:33:29 GMT
  • President tweets demand for end to due process at border
  • DHS says it knows whereabouts of 2,053 separated children

Donald Trump called on Sunday for the US to abandon its judicial system and summarily deport people who enter the country.

Related: 'All I hear is my daughter, crying': a Salvadoran father's plight after separation at border

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 Trump stokes immigration chaos with call for summary deportations


A shoot ‘em up on the US-Mexico border captures Trump’s odious politics | Matthew d’Ancona

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 17:27:22 GMT
As populism surges in Europe and America, Sicario 2 cuts through the political babble to show what is at stake

In times of pulverising change and social turbulence, when traditional political categories seem wanting and standard institutional processes falter, reality often manifests itself most vividly in culture and artistic expression.

So it is with Sicario 2: Soldado, which opens on Friday: a pulsing, nerve-shredding thriller set on and around the Mexico-United States border and its infernal plains of suffering, desperation and conflict.

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 A shoot ‘em up on the US-Mexico border captures Trump’s odious politics | Matthew d’Ancona


It would be stupid to think we have moved on from war. Look around | Margaret MacMillan

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:00:24 GMT
The distinguished historian, this year?€?s Reith lecturer, argues we can never be complacent about global conflict

Many of us - and as a Canadian I certainly include myself - have lived so long in what historians are starting to call the Long Peace that we have come to assume that war is an abnormality. Something that may afflict others, from different cultures in far-off places. War for us, we think, belongs firmly in the past. And it is true that large parts of the world have not had to endure state-to-state wars for decades. The majority of the world?€?s nations have also been spared the scourge of civil wars, although many have known violence from revolutionary insurrection. Stephen Pinker and others have also argued that we are conducting our internal affairs with greater civility and point to declining levels of homicide and physical assault around the globe. (His own country, the United States, is an outlier here with much higher murder rates than in Canada or Europe.)

In my BBC Reith Lectures, I am arguing that we should be careful not to assume that the peaceful parts of the world are particularly virtuous or that they represent a clear trend for humanity?€?s moving away from war. We have been fighting each other for a very long time - as far as we can tell, from the moment we started to organise ourselves and settle down as agriculturalists. And much of the world today is at war: in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, the great lakes district of Africa or Sudan. There are also the ?€?frozen?€? conflicts so favoured by Vladimir Putin?€?s regime - in eastern Ukraine, for example - that at any moment could ignite wider struggles.

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 It would be stupid to think we have moved on from war. Look around | Margaret MacMillan


'I still feel mutilated': victims of disgraced gynaecologist Emil Gayed speak out

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:00:37 GMT

Women treated at hospital in Taree come forward to tell of botched operations, high-handed dismissal of complaints and long-lasting trauma

Rhiannon Tull knew one thing when she was pregnant with her first child. She did not want her gynaecologist to be Dr Emil Shawky Gayed. Gayed (pictured below) had a reputation in the regional town of Taree on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, where he worked as a visiting medical officer, consulting in his private rooms as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, and scheduling women in for surgery at the Manning Rural Referral public hospital.

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 'I still feel mutilated': victims of disgraced gynaecologist Emil Gayed speak out


ErdoÄŸan claims victory in Turkish presidential election

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 19:51:00 GMT

Opposition calls declaration of victory premature and warns that not all ballots have been counted


Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has claimed victory in Turkey?€?s presidential election, but the opposition called the announcement premature, as not all ballots had yet been counted.

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 ErdoÄŸan claims victory in Turkish presidential election


Born out of brutality, South Sudan, the world’s youngest state, drowns in murder, rape and arson

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:00:20 GMT

As thousands flee the vicious civil war, families seeking safety in the swamp town of Nyal tell of villagers murdered and their homes burnt to the ground by government forces.

The canoe is barely visible at first, a dark shape moving among the lily pads and grasses in the vast expanse of South Sudan?€?s Sudd marshes.

The little craft is laden with five villagers - faces anxious and tired - and the few possessions they were able to rescue as they fled fighting around the counties of Leer and Mayendit, two days distant by boat.

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 Born out of brutality, South Sudan, the world’s youngest state, drowns in murder, rape and arson


Africa is finally uniting: now we need good politics | Paul Kagame

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:57:13 GMT

With a free trade agreement signed, a new era of prosperity beckons for the African continent

In Africa, our biggest threats are also opportunities. By 2035, 450 million Africans will have joined the working age population, more than the rest of the world combined in that time. They will power our economies forward, as long as there are jobs they have the knowledge to perform.

But our schools and universities have not kept pace with technology. Over half of all jobseekers have few or no skills, while 41% have qualifications but no skills for the jobs available. The gap is wider still in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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 Africa is finally uniting: now we need good politics | Paul Kagame


Support proves key for teachers and children alike in Kenya’s largest slum

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:00:23 GMT

Efforts to improve the training and resources available to childminders in Nairobi?€?s Kibera settlement are bearing fruit - to the benefit of all concerned

Three-year-old Joy and her sister Lavine, four, are surrounded by kitchen pots, soft toys and an old wellington boot. It?€?s mid-morning at Kidogo?€?s nursery and preschool, and the sisters are playing in the dramatic centre, a place set aside for children to invent their own games. Each corner of the room is dedicated to a different activity: music, stories, art or a quiet space for reading.

The centre is one of the few quality childcare facilities in Kibera, an overcrowded informal settlement in Nairobi that houses 170,070 people, according to a 2009 national census (although other estimates have put the number significantly higher). Most centres are found in cramped rooms or homes, with one woman responsible for 20 or so children. Ventilation is poor and there are reports of babies being given sleeping pills to knock them out for the day, or children being locked in dark rooms. There?€?s rarely space to play.

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 Support proves key for teachers and children alike in Kenya’s largest slum


'Conscientious objection': when doctors' beliefs are a barrier to abortion

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:00:21 GMT

As a report highlights the ruinous impact of denying abortion, two medics offer opposing views on the role of personal belief

A rise in the number of healthcare providers who refuse to provide abortion services based on their personal beliefs is having a devastating impact on women and girls around the world, a new study has claimed.

Over the past two decades, at least 30 countries - including, most recently, Ireland, Chile and Argentina - have taken steps to improve access to abortion through legislative changes.

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 'Conscientious objection': when doctors' beliefs are a barrier to abortion


Médecins Sans Frontières staff accused of using sex workers in Africa

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:15:28 GMT

Whistleblowers claim prostitutes were employed by aid agency employees, one of whom suggested it was possible to swap drugs for sex

The charity Médecins Sans Frontières has been hit by allegations that aid workers for the organisation used local prostitutes while working in Africa.

Whistleblowers told the Victoria Derbyshire programme the alleged behaviour was ?€?blatant?€? and ?€?widespread?€? among logistical staff.

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 Médecins Sans Frontières staff accused of using sex workers in Africa


The Trump administration is using women to defend a horrible policy

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:00:04 GMT

I don?€?t believe it?€?s an accident that the face of these horrific detentions has been overwhelmingly female

There?€?s so much to be angry and terrified about this week, it?€?s hard to know where to start. What?€?s struck me, though, is that in the midst of the crimes this administration is committing against children, they?€?re being quite strategic about who they?€?re sending out to defend themselves.

Sarah Sanders. Kirstjen Nielsen. Ivanka. Melania. White women have been trotted out to explain why children were stolen from their parents and forcibly detained like prisoners - or to applaud Trump?€?s phony executive order, or to feign giving a shit while quite literally stating they ?€?really don?€?t care?€?.

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 The Trump administration is using women to defend a horrible policy


Is Melania Trump using fashion to troll her husband?

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:27:14 GMT

The first lady?€?s ?€?I really don?€?t care jacket?€? isn?€?t the first time she?€?s appeared to have sent a sartorial signal

The internet is arm-deep in jacket-gate. Ever since Melania Trump wore the world?€?s most inappropriate jacket on her trip to a child detention center on Thursday, theories have been swirling as to the first lady?€?s motives.

Related: Melania Trump wears 'I don't care' jacket on plane to visit child detention center

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 Is Melania Trump using fashion to troll her husband?


Rise of xenophobia is fanning immigration flames in EU and US | Simon Tisdall

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:56:02 GMT

Populists are exploiting citizens?€? fears while ignoring root causes of migration crises

Like a timebomb waiting to go off, Europe?€?s smouldering immigration problem exploded into a full-blown crisis last week. The US experienced a similar delayed upheaval, after the human consequences of Donald Trump?€?s ?€?zero tolerance?€? border policy became too painful to ignore. The two events are closely linked, the product of systemic international failings.

The longstanding inability of governments to cope with challenges posed by the increased flows of refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants is common to both sides of the Atlantic. The ensuing vacuum has been filled by opportunists such as Trump, maverick fringe parties, andrightwing zealots such as Italy?€?s new interior minister, Matteo Salvini, and the US attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

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 Rise of xenophobia is fanning immigration flames in EU and US | Simon Tisdall


Turkey goes to the polls: President ErdoÄŸan and opposition leader Ä°nce battle for power

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 17:32:07 GMT

Polling stations opened on 24 June for the more than 56 million people registered to vote for a new president and parliament in Turkey. It's the biggest ballot box challenge President Erdo?an has faced since his AK Party swept to power more than a decade and a half ago. But Muharrem ?nce, the candidate of the secularist Republican People's Party (CHP), has galvanised Turkey's opposition with feisty performance at campaign rallies . Polls suggest Erdo?an may not decisively win the vote for president - potentially triggering a runoff on 8 July. 

Voters rally behind Erdo?an?€?s rival as Turkey goes to the polls

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 Turkey goes to the polls: President ErdoÄŸan and opposition leader Ä°nce battle for power


Saudi women put themselves in the driving seat as ban ends - video

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:22:33 GMT

Saudi women get behind the wheel for the first time after the kingdom overturns the world?€?s only ban on female motorists. The move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman?€?s wide-ranging efforts to modernise the conservative oil-rich state - but it has coincided with a crackdown on female activists long opposed the driving ban

Saudi Arabian women celebrate as driving ban lifted

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Zsa Zsa the English bulldog wins world’s ugliest dog competition - in pictures

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:35:19 GMT

English Bulldog wins competition in Petaluma, near San Francisco, California. The winner is awarded $1,500, a trophy, and is flown to New York for media appearances

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 Zsa Zsa the English bulldog wins world’s ugliest dog competition - in pictures


Saudi prince Alwaleed driven by daughter as driving ban lifted - video

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:06:23 GMT

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an early advocate of women driving, released a video of his daughter driving shortly after midnight on Sunday. ?€?Saudi Arabia has just entered the 21st century,?€? he told his granddaughters in the back seat. Women across Saudi Arabia took to the roads at midnight after the lifting of the world?€?s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women?€?s repression in the deeply conservative kingdom.


Saudi Arabian women celebrate as driving ban lifted

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Jacinda Ardern reveals name of baby daughter Neve Te Aroha - video

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 03:07:10 GMT

The New Zealand prime minister and her partner, Clarke Gayford, introduce their newborn to the media and announce her name: Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford. Neve, derived from the the Irish name Niamh, means 'bright' or 'radiant', and Te Aroha means 'love' in te reo M?ori

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 Jacinda Ardern reveals name of baby daughter Neve Te Aroha - video


Explosion strikes rally for Zimbabwe president, Emmerson Mnangagwa - video

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 16:28:35 GMT

Emmerson Mnangagwa has escaped an apparent assassination attempt during an election campaign rally in the southern city of Bulawayo. The incident came hours after a blast struck a large rally by supporters of Ethiopia?€?s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, in Addis Ababa, wounding dozens of people

Zimbabwe president survives apparent assassination attempt

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 Explosion strikes rally for Zimbabwe president, Emmerson Mnangagwa - video


Bear clambers out of a car window after getting stuck - video

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:17:52 GMT

A bear trapped in a car in California created so much damage to the vehicle that the only way to get the animal out was to smash one of the windows. A police officer broke a window of the Subaru Outback that was parked in Carnelian Bay, before making a hasty retreat. Moments later the bear clambered out 

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 Bear clambers out of a car window after getting stuck - video






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Rigorous Intuition - Jeff Wells
Jeff Wells er av få som kan skrive intelligent om temaer som UFOs, HAARP og andre 'konspirasjonsteorier' uten å ha det konspiratoriske verdensbilde som utgangspunkt. Han graver uansett tema, og kommer med mange kloke betraktninger.
Han poster på DU under nick Minstrel Boy.

Wake Up Call
Krigsveteraner fra østkysten i USA driver denne bloggen, som inneholder tanker om krig og USAs rolle i verdenspolitikken. Flere av disse er med i den ambulerende fredskampanjen Eyes Wide Open.

Lukery
Lukery blogger mest om Sibel Edmonds, og er en person i kretsen rundt henne. Bloggen er vel verdt å ta en kikk på.

Organized Rage
Organized Rage er en EU-relatert anglo-irsk blogg som skriver om livet fra arbeiderklassens perspektiv.


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