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Newham police escape: Cheering onlookers condemned

BBC News - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 3:10pm
Footage of a man injuring police in Newham on Thursday has been widely shared on social media.

Turkey court rejects US pastor Andrew Brunson release appeal

Al Jazeera - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 3:03pm
Court in Izmir says clergyman, who is held on espionage and terror-related charges, will stay under house arrest.

Jared Kushner ‘needs to be out now’: Authoritarianism expert says Trump’s son-in-law ‘is a danger to national security’

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 3:02pm

Authoritarianism expert Sarah Kendzior on Friday warned it was “concerning” that Jared Kushner remains a senior White House advisor. “And for the millionth time: Jared Kushner is a danger to national security and needs to be out now,” Kendzior tweeted. “That no one has ...

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Kill quarterly reporting? Some investors ring alarm bells

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 2:53pm

Less reporting by U.S. corporations could put shareholders in the dark, allow companies to drift off course and even make U.S. stocks less attractive and create less public company investment, some investors and analysts argue. U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to ask the Securities and Exchange Co...

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How safe are Italy's roads and bridges?

Al Jazeera - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 2:49pm
A major bridge in Genoa collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least 38 people.

Blackwater founder Erik Prince is urging Trump to privatize the US war in Afghanistan

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 2:47pm

Erik Prince, brother of President Donald Trump’s secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, and founder of the notorious private security/mercenary firm Academi (formerly Blackwater), has an idea for the war in Afghanistan: he would like to replace U.S. troops with private military contractors who would w...

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Omarosa’s publisher mocks Trump’s threats: You can’t point out anything in her book that’s false

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 2:45pm

Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s publisher has addressed legal threats from President Donald Trump’s team surrounding what they call her “explosive, jaw-dropping” account about her time inside the White House, saying it would “not be intimidated by hollow legal threats and ha...

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Fox News invites Trump supporters Diamond and Silk to smear the media as ‘the enemy of the people’

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 2:32pm

After more than 300 newspapers across the country united to denounce President Donald Trump’s claim that the media is “the enemy of the people,” the commander-in-chief unsurprisingly could not help but bite back at an industry that has long been considered to be the cornerstone of ...

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The Saturday Profile: Empowering Teenage Girls in a Traditional Village and Across Morocco

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 2:24pm
Maryam Montague, a former humanitarian aid worker turned social entrepreneur, is inspiring girls to stay in school in a place where many drop out at puberty to marry.

Watch: Legal expert Laurence Tribe explains how Trump’s ‘collusion’ with Russia has already been proven

The Raw Story - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 2:21pm

Harvard Law School constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe offered a fascinating theory as to why President Donald Trump’s collusion with Russia has been proven. “How damning does the evidence from Robert Mueller need to be, and do you think he is on something of a stopwatch right now,...

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WHO expects more DRC Ebola cases as violence hampers aid efforts

Al Jazeera - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 2:17pm
Seventy-eight cases recorded in latest Ebola outbreak, causing 44 deaths, health officials say.

Germany reaches deal with Greece to return asylum seekers

Al Jazeera - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 1:56pm
The agreement relates to people who applied for asylum in Greece before moving on to Germany.

Imran Khan, Elected as Prime Minister, Offers Little Conciliation to Foes

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 1:53pm
An acrimonious vote in Parliament may be a prelude to the difficult path ahead for the new prime minister, who repeated his anti-corruption campaign theme in a brief speech.

Israeli forces shut down Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

Al Jazeera - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 1:44pm
Closure comes after police say they shot dead Palestinian who tried to stab group of Israeli police officers.

When flying to Mars is your day job

BBC News - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 1:41pm
Living on Mars time, landing nightmares and sometimes spreadsheets... a day in the life of a Nasa engineer.

‘I Would Have Died There’: Floods in Kerala, India, Kill Hundreds

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 1:19pm
Heavy rains have caused some of the region’s worst flooding in nearly a century, killing more than 300 people and displacing thousands.

Strictly Come Dancing: Kate Silverton and Seann Walsh join line-up

BBC News - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 1:18pm
Kate Silverton and Seann Walsh become the 10th and 11th celebrity contestants to be confirmed.

Six NYC taxi drivers have committed suicide since November

Al Jazeera - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 1:06pm
For-hire drivers hope new cap on ride-sharing apps will help relieve financial pressure that some say is now unbearable.

India's Kerala state devastated by worst flood in a century

Al Jazeera - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 12:09pm
Death toll from floods in southern state of Kerala jumps to hundreds, with more than 220,000 forced from their homes.

Dream of a Better Life in Afghanistan Ends in a Hilltop Grave for Students

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 11:56am
The students left villages for the capital city to pursue an education and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. A suicide bombing ended all that.
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