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This is What Being Driven from Your Home by Boko Haram Looks Like (VIDEO): Outside of Syria, the situation in Northeastern Nigeria and in the Lake Chad basin is arguably the most urgent humanitarian crisis in the world.  This video from MSF profiles one woman and her family who were displaced by Boko Haram and offers something of a first person account that puts in pers...
Trouble in Lake Chad: Despite gains against Boko Haram a crisis looms in this region. “Nearly half a million children around Lake Chad face “severe acute malnutrition” due to drought and a seven-year insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, UNICEF said on Thursday. Of the 475,000 deeme...
There’s New Evidence of Chemical Weapons in Syria, Now a Showdown is Looming at the Security Council: Chemical Weapons have been used — again — in Syria. A report transmitted to the Security Council yesterday by a the UN-backed Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons found several instances of chemical weapons use, including by the Syrian go...
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Ex-England rugby player chases off armed intruders with cup of tea in Malta: The 78-year-old also shouts names to make the men in balaclavas think he is not alone
Hungary planning 'massive' new border fence to keep out refugees as PM vows to 'hold them back by force': Viktor Orban calls for 'defence' against possible surge if EU-Turkey deal collapses
Isis Bangladesh attack 'mastermind' identified as former student from Canada killed in police raid: Tamim Chowdhury appeared in Isis propaganda under the name Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif
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Hillary Clinton’s Support of “Kiev Hardliners”: Towards Large Scale Escalation of Combat Operations in Ukraine?: Recent weeks have seen a series of incidents, mainly on the Donbass, suggesting a large-scale escalation of combat operations cannot entirely be ruled out. Ukrainian forces have stepped up bombardments of frontline LPR/DPR positions and of Novorossia cities and towns.…
US-NATO’s Objective is “Regime Change” in Syria. France’s President Hollande Calls for the “Neutralization” of Bashar al Assad: “Regime Change” in Syria is the ultimate objective, coupled with the US-Turkey-NATO invasion and military occupation of Northern Syria. The end goal is the installation of an Islamic State. Ultimately what is contemplated is the conquest of the entire country…
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Standing with the Standing Rock Sioux: Unlike the Keystone pipeline protests, which garnered headlines around the world, the Standing Rock protests have largely gone ignored – silenced, in McKibben’s words, as a result of “the endless history of unfairness” experienced by Native Americans.
Weekly Wrap 8.26.16: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week: 3. Standing Rock Sioux Bring Pipeline Protest to D.C. WATCH: Images from the protest and interview with speaker Mark Charles. 4. The Stanford Rape Case Judge Steps Aside The California judge who sentenced Brock Turner to only six months after a three-count sexual assault conviction has volunta...
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Keeping Out the Lone Wolf: The Rio Summer Games could be deemed a success if only because nobody was harmed by a terrorist. It’s a remarkable achievement considering that 2016 has been characterized by a number of terrorist attacks by radicalized individuals — particularly Islamic State sympathizers — on ordinary citizens ...
Mission Accomplished?: President George W. Bush took office with an ambitious domestic agenda, but the 9/11 attacks changed his priorities and made him a war president. President Barack Obama also entered office committed to domestic goals, amid the country’s most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression. The...
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A Wand for Donald: Just in case you’ve been trapped down a coal-mine for the past couple of days (or kidnapped by space aliens, or otherwise cut off from the global information flow), the most widely shared news story all over the world for the past 48 hours has been about the magic wand shop in the beautiful v...
Eighty Years On: Is 2016 the New 1936?: Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. Karl Marx, 1852 We would a...
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Chicago granny faces 6 year mandatory sentence for kicking officer in shin: After kicking a deputy in the shin during a scuffle at her son’s trial, a Chicago woman is facing a trial of her own. Due to mandatory minimum sentencing laws, she may end up behind bars for at least six years and lose her social benefits. Read Full Article at RT.com
'Robot Rubio' brigade says they were roughed up by Rubio campaign staff: Demonstrators associated with progressive organizations dressed as robots and mocking presidential candidate Marco Rubio's recent debate performance, were not well received by the candidate's supporters and – allegedly – his staff in New Hampshire. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Contradictory Measures Towards Female Genital Cutting Eradication in Nigeria: On 5 May 2015, Nigeria took an important step towards ending the physically and psychologically harmful practice of female genital cutting (FGC) by passing a law prohibiting the procedure. While enacting the law that bans the practice is an important step towards supporting the reproductive and h...
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Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction: Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page...
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