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Trump Under Fire For Racially-Charged Tweets Against Congresswomen

Trump Under Fire For Racially-Charged Tweets Against Congresswomen

July 15, 2019

Trump Under Fire For Racially-Charged Tweets Against Congresswomen BBC US President Donald Trump has been accused of racism after posting tweets attacking Democratic congresswomen. He claimed the women “originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe”, before suggesting they “go back”. He then said Speaker Nancy Pelosi “would be very happy […]

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Agony Of Yazidi Women Torn Between IS Kids, Or Return Home

Agony Of Yazidi Women Torn Between IS Kids, Or Return Home

July 15, 2019

Agony Of Yazidi Women Torn Between IS Kids, Or Return Home Freed after years in jihadist captivity, Jihan faced an agonising ultimatum: abandon her three small children fathered by an Islamic State fighter or risk being shunned by her community. “Of course I couldn’t bring them home. They’re Daesh (IS) children,” said Jihan Qassem matter-of-factly, […]

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Trump Steps Into North Korea In Historic First

July 1, 2019

Trump Steps Into North Korea In Historic First By AFP Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil in a historic first Sunday as he met Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un in a moment of high diplomatic drama on the world’s last Cold War frontier. Moments after becoming the only sitting US president to set foot […]

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Egypt’s Clerics, Intellectuals Clash Over Wife-Beating Fatwa

Egypt’s Clerics, Intellectuals Clash Over Wife-Beating Fatwa

June 12, 2019

Egypt’s Clerics, Intellectuals Clash Over Wife-Beating Fatwa By ArabNews Grand sheikh of Al-Azhar said it was alright for husbands to beat their wives, only to take it back and called for a law against such abuse Egyptian Fatwa House says scholars agree that a slight blow is permissible in some cases, but it should not […]

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Serena Williams Is Only Woman On Forbes' 2019 List Of Highest-Paid Athletes

Serena Williams Is Only Woman On Forbes’ 2019 List Of Highest-Paid Athletes

June 12, 2019

Serena Williams Is Only Woman On Forbes’ 2019 List Of Highest-Paid Athletes

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The West Is Complicit In The 30-Year Cover-Up Of Tiananmen

June 4, 2019

The West Is Complicit In The 30-Year Cover-Up Of Tiananmen By Ai Weiwei Beijing’s continued whitewashing cannot expunge our collective memory of the killings of 4 June 1989 The events of 4 June 1989, when the Chinese government deployed the full might of its military to purge Tiananmen Square of students who’d been peacefully protesting […]

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UK Leadership Hopefuls Vow To Succeed Where May Failed On Brexit

UK Leadership Hopefuls Vow To Succeed Where May Failed On Brexit

May 27, 2019

UK Leadership Hopefuls Vow To Succeed Where May Failed On Brexit By AFP The race to become Britain’s next premier opened Saturday with an array of hopefuls promising to succeed where Theresa May failed and finally pull the divided country out of the EU. But European leaders insisted they had made their final offer during […]

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One Year After Their Wedding, Harry and Meghan Are Making Good on Their Promise to Modernize the Monarchy

One Year After Their Wedding, Harry and Meghan Are Making Good on Their Promise to Modernize the Monarchy

May 20, 2019

One Year After Their Wedding, Harry and Meghan Are Making Good on Their Promise to Modernize the Monarchy It has been a busy year for the Sussexes. Where will they go from here? By Josh Duboff Somehow—where does the time go?—it’s been a year since we all woke up at an ungodly hour (in the […]

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Morrison Wins in Australian Election, Confounding Pollsters

Morrison Wins in Australian Election, Confounding Pollsters

May 20, 2019

Morrison Wins in Australian Election, Confounding Pollsters The victory for Prime Minister Scott Morrison upset analysts’ expectations after six tumultuous years of conservative government. His Labor opponent, Bill Shorten, will resign his party leadership. By The New York Times Morrison’s victory stuns Australia. Scott Morrison, Australia’s conservative prime minister, won his first full term in […]

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ANC Keeps Power In South Africa But Scandals Cost It Votes

ANC Keeps Power In South Africa But Scandals Cost It Votes

May 13, 2019

ANC Keeps Power In South Africa But Scandals Cost It Votes By Onke Ngcuka, Emma Rumney and Naledi Mashishi (Reuters) The African National Congress retained control of South Africa’s parliament but its share of the vote fell, a rebuke from voters fed up with corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after […]

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