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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:56:36 +0200

Italy holds day of mourning for quake dead
Italy begins a day of national mourning for the 278 people known to have died in Wednesday's powerful earthquake.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:11:43 GMT

Bangladesh 'cafe attack planner killed' in police raid
Bangladesh security forces storm a hideout killing several militants including the suspected planner of a deadly cafe attack, police say.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 06:19:28 GMT

Canadian couple forced to live apart after 62 years
An elderly Canadian couple who have been married for 62 years are forced to live in separate care homes.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:33:12 GMT

France 'burkini': Mayors urged to heed court's ruling
French mayors are warned they must heed a court ruling suspending a ban on the controversial full-body "burkini" swimsuit, as some say they will oppose it.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:47:23 GMT

'British' boy in Islamic State group execution video
The Islamic State group in Syria releases a video featuring five boys, including one the militants identify as British, carrying out the killing of prisoners.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:40:29 GMT


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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:12:57 +0200

Theresa May launches race audit of public services
Theresa May orders a review to expose any inequalities in the way ethnic minorities and white working class people are treated by public services such as the NHS, schools and the criminal justice system.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:04:21 GMT

'British' boy in Islamic State group execution video
The Islamic State group in Syria releases a video featuring five boys, including one the militants identify as British, carrying out the killing of prisoners.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:40:29 GMT

Barnardo's archive photos reveal first foster children
Previously unseen photographs of some of England's first foster children - and the stories of what happened next - are released by the charity Barnardo's to mark its 150th birthday.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:18:23 GMT

UK could remain in 'looser' EU - Lord O'Donnell
A former head of the civil service who served four prime ministers predicts the UK could yet remain in a "more loosely aligned" European Union - despite the referendum vote to leave.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 06:44:46 GMT

I Am Team GB: Sports clubs open doors for free
Sports clubs across the UK are welcoming visitors free of charge after Team GB's success at the Rio Olympic Games while ITV is switching off for an hour to encourage people to get active.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 02:06:15 GMT



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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:08:12 +0200

EgyptAir hijack: Man jumps from plane cockpit window
A man was filmed jumping from a hijacked EgyptAir plane cockpit window shortly before the hijacker surrendered.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:46:23 GMT

EgyptAir hijack: Cyprus president laughs off hijacking
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said that the hijacking of the plane that landed at Larnaca was not linked to terrorism.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:42:10 GMT

Armed man shot by police at US Capitol building
Police shot an armed man as he tried to enter the Capitol building visitor centre in Washington DC.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:29:40 GMT

How did FBI unlock dead gunman's iPhone?
The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple's help, ending a court case, the US justice department says.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 06:22:51 GMT

Library cuts: How flagship building made savings
Birmingham's new £189m library had to shed staff and reduce hours within two years of opening.
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:00:16 GMT


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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:19:57 +0200

Swedes urged to deposit 41m invalid banknotes
Millions of old Swedish banknotes are still in circulation despite a looming deadline to deposit them.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:36:52 GMT

China jaywalkers given instant road safety lesson
Jaywalkers in a Chinese city are taken to a classroom and taught about traffic rules.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:26:23 GMT

South Korea's new drive to boost flagging birth rate
Government hopes more fertility treatment funding will bring about a baby boom.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:43:41 GMT

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:06:01 EDT

Predictive tool vital to sustainable environmental futures
A new predictive tool, which for the first time combines human perception of the environment with land-use planning and socioeconomic data, could help governments mitigate the impact of climate change in developing countries. 
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:07:40 EDT

Breast milk sugar may protect babies against deadly infection
A type of sugar found naturally in some women’s breast milk may protect newborn babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium called Group B streptococcus, according to a new study. These bacteria are a common cause of meningitis in newborns and the leading cause of infection in the first three months of life globally.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:48:50 EDT

Hiding in plain sight: Vast reef found hiding behind Great Barrier Reef
Scientists working with laser data have discovered a vast reef behind the familiar Great Barrier Reef. High-resolution seafloor data provided by LiDAR-equipped aircraft have revealed great fields of unusual donut-shaped circular mounds, each 200-300 meters across and up to 10 meters deep at the center.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:48:34 EDT

Insecticide ryanodine: Building a chemical from the ground up
Chemists have significantly improved upon the synthesis of a molecule related to muscle and neuronal function. A research team has been busy trying to crack the puzzle of the insecticide ryanodine, a complex molecule first isolated from a tropical plant in the 1940s. Ryanodine paralyzes insects by binding to a class of calcium-channel receptors called ryanodine receptors. In humans, these receptors play critical roles in muscle and neuronal function.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:48:32 EDT

Volcanic eruption masked acceleration in sea level rise
The cataclysmic 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines masked the full impact of greenhouse gases on accelerating sea level rise, according to a new study.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:15:22 EDT

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:18:25 +0200

Bangladesh Police Kill Dhaka Cafe Attack Prime Suspect
Police in Bangladesh say they killed at least three Islamist extremists Saturday after raiding a militant hideout just outside the country’s capital, Dhaka.  The suspected mastermind of last month's deadly attack on a cafe filled with foreigners is reported to be among those killed. Senior police officer Sanwar Hossain confirmed the deaths of the militants. Officials said police exchanged fire during an hour-long gun battle with the extremists in Narayanganj, 25 kilometers...
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 02:13:59 -0400

Russia to Take Paralympics Ban to Higher Court
Russia on Monday will appeal the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold a blanket ban on its athletes from competing in next month's Rio Paralympics. Russian Paralympic Committee President Vladimir Lukin announced Friday that the appeal would go before the Swiss Federal Court, according to the Interfax news agency. Earlier this week, the Lausanne-based CAS, sport's highest tribunal, rejected an RPC appeal against the suspension, which was handed out by the...
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:23:27 -0400

Children Brutalized by IS Will Need Urgent Help, Experts Say
The chilling image of five children staring into the camera with guns in their upraised arms as five grown men dressed in orange jumpsuits kneel in front of them, about to be executed, was posted by Islamic State extremists almost as a badge of honor. According to the SITE counterterrorism website where the image was released Friday, the young boys were British, Egyptian, Kurdish, Tunisian and Uzbek — and featured in an IS video from Raqqa, Syria. IS has increasingly featured children...
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:20:33 -0400

Poverty Could Hobble Colombia's Anti-drug Push After Peace Deal
Jose Toconas picks at branches hanging in rows from the roof of his marijuana drying house and smells their spiky flower buds. In two days he will strip them from their stems, trim the dark green florets into neat little balls and hand them over to dealers working with Marxist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). "This doesn't make me a drug dealer. I'm a farmer," says Toconas, 45, who earns about 2 million pesos ($640) a month growing weed at...
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:15:05 -0400

Border Patrol Urges Central American Migrants Not to Travel to US Illegally
The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is urging Central Americans to not make the dangerous trip to the United States to try to enter the country illegally. During a trip to Honduras, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said he discussed the issue of migrants with a delegation of Honduran officials, including first lady Ana Garcia. "We're very much in agreement with the government of Honduras to help their people stay in their country and not make the dangerous journey to...
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:56:27 -0400

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:00:00 +0200

Mars Makes Its Closest Approach to Earth in Nearly 60,000 Years (2003)

In its most favorable position for viewing, when it is opposite the Sun, Mars is twice as bright as the brightest star in the sky. The Red Planet was even more visible in 2003, when it made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing within 35 million mi (56 million km) of us. An email sent during the 2003 approach has spawned hoax emails saying that during an upcoming approach Mars will appear as big as the Moon. When is the next time Mars will be as close as it was in 2003? Discuss

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:24:04 +0200

UN expert urges Iran to halt executions of 12 individuals for drug-related offences
The United Nations rights expert on the situation of human rights in Iran has called on the Government to immediately halt the execution of 12 individuals, all of whom have been reportedly sentenced to death for drug-related offences.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:37:35 EST

UN teams bring aid to besieged Syrian people despite extreme challenges
In the first full, completed, cross-line delivery via road in August, inter-agency convoys have reached some 75,000 people in al-Waer in Syria’s Homs province with life-saving humanitarian assistance, the United Nations humanitarian arm has reported.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:42:29 EST

UN chief ‘looks forward’ to peaceful, credible presidential election in Gabon
On the eve of the presidential election in Gabon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged all Gabonese to vote responsibly and urged the candidates and other political stakeholders to abstain from any acts of incitement and maintain a peaceful atmosphere before, during and after the election.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:44:05 EST

UN agencies urge efforts to halt Gaza's 'de-development' trajectory
Marking the second anniversary of the 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza, heads of United Nations agencies there have called for a greater flow of material and funding to address humanitarian needs and boost economic prospects for Gaza's 1.9 million residents.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:16:21 EST

Greece facing ‘serious challenges,’ needs EU help to manage refugee crisis – UN agency chief
Greece still faces great challenges in managing its refugee crisis, particularly if European Union countries do not step up their relocation and family reunion programmes, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said during a recent visit to the country.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:12:45 EST World | National Breaking News
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 01:25:30 GMT

Rats in the ranks, chasing the PM's tail?
A DAY after announcing police will investigate a leak of classified defence documents, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull watched a game of rats and rabbits.

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 01:21:17 GMT

SA woman charged after corruption probe
AN investigation by South Australia's corruption watchdog has led to the arrest of an Adelaide woman charged with deception offences.

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 01:21:15 GMT


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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:00:00 +0200

Theodore Dreiser (1871)

Dreiser was a novelist and pioneer of naturalism in American literature. After working as a journalist, magazine editor, and publisher, he published his first novel, Sister Carrie, which was denounced as scandalous. In 1915, the withdrawal of his autobiographical novel, The Genius, from distribution on moral grounds ignited a national anticensorship campaign supported by most of the leading literary figures of the day. Whose murder inspired his An American Tragedy? Discuss

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:15:19 +0200

A Hint at a Doctor Strange Guardians of the Galaxy Connection?

Plus, updates from James Gunn on what to expect from his upcoming return to the Marvel Cosmos

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:37:47 +0000

We’ve Been Accepted to Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters!

Check out a gallery of what's in the Fall 1983 admissions packet

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:30:01 +0000

Mechanic: Resurrection Review

"Pointless in every conceivable definition of the word, Mechanic: Resurrection is a franchise which should have stayed dead."

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:37:58 +0000

Take a First Look at Beauty and the Beast’s Cogsworth and Lumiere

Played by Ian McKellen and Ewan McGregor in the March 17, 2017 release

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:07:04 +0000

Making of Deepwater Horizon Debuts in New Video

Mark Wahlberg stars in the September release

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:43:49 +0000

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer to Stalk Cinemas Again

Controversial horror classic gets 4K restoration and theatrical re-release

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:39:51 +0000

Josh Gad is Reincarnated Over and Over in A Dog’s Purpose Trailer

The family film opens in theaters this January

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:36:09 +0000

New Blair Witch Trailer Leaves No Room to Breathe

The sequel debuts September 16

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:20:05 +0000

Undead Biker Classic Psychomania Comes Screaming to British Blu-ray

Classic satanic zombie flick to be re-released from BFI Flipside

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:13:06 +0000

8 More Amazing Portrayals of Satan in Cinema

Another look at great portrayals of the Devil in horror and cult movie history

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:01:45 +0000

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:50:59 +0200

Frank Ocean beats Dolly Parton and David Brent to UK number one
Frank Ocean's long-awaited new album goes to the top of the UK album chart, beating Dolly Parton and Ricky Gervais's comedy alter-ego David Brent.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:45:32 GMT

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp row over divorce donations
Amber Heard demands that Johnny Depp double the amount that is paid to charity following their divorce settlement.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:13:09 GMT

Matt Damon climbs up Forbes' Hollywood rich list
Matt Damon becomes the third highest-paid actor in Hollywood, behind Dwayne Johnson and Jackie Chan, according to Forbes' annual rich list.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:36:07 GMT

Tommy Cooper's 'gag file' to be preserved by Victoria & Albert museum
Tommy Cooper's "gag file", in which the late comedian meticulously recorded his jokes, is to be preserved by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:15:54 GMT

Dawn French and Harry Hill signed up for new ITV shows
Dawn French is to host a British version of hit US children's talent show Little Big Shots on ITV, while Harry Hill will present a new panel show.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:36:34 GMT

US authorities investigate cyber-attack against Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones
The Department of Homeland Security says it's looking into a cyber-attack on Leslie Jones' website and iCloud account.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:23:30 GMT

Great British Bake Off: More than 10 million tune in to first episode
The Great British Bake Off attracts an average 10.4 million viewers as it returned for a seventh series - a record opener for the BBC One show and beating the most-watched moments of the Rio Olympics.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:59:26 GMT

Sonia Rykiel: French fashion designer dies at 86
French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel dies at the age of 86 after suffering from Parkinson's disease, her family says.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:59:48 GMT

The Grand Tour: First clips show Jeremy Clarkson's comeback
The old Top Gear team's new car programme will show James May driving with a broken arm and Jeremy Clarkson on the Game of Thrones set.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:49:30 GMT

Edinburgh TV Festival: Channel 4 named channel of the year
Channel 4 is named channel of the year at the Edinburgh International Television festival.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:09:08 GMT


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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:00:00 +0200


Subvertising is the practice of making spoofs or parodies of corporate and political advertisements. Taking its name from a combination of the words "subvert" and "advertising," the act is often intended to sabotage its targets by presenting easily recognizable images that are shocking upon second glance. Still, some critics say subverts, which are often modified versions of existing images, merely increase public awareness of the original symbols. How have subverts been used politically? Discuss

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Philosophical Zombies

Widely used in thought experiments—imagined scenarios whose outcomes are reasoned but not physically played out—philosophical zombies are hypothetical beings indistinguishable from normal humans in all but one respect—they lack conscious experience. This quality makes the "p-zombie" an ideal subject for philosophical musings. According to physicalism, everything that exists is ultimately physical. How have philosophers used these hypothetical beings in arguments disputing this perspective?

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The Cool Biz Campaign

In 2005, the Japanese Ministry of the Environment launched the Cool Biz campaign, a program intended to reduce electricity consumption by limiting air conditioner use. Government offices were asked to set their air conditioners to 82°F (28°C), and workers were advised to wear short-sleeved shirts to keep cool. According to estimates, the campaign resulted in a 460,000-ton reduction in carbon dioxide emissions—the equivalent of shutting down some 1 million households for what period of time?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:24:09 +0200

Italy’s search for missing tourists and locals goes on after earthquake
Death toll rises to at least 241 with hundreds of homes destroyed at night.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Biden given frosty reception in Turkey after Erdogan demands extradition of Gülen
After July’s botched coup attempt, Turkey rounded on the US vice-president to demand an exiled cleric’s extradition.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Administrative ineptitude threatens to stymy Kenya’s track and field athletes
Kenya's international success in track and field hides management inefficiencies and corruption.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:34:00 +0200

Suspected Islamic State teenage suicide bomber kills 51 at a wedding in Turkey
Yet another suspected Islamic State attack has hit Turkey.
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:13:00 +0200

Unbeaten Bolt wins triple-triple, bringing his stunning Olympic career to an end
Usain Bolt has completed a third successive sweep of sprint titles.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:53:00 +0200

#LochteGate: Teammate says Ryan Lochte played key role in Rio incident
The U.S. Olympic Committee has apologised to people of Brazil.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:34:00 +0200

Corsica refuses to drop burkini ban, becomes the third French town to do so
“The population of Sisco lives in permanent fear. There are many provocateurs here ... We are living on a powder keg,” he said.'
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

​Switzerland shuts border as asylum seekers say their pleas have been ignored
Several hundred refugees have slept on towels and blankets in the park near Como’s train station since the Swiss clampdown began in mid-July.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

US swimmer Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint, say Rio security sources
The olympian and fellow US athlete Jimmy Feigen omitted details of their dispute with petrol station staff.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:10:00 +0200

The US election: What’s at stake for Africa’s quest to deepen democracy?
What lessons for democracy in Africa the Trump and Clinton campaigns may hold.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:57:00 +0200


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WASHINGTON, U.S. – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton outright rejected the possibility that her presidential campaign could be derailed by any new scandals, or emails, related t
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:27:41 +1000

Quiet US Trading Week Comes to Stormy End
U.S. stocks ended Friday on a volatile note, following a week of relatively quiet trade. The catalyst for the move was comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen.

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Tehran warns U.S. after USS Nitze fires warning shots following ‘harassment’ by Iranian boat

TEHRAN, Iran - A U.S. patrol boat fired three warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat on grounds that it had “harassed” the patrol craft.

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Clinton slams Farage for Trump support in blistering rhetoric; Trump confronts ‘alt right’ politics claims

WASHINGTON, U.S. – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton slammed former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage for saying at a Trump rally that he would not vote for her even i
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Rio authorities charge Ryan Lochte with false robbery report

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Brazilian police have charged U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report following an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Police investigate reports of gay sex hotspot at Joondalup Shopping Centre
A Perth mum has taken to social media to expose reports of a gay sex hotspot at a Joondalup Shopping Centre.
Sat Aug 27 07:32:29 UTC 2016

Fans complain of lengthy queues as US college football teams play Down Under
Spectators consumed more food and drink per hour than the NRL Grand Final crowd. Fans complained that the beer ran out.
Sat Aug 27 07:29:43 UTC 2016

Live NRL scores: Manly Sea Eagles v Canberra Raiders, Gold Coast Titans v Penrith Panthers, Cronulla Sharks v Sydney Roosters
The Titans host the Panthers up on the Gold Coast, with a spot in the finals guaranteed for the winner.
Sat Aug 27 07:28:51 UTC 2016

Geocon apologises for topless party days after women's sponsorship
The boss of the construction company that brought topless and scantily-clad women onto the site of Canberra's tallest residential building on Friday has issued an apology.
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Greens: Hanson-Young rejects Di Natale's explanation of why she was dumped
Recriminations over a Greens re-shuffle that stripped Sarah-Hanson Young of the immigration portfolio continue to flare in public after the South Australian Senator declared she did not accept Richard Di Natale's explanation of why she was moved.
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Yellowstone: America's First National Park
The National Park Service has overseen the nation’s national parks for 100 years. Today, hear about the nation’s first national park, Yellowstone. It is one of the great wild places left not only in America but the world.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:30:04 +0000

Yellowstone: America's First National Park
Yellowstone is America's first national park. It is one of the great wild places left not only in America but the world.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:28:00 +0000

French Burkini Bans Revive Debate On Muslim Clothing
  France’s top administrative court has ruled that French towns cannot  ban women from wearing a kind of clothing for swimming on their beaches. The town of Villeneuve-Loubet, had banned “burkinis,” a swimsuit some Muslim women wear to cover their whole bodies. The court’s ruling comes as a worldwide debate has grown over the French bans on burkinis. Some people expressed shock and anger at images of French policemen fining a Muslim woman, and appearing to make her...
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:10:40 +0000

Women in the Kitchen, Men in the Garage, Americans Say
The United States could elect its first woman president in November. But most Americans still believe in the traditional division of household jobs, according to a new study. The study surveyed 1,000 adults. It was released at last weekend’s meeting of the American Sociological Association in Seattle, Washington. Three in four adults believe that in a couple with a man and a woman, the woman should do most housework, the study found. That includes cooking, the laundry, and...
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:00:51 +0000

Burkini Ban Reversed in France
  This is What’s Trending Today. Two weeks ago, resort cities in France banned Muslim women from wearing so-called "burkinis" to beaches. A burkini is a swimsuit designed to cover the whole body. The mayor of Cannes in southern France said these swimsuits that obeyed Muslim rules of how women should dress outside the home could create problems. He said the swimsuits showed a person’s religious affiliation in an “ostentatious way.” France is worried after...
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:15:21 +0000


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