‘Mr Gay Syria’: film documents lives of LGBTI Syrian refugees

June 24, 2017

(CNN)When “Mr Gay Syria” premiered at the Sheffield Film Festival in England this June, it took viewers by surprise. Turkish director and journalist Ayse Toprak chronicles the lives of Hussein Sabat and Mahmoud Hassino, as an usual quest brings them together. How do you think LGBTI issues relate to the Syrian crisis? A lot of people feel that we shouldn’t be talking about LGBTI in the Arab world, or in relation to the Syrian crisis, because it’s too …

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Would Trump make a good royal?

June 23, 2017

(CNN)The power of the British monarchy has been on display during recent tragedies. Leave it to Prince Harry to spoil it all. Who, after all, could survive the nonstop attention and demand for selfies? Who would thrive under such scrutiny, and do it all while wearing a gold crown weighing more than three pounds? It would take a certain type of person. The sort of person who fills his court with relatives, perhaps, who thinks the separation of powers is a foreign concept, and …

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Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… spread extremist propaganda. In particular, security services have criticised Facebook, Twitter and Google for relying too much on other people to report inappropriate content, rather than spotting it themselves. In April, Germany passed a bill to fine social networks up to 50m (44m) if they failed to give users the option to report hate speech and fake news, or if they refused to remove illegal content flagged as either images of child sexual abuse or inciting terrorism. Following the London …

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

(CNN)What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it’s likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier’s parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son. “No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Warmbier’s death have been drawn at this time, as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview,” the statement said. …

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Friend or food? China’s ‘civil war’ over dogs

June 22, 2017

(CNN)It’s an international public relations disaster for China. people worldwide condemn the event and call for an end to the country’s dog meat trade. Within China, where dogs are increasingly seen as pets rather than dinner, opposition to the festival is growing. Why not end dog meat trade? So, why won’t the Yulin authorities publicly denounce the festival and end the trade? First, dog meat consumption is not illegal. At a time when the consumption happens …

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Philando Castile shooting: Dashcam video shows rapid event

June 21, 2017

(CNN)What’s most shocking is how fast it happened. Until Tuesday, few people had seen the dashcam video from July 6, 2016, when Officer Jeronimo Yanez killed Castile in Minnesota. It was shown in court during Yanez’s trial. Yanez tells Castile his brake lights are out. The video does not show Yanez’s point of view or the inside of Castile’s car, where his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter were passengers. Yanez asks for …

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Hanok homes: South Korean architects look to the past in their push to modernize

June 21, 2017

… saved Seoul-based architect Moon Hoon also draws on hanok design principles, though his colorful and creative buildings have attracted ire from some critics in South Korea. Hoon says that traditional influences are clear in his use of geometric angles, open space, pavilions and even the way he positions his projects on the land. Not everyone sees it that way. “Many architects in Korea think that I’m an alien,” Hoon says. “It tends to only be people from overseas who see …

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UK holiday fraudsters could face jail – BBC News

June 21, 2017

… because of a cap on the legal fees that can be charged by law firms pursuing personal injury cases at home. Mr Tanzer added: “The government must urgently address this issue. The legal loophole that is allowing firms to unduly profit from these claims must be closed. “This would allow people with genuine claims access to justice but make this area less attractive to claims firms.” …

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Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 20, 2017

… innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency,” Trump’s statement continued.”The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim.” US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, also issued a statement that said Warmbier’s fate would be “an indelible reminder to us of the barbaric nature of the North Korean dictatorship.” Tillerson said that “we …

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Carmakers call for transitional EU deal – BBC News

June 20, 2017

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News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… London’s Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has said people in Kensington, west London. are “sick to death of platitudes from politicians” following the Grenfell Tower fire. He complained of “years of neglect” by the council and a “poor response” by the government to what he called a “preventable accident”. Meanwhile, ministers say households who lost their homes will receive 5,500 each. The BBC understands about 70 people may have died in last …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career

June 19, 2017

Negative self-talk is unrealistic, unnecessary, and self-defeating. It sends you into a downward emotional spiral that is difficult to pull out of. As Henry Ford said, He who believes he can and he who believes he cannot are both correct. These successful people earn an average of $28,000 more annually than their low EQ peers, get promoted more often, and receive higher marks on performance evaluations. The link between EQ and earnings is so direct that every point increase in EQ adds …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

… there’s something about the architecture that you can see people’s body language,” says Laura Lee, the chief executive of Maggie’s Centres. “They quickly change from being tense and anxious. Their shoulders relax. There’s something about the materiality of the building that says it’s a nice place to be.” On June 9, Maggie’s opened its latest center in Oldham, a town northeast of Manchester. Designed by London-based firm dRMM, the simple …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and had to bring his own shovel. people regularly spat at him and sneered at …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… were putting people directly on NGO boats, new researchthat[This report] is written to avert a looming catastrophe, the researchers say. If NGOs are forced to stop or reduce their operations, many more lives will be lost to the sea. Chris McGrath via Getty Images a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa Frontex launched a new operation Migrants and refugees wait to board a Proactiva Open Arms’ rescue vessel after being rescued from a wooden boat sailing out of control in …

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Portugal fire leaves 57 people dead, dozens injured

June 18, 2017

(CNN)A raging wildfire killed 57 people and injured dozens more in Portugal, with some victims burned to death in their cars as they tried to flee, officials said. Some victims got stuck in their cars and on the side of the road in what officials described as the “greatest wildfire tragedy of recent years.” The blaze spread Saturday onto Pedrogao Grande town, forcing residents to try and leave the town to escape towering flames. …

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‘God Help America’: Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Speaks Out After Cop’s Acquittal

June 18, 2017

St. Anthony Police officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guiltyon a charge of second-degree manslaughter, as well as on two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm. The Minnesota cop went to trial after he shot Castile during a traffic stop last July. She said Friday that she was incredibly disappointed with the jurys verdict. The system in this country continues to fail black people and will continue to fail us, she said outside the courtroom. My son loved this city, and this city …

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Cuban Government Says Trump Will Not Weaken The Revolution

June 17, 2017

In a statement read out on the evening news, the Communist government said Trump was resorting to coercive methods of the past that hurt the Cuban people and prevented economic development but would not weaken the revolution. The Cuban government denounces the new measures hardening the blockade that are destined to fail … and that will not achieve their aim of weakening the revolution, Havana said. He said he based the measures largely on human rights grounds, calling on Cuba to …

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Independence Day Fast Facts

June 17, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July. First two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence:“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… scars for years to come. Many people in the political world had quietly worried that violence was a lamentably possible extension of a presidential campaign in which Trump baited angry crowds and liberals ridiculed and insulted him. In a sign of how the political dialogue has deteriorated, it’s now normal for the President of the United States to spread obvious falsehoods, to brand the media the “enemy of the American people” and for his opponents to openly call him a liar. …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… accept that it’s better to do them and run the risk that they go badly than look like you are running scared. Furthermore, if you want to brag that your candidate is a bloody difficult woman, then she has to show some empathy to remind people she is human after all.” Image copyright Reuters Sporting history is littered with underdogs triumphing because they wanted to win more than their opponents, or put in more effort. The same sometimes goes for politics. In this election Mrs …

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Sanders Movement Plots Democratic Party Takeover At Weekend Gathering

June 13, 2017

… waves to the crowd alongside his wife Jane after his speech at The people’s Summit in Chicago on Saturday. I want to tell you what you already know that the movement for economic, racial and environmental justice is not just growing here in the U.S. It is growing worldwide, Sanders declared. Judging by the cheers that followed, the audience didnt need much convincing. A recent Berniecrat effort to take over the California Democratic Party was similarly disappointing. Although Sanders …

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London Bridge attack : ‘I helped 200 people hide in a pub cellar’ – BBC News

June 11, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInsp Jim Cole rushed to the scene to give first aid One of the first police officers on the scene of the London Bridge attack has told how he helped 200 people hide from danger in a pub cellar. Inspector Jim Cole said he had been confronted by people wounded and in a “state of panic” in Borough Market. Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba killed eight people on 3 June, running over pedestrians on the bridge …

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