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Northern Ireland: Up to 200 ex-soldiers and police facing Troubles investigations

Up to 200 ex-soldiers and police facing Troubles investigations Figure comes as rift opens between Northern Ireland Office and MoD over how to deal with historical accusations OP: Some further details for those who are not aware of the events [...]

US threatens to veto UN resolution on rape as weapon of war, officials say

US threatens to veto UN resolution on rape as weapon of war, officials say Exclusive: US warns it will reject measure over language on sexual health in latest example of hardline abortion stance The United Nations headquarters in New York.———————————- The [...]

29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee shot dead in Northern Ireland violence

(CNN)A prominent young journalist was killed during a night of rioting in Londonderry on Thursday, in what police in Northern Ireland have described as a "terrorist incident." Dissident republicans are believed to be responsible [...]

Fifty shades of white: the long fight against racism in romance novels

Fifty shades of white: the long fight against racism in romance novels For decades, the world of romantic fiction has been divided by a heated debate about racism and diversity. Is there any hope of a happy ending? PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST [...]

Return of the cat man of Aleppo

Return of the cat man of Aleppo Meet the cat man of Aleppo.—————- The cat man of Aleppo, Mohammad Aljaleel, touched the hearts of millions when his sanctuary featured in a BBC video in 2016 (above). He had to leave [...]

Youth are speaking out against climate change, worldwide

'We're the ones affected': teen climate activist on her viral clash with US senator In a Guardian interview, Isha Clarke says she’s been inspired by student climate strikes in the UK and is planning one in the US Isha Clarke, [...]

Measles outbreak kills almost 1,000 children in Madagascar despite emergency vaccination scheme

The Indian Ocean island has Africa’s highest rate of children’s malnutrition, increasing health risk from measles infection At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite [...]

Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz dies after being stabbed in heart on stage

(CNN) The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, a well-known critic of his country's rightwing government, died on Monday, one day after he was stabbed by a man who rushed on stage during an open-air charity event. Thousands of people witnessed [...]

Trump quietly shuts down HIV cure research to appease the religious right

By Alex Bollinger · Monday, December 10, 2018 Scientists are speaking out against a directive by the Trump administration that has shut down research into a cure for HIV. A scientist who was supposed to supply mice that have been modified [...]

Nobel Peace Prize to honour champions of struggle against sexual violence

OtherOSLO (AFP) – Champions of the fight against sexual violence, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, a former captive of jihadists, will on Monday (Dec 10) receive the Nobel Peace Prize, which this year highlights [...]