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  • California will block transportation of oil from Trump offshore drilling plan
    California_will_block_the_transportation_of_petroleum_from_trump_offshore_drilling_plan 2018-02-08 07:11:56 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will block the transportation through its state of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs, officials told Reuters on Wednesday, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in U.S. federal waters. California’s plan t...

  • Homo sapiens trekked out of Africa far earlier than previously known
    Homo_sapiens_trekked_out_of_africa_far_earlier_than_previously_known 2018-01-25 21:32:55 UTC
    Homo sapiens were wandering out of Africa at least 177,000 years ago — some 60,000 years earlier than previously thought. The new migration date comes after ancient stone tools and part of a fossilised Homo sapiens jaw bone with teeth were discovered in a cave in northern Israel. Until now,...

  • Trumpian Era Brings Unprecedented Trust Crisis in U.S.
    Trumpian_era_brings_unprecedented_trust_crisis_in_us 2018-01-22 07:34:32 UTC
    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Trust in U.S. institutions, particularly the government, has plunged in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, according to a leading survey released on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The annual Edelman Trust Barometer showed overall trust ...

  • A year of Trump: Hate binds and blinds US
    A_year_of_trump-_hate_binds_and_blinds_u.s. 2018-01-21 07:50:21 UTC
    The US president has been in office for a year. His critics make it far too easy for him when they unite in blind hate against all things Donald Trump, writes Germany's public international broadcaster-DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl. Figures of hate have a great advantage: people can rally b...

  • Pope Francis on Immigration: There is no Christian joy when doors are closed
    Pope_francis_on_immigration-_there_is_no_christian_joy_when_doors_are_closed 2018-01-18 18:27:58 UTC
    IQUIQUE, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Thursday that it is not Christian to shut out immigrants, urging nations to welcome people whose lives had been “watered down” by poverty, injustice and exploitation. Francis, whose defense of migrants and refugees has been a key theme of his nea...

  • Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian Teen Activist Remain in Custody
    Ahed_tamimi__palestinian_teen_activist_remain_in_custody 2018-01-18 01:59:52 UTC
    An Israeli court has ruled to keep a prominent Palestinian teen activist and her mother in custody until the end of their trial. Ahed Tamimi, 16, was detained last month during an overnight raid on her home in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh after a video of the teen slapping an...

  • Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dies Suddenly at 46
    Cranberries_singer_dolores_o'riordan_dies_suddenly_at_46 2018-01-15 21:36:39 UTC
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O‘Riordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a trip to London for a recording session, her publicist said. The Irish group, which combined indie guitar with O‘Riordan’s distinctive Irish lilt and yoddle, sh...

  • Immigrants from Africa Boast Higher Education Levels Than Overall U.S. Population
    Immigrants_from_africa_boast_higher_education_levels_than_overall_u.s._population 2018-01-13 10:19:57 UTC
    NEW YORK - Today, New American Economy (NAE) released a report on the contributions of immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa to the U.S. economy. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of African immigrants in America more than doubled - rising from roughly 723,000 people to more than 1.7 million. Pow...

  • Supermassive black hole burped out material twice after colliding with nearby galaxy
    Supermassive_black_hole_burped_out_material_twice_after_colliding_with_nearby_galaxy 2018-01-12 20:07:51 UTC
    Using two telescopes, astronomers have found a black hole at the centre of a galaxy 800 million light years away that has spewed material into space not once, but twice. Most galaxies have a supermassive black hole at their centres, which consumes anything that gets too close. And while we ten...

  • 'The president of the United States is racist'
    'the_president_of_the_united_states_is_racist' 2018-01-12 06:45:09 UTC
    Don Lemon says Donald Trump’s reported comments about “sh—hole countries” didn’t leave him outraged because he “already knew” the president was “racist.” Opening Thursday’s CNN Tonight, Lemon declared, “The president of the United States is racist. A lot of us already knew that.” According ...

  • Robert De Niro on Trump: This F-cking Idiot Is the President
    Robert_de_niro_on_trump-_this_fucking_idiot_is_the_president 2018-01-10 20:06:33 UTC
    Robert De Niro attended the National Board of Review Awards in New York Tuesday night to present Meryl Streep with the Best Actress prize for The Post. In the film helmed by Steven Spielberg, Streep plays legendary Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, who tries to decide whether or not ...

  • Golden Globes Winners 2018: The Complete List
    Golden_globes_winners_2018-__the_complete_list_ 2018-01-08 09:26:45 UTC
    LOS ANGELES — Host Seth Meyers came out swinging at the Golden Globes Sunday night, directly addressing in his monologue the issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality that have roiled the industry for months. He lobbed hard-hitting jokes at Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen a...

  • Harare water unsafe to drink, due to chemical shortage
    Harare_water_unsafe_to_drink__due_to_chemical_shortage_ 2018-01-02 08:32:35 UTC
    The mayor of Harare says a shortage of chemicals has resulted in unsafe water being pumped into residents’ homes for consumption in the Zimbabwean capital. Bernard Manyenyeni told The Herald newspaper: “Our claims that the water is chemically safe to drink will not hold if residents cannot sta...

  • Countries around the world celebrating start of 2018
    Countries_around_the_world_celebrating_start_of_2018 2018-01-01 00:21:15 UTC
    In the heart of Berlin, fireworks are igniting the night sky behind the Brandenburg Gate. Similar celebrations are taking place across Germany, including Cologne, Hamburg and Munich. The Chancellor of the Free World, Angela Merkel used her televised speech ahead of the festivities to call for ...

  • UNICEF: 2017 was one of the worst years for children caught in conflicts
    Unicef-_2017_was_one_of_the_worst_years_for_children_caught_in_conflicts 2017-12-28 07:09:25 UTC
    Warring parties in 2017 had a blatant disregarded for international law when it came to the protection of children, an official from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. A UNICEF report found that in conflict-ridden regions across the world, high numbers of children h...

  • Marlene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday
    Maria_magdalene_dietrich_would_have_been_116_on_wednesday 2017-12-27 09:06:37 UTC
    Described as "a wild original", and hailed as the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema, Maria Magdalene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday. In her honor, Google is changing its logo in 24 countries to a doodle. During World War II, Dietrich was a high-profile entert...

  • Pope Francis calls for two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    Pope_francis_calls_for_two-state_solution_to_end_the_israeli-palestinian_conflict 2017-12-25 18:21:39 UTC
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Francis spoke of the...

  • Pope Francis equates the story of Joseph and Mary to the current refugee crisis
    Pope_francis_equates_the_story_of_joseph_and_mary_to_the_current_refugee_crisis 2017-12-25 11:16:38 UTC
    Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday. , comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed and the respect for migrants is an integral part of Christianity. ...

  • Zimbabweans of European Origin Return to Seized Land
    Zimbabweans_of_european_ethnic_origin_returns_to_seized_land 2017-12-24 11:14:22 UTC
    RUSAPE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - The last time farmer Rob Smart left his land it was at gunpoint, forced out in June by riot police armed with tear gas and AK-47 assault rifles. He returned on Thursday to ululations and tears of joy from former workers and their families who were also kicked out -...

  • UN decides to mark Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday with peace summit
    Un_decided_to_mark_the_100th_anniversary_of_nelson_mandela%e2%80%99s_birth_with_a_peace_summit 2017-12-23 05:11:03 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly has decided to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding a high-level meeting focusing on world peace ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in September 2018. A resolution adopted Friday without a vote says the “Nelson M...

  • Highly-skilled foreign workers favor Canada, not the U.S.
    Highly-skilled_foreign_workers_favor_canada__not_u.s 2017-12-18 03:45:11 UTC
    Petra Axolotl knew her chances of getting an H-1B visa were slim. She had an MBA from Wharton and a job offer at Twitter, but luck would decide the Dutch data scientist's fate – and in 2016, it did not fall in her Favor. Axolotl missed out in the lottery for the coveted visa but remained deter...

  • Brexit: Majority of Britons don't want to leave the EU
    Brexit-_majority_of_britons_don't_want_to_leave_the_eu 2017-12-17 19:26:31 UTC
    As Prime Minister Theresa May enters the second phase of Brexit negotiations, a poll commissioned by UK daily The Independent shows that more than half of Britons want to remain in the European Union. A poll conducted by the BMG Research group for UK newspaper The Independent shows that 10 per...

  • Zimbabwe May Recoup Millions of Dollars in Diamonds Kept in Britain
    Zimbabwe_may_recoup_millions_of_dollars_in_diamonds_kept_in_britain 2017-12-10 21:43:02 UTC
    President Emmerson Mnangagwa could recoup millions of dollars in diamond proceeds that were siphoned to London if he mends Zimbabwe’s relations with Britain. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said Mnangagwa would spearhead the mending of political relations with the regional and international...

  • Obama urges voters to protect democracy, complacency could lead to fascism
    Obama_urges_voters_to_protect_democracy__complacency_could_lead_to_fascism 2017-12-09 09:23:18 UTC
    Many US right wing commentators have hit out at former President Barack Obama after he evoked Nazi Germany in a bid to encourage voters to remain vigilant and protect democracy. "We get complacent and assume that things continue as they have been, just automatically, and they don't," Obama sai...

  • Paris climate accord: Obama promises US remains on track, thanks to the action of some states
    Paris_climate_accord-_obama_promises__us_remains_on_track__thanks_to_the_action_of_some_states 2017-12-02 20:47:35 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama lamented the lack of U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change during a visit to Paris on Saturday, in a veiled rebuke of his Republican successor’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. Speaking at an invitation-only event ...