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My country may be swept away by the climate crisis if the rest of the world fails to uphold its promises
David Kabua, President of the Marshall Islands
Now is a time for courage. It will take sacrifices from everyone for us all to survive, the president of the Marshall Islands writes
‘I have used blackness when it was not mine’: ANOTHER white BLM activist admits to FAKING being black
An Indianapolis activist for Black Lives Matter, Satchuel Paigelyn Cole, has admitted to pretending to be black for years, coming forward after a local news report revealed the truth.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87
The second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg’s pointed and powerful dissenting opinions earned her late-life rock stardom.
The Quiet Man in Stockholm Who Laundered China’s Oil Money for Iran
By all outward appearances, Hatam Khatoun Nema was a small-time money changer working from a nondescript office in Järfälla, a workaday Stockholm suburb.
Biometric Bribery: Inside Semlex’s Global Playbook
Semlex is an unassuming Brussels-based company that supplies biometric documents such as passports and driving licenses to governments and international bodies.
World must be better prepared for next pandemic, says WHO boss
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday the world must be better prepared for the next pandemic, as he called on countries to invest in public health.
Man blows up part of house while chasing fly
An electric racket and a gas leak have proved disastrous for one man in France
Now Charles Darwin gets cancelled: Natural History museum will review 'offensive' exhibitions about the Father of Evolution because HMS Beagle's Galapagos voyage was 'colonialist'
Natural history museum is reviewing its potentially 'offensive' collections in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. Exhibitions under review include collections by naturalist Charles Darwin on HMS Beagle.
Los Angeles teacher flees home after receiving death threats for wearing 'I can't breathe' T-shirt
A Los Angeles high school teacher said she was forced to flee her home after receiving numerous death threats for wearing an "I can't breathe" T-shirt during one of her virtual class sessions.
Michaela Coel - “I May Destroy You” & Writing About Sexual Assault
If you are a woman, this show will make you stronger. If you are a man, this show will make you human, and will teach you what never ever to do to any woman under any circumstances. A fearless, frank and provocative half-hour series expl...
Let a woman become emperor, Japan’s defence minister says
Taro Kono set himself apart from Japanese conservatives by calling for a female emperor upon the Chrysanthemum Throne – something observers reckon is still a long way off.
The West doesn’t know best
I’d always rather liked the Finns, until I came across the conductor Dalia Stasevska. When I asked my mother what they were like, back when I was five or six and enjoyed staring at a globe of the world, she described them as ‘drunken and...
Nudes, prudes and swingers. Hedonism II adapts to the pandemic era
During the time I spent living with my husband next door to Hedonism II resort in Jamaica, I often suspected the neighbors were having more fun than we were.
NASA: A fridge-size asteroid is headed toward Earth one day before the November election
An asteroid has a slim chance of entering the Earth's atmosphere on November 2. That's one day before the US election. Because of its small size, the asteroid, dubbed 2018VP1, would burn off while hurtling toward the planet.
US says it has seized millions in cryptocurrency meant to fund terrorist groups
It’s the ‘largest-ever seizure of cryptocurrency in the terrorism context’. "Terrorist networks have adapted to technology."
Airline pilots are worried about their jobs. So some are learning to fly drones
With mass layoffs at US air carriers expected this fall, airline pilots like Michelle Bishop are anticipating the unwelcome reality that pilots like herself may soon be left without stable work.
The Moment You Realise You're In The Wrong Job
Builder makes up a beautiful melody for the crowds at the Station. The melody has no name, it's just a spontaneous improvisation.
The joyous Israel-UAE peace deal
Stephen Daisley, Spectator
There is a time for war and a time for peace, Ecclesiastes tells us. Joyously, in the middle of a joyless year, a time for peace is upon us. For only the third occasion since 1948, Israel has secured a deal for peace with an Arab state. ...
THIS Is Why Trump HATES Kamala Harris
Pres. Trump just called Sen. Kamala Harris "extraordinarily nasty" for her grilling of Brett Kavanaugh -- when she pressed Kavanaugh on whether he had ever discussed the Mueller investigation with Trump's lawyer.
The Aftermath of the Beirut Explosion
Images of the widespread damage in Beirut, a day after the devastating blast
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