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13/05/2017 20:00

Paris «love locks» sale raises thousands for refugees

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A charity auction selling off «love locks» from Paris bridges to raise money for refugees on Saturday brought in over $270,000, though the event was briefly interrupted by protests from far-right nationalists.

08/05/2017 07:38

«Revenge porn» on «mass scale» in Australia

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Researchers on Monday urged tougher laws to protect victims of «revenge porn» in Australia after a survey revealed abuses, including shooting and sharing intimate images without permission, on a «mass scale».

05/05/2017 04:12

German «refugee» soldier case lays bare asylum chaos

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The bizarre case of a German soldier who registered as a Syrian refugee has exposed failings in Germany's handling of a mass influx of over a million asylum-seekers since 2015.

24/04/2017 21:47

Upward mobility has fallen sharply in US

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In a sign of the fading American Dream, 92 percent of children born in 1940 earned more than their parents, but only half of those born in 1984 can say the same, researchers said Monday.

21/04/2017 05:49

Australia toughens up citizenship test

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Canberra on Thursday unveiled plans to put «Australian values» at the heart of tougher requirements to gain citizenship, days after scrapping a visa programme for temporary foreign workers.

20/04/2017 11:05

India bans red car beacons to end elitist culture

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India said Wednesday it will ban ministers and senior officials from using red beacons on their cars to cut through traffic, a longstanding privilege that has caused resentment and accusations of elitism.

19/04/2017 00:54

Syrians in frantic search for their children after blast

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Fatima Rashid was recovering in a Syrian hospital after a deadly suicide blast when she glanced at a teenager with a bloody, disfigured face. She did not recognise her daughter.

05/02/2017 15:42

Trump appeals but travel ban block remains in place, for now

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A legal showdown was brewing Sunday after the US Justice Department appealed a temporary block on Donald Trump's contentious travel ban but the court rejected any immediate move to reinstate it.

09/01/2017 11:00

Hair today, hungover tomorrow as young Japanese come of age

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Draped in dazzling kimonos, thousands of expensively made-up young Japanese women marked their entry into adulthood on Monday -- with many planning a night on the booze to celebrate.

30/11/2016 10:06

Let women drive, urges Saudi prince

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An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince wants an «urgent» end to his country's ban on women driving, saying overturning the law was a matter of women's rights and economic necessity.

24/11/2016 10:25

Twelve arrested in India baby trafficking ring

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Twelve people have been arrested in eastern India for trafficking newborn babies, who were smuggled out of clinics in biscuit boxes, police said Thursday.

20/11/2016 11:40

Three minutes to embrace on US-Mexico border

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For 20 years, Laura Avila had yearned to hug her mother again. On Saturday, tears streaming down her face, the 35-year-old had her wish finally come true -- if only for three minutes.

20/11/2016 06:35

Coldplay, Jay Z perform at India anti-poverty concert

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Nearly 80,000 people in India's financial capital Mumbai attended the Global Citizen Festival headlined by British rock band Coldplay Saturday as part of an anti-poverty campaign.

20/11/2016 06:02

After bloody year, Chicago looks to tougher gun laws

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On a recent evening on Chicago's southwest side, an all-too-familiar scene unfolds: within sight of the Windy City's iconic downtown high-rises, dozens of police officers swarm. A 21-year-old man has been shot outside his home.

05/11/2016 22:08

China's Miao minority welcome new year with lavish celebrations

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To an ear-splitting soundtrack of chanting and drums, 400 young dancers in spangled outfits clanged sickles and kick-stepped before thousands of spectators and a dais of a dozen Chinese officials.

10/10/2016 07:43

Longer lives, more lifestyle disease

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Life expectancy worldwide has jumped by a decade since 1980, rising in 2015 to 69 years for men and nearly 75 for women, according to a comprehensive overview of global health released Thursday.

23/09/2016 15:53

Paul Simon, Tom Morello lead music drive against poverty

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Pop-folk legend Paul Simon and hard-edged guitarist Tom Morello on Thursday led a drive by musicians to fight poverty, bringing promises of greater action to help the world's most vulnerable.

19/09/2016 15:14

Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll

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More than 40 percent of young Japanese single adults are virgins, a government survey has shown, and almost three-quarters of men are not in any kind of relationship.

18/09/2016 13:47 Video

The migrants lifesaver on the shores of Brooklyn

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Hundreds of lifesaver on the banks of the East River in New Yok, under the Brooklyn Bridge. Are the orange vests reuperati on the beaches from the Greek island of Chios and worn by migrants traveling to Europe and passed. The initiative of Oxfam at the UN summit on refugees.

18/09/2016 08:21

Cannabis: the new Californian gold rush

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Two years ago, the city of Adelanto, a crumbling outpost in California's Mojave desert, was facing a bleak future as it teetered on the brink of bankruptcy and struggled with double-digit unemployment.

10/07/2016 19:52

Cheerful Madonna shrugs off controversy in Malawi

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Madonna shrugged off controversies about her relationship with Malawi, the homeland of her two adopted children, and spoke freely of her family life during a visit to the country Sunday.

01/04/2016 15:36

Polish Catholic Church calls for total abortion ban

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Poland's Catholic Church on Wednesday called for a total abortion ban, as pro-life activists seek to tighten the law that is already one of the most restrictive in Europe.

31/03/2016 15:35

Amnesty accuses Qatar of abusing World Cup workers

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Qatar World Cup stadium workers have suffered abuse and been subjected to forced labour, Amnesty International said Thursday, for the first time alleging rights violations at a 2022 tournament venue.

29/03/2016 09:30

Global elderly population «exploding»

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The number of people globally aged 65 and over is expected to more than double by 2050 as the world's senior population continues to rocket, a US study says.

26/03/2016 15:14

Greece starts emptying Idomeni border camp as new arrivals slow

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Greece said Saturday it has begun emptying the main migrant camp on its Macedonia border, as the huge tide of refugees flooding into the country slows to a trickle following the EU-Turkey deal.

25/03/2016 09:18 Video

Israel's Purim, masks and parades for the Jewish carnival

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It is an ancient festival where the only rule is to have fun, and is beloved by children who dress up just like a carnival. During the festival, preceded by a day of fasting, feasting, they will exchange gifts and generally have fun.

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