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Far-right extremists march in Sofia to honor pro-Nazi general

SOFIA (Reuters) - Hundreds of far-right extremists marched through the center of Sofia on Saturday to honor a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organization in the 1930s and 1940s. The march, which has raised concern in local media about the rise of the right wing in the Balkan state, went ahead despite international condemnation. It included a torchlight procession...

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100 years of Israel, The Balfour Decleration

This year marks one hundred years since the Balfour Declaration was issued and set in motion the process which led to the displacement and dispossession of millions of Palestinians over the course of ten decades. Theresa May has said that Britain is “proud of our pioneering role in the creation of the state of Israel” at a gala dinner in...

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Longest living dolphin in captivity dies at Japan aquarium

TOKYO: A female bottlenose dolphin has died at a Japanese aquarium only weeks after breaking a national record of more than four decades in captivity, an official said Thursday. Nana, thought to be around 47 years old, was discovered drowned on Tuesday at a natural cove of Shimoda Aquarium in Shizuoka, central Japan, said official Kiyoshi Sakamoto. The death came...

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PIA ‘Forgets’, Leaves behind 2 Coffins in New York

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been apprehended on the basis of them leaving behind two coffins in New York City. The two coffins were supposed to be delivered to Lahore on 28th October but were unfortunately left behind at JFK airport due to PIA’s lack of attention. PIA claims that it was their last New York flight, as it just...

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Mass seal deaths in Russia’s Lake Baikal

Around 130 dead seals have washed up on the shores of Russia's Lake Baikal, authorities said Tuesday, as they launched a probe into the latest problem to hit the world's deepest lake. The Baikal seal is the smallest in the world, and exactly how and when the species colonised the ancient Siberian lake is still a mystery. "There were about...

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Truduea dresses up as Superman for Halloween, proves he’s the coolest

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yet again melted hears when he showed up as DC Comics superhero Clark Kent ahead of his appearance at the parliament. Sporting the nerdy Kent spectacles with side-parted hair, Trudeau descended down the stairs of the building before opening his shirt to flash his Superman shirt, leaving all and sundry amused. For his first year...

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Women sign letter condemning rampant sexual harassment in art world

Cindy Sherman, Laurie Anderson and Jenny Holzer joined more than 7,000 women, including some of the biggest names in contemporary art, to denounce sexual harassment by people who hold positions of power in their milieu. The open letter followed last week's resignation of Knight Landesman, an art world figure known for his colorful suits, as co-publisher of leading arts magazine...

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Internet giants find more Russia-linked election meddling

Internet giants were expected to tell Congress this week that Russian-backed content aimed at manipulating US politics during last year's election was more extensive than first thought. Facebook, Google and Twitter were slated to share what they have learned so far from digging into possible connections between Russian entities and posts, ads, and even videos shared on YouTube. Facebook will...

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Tech giants must collaborate against online extremism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. tech firms such as Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc should be more aggressive in tackling extremism and political misinformation if they want to avoid government action, a report from the World Economic Forum said on Monday. The study from the Swiss nonprofit organization adds to a chorus of calls for Silicon Valley to stem the spread...

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Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off: WHO

Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday. Reporting an 84 percent drop in 16 years, to 90,000 deaths in 2016 from more than 550,000 in 2000, the Measles and Rubella Initiative (M&RI) said more children getting vaccinations was the...

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Muniba Mazari – Frida Kahlo’s Soul Lives On

Muniba Mazhari - The Iron Lady of Pakistan https://youtu.be/LIF5BnugxYM I was emotionally wrenched after listening to Muniba’s story, I managed to hold in my tears and ponder over her strength and courage on the verge of tears, I realized that the details to her story resemble one of my favourite painters: Frida Kahlo. I was astonished on how two women’s...

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I LOVE PAKISTAN Imprinted balloons seized in Kanpur, 2 Men Detained

A recent raid occurred in Govind Nagar, a complain by advocate Ajai Pratap Singh was launched against colorful packets of balloons that had imprints of I love Pakistan and  Habibi which roughly translates to ‘my love’ or ‘my darling’. The advocate was on his way home while he was searching balloons for his son’s birthday, he came across these threatening...

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Italian man sentenced to 24 years for infecting dozens of women with HIV

ROME (Reuters) - An Italian man was sentenced on Friday to 24 years in prison for infecting more than 30 women with the HIV virus, after having unprotected sex with them despite knowing that he was HIV positive, a court ruled. Valentino Talluto, a 33-year-old accountant, seduced dozens of women via social networks for a decade before his arrest in...

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One small doorstep for man: Cosmic mat welcomes aliens

It may look like an ordinary door mat, but its creators insist the conceptual art piece could encourage alien life to visit Earth -- and help create a new kind of space archaeology. Dubbed the "Cosmic Welcome Mat" it features swirls of red, sky blue, and violet against a black border, and is meant to convey a warm reception to...

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Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb Rohingya population

Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. The latest arrivals have joined hundreds...

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Bilquis and Faisal Edhi fearful over Edhi Centre shutdown, allege land grabbing

ISLAMABAD: Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal on Thursday took notice of the Edhi Foundation Thatta centre being shut down over a property dispute. He directed the Sindh home secretary to call for a report from Inspector General of Police (IGP) A.D. Khwaja seeking an explanation as to why the centre has been sealed with the help of Thatta police....

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Hero Pakistan bus driver happy to welcome back Sri Lanka

Meher Mohammad Khalil, a Pakistani bus driver who held his nerve under gunfire to guide the Sri Lankan team to safety during an attack in 2009, is thrilled that international cricket is finally returning to Lahore. Sri Lanka play Pakistan in a Twenty20 international in the city on Sunday, becoming the first international cricket team to visit the nation since...

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