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A few weeks ago, I observed that Barack Obama’s iconic status as the first African-American U.S. President should not obscure his mixed political record. For that, I was accused by one Radio 4 commentator of peddling a ‘racist narrative’.
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Police have responded to criticism that they did not do enough to stop riots in the Rinkeby suburb north-west of Stockholm on Monday night.
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No arrests after riots in Sweden

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02/22/2017 at 22:31. Facebook
New findings from the University of Michigan explain an Ice Age paradox and add to the mounting evidence that climate change could bring higher seas than most models predict.
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02/22/2017 at 15:54. Facebook
Greek pensioner Dimitra says she never imagined a life reduced to food handouts: some rice, two bags of pasta, a packet of chickpeas, some dates and a tin of milk for the month.
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Greeks sink yet deeper in poverty

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02/22/2017 at 10:36. Facebook
On Monday, Chinese scientists announced their schedule to build a new-generation supercomputer that will be 10 times faster than the Sunway TaihuLight, currently the world's fastest computer.
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World's Fastest Computer Allows to 'Predict the Future'

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02/21/2017 at 17:20. Facebook
Five dead after Victoria's 'worst civil aviation accident in 30 years'. The five - an Australian pilot and four US tourists heading to play golf on King Island - were on the plane when it appeared to suffer catastrophic engine failure moments after taking off from Essendon Airport this morning.
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Small plane crashes into mall in Australia

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02/21/2017 at 12:09. Facebook
India hopes to meet all its energy requirements from resources from the moon by 2030, according to a professor at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which recently launched a record 104 satellites with a single rocket.
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02/21/2017 at 09:42. Facebook
Year over year, ever since 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown grows worse and worse, an ugly testimonial to the inherent danger of generating electricity via nuclear fission, which produces isotopes, some of the most deadly poisonous elements on the face of the planet.
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Fukushima: A Lurking Global Catastrophe?

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02/20/2017 at 19:30. Facebook
It is thought the attacks may be aimed at causing aircrews to hit wrong targets, leading to collateral damage in a bid to undermine Britain’s mission.
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Russians forcing RAF to abort missions in Syria

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02/20/2017 at 15:59. Facebook
As House Republicans push for a bill that would prevent local governments from determining minimum hourly wages, workers in some Iowa counties are expressing bewilderment over the potential loss of raises that have improved their lives.
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Minimum wage bills in U.S.

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02/20/2017 at 14:51. Facebook
Famine has been declared in two areas of South Sudan following three-years of civil war and an entrenched economic crisis.
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02/19/2017 at 19:12. Facebook
Oceans across the globe are slowly losing oxygen, which poses a major problem for every living marine animal and underscores the serious consequences of climate change.
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The world’s oceans are losing oxygen

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02/19/2017 at 13:09. Facebook
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Islam is not the source of "terrorism" and that cooperating with predominantly Muslim states in the fight against it is vital.
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Merkel: 'Islam is not the source of terrorism'

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02/19/2017 at 11:19. Facebook
With members of the CIA and NSA leaking materials on Michael Flynn’s communications with Russian officials, we are witnessing a slow boiling domestic coup that will transform American governance and the Executive Branch’s relationships with intelligence agencies. It remains to be seen whether these moves signal broader attacks on the Presidency by agencies long accustomed to taking out...
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Who really rules the United States?

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02/18/2017 at 17:56. Facebook
A population of microbes that are tens of thousands of years old has been discovered in a place called Hell.
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02/18/2017 at 12:05. Facebook
“Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil,” General Tony Thomas, who heads the United States Special Operations Command, remarked at a military conference in Maryland this week. “I hope they sort it out soon, because we’re a nation at war.”
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Trump’s failing foreign policy bewilders the world

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02/18/2017 at 08:45. Facebook
The Carnival of Venice, which each year draws thousands of revellers dressed in masks and period costume, got under way in the iconic Italian city on Saturday with a stunning show staged on its famous canals.
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Venice Carnival celebrates 'beauty, the sea, and vanity'

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02/17/2017 at 17:56. Facebook
For the citizens of four NATO countries asked which military power they'd want fighting on their side if attacked, the answer was simple — Russia.
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Four NATO nations would pick Russia to defend them if threatened

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02/17/2017 at 16:57. Facebook
Authorities in an ethnic Uyghur county of northwest China’s Xinjiang region have ordered that all tools used for cutting must be registered with police, with the user’s ID number engraved on the blade of each tool in an apparent bid to discourage its use as a weapon.
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Cutting tools must be registered with police

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02/17/2017 at 15:42. Facebook
Hundreds of thousands of people in Somalia may die or be near death in May if immediate action isn't taken to address the threat of famine.
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Somalia on brink of famine, with death threatening thousands

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