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markgeoffreykirshner.com – theguardian.com – The reopening of the British embassy in Iran was not greeted with much enthusiasm by some newspapers. The Times warned foreign secretary Philip Hammond, who went to Tehran to watc…

IS Wants World To See Palmyra Destruction

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news.sky.com – Palmyra. World Heritage Site. A place of incalculable cultural value but one with very specific use to so-called Islamic State. The ancient city north of Damascus was built on trade routes that rem…

How to get more Twitter followers free fast: @UNIR1Network

twiterhero.blogspot.com – Finding great followers on Twitter can be hard. This blog makes it a lot easier with the most current and active users showing up in the timeline. These are the people you need to have on your Twit…

Democracy activist Dr Nasser Bin Ghaith arrested

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middleeastmonitor.com – Democracy activist Dr Nasser bin Ghaith was arrested by the UAE authoirities in Abu Dhabi at 2pm on 18th August. Dr bin Ghaith, who works as an economist and academic, has not been heard from since…

Islamic State destroys Baalshamin Temple at Palmyra, say activists

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smh.com.au – The Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra has been blown up by Islamic State militants, reports from Syria say. Photo: WikiCommons Militants from the Islamic State destroyed a temple in the ancient ruins…

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Military leaders appointed by Presidents Obama and Clinton oppose Iran nuclear deal

washingtonexaminer.com – What do military leaders appointed by President Obama and President Clinton think of Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran? Not much, in many cases. Examples: • Admiral James Stavridis, NATO supreme allie…

Europe – Hollande, Merkel, urge unified EU response to migrant crisis

france24.com – “We must put in place a unified system for the right to asylum,” Hollande said in a brief statement ahead of talks, calling the influx from the world’s crisis zones “an exceptional situation that w…

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Corruption, greatest human rights violation, says Buhari

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punchng.com – President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday described corruption as the greatest human rights violation ever. Justifying the reason why his administration is waging a large scale war against graft, Buhari…

Facebook bars posting of reports showing immigrants taking jobs from Americans

washingtonexaminer.com – Facebook temporarily banned users from posting reports by an immigration watchdog analyzing federal statistics that show immigrants in general, and illegal immigrants specifically, are taking a big…

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Birmingham News lays off last black journalist

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alldigitocracy.org – The big news from Alabama Media Group’s (AMG) recent announcement of more newsroom layoffs was that among those losing their jobs was Barnett Wright, the last black reporter at the Birmingham News….

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The 13 Best Parts of the New Joan Didion Biography, The Last Love Song

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vulture.com – Here’s the first thing you should know about The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty’s cradle-to-very-old-age account of the life of Joan Didion, which is out August 25 and is already ushering in a new…

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Helping Hands Press: Don’t get in a RUT,change things up a bit-James J. Griffin

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myhelpinghandspress.blogspot.com – Don’t get in a RUT,change things up a bit-James J. Griffin Writers and readers both need to take the time to stretch their imaginations and change their habits, or they risk getting in a rut. I’ve …

In Iran, a Women’s Soccer Revolution

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Domestic Abuse and LGBTI Rights: India’s Current Struggles in Saurav Dutt’s The Butterfly Room 

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sauravdutt.com – Since the release of India’s Daughters (2015) and its imminent ban in India, Bengali author Saurav Dutt’s The Butterfly Room (2015) also makes an intervention in women’s rights and LGBTI rights in …

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WORLD

ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

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nytimes.com – QADIYA, Iraq — In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced…

WORLD

On the anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, will diplomacy replace war?

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washingtonexaminer.com – Operation Desert Storm, which began 25 years ago this week, was, using the words of Teddy Roosevelt’s secretary of state, “a splendid little war.” Indeed it was if one’s criteria are success, strat…

WORLD

Cybergeddon: Iran readies cyber, ‘EMP’ war plans, defenses

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washingtonexaminer.com – An unusual alliance of national security experts that include a former CIA director and one-time spy Valerie Plame are warning the administration and Congress to act fast to block a growing “cyberg…

WORLD

UN official confirms Israeli soldiers launched attacks from inside Gaza school

middleeastmonitor.com – A senior UN official has confirmed that the Israeli military turned a school in the Gaza Strip into a military base during July’s ground offensive. The comments last week by Special Representative …

WORLD

Greece: Authorities Abuse Refugees on Kos

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doctorswithoutborders.org – Police are evicting migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from public areas on the Greek island of Kos and directing them into an ill-equipped stadium, exacerbating conditions for thousands of peo…

SCIENCE

Severely neglected dog rescued from Arizona shelter

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examiner.com – A dirty, heavily matted coat hid the festering wounds on one dog’s body who arrived this week at a metro animal shelter in Phoenix, Ariz. When staff at the facility shaved the long-neglected fur aw…

SCIENCE

The Sinister (or Left-Handed) Theatrical Duel

britishmuseum.org – The most common type of Museum number begins with the year of acquisition. The database standardises these numbers in the form, for example: 1887,0708.2427 (year: comma: block of four numbers – usu…

SCIENCE

Solar farms could make fertile habitats for bees and butterflies

greenbiz.com – The buzz about the puzzling mass demise of honey bees, monarch butterflies and other crucial pollinators has prompted plenty of personal protection pledges. Now, a movement is afoot to plant these …

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Miley Cyrus Discusses Double Standards In ‘Marie Claire’

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popcrush.com – Referring to Swift’s Vevo record-breaking video, Cyrus reveals during the interview, “I don’t get the violence revenge thing. That’s supposed to be a good example? And I’m a bad role model because …

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Incredibly Kind Kids – The Fuentes Children

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huffingtonpost.com – Mario and Tara Fuentes are the parents of three incredibly kind kids. Michael, 10, Catherine, 9, and their youngest, Mario, 6, are all committed to doing acts of kindness and making sure their acti…

ENVIRONMENT

Naga youth join forces to protect forests

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undp.org – 22-year-old U Pay Ta Ru has become a voice for conserving forests. His village, perched high on the banks of the Chindwin River, is home to more than 200 ethnic Naga people. Traditionally, his comm…

POLITICS

Anti-Abortion Group Continues Its Attack On Planned Parenthood With New Video

nationalmemo.com – An anti-abortion group’s campaign to discredit Planned Parenthood with deceptively edited and dubiously produced videos continues. The latest release from the Center For Medical Progress (CMP) is t…

BUSINESS

Starting small, saving big in Boven Digoel

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undp.org – OGENETAN VILLAGE, Iniyandit subdistrict, Boven Digoel regency, Papua – Yulia Bayup, 24, is a happy woman. She is the proud owner of two fishponds, having been provided with IDR 2 million (US$150) i…

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Trump Threatens To Fight #BlackLivesMatter Protesters If They Interrupt His Rallies (VIDEO)

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addictinginfo.org – Not one to miss even a single day of saying something that would get any other candidate immediately kicked out of the race, Trump spent a recent campaign rally suggesting he would physically fight…

WORLD

Failed revolution, failed state: Libya’s torment continues

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euronews.com – The rebel Libya Dawn forces have held the capital, Tripoli, for the last year, forcing the legitimate government to flee. In February they put on a show of strength ahead of a resumption of UN-brok…

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10 NASA Images That Will Inspire You – InformationWeek

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informationweek.com – The ubiquity of digital cameras makes it easy to overlook the glory of the visible world. Facebook in 2013 said users had uploaded more than 250 billion photos, and were adding 350 million photos p…

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Le massacre des prisonniers politiques en 1988 en Iran reste impuni – Maryam Radjavi

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ncr-iran.org – L’été 1988 fut l’apogée de l’horreur pour le peuple iranien qui a vu des milliers de prisonniers politiques pendus en quelques semaines dans les prisons du pays. Ces prisonniers qui purgeaient leur…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

“I’m Scared to Be a Woman”

hrw.org – This report addresses human rights abuses faced by transgender people in Malaysia. “Transgender” is an inclusive term for anyone whose sex assigned to them at birth—i.e., the designation as “female…

WORLD

Sudanese Army Troops Raped Over 221 Girls, Women in ‘House-to-House’ 3-Day Onslaught in Darfur, Says Leading Human Rights Group

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Nothing prepares you for being the daughter of ageing parents

theguardian.com – Old people’s wards are hell for old people. Geriatric wards are bedlam, bonkers, bananas. A toothless woman screaming when left alone, a cry that reaches the high hospital ceiling. A woman effing a…

LEISURE

JUNGLE SCHOOL

gogetfunding.com – The migrants living in appalling conditions in the tented settlement in Calais are getting no help from any of the EU governments. They have nothing and need virtually everything that we take for g…

LEISURE

Discussion with Leslee Udwin, Director of ‘India’s Daughter’

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sauravdutt.com – Whilst researching, writing and completing my latest book ‘The Butterfly Room’ I-like many around the world-was struck by the power, resolve and unflinching horror of the ‘India’s Daughter’ documen…

LEISURE

Migrants flock to tiny school built by 1 of their own

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bigstory.ap.org – CALAIS, France (AP) — The floor is sandy like the nearby dunes, the canvas roof is held up by tree branches covered in flowered cloth and the students seated at small desks are listening with soldi…

WORLD

Child Piracy – The Somali News Story You’re Not Being Told About

asafeworldforwomen.org – Somalia made headlines again on the 26th July as a bomb explosion outside the Jazeera Palace Hotel in Mogadishu killed 13 people and injured more than 40 others. The attack, which was carried out b…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

A Journey With Mum – Called Alzheimer’s

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asafeworldforwomen.org – By Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women. 13th June 2015. “It’s nice that we should all be friends, despite differences. What we want to hear about, around the whole world, is similariti…

LEISURE

The Second Hardest Thing I’ve Done

asafeworldforwomen.org – By Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women. 11th August 2015. Friday 7th August was Mum’s birthday. She turned 79. Mum lives with our son in her bungalow, half an hour away by car. I went …

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Alzheimer’s – Looking on the Bright Side

asafeworldforwomen.org – By Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women. 6th July 2015. OK this is relatively early stages but, at the moment, it is still possible for me to see Alzheimer’s in a positive light, at tim…

LEISURE

Expecting the Unexpected – Alzheimer’s

asafeworldforwomen.org – By Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women. 20th June 2015. Reading about Alzheimer’s, it looks as though the condition progresses in a series of clear-cut stages, starting with a bit of c…

LEISURE

Dementia and the Importance of Family

asafeworldforwomen.org – By Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women. 4th August 2015. My recent blogs started out being about Mum who has been diaignosed with Alzhemer’s Disease. But actually this one is at least …

LEISURE

Love, Joy and Alzheimer’s – A Day With My Mum

asafeworldforwomen.org – By Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women. 15th July 2015. Today I took my mum for an ECG (electocardiogram) to check out her heart, to help the psychiatrist to prescribe the most appropr…

WORLD

Israeli Forces Kidnap 9 from West Bank Districts – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – WAFA correspondence stated that Israeli forces raided a Hebron city neighborhood, where they proceeded to detain a Palestinian after breaking into and ransacking his house. The detainee was identif…

WORLD

Mother of Ali Dawabsha’s Health Deteriorating, Possible Brain Death – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – (Press TV/Al Ray) Riham Dawabsha who was herself injured, and also lost her husband as a result of the attack, was put on a respirator at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, also known as Tel HaShomer …

WORLD

$35 million to UNRWA from Saudi Arabia – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – According to Ma’an, Yousef al-Bassam, Managing Director of the Saudi Fund for Development, said the donation aims to mitigate a funding crisis within UNRWA, which has threatened to delay the start …

WORLD

Pour la première fois depuis 1979, un journaliste d’un média juif américain a pu visiter l’Iran

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fr.news.yahoo.com – Le reporter du Jewish Daily Forward, une publication marquée à gauche, livre un reportage nuancé sur le pays et son rapport à Israël. Le Congrès américain devra se prononcer en septembre sur l’acco…

WORLD

Solidarité Socialiste avec les Travailleurs en Iran

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iran-echo.com – Dernière liste des prisonnières politiques Iraniennes détenues dans la seule prison d’Evin à Téhéran‎ La liste suivante comprend les prisonnières politiques, actuellement arbitrairement enfermées d…

WORLD

The Movement Against Solitary Confinement

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nymag.com – Earlier this summer, in considering the appeal of a longtime California death-row inmate named Hector Ayala, Justice Anthony Kennedy set aside the substance of Ayala’s appeal (it had to do with the…

WORLD

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center – Eleven Human Rights Organizations Condemn the Destruction of Sunni Place of Worship in Tehran

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iranhrdc.org – Eleven human rights organizations have condemned the destruction of a Sunni place of worship in Tehran in a statement and called on international organizations and Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rap…

WORLD

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center – Majid Moghaddam on Ward 8 of Evin Prison: “A Reminder of Kahrizak Detention Center”

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iranhrdc.org – Late last month Majid Moghaddam, a prisoner of conscience and former detainee at Kahrizak Detention Center was granted bail as his six-year sentence on charges relating to political crimes such as …

WORLD

Bangladesh Police Chief Tells Bloggers, “Don’t Cross the Line” · Global Voices

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globalvoicesonline.org – It has been five days since the assassination of secular blogger Niloy Neel but Bangladesh police authorities have made no significant progress investigating his murder. Neel was hacked to death by…

WORLD

I am a Jewish Iranian-American in favour of the nuclear deal

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theguardian.com – As an Iranian Jew raised in Tehran, educated in the United States, and a frequent visitor to Israel, the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran has pulled me in different directions. Like m…

WORLD

Iran refuses to free student activist Bahareh Hedayat after six years in jail

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theguardian.com – Seven years ago this summer, everything was set for the marriage ceremony of a young Iranian couple who had met and fallen in love at university. But on the day before the wedding, plain clothes of…

WORLD

In Iran, Anti-Baha’i Actions Hurt People and Business

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ihrb.org – The airwaves are still buzzing with news of the historic nuclear deal between six major world powers and Iran. As foreign corporations begin to consider the opportunities to do business in Iran, it…

WORLD

A Jewish Journalist’s Exclusive Look Inside Iran – News – Forward.com

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forward.com – Pasagardae, Iran —— In the heart of Fars Province on Iran’s high desert plateau in the South, a stark and bare large limestone tomb juts out of the landscape. It’s in the middle of nowhere. But the…

WORLD

Proof Iran Funding Hamas Gives the Lie to Obama Claims

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commentarymagazine.com – When asked repeatedly by Republicans about Iran’s repeated threats to destroy Israel during Congressional testimony about the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State John Kerry sighed and looked at h…

WORLD

Amid Crackdown, Putin Reportedly Plans Human Rights Award

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rferl.org – MOSCOW — Rights groups in Russia have been ensnared in a far-reaching government clampdown since Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency in 2012, but some activists may soon get plaudits and eve…

WORLD

Jailed Iranian Artist Atena Farghadani Recipient of CRNI’s 2015 Courage in Cartooning Award

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cartoonistsrights.org – CRNI’s 2015 Courage in Cartooning award is being given to Iranian artist-activist Atena Farghadani.  Ms. Farghadani was jailed in Tehran in August of 2014 after publishing a cartoon in protest of p…

WORLD

Inside Syria: Kurds Roll Back ISIS, but Alliances Are Strained

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nytimes.com – HASAKA, Syria — Green drapes were drawn against the sun, cloaking the room where members of a Syrian Kurdish militia huddled around walkie-talkies, assiduously taking down GPS coordinates. Talal Ra…

WORLD

Israeli Generals Back Nuclear Deal With Iran — Split With Netanyahu – Breaking News – Forward.com

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forward.com – In remarks carried by several Israeli media outlets, an unnamed senior military officer said that if agreed by its June 30 deadline, the deal would provide clarity on the direction of Iran’s nuclea…

WORLD

Tehran May Be Planning a Foreign Policy Reversal

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chathamhouse.org – In many ways, Iran’s behaviour in its region over the past five years has been an exception to its usual rule. The narrow sectarian politicking that has shaped much of its foreign policy since 2011…

LEISURE

How Princess Reema Is Opening Doors For Women In Saudi Arabia

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fastcompany.com – “She comes from a country where women can’t drive, can’t go outside, can’t go to restaurants, can’t socialize, can’t, can’t, can’t . . .” This is how Her Royal Highness Princess Reema bint Bandar A…

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Over a million evacuate after massive earthquake in Chile

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nypost.com – ILLAPEL, Chile — Thousands of residents of this small city in northern Chile were sleeping outside Thursday after a powerful earthquake destroyed their homes, a tremor that also forced more than 1 …

Vast Ocean Underlies Ice on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

news.nationalgeographic.com – A global ocean lurks inside Enceladus, Saturn’s saltwater-spitting moon—and that’s good news for alien hunters seeking an A-list extraterrestrial petri dish. After sorting through more than seven y…

Gay marriage to be recognised in Ireland before the end of 2015 – Independent.i

independent.ie – Gay marriages will be recognised in Ireland before the end of the year. Despite delays in publishing the liberalised laws following legal challenges, the Government said the legislation should be p…

A New Generation in Somalia

markgeoffreykirshner.com – In Somalia, there is a new generation of young female law students who hope to use their education to build a strong and fair justice system. UNDP, through the Rule of Law Access to Justice Project…

Iran regime ups internet censorship – Reporters Without Borders

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markgeoffreykirshner.com – Source: Iran regime ups internet censorship – Reporters Without Borders NCRI – Reporters Without Borders has condemned the Iranian regime’s increasing censorship of the Internet, including its cens…

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Hate speech legislation does not tackle radicalization: Quebec Bar Association

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montrealgazette.com – QUEBEC — The Quebec Bar Association added its voice Wednesday to those calling for significant changes to Bill 59. Human rights lawyer Pearl Eliadis said the Bar supports the bill’s principle — to …

State of Fear

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hrw.org – Since taking power in 1994, President Yahya Jammeh has ruled Gambia with often-ruthless repression of dissent, a tight clamp on virtually all independent media, and the use of state security forces…

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Why You Should Treat Your Career Like a Bad Boyfriend – Chelsea Krost

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chelseakrost.com – I’ve been a fan of Amy Poehler since her Saturday Night Live days, where she parodied everyone from former first ladies to Mickey Mouse-adorned teens. I’ve also watched her on all 6 (soon to be 7) …

As A Man Here’s Why I Believe Gender Equality & Women’s Rights Are Also My Fight

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girltalkhq.com – I write from the perspective of a man who cares very much about women’s rights, gender equality, and homophobia. I’ve written about these issues within the context and framework of South Asia and p…

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Chicago — MacArthur Foundation

macfound.org – Since 1978, MacArthur has invested nearly $1.1 billion in Chicago. Grants have supported more than 1,300 organizations and individuals in the region. MacArthur awards $10 million annually to more t…

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Istanbul Biennial commemorates Armenian genocide

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theartnewspaper.com – The 14th Istanbul Biennial, Saltwater: a Theory of Thought Forms, opened this week amid calls for all participating artists to suspend their work for 15 minutes in support of Turkey’s Kurdish minor…

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At least 3 dead in 8.3-magnitude earthquake off coast of central Chile

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kdvr.com – SANTIAGO, Chile — A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile’s coast on Wednesday, triggering a tsunami alert and coastal evacuations. At least three people were killed President Michelle…

SDGs Will Only Succeed If They Can Succeed in Africa

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Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jeffrey Goldberg Debate Mass Incarceration

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theatlantic.com – I realized something about you earlier this summer, while we were both enjoying the scenery in that famed playground of the workingman, Aspen, Colorado. I was moderating an Ideas Festival debate di…

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Husband bars Iranian footballer from Asian championships

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theguardian.com – The captain of an Iranian women’s football team is to miss a forthcoming Asian championships because her husband would not allow her to renew her passport. In a case highlighting Iran’s discriminat…

Iran’s Ayatollah Suggests He May Not Be Around in 10 Years

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Leader tells IRGC to guard against western influence

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Woman Ex-prisoner Speaks Out About Evin Prison

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Efforts to Bring the Guards and Government Closer

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New Human Rights Violations Exposed in Iran, in Time with UNHRC Session – Iran Press Watch

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Safe World for Women

markgeoffreykirshner.com – The Safeworld International Foundation (Safe World for Women) is an award winning women-led not-for-profits organisation working with grassroots groups to promote the rights of women and children. …

WORLD

Les Syriens veulent rester chez eux, mais dans une Syrie libre

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slate.fr – Ce que nous dit de l’état d’esprit du pays une enquête menée auprès de ses habitants ces deux dernières années. À la manifestation du 5 septembre en faveur de l’accueil des réfugiés, à Paris, des j…

WORLD

Refugee crisis: why aren’t the rich Gulf Arab states doing more?

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smh.com.au – Peter Hartcher makes three key observations about the Prime Minister’s decision to accept an additional 12,000 refugees from Syria. Beirut: As the West grapples with the most serious refugee crisis…

WORLD

Military Junta Turns Thailand into Land of Frowns

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huffingtonpost.com – Thailand long has been the land of smiles, a friendly, informal place equally hospitable to backpackers and businessmen. But politics has gotten ugly in recent years. Now a cartoonish dictator out …

WORLD

‘Israel wanted Assad gone since start of Syria civil war’

jpost.com – “Bad guys” backed by Iran are worse for Israel than “bad guys” who are not supported by the Islamic Republic, Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the US Michael Oren told The Jerusalem Post in a partin…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Local author publishes second novel – The Drive In

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newtectimes.com – Local author, Douglas Gardham, has done it again. The award–winning author of, The Actor, recently released a second novel – a collection of short stories, entitled, ‘The Drive In’. “The Drive In i…

WORLD

RT Report: Nearly all of Gaza’s water ‘undrinkable’ – International Middle East Media Center

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imemc.org – “We can’t drink it, cook with it, or wash in the kitchen with it… we are forced to buy all the clean water separately,” said Umm Ibrahim Amna Abdel’al, one of the people interviewed by RT. Abdel’al…

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Great media attention for Douglas Gardham’s two novels!

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blog.iuniverse.com – iUniverse author Douglas Gardham has received considerable recognition for his two books, The Actor and The Drive In. To keep you informed of the great media attention Douglas is getting, here’s an…

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Helping Hands Press: Six Sanity Savers by Tracy Krauss

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myhelpinghandspress.blogspot.com – Six Sanity Savers Remember the days when futuristic thinkers predicted we’d all be cruising the streets with jet packs strapped to our backs, so much free time thanks to technology that peace, harm…

WORLD

Throwing Stones At A Sitting President: A Topsy-Turvy Day On The Hill

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nationalmemo.com – Wednesday was not just any day in the life of the republic. Up on Capitol Hill, a topsy-turvy scene was going on, with slings and stones thrown at the White House, President Obama, and his prized I…

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iUniverse | Author Success – Doug Gardham

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iuniverse.com – Doug Gardham’s love of books as a very young child later grew into a love of writing, starting with a Contiki vacation-inspired elementary writing project of which he was extremely proud. In high s…

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Missouri’s Archaic Abortion Laws May Come Unraveled–Thanks To Satan & Religious Freedom

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addictinginfo.org – Missouri pro-lifers have managed to all but overturn Roe v. Wade in their state. With ridiculous regulations and archaic laws, Missourians have but one Planned Parenthood clinic as an option for ab…

WORLD

Iran : une caricaturiste poursuivie pour une poignée de main

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directmatin.fr – Déjà condamnée à douze ans et neuf mois de prison, une jeune caricaturiste pourrait voir sa sentence s’alourdir. La jeune iranienne est désormais poursuivie pour “indécence” après avoir serré la ma…

SCIENCE

From Pencil to Photoshop to Dropbox: 2015 Design Tools Survey

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coolhunting.com – Earlier this summer, web design veteran Khoi Vinh—former Design Director at The New York Times Online and now Principal Designer at Adobe—sent out a questionnaire to the public to learn what tools …

LEISURE

Photo by Jacic

viewbug.com – Location This photo was taken looking over the side of the pier at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The island is a paradise for anyone who wants to see and photograph wildlife wi…

LEISURE

10 Most Creative Products for Your Kitchen

beautifullife.info – If you’re in the mood to add a twist to your day to day cooking routine, feel like impressing your dinner guests, or even just need to find the perfect gift for the design-enthusiastic person, this…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

‘The Daily Show’ Has a Woman Problem | Al Jazeera America

markgeoffreykirshner.com – Why does the show not hold itself to the feminist yardstick by which it measures rest of the world? It is strange that “The Daily Show” can quip that Clinton’s face “is where boners go to die” and …

WORLD

Madama Villagers Foil Infilitration Attack By Israeli Extremists – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – The WAFA News Agency has reported that the Palestinians noticed an unusual activity, shortly after 2 after midnight, when they saw a short, bearded armed man wearing a cap, monitoring some homes in…

WORLD

UN General Assembly Votes For Raising Palestinian Flag – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – The UN proposal achieved 119 votes out of the 193 UN member states, while only eight countries, headed by the United States and Israel, voted against it. The resolution states that flags of all non…

WORLD

PCHR Weekly Report: One dead; 7 wounded, including 4 children, by Israeli troops this week – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Palestinian man salvaging his family’s belongings after Israeli military demolished his home (PCHR photo) Reham Dawabsha succumbed to her wounds, becoming the third victim in her family, following …

WORLD

Rafsanjani emphasizes importance of political parties – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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al-monitor.com – In a meeting with the newly formed Reformist bloc, Union of Islamic Iran People Party, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani talked about his vision for the 2016 parliamentary elections and the im…

WORLD

What’s Next for the Iran Nuclear Deal

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nytimes.com – WASHINGTON — With Senate Democrats blocking passage of a resolution disapproving of the Iran nuclear deal, the attention will shift from the halls of Congress to the nations and international agenc…

WORLD

Lindsey Graham Blames Iran For 9/11 Attacks

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lobelog.com – Published on September 10th, 2015 | by Eli Clifton Over the past week, Republican opposition to the Iran deal has devolved considerably. Senate Republicans spent the week in chaos, raising uncertai…

WORLD

Iran: Criminals sentenced to buy books – BBC News

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bbc.com – A judge in Iran has started sentencing criminals to buy and read books instead of handing down prison terms, it’s been reported. Judge Qasem Naqizadeh, who presides over a court in the north-easter…

WORLD

10 September 1951: Britain boycotts Iran over the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company

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moneyweek.com – Of all the overseas possessions the British government owned at the start of the 1950s, the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) was the most prized. And it’s not hard to see why. A relic of Britain’s …

WORLD

U.S. Senate Democrats Block Vote On Iran Deal

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rferl.org – A move in the U.S. Senate to hold a vote of disapproval on the international nuclear deal with Iran has been defeated on a first vote. Sixty votes in favor were needed to move the resolution forwar…

WORLD

Saudi journalist and blogger held without charge for past 16 months – Reporters Without Borders

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en.rsf.org – Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Alaa Brinji, 33, a Saudi journalist and blogger who has been held without trial or charge for more than a year for still unclear reasons and who i…

WORLD

News website editor gunned down in Mogadishu – Reporters Without Borders

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en.rsf.org – Reporters Without Borders is shocked and saddened to learn that Abdullahi Ali Hussein, the editor of the English-language section of the Somali online newspaper Waagasucub, was gunned down in the M…

WORLD

Education International – Iran: Teachers face new round of government repression

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ei-ie.org – On the morning of September 6, 2015, Mr. Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi, a board member of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA-Tehran), was arrested by security forces at his home. The union …

WORLD

Fated To Go To A Turkmen Prison

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rferl.org – There are things that happen in life that you know in advance are going to happen, and when they do, knowing in advance does not lessen the shock, the outrage, or the disappointment. Our correspond…

WORLD

Iran and the Myth of Anti-Semitism

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inthesetimes.com – Iran, even in the most fanciful flights of rhetoric of some of its leaders, is not threatening to kill Jews, as Goldberg intimates. It is threatening to dismantle a system (the Zionist regime) that…

STORIES

DNC chair closes door on more debates

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thehill.com – Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is closing the door on adding more Democratic presidential debates, and said a controversial clause penalizing candidates for parti…

WORLD

Iran Daily: Supreme Leader Pushes Back Against His President – EA WorldView

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eaworldview.com – PHOTO: Supreme Leader at Imam Khomeini’s shrine in Tehran on Wednesday Iran’s Supreme Leader has again cautioned President Rouhani against political efforts, ahead of key elections next February, s…

WORLD

Cold, fever and babies born on migrants’ long journey to Europe

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http://www.trust.org – BUDAPEST, Sept 10 (Reuters) – At a makeshift medical centre at Budapest’s eastern railway terminus migrant women keep coming with small children and babies, many of whom have a bad cough, fever, di…

POLITICS

The Netherlands Must Do More to Counter Racism

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liberties.eu – Discrimination of ethnic minorities by the police is an unfortunate reality in the Netherlands. The Civic Integration Examination, which often has to be made abroad, turns out unfairly against some…

WORLD

Exclusive: 50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence Was Cooked

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thedailybeast.com – More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately a…

WORLD

Five human rights abusers backed by the U.S. whom you never heard of

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washingtonpost.com – Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre gesturing as he leaves a Dakar courthouse after a hearing on June 3. An official truth commission report in 1992 accused his regime of committing some 40,000 p…

WORLD

Russia finally admits it HAS sent military experts to Syria

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dailymail.co.uk – Russia has admitted its military is present in Syria a day after leaked pictures appearing to show soldiers on the ground were published. Russia’s Foreign Ministry today said military experts are p…

SCIENCE

Fossil first: ancient human relative may have buried its dead

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reuters.com – CRADLE OF HUMANKIND, South Africa Humanity’s claim to uniqueness just suffered another setback: scientists reported on Thursday that a newly discovered ancient species related to humans also appear…

WORLD

UN atomic watchdog seeks to clarify Iran ‘ambiguities’

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france24.com – The UN atomic watchdog said Wednesday that information provided by Iran regarding its nuclear programme contained “ambiguities” and that it was seeking clarification from Tehran. “The IAEA submitte…

WORLD

John McCain displayed the gut-wrenching photo of the drowned Syrian child on the Senate floor to urge US action

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businessinsider.com – McCain, a Republican, stood next to an enlarged, close-up photo of Aylan Kurdi, who drowned along with his 5-year-old brother and mother when their small rubber boat capsized as it headed for Greec…

WORLD

The day 100,000 Iranian women protested the headscarf

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bjp-online.com – As her exhibition, Witness 1979, opens at Showroom Gallery, Golestan talks about documenting women’s involvement in the Iranian revolution… On 7th May 1979 the Iranian newspapers announced a new …

WORLD

Dhabihullah Ra’ufi arrested again in Sanandaj

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sensday.wordpress.com – Dhabihullah Ra’ufi ( ذبیح الله رئوفی ), a 66-year-old Bahai from Sanandaj, was arrested by agents from the Ministry of Intelligence on September 8. Four agents raided his home and seized CD’s, book…

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Sweden’s first LGBT retirement home – a model for rainbow ageing?

http://www.trust.org – STOCKHOLM, Sept 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – There’s a lengthy waiting list for a place at Sweden’s first retirement home for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, its success h…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Catherine La Rose, Arte, Poesia, Pittura, Fotografia, Letteratura: ✿ Giulio Aristide SARTORIO (1860–1932) ✿

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catherinelarosepoesiaearte.blogspot.com – ‘E’ nel sibilo canto che audace scivoli nel mare a raccogliere l’incanto… E come quiete dopo la tempesta la dorata chioma di sirena riemerge… Poi sollevi la perla del suo corpo la trascini a te…

LEISURE

I Expanded the Love of Me Myself & I

cowboywisdom.wordpress.com – I expanded the unselfish uncensored unconditional love of me myself and I today and forever as I felt my expanded energized enterprized… Entrepreneurialized executed experienced love of me myself a…

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Album of the Week: ‘HitNRun’ hits Prince’s many facets

usatoday.com – Prince has never been one to follow the rules, and his “experimental” — his word — new album, HitNRun (* * * out of four), is the proverbial pudding containing that proof. First of all, it’s avai…

WORLD

India’s quest for UN Security Council permanent seat: Negotiations may begin – The Economic Times

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economictimes.indiatimes.com – UNITED NATIONS: General Assembly President Sam Kutesa is expected to formally present this week a negotiating document for Security Council reform for adoption before its 69th session ends next wee…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

The Writer’s Life eMagazine: Interview with Douglas Gardham, author of The Drive In

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thewriterslife.blogspot.com – Title: The Drive In Author: Douglas Gardham Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 130 Genre: Short Stories Format: Kindle/Paperback  Have you ever been intrigued by what mysteries lie behind the doors and wi…

LEISURE

Discussion with Leslee Udwin, Director of ‘India’s Daughter’

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sauravdutt.com – Whilst researching, writing and completing my latest book ‘The Butterfly Room’ I-like many around the world-was struck by the power, resolve and unflinching horror of the ‘India’s Daughter’ documen…

POLITICS

Institut Perempuan – » INDONESIAN BILL ON GENDER EQUALITY AND EQUITY: CHALLENGES TO GENDER, SEXUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS

institutperempuan.or.id – The paper was presented in 2nd International Conference on Human Rights and Peace and Conflict in South East Asia, October 17-18, 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia is now in a transition era marke…

LEISURE

The Second Hardest Thing I’ve Done

asafeworldforwomen.org – By Chris Crowstaff, founder of Safe World for Women. 11th August 2015. Friday 7th August was Mum’s birthday. She turned 79. Mum lives with our son in her bungalow, half an hour away by car. I went …

EDUCATION

Please allow international students to complete their UK HE vocational studies

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change.org – From July 13 2015, new rules extending work restrictions to international students have been introduced to parliament. It is reported as an attempt by Theresa May to reduce annual net migration.  T…

WORLD

Army Kidnaps 13 Palestinians In The West Bank – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Home Searched And Ransacked In Nabi Saleh – File, Nabi Saleh Solidarity Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers invaded a number of homes in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque…

WORLD

BDS National Committee: “EU Move to Label Settlement Products is Insufficient” – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Boycott Israel label (image from Palestinian Pundit blog) The statement reads as follows: The BNC considered the European Union’s move towards labeling Israeli settlement products, announced at a r…

WORLD

Thousands Attend Funeral of Reham Dawabsha, Mother of 18-month old Baby who was Burned to Death – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Funeral of Reham Dawabsha (image by Ahmed Talat Hasan) Reham Dawabsha was 27, having just marked her birthday on September 5th, hours before she died. Her baby, Ali Saad Dawabsha, was burnt to deat…

WORLD

Bodies of 43 Mexican students incinerated at dump, says Mexico attorney general

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ctvnews.ca – MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s attorney general’s office remained convinced on Monday that many of the 43 students who disappeared in 2014 were killed and incinerated at a garbage dump, one day after an in…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Une vie extraordinaire qui a jeté un pont entre l’Orient et l’Occident

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bahai.fr – Le professeur Bushrui était issu d’une famille dont l’histoire remarquable remonte aux premiers jours de la foi bahá’íe. Son attachement profond aux enseignements de Bahá’u’lláh a trouvé une expres…

WORLD

Je suis menacé de mort mais je continuerai à me battre pour le Niger | Ali Idrissa

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theguardian.com – Tout a commencé en 1990. Je me battais pour la démocratie et de meilleures conditions pour les étudiants. Bien que notre pays ait obtenu son indépendance de la France en 1960, le Niger connaissait …

WORLD

Iran: Schoolteacher due to be executed at dawn

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amnesty.org – The Iranian authorities must immediately halt the execution of Mahmoud Barati, a teacher who was convicted of drug-related offences following an unfair trial that is believed to have included a con…

WORLD

Islamophobia Is On the Rise in London, with Hate-Crimes Up 70 Percent on Last Year | VICE | United States

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vice.com – A veiled Muslim woman in London. Woman wearing the veil are said to be popular targets of violence (via) Read: Shockingly, a Porno Featuring Hijabis and Niqabis Is Not Very Sensitive Toward Islam F…

WORLD

A Religious Activist’s House Confiscated

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hra-news.org – HRANA News Agency – A house owned by Fatemeh Zandi, a member of the faith called “Al-Yasin Community” has been confiscated by the Executive Commission of Imam Khomaini’s Order. According to the rep…

WORLD

Despite the threats, I will not stop fighting for Niger | Ali Idrissa

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theguardian.com – It all started in 1990. I was fighting for democracy and better conditions for students. Despite our nation having gained independence from France in 1960, Niger had been prone to political instabi…

SPORTS

Explanations demanded for football players’ tattoos

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en.radiozamaneh.com – Ashkan Dejagah and Sardar Azmoon, two strikers on Iran’s National Football team, have been summoned by the Ethics Committee of the Iranian Football Federation for revealing tattoos on their arms du…

WORLD

Dutch reporter detained in continuing harassment of foreign journalists – Reporters Without Borders

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en.rsf.org – Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Dutch reporter Frederike Geerdink, who was arrested in southeastern Turkey yesterday, and urges the government to stop harassing foreign…

WORLD

Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities

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nytimes.com – MILWAUKEE — Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few places have witnessed a shift as precipitous as this city. With the summer not yet over,…

WORLD

Iran hopes to export gas to EU through Spain

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reuters.com – DUBAI, Sept 7 Iran hopes to bring its gas to the European Union by shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Spain, its oil minister was quoted as saying on Monday at a news conference with his Spani…

TECHNOLOGY

Iranian Newsha Tavakolian Wins Prestigious Prince Claus Award for Her ‘Bold’ Photography · Global Voices

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globalvoicesonline.org – Portrait of an angry Kurdish woman in Northeastern Syria… #onassignment #Timemagazine A photo posted by Newsha Tavakolian (@newshatavakolian) on Feb 13, 2015 at 5:19am PST Tori Egherman contributed…

WORLD

Mohsen Makhmalbaf voices support for imprisoned fellow director Oleg Sentsov

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theguardian.com – The Iranian film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf has added his voice to international protests over the plight of Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian director serving a 20-year jail sentence after being convicted …

WORLD

Iran photographer to share prize money with Syria refugees – The Economic Times

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economictimes.indiatimes.com – TEHRAN: Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian has said she will donate part of a 100,000-euro (USD 112,000) Dutch award to charity, including Syrian and Iraqi refugees. “It is hard for me to enjoy…

WORLD

Foreign Journalists Under Fire

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nytimes.com – A kangaroo court in Egypt recently sentenced three journalists from the Al Jazeera English network to three years in prison for committing journalism. On Tuesday, in Azerbaijan, an award-winning in…

WORLD

As Europe Grasps for Answers, More Migrants Flood Its Borders

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nytimes.com – HEGYESHALOM, Hungary — Throughout the day on Sunday, train after packed train arrived at this border town from Budapest, the passengers smoothly shifting to a gleaming Austrian train on the opposit…

WORLD

Refugees Who Could Be Us

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nytimes.com – WATCHING the horrific images of Syrian refugees struggling toward safety — or in the case of Aylan Kurdi, 3, drowning on that journey — I think of other refugees. Albert Einstein. Madeleine Albrigh…

LEISURE

Janmashtami Observed in Dhaka | News

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nelive.in – Janmashtami, birth of Lord Krishna was celebratedalongwith India in Bangladesh capital Dhaka as well on Saturday with full religious fervour by the hindu community of Bangladesh. According to Hindu…

LEISURE

Giuliani: De Blasio’s progressivism created city’s homeless crisis

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nypost.com – A  city with homeless on its streets is a city that has no love of its people. The so-called “progressive” view, that people have a right to live on the sidewalk, is not only legally devoid of any …

ENVIRONMENT

The war of words over 7-day GP services – BBC News

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bbc.co.uk – Talk to a GP and it wont take long for the issue of seven-day services to come up. There are heated and varied opinions. Some argue forcefully that they have a heavy workload on weekdays so extendi…

WORLD

Chechen Jihadis Leave Syria, Join the Fight in Ukraine

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thedailybeast.com – MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Just an hour’s drive from this city under siege, at an old resort on the Azov Sea that’s now a military base, militants from Chechnya—veterans of the jihad in their own lands an…

BUSINESS

Obama adds another worker benefit: paid sick leave

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latimes.com – President Obama plans to use Labor Day to announce a new step toward increased benefits for workers — ordering companies that do business with the government to provide paid sick leave for their e…

WORLD

Young Algerians let their hair down at the mall

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france24.com – Young people don’t have many places to socialise in conservative Algeria. But now the North African’s country’s youth are discovering something their counterparts in the West embraced a generation …

WORLD

Barrel Bombs, Not ISIS, Are the Greatest Threat to Syrians

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nytimes.com – GAZIANTEP, Turkey — As the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS, commits horrendous videotaped executions, it might seem to pose the greatest threat to Syrian civilians. In fact, that ignoble dis…

WORLD

The National Front Prohibited From Holding Any Meeting

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hra-news.org – HRANA News Agency – Hossain Mousavian, the head of National Front party, was summoned by the intelligence service, and interrogated for three hours. He has been told that the National Front was not…

WORLD

Al-Jazeera journalists jailed for airing ‘false news’, Egyptian court ruling says

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theguardian.com – An Egyptian court released a detailed ruling on Sunday on why it sentenced three journalists working for al-Jazeera English to three years in prison for airing what it described as “false news” and…

LEISURE

Russia’s war on western food is leading to a national cheese revival

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theguardian.com – A year after Russia banned the import of dairy, meat and fish products from European and other western nations in response to sanctions against it over its actions in Ukraine, a wide array of chees…

SCIENCE

Science/AAAS | News

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news.sciencemag.org – AAAS.org Feedback Help Librarians Welcome Guest | Sign In Alerts Access Rights All Science Journals Science Magazine Daily News Science Signaling Science Translational Medicine SAGE KE Science Care…

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Joey Logano raced perfectly as Kevin Harvick pressed in Bristol

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espn.go.com – BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joey Logano’s family still owns the trademark to “sliced bread,” and for much of his career, that moniker appeared too boastful. Over his four years at Joe Gibbs Racing, people ro…

LEISURE

Voices: Post-Katrina New Orleans is so different yet the same

usatoday.com – NEW ORLEANS — Each time I return to this beleaguered, alluring city, I expect to find her different. You can’t expect anyone to undergo a $10 billion face-lift, lose most of her closest friends, ga…

WORLD

Palmyra’s Baalshamin temple ‘blown up by IS’ – BBC News

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bbc.co.uk – Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra’s ancient temple of Baalshamin, Syrian officials and activists say. Syria’s head of antiquities was quoted as saying the temple was blown up on Sunday…

TECHNOLOGY

How to get more Twitter followers free fast: @julezpooh

twiterhero.blogspot.com – Finding great followers on Twitter can be hard. This blog makes it a lot easier with the most current and active users showing up in my timeline. These are the people you need to have on your Twitt…

WORLD

Bangkok bombing: Investigation turns to Uighurs

smh.com.au – Explosion rocks warehouse at US army base in Japan Security camera vision shows a suspect in the bombing of a popular shrine that killed 22 people in the Thai capital, Bangkok. Bangkok: A revenge a…

WORLD

Leaked Document Shows Iran Will be Allowed to Inspect Alleged Nuclear Site Themselves | VICE News and other sources

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markgeoffreykirshner.com – Iran will be permitted to inspect a suspected nuclear work site themselves under a secret deal reached with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), according to documents obtained on Wednesd…

EDUCATION

South Africa: Education Barriers for Children with Disabilities

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hrw.org – Update: On August 18, 2015, the Department of Basic Education issued a media release responding to Human Rights Watch’s report. Our response can be found here. (Johannesburg) – An estimated half-a-…

WORLD

Turkish student detained for terrorism after tweeting about a dead soldier

dailydot.com – Anybody who uses Twitter knows the stigma that can come from a poorly chosen phrase. But in Turkey, choosing a single word that showed frustration with the government has landed a college student i…

WORLD

Palestinian refugees hold international community responsible for migrant deaths

middleeastmonitor.com – Palestinian refugees who have fled the violence in Syria and are now in neighbouring Lebanon hold the international community and UNRWA responsible for failing to make adequate provision for them. …

WORLD

South Africa’s disabled children ‘excluded from school’ – BBC News

bbc.com – An estimated 500,000 disabled children are being excluded from South Africa’s education system, US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) says in a report. HRW says the government has discriminated against…

WORLD

UN officials detail ‘incomprehensible’ suffering in Yemen

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washingtonexaminer.com – Four out of five Yemenis are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, including 10 million children in the war-torn country, a top United Nations humanitarian official said. More than 1.3 million…

WORLD

There Is a Path to a Better Deal with Iran

markgeoffreykirshner.com – Because a ‘no’ vote on the Iran deal would have little practical impact until next year, lawmakers have time to work with the president on making reasonable fixes to the agreement even if they disa…

WORLD

UN says Yemen on edge of famine from conflict, blocked ports

bigstory.ap.org – CAIRO (AP) — The war in Yemen has pushed the country to the brink of famine, with both commercial food imports and aid deliveries held up by the fighting and millions of hungry women and children f…

WORLD

A look at Egypt’s sweeping new anti-terrorism law

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bigstory.ap.org – CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has approved a new draconian law that offers a sweeping definition of terrorism and sets harsh punishments, including heavy fines for journalist…

WORLD

’EU totally unprepared to deal with migrant crisis’

rt.com – It might seem that there are few places left in Europe – like Austria – which hasn’t been affected by the migrant crisis, but in its latest report Amnesty International lashed out at Austria’s main…

WORLD

Amnesty urges war crimes probe in Yemen conflict that killed & injured over 1,000 children

rt.com – “This conflict is a particular tragedy for Yemeni children … (they) are being killed by bombs or bullets and those that survive face the growing threat of disease and malnutrition,” UNICEF Yemen …

WORLD

Iranian-Russian Cooperation Grows, Arab States Maintain Opposition

markgeoffreykirshner.com – Iranian-Russian Cooperation Grows, Arab States Maintain Opposition. INU – On Tuesday the Times of Israel reported that according to Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Dehqan, the government would sig…

WORLD

Myanmar Parliament Approves Contentious Religion Bills

irrawaddy.org – RANGOON — Burma’s Union Parliament has approved two bills that place restrictions on religious conversion and polygamy, the last of four controversial bills concerning race and religion to have spe…

SCIENCE

20 Cool Tools for Creating Infographics

jeffbullas.com – Imagine if you could take 1,000 words a and help people digest that information in only a few seconds? An infographic, put simply, is a creative way to take a “thousand words” and depict them using…

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Kenan Malik: Freedom of speech is under threat but not from government censorship

dailymaverick.co.za – Rebecca Davis studied at Rhodes University and Oxford before working in lexicography at the Oxford English Dictionary. After deciding she’d rather make up words than define them, she returned to So…

ENVIRONMENT

The Woman Who Could Stop Climate Change

newyorker.com – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or U.N.F.C.C.C., has by now been ratified by a hundred and ninety-five countries, which, depending on how you count, represents either all…

WORLD

PressTV-US expands role in Saudi war on Yemen

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presstv.ir – The United States has more than doubled the number of its military staff “providing intelligence, munitions and midair refueling” for Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes on Yemen. The number of so-called Ame…

WORLD

Islamic State claims responsibility for massive car bombing in Cairo

washingtonpost.com – CAIRO — The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a massive car bombing on Thursday that targeted security forces here in the Egyptian capital in what the militant group deemed as retaliation fo…

WORLD

Polio: The Rotarian Conversation with Aseefa Bhutto Zardari

rotary.org – Before her family was forced into exile, before her mother was assassinated, before her father became president, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari was known for something simpler, but in some ways equally powe…

WORLD

Backdrop of Bangkok bombing: A country sliding into dictatorship

latimes.com – Leena Jang is surrounded by soap. Every box — and there are thousands of them — bears her face and name. They cover almost every surface in her small TV studio, stacked precariously on equipment an…

SCIENCE

Is the Internet of Things Too Big to Protect? Not if IoT Applications Are Protected!

securityintelligence.com – Patrick is the Chief Marketing Officer at Arxan. He and the team at Arxan are in the business of understanding application security vulnerabilities and deploying approaches to… The evolution of c…

WORLD

ANALYSIS: Experts weigh in on Burundi crisis

aa.com.tr –  Despite UN calls for political dialogue, international pressure and an opposition boycott, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza ran for, and won, a third term in office in controversial polls hel…

WORLD

Radio JiBi – AP Exclusive: UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

radiojibi.com – The revelation on Wednesday newly riled Republican lawmakers in the U.S. who have been severely critical of a broader agreement to limit Iran’s future nuclear programs, signed by the Obama administ…

LEISURE

In Pakistan, solar lamps turn women into green energy entrepreneurs

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trust.org – BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan, July 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A s the sun sets and darkness falls over a village outside Bahawalpur, Shama Bibi switches on her solar lantern and starts sewing clothe…

POLITICS

Asylum-seekers, Refugees, Migrants – What’s in a Name?

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asafeworldforwomen.org – By Peter Hilton, Global Correspondent for Safeworld The ‘jungle’ camp outside Calais has been growing ever denser and increasingly is looking more likely to become a permanent fixture on the Anglo-…

POLITICS

Advocating for Women’s Access to Land Rights in Peru

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asafeworldforwomen.org – By Luz Maria Sanchez Hurtado, Estrategia Director. June 2016. The National Federation of Grassroots Women is the first such grassroots federation that women leaders have formed in Peru and will str…

WORLD

JINHA || www.jinha.com.tr

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jinha.com.tr – JINHA ŞIRNEX – As police attacks escalate in the Kurdish town of Cizre, Turkey, young women have founded an autonomous self-defense unit. The town of Cizre, in Şırnak province of Northern Kurdistan…

WORLD

Alliance for a Safe World News

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asafeworldforwomen.org – Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is an Academy and Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. Her work centers on human rights and women’s issues. She has worked with refugees and marginalized communities from…

POLITICS

How 10,000 Sex Workers Are Living In Despicable Conditions In Kolkata’s Sonagachi

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youthkiawaaz.com – The muggy midday heat pervades everything, mixing with the stench of car fumes and summer-fatigued bodies. I venture into a web of dusty alleyways, pock-marked with holes, and rickshaw-wallahs taki…

POLITICS

UN raps Ghana’s failure to stamp out slavery of virgin girls

news.yahoo.com – Geneva (AFP) – UN rights experts on Wednesday said Ghana had failed miserably to stamp out a centuries-old tradition in which virgin girls are offered as slaves to local priests for a lifetime. The…

WORLD

PCHR Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (13- 19 August 2015) – International Middle East Media Center

imemc.org – Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings During the reporting period, Israeli forces used excessive force killing 2 Palestinians and wounded 2 others in the West Bank. In the Gaza Strip, …

WORLD

Newspapers underwhelmed by reopening of UK embassy in Tehran

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theguardian.com – The reopening of the British embassy in Iran was not greeted with much enthusiasm by some newspapers. The Times warned foreign secretary Philip Hammond, who went to Tehran to watch the raising of t…

WORLD

Iran’s revolutionary ideology clashes with thirst for new investments

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theguardian.com – When I travelled to Tehran last summer to speak at an energy conference, I was inundated with a range of technical questions I couldn’t answer. Young men and women asked for drafts of my presentati…

WORLD

Son of Green Movement Opposition Leader Issues Statement of Support for the Iranian Nuclear Deal · Global Voices

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globalvoicesonline.org – There have been a string of prominent Iranian dissident figures who are taking a stance on their support for the Iranian nuclear deal. Last week, an iconic figure of the reform movement of the late…

ENVIRONMENT

Ecuador Cancels Visa for a Franco-Brazilian Journalist Assaulted During Protest · Global Voices

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globalvoicesonline.org – Detained, beaten-up and threatened with deportation: Franco-Brazilian journalist Manuela Picq experienced the rough edges of Ecuador’s political system after attending an anti-government rally this…

WORLD

Security Council: Syria ‘largest humanitarian crisis in the world’ – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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al-monitor.com – The UN Security Council announced on Aug. 17 that Syria “has become the largest humanitarian emergency crisis in the world today, threatening peace and security in the region.” It is a mark of desp…

WORLD

Iran’s ayatollahs will never be friends of the UK – Telegraph

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telegraph.co.uk – So has anything changed in the past decade in this elaborate game of diplomatic cat and mouse? Well, to judge by Iran’s actions since the Obama administration’s controversial nuclear deal was signe…

POLITICS

DownWithTyranny!: Anti-Hispanic Racism And The Death Of The Republican Party

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downwithtyranny.blogspot.fr – Ken Calvert and Will Hurd are just 2 of dozens of Republicans who could lose their seats because of the party’s embrace of overt anti-Latino racism Wednesday we saw how easy it was easy to trace mo…

WORLD

Yézidis : «Nous sommes abandonnés par les ONG»

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liberation.fr – Sur les derniers kilomètres de la route qui mène à la montagne de Sinjar, dans le nord de l’Irak, les villages dévastés se succèdent. Cordon ombilical reliant la région au reste du monde, la bande …

WORLD

Leading Iranian Dissidents Slam Nuclear Deal | Clarion Project

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clarionproject.org – An open letter condemning the Iranian nuclear deal has been signed by 52 leading Iranian dissidents. The letter, published in The Daily Beast, condemns the Islamic Republic of Iran’s atrocious huma…

WORLD

North, South Korea on alert amid talks in bid to end standoff

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news.yahoo.com – SEOUL (Reuters) – Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea negotiated into the evening on Sunday after talking through the previous night to try to ease tensions involving an exchange of a…

WORLD

The South China Sea and the Maginot Line

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warontherocks.com – Does China’s island building in the South China Sea resemble the Maginot Line? This is not a quirky and unimportant debate, but rather one that has profound strategic implications. A recent War on …

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