Why Muslims are marching for climate

April 29, 2017

… one another.” This march — images of which will be shared around the world — is a demonstration of how people are coming together to tackle one of the fiercest humanitarian and moral challenges humanity has ever faced. Muslims, including Muslim faith leaders and Imams, will be marching shoulder to shoulder with thousands of people of all faiths and those who ascribe to none. I’ll be marching to show President Trump that I will not allow him to claim to represent the …

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Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 29, 2017

(CNN) She has five children and works as a farmer in Budadiri, Uganda, east Africa. “I want to look after my children,” Mudua says. “But I am a woman alone, and any time a man could force me into sex and I could get pregnant.” Women like Mudua, thousands of miles away from Washington and the White House, are the ones starting to feel the reverberations of US President Donald Trump’s Mexico City Policy, reintroduced in …

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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 29, 2017

A visitor plays a computer game holding virtual reality glasses at the independent and alternative games event A Maze.Image: Clemens BILAN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The social change-driven organization Games for Change is expanding from video games into virtual reality with the VR for Change Summit at its annual Games for Change Festival this year, featuring VR projects that impact the way we learn and shape the way we view the world. The VR for Change Summit is focusing entirely on virtual …

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United Airlines had the most animal deaths of all U.S. airlines two years in a row

April 28, 2017

… Delta’s 11 animal deaths and five injuries were close behind in 2015, but thankfully all other U.S. airlines had animal deaths in single digits. Though on occasion these animal deaths were the result of natural causes, those surrounding Simon’s death the three-foot-long, 10-month-old rabbit that recently died in the cargo section of a United Boeing 767 are currently unknown. “Something very strange has happened and I want to know what. Ive sent rabbits all around the world and …

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Palestinians highlight prisoners’ strike with ‘Salt Water Challenge’

April 28, 2017

(CNN)Palestinians across the world are posting videos of themselves on social media drinking salt water, as part of a new online challenge intended to draw attention to Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli prisons. The challenge involves saltwater because that’s what the hunger strikers are drinking to stabilize their health while abstaining from food. More than 1,000 Palestinians in eight Israeli prisons launched a “Hunger Strike for Freedom and Dignity” on …

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Plain tobacco packaging ‘may cut smokers by 300,000 in UK’ – BBC News

April 28, 2017

… colour All other trademarks, logos, colour schemes and graphics are banned The only colour permitted on the external pack is olive green with a matt finish Cigarette packets must be cuboid in shape and contain a minimum of 20 cigarettes Misleading information on tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide emissions must be removed Any promotional descriptors such as references to flavours must be removed What is happening in other countries? Australia was the first country in the world to require …

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Trump to review power to establish federal lands

April 26, 2017

… reshaping of roughly 30 national monuments that were designated by Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama after 1996. At the heart of this proposal is Bears Ears National Monument, a 1.3-million-acre parcel of lands that includes world-class rock climbing, age-old cliff dwellings and land sacred to Pueblo Indians that Obama designated a monument in 2016. …

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Best hotels in Mauritius: How top designers remade luxury in paradise

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius’s famed beaches for decades, but over the last couple of years, elite designers have remade venerable island institutions and built new paradise retreats from the ground up. Oberoi Mauritius, Turtle Bay Marine Park, Balaclava While this isn’t a couples-only resort, the Oberoi feels like a honeymooners retreat. There is a kids’ club for the little ones, but everything from the waterfall at the entrance to the villas with …

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Farewell Kate O’Beirne of CNN’s ‘Capital Gang’

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The political world lost a legend this weekend. Kate O’Beirne, longtime Washington editor of National Review and longtime panelist on CNN’s “Capital Gang” passed away Sunday of cancer. Kate O’Beirne wasn’t just a conservative, she was conservative with a pronounced New York accent, something even more rare. And she could make an argument better, faster and with more wit than almost anyone else in Washington. Every Saturday on “Capital Gang,” …

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Alila Fort Bishangarh: India’s most exciting new luxury hotel

April 24, 2017

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Does the Dubai Frame depict an ugly picture?

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The United Arab Emirates is an architectural playground. Its existing man-made wonders include the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, while the world’s first rotating skyscraper has been proposed here by architect David Fisher. Blink and you’ll miss the next superlative project. …

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‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

… fireplace lit, or at the so-called “kitchen table,” ready for a chat and face-to-face interaction. “Look up,” she advises students and faculty and staff often walking with their heads down in their phones. “Experience the world around you.” It’s no wonder she’s known as the “digital wellness lady.” SEE ALSO: Apparently the average person takes 25,000 selfies in a lifetime. Seems about right. Most recently, Frejd challenged students to …

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Bill Nye: Science made America great

April 23, 2017

(CNN)I was proud to join thousands of concerned citizens, scientists and engineers in Saturday’s March for Science. With more than 600 marches taking place around the world, we conveyed that science is political, not partisan, and science should shape our policies. Although it is the means by which humankind discovers objective truths in nature, science is and has always been political. Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution refers to promoting “the progress of science and …

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It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

April 22, 2017

… Girlboss‘s real-world origins, it’s impossible to watch the show without remembering that origin story and its eventual disappointments. Girlboss ends with Sophia launching the real, independent Nasty Gal. Maybe by season two, we’ll all be able to separate the show’s narrative from where its inspiration ended up. WATCH: Lady Gaga FaceTimed with Prince William to discuss a very important issue More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLeadXplode System 2017 …

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

… stories and it will probably make you cry First Dates is a show about dating at all stages of life. Some daters have tragically lost their previous partners, and many share their stories and their reasons for re-entering the world of dating. These stories are profoundly touching, and a reminder that dating is far from easy at any stage in life. Octogenarians Patricia and Alan shared the many troubles they had faced during their lifetimes, adding that they want to live life to the full. Widower …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young Indian orphan who was adopted by Gauri Sawant, a 37-year-old Mumbai-based transgender woman …

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Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies At 72

April 19, 2017

Jack Shainman, Hendricks gallery, released a statement confirming his death: It is with great sadness that we announce that Barkley L. Hendricks passed away this morning. He was 72 years old. He is survived by his wife Susan of 34 years. We have had the great honor of working with Barkley since 2005. He was a situational painter, documenting the world around him in vivid and highly detailed paintings that capture the distinctive personalities of his subjects. He was a true artists …

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Iran Boosts Gas-Output Capacity With New Projects at Giant Field

April 17, 2017

Iran, holder of the world’s biggest natural gas reserves, boosted output by inaugurating six projects at the giant South Pars offshore field. The country raised total production capacity at South Pars to 570 million cubic meters a day of gas, putting it almost on par with neighboring Qatar, which produces from an adjacent portion of the same deposit, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Sunday at a ceremony in the port city of Assaluyeh. Iran invested $20 billion to complete the …

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Salt Bae sprinkling his vote is the only good thing to come out of Turkey referendum

April 17, 2017

… bet. The 18 additional constitutional amendments will eliminate the position of prime minister, give Erdogan more power over the judiciary, and allow him to run for at least two more five-year terms. He’s been criticized around the world for increasingly cracking down on journalists and political opponents in recent years. (Yes, there are serious questions about the legitimacy of the election results. The opposition party is calling for a recount for around a third of the votes.) So, as …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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‘The Fate of the Furious’ director on Jason Statham’s journey from villain to kinda-hero

April 16, 2017

… Image: Universal What was it specifically about New York where it was so important for you to make sure you got that done? Well, the franchise has traveled all over the world. It’s spent a lot of time in Los Angeles, and its just kind of the natural evolution of the franchise to go to New York. If you are a Fast fan, you know that this franchise was developed from an article about the New York street car culture, not Los Angeles. So it took eight films to make it to New York, but we made …

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This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

Felista Richard holds her newborn baby in Sengerema, Tanzania.Image: SALA LEWIS / VODAFONE FOUNDATION When 28-year-old Consolata went into labor in rural Sengerema, Tanzania, it was by no means picture-perfect. She was extremely fatigued, and soon started experiencing intense pain. “I was in bad shape,” she said. “I couldn’t do anything because I was tired.” Without knowing exactly what was wrong, she knew she needed to get to a clinic immediately for her …

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This is how a Russian social network spread the #SyriaHoax conspiracy

April 16, 2017

A video grabbed still image shows Syrian people receiving treatment after a chemical attack at a field hospital in Saraqib, Idlib province, northern Syria.Image: STRINGER/EPA/REX/Shutterstock A conspiracy theory about whether a chemical weapons attack was actually perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad started making the rounds shortly after that tragic incident shocked the world. Surprise, surprise, now we know Russian social media posts fueled that conspiracy, according to ABC. SEE …

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UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases – BBC News

April 16, 2017

… swelling of lower limbs This is double what has been spent annually in the previous four years, the Department for International Development said. International Development Secretary Priti Patel said the UK’s support would protect more than 200 million people “from a future blighted by tropical disease”. “These diseases belong to the last century. They cause unimaginable suffering and pain to some of the world’s poorest people, forcing them into a deeper cycle of …

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Trump: Flip, flop or flexibility?

April 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)One of Donald Trump’s many memorable lines on the campaign trail was about ISIS. “I would bomb the s**t out of ’em. I would just bomb those suckers,” he said. Given that, launching the so-called “mother of all bombs” against an ISIS target makes a lot of sense. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

He may be right about the first three, but he is taking the planet on a hair-raising ride into a perilous unknown as he tests the fourth. Im flexible, and Im proud of that, the president said the other day. Its partly about turning around his dismal domestic polls. Trump is not just wagging the dog; he is wagging a whole pack of them. Have you heard much about Obamacare or the wall lately? Trumps new embrace of world affairs also has to do with putting White House chief adviser Steve …

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