Has a little girl from Northamptonshire just ended local government cuts?

After a child and her family challenged their council, the High Court has ruled its decision to close 21 of the county’s 36 libraries unlawful. A young child and her family have successfully challenged bankrupt Northamptonshire County Council’s decision to close 21 of the county’s 36 libraries. The High Court has ruled the council’s library cuts unlawful. The judge
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Five foods that are definitely in crisis because my millennial family won’t eat them

My first hint that something might be wrong was when I offered my 21-year-old cousin Sarah an egg sandwich.  How many more industries will the millennials destroy before the rest of us say, “Stop! Enough!”. Every week it seems like another industry is in decline thanks to this cyber-generation, the latest crisis affecting mayonnaise . Diamonds, houses, video recorders, mayo – is
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How architecture-themed Twitter accounts became a magnet for white nationalism

In the seemingly wholesome world of castles, brutalism, and before-and-after landscapes, white supremacy is hiding in plain sight. On Saturday afternoon, Jack (not his real name) noted an issue with one of his favourite Twitter accounts. A long-time architecture and urbanism enthusiast, he had been following an account called ArchitecturalRevival for some time. He realised that, despite being an account dedicated to predominantly European
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Japan-funded environmental project opened in Palestine’s governorate of Salfit

Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine Takeshi Okubo visited Bidya city, in Salfit governorate to celebrate the completion of the project funded by the Japanese government through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass
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UN: Iran-based leaders ‘have grown more prominent’ in al Qaeda’s global network

A report by the United Nations includes new details concerning the dispute between Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and al Qaeda's senior leaders, including the role played by two veteran operatives living in Iran. The UN's member states say that HTS is still in "contact" with al Qaeda's leadership despite their heated disagreements, and that al Qaeda has even reinforced HTS with "military and explosives experts" sent from Afghanistan.
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The problem with Disney casting Jack Whitehall – a straight actor – to play its first gay character

Straight actors playing gay characters is fine – but there are still plenty of reasons for the LBGT+ community to be disappointed. Reports that comedian Jack Whitehall will play the first openly gay character in a Disney film have generated controversy on social media. Whitehall announced on Instagram that he is currently working on Jungle Cruise , a film based on
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Militias force nearly 2,000 to leave Libyan capital’s largest shelter for internally-displaced: UNHCR

Libyan militias have forced nearly 2,000 people from an ethnic minority likely targeted for their alleged links to the former Gadaffi Government, to flee long-established shelters in the capital Tripoli, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.
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Meeting of High Level Committee of Eritrea and Somalia

The Joint High Level Committee of Eritrea and Somalia that was established during the historic visit of President Mohammed Abdulahhi Mohammed to Eritrea from 28 to 30 July held its first meeting in Mogadishu today, 14 August. Asmara, 14 August 2018- The Joint High Level Committee of Eritrea and Somalia that was established during the historic visit of President Mohammed Abdulahhi Mohammed to Eritrea from 28 to 30 July held its first meeting in Mogadishu
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UN chief calls for calm as electoral process concluded in Mali

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has congratulated the people and government of Mali for the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed during the second round of the presidential election held on August 12.
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Why you should probably ignore that interesting new poll

No, seriously.  Last week, a lot of people got very excited about a YouGov poll showing the Conservative Party breaking into a decisive four-point lead after several weeks in which Labour were publicly divided over anti-Semitism. This showed how much damage was being done by (depending on your perspective), Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to tackle the issue, Boris Johnson being back in the
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UN chief appeals for calm as Mali presidential election draws to a close

Following the conclusion of the second round of presidential elections in Mali, political leaders in the West African country are being encouraged by the UN Secretary-General to promote a peaceful atmosphere and avoid incendiary rhetoric.
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Turkey, Iraq agree to be in full cooperation against PKK

Turkey and Iraq have agreed on full cooperation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi saying his government has taken new measures to increase border security.
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While the left and right indulge in whataboutery, Muslims and Jews are united against bigotry

The pointing to the other side by those defending themselves against accusations of prejudice does nobody any favours. In 1972 terrorists took hostage and then murdered 11 Israeli athletes and a West German policeman, castrating one after he was shot, in a terror attack that shocked the world and whose victims were honoured at the most recent Olympic Games. In 2014 Jeremy Corbyn
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Sheikh Edeis hails Saudi Arabia's embracing of Palestinian pilgrims

Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs of Palestine Sheikh Yousef Edeis on Tuesday praised the efforts of Saudi Arabia to embrace the Palestinian pilgrims and to care of them in Makkah and the holy sites to perform the Hajj rituals.
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Muslim Council of Britain urge PM to launch an inquiry into Tory Party Islamophobia

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), has urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to launch an independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservative party after several MPs supported “dehumanizing comments” made by Boris Johnson.
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Myanmar’s failed experiment with democracy

Myanmar has come a long way since its days as a closed authoritarian state led by a military junta which characterised most of its history. One could argue the beginning of the end of the junta stated
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Tourists rush to luxury shops in Istanbul to benefit from strong dollar

Foreign tourists visiting Istanbul have flocked to the city’s shopping malls to buy luxury items as they want to benefit from the stronger United States dollar. Click through for the story in photos...
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Erdogan’s confrontation with Trump

No country stood against the US and won. They all lose no matter how long it takes. This is a fact in most cases. The Americans’ strongest weapons are not military but economic. Turkey is not
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RSF asks Nauru to let journalists cover Pacific Islands Forum

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Nauru to rescind its decision to bar Australia’s public radio and TV broadcaster, ABC, from covering the Pacific Islands Forum that is to be held in this small Micronesian island country at the start of September. Journalists must be able to work with complete freedom, RSF says. Nauru’s government has cited “harassment” and “lack of respect towards our president” as grounds for banning ABC
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22 dead in Italy motorway bridge collapse ’tragedy’

At least 22 people were killed on Tuesday when a giant motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa, with several more feared dead in what Italy’s transport minister described as an "immense tragedy".
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The BBC isn’t wedded to balance – it’s dedicated to serving its audience

Speaking to, and for, the whole of the UK – means hearing from a wide range of voices, and airing conflicting opinions. In response to  Patrick Howse’s article in the New Statesman this week we’d like to reassure him that the BBC has not abandoned the journalistic standards he was proud of. It’s a common misconception that the BBC aims
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European socialists vow solidarity with jailed CHP lawmaker

The Party of European Socialists (PES) has vowed solidarity with imprisoned main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu, whose appeal to the Court of Cassation demanding his release is expected to be assessed this week.
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Standing up for Scotland’s microbusinesses

Microbusinesses form the fabric of Scotland’s business landscape.     Research by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) found that there is a huge community of entrepreneurial “microbusinesses” which make up 94 per cent of all Scottish firms. Typically, a microbusiness will have fewer than nine employees and a turnover of less than £500,000 per year. Microbusinesses span all sectors,
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As Fentanyl Overdoses Explode, Nebraska Prepares to Kill Inmate Using the Opioid in Its First Execution in Two Decades

Julia Conley, staff writer As Nebraska prepares to complete its first state-sanctioned execution in two decades, human rights groups are condemning the death penalty and denouncing officials for operating under a "cloak of secrecy" in obtaining the drugs that will be used to kill Carey Dean Moore.
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There's a Fentanyl Crisis in the United States. Nebraska Is About To Murder Someone With It on Purpose

Julia Conley, staff writer As Nebraska prepares to complete its first state-sanctioned execution in two decades, human rights groups are condemning the death penalty and denouncing officials for operating under a "cloak of secrecy" in obtaining the drugs that will be used to kill Carey Dean Moore.
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New witch hunt against journalists feared in Turkey

News Given the Turkish government’s habit of reacting to bad news by shooting the messenger, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) fears the authorities will now scapegoat independent journalists in a search
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Training on cartographic and information system

A month-long training on cartographic and information system was provided to 36 members of the department of Agriculture and Land in the Central region, of which 16 of them are females, reports indicate. Asmara, 14 August 2018 – A month-long training on cartographic and information system was provided to 36 members of the department of Agriculture and Land in the Central region, of which 16 of them are females, reports indicate. At a graduation ceremony conducted on
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'No, Secretary Zinke. Record-Breaking Wildfires in California Have Everything to Do with Climate Change'

Jon Queally, staff writer People who actual understand science, and also care about planet's future, accuse Interior Secretary of "either being willfully ignorant or purposely deceptive."
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Hong Kong: RSF decries China’s attempt to intimidate the Foreign Correspondents Club

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) decries China’s attempt to intimidate the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong (FCCHK) from inviting a pro-independence advocate to speak at a luncheon. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) decries China’s attempt to intimidate the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong (FCCHK) from hosting Andy Chan , 27, founder of the first pro-indepe
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eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018

eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018 is back this edition for exciting close calls and precise headshots where the best in gaming fight to the last man for the coveted title. This year also marks the third consecutive year that BenQ ZOWIE will be sponsoring the eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Cup and will see more teams participating from the Middle East and Turkey. The 2018 edition of the tournament will follow the same rules from last year Preliminary and Offline finals for regional qualifier. The winning
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PLO seeking to kick Israel out of UN on grounds of being apartheid state

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said on Monday that it began a process aimed at kicking Israel out of the United Nations on grounds of being an apartheid state.
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Turkish car mechanic ‘cries’ after selling refurbished classics

A Turkish car mechanic, who refurbishes classic cars, has said he cries after the renovation process in which he feels a connection to the old machines. Click through for the story in photos...
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'Deeply Disturbing': For Second Time This Year, Facebook Suspends Left-Leaning teleSUR English Without Explanation

Jessica Corbett, staff writer "It seems like the censorship power many people on the left want Silicon Valley executives to unilaterally exercise might end up being wielded against the left. One good way to know that would happen is that is already is happening."
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3,000-year-old footprint of Urartian teen discovered in Turkey’s Van

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient footprint at the Van Castle in eastern Turkey, believed to have belonged to an Urartian teenager who lived in the area some 3,000 years ago. Click through for the story in photos...
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Silent resident of Bolkar Mountains

Known as the “silent frog,” the Taurus frog is a frog species living only in the Karagöl, Çiniligöl and Eğrigöl lakes in the Bolkar mountains in Turkey’s Central Anatolian region.
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Beatles' Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram, where the world's most famous group sought refuge and spirituality in 1968 fell into disuse in the early 2000s but now the site has been reclaimed from the jungle
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Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

Austria's capital Vienna has beaten Melbourne to be ranked the "world's most liveable city" in a new annual survey released Monday, ending the southern Australian city's seven-year reign.
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Like 'The Wife,' Glenn Close says she's a late bloomer

Glenn Close may be known for playing strong, often ruthless women, but like her long subdued character in "The Wife" she says she's only just starting to feel comfortable in her own skin.
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3,000-year-old footprint of Urartian teen discovered in Turkey’s Van

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient footprint at the Van Castle in eastern Turkey, believed to have belonged to an Urartian teenager who lived in the area some 3,000 years ago.
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What the Turkish lira crisis means for President Erdogan’s hold on power

Erdoğan built his supporter base by promising economic stability. Can he withstand a crisis? The Turkish lira has lost nearly half of its value this year. Ironically, it has occurred under the leadership of a man whose 15-year rule has relied on the stability his administration brought to Turkey following a turbulent decade of coalitions and economic mismanagement. Currency crises often force
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Not Saying the Words "John McCain" Is Least Vile Thing About Trump's Signing of $717 Billion Military Spending Bill

Jake Johnson, staff writer The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act President Donald Trump signed into law during a jingoistic ceremony at Fort Drum on Monday authorizes $22 billion in spending for nuclear weapons that could wipe out the human species, 77 new F-35 fighter jets, and $717 billion in military spending overall, but the corporate media apparently decided that the worst part of Trump signing this "obscenity" of a bill was his failure to mention
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No, you can’t get holiday compensation for finding there are too many Spaniards in Spain

The truth behind the most Brexit story ever. When Freda Jackson returned from her holiday to Benidorm, she sparked what is possibly the UK’s most Brexit story to date. “British tourist moans her Benidorm holiday was ruined by ‘too many Spanish people’” the Mirror reported online yesterday, as did the Sun , Express , Indy ,
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Back to School is back on SOUQ.com

SOUQ.com recently announced that it is excited to launch thousands of back-to-school deals for students across all grades starting now to September 9th. Sit back, relax and spend the last few days of summer stress-free by stocking up on all back-to-school essentials at unbeatable prices from SOUQ.com, your one stop destination for all back to school needs. Parents and students can purchase a wide selection of kids and teen backpacks, stationery, apparel, electronics including laptops, tablets and printers, as well
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Fetchr denies the rumor of Sequoia joining their next investment round

Another day. Another Fetchr rumor. Another denial. The rumor of Sequoia, one of the largest VCs of the world, looking to invest in Fetchr has been making rounds since last few days. It was publicly shared by JadoPado founder Omar Kassim yesterday who said that the American VC firm is exploring the option to invest […] The post Fetchr denies the rumor of Sequoia joining their next investment round appeared first on MENAbytes .
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Sisi affirms Egypt's rejection of Yemen being platform to threaten Arab security

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stressed his rejection of Yemen becoming a platform to threaten the security and stability of the Arab world and freedom of navigation in the Red Sea and Bab Al-Mandeb Strait.
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A Labour councillor has shown the right way to say sorry. It’s time Jeremy Corbyn took note

Unlike others in his party, Irfan Mohammed understood how to apologise for anti-Semitism in a meaningful way. “Sorry seems to be the hardest word”. Elton John was not wrong when he wrote those words, although at the time he probably had no idea his lyrics would become quite so relevant to the Labour Party. When it comes to a relationship with the
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Motorway bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy, killing 'dozens'

A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an immense tragedy."
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The man who refuses to say ‘President Trump!’

Journalists and friends of John Brennan, the former CIA director, urge him to say “Mr. President” instead of the “Mr. Trump” he always says, but they have failed. Brennan could
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Treasure hunters dig Panayia Greek Orthodox Church premises in Istanbul

A group of unidentified treasure hunters dug a land belonging to the Panayia Greek Orthodox Church located in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district, Sabah newspaper reported on Aug. 14.
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