October 13, 2019

Greta Thunberg: ‘Leaders failed us on climate change’

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From BBC Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg has made a passionate speech to world leaders at the UN, accusing them of failing to act on climate change. “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” she told a UN climate summit in New York. About 60 world leaders are taking part in […]

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas sees ‘unprecedented devastation’

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From BBC Hurricane Dorian appears to have caused “unprecedented” devastation in the Bahamas, the country’s leader says. The storm, the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, remains “extremely dangerous”, said Prime Minister Hubert Minnis. Some 13,000 houses are feared damaged or destroyed, according to the International Red Cross. Pictures showed surging floodwaters, upturned cars and snapped […]

Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF

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From BBC Christine Lagarde has said she will step down as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It comes ahead of a decision on her nomination to become head of the European Central Bank (ECB). Ms Lagarde said she would leave the IMF on 12 September. “With greater clarity now on the process […]

World’s societal issues

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John Holcroft Illustrates the Modern World’s Societal Issues From Designer Daily Based in UK, John Holcroft is a talented illustrator who works for commission projects for all kinds of publishers, such as the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, or the Guardian. When he is not working for these clients, the artist takes his talent to personal projects […]

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

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Photos of celebrations in Taiwan after it became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, becoming the first country in Asia to do so. Thousands of people filled the streets of the nation’s capital city, Taipei, to celebrate the new law. The bill, which will go into effect on […]

Cyclone Idai: ‘15,000 people still need to be rescued’

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From BBC Some 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say. The cyclone victims there are stranded by catastrophic flooding and are clinging to roofs or stuck in trees, charities say. In the port city of Beira, aid workers say there are only two to three […]

Boeing grounds entire crash aircraft fleet

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From BBC Boeing has grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft after investigators uncovered new evidence at the scene of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash. The US plane-maker said it would suspend all 371 of the aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration said fresh evidence as well as newly refined satellite data prompted the […]

Kashmir attack: Bomb kills 34 soldiers in military convoy

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From BBC At least 34 Indian paramilitary soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack by militants on their convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir. Police told the BBC that a car filled with explosives rammed a bus carrying the troops to the main city of Srinagar. The Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e Mohammad said it carried out […]

Reuters Connect is open!

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For the first time in our 168 year history we’re opening up our platform so you can see all we have to offer. Described as ‘the world’s biggest shop window for news content’, Reuters Connect features over 15 million assets from Reuters and partners including BBC, Variety, USA Today Sports, Newsflare, and more. Why are we doing this? Well, […]

WhatsApp imposes new limits on forwarding to fight fake news

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By Laura Byager From Mashable WhatsApp is imposing new limits to the number of times you can forward messages and content on the platform.   The Facebook-owned messaging service has been imposing restrictions on its sharing functions since several instances of deadly mob violence in Indiawere linked to fake news articles shared widely on the platform.  […]