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Cancun, the OAS, and Venezuela’s Prosecutor General

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Cancun, the OAS, and Venezuela’s Prosecutor General José Miguel Vivanco & Tamara Taraciuk Broner Prosecutor General Luisa Ortega Díaz, who for years unflinchingly supported Venezuela’s government, has since late March become a strong critical voice within...

7 charged in Greece with belonging to violent neo-Nazi group

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7 charged in Greece with belonging to violent neo-Nazi group   ATHENS, Greece A Greek prosecutor has charged seven men with alleged membership in a violent neo-Nazi group linked to a series of arson attacks on...

Turkey starts paying for Russian S-400 missiles

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Turkey starts paying for Russian S-400 missiles   President Erdogan says that he and his Russian counterpart will see the missile deal through; and first deposit has reportedly been paid. Ankara has already paid a deposit to...

What can Humanitarian Aid realistically achieve?

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What can Humanitarian Aid realistically achieve? By Astrid Cantor and Juan Carlos Gabaldón   At the end of March, before the latest protests blew up in the government’s face, Nicolás Maduro made a surprising announcement. Having rejected...

20-Year-Old Inventor’s Idea For How To Make Ocean Clean Itself Will Be Launched In...

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20-Year-Old Inventor’s Idea For How To Make Ocean Clean Itself Will Be Launched In Japan   Boyan Slate is a young inventor at the age of 20 years old that has developed a cheap idea in...

Cuban heritage runs like DNA in these musicians

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Cuban heritage runs like DNA in these musicians   Pianist Omar Sosa and violinist and singer Yilian Canizares have gone through similar experiences growing up in Cuba, and they understand what it means to endure all...

Biblioburro: The amazing donkey libraries of Colombia

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Biblioburro: The amazing donkey libraries of Colombia   Travelling with his two loyal donkeys, Alfa and Beto, Luis Soriano has been spreading the joy of reading to children in rural Colombian communities for over 20 years. https://youtu.be/rPfFZEPhLAE Luis...

The Guardian view on vaginal mesh implants: trust data and patients

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The Guardian view on vaginal mesh implants: trust data and patients   Editorial The devices have benefited a large number of women – but thousands have suffered serious adverse effects. The numbers tell their own tale. Thousands...

Flushing out ‘zombie cells’ could help stave off Parkinson’s, study suggests

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Flushing out 'zombie cells' could help stave off Parkinson's, study suggests Ian Sample   Possible approach to treating effects of neurodegenerative diseases – and even ageing – revealed by trial. In work that could open a new...

How important is Catalonia to Spain?

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How important is Catalonia to Spain? Jon Henley   The region has a greater role in Spain’s economy than its size would suggest. Catalonia occupies just over 6.3% (32,114 sq km) of Spain’s territory, but its importance is...

Vinyl is back as a popular and profitable music medium

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Vinyl is back as a popular and profitable music medium Analogue formats were once thought dead, replaced by physical digital storage mechanisms that have themselves been usurped by online streaming services. Vinyl, however, is now...

Music from a rusty rababa becomes a lifeline for a father and son in...

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Music from a rusty rababa becomes a lifeline for a father and son in Syria   War in the country has forced more than 12 million people out of their homes. Over half of them are...

Bolivia’s Morales in The Hague to petition over Chile sea access

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Bolivia's Morales in The Hague to petition over Chile sea access   Bolivia, which lost former coastal territory during a war in the 19th century, argues that Chile has not kept later diplomatic promises and obligations...

Sunseeker shows how to sail upstream in a sluggish market

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Sunseeker shows how to sail upstream in a sluggish market Author: Phil Popham, CEO, Sunseeker International   Bucking the downward trend in the luxury goods industry, Sunseeker International has risen to profitability on the back of innovative...

Americans remember Martin Luther King Jr, 50 years on

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Americans remember Martin Luther King Jr, 50 years on   Thousands of admirers grateful for the civil rights icon's life and legacy mourned his loss and pledged to carry on his unfinished work to end racial...

Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

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Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite   FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to monitor volcanic ash and ultraviolet...

Mogadishu truck bombing death toll rises to more than 300

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Mogadishu truck bombing death toll rises to more than 300   Somalia's government has blamed the deadliest ever bombing attack on the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab group, but Al Shabab is yet to comment. The most powerful...

Armenian parliament to elect new PM on May 1

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Armenian parliament to elect new PM on May 1   The press office of the Armenian parliament says it has scheduled a session to vote for a new prime minister next week. Opposition supporters protest against the...

Vending machine in France serves up cold oysters

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Vending machine in France serves up cold oysters   An entrepreneurial oyster farmer tries to expand his customer base by making fresh oysters available in vending machines. At trip to the seaside can mean a seafood feast,...

Autonomous vehicles – How do you define “safe driving” in terms a machine can...

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Autonomous vehicles How do you define “safe driving” in terms a machine can understand?   Writing the robotic rules of the road WHEN people learn to drive, they subconsciously absorb what are colloquially known as the “rules of...

Conservative billionaire Pinera sworn in as president of Chile

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Conservative billionaire Pinera sworn in as president of Chile   Sebastian Pinera – whose fortune has been estimated by Forbes at $2.7 billion – has promised to transform Chile into a developed economy in eight years. Chile's...

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

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Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border A senior Saudi prince and seven other officials have been killed in a helicopter crash near the country's border with Yemen, state media report. Prince Mansour bin...

Is It Half Empty or Half Full? A Guide to the Best Menstrual Cups

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Is It Half Empty or Half Full? A Guide to the Best Menstrual Cups by Dale Harris   The Diva, the Keeper, Luna Sounds like the cast of a new hit reality show right? Wrong. While these names incorporate...

Bitcoin value plummets after China orders trading in currency to cease

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Bitcoin value plummets after China orders trading in currency to cease Rupert Neate   Beijing orders exchanges to stop trading in bitcoin amid fears increasing number of consumers in market could spark wider financial problems. The value of...

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