How Denise Ho went from Cantopop queen to democracy fighter

June 28, 2017

… Movement.” “That was an enraging moment for me and for many other Hong Kong people,” Ho said. “As a celebrity, as a public persona, as an adult, you have to speak out in support of these students and these other Hong Kong citizens.” She took to the streets herself, becoming one of the movement’s most outspoken supporters, and one of the last to be hauled off by police when they cleared the protest camps. Career suicide? Becoming more politically …

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How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News

June 27, 2017

… came out in 2000, booksellers around the world got together to coordinate the first ever global midnight launch. When Rowling received an honorary degree at St Andrews University that same year, the Scottish institution said she had proved that children’s books “are still capable of capturing and enchanting an immense audience, irrespective of the competing attractions of television, Nintendo, Gameboy and Pokemon”. It also got people writing Image copyright Getty Images …

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Ian Paterson: Why have private patients not been compensated? – BBC News

June 26, 2017

… policies have very stringent restrictions, which can be revoked in cases of criminal activity, meaning the patient is not necessarily covered. “So people are not as safe in the private sector as they are in the NHS because policies are subject to review, so even if you sue somebody, if the insurers say it is criminal conduct it falls outside the policy,” she said. “It’s really bad and before this case I don’t think anyone realised it could happen.” Image …

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El Hadji Diouf of Senegal on why he is not ‘a bad guy’ – BBC News

June 26, 2017

‘Bad loser’ But now in his retirement he is telling his story. “I am a lion, I am a bad loser and it’s not wrong to be a bad loser,” says Diouf of his often combative mood during his playing days. “I have got character and I want people to respect me.” Diouf, who has now permanently moved back to the Senegalese capital Dakar, says he was often misunderstood during his playing days in England. “I am an easy target. It’s easy to talk about …

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Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

June 26, 2017

… symbol of the 2014 movement after protesters used them to protect themselves against police pepper spray. After Chinese state media published a photo of Xi carrying an umbrella on a site inspection in Wuhan province at the height of the Hong Kong demonstrations, the image was quickly remixed and adopted by the umbrella protesters. Tiananmen Square On June 4, 1989, the people’s Liberation Army sent tanks and troops into Tiananmen Square to clear pro-democracy protesters who had been …

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Extra security for ‘Europe’s largest Eid party’ in Birmingham – BBC News

June 25, 2017

“Every year the event gets bigger… of course security will be a high priority, but we want people – also the wider communities – to enjoy the activities,” a spokesman for Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre said. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Security has been stepped up at Birmingham Central Mosque, the chairman said Mr Afzal said West Midlands Police and local authorities were doing “their best” to tackle hate crime against …

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Wales teacher recruitment levels ‘bordering on crisis’ – BBC News

June 25, 2017

The government said, compared to overall graduate entry figures, teacher training recruitment remained strong and it was working closely with partners to identify and address issues. “We want teaching in Wales to be a first choice profession so we attract the very best,” the spokesman said, adding new rules announced in spring are a key part of the drive. Mr Hathway said pressures in the job were putting people off – with figures obtained by the NUT showing nearly 50,000 …

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China landslide: Desperate search for survivors continues

June 25, 2017

(CNN)Thousands of rescuers are searching through rubble to find 109 people missing after a landslide devastated their village in Sichuan province, southwestern China. The missing range from an 80-year-old man to a girl aged just two and a half, according to a list released by Aba Prefecture’s government, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. …

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‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… common for family and friends to view a body in a casket just before burial or cremation. But Cara Mair says that for some clients this is important. “When the coffin’s closed, they know they’ve been the last to see that person, so they can rest assured they’re undisturbed. “It’s not the same for everyone – this might freak some people out. But the choice to do it needs to be there, and the funeral profession needs to be comfortable with it.” …

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Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England’s skin – BBC News

June 24, 2017

Image copyright National Trust Image caption Is it a horse or a dragon? It is said that when King Arthur awakes the hill figure will rise up and dance The Uffington Horse, in the Berkshire Downs, is considered the oldest hill figure of them all. Carved in the Iron Age, there has been an unbroken chain of people caring for this prehistoric monument for the past 3,000 years. Image copyright August Schwerdfeger Image caption The Osmington White Horse was carved in honour of King George …

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Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… spread extremist propaganda. In particular, security services have criticised Facebook, Twitter and Google for relying too much on other people to report inappropriate content, rather than spotting it themselves. In April, Germany passed a bill to fine social networks up to 50m (44m) if they failed to give users the option to report hate speech and fake news, or if they refused to remove illegal content flagged as either images of child sexual abuse or inciting terrorism. Following the London …

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Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 23, 2017

(CNN)When one man was killed and 10 people were injured in north London after a van plowed into Muslim worshipers early Monday morning, the majority of the world mourned. Stories of heroes surfaced. And calls for solidarity rang from communities of all stripes. Meanwhile pro-ISIS social media accounts pointed to the attack as a reason why Muslims need to rise up and attack. Warrior heroes and villains The trend is not new, but rather heightened due to the current geopolitical …

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

(CNN)What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it’s likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier’s parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son. “No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Warmbier’s death have been drawn at this time, as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview,” the statement said. …

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UK holiday fraudsters could face jail – BBC News

June 22, 2017

… because of a cap on the legal fees that can be charged by law firms pursuing personal injury cases at home. Mr Tanzer added: “The government must urgently address this issue. The legal loophole that is allowing firms to unduly profit from these claims must be closed. “This would allow people with genuine claims access to justice but make this area less attractive to claims firms.” …

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Man Tasered by police at London Central Mosque – BBC News

June 22, 2017

A man has been Tasered by police after reports people were being attacked at a London mosque just before 01:30 BST. Officers said they acted after finding a man waving an “item” around near the London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park. There were no reports of any injuries and the suspect is being held at a central London police station on suspicion of affray. The force said it was not treating the incident as terrorism-related and said the item being waved was a shoehorn. …

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Don’t lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial

June 21, 2017

… disease for many, many years, and no one event, or no one night, puts them at risk,” Rosen said. “It is the accumulation of sleep disorder breathing, and the consequences that go with it, night after night, after a long period of time, that puts people at risk. That’s why treatment is so important.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPokemongo – Mastermindpro $97 LORDAQ Potential Buyer List 2.0 consists of Step-by-Step Guides on a step-by-step guide how …

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Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 21, 2017

… innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency,” Trump’s statement continued.”The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim.” US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, also issued a statement that said Warmbier’s fate would be “an indelible reminder to us of the barbaric nature of the North Korean dictatorship.” Tillerson said that “we …

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Carmakers call for transitional EU deal – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… generated 77.5bn of turnover last year and accounted for 12% of all goods exports, according to the trade group. It added that almost a million people were employed across the wider automotive industry. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSociBoom Special SociBOOM 2.5D Cinematography Edition Gets You BUYERS Hands-FREE With Your Unique Motion Effect Cinematic Images and Videos On Social Networks For More Profits On Autopilot.Shopifill Advanced Strategy Your Full, Step-by-Step …

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London fire: Police expect Grenfell death toll to rise – BBC News

June 20, 2017

But Cdr Cundy warned of the potential “terrible reality” that some people may never be identified due to the intensity of the fire. “I must consider the fact that there may be others in the building who, for whatever reason have not been reported to us. “There is also a real possibility that there may be people in the building that no-one knows are missing,” he said. Image copyright Metropolitan Police Kensington and Chelsea Council has faced widespread …

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News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… London’s Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has said people in Kensington, west London. are “sick to death of platitudes from politicians” following the Grenfell Tower fire. He complained of “years of neglect” by the council and a “poor response” by the government to what he called a “preventable accident”. Meanwhile, ministers say households who lost their homes will receive 5,500 each. The BBC understands about 70 people may have died in last …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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Trump defiant as pressure grows

June 19, 2017

… political legitimacy and constitutional process that have the potential to sour life in Washington for years in the future. Trump’s in ‘a political fight and he’s going to fight it’ Back in the present, the President’s mood is fueling the sense of crisis. “One thing we’ve learned I think from the testimony of multiple people now is the President’s pretty fired up about this, OK?” Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said on NBC’s …

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North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

… said he had contracted botulism before slipping into a coma, but US doctors said there was no evidence of that. The North Koreans were in New York to attend a three-day UN conference on rights of people with disabilities. That meeting ended Thursday. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFreecom Blueprint 2.0 DFY Lite Hoards of free traffic to your ecom storesCurationNeos CurationNeos is a content curation desktop app.iGloo Premium Special Igloo enables you to create and launch …

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