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Steve Smith replaces Ajinkya Rahane as Rajasthan Royals captain

Australia batsman Steve Smith takes over as Rajasthan Royals captain for the rest of the season after the IPL strugglers sacked Ajinkya Rahane.
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Impeachment showdown takes center stage at first public hearing
In a make-or-break moment for House Speaker Pelosi, the public hearings phase of the impeachment inquiry begins as Democrats call two star witnesses to testify Wednesday.
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Locke and Paulsen: Trade deal between US, Mexico and Canada carries big benefits – Congress should approve it
Democrats and Republicans in Congress should join together to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade.
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Could your startup earn the Wild Card at Disrupt Berlin 2019?
We’re just about one month away from opening the doors to infinite early-stage startup opportunity. We’re talking about Disrupt Berlin 2019, which takes place on 11-12 December. But today we’d like to highlight a specific opportunity you might not be familiar with — the Wild Card. Why is this opportunity a big deal? The startup […]
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Europe needs another cultural revolution. But who would lead it?
In 1989 artists, writers and rock bands defied the status quo and energised the people. We need to recapture that spiritI was an East Berlin student in 1989 when Michael Gorbachev visited the GDR and warned our leaders that if they didn’t change, they would be overrun by history. Theatres and churches became pop-up platforms for real democracy. Rock bands played the anthems of change and stopped caring about state censorship. Half a million people took over Alexanderplatz in Berlin in a show of extraordinary courage and optimism. I was filled with hope and anxiety. And then the Wall came down: the defining moment of my life. I knew then that nothing was impossible; that hope had won. Europe could reunite in peace.Over the next three decades I would become a practising European citizen with a British-German family living in six different European countries. All was good. Continue reading...
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Family suicides in Turkey speak of a society that has lost hope | Elif Shafak
With an economy deep in recession and democracy in tatters, human self-worth is also taken awayFatih is known as one of the most conservative districts of Istanbul. Last week some people in the area saw a note attached to the door of a flat: “Beware! There’s cyanide inside. Call the police. Don’t enter.” Whoever wrote the note had clearly wanted to protect the neighbours from a toxic substance. When the police arrived they found four bodies – two men, two women, aged between 48 and 60. The dead were all from the same family, the Yetişkins, who had been residents of the neighbourhood for decades. The siblings had, according to friends, also lived in unemployment and penury – the wages of one sister, a music teacher, used to keep creditors at bay. Unable to find jobs to cover the family’s growing debts, they’d been battling depression and anxiety.They were beautiful people. They did what they did because of poverty Continue reading...
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Thierry Henry says France can win Euro 2020 but warns Cristiano Ronaldo will want to go out on a high in what would be his last international tournament
Getty Thierry Henry says France can win UEFA Euro 2020 because of its strength in depth, but will face stiff competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal. Ronaldo, 34, captained his country to European glory in 2016, however next summer's tournament could be his last. "Can they? Of course they can," Henry told Business Insider when asked if France can win the competition. "[But] I don't think that Ronaldo is going to want to let it go." France just need to beat Moldova on November 14 to secure its place at Euro 2020, having lost only one of its eight qualifying games so far. "Mbappe wasn't available for a lot of games in the qualifiers, and Giroud appears. And sometimes it's Griezmann, or sometimes it's Kingsley Coman," Henry said. "So that's how you win a tournament, and that's how you win games, when everyone is on tune." Read more of our soccer coverage here. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thierry Henry says France will face tough competition if it is to win the European Championships in 2020, particularly from Cristiano Ronaldo, who will want to go out on a high at what may be his last ever international tournament.  France are favorites to lift the trophy next summer, having won the World Cup in 2016 and thus far breezed Group H qualifying, losing just one of its eight games and scoring 21 goals. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted again, appeared to sulk while he stormed off the pitch, and left the stadium before the match had even finishedCristiano Ronaldo was Juventus' worst player, had a goal stolen by a teammate, and left the pitch subbed off and frustrated in another underwhelming Champions League performanceAn Italian youth football team plans to wear blackface as an anti-racism gesture, and it has the support of the Italian FASEE ALSO: These are the 20 best young soccer players on the planet right now
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Knicks’ RJ Barrett busts out of slump, except in one area
CHICAGO — RJ Barrett had been in a shooting tailspin recently, perhaps the overload of minutes getting to him or sharper scouting reports arriving. But Barrett blasted that slump away Tuesday with a potent 21 points, nine assists and six rebounds in the 120-102 loss to the Bulls at the United Center. Barrett made 8...
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Cathay Pacific October passenger traffic falls as HK protests curb travel
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd on Wednesday reported a 7% drop in passengers that flew with the airlines in October as fewer tourists from Mainland China traveled to Hong Kong.
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Rangers’ Kaapo Kakko, Adam Fox put on clinic in 3-on-3
David Quinn joked that the key to being successful in the NHL’s three-on-three overtime is “talent, because that is legit pond hockey.” But Tuesday night at the Garden, it was fortitude that first got the Rangers there. The trio of Chris Kreider, Artemi Panarin, and Tony DeAngelo were on the ice for the opening 2:06...
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Thousands of birds found dead by a lake and no one knows why
It's a mystery that has baffled officials in India. What killed more than 2,000 birds near the country's largest inland lake?
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'I lost myself in outlaw character' - Fury says racism fuelled outbursts
Tyson Fury says racism directed at the travelling community fuelled some of his controversial outbursts and played a part in the mental health issues that he continues to battle.
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New Zealand to vote in referendum on euthanasia
If passed, ‘conscience vote’ will allow assisted dying for terminally ill if doctors approveNew Zealand is to become the first country in the world to put euthanasia to a binding public vote after its lawmakers narrowly passed a bill laying out what the country’s assisted dying regime would be.The law, which would allow terminally ill people with less than six months to live to choose assisted dying if approved by two doctors, passed its final reading in parliament in the capital, Wellington, on Wednesday by 69 votes to 51. It was a conscience vote, meaning that most lawmakers did not vote along party lines. Continue reading...
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Ugly return for Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr.
CHICAGO — Weaving Dennis Smith Jr. back into the mix would seem a case of taking a step back to move two steps forward. That’s how it played out Tuesday at the United Center, where a rusty Smith Jr. played a surprisingly high 14 minutes with a performance that could be expected after an extended...
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Chelsea Women pull off major coup in signing Australia striker Sam Kerr
• Chelsea beat rivals to land striker on two-and-a-half year deal• Kerr has won five consecutive golden boots in US and AustraliaChelsea have beaten a host of top European clubs to the signing of the Australia striker Sam Kerr on a two-and-a-half year deal.After Kerr announced she would not be returning to Perth Glory in Australia’s W-League, having finished the NWSL season with Chicago Red Stars, European teams, including the Champions League holders Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona, were linked with the record-breaking forward. Continue reading...
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Frustrated Remainers urge the Liberal Democrats to stand aside for Labour in a key election seat
Nicola Tree/Getty Images There is frustration among Remain voters as the Lib Dems and Labour continue to reject working together at the next election. The Lib Dems are refusing to stand aside in a key election seat, despite their candidate pulling out of the contest in order to help Labour candidate Rosie Duffield defeat the Conservatives. Jo Swinson's party intends to find a new candidate to contest Canterbury, even though Duffield like them supports a new referendum and staying in the European Union. Pro-Remain voters are urging the two parties to work together in order to stop Boris Johnson winning the December 12 election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There is dismay among Remain voters after the Liberal Democrats refused to stand aside for a pro European Union Labour candidate in a key general election seat. Jo Swinson's Liberal Democrats and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party are refusing to work together at the December 12 general election – despite many of their own supporters urging them to do so.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:How to vote tactically in the 2019 UK general electionLiberal Democrats accused of 'intentionally misinforming' voters with campaign leafletsThe Conservative Party chairman was empty-chaired on live TV as criticism mounts over calamitous start to campaign
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Safari gets support for hardware security keys with iOS 13.3
Apple yesterday released iOS 13.3 beta to developers and public beta testers. But it comes with a new nifty feature that allows Safari users to use hardware security keys for two-factor authentication. According to the release notes: [Safari] now supports NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys in Safari, SFSafariViewController, and ASWebAuthenticationSession using the WebAuthn standard, on devices with the necessary hardware capabilities. Security keys improve account security because they are designed with an intent to cryptographically verify an individual’s identity when signing in to an online service, thereby defending users against account takeover attacks. It’s worth noting that Sweden-based Yubico… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iOS,Security
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Red Sox’s Chaim Bloom: Dustin Pedroia looking to play next season
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Dustin Pedroia is hoping to return to the Boston Red Sox next year after playing in just nine games during the past two seasons because of his injured left knee. “Every indication I’ve gotten is that he’s feeling good and intending on playing,” Chaim Bloom, Boston’s new chief baseball officer, said Monday...
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Australia's Kerr joins WSL leaders Chelsea
Australia international Sam Kerr signs for Women's Super League leaders Chelsea.
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As Push for Higher Minimum Wages Grows, New York Offers a Test Case
Fed research suggested higher minimum wages did not cost jobs in border counties. Industry-level analysis and real-life stories back that up — with caveats.
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'Of course animals speak’ – Eva Meijer on how to communicate with our fellow beasts
The Dutch philosopher believes we should change our relationship to animals. This involves recognising that they talk to one another – and granting them proper rightsFagan the horse is enormous, nervy and then, suddenly, inexplicably calm when Eva Meijer strokes his neck and whispers in his twitching ears. Meijer, a Dutch philosopher, novelist, visual artist and singer-songwriter, is visiting the splendidly acronymed Faith (For Animals In Trouble, there’s Hope) animal rescue centre in Norfolk.Our photographer is hoping to obtain a portrait of Meijer talking to the animals, Dr Dolittle-style, for this interview about Animal Languages, her fascinating, accessible new book about how animals communicate, and what this means for their place on a human-dominated planet. Continue reading...
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Quiz: Name all England's conquerors in 999 men's internationals
As England prepare for their 1,000th men's international, how many of the teams who have beaten them can you name?
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Yankees’ dream Miguel Andujar scenario has worked before
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Will Miguel Andujar be the 2020 Yankees’ odd man out? Or will he serve as the sequel to DJ LeMahieu, carrying his powerful bat across multiple positions? As he begins the process of building his next team, Brian Cashman, no small voice in this decision, clearly believes it will be the latter....
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Google's patient data project 'Nightingale' is under investigation
Well, that didn't take long. Shortly after The Wall Street Journal blew the lid off Project Nightingale, regulators have announced that they'll start looking into Google's partnership with Ascension, the second-largest health system in the US. Accord...
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Nets playing coy when it comes to Caris LeVert’s injury
SALT LAKE CITY — The Nets are still being coy about Caris LeVert’s thumb injury. The young wing didn’t play in Tuesday’s 119-114 loss to the Jazz, and his status beyond that is still up in the air. LeVert sprained his right thumb in Sunday’s blowout loss at the Suns. He had X-rays after that...
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Nikki Haley keeps door open for 2024 presidential run
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley left the door open to running for the White House in 2024 after vowing to stump across the country to help re-elect President Trump next year. Haley, who discussed her book “With All Due Respect” at the 92nd Street Y Tuesday night,  sought to deflect the...
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Venice floods: Italian city sees highest tide in 50 years
The mayor of Venice says he will declare a state of disaster after a high tide topped 1.87m.
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Woman accused of trespassing at CIA headquarters allegedly breaks court order, shows up to Obama's home
A North Carolina woman accused of trespassing at CIA headquarters four times, including one alleged instance in which she asked to speak with “Agent Penis,” also showed up to former President Obama’s home, a federal judge said Tuesday.  
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Caretaker accused of killing 4-year-old in ‘horrific’ case of child abuse
Some of the evidence of abuse included bite marks, open wounds, cigarette burns, puncture wounds, and signs of malnourishment, the district attorney said.
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Markets worried by Trump's threat to escalate trade war – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including the latest UK inflation and house price data 7.27am GMT Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.“I tell it to everybody: If we don’t make a deal, we’re going to substantially raise those tariffs, they are going to be raised very substantially.”The Dow was perfectly unchanged on Tuesday, a rare occasion on Wall Street - https://t.co/FsDwtT3Jw3 #VIXC #LatestComments pic.twitter.com/omr7UgwGQJThe Dow is unchanged.Today didn't happen. pic.twitter.com/aqdsx8KmmSEuropean Opening Calls:#FTSE 7335 -0.41%#DAX 13222 -0.46%#CAC 5900 -0.34%#AEX 597 -0.38%#MIB 23672 -0.46%#IBEX 9262 -0.48%#STOXX 3697 -0.40% Continue reading...
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Rangers expecting Mika Zibanejad to return to lineup soon
As Mika Zibanejad’s upper-body/neck injury lingers, the Rangers remain optimistic he will be returning to the lineup soon. The top-line center missed a seventh straight game Tuesday night, when his team beat the Penguins, 3-2 in overtime at the Garden. Zibanejad is also set to miss the two-game swing through Florida — at the Lightning...
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NSW and Qld fires updates: water-bombing helicopter crash-lands at bushfires west of Brisbane – live
Catastrophic fire conditions in New South Wales ease, but dozens of Australian bushfires remain burning. In Queensland, 80 fires are burning, with strong winds and temperatures in mid-30s creating hazardous conditions on Australia’s east coast• Factcheck: are greens really stopping bushfire hazard reduction? • ‘Never seen anything like this’: Guardian Australia readers respond to bushfires• Sydney suburb in the pink after surviving bushfire emergency• If you are in a bushfire affected area stay tuned to your local emergency broadcaster. Full alerts can be found here for NSW and here for Queensland 7.30am GMT Some more on the Pechey fire from the Queensland fire and emergency services Facebook page: “Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Pechey. Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive. 7.22am GMT Another alert for the Pechey fire in Queensland. Leave immediately.LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Pechey (near Hampton) bushfire as at 5.10pm Wed 13 Nov: https://t.co/jle6mgcfQy Continue reading...
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Bowie’s Books and Why Bowie Matters review – a manic turnover of new ideas
David Bowie has been canonised, and his cultural enthusiams are obsessed over. John O’Connell and Will Brooker appreciate his pick’n’mix habits, but have they forgotten the music?In 1973, Sonia Orwell broke David Bowie’s heart by refusing him permission to adapt her late husband’s final novel into a rock musical. She had rebuffed every request since the hamfisted 1956 movie version starring Edmond O’Brien, and was never likely to make an exception for a glam-rock dandy, but he was sorely aggrieved. “The whole thing was originally Nineteen-bloody-Eighty-Four,” he said of Diamond Dogs, the feverish post-glam dystopia into which he rerouted his Orwellian dreams. In truth, she probably did him a favour, because the brilliant mess of Diamond Dogs, which cut-and-pasted fragments of Orwell’s novel with William Burroughs’s The Wild Boys and Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, was more his style. Bowie never settled for one idea when he could have three. “I get bored very quickly,” he told Burroughs when they met that year.Bowie was a famously insatiable reader. As a teenager in Bromley he was schooled in the Beats by his older brother Terry. Cocaine-crazed in 1970s America, he would stay up all night inhaling books about the occult from his 1,500-volume portable library. In 1998, somewhat more well adjusted, he wrote reviews for Barnes & Noble. Feeling from an early age formless and incomplete, he rebuilt himself from pieces of the things he loved: not just literature and music but cinema, art, people, places. While the similarly well-read Bob Dylan preferred to veil his sources, Bowie made an exhibition of them – literally so at his touring museum show David Bowie Is, where some of his favourite books dangled from the ceiling like mobiles. He was the star-as-fan and his fandom was promiscuous. When LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy admitted that he had pillaged his hero’s back catalogue, Bowie replied graciously: “You can’t steal from a thief, darling.” In an interview in 1972, however, he was less cavalier. “Sometimes I don’t feel as if I’m a person at all,” he lamented. “I’m just a collection of other people’s voices.” Continue reading...
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Fighter dubbed ‘Popeye’ for freakish biceps trains with ‘Russian Hulk’
The Russian MMA fighter dubbed “Popeye” because of his enormous biceps has been training for his next battle with another fighter known as the “Russian Hulk.” Kirill Tereshin, 23, posted video of himself doing push-ups as the Russian Hulk — 18-year-old Tamaev Asxab — counted along with him. The clip was filmed in Moscow and...
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England in New Zealand: Bowlers fail to fire as tour match ends in draw
England's bowlers fail to impress as the two-day tour match against a New Zealand XI ends in a draw.
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Suspicionless phone searches at the border are unconstitutional, court rules
A federal court ruled Tuesday that suspicionless searches of international travelers' smartphones and laptops at US ports of entry are unconstitutional.
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Portraits of Hong Kong's masked protesters – in pictures
For many protesters in Hong Kong, identity is entwined with surveillance and their masks shield them from the dangers of government identification. Curious about the young demonstrators behind these masks, Associated Press photographer Felipe Dana set out to take portraits of themProtesters in Hong Kong use masks, umbrellas and top-to-bottom black outfits not only protect themselves from physical threats such as the riot police’s teargas and rubber bullets, but also from the invisible dangers of government identification and tracking. By obscuring their faces, individuals melt into a sea of plastic canopies, anonymous and united in a shared distrust of the authorities. Continue reading...
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At least 67 people were injured in clashes between Israel and Gaza. This conflict could work to embattled Prime Minister Netanyahu’s political advantage
Clashes between Israel and Gaza escalated on Tuesday to levels not seen since 2014.  Israel targeted Bahaa Abu al-Atta, the leader of the Gaza militant group known as Palestinian Islamic Jihad on Tuesday morning, prompting a retaliation of rocket attacks.  Over 190 rockets rained down on Israeli cities, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). In total, 45 Palestinians were said to have been injured in Gaza, while 22 Israelis were said to have been injured in cities in the southern and central parts of Israel. Ten Palestinians, including Abu al-Atta, were also said to have been killed in Israeli airstrikes.  The timing of the strike may not be a coincidence.  Neither Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his political rival Benny Gantz were able to secure a majority in September's election, plunging the country into political chaos.  Some Israeli politicians believe that Netanyahu's ordering of Abu al-Atta's killing was "a desperate attempt to remain in office."  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Clashes between Israel and Gaza escalated on Tuesday, with over 190 rockets raining down on Israeli cities, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), in response to airstrikes in Gaza, which the IDF said successfully targeted Bahaa Abu al-Atta, the leader of the Gaza militant group known as Palestinian Islamic Jihad.  The IDF said that it "surgically targeted" Abu al-Atta early morning on Tuesday, claiming that he was "directly responsible for hundreds of terror attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers," and that his next attack was "imminent." According to the IDF, the location of the airstrike was in Shejaiya, one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip that was devastated in clashes with Israel in 2014. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:More than 9,100 stores are closing in 2019 as the retail apocalypse drags on — here's the full listThese are the watches worn by some of the most powerful CEOs in the worldRussia may have taken Israel's most advanced missile from Syria — and could figure out how to defeat itSEE ALSO: Netanyahu has been chosen to form Israel's new government, but time is running out for the long-standing leader who is facing a possible criminal indictment
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HIGHLIGHTS-Hong Kong on edge as violence intensifies
Hong Kong prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters planned to paralyse parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with some transport, schools and many businesses closing after an escalation of violence.
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Lyft to Return Its Electric Bikes to San Francisco After Battery Fires
Lyft is about to return its rentable electric bikes to San Francisco after two battery fires in July 2019 forced it to take them off the street. The company said it plans to deploy 4,000 new ebikes over the six months.
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Greta Thunberg to set sail back to Europe sooner than expected
Climate activist Greta Thunberg plans to set sail for Spain Wednesday after the venue for United Nations-sponsored climate talks were moved from Chile due to political unrest.
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Indonesia waiting on major global aviation regulators for return of 737 MAX - official
Indonesia will not approve the return of the Boeing Co 737 MAX to its skies until after aviation regulators in the United States, Europe, Brazil, Canada and China do so, an official at Indonesia's aviation regulator said on Wednesday.
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Asylum: 90% of claims fall at first hurdle after US process change, lawsuit alleges
Plaintiffs claim under 10% of women and children at a center in Texas pass their initial ‘credible fear’ interview, down from 97%The vital first step in the asylum-seeking process has nearly been extinguished at the largest immigrant family detention center in the country, according to a lawsuit.Plaintiffs allege that since mid-July the number of women and children at Dilley family detention center in Texas who pass the first interview necessary to apply for asylum has dropped from 97% of applicants to fewer than 10%. Continue reading...
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'We're at breaking point': will UK scientists' big ideas survive Brexit?
Funding for blue skies research is falling in favour of work aligned with the government’s strategic prioritiesProfessor Jurriaan Ton, a Dutch expert in plant science at Sheffield University, feels British. His son was born here, his family love Yorkshire, and after more than a decade of producing highly cited research in the UK he has invested “massively” in the resources needed to make his blue skies research a success. But if he finds himself frozen out of grants from the European Research Council (ERC) after Brexit, he will hit a brick wall. “If I am no longer eligible to apply for ERC funding here then the next big grant I apply for will be with a European university, and I will move when I get it,” he says. Continue reading...
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Bribed … the key to gaining coveted ‘Amazon’s Choice’ label
We were offered a voucher in return for posting a five-star reviewI ordered a key finder from Amazon and found a card in the box offering a $10 voucher in return for a five-star rating provided I did not mention this “rebate activity”! Now I understand why it got such good reviews. Continue reading...
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The key interrogators in the Trump impeachment inquiry
House intelligence committee members and two lawyers – a Democrat and a Republican – will question witnessesTelevised public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump start Wednesday.The live proceedings, which could easily draw tens of millions of viewers, come approximately six weeks after the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, announced the investigation into Trump’s dealings with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Continue reading...
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Lexicon of impeachment: the words that will determine Trump's fate
The inquiry into the president’s Ukraine dealings have thrown up a range of terms and phrases. We break them down for youThe televised impeachment hearings into the Trump-Ukraine scandal are introducing a handful of words and phrases – some legal, some political – to the American public.Though they have been integral to this investigation since its inception, including during weeks of closed-door congressional testimony, they will now be used in front of a TV audience of millions across the US and the world. Continue reading...
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Trump impeachment hearings: five things to watch for
First public hearings in 20 years will investigate whether Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate a political rival The House of Representatives on Wednesday will convene the first public impeachment hearings in 20 years and only the third in the history of the modern presidency.Here are five things to look out for in the investigation into whether Donald Trump sought to push Ukraine into investigating his domestic political rivals: Continue reading...
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Jim Jordan: the Republican in 'attack dog mode' for impeachment hearings
Trump’s loyal ally will block, deflect, and argue that impeachment evidence is lacking and challenge the legitimacy of proceedingsPerhaps the solitary defeat still stings. Jim Jordan won 150 matches and lost just one during a school wrestling career in which he was Ohio state champion four times. Now a politician, Jordan is less a wrestler and more a bare-knuckle fighter in the corner of Donald Trump and lashing out at the president’s enemies.The world is about to become a lot more familiar with the Republican congressman’s aggressive style when televised impeachment hearings get under way on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. Continue reading...
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