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G20 nations agree to improve international trade governance to halt global slowdown

<b>Beijing</b>: The world's top 20 economies agreed to improve international trade governance in view of the global slowdown due to increasing anti-trade …

Trump's protectionism not going to help global trade in 2017

Economy

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

9 Amazing Visual Social Media Tools to Boost Your Authority

Are visuals a part of your social media marketing strategy? Would you like some tools to help boost your visual social media marketing?<p>The fastest …

Ecommerce Entrepreneurs: Use This Psychological Trick to Sell More

It's called social proof -- looking to others when you are unsure what to do.<p>I recently started training in jiu-jitsu, a martial art focused on ground fighting. On my first day of class, I walked onto the mats and was greeted by a dozen experienced trainees. The instructor joined us shortly …

ISIS claims responsibility for Palm Sunday church bombings in Egypt

<b>(CNN) —</b> Egypt's President says he will declare a state of emergency after two deadly bombings targeted Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday.<p>ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were aimed at a vulnerable religious minority on one of the most important days on the Christian …

Extremism

U.S. Nuclear Bomb Test Footage is Now On YouTube

Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear bomb tests. For each of those tests, the government used multiple cameras …

Middle East

Haunted by the mystery deaths in Nicaragua’s brutal sugarcane fields

Kidney disease has killed 20,000 agricultural workers, but no one knows why<p>Two brothers stand in a dusty alley in the town of Chichigalpa in Nicaragua. They stare with suspicion at Australian photographer Josh Mcdonald, who has just captured their image – a picture that won a Wellcome Image award …

Biomedicine

HIV-TB infections on the rise, European health officials find

Migrants, prisoners and people who are HIV positive show worrying increases in infection rates<p>The number of people developing and dying from …

Young Filipinos Discuss Their Fears Amid the Country's HIV Epidemic

As HIV infections there soar, students at the University of Philippines-Dilliman explain what's holding back progress.<p>In a deeply Catholic country like the Philippines, where abortion and divorce are still illegal, talking about sex is uncomfortable—and discussing HIV/AIDS is downright taboo.<p>But …

Public Health

Stop Stigmatizing HIV-Positive Sex

The reaction to the sex life of a newly crowned Mr. Gay New Zealand is a reminder that our cultural baggage surrounding HIV is as heavy as ever.<p>"If you take your medication, [HIV] is a perfectly manageable thing to live with," said Charlie Tredway. "What you have no control over is how others will …

Public Health

Egypt/Germany: Press al-Sisi on Rights Violations

(Berlin) – Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany should tell visiting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that closer ties between Germany and …

Human Rights

UN: WHO Condemns ‘Virginity Tests’

(New York) – Governments should immediately carry out a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to end degrading, …

Rights & Freedoms

Oscars: Has anything really changed since #OscarsSoWhite?

<b>Last year, the #OscarsSoWhite controversy cast a shadow over the Academy Awards - it was the second year in a row when the acting nominees were all white. This year, things are different - on the surface at least.</b><p>Seven of the 20 stars up for acting awards at Sunday's Oscars are not white, and the …

Russell Simmons

750,000 people trapped in Mosul are 'on brink of starvation' as Iraqi forces advance

Many of the 750,000 civilians trapped inside Mosul are on “the brink of starvation” as Iraqi forces fight their way into the western half of the city, aid groups have warned.<p>Backed by Western airpower and special forces, Iraqi troops and Shia milita fighters are preparing to storm Mosul’s airport …

Middle East

Trump admin sets stage for mass deportations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday laid out the Trump administration's plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported.<p>But the Trump administration also emphasizes that it is …

Immigration

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American …

Donald Trump

Wisconsin Pulls Plug on Trans Health Care

As of Feb. 1, the health plans of Wisconsin state employees exclude ‘procedures, services, and supplies related to surgery and sex hormones …

LGBTQ

Yemen: We support the US against terrorism. It’s not fair to punish entire countries like criminals.

Yemen had strong words for President Donald Trump this weekend following his new refugee and migrant restrictions.<p>A statement from the Yemeni Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, said the United States is now unfairly barring citizens fleeing a country where US forces are engaged in a fierce fight against …

Immigration

Protests Over Trump’s Immigration Order: Pictures

Africa

Obama, Out of Office 10 Days, Speaks Out Against Immigration Ban

Trump Supporters Are Boycotting Starbucks Over Its Plan To Hire Refugees

"I don't want a terrorist making my coffee."<p>"We are developing plans to hire 10,000 [refugees] over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business," Schultz said in a letter to employees. "And we will start this effort here in the U.S. by making the initial focus of …

A White House Devoid of Integrity

At the dedication of his Library, President Ronald Reagan, then 80 years old, reflected on the pendulum swings he had seen in his lifetime, such as …

Starbucks Will Hire 10,000 Refugees

President Donald Trump's latest executive order may be banning immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the U.S., but that won't stop Starbucks from doing their part to help refugees in need. In a message to partners posted online, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced …

New mercury threat to oceans from climate change

<b>Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers.</b><p>They've discovered a new way in which warming increases levels of the toxin in sea creatures.<p>In experiments, they found that extra rainfall drives up the amount of organic material …

Climate Change

Black activists look to Trump, GOP as allies in the fight against abortion

Donald Trump’s harsh comments about women, Hispanics and Muslims was not the reason that Catherine Davis declined to support him for president.<p>It was her uncertainty about exactly where the Republican businessman stood on the issue that Davis, a 64-year-old African American, says is the most …

Feminism

Pediatrician: It's Not About Being Pro-Life or Pro-Choice. It's About Being Pro-Parent.

The anguish and devotion of parents who must make heartrending choices about the health of their children convinces one doctor that only parents have …

Data Protection