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Brazil unrest: 'Million' join protests in 100 cities

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/988000/988731_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524659437_2e7b6a197736a9514b28bd80f003fa35<p><b>More than a million people are reported to have taken part in protests in about 100 cities across Brazil, the latest in a wave of …

Canada criminalizes masks at 'unlawful' protests with up to 10 years in prison

Canada’s controversial Concealment of Identity Act banning the wearing of masks during riots and "unlawful assemblies" has just gone into law, carrying with it a 10-year maximum sentence, reports <i>CBC News</i><i>.</i> The private member’s bill was introduced in 2011 by MP Blake Richards in response to the …

Cuba and US to resume talks on migration

The United States and Cuba have agreed to resume bilateral talks on migration issues next month, a US state department official has said.<p>The announcement came as Havana and Washington wrapped up a round of separate negotiations aimed at restarting direct mail service, which has been suspended since …

North Korea’s new rich love buying refrigerators, but not for what you’d think

The size of the appliances in a typical North Korean home says a lot about social standing. As such, the government uses refrigerators to reward loyal citizens, including its 2008 Olympic gold medalists. More of the country’s growing cadre of nouveau riche are buying refrigerators, and yet few …

Shared symbolism of global youth unrest

<b>The language and the time zone changes but, from Turkey and Bulgaria to Brazil, the symbolism of protest is increasingly the same.</b><p>The Guy Fawkes masks, the erection of tent camps, the gas masks and helmets improvised in response to the use of tear gas as a means of collective punishment. The …

France orders Google to change its privacy policy as UK and others consider similar action

Data protection watchdog threatens search giant with fines as year-long saga continues<p>France's data protection agency has ordered Google to change its privacy policy, following a year-long investigation into the company's practices. In a press release published Thursday, the Paris-based Commission …

Singapore pollution from Indonesian forest fires hits record levels

Singaporeans have been urged to stay indoors as smoky haze from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia has worsened dramatically, causing …