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Tanzania and Gambia ban child marriage, winning praise from rights groups as a 'critical step forward'

Rights groups have welcomed the decisions both of Gambia and Tanzania to ban child marriage.<p>The two former British colonies made the decision to pass …

Africa

Commentary: Is Japan qualified to take the moral high ground on international laws?

Source: Xinhua 2016-05-27 21:23:21<p>HIROSHIMA, May 27, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Protestors hold banners during a protest in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park …

Portugal Just Ran For 4 Straight Days Entirely on Renewable Energy

Awesome!<p>As renewable energy matures into an ever more popular and cost-effective source of electricity, we're getting used to seeing some historic …

Exclusive - U.S. to renew most Myanmar sanctions with changes to aid business | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to renew the bulk of its sanctions against Myanmar when they expire next week, but will make some changes aimed at boosting investment and trade, according to several senior U.S. officials and congressional aides.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama delivers an …

Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakes and volcanoes

Bill McGuire is not optimistic about humanity’s future. In his book, <i>Waking the Giant: How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes</i>, he explains why.<p>By his estimation, carbon dioxide emissions from human activity since industrialization began have changed the trajectory of …

Climate Change

How psychologists used these doctored Obama photos to get white people to support conservative politics

American politics always has surprises, but things have been especially unpredictable since President Obama took office. First, few observers were prepared for the tea party movement, which ousted several veteran GOP lawmakers, replaced them with more radically conservative newcomers, and helped …

Tea Party

Christianity continues its decline in the US, unbelievers and the non-affiliated increase

I’m busy today, but wanted to call attention to a new Pew survey, “America’s changing religious landscape”, which gives some good news to atheists …

Want Income Equality? Move to Wausau, Wisconsin

The middle class is shrinking across America. But some places are more equal than others.<p>It’s no secret that places like New York and San Francisco …

How the Eurovision Song Contest became an unstoppable celebration of LGBT culture

It sends out a clear message of tolerance and acceptance.<p>The timing of Conchita Wurst's victory in 2014 was poignant. Just months before, Vladimir …

Apple Unable to Crack iPhone of Teens Who Sent "We're F'd" Snapchat Hours Before They Got Lost at Sea

"We are not giving up on the iPhone's potential for evidence until all viable efforts have been exhausted."<p>A team of Apple engineers were unable to extract any information from Austin Stephanos's iPhone, the <i>Sun-Sentinel</i> reports. The phone was retrieved in March when the boat he and fellow …

Coast Guard

US set to renew, but tweak, sanctions against Myanmar

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. business lobby says it is high time to drop the remaining U.S. sanctions on Myanmar, but human rights activists and U.S. lawmakers say not so fast.<p>Former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi is now running the government after winning elections. Still, the military …

Calvin Klein accused of 'pornographic' advert over shot up young woman's skirt

Calvin Klein has been accused of running a "sexist" and "pornographic" marketing campaign after including in it a photograph shot up the skirt of a …

Tommy Hilfiger

Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh

<b>Police in Bangladesh say a 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been hacked to death in the south-eastern district of Bandarban.</b><p>An official said the monk's body was found inside a Buddhist temple.<p>It is the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities, secular activists and academics.<p>More than 20 …

Transgender People in Canada Are Getting New Human Rights Protections Next Week | VICE News

VICE News has learned that Canada will finally push through legal protections for its transgender minority on Tuesday, after more than a decade of debate on the matter.<p>The change would grant federal protections to prevent eviction, discrimination, and violence against transgender and non-gender …

A Hacker Put Marco Rubio Porn Memes on Two Billboards in Alabama

The infamous hacker Andrew Auernheimer found a bunch of easy-to-hack billboards.<p>A Twitter user nicknamed Johnny Cockring put up a porn meme of Marco Rubio on two billboards in Alabama on Friday.<p>The stunt came a day after the infamous hacker Andrew Auernheimer, better known as Weev, revealed that a …

Why Art Should Be Incorporated into Mental Health Therapy

It's too simplistic to suggest that the arts can solve the mental health crisis, but there's hope that more funding and more debate around the issues could help improve our wellbeing.<p>A workshop at an arts and mental health festival, Changing Minds, at London's Southbank Centre<p>AfterI had a mental …

Mental Health

Why the Global 1% and the Asian Middle Class Have Gained the Most from Globalization

It is by now well-known that the period from the mid-1980s to today has been the period of the greatest reshuffle of personal incomes since the Industrial Revolution. It’s also the first time that global inequality has declined in the past two hundred years. The “winners” were the middle and upper …

What The Media Did To Mom Whose Son Was Tortured/Killed By Illegal Is DESPICABLE

I want you to pull up Google News and search for “Laura Wilkerson.”<p>Notice anything odd?<p>Zero liberal media outlets show up because, lo and behold, the …

Obama Spills Beans on Mainstream Media Working for Him

We don't stand between government aid and people in need. We stand with people in need so they no longer need the government<p>Senator Marco Rubio broke …

Income Inequality

A monopoly may be a good deal for shareholders, but what about citizens?<p>News that New Zealand’s two main newspaper publishers are in advanced merger talks may well make business sense. But what will it mean for democracy?<p>A single company will therefore own and control most of that country’s …

Journalism

All 3 Networks Ignore Report Revealing Censorship of Conservatives on Facebook

As reported earlier today, tech site Gizmodo broke the story of former Facebook employees revealing that the company intentionally and regularly …

What The Media Don’t Let You See

Everybody’s talking about the Gizmodo piece quoting anonymous people who used to work for Facebook, who … well, this:<p>Facebook workers routinely …

Four Things You Didn't Know About the New Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

The Philippines’ presidential election has received international media attention, in large part because of the outspoken, occasionally outlandish …

Transgender Rights and the End of the New South

On Monday, two North Carolinians squared off over the state’s controversial House Bill 2, which requires transgender people to use the bathroom matching their “biological sex” in public schools and government buildings and invalidates local laws protecting transgender people from discrimination. …

Myanmar frees over 100 political prisoners, but jails 2

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 100 political prisoners in Myanmar have been freed under an amnesty ordered by the country's new de facto leader, …