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Irish Prime Minister Says Irish Unity a Possibility With Brexit

Republic of Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Brexit negotiators should prepare for the possibility of a future referendum on Irish unity, …

Public Health

Colombia to press for open border with Venezuela after food queues

<b>The government in Colombia has called for the permanent opening of its border with Venezuela after crisis-hit Venezuelans flocked to buy basic items.</b><p>Colombia said it would not allow any further temporary openings of the border, which Venezuela shut last year.<p>More than 100,000 people went to …

Venezuela
Security

Turkey coup attempt: Crackdown toll passes 50,000

<b>More than 50,000 people have been rounded up, sacked or suspended from their jobs by Turkey's government in the wake of last week's failed coup.</b><p>The purge of those deemed disloyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan widened on Tuesday to include teachers, university deans and the media.<p>The government …

North Africa

'We see him as one of us': why many Turks still back authoritarian Erdoğan

President is perceived to represent lower-class and religiously conservative sections of society, and under his rule people have become better off<p>For the thousands of Turks who gathered outside Istanbul’s city hall on Tuesday evening, one man loomed large. At the end of the street, a giant image of …

Drone footage reveals scale of child refugee camp in Iraq

A total of 1.5 million children in Iraq are displaced internally, living in camps like the one shown in this aerial video.<p>The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who posted the footage on Tuesday, say that number equals one in every 10 Iraqi children.<p>The camp shown in the drone video …

North Korea is criticised by South Korea for 'spy broadcasts'

<b>South Korean officials have criticised North Korea after it apparently resurrected a Cold War-era method of contacting spies.</b><p>In recent weeks, mysterious strings of numbers have twice been broadcast over the radio from the North.<p>A spokesman for the South's Unification Ministry said it couldn't be …

North Korea

Indonesia's Mass Killings of 1965 Were Crimes Against Humanity, International Judges Say

An international panel of judges has declared that Indonesia committed crimes against humanity during the 1965–66 mass killings and that the U.S., …

Car bomb kills pioneering journalist Pavel Sheremet in Kiev

Reporter for Ukrainian Pravda and critic of leaders in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia was driving to work when car exploded<p>A car bomb in Kiev has killed Pavel Sheremet, a pioneering journalist and outspoken critic of leaders in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.<p>Security camera footage showed the car had …

Chris Christie 'presents the case' against Hillary Clinton as RNC crowd chants 'lock her up'

The FBI and the Department of Justice may have cleared Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing in her handling of classified information, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie summarized Clinton's conduct in one word: Guilty.<p>In a speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, Christie barely mentioned …

Government

Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Trolls Donald Trump By Endorsing Hillary Clinton At GOP Convention

Awkward.<p>CLEVELAND ― Most endorsements announced at party conventions are in support of that party’s pick for president, or at the very least someone in the party.<p>So it was a particularly obvious snub to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump when the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of …

Turkey mulls death penalty after failed coup attempt

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will consider reinstating the death penalty after the failed attempt to overthrow his government.<p>"In democracies, decisions are made based on what the people say. I think our government will speak with the opposition and come to a decision," he said on …

North Africa

Three Baton Rouge Officers Killed, Three Injured in ‘Ambush’

At least three Baton Rouge police officers were killed and three others injured Sunday morning, the city's mayor and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said.<p>At least one suspect is dead. Law enforcement officials initially said they believed that two other suspects were at large, but at a …

Law Enforcement

Turkey's Huge & Rising Role in World Trade of Oil, Gas, Grains

A failed Turkish military coup attempt briefly closed the Bosphorus Strait to shipping traffic on Saturday, reminding the world of Turkey's huge and growing importance as a transit route for commodities between Russia, Central Asia and Europe.<p>Turkish authorities thwarted a coup by rebels to topple …

North Africa

Bloody Attempted Coup in Turkey: Pictures

Aeronautics
Cuba

'Our Poor Little Baby Was Gone': The Irish Women Forced to Have Stillborn Births

Among those fighting to legalize abortion in Ireland is a small group of women who were diagnosed with fatal fetal abnormalities during pregnancy. They claim that the government is essentially forcing women to carry out their doomed pregnancies.<p>Over the last five years, almost 25,000 pregnant women …

Pregnancy

13 of the most notorious crimes in American history

There are many reasons that crimes are committed, and while most crimes are quickly forgotten, except by the people directly involved, some are still remembered and talked about decades later.<p>In "The Most Notorious Crimes in American History<i>,</i>" Life magazine rounds up some of the most mysterious, …

Crime

Christianity was the only way out, says North Korean defector

Joseph Kim revered the Great Leader as a child, but on arriving in China he realised that if he embraced Jesus missionaries would help him escape<p>The first time Joseph Kim heard the words “Christian” and “church”, he had no idea what they meant. He had never seen a church and Christianity was as …

Smuggling refugees into Europe is a new growth industry

A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>BRUSSELS — Amid the biggest …

Middle-class

Meet the Christian right’s new doomsday prophet — and his insane, apocalyptic “blood moon” theory

This is mega-pastor John Hagee, the leading purveyor of a theory that the “blood moon” is a harbinger of apocalypse<p>In 2015, there is a United States congressman who believes that the so-called blood moon prophecy determines the fate of the Middle East and, because of some more prophecy, the fate of …

9 depressing predictions for the future of America

Each of these national security stories is guaranteed to surface at least once in the decades to come<p>It’s commonplace to speak of “the fog of war,” of what can’t be known in the midst of battle, of the inability of both generals and foot soldiers to foresee developments once fighting is underway. …

Poisonous home brew kills 69 in Mozambique

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Woman sues own family after they refused to accept her when she changed sex

Gillian Simpson wins legal battle in Lancashire against family who banned her from IT firm after she underwent gender reassignment surgery<p>A woman has won a bitter legal battle with her own family who refused to accept her new identity after she changed sex.<p>Gillian Simpson, previously known as …

Life Tips From The Ph.D. Who's Discovering How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Britta Hölzel is not your typical yoga teacher. Or your typical Ph.D. neuroscientist.<p>In recent years, during fellowships at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, Hölzel has co-authored a range of studies focused on the intersection of two great passions of her life, how meditation and yoga affect …