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'We've never seen this drought, this disease': Somali families bury their dead

<b>Jason Burke</b> reports from Baidoa in Somalia, where more than 6 million people need assistance after two years without rain<p>There is no road to the hundred or so tin-roofed shacks scattered among scrubby trees that make up the village of Erdon, only a dusty track tracing a narrow path for 10 miles …

Silicon revolt as big US tech firms say no to Trump's visa crackdown

It has only taken 48 hours for some of America’s biggest companies to revolt against President Donald Trump’s tightening of H1B visas, used to bring high-skilled workers to the US.<p>Trump’s executive order sparked outrage at Google, Facebook and Tesla among others, as a silicon revolt in the US …

Silicon Valley

Australian navy found guilty of lung cancer death of sailor who took up smoking to fit in

A tribunal in Australia has ruled that the navy was responsible for the smoking addiction of a sailor who died of cancer after he took up the habit as a teenager to become “one of the men”.<p>Christopher Cooper, who died of tongue cancer in 2015, claimed he started to smoke shortly after enlisting as …

Trump tells Kim Jong-un he’s ‘gotta behave’

<b>Donald Trump has told fellow nuclear power leader Kim Jong-un to ‘behave’.</b><p>The President gave his stern warning amid increasing tensions between …

Official: White House, Pentagon miscommunicated on aircraft carrier's location

<b>(CNN) —</b> As the White House was talking about sending a naval "armada" to the Korean Peninsula, the very ships in question were on their way to participate in military exercises in the Indian Ocean, some 3,500 miles in the opposite direction.<p>A senior administration official blamed a miscommunication …

"Trump has chosen the path of war"

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says US president Donald Trump has “chosen the path of war”.<p>The hardline former president is standing in Iran’s presidential election on May 19.<p>Speaking exclusively to Euronews, he described the 2015 nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers as “not clear”:<p>“In my opinion, the …

UK employers will take on immigration enforcement, say experts | Financial Times

Employers in Britain will have to take more responsibility for enforcing immigration rules after Brexit because the Home Office does not have the …

Brexit Bulletin: Banks in the Fast Lane?

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>Regulators risk putting banks on a fast track out of London by …

Theresa May’s snap election opens new chapter for the pound | Financial Times

Theresa May dismissed the idea of a snap election so many times that investors were left with no choice but to assume the UK and the pound were …

A massive Tory win in the snap election would make a Brexit transition deal more likely

Bank of America Merrill Lynch UK economist Robert Wood and his team, said a large Tory majority government as being hugely beneficial to Britain's Brexit negotiations in a note to clients.<p>Here is the key part of the note:<p>"But we see today's events as economically positive at the margin. In a …

Once Routine, ICE Check-Ins Now Fill Immigrants In U.S. Illegally With Anxiety

Florinda Lorenzo has been in the U.S. illegally for more than a decade but checks in with federal immigration agents in Baltimore several times a year. Until recently, it had become routine, almost like a trip to the dentist.<p>Many immigrants who are here illegally — like Lorenzo — are not in hiding. …

Lib Dems gain 1,000 members in just one hour after snap election is announced

The Liberal Democrats have seen a surge of new members in the minutes following the announcement of a snap general election, the party has said.<p>The …

North Korea needs patient talks not war | Letters

US vice-president Mike Pence visited South Korea and addressed US troops as part of a sudden, dangerous and irresponsible obsession with the region (Mike Pence warns North Korea: do not test Trump’s resolve, 17 April). In addressing his troops, he referred to the South Korean people as …

Trump administration defends how it described ship movements amid North Korean tensions

By Missy Ryan<p>, Reporter<p>Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>, Reporter<p>John Wagner<p>, Reporter<p>Trump administration officials on Wednesday denied misleading the public about the location of an aircraft carrier and whether it was redeployed as a show of strength against North Korea.<p>The whereabouts of the USS Carl Vinson, …

North Korea

Panama Papers: court rejects call to oust Pakistani PM over corruption claims

Three out of five judges back Nawaz Sharif but court calls for investigation into offshore money following leak of financial documents<p>The Pakistani prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, has narrowly survived an attempt in the supreme court to unseat him on allegations of corruption levelled by the …

Syria chemical attack: Authority finds 'incontrovertible' evidence of Sarin

<b>(CNN) —</b> International chemical weapons inspectors have found "incontrovertible" evidence that Sarin gas, or a similar substance, was used in a chemical attack in Syria earlier this month that killed 89 people.<p>The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) took biomedical samples …

Trump legal tab: $4 million and rising

A trail of legal cases stemming from his unconventional campaign still dogs the president months after the election.<p>During his campaign, Donald Trump promised to pay the legal bills of supporters who beat up protesters at his rallies, but a POLITICO analysis found that Trump’s campaign hasn’t …

Donald Trump

20 Tiny but Powerful Ways to Accelerate Your Personal Growth

Small shifts lead to big results.<p>When it comes to self-development, it's the small stuff that often makes the biggest difference.<p>Too often, people think about big changes in terms of big decisions. They think it's a sweeping action that moves the needle, when really it's the incremental steps made …

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Brain scans highlight a hidden, "higher" state of consciousness

Reaching a higher state of consciousness is a concept you're more likely to hear a spiritualist spout than a scientist, but now neuroscientists at …

UC Berkeley Changes Course And Offers To Host Ann Coulter Speech

Officials at the University of California, Berkeley reversed an earlier decision to cancel the scheduled appearance of conservative commentator Ann Coulter on April 27. They proposed an alternate May 2 date after Coulter vowed to show up on campus anyway.<p>Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks said in a news …

A forensic psychologist explains why violent criminals post their acts online

Posts of violent crimes have become an unfortunately common online phenomenon. The latest example was a video of the murder of 74-year-old Cleveland, Ohio resident Robert Godwin Sr., which was shared with the whole world via Facebook by Steve Stephens; he claimed the killing was a communication to …

Mental Disorders

Trail of broken promises: 10 of Donald Trump’s biggest flops during his first 100 days

<b>(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Remember when the president wanted insurance for all?<p>Alexandra Rosenmann<p>April 19, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Donald Trump's first 100 days in office have been among the more disastrous in American presidential history. Not only has he seen …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Syria strike clearly broke international law — and no one seems to care

President Donald Trump’s surprising decision to launch a cruise missile strike on Syria was sharply criticized by Russia as a “flagrant violation of international law.” While it might be tempting to dismiss this claim as mere Putinesque propaganda, on this question at least, Russia is almost …

Middle East

Are You Exceptionally Likable? 9 Reasons People Decide They Like You

More good news: possessing each of these qualities will also make you happier.<p>No one has enough friends. And if that's not reason enough to be likable, we tend to do business and build professional and relationships with people we like. We're instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, …