February 2019 archive

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  need money.”Lankov is one of the few foreigners ever to study at Kim Il Sung University, the country’s most pr estigious institution of higher learning. Today he runs the Korea Risk Group consultancy, teaches at Kookmin Uni versity in Seoul and is considered one of the world’s experts on the inner workings of North Korea. …

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Controversial Serena Williams cartoon ruled not to have br

  A widely criticized Australian newspaper cartoon showing tennis legen d Serena Williams jumping up and down next to a broken racket and a pa cifier which she had spat out was not racist, according to the country’s media watchdog.   The Australian Press Council ruled that the drawing, published by Murdoch group newspaper the Hera ld …

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Boeing 767 cargo jetliner crashes near Houston airport

NEW YORK — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner with three people on board crashed into a bay near Housto n’s George Bush International Airport on Saturday, said the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It is unlikely that anybody could have survived, said Brian Hawthorne, sheriff of the Chambers County of the US state of Texas. …

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A nun just read the riot act to Catholic bishops over clergy sex

  Sister Veronica Openibo, a Nigerian-born nun, is one of only three women to address an unprecedented Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse.   She did not waste the opportunity.In clear, direct and unsparing language, Openibo challenged the church’s cult ure of silence on sexual issues and said priests are too often put on pedestals. Openibo also …

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photo shared by MP John Lamont showed a smiling Berger

  snapping a selfie of the group as they took their seats in the House of Commons. But non e of the group asked a question of the Prime Minister, as she appeared before MPs for her weekly grill ing, and the defections were barely addressed. The mood in the House of Commons seemed more subdued …

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Nigeria elections: Explosions heard hours before preside

  Multiple bomb blasts rocked the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri just hours before presidential polls opened Saturday.   The explosions happened at a camp for internally displaced refugees at around 5 a.m. local time Saturday, Nigerian army spokesman Onyeama Nwachukwu told CNN. There were no reports of any deaths or injuries.   ”There was an attack this …

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Patients and their families are doubly affected by plum

  meting purchasing power across the country. It’s a situation, Emami says, that has made a lot of treatable cases lethal.   ”I have a patient upstairs … I diagnosed him with brain cancer. The cost of biopsy, the chemotherapy and medication is very high. So, the family asked me if I could leave him be,” says …

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He promised to address allegations of corruption reve

  ealed in a report in January in an effort to draw some of the energy out of the opposition campaign to unseat him and President Jovenel Moise.   But his mention of Roberto was seen as nothing more than lip service in the Miron slum, where Roberto and his mother s hared one room. She and …

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She alleged that the riot policeman who killed her son co

and pulled down a visor on his helmet. She said that there were numerous witnesses to the alleged killing by a policeman on the sce ne. She said that she’s not reported the crime, because she fears retribution from the very same person who killed her son. But her family is getting anonymous death threats …

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The UK would be ‘irresponsible’ to let Huawei into 5Gth

  Chinese tech giant Huawei is facing a new attack as it tries to persuade the UK government to let it help build super-fast 5G networks in the country.   Top British cybersecurity officials are reportedly confident they can manage any risks from Huawei’s telecommunic ations equipment, but a report published Wednesday by the Royal United Services …

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