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Melania Trump: ‘I really don’t care, do you?’ jacket did send message

October 29, 2018

First lady contradicts earlier claims jacket had no hidden meaning as she backs chain migration opposed by her husband Melania Trump has admitted she was sending a message when she wore an olive jacket emblazoned with the words I really dont care, do u? while travelling to visit migrant children separated from their parents in […]

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WHO voices alarm as academics denied visas to visit UK conference

October 28, 2018

Fears over immigration policys impact as at least 10 delegates experience problems The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed alarm about the impact of the UK governments immigration policy on international academic cooperation after several foreign scholars were denied visas to attend a conference. The organisers of the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in […]

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How 20 years of stop and search has widened Americas racial divide

October 27, 2018

The long read: A police push to seize guns from cars ended in disproportionate numbers of black people getting arrested for minor crimes Nobody liked working duty day but, as the name implied, it wasnt a choice. About once a month, each of us in the public defenders office set aside our cases and took […]

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Internment camps make Uighurs’ life more colourful, says Xinjiang governor

October 19, 2018

China on defensive over camps where ex-prisoners have told of arbitrary detention, abuse and indoctrination A senior official in Xinjiang has described mass internment camps for Muslim minorities as training and boarding schools where residents receive vocational, legal, and language training as well as de-extremisation education. Beijing has faced growing international criticism for its crackdown […]

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US immigrants stop using public benefits over fears of new Trump rule

October 15, 2018

Critics attack shameful proposal that would make it harder for people who have used public benefits to obtain visas or green cards US immigrants have begun to remove themselves from public housing waiting lists, childcare subsidy programs and the food stamp program out of fears that a rule Sign up for the US morning briefing […]

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Fan Bingbings mysterious disappearance: what it means for Chinas elite

October 8, 2018

Three months ago, one of the countrys best known actors went missing. Now, seemingly chastened, she has reappeared with a bill for 112m in unpaid taxes and fines Imagine if Jennifer Lawrence or Scarlett Johansson went missing and nobody knew where they had gone even three months later. That is what happened to Fan Bingbing. […]

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This guy doesnt know anything: the inside story of Trumps shambolic transition team

October 4, 2018

Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and The Big Short, reveals how Trumps bungled presidential transition set the template for his time in the White House Chris Christie noticed a piece in the New York Times thats how it all started. The New Jersey governor had dropped out of the presidential race in February 2016 and […]

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Outdoor air purifiers and inside play: Delhi gears up for annual pollution fight

October 1, 2018

Indian authorities are attempting to bring down air pollution in the capital after record levels in 2016 Like clockwork, the approach of winter in Delhi brings steadily worsening pollution levels in the city. It also heralds elaborate, sometimes hare-brained schemes to fix the problem. Last year, the Indian capital tried showering the city with water […]

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Michael Kors buys Versace in $2.1bn deal

October 1, 2018

Donatella Versace to stay on at Italian label and US fashion group to rebrand as Capri Versace has been sold to the US clothing and handbags group Michael Kors for $2.1bn (1.64bn) in the latest example of a family-owned European brand taken under the control of a global fashion conglomerate. Michael Kors, which last year […]

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How weak schools serve Trump’s agenda | Arne Duncan

September 29, 2018

Of course the president says he loves the poorly educated: authoritarian regimes benefit when citizens lack education, writes Obamas education secretary In late July, at a speech for veterans in Kansas City, Missouri, President Trump jabbed a finger at the back of the room, where members of the media were gathered, and cautioned his audience: […]

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