Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

June 26, 2017

… Jinping, who is due to arrive in the city on Thursday. According to local media, police in the city are under instructions to shield Xi from as many of those protests as possible — including preventing certain phrases and Images banned in China or that might “embarrass” Xi from appearing in his eyeline. So just what iconography in particular might patriotic Hong Kongers like to avoid? Hong Kong or Taiwan independence Since both the Umbrella Movement and government-led …

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Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

June 26, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRichard Sabin: “We actively use this data for marine conservation purposes now” It’s a curious thing to see a group of early whale foetuses up close – to see beings so small that have the potential to become so big. But what really strikes you, especially in those initial developmental stages, is how familiar the forms look. How like an early human foetus, they appear. “This is something you see time …

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Dad Of Missing 5-Year-Old California Boy Arrested In His Murder

June 24, 2017

… 20 and hasnt been seen since, according to the sheriffs department. Police and sheriffs deputies conducted an extensive search of the park for Aramazd but didnt find the boy. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Sheriff’s deputies and South Pasadena police officers search a drainage area in South Pasadena’s Arroyo Park looking for clues into the disappearance of 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian. I am desperate to find my son, Aramazd Jr., and need the publics …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… first two years after Marcario took the top spot in 2014. But she grew dismayed as environmental and climate issues took a backseat in the 2016 election, despite the stark difference between the two top candidates views. She worried the vicious mudslinging of the election would turn off voters. George Frey/Getty Images completely closed down 500 million all $10 millionNov. 28 blog post grew up campingtold Field & Stream magazine threatenedpulled out of the show review all national …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… were putting people directly on NGO boats, new researchthat[This report] is written to avert a looming catastrophe, the researchers say. If NGOs are forced to stop or reduce their operations, many more lives will be lost to the sea. Chris McGrath via Getty Images a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa Frontex launched a new operation Migrants and refugees wait to board a Proactiva Open Arms’ rescue vessel after being rescued from a wooden boat sailing out of control in …

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How A Carpetbagging Confederacy Fan Nearly Became Virginia’s Republican Nominee For Governor

June 16, 2017

… Politics. There are a lot of moderate, white-collar workers in Northern Virginia who might at one time have been moderate Republicans or independents, but now vote Democratic because they have become functionally Democrats, Skelley said. but Trump may have been the final straw for some. The Washington Post/Getty Images At the same time, if those former Republican primary voters opted to participate in the Democratic primary, they likely boosted the fortunes of the more moderate candidate, …

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19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

June 15, 2017

… Danger List, omitting any that come with travel warnings form the U.S. State Department. While such places are no less important, its not recommended that you visit them now, typically because of war, crime, or other dangers. ERIC LAFFORGUE via Getty Images 5 Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, Georgia These historic buildings are prime examples of medieval architecture, UNESCO says. Keep an eye out for exquisite mosaics and wall paintings in the …

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Death sentence for Facebook post amid Pakistan crackdown online

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook posts. Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said in a statement the conviction set a “dangerous precedent.” …

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Borough Market opens after London Bridge terror attack – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… night of 3rd June and afterwards has been awe-inspiring.” The reopening of the market comes as inquests into the deaths of the eight victims are held at Southwark Coroner’s Court. Image copyright Getty Images Borough Market, positioned at the south end of London Bridge, has existed in one form or another for about 1,000 years, making it one of the oldest markets in London. Originally a wholesale market, it now centres around artisan foods. It is one of the largest food markets …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May’s election – the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May’s former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: “If you run a presidential-style campaign with a woman who doesn’t like media interviews, then you have to …

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Chelsea Clinton Has A Very Good Explanation For Her ‘Damaged’ Heels

June 14, 2017

The outlet tore into a pair of the 37-year-olds slightly worn nude heels, calling them frayed and shredded, and featured zoomed-in photos of those supposed flaws. Clinton later addressed the ridiculous shoe controversyduring an appearance on The Tonight Show last week. She added, I think this is probably something working women particularly working women New Yorkers can empathize with. When you find a good pair of shoes, you just stay with them. Taylor Hill via Getty Images Allure …

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Stephen Colbert Likens Trump Presidency To Worst Musical Ever

June 12, 2017

While presenting the award for Best Revival of a Musical, Colbert compared Trumps presidency to what sounded like one of the worst revivals to ever hit (wayyy) off-Broadway. Huge production values, he added, before pointing out a few problems: namely, that the main character was totally unbelievable. Theo Wargo via Getty Images NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 11: Kevin Spacey performs onstage during the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. …

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Latinos thrive in radio and TV despite Trump

June 11, 2017

… wellspring of Latino TV roles has begun to counter inflammatory Images with contemporary Latino profiles. When Carlos Portugal and Kathleen Bedoya created the show, they gave actors Danielle Vega and Vanessa Vasquez a platform from which to both receive a 2015 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performer in a New Approaches Drama Series, while breakout performances led Gabriel Chavarria to key roles in “Lowriders” and “War of the Planet of the Apes.” …

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Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

(CNN)Our time is beset by a special kind of anxiety. The media and the Internet have become personal intravenous hookups to Images of crisis — violence, disaster, political upheaval — fed to us instantly, wherever we are. For consumers of media, this condition can feel so total it can feel numbing and almost futile to discuss. Yet there’s a twist: the smoke bombs are harmless, and dazzlingly colored — and the phrases on his flags fall somewhere between …

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43 Percent Of Kids Killed In Car Crashes Aren’t Properly Restrained

June 1, 2017

… Getty Images The data varied based on geography. On a state level,car accident-related mortality rate per 100,000 children ranged from 0.25 per 100,000 in Massachusetts to 3.20 per 100,000 in Mississippi. In the United States, unintentional injury is the most common cause of pediatric death, and the motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury. …

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Why the UK election isn’t exciting Americans – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May at a campaign event in Wales It’s not even accurate to call it a forgettable election. Most Americans, I feel confident in saying, aren’t aware it’s even taking place. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn arrives for a campaign speech Many of the American revolutionaries, foremost amongst them the voguish Alexander Hamilton, were arch-monarchists. Their gripe with King George was that he …

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Trump Declares Victory, Heads Home To Face More Russia Scandal

… were pleased to hear following eight years of criticism on the issue from Obama. Things started going downhill for Trump, though, in Rome. For the first time, there were protests against him, albeit not very large, thanks to the mayor whose party leader, Beppe Grillo, admires Trump. And although the White House got the Vatican audience it wanted, Pope Francis dour facial expressions likely were not the Images it had hoped for. At the unveiling of a memorial at NATO headquarters to the …

May 28, 2017
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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

… in an emotional interview with his wife and Justice League producer Deborah Snyder. Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming. And in the last two months, Ive come to the realization, he continued. Ive decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. Im having a hard time. Snyder, who is also father to seven other children and step-kids, never intended …

May 24, 2017
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The BAFTAs Red Carpet Was All Sleeves And Big Skirts

Celebrities attended the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards in London on Sunday. While BBCs programmingbeating out Netflixs The Crown in multiple categories made headlines, the red carpet caught our attention. Check out our picks for wildest looks of the night below. Grayson Perry and Philippa Perry Karwai Tang via Getty Images Candice Brown  Fred Duval via Getty Images Katya Jones Joe Maher via Getty Images …

May 15, 2017
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When a lion prowled the streets of Birmingham – BBC News

… menagerie. Understandably, with a lion on the loose, they started to panic. So Bostock came up with a plan. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bostock toured the world with his menagerie Rather than try to quell the volatile crowd, he put a second lion in a cloth-covered cage and sneaked it out on the back of a lorry. He then returned, blowing his horn to attract attention, with the lion clearly visible. In his own words, “everything went off well”. People fell for …

May 15, 2017
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