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A Water Crisis Is Growing In A Place You’d Least Expect It https://buff.ly/2SsMJEq A powerful must-read for anyone interested in helping those in need. Infrastructure costs > water bill rises + bureaucracy fails > thousands of households in Midwest have their water turned off. (Click here to read link article.)

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‘Free the nipple’ female campaigners lose challenge to US topless conviction in New Hampshire https://buff.ly/2E2MVRZ Female nipples are extremely dangerous, so this makes sense. (Click here to read link article.)

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Iraq’s Dying Rivers @AJEnglish https://buff.ly/2Shcc3l ‘War and pollution plague the fertile crescent’s Tigris and Euphrates rivers, leaving fishermen struggling to survive.’ (Click here to read link article.)

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BBC News – EE data breach ‘led to stalking’ https://buff.ly/2I1TJDg ‘An EE customer has said she was stalked by an ex-partner who worked at the firm, after he accessed her personal data without permission.’ Pretty poor initial response from the company too. (Click here to read link article.)

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BBC News – My disabled son – ‘the nobleman, the philanderer, the detective’ https://buff.ly/2HTYGOf A beautiful and powerful read about the freedom one man experienced in the world of video games. (Click here to read link article.)

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Rwanda Signs $400M Deal to Produce Methane Gas from ‘Killer Lake’ https://buff.ly/2TATSPc Plan ‘would suck gas from the lake’s deep floor and bottle it for use as fuel. This should, in turn, help prevent toxic gas bubbling to the surface,’ where it has killed people in the past. (Click here to read link article.)

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Two immigrant-rights lawyers are denied entry to Mexico after their passports trigger Interpol alerts https://buff.ly/2WOc22f via @ABAJournal They had been working with migrants seeking asylum in US. (Click here to read link article.)

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Amnesty calls for Israeli settlements tourism ban https://buff.ly/2TARLLh Report says ‘rental sites Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia + TripAdvisor are promoting tourism in Israeli settlements [in] Palestinian-occupied West Bank that most of the world considers illegal.’ (Click here to read link article.)

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BBC News – Millennials’ pay ‘scarred’ by the 2008 banking crisis
https://buff.ly/2UEpq7c But don’t worry, all we’re really obsessed with is avocado toast. Not our debt/job/life prospects. 👌 (Click here to read link article.)

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Why does the UK grind to a halt when it snows? Massive cuts to council budgets make it harder to prep/respond to weather events. BBC explains the changes in council spending – 40% less being spent on highways and transport now vs 2010. https://buff.ly/2UhpSZE Stay safe out there! (Click here to read link article.)

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This analysis from @A2Globalrisk makes for a very chilling read – Snapshot: Brexit turmoil heightens risk of rise of far-right extremism https://buff.ly/2FVBzkV #Brexit #UK #politics #security (Click here to read link article.)

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Bosnian War Rape Suspect Avoids Prosecution in Sweden https://buff.ly/2S4F8uL ‘Bosnia asked Sweden to take over the case against Serb ex-soldier Sinisa Milojcic, …but Swedish law says he can’t be prosecuted now because he was under 21 at the time of the offence.’ (Click here to read link article.)

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Breast-ironing: ‘the whole community needs an education’ https://buff.ly/2RhbcXL ‘Practice that aims to slow girls’ physical development is both ineffective and dangerous, say doctors.’ Evidence suggests it’s occurring in UK communities as well. (Click here to read link article.)

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