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Christmas Lights And Pitchforks: Terrified Russian Villagers Try To Keep Encroaching Wolves At Bay https://buff.ly/2JXVwqj Believe hunting of boars is partly to blame for increasing boldness of the wolves. (Click here to read link article.)

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Girl’s underwear considered as evidence against her in #rape trial in Cork, Ireland https://buff.ly/2qGcosP ‘You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front,’ says barrister. She was 17 y/o virgin, he 27 y/o man. He was found not guilty. (Click here to read link article.)

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BBC News – Female Afghan barrister ‘sacked in favour of white man’
https://buff.ly/2PSrnxW Strong response from her re: the need for more diversity in recruitment. Still a very exclusive and not very diverse career path, in part because of high cost of entry. (Click here to read link article.)

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‘Scientists in Britain expressed concern on Thursday after at least 17 delegates from Africa and Asia wanting to attend a health conference in London were denied visas.’ https://buff.ly/2zEHcy3 Doesn’t bode well for post-Brexit economy. Did we vote to give up on #STEM too? (Click here to read link article.)

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#Tanzania: men arrested for ‘gay marriage’ face anal examinations https://buff.ly/2SVGK7H ‘The UN Committee against Torture has said such examinations “have no medical justification” and campaigners say they violate international law.’ Horrific abuse aimed at #LGBT community. (Click here to read link article.)

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GOP gov candidate Kemp resigns as Georgia secretary of state https://buff.ly/2PlMiu5 He says he won the election that he also happened to be overseeing. That was also marred by multiple accusations of voter suppression. (Click here to read link article.)

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Germans increasingly prejudiced against foreigners, Muslims https://buff.ly/2SToKL0 ‘Xenophobia is on the rise, in particular in its eastern states, according to a new study. What’s more, an increased affinity for authoritarianism in the country could pose a threat to democracy.’ (Click here to read link article.)

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A cruise ship spills thousands of liters of waste in the Great Barrier Reef, harming coral already in troubled water @CNNI https://buff.ly/2SWEixE Cruises can be very bad for the environment, even without spills like this. (Click here to read link article.)

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‘City of surveillance’: privacy expert quits Toronto’s smart-city project https://buff.ly/2zBjYc7 ‘After initially being told that the data collected would be wiped and unidentifiable, …she learned during a meeting last week that third parties could access identifiable info…” (Click here to read link article.)

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‘In a staged study in 2014, researchers found that jet-air dryers blew 27 times more bacteria into the air than paper towels.’ Same team now found public loos w/jet-air driers have ‘much higher concentration of bacteria than ones that offer paper towels.’ https://buff.ly/2SUHR7k (Click here to read link article.)

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‘Drones carrying precious vaccines will soon be taking to the skies over Vanuatu, in a world-first trial that has the potential to revolutionise healthcare for isolated islanders in the Pacific.’ https://buff.ly/2F4kfua (Click here to read link article.)

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‘Colombian authorities confirmed Tuesday that they have reopened an investigation into whether an Alabama-based coal company financed a paramilitary group during the South American nation’s bloody civil conflict.’ https://wapo.st/2Q8aPPi?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.31395c8d25f7 (Click here to read link article.)

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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican nominee for governor blames Democrats for ‘failed hack’ on eve of vote https://buff.ly/2RvKNpE Has been asked to provide evidence. Accusation comes in the wake of two legal defeats re: voter suppression in Tues’ election. (Click here to read link article.)

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Home Office tells Northern Irish woman to prove right to live in Belfast https://buff.ly/2AHLPte “The Home Office really are not living up to the Good Friday agreement. They are saying I’m not even a resident in my own country.” said Gemma. “You feel like you are in limbo.” (Click here to read link article.)

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