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    Meral Aksener's new party

    Ankara, Turkey Politics 25 Oct 2017

    Meral Aksener, former interiour minister and dissident of the nationalist MHP party will finally officially found her new political party on 25 October in Ankara. The venue for the founding congress cancelled the reservation due to pressure, Aksener said, if necessary they will hold the congress in... Read more

  • Rape survivors unite against sexual violence ahead of Kenya’s repeat polls

    Nairobi, Kenya Social 26 Oct 2017

    Kenya’s rape survivors are raising their voices against a repeat of the 2007/08 post election violence on women, as Kenya votes again on October 26th. The group of women from all over Kenya is calling on the government to ensure there are peaceful repeat elections by issuing security agents with... Read more

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    CONGO DELICACIES

    Kinshasa, Congo The Democratic Republic Cultural 27 Oct 2017

    [Background] Caterpillars are an important traditional source food in Bas Congo and can provide much needed protein to the usual diet. Most families find it difficult to get enough protein form other sources. Fish and meat are generally too expensive. Hunting has cleared out most of the larger... Read more

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    Antonio Guterres to visit Central Africa Republic

    Ouaka, Central African Republic Current Affairs 28 Oct 2017

    Antonio Guterres to pay visit to UN soldiers up to 12500 in CAR and population who is suffering since some months of multiples violences. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected Tuesday in the Central African Republic, where violence has intensified in recent months in the provinces,... Read more

  • Curbing club deaths: drugs and the nighttime economy

    London, United Kingdom Politics 29 Oct 2017

    Interviews with the likely future Night Czar for Greater Manchester, drug policy experts and think tank representatives. Read more

  • The Fuji Building - 18 floors of pleasure and exploitation. Hong Kong, SAR

    Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Investigative Reporting, Cultural 31 Oct 2017

    A story about venturing into the Fuji Building, an infamous 18 floors of sex workers thought to be operating under a legal framework in one of the most rapidly modernizing districts of Hong Kong. These women do not work for themselves as they are commonly thought to and legally obligated to by Hong... Read more

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    Brexit Talks, the view from Brussels

    Brussel, Belgium Politics, Current Affairs 31 Oct 2017

    I will be covering the ongoing Brexit negotiations over the next two years. As agreed this week, face-to-face talks will take place between one week a month. In the week preceding each of these negotiation sessions, civil servants will work behind the scenes on the agenda. The European Commission... Read more

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    Ancient Aztec ball game in danger of dying out

    Morelia, Mexico Sports 31 Oct 2017

    One of the oldest continuously-played sports in the world, Ulama first became known to the Spanish conquistadors for its use of a rubber ball, something never previously known to Europeans. Its roots extend at least as far back as 2000BC, and is spectacular to watch. Appearing rather like... Read more

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    "Volunteers risking their lives to rescued the dogs abandoned in Mount Agung’s ‘red zone, Bali, indo

    Bali, Indonesia Natural Disasters, Social 01 Nov 2017

    More than 140,000 villagers fleed from their homes due to the Mount Agung volcano activity in Bali, Indonesia. A number of dogs had to be left by the owner because it is impossible to take to the temporary area. It made animal lovers trying to give attention to the abandoned dogs in Karangasem... Read more

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    Mount Agung Volcano Activity

    Bali, Indonesia Science & Environment, Natural Disasters, Social 01 Nov 2017

    Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia is experiencing unprecedented levels of seismic activity and could erupt in a “matter of hours” if tremors continue. More than 143,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in res zone area, has experienced hundreds of internal volcanic earthquakes Read more

  • Protest taking place in Cameroon

    Yaounde, Centre, Cameroon Current Affairs 01 Nov 2017

    Thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians in the main opposition stronghold of Bamenda, Cameroon, are chanting "we are ready to die" if the military attempts to use violence on a nationwide peaceful protest against the marginalization of nearly 10 million citizens living in English-speaking... Read more

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    BOBST AFRICA “DRIVING INNOVATION FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE” AT THE 2017 ROADSHOW IN ABIDJAN

    Ikeja, Nigeria Business 01 Nov 2017

    BOBST is organizing a two-day conference within Africa Roadshow for converting solutions 2017, under the theme DRIVING INNOVATION FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE. The event will take place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast at the Radisson Blu Hotel on 21st and 22nd February, dedicated to flexible material on the... Read more

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    The Run Up to the Chilean Election

    Santiago, Chile Politics 01 Nov 2017

    Who is Beatriz Sánchez? Can the leader of recently formed left wing coalition Frente Amplio win the 2017 presidency over the former right-wing president Sebastian Pinera, or will the current ruling party, Nueva Mayoría, candidate Alejandro Guillier become the favorite to win the election?... Read more

  • Stories from the Earthquake Zone, Mexico

    Mexico City, Mexico, Hueyapan, Morelos, Mexico, Chiapas, Oaxaca Current Affairs, Science & Environment, Natural Disasters, Social, Cultural 01 Nov 2017

    In September of 2017 Mexico suffered a number of intense earthquakes that ravaged many parts of Mexico City and outlying states to the south including Morelos, Chiapas and Oaxaca. I have been working directly on the ground in all of these areas, and have a collection of images, videos and stories. ... Read more

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    Kenya repeat presidential elections 26th

    Nairobi, Kenya Politics, Current Affairs 02 Nov 2017

    Thursday 26th October Kenya holds its highly anticipated repeat presidential elections. The August 8th were annulled by Supreme Court because of irregularities after the opposition filed a petition. Now the opposition says not to participate in these repeat elections since it feels that not enough... Read more

  • Sussex Bonfire Tradition

    Littlehampton, United Kingdom Cultural 05 Nov 2017

    The Sussex Bonfire Tradition began essentially as a glorified pub crawl. At the time it was common for workers to go house to house asking the residents for food and alcohol. To avoid repercussions as many of these homeowners were landlords or employers it was customary to either dress up in costume... Read more

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    Violence against women in Brazil

    Porto Alegre, Brazil Social 13 Nov 2017

    Description of the topic: In the last decade, Brazil has progressed in women's rights legal framework. Two examples are the Act for Women's Protection (known as "Maria da Penha") and a new law criminalising femicide (the gender-motivated killing of women). Nevertheless, the statistics show that the... Read more

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    South Sudan Refugees find new home in Uganda

    Juba, Central Equatoria, South Sudan War Reporter 14 Nov 2017

    The UN has hailed Uganda as a role model for receiving refugees. I have been visiting refugee settlements in Northern Uganda's Adjumani District finding out challenges facing thousands of refugees as they try to settle. Thousands of refugees mainly children women who escaped violence in South Sudan... Read more

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    2017 Chilean Election

    Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile Politics 26 Nov 2017

    Who is Beatriz Sánchez? Can the leader of recently formed left wing coalition Frente Amplio win the 2017 presidency over the former right-wing president Sebastian Pinera, or will the current ruling party, Nueva Mayoría, candidate Alejandro Guillier become the favorite to win the election?... Read more

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    Egyptair augmente ses vols hebdomadaires vers Casablanca au Maroc

    Casablanca, Morocco Business, Finance, Current Affairs 29 Nov 2017

    A partir du 01 décembre, la compagnie aérienne EgyptAir augmentera à onze (11) ses fréquences hebdomadaires du Caire vers Casablanca, au Maroc. Pour la compagnie, il s’agit de la réadaptation de son calendrier d’hiver afin de satisfaire la demande croissante de sa clientèle à destination du Royaume... Read more

  • Water harvesting rescues pastoralist women from baboon raids

    Nairobi, Kenya Science & Environment 30 Nov 2017

    Water harvesting in northern Kenya is improving the quality of life there. But it is also proving to be a solution to a generational problem: protecting women from wildlife attacks. Using water tanks, rain water is collected and stored in institutions like schools for long term use. Supply pipes... Read more

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    24 STONE DANCER BREAKS TABOOS WITH SUCCESSFUL CAREER

    London, United Kingdom Entertainment & Celebrity 30 Nov 2017

    Headline PLUS SIZE DANCER IS BREAKING TABOOS WITH SUCCESSFUL CAREER At 15, she broke a chair in a dancing presentation and was ridiculed by the audience. There and then she decided she was going to be fat and a dancer. Teaser HOW A PLUS SIZE DANCER BECAME CENTRE STAGE WHEN SHE... Read more

  • Auckland Flower Show 2017

    Littlehampton, United Kingdom Social, Cultural, 360 Videography 30 Nov 2017

    This coming Spring from November 2017, Auckland will play host to the first North Island based international flower and garden show since the Ellerslie International Flower Show was moved to Christchurch in 2008. The New Zealand Flower and Garden Show will be a celebration of modern horticulture... Read more

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    UN General Assembly

    New York, United States of America Politics 30 Nov 2017

    I am working at the United Nations (which gives me full access to most of the meetings and conferences) and am very interested in covering the 2017 General Assembly. I can write and speak impeccably in English, Spanish and Portuguese so am willing to cover the GA in any of those languages. Here is a... Read more

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    Balet classes for the blind improve mobility and self-esteem

    Ciudad de México, Mexico Current Affairs, Film & Theatre, Health & Fitness, Social, Cultural 30 Nov 2017

    Every week a group of blind and partially sighted students aged between 9 and 22 take ballet lessons. Based on the belief that dance is ingrained in humanity’s biological roots, ‘Psicoballet’ came to Mexico in 1984, and is said to improve not only the mobility, strength, balance and posture of... Read more

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    'I FINALLY FOUND A MAN WHO CAN HANDLE MY EXIHIBITIONISM ,'SAYS WOMAN WITH 80 THOUSAND INSTAGRAM FOLL

    London, United Kingdom Social 30 Nov 2017

    Teaser After big body transformation, woman finally meets a man who can handle her male fans Story details Angela lost nearly 7 stones and became super fit without any surgery or cosmetic procedure, attracting over 80 thousand followers on Instagram - mostly men. She became sort of a 'sexy'... Read more

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    A PALESTINIAN EQUESTRIAN WOMAN BREAKS SOCIAL TABOOS TO COMPETE IN 2020 OLYMICS

    Gaza Sports 01 Dec 2017

    Summary Breaking cultural and social taboos, Mais, a 25 year old from Gaza, is one of the few Palestinian women who go horse riding in the Strip. She learned to ride horses when she was child, and is enthusiastic to compete in 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. She does riding exercise with her coach... Read more

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    Gaza in 2020 – A liveable place?

    Gaza Science & Environment 01 Dec 2017

    Summary More than 90 percent of the Gaza Strip’s water is undrinkable. The rest is quickly running out. A combination of factors is rapidly depriving the population of this most basic of needs. Water distillation privet planets try to secure the Gazans need to keep them alive. UN warned that damage... Read more

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    Honour Killing, A German Pakistani doctor killed on the name of honour

    Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan Current Affairs 01 Dec 2017

    A culprit arrested on the charge to kill her wife confess in the police custody that he killed her doctor wife on honour. The Jhelum police told that the culprit said he brought his Pakistani wife to Jhelum where he killed her to protect his ‘honour’, . The couple had married 16 years ago.... Read more

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    Ethiopian Airlines relooke complètement sa flotte de Boeing 767-300 ER

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Business 01 Dec 2017

    La compagnie aérienne Ethiopian Airlines a annoncé ce samedi 12 Août, la rénovation complète de sa flotte de Boeing B767-300ER avec de nouveaux sièges et systèmes de divertissement à bord Read more

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