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Hong Kong: Pro-democracy activists march as next chief executive will be chosen by a pro-China committee on Sunday — It the “winner” hand-picked by Beijing?johnib

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:43:58 +0000

. Many still believe universal suffrage was Hong Kong’s destiny AFP © AFP | Protesters attend a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on March 25, 2017 HONG KONG (AFP) – Pro-democracy activists and hundreds of supporters marched in Hong Kong Saturday ahead of a vote for the city’s next leader which they reject as a sham.Hong Kong’s […](image)


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Lost Photos, ScubajohnibCoral surveyor Margaux Hein swimming over a field of recently dead branching corals near Lizard Island. More corals are dying and others are succumbing to disease and predators after the worst-ever bleaching on Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef. Photo: AFP

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:23:11 +0000

In a press release from the ARC Centre, one of Hoey’s colleagues, Greg Torda, said “millions” of corals in the northern sector of the reef have died.  Coral surveyor Margaux Hein swimming over a field of recently dead branching corals near Lizard Island. More corals are dying and others are succumbing to disease and predators […](image)


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‘Devastating’ coral loss in South China Sea – scientistsjohnibCoral bleaching at the Dongsha AtollThe Dongsha Atoll is part of a marine national parkImage may contain: plant and outdoorFish swim through the coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The reef is facing some serious challenges, but scientists dispute the notion that it is dead.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:20:29 +0000

BBC News By Helen BriggsBBC News 24 March 2017 From the sectionScience & Environment Share Image copyrightTHOMAS DECARLOImage captionCoral bleaching at the Dongsha Atoll Scientists are warning of another “devastating” loss of coral due to a spike in sea temperatures. They say 40% of coral has died at the Dongsha Atoll in the South China […](image)


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Google’s YouTube Has Continued Showing Brands’ Ads With Racist and Other Objectionable Videosjohnib636257873884426367-Google.JPGYouTube was still showing ads from brands including Toyota Motor Corp. with this questionable video...View image on Twitter

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:31:12 +0000

PepsiCo, Wal-Mart, Dish Network say they are suspending Google non-search ads Companies are pulling advertising from Google’s YouTube and programmatic advertising platforms in the U.K. in protest of Google’s treatment of extremist content. . AT&T says it’s pulling its business from Google and YouTube until Google can guarantee its ads won’t appear alongside extremist content.(Photo: […](image)


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Mosul air strikes kill dozens of civilians: Iraqi officialsjohnib

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:23:35 +0000

AFP © AFP | Smoke rises from west Mosul during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the city from the Islamic State group on March 24, 2017 NEAR MOSUL (IRAQ) (AFP) – Air strikes carried out in recent days have killed dozens of civilians in west Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling jihadists, officials said on […](image)


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Failure on health bill also hurts Trump’s prospects for tax overhauljohnib

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:21:07 +0000

President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans’ failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump’s agenda: tax reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major […](image)


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South Sudan: Africa’s largest refugee crisis sees huge increase in rape — “We’re everywhere you go.”johnibSouth Sudanese refugee woman with child in Uganda - 16 Feb 2017

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:13:38 +0000

The Associated Press 06:21 PM March 25, 2017 In this photo, taken Feb. 16, 2017, a South Sudanese refugee woman sits with her child at a refugee collection center in Palorinya, Uganda. More than 100,000 people have fled a single county in South Sudan in just three months as civil war continues amid warnings of […](image)


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China to host Asean in meeting on South China SeajohnibImage may contain: ocean, water and outdoorImage may contain: outdoor and waterNo automatic alt text available.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:05:21 +0000

MAR 24, 2017, 5:00 AM SGT A Chinese navy formation, with aircraft carrier Liaoning, on a January drill in the South China Sea. China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan have claims on the sea.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Aim is for preliminary accord on framework for code of conduct to ease tension over spats Raul […](image)


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Major nations responsible for keeping world peace: China vice premier says, “China’s door to the world is open, and it will only be opened wider.”johnibChinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli speaks at the inaugural ceremony of Beijing organizing committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic winter games at Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Picture Supplied by Action Images

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:42:24 +0000

Reuters Sat Mar 25, 2017 | 6:20am EDT Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli speaks at the inaugural ceremony of Beijing organizing committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic winter games at Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Picture Supplied by Action Images The world’s major nations are responsible […](image)


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