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Behind Bars for 30 Days: EU Leaders Condemn Turkey's Detention of #Istanbul10

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 12:05:49 +0000

The European Commission called for the “immediate release” of the group, calling the detentions part of a “deeply worrying pattern” of imprisonment in Turkey.


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In Macedonia, Geeks Create Free Accommodation Platform In Reaction to Hotel Price Hike for Super Cup Fans

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:18:04 +0000

A bunch of geeks who call themselves 'WeTalkIT' offered Manchester United and Real Madrid fans the means to find a free place to stay during Skopje's UEFA Super Cup.


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Nigerians Celebrate the Election of Seven British-Nigerians to the UK Parliament

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:59:51 +0000

While the federal government of Nigerians is congratulating the new MPs, some Nigerians say the government should not appropriate the electoral victory of the British-Nigerians.


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Law Enforcement's Selective Crackdown Curbs Indie Music Space in Hong Kong

Thu, 11 May 2017 08:55:31 +0000

"...the latest raid seems more like part of a well planned campaign aimed at crashing every business that does not belong to the big business."


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Students and Staff Condemn Talk by Israel's UK Ambassador at SOAS, University of London

Mon, 01 May 2017 18:07:02 +0000

London's SOAS University saw hundreds protest Israeli ambassador's visit to campus, denouncing it as "an official exercise in state propaganda."


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A House Divided: Ethiopian Runners Separated by Politics Face Off at London Marathon

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:49:37 +0000

Feyisa Lelisa and Kenenisa Bekele, two of the world's greatest marathon runners, are both from the same ethnic group. But that is where the similarities stop.


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War Between Spain and the UK Over Gibraltar? Social Media Says No Way, José!

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:20:18 +0000

"Why would we want Gibraltar, if we can't already exit a roundabout driving on the right imagine us on the opposite side!!!"


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You Can Conquer Digital Worlds in Scottish Gaelic, Thanks to Hard-Working Localizers

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:14:04 +0000

GunChleoc has a passion for translating video games into Scottish Gaelic. Her story suggests an engaging new model of bringing high-quality digital content to languages of few speakers.


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He Won a Trip to Space, but Can’t Move Freely on Earth

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 10:00:09 +0000

“I’m just trying to figure out the best way in order to demolish this stigma that all Muslim people are terrorists."


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The UK Is Among the World's Largest Suppliers of Weapons—and Is Making Arms Boycotts Illegal

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:16:16 +0000

As one of the world's largest weapons dealers, the UK routinely sells to countries with abysmal human rights records. It is now seeking to outlaw boycotts on Israeli settlement products.


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For One Somalia-Born UK Citizen, Brexit Is a “Point of No Return”

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:57:15 +0000

"This is not the England I grew up in, the one I wanted so much to belong to."


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British Cruise Ship Destroys Pristine Coral Reefs in West Papua

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:09:06 +0000

"This damaged area could take hundreds of years to re-grow. Noble Caledonia need to take responsibility for this and help rebuild this reef!"


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UK Horror Writer Graham Masterton Organizes Short Story Contest for the Inmates of Poland's Prisons

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:50:56 +0000

“The prisoners can write about anything they like. Even though they’re locked up, I want to see them setting their imagination free.”


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Remembering David Bowie's Birthday and His ‘Mythical Walk’ Through Warsaw

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 03:32:19 +0000

Culture.pl, an online magazine devoted to promoting Polish culture, marked David Bowie's birthday by recalling his visit to Warsaw.


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Saudi Arabia Promises to Stop Using British-Made Cluster Bombs in Yemen

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:44:25 +0000

Saudi Arabia has promised to stop using British-made cluster bombs, which are prohibited by the Convention on Cluster Munitions, in its air strikes in Yemen.


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