Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 30, 2017

… “He destroyed her anus, rectum, uterus and some of the small intestine.” Contraception conundrum Newman-Williams says that laws attempting to stop women from having abortions don’t work because they don’t stop the need for women to have abortions in the first place. And, paradoxically, as NGOs lose funding and are less able to provide contraception, the number of unwanted pregnancies is only likely to increase, which drives up the demand for abortions. …

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Breast surgeon Ian Paterson case: ‘Hundreds’ of other victims – BBC News

April 29, 2017

… cosmetic effect – and performed it on many of his patients. By doing so, he left them in great danger of developing secondary cancer, jurors heard during the trial. ‘Need for training’ Linda Millband, from Thompsons Solicitors, said: “There are an enormous number of people who have suffered through having the incorrect diagnosis and have had totally erroneous treatment, and there are others who have been over-treated… “Our case is not only against Mr …

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Barclays profits more than double – BBC News

April 29, 2017

… back in house and reduce reliance on external contractors. He also said it would increase the number of staff based in the EU, following the UK’s Brexit vote. In its statement, Barclays said that “certain legal proceedings and investigations relating to legacy issues” were still outstanding. In particular, it said the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) intended to make a decision shortly about “matters relating to our capital raisings in 2008”. This refers to a …

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Future of cash: Can a ‘bank in a box’ replace a branch? – BBC News

April 28, 2017

… says Payments UK’s Cash and Cash Machines report. “This has allowed a number of innovations offering a range of other bank-related functions and services, such as cash and cheque deposits and also other services such as cinema and concert ticket purchases, tax payments, bill payments, and mobile phone top-ups.” Reinvention So what new technology is coming along to replace the button-operated ATMs? One of the major international ATM manufacturers and software suppliers, NCR, …

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San Antonio Mayor: Atheists Are ‘Broken People’ Who Cause Poverty

April 25, 2017

… blog on Patheos described the comments as cold and callous, and show nothing but contempt for poor people and atheists. Later in the forum, Taylor expanded upon her religious views. She then cited a Bible passage she said helps her on a daily basis. Although Taylor is a registered Democrat, she has come under repeated criticism from the left on a number of issues, especially LGBT rights. In 2013, Taylor voted against protections for the community, which KHOU reported may have led to her …

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Win or lose, Marine Le Pen is a nightmare for the EU

April 24, 2017

(CNN)France goes to the polls Sunday to vote in the first round of its presidential elections. The campaign has been dogged throughout by scandals, gaffes and surprises. Le Pen’s National Front Party has a long history of euroskepticism and promotes a number of policies that are anathema to the high-minded principles behind the European project. In recent years, Le Pen has attempted to soften both her image and the position of her party on the matter of France’s future in the …

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The seats that could decide the election – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… for UKIP last time. That’s one group the Conservatives will target. If they trust Theresa May to deliver Brexit, the Conservatives will argue, why vote UKIP? Picking up a decent chunk of them would be enough to overturn Labour’s majority of 2,268. Other pro-Brexit Conservative targets in the north of England and the Midlands include Halifax, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Derbyshire North East and Walsall North. In all of them there’s a sizeable number of people who voted UKIP in 2015 …

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Was ITV’s The Nightly Show a success? – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… and more than 50,000 subscribers and followers”. “The figures reflected the viral nature of the content. The John Legend/Gordon Ramsay sketch accrued more than 16.5 million views on Facebook. It was shared over 310,000 times. “The Gordon Ramsay Blender clip accrued over 4.3 million views on Facebook. It also trended at number one worldwide on YouTube for three days as well as accruing over 3.5 million views on YouTube. “It was the most talked about video on the …

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Sarah Palin Reacts To Bill O’Reilly’s Exit By Victim Blaming

April 22, 2017

… and take a stand and get out of the place and blow the whistle on the perpetrator doing the bad stuff so that the culture will change. Women dont report sexual harassment for a number of reasons, including shame, fear of retribution, fear of losing their source of income and fear of not being believed.In fact, a 2015 survey found that 71 percent of womenages 18 to 34 did not report workplace sexual harassment. Perhaps Palin should take some notes from professor Anita Hill, the pioneer in the …

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How the Paris police shooting could shape the French election

April 21, 2017

Paris (CNN)In a country riven by increasing divisions, Thursday’s shooting on Paris’ Champs Elysees, which left one police officer dead, has the potential to upend an already contentious and unpredictable election. With a record number of voters still undecided, analysts say the shooting, by a suspect said to be known to French security services for radical Islamist activities, could play into the narrative pushed by the far-right. “This recasts the final hours of the …

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British and Irish Lions tour 2017: All you need to know

April 19, 2017

(CNN)Four nations, one rugby team. One goal — to win a Test series against the mighty All Blacks of New Zealand. The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour is approaching, one of the most anticipated events in world rugby. It happens every four years, and the privileged players to be selected for this summer’s party are set to be announced Wednesday. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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At least 12 suffer burns from ‘noxious substance’ at Hackney bar – BBC News

April 17, 2017

A Scotland Yard spokesman said the 10 people were treated for minor burns at the scene before being taken to hospital. No arrests have been made and officers are continuing to investigate, he added. Witness Phie McKenzie tweeted: “Scary scenes tonight, we have heard reports of chemical burns of people in the building here”. London Ambulance Service said it sent a number of ambulance crews and a hazardous area response team to the venue. Sign-up to get news from the BBC in …

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Green groups warn of ‘race to the bottom’ – BBC News

April 16, 2017

… pays’ principle are all established in EU treaties. The sense is that those might not come across [into UK law],” he explained. Spokespeople for number 10 and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said officials would look at the detail of the letter before issuing a response. But sources said the government’s commitment to green issues remained as strong as ever. Nevertheless, some observers within the environmental community have expressed concerns …

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Facebook Cracks Down on 30,000 Fake News Accounts Ahead of French Election

April 15, 2017

… inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts. Facebook is a key element in any effective fake-news strategy. Phony Facebook sites can amplify concocted stories a thousand-fold as they are repeated by people across a nation or the world. Readers or search engines then mistakenly judge the fake stories as real and important based on the number of people sharing them. Facebook conceded it was partly …

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After San Bernardino shooting, we need more empathy, fewer guns

April 12, 2017

(CNN)Only four victims. In San Bernardino, California, this week, an armed man burst into a classroom with a gun and began firing. As the news of another mass shooting in a school rolled over the country, visions of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where so many died, flooded into my mind. When I heard only four people had been shot, I relaxed a little. There’s something wrong about being relieved by a small number of people being killed. It’s a sign that the constant barrage of …

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China’s deadly secret: More executions than all other countries put together

April 11, 2017

… approved by the Supreme People’s Court in Beijing. Chinese legal experts have argued that the number of death sentences have been reduced simply because lower court officials are instinctively keen to avoid having their verdicts scrutinized by their superiors. The government also adopted legal provisions with a view to limiting the risk of wrongful convictions, such as allowing the courts to exclude illegally obtained evidence and increasing the use of “suspended” death …

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New traditions: Japan’s 700-year-old ‘oke’ craft gets a modern makeover

April 11, 2017

(CNN)It’s hard to imagine the humble bucket being a work of art, but those made by Shuji Nakagawa in his Kyoto studio go for thousands of dollars and have a loyal following. Smooth, tactile and fragrant with the heady smell of hinoki — the Japanese cypress they are constructed from — “ki-oke” are used for a variety of purposes from storing rice and miso paste to holding water for bathing. The level of craftsmanship, honed over a century of teaching and built on …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… throughout the land,” portends an imminent battle. Let the (yet-unformed) Continental Breakfast Society or at least every budget hotel lobby armed with a toaster and aging fruit basket be warned. World’s 50 best foods Mountain rivalry Everest vs. K2 The number of climbers who’ve reached the top of the world’s highest peak, rival city. Usually they’re within easy driving distance and share the same highways, currency, soap operas, chain restaurants, hated domestic …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… the likes of 1992 champion Fred Couples, 57, who faded to one over, and three-time champion Phil Mickelson, who struggled to a two-over 74 Saturday and lies in a group eight back. Mickelson, who will be 47 in June, is bidding to eclipse Jack Nicklaus as the oldest winner after his 1986 triumph at 46 and two months. That year, Nicklaus’ caddie — his son — wore the number 89. Visit CNN.com/golf for more news and videos That number this year? Garcia’s man. …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… plants and trees, covering or filling in ponds and using sound cannons, airports have a number of methods to keep birds away. Last spring, we reported on a border collie named Piper who literally chase the birds from a small airport in Michigan. Some airports utilize trained falcons to do this. Some are using “robirds”, fake remote controlled falcons to keep the skies clear of any birds that don’t carry people. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) NICO NIJENHUIS, CLEAR FLIGHT SOLUTIONS CEO: The …

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‘People who just dont exist’: 6 things to keep in mind as gay men disappear in Chechnya.

April 5, 2017

… Human Rights in France. Tragically, even talk of gay pride parades emboldened anti-LGBTQ law enforcement, and the move by GayRussia.ru galvanized authorities to push back against even an attempt at pursuing equality. In Chechnya, the command was given for a prophylactic sweep,” Novaya Gazeta reported. “And it went as far as real murders.” Confirming the exact number of men affected by the “sweep,” however, is near-impossible at the moment. 2. Hard facts have …

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Wood, fire and metal: How fine whiskey gets its flavor

April 4, 2017

(CNN)“The story of the barrel is one of the overlooked crafts of whiskey-making,” says Jeff Arnett, master distiller of American whiskey brand Jack Daniel’s. Indeed, the type of barrel the spirit is stored in has an enormous influence on its taste, making the art of cooperage — the crafting of the barrels — an essential part of the whiskey-making process. It’s a process that still relies on a huge amount of human skill despite advances in technology …

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Sharp fall in prosecutions for death crash drivers – BBC News

April 2, 2017

… these incidents are often seen as unfortunate accidents and prosecutions are few and far between. Image copyright Sussex Police Image caption Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry: “The balance is between justice and public interest” Steve Barry, an Assistant Chief Constable at Sussex Police and the National Police Chief’s Council lead for collision investigations, says he doesn’t believe that the reduction in the number of traffic police has impacted on the …

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US-led coalition: 229 civilian deaths in strikes since 2014

April 2, 2017

(CNN)At a time of growing concern about civilian casualties in Iraq, the US-led coalition issued a report Saturday that says at least 229 civilians likely have been killed by coalition strikes there and in Syria since Operation Inherent Resolve began nearly three years ago. The number could grow significantly if an investigation into airstrikes on a neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, in mid-March finds the operation unintentionally killed scores of residents. An senior Iraqi health official told CNN …

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A huge sigh of relief on health care

March 29, 2017

… guidance related to the Affordable Care Act to determine whether or not they work for patients,” with an eye to eliminating the rules laid out by the Obama administration. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Join us on Twitter and Facebook The Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey found that after four years of Obamacare the number of Americans claiming bankruptcy or financial difficulty due to medical …

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Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers – MPs – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… “extremely disappointed” the government has not regulated discounting and price promotions to offer retailers a “level playing field”. But the committee welcomed moves by retailers “such as Aldi and Lidl” that have reduced the number of multi-buy deals and focused on a single price, in order to reduce consumption. Public Health England has announced it will start monitoring the effect price promotions have on people’s sugar intake. Figures from the …

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