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UNHCR warns of new humanitarian problems building at crossings from Greece into the Balkans

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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 24 November 2015,

Quiz: Violence against women

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence Credits: UN Photo/Christopher Herwig (cover image), Gage Skidmore (Patrick Stewart); UN Photo/Rick Bajornas (Idris ...

Jobless Claims in U.S. Decline to Lowest Level in a Month

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Applications for unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week as claims moved closer to a four-decade low that shows a resilient labor market. First-time jobless claims dropped by 12,000 ...

Donald Trump is a pathological liar. It's time to stop tiptoeing around this.

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Let's take a look at a few headlines about Donald Trump lately: New York Times: Donald Trump’s shortcuts and salesmanlike stretches ABC News: Donald Trump gaining strength despite questionable comments ...

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Across the world, violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious—and the most tolerated—human rights violations, both a ...

China's Earliest Monthly Economic Indicators Flash Warning Sign

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China’s economy is still showing a muted response to waves of monetary and fiscal easing as of the half-way mark for the last quarter of the year, some of the ...

If China Killed Commodities Super Cycle, Fed Is About to Bury It

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The last time the Bloomberg Commodity Index of investor returns was this low, Apple Inc.’s best-selling product was a desktop computer, and you could pay for it with francs and ...

Ten Billion Reasons Why Russia Will Balk at Curbing Turkey's Gas

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Turkey relies on Russia for about half its natural gas supplies, paying state-controlled Gazprom PJSC as much as $10 billion last year. That makes their energy ties an unattractive target ...

Belgium Starts Hunt for Driver Seen With Paris Terror Fugitive

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A judge in Brussels issued an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Mohamed Abrini, who was seen driving a car with fugitive Salah Abdeslam two days before the Paris terror attacks that ...

Einstein's Unfinished Dream: Marrying Relativity to the Quantum World

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On the centennial of the theory of general relativity, senior Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln reflects on Einstein's quest to understand the quantum world Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at ...

Turkey shoots down Russian jet

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Turkey shot down a Russian jet today. Since Vladimir Putin is a real leader, not the featherweight we have here in America, I'll bet he made it crystal clear what ...

When they're not attacking each other, hackers say they're targetting ISIS

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The Saturday morning following the deadly terrorists attacks in Paris, the hacktivist network Anonymous declared war on ISIS. In a widely distributed video, a figure in a Guy Fawkes mask ...

The Keleti Passage

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“We have some stories we’d like you to see,” says Gábor Kasza, an artist and activist based in Budapest, Hungary. “Photos of people with messages they’ve drawn or written for ...

"Strong rallying call" issued against ISIL terrorists

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A resolution adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council provides a "strong rallying call" against terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria; that's according to the President of the Council and ...

Russian Jet's Downing a Rare Fate for Stray Fighter Planes

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Every year, hundreds of warplanes stray into disputed airspace. Getting shot out of the sky like the Russian jet downed Tuesday by Turkish forces is very unusual. Aircraft have intricate ...

Earth's Atmosphere Just Crossed an Epochal Threshold

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It was only a couple weeks ago, but already you may not remember. It was a humming but unexceptional news day. In the United States, protestors at the University of ...

California Needs Snow to Start Falling Now for Drought Relief

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The drought relief for California widely expected from El Nino in early 2016 will be far more effective if a chill descends soon -- ideally with a bit of snow.

Top nutritionists in food fight over principles of healthy eating

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But when 21 of the top nutrition scientists in the world gathered in Boston last week to agree upon universal principles for sound eating, more than one described their final ...

Inside The Uphill Battle To Stop Early Marriage For Girls In Niger

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A middle-aged man passes a 12-year-old on the street. He stops her, tells her she’s beautiful and says he wants to make her his wife. The girl lowers her eyes ...

Putin Says Turkish 'Stab in Back' Caused Russian Warplane Crash

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President Vladimir Putin accused Turkey of being accomplices of terrorism for shooting down a Russian warplane in Syria, warning of “very serious consequences” for relations. “We understand that everyone has ...

and why this urban takeover should concern us all

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Does the massive foreign and national corporate buying of urban buildings and land that took off after the 2008 crisis signal an emergent new phase in major cities? From mid-2013 ...

Say Goodbye to Bycatch: Fishing Smarter in the 21st Century

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The Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund aims to protect the last wild places in the ocean while facilitating conservation, research, education, and community development programs in the places we explore.

Placester Raises $27M Series C Round For Its Real Estate Marketing Platform

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Placester, a service that helps real estate agents and brokers to serve their clients and market themselves better, today announced that it has raised a $27 million Series C round.

This judge just condemned Wisconsin's abortion law as unconstitutional. Read the withering ruling.

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The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that a Wisconsin law requiring abortion providers to gain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional. The law that was ...

An incomplete catalog of Donald Trump's never-endingfabrications

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There's a legal term applied to advertising called "puffery." For example, if Coca-Cola says that Coke is the best tasting soda in the world, that's just puffery. They can't prove ...

Deutsche Bank: The Market Is Saying Larry Summers' Gloomy View Is Right

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That's the conclusion stemming from a Deutsche Bank analysis of economists' meager expectations for America's growth and the market's view of where short-term U.S. Treasuries will be in four years.

'Gene drive' mosquitoes engineered to fight malaria

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Mutant mozzies could rapidly spread through wild populations. Mutant mosquitoes engineered to resist the parasite that causes malaria could wipe out the disease in some regions — for good. Humans ...

Hillary Clinton is strongly trusted on national security

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In the wake of the Paris attacks, who do Americans trust most on national security? Thankfully, the answer is not Donald Trump. Surprisingly, the answer appears to be Hillary Clinton.

Press release: Progress for women in news media grinds to a halt

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After 20 years, research in 114 countries reveals continued severe disparity between representation of women and men in the news mediaFull report available at: Progress towards equality of men ...

Three people were shot near Black Lives Matter protest site

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Three protesters were shot Monday night near the Black Lives Matter encampment at the 4th Precinct police station in north Minneapolis. According to Miski Noor, a media contact for Black ...

UNFCCC eHandbook

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A Guide to the UNFCCC and its Processes Understanding the UNFCCCThe Convention and its Kyoto ProtocolMitigationAdaptationClimate FinanceTechnology TransferCapacity-BuildingINDCsTransparencyScienceNegotiationsADP What are the different commitments and actions taken by developed and developing ...

Trump says he saw US Muslims cheering 9/11. But he didn't mention that in this video two days later.

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At a rally on Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama, the leader in the GOP presidential contest claimed that on September 11, 2001, "I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and ...

Humpbacks whales making a return to B.C. waters

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By All Points West, CBC News Posted: Nov 24, 2015 10:34 AM PT Last Updated: Nov 24, 2015 10:34 AM PT Whale-watchers and researchers have noticed an increase in humpback ...

Dashcam Video of Officer Jason Van Dyke Shooting Laquan McDonald

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Police released a dashcam video Tuesday evening that shows a police officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014.'s next for Officer Jason Van Dyke? the Charges Against ...

Indiewire's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: 17+ Goodies for the Film Lover in Your Life

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READ MORE: Indiewire's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: 13+ Goodies for the TV Nerd in Your Life Touted as "the future of TV," the new Apple TV has no shortage of ...

The most fascinating thing about Donald Trump's racist tweet

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On Sunday afternoon, @realDonaldTrump, the official Twitter handle of the Republican presidential frontrunner, manually retweeted a deeply racist and inaccurate chart purporting to show racial crime statistics in America. As ...

'Orange the World' campaign kicks off efforts to end violence against women and girls – UN

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24 November 2015 – From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange the World” ...

Inside the Fascinating Genome of the World’s Toughest Animal

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The toughest animals in the world aren't bulky elephants, or cold-tolerant penguins, or even the famously durable cockroach. Instead, the champions of durability are endearing microscopic creatures called tardigrades, or ...

Odd Lots Podcast: The Surprising Story of How Beanie Babies Turned Into a Bubble

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Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance, and economics. It's just a few days before Thanksgiving and ...

Pfizer's Viagra Tax Dollars Head to Dublin as U.S. Loses Again

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Ireland is about to get a new biggest company, and it’s only a little smaller than the nation’s entire economy. Pfizer Inc. and Allergan Plc agreed on Monday to combine ...

Discovery Channel is finally ditching fake science and making people give a damn about the biggest story on Earth.

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John Hoffman is the new boss of documentaries at the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and the Science Channel, and he wants you to know big changes are coming to the ...

My morning advice: Don't talk about taking down Donald Trump. Just take him down.

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Here's the latest on GOP panic over the possibility that Donald Trump might actually win the Republican nomination: A well-connected GOP operative is planning a “guerrilla campaign” backed by secret ...

Robinhood Gives Zero-Fee Stock Trading To Other Apps

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What Stripe did for easy payments, Robinhood is doing for free stock trading. This week the brokerage startup launched its platform so developer can bake its zero-commission stock trading into ...

The Man Beaten And Choked At A Donald Trump Rally Tells His Story

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When activist Mercutio Southall Jr. was curled up on the ground getting kicked, punched, and choked by Donald Trump supporters at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Alabama, he thought, “I ...

Martian moon set to form ring around red planet

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In 20 million years, Phobos is likely to tear apart to form a ring system — as other moons may have done. One day, Mars may have rings like Saturn ...

Just how few college professors aren't white men? Check out these charts.

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After allegations of racism on campus led to demonstrations at the University of Missouri and Yale, protests have erupted on college campuses across the country, from Occidental College in California ...

Ted Cruz Crows About Support From Anti-Gay Religious Nuts Ron Baity and Flip Benham: VIDEO

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Not happy with backing up Kevin Swanson’s call for the death of all gay people, presidential wannabe Ted Cruz has welcomed endorsements from a number of additional extreme anti-gay activists.

Leapfrogging to Solar: Emerging Markets Outspend Rich Countries for the First Time

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We all know the story of how mobile phones took off in emerging markets. Suddenly small cocoa farmers in Africa who never had a landline or a computer were checking ...

Activists rip delays in Laquan McDonald case, vow peaceful protest of police shooting

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As Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke faced his bond hearing Tuesday, several activists gathered a couple of miles away near where Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Outside a ...

Yellen Defends Seven Years of Low Interest Rates in Letter to Nader

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, responding to a letter calling for higher interest rates from a group that included consumer advocate Ralph Nader, said Americans would have been worse off ...

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