Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… Africa to the Libyan coast. heated Twitter exchange with little choice but to attempt the crossing, whether rescue missions were operating or not. launched into ties between the humanitarian groups and Libyan smugglers. Three months later, Carmelo Zuccaro said in court he had found no evidence proving the hypothesis. While far more measured in his analysis, Humanitarian organizations carrying out search and rescue at sea are saving tens of thousands of people from drowning every year. …

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Britain’s Got Talent comedian Daliso Chaponda lands own Radio 4 show – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Daliso has previously co-created and starred in Radio 4’s drama When the Laughter Stops in 2014 and he also appeared on The Now Show earlier this year. The comedian has lived all over the world with his refugee-turned-diplomat father, and now frequently performs in both Africa and the UK. Last month, he finished in third place in ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, behind pianist Tokio Myers and eight-year-old magician Issy Simpson. Sioned Wiliam, commissioning editor for comedy …

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The tool banks hope will defeat Venmo is here

June 13, 2017

Can I Zelle you?Image: Shutterstock / Africa Studio Just as Apple launched its own attack on Venmo with iMessage payments, so did the banks. The bank-approved peer-to-peer payment tool Zelle went live Monday morning in most mobile banking apps. Zelle is basically Venmo, only directly within your Bank of America/Chase/CitiBank app. SEE ALSO: Hey Venmo, Apple is coming for the person-to-person payments market Zelle’s big advantage against Venmo, PayPal, and even Apple is that it’s …

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One Dead, Nearly Two Dozen Injured After Bus Crash Near Atlanta

June 9, 2017

The bus was on its way to the Atlanta airport so the youth group could catch a Thursday night flight to Africa for a mission trip, said Detective P. Smith of the Fulton County Police Department. There were 38 people on board when the bus was involved in an accident with a vehicle carrying two people, Smith said. Police could not say whether the deceased was a child or an adult. Video from Atlanta television stations showed the bus upside-down on the side of a busy four-lane road in …

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U.S. internet speeds are improvingbut we’re still slow on mobile

June 8, 2017

… against other big countries. Q1 2017 mobile speed by countryCreate column charts The U.S. is above the global average of 7.2 Mbps. The entire globe is getting faster, as that average is 15 percent faster than it was last year. Africa remains the slowest continent when it comes to mobile speed, though mobile phone adoption has been strong. Image: Akamai Beyond mobile, the U.S. has strides in bringing faster internet to more Americans. The U.S. is now for the first time in Akamai’s …

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Fans Want Justin Bieber To Cancel His Tour After Manchester, Here’s Why He Shouldn’t

… its response to terror attacks and has found itself bogged down in an un-winnable conflict as a consequence. Nearly 16 years after 9/11, for example, the U.S. military is still involved in Afghanistan and Iraq, and it now finds itself mixed upin the conflict in Syria, as well as parts of Africa, in its efforts to thwart terrorism. In this period, the U.S. has violated its purported values by torturing people, illegally invading Iraq, and committing extrajudicial killings, among other dubious …

May 25, 2017
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Side-By-Side Photos Prove No One Misses Barack Obama Like The Pope Does

… idea is not Christian. Its also worth noting that among the gifts Pope Francis gave to the Trumps was awriting from the Pope that address environmental justice, the Post reports. In the encyclical, Francis writes, The warming caused by huge consumption on the part of some rich countries has repercussions on the poorest areas of the world, especially Africa, where a rise in temperature, together with drought, has proved devastating for farming. Trump has longbeen known as a Global Warming …

May 25, 2017
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LGBTQ Africans celebrate identity and community in this powerful photo series

… extremely important, but they are always framed as antithesis to each other,” Em says. “I get to be a living example with many others that they go together perfectly.” Image: Mikael Owunna African countries and communities often have a reputation of fostering rampant homophobia. Many regions in Africa, for example, have laws that punish the “crime” of homosexuality with death. But seeing African people as inherently homophobic, Owunna explains, …

May 21, 2017
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Source: DHS secretary hints at possibly expanding laptop ban to US

(CNN)A congressional aide who was in the room when Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly briefed lawmakers tells CNN the ban on electronics on certain US-bound flights from the Middle East and North Africa could expand not just to Europe, as is being discussed, but also to flights departing from the US to overseas. Kelly did not indicate any new threats or intelligence to warrant the expansion, but “gently planted a seed in the minds of everyone in the room that we should start …

May 20, 2017
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Hot Barber Styles Clients’ Hair With A Giant Flame

Young people in Cairo are visiting hairstylist Mohamed Hanafy so he can set their hair on fire, according to news station CGTN Africa, the international branch of China state broadcaster CCTV. Its a technique that Hanafy says he learned after watching a YouTube video showing a Pakistani barber using a similar technique. destroysremoves dandruff. How can I tell them that I will set their hair on fire and convince them that it wont harm them at all that on the contrary it would improve it? …

May 19, 2017
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In ancient city of Xi’an, China hopes to restart the Silk Road

Xi'an, China (CNN)Michael Chang’s love of noodles should make his adopted home a perfect fit. Growing up poor in eastern China, Chang crowded around one of the only two televisions in his village to watch Hong Kong soap operas and TV dramas. “They were all in these fancy offices eating instant noodles,” he said. ” I wanted that to be me.” China’s party ruined by N. Korea missile What is China’s grand plan for the world? In …

May 15, 2017
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Nelson Mandela Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of South Africa. Death date: December 5, 2013 Birth place: Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa. Birth name: Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela …

May 15, 2017
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