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A former Uber employee's disturbing claims of...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 7:38 am

RecodeA former Uber employee's disturbing claims of workplace sexism reignite calls to #deleteUberRecodeSusan Fowler penned a devastating essay on her experience with sexism and sexual harassment at the ride-hailing service. by Johana Bhuiyan@JMBooyah Feb 20, 2017, 1:54am EST. tweet · share · Linkedin. Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity ...Uber Investigating Sexual Discrimination Claims by Ex-EngineerBloombergFormer Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of sexual harassmentTechCrunchUber CEO calls for investigation of sexual harassment claimsUSA TODAYBBC News -The Verge -New York Daily News -BuzzFeed Newsall 70 news […]

DeMarcus Cousins trade FAQ: Key questions on huge...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 6:56 am

ESPNDeMarcus Cousins trade FAQ: Key questions on huge dealESPNMarc Stein and Marc J. Spears break down the package the Pelicans offered to the Kings in exchange for DeMarcus Cousins, how the Pelicans are taking a risk by trading for Cousins now and New Orleans' selling points to get him to re-sign. (2:04 ...Report: Sacramento Kings agree to trade DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans PelicansNBA.comTrade Grades: Pelicans Fleece Kings, Land DeMarcus Cousins In BlockbusterFOXSports.comPelicans' Davis scores All-Star-record 52 points, and host team gets Cousins in tradeLos Angeles TimesABC News -CBSSports.com -Yahoo Sports -ESPNall 303 news articles » […]

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army resumes advance on IS...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 5:45 am

The second day of the government's assault on the IS stronghold begins with artillery fire. […]

North Korea Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 5:15 am

The mystery over Kim Jong-nam's killing has intensified tensions between Malaysia and North Korea. […]

Iran 'will not instigate hostilities' - foreign...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 5:03 am

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has called on the United States to stop threatening Iran. […]

Prince of Hutt River
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

The Principality of Hutt River in Western Australia draws curious tourists and just crowned a new "prince". […]

The Latest: Trump invites Panama, Trinidad-Tobago...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 4:06 am

Washington PostThe Latest: Trump invites Panama, Trinidad-Tobago leadersWashington PostWASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):. 10:50 p.m.. President Donald Trump discussed what the White House calls “shared priorities” in phone calls to the leaders of Panama and the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago ...Immigration crackdown, beginnings of Obamacare repeal buoy supportersWashington TimesSweden: It's 'unclear to us what President Trump was referring to'Los Angeles TimesTrump tries to explain remark about Sweden amid confusionBBC NewsThe Hill (blog) -Reuters -BuzzFeed News -Huffington Postall 508 news articles » […]

Leftist candidate Lenin Moreno leads Ecuador's...
Posted by Pablo Jaramillo Viteri, Chris Kraul on February 20, 2017 at 4:05 am

Former Vice President Lenin Moreno, a leftist advocate for the disabled who was paralyzed in a 1998 robbery attempt, was leading a crowded field in Ecuador’s presidential election Sunday, but was at risk of falling just short of avoiding a runoff on April 2. Moreno, 63, is a close ally of outgoing... […]

Ecuador election: Ruling party candidate Lenin...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 3:34 am

But Lenin Moreno may not have enough votes to avoid a run-off ballot, partial results show. […]

East Ukraine ceasefire due to take effect
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 3:16 am

There have been many such agreements in the past and the omens for peace are not good. […]

Hitler's phone sold for $243,000 at US auction
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 3:07 am

The red phone, which has the Nazi leader's name engraved on it, was sold to an anonymous bidder. […]

Alt-right v anti-fascist
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 2:31 am

In a divided America, two groups at the extreme ends of the political spectrum are doing battle online, and on the streets. […]

Syria conflict: Rebels warns truce may collapse...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 2:28 am

Rebel groups that supported recent peace moves warn they will respond to shelling. […]

'I survived Khmer Rouge torture prison'
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 2:00 am

Chum Mey was one of the few people who left Cambodia's notorious Tuol Sleng torture prison alive. […]

Trump tries to explain remark about Sweden amid...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 12:55 am

Sweden questioned his reference to a security incident there which did not happen. […]

Sweden: It's 'unclear to us what President Trump...
Posted by Laura King on February 20, 2017 at 12:40 am

President Trump’s mysterious reference to a frightening security episode in Sweden prompted a deluge of online ridicule —  and an official request for an explanation Sunday from a Nordic country that prides itself on tranquility. At a rally on Saturday in Florida, making a case for measures like... […]

'We'll cut you up'
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 12:19 am

Bela Bhatia is the latest in a series of activists, lawyers and journalists who have come under pressure to leave. […]

Baby Ciao
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 12:12 am

Catherine Gazzoli is producing a range of organic baby food influenced by her Italian roots. […]

Man survives 20m fall down cliff in Sydney
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 10:53 pm

He was winched to safety almost five hours later in a complicated rescue in dense bushland. […]

Gritty clashes mark what Iraq hopes will be 'the...
Posted by Nabih Bulos, W.J. Hennigan on February 19, 2017 at 10:25 pm

The sniper’s bullet hissed like a sharp exhalation of breath, scattering the clump of soldiers observing the battle unfolding down the hill. They ran, stumbling over stones as they raced for a row of vehicles behind them. Another hiss came. They ran faster. “The sister of a whore, he’s too far.... […]

Angelina Jolie on Cambodia, politics and a...
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm

The actress spoke to the BBC ahead of the release of her new film, First They Killed My Father. […]

Angelina Jolie on Cambodia, film and family
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm

Angelina Jolie on her new film - based on the genocide in Cambodia - politics and her family. […]

Bogota explosion: Many injured in blast near...
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 8:48 pm

Animal rights activists were due to hold an anti-bullfighting march close to where the blast happened. […]

SpaceX successfully launches rocket after...
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 8:46 pm

The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station. […]

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people...
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Witnesses say the bomb went off in a part of the city popular with soldiers, civilians and traders. […]

Offensive to rout Islamic State out of western...
Posted by Nabih Bulos, W.J. Hennigan on February 19, 2017 at 7:20 pm

Iraqi forces early Sunday began a large-scale offensive to seize the western side of Mosul, Islamic State's de facto capital in Iraq. It was the long-expected second phase of the campaign to retake the remainder of the crucial city, Iraq’s second-largest, launched 26 days after the government declared... […]

Wrong national anthem played for gold medallists
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Russian gold medal winners at the biathlon world championship in Austria had to sing the correct version of their anthem. […]

Sister of Paris police 'rape victim' speaks out
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 11:45 am

The sister of the young man who was allegedly sexually assaulted by French police, calls for justice in a BBC interview. […]

Mosul: 'Lining up and ready for battle'
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 8:43 am

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville is embedded with Iraqi troops as they intensify their offensive in Mosul. […]

Four weeks on
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 1:55 am

We asked different groups of people living in America what that's meant to them. […]

Victorian government to buy 30 properties to sink...
Posted by Australian Associated Press on February 20, 2017 at 6:39 am

Cheltenham and Mentone stations to be rebuilt as part of government’s rail-crossing removal blitz More than 30 homes and businesses will be bought by the Victorian government so it can sink a suburban train line.The Cheltenham and Mentone train stations on the Frankston line will be rebuilt as part of the Andrews Labor government’s rail crossing removal blitz to increase safety and reduce traffic jams. Continue reading... […]

Campaigners reject plastics-to-fuel projects: but...
Posted by Max Opray on February 20, 2017 at 6:30 am

Campaigns in the UK and Australia point to grassroots backlash against plastics-to-fuel sector that could be worth £1.5bn by 2024“A rural residential community is not the right site to be testing this technology,” says Naomi Joyce, a solicitor from Appley Bridge, Lancashire. Born and raised in the village, Joyce helped to lead its fight against a proposed waste-to-fuel plant, which had hoped to convert up to 6,000 tonnes of plastic rubbish into diesel, gasoline and other products each year.Worried that harmful fumes would pollute their valley, locals rallied against the proposal – signing petitions, writing to the council and protesting in the street. In January last […]

Cambodia parliament backs change that bars...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 6:19 am

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's parliament amended a law on Monday to stop anyone convicted of an offence from running for office, effectively barring long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen's main rival. […]

Thousands of migrant workers to take part in UK's...
Posted by Diane Taylor and Lisa O'Carroll on February 20, 2017 at 6:00 am

Migrants to demonstrate in events to highlight contribution to UK economy with one estimate putting it at £328m per dayTens of thousands of migrants and their supporters are staging their first day of action on Monday to highlight their contribution to the UK economy, alongside a thousand EU citizens demanding the right to remain in Britain after Brexit.A report from the New Economics Foundation estimates that if every migrant withdrew their labour for one day, it would cost the UK £328m – 4% of the country’s GDP. Continue reading... […]

Ecuador vote down to the wire, leftist a whisker...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 5:47 am

QUITO (Reuters) - Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was within striking distance of winning the first round of Ecuador's presidential election on Monday, as the Andean country's electoral body counted ballots late into the night. […]

Airport killing seen on CCTV, probe strains...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 5:46 am

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Footage from airport cameras purportedly showing the assault on the half-brother of the North Korean leader emerged on Monday as a diplomatic row between Malaysia and North Korea escalated over the handling of a probe into the killing of Kim Jong Nam. […]

Indonesia says at least three N. Korean murder...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 5:35 am

JAKARTA (Reuters) - At least three of four North Korean men wanted in connection with the murder of President Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother caught a flight from Jakarta to Dubai on the evening of the attack, an Indonesian immigration official said on Monday. […]

North Korea killing: video appears to show attack...
Posted by Oliver Holmes South-east Asia correspondent on February 20, 2017 at 5:04 am

As the diplomatic spat between Malaysia and Pyongyang escalates, Japanese TV releases grainy footage purporting to show the Kuala Lumpur attackA Japanese broadcaster has released what appears to be CCTV footage of a deadly poison attack on the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by two women at a Malaysian airport last week.Kim Jong-nam, who lived most of his life outside his home country, died en route to hospital from a seizure after complaining last Monday that a woman had sprayed chemicals on his face. Continue reading... […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: CCTV footage appears to...
Posted by Guardian Staff on February 20, 2017 at 4:53 am

A video has been released by Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV purportedly showing the deadly attack on the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. It shows a woman approach Kim and place something over his face from behind. Kim then approaches airport staff for help and is taken to a clinic while an ambulance is called. He died on the way to hospital.Some viewers may find the content of this video distressing Continue reading... […]

Retired Philippine policeman says worked for...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 4:33 am

MANILA (Reuters) - Police carried out killings in the Philippine city of Davao under the instruction of then mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the current president, according to a former policeman who said he was part of a "Davao death squad" tasked with eliminating criminals. […]

Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monk
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 4:30 am

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Monks and police scuffled on Monday at a Buddhist temple in Thailand where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges. […]

New Zealand court rules Megaupload founder Kim...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 4:18 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand court ruled on Monday that internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom could be extradited to the United States to face charges relating to his Megaupload website, which was shutdown in 2012 following an FBI-ordered raid on his Auckland mansion. […]

Kim Dotcom extradition to US can go ahead, New...
Posted by Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin on February 20, 2017 at 4:06 am

Dotcom faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted in the US of piracy, which authorities say cost copyright owners hundreds of millions of dollarsThe high court in New Zealand has ruled Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the United States to face a multitude of charges including money laundering and copyright breaches.US authorities had appealed for Dotcom’s extradition to face 13 charges including allegations of conspiracy to commit racketeering, copyright infringement, money laundering and wire fraud. Continue reading... […]

Ecuador elections: Lenín Moreno facing runoff as...
Posted by Dan Collyns in Quito and Jonathan Watts on February 20, 2017 at 3:59 am

Two surveys give the ruling party candidate the lead but it remains unclear whether there will be a second roundA runoff vote appears likely in Ecuador’s presidential election with Lenín Moreno appearing to fall just short of the 40% required for outright victory over his rightwing rival Guillermo Lasso.With more than three-quarters of the official votes counted on Sunday night, the national electoral council gave 38.83% to Moreno, who was a former vice-president under the outgoing Rafael Correa, and 28.58% Lasso, a 61-year-old former banker. For an outright win a candidate needs 40% and a 10-point lead over his nearest rival. Continue reading... […]

Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum...
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 3:56 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process. […]