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Indian government to endorse universal basic income ‘as way forward’

Indian government to endorse universal basic income ‘as way forward’, says leading UBI advocate India’s Chief Economic Advisor has already confirmed country’s annual financial report will discuss free money . (Independent) — India is going to endorse a Universal Basic Income (UBI), according to a leading advocate of the system. The world’s largest democracy will […]

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The Security Council votes on resolution reiterating its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem. The vote was 14 in favour, with one abstention (United States). UN Photo/Manuel Elias

UN chief welcomes resolution on Israeli settlements as ‘significant step’

UN chief welcomes Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements as ‘significant step’ 23 December 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the adoption of a Security Council resolution which states that the establishment of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, have “no legal validity,” constitute a “flagrant violation” under international law […]

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New AIDS vaccine: ‘Final nail in coffin’ for disease?

A highly efficient vaccine would be a “game-changer”, but results of the new trials will take years, scientists say. AIDS Vaccine takes years to hit the market. (Aljazeera) — outh Africa has launched a major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus, which scientists hope could be the “final nail in the […]

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China ‘overtakes U.S. as the the world’s largest economy’: IMF says economy is now worth £11 trillion as America falls into second place for the first time since 1872

Figures show the Chinese economy is worth £11trillion, the US £10.8trillion The IMF estimates China’s economy will be worth £16.7trillion in 2019 The US has been the global leader since it overtook Britain in 1872 By HUGO DUNCAN FOR THE DAILY MAIL (Daily Mail) — China has toppled America to become the biggest economy in […]

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A military vehicle patrols in the Babaji area of Lashkar Gah Helmand province, Afghanistan May 8, 2016. REUTERS/Abdul Malik

Afghan Taliban fighters press advance on Helmand capital

(Reuters) — Taliban fighters have advanced closer to Lashkar Gah, capital of the strategic southern province of Helmand, pushing into a farming district on the other side of the river from the town, officials said on Saturday. Though the Western-backed government in Kabul pushed the insurgents back with the aid of U.S. airstrikes in August, […]

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Turkish parliament debate ends in brawl

Turkish parliament debate ends in brawl

(The Australian) — Members of Turkey’s ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish opposition have traded kicks and punches, and thrown water at each other in parliament, halting talks about lifting parliamentarians’ immunity from prosecution. The law, championed by the ruling AKP, would strip members of parliament of their legal immunity. The Kurdish-rooted Peoples’ Democratic Party […]

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The new game: American dominance is being challenged

(The Economist) — A CONTINENT separates the blood-soaked battlefields of Syria from the reefs and shoals that litter the South China Sea. In their different ways, however, both places are witnessing the most significant shift in great-power relations since the collapse of the Soviet Union. In Syria, for the first time since the cold war, […]

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China Send Fighter Jets To Syria, Joining Forces With Russia

China are deploying fighter jets to Syria to help boost Russia’s military intervention in their fight against ISIS.  (YourNewsWire) — China will be sending Shenyang J-15 warplanes in China’s first ever military involvement in the Middle East, and the first time a J-15 plans has been used in a war scenario. Aside from China, Mr. […]

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Yemen: Iyyata Lammummaa Waajjira Tokkummaa Baqattoota Oromoo Yaman irraa

Miidiyan adda addaa yaman, Dubbi himaa mootummaa biyya Sa’udi Arabiya  guyyaa kamisaa 27/08/2015 maxxansaniin akka gareen Miliishaa Huutii baqattoota 3000 leenjisuun lola biyyattii keesa deemaa jiru irratti hirmaachisaa jiran gabaasuun baqattoota komataa jiru!! Sababii kanaan haalli baqattoota Oromoo Yaman Gaagama addaa keesa galee jira waan taheef, Waajjiri (TBHOY)  Iyyata Lammummaa Gara ummata Oromoo biyya ambbaa […]

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Amnesty: All sides in Yemen may be guilty of war crimes

Amnesty: All sides in Yemen may be guilty of war crimes

(Today’s Zaman) — A leading international rights group said Tuesday that all sides fighting in Yemen have left a “trail of civilian death and destruction” in the conflict, killing scores of innocent people in what could amount to war crimes. In its latest report on the fighting, Amnesty International accused both the Saudi-led coalition carrying out […]

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