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'MeToo' and the scale of sexual abuse

Monday 14:33 GMT

In France, Twitter users are using #balancetonporc or "rat on your dirty old man" to encourage women to name and shame their attackers, while #Womenwhoroar is another term being used to encourage victims of bullying or sexual abuse to speak up.

Women and men from all over the globe who have been sexually harassed have been tweeting "me too" to show the magnitude of sexual assault. It follows further allegations of rape against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Source: Fox News

Colin Kaepernick files grievance accusing NFL owners of collusion, report says

Monday 14:33 GMT

Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked backlash by starting the trend of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, has filed a grievance accusing NFL owners of colluding against him under the latest collective bargaining agreement, according to a report out Sunday.

President Donald Trump began feuding with the NFL in September after asking at a political rally in Alabama: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b---- off the field right now, out.

Source: Global News

Iraqi troops clash with Kurds in effort to gain control of oil-rich Kirkuk

Monday 14:33 GMT

Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a “major, multi-pronged” attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city of Kirkuk, causing “lots of casualties” in fighting south of the city.

READ MORE: Canada’s new role in helping Iraqi forces, remove thousands of ISIS booby-traps. The Kurds assumed control of Kirkuk, in the heart of a major oil-producing region, in the summer of 2014, when IS militants swept across northern Iraq and the country’s armed forces crumbled.

Source: Common Domain

Clashes break out as Iraqi forces take control of Kurdish-held installations around Kirkuk

Monday 18:13 GMT

Gunfire and explosions rang out Monday as Iraqi forces moved to take control of a Kurdish-held military base and oil fields outside the disputed city of Kirkuk, raising the specter of a showdown between two U.S.-armed allies in the fight against Islamic State.

Abadi sought that the Kurdish peshmerga forces “fulfill their duty under the federal command as part of the Iraqi armed forces.” Among the facilities captured Monday were the provincial airport, a key military base known as K1, the North Gas Co. and a power plant, government officials said.

Source: BBC

The 'working class boy' who built a £1bn business

Monday 14:33 GMT

The boss and co-founder of money exchange firm Rational FX, which reported revenues of more than £1bn ($1.3bn) last year, has a life that's worlds apart from his parents and grandparents.

They were forced to flee Uganda in 1972 when dictator Idi Amin gave the Asian population just 90 days to leave the country. The boss and co-founder of money exchange firm Rational FX, which reported revenues of more than £1bn ($1.3bn) last year, has a life that's worlds apart from his parents and grandparents.

Source: NBC News

'Happy Death Day' scares off 'Blade Runner' at the box office

Monday 14:33 GMT

The "Groundhog Day"-like horror pic "Happy Death Day" scored a first-place finish over the weekend, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven "Blade Runner 2049" out of the water. Studio estimates Sunday showed that "Happy Death Day" took in $26.5 million from 3,149 North American theaters.

One film that doesn't look destined for a happy ending is "Blade Runner 2049," which fell by 54 percent in its second weekend in theaters, adding $15.1 million to bring its domestic total to $60.6 million.

Source: BBC

Wi-fi security flaw 'puts devices at risk'

Monday 14:33 GMT

The wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack.

Computer security expert from the University of Surrey Prof Alan Woodward said: "This is a flaw in the standard, so potentially there is a high risk to every single wi-fi connection out there, corporate and domestic. "The risk will depend on a number of factors including the time it takes to launch an attack and whether you need to be connected to the network to launch one, but the paper suggests that an attack is relatively easy to launch.

Source: The Guradian

New frontier for science as astronomers witness neutron stars colliding

Monday 18:13 GMT

The collision of a pair of neutron stars, marked by ripples through the fabric of space-time and a flash brighter than a billion suns, has been witnessed for the first time in the most intensely observed astronomical event to date.

Neutron stars are the smallest, densest stars known to exist: about 12 miles wide, with a teaspoon of neutron star material having a mass of about a billion tons. The core is a soup of pure neutrons, while the crust is smooth, solid and 10 billion times stronger than steel.

Source: DW

Dear Germany: Sometimes you don't make sense (Part 1)

Monday 18:12 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Five journalists from Syria, Uganda, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Azerbaijan have been involved in the "Dear Germany" project.

Nevertheless, when I go through your streets, I ask myself: in Germany there is justice, dignity, freedom and more, but despite everything there is homelessness, women earn much lesser than men, there is racism and much more.

Source: NBC News

Trump: I understand Bannon's war on GOP establishment

Monday 21:01 GMT

President Donald Trump said Monday he can understand why his "friend" and former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has declared war on the Republican establishment. "I can understand where Steve Bannon is coming from," Trump said during remarks before a Cabinet meeting.

"I'm not going to blame myself," Trump said, pointing the finger instead at Republicans in the Senate like Sen. John McCain, who voted against GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare over the summer. Some Republicans, Trump said, "should be ashamed of themselves" despite the fact that most are "really great people that want to work hard."

Source: Global News

Colin Kaepernick accuses NFL owners of colluding to prevent him being signed

Monday 14:33 GMT

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem.

READ MORE: Donald Trump takes thinly veiled shot at Colin Kaepernick in Alabama speech. Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers at the end of last season and remains a free agent despite a rash of injuries and poor play at the quarterback position.

Source: The Guradian

US military rushes to defuse looming crisis in Kirkuk after Iraqi army advances

Monday 21:01 GMT

US military commanders are scrambling to stop a conflict escalating between two forces they arm and train, after the Iraqi army seized the contested, oil-rich city of Kirkuk, from Kurdish peshmerga.

However, Iraqi officials said it was in flagrant breach of the country’s constitution and had threatened to make Kirkuk a flashpoint even before ballots were cast.

Source: Washington Post

Supreme Court to consider major digital privacy case on Microsoft email storage

Monday 18:13 GMT

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted a second important case on digital privacy, agreeing to hear a dispute between the federal government and Microsoft about emails stored overseas.

The justices already are scheduled to consider in December whether police need a warrant to access cellphone location data held by wireless service providers., another major case involving digital privacy.

Source: NBC News

Socialists win Venezuela regional vote; opposition sees fraud

Monday 14:33 GMT

President Nicolas Maduro's government won a majority of governorships in Venezuela's regional election on Sunday, drawing fraud suspicions from the opposition, whom polls had shown poised for a big win.

The surprise results raised the prospect of more unrest in Venezuela, where four months of opposition-led protests earlier this year led to 125 deaths, thousands of arrests and injuries, and widespread destruction of property.

Source: BBC

Einstein’s waves detected in star smash

Monday 20:04 GMT

They are called neutron stars because the process of crushing the star makes the charged protons and electrons in the atoms of the star combine - to form an object made entirely of neutrons.

They hope that they will begin to detect objects that they currently cannot even imagine and so usher in a new era of astronomy.

Source: NBC News

Civilians to be evacuated from ISIS holdout, says U.S.

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Revealed: catalogue of failings that sank Falklands warship HMS Sheffield

Monday 00:37 GMT
Source: New York Times

Forest, Forest Everywhere. But Not an Acre to Touch.

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: BBC

Do our tongues have different ‘taste zones’?

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: CBS News

Man treads water, drifts for 17 hours after kayak sinks

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: The Week

The stark beauty of Chile's Atacama Desert

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump mocks ‘Liddle’ Bob Corker, says senator was ‘made to sound a fool’

Wednesday 13:37 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Alpine Ski Resorts Luring Buyers with Year-Round Activities

Monday 21:01 GMT
Source: The Guradian

James Corden faces backlash for Harvey Weinstein jokes

Monday 14:32 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Li Yuchun: meet the pop star taking gender neutral style to China

Monday 08:06 GMT
Source: New York Times

Nike’s Chief of Design Doodles All Day

Monday 21:01 GMT
Source: DW

Beethoven's Fifth played at Swiss Le Rosey Concert Hall for 'Innocence in Danger' benefit

Monday 07:00 GMT
Source: CBS News

Harry Styles goes in a new direction

Monday 09:58 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Healthy meal prep ideas

Monday 09:01 GMT

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