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Source: The Guradian

Human rights groups call on Canada to end coerced sterilization of indigenous women

Monday 11:46 GMT

Human rights groups are calling on Canada to end the coerced sterilization of indigenous women, as a growing number of victims seek to join a class action lawsuit against government and medical professionals.

“The issue of forced sterilization of vulnerable people, including indigenous women, is a very serious violation of human rights,” she said. Indigenous leaders have also expressed outrage: Perry Bellegarde, the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, joined calls for an immediate investigation by the federal government.

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Source: DW

Germany dragging heels over Nazi looted art: World Jewish Congress

Monday 16:20 GMT

Twenty years after signing a global agreement to return art looted by the Nazis, Germany is accused of doing "far too little."

German museums and cultural institutions are stalling the identification and return of Nazi-looted art, the president of the World Jewish Congress said on Sunday. Ronald S. Lauder told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper that Germany is failing to fulfill its responsibility under the Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art, a non-binding declaration adopted by 44 states in December 1998.

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Source: BBC

Screen legend wins big at 'Chinese Oscars'

Monday 02:24 GMT

China's government reportedly ordered all Chinese attendees to avoid the after-ceremony party and the Chinese presenter was apparently banned from the party.

The festival and awards bring together the best in Chinese-language films and has been able to avoid politics in the past, but not apparently in current tense relations.

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Source: The Guradian

Rear view: the big business of bottoms

Monday 16:20 GMT

Nearly 320,000 buttock augmentation or buttock lift procedures were performed globally in 2015, according to the International Society of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery, a 30% increase in the number of procedures since 2014.

If a woman isn’t built with a big bum, exercise might reshape it, but there’s no diet that can create it, hence the booming business in surgery and cosmetic procedures, as well as entry-level purchases, such as firming creams and “butt lift” leggings.

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Source: CBS News

North Korean schools in Japan build loyalty, even love, abroad

Monday 11:46 GMT

Japan has one of the biggest communities of Koreans abroad; around 500,000 registered foreign national residents in Japan are from the Koreas, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and some estimates range as high as 1 million.

Though many of these families have lived in Japan for generations, they maintain Korean cultural traditions and a loyalty to their heritage. During Japan's colonization of the Korean peninsula in the early 1900s, ethnic Koreans were considered Japanese nationals and were brought in for cheap labor.

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Source: The Guradian

Struggling Browns reportedly considering Condoleezza Rice as new head coach

Monday 16:20 GMT

According to ESPN, the Browns are considering interviewing Condoleezza Rice, who became the first female African American Secretary of State when she served in George W Bush’s administration, for the vacant head coach’s position.

“One thing is for sure, if Condoleezza Rice is the [Browns] head coach, she will be the smartest head coach in the NFL the day she takes the job,” he said on ESPN. If Rice does get the job, she would inherit a team on the rise, although admittedly from a base so deep it may as well be at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

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Source: ABC News

Trump visits California as wildfires leave 74 dead, more than 1,000 others missing

Monday 01:30 GMT

More than 1,000 people are unaccounted for in California as deadly wildfires continue to burn at both ends of the state.

President Donald Trump arrived in California on Sunday to survey the devastation and meet with firefighters, alongside California Gov. Jerry Brown and the state's governor-elect, Gavin Newsom. Meanwhile, the smoke from the flames has descended across the Golden State and choked the air in major cities, including San Francisco.

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Source: Common Domain

‘Game of Thrones’ Creator George R.R. Martin Assures Fans: Writing Is Coming

Monday 01:30 GMT

The author says he’s hard at work on ‘The Winds of Winter,’ the long-awaited sixth installment in the fantasy series that spawned HBO’s hugely popular ‘Game of Thrones.’

It’s a cabin he visits when he wants to hunker down to finish a book—and he’s hard at work on “The Winds of Winter,” the long-awaited sixth installment in “A Song of Ice and Fire,” the fantasy series that spawned HBO’s hugely popular “Game of Thrones.”

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Source: CTV

Union rejects latest Canada Post offer, strikes to continue

Monday 01:30 GMT

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has rejected the latest contract offer from Canada Post, meaning that postal workers will continue to strike as the busy holiday season looms nearer.

“At our processing facility in Mississauga, which is our largest in the country, we’re looking at a backlog of over 400 trailers,” Canada Post spokesperson Jon Hamilton added. “That’s trailers full of, at least (in) each one, 2,500 parcels and packets waiting to be processed and then delivered.”

Source: DW

Donald Trump backs Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi murder row

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: Fox News

GOP Rep. Kinzinger: I 'Wish' Trump Didn't Say Crown Prince May Not Have Known About Khashoggi Murder

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: CBS News

Trump says he finished the written answers for Mueller investigation

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: Global News

Richard Nixon would say Donald Trump is going too far, Watergate-era White House counsel says

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: CBS News

Stocks close down for the year as tech rout deepens

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: Global News

‘Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!’: Trump on Saudi prince’s role in Khashoggi murder

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: Fox News

Fudge won’t run for House speaker, instead backing Pelosi

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: Fox News

Drug companies snub Trump by hiking prices

Today 08:04 GMT
Source: ABC News

Kansas governor demands county commissioner resign over 'master race' remark

Tuesday 01:29 GMT
Source: Fox News

'Master race' comment by Kansas county commissioner draws calls for his resignation

Monday 08:04 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Kaleo increased the price of its rescue medication to exploit U.S. opioid crisis, new report finds

Tuesday 14:31 GMT
Source: DW

China's road from copycat to innovator

Tuesday 11:45 GMT
Source: Global News

Canada Post asks union for ‘cooling off’ period that would pause strike during holidays

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.K. Home Sellers Respond to Brexit Fears, Drop Asking Prices

Tuesday 20:55 GMT

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