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Source: The Guradian

'A paradise inside hell' … the amazing Kabakovs on how art became a weapon in Soviet times

Saturday 15:26 GMT

Husband and wife Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, two of the most celebrated conceptual artists in the world, work as a team, in conversation as in their art.

Emilia quotes a familiar dictum about the difference between good art and bad: “I walk into the room, I look at the art work, I say ‘So what?’ “The possibility to look at this world like an outsider, like a viewer not a creator – or to look from both sides – to create this distance is something not every artist can do.”

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Source: DW

Opinion: A European slap for Ukraine's language law

Saturday 15:26 GMT

Despite the fact that the European spirit of fundamental freedoms doesn't seem to be blowing through Kyiv, perhaps a sober examination of a regional map will cause leaders there to realize that it is ignorant policy to unnecessarily turn neighbors into enemies.

The Council of Europe criticized the new law as it "does not provide adequate balance" between the official state language of Ukraine and that of national minorities.

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Source: CBS News

Suspect in custody in slayings of boy, 8, and three relatives in Ohio home

Saturday 15:26 GMT

IRONTON, Ohio -- A suspect has been taken into custody in the slayings of four people, including an 8-year-old boy, who were found fatally shot in a southeast Ohio home Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for the Ohio attorney general's office said Thursday that investigators have no indication of a connection between the cases.

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Source: CBS News

California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

Saturday 23:42 GMT

SACRAMENTO -- California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday due to a lack of vaccines in a deadly hepatitis A outbreak in several California counties, CBS Los Angeles reports.

The declaration allows the state to "increase its supply of hepatitis A vaccines in order to control the current outbreak," Gov. Brown said in a statement. While immunizations from the federal vaccine program have been distributed to at-risk populations in affected areas in Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Cruz counties, Brown's proclamation allows the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to immediately purchase and distribute vaccines to affected communities.

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Source: NBC News

Eastern Europe's transgender community fights stigma and "unconscionable" laws

Saturday 15:26 GMT

ILGA and Transgender Europe state that 36 countries in Europe require a mental health diagnosis for legal gender recognition change and access to health care, a stigmatizing classification that rests on the notion that a transgender person has something inexplicably wrong with them.

Stereotypical gender roles engrained within society mean that a transgender person must embody the behavioral traits of the gender they wish to transition to — a transgender man should be perceived as what is understood as masculine and a transgender woman as feminine, essentially.

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Source: CBS News

U.S. obesity problem isn't budging, report finds

Saturday 15:26 GMT

If we were expecting the trends to budge, this is when they would be budging," said Andrew Stokes, a Boston University expert on tracking obesity.

Earlier this week, the World Obesity Federation (WOF) released new numbers estimating the costs associated with treating the effects of obesity faced by health care systems across the globe. According to the research, the U.S. was paying $325 billion per year in 2014 to treat cancers associated with obesity, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and other health issues linked to being severely overweight.

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Source: The Guradian

Penguins starving to death is a sign that something’s very wrong in the Antarctic

Saturday 15:26 GMT

The awful news that all but two penguin chicks have starved to death out of a colony of almost 40,000 birds is a grim illustration of the enormous pressure Antarctic wildlife is under.

Over the next year we have the opportunity to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary – the largest protected area on Earth – which would put the waters off-limits to the industrial fishing vessels currently sucking up the tiny shrimp-like krill, on which all Antarctic life relies.

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Source: The Guradian

I did not 'hunt' for Harvey Weinstein, claims alleged fixer

Sunday 10:54 GMT

EDT. In the week that allegations against Harvey Weinstein rocked Hollywood, Fabrizio Lombardo has emerged as a central figure in the scandal – the so-called “Italian connection” accused of enabling the American producer’s alleged sexual harassment and abuses.

Brock, a model and writer from New Zealand, said Weinstein made unwanted sexual advances when she was 23 years old, and that Lombardo was part of the “pack of hyenas” who would “hunt” for him, enabling the producer’s alleged abuses.

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Source: The Guradian

In Russia, nobody's laughing at Iannucci's The Death of Stalin

Sunday 06:06 GMT

The Death of Stalin, which chronicles the Kremlin infighting in the aftermath of the Soviet leader’s death in 1953, stars Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev, who eventually succeeds Stalin, and Simon Russell-Beale as Lavrentiy Beria, Stalin’s odious secret police chief.

“The death of any person is not a subject for comedy, and even more so the death of a head of state and a great leader,” said Nikolai Starikov, a politician who leads a fringe nationalist party and has written a series of bestselling books on Russian history, including one glorifying Stalin.

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Source: The Guradian

S-Town subject faces trial: 'Sometimes I regret speaking into that microphone'

Sunday 06:06 GMT

The Tuscaloosa News reported that Goodson’s attorneys, JD Terry and Cedrick Coleman, tried to have the trial moved to a neighboring county as the jury in Bibb County would likely be influenced by the podcast, but the judge refused.

The wildly popular S-Town podcast entranced listeners and ignited controversy earlier this year with its mesmerising portrayal of the residents of small-town Alabama.

Source: DW

Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont asks to meet Rajoy, doesn't clarify independence status

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: New York Times

Ophelia Lashes Ireland, Killing at Least 3 People

Monday 20:05 GMT
Source: ABC News

Kaepernick files grievance against NFL over alleged collusion

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

2 bodies found inside Joshua Tree National Park

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

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

Monday 21:56 GMT
Source: BBC

Man found guilty of New York bombing

Monday 21:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Days after devastating truck bomb in Somali capital, death toll still climbing

Monday 18:12 GMT
Source: Fox News

Judicial Watch says FBI has found Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting documents

Saturday 23:41 GMT
Source: Washington Post

‘Bone Music’: The revival of making albums made from X-rays

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

California Home Prices and Sales Predicted to Keep Rising in 2018

Saturday 15:26 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Alpine Ski Resorts Luring Buyers with Year-Round Activities

Monday 21:56 GMT
Source: The Guradian

James Corden faces backlash for Harvey Weinstein jokes

Monday 14:32 GMT
Source: Fox News

Twitter turns over info on Russia-linked accounts to Senate investigators

Saturday 23:41 GMT
Source: Global News

Canada’s Olympians and Paralympians get pay raise ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

Saturday 16:22 GMT

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