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Source: The Guradian

Anti-Muslim rhetoric 'widespread' among candidates in Trump era – report

Today 08:05 GMT

The 2018 midterm elections have seen a dramatic rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric, a new report has found, as political campaigns are emboldened by Donald Trump’s ascent to the White House.

“We’ve seen anti-Muslim candidates running in every region,” said Scott Simpson, public advocacy director of Muslim Advocates, which commissioned the report. “We’ve seen them running at every level of office, from the school and planning boards all the way to governor and Congress.

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Source: Global News

Congo rebels kill 15, abduct a dozen children in attack at centre of Ebola outbreak

Today 10:51 GMT

Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo’s military said Sunday, as the violence threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts.

The latest attack comes after two medical agents with the Congolese army were shot dead — the first time health workers have been killed by rebels in this Ebola outbreak.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump was 'playful' in praising assault on Guardian reporter, Ben Sasse says

Today 04:14 GMT

Donald Trump was being “playful” when he praised a Montana congressman who assaulted a Guardian reporter, said a Republican senator whose new book sets out to “heal” America’s glaring political divide.

She added: “The world’s press would welcome a clear statement from the US government that it remains committed to the rights of journalists everywhere to do their work without fear of violence or repression.”

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Source: Global News

LGBTQ groups protest in Paris after string of homophobic attacks

Today 08:05 GMT

Crowds attended a Paris protest to denounce assaults on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on Sunday (October 21) after a series of high-profile incidents which have rattled NGOs and worried politicians.

During the debate over gay marriage in 2012-13, SOS Homophobie said there was a 78 percent spike in homophobic attacks and Faledam said he feared a repeat.

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Source: BBC

Tobacco firm attacked for anti-smoking ad

Today 08:05 GMT

One of the world's biggest tobacco firms, Philip Morris, has been accused of "staggering hypocrisy" over its new ad campaign that urges smokers to quit. The Marlboro maker said the move was "an important next step" in its aim to "ultimately stop selling cigarettes".

Most forms of tobacco advertising and promotion in the UK are banned, and rules introduced last year mean cigarettes and tobacco must be sold in plain green packets.

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Source: Washington Post

U.S. general wounded in attack in Afghanistan

Today 08:04 GMT

A U.S. general was wounded in an attack last week in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province that killed two senior Afghan provincial officials and targeted a group that included the senior U.S. commander in the country, four people with knowledge of the assault said.

U.S. military officials in Afghanistan and at the Pentagon have declined to comment on the attack or identify the wounded, describing them only as an American service member, an American civilian and a contractor who is part of the military coalition.

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Source: Washington Post

A concert-goer rustled a bag of gum during a Mahler symphony. A ‘violent attack’ ensued.

Today 10:51 GMT

As Andris Nelsons, an eminent Latvian conductor, coaxed the quiet notes from the string section of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, a woman in the balcony rustled a bag of gum, the Sydsvenskan newspaper reported.

The rustling of a gum wrapper at a performance of the symphony last week in the Swedish city of Malmo brought a section of the audience back down to earth, and brought several concertgoers to blows.

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Source: Washington Post

‘She seems to have crushed his throat’: Lioness at zoo kills father of her cubs in ‘unprovoked’ attack

Today 10:51 GMT

The sudden attack, which happened before the zoo was open to the public, has left staff and lion experts completely baffled: Why would a female lion attack a male she was not only familiar with but who also fathered her cubs?

Sukari, the lions' 3-year-old daughter, was in the enclosure during the attack and Zuri is described as an “attentive and protective mother,” who is usually keeping an eye on her cubs, according to the zoo.

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Source: The Guradian

'I feel I might die any waking moment': can I escape the grip of PTSD?

Saturday 15:25 GMT

If you would like a comment on this piece to be considered for inclusion on Weekend magazine’s letters page in print, please email weekend@theguardian.com, including your name and address (not for publication).

While writing this, I came across a clinical description of PTSD patients that included the following: “Although individuals with PTSD suffer from persistent negative emotions, they are unable to experience positive feelings such as love, pleasure or enjoyment. Such constricted affect makes it extremely difficult to sustain a close marital or otherwise meaningful interpersonal relationship.”

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Source: The Guradian

Jürgen Klopp admits Liverpool focus on defence has affected attack

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool’s impressive defensive record this season is the result of prioritising solidity over attacking fluency and a mark of his team’s growing maturity.

Klopp admits the focus on defensive improvement has had a detrimental effect on Liverpool’s forward play, with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino yet to recapture last season’s heights, but was necessary to provide a platform for a title challenge.

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Source: Fox News

Man brutally beaten with bike lock in random afternoon attack in NYC

Saturday 15:25 GMT

A man was savagely beaten with a bike lock in a random attack just outside the landmark New York Public Library building Friday afternoon before he was saved by two good Samaritans, witnesses and authorities said.

The suspect, identified by sources as 27-year-old David Aleer-Chol, “grabbed a bike lock [off his bike] and hit him on the head,” said a vendor at a nearby Nathan’s food cart. Paul Shaw, 64, of the Upper West Side, was on the bustling sidewalk at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue near Bryant Park at about 2:20 p.m. when the thug pummeled him in front of stunned onlookers, according to law-enforcement sources.

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Source: Fox News

Newt Gingrich: The caravan is an attack on America -- Stop the caravan now

Saturday 15:25 GMT

The caravan of about 4,000 migrants from Central America seeking to enter Mexico and then the United States illegally is attempting to invade and attack the U.S.

This assertion will almost certainly be denounced by the usual sources as being hateful or offensive, but it is long past time we stop letting the left prevent us from using words that clearly communicate reality. The fact is: Thousands of people have openly stated their intention to break American law and invade our country.

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Source: BBC

Earliest piranha-like fish found

Friday 20:01 GMT

Scientists have unearthed the fossilised remains of a piranha-like species that they say is the earliest known example of a flesh-eating fish.

"We were stunned that this fish had piranha-like teeth," says Martina Kölbl-Ebert, of Jura-Museum Eichstätt, who led the study. The international team of scientists concluded that the pattern and shape of the teeth, jaw morphology and mechanics suggested a mouth well-equipped to slice flesh or fins.

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Source: DW

Mozambique shaken after string of mysterious murders, crime spree

Sunday 14:29 GMT

Analyst Egidio Vaz believes that the problem might soon solve itself as Mozambique has a long history of the appearance and disappearance of armed groups.

"This conflict comes at a time when the governments of Tanzania and Mozambique are cracking down on poaching, illegal mining, and illegal fishing," Vaz told DW. "They're also strengthening the borders and trying to better protect flora and fauna."

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Source: Fox News

'Teen Mom' star Jenelle Evans breaks silence after claiming to be attacked by husband in 911 call

Sunday 13:34 GMT

"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans has spoken out for the first time since alleging that her husband, David Eason, assaulted her in a hysteric 911 call that was released this week. Evans told E! News on Friday that the incident was merely a  "drunk and dramatic misunderstanding."

Through sobs, the reality star stated her name for the 911 operator and says, “My name is Jenelle Eason-Evans…and my husband assaulted me. He pinned me down on the ground…and there’s blood.”


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