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Tornado devastates Alabama city; mayor says 'God has a plan'

Today 14:29 GMT

Residents of a small Alabama city are picking up the pieces Sunday after a tornado caused significant damage to the downtown area and trapped some residents under debris.

A mobile home overturned near the Independence community, but no injuries were reported, Sheriff Joe Sedinger said.

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Source: BBC

BBC Arts - BBC Arts - Block party: The power of pixel art in the 21st Century

Today 11:45 GMT

I've made pixel art illustrations for book publishers, magazines and advertising companies so there's hope that pixel art will be seen some day as an open art form."

When Octavi Navarro is not applying his pixel art skills to acclaimed indie video games like Thimbleweed Park, the Barcelona-based illustrator and animator produces densely-woven scenes of characters living in diorama-style worlds which he publishes on his personal site Pixels Huh.

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Source: The Guradian

Who is more dangerous: El Chapo or Carlos Slim?

Today 08:58 GMT

If López Obrador fails to deliver on his promise to alleviate poverty and improve the lives of ordinary Mexicans, it might be decades before such an opportunity arises again.

Vice News is offering an eight-part podcast, Chapo: Kingpin on Trial, based on years of reporting on the people “affected by El Chapo’s rise and fall”. “How Many Gory Details Can One Jury Take?” asked a headline in the New York Times, which has supplied its readers a steady stream.

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Ex-Navy SEAL Jocko Willink: 'Toxic masculinity' and the powerful dichotomy of being a man

Saturday 20:54 GMT

Just as I wrote about in the recent book “The Dichotomy of Leadership,” which I co-authored with my SEAL teammate Leif Babin, a leader must strive for balance and a man must do the same.

These guidelines imply that “traditional masculinity” – such as stoicism, competitiveness, dominance, and aggression – are harmful. Boys and men shouldn’t follow the advice of a recent report by the American Psychological Association called “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Men and Boys.”

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Source: BBC

Climate change: Is nuclear power the answer?

Friday 23:40 GMT

"The UK policy identifying the need for nuclear to play a role alongside renewables has been supported by numerous independent studies," said a spokesperson for EDF, which is building the Hinkley C nuclear power plant. "Nuclear provides low-carbon electricity when the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine."

With old nuclear stations closing, nuclear won't be able to fulfil its third of the deal unless new nuclear plants are built.

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Trump faces conservative backlash over push for new tariff powers

Saturday 19:59 GMT

An “America First” proposal to make it easier for President Trump to impose tariffs without congressional approval is meeting opposition from some Republicans and conservative groups. The “United States Reciprocal Trade Act” was reportedly drafted by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who is seeking support among congressional Republicans.

Trump could push the idea in his State of the Union address, though the date for the speech remains up in the air amid the shutdown standoff between him and congressional Democrats.


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