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Source: The Guradian

Why was I asked to condemn Islamist violence days after Christchurch?

Today 15:25 GMT

Less than two days after the horror of the massacre of 50 Muslims in two mosques in New Zealand, I was asked in an interview on the BBC news channel whether or not I think Muslim communities in the UK do enough to condemn Islamist extremism.

“There’s a straightforward problem here, isn’t there – one of the reasons that some of this language has become common is bluntly because of the Islamist violence and the Islamist extremism that has happened – one of the criticisms we hear in this country has been that there isn’t enough criticism of those people by the mainstream Islamic community – what do you say to that?”. Ordinarily, I would not be surprised by this question.

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Source: The Guradian

Rose McGowan: ‘Being sexually assaulted threw a wrench in my thinking'

Sunday 14:28 GMT

The world tried to tell me I was worthless, but I always knew I was worth quite a lot and that I was destined for a really big life.

By then I was living in the back room of a friend’s house in Hollywood and had about 25 cents to my name, so I represented myself in court.

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Source: The Guradian

Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev steps down after 30 years in power

Today 15:26 GMT

While Putin has not said he is considering retirement, a role in Russia’s security apparatus is seen as one way to guarantee his security after leaving power.

He said he would continue to chair the security council and remain leader of the Nur Otan party, which dominates parliament, in an apparent attempt to preserve his influence and guarantee his security in the years after a new leader, likely to be handpicked, takes power.

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Source: DW

Russia marks 5 years since Crimea annexation

Today 14:29 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has marked the fifth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea with a visit to the region.

The Russian president inaugurated two new power stations on Monday, as Russia celebrated the fifth anniversary of its annexation of Crimea. Moscow has funneled significant resources into the peninsula's infrastructure since the annexation referendum in 2014, in an effort to end Crimea's dependence on Ukraine.

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Source: BBC

The power of our hidden senses

Monday 22:45 GMT

A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Culture, Capital, and Travel, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

A growing body of research encourages us to expand our sensory potential – awakening senses that have been neglected, suppressed, or even considered outside the human realm. You might also like: • How your language reflects the senses you use • The woman with a strange ‘second sight’ • The words that change what colours we see. Human echolocation has been known as a concept since the 1940s.

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Source: Fox News

Pastor: I was in a time of great pain and weakness. Here's what shocked me most

Sunday 06:58 GMT

Strangely, during this time of pain and weakness, more than any other point in my life, I became utterly convinced of the power of prayer.

It’s this upside-down dynamic – of going from utter weakness to strength – that the apostle Paul talked about when he wrote, “But [God] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” (2 Corinthians 12:9). I’ve always loved the definition of prayer as “linking our nothingness to God’s almightiness.”

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Source: The Guradian

Trump's media attacks are an abuse of power. We're holding him to account

Monday 09:53 GMT

The BBC’s Ron Skeans was attacked by a Trump supporter at a rally in El Paso, Texas, after Trump whined about “fake news” and negative media coverage.

Much of these allegations were earlier cited by Pen America in its lawsuit against Trump for his targeted retaliation against media outlets for their coverage of him. One source claimed that the targeted merger actions by the president and Department of Justice were in fact about CNN: “This has become political … It’s all about CNN.”

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Source: Fox News

Border crisis: When will Dems in Congress admit their hatred for Trump means more than US security?

Sunday 00:33 GMT

With President Trump’s announcement Friday of his veto of the congressional resolution blocking the Border Emergency declaration, our president continues to stand strong on the United States’ border security crisis despite ongoing efforts from Democrats to halt the action.

DEMOCRATS WHO SAY THERE IS NO THREAT OF TERRORISTS CROSSING OUR BORDER ARE DELUSIONAL. The truth is, the president was well within his legal authority when he declared a national emergency – immigrants entering into the United States without following legal immigration laws is unlawful and amplifies the economic, political, and social detriment to the America people – this border crisis simply cannot be ignored.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte