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Northern Ireland to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage
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Equality campaigners were celebrating before the midnight deadline for law to take effectNorthern Ireland is to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage after an 11th-hour attempt by the region’s assembly to block change collapsed into farce.Equality campaigners celebrated on Monday as the clock ticked towards midnight when laws extending abortion and marriage rights came into force, ushering in momentous social change as Northern Ireland aligned with the rest of the UK. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
New York’s Central Park to erect first sculpture honoring women
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Monument will depict three pioneers in fight for women’s rights: Susan B Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner TruthNew York’s Central Park has 23 statues of men, who left their mark in history, but not a single one honoring the accomplishments of a woman.That will change after a city commission voted on Monday to erect a monument depicting three pioneers in the fight for women’s rights: Susan B Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Boris Johnson in final push to ram through Brexit deal
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PM will seek to win two crucial votes on Tuesday in bid to leave EU by 31 October deadlineBoris Johnson will make a final bid on Tuesday to force Brexit through by the 31 October “do or die” deadline, amid growing signs he will make a renewed push for a general election whether his deal passes or not.Johnson has already requested a delay to Brexit, by sending the letter to Brussels required by the backbench Benn act after MPs declined to support his deal on Saturday – something he said he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than do. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
What does Boris Johnson's withdrawal bill actually say?
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Here’s everything you need to know about the legal framework for the PM’s proposed Brexit dealIt is here – the legislation setting out the legal framework for Boris Johnson’s proposed Brexit deal. The withdrawal agreement bill, or WAB, is 115 pages long, with an extra 126 pages of explanatory notes. It was published at 8pm on Monday, giving MPs 12 hours to digest details of the most notable constitutional change to the UK’s status in decades before the Commons resumes and they must cast their first votes on it. But what does it say? Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Syrian residents pelt retreating US troops with food and insults
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Angry scenes demonstrate sense of betrayal amid rushed US pullout as Trump says remaining force is to protect oil not KurdsPelted with fruit and hounded by insults, the American military’s exit from Syria was very different from its time on the ground. The remnants of the US presence in the north-east of the country made an ignominious departure on Monday, driving through towns that had welcomed them for the past four years.The regional capital of Qamishli, a hub of cooperation between US officers and Kurdish officials throughout the war against Islamic State, was among the least hospitable spots on the road out. As US battle trucks, sporting large American flags, made their way through town and headed towards Iraq, groups of locals threw rotting fruit and vegetables at them, cursing soldiers that only two weeks ago many in the region had considered to be their protectors. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Facebook discloses operations by Russia and Iran to meddle in 2020 election
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The company confirmed it had dismantled the four accounts and announced initiatives to prevent foreign interference in US campaignsFacebook on Monday disclosed it had taken down four new foreign interference operations originating from Iran and Russia, including one targeting the US 2020 presidential elections that appears to be linked to the Russian troll agency, the Internet Research Agency (IRA).The suspected IRA campaign “had the hallmarks of a well-resourced operation that took consistent operational security steps to conceal their identity and location”, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, said in a blogpost. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Ocean acidification can cause mass extinctions, fossils reveal
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Carbon emissions make sea more acidic, which wiped out 75% of marine species 66m years agoOcean acidification can cause the mass extinction of marine life, fossil evidence from 66m years ago has revealed.A key impact of today’s climate crisis is that seas are again getting more acidic, as they absorb carbon emissions from the burning of coal, oil and gas. Scientists said the latest research is a warning that humanity is risking potential “ecological collapse” in the oceans, which produce half the oxygen we breathe. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Benjamin Netanyahu tells Israeli president he cannot form government
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Opposition leader Benny Gantz will have 28 days to build coalition or risk fresh electionBenjamin Netanyahu has informed Israel’s president he has been unable to form a coalition government after talks with his political rival and former army chief Benny Gantz broke down.In a video statement published on Monday evening – the day of his 70th birthday – Netanyahu said he and his Likud party had worked “incessantly” to forge a “broad national unity government” with Gantz’s Blue and White party, but ultimately failed. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Chile on edge as worst unrest in three decades claims 11 lives
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More clashes likely after Piñera expands state of emergency following ‘weekend of rage’Latin America’s most prosperous country is braced for fresh upheaval after Chile’s president expanded a state of emergency beyond the capital and the death toll from three days of violence rose to 11.“We are at war with a powerful and uncompromising enemy that respects nothing and no one,” Sebastián Piñera declared in an unyielding late-night address on Sunday. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
China overtakes US in rankings of world's richest people
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Credit Suisse survey shows Brexit effect has reduced number of UK millionaires by 27,000 The number of wealthy Chinese people has overtaken the number of rich Americans for the first time, according to a report by Credit Suisse.The bank’s annual wealth survey found there were 100 million Chinese people among the world’s top 10% of richest people, compared with 99 million in the US. Continue reading... (The Guardian)