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Millions of kids in Spain at risk of social exclusion due to poverty

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Financial problems in Spain increase the number of children living below the poverty line. The charity Save the Children has warned of growing poverty among children in Spain, saying the situation needs to be addressed urgently. The charity launched a petition on Tuesday urging the Spanish government to do more for deprived children in the crisis-hit country. According... 

France bans all GMO corn, including Monsanto

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France’s lower house of parliament passed a law Tuesday prohibiting genetically modified (GM) maize from being grown, citing environmental concerns. The law can be applied to any GM strain that is adopted at EU level. The law follows a decree last month, which halted the planting of Monsanto’s insect-resistant maize MON810, which will be allowed for cultivation... 

Sweden begins social experiment cutting work to 6 hours

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​The local government of Gothenburg, Sweden, is to begin a yearlong experiment to see if cutting the working week to 30 hours will be more efficient. It is hoped working less hours will cut down on sick leave, and save money. Under the plan, the employees will remain on the same pay. “We think it’s time to give this a real shot in Sweden,”... 

Cyclone Ita hits Australia 16000 homes without power

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Thousands of homes in Australia’s Barrier Reef coastal region remain without power and face clean water shortages as Cyclone Ita continues to batter the northern coastline. Emergency authorities announce on Saturday that nearly 16,000 homes were without electricity and a number of roadways were shut down due to flooding while residents of worst-hit Cooktown... 

Bird flu infection sounds alarm in Japan

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Japan has ordered the slaughter of over 110,000 chickens following the confirmation of bird flu infection at a poultry farm in the south of the country. The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture announced in a Sunday statement that DNA tests confirmed the H5 strain of the virus at a chicken farm in Kumamoto Prefecture after its owner on Saturday reported many sudden... 

WHO speaks out on Ebola deadly disease outbreak

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West Africa is seeing the “most challenging” outbreak of Ebola virus since the disease was discovered 40 years ago. It comes as the death toll reaches over 100, the World Health Organization reported. “This is one of the most challenging Ebola outbreaks we have ever faced,” Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general of the World Health Organization... 

Strange Ghostly Cloud Engulfs Beach in Spain

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A huge cloud was filmed engulfing the main beach in Alicante, causing concern among locals and holidaymakers and prompting debate as to its cause. The huge white mass is seen rolling across the sands of Albufereta beach, obscuring everything in its path – despite an otherwise cloudless sky. Some speculated that the cloud was smoke from a fire, while others... 

​US corn exports to China drop 85 percent after ban on GMO strains

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China’s rejection of shipments of US corn containing traces of unapproved genetically modified maize has caused a significant drop in exports. According to a new report, US traders have lost $427 million in sales. Overall, China has barred nearly 1.45 million tons of corn shipments since last year, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), an American... 

US Congress considers blocking GMO food labeling

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A new bill introduced in Congress looks to ban states from implementing their own labeling laws when it comes to food containing genetically engineered ingredients. According to Reuters, US Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) introduced the legislation on Wednesday, which is intended to head off bills in about 24 states that would require companies to inform customers... 

Authoritarians Move to Ban Free Speech Ahead of Crackdown

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Alex dissects the greatest hoax of the century, “Man Made Global Warming” in this exclusive special report. Contrary to major media reports, the Arctic & Antarctic ice sheets have seen record growth year after year. After blatantly lying to the public in the face of hard science, so called “experts” are now calling for a “crackdown” on climate... 

Brazilian army cleans slum in Rio for FIFA & Olympics

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Thousands of Brazilian soldiers have fanned out in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most notorious slums to provide security less than three months before the FIFA World Cup. The security push on Saturday is considered the latest attempt to drive drug gangs out of the infamous Mare slum, which is located near Rio de Janeiro’s international airport and is... 

Billionaire George Soros behind major push for marijuana legalization

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Hungarian-American Jewish billionaire and philanthropist George Soros is no stranger when it comes to throwing around money, but the former hedge fund manager is making headlines over some major donations he’s made to help legalize marijuana. On the heels of the approval of two of the United States’ first recreational laws in Colorado and Washington, other... 

Turkey’s top court orders Twitter ban lifted

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A general view of the building of Turkey’s Constitutional Court in Ankara. Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ordered the government to unblock the social media website Twitter, which was banned in the country last month. The top court ruled on Wednesday that the government’s ban on Twitter “violated Article 26 of the Constitution safeguarding freedom... 

Researchers expose all secrets of Red Color

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Red is primarily associated with blood. No wonder the color is often present on national flags as a symbol of struggle for a just cause … What about the people who like red? Recently, researchers at the University of North Dakota found that the red color is associated with aggression. They proved it in an experiment, to which they invited volunteers. There... 

Britain to Jail Parents Who Don’t Love Their Children Enough

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British government will determine what is an acceptable degree of love and affection. State decides how much love a child receives and scofflaws will be sent to prison. Not loving a child to the degree mandated by a new standard established by the British state will result in a prison term for parents, according to The Telegraph. Under a new “Cinderella Law,”... 
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