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Australia Day 2016: a nation celebrates and mourns at the same time

On 26 January 1788, Governor Arthur Phillip raised the flag of Great Britain at what is now known as Port Jackson in Sydney, thereby founding Australia. For many, the anniversary is a cause for celebration, for others it is a cause to mourn (faire le deuil) what they call Invasion Day. Here is a collection … Continuer la lecture »

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UNICEF warns North Korean children suffering from malnutrition

About 25,000 children in North Korea require immediate treatment for malnutrition after a drought cut food production (the soil was too dry to grow vegetables, cereals, …)by a fifth (1/5) and the government reduced rations, Unicef has warned. The UN’s children’s fund is asking for £12.6m ($18m) in donations for its North Korea work. “The … Continuer la lecture »

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Children spending more time online than watching TV for the first time

Research finds that on average five- to 15-year-olds are spending three hours a day on the internet. Research firm Childwise found that on average five- to 15-year-olds were spending three hours a day using the internet, compared to 2.1 hours watching TV. The amount of time children spend in front of a television screen has … Continuer la lecture »

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Giant panda enjoys the snow in Washington DC zoo

A massive winter storm called « SNOWZILLA » clobbered (hit) the East Coast of the USA on Saturday, dumping (dump: décharger) more than three feet of snow (1 foot = about 30cm) in parts of West Virginia and Maryland, tying up traffic on highways, grounding thousands of flights and shutting down travel in the nation’s largest city. … Continuer la lecture »

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A young boy wearing an Argentinean Messi shirt made from a plastic bag

Over the weekend pictures emerged on social media of a young boy wearing an Argentinean Messi shirt made from a plastic bag. It’s claimed that the image comes from the war-torn region of Dohuk, in Iraq, although that is yet to be confirmed. Nevertheless, the image has struck a chord with football fans across the … Continuer la lecture »

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Uber…for rich people

Rich people, rejoice! ‘Uber for helicopters’ is here Uber, the popular on-demand car service, is partnering with Airbus to provide on-demand helicopter service for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. To no one’s surprise, the rides cost a small fortune. Is that how rich people take part in the fight against Global Warming???

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A symbolic call for gun control

White House leaves promiment place vacant at president’s State of the Union address in gesture of solidartiy to victims of gun violence America’s first lady was surrounded by special guests as her husband spoke to the nation on one of Washington’s keynote political occasions of the year, the annual State of the Union address. Yet … Continuer la lecture »

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