Koch brothers’ political network critical of Senate healthcare bill
Jun25

Koch brothers’ political network critical of Senate healthcare bill

Colorado Springs (CNN)As growing opposition imperiled passage of the Senate version of the healthcare bill, leaders of the conservative Koch network voiced sharp criticism of the legislation at their donor retreat here — stating that the bill needed dramatic changes before they would support it. “This Senate bill needs to get better. It has to get better,” said Tim Phillips, a top lieutenant in the network who...

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Reality Check: How many people are affected by May’s offer? – BBC News
Jun24

Reality Check: How many people are affected by May’s offer? – BBC News

The number of citizens of the other 27 EU countries living in the UK in 2015 was estimated by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) to be around 3.2 million. Polish citizens topped the list with 916,000 – more than any other nationality. In 2001, there were only 38,000 Polish nationals living in the UK. Read more from Reality Check Follow us on Twitter Read more:...

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British accountant sentenced to 17 years in Myanmar jail in controversial court case
Jun23

British accountant sentenced to 17 years in Myanmar jail in controversial court case

Niranjan Rasalingam had no lawyer and was at first unaware of his full sentence for role in ATM card scam that he denies A court in Myanmar has sentenced a 30-year-old British man to 17 years in jail in a case that has attracted criticism after he was held for arrested in 2014 alongside three Indian nationals on suspicion of stealing 25.2m kyats (13,744) using cloned ATM cards in Yangon. Poor conditions during their incarceration and...

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Cassava crisis: the deadly food that doubles as a vital Venezuelan crop
Jun22

Cassava crisis: the deadly food that doubles as a vital Venezuelan crop

It is a plant that millions depend on for survival. But another, identical variety can be lethal and desperate people turning to the black market cant tell them apart Venezuela has suffered food shortages for several years but things only seem to be getting worse. People are resorting to the black market for food, skipping meals and rummaging through garbage in search of sustenance. Last year three quarters of adults Malnutrition is...

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How did Otto Warmbier die?
Jun21

How did Otto Warmbier die?

US student who had been jailed in North Korea was returned to the US in a state of unresponsive wakefulness effectively braindead It is impossible to get reliable information about the welfare and treatment of asked doctors not to conduct an autopsy. No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr Warmbiers death have been drawn at this time as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview, the...

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Indian government: pregnant women should shun meat, eggs and lustful thoughts of sex
Jun20

Indian government: pregnant women should shun meat, eggs and lustful thoughts of sex

Mother and Child Care leaflet also recommends expectant mothers detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment Indias government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lustful thoughts. Doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering Indias already poor record with maternal health. Women are often the last to eat or receive health care in traditionally patriarchal Indian households....

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