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ANP’s Criticism of Government in Peace Conference Speech Sparks Controversy

UPDJC bloc disavows comments, which upset Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; Rakhine politicians say major parties have never been asked to self-censor The post ANP’s Criticism of Government in Peace Conference Speech Sparks Controversy appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Brave against hate

A lot of people have been victims of negativity and criticism on social media. Whatever you do online, there is always somebody ready to criticise. And when hit by unjustified hate, most people take a step back. But hiding and feeling bad about it is not goin
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Brave against hate

A lot of people have been victims of negativity and criticism on social media. Whatever you do online, there is always somebody ready to criticise. And when hit by unjustified hate, most people take a step back. But hiding and feeling bad about it is not going to help anyone. The more you expose the hate you get, treating it with irony and irreverence, the less power it has to cause harm. This is why Diesel has launched Haute Couture, a unique collection designed to do just that: disempower hate. Diesel took some of the hate the brand received, like “Diesel is dead” and “Diesel is not cool anymore”, showing them with pride and turning them into unique items. And because no one gets more hate than celebrities, Diesel is kicking this off with a group of polarising global personalities including Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Bella Thorne, Bria Vinaite, Tommy Dorfman, Miles Heizer, Yovanna Ventura, Barbie Ferreira, Yoo Ah-In and Jonathan Bellini, to help deliver an important message: «The more hate you wear the less you care.» They chose some of the worst comments they have ever received, and Diesel designed exclusive Haute Couture items for each of them. All these comments are now...

829 students still waiting for a seat on free mini-bus service

More than 800 students are still on the waiting list for a seat on a free mini-bus that will transport them to school when the new scholastic year kicks off in the coming days. Speaking during a press briefing on Saturday, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo c
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829 students still waiting for a seat on free mini-bus service

More than 800 students are still on the waiting list for a seat on a free mini-bus that will transport them to school when the new scholastic year kicks off in the coming days. Speaking during a press briefing on Saturday, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo confirmed there were still 829 students from Church and independent schools on the waiting list for transport as part of a scheme that will see the government funding the service for all students. Admitting that he was concerned about these students, Mr Bartolo said the ministry was currently carrying out a mapping and matching exercise in an attempt to address the situation. Read: Church, private schools fear transport chaos Times of Malta reported on Thursday that many schools were told by service providers they could not guarantee the service like previous years and parents who have paid for private school transport for many years were informed there was no room for their children anymore because vans were already full-up. Asked when he believed the situation would be resolved, given that school doors re-open next week, Mr Bartolo said he could not say but insisted that the government was committed to addressing the...

State of the art: can robots be Rembrandts?

A French collective of artist-entrepreneurs are creating fine art using a computer algorithm, with one of their creations to be auctioned by Christie's. Lucy Fielder reports for Reuters.
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State of the art: can robots be Rembrandts?

A French collective of artist-entrepreneurs are creating fine art using a computer algorithm, with one of their creations to be auctioned by Christie's. Lucy Fielder reports for Reuters.

UK doctors win battle with drug giants over cheaper eye medicine

Drug giants Novartis, Bayer and Roche on Friday lost a bid to stop British doctors from recommending a cheaper drug option for people with an eye disease that causes blindness, the High Court in London ruled. A drug industry group said the decision was “ext
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UK doctors win battle with drug giants over cheaper eye medicine

Drug giants Novartis, Bayer and Roche on Friday lost a bid to stop British doctors from recommending a cheaper drug option for people with an eye disease that causes blindness, the High Court in London ruled. A drug industry group said the decision was “extraordinary« and was bad news for future regulatory cooperation between Britain and the European Union after Britain's exit from the bloc next year. The companies had sought to block doctors from 12 health groups in the north of England from making Roche's cancer therapy Avastin the preferred option for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), even though it is not licensed for this use. Avastin works similarly to Bayer's Eylea and Roche's and Novartis's Lucentis, but those drugs were made specifically for the eye. »Treating clinicians can lawfully choose Avastin for opthalmic use on grounds of cost," according to the ruling. It added that NICE, the UK's drug cost effectiveness agency, had concluded that using Avastin for AMD was safe. Avastin costs around £28 per injection, according to the judgment, while Eylea costs around £816 per injection and Lucentis costs around 551 pounds per injection. The actual prices vary,...

Another four protected birds shot in past 24 hours - Birdlife

Three injured protected birds retrieved on Thursday and another one received by Birdlife today were all shot, the organisation said. It said in a post on Facebook that this was confirmed by the government vet. Birdlife said that the total of known shot protec
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Another four protected birds shot in past 24 hours - Birdlife

Three injured protected birds retrieved on Thursday and another one received by Birdlife today were all shot, the organisation said. It said in a post on Facebook that this was confirmed by the government vet. Birdlife said that the total of known shot protected birds collected by Birdlife and the police since the start of this year's autumn hunting season has reached 24. This is an average of more than one retrieved bird per day of the season which started on September 1. The birds confirmed shot in the past 24 hours are a grey heron, found dead at sea in Għadira; a European bee eater, recovered from Dingli; another bee eater, found at Ħandaq; and a little Egret, found dead on Saturday at Mistra Valley.

Vatican announces historic China accord to appoint bishops

The Vatican announced Saturday it had reached an historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country which has so far named its own officials to a sole Beijing-recognised Catholic church.
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Vatican announces historic China accord to appoint bishops

The Vatican announced Saturday it had reached an historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country which has so far named its own officials to a sole Beijing-recognised Catholic church.

CCM secretary general sends condolences to JPM following ferry disaster

The ruling CCM secretary general, Dr Bashiru Ally, has sent condolences to President John Magufuli and all Tanzanians following the capsizing of MV-Nyerere in Lake Victoria, Mwanza Region.
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CCM secretary general sends condolences to JPM following ferry disaster

The ruling CCM secretary general, Dr Bashiru Ally, has sent condolences to President John Magufuli and all Tanzanians following the capsizing of MV-Nyerere in Lake Victoria, Mwanza Region.

French President honours The Aga Khan for his humanity services across the globe

President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday awarded His Highness the Aga Khan, the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour (La Grand-Croix de la Légion d’Honneur), in recognition of his contribution to humanity and achievements in improving the quality of life of th
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French President honours The Aga Khan for his humanity services across the globe

President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday awarded His Highness the Aga Khan, the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour (La Grand-Croix de la Légion d’Honneur), in recognition of his contribution to humanity and achievements in improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable populations around the world.

Angola:Lourenço Creates Office to Deal With New Airport

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, has approved the creation of the Operational Office for the Opening and Certification of the New International Airport of Luanda (GONAIL), which is to function under the guidance and responsibility o
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Angola:Lourenço Creates Office to Deal With New Airport

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, has approved the creation of the Operational Office for the Opening and Certification of the New International Airport of Luanda (GONAIL), which is to function under the guidance and responsibility of the Transports minister.

Rwanda:Wheelchair Basketball Tipped to Grow at Fast Pace in Rwanda

[New Times] This Friday evening, the first match of newly founded wheelchair basketball team, Vision, took place at the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) gymnasium in Remera.
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Rwanda:Wheelchair Basketball Tipped to Grow at Fast Pace in Rwanda

[New Times] This Friday evening, the first match of newly founded wheelchair basketball team, Vision, took place at the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) gymnasium in Remera.

Cameroon:Govt Imposes Curfew in Troubled English Regions

[CAJ News] Yaounde -HUMAN rights groups have condemned the issuing of travel restrictions by government in the English-speaking volatile regions of Cameroon.
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Cameroon:Govt Imposes Curfew in Troubled English Regions

[CAJ News] Yaounde -HUMAN rights groups have condemned the issuing of travel restrictions by government in the English-speaking volatile regions of Cameroon.

Up to 24 killed, 50+ injured during attack on military parade in Iran – state media (PHOTO, VIDEO)

An army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz has come under attack. Journalists and children are among those shot in an assault that has reportedly left over 20 people dead and more than 50 injured. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Up to 24 killed, 50+ injured during attack on military parade in Iran – state media (PHOTO, VIDEO)

An army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz has come under attack. Journalists and children are among those shot in an assault that has reportedly left over 20 people dead and more than 50 injured. Read Full Article at RT.com

WATCH moment Iranian Army parade is attacked by gunmen

Dramatic footage made on the spot shows the moment assailants opened fire at troops participating in an Iranian Army parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz. Read Full Article at RT.com
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WATCH moment Iranian Army parade is attacked by gunmen

Dramatic footage made on the spot shows the moment assailants opened fire at troops participating in an Iranian Army parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz. Read Full Article at RT.com

Iran blames ‘regional terror sponsors & their US masters’ after military parade attack

Following a deadly attack on a military parade in southern Iran, the country’s foreign minister said that regional sponsors of terrorism and their “US masters” are to be held accountable for such assaults. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iran blames ‘regional terror sponsors & their US masters’ after military parade attack

Following a deadly attack on a military parade in southern Iran, the country’s foreign minister said that regional sponsors of terrorism and their “US masters” are to be held accountable for such assaults. Read Full Article at RT.com

Nigeria:Your Presidency Stinks - Opposition Tells Buhari

[This Day] Abuja -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that the revelation that the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, allegedly skipped the compulsory one-year national service, «further validated its position that President Muhamm
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Nigeria:Your Presidency Stinks - Opposition Tells Buhari

[This Day] Abuja -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that the revelation that the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, allegedly skipped the compulsory one-year national service, «further validated its position that President Muhammadu Buhari has many persons of questionable character in his cabinet.»

Leopard cub seized from smugglers 

TEHRAN — A three-month old leopard cub was seized from the smugglers on Wednesday and transferred to Pardisan Park rehabilitation center, Mehr news agency reported on Friday.
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Leopard cub seized from smugglers 

TEHRAN — A three-month old leopard cub was seized from the smugglers on Wednesday and transferred to Pardisan Park rehabilitation center, Mehr news agency reported on Friday.

Iran to show space tech progress at World Space Week

TEHRAN -- The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) plans to introduce its space technology and achievements during the World Space Week, October 4 to 10, Mehr reported on Friday.
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Iran to show space tech progress at World Space Week

TEHRAN -- The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) plans to introduce its space technology and achievements during the World Space Week, October 4 to 10, Mehr reported on Friday.

Market stops selling strawberries after claims of metal found in a pack; AVA looking into the matter

SINGAPORE - A local market has removed all strawberries from its shelves as a precaution after a tweet that a metal piece was allegedly found inside a pack of strawberries. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) is also looking into the ca
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Market stops selling strawberries after claims of metal found in a pack; AVA looking into the matter

SINGAPORE - A local market has removed all strawberries from its shelves as a precaution after a tweet that a metal piece was allegedly found inside a pack of strawberries. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) is also looking into the case and has urged the public to remain calm. This comes after recent reports on sabotaged strawberries in Australia, with consumers finding needles in the fruits. But AVA said that the brand of strawberries mentioned in the tweet was not from the six implicated brands in Australia.

Over 300 hospitalized from food poisoning

Over 300 workers attached to a private garment factory in Yakahaluwa in Minuwangoda, had been admitted to the Minuwangoda Base Hospital and Gampaha District General Hospital due to suspected food poisoning, police said.
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Over 300 hospitalized from food poisoning

Over 300 workers attached to a private garment factory in Yakahaluwa in Minuwangoda, had been admitted to the Minuwangoda Base Hospital and Gampaha District General Hospital due to suspected food poisoning, police said.

Putin reaffirms Russia’s commitment to fight terror after Iran military parade attack

This incident once again reminds us about the need to conduct an uncompromising war on terror in all its manifestations, he said
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Putin reaffirms Russia’s commitment to fight terror after Iran military parade attack

This incident once again reminds us about the need to conduct an uncompromising war on terror in all its manifestations, he said

Russia hopes UN chief will take steps on ‘secret’ directive on Syria - envoy

The UN chief pledged to sort out the situation, since this provocation undermines the reputation of the Secretariat as a neutral and impartial body
TASS

Russia hopes UN chief will take steps on ‘secret’ directive on Syria - envoy

The UN chief pledged to sort out the situation, since this provocation undermines the reputation of the Secretariat as a neutral and impartial body

Beautiful autumn weather this weekend

Today is a wonderful day for going to the countryside to observe autumn hues in Icelandic nature. Clear skies and sunshine are expected in South and West Iceland today, Saturday.
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Beautiful autumn weather this weekend

Today is a wonderful day for going to the countryside to observe autumn hues in Icelandic nature. Clear skies and sunshine are expected in South and West Iceland today, Saturday.

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