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Student drug dealers prove that grammar can be a 'get-out-of-jail free card' – INQUIRER.net

Student drug dealers prove that grammar can be a 'get-out-of-jail free card' – INQUIRER.net

Many of us have been in English class in school, learning all the complicated grammar rules that come with it. While others might have liked it, some of us probably couldn’t wait until the class was over or wish to be saved by the bell. However, what we didn’t realize is that fluency in English […]

Is this the Islamic State group's last stand in Syria? – BBC News

Is this the Islamic State group's last stand in Syria? – BBC News

US President Donald Trump has described Syria as just “sand and death”, as he defended his decision to withdraw American troops from the conflict. But the Kurdish militia and Arab tribes who are battling the Islamic State group in the country are warning that his decision could result in disaster. The Syrian Democratic Forces say […]

Kerala protests: Violent unrest sweeps southern India as first women to enter temple forced into hiding – The Independent

Kerala protests: Violent unrest sweeps southern India as first women to enter temple forced into hiding – The Independent

Violent protests have swept the southern Indian state of Kerala after two women entered one of the holiest temples in India. One person has been killed and 15 injured after clashes and schools across the state have been closed and public transport suspended.  Women “of menstruating age” – defined as between 10 and 50 – had been […]

Trump says he 'essentially' fired Mattis (who actually resigned in protest) – CNN

Trump says he 'essentially' fired Mattis (who actually resigned in protest) – CNN

Trump says he ‘essentially’ fired Mattis (who actually resigned in protest)  CNN President Trump slams former Secretary of Defense James Mattis  USA TODAY ‘Not too good’: Trump rips Mattis’s performance as the Pentagon seeks stability  The Washington Post Acting defense chief recuses himself from matters involving Boeing | TheHill  The Hill Remember ‘China, China, China’: acting U.S. defense chief  Reuters […]

As Hong Kong tightens screws on rebellion, democracy moves further out of reach – CNN

As Hong Kong tightens screws on rebellion, democracy moves further out of reach – CNN

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Why Trump’s Middle East peace plan is just a sideshow – The Guardian

Why Trump’s Middle East peace plan is just a sideshow – The Guardian

After two years of drum-rolling, Donald Trump’s “ultimate deal” for Israelis and Palestinians is about to enter what its architects claim is the pre-launch phase. The US president has said the peace plan drawn up by his team – two former personal lawyers and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner – will be ready to unveil by […]

AP Investigation: Food aid stolen as Yemen starves – ABC News

AP Investigation: Food aid stolen as Yemen starves – ABC News

Day after day Nabil al-Hakimi, a humanitarian official in Taiz, one of Yemen’s largest cities, went to work feeling he had a “mountain” on his shoulders. Billions of dollars in food and other foreign aid was coming into his war-ravaged homeland, but millions of Yemenis were still living a step away from famine. Reports of […]

The Instagrammer who wants to show a different side of Gaza – BBC News

The Instagrammer who wants to show a different side of Gaza – BBC News

A Palestinian Instagrammer in the Gaza Strip wants to show us a different side of life there. Gaza has seen three major wars between Israel and Hamas, the militant group that controls the strip. Gaza’s economy has also been badly hit by a blockade by Israel and Egypt – needed, they say – for security […]

Elections, economics and the world's biggest pilgrimage: India in 2019 – CNN

Elections, economics and the world's biggest pilgrimage: India in 2019 – CNN

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Anak Krakatau: Indonesian volcano's dramatic collapse – BBC News

Anak Krakatau: Indonesian volcano's dramatic collapse – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Radar satellites are one of the few ways of assessing the volcano currently The scale of the dramatic collapse of the Indonesian volcano that led to last Saturday’s devastating tsunami in the Sunda Strait is becoming clear. Researchers have examined satellite images of Anak Krakatau to calculate the amount of […]