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"The Refugee Crisis That Isn't"
by Kenneth Roth, Executive Director
Human Rights Watch

"Migrant Crisis: Why Syrians Do Not Flee to Gulf States"
By Amira Fathalla
BBC Monitoring

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A young bystander watching a rally by supporters of Egypt's ousted president in the northern city of Alexandria this month, was killed by being dropped from the top of an apartment block. The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley talked to his father.

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Hello NikkiNewsNetters! I'm trying an experiment over on Google+. I created a page called "Network XXIII News" (link) with the thought of having a collective news posting community like this one.

I can add up to 50 "managers", who will then have posting access. If you have a G+ account and want to post there, let me know!

Usage tips: after you're made a manager, I'm assuming you'll get the same thing I have, which is a drop-down arrow next to my profile photo in the upper right-hand corner. That menu shows the page identity; clicking on it opens a new window where I can make a post from the page. Unlike LJ, all G+ page posts come from the page rather than an individual, so we might want to add "From +Your Name" or something like that at the bottom of each post.
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Occupy Wall Street Library Reportedly Thrown Away By NYPD

The NYPD has reportedly thrown out 5,554 books from the Occupy Wall Street Library during the raid to evict protesters from Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning. UPDATE: An official in Mayor Bloomberg's office tells The Huffington Post that the protesters' possessions were put into sanitation trucks and will be available for pickup at a yet-to-be announced location.

Meanwhile, a judge has handed down a temporary restraining order saying the city does not have the right to prevent protesters from having tents in Zuccotti Park.

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Two Muslim men keep Jewish tradition alive in Brooklyn

New York (CNN) -- Two Pakistani Muslims in Brooklyn are now running the oldest bialy store in the city, and keeping it kosher.

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Warning: Possible trigger for account of rapeCollapse )

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I was barely 4 when they last won. The victory ends a 39-year title drought.

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"India's unwanted girls"

India's 2011 census shows a serious decline in the number of girls under the age of seven; activists fear eight million female foetuses may have been aborted in the past decade. The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi explores what has led to this crisis.

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The People vs. Goldman Sachs. Shortest version: Goldman Sachs helped create the financial crisis, they knew they were doing it, they decided to make a profit on it, and then they lied to Congress about it. Don't blame this one on Bush - the financial deregulation started under Clinton, and the current Department of Justice has curiously decided not to go after any of the perpetrators.

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To recap: Goldman, to get $1.2 billion in crap off its books, dumps a huge lot of deadly mortgages on its clients, lies about where that crap came from and claims it believes in the product even as it's betting $2 billion against it. When its victims try to run out of the burning house, Goldman stands in the doorway, blasts them all with gasoline before they can escape, and then has the balls to send a bill overcharging its victims for the pleasure of getting fried.

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Since New York Times writer Nick Kristoff's friend (and activist) actor George Clooney recently recovered from a bought of malaria after a recent trip to South Sudan, and Kristoff himself once contracted the disease in the 90s, they thought this would be a great opportunity for folks to ask them both questions regarding malaria. They'll go through the questions and answer as best as they can.
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"Planned Parenthood, a perennial protest target because of its role in providing abortions, has notified the FBI that at least 12 of its health centers were visited recently bya man purporting to be a sex trafficker but who may instead be part of an attempted ruse to entrap clinic employees."

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Exploratory Study Shows Teens More Likely to Turn to Family Members, School or Medical Professionals

Although most teens use the Internet daily, few consider it a main source of information aboutcontraception or abstinence, according to a new qualitative study by Rachel K. Jones of the Guttmacher Institute and Ann E. Biddlecom of the United Nations Population Division.

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Via Twitter:

Interview with a midwife working for #MSF in the slums of Lagos, Nigeria. "Women know that we are here and that we can assist them if they develop any complications during pregnancy or childbirth”

I know we've been hearing so much about the deadly disease since it's taken hold in Haiti, still recovering from the deadly earthquake almost one year ago. But "how is #cholera treated? Take 4 minutes to find out": Virtual cholera treatment centre (I promise this isn't gross!)



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In a sweep of grassland studded with watering holes, a herd of elephants, young and old, moves grazing along a grove of trees. ...these elephants are somewhat smaller than their African cousins, and without tusks. This is Sri Lanka. The twilight scene in the national park is tranquil. But a few miles away, in the villages, elephants and human beings are regularly in conflict - as they are all over this relatively small, crowded island.

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This BBC article helps a bit.

Terrifying race against time with cholera in Haiti

A cholera outbreak in Haiti has killed more than 200 people in northern and central Haiti. The BBC's Laura Trevelyan has visited the Saint Nicholas hospital in Saint-Marc, a port town in Artibonite department, by the Artibonite river.

This central region of Haiti was not directly affected by the earthquake in January which killed about 300,000 people. But many who lost their homes came here to live...that meant already-crowded households have been taking on even more people, leading to stressful conditions.

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European corporations, many of whom are the world's biggest polluters, are giving giant contributions to U.S. Senate candidates.
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Here's a rather fluffy one!

Harbor seal wandered into the Charles River in Boston

Quick-thinking lock operators have cornered thewayward harbor seal that made its way into the Charles River late last week inside a lock, and wildlife officials are expecting to release the animal into the more welcoming waters of Boston Harbor later today.

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – Annie Chambers Caddell, whose ancestors fought in the Civil War, insists the Confederate flag flying over her home is an important reminder of her heritage. But for her neigbors in this tree-shrouded, historically black neighborhood, it's an unpleasant reminder of a by-gone era they'd rather not see every time they pass by her house.
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This behemoth galaxy cluster contains about 800 trillion suns packed inside hundreds of galaxies. And it's not even finished growing. The newfound cluster, called SPT-CL J0546-5345, is about 7 billion light-years from Earth,meaning that its light has taken that long to reach us. Thus, astronomers are seeing this clump as it was 7 billion years ago.
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A study has revealed that a wind turbine's colour affects how many insects it attracts, shedding more light on why the turbines occasionally kill bats and birds.
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