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"He's just drinking water" 🐨 A thirsty koala licks rainwater off a road in New South Wales after heavy rain and thunderstorms lashed Australia’s east coast, dousing some bushfires 🌧️

"I don't want to take it because I know what is in it" Two Colombian men who harvest coca leaves and turn them into cocaine using ingredients such as petrol warn a young occasional cocaine user from the Midlands in the UK to quit

The Police Chief of Rotherham has admitted to ignoring sexual abuse by grooming gangs over fears of inciting racial tensions. @MaajidNawaz  asks: Should fear of racism ever be a reason not to talk about something?

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For centuries beekeepers didn’t know that bees made honey - they thought it was a gift from the gods 🐝 🍯

When a man came into her son's shop and tried to steal a teenagers bike, 72-year-old Mari decided to take things into her own hands 👇🏼 #Inspiration  #Hero 

Moment killers 'fist bump' in alley after stabbing 18-year-old to death in London

Every school and college can get free period products from next week

I'm actually a bit surprised Bolsonaro fired the Culture Minister who quoted Goebbels to a Wagner soundtrack. Until now, his government had been the most committed adherents of the global "never back down, always double down" doctrine. A turning point?

This caller perfectly explained what "white privilege" actually is. @MatthewStadlen  | #WhitePrivilege 


Scoops of the Day

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says Canada will compensate families of the victims of the Ukraine Airlines crash

Brazil's culture minister sparks outrage by echoing Goebbels

FBI arrests three more members of right wing extremist group 'The Base'

The inspirational Lord Alf Dubs, who escaped the Nazis as a child, tackles a troll who thinks we shouldn't help people like him. @mrjamesob 

This woman survived facial cancer and now she can smile again

It was an asteroid strike – and not huge volcanoes – that wiped out the dinosaurs, team of scientists say 🦕 🦖

Australia fires: Heavy rains hit some blaze-hit regions


Scoops of the Week

K-pop band @bts_bighit  are appearing in London by video link to announce an ambitious series of contemporary art installations in five cities across four continents.

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"The moment of crisis has come" in efforts to tackle climate change, naturalist Sir David Attenborough warns

Brexit: What you were promised v what's being delivered. @mrjamesob  | #Brexit 

The head of @hrw  was blocked from entering Hong Kong, where he was going to speak about China's human rights record. He's one of several critics blocked since pro-democracy protests started. China's govt defended the decision, saying NGOs should "pay the proper price."

Van Jones: “There was nothing I saw tonight that would be able to take Donald Trump out.”

Compare these 20 headline and see how differently royal reporters treated Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle

Donald Trump posted a doctored photo with Democratic leaders dressed as Muslims. Trump’s press secretary said he did it to show that Democrats support terrorism. That offensive suggestion that all Muslims are terrorists must be condemned by Republican leaders. Beneath contempt.

Asked Microsoft CEO @satyanadella  about India's new Citizenship Act. "I think what is happening is sad... It's just bad.... I would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant who comes to India and creates the next unicorn in India or becomes the next CEO of Infosys" cc @PranavDixit 

What happened to an overworked doctor at a hospital in China

Quite an admission from @Lawrence ⁩: “on MSNBC there will be no one defending [Trump.]” “Bc we don’t bring on liars,” he adds. So anyone who defends Trump is a liar, & MSNBC will never offer any defense for anything Trump does. Media is so broken.