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the rich children are also having lychees but why they are not dying heartbreaking piece by afp s abhayasri
"The rich children are also having lychees, but why they are not dying?" Heartbreaking piece by @AFP's @abhaya_sri
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frida the rescue dog retires in mexico after saving 12 human lives during her decade long career heartwarming
Frida the rescue dog retires in Mexico, after saving 12 human lives during her decade-long career. Heartwarming. @AFP via @ChannelNewsAsia
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horrifying story by bbclbicker and her team gangnam the scandal rocking the playground of k pop
Horrifying story by @BBCLBicker and her team. Gangnam: The scandal rocking the playground of K-pop
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a message from some billionaires tax us
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five murders six men and 16 years of stolen lives horrific story by about s criminal justice system and how it
Five murders, six men and 16 years of stolen lives. Horrific story by @soutikBBC about #India's criminal justice system and how it targets the poor and marginalised.
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fifty years after stonewall much progress but fears remain via yahoonews
Fifty years after Stonewall, much progress but fears remain via @YahooNews
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fashion world shaken by cultural appropriation claims thoughtful piece by s and via
Fashion world shaken by cultural appropriation claims -- thoughtful piece by @AFP's @FiachraGibbons and @AnnaPelegriPuig via @FRANCE24
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when murtaja qureiris was a child he led protests demanding rights for saudi arabias shia minority now he face
When Murtaja Qureiris was a child, he led protests demanding rights for Saudi Arabia’s Shia minority. Now he faces the death penalty.
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my friday night basically
My Friday night, basically ;)
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just stupid words nepal looks to limit access after a season marred by 11 deaths but doubts linger and report
'Just stupid words' -- Nepal looks to limit #Everest access after a season marred by 11 deaths, but doubts linger. @paavan11 and @ashokpillar report for @AFP via @Y7News

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notorious thief flees french jail by helicopter it was the second time faid has pulled off a spectacular jailb
Notorious thief flees French jail by helicopter. "It was the second time Faid has pulled off a spectacular jailbreak -- in 2013, he blasted his way out of a prison in northern France using dynamite before being recaptured six weeks later". via
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years ago an indian female anthropologist made contact with the sentinelese in the andamans and was eventually
Years ago an Indian female anthropologist made contact with the Sentinelese in the Andamans and was (eventually) welcomed because they did not see her as a threat. Extraordinary story (HT )
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modern india is telling its women you can be fighter jet pilots sail around the world lead corporations fight
"Modern India is telling its women: you can be fighter jet pilots, sail around the world, lead corporations, fight terrorism or break world records. But your menstrual cycle still makes you less than equal." blistering piece by
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this is a pretty grim read about indian news agency ani
This is a pretty grim read about Indian news agency @ANI
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to help little ace go to
To help little Ace, go to
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silence security in beijing on 30th tiananmen anniversary it s not that we don t care we know what happened bu
Silence, security in Beijing on 30th Tiananmen anniversary. "It's not that we don't care. We know what happened. But how can I tell you, the DiDi app is recording our conversation," said a driver for the DiDi ride-hailing service who was born in 1989. @AFP
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bbc news why does indian pm narendra modi follow trolls on twitter
BBC News - Why does Indian PM Narendra Modi follow trolls on Twitter?
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i don t think i have ever read a better summation of what one seeks to do as a reporter or photographer than i
I don't think I have ever read a better summation of what one seeks to do as a reporter or photographer than in these words by Eudora Welty on the difficult art of seeing each other via cc
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i am a failed citizen of this republic where lynching has become white noise blistering piece by on living in
I am a failed citizen of this republic where lynching has become white noise -- blistering piece by on living in a deeply feudal India, where empathy is a dirty word.
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reminded of this excellent piece by on india s angry young men amp how hindutva has given them a sense of iden
Reminded of this excellent piece by @anniegowen on India's angry young men & how Hindutva has given them a sense of identity & purpose, fueled by
"a deep sense of victimization and time spent on Hindu-pride WhatsApp groups and alternate-history websites"
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