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Pro-EU alliance heads for majority but eurosceptic vote to rise: EU election survey (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
An alliance of pro-EU conservative, socialist and liberal parties would win an absolute majority in next month's European Parliament election, though eurosceptic groups will gain ground, a survey showed on Thursday.
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Bahrain mass trial raises deep concern: U.N. rights chief (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday she was concerned that a Bahrain mass trial that revoked the nationality of 138 people this week had not met international fair trial standards.
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Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting: WHO (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Some 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 wounded in two weeks of fighting near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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The Guardian

Extinction Rebellion: trio charged over train protest in Canary Wharf (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Three charged over protest that halted DLR services, as climate action enters fourth day Three people have been charged over an Extinction Rebellion protest in which activists climbed on the top of a train at Canary Wharf station in east London, British Transport Police have said, as demonstrators held their four roadblock sites in central London for another night. Cathy Eastburn, 51, from south London, Mark Ovland, 35, from Somerton in Somerset, and Luke Watson, 29, from Manuden in Essex, were charged with obstructing trains or carriages on the railway by an unlawful act, contrary to section 36 of the Malicious Damage Act 1861 over the protest on Wednesday, which halted Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services. They were due to appear at Highbury Corner magistrates court on Thursday. Continue reading...
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'Decades of denial': major report finds New Zealand's environment is in serious trouble (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Nation known for its natural beauty is under pressure with extinctions, polluted rivers and blighted lakes A report on the state of New Zealand’s environment has painted a bleak picture of catastrophic biodiversity loss, polluted waterways and the destructive rise of the dairy industry and urban sprawl. Environment Aotearoa is the first major environmental report in four years, and was compiled using data from Statistics New Zealand and the environment ministry. Continue reading...
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Trump and America brace for release of redacted Mueller report (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Long-awaited document to be released on Thursday could shed light on details of evidence gathered during two-year Trump-Russia investigation Almost two years after Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate potential ties between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, the American people will finally read his report on Thursday – albeit in redacted form. The public release of the 400-page Mueller report marks a significant moment for a country on tenterhooks over what the former FBI director has uncovered. It marks the first time that US citizens and members of Congress will be able to hear from the special counsel directly rather than through the lens of his Department of Justice bosses or the media. Continue reading...
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