Wildlife Trafficking Should Be Treated Like All Other Serious Organized Crime, Urge World Leaders

The illegal wildlife trade is worth $23 billion annually. It causes both human and animal suffering, and is pushing species to the brink. This week, leaders from 80 nations came together at London’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, announcing that wildlife trafficking is a crime that should be given the same weight…

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35 Thought-Provoking Illustrations That I Created Over The Past Couple Of Years

In 2010 I made a five-month trip from Sydney to Beijing. During my travels, I met so many great artists and designers that I knew that as soon as I returned home to Germany illustration would be my new path. I worked on watercolor drawings and portraits, but something was…

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Prime Minister Ardern, UNICEF ED Henrietta Fore, Suraiya Haque speak with Julie Gichuru

Image: ANDREW HARNIK / Getty Images Are you a big Pulp Fiction fan? Let us ruin that for you. The production company Elara Pictures posted a disturbing video mashup to Instagram Friday: the hamburger scene from Pulp Fiction alongside a few choice moments from Brett Kavanaugh’s petulant testimony before the…

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Brand management platform Frontify raises $8.3M led by Blossom Capital

Frontify, the Swiss startup that’s built a “brand management platform,” has raised a chunky $8.3 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Blossom Capital, the new London-based venture capital firm co-founded by ex-Index and LocalGlobe VC Ophelia Brown. Frontify’s previous seed investors include Doodle co-founder Myke Naef, former…

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Blast Near U.S. Embassy In Beijing Injures Suspect

The only person injured in the incident was the individual who allegedly set off the explosion, an embassy spokesperson told CNN. Reuters said the suspect was a 26-year-old man from the Inner Mongolia region.  The blast was was loud enough to be heard blocks away. Videos posted to social media…

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Heat brings five-hour Channel Tunnel delays

Temperatures in east Kent are currently at 29C, according to BBC weather forecaster. One driver said they had recorded 44.1C in a car. Report End of Twitter post by @IanDubbleU Image copyright @Hampton Image caption People have been delayed for more than three hours People waiting in the Folkestone boarding…

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China Begins to Question Whether Its Ready for a Trade War

Xi Jinping vowed to match fell below forecasts last month and economists warnings about a repeat of the market’s collapse in 2015, the last time China saw such open criticism of economic policymakers. “People are going to look back at this year as the pivot point when Xi Jinping overreached…

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The Late Shah’s Son Wants a Democratic Revolution in Iran

In another era, Reza Pahlavi, the son of the last shah of Iran, would be an ideal candidate to lead an Iranian government in exile. After all, the CIA, according to reporting at the time from the Washington Post's Bob Woodward. But even then, the Reagan administration was not trying…

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Should phones be allowed in schools?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Phones in schools – a useful tool, or a waste of everyone’s time? (Stock image) Schools should ban mobile phones from the classroom, the culture secretary has said. Matt Hancock, writing in the Telegraph, said he admired schools who did not allow them, adding…

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DOJ employee among those heckling DHS boss Nielsen, report says

Allison Hrabar, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America who attended the protest against Nielsen over the controversial border law enforcement, was revealed to be a paralegal specialist at the DOJ.  (Twitter) One of the socialist protesters who accosted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday at a Mexican…

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Scientists Have Discovered A New Type Of Depression And It May Explain Why Antidepressants Don’t Always Work

Depression is thought to affect more than 300 million people worldwide and, if the latest studies are anything to go by, rates of depression and suicide are only increasing. A number of external factors are involved – diet, exercise, social media, politics, and even lighting can all take their toll or help…

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