Where does police brutality fit in America’s first law enforcement museum?

The Washington institution is likely to spark debate over whether it gets the tone right in an era of police shootings and allegations of racism In narrative terms, it is like threading a needle. Americas first museum dedicated to law enforcement cannot avoid the racially charged subject of Ferguson, Missouri,…

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Internment camps make Uighurs’ life more colourful, says Xinjiang governor

China on defensive over camps where ex-prisoners have told of arbitrary detention, abuse and indoctrination A senior official in Xinjiang has described mass internment camps for Muslim minorities as training and boarding schools where residents receive vocational, legal, and language training as well as de-extremisation education. Beijing has faced growing…

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Pantsula revolution! How South Africa’s townships dance got political

A quick-stepping dance has gone mainstream thanks to its crazy energy, competitive edge and campaigning force In the beginning, it was all about the shoes. In the early 1950s in Sophiatown, Johannesburg, the pantsulas defied their lean material circumstances by dressing in designer clothing. Influenced by American jazz music, they…

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Steven Tyler orders Donald Trump to stop playing Aerosmith music at rallies

After Livin on the Edge was played at a West Virginia rally this week, Tylers lawyers have sent another cease-and-desist letter to Trumps office Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith, has ordered Donald Trump to stop playing August 22, 2018 This is not the first time Tyler has ordered…

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Zika epidemic sheds light on Brazil’s ‘invisible children’

Exclusive: families of thousands of babies born with neurodevelopmental disorders may get help for first time Brazils invisible children, the thousands of babies born with neurodevelopmental disorders, have been brought out of the shadows by the Zika virus epidemic and their families may get help for the first time. Almost…

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Swedish student’s plane protest stops man’s deportation ‘to hell’

Elin Ersson refused to sit down on Gothenburg flight until man being sent to Afghanistan was removed A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from…

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Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

Bill passed by parliament means more than 300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold as soon as practicable The Republic of Ireland will become the worlds first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in…

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