May 2016

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The abortion ruling no one knew about: Georgia’s 20-week ban

(CNN)For nearly seven months, it has been illegal for physicians in Georgia to provide abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy — but almost no one knew it. Now, everyone is on the same page and lawyers for three obstetricians are appealing a ruling upholding the law. Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law the Pain Capable […]

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Hiker who went missing on Appalachian Trail survived 26 days before dying

A journal found with the remains of 66-year-old Geraldine Largay show that she tried in vain to send SOS messages but finally accepted she would die An Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were discovered last year survived at least 26 days after getting lost, kept a journal of her ordeal and resigned herself to the […]

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India to install panic buttons on public buses to curb sex attacks

Emergency measures in response to fatal gang rape of Delhi medical student in 2012 will be compulsory from June Panic buttons are to be made mandatory on Indias public buses to ensure the safety of women, the transport minister has said, more than three years after

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China’s ‘feud’ over economic reform reveals depth of Xi Jinping’s secret state

Speculation is rife that Xi wants to curb debt-fuelled growth before it destroys the economy and oust premier Li Keqiang. But experts suggest a more complex picture of leaders scrambling to fix the same problem It was hardly a headline to set the pulse racing. Analysing economic trends according to the situation in the first […]

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Do you care about animals? Then you really shouldn’t eat octopus | Elle Hunt

They may be delicious and sure, there are lots of them, but next time youre chomping down on your barbecued octopus, just remember they were the first intelligent beings on Earth and have more genes than you do When Inky the octopus made global headlines for his eight-legged getaway from a New Zealand aquarium, I […]

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Carson: Trump attacks on Clinton ‘who we have become as a nation’

Washington (CNN)Ben Carson on Tuesday defended Donald Trump’s focus on Bill Clinton’s affairs and recent attacks on Hillary Clinton, saying that the presumptive Republican nominee’s hits are “part of who we have become as a nation.” “It probably is a part of who we have become as a nation,” Carson told CNN’s Erin Burnett on […]

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Why China is moving millions to cities

(CNN)When Italian photographer Michele Palazzi saw older Miao women growing their own vegetables outside their apartments in Leishan, a more developed part of China’s mostly rural, mountainous Guizhou province, it stayed with him. Buying produce in one of the area’s markets would be cheaper and much more convenient. But for the older members of this […]

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Oklahoma City Thunder beat Golden State Warriors: NBA playoffs as it happened!

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a 3-1 lead over the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals, and the defending champions are on the brink Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2016/may/24/golden-state-warriors-v-oklahoma-city-thunder-nba-playoffs-live

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PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel said to fund Hulk Hogan’s Gawker lawsuit

The billionaire investor, who has a difficult history with the sites tech branch, is paying the legal bills for the ex-wrestler in his sex-tape lawsuit, Forbes reports Billionaire Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel is secretly funding lawsuits to financially ruin journalist Nick Denton and his media empire Gawker, awarded $115m, a decision Denton is appealing. […]

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Joe Biden admits defeat on gun control but urges lawmakers to keep trying

The vice-president urged state and local politicians to continue fighting for stricter gun laws and touted the White Houses push to develop smart guns Vice-president Joe Biden admitted defeat on passing stricter gun laws at the federal level, telling local leaders Tuesday, Were probably not going to get much more done in the next nine […]

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