March 2017

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Jordan: 15 executions ‘shocking’ says human rights group

Amnesty International says hangings carried out in secrecy without transparency are a big step backwards Human rights groups have condemned Jordans mass execution of 15 people on Saturday. Human rights group Amnesty International said the executions by hanging had been carried out in secrecy and without transparency. The scale of todays mass executions is shocking […]

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Minimalism: another boring product wealthy people can buy

Minimalism is just another form of conspicuous consumption, a way of saying to the world: Look at me! Look at all of the things I have refused to buy! I hate minimalism. I hate it as the incredibly tedious piece of personal performance art it has come to be in our society, but I also […]

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What might a post-Brexit EU look like? – BBC News

There are those who think, genuinely, good riddance. “General de Gaulle was right all along,” they mutter. “We should never have let them join in the first place. “Freed from the shackles of British ministers objecting to integration here and integration there, we can get on with it.” Costly divorce Closer co-operation on EU defence […]

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JoJo bows: The tween craze being banned from a classroom near you – BBC News

Media captionJoJo Siwa tells CBBC Newsround about her love of hair bows Some UK schools are banning pupils from wearing “JoJo bows”, giant hair clips that have gained popularity thanks to a teenage dancing YouTube star. So why have the bows become so big? Parents of primary-school age children may have noticed them in the […]

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Greyball: how Uber used secret software to dodge the law

Ride-hailing company hit by revelations it used custom-built tool to deceive law enforcement, while latest departure of senior staffer deepens troubles Ubers annus horribilis continued apace Friday, as it was hit with revelations of a secret program to evade law enforcement, the resignation of another top executive and more allegations of workplace discrimination. The New […]

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SXSW to change contract after artists express ‘outrage’ at immigration clause

Festival under fire over clause about reporting acts to immigration if they break rules: In the post-Trump era, it looks different than how it was intended SXSW has vowed to change the language in its contracts after an open letter signed by more than 50 artists expressed outrage over a clause which said the festival […]

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NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick set to stand for national anthem next year

San Francisco 49ers quarterback, whose decision not to stand rocked the NFL, is ready to drop his protest when new season begins, reports say Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose decision not to stand for the national anthem became the NFLs biggest storyline of last year, is set to drop his protest when […]

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Headshot review ultra-violent Indonesian action-thriller

Bad guys go on the rampage in this stylish and excessively gory iteration of the action genre This Indonesian action film unfolds a story as old as time, or at least as old as film noir, in which a bad man (the undeniably charismatic Iko Uwais) experiences a trauma so severe (shot in the head, […]

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Snapchat goes public at $29bn and makes co-founders tech billionaires

Snap Incs IPO pushes Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphys company ahead of Twitter and potentially creates a serious rival for Facebook Snap Inc, the company behind disappearing messaging app Snapchat, has gone public with stocks soaring 44% on their first day of trading and valuing the company at $28bn. The market debut of the loss-making […]

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Why does the MLS season last so long?

The new season kicks off on Friday and doesnt end until December. Its partly down to travel, and partly to geography but TV complicates matters too Patrick Vieira, the New York City FC coach and former Arsenal star, likes to tell stories about at its overcrowded gates is almost enough to dissuade most people from […]

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