Monthly Archive: October 2017

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Sweden’s mystery illness of resignation

For nearly two decades Sweden has been battling a mysterious illness. Called Resignation Syndrome, it affects only the children of asylum-seekers, who withdraw completely, ceasing to walk or talk, or open their eyes. Eventually they recover. But why does this only seem to occur in...

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George Bush Senior issues second apology after sex assault claims

Former US President George Bush Senior has issued a second apology to “anyone he has offended” after a second allegation of sexual assault emerged. Actress Jordana Grolnick told US website Deadspin Mr Bush groped her in 2016 after announcing his favourite magician was “David Cop-a-Feel”. Another actress,...

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Wife who bought knife for husband guilty over terror plot

A woman who bought a combat knife and training dummy for her husband has been found guilty of helping him prepare for a planned terror attack in Birmingham. Madihah Taheer, 21, from the city, denied preparing an act of terrorism by assisting her husband Ummariyat...

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Meet New Zealand’s ‘first cat’ and other political pets

Meet “First Cat” Paddles, the beloved pet now serving as right paw feline to Jacinda Ardern, the country’s newly-elected and youngest-ever leader for 150 years. Ms Ardern, who leads the Labour Party, has risen through the ranks of left-wing politics since entering parliament in 2008 at...

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When love is thicker than smoke

For days, my husband and I followed the news of the wildfires in Northern California. It was our home for many years before a job change landed us in Las Vegas. And it’s still home to many of our family and friends, including our children...

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Sexual harassment red flags you need to know about

A year-long course by a psychology professor, which teaches physical and emotional skills to combat sexual assault, has reduced rape rates on campus by almost half. One in four British students has suffered unwanted sexual advances on campus, a recent NUS study found. Prof Charlene Y. Senn...

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Islamist Tariq Ramadan investigated for sexual aggression

Complaint was filed Friday in France against the Islamist philosopher and theologian Tariq Ramadan, for rape and sexual assault, following accusations of raping Salafist-turned secular liberal activist Henda Ayari. This complaint was filed with the public prosecutor’s office in Rouen, north-west of France for “criminal acts...

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Myeshia Johnson: Soldier’s widow says Trump made me cry

The widow of a dead US soldier says Donald Trump could not remember her husband’s name when he phoned to offer condolences. Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt La David Johnson, told ABC News the president’s “stumbling” and tone “made me cry”. But President Trump said...

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Russian radio presenter Felgengauer stabbed in neck

One of Russia’s top radio presenters has had surgery after being stabbed in the neck by a man who broke into her newsroom at broadcaster Ekho Moskvy. Tatyana Felgengauer is in a medically-induced coma in a Moscow hospital but her life is not said to...

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Rio police shoot dead Spanish tourist on favela tour

Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they have shot dead a 67-year-old Spanish tourist. The woman, María Esperanza Jiménez Ruiz, was on a tour of the Rocinha favela when the car she was travelling in broke through a police blockade, officials...