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Christian Students in China Reportedly Barred From College Unless They Stop Going to Church - ‎18.07.2016‎
Government authorities in China's central Guizhou province are reportedly cracking down on young Christians, warning they will be barred from attending college and entering the military if they don't stop going to church. “This notice was sent to all ...

Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, July 25, 2016

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎vor 4 Stunden‎
(For more on how President Erdogan mobilized his supporters using the very same social media he frequently cracks down on, here's Zeynep Tufekci in the New York Times.

Full text: Duterte's 2016 State of the Nation Address

Banat - ‎vor 7 Stunden‎
The speech lasted for about an hour and a half as Duterte went off script several times to tell anecdotes, crack some jokes, comment on the contents of the speech and pause as the crowd applauded.

The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China by Philip Ball – review

The Guardian - ‎23.07.2016‎
In 2007, the Yellow river dried up: for 277 days it failed to reach the sea, its lower reaches reduced to a broad highway of cracked mud. The Yellow river begins its 3,000-mile journey on the high ... Flood and drought could bring down dynasties, and ...

The Longest Run: Olympics about more than winning for Refugee team

Sports Illustrated - ‎vor 6 Stunden‎
This was 2005. What month? Biel doesn't remember. What season? He can't say. He was 10 then, an age when time means little but the loss of home feels like the earth cracking. "When they attacked us," he says, "I saw it was the end of my life with my ...

China to block Christian students from entering college unless they give up church

The Christian Times - ‎22.07.2016‎
China continues to crack down on house churches all over the country. In Zhejiang province, churches are forced to surrender their tithe collection to government officials, according to another report from China Aid. Additionally, the church demolition ...

What's Behind Russian Support for World's Separatist Movements? - ‎23.07.2016‎
Related: Russia, China See Silver Linings After U.K.'s Brexit Vote. Western leaders and Russia experts say the Kremlin backs fringe, ... The Kremlin now extols Christian values, denounces Western influences and bans sex education in schools. This ...

London's future: a brief guide

Financial Times - ‎22.07.2016‎
This would return the city to the role it played in the 1950s, when it hosted the Festival of Britain, introducing the rest of the country to the modern world, when the Finsbury Health Centre offered a vision of Britain with an NHS that people up and ...

MYANMAR: China Gets The Wrong Answer

Strategy Page - ‎23.07.2016‎
But Burmese officials knew that most Burmese feared China and backed cracking down on illegal economic activity on the Chinese border and punishing Chinese firms that behave badly while building large new mines and power plants in thinly populated ...

More DOOM than DOOM

Destructoid - ‎23.07.2016‎
This makes it important, an escape hatch you can always look to when the chips are down. Even against the hardest foes, in the most ridiculous never-ending hordes of demons, the best place to be is always within spitting distance of the bastards ...

Speaking Out for Freedom in China

Patheos (blog) - ‎21.07.2016‎
The Chinese Communist regime has been cracking down on the Falun Gong since 1999, arresting, imprisoning, torturing, and killing practitioners for being members of an “evil cult.

Donald Trump's Convention: Day 2

New York Times - ‎19.07.2016‎
They are drilling down now on Day 2. (The writers also followed ..... Way back in 1992, people were shocked when Pat Buchanan hijacked President George H. W. Bush's re-election convention in Houston to declare war on those who didn't share his right ...

Umbrella Movement student leaders convicted but not conquered, they say

Christian Science Monitor - ‎21.07.2016‎
Joshua Wong's conviction, along with two other student protesters, highlights the Communist Party's continuing effort to solidify power by cracking down on pro-democracy movements not only on the mainland, but also in Hong Kong. "We might need to ...

Republican National Convention, day four: Donald Trump's acceptance speech - ‎21.07.2016‎
“We are going to build a big, beautiful border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities.

The 'Pokémon GO' Side Hustle Is Real And Growing {{article.article.title}}

Forbes - ‎14.07.2016‎
“Well you can pay me,” Christian told the group of friends. “I'll go for a run, I'll put all your ... “In the mid-2000s there were estimates that there were 100,000 people in China that were full-time gold farmers,” Mollick told me over the phone ...

Lancaster County restaurant inspections: July 22, 2016

LancasterOnline - ‎22.07.2016‎
Floor/wall in the warehouse is made of drywall and is cracked/roughened and is not a smooth, easily-cleanable surface; repeat violation from 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

The Triumph of Imperialist Feminism: Hillary vs the Immense Revolution

CounterPunch - ‎20.07.2016‎
(By the way, I have been watching with distress and from afar–I was in Xiamen, China, until May 31, and now I am in Salina, Kansas, home of fellow Counterpunchers Stan Cox and Priti Gulati Cox, for the summer–as a controversy, perhaps a crisis, unfolds ...

Starship Enterprise crash landing site found - in Bordon!

Eagle Radio - ‎21.07.2016‎
East Hampshire District Council workers have been amused by a commemorative plaque which appeared at the entrance to a woodland area in the town.

Donald Trump's Army on the Border

POLITICO Magazine - ‎18.07.2016‎
Similarly, Pope Francis, after visiting Mexico in May, blasted Trump's plan, saying, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.” ... Gradually, as the then-small Border Patrol ...

Spring 2017 Children's Sneak Previews

Publishers Weekly - ‎20.07.2016‎
DK breaks it down with The Elements Book, a visual guide to the 118 chemical elements that make up our world; 100 First Words, presenting basic vocabulary for babies and toddlers; and 100 Women Who Changed the World, portraits of the women and girls ...