Macedonian name change referendum hit by low turnout

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Opponents of deal with Greece intended to pave way for Nato and EU membership hail apparent success of boycott The future of Macedonia hung in the balance on Sunday as citizens voted in fewer than expected numbers in a referendum to rename their country seen as decisive for the western orientation of the strategic Balkan […]

Houston officials halt proposed plans to open first US 'robot brothel'

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Building inspectors ordered the halt after determining Canadian company, Kinky S Dolls, lacked the appropriate permits Houston city officials have ordered at least a temporary halt to a Canadian company’s plan to open a so-called “robot brothel” in the city. Related: Houston mayor pushes back against proposed ‘robot brothel’ Continue reading… Source: feed5

The day an Aboriginal march stopped the miners and gave birth to a land council

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The Kimberley celebrates the 40th anniversary of the influential Noonkanbah march Hundreds of Aboriginal people from across the Kimberley have recreated the historic Noonkanbah march, to mark the 40th anniversary of the protest that led to the formation of the Kimberley Land Council, in the Fitzroy valley community of Ngumpan. Forty years ago, the Western […]

Standing with the Stansted 15 activists | Letter

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Emma Jones praises the heroism of the activists who could face lengthy jail sentences after trying to prevent deportations Amnesty International has reminded me that the Stansted 15 (Letters, 17 March), whose long-delayed trial begins on Monday in Chelmsford, are facing lengthy jail sentences for non-violent resistance to the hostile environment. These brave activists put […]

Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick to be excluded from FBI investigation

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Kellyanne Conway to CNN: ‘I’m a victim of sexual assault’ ‘Women are watching’: Kavanaugh focuses activists’ anger The FBI will not interview Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, according to multiple reports and Republican senator Lindsey Graham, highlighting the narrow scope of the agency’s supplemental investigation into Donald Trump’s […]

Europe regain Ryder Cup with 17½-10½ victory over USA – as it happened

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Europe regained the Ryder Cup after an occasionally fraught but ultimately convincing singles session Read Ewan Murray’s report of the final day 5.59pm BST Related: Ryder Cup 2018: Masterful Europe sweep to victory over USA 5.39pm BST And with that, this hole-by-hole report comes to its natural end. Many congratulations to Europe, the thoroughly deserved […]

Huge protests in Brazil as far-right presidential hopeful returns home

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Demonstrations held against Jair Bolsonaro’s extremist stance ahead of election The homecoming of Brazil’s far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro from hospital was upstaged this weekend by huge demonstrations as concerns over his authoritarian tendencies grew. Bolsonaro flew from São Paulo to his home in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, three weeks after being stabbed during […]