Corsican nationalists win historic victory in French elections


Corsican nationalists celebrate election victory, call for greater autonomy.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art says it will not remove a painting of a young girl by Balthus, that has been targeted by an online petition.


“Thérèse Dreaming” (1938) by Balthus.
“The Met is romanticizing voyeurism and the objectification of children” .The petition’s author, Mia Merrill, suggested that the painting be replaced by a painting by a female painter from the same time period as Balthus.

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Seven landscapes – 3 – Is Delhi the most polluted city on Earth?

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The world’s 20 most polluted cities (fine particules)

  1. Zabol, Iran – 217
  2. Gwalior, India – 176
  3. Allahabad, India – 170
  4. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 156
  5. Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia – 152
  6. Patna, India – 149
  7. Raipur, India – 144
  8. Bamenda, Cameroon – 132
  9. Xingtai, China – 128
  10. Baoding, China – 126
  11. Delhi, India – 122
  12. Ludhiana, India – 122
  13. Dammam, Saudi Arabia – 121
  14. Shijiazhuang, China – 121
  15. Kanpur, India – 115
  16. Khanna, India – 114
  17. Firozabad, India – 113
  18. Lucknow, India – 113
  19. Handan, China – 112
  20. Peshawar, Pakistan – 111

 

Seven landscapes – 2 – Israeli settlement in Israel.

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Human Rights Watch  has urged the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to publish as planned a database of companies involved in Israeli settlement activity.

 

Atkins, Krenwinkel, Van Houten, laughing.

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Susan Denise Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten laugh after receiving the death sentence for their part in the Tate-LaBianca killing at the order of Charles Manson, March 29, 1971

 

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Paul François, poisoned by Monsanto

Paul Francois, farmer poisoned by herbicide Lasso is suffering neurological problems.

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Employees of Cyclocity (Velib)

Employees of Cyclocity, a branch of France's advertising group JCDecaux that maintains the 'Velib' bike-sharing system, gather outside the Hotel de Ville in Paris to protest ahead of the decision of the Union Autolib' Vélib' Metropole's bidding commission to select a new provider service '315 workers unemployed'

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Bangkok nites

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Bangkok nites, a movie by  Katsuya Tomita
with Subenja Pongkorn, Sunun Phuwiset, Chutlpha Promplang.

 

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Global meat consumption

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The global demand for meat is growing, particularly in China and India, which could see an 80% boom in the meat sector by 2022 due to a new (and growing) middle class.

"Catering for this growing demand means industrialized farming methods: Animals are pumped full of growth hormones. This has terrible consequences on how animals are treated and on the health of consumers." Barbara Unmuessig, Henrich Boell foundation,meat atlas

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Sweden knock Italy out of World Cup qualifying

For the first time since 1958 and only the second time ever, the Italian national team will not qualify for the World Cup.

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Catalonia – demonstrators demanding release of jailed Catalan leaders

Jordi Cuixart, leader of Catalan group Omnium Cultural, and Jordi Sanchez, president of the Catalan National Assembly were remanded in prison last month after they were quizzed by a judge on suspicion of sedition.
Eight former members of Puigdemont's deposed Catalan government, including ex vice-president Oriol Junqueras, are also in jail awaiting trial on similar charges, after it was ruled they were too much of a flight risk to be released on bail.

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Study for Patrice Evra

Study for Patrice Evra
Former Manchester United star Evra lost his cool and punted a supporter around the side of the head.
Patrice Evra has left Marseille by mutual consent and been banned from Uefa competition for the rest of the season for kicking one of his own fans.

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The corruption of elites

The world’s biggest businesses, heads of state and global figures in politics, entertainment and sport who have sheltered their wealth in secretive tax havens are being revealed this week in a major new investigation : the paradise papers.

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Martin Shkreli : ‘prison life isn’t that bad’

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Shkreli gained notoriety in 2015 when his company obtained a manufacturing license for an anti-parasitic drug and raised the price dramatically, leading to him to be known as “the most hated man in America”.

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