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Aid agencies say Yemen blockade remains, Egeland calls it 'collective punishment'

GENEVA (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition’s blockade of Yemen, which has cut off food imports to a population where 7 million people are on the brink of famine, is “illegal collective punishment” of civilians, a prominent aid official said on Thursday.
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Remains

If I choose to die today
I’d say, live it your way.
Don’t let your dreams sway,
Nor let people lead you astray.

Live and don’t love, 93 more words

In A Rush To Feel Nothing At All

Japan woman claims to have dumped babies in concrete buckets

(Source: sg.news.yahoo.com)

A Japanese woman says she put four of her babies in concrete-filled buckets and kept them in her apartment for two decades… 233 more words

Current Affairs

Hotel occupancy rate in Singapore remains flat at 82.1% in 9M2017

(Source: sg.finance.yahoo.com)

It posted a marginal decrease of 0.3 percentage points last year.

Hotel occupancy rate in Singapore stabilized at 82.1% in the first nine months of 2017 after posting a marginal decrease from last year’s 82.4%, according to Business Travel Pulse released by CWT Solutions Group and CAPA Aviation Centre. 99 more words

Current Affairs

Thankfulness & Appreciation Series -- Part 1

It’s November 16th, and a bit late to start giving thanks but better late than never.

I am thankful that I have the ability to do what I do. 663 more words

Corruption

India's Modi remains overwhelmingly popular, says Pew poll

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favorable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than two-thirds are satisfied with the direction he is taking the country, a Pew survey has found, two years before he heads into a general election.
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Sessions: Obama Marijuana Policy Remains In Effect

(Source: www.forbes.com)

Obama-era guidance that allows states to legalize marijuana without federal interference remains in effect, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday. He also conceded that cannabis is not as dangerous as heroin and that a current Congressional rider prevents the Department of Justice from prosecuting people who are in compliance state medical marijuana laws. 358 more words

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