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Iraq's Kurds vote 'yes' to independent state in referendum - official results

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Almost 93 percent of Iraq’s Kurds voted to create an independent state, the High Elections and Referendum Commission said on Wednesday, in a referendum that has angered the Baghdad government and regional powers Turkey and Iran. 70 more words

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Portraying disabled people as ‘parasites’ could lead to ‘violence and killings’, says UN chair | DisabledGo News and Blog

Disabled people could be at risk of violence, and even “killings and euthanasia”, because of their portrayal by the UK government and media as “parasites” who live on benefits, according to unpublished comments by the chair of a UN committee. 140 more words

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving | The Independent

The King of Saudi Arabia has issued a decree allowing women to drive, state media has said. The order – issued by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – overturned a longstanding policy which had become a powerful symbol of oppression. 26 more words

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Brexit news: UK must be prepared to walk from EU says John Mills | UK | News | Express.co.uk

JOHN MILLS, a Labour-supporting Brexiteer, has insisted the UK must stand strong and be prepared to walk away from the table in European Union negotiations. 19 more words

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People with dementia receive little specialist support at end of life, despite high levels of need | Care Industry News

Research has found that, despite having complex needs, most of the healthcare received by people in the later stages of dementia is provided by GPs or emergency… 20 more words

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The practice of gov’t agencies suing, although highly ridiculed and uncommon, has been going on for years according to Columbia Journalism Review.

Source: The U.S. Government Is Suing People For Requesting Public Records

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(BATON ROUGE, La.) — Police believe the slayings of two black men was likely racially motivated and said Sunday they have a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — in custody #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Sept.18: The suspect, Kenneth Gleason, was being held on drug charges……..Authorities did not yet have enough evidence to charge him with murder, Baton Rouge Sgt. 491 more words

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The land of the free, that is the freedom to bear arms, but not to live, that is only reserved for the white supremacists. When will Trump tweet this is Fake News and is media manipulation, not forgetting it will be the fault of Obama.