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Poland court bill: Parliament votes for judicial reforms

Critics say the bill is a threat to the rule of law, giving control of the judiciary to politicians.

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US Republican asks Nasa if civilisation on Mars existed

A US congressman asked scientists if the Red Planet could have been occupied “thousands of years ago”.

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BBC

India Says It is in Quiet Talks With China to Tackle Border Stand-off

When Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on the sidelines of a regional conference last month, officials said they reached an understanding not to let the two countries’ long-standing “differences become disputes”. 802 more words

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Corpses, Booby Traps, Snipers Are Everywhere in Devastated City of Mosul

The massive effort to drive the Islamic State from what had been Iraq’s second-largest city is now being matched by an enormous challenge to bring an ancient metropolis back to life from near total ruin. 274 more words

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​Quiet Time: July 20, 2017

Topic: Revision – Peace
Prayer: ✔️
Bible Verses:

Isaiah 26:3

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” – Isaiah 26:3… 462 more words

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10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil while on desert hike

A boy’s misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder.

Ten-year-old Jude Sparks was on a desert hike in Las Cruces in November when he tripped over what turned out to be the fossilized tusk of a 1.2 million-year-old elephant-like creature, called a stegomastodon. 84 more words

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NPR News: India's New President, Until Now Little-Known, Vows To Represent Less Fortunate

India’s New President, Until Now Little-Known, Vows To Represent Less Fortunate
Ram Nath Kovind, 71, was elected Thursday as India’s head of state, a largely ceremonial post. 21 more words

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