Jewish enclaves spring up around NYC, so does intolerance : International de

For years, ultra-Orthodox Jewish families priced out of increasingly expensive Brooklyn neighborhoods have been turning to the suburbs, where they have taken advantage of open space and cheaper housing to establish modern-day versions of the European shtetls where their ancestors lived for centuries before the Holocaust. The expansion of Hasidic communities in New York’s Hudson […]

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Alabama Bowl 2020: Louisiana vs. Miami (OH TV Schedule, Time and Odds

Brian Blanco/Associated Press The LendingTree Bowl is the final FBS postseason game before the CFB National Championship. While the spread indicates the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns will blow out the Miami (OH) RedHawks, Monday’s matchup could be intriguing to fans of Power Five programs that may have coaching vacancies in the next year or two. Louisiana’s […]

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Libya’s parliament votes against Turkish involvement : International de

Libya’s parliament has voted unanimously against deals on security and maritime cooperation the UN-backed government in Tripoli signed with Turkey, days after Turkish lawmakers approved a troop deployment to chaos-wracked Libya. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fayez Serraj, the head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA, signed the two controversial deals at a […]

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Dom Bess earns plaudits for stellar holding job

Dominic Bess has won praise from the players of both sides after providing a crucial contribution on the second day in Cape Town. While the figures – 1-62 from 27 overs – may not look outstanding, Bess’s control allowed England’s seamers to rotate throughout the day. With one end is offering bowlers significant amount of […]

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Wow, This Interracial Relationship ‘Bot’ Really Went Off the Rails

If you thought an interracial relationship was just a kind of relationship rather than an issue to be tackled, think again! Buzzfeed News attempted to unpack interracial dating Friday by giving people a space to “speak” with a “chatbot” (read: type in a text field on the conceit that people in interracial relationships aren’t always […]

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Former Nissan CEO spotted socialising in Beirut while on run : International de

Embattled former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn celebrated New Year’s Eve surrounded by his wife and friends in Lebanon, following his dramatic, Hollywood-worthy escape from Japan inside an instrument case. The alleged embezzler, 65, is shown in a photo seated at the head of a table adorned with glasses of wine and several candles, flanked by […]

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Bangkok braces for mass anti-military protest

BANGKOK: Bangkok braced Saturday for the first major protest since March elections, a test of anti-government sentiment among younger Thais called to the streets by the kingdom’s most popular political figure. The youth-propelled Future Forward Party (FFP has been a thorn in the military-aligned establishment’s side since the elections, and its popular billionaire leader Thanathorn […]

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Pharmaceuticals: who decides the price of life? – podcast

This episode was first broadcast on 7 February 2019. When Carlie Pleasant was nine, her parents were told she would not live beyond 15. Her diagnosis was cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition that results in a build-up of mucus in the lungs, making it hard to breathe. Pleasant, who is now 29 with a husband […]

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New Zealand divers search for volcano victims; death toll rises to 15

WELLINGTON: New Zealand divers searched contaminated waters near the volcanic White Island for two remaining bodies on Saturday, as the death toll from an eruption rose to 15 people, the police said. Waters around the island were contaminated by the massive eruption of rocks, lava and chemicals on Monday, reducing visibility. “Divers have reported seeing […]

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Update: Serious assault, Noosa Heads

Police have charged two men following a brawl at Noosa Heads on New Year’s Eve which left a man with serious head injuries. It will be alleged that a fight occurred between a group of men in a car park near Noosa Parade around 11pm. A 20-year-old Lake McDonald man was assaulted during the altercation […]

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Nigeria has a mental health problem

On the outside, the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Yaba seems tranquil. But on the inside of this century-old facility – one of only a half-dozen psychiatric centres in Lagos, and the only one run by the federal government of Nigeria – tensions are running high. At the outpatient clinic, the crowd of people waiting to consult […]

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Five ways travellers could celebrate New Year’s Eve twice

Templar fortress in Badajoz, Spain. Photo: Getty Images If fireworks, street parties and staying up until way past normal bedtime are your thing – it is one of the best nights in the diary. But if New Year’s Eve is something that you always relish, why limit yourself to just a single annual dose of it? […]

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Mum-of-three left sobbing every day as she faces Christmas in ‘horror’ home

A desperate mum says her mould-infested homes leaves her sobbing daily and in fear for her three kids’ health. Lisa Murray is terrified at prospect of spending the cold winter months and Christmas in the “bombsite” she calls home. Chronicle Live reports that she has begged her housing association, Your Homes Newcastle, to move the […]

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2020 NHL All-Star Game Rosters: Full Lineups for All 4 Divisions Released

Jeff Roberson/Associated Press The NHL’s Hockey Operations Department selected 37 All-Stars for the upcoming 2020 NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 25 in St. Louis, and the league announced the rosters on Monday. The list also includes divisional captains elected through the 2020 NHL All-Star Fan Vote presented by Adidas, which were announced on Dec. 21: […]

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Violent protests rage in India for 4th day over citizenship law

Indian Muslims hold placards during a protest after Friday prayers. (AP pic KOLKATA: Demonstrators in eastern India set fire to more than a dozen buses and vandalised at least six railway stations on Saturday, as violent protests against a new citizenship law continued for a fourth straight day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the […]

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England’s orgy of World Cup backslapping distracts from Test malaise

Maybe the timing was simply unfortunate, but supporters of England’s Test team could have been forgiven for scratching their heads in bewilderment earlier this week. For just around the time that England were being bowled out for 181 in their first innings in Centurion – the fifth time in 12 first innings they have failed […]

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Religious Freedom In Pakistan Continues To ‘Deteriorate’ Under Imran Khan- Led Govt: UN Commission

New York: Asserting that religious freedom in Pakistan continues to “deteriorate” under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW has said that discriminatory legislation by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has empowered people with “extremist mindsets” to carry out attacks on religious minorities. In its 47-page report […]

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A String of Potential Hate Crimes Against Jews in New York Were Reported Over Hanukkah

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. After at least six reports of potentially anti-Semitic attacks across New York City during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the city is upping its police presence across certain Brooklyn neighborhoods and places of worship. “Anyone who terrorizes our Jewish community WILL face […]

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Jeremy Corbyn apologizes for Labour’s slaughter in U.K. election

LONDON —Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn apologized Sunday for this party’s crushing defeat in the British general election but defended his campaign, which failed to resonate with the party’s working-class base, as “one of hope rather than fear.” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won 365 of the 650 seats in the House of […]

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All the Aussie Podcasts You Need in Your Life Pronto

Whether it’s on the morning commute to work, during a gruelling gym session or when tackling menial chores, we know we’re full-blown obsessed with listening to podcasts. Heck, we’d have them in our ears 24/7 if it were possible. Therefore, we have certainly tuned in to our fair share of them. We have to say— […]

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We have ‘non-firm’ power contracts with Zim and Zambia

Eskom’s chief operations officer, Jan Oberholzer, has confirmed to journalists that the power utility entered into contracts to supply power to Zimbabwe and Zambia – but only if it is available. The executive was responding to questions from media, following a briefing by President Cyril Ramaphosa at MegaWatt Park, on the steps being taken to […]

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Man charged with murder of 35-year-old in Hounslow, west London

A man has been charged with the murder of a 35-year-old in west London who police said was stabbed to death as he slept. Ebrima Cham, known as Brim, was attacked while staying at a friend’s flat in Hounslow on 19 December. Scotland Yard said Simon Emmons, 39, of no fixed abode, was arrested on […]

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