How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News

June 27, 2017

… burn her books. One response read: “Guess it’s true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can’t make her think.” Twenty years on from that first book, it looks like no-one’s going to be saying “Avada Kedavra” to Harry Potter anytime soon. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk. More From …

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Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England’s skin – BBC News

June 24, 2017

Image copyright National Trust Image caption Is it a horse or a dragon? It is said that when King Arthur awakes the hill figure will rise up and dance The Uffington Horse, in the Berkshire Downs, is considered the oldest hill figure of them all. Carved in the Iron Age, there has been an unbroken chain of people caring for this prehistoric monument for the past 3,000 years. Image copyright August Schwerdfeger Image caption The Osmington White Horse was carved in honour of King George …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… on anti-smuggling and stemming the influx of migrants and refugees are ineffective and dont do enough to reduce migrant death at sea. Although we cannot expect from Frontex to change its mandate, we are shocked to see that EU investment at sea is mainly focused on deterrence and surveillance and that there is no mandate of proactive SAR, MSF said. Finally, the report argues, migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have been on the rise since early 2016, before aid organizations stepped up their …

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Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

… The opposite side of Minelli’s work involves large, colorful flags that recall both nation-state and political movement — yet ultimately point to neither. Emblazoned with nonsensical maxims like “rise for No Reason” and “No More Opinions,” these banners seem to suggest that our political responses to serious problems may be just as incoherent as the crises themselves. He asks pedestrians to wave the flags — creating a public scene where the very point …

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Bill Maher’s use of ‘N-word’ is no joke

June 4, 2017

(CNN)Bill Maher is Ann Coulter with shorter hair: They both say outrageous and even hateful things to get press in a desperate effort to remain relevant. Maher gave us yet another example when he dropped the “N-word” on his HBO show “Real Time” Friday night. rise of racist rants caught on camera Join us on Twitter and Facebook More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCASL-Compliant Drag-N-Drop Page Builder Use this …

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Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 3, 2017

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The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

… social justice. As a high school student in 2013, Fletcher won the Verselandia poetry slam with work that included a poem condemning anti-Muslim hate. Right-wing extremism on the rise New America Foundation As tributes to the men poured in over the weekend, politicians, including President Trump, were slow to respond. At the same time that Islamaphobic attacks are on the rise in the U.S., with at least 385 documented instances in 2016 alone,attacks by perpetrators who are white, …

May 29, 2017
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Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? – BBC News

… Despite claiming housing benefit, tax credits and child benefit, there is always a shortfall at the end of the month. She wants the next government to introduce significant change: rents that can only rise in line with the National Living Wage, housing benefit that covers the rent, and more security of tenure. Conservative promises Image copyright Kate Stanworth Image caption Longer leases would give tenants more security, says Tracy Strassburg Tracy Strassburg – a mother of two …

May 29, 2017
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