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Dates and bullets: Sudan in the grip of the RSF militia

Al Jazeera - 5 hours 3 min ago
The Sudanese protest movement needs a focused strategy to resist the RSF's growing power.
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Crohn's patient REVERSES his painful condition by going vegan

Daily Mail - 5 hours 5 min ago
Doctors who treated the man in Missouri believe the high-fibre diet could be beneficial for people with Crohn's. But other experts warn against such drastic measures.
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Voting Methods

[Revised entry by Eric Pacuit on June 24, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A fundamental problem faced by any group of people is how to arrive at a good group decision when there is disagreement among its members. The difficulties are most evident when there is a large number of people with diverse opinions, such as, when electing leaders in a national election. But it is often not any easier with smaller groups, such as, when a committee must select a candidate to hire, or when a group of friends must decide where to go for dinner. Mathematicians, philosophers, political scientists and economists have devised various...
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Cypriot army captain pleads guilty to being island's first serial killer

Daily Mail - 5 hours 7 min ago
Nicos Metaxas, 35, appeared under heavy guard in the capital of Nicosia on Monday where he admitted killing five women and two of their daughters during a three-year murder spree.
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Disabled mugging victim Alan Barnes faces losing money on another house

Daily Mail - 5 hours 9 min ago
Alan Barnes, who broke his collar bone when he was pushed over in 2015, is looking for a buyer for his property in Low Fell, Gateshead. He is seeking to move for the fifth time since the attack.
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Scottish Tory MPs warn Boris Johnson he must 'carry the whole UK'

Daily Mail - 5 hours 9 min ago
MPs insisted Boris Johnson and rival Jeremy Hunt must 'prove' their commitment to the union during the campaign.
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Tory leadership: Who will choose the next Prime Minister?

BBC News - 5 hours 10 min ago
Only 160,000 people will decide if Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt becomes PM.
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Suspected people smugglers use 'mother boat' to sneak migrants into Italy

Daily Mail - 5 hours 10 min ago
Border control agency Frontex detected a suspicious fishing trawler last week towing a smaller vessel behind near the island of Lampedusa in the south of Italy using a drone and a surveillance plane.
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Greater Western America: Giants seek USA game

Sydney Morning Herald - 5 hours 12 min ago
The Greater Western Sydney Giants and the AFL are exploring the novel concept of playing a game for premiership points in the United States.
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Bitcoin’s back! BTC blows past $11,000, up almost 300% this year

Russia Today - 5 hours 14 min ago
Bitcoin soared above the $11,000 mark on Monday, reaching a more than 15-month high. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency hit $11,234 during early trading, nearly tripling in value since January.
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Theme park junkie tries out Blue Flash backyard rollercoaster ride in Indiana

Daily Mail - 5 hours 17 min ago
Four theme park fans, who call themselves the Ohio Valley Coasters Team, went to Bruceville, Indiana, to try out the Blue Flash - a coaster built 18 years ago by John Ivers.
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Could coffee help you lose weight?

CNN - 5 hours 21 min ago
Drinking coffee could activate the body's fat-fighting defenses, a discovery that could have potential implications in the battle against obesity and diabetes.
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Eight British soldiers arrested over 'drunken brawl in Lithuania'

Daily Mail - 5 hours 21 min ago
Local media reported that eight soldiers had been detained after a 'massive fight' broke out in the early hours of Sunday in the town of Palanga on the country's Baltic coast.
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West ‘turns blind eye’ to ‘ultra-nationalists’ rioting when it comes to Georgia – Moscow

Russia Today - 5 hours 21 min ago
Western politicians ignore anti-Russian riots in Georgia, hoping to destroy the historical ties Georgians have with Russia, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. Tbilisi, meanwhile, offered concessions to the protesters.
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Video shows New York City personal trainer land handstand after falling headfirst at the gym

Daily Mail - 5 hours 23 min ago
Personal trainer David Hanono was in the middle of a workout in New York City when he jumped onto a raised platform on one leg while holding an exercise ball.
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How coffee could be the secret to fighting obesity

Daily Mail - 5 hours 24 min ago
Scientists at the University of Nottingham used nine people to test their theory, which had already been successful in a lab. Coffee was found to increase activity in people's brown fat, which burns calories.
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Bill Gates regrets not inventing Android

Daily Mail - 5 hours 24 min ago
Gates made the comments at an event hosted by Village Global, a venture capital firm based in Walnut, California, where he discussed the difficult decisions taken to build a successful business.
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Coca-Cola partners with a Chinese dairy company to sponsor the Olympics

CNN - 5 hours 27 min ago
Coca-Cola has teamed up with a Chinese dairy company to sponsor the Olympics until 2032.
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Grandfather is sacked by Asda for sharing an 'anti-Islamic' Billy Connolly sketch on Facebook

Daily Mail - 5 hours 27 min ago
Brian Leach, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was sacked on Wednesday after five years in the job. The post referred to a Billy Connolly sketch that poked fun at suicide bombing.
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Body painter creates an impressive Bob Ross inspired landscape on her stomach

Daily Mail - 5 hours 28 min ago
Mother-of-three and body artist Jen Seidel, 50, from Baltimore, Maryland, used several bright colors and different sized brushes to create the Bob Ross inspired picture on herself.
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