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Indigenous Nation Stopped BC Social Workers From Apprehending Child, 6, on Their Land

Late Saturday, leaders, matriarchs, and community members from the Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit house group and Gitanmaax Band Council gathered to stop social workers from apprehending a child. Photo courtesy Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit Leaders and community members of Gitxsan Nation gathered in northeastern B.C. on Saturday evening to block social workers from apprehending a 6-year-old girl and “end the tragic […]

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Museum Starts OnlyFans Account After Its TikTok Is Banned for Posting Nudes

Image: NORBERT MILLAUER/DDP/AFP via Getty Images A consortium of museums in Vienna have created an OnlyFans account to post nude artworks as part of a “new wave of prudishness” on social media platforms.  The so-called “Vienna Laid Bare” initiative was launched by Vienna’s tourism board late last week along with its OnlyFans account. As of writing […]

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Afghans Bury Loved Ones in Mass Graves After Second Suicide Bombing in a Week

Relatives and locals dig graves during a mass funeral for the victims of Friday’s suicide attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Photo: Sidiqullah Khan/AP Photo This week, the southern city of Kandahar in Afghanistan witnessed scenes of unimaginable horror as multiple bombs ripped through Imam Bargah-e-Fatima, a Shia mosque, during the Friday prayers. […]

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Chile Is Sending Troops to Crack Down on an Indigenous Tribe and Create ‘Peace’

Chilean riot police stand in front of a wall that was scratched and partially destroyed during a protest demanding freedom for Mapuche political prisoners on July 9, 2021 in Santiago, Chile. Photo by Claudio Abarca Sandoval/NurPhoto via Getty Images. A longstanding conflict between the Indigenous Mapuche group and the government of Chile flared into violent protests […]

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The $100 Billion Club Was Exclusively American and French. Until Now.

This week, a 64-year-old energy mogul from India became the first non-Western to join the exclusive $100 billion club of the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.  Mukesh Ambani, the richest person in Asia according to Forbes, came in tenth, rounding out the exclusive all-boys mega-billionaire top ten list. A devout Hindu, Ambani is vegetarian and abstains from […]

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‘Urgent Pizza:’ The Untold Story of the Largest Hack in Twitch’s History

Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. At the end of the day on a Friday in October 2014, just a few months after Amazon paid nearly $1 billion for the video game streaming website Twitch, an engineer stumbled upon what at the time was the […]

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He Recorded the Sexual Assault and Blackmailed Her. He Was Her Teacher.

Her grades had been deteriorating throughout the term. As students shuffled out of the classroom, she became anxious at the idea of flunking and disappointing her parents. Then her teacher told her to stay behind after class. Sidra, 18, whose name has been changed in this article for safety reasons, felt tears welling up in […]

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The Anti-Trafficking Movement Is Pivoting to Afghanistan

Dina Francesca Haynes was having a difficult time. A professor at New England Law Boston and an expert in international human rights law and human trafficking, she was trying to get her vulnerable clients out of Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal, a chaotic experience unlike anything in her two decades of working […]

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CIA Funding Arm Gave Encrypted App Wickr $1.6 Million

Image: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. In-Q-Tel, a nonprofit investment firm started by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), recently poured more than $1.6 million into encrypted messaging platform Wickr, according to public disclosure records reviewed by Motherboard. The $1.6 […]

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MAGA Gun Church That Worships With AR-15s Has Bought a Giant Mountain Property in Tennessee

The MAGA-loving religious sect that worships with AR-15s has purchased a 130-acre property on a mountain in eastern Tennessee to serve as a “training center” and holy ground for its devoted, gun-toting followers, VICE News has learned.  The latest property acquisition is more evidence that Pastor Hyung Jin “Sean” Moon, a fervent conspiracy theorist and […]

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From Soda to Blackouts, A Global Gas Crisis Is Causing Havoc

China is experiencing rolling blackouts and factory shutdowns. U.K. soda shelves may soon be empty. Fertilizer plants are shutting down and slaughterhouses are growing wary of how long they can withstand periods without a crucial ingredient they need to keep up meat production.  Advertisement The common denominator between all of these strained industries is a […]

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900 Detained After Seven ‘Targeted Killings’ in the World’s Most Militarized Zone

A funeral procession of slain government school principal Supinder Kour in Srinagar on Oct. 8, a day after suspected militants shot dead two school teachers in Indian-administered Kashmir. Photo: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP Teachers. A principal. And a well-known pharmacist. They were all shot dead in broad daylight last week in India-controlled Kashmir, heightening fear in […]

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Men Who Spent 29 Days Lost at Sea Say It Was a Nice Break From the Pandemic

The two men were thrown far off course when they hit a patch of rough weather in their small, 60 horsepower motorboat. Photo by by wildestanimal, via Getty Images Two men who spent 29 days lost at sea in the South Pacific were rescued some 400 kilometres from their point of origin earlier this month – having drifted […]

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Police Say They’re ‘Too Busy’ to Assist Abused Children on National Children’s Day

Two children and their mother were turned away when they turned up at a police station in Sri Lanka to lodge a complaint against their father. Photo for representational purpose only, via Getty Images A lawyer accompanied two children and their mother to a police station in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo to lodge a complaint […]

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Endangered Sea Turtles Found Slaughtered Next to Abandoned Stove and Knife

The grisly discovery. Photo: Courtesy of SABAH WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT Wildlife officials in Sabah, Malaysia made a grisly discovery on patrol last Friday when they found the carcasses of 11 endangered sea turtles, turned over and split open with their insides hanging out.  The animals were believed to have been slaughtered for their meat, Sabah Wildlife […]

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Soccer Player Who Brutally Kicked a Ref in the Head Charged With Attempted Murder

Shocking video of the incident shows the player kicking a referee in the head while he’s on the ground. (Screenshot via YouTube.com) A Brazilian soccer match descended into chaos this week when an angry player knocked down a referee and appeared to deliberately kick him in the head while on the ground.  William Ribeiro, a […]

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Dead Transgender Soldier Wins Case Against Army Over Her ‘Illegal’ Discharge

BYUN HEE-SOO WAS SOUTH KOREA’S FIRST TRANSGENDER SOLDIER. Photo: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File South Korea’s first transgender soldier has won a court case against the country’s army, months after she killed herself following her dismissal from the military. A South Korean court ruled on Thursday it was unfair for the army to forcibly discharge the former […]

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A Teacher Chopped Off Their Hair. An Attempted Suicide and Strike Followed.

Students of Rabindra University in Bangladesh protest after a teacher chopped off some of their classmates’ hair to “discipline” them. Photo: Ahmed Humayun Kabir/ The Daily Star When he received his overly cramped exam schedule, college student Nazmul Hasan Tuhin was perplexed, so he and his classmates started a petition to have it changed. And then […]

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Bitcoin Miner Facing $5.6M Fine for Starting Rogue Power Plant

A Bitcoin miner in Inner Mongolia, China. Image: Bloomberg / Contributor via Getty Images It started with a mysterious humming noise that sounded like a wave “but 100 times more annoying,” according to local reports. Then residents of an estate in Alberta, Canada did some investigating and found out that the weird racket was actually a […]

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​​What’s the Point of 15-Minute Grocery Delivery?

Moveable explores the future of transportation, infrastructure, energy, and cities. Ralf Wenzel seems to hate grocery shopping. He said it used to take him an hour or longer to go to the grocery store across the street from his apartment in Tribeca. And don’t get him started on Trader Joe’s, which he describes as “physically […]

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Man Jailed for ‘Depraved’ Sexual Torture of Girlfriend While Cousin Watched

A Singapore court heard the case of a local man who sexually tortured his then-girlfriend in 2018. Photo: gaiamoments via Getty Images For allegedly stealing a portable phone charger and an electric scooter, a young woman in Singapore was humiliated, assaulted and sexually tortured by her then-boyfriend in front of his cousin, a series of shocking […]

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Distracted by COVID, Another Infectious Disease Brews in the Philippines

Dr. Ma. Cecilia Aquino, a TB specialist and chief of the Karuhatan Health Center, screens a patient’s X-ray film for signs of tuberculosis. Photo: Anthony Esguerra MANILA, Philippines – One morning in September, housewife Fely Loren Barracas started coughing. She thought it was just an ordinary cold, but a week’s course of antibiotics failed to […]

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A Politician’s Convoy Ran Into Protesters. Nine People Have Died Since.

Farmers burn an effigy of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest in Amritsar on Oct. 4, a day after clashes at Lakhimpur involving farmers who were protesting against farm laws in which at least nine people were killed. Photo: Narinder NANU / AFP Nine people, including four farmers and a journalist, were killed on […]

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These People Are Lining Up for 10 Hours to Get Their Country Out of the ‘Dark Ages’

VOTER APPLICANTS LINE UP BEFORE DAWN OUTSIDE A MALL IN MANILA TO REGISTER FOR THE 2022 ELECTIONS. PHOTO: COURTESY OF MAUI MAURICIO It was still dark when Maui Mauricio, a video producer in Manila, Philippines, arrived at the driveway of a mall where the government was registering voters for next year’s elections. He made sure […]

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Grocery Store Opens ‘Chat Registers’ for Lonely Customers

A Dutch supermarket chain says it will introduce 200 “chat registers” in its stores for customers who aren’t in a hurry and want to have a chat during checkout. The initiative, announced by the popular supermarket chain Jumbo on Monday, is meant to combat loneliness—especially in the country’s elderly population. According to Statistics Netherlands, a […]

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Conspiracy Theorists Are Salivating Over a Canadian Military Psy-Op Report

A first sergeant and employee in the operations centre of the Bundeswehr in the “Kommando Territoriale Aufgaben” works on his computer. (Photo by Annette Riedl/picture alliance via Getty Images) A Canadian Armed Forces attempt at combating misinformation is now being used by conspiracy theorists as evidence the government conspired about COVID-19.  On Monday, the Ottawa […]

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The World’s Oldest Rainforest Was Just Handed Back to Its Indigenous Owners

The Daintree is home to more  rare, threatened or endangered species than anywhere else in the world, including the Southern cassowary. Photo by picassos, via Getty The world’s oldest tropical rainforest has been given back to its traditional Indigenous owners in a historic deal with Australia’s Queensland state government. At a ceremony on Wednesday, the Eastern […]

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This Activist Is Calling Out How Climate Stories Are Told

Disha Ravi takes part in a digital strike this year. Photo courtesy of Disha Ravi With wildfires ravaging the American landscape, heatwaves tearing across western Canada and the US, and floods inundating German towns, climate change awareness has been at an all-time high in recent months. But for 22-year-old Indian activist Disha Ravi, climate change […]

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