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Yale sidelines English poets after complaints of ‘colonialism’

Students at Yale University can now enroll in two revised English literature courses after a petition was circulated for 18 months calling to “decolonize the English department.” Students had complained the focus on white male poets was “actively harmful.” To meet their three prerequisites in English, students at the Ivy League school can now choose from four different courses: Readings ...

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Scores of French jihadists received welfare payments after joining ISIS – report

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 17:53 French jihadists who went to fight alongside Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria and Iraq received welfare benefits after joining the terrorists, local media are reporting citing police. France’s Criminal Brigade, specializing in tracking down IS funding, has uncovered fraudulent welfare payments to jihadists totaling over €2 million ($ 2.3 million) from Europe ...

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SA farmers jailed after forcing man into coffin & threatening to burn him (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 16:28 Edited time: 27 Oct, 2017 16:32 Two white South African farmers found guilty of assault, attempted murder and kidnapping for forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to set it alight have both been sentenced to more than 10 years behind bars. Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen were arrested and charged last ...

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Paint it black: Japanese student seeks $20K after school forced her to dye hair

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 15:46 An 18-year-old student has lodged a complaint with a Japanese court after her high school forced her to dye her brown hair black under faculty rules. The girl’s repeated attempts at changing her hair color were reportedly not enough for the school. The teen from Habikino city in Osaka prefecture is suing local authorities ...

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Tillerson scraps State Dept. sanctions office after Russia deadline missed – report

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reportedly scrapped an office within the State Department that coordinated foreign sanctions policy. Sanctions have long served as a pillar of Washington’s foreign policy toward Iran, North Korea and Russia. The sanctions office was shuttered after the Trump administration missed an October 1 deadline to apply new penalties against Russia, adopted by Congress ...

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JFK files: Soviets feared ‘irresponsible US generals’ would attack after assassination

The US National Archives released thousands of long-awaited secret documents about the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Thursday. A portion of the documents have, however, been withheld by President Donald Trump on the advice of the FBI and CIA, the AP reports. Here are the key revelations contained in the papers released so far: Soviet fear of all-out war ...

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British couple jailed after live streaming sexual abuse of child to US pedophile via Skype

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 08:06 A Devon couple who drugged a young girl they nicknamed “sleeping beauty” before live streaming her sexual abuse to an American pedophile via Skype have been jailed. Sarah Gotham, 34, and Craig Forbes, 36, will spend a total of 17 years behind bars. Gotham and Forbes were first contacted by pedophile Kori Ellis on ...

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Two women & their dogs saved after months at sea by US Navy (VIDEO)

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 04:24 Two women mariners and their dogs were rescued at sea by the USS Ashland following an outing this past Spring. The two were brought to safety after weeks of sending out distress signals from their boat. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba were rescued by the US Navy vessel Wednesday morning. The women embarked on ...

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Twitter shares are skyrocketing after it says it might finally make money soon

It’s been quite a day for Twitter and the West Coast is barely past breakfast. Besides a surprise earnings beat and the decision to ban Russian media firms RT and Sputnik from its advertising platform, the day is also notable for Twitter’s share price jumping 15 percent in early trading on news it could be profitable before the end of ...

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Amazon shares pass $1000 after posting strong financials

Amazon shared third-quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. The company posted significantly better-than-expected earnings, at 52 cents per share, when analysts were forecasting just three cents. Shares quickly ticked up 7% in initial after-hours trading, to above the $ 1000 per share milestone. Revenue came in at $ 43.74 billion, versus the consensus estimate of $ 42.14 billion. This is ...

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