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‘We were poor kids, we didn’t understand’: RT sheds light on casual child abuse by shamanic cult

Under the guise of being “holy men, whose power is stolen by women” Indonesian shamans abuse dozens of boys each, often swapping victims between each other – in a tradition that persists in disregard of the law. The waroks of East Java are world-renowned for their traditional masked dance, Reog Ponorogo, but in fact play a central role in rural ...

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India’s ‘Modicare,’ funding 500mn poor, to launch late September – PM

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has set a date for the launch of his revolutionary health scheme, dubbed ‘Modicare,’ which will see healthcare covered by the state for around 500 million of its poorest citizens. Modi, who has previously said that the country can reach its potential only with a healthy population, announced on Wednesday that the health scheme ...

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Take away land & the poor will starve, South African farmer tells RT

White farmers in South Africa are outraged at government plans to amend the constitution to allow their lands to be seized without compensation. Investments and food production will suffer, they warn. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his “democracy in action” plan this week to speed up expropriation of white-owned land. The government wants to redistribute the land to the black population ...

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'Somewhere, Ronaldo is winking': Social media piles in on penalty-missing Messi after poor match

Lionel Messi played with the weight of Argentina’s hopes upon his shoulders, laboring against a tenacious Iceland, before underlining a frustrating performance with a decisive penalty miss. Twitter was not kind. Just the facts. MESSI ⚽️ in his 16 matches in the World Cup: 1 ⚽️00000001 ⚽️1 ⚽️2 ⚽️⚽️00000#ArgentinavIceland #Russia2018 — THE BET SOCIETY (@thebetsociety) 16 June 2018 But it ...

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‘It’s incredibly expensive to be poor in America’ – Redacted Tonight

The Redacted Tonight team takes a look at the striking number of poor people – 40 million – living in the United States, despite the country having a reputation as being one of the wealthiest and most successful in the world. “About 40 million live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty, and 5.3 million live in Third World conditions ...

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Macron arriving for ‘demanding dialogue’ with Putin, but France is in poor position to dictate terms

Paris promises Emmanuel Macron will show resolve during his visit to St. Petersburg, but the French president may instead turn on the charm and look for shared interests on Iran and finance, not differences over Syria and Ukraine. During his two-day visit, a reversal of the lavish reception Vladimir Putin was granted in Versailles a year ago, Macron will meet ...

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Raising taxes on poor is a 'good thing for those people' – billionaire Michael Bloomberg

Left leaning billionaire Michael Bloomberg says he would like to hike taxes on low-income citizens in his crusade against sugary drinks. He says it’s a “good thing for those people.” Bloomberg says he wants to decide on what is good for low-income people. “The question is do you want to pander to those people? Or do you want to get ...

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Communist candidate set to lose his moustache over poor election showing

Pavel Grudinin will have to endure insult to injury for the lowest result ever for a communist candidate in a Russian presidential race, as he had earlier bet his moustache that he would receive at least 15 percent of the vote. In early February, Grudinin made a bet with popular Russian web journalist Yuri Dud. The two agreed that if ...

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‘May’s crackdown on Russia aimed at boosting poor ratings at home’ – ex-London mayor to RT

The UK’s crackdown on Russia over the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal is not backed by evidence, and is solely aimed at boosting PM Theresa May’s low ratings, Ken Livingstone, the former London mayor, told RT. “I don’t think we should be announcing and condemning people until we have some evidence and some truth in all of this,” Livingstone ...

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US agents untrained to vet Islamic radicals, have poor grasp of jihadist threat, experts warn

US law enforcers aren’t trained to detect Islamic radicals, which enabled a suspected Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist to remain off the radar in America for seven years, attorney Jennifer Breedon told RT. Saudi national, Naif Abdulaziz Alfallaj, who trained at the Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan together with some of the 9/11 plane hijackers, was detained in Oklahoma in February. He arrived in ...

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