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Uproar over contraceptive app after 37 users fall pregnant

A Swedish contraceptive app designed to let women know when it’s ‘safe’ for them to have unprotected sex has been reported to the country’s medical regulator after dozens of its users fell pregnant. The Södersjukhuset hospital in Stockholm lodged a complaint with the Swedish Medical Products Agency, or Läkedelsverket, after staff performed abortions on 37 users of the NaturalCycles app ...

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Uproar follows German politician’s racial slur against Boris Becker’s son

A lawmaker from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party became the target of a social media onslaught over a racial tweet which described tennis legend Boris Becker’s son as “half-n****r.” Twenty-three-year-old artist and DJ Noah Becker, who is mixed-race, had commented in a recent interview with Emotion magazine that he had been attacked in Germany because of the color ...

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French magazine causes uproar after putting Israel next to N. Korea as ‘not a real country’

French magazine Youpi had to withdraw its January issue for making the “mistake” of putting Israel next to North Korea as examples of not “real countries.” The magazine, which is aimed at children aged from five to eight, includes trivia card games. On one of the cards, Israel is put on a par with North Korea, both of which are ...

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Muslims are ‘not completely human,’ Swedish politician claims, causing uproar

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 19:12 Martin Strid, of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD), made the comments while addressing party faithful gathered for the SD’s national conference. Other members have distanced themselves from Strid who now faces expulsion. Addressing the crowd, Strid, according to various local sources said that there is a scale of humanity from 1 to 100, that ...

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Glory to heroes? Polish ‘patriotic’ mural mistakenly depicting Nazi soldiers stirs uproar

A “patriotic” mural commemorating the 1944 Warsaw uprising against Nazi occupation was recently unveiled in a Polish town. One of the pictures, however, drew swift denunciation, as it depicted SS soldiers who helped to crush the rebellion. This week, local authorities in the small Polish town of Lomianki, located several kilometers north of the capital Warsaw, boasted about the creation ...

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A look at NYC's contentious statues as uproar over removal mounts

Deep within the leafy realm of Inwood Hill Park at the top of Manhattan there sits a time-worn rock with a faded plaque that honors a legendarily dubious event in New York history. On that spot in 1626, claims the rock, Peter Minuit, director of the Dutch East India Company, “purchased” Manhattan Island from the Mohawks and Lenape Native Americans ...

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