Thursday, July 19, 2018

World

World

Revealed: 90s hit La Macarena can save lives

Spanish dancefloor favourite La Macarena could save lives, with the rhythm helping first responders to keep time while doing CPR chest compressions. ...

'Claudia was a good girl. Why did they kill her?' From a Guatemalan village...

When Claudia Gómez was a little girl she would climb fruit trees for cherries and apricots, and chase her friends through the lush corn fields scattered across the hills of their village in...

'We got Theresa but not in the legal way': Ireland's secret adoptions

She was two days old and in “good condition” when a couple knocked on the door of a house in Collins Avenue, Dublin. It was 1954, a time when Ireland was ruled from...

'North is next’: fresh fight for grassroots power that beat Ireland abortion ban

Just a few years ago, the Abortion Rights Campaign in Ireland was predominantly active in the capital of Dublin. By the time a landslide 66.4% of the country voted on 25 May to...

'Phenomenal' Ardern: NZ mothers-to-be on the birth of a new kind of prime minister

In mid-June Jacinda Ardern will become the second serving prime minister in history to give birth while in office. Ardern will take six weeks’ leave after giving birth and when she returns to...

Mariano Rajoy ousted as Spain's prime minister

Mariano Rajoy, once viewed as the great survivor of Spanish politics, has been ousted as prime minister in a vote of no confidence after several former members of his party were convicted of...

Murdered Maltese reporter faced threat of libel action in UK

A British law firm has been accused by the family of the murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia of harassment, intimidation and an attempt to “cripple” her financially by threatening to sue her...

UN: US inequality reaching a dangerous level due to Trump's 'cruel' measures

Donald Trump is deliberately forcing millions of Americans into financial ruin, cruelly depriving them of food and other basic protections while lavishing vast riches on the super-wealthy, the United Nations monitor on poverty...

Greenpeace protesters abseil into oil firm Total's AGM

More than 250 Greenpeace activists hijacked Total’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Paris to protest at the oil company’s plans to drill in the mouth of the Amazon and French Guiana. Four activists descended by...

Save the kiwi: New Zealand rallies to protect its iconic bird

Below a mottled sky, a lone sea craft cuts across the water towards Kapiti Island. It’s been forsaken by people and gifted to the rare and vulnerable birds of New Zealand to forage...

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Arron Banks says Brexit is exhausting and may leave politics

Arron Banks has claimed he is ready to step back from politics following a bizarre select committee hearing where he taunted MPs, dismissed...