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Why Quebec doctors have rejected a pay rise

Image copyright stockvisual Doctors from the Canadian province of Quebec have shocked the world by turning down a pay rise. Why would anyone turn down a pay rise? For doctors from Quebec, the answer is simple: patient care. An eight-year, retroactive deal struck in February would see about 20,000 of the province’s medical specialists and […]

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Kim Kardashian: Feminist icon or emoji opportunist?

Image copyright@KimKardashian/Gettyimages Image caption Her “International Woman’s Day” emojis have sparked an online backlashThe Kardashians are some of the most divisive figures in popular celebrity culture – spearheaded by Hollywood socialite Kim’s rise to fame, the family have become household names. Together they have a reality television show which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. The […]

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North Korea to launch new TV soap operas

Image copyright DPRK Today Image caption North Korean TV dramas have become increasingly well-produced, but stick to tried-and-tested themes North Korea’s state-run television is set to launch two slick soap operas revisiting familiar themes of patriotism and loyalty in time of war, it’s reported. According to North Korean news website DPRK Today, one will be […]

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'Super Monster Wolf' a success in Japan farming trials

‘Super Monster Wolf’ a success in Japan farming trials By News from Elsewhere……as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyrightTORU YAMANAKA/AFP Image caption Super Monster Wolf strikes fear into the hearts of easily-fooled wild boarA robot wolf designed to protect farms has proved to be such a success in trials that it is going into mass […]

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Estonian district votes to get cannabis leaf flag

Estonian district votes to get cannabis leaf flag By News from Elsewhere……as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyrightKanepi Municipality Image caption Government officials say they will respect the will of the peopleCitizens in an Estonian district have chosen the cannabis leaf as the symbol on their new flag and coat of arms, it’s reported. The […]

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Tale of two cities

Image copyrightAFP/Getty Image caption One voter leapt with joy in Barcelona; meanwhile this man made a plea for unity in MadridAs the Catalan independence referendum was held on Sunday, the mood in Spain’s two biggest cities could not have been more different. In Barcelona, people turned out defiantly to vote in a referendum deemed illegal […]

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Catalan referendum: Catalonia has 'won right to statehood'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCatalans sing their anthem ‘Els Segadors’, or ‘The Reapers’Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the Spanish region has won the right to statehood following a contentious referendum that was marred by violence. He said the door had been opened to a unilateral declaration of independence. Catalan officials later […]

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Houston flood: Texas emergency crews sue Arkema chemical plant

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A wide area around the plant was evacuated when the containers caught fire Seven members of the Texas emergency services are suing a chemical factory rocked by explosions and fires after Hurricane Harvey. Lawyers allege that negligence caused flammable materials to ignite after the Arkema plant near Houston was […]

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Migrant crisis: 'I feel like a dead person'

The BBC has gained rare access to a migrant detention centre in Libya. Around 1,000 migrants are being held in conditions described as nightmarish and inhumane. This is the story of Hennessy, who spent three years at school in London and was detained on his way back to Europe. Source link

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Hurricane Irma bears down on Turks and Caicos islands

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNasa images on Thursday show the eye of Irma over the Dominican Republic and HaitiHaiti and the Turks and Caicos islands have been preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, which has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. Poverty-stricken Haiti is seen as particularly vulnerable […]

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Nepal criminalises banishing menstruating women to huts

Image copyright AFP Image caption In some parts of Nepal, women sleep in huts like these during their periods Lawmakers in Nepal have passed a law criminalising a practice that forces women from their homes during menstruation. Under the law anyone who makes a woman observe the custom faces a three-month jail sentence and a […]

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Fukushima disaster: 'WW2 bomb' found at Japan nuclear site

Image copyright Geoeye Image caption The Fukushima Daiichi plant suffered a series of meltdowns following an earthquake and tsunami A suspected unexploded bomb has been found at the site of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. The US is thought to have dropped the 89cm-long (3ft) device during WW2. It was found by workers building […]