Why Armenia ‘Velvet Revolution’ won without a bullet fired

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters objected to Serzh Sargsyan moving from president to the beefed-up role of prime minister Peaceful mass protests have brought a watershed moment to Armenia, a small landlocked, post-Soviet nation. On Tuesday, an opposition politician who harnessed a revolution is set to be elected prime minister. When Nikol Pashinyan, 42, […]

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Menstrual cup: The people fighting pollution with plastic-free periods

Image caption Most widespread disposable menstrual products contain plastics that can’t be recycled or reused Talking about periods openly can be difficult, and discussing menstrual waste can be even harder. While the fight against single-use plastics like straws and shopping bags has become a mainstream issue, activists and environmental groups say disposable menstrual products are […]

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Challenging Climate Change: Some ‘Inconvenient Facts

Watch Gary Lane’s Set It Straight interview with geologist Gregory Wrightstone to learn some “inconvenient facts” about climate change.  In his recent address to a joint session of Congress, French President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. “We are killing our planet, ” Macron said. “Let’s face it, there […]

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Austrian UN peacekeepers investigated over Syria ambush

Austria is investigating the conduct of its UN peacekeepers during an ambush of Syrian policemen that they filmed in the Golan Heights in 2012. A video of the incident, published online by Austria’s Falter weekly, shows gunmen preparing the ambush and the police vehicle coming under fire. The Austrians apparently failed to warn the police […]

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Reward offered over live Oregon deer found shot with arrows

Image copyright Getty Images Oregon police have increased a reward for information leading to the culprit behind at least two dear spotted wandering and shot with arrows. State police say the deer, found on Friday, are “able to feed and walk around” and did not appear to suffer life-threatening injuries. Wildlife officials are searching for […]

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Stormy Daniels sues Trump over ‘defamatory’ tweet

Image copyright AFP Image caption Stormy Daniels, seen here with her lawyer Michael Avenatti, says she had an affair with the president Adult film star Stormy Daniels is suing US President Donald Trump over a “defamatory” tweet about alleged threats against her, her lawyer says. Ms Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, says she was threatened […]

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9,000 People Hear Billy Graham’s Grandson Preach Gospel

(Courtesy: BGEA) More than nine thousand people turned out to hear Will Graham, grandson of the late evangelist Billy Graham, preach the gospel in Johnson City, east Tennessee. “It’s a miracle to behold when people surrender their lives to Christ,” the 43-year-old Graham said on Twitter. It was the first Billy Graham-style crusade Will has […]

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