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South Korea apologises for rapes during 1980 Gwangju protest crackdown

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption South Korean Defence Minister, Jeong Kyeong-doo, bows his head to the nation South Korea has apologised for the rape of women by troops sent to crush an anti-government protest 38 years ago.The defence minister bowed as he described how soldiers inflicted "unspeakable pain" on innocent women in the city of Gwangju in 1980.A recent government investigation confirmed 17 cases of sexual assault, including against
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‘Very close to a complete victory’

[ad_1] President Trump on Wednesday said that Republicans “defied history” in the 2018 midterm elections by maintaining control of the Senate and winning a “slew” of governor’s races — despite losing their majority in the House of Representatives.“It was a big day yesterday,” a somber-sounding Trump said in the East Room of the White House. “The Republican Party defied history to expand our Senate majority while significantly beating expectations in
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Climate change: Bug covered ‘bionic mushroom’ generates clean energy

[ad_1] Image copyright American Chemical Society Image caption A button mushroom coated in bugs and nanowires can produce electricity from light US researchers have successfully tested the rather whacky idea of producing electricity from a mushroom covered in bacteria.The scientists used 3D printing to attach clusters of energy-producing bugs to the cap of a button mushroom.The fungus provided the ideal environment to allow the cyanobacteria to generate a small amount
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Donald Trump Viciously Attacks CNN Reporter Jim Acosta

[ad_1] Donald Trump Viciously Attacks CNN Reporter 11/7/2018 9:38 AM PST Donald Trump went for the jugular Wednesday ... calling a CNN reporter unfit for his job and a "terrible person" ... and it didn't end there. CNN reporter Jim Acosta asked Trump during a news conference about the President's claim there was an impending invasion by people in the refugee caravan.  It got hot almost immediately ... Acosta pressed
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7 Underrated Travel Destinations in Canada

[ad_1] Saskatoon might just be Canada’s next big destination. This plains city (nicknamed the Paris of the Prairies for its many bridges that cross the South Saskatchewan River) debuted the gorgeous Remai Modern museum in 2017, housed in a new building by KPMG that draws inspiration from the low-slung forms of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style. It’s also home to a number of art galleries dedicated to local, national, and
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Prince Charles Has An Awful Lot Of Concerns For His Grandchildren

[ad_1] Prince Charles, a longtime environmentalist, wants to leave this world a better place for his children and grandchildren. During a nine-day trip to West Africa, he discussed his concerns about the planet at a recent meeting on plastic pollution in Ghana. “I am about to have another grandchild actually. I suspect quite a few of you may too have grandchildren or will do soon,” he said, as reported by The Telegraph.
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Twitter Hilariously Compared The Democratic And Republican Agendas

[ad_1] Sure, Tuesday’s election was serious business, with passions running high on both sides. But some Twitter users managed to have some fun anyway.User @JordanUhl posted blank agendas for the Democrats and Republicans in case of victory and asked social media humorists to fill them in.That produced a big wave of funny responses. This article originally appeared on HuffPost. [ad_2] Source link
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Three-Quarters Of White Evangelicals Sided With Republicans In The 2018 Midterms

[ad_1] Preliminary exit poll data suggests white evangelical Christians, who have long been among President Donald Trump’s staunchest supporters, showed up strongly for Republican House candidates in the 2018 midterm elections.Seventy-five percent of white respondents who identified as “born-again” or evangelical Christians voted for Republican House candidates, according to exit poll data presented by NBC. The demographic’s support for the GOP appeared to be largely stable since the last midterm elections
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Tanzania police arrest 10 over ‘gay wedding’ in Zanzibar

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stigma against same-sex relationships is widespread in Tanzania Ten men have been arrested for allegedly conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. The arrests were made on Saturday night at a beach resort, a senior police officer told the BBC. In recent years there have been a number of measures that appear to have targeted homosexuals in Tanzania.But this