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Children as young as five have unsupervised internet access

ISPCC report shows grooming is a main concern for parents The Irish Times Rachel Flaherty The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s (ISPCC) annual review showed young people often looked at violent, pornographic and age inappropriate material online. Grooming was found to be a particular concern as… Children as young as five have unsupervised… Read More »

Life on Earth is Dying. Thousands of Species Cease to Exist

On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Global Research By Robert J. Burrowes Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever. The human onslaught to destroy life on Earth is unprecedented in… Life on Earth is… Read More »

250,000 turn out in Taipei for same-sex marriage

Concert near Presidential Office came after a rally opposing proposals for marriage equality attracted just 70,000 the week before Asia Times Liu Hsiu Wen Around 250,000 people gathered in front of Taiwan’s Presidential Office on Saturday, urging the government to legalize same-sex marriage. Singers, public figures, concern groups and… 250,000 turn out in Taipei for same… Read More »

Social Democrats easily win Romania parliamentary elections

Romania’s left-leaning Social Democrats easily won parliamentary elections a year after a major anti-corruption drive forced the last Socialist prime minister from power, near-final results released showed Dec. 12. BUCHAREST – The Associated Press Hurriyet Election authorities said that with 99 percent of the votes from the… Social Democrats easily… Read More »

China ‘seriously concerned’ after Trump questions Taiwan policy

President-elect says he sees no reason why the US should continuing abiding by One China policy unless a bargain is reached with Beijing involving trade The Guardian Tom Phillips The Chinese government has warned Donald Trump it is “seriously concerned” after the US president-elect indicated he might jettison a four-decade understanding with Beijing unless its leaders were prepared to strike a… China ‘seriously concerned’ after… Read More »

Not every antisemite is a Nazi

Each time we use words like “Nazi” or call someone a Hitler, we reduce the enormity of Hitler’s destruction and of Nazi evil. TheJPost By MICAH HALPERN There are plenty of antisemites out there, real antisemites – and the worst of them fall into… Not every antisemite… Read More »

Battle for Aleppo: ‘The sound of bullets doesn’t stop’

As the Syrian government army makes advances in east Aleppo, civilians say the situation is getting worse. Al Jazeera News Zouhir Al Shimale and Adam Lucente Residents in rebel-controlled east Aleppo – now down to a handful of neighbourhoods – say they fear retribution if they flee to government-held areas. Aisha, a mother of three children, is one of… Battle for Aleppo: ‘The sound of… Read More »

Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers

The scale and pace of change now taking place in West Antarctica is captured in a new, long-term satellite record. BBC News Jonathan Amos Scientists have combined nearly a quarter of a century of observations to show how the region’s great glaciers are losing height by up to 7m per year. The satellite data also traces the way this… Ice loss spreads up… Read More »

Who was behind Cairo church bombing?

CAIRO — Egyptian officials said today they have arrested four suspects and identified a man they believe to be the suicide bomber responsible for a blast that ripped through a Coptic church Saturday in Cairo, killing 25 people and wounding dozens of others. Al Monitor Ayah Aman Authorities said Monday they had arrested three men and a woman and were searching for two more people in connection with the bombing. No group as of yet has accepted responsibility for… Who ... Read More »

Austria to the EU: We need to talk about Turkey

Foreign minister says more countries are in agreement with his hardline stance on Turkish EU membership. Politico Florian Eder Austria has spent months calling for a halt to Turkey’s European Union membership talks — now it wants EU leaders to sit up and take notice. “When hundreds of thousands are… Austria to the EU: We need to talk… Read More »

The central banker has no clothes

What went wrong for the masters of the post-financial crisis universe. Politico Francesco Guerrera Central bankers were the undisputed winners of the 2008 financial crisis. As the rest of the world tumbled in economic turmoil, they … The central banker has no… Read More »

The Undoing Project review – ‘psychology’s Lennon and McCartney’

Michael Lewis tells the compelling story of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, whose behaviourist theories led to his own bestseller Moneyball Tim Adams The Guardian All love stories involve the science of decision making – for better or worse, richer or poorer. No romance has been as alive to the fallibility of that process as the one described in this book. Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman were both the grandsons of eastern European rabbis. Chance and fate brought them together ... Read More »