US House votes to condemn Trump’s attacks on congresswomen

Fallout from Trump’s tweets attacking four congresswomen continues to embroil Washington The US House of Representatives has voted to symbolically condemn President Donald Trump after a series of attacks aimed at four congresswomen. The resolution denounced Mr Trump’s “racist comments that have legitimised fear and hatred of New Americans […] Click here to view original web page at www.bbc.com

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Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

GUWAHATI, India/KATHMANDU, Nepal (Reuters) – Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc. Villagers use a makeshift raft to cross a flooded area on […] Click here to view original web page at www.reuters.com

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Republicans slow to condemn Trump’s attacks on congresswomen

Sen. Susan Collins said she disagrees “strongly” with House progressives on policy as well as their “anti-Semitic rhetoric” but urged Trump to take down his “way over the line” tweet. | Jemal Countess/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s party is struggling to respond to his demand that liberal freshman congresswomen […] Click here to view original web page at www.politico.com

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Toxic lake in Russia’s Siberia becomes selfie sensation

MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents — ranging from scantily clad women to newlyweds — have been busy instagramming near a bright blue lake nicknamed the […] Click here to view original web page at www.apnews.com

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About half of China’s loans to developing countries are ‘hidden,’ study finds

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte meets Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign trade agreements on Belt and Road Initiative, on March 23, 2019 in Rome, Italy. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte meets Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign trade agreements on Belt and Road Initiative, on March 23, 2019 in Rome, […] Click here to view original web page at www.cnbc.com

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Six Boating Babymoon Destinations: Boat Hire in Greece, UK & Rest of Europe

For parents-to-be looking to book a ‘babymoon’ holiday with a difference before their baby arrives, the boat hire website Click&Boat recommends six boating locations well-suited for a romantic and relaxing pre-baby trip in in the UK and Europe. Whether expecting parents are looking to sail close to home prior to the birth of their baby and ‘staycation’ in England or travel further afield to holiday hotspots abroad, Click&Boat has over 30,000 boats available for a boat hire in Greece, the UK, France and all over the world, with or without a captain. Both experienced and novice sailors, or those with no previous experience at all, can hire boats for the day or even longer, as many boats on the platform can be rented with an on-board crew or skipper. Explore the Ionian Islands with boat hire in Greece The modern Bavaria 32 sailboat, located in Greece’s Sivota Marina, boasts two double cabins, so it’s the ideal choice for an active couple who would like to celebrate a new addition to the family with a boat hire in Greece and embark on an island-hopping adventure together. For sharing photographs with loved ones back home during the trip, the boat also has on-board Wi-Fi, along with an electric fridge and cooking equipment, plus an indoor and outdoor shower. From Sivota Marina, babymooners can sail to incredible bays located at the Ionian Islands of Meganisi, Lefkas, Kastos and Kalamos.  Click here to view original web page at www.mybaba.com

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European startups navigate long, winding road to self-driving future

OXFORD, England (Reuters) – Far from the sunny, wide streets of Phoenix, where Waymo’s self-driving taxis ply their trade, a handful of European startups are developing driverless cars to navigate the clogged, chaotic, rain-swept roads of European cities. Startups such as Oxbotica, FiveAI and Wayve that are testing cars […] Click here to view original web page at www.reuters.com

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Queensland Jobs Available (Updated as of July 8)Jobs Available in Queensland

Add to Favourites Looking for Work in Queensland? Welcome to the available Jobs Section — our pick of the most relevant and flexible Queensland jobs for mums like you! All the jobs are mum friendly, updated daily and are current (as far as we know!). via queenslandbrides.com.au Work from […] Click here to view original web page at www.stayathomemum.com.au

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China’s influencer incubator

(Credit: Ruhnn Holding) Until last year, Zhang “BB” Xi was just another 20-something with a dream of making it big. The 23-year-old from the sprawling city of Chongqing had around 300,000 fans across all her social media platforms who watched her beauty tutorials and vlogs. It was a large […] Click here to view original web page at www.bbc.com

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Are men the main target of sexual harassment in Iraq?

A BBC survey of the Arab world turned up an unexpected result in Iraq – more men than women reported having experienced verbal sexual harassment and physical sexual assault. Can this really be the case? Sami is 13. He is in the toilet at his school when three older boys aged between 15 and 17 corner him against a wall. They begin to touch and pull at parts of his body. Initially Sami freezes, his body paralysed with shock. And then he finds a voice. “I started to scream.” The commotion alerted other children, who called the head teacher. The boys were expelled from the school but their parents were not told why or informed of the nature of the attack.  Sami (not his real name) was then called into the head teacher’s office. What happened then felt – to him – like a secondary attack. He was told that the school would be treating the incident as a consensual sexual incident and he was lucky to not be expelled alongside his attackers. Sami would be given “another chance” to stay. “Everyone thought I was acting in collusion with them,” he says.  Too shaken and overwhelmed from the attack, Sami chose not to tell his family, retreating into himself, and barely communicating with anyone for months.  This was the first time Sami was sexually assaulted. Sami is 15.  It is 2007 and his father has been dead for just over a year. The loss of the wage earner has been a huge blow to the whole family. That’s when it happened again. But his father’s death meant that Sami needed to go out and work. He got a job in a shop at the local market. Growing up in a typical town in Iraq’s lush Babylon province, some 100km south of Baghdad, Sami enjoyed a happy childhood. He would wake up at 7am, head to school and return at around noon. Sami would study more and then spend time with his brother or sister. In the evenings the family would visit his grandparents for dinner. Sometimes he would help out in the sweet shop his father worked in – earning doughnuts as payment.  Click here to view original web page at www.bbc.com

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Orange CEO Richard secures his position after acquittal

PARIS (Reuters) – A French court on Tuesday cleared Orange ( ORAN.PA ) Chief Executive Stephane Richard of any wrongdoing in a fraud trial, cementing his position at the helm of the country’s biggest telecom operator. Orange chief executive Stephane Richard reacts after being acquitted of any wrongdoing in […] Click here to view original web page at www.reuters.com

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As waters warm, lionfish invasion strains Lebanon’s seas

SARAFAND, Lebanon (Reuters) – Lebanese fisherman Hassan Younes has been diving the same waters off his coastal hometown for three decades but has never seen anything like this year as native species disappear and invasive lionfish take their place. Lionfish, a predatory venomous fish native to the nearby Red […] Click here to view original web page at www.reuters.com

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