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  • News Sport Qatar to host another major sporting event as Doha is awarded athletics 2019 World Championships

    Qatar to host another major sporting event as Doha is awarded athletics 2019 World Championships

    Doha has been awarded the right to host the 2019 World Championships after beating off competition from Eugene and Barcelona. The IAAF council voted in favour of Doha following final presentations from all three cities at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco. It is a case of second time lucky for the capital city of Qatar after it was edged out by London to host the 2017 event.    Athletes compete in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase at a Diamond League meeting [...]

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  • News Venezuela Starts Scholarship for 1,000 Palestinians to Study Medicine

    Venezuela Starts Scholarship for 1,000 Palestinians to Study Medicine

    On Thursday, November 6th, Venezuela welcomed 119 Palestinian students, 36 from Gaza, to begin their studies in medicine at the Dr. Salvador Allende Latin American Medical School. A large crowd of Venezuelans, waiving Palestinian flags and wearing Kuffiyehs welcomed the students, at the foot of their airplane. During the welcoming ceremony, President Nicolas Maduro stated to the students, “The voice of Venezuela is always, and will always be, at the service of truth and the struggle of the Palestinian people. [...]

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  • News Harvard Students Take 1964 Literacy Test Black Voters Had To Pass Before Voting — They All Failed

    Harvard Students Take 1964 Literacy Test Black Voters Had To Pass Before Voting — They All Failed

    Recently, a group of Harvard students were asked to take the 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test — one of the extreme efforts to stop African Americans from voting that eventually led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act. Since racism is no longer a thing in America, according to the Supreme Court, and the Voting Rights Act has been effectively gutted, it might be time for a lesson from the past. The test required those who took it to correctly [...]

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  • News As I Scrolled Through These 45 Photos, One Thing Became Very Clear. And Everyone Should See It.

    As I Scrolled Through These 45 Photos, One Thing Became Very Clear. And Everyone Should See It.

    The world isn’t always fair. In fact, there are many, many times when it’s unfair and it feels like other people are out to get you. That’s why it’s important to remember the positive parts of life when you can. Take, for example, these random acts of kindness. Complete strangers helped each other out for no reason other than to be good people. This is the sort of kindness that really renews your faith in the world and other people. As [...]

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  • News Israel bans Norwegian doctor from Gaza for life

    Israel bans Norwegian doctor from Gaza for life

    Mads Gilbert, who volunteers at the overburdened Shifa hospital in the Gaza Strip, banned from Gaza by Israel Norway’s doctor of peace for Gaza, Mads Gilbert, has been hit by a lifetime ban from entering the region by the Israeli government on Thursday, The Local reported. Israeli authorities cited “security reasons” as to why they have shut doctor Gilbert out from the Gaza Strip. The Norwegian 67-year-old has travelled to and from Gaza to treat Palestinians. This summer, the chief [...]

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  • Analysis Research 20+ Mesmerizing Mosque Ceilings That Highlight The Wonders Of Islamic Architecture

    20+ Mesmerizing Mosque Ceilings That Highlight The Wonders Of Islamic Architecture

    Mosques throughout the Muslim world have some of the most intricate and exquisite architecture ever created by mankind. There’s too much amazing architecture in them to cover in just one post, so we decided to focus simply on the mosque’s ceilings – something the faithful might see when they look up to the heavens. These images show just how heavily mathematics and geometry featured into Islamic architecture in the Arab world and elsewhere. The repeating perfect spirals and geometric forms [...]

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    UAE Ranks First in the World for Respecting Women

    The United Arab Emirates has surprised us once again with an achievement that will forever change how the world looks at and perceives the Middle East. According to the Social Progress Index, a major scientific study comparing development and well-being among all 132 nations of the world, the UAE ranks number one in the world for treating women with respect. “We have the deepest respect for women. We respect their sacrifices and their dedication as partners in the building of [...]

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  • Celebrities News James McClean: Wigan midfielder explains decision to not wear a remembrance poppy on his shirt

    James McClean: Wigan midfielder explains decision to not wear a remembrance poppy on his shirt

    Irish midfielder was booed in the 3-1 defeat to Bolton on Friday night Wigan midfielder James McClean was booed for his decision to wear not a remembrance poppy on Friday night, but explained his reasons in a letter to the club’s Chairman, Dave Whelan. McClean, a Republic of Ireland international born in Derry, Northern Ireland, has not worn the poppy for several years. The 25-year-old was booed every time he touched the ball in the 3-1 defeat at the Reebok [...]

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    The arms trade must be kept out of Remembrance Day

    Andrew Smith and Matthew Burnett-Stuart from Campaign Against Arms Trade look at the role of arms companies in World War One and how they are trying to exploit Remembrance Day.   There are few industries with as much to be ashamed of as the arms trade. It is a trade that for generations has profiteered from grotesque human rights abuses and deadly wars and conflicts. Every year its weapons facilitate the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, as it hands over [...]

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  • Israel Toddler caught up in Israeli crackdown

    Toddler caught up in Israeli crackdown

    As Israel looks to jail stone-throwers up to 20 years, soldiers search home of a boy who accidentally dropped a marble. Silwan, Jerusalem – It is early morning, and Kinan Jaber, who turns two in January, is riding around the family’s two-bedroom apartment on a bike that a relative brought him from the United States. Normally Kinan would be pedalling his tricycle out on the balcony, but an incident two days prior left him confined to the indoors. On Friday, [...]

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