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We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation, for those it calls "enemy", for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers. I think of them, too, because it is clear to me that there will be no meaningful solution until some attempt is made to know them and hear their broken cries.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Riverside Church - April 4, 1967



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Canadian Michael Spavor detained in China as Huawei row continues
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:24:14 GMT
The two detentions follow the arrest of a leading Chinese businesswoman in Vancouver.

Yemen war: Truce for lifeline port city of Hudaydah
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:54:41 GMT
The UN says it hopes this is the starting point for ending the nation's war and humanitarian crisis.

'Racist' Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:03:54 GMT
A statue of the Indian independence leader was opposed by lecturers at the University of Ghana.

Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:04:13 GMT
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Trump: 'I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law'
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:58:19 GMT
Donald Trump said Michael Cohen was "supposed to know the law" and was just trying to embarrass him.

Climate change: Failure to tackle warming 'suicidal'
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UN secretary general tells climate negotiators in Poland that failure to make progress would be a desperate blow for the planet.

Two Israelis killed amid spate of West Bank attacks
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Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara
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Hungary 'slave labour' law sparks protest on parliament steps
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Kenyan model: 'I won't wear make-up to hide my scars'
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Why Brazil same-sex couples are rushing to tie the knot
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Aquaman: Jason Momoa performs haka at premiere
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Samples cut around Soyuz hole in spacewalk
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Strasbourg shooting: 'I heard gunshots'
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Sarah Mardini: 'I am not a people smuggler'
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