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* TODAY - Gwynne Dyer explains China's role in world economy; Warning: Don't watch the video of TV reporter being shot if you're queasy; Big news in reversal of cancer cells; Did Harper / PMO interfere in court proceedings? more

* NFB video: PEI poet Milton Acorn - In Love and Anger; NFLD - Giant Squid; BC: Cougar Annie's Garden; John Trent: Harper's Canada; Michael Harris: Have the Mounties become Harperís private police force? Gwynne Dyer: Korean Crisis Control; Mulcair promises $$ for Seniors; Trudean promises pensions to Vets; Harper promises tax breaks for clubs; more

* Previously - Money Talks: Thanks Wayne Laporte for good suggestion; What turned one city in Canada into the 'serial killer capital' of the world?; Gwynne Dyer: Fracking Is Winning; Ontario public high school teachers and province reach deal; Ottawa challenges First Nations over finances; Court challenge slams new Citizenship Act as Ďanti-Canadianí; Old NFB video on forest fires offers positive consequence of BC & Alberta fires; Duffy trial: Ben Perrin & Ray Novak;

* Previously - Charlie Angus writes to RCMP over Nigel Wright; Young Liberal candidate quits over emails; Fed Public Servants warned about intenet usage; Military cracks down on sexual misconduct; Cheaters on Ashley Maddison outed; Who was the richest man who ever lived?; more

* Gwynne Dyer: Dilma Rousseff and the Peter Principle; Duffy trial, Day 41; Wealth Inequality in Canada; Tommy Douglas video: The story of Mouseland; Veteran groups shut out of Harper event at Legion Hall; Veterans strike back with anyone but Harper; Canadian company given patent for space elevator; QE2 chef overboard; more

* Justin's letter to the PM; PM's comments about Paul Martin; Wicked NYTimes review of Harper government; Following Duffy trial; NDP ahead; more

* Duffy Trial - Nigel Wright testifies & emails; Harper invites public to a secret location; Gwynne Dyer: Panspermia and Drake Equation Looking Good; Peter March: Guns and Democracy; Patterns of climate change; Our govít spent millions of our money spying on environmental groups and conducting counter-criticism campaigns -- federal hearings; Can Pope Francis clean up God's Bank? ; more

* Gwynne Dyer: Mullah Omar: More Trouble Dead Than Alive; Michael Harris: Harper Great and Powerful looking ever more like the cowardly lion; Scott Taylor: Defence Platforms; Canadian air strikes against ISIL don't match Tory rhetoric; Chris Hedges: The Wrath of Nature; National Geographic: Arctic ice melting fast; Wynne is slowing down pension plan; Ottawa Detention Centre cuts staff; Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 70 Years After the Atomic Bombs Were Dropped; more

* Freedom & Democracy: If you don't want sniffer dogs sniffing you, and you don't like getting gagged, you can't attend Harper events: IPolitics; Harper set to criminalize travel to places he doesn't approve; Ready for Duffy trial and Nigel Wright tomorrow? more later.

* Who won, who scored - Reviews of Macleans Leaders Debate - details; Ottawa accepts 21 days but US demands 24 hrs for capping oil well blowouts; Newfoundland & Labrador eliminate student loans; Trudeau gets a hug; Starving polar bears hunts without sea ice to hide on, dives long; WestJet pilots reject union; Stranded whales in N.S.; more

* Christopher Hyndman, co-host of CBC's Steven and Chris, dead at 49; Paul Wells, MacleansMagazine, explains tomorrow's debate; Russia submits claim for Arctic, Senator Hugh Segal - Guaranteed Annual Income, Part 1 ; more

* Suspended Senators back at the trough; Full Moon / Blue Moon; Mulcair furious over sexism and racism against Olivia Chow; Cadets mistreated after CFB Valcartier grenade explosion; Foreign visitors to face electronic screening; Military comander facing 10 sex charges; Cecil the lion killed by American dentist; The NY Times -- An adventurous story: A Renegade Trawler, Hunted for 10,000 Miles by Vigilantes with VIDEOS; more

* Margaret Atwood: It's not climate change,It's everything change & WOW! animations & photos; Norway goes greener with batteries; Olivia Chow is running again; Tasha Kheiriddin: Harper’s Senate stance is all about finding someone to blame; Monster tornado in Manitoba; Democracy Now & Vice News: around the world, Bill Cosby & 35 women; more

* Previously - Flora MacDonald has died at 89 yrs; Leading scientists say oceans could rise faster, higher, as much as 10 feet!; Peter March: One culture without bias; Russel Brand: Can we experience a different reality?; Harper adjusts Senate strategy; Eve Adams crashes; NATO calls emergency meeting over Turkey; Hillary pledges solar panels; Bobbi Kristina dies at 22, Ireland's young warriors; Stephen Hawking searches for aliens; more -- Check out amazing offer to sell website and domain portfolio and why YOU should buy this!


* Govt WANTED to scare us, demanded 3 stories a week! Supreme Court rules against Harper again but taxpayers pay again; NDP open to coalition, Liberals say no; UN shames Canada on human rights; Another shooting at US movie theatre ; Video -Ireland's youth training to liberate the North from England; Will Gitmo ever close? ; Cars can be hacked; Low loonie; Climate Change? 2015 warmest ever in recorded history; Fires in Kelowna; Alberta farmers complain about draught, lowest water in 50 years; Counting the seats, it's still Harper's election to lose; Government claws back big on child tax credit; Fire in Shelter Cove area of Kelowna causes evacuations; Search for ALIENS with Stephen Hawking: No bigger question; Gwynne Dyer: China: the Dead Cat Bounce; China plans supercity for 130 million people; Anonymous attacks RCMP website; Harper's election bribe: Universal Child Care Credit; Shark Attacks surfer; What Bill Gates wants you to read this summer; Russia mapped the world; Greek banks reopen; more


* Gwynne Dyer comments on the Iranian nuclear deal; the NDP is ahead in the polls; Conservative dingbat MP Wai Young retracts her nonsense; and after so much big news in the last couple of days there's not much happening today. So far. Stay close for more, as it happens.

* Peter March mourns his beloved Greece; Greek parliament votes on bail-out; Canada agrees to fast-track pipelines; -- Yesterday's BIG NEWS DAY -- Iran nuke deal reached; Tsipras agreed to bailout deal, faces criticism in Greece; Western fires still burning; more

* It's all good in small town Alberta @ $10/ building lot; Our embassy in Ukraine used as pawn: "We have been all mouth and no brain."; Greece reaches deal with EU; Gwynne Dyer: It's hard to say sorry for genocide; 4 horses die in Calgary Stampede; Pope says Mass in Paraguay field where 14 are bitten by snakes; Mexican druglord escapes again; Top psychologists aided US torture program; more

* Senators target Muslim radicalization; Fires still burning; Canada helping fund pro-Ukranian TV; THOMAS KING talks about Totalitarianism in Canada; PeterMarch: The Basis of Morality & Harper; Pope Francis in S.America; China bans shareholders from selling; Greeks keep trying; Eric Holder, Us Attorney General , cashes in; 4 Million refugees; and OMG, what they are doing to monkeys!; more


*Previously - Bad day - Western Canada burning; Greece & China money woes; New York Stock Exchange down; & problems at United Airlines


* Greece votes 'No' ; Fires in Western Canada; more


* Does Greek generosity to post-war Germany matter within the context of today's crisis? Why are they spying on Amnesty International? After collecting our meta data, they can't secure it and get hacked. Now who owns us?; WestJet pranked again; Why was Arthur Porter left to die in Panama? more

* World Gone Mad? Weapons grade uranium coming to Chalk River despite earthquake faults on both sides of Ottawa River; Who got the Greek bail-out money? The banks -- not the people, not the government; more

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* Pope Francis: "Never war, never war,” he said. “I am thinking, above all, of children who are deprived of the hope of a worthwhile life, a future. Dead children, wounded children, mutilated children, orphaned children, children whose toys are things left over from war, children who don't know how to smile.” This was the moment when the tears came. “Please stop,” said Francis. “I ask you with all my heart, it's time to stop. Stop, please!”


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Environment Canada scientist, Tony Turner, placed on administrative leave

‘Harperman’ singer investigated for alleged conflict of interest
Tony Turner, a physical scientist who most recently was working on a study of migratory birds, has been put on administrative leave with pay over allegations that his participation in his song Harperman puts him in a conflict of interest, the union representing him said. /GlobeAndMail




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Defence platforms

We've made the rounds so you don't have to. Here's what each of the four federal parties had to say about their defence platforms heading into the election./ EspritDeCorps

The foggy war: Where is Canada in the fight against Islamic State?
In a battleground of shifting and strained alliances, Canada’s modest air war against Islamic State is becoming hard to justify  /Macleans

A Question for the Military

LISTEN  -- For two long years, Rick Rogers has been on a mission to get to the truth about his daughter's death.

She was a 27-year-old Lieutenant in the Canadian Armed Forces when she took her own life. Now, Rick's search for answers could end up changing the way the military investigates a soldier's death. /LISTEN

U.S. scientists successfully turn human cancer cells back to normal in process that could ‘switch off’ disease  -- Cancer cells have been programmed back to normal by scientists in a breakthrough which could lead to new treatments and even reverse tumour growth. /NationalPost


Senior police officer found guilty in G20 disciplinary hearing
Officer found guilty on three out of five offences stemming from summit five years ago  /Macleans

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Cougar Annie's garden

A remote homestead on Vancouver Island is a testament to a pioneer woman’s skill and determination.

“BC widow with nursery and orchard wishes partner. Object matrimony,”   / Sean McIntyre

Giant Squid
The first giant squid every scientifically documented and photographed was discovered in Newfoundland in 1873.

One day in October of 1873, Rev. Moses Harvey opened his front door in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to discover that monsters exist.
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Opinions & Analysis



There are 3 big items on my desk for next week: the Canadian economy, the environment, and the massive migration of people across Europe. Suggestions, editorials, and ideas are welcome and encouraged.

Speaking truth to power … when power isn’t listening Poor Benjamin Perrin. . . . he thought his views on the Constitution might swing a bit of weight with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Especially since interpreting the law was what Harper hired him to do in the first place. /Alan Freeman /IPolitics


UPDATE: Korean Crisis Control - . . . urgent talks began on Saturday in the “truce” village of Panmunjom, in the middle of the DMZ,/MoreHere

Conservative government’s character revealed in Duffy affair
The last thread of Stephen Harper’s version of the Mike Duffy cheque affair is now so frayed that it speaks to his lack of an alternative explanation that he is still hanging on to it for dear life.


Duffy trial takeaway: The PMO as rogue operation
Stephen Harper has become a law unto himself.

I call the conversation in the courtroom corridor between the PM’s new issues manager and Chris Woodcock the death march of contempt for the justice system.

Trudeau is talking sense amid deficit hysteria
Justin Trudeau broke with prevailing economic orthodoxy when he refused to commit to balancing the federal budget immediately at a time when economic growth is sluggish. The Liberal leader is right. /TheStar


Harper's Canada (Booklet)/PDF

Introduction: The nature of the
Harper Conservatives
The Dumbing Down of Canadian
Stifling Science and Information,
Muzzling Critics
Abusing Foreign Policy to Build
Local Support
Economic and Politics – Mainly
for the Rich
Conclusions: the Necessary
Renewal of Canada

Canada election 2015 campaign's phoney debate over deficits: Answers on how parties plan to pay for campaign promises may not come for weeks yet /ChrisHall/CBCNews


In Praise of Prejudice   - The human mind never sleeps and it is largely independent of its owner, at every turn defying our stupidity, warning us of our laziness, chiding our weakness and assaulting the last vestiges of our fragile self-respect.

Against Tolerance
Time and the generations cannot remove the necessity for government, yet everything else does change, so we face again and again the challenge to correct the institutions of our nation. /MoreHere

To fix Canada's infrastructure, billions are just drops in the bucket
Interest rates are very low, which makes borrowing attractive, but governments reluctant to get squeezed
/Nancy Wood/CBCnews





Oil Sands Development and Canada's Economic Future

The truly “crazy economic policy” for Canada would be to double down on fossil fuel led development at a time when the world is finally starting to take seriously the need to deal with climate change, and at a time when the downside of our over reliance on crude resource extraction is becoming ever more apparent. /BroadbentInstitute

The Global Economy: A Perfect Storm?
By Gwynne Dyer

You know how it is with buses? You wait ages for one, far longer than seems reasonable – and then three arrive all at once. Financial crises are a bit like that too.

    The financial crisis everybody in the business has really been waiting for is a “hard landing” of the Chinese economy, now one of the two motors of the global economy. (The other is still the United States.) Everybody thought it was bound to come eventually – well, everybody who was not too heavily invested in the Chinese market – and it now appears to be here, although the Chinese government is still denying it.

    The second crisis, less widely anticipated, is a credit crunch that is sabotaging economic growth in almost all the developing countries except India. In many cases their currencies have fallen to historic lows against the dollar, making it harder for them to repay the dollars they borrowed. Moreover, it’s getting harder for them to earn dollars from their exports because commodity prices have collapsed.

And a third crisis is looming in the developed economies of Europe, North America and Japan, which can see another recession looming on the horizon before they have even fully recovered from the effects of the banking crash of 2007-08. And it’s hard to pull out of a new recession when your interest rates are still down near zero because of the last one.


These crises are all arriving at once because they are all connected. When the huge misdeeds and mistakes of American and European banks caused the Great Recession of 2008, China avoided the low growth and high unemployment that hurt Western countries by flooding its economy with cheap credit. But that only postponed the pain, and between 2007 and 2014 total debt in China increased fourfold.

    The Chinese government is more terrified of mass unemployment than anything else. It believes, probably correctly, that the Communist regime’s survival depends on delivering continuously rising living standards. So the Chinese economy went on booming for another six years, but the “solution” was fraudulent and now it’s over.

    The huge amount of cheap credit sloshing around the Chinese economy mostly went into building unnecessary infrastructure, and above all into housing. That did preserve employment, but property values soared and and a huge “housing bubble” was created. There was nobody to buy all those houses and apartments, and there are now brand-new “ghost towns” all over China, so property values are falling fast.

    Since the crash on the Chinese stock markets began last month, the government has done everything it could to stop it. It has dropped interest rates repeatedly, it has devalued the currency, it has ordered state institutions to invest more – and nothing has worked.

Chinese exports have fallen 8 percent in the past year, and even the regime admits that the economy is growing at the lowest rate in three decades. Nobody outside the regime knows for certain, but it may scarcely be growing at all. The “hard landing” is now close to inevitable.

  Now for the second crisis. While China’s artificial boom was rolling along, its appetite for commodities of every sort, from iron to soya beans, was insatiable, so commodity prices went up. The other “emerging market economies” grew fast by selling China the commodities it needed, they attracted large amounts of Western investment because of their rapid growth, and they borrowed freely because Western interest rates were at rock-bottom.

    The collapse of Chinese demand ends this party too. From Brazil to Turkey to South Africa to Indonesia, exports are falling, the value of the local currencies is tumbling, and foreign investors are fleeing. Capital flight from the 19 largest emerging market economies has reached almost one trillion dollars in the past 13 months, and the outflow is still accelerating.

    And the third crisis, in the West? The problems that caused the crash of 2007-08 have not really been addressed, just papered over. What limited growth there has been in Western economies is due almost entirely to absurdly low interest rates and“quantitative easing” (governments printing money).

    The average time between recessions in the West is seven to ten years, so one is due around now anyway. The likeliest trigger for that is a collapse of demand in China and in the other emerging economies, which is now practically certain. And when it hits the West, neither of the traditional tools for pulling out of a recession will be available. Interest rates are already near zero, and the money supply has already been expanded massively.

    It would be rash to talk about a long-lasting global depression in the style of the 1930s, because a lot has changed since then. But it is certainly safe to say that the global economy is heading into a perfect storm.



CBC Video - Stock Market Shock - This week's market mayhem was sudden and dramatic. From Asia to Europe to New York and Toronto. Some analysis from The Bottom Line Panel.

Statistics Canada: Canada's unemployment rate remained at 6.8% for the sixth consecutive month.(July 2015)


Employment Insurance, June 2015

There were 531,700 people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in June, up 5,200 or 1.0% from May.
Compared with 12 months earlier, the number of beneficiaries increased by 20,300 (+4.0%).

In Alberta, the number of beneficiaries rose for the eighth consecutive month, up 7.7% in June. Increases were also posted in Saskatchewan (+4.9%) and Manitoba (+3.6%). In contrast, there were fewer beneficiaries in Prince Edward Island (-2.5%), with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick both also showing a small decrease in the number of beneficiaries.

The change in the number of regular EI beneficiaries reflects various situations, including people becoming beneficiaries, people going back to work and people no longer receiving regular benefits./ StatisticsCanada


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The Reichmann family feud: Son sues parents over income disagreement

Documents filed in the case, which has been winding its way through Ontario Superior Court for more than a year, give a glimpse into some of the internal conflicts of the famously reclusive family and shed some light on its business ventures. /GlobeAndMail


Did Harper / PMO interfere in court proceedings?

Harper facing questions after PMO staffer spotted talking to witness at Duffy trial

Stephen Harper was questioned Wednesday whether his office interfered in court proceedings after a senior staffer in charge of damage control was spotted speaking to a witness at Sen. Mike Duffy’s trial. CTV/News


Fracking triggered 2014 earthquake in northeastern B.C.

Quake one of world's largest ever triggered by hydraulic fracturing

Man dead after Highway 17 crash south of Cobden

Man, 51, dead after tractor-trailer and sedan collide, paramedics say


Injured Killer Whale Likely Hit By Boat Propeller

The six-year-old orca has been identified as A95, also known as Fern, from the northern resident population. /HuffingtonPost

Book Excerpt: Children of the Broken Treaty

The state of emergency was declared on Oct. 28, 2011, by Attawapiskat's new chief, Theresa Spence. I had known her through her work on council. She didn't strike me as a firebrand or overly political. She was worried that, as the arctic winter descended on the community, people in these makeshift quarters could die.


Canadian police chiefs seek Internet subscriber data without warrants

A new administrative scheme that would allow police to obtain basic information about Internet subscribers without a warrant is one option being considered by federal officials following a landmark Supreme Court ruling that curbed access to such data, Canadian police chiefs say. /TheGlobeAndMail

Uber, Airbnb here to stay so get rules in place, Ontario Chamber of Commerce says

Solve insurance gaps and set stage for new businesses, chamber of commerce urges province, federal government /CBCNews


Election News



Even with NDP leading polls, Conservatives projected to win more seats . . . The important thing to remember is that not all votes are created equal in terms of their ability to convert into seats. /TheGlobeAndMail


A look at each federal party's infrastructure election promises
Here's what the Conservatives, NDP, Liberals, Greens and Bloc Québécois are boasting on the campaign trail. /TheStar


After 8 years of deficits, Harper ridicules Trudeau's plan

Stephen Harper's hand gesture sets off a meme goldrush
The Conservative leader pinched his fingers and the internet did the rest /CBCNews


One-on-one with Trudeau: PMO 'lost the trust of Canadians'


Justin Trudeau says Liberals plan 3 years of deficits to push infrastructure
Liberal leader says budget won't be balanced until 2019-2020
The Liberal fiscal plan would see "a modest short-term deficit" of less than $10 billion for each of the first three years and then a balanced budget by the 2019-2020 fiscal year. /CBCNews

Trudeau says it could take ‘years’ to balance budget but promises plan/GlobalNews


Major parties locked in virtual tie: Nanos poll - All three major parties are locked in a virtual tie for support, despite regional shifts that have seen the NDP lose ground in Ontario over the past month. /CTVNews

Mulcair announces plan to lift 200,000 seniors out of poverty

Trudeau touts strong Liberal 'economic team' - 'Stephen Harper's economic team can fit in a very small room. All he needs is one chair and a mirror.'Former prime minister Paul Martin campaigns with Justin Trudeau in Toronto /CBCNews

Women's Issues Debate Cancelled After Mulcair Bails
Thomas Mulcair’s decision to drop out of a debate about women’s issues forced organizers to pull the plug on the event entirely on Monday. /HuffingtonPost


Harper Government Trashes Another Federal Science Library -
Canadians hoping the Harper government’s “war on science” is at last ended – or at least put on hold for the period of the federal election campaign – will be saddened to learn of the destruction this week of yet another federal science library, this time at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Lethbridge Research Centre in Alberta. -
/Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada /UnpublishedOttawa

9 ridings where anger over Veterans Affairs could hurt the Conservatives -- The Conservatives’ decision to shut down several veterans district offices could hurt their chances in nine ridings across the country,/CTV

Justin Trudeau promises lifetime pensions for injured veterans
Liberal leader’s pledge, if elected on Oct. 19, is part of a comprehensive pitch to woo disgruntled ex-soldiers away from Conservative fold.  /TorontoStar

Stephen Harper promises tax breaks for service clubs - NDP accuses Tories of “tinkering” with tax measures while neglecting the wider economy. /TheGlobeAndMail

NDP's 'Orange Wave' in Quebec now a tsunami: poll
A new poll of voting intentions in Quebec suggests that the NDP is poised to create an even larger "Orange Wave" than in 2011 - and it's a tsunami that's swamping the competition. /MontrealGazette

Federal leaders focus on pledges to help Canadian families
Harper vows to help families adopting children
Mulcair promotes child-care plan
Trudeau to help caregivers


What Marijuana Does to Cancer Cells
There's really no other way to put this: the National Cancer Institute, which operates under the U.S. Department of Health, just confirmed that cannabis kills cancer cells.
   ---   WhoisATTN?Here

>>National Cancer Institute /cancer


In Love and Anger: Milton Acorn - Poet by Kent Martin, National Film Board of Canada

In Love and Anger: Milton Acorn - Poet  / 1984

This feature documentary profiles poet Milton Acorn, who left his home in Prince Edward Island in the late 1940s to earn his living as an itinerant carpenter, and wound up in Toronto as one of Canada's most highly regarded poets and one of its most outrageous literary figures. Dubbed "The People's Poet" by fellow poets, he won the Governor General's Literary Award in 1975. Burned out by personal crises, Acorn moved back to Charlottetown in 1981. This film, directed by a P.E.I. filmmaker, brings out Acorn's wit, love of nature, unorthodox political views, and sometimes infuriating personal contradictions.


>>Biography & more Milton Acorn poetry HERE


Live With Me On Earth Under the Invisible Daylight Moon

From: Dig Up My Heart: Selected Poems 1952-83. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1983. p.98.

Live with me on Earth among red berries and the bluebirds
And leafy young twigs whispering
Within such little spaces, between such floors of green, such
figures in the clouds
That two of us could fill our lives with delicate wanting:

Where stars past the spruce copse mingle with fireflies
Or the dayscape flings a thousand tones of light back at the
Be any one of the colours of an Earth lover;
Walk with me and sometimes cover your shadow with mine.


World News

WARNING: Videos of the shooting may be disturbing for some readers

Revenge race murder: Bitter black reporter who gunned down white ex-colleagues live on air and posted the video online blames Charleston shootings and anti-gay harassment in manifesto

Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, killed reporter Alison Parker, 24, and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward on live TV

Pair were filming for WDBJ at 6.45am in Moneta, Virginia, alongside local Vicki Gardner when shooting happened

Gardner was taken to hospital for surgery after being hit in the back while Parker and Ward died at the scene

Flanagan then used Twitter to post a video of the attacks alongside a rambling explanation while police hunted him

Also sent 23-page suicide note to news station saying he was motivated by the Charleston church killings

Said he bought handgun two days after killings, and added that his bullets 'have the victim's names written on them'

Flanagan had worked for WDBJ but was fired and escorted from the station's building after spats with coworkers

Flanagan's car was eventually found by deputies after he shot himself, and later died from his injuries at 1.30pm


/DailyMail -- Photos & More


Immigration and Asylum
Non-UK born residents likely to exceed 8 million in latest figures, thinktank says
Migration Observatory also says estimate of net migration could break previous record of 320,000 set in 2005 when figures for 2014 are published on Thursday /TheGuardian

Background - Germany expects 800,000 migrants in 2015 | DW News


VICE News Daily: Nigerians Mark 500 Days Since Schoolgirls Abducted

Published on Aug 28, 2015 - The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: French authorities clear out a Roma camp, Nigerians remember their missing schoolgirls, Pakistani women increasingly join the military, and Thailand will send Indonesian orangutans home.

Remembering Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later: Voices from the Storm

President Barack Obama is in New Orleans today to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. According to prepared remarks, Obama will declare: "What started out as a natural disaster became a man-made one—a failure of government to look out for its own citizens." In 2005, Democracy Now! was on the ground in the days following the storm that devastated the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people and forcing more than 1 million people to evacuate.

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