Famed for “Immortal” Cells, Henrietta Lacks is Immortalized in Portraiture

Famed for “Immortal” Cells, Henrietta Lacks is Immortalized in Portraiture

In life, Virginia-born Henrietta Lacks did not aspire to international renown—she didn’t have the luxury. The great-great-granddaughter of a slave, Lacks was left motherless at a young age and deposited at her grandpa’s log cabin by a father who felt...
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UK’s May dithers over two Brexit options, but EU unlikely to accept either

UK’s May dithers over two Brexit options, but EU unlikely to accept either

N. Korea threatens to cancel summit with Trump Read more EU ‘seeking quick solution to save Iran nuclear deal’ Read more UN sees ‘serious threat’ in region disputed by Sudans Read more Google worker rebellion against military project gr...
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India flyover collapse kills at least 18 in Varanasi

India flyover collapse kills at least 18 in Varanasi

Image copyright AFP Image caption A large crowd gathered at the scene in Varanasi At least 18 people have been killed and dozens trapped in the Indian city of Varanasi after a flyover collapsed, crushing vehicles beneath it. The flyover...
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‘My co-pilot had been sucked halfway out of the window’: Pilot describes mid-flight terror

‘My co-pilot had been sucked halfway out of the window’: Pilot describes mid-flight terror

A co-pilot was sucked halfway out of a plane’s cockpit window when its windshield shattered during a flight over China on Monday, local media reported. The Sichuan Airlines aircraft was flying from the southern city of Chongqing to Lhasa, the capital of T...
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Scottish parliament votes against U.K.’s Brexit legislation, complicating London’s plan to leave EU

Scottish parliament votes against U.K.’s Brexit legislation, complicating London’s plan to leave EU

LONDON – Scotland’s parliament has rejected the British government’s key Brexit bill, creating another headache for Prime Minister Theresa May‘s plans for leaving the European Union. Lawmakers in the Edinburgh legislature passed a motion Tuesday refusi...
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Gaza killings: New Yorkers call for justice in Nakba protest

Gaza killings: New Yorkers call for justice in Nakba protest

New York City, United States – Chanting slogans, holding up placards and singing resistance songs, about 300 people marched through Brooklyn in New York on Monday to commemorate the 70th year since the Nakba, or “Catastrophe”, when hundreds o...
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Keeping Feathers Off Hats–And On Birds

Keeping Feathers Off Hats–And On Birds

It’s easy to imagine the glamorous early 20th-century woman who might wear the tiara in front of me. Delicate and adorned with wispy white feathers that wouldn’t come cheap, this aigrette (the French word for egret) would rest atop the...
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Heckler & Koch: Mexico firearms export trial opens in Germany

Heckler & Koch: Mexico firearms export trial opens in Germany

Image copyright AFP Image caption Outside the court protesters displayed portraits of kidnapped Mexican students and dummy guns Six ex-employees of German gunmaker Heckler & Koch have gone on trial in Stuttgart, accused of illegally sending guns to strife-...
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Africa:Adultery in Africa – How Courts View the ‘Other Woman’

Africa:Adultery in Africa – How Courts View the ‘Other Woman’

columnBy Carmel Rickard The hapless woman at the heart of the dispute, Precious Kgaje, asked the High Court, Francistown, for a damages order against Oreneile Mhotsha, saying the other woman had been having an affair with her husband. In her...
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New Look reviews clothing prices amid ‘fat tax’ row

New Look reviews clothing prices amid ‘fat tax’ row

Image caption The larger size (left), in the Curves range, costs £22.99, while the very similar pair in the standard range cost £19.99 Fashion chain New Look is reviewing its prices after an outcry that some larger-sized clothes were more...
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