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Reuters

In ending Central Park jogger case, NYC mayor signals new approach

about 1 month ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The reported $40 million settlement between New York City and five men wrongfully convicted of the 1989 rape of a woman jogger in Central Park is the latest sign that Mayor Bill de Blasio will not always defend the police in civil rights cases.
Reuters

Wrongly jailed U.S. man to get $1.2 million, 21 years after his release

about 1 month ago
TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A man who was released in 1989 after he was wrongly convicted of fatally poisoning his seven children will be paid $1.2 million for the 21 years he spent in prison under legislation signed into law on Friday by Governor Rick Scott.
Reuters

N.Y. City to pay $40 million to end 'Central Park Jogger' lawsuit: source

about 1 month ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has agreed to pay $40 million to five men who were convicted, and later exonerated, of brutally raping a female jogger in Central Park in 1989, settling a long-fought civil rights lawsuit, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Reuters

Hong Kong recalls Tiananmen killings, China muffles dissent

about 1 month ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people held a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Wednesday to mark the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters 25 years ago in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, while mainland China authorities sought to whitewash the 1989 event.
Reuters

China defends Tiananmen crackdown on eve of 25th anniversary

about 1 month ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China defended the bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators around Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Tuesday, the eve of the 25th anniversary, saying it had chosen the correct path for the sake of the people.
Reuters

China disrupts Google services ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

about 1 month ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Google services are being disrupted in China ahead of this week's 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators around Beijing's Tiananmen Square, a censorship watchdog said on Monday.
Reuters

How a private commemoration of the Tiananmen protests riled Chinese police

about 1 month ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Early last month, 15 people went to a Beijing apartment to mark the 25th anniversary of the crushing of pro-democracy protests around Tiananmen Square. Among them were scholars, a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer, writers and the mother of a student who was killed by soldiers on June 4, 1989.
Reuters

Before Nevada stand-off, a collision between ranchers and tortoises

about 1 month ago
BUNKERVILLE Nevada (Reuters) - When the U.S. government declared the Mojave desert tortoise an endangered species in 1989, it effectively marked the cattle ranchers of Nevada's Clark County for extinction.
Reuters

Poland's last communist ruler Jaruzelski dies after long illness: agency

about 1 month ago
WARSAW (Reuters) - General Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland's last communist leader who oversaw his country's turbulent transition to democracy in 1989, died on Sunday after a long illness, Polish state news agency PAP said.
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China rebukes U.S. for demanding release of Tiananmen activists

2 months ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China rebuked the United States on Friday for urging the release of activists detained after attending a meeting about the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, saying Washington had no right to demand that criminals be freed.
Reuters

U.S. calls on China to free Tiananmen anniversary activists

2 months ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged China to release rights activist Pu Zhiqiang and other rights campaigners detained this week after attending a meeting that called for a probe into the suppression of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
Reuters

China detains five activists before 25th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown

2 months ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday detained five rights activists, three lawyers and a rights group said, after they attended a weekend meeting that called for a probe into the suppression of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
Reuters

China detains rights lawyer ahead of 25th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown

2 months ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday detained a prominent human rights lawyer on a charge of "causing a disturbance", two lawyers said, after he attended a weekend meeting that urged a probe of the bloody suppression of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL

What dressing the likely leader of the world’s largest democracy has taught this tailor

2 months ago
Bipin Chauhan, fifth-generation tailor, has been working for Narendra Modi since 1989
ElPais

Agenda de Madrid del 5 al 11 de mayo

2 months ago
Una selección de lo que se expone, representa, exhibe y habla en Madrid. Los precios y horarios son orientativos. LUNES | MARTES | MIÉRCOLES | JUEVES | VIERNES | SÁBADO | DOMINGO
Times of India

For a bold initiative in Jammu & Kashmir

2 months ago
In every election held in Jammu & Kashmir since the rigged one in 1989, events have unfolded in a wearily familiar pattern. Separatists call for a boycott of the polls. Militants intimidate or murder candidates and voters. Youth pelt stones at the army and police forces who then use strong-arm tactics to restore normalcy. Mainstream parties in the Valley adopt a 'soft secessionist' stance w...
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Mashable

'Mad Men' Episode 4 Recap: Don and Roger Battle Computers and Hippies

2 months ago
It's 1969 in Mad Men, and it’s a brave new world. The computer revolution is growing alongside the Free Love counterculture movement, and The Monolith (an episode title likely referencing both 2001: A Space Odyssey and computer processing lingo) traces these two seemingly antithetical historical moments through the eyes of Don and Roger, respectively. A computer has a...
Le Monde Diplomatique

Une promesse de libération

2 months ago
Dans le reportage « Somalie, rendre l'Etat au peuple », paru dans « Le Monde diplomatique » en août 1975, Basil Davidson mettait en avant l'émancipation des femmes. Avant 1969, avant 1972 même, les femmes somalies étaient tenues pour quantité négligeable et n'avaient pas droit à la parole, sauf peut-être (...) / Corne de l'Afrique, Somalie, Femmes, Inégalités, Islam, Droits des femmes, Afrique...
Mashable

'Mad Men' Episode 3 Recap: Don's Life With a Chaperone Still Better than No Life

2 months ago
What does it mean to play chaperone in someone else’s life? That was the central question of Sunday night’s episode of Mad Men, which finally saw Don’s return to the SC&P office. Titled Field Trip, the episode opens with Don in a movie theater by himself, watching Jacques Demy’s film Model Shop. Though a clip of Model Shop was only shown for a brief momen...
Daily Mail

Woman receives letter in the post from her sister 45 YEARS after it was sent - and receives apology for condition of envelope (...but not the delay)

2 months ago
Anne Tingle of Calgary, Canada was sent the letter in 1969 from her then nine-year-old sister Esther but has only just received it now despite it being posted just 125 miles away.
Daily Mail

Woman receives letter in the post from her sister 45 YEARS after it was sent - and receives apology for condition of envelope (...but not the delay)

2 months ago
Anne Tingle of Calgary, Canada was sent the letter in 1969 from her then nine-year-old sister Esther but has only just received it now despite it being posted just 125 miles away.
Daily Mail

Woman receives letter in the post from her sister 45 YEARS after it was sent - and receives apology for condition of envelope (...but not the delay)

2 months ago
Anne Tingle of Calgary, Canada was sent the letter in 1969 from her then nine-year-old sister Esther but has only just received it now despite it being posted just 125 miles away.
Daily Mail

Woman receives letter in the post from her sister 45 YEARS after it was sent - and receives apology for condition of envelope (...but not the delay)

2 months ago
Anne Tingle of Calgary, Canada was sent the letter in 1969 from her then nine-year-old sister Esther but has only just received it now despite it being posted just 125 miles away.
Daily Mail

Woman receives letter in the post from her sister 45 YEARS after it was sent - and receives apology for condition of envelope (...but not the delay)

2 months ago
Anne Tingle of Calgary, Canada was sent the letter in 1969 from her then nine-year-old sister Esther but has only just received it now despite it being posted just 125 miles away.
Daily Mail

Woman receives letter in the post from her sister 45 YEARS after it was sent - and receives apology for condition of envelope (...but not the delay)

2 months ago
Anne Tingle of Calgary, Canada was sent the letter in 1969 from her then nine-year-old sister Esther but has only just received it now despite it being posted just 125 miles away.
Daily Mail

Woman receives letter in the post from her sister 45 YEARS after it was sent - and receives apology for condition of envelope (...but not the delay)

2 months ago
Anne Tingle of Calgary, Canada was sent the letter in 1969 from her then nine-year-old sister Esther but has only just received it now despite it being posted just 125 miles away.
Daily Mail

Woman receives letter in the post from her sister 45 YEARS after it was sent - and receives apology for condition of envelope (...but not the delay)

2 months ago
Anne Tingle of Calgary, Canada was sent the letter in 1969 from her then nine-year-old sister Esther but has only just received it now despite it being posted just 125 miles away.
White House

Presidential Proclamation -- Workers Memorial Day, 2014

2 months ago
WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY, 2014 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION America is built on the promise of opportunity. We believe that everyone should have a chance to succeed, that what matters is the strength of our work ethic, the scope of our dreams, and our willingness to take responsibility for ourselves and each other. Yet each year, workplace illness a...
Daily Mail

Woman receives letter in the post from her sister 45 YEARS after it was sent - and receives apology for condition of envelope (...but not the delay)

2 months ago
Anne Tingle of Calgary, Canada was sent the letter in 1969 from her then nine-year-old sister Esther but has only just received it now despite it being posted just 125 miles away.
Los Angeles Times

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: Chris Pratt talks action hero transformation

2 months ago
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ElPais

Led Zeppelin vende las joyas de la abuela

3 months ago
Imposibilitado de reavivar 'Led Zeppelin', Jimmy Page remasteriza el catálogo del grupo en ediciones ampliadas
ElPais

La rocambolesca historia de William J. Vahey, maestro pedófilo

3 months ago
El FBI lanza una alerta internacional para identificar a posibles víctimas de un profesor de historia que drogaba a sus estudiantes para fotografiarlos desnudos
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ElPais

Retirado un manual que endulzaba las muertes de Lorca y Machado

2 months ago
El libro de texto de Lengua, para alumnos de seis años, omitía el fusilamiento del poeta granadino y el exilio del autor sevillano
ElPais

Agenda de Madrid del 5 al 11 de mayo

2 months ago
Una selección de lo que se expone, representa, exhibe y habla en Madrid. Los precios y horarios son orientativos. LUNES | MARTES | MIÉRCOLES | JUEVES | VIERNES | SÁBADO | DOMINGO
Los Angeles Times

Union Station: L.A.'s nearly perfect time machine

2 months ago
After three days of pageants and parades on Alameda Street with half a million spectators, Union Station opened on May 7, 1939. It was a Sunday.
ElPais

Joan Estelrich vuelve

2 months ago
La cátedra Josep Pla de la Universitat de Girona analiza la figura y la obra del controvertido autor del ‘Dietaris’
Los Angeles Times

Marvel sends X-Men, Guardians, Spider-Man to 2061 for limited series

2 months ago
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Los Angeles Times

Holocaust Remembrance Day: An inspiring story of 50 Jewish children, saved

2 months ago
This year and every year, let's honor those who perished — and those who rose above themselves to save others.In the spring of 1939, on the eve of the Holocaust, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus set out on a highly unlikely mission. The handsome lawyer and his stylish wife left their two young children and their comfortable home near Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square, sailed across the Atlantic Ocean ...
BoingBoing

Viola Smith plays drums on "Snake Charmer" (1939)

3 months ago
[Video Link] I like her kit! Wikipedia: "Viola Smith (born November 29, 1912) is an American drummer best known for her work in orchestras, swing bands, and popular music in the 1930s and 1940s.
BoingBoing

A musical letter to the FCC by Jonathan Mann: 'Don't Blow up the Internet'

3 months ago
By Jonathan Mann: "Don't Blow Up The Internet | Song A Day #1939." Don't set us up the bomb, FCC.
BoingBoing

The 1964 World's Fair opened 50 years ago today

3 months ago
Walt Disney's "It's a Small World." The "Carousel of Progress."  Billy Graham's religious film "Man in the 5th Dimension." Full-scale models of the engines of a Saturn V rocket.
The Guardian

World Cup: 25 stunning moments No11: Austria's Wunderteam go close

3 months ago
In 1934 a revolutionary Austrian side reached the World Cup semi-finals on the back of a storming run. History beckoned. And then turned its backOn the morning of 23 January 1939 Gustav Hartmann burst through the door of a Vienna apartment in search of an old friend. He found him, lying naked alongside his unconscious lover. Matthias Sindelar, Der Papierene, the greatest footballer in ...
ElPais

La historia de los combatientes brasileños en la II Guerra Mundial

3 months ago
A los 70 años del desembarco en Italia, los soldados que lucharon contra los nazis recuerdan el frío y la segregación racial
Daily Mail

Rowan Atkinson seen lowering himself into Mercedes SLS

3 months ago
Rowan Atkinson, who nipped to Waitrose in Chelsea, London, alone amid rumours his marriage is troubled, owns an impressive collection of cars including a vintage Ford Falcon and 1939 BMW.
Daily Mail

Rowan Atkinson seen lowering himself into Mercedes SLS

3 months ago
Rowan Atkinson, who nipped to Waitrose in Chelsea, London, alone amid rumours his marriage is troubled, owns an impressive collection of cars including a vintage Ford Falcon and 1939 BMW.
Daily Mail

Rowan Atkinson seen lowering himself into Mercedes SLS

3 months ago
Rowan Atkinson, who nipped to Waitrose in Chelsea, London, alone amid rumours his marriage is troubled, owns an impressive collection of cars including a vintage Ford Falcon and 1939 BMW.
Daily Mail

Rowan Atkinson seen lowering himself into Mercedes SLS

3 months ago
Rowan Atkinson, who nipped to Waitrose in Chelsea, London, alone amid rumours his marriage is troubled, owns an impressive collection of cars including a vintage Ford Falcon and 1939 BMW.
Daily Mail

Rowan Atkinson seen lowering himself into Mercedes SLS

3 months ago
Rowan Atkinson, who nipped to Waitrose in Chelsea, London, alone amid rumours his marriage is troubled, owns an impressive collection of cars including a vintage Ford Falcon and 1939 BMW.
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