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Mexico demands apology from Spain and the Vatican over conquest

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Lopez Obrador welcomed the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, to Mexico in January The Mexican president has sent a letter to Spain's King Felipe VI and Pope Francis urging them to apologise for human rights abuses committed during the conquest of the region. Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the indigenous peoples of Mexico had been the victims of massacres. In a video filmed at
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The ex-poachers saving snow leopards in Russia

[ad_1] In Sailugemsky National Park, the snow leopard population has found an unlikely ally - ex-poachers.Their knowledge of the animal's movements and trap-setting was once used for hunting, but has now been reclaimed to monitor snow leopard populations thanks to a World Wildlife Fund project which began in 2015.Camera traps are used to monitor the snow leopard, which have seen a rise in population. [ad_2] Source link
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Flash floods kill at least 19 in southern Iran

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCars have been swept away and homes damaged by the floodwaters Flash floods in southern Iran have killed at least 19 people and injured at least 100 more, officials say.Dramatic footage on social media showed torrents of muddy water surging through the city of Shiraz where most of the deaths occurred.People were seen clinging to lamp posts and the tops of
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Brexit debate: Do petitions ever work?

[ad_1] More than five million people in the UK have signed a petition calling on the government to stop Brexit by revoking Article 50.It's become the most popular petition to ever have been submitted on the UK Parliament's website - and historians say it is the biggest ever petition to parliament in history.But the government has ruled out cancelling Brexit, and rejected a previous petition for a second referendum. MP
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‘Exonerated’: Arkansans celebrate Mueller report’s findings

[ad_1] Image caption Trump won 70% of the vote in Pope County, where Russellville is located People in Arkansas thought that the Mueller report was a "witch hunt" and feel vindicated by its findings. Their affection for President Donald Trump is deep - and so is their scepticism towards the special counsel and Washington.Joyce Smith, a retired nurse, heard about the findings on Sunday while she was driving across Oklahoma.
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Terrorism, unemployment high among Indians’ concerns ahead of elections: Pew survey | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In the run-up to the 2019 elections, most Indians seem optimistic about the direction the country is going, despite persistent concerns about unemployment, according to a newly released sampling of public opinion in India by the US-based Pew Research Centre. However, a majority of Indians express growing concern about terrorism and the threat posed by Pakistan. The Pew survey was conducted among 2521 respondents in India from
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Nitin Gadkari’s annual income jumped 140% in five years | India News

[ad_1] MUMBAI: Union minister of road, transport and highways Nitin Gadkari, who is BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate for Nagpur, has shown in his election affidavit filed on Monday an income of Rs 6.4 lakh for 2017-18. This represents an increase of 140% from about Rs 2.7 lakh shown in his last affidavit five years ago (in 2013-14). The big jump took place in 2014-15 when his income rose to Rs
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Bluff announcement, bid to match NDA schemes: Arun Jaitley | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Finance minister Arun Jaitley tore into Rahul’s minimum income plan and accused it of insincerity, saying it had never implemented its poll time promises. “The party has a long legacy of slogans with no resources. It has a history of bluff announcements. Karnataka so far has spent only Rs 2,600 crore (on farm loan waiver), Madhya Pradesh Rs 3,000 crore and Punjab Rs 5,500 crore in two