Peruvian villagers face murder and intimidation from land traffickers

Invaders continue to seize land within the Chaparr ecological reserve, one of Perus most biodiverse forests Shortly after sunset, along an isolated stretch of highway leading out of a dusty hamlet in northern Peru, a band of five weary farmers clad in reflective neon vests and armed with traditional whips…

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Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December after reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims have been found guilty of breaching the countrys Official Secrets Act and sentenced to seven years in prison. Wa…

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Nicols Maduro’s plan for Venezuela adds bewilderment to despair

Many Venezuelans fleeing abroad are adamant peaceful solution is no longer possible Day after day the crowds flock to the Expresos Flamingo bus terminal in Caracas to begin checking out of their crumbling nation. Some carry their earthly possessions in suitcases or backpacks, others plastic bags containing water and snacks…

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Michael Cohen under investigation for $20m bank fraud report

Federal investigators are considering filing charges by the end of August on Donald Trumps former right-hand man Michael Cohen, Donald Trumps former lawyer and right-hand-man, reportedly faces a federal investigation into possible bank and tax fraud relating to more than $20m in loans. The New York Times released to the…

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Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration

Federal government has already shut down twice in 2018 but president tweets demand for Democratic co-operation Donald Trump said on Sunday he would allow the federal government to shut down if Democrats refuse to back major changes to tweeted, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch &…

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Anne Hathaway attacks ‘white privilege’ after death of black teenager in California

Actor posts picture of Nia Wilson on Instagram and condemns inaction of white Americans Anne Hathaway has urged white people to ask how decent are we really after a black teenager was killed in California. Nia Wilson, 18, died after being stabbed in the neck in Oakland on Sunday night.…

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Work less, get more: New Zealand firm’s four-day week an ‘unmitigated success’

Reduced hours for same pay increased successful work-life balance management, cutting stress levels and boosting commitment The New Zealand company behind a landmark trial of a four-day working week has concluded it an unmitigated success,with 78% of employees feeling they were able to successfully manage their work-life balance, an increase…

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