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Obesity: Africa’s new crisis
2014-09-21, The Observer
Size matters: Naomi Kavindu Magutu, right, a 60-year-old former teacher with morbid obesity, at the Ceragem UkundaCentre in Kenya. Unable to walk properly, she began...
Scientists reveal ‘fair system’ for countries to tackle climate change
2014-09-21, The Observer
A man walks by the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil would have to cut emissions by 22% to do its fair share. Photograph: BudaMendes/Getty...
My daughter sounds uneducated because she says ‘like’ so much
2014-09-21, The Observer
Mariella Frostrup: ‘Our children’s generation is seemingly happier to zoom in on their personal computers than out to the world beyond technology.’ Photograph: Getty The...
 Francisco Guillermo Flores Perez, President of El Salvador, addressing the United Nations General Assembly.  vio1
2014-09-20, Voa News
Reuters SAN SALVADOR— Former El SalvadorPresidentFrancisco Flores was taken from his home in San Salvador where he was under house arrest to prison on Friday where he...
 
Deccan Herald: New York City Sunday was the scene of a huge and colourful demonstration against climate change with more than 300,000 people turning out as part of an...
The Miami Herald: About a mile offshore from the wharves of PortMiami, what appeared to be a floating factory equipped with a giant drill bit loomed on the horizon. It was the Texas, a 305-foot dredge owned by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock — the company that is deepening the...
The Florida Times Union: APPALACHICOLA | Seafood workers and oyster harvesters say they are worried about the future of Apalachicola Bay. The Panama City News Herald reported Saturday that dozens of workers from the oyster industry protested during a Friday meeting of an association...
The Miami Herald: After a work stoppage earlier this year, the Panama Canal expansion is back on an around-the-clock schedule. Twelve of the 16 gates required to build new 11-story locks have arrived from Italy and much of the concrete for the massive walls has been poured. “We...
Detroit news: Jeffrey G. Nutt 8 p.m. EDTSeptember 21, 2014 Detroit’s a wonderful and fun city, but it could be even better. (Photo: Todd McInturf , The Detroit News ) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Detroit is one of the most fun cities on earth: With the world’s...
Ha'aretz: High school teachers in Ashkelon declared a labor dispute yesterday, to protest the handling of an incident two weeks ago in which nude photos of one of their colleagues were disseminated on social media. The full text is available for subscribers & registered...
The Miami Herald: Another week. Another $10.4 million thrown in the fire we call television advertising. Florida’s governor’s race is now a $50 million-plus commercial spectacle, with more than 71 percent of that spending from Gov. Rick Scott. Scott dropped an additional $8...
The Observer: Ethiopian villagers dig in a dry river bed. The country has experienced higher temperatures and reduced water sources. Photograph: Stefan Trappe/Alamy Poor countries have had to divert large chunks of their budget to adapt to climate change and run the risk of...
The Observer: Barcelona's striker Lionel Messi, right, attempts to beat the Levante midfielder Simão Junior in the 5-0 victory. Photograph: Juan Carlos Cardenas/EPA Lionel Messi shrugged off a missed penalty and another injury to Neymar by scoring one goal and setting up...
Ha'aretz: On September 22, 1897, Nathan Straus, co-owner of Macy’s and a philanthropist, was found guilty in a municipal court of distributing watered-down milk at one of the stations he had set up to provide safe, pasteurized milk to children. The full text is...
The Observer: Winston Reid, left, took advantage of poor defending to score West Ham’s first goal. Photograph: Michael Zemanek/BPI/Rex It was at 7.34pm on Saturday, precisely eight minutes after the match had ended, that an email landed from a well-known bookmakers offering...
The Observer: George Boyd of Burnley is thwarted by Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone at Turf Moor. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images George Boyd is Burnley’s Ángel di María; their Alexis Sánchez; their Diego Costa. In one respect, anyway. The...
The Observer: Kit Symons shows his appreciation as Fulham supporters give him a standing ovation at Craven Cottage. Photograph: David Field/ActionImages As Kit Symons walked across the pitch to the dressing rooms after yet another Fulham defeat, he received a standing...
San Francisco Chronicle: The state of a country’s well-being says a lot about its prosperity and progress. That’s why Gallup and Healthways team up to produce the annual “State of Global Well-Being Index,” which this year analyzed 135 world countries in five elements, including...