Our standard for women has to be about more than what’s legal – it's about what’s right

This is where the hard work gets harder – we need to lose the instinct to dismiss anything that’s beyond black and white

If this week was proof of anything, it was that the #MeToo backlash hates nuance. Allegations against actor Aziz Ansari dominated the news cycle, with movement detractors claiming that the woman who came forward shouldn’t have done so.

But this movement cannot be simply about what is legal or illegal. Our standard for women – and for what we want for the culture more broadly – has to be bigger More Here…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/20/our-standard-for-whats-right-cant-just-focus-on-whats-legal-and-illegal


Zimbabwe tells illegal vendors to quit Harare streets, may use army to clear them

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe has given illegal vendors and pirate taxis 48 hours to leave Harare’s streets, failing which it will forcibly remove them with the military’s help, a cabinet minister said, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa seeks to restore order in cities.

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Power to the Polls: Women's March 2.0 aims to harness Trump opposition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters were expected to take to the streets of New York, Los Angeles and Washington on Saturday for the second Women’s March, a multi-city mass rally hailed as the start of a new era of female political activism.

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Nadal holds court before prospects battle in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Top seed Rafael Nadal will expect to continue his smooth progress into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday before Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov meet in a battle royal of potential as yet unfulfilled.

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The Resistance Now: thousands to march on Saturday – and then to the polls

Activists plan to continue demonstrations against Trump into the midterms, while in Vegas activists are meeting to shape their political strategy in 2018

It’s the anniversary of the historic Women’s March on Saturday, and tens of thousands are planning to march in cities across the country. Here’s a tool to find marches in your area.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/20/the-resistance-now-march-trump-midterms


First day of U.S. government shutdown ends in standoff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened.

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Eleven killed and 46 injured in bus crash in north-western Turkey

The bus, which was making an overnight journey from Ankara to Bursa, crashed on a motorway

Eleven people were killed and 46 injured when a bus taking families on a skiing trip crashed in north-western Turkey, local officials said.

The bus, which was making an overnight journey from the capital Ankara to the western city of Bursa, crashed into trees on a motorway in the region of Eskisehir, its governor Ozdemir Cakacak told the Dogan news agency.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/20/eleven-killed-and-46-injured-in-bus-crash-in-north-western-turkey


Las Vegas shooting: police release report on gunman but motive still a mystery

  • Stephen Paddock killed 58 and injured more than 800
  • Investigators: shooter acted alone and did not leave suicide note

After three months of investigation, police have learned that Stephen Paddock, who carried out the Las Vegas shooting in October, was a high-stakes gambler on a losing streak, obsessed with cleanliness, possibly bipolar and was having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend.

Related: US gun violence spawns a new epidemic: conspiracy theorists harassing victims

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/20/las-vegas-shooting-police-report-gunman-motive-mystery-stephen-paddock


German SPD leaders upbeat as biggest branch backs coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) – Senior members of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) said on Saturday they were confident the party would approve the start of formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives at a special congress.

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Tennis: Indian duo Paes and Raja stun former champions

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Indian doubles great Leander Paes has had 119 playing partners in his 27-year career and it appears his latest union could be a profitable one after he and compatriot Purav Raja knocked out former champions Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares on Saturday.

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Jewish Labour group accuses party of failing to act on antisemitism complaints

Jewish Labour Movement leader says there is ‘vast backlog’ of alleged cases

The bitter Labour party controversy over antisemitism erupted again last night, as the main organisation representing its Jewish members accused the leadership of failing to deal with a “vast backlog” of complaints and of allowing a second inquiry into Ken Livingstone to get “stuck in limbo”.

The accusations by Jeremy Newmark, the national chair of the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM), came as party sources told the Observer that a group of members, including activists and councillors, was preparing legal action against Labour for failing to act on complaints More Here…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/20/jewish-labour-group-accuses-failing-act-antisemitism


Dixons Carphone CEO will step down to run chemist chain Boots

Sebastian James, who has led Dixons Carphone for six years, resigned in a surprise move

The chief executive of Britain’s biggest specialist electrical goods and mobile phone retailer will step down to run high street chemist Boots.

Sebastian James, who has led Dixons Carphone for six years, has resigned in a surprise move days before it updates the City on its Christmas trading performance.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/20/dixons-carphone-ceo-sebastian-james-will-step-down-to-run-chemist-chain-boots


Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, says family

Musician’s wife and daughter say a fractured hip led to ‘over use of medication’ and voice hope report will contribute to opioid discussion

Tom Petty’s family said his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose.

His wife and daughter released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page on Friday night.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/20/tom-petty-died-from-of-accidental-drug-overdose-family-says


UK drivers warned of icy conditions as wintry weather continues

Yellow warning for ice in place across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, north of England, Yorkshire and Midlands

Motorists are being urged to be wary of ice on the roads after disruption in areas hit by snow this week.

A Met Office yellow “be aware” warning for ice was in place for Saturday morning across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, the north of England, Yorkshire and the Midlands.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/20/uk-drivers-warned-of-icy-conditions-as-wintry-weather-continues