Storm Florence makes landfall – BBC News

Several deaths have been linked to the storm and thousands of people were in emergency shelters as storm Florence made landfall in the Carolinas. It has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but continues to soak the East Coast area with rain, downing trees and damaging homes. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

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The Disruptors: Money Changing – BBC News

Technology is reinventing the very building blocks of our finances. As long ago as the 16th Century BC, goods were exchanged for a form of currency – cowrie shells. Later, in the 7th Century BC, coins were first minted in Lydia, in modern-day Turkey, from electrum – a natural alloy of gold and silver found in riverbeds. Much later, paper money was introduced in China. Known as “flying cash” owing to its convenience and lightness, it was backed by the central authority. According to Ben Alsop, curator of the Citi…

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The Skripal suspects’ walk through Salisbury – BBC News

Two men named as suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in the UK have said they were merely tourists. The pair, named as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, told the RT channel they had travelled to Salisbury to visit the cathedral on the recommendation of friends. But the UK accuses them of trying to kill Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last March. Using CCTV footage from the police, the BBC has recreated what we know of the suspects’ walk through Salisbury to see…

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European far-right populists rally with Matteo Salvini in Milan | Al Jazeera English

Italy’s deputy prime minister has led a rally of far-right leaders from European countries. Matteo Salvini was joined in Milan by France’s Marine Le Pen to promote their Europe of Nations and Freedom group. They hope the party will win enough votes in next week’s elections to become the third largest in the European Parliament. Al Jazeera’s Ijeoma Ndukwe reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Italy #EuropeanParliamentElections

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Eurovision goes ahead in Israel despite pro-Palestinian protests(2019) | Al Jazeera English

Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Protesters have gathered outside the venue of the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel’s Tel Aviv to call for a boycott of the event. Police placed a security cordon around the venue amid the protest against the Israeli government’s policies in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports from Tel Aviv. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Eurovision #Israel

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Russia’s cathedral construction put on hold after protests

Thousands of protesters in Russia have claimed victory in a campaign to stop a new cathedral from being built. Russian Orthodox leaders say they need new churches to replace those demolished under Soviet-era laws. But activists say construction will destroy increasingly rare urban green areas. Now plans for the building have been put on hold, after President Vladimir Putin intervened. Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Yekaterinburg. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/…

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🌍 Has the media narrative changed around climate change? | The Listening Post (Lead)

News outlets could cover climate change stories every day and still sell this story short. But they struggle to find the right way to cover the relentless onslaught of information and data that is newsworthy. Still, there are signs that things are changing. Corporate media, which have fed off natural disasters, floods and famines – while shying away from larger, causal issues – are now beginning to examine and link the global economic system to an issue that has brought us to the brink. Movements like the Extinction Rebellion and…

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🇱🇧 Syrian refugees in Lebanon unable to afford medicine | Al Jazeera English

The United Nations says funding to meet the healthcare needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is running dry. Non-profit organisations are trying to fill the gap but as donor fatigue sets in, the refugee population is growing more vulnerable by the day. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Bekaa Valley. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #SyrianRefugees #Lebanon

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