Sunday, 11 February 2018

Donald Trump's bad hair day while Barnaby Joyce just had another bad day

Why did India deny Australian radio legend Phillip Adams a visa? - Hindustan Times
Why was Phillip Adams not allowed by our Government to visit India? He is not a drug smuggler, terrorist, or tax evader; on the other hand, he is a venerated public figure in a country that is a democracy like ours, a country with which we have close ties and hope to have even closer ties.
Donald Trump’s Hair Illusion Came Undone and We All Missed It - New York Magazine
Last Friday, at the end of one of those frenetic weeks of news that now happen every week, President Trump boarded Air Force One. The wind whipped across the tarmac with unusual force. Trump, who normally has a MAGA hat for such occasions, was unusually unprepared. As he ascended the stairs, cameras had a rear-facing view of the president’s scalp as the howling gusts lifted his combed-over strands straight into the air, and the long-concealed bare scalp below was briefly exposed. ... It was the worst hair day of what has been a bad hair life. And it may seem cheap and low to mock Trump’s absurd efforts to conceal his hair loss. But Trump is a man obsessed with image in ways that go beyond the normal human concern with looking presentable. Image is Trump’s moral code.
Reuters Publishes Story Of Myanmar Massacre After 2 Journalists Arrested - NPR
Reuters has published an extensive report into the killing of 10 Rohingya men in Myanmar in September, pulling from photographs and eyewitness accounts to describe how villagers and paramilitary forces killed the men execution-style and buried them in one grave.
The investigation made headlines long before it was published.
While working on the story, two Reuters journalists were arrested by Myanmarese authorities and accused of violating the Official Secrets Act. The men, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, have been detained since December and face up to 14 years in prison.
New German government plans to clamp down on advertising with skinny women - Deutsche Welle
Germany wants to introduce new measures to rein in on advertising campaigns featuring extremely skinny models. The move is designed to curb anorexia - especially among young women.
Maumela calls for national shutdown - SABC
Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) member Hangwi Maumela has called for a national shutdown in the country on Monday, if talks about President Jacob Zuma’s exit plan are not concluded.
Maumela has told the media in Pretoria, that Zuma’s intentions are harming the images of the country and the ANC.
Maumela who is the spokesperson of a group calling itself ‘Concerned ANC and SACP members’, says Zuma must leave immediately.
Pope decries "modern-day scourge" of human trafficking - Vatican News
Human trafficking is a “modern-day scourge, which continues to cause untold human suffering,” Pope Francis said on Friday.
The Holy Father was speaking to members of the Santa Marta Group, “an alliance of international police chiefs and bishops from around the world working together with civil society in a process endorsed by Pope Francis, to eradicate human trafficking and modern day slavery.”

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