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'A thrill of subtle subversion': New Zealand MPs share their love of thrifting

Watching this exchange on social media, Aotearoa MPs were quick to jump in and share their best thrifted outfits.Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty ImagesMarama Davidson, co-leader of the Green party and minister for family and sexual violence, has been called the Queen of thrifting by her colleagues a title she describes as fabulous.For National party MP Louise Upston, op-shopping was a necessity as a solo mother living on the benefit.A long-time sportSince Jan Logie, a Green party MP, was a teenager, op-shops have felt like, large dress-up boxes, providing me with the possibility of many lives to be lived, she said.For Green party MP Golriz Ghahraman, op-shopping is a longtime sport that makes fashion affordable, accessible, and unique.Facebook Twitter Pinterest Green party MP Golriz Ghahraman. read more...

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'A real bad precedent': Australia criticised for Antarctica airport plan

Environmental scientists say the multi-billion-dollar plan is a waste of money, and could lead to a destructive construction race among territorial rivals.The Australian Antarctic Division said the environmental evaluation would be scrutinised domestically, submitted to other Antarctic Treaty nations and released for public consultation in Australia and internationally.The Australian Antarctic Division says a major upgrade is overdue.Flights to Antarctica currently land on a blue-ice runway at Wilkins Aerodrome during the southern summer from October to March.She has described it as part of a new era of Australian Antarctic endeavour. read more...

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'A precarious point': Covid cases surge in Canada's Prairies after relaxed approach

Working on the frontline of Canadas pandemic response, Marie is desperately aware of the consequences of resistance to public health measures.An Alberta health services employee speaks with a motorist at a drive-thru coronavirus testing facility in Calgary, Alberta.And with 13,349 active cases, Alberta has surpassed far more populous provinces to become the centre for the second wave.For some jurisdictions, the spring proved a valuable lesson in the effectiveness of lockdowns and the need for strict public health measures.Now, many of our departments are at capacity, he said, adding that his views didnt reflect the provinces health service. read more...

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'A massive headache': European leaders put off Covid Christmas decisions

Frances lockdown rules do not currently permit people to invite guests into their homes.Facebook Twitter Pinterest A worker installs lights on a huge Christmas tree in Strasbourg, France.Facebook Twitter Pinterest A drive-in Christmas market in Landshut, Germany.I think all Spaniards know that this Christmas isnt going to be like the last one, he said on Wednesday.Facebook Twitter Pinterest Christmas decorations in a shop in Rome. read more...

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'A lifetime of torture': the story of the only woman on US federal death row

Lisa Montgomerys first experiences of sexual abuse occurred indirectly when she was three years old.This is Lisa Montgomerys story.These were her formative experiences which doctors, psychologists and social workers have all concluded amounted to torture endured across years.Photograph: Larry W. Smith/Getty ImagesFor some Americans, including it seems Trump who has resumed federal executions after a hiatus of 17 years, the Lisa Montgomery case stops there.Society failed Lisa Montgomery, not once, not twice, but repeatedly. read more...

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'2021 Is Going To Be Catastrophic.' For the Director of the World Food Programme, Winning the Nobel Peace Prize Is No Cause for Celebration

Three and a half years later, its been the greatest job of my life, no doubt about that.Read more: The World Food Programme Won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), is seen at the WFP headquarters in Niamey on October 9, 2020.Souleymane Ag Anara AFP/Getty ImagesWhy do you think the Nobel Committee awarded this years Peace Prize to the World Food Programme?Weve calculated that pre-COVID, about 60% of the increase in world hunger was conflict-driven.In my opinion, even with climate extremes, we can end world hunger. read more...

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President Trump just drove by the #MillionMAGAMarch in DC and the crowd went crazy.I ran along side the motorcade.Notice him waving right after you see security walking beside the car.https://t.co/EQMFogOVN4 read more...

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Mekelle under command of the National Defense Forces https://t.co/rj8GbK3ii8 read more...

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It was worth fighting for this deal.We now have a fair & balanced agreement with the UK.It will protect our EU interests, ensure fair competition & provide predictability for our fishing communities.Europe is now moving on.https://t.co/77jrNknlu3 read more...

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The work we began with the Paris Agreement is far from done.I'm returning to government to get America back on track to address the biggest challenge of this generation and those that will follow.The climate crisis demands nothing less than all hands on deck.https://t.co/xxfakodQ6d read more...

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