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Calais migrants try to cross Channel 115,000 TIMES despite France Jungle demolition

Officials said there were now about 500 migrants in Calais compared with about 7,000 before the Jungle was razed to the ground in October 2016.  Charities said the number was closer top 700 plus 300 further up the coast near Dunkirk. But figures show, although there is just a tenth of the number of migrants in Calais, attempts to cross the Channel fell by only 31 percent, from 167,000 in 2016 to 115,000 last year. Officials said this suggested migrants might have moved out of Calais but were still trying…

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‘Calais is NOT a backdoor to England!’ Macron warns May there will be ‘no more jungle’

FRANCEINFO Macron spoke to security forces during a visit to Calais Mr Macron visited Calais today and met with refugees and toured a welcome centre as the migrant crisis escalates. Despite the new hardline on immigrants, the president vowed to protect those in need, but said Britain must do more to help. Speaking passionately to the security forces, he said: “We can integrate those who come from countries at peace, but our duty is to protect those who are persecuted and we are seeking asylum. “A person who flees his…

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MLK Day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism

ATLANTA — Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he once preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near the president’s Florida resort Monday, the official federal holiday honoring King. At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers honored the late civil rights leader on what would have been his 89th birthday and ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. Trump…

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Science 

China Plans to Destroy Space Junk With Giant Lasers

Chinese scientists have an audacious proposal to clean up Earth’s cluttered orbit using giant lasers to obliterate old satellites and other space junk. A paper, titled Impacts of orbital elements of space-based laser station on small scale space debris removal, by researchers at the Air Force Engineering University in China describes how space debris could be zapped into smaller, less-harmful pieces using space-based lasers. Space junk is an issue that has been occupying international space agencies for years, with NASA considering a variety of options to track, detect and remove man-made…

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Science 

How Trump's 'Shithole Countries' Comment Echoes a Century of American Immigration Policy

“There’s always been this history of favoring some over others” More President Donald Trump has come under fire this week after reportedly asking lawmakers on Thursday why the United States would accept more people from “shithole countries” — which he defined as Haiti, El Salvador and parts of Africa — during a meeting in the Oval Office about a potential immigration deal. While the President’s vulgar phrasing may be unprecedented, his question comes with a long history. At various times in the past, America’s immigration system has openly favored some…

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Science 

South Korea's President Says the Agreement With Japan on Historic Sex Slavery Has 'Serious Flaws'

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday the country’s 2015 agreement with Japan to settle a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into wartime sexual slavery was seriously flawed. Moon’s statement in which he vows unspecified follow-up measures to meet the victims’ demands potentially throws the future of the deal in doubt, two years after both countries declared it as “final and irreversible.” The statement came a day after a state-appointed panel concluded that Seoul’s previous conservative government failed to properly communicate with the victims before…

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Entertainment 

The Greatest Showman: PT Barnum and his enterprising but often unorthodox rise to fame

ALAMY PT Barnum in around 1850 (left) and Hugh Jackman starring in The Greatest Showman He all-but invented modern celebrity, made a fortune performing for millions, and created spectacles so popular that even when many were exposed as frauds, people still clamoured to see them. But PT Barnum, now the subject of a new film starring Hugh Jackman, didn’t get involved with the circus at all until he was 60.  And his career in entertainment began with a very deliberate hoax.  “I don’t believe in duping the public,” the showman…

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Lifestyle 

Could your local beauty salon put you at RISK of fungal infection? SHOCK research revealed

More than half of people that visit beauty salons in the US regularly have reported skin and fungal diseases, according to Rutgers University. Fifty-two per cent of people visiting salons at least three times in a year reported infections. The infections include skin rashes or nail disfigurements, researchers said. Improperly cleaned, or re-used tools, put clients at risk of developing dermatitis, hepatitis and other viruses, they claimed. “We found that although clients might be aware of some hazardous chemicals like formaldehyde, they often do not recognise the dangers posed by…

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