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Friday, 25 December

16:05

The Forgotten Story of…The Massacre Of Foreigners In 9th Century Guangzhou | The Nanfang Aboriginal News Group Newswire

The Forgotten Story of…The Massacre Of Foreigners In 9th Century Guangzhou | The Nanfang: The mosque may not be as old as the manuscript suggests, but scholars are satisfied that it was functional by the beginning of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) at the latest and was rebuilt in 1350 and again in 1695 after being destroyed by fires.

Like the other earliest mosques in China, it was built for the growing number of Arab and Persian settlers. By the time of the Tang Dynasty, Guangzhou was a major port with a direct route connecting it to the Middle East. A Chinese prisoner, who was captured in the Battle of Talas and held in Iraq for twelve years, is said to have returned to China by ship on a direct route to Guangzhou. Due to thriving trade, Guangzhou is estimated to have had a population of 100,000 foreigners by the beginning of the 9th century.

08:49

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07:58

Women in Brazil Warned to Not Have Babies Because of Zika Epidemic | Guardian Liberty Voice Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Women in Brazil Warned to Not Have Babies Because of Zika Epidemic| Guardian Liberty Voice: Public health experts think there is a strong possibility that the Zika virus outbreak led to an explosion of microcephaly cases. Microcephaly is normally a rare condition in which babies’ brains do not grow properly and they are born with shrunken skulls. Experts point out that microcephaly has not been linked to previous outbreaks of the virus before, but no outbreak has been this widespread (currently affecting 19 of Brazil’s 26 states).

On Tuesday, Dec. 22, Brazilian health officials reported that as of Dec. 19, suspected Zika-related microcephaly cases appeared around the same time as the epidemic and 2,782 brain-damaged babies were born. In 2014, there were only 147 microcephaly cases all year. Most of the birth mothers acknowledged having Zika-like symptoms during the early stages of their pregnancy. This led to the government to suggest that families put off pregnancy plans.

07:20

Greens release video of massive California methane leak | TheHill Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Greens release video of massive California methane leak | TheHill: The cause of the leak is unknown, and California officials told The Washington Post this week that they don’t know when it will be sealed.

Methane is the primary component of natural gas, and its impact on climate change is potent — up to 25 times that of carbon dioxide. The leak has led to the evacuation of about 1,500 homes, The Post reported, and EDF said thousands of others have considered relocation.

The leak has promoted greens to call for strict environmental rules at oil and gas facilities and the closure of the storage facilities in Aliso Canyon.

“Events of this size are rare, but major leakage across the oil and gas supply chain is not,” Tim O’Connor, the director of EDF’s California Oil and Gas Program, said in a statement.

“Regardless of what the future holds for the Aliso Canyon storage field, this is one reason why strong rules are needed to require that oil and gas companies closely monitor for and manage methane leaks.”

06:53

German neo-Nazi party cancels protest after boarding wrong train | World news | The Guardian Aboriginal News Group Newswire

German neo-Nazi party cancels protest after boarding wrong train | World news | The Guardian: The group of fewer than 20 NPD members became confused after police prevented them from boarding the Freiburg train because it was full of far-left “ultra” football supporters on their way to a Bundesliga match, police spokesperson Dirk Klose told the Guardian.

To prevent any trouble, the police told them to take another train to the Black Forest city, but the NPD members simply got on the next train from the same platform – apparently without checking the destination notice.

“I don’t know how it happened, but the NPD phoned us up and said they’re not coming, and that they’re on a train to Mannheim,” said Klose. “The NPD is now saying they went to Mannheim deliberately.”

Meanwhile, a handful of anti-fascist counter-demonstrators had already gathered in anticipation in Freiburg, along with a police contingent to keep the two sides apart.

06:43

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06:31

The Evolution of the Whistle-Blower: From Civil War to WikiLeaks | ExecutiveBiz Aboriginal News Group Newswire

The Evolution of the Whistle-Blower: From Civil War to WikiLeaks | ExecutiveBiz: In 1863, Congress passed the first whistle-blower law, the False Claims Act. In those days of the Civil War, fraud ran rampant, both in the north and the south: Nefarious contractors sold the Union Army sick horses and mules, defective weapons and food that had gone bad. To prevent this from happening, Congress decided to pass a law that would aid people in recovering what they had lost through fraudulent transactions, by suing on behalf of the government and getting paid a percentage of the recovery.

In 1912, the Lloyd-La Follette Act was passed, which made it the first protective legislation for whistle-blowers. The act additionally protected the right of federal employees to join unions. However, before the 1960s, businesses had broad autonomy in employee policies and could fire an employee without reason, according to Lilanthi Ravishankar.

04:42

In Egypt, enforced disappearance is a daily risk Aboriginal News Group Newswire

In Egypt, enforced disappearance is a daily risk: [alaraby.co.uk] The Commission based its report on information collected through the campaign "Stop Forced Disappearance", as well as interviews with survivors, families of victims, and lawyers.

In its report, ECRF accused the Egyptian authorities of giving the green light to State Security officers to torture people without any form of accountability or prosecution.

Egypt has witnessed a surge in human rights violations since the uprisings against the Mubarak regime in 2011, with the Sisi regime coming in for particular criticism for its banning of protests, mass arrest of political opponents and journalists, the expansion of military courts and the lack of accountability of its security forces, according to Human Rights Watch.

04:11

Indian-Owned Business Grew by 15 Percent Indian Country Headline News

Despite the lengthy recession, the number of American Indian-owned businesses increased by 15 percent in the years betw...

Thursday, 24 December

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