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Have you been affected by hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico?

If you live in the region, wed like you to share your experiences with usHurricane Maria has knocked out electricity across Puerto Rico, after strong winds and flooding brought down the islands power service. The storm made landfall early on Wednesday morning with winds of 155mph (250kph). Widespread flooding is

Acclaimed French chef asks to be stripped of three Michelin stars

Sbastien Bras, who runs Le Suquet restaurant in Laguiole, requests removal from rankings of gastronomic bibleOne of Frances most celebrated chefs, whose restaurant has been honoured with three stars in the Michelin guide for almost 20 years, has pleaded to be stripped of the prestigious ranking because of the huge

Facebook bans Rohingya group’s posts as minority faces ‘ethnic cleansing’

As hundreds of thousands flee a brutal campaign by the Myanmar military, the social media company labels an insurgent group a dangerous organizationAmid international accusations that Myanmars military is engaging in ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Facebook designated a Rohingya insurgent group a dangerous organization and ordered moderators

How a tax haven is leading the race to privatise space

The long read: Luxembourg has shown how far a tiny country can go by serving the needs of global capitalism. Now it has set its sights on outer space. By Atossa Araxia AbrahamianOn a drizzly afternoon in April, Prince Guillaume, the hereditary grand duke of Luxembourg, and his wife, Princess

Brazilian queer art exhibition cancelled after campaign by rightwing protesters

Santander bank decides to shut Queermuseu in Porto Alegre, a move Brazilian artists say represents dangerous censorshipA storm over artistic freedom and censorship has erupted in Brazil after an art exhibition at a multinational banks cultural centre was cancelled following a campaign by rightwing protesters. The controversy broke out when

Covering Hurricane Irma: journalists go to extremes to report storm

Journalists from US and international media networks sought out the storm for their viewers benefitEvacuate or stay indoors was the general advice given to Floridas residents ahead of Hurricane Irma. Many packed up their cars or sought refuge at home but, there was one particular group of people who remained.

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