Before the end of the First World War, the British had promised Palestine to themselves, to the Meccans and to the Zionists!
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about a Saskatchewan school shooting during a news conference in Davos, January 22, 2016.   At least five people were killed and two people were injured in a school shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan, on Friday, Trudeau said.   A student was in custody, the aboriginal chief in the remote area told Canadian media.  REUTERS/Ruben Sprich    - RTX23M5A

"We shouldn’t be afraid of the word ‘feminist’. Men and women should use it to describe themselves anytime they want," says Justin Trudeau.

Women and progressive groups in Egypt are fighting laws that discriminate against women as well as entrenched patriarchal mindsets.
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Hillary Clinton has come very close to clinching the title of literally being the most powerful woman in the world.
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The UK Parliament met to discuss and debate two heavily-signed e-petitions. What ensued was an exceptionally hilarious take-down of Trump.
Supporters of anti-immigration right-wing movement PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West) take part in in demonstration rally, in reaction to mass assaults on women on New Year's Eve, in Cologne, Germany, January 9, 2016.   REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay  - RTX21MZW

What though would happen if we actually looked at Germany’s rape laws? How Germany prosecutes rapist? What if we look at Germany’s version rape culture?

How do you or your kids get to school? Is it a long bus ride or long walk? Or the family car? Have you heard about the kids who have to swim to school?
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Here's a comedian who has lived through many stereotypes and doesn't flinch before bashing every single one of them.
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool  - RTX224YR

Obama acknowledged that many Americans felt frightened and shut out of a political and economic system they view as rigged against their interests.

A long journey of achieving equal rights for the LGBTQIA+ community in the US and shows how political will and the lack thereof can make all the difference.

Do you remember the adversities you have faced and do you remember how you came out of them?
Chocolate, 36, an activist who wants to be identified by only her nickname, waves an American flag upside down while posing for a portrait in Ferguson, Missouri July 24, 2015. When asked how Michael Brown's death affected her life, Chocolate said, "My life won't ever be the same. It has changed me to become an activist and protester. It has made me to get more involved with my community and especially with youth. When you ask a kid these days what they want to be when they grow up, their answer is "I want to be alive."  When asked what changes she has seen in her community over the past year, Chocolate said, "We are all still trying to heal. There are still a lot of racist cops here. We can do what we do which is stand up for justice. No one has accepted what happened out here. There is still a disconnect with the police and the community." The message on the flag reads: Hands up, don't shoot. Lost voices. Mike Brown means we got to fight back!  On August 9, 2014 a white police officer shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown dead in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. A year later Reuters photographer Adrees Latif returned to Ferguson, where he has documented events in the past year, to capture the portraits of local residents and canvass their views. REUTERS/Adrees Latif  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYPICTURE 6 OF 13 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "PORTRAITS OF FERGUSON"SEARCH "LATIF PORTRAITS" FOR ALL PICTURES      - RTX1N6N6

The US continues to grapple with racial inequality and cannot afford to completely do away with affirmative action unless it can replace it.
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while delivering a statement on steps the administration is taking to reduce gun violence in the East Room of the White House in Washington January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX21563

If you're in the US, your Facebook newsfeeds will be full of admiration and abomination for the action to combat illegal gun sales and abate mass shootings.
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With its large Muslim population, India also needs to be alert to any possibility of violence.
Indian paratroopers walk back to their base after taking part in a

joint exercise with U.S. troops at an airforce station near the

northern city of Agra October 22, 2002. Indian and U.S. troops for the

second time this year took part in a joint military exercise

demonstrating growing ties between the world's two largest democracies

that once sat on opposite sides during the Cold War. REUTERS/Kamal



Suspected terrorists from Pakistan launched an attack at an airbase in Pathankot, Punjab in the wee hours of Saturday.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, addresses a gathering during the Summit in New Delhi October 9, 2014. Facebook Inc, which closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, has no near-term plan to make money from the service, Zuckerberg said on Thursday. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS) - RTR49I8F

Facebook said they were "disappointed that Free Basics will no longer be available in Egypt."
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Picture taken June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3VIB1

If the fighter has a female captive who also has a daughter 'suitable for intercourse', he can have sex with the daughter but then the mother 'off-limits'.

With her sharp sense of sarcasm, irony and dark humour, she calls the Israelis her ‘liberators’ and sends a concrete message to the people of the world.
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What will happen to the United States if Donald Trump becomes President?
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These expressions of 'being an ally' might arise from genuine concerns and a desire for change, but only further marginalise the voices of those already silenced by the structure of society.

While Indians feel the US offers them more opportunities than India, half would like to return home after retirement.
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The open-mindedness and tolerance of America is one of the country's greatest strengths. That is why it's so disheartening to see the intolerant discourse playing out in the news these days .

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