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04/06/2016


ADVERBS

Adverbs of frequency
(YouTube)
Thanks to Carole R. (Ac. Rouen)

 

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MUSIC

31 Facts about Music Festivals - mental_floss List Show Ep. 422
(YouTube)

 

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MARS

Fired on Mars
(vimeo.com)
"If you get fired from your graphic design job here on Earth it's not the end of the world because there are plenty of other job opportunities out there for you,
especially if you have an impressive portfolio.
But if you get fired from your job on Mars you're pretty much screwed, as Jeff the graphic designer discovered in this aptly titled animated short “Fired On Mars”
by Nate Sherman and Nick Vokey. (Barely NSFW due to language)"

(Neatorama)

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INDIA

‘Sanjay’s Super Team’ Oscars 2016 Short Film (Animated)
(vimeo.com)
Thanks to Edith N. (Ac. Nice)

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STORY

'Hearts and Crosses,' by O. Henry, Part Two - Text + Audio + Video
"Relationships can be difficult. What happens when you have a problem with someone you love?
Read about a husband and wife who both feel they are in control in Part Two of this classic American Story, "Hearts and Crosses," by O. Henry."

+ VIDEO
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GUNS

Americans Use Orange to Protest Gun Violence - Text + Audio - 2 June 2016
"Americans observed Gun Violence Awareness Day on Thursday by participating in the Wear Orange movement.
What started as a local movement in the South Side of Chicago has turned into a national movement.
The hashtag #WearOrange can be seen all over Twitter and Facebook."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ZIKA VIRUS

WHO to assess whether Olympics should go ahead - 3 June 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MIGRANTS

Migrant smuggling gangs are becoming more 'professional' and posing a bigger threat to Britain's borders, Europol chief warns - 4 June 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

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BOXING

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74 - 4June 2016
"Three-time world heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, who became one of the world's best-known sportsmen,
dies aged 74 after suffering from respiratory illness."

+ Obituary: Muhammad Ali - with photos and videos
+ Muhammad Ali: The man who changed his sport and his country
(BBC)

 

Muhammad Ali: fighter, joker, magician, religious disciple, preacher - with photos and videos
(theguardian.com)

Mohammad Ali - PHOTOS
(20minutes.fr)

Muhammad Ali: A life in quotes - with a VIDEO
"The best of Muhammad Ali's quotes on boxing, success and civil rights that mesmerised people all over the world...
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Rumble, young man, rumble." - Ali, before a fight with Sonny Liston in 1964...
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."...
"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
(aljazeera.com)

The Fight "is a 1975 non-fiction book by Norman Mailer about the boxing title fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman
at Kinshasa in Zaire in 1974, known as the "Rumble in the Jungle"."

(Wikipedia)

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MLK

Un pictramap sur des événements traités en 3e sur la vie de MLK
Créé par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)
(pictramap.com)

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03/06/2016


HOTEL VILLAS

The world's best hotel villas - 15 PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MARRIAGE PROPOSAL

Pakistani teenager burnt to death after rejecting marriage proposal - 3 June 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

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SELF-DRIVING CARS

Two years until self-driving cars are on the road – is Elon Musk right? - 2 June 2016
"The Tesla CEO has proclaimed that autonomous driving is a ‘solved problem’ but tech and executives in recent years have tempered their expectations."

(theguardian.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

Life simulation video game, The Sims, removes gender barriers in virtual world - 3 June 2016
"The creators of The Sims are allowing users to customise their characters' gender for the first time."

(BBC)

 

The best video games of 2016 (so far) - 24 video games - 3 June 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

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TEA

Why do the British love the taste of tea so much? - 3 June 2016
"The British drink more than 60 billion cups of tea a year – so what is it about this humble brew that refreshes them so?"

(BBC)

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ISIS

What happens in a university run by IS? - with photos - 3 June 2016
"Almost exactly two years ago, Iraq's second biggest city, Mosul, was overrun by the forces of so-called Islamic State (IS).
But since then, the city's university, has remained open most of the time..."

(BBC)

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POLLUTION

Fish eat plastic like teens eat fast food, researchers say - 2 June 2016
"Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, Swedish researchers have said...
A study that came out last year estimated that about 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enters the oceans annually...
The US has banned the use of plastic micro-beads in cosmetic and personal care products and there is growing pressure in the UK and Europe
to do the same."

(BBC)

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CINEMA

Love & Friendship
"is a 2016 romantic comedy film written and directed by Whit Stillman. It is based on Jane Austen's epistolary novel Lady Susan first published in 1871...
It centers on Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale), who seeks refuge at her in-laws' estate while rumors about her private life circulate through society.
Lady Susan then decides to find a husband for both herself and her daughter."

(Wikipedia)

 

 

Love & Friendship review – Whit Stillman's Austen drama is a racy delight
(theguardian.com)

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SEGPA

Films about sports for SEGPA:
- 'Bend it like Beckham'
- 'Billy Eliott'
- 'Invictus'
- 'Looking for Eric'
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'Cool Runnings' (= 'Rasta Rockett')
- 'Coach Carter'
- 'Remember the Titans'
- The Blind Side

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Thanks to Rachel M. (Ac. Grenoble), Janet B. (Ac. Orléans-Tours), Dominique C. (Ac. Rouen) and Miss A. (Tunisie)


MIGRANTS / IMMIGRANTS

#IAmAnImmigrant Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Wilmer Valderrama and More!
"June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and today the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign launches to encourage all of us to explore our individual heritage
& recognize our distinct and shared experiences. We all have our piece in the American story, whether as a new immigrant, native to this land,
a descendent of slavery or those who came to our nation seeking a better life.
#IAmAnImmigrant honors each of our families’ sacrifices, struggles and successes
– America’s strength is reflected in our diversity built over generations..."

(YouTube)
SEE Immigrant Heritage Month

 

 

Migrant crisis: Rescue under way from capsized boat off Crete - 3 June 2016
"About 250 people have been rescued from a migrant boat that has capsized in the Mediterranean sea, Greek officials say."

(BBC)

Last journey: The migrant who lost everything - Article + Photos + Video - 2 June 2016
"Hundreds of migrants face huge debts and a logistical nightmare to repatriate the bodies of loved ones
who have died during perilous sea crossings to Europe."
(BBC)

Europe's migrant story enters new phase - 10 May 2016
(BBC)

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US NATIONAL PARKS

Celebrating American national parks in art – in pictures - 2 June 2016
"Georgia O’Keeffe camping with Ansel Adams, paintings of the Tetons and comparisons of Yellowstone from 1871
and now are some of the highlights at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming.
A series of exhibitions celebrates a range of arts focused on the anniversary of the national parks, running now until 28 August."

(theguardian.com)

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IVORY TRADE

US adopts near total ban on commercial ivory trade - 2 June 2016
"Barack Obama tightens restriction on sale of elephant ivory within the US to clamp down on illegal trade."

(theguardian.com)

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TIGER SKINS

Thai monk caught fleeing temple with tiger skins - 2 June 2016
"Authorities intercept man trying to leave a day after dozens of dead tiger cubs found in Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua temple freezer."

(theguardian.com)

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LEAD

At least 33 US cities used water testing 'cheats' over lead concerns - 2 June 2016
"Exclusive: Guardian investigation reveals testing regimes similar to that of Flint were in place in major cities including Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.
+ 33 US cities violated EPA guidelines."

(theguardian.com)

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EU REFERENDUM

EU referendum: Find out how much you really know - interactive
(theguardian.com)

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US ELECTIONS

Trump used 'fraud' university to pocket millions, New York attorney general says - Article + Videos - 2 June 2016
"Eric Schneiderman says presumptive Republican nominee ‘bilked people’ and that his prosecution team has video evidence of fraudulent statements."
(theguardian.com)

Trump University LLC (formerly the Trump Wealth Institute;[3] later named Trump Entrepreneur Initiative LLC)
"was an American for-profit education company that ran a real estate training program from 2005 until at least 2010.
After multiple lawsuits, it is now defunct. It was founded by Donald Trump and his associates, Michael Sexton and Jonathan Spitalny, in 2004.[4]
The company offered courses in real estate, asset management, entrepreneurship, and wealth creation,
charging fees ranging from $1,500 to $35,000 per course.[5]..."

(Wikipedia)

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MARS

People should arrive on Mars in 2025 | Elon Musk, SpaceX | Code Conference 2016
"Elon Musk believes people will be sent to Mars in 2024."

 

 

Elon Reeve Musk (/ˈlɒn ˈmʌsk/; born June 28, 1971)
"is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, engineer, and investor.[10][11][12][13][14][15]
He is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors; chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of OpenAI;
co-founder of Zip2; and co-founder of PayPal.[16][17][18] As of April 2016, he has an estimated net worth of US$12.3 billion,
making him the 68th wealthiest person in the US.[19]"

(Wikipedia)

 

Elon Musk: 'Chances are we're all living in a simulation' - 2 June 2016
"Billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal and Hyperloop discusses Mars, driverless cars and going into orbit...
He wants to be King of Mars."
(theguardian.com)

Elon Musk: Become cyborgs or risk humans being turned into robots' pets - Article + Video + Quotes - 2 June 2016
"Elon Musk, the billionaire boss of Tesla and SpaceX, has said that humans need to become cyborgs
to avoid becoming “house cats” for vastly more intelligent robots."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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02/06/2016


SPACE

Tim Peake: What does it take to become an astronaut? - Article + Video - 2 June 2016
"T im Peake is due to return home on Sunday after spending five months in space
He became the first Briton to serve a mission as an ISS astronaut as his rocket arrived at the International Space Station
from Kazakhstan in December 2015..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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ROYAL ASCOT

Royal Ascot 2016: how to get tickets and what to wear - with PHOTOS and VIDEOS - 1 June 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MIGRANTS

Britain's border weakspots: The areas identified by criminal gangs smuggling hundreds of migrants into the UK - 2 June 2016
- Article + Photos + Videos
"Criminal gangs are using more than a dozen ports on Britain’s coastline to smuggle hundreds of migrants into the UK."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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BREXIT

From Anthony Gormley to Eva Rothschild, artists take a stance against Brexit – in pictures - 2 June 2016
"The sculptor Anthony Gormley, children’s illustrator Axel Scheffler and photographer Rankin are among 14 internationally-renowned artists
to unveil posters in support of keeping Britain in the EU..."

(theguardian.com)

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QUIZ

EU referendum quiz: 28 countries, 28 questions
"Britain goes to the polls on 23 June to decide whether to leave the European Union.
How much do you know about the different members of the EU? Take our quizzical tour of the 28 member states."

(BBC)

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ZOO GORILLA

U.S. police to look into shooting of zoo gorilla (June 02, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Police in the US state of Ohio are going to look into the shooting of a 17-year-old gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo.
They will investigate the facts around the killing of Harambe the gorilla."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Cincinnati gorilla shooting: Police to investigate parents - 1 June 2016
"A police investigation into the killing of a gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo after a three-year-old fell into an enclosure will focus on the boy's parents."

(BBC)


"Harambe was an endangered western lowland gorilla."

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US CITIES

6 American cities
1. First, click on the picture, and explore the map.
2. Now, click on "Start now" and take the listening quiz.

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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RAIL TUNNEL

Switzerland Opens World’s Longest, Deepest Rail Tunnel - Text + Audio - 1 June 2016
"Switzerland has opened the world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel, 17 years after starting work on the project.
The Gotthard Railway Tunnel is 57 kilometers long. Trains passing through it will be about 2.3 kilometers underground at the deepest point.
The tunnel cost $12 billion to build."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SLAVERY

Almost 46 Million People Live in ‘Modern Slavery’ - Text + Audio - 1 June 2016
"The Global Slavery Index says 58 percent of those working in “modern slavery” are living in five Asian nations.
The report, by an Australian research group, looks at forms of slavery around the world."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes - interactive map
"315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives."

(slate.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

Mapping slave voyages - interactive map
"Explore the 350-year history of the transcontinental trade."

(roots.history.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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VOCABULARY

The word of the month (May 2016): IMPEACH, by Gymglish
(thewordofthemonth.com)

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Agatha CHRISTIE

AGATHA CHRISTIE à travers quelques couvertures de ses romans :
http://englishnexon.e-monsite.com/pages/for-teachers-only/niveau-4eme.html

Travail créé par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

 

CHARLIE and THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

LECTURE CURSIVE : Premier chapitre de Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Un exemple de lecture possible du premier chapitre du roman de Dahl.
http://englishnexon.e-monsite.com/pages/for-teachers-only/niveau-6eme.html
Travail créé par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) avec M. P.

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WALLS

Le monde se referme : la carte des murs aux frontières
"Mur à la frontière mexicaine au coeur des débats de la présidentielle américaine, multiplication des barrières anti-migrants en Europe...
Les murs, barrières ou clôtures pullulent depuis quelques années : cartographie de la fortification des frontières,
et analyse d'un monde de plus en plus fermé.
65 murs construits et planifiés, soit 40.000 km de long, ou la circonférence de la Terre...
Elisabeth Vallet identifie quatre principaux problèmes, paradoxes ou apories, causés par les murs..."

(franceculture.fr)

2 interactive maps:

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SHAKESPEARE

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet summary
"Check out Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Video SparkNote: Quick and easy synopsis of the Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet.
For more Romeo and Juliet resources, go to http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/romeojuliet/
For a translation of the entire play into modern English, go to No Fear Shakespeare at nfs.sparknotes.com/romeojuliet/...
No Fear Shakespeare puts Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English
— the kind of English people actually speak today."

(YouTube)

 

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DRINK AND DRUGS

Acting under the influence: 15 stars who were on drink and drugs when they made their movies
(telegraph.co.uk)

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TIGERS

Dead Cubs Found at Thailand’s ‘Tiger Temple’ - Text + Audio - 1 June 2016
"Officials in Thailand found 40 dead tiger cubs at a Buddhist temple accused of animal abuse.
The cubs were discovered in a freezer while authorities were removing dozens of mostly full-grown live tigers from the temple grounds.
Wildlife groups say the animals were illegally bred and poorly treated."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Thailand Tiger Temple: Forty dead cubs found in freezer - 1 June 2016
"at a Thai Buddhist temple accused of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse."

(BBC)

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01/06/2016


MEN

Masculinity in America v the UK: which country has the manliest men? - 31 May 2016
"A survey has found 42% of US men rated themselves as ‘completely masculine’ as against 28% in the UK.
But does anyone know what ‘masculine’ means today?"

(theguardian.com)

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LESSON

The Sponge Bob Squarepants: Verb to Be - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)


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POLLUTION

India’s Taj Mahal Has Insect Problem - Text + Audio - 30 May 2016
"The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous places in the world for people to visit while traveling in India.
Now pollution is causing insects to damage the beautiful building.
Some say there is a simple answer to this problem but the government needs to do more."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

WHO: 80% of Urban Residents Breathe Unsafe Air - Text + Audio - 30 May 2016
"Poor air quality causes many diseases in the world’s poorest cities. And it is getting worse.
The most affected are the people living in the poorest cities in the world."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SPACE

International Space Station gets air-filled extension (May 31, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"NASA has successfully inflated a new, experimental room at the ISS for crew members to use in space."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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A NEW PAGE:

BRITISH SONGS

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Thanks to Sophie B. (Ac. Lyon) , Richard C. (Ac. Versailles), Isabelle D. (Ac. Versailles), Cécile B (Ac. Limoges), Carine A. (Ac. Créteil)
Ghislaine B. (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand) and Edith N. (Ac. Nice)



ISIS

Islamic State group hits back as Iraqi army moves into Falluja - Article + Photos + Video - 31 May 2016
(BBC)

Civilian Deaths Rise in Battle for Fallujah - Text + Audio - 31 May 2016
"Civilians have been killed in heavy shelling or buried alive under the wreckage of their homes, according to reports received by the United Nations
refugee agency, or UNHCR. There are also reports of several hundred families being used as human shields by Islamic State militants."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TIGERS

Over 100 Tigers To Be Removed from Buddhist Temple - Text + Audio - 31 May 2016
"Tigers are being removed from the grounds of a temple in Thailand after reports of poor treatment.
The temple said the tigers were treated well, but wildlife groups said some were kept tied in chains and had become sick.
The captured animals will be sent to three wildlife areas in Thailand."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Tigers seized from controversial Thai Buddhist temple - Article + Photos + Video - 31 May 2016
"Wildlife authorities in Thailand have begun removing tigers from a Buddhist temple, after accusations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse...
The animals will be taken to three government animal refuges across Thailand...
Animals rights groups accused the temple of being involved in the black-market animal trade."

(BBC)

Tiger cubs rescued in Thai smuggling plot - VIDEO - 27 October 2012
Police in Thailand discovered 16 tiger cubs in the back of a pick-up truck, after the driver tried to avoid a highway checkpoint...
Thailand is a hub of the international black market for protected animals and wildlife parts, often used for traditional East Asian medicines."

(BBC)

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ROBOTS

How happy chatbots could become our new best friends - 31 May 2016
"How do we stop intelligent machines from taking over the world and enslaving us all?
Give them emotions."

(BBC)


"Marvin the Paranoid Android,
from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,
was always depressed."

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OBESITY

One in three children aged six to nine in Europe overweight or obese – study - 31 May 2016
"Report predicts number of overweight under-fives worldwide will reach 70 million by 2025."

(theguardian.com)

One fifth of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025, predicts study - 1 April 2016
(theguardian.com)

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DRUGS

Ecstasy in comeback as new generation discovers dance drug - 31 May 2016
"Annual survey of drug use finds MDMA is back in the mainstream due to ‘creative and aggressive marketing’ and rise in purity."

(theguardian.com)

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BREXIT

EU referendum: Brexit for non-Brits – video explainer - 31 May 2016
"On 23 June Britain will decide by a referendum whether it will remain in the European Union or if it will leave – the so-called Brexit option.
The opinion polls show the race is a close one as the national debate gets louder and louder. But what does it all mean?"

(theguardian.com)

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HATE SPEECH CODE

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft sign EU hate speech code - 31 May 2016
"To tackle racism and xenophobia, big internet companies say they will try to review most notifications within 24 hours...
An online “code of conduct” aimed at fighting hate speech has been launched by the European Union
in conjunction with four of the world’s biggest internet companies."

(theguardian.com)

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SMOKING

Mapped: The countries that smoke the most cigarettes - 31 May 2016
"Those countries shown in darker colours smoke the most; those in lighter ones the least."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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MIGRANTS

700 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean - Text + Audio - 31 May 2016
"Up to 700 migrants are believed to have died in the past week crossing the Mediterranean Sea, the United Nations said Tuesday.
At least three boats sank in the biggest death toll for migrants in more than a year. Thousands of others were rescued."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

I used to be a number in a refugee camp. In America I became a person () - 31 May 2016
(theguardian.com)

Mediterranean death toll has reached more than 2,500 this year, says UN - 31 May 2016
"Total of 204,000 migrants and refugees have crossed since January, with at least 880 deaths in the past week alone...
More than 2,500 people have died trying to make the journey across the Mediterranean to Europe so far in 2016,
the UN has said, a sharp jump from the same period last year.
At the same time about 204,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean since January, a figure that has also climbed acutely."

(theguardian.com)

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Glastonbury Festival

Mud, mayhem and magic: the 15 key years that shaped Glastonbury Festival - 16 photos - 31 May 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

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