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12/09/2017


THE 9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM

September 11, 2017
"A look at the best news photos from around the world."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Americans Remember September 11, 2001 - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos - 11 September 2017
"In addition to attending memorial services around the country, many Americans used social media to remember the terrorist attacks 16 years ago."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum's most poignant exhibits - 16 years after the attacks - with pictures - 11 September 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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LESSON PLAN

Gold Costs More than Money - a lesson plan
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short video produced by Hothouse Productions in collaboration with The NO Project, an award-winning global educational campaign that specifically targets youth awareness of human trafficking through music, art, dance, film, animation, sport, creative writing and social media. In the lesson students practice vocabulary related to gold, discuss the symbolism of gold, watch and analyse a short video and research ethical gold."

(film-english.com)

 

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NEWS BULLETIN

LISTEN: The Telegraph’s daily news bulletin for Friday 8 September
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Friday 8 September, correspondents from across the newsroom report on Hurricane Irma,
British MEP’s hitting back at Jean Claude Junker and robots in Japan designed to look after children."

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HURRICANES

A history of hurricanes: how US presidents have responded - video explainer
"George W Bush’s presidency never fully recovered from his botched handling of Hurricane Katrina.
Barack Obama won re-election just days after Hurricane Sandy struck. So how can presidents respond effectively to natural disasters?
And how has Donald Trump managed the response to Harvey and Irma?"

(theguardian.com)

Irma Weakens After Hard Hits on Caribbean, Florida - Text + Audio + Pictures - 11 September 2017
"Hurricane Irma has weakened to a tropical storm after causing widespread damage in the Caribbean and Florida."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Hurricane Irma: Storm hits west coast of Florida - with pictures and videos - 11 September 2017
"Hurricane Irma is blasting up the west coast of Florida after buffeting the city of Miami, with dangerous flooding along long stretches of coast."

+ Video: Strong winds and rain have been battering Florida
+ Video: Irma continues to impact Florida
+ Watch: Amateur footage shows flooding in central Miami
(BBC)

In pictures: Hurricane Irma blasts Florida - 11 September 2017
"Images from Florida as it is battered and drenched by a "monster" hurricane."

(BBC)

Irma: Looters caught on camera in Miami - Video - 11 September 2017
"Shoe shops and electrical stores have been looted across Florida following hurricane Irma.
Police say they have made several arrests."

(BBC)

In pictures: Irma devastates British Virgin Islands - 10 September 2017
"The British overseas territory in the Caribbean is reeling from the deadly hurricane."

(BBC)

Florida awaits full impact of Irma as storm makes landfall – as it happened - 10 September 2017
"Tornado warnings for Florida amid 130mph winds and record rain."

(theguardian.com)

Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain - with pictures and videos - 9 September 2017
+ Watch: Footage shows the central province of Villa Clara battered by wind and rain
+ WATCH: Hurricane Hunters fly over eye of storm to help forecasters
+ Video: Why Hurricane could be worse for Florida than Andrew 25 years ago
(bbc)

In pictures: Irma ravages Caribbean - 8 September 2017
"The hurricane is tearing a path through various islands and heading towards the southern US."

(BBC)

Hurricane Irma slams into Caribbean (9th September, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
A record-breaking hurricane is causing death and destruction as it passes through the Caribbean and heads towards the U.S. state of Florida.
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Hurricane Irma - Level 4  or  Hurricane Irma - Level 5

Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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MEXICO QUAKE

Death toll in Mexico quake rises to 96 - 11 September 2017
(abcnews.go.com)

Powerful Earthquake Shakes Southern Mexico - Text + Audio + Pictures - 8 September 2017
"Mexican officials say at least 32 people were killed in a very powerful earthquake that shook the southern part of the country Thursday night."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ROBOT

The bizarre $9,000 Japanese robot dog that sniffs out smelly feet (and will keel over if they're particularly pungent)
- 'Hana-chan' can smell a person's feet and detect how pungent the odor is
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Smelly feet are an embarrassment in Japan, where shoes are removed in homes
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The robot, which has an odor detection sensor for a nose, will bark if it detects moderately smelling feet,
but will keel over if the pong is particularly pungent

(dailymail.co.uk)

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TRUMP / NORTH KOREA

North Korea – pictures show life behind the headlines, propaganda and politics - 20 pictures - 11 September 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

North Korea: US 'waters down sanctions demands' - 11 September 2017
"Washington reportedly drops some demands in attempt to win support of China and Russia at UN security council meeting."

(theguardian.com)

Trump will urge UN to impose North Korean naval blockade and oil embargo - 9 September 2017
"A US draft security council resolution calls for member states to use ‘all necessary measures’ to inspect country’s shipping."

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

Migrant sea route to Italy is world's most lethal - with pictures - 11 September 2017
"Most deaths since 2014 have occurred in Mediterranean, following clampdown on Balkan border route, IOM study finds...
More than 22,500 migrants have reportedly died or disappeared globally since 2014 – more than half of them perishing while attempting to cross the Mediterranean, according to a study by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)."

(theguardian.com)

UN Official: Rohingya in Myanmar Facing 'Ethnic Cleansing' - Text + Audio - 11 September 2017
"Rohingya are one of many ethnic minorities in Myanmar, also known as Burma. The government has never given them citizenship, although most Rohingya can prove their families have been in the country for generations. The government considers them economic migrants from Bangladesh."

(learningenglish.voanews.com

Rohingya crisis: UN sees 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar - 11 September 2017
"The security operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", the UN human rights chief says."

+ Video: Who is burning down Rohingya villages?
+ Video: Justin Rowlatt reports from the Bangladesh border
(BBC)

Rohingya Muslims driven from Burma, in pictures - 15 pictures - 5 September 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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BRITISH ROYALS

From Victoria to The Tudors: British royals in TV and film - 29 pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CINEMA

Five Great “First Day of School” Scenes in Movies - with videos
(tvovermind.com)

"Richard the Stork" (official trailer - 01'28)
(YouTube)
+ Monica Mirza's insight
(scoop.it)

 

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CARTOON

Ben Jennings on Theresa May and the European Union withdrawal bill – cartoon - 10 September 2017
(theguardian.com)

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E-CIGARETTES

E-cigarettes containing nicotine linked to raised heart attack risk - 11 September 2017
"Increased stroke risk also seen in Swedish study of devices containing the stimulant."

(theguardian.com)

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MODELS

Fashion Companies to Stop Working with Very Thin Models - Text + Audio - 10 September 2017
"This week, two of the world's biggest luxury goods companies will stop working with fashion models that are too thin.
The two groups, LMVH and Kering, said they hoped to set a new standard for the fashion industry."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Warren HARDING

Warren Harding: Damaged - Text + Audio + Video + Listening Quiz
"Today we are talking about Warren Harding. He was the 29th president of the United States.
Harding was very different from the 28th president, Woodrow Wilson. Wilson supported change; Harding promised “a return to normalcy.”

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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POACHING

South Africa: Rhino Poacher Jailed for 20 Years
(allafrica.com)

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BURNING MAN

10+ Epic Photos From Burning Man 2017 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World - 21 pages
(boredpanda.com)

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VIDEO

The Entire World Needs To Hear This
"A Lesson to the World by Woody Harrelson."

(YouTube)

 

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CONFEDERATE STATUES

Why the fuss over Confederate statues? - 17 August 2017
"Its been over 150 years since the last shots were fired in the US Civil War, but a debate still rages over how history will remember the losing side."

+ Video: New Orleans mayor on why Confederate monuments have to go
+ Video: Critics see Confederate monuments as racially offensive
+ Video: Can removing Confederate statues help heal a nation?
+ Why do people still fly the Confederate flag?
+ When is it right to remove a statue?

(BBC)


"Statues of generals Lee and Jackson in Baltimore were removed
earlier this week."

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SUPERHERO

What Superhero Had the Oddest Powers?
(neatorama.com)

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O. HENRY

'Transients in Arcadia' by O. Henry - Text + Audio + Video + Quiz
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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08/09/2017


BACK TO SCHOOL

It’s Time to go Back to School. Lots of Ideas!
For example:
3 Apps to Help Brainstorm Next Year’s Lessons
3 Organizational Apps to Start the School Year
4 Options for a Class Internet Start Page

(askatechteacher.com)

Newsletter - Jürgen Wagner
(lpm.uni-sb.de)

6 Useful Resources for Exploiting the News in the English Language Classroom
(quickshout.blogspot.fr)

September Festivals and Events - Pre-intermediate English - a lesson with activities
(esolcourses.com)

10 chaînes Youtube pour apprendre l’anglais
(outilstice.com)

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NEWS BULLETIN

LISTEN: The Telegraph’s daily news bulletin for Thursday 7 September
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Thursday 9 September, correspondents from across the newsroom report on hurricane Irma,
the latest from the Brexit negotiations, and Prince George’s first day at school."

LISTEN: The Telegraph’s daily news bulletin for Wednesday 6 September
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Wednesday 6th September, correspondents from around the newsroom report on Hurricane Irma,
a major leak for the Conservative Party and Andy Murray’s withdrawal from the rest of the tennis season."

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HURRICANE

Facts about hurricanes - with activities and a video
(esolcourses.com)

Hurricane Irma on path to Florida: Storm will 'devastate' US and knock out power 'for days' - latest news - 8 September 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Hurricane Irma causes devastation in the Caribbean - 7 September 2017
"Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least 10 people dead."
+ Video: "It was like a horror movie" - Residents of Barbuda describe the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma
+ Video: The island of Barbuda is "barely habitable", says PM Gaston Browne

+ Video: Hurricane Irma heads for Turks and Caicos
+ Live updates on Irma
+ In pictures: Irma ravages Caribbean
+ Fears grow for Britons hit by hurricane

+ Hurricane Irma: All you need to know
+ How fierce was Irma compared to other storms?

+ Hurricane Irma: A visual guide
+ How do you calculate the cost of a hurricane?

+ Islands that have been hit by Irma
(BBC)

Irma hits the Caribbean – in pictures - 7 September 2017
(theguardian.com)



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QUAKE

Mexico's strongest quake in century strikes off southern coast - with pictures and a video - 8 September 2017
"An earthquake described by Mexico's president as the country's strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing at least 33 people."
+ Video: A bowling alley shakes in Tuxtla Gutierrez, 240km from the epicentre

(BBC)

Mexico earthquake kills at least 32 and sparks mass evacuations - with pictures and videos - 8 September 2017
"Buildings collapse and power cut for a million people as magnitude 8.1 quake made houses ‘move like chewing gum’."
+ Aftermath of magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Mexico – video
(theguardian.com)

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UNIFORMS

Prince George starts first day of school - 7 September 2017
+ Video: Prince George held his father's hand as he arrived for his first day at school

+ What is Prince George's uniform?
(BBC)

Breeches, knee socks and frock coats - meet the children starting school in Britain's oldest uniform - 7 September 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)


"Annabel Pulvermacher and Arthur Hannavy try out their new school uniforms
for size in the grounds of Christ's Hospital School."

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DACA

'It's outrageous': 15 states challenge Trump's Daca decision in court - 7 September 2017
"Dreamers gather in Seattle and New York as attorneys general announce lawsuit over administration’s move to end program."

+ Video: ‘We learned to fight back’: Dreamers campaign against Donald Trump
(theguardian.com)

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NUCLEAR

UN Considering Oil Embargo Against North Korea - Text + Audio - 7 September 2017
"A version of a resolution intended to punish North Korea for its most recent nuclear test appears to include a fuel embargo.
China supports measures to answer the North’s actions, but wants negotiation to balance pressure."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Putin warns of 'global catastrophe' over N Korea (September 07, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Vladimir Putin has warned that the crisis over North Korea could cause a ''planetary catastrophe''

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Global Catastrophe - Level 0Global Catastrophe - Level 1 or  Global Catastrophe - Level 2
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

North Korea crisis: US seeks Kim Jong-un asset freeze - 7 September 2017
"The US has proposed a range of new United Nations sanctions against North Korea, including an oil ban and a freeze on leader Kim Jong-un's assets."

+ Video: South Koreans staged protests as US missile defences were installed
+ Video: US ambassador Nikki Haley: "Kim Jong-un is begging for war"
+ Can the world live with a nuclear North Korea?
+ What if Trump cut ties with North Korea's trade partners?
+ Have North Korea's missile tests paid off?
+ What do we know about N Korea's nuclear site?

(BBC)

Trump offers to sell 'sophisticated' military gear to Japan and South Korea - 7 September 2017
"President’s offer triggers speculation that US might be relaxing arms restrictions in the region in the wake of North Korea nuclear test."
+ North Korea nuclear crisis: Putin warns of planetary catastrophe

(theguardian.com)

South Korea deploys missile system as US strengthens North Korea trade threat - with pictures - 7 September 2017
"Controversial Thaad system brought in as China holds air warfare exercises and US treasury secretary issues threat to countries trading with Pyongyang."
+ South Koreans scuffle with police as US missile defence system deployed - video

(theguardian.com)

South Korean Influence Shrinks With North Korean Threat - Text + Audio + Pictures - 6 September 2017
"As North Korea continues to test nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the South Korean government has tried to lower tensions in the area.
This has led to problems with both the United States and China."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

No more nukes? Why anti-nuclear protests need an urgent revival - 6 September 2017
"Before the end of the cold war, nuclear apocalypse was a frightening possibility that overshadowed everyone’s lives.
With tensions rising between the US and North Korea, we can learn valuable lessons from CND and Greenham Common.

Read Polly Toynbee: ‘My father stockpiled death pills’"
(theguardian.com)

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TRAVEL BAN

Travel ban: federal court rejects narrow view of who can enter US - 8 September 2017
"Unanimous ruling says grandparents, cousins and other close relations should not be prevented from coming into the country, upholding Hawaii verdict."

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

'Destitution is routine': refugees face homelessness even after gaining asylum - 8 September 2017
"‘Home Office will give you refugee status, but not refuge,’ says a victim of bureaucracy and delays in survey for the Guardian."

(theguardian.com)

Italian Program Prepares Immigrants for Jobs as Beekeepers - Text + Audio - 7 September 2017
"About 95,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Italy this year. Yet over the past two months, the number of new-arrivals has dropped by more than 50 percent compared to last year. Experts have linked the drop to the Libyan coast guard turning back boats sailing to Europe."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Bangladesh Struggles with Growing Numbers of Rohingya Refugees- Text + Audio + Pictures - 6 September 2017
"Bangladesh says it is struggling to keep up with the huge number of Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar.
The United Nations estimates more than 120,000 refugees have arrived in southeastern Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FLOODS

16 million children in need in South Asia floods (September 05, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"UNICEF has warned that an estimated 16 million children are in urgent need of life-saving support in the South Asia floods."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: South Asia Floods - Level 4  or  South Asia Floods - Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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TOILETS

California city confiscates toilets from homeless residents – forcing them to use buckets - 8 September 2017
"The removal of the few portable toilets available to homeless people at an encampment in Anaheim has been called a public health crisis."

(theguardian.com)

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TALLEST STRUCTURES

The world's tallest structures through history - 14 pictures - 8 September 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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OBESITY

Mexico's Obesity Epidemics: 2017 - an infographic
"Mexico has been trying to tackle the rising incidence of obesity among its population. The problem is becoming worse with time.
Obesity
is not only affecting Mexico but all the developed countries of the world because of access to fat-inducing food items
and lack of adequate physical activity."

(renewbariatrics.com)

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06/09/2017

BACK TO SCHOOL

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SUMMER REVIEW 2017

Summer Review 2017 by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens) - Niveau 3ème:
"Pour déclencher les sons dans le diaporama, il faut cliquer sur les logos en bas à droite.
J'ai trouvé qu'il y avait pas mal de verbes réguliers alors je vais en profiter pour travailler la prononciation du ED.
Il faut cliquer sur les verbes dans le diaporama correction pour déclencher le son."

- Summer News Review (pdf)
- Audios 2017 (.zip)
- 01.Summer News Review 2017 (pptx)
- 02.Worksheets (pptx)
- 03.Simple Past -ed verbs (pptx)

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SUMMER REVIEW 2017

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) vient "de mettre en ligne http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-3eme/summer-review-2017.html
un Jeopardy Summer Review 2017 histoire de commencer l'année - avec des 3èmes ou des 2ndes - par un jeu portant sur l'actualité estivale et le questionnement."

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LISTEN: DAILY NEWS

LISTEN: The Telegraph’s daily news bulletin for Tuesday 5 September
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Tuesday 5 September, correspondents from across the newsroom report on the arrests of four soldiers under the terrorism act, Britain’s diminishing hopes of a bespoke EU transition deal, and Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle."

LISTEN: The Telegraph’s daily news bulletin for Monday 4 September
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Monday 4 September, correspondents from across the newsroom report on the escalating tensions between North Korea and the US over its missile tests, the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child and why supermarket chain Lidl has found itself embroiled in a religious row."

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WORKSHEETS

58 Free TEFL and ESL Worksheets You Can Use Today
"We’ve put together 58 free ESL worksheets and organized them by topic so you can easily find one that works for you.  
Feel free to browse, bookmark, or print them out for later!"

Search by section here:
Reading | Grammar | Pronunciation | Beginners
Adults | Kids | Prepositions | Vocabulary | Writing
(eslauthority.com)

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NORTH KOREA

North Korea nuclear crisis: Test 'caused landslides' - with pictures and a video - 6 September 2017
"North Korea's recent nuclear test appears to have triggered several landslides, according to what are believed to be the first satellite images of the aftermath."

(BBC)

World Leaders Consider Answer to North Korea’s Latest Nuclear Test - Text + Audio - 5 September 2017
"The United States has said it will seek strong UN sanctions on North Korea.
But China and Russia remain concerned additional pressure on the country will only result in heightened tensions."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

US Ambassador: North Korea Is Begging for War - Text + Audio + Pictures - 4 September 2017
"On Sunday, North Korea says it held its latest nuclear test, which was 10 times larger than the previous one.
Now the United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says the country is "begging for war" with the U.S."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

North Korea preparing more missile launches, says South - 4 September 2017
"South Korea says it has seen indications that the North is preparing more missile launches, possibly an intercontinental ballistic missile."
+ Video: South Korea carries out live-fire drills in response to the nuclear test

(BBC)

North Korea nuclear threat: Mattis warns of 'massive military response' - 4 September 2017
"Pentagon chief James Mattis says any threat to the US or its allies by North Korea will be met with a "massive military response"."
+ Video: Any US response would be "effective and overwhelming" - James Mattis

+ Video: Nuclear N Korea: What do we know?
+ Video: North Korean state media announces "hydrogen bomb" test
+ Video: Speaking before the new nuclear test, Senator Lindsey Graham told BBC HARDtalk a US attack was inevitable if diplomacy failed.

+ How should Trump handle North Korea?
+ What are the military options?
+ N Korea: China's 'nightmare neighbour'?
+ The most powerful nuclear blasts ever

+ North Korea's nuclear tests
+ Can the world live with a nuclear North Korea?
+ Have North Korea's missile tests paid off?

(BBC)

North Korean nuclear test confirmed in major escalation by Kim Jong-un - 3 September 2017
"Regime confirms sixth nuclear detonation following earthquake that was detected by China, South Korea and the US."
+ Live: full coverage of the North Korean nuclear test and reaction
+ Video: North Korea claims successful nuclear test – video report

(theguardian.com)

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RUSSIA

Russia Promises Strong, Measured Answer to US Order - Text + Audio - 1 September 2017
"The U.S. ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and trade offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. this week.
Russia says it will answer the order, but will not likely take steps that would increase tensions between the two countries."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DACA / US IMMIGRATION

Apple, Facebook and Microsoft lead fightback against Trump over Daca - 6 September 2017
"Microsoft promises legal support for any employee facing deportation, while Facebook and Apple issued statements criticising decision
to end migrant program."

(theguardian.com)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
"is an American immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012.
DACA allows certain illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action
from deportation and eligibility for a work permit..."

(Wikipedia)

Trump Administration Ends ‘Dreamer’ Immigration Program - Text + Audio + Pictures - 5 September 2017
"The Trump administration is moving to end a program that protected 800,000 undocumented immigrants in the United States.
The immigrants entered the country illegally as children."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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2017

Culture stars who died in 2017: from Walter Becker to Bruce Forsyth - 3 September 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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PILOTLESS SKY TAXI

Would you take a ride in a pilotless sky taxi? - 1 September 2017
"Tech companies are competing to develop the first viable passenger-carrying sky taxis, whether manned or pilotless,
but how soon could these clever copters really be whizzing over our cities? And would you trust one?"

(BBC)

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O. HENRY

'A Retrieved Reformation,' by O. Henry - Text + Audio + Video
"In the prison shoe-shop, Jimmy Valentine was busily at work making shoes. A prison officer came into the shop, and led Jimmy to the prison office.
There Jimmy was given an important paper. It said that he was free."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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SMARTPHONES and TEENAGERS

How are smartphones affecting teenagers? - VIDEO - 4 September 2017
"A generation who have spent their entire adolescence with smartphones are feeling the effects, including negative impacts on their mental health,
says author Jean Twenge. So what can children and parents do?"

(BBC)

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Woodrow WILSON

Woodrow Wilson: Idealist - Text + Audio + Video
"Today we are talking about Woodrow Wilson. He served two terms, from 1913 to 1921, and led the United States through the first World War."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SELFIES

Why We Take ‘Selfies’ - Text + Audio - 3 September 2017
"A new study offers reasons why people take “selfies.”

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AI

Artificial intelligence is bigger threat to civilisation than North Korea, Elon Musk claims - 4 September 2017
"Musk, who has put millions of dollars into trying to ensure that AI is developed safely, regularly raises fears about AI.
Along with the likes of Professor Stephen Hawking he has demanded that governments take action to halt the use of autonomous weapons."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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MODELS

Christian Dior and Gucci owners drop super-skinny models - 6 September 2017
"The fashion houses behind brands including Christian Dior and Gucci have said they will stop using underweight models for their catwalk shows."

(BBC)

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HUMANOIDS

How it feels to meet Sophia, a machine with a human face - Video (03:17)
"TV presenter Michael Mosley interviewed an advanced humanoid called Sophia, with state-of-the-art facial expressions. What was it like?"

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Leaked document reveals UK Brexit plan to deter EU immigrants - 5 September 2017
Exclusive: Home Office paper sets out detailed proposals including measures to drive down number of low-skilled migrants from Europe
+ Read the full document
+ 10 key points from the Home Office document

(theguardian.com)

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UNIFORMS

Secondary school makes uniform gender neutral - 6 September 2017
"East Sussex school says girls must now wear trousers and new policy will ensure transgender pupils feel included."

(theguardian.com)

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PROTEST ART

A brief history of protest art from the 1940s until now - in pictures - 6 September 2017
"The role of art in confronting important political and social issues is brought to the forefront at a new exhibition at the Whitney in New York.
An Incomplete History of Protest examines who artists have become activists in order to help create a batter future."

(theguardian.com)

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DEADLY EXODUS

Deadly exodus: 123,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar in two weeks – in pictures - 6 September 2017
"Aid agencies warn of a growing humanitarian crisis as persecution of the Muslim ethnic minority pushes around 15,000 people into Bangladesh each day, with border relief camps already at capacity. The United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres, has appealed to Myanmar to end the violence."

(theguardian.com)

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STATUE

New York mayor considers Christopher Columbus statue removal - 25 August 2017
- Bill de Blasio orders review amid debate about statues and monuments
- Columbus statue erected in 1892 to mark 400 years after explorer’s voyage

(theguardian.com)

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