The Week in Stories Around the Globe

During Roundtable, Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants ‘Animals’

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President Trump, speaking on Wednesday to a gathering of officials from California who oppose the state’s “sanctuary” law, compared some people who illegally cross the U.S. southern border to “animals.”

#TrumpsAmerica#Immigration#Mexico#HumanRights

‘He was my whole world’: Palestinians mourn killing of loved ones

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“He was the spirit of our home. He took care of everyone in the house and was a very kind and loving father,” she said, adding that Nasser was extremely close to his six children and seven grandchildren.

#Gaza#Palestine#Israel#MiddleEast#War#Protest

Nigeria’s stressed-out middle-class is trying to leave in droves and the destination is Canada

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While most headlines about migration from Nigeria over the past two years have focused on the thousands who take the treacherous route across the Sahara desert and Mediterranean Sea to try and reach Europe, the preferred route for wealthier, well-educated Nigerians is through a more formal path to economic immigration. While in the recent past that move has often been to the UK and the United States, today it is mainly to Canada.

#Canada#Immigration#Nigeria#MiddleClass#Culture

Cosmic Conflict: Diverging Data on Universe’s Expansion Polarizes Scientists

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What began as a debate over astronomical measurements is on the verge of becoming a full-blown crisis in how we understand the cosmos. Two data sets—one from the newborn universe nearly 14 billion years ago, the other from stars as we see them today—are yielding contradictory answers to a deceptively simple question: How fast is the universe expanding?

#Space #TheUniverse #Science #Discovery

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