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Tuesday 28 April, 2015 Strasbourg, 28.04.2015 - The head of Europe's 47-nation human rights organisation has called on Indonesia not to carry out the execution by firing squad of 9 people which is expected to take place in the coming days. "The death penalty is a terrible injustice which can never be put right," said Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. "I urge the Indonesian authorities to refrain from carrying out these ex

from Owlcation

Executed Queens: Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn ( /ˈbʊlɪn/, /bəˈlɪn/ or /bʊˈlɪn/);[3][4] c.1501[5] – 19 May 1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of Henry VIII of England and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right.[6] Henry's marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation.

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from Salon

Comic collages in context

“Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?” by Richard Hamilton, 1956.

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Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2015 RTW. Geometric petal pink What I found interesting about this image was the skirt's composition, made out of shapes which reminded me of the print I made with paper shapes rolled on fabrics. So I was thinking that I could concentrate on singles shapes inspired by my prints and combine them in my next experiment, to make an abstract garment bits

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from Mail Online

Thousands prepare to evacuate homes over monsoon flood risk... and summer festivals are a washout too

On this "momentous" (check definition) day that is 23rd of June, 2016, the day of the EU referendum in the UK, London is being hit by a storm; flash floods, thunder, and lightning. Pray that this is not an omen as to what the result of the voting will be; for if such is the result to remain, the whole of Europe will be cast into a dim and dismal abyss the likes of which we have not seen since the tyranny dished out by evil perpetrators in the Second World War. In contrast, just check out my…

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from Mail Online

The 100-year mystery of why suffragette Emily Davison threw herself under the king's horse

Today I am grateful for what these strong women did some 100 years ago... we owe them so much more than most people remember. KH

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from Night Mode

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Or should I say “Harry Potter and this blog is still a book-blog”? Anyway, I’m here bearing news! Good news! News that might not be new to you! If you’re what internet refer…

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