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Jun 7, 2016

31 survivors of shipwreck off Crete arrive in Egypt

Thirty-one migrants who survived when their boat sank off Crete last week arrived in Egypt on Monday along with the bodies of nine people who died, police told AFP. Two helicopters, three ships and a coast guard vessel scrambled after the makeshift boat sank ...

Big Apple wages transgender-friendly bathroom campaign

Jun 7, 2016

Big Apple wages transgender-friendly bathroom campaign

New York kicked off a campaign Monday to promote transgender people’s rights to use bathrooms that match their gender identity, a heated topic in the United States. The campaign follows Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive order in March mandating city facilities allow people to ...

132 more migrant corpses wash up on Libyan beaches

Jun 6, 2016

132 more migrant corpses wash up on Libyan beaches

The bodies of 132 migrants trying to reach Europe have been found on western Libyan beaches over the past four days, the Red Crescent and a local official said Sunday. All except three washed up on beaches in the town of Zuwarah, while the ...

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

May 31, 2016

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses. But when she came across an unrecognizable collection made not with spray paint but substances like grease pencil and apparently left there for a century, she ...