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All you need to know about the Universal Basic Income

Switzerland will become the first country to hold a national vote on whether to introduce a Universal Basic Income (UBI).

Switzerland will become the first country to hold a national vote on whether to introduce a Universal Basic Income (UBI).

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Obama 'significantly concerned' about civil liberties in Vietnam

The US president expresses "significant concern" over freedom of speech in Vietnam as a number of activists are prevented from meeting him.

The US president expresses "significant concern" over freedom of speech in Vietnam as a number of activists are prevented from meeting him.

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FBI admits outcome of data battle with Apple will set legal precedent

The ongoing battle between the FBI and Apple over access to iPhone data of a terrorist, came before Congress on Tuesday. At the hearing the chief of

The ongoing battle between the FBI and Apple over access to iPhone data of a terrorist, came before Congress on Tuesday. At the hearing the chief of

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"This will be the last night of an all-white Oscars”

Civil rights campaigner Al Sharpton last night delivered an ultimatum to the movie industry, demanding a more diverse nomination list for the 2017

Civil rights campaigner Al Sharpton last night delivered an ultimatum to the movie industry, demanding a more diverse nomination list for the 2017

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Jesse Jackson: 'We're winning' battle for racial equality

Reverend Jesse Jackson has devoted his life to civil rights activism in the US and has made various forays into diplomacy. Euronews reporter Joanna

Reverend Jesse Jackson has devoted his life to civil rights activism in the US and has made various forays into diplomacy. Euronews reporter Joanna

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US civil rights icon Julian Bond dies aged 75

American civil rights activist Julian Bond has died at the age of 75. Bond co-founded the Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee in the 1960s

American civil rights activist Julian Bond has died at the age of 75. Bond co-founded the Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee in the 1960s

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NAACP march to Washington begins with civil rights rally in Selma

The NAACP has launched a 40-day march across the US South on Saturday (August 1) with a rally in Selma, Alabama, aiming to draw on that city’s

The NAACP has launched a 40-day march across the US South on Saturday (August 1) with a rally in Selma, Alabama, aiming to draw on that city’s

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American Civil War flag offends many as symbol of slavery

Held for nine murders in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof has also fired up passions in the United States over the flying of a southern battle

Held for nine murders in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof has also fired up passions in the United States over the flying of a southern battle

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Rome: Same sex couples celebrate first civil unions

Rome’s new civil unions registry has started work. Fourteen same sex couples were among the first to seal their commitment to each other during a

Rome’s new civil unions registry has started work. Fourteen same sex couples were among the first to seal their commitment to each other during a

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Italy court grants legal rights to child born to lesbian couple

A court In Italy has recognized the legal status of a child born to a gay couple. The ruling challenges the country’s stance on marriage being

A court In Italy has recognized the legal status of a child born to a gay couple. The ruling challenges the country’s stance on marriage being

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France: Marseille backs down over 'Nazi-era' ID cards for homeless

The French city of Marseille has been forced to back down over ID cards designed to help the homeless but which caused a storm of protest from

The French city of Marseille has been forced to back down over ID cards designed to help the homeless but which caused a storm of protest from

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US civil rights biopic and Oscar hopeful 'Selma' premieres in LA

Half a century after Martin Luther King Jr.‘s historic civil rights march, US film director Ava DuVernay is bringing the events to the big screen in

Half a century after Martin Luther King Jr.‘s historic civil rights march, US film director Ava DuVernay is bringing the events to the big screen in

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Big Brother? Government demands for private Facebook data on the rise

BIGGEST DEMANDS FOR DATAThis table shows the countries who made the most requests to Facebook for access to users’ account data, January-June 2014

BIGGEST DEMANDS FOR DATAThis table shows the countries who made the most requests to Facebook for access to users’ account data, January-June 2014

Europe

How to get your voice heard in the EU

“I know that the European elections are coming up later this May. I was wondering how else I could make my voice heard in the EU?” George from

“I know that the European elections are coming up later this May. I was wondering how else I could make my voice heard in the EU?” George from

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The plight of grape-pickers dramatised in 'Cesar Chávez'

‘Cesar Chávez’ chronicles the life of the famous civil rights activist who founded the United Farm Workers labour union. The movie, which recently

‘Cesar Chávez’ chronicles the life of the famous civil rights activist who founded the United Farm Workers labour union. The movie, which recently

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Folk music pioneer and activist Pete Seeger dies aged 94

Folk music pioneer Pete Seeger has died aged 94, his family has confirmed. The artist, who was known for his protest songs and enjoyed a career

Folk music pioneer Pete Seeger has died aged 94, his family has confirmed. The artist, who was known for his protest songs and enjoyed a career

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King's Dream Speech commemorated

Fifty years ago in Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. steered a racially segregated United States onto a different course, with his compelling ‘

Fifty years ago in Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. steered a racially segregated United States onto a different course, with his compelling ‘

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A timely look at racial equality in the film 'The Butler'

It has been 50 years since Martin Luther King’s famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech and to mark the historic event Hollywood is offering audiences the

It has been 50 years since Martin Luther King’s famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech and to mark the historic event Hollywood is offering audiences the

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50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech

Fifty years ago on August 28 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous speech at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. A pastor

Fifty years ago on August 28 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous speech at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. A pastor

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Introspection in the US 50 years after Luther King's "dream"

The build up to the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I had a dream” speech has begun with tens of thousands of people gathering in the

The build up to the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I had a dream” speech has begun with tens of thousands of people gathering in the

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Why is Luther King's "I have a dream" speech so hard to find online?

Martin Luther King’s iconic “I have a dream” speech 50 years ago acted as a catalyst for the civil rights movement in the United States, a movement

Martin Luther King’s iconic “I have a dream” speech 50 years ago acted as a catalyst for the civil rights movement in the United States, a movement

Europe

What about my rights?

The respect of our basic rights has become a top priority for many Europeans, and something that was supposed to strengthen those freedoms was the

The respect of our basic rights has become a top priority for many Europeans, and something that was supposed to strengthen those freedoms was the

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‘Guardians’ of EU rights also bound by charter

European citizens are being reminded that the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights, which came into force in 2009, is not just legally

European citizens are being reminded that the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights, which came into force in 2009, is not just legally