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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ten Things of Union and Unity

Marvel Cinematic Universe celebrates its 10th birthday/Newsbeat
  1. Seventy-six actors and filmmakers from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe have come together to celebrate 10 years of movie-making magic.
  2. Actress Kim Cattrall has criticised her fellow Sex and the City stars for being "toxic" towards her by the time the series ended in 2004.
  3. Bristol record label Saffron Records only employs women and only has female acts on its books to help stop female artists being told how to act by men in the music business.
  4. Women are shunning facial cosmetic surgery in favour of flattering photo filters, plastic surgeons have claimed, while for men it was the opposite with a rise in facial treatments.
  5. Texas remains the strictest applicant of the US death penalty but its increasing reluctance to put criminals to death reflects a national trend.
  6. A blind man who is scared of dogs is set to be the first person in the UK to receive an officially recognised guide horse.
  7. A ban stopping an 83-year-old UK lollipop man from high-fiving schoolchildren has been lifted.
  8. Ghafoor Hussain converted a bus into a mobile kitchen so that he could travel 2,000 miles from his home in the UK to cook meals for people struggling to survive outside Moria refugee camp in Greece.
  9. UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has said the past week was one of the bloodiest in Syria since the conflict began in 2011 - with at least 277 civilian deaths reported.
  10. The joint North and South Korean women's ice hockey team created history as they competed on the first day of action at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But the team suffered an 8-0 defeat by 2014 bronze medallists Switzerland.

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