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Doctors could prescribe houses to the homeless under radical Hawaii bill
“Newly introduced bill would classify homelessness as a medical condition, as research suggests healthcare spending falls when people have been housed…” (The Guardian)

Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film warned of climate change danger
“Public information film unseen for years shows Shell had clear grasp of global warming 26 years ago but has not acted accordingly since, say critics…” (The Guardian)

Yep, Amazon Broke the Internet on Tuesday, and Here’s Why That’s a Big Problem
“A massive internet outage that took down thousands of popular websites on Tuesday was thanks to a technical glitch on Amazon’s servers, leading many to complain that Amazon “broke the internet…” (Science Alert)

Scientists Are Making Personalized Eczema Treatments From People’s Own Microbes
“Cultivating ‘friendly’ bacteria from people’s skin makes it possible to develop personalised lotions to treat skin conditions like eczema, a new study shows…” (Science Alert)

Woman put on pyre alive? Post-mortem spins mystery
“AGRA/MEERUT: In a dramatic turn of events, police pulled out a newly married 24-year-old girl, Rachna Sisodia, from her funeral pyre after her family alleged that she was being burned alive in the name of cremation by her husband…” (The Times of India)

Young men ‘marry’ to please rain god
“MANGALURU: While LGBTs continue to fight for their rights, in a strange incident reported from Mahadeshwara Hills, a boy was made to marry a boy.Well, it was not as if it was a gay wedding, but a young man was made to dress up as a girl and marry another young man – all part of a prayer ritual to bring copious rain, the villagers claim…” (The Times of India)

A Politician and an Ex-Hitman Take on Philippine Leader
“More than 7,000 people have died in the war on drugs since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office. A politician who has investigated the leader fears for her life and has since been arrested. Her most important witness, a former hitman, is living in hiding in the rainforest…” (Spiegel Online)

Documents Indicate Germany Spied on Foreign Journalists
“Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, the BND, apparently spied on large numbers of foreign journalists overseas over the course of several years, including employees of the BBC, Reuters and the New York Times. Critics see a massive violation of press freedoms…” (Spiegel Online)


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