How the left embraced elitism

Over the past generation, global capitalism has produced the greatest reduction in human poverty in history

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt speaks during the General Assembly at the United Nations' headquarters in New York, Sept 24, 2014. The Egyptian Parliament has approved sweeping measures that would allow President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to extend his rule until 2034, further entrenching his authoritarian rule. The New York Times

Egypt’s el-Sissi can rule until 2034

‘Arab Spring in reverse!’, tweets an exiled leader as parliament, controlled by intelligence agencies, changes the constitution 

New York Police Department detectives examine bullet holes at a cellphone store where a fellow officer responding to an armed robbery was killed by friendly fire the night before, in Queens, Feb 13, 2019. Detective Brian Simonsen, a 19-year veteran, is the first NYPD officer killed in the line of duty since July 2017. The New York Times

Why 42 shots to bring down a suspect?

Questions raised after police fusillade in New York's Queens claimed the life of a veteran detective and wounded a sergeant

A man carries flowers in the rain in the flower district on Valentine's Day in Los Angeles, California, US, Feb 14, 2019. REUTERS

Monster mudslides as storm punishes California

Motorists swam, residents were pulled out of homes sliding downhill in the wettest winter storm of the year

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is pictured outside the Houses of Parliament, in London. REUTERS

More Brexit embarrassment for May

Hardline Brexiteers hand the UK PM an embarrassing, albeit symbolic, defeat in parliament as she tries to renegotiate deal with EU

An undated photo of the atrium of a house with a fresco portraying the mythological hunter Narcissus, right, in Pompeii, near Naples, Italy. The New York Times

Fresco of mythical narcissus found in Pompeii

This fresco, probably dated to the last years of the colony, depicting a story: The hunter who fell in love with his reflection in a pool

FILE PHOTO: 3D printed Apple logo are seen in front of a displayed cyber code in this illustration taken on Feb 26, 2016. REUTERS

Pirates putting hacked apps on iPhones

They hijacked tech from Apple to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and more

A young survivor of the February 2017 fire at a youth shelter rests at her home near Guatemala City on Oct 30, 2018. She has burns over 95 percent of her body and hardly goes outside anymore to avoid the stares and teasing from other children. The New York Times

A locked door, fire and death of 41 girls

It was the culmination of a long history of abuse at a government-run home in Guatemala

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Turag filling: 2 real estate officials arrested

They are charged with illegally filling the river

US President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the US-Mexico border while speaking about border security in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, US, February 15, 2019. Reuters

Trump declares emergency

The national emergency aims to access billions of dollars to build a border wall

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, former first lady Michelle Obama and Jada Pinkett Smith. 61st Grammy Awards - Show - Los Angeles, California, US, February 10, 2019. Reuters

Michelle Obama stuns Grammys audience

She walks onto the stage hand-in-hand with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez