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Glaciers near Greenland's capital Nuuk are melting as human-caused climate change continues to warm the planet. Photos: Reuters

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Glaciers near Greenland's capital Nuuk are melting as human-caused climate change continues to warm the planet. Photos: Reuters

A Harvard geneticist has co-founded a new company with the audacious goal to engineer a hybrid between an elephant and the extinct woolly mammoth.

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A Harvard geneticist has co-founded a new company with the audacious goal to engineer a hybrid between an elephant and the extinct woolly mammoth.

A group of boys playing soccer in Nabarangapur district in Odisha state kicked the ball out of the field, causing two bears to inspect and bounce the ball between them.

The mother bear and cub were recorded kicking and tossing the ball in the air.

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A group of boys playing soccer in Nabarangapur district in Odisha state kicked the ball out of the field, causing two bears to inspect and bounce the ball between them. The mother bear and cub were recorded kicking and tossing the ball in the air.

According to Palestinian officials, almost 1,400 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons are set to go on hunger strike in protest of the conditions of their detention.

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According to Palestinian officials, almost 1,400 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons are set to go on hunger strike in protest of the conditions of their detention.

This week, French President Emmanuel Macron will announce plans to boost oversight of the police, according to a presidential source. It follows protests against police immunity and repeated allegations of violence, brutality and racism in the force.

Macron is expected to unveil a wide-ranging reform package as a result of months of discussions on how to improve relations between the police force and communities, while also enhancing the working conditions of the officers.

The presidential source said that Macron's proposals would include creating a mechanism that enables "independent oversight" of the police which is “external” to the National Police. 

Currently The Inspection Generale de la Police Nationale (IGPN) is assigned to look after these duties, which is again composed of mostly police officers and its head is appointed by the interior minister, who is in charge of the police.

The consultations were triggered after a video went viral last November showing four white officers beating up an unarmed black music producer in his Paris studio.

The attack on music producer Michel Zecler caused widespread outrage and sparked a backlash from French Black Lives Matter activists about police brutality against minorities, particularly black and Arab men.

While Macron denied a problem of institutional racism in the police force, he admitted to the problem of racial profiling.

"When you have a skin colour that is not white, you are stopped much more [by police]. You are identified as a problem factor," Macron said in an interview to Brut video news portal in December.

Meanwhile, French police complain that they are overworked and are also subject to attacks from violent demonstrators and crime gangs.

Therefore, Macron is also expected to announce plans to "invest massively" in the police in return for "radical changes" in how they protect citizens. Photo:  Ludovic Marin / Reuters

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This week, French President Emmanuel Macron will announce plans to boost oversight of the police, according to a presidential source. It follows protests against police immunity and repeated allegations of violence, brutality and racism in the force. Macron is expected to unveil a wide-ranging reform package as a result of months of discussions on how to improve relations between the police force and communities, while also enhancing the working conditions of the officers. The presidential source said that Macron's proposals would include creating a mechanism that enables "independent oversight" of the police which is “external” to the National Police. Currently The Inspection Generale de la Police Nationale (IGPN) is assigned to look after these duties, which is again composed of mostly police officers and its head is appointed by the interior minister, who is in charge of the police. The consultations were triggered after a video went viral last November showing four white officers beating up an unarmed black music producer in his Paris studio. The attack on music producer Michel Zecler caused widespread outrage and sparked a backlash from French Black Lives Matter activists about police brutality against minorities, particularly black and Arab men. While Macron denied a problem of institutional racism in the police force, he admitted to the problem of racial profiling. "When you have a skin colour that is not white, you are stopped much more [by police]. You are identified as a problem factor," Macron said in an interview to Brut video news portal in December. Meanwhile, French police complain that they are overworked and are also subject to attacks from violent demonstrators and crime gangs. Therefore, Macron is also expected to announce plans to "invest massively" in the police in return for "radical changes" in how they protect citizens. Photo: Ludovic Marin / Reuters

A 120-kph (75 mph) wind causes a Citgo gas station roof to lose balance and collapse in northeast Texas.

Nicholas, the storm that turned into a hurricane, is the second in recent weeks to threaten the US Gulf Coast.

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A 120-kph (75 mph) wind causes a Citgo gas station roof to lose balance and collapse in northeast Texas. Nicholas, the storm that turned into a hurricane, is the second in recent weeks to threaten the US Gulf Coast.

As the Istanbul fire brigade celebrates its 307th anniversary, it also commemorates another milestone; this year marks the first time female firefighters have graduated alongside their male peers.

Having completed intensive psychological and physical training, the 37 female firefighters from around the country cannot wait to serve the public.

“I have always felt an attraction to the vocation,” 25-year-old Leyla Kaya tells TRT World. 
When asked if she feels out of place in the male-dominated field, Nurdan Nalcakar, 25, says the opposite is true: “It’s totally based on teamwork. What my male colleague can’t do, I will do. What I can’t do, my male colleague will do. It’s a job for a team. No one works alone, I can say that much.”

Nuran Degirmenci, 24, states that women can do any job they put their mind to. “We proved them wrong as ‘the girls,’” she says. “I cannot thank my friends enough, we fought together, with perseverance, with determination, which allowed us to become good firefighters in every sense of the word,” she adds, excited to have broken through the glass ceiling. 

“I believe women can achieve anything. They can be doctors, nurses, engineers, and now firefighters, too,” adds 27-year-old graduate Emine Terzi. Photo: Melis Alemdar/TRT World

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As the Istanbul fire brigade celebrates its 307th anniversary, it also commemorates another milestone; this year marks the first time female firefighters have graduated alongside their male peers. Having completed intensive psychological and physical training, the 37 female firefighters from around the country cannot wait to serve the public. “I have always felt an attraction to the vocation,” 25-year-old Leyla Kaya tells TRT World. When asked if she feels out of place in the male-dominated field, Nurdan Nalcakar, 25, says the opposite is true: “It’s totally based on teamwork. What my male colleague can’t do, I will do. What I can’t do, my male colleague will do. It’s a job for a team. No one works alone, I can say that much.” Nuran Degirmenci, 24, states that women can do any job they put their mind to. “We proved them wrong as ‘the girls,’” she says. “I cannot thank my friends enough, we fought together, with perseverance, with determination, which allowed us to become good firefighters in every sense of the word,” she adds, excited to have broken through the glass ceiling. “I believe women can achieve anything. They can be doctors, nurses, engineers, and now firefighters, too,” adds 27-year-old graduate Emine Terzi. Photo: Melis Alemdar/TRT World Click the link in our bio for more.

Palestinian children exposed to tear gas escaped in fear and panic as Israeli forces fired near a school in Hebron, occupied West Bank.

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Palestinian children exposed to tear gas escaped in fear and panic as Israeli forces fired near a school in Hebron, occupied West Bank.

Prominent fashion house Balenciaga’s $1,190 sweatpants are being condemned on social media for mimicking Black hip hop culture’s sagging trouser style, commonly worn by Black American males. 

“This feels racist. This feels very racist, guys” TikTok user @mr200m__ – whose real name is Josiah Hyacinth – says in a video that has garnered over a million views and over 3,300 comments. 

Hyacinth is seen inspecting Balenciaga’s trousers at a department store saying: “They have woven these boxers inside the trousers. You know when something feels racist.  @Balenciaga I have questions.”

Another user @6aptiste comment remarks: “They’ve gentrified sagging.” 

Black history experts have also criticised Balenciaga for “cultural appropriation”. Associate professor and author Marquita Gammage, told CNN that she sees Balenciaga men’s “Trompe-L'Oeil'' sweatpants as its exploitation of "Black culture with the hopes of securing major profits".

Gammage further explains that the sagging pants style was “used to criminalise Blacks, especially Black males as thugs and a threat to American society," referring to certain laws that targeted Black people for wearing sagging trousers below the belt in several US states. 

Balenciaga’s chief marketing officer, Ludivine Pont, responded to CNN with a statement contesting that the trousers are an extension of the company’s “vision”. 

“In many of our collections, we combine different wardrobe pieces into a single garment, such as denim jeans layered over tracksuit pants, cargo shorts merged with jeans and button-up shirts layered over t-shirts.”

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Photo:  Balenciaga

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Prominent fashion house Balenciaga’s $1,190 sweatpants are being condemned on social media for mimicking Black hip hop culture’s sagging trouser style, commonly worn by Black American males. “This feels racist. This feels very racist, guys” TikTok user @mr200m__ – whose real name is Josiah Hyacinth – says in a video that has garnered over a million views and over 3,300 comments. Hyacinth is seen inspecting Balenciaga’s trousers at a department store saying: “They have woven these boxers inside the trousers. You know when something feels racist. @Balenciaga I have questions.” Another user @6aptiste comment remarks: “They’ve gentrified sagging.” Black history experts have also criticised Balenciaga for “cultural appropriation”. Associate professor and author Marquita Gammage, told CNN that she sees Balenciaga men’s “Trompe-L'Oeil'' sweatpants as its exploitation of "Black culture with the hopes of securing major profits". Gammage further explains that the sagging pants style was “used to criminalise Blacks, especially Black males as thugs and a threat to American society," referring to certain laws that targeted Black people for wearing sagging trousers below the belt in several US states. Balenciaga’s chief marketing officer, Ludivine Pont, responded to CNN with a statement contesting that the trousers are an extension of the company’s “vision”. “In many of our collections, we combine different wardrobe pieces into a single garment, such as denim jeans layered over tracksuit pants, cargo shorts merged with jeans and button-up shirts layered over t-shirts.” What do you think? Photo: Balenciaga

This taxi lot located in Bangkok makes for an unusual sight. 

Taxis, abandoned due to a decline in jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, are now being used as a community garden by the employees of the taxi company. 

Vegetables and plants grow on the roof of the vehicles as a source of food for employees and as a way to relax and destress. 

Gig workers, such as taxi drivers, are among the hardest hit by the loss of work during the pandemic. Photos: Andre Malerba/AA

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This taxi lot located in Bangkok makes for an unusual sight. Taxis, abandoned due to a decline in jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, are now being used as a community garden by the employees of the taxi company. Vegetables and plants grow on the roof of the vehicles as a source of food for employees and as a way to relax and destress. Gig workers, such as taxi drivers, are among the hardest hit by the loss of work during the pandemic. Photos: Andre Malerba/AA

A man kicked a 32-year-old woman in the chest in Brooklyn, US, sending her flying down a subway escalator after she told him to “say excuse me” for pushing his way past her. 

Police are looking for the attacker who caused the victim cuts and bruises.

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A man kicked a 32-year-old woman in the chest in Brooklyn, US, sending her flying down a subway escalator after she told him to “say excuse me” for pushing his way past her.  Police are looking for the attacker who caused the victim cuts and bruises.

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