Royal experts question wisdom of Harry and Meghan documentary

Couple’s interview about impact of press intrusion could ‘just feed media machine’

The decision by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to agree to a highly emotional TV interview about their treatment at the hands of the press could open them up to further damaging headlines, according to PR experts and royal watchers.

In the ITV documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Harry appeared to give credence to long-standing rumours of a rift with William when he admitted the brothers had “good days and bad days” and that they were following different paths.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:40pm

Late Journalist Gwen Ifill to be Honored with U.S. Postage Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will honor late journalist Gwen Ifill of PBS Newshour, and previously NBC News, with a forever stamp. The stamp will be part of a series honoring black heritage.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:25pm

‘Save Catholic church' by lifting ban on female priests, activists say

Campaigners gather outside Vatican as church struggles with shortage of priests

Campaigners have gathered in Rome to call for the lifting of a ban on female priests that would “save the Catholic Church” where it is failing to ordain enough men.

Activists from the Women’s Ordination Worldwide (Wow) group protested outside the Vatican on Tuesday as the church’s hierarchy pondered the idea of allowing married men in the Amazon to become priests in order to plug the shortage in the region.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:23pm

Rep. Bass: Pres. Trump uses race 'every time his back is against the wall'

President Trump this morning compared the ongoing impeachment inquiry to a lynching in a tweet. Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, joins Andrea Mitchell to provide her response, saying, "He's essentially saying that us

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:12pm

Why Australia needs a ban on taxpayer-funded political advertising before elections

Politicians from both sides have railed against the practice but there is no ban in the federal sphere

More than a decade ago, in the relatively benign setting of the ACT’s local parliament, a politician stood up to deliver a stirring speech on what he described as an “insidious undermining” of democracy.

He spoke of a deep imbalance in the political process. One that allowed governments to misuse and weaponise their access to the vast public resources of the state to boost their own political prospects.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

Radical light and sound wave therapy could slow Alzheimer's

Tests at MIT have shown a boost to the activity of the brain’s immune cells

Doctors in the US have launched a clinical trial to see whether exposure to flickering lights and low frequency sounds can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

A dozen patients enrolled in the trial will have daily one-hour sessions of the radical therapy which researchers hope will induce brain activity that protects against the disorder.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

Truth behind German businessman's 'anti-Nazi' father revealed

Roland Berger held up his father, Georg, as a role model – but the real story is darker

It was an inspirational tale: after watching the horror of the Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938, a German man tore up his Nazi party membership card in protest and turned against the regime.

His Christian-based principles led to him being hounded by the Gestapo, sent off briefly to Dachau concentration camp and eventually dispatched to the eastern front.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:54pm

Foreign Office unable to confirm how many UK children trapped in Syria

Government accused of not doing enough to help children whose parents joined Isis

A Foreign Office minister said there was no official estimate of how many British children were trapped in Syria during a testing Commons debate in which politicians of all sides accused the government of not doing enough to help.

Andrew Murrison told MPs the government was seeking to repatriate orphans and unaccompanied children, but was not in a position to confirm estimates released on Monday by Save the Children that at least 60 children needed assistance.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:42pm

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