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Nissan cites Brexit 'uncertainty' as it scraps plans to build model in Britain

The company had said in 2016 that it would produce the new X-Trail model at its Sunderland factory after getting reassurances from the government over Brexit -- an intervention hailed by Prime Minister Theresa May as a "vote of confidence" in British business after voters backed leaving the EU. Now it's reversed those plans and will instead continue to build the X-Trail in Japan, it confirmed on Sunday, dealing a major blow to the region's economy and underlining repeated concerns from the Brit
By Rob Picheta
CNN

Conversion therapy: The 'legal form of abuse' continues to lurk in the shadows

(CNN) For months, someone was trying to change Andy Taylor's sexuality. He just didn't know it. "I had no idea what was going on," Taylor recalled, thinking back to a series of unnerving one-on-one meetings with a church leader in Liverpool, England, in 2012. "Even after I quit, I didn't fully realize that what I went to was conversion therapy." But he was sure of one thing: "I just knew I didn't like it."
By Rob Picheta
CNN

'Missing link' in human history confirmed after long debate

(CNN) Early humans were still swinging from trees two million years ago, scientists have said, after confirming a set of contentious fossils represents a "missing link" in humanity's family tree. The fossils of Australopithecus sediba have fueled scientific debate since they were found at the Malapa Fossil Site in South Africa 10 years ago. And now researchers have established that they are closely linked to the Homo genus, representing a bridging species between early humans and their predece
By Rob Picheta
CNN

Dozens of 'decorated' birds found dead in New Zealand

The Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said it received up to 30 calls in recent weeks reporting sightings of sparrows and pigeons with tinsel intentionally tied to their bodies. "Many try to pry the foreign objects off their bodies with their beaks and feet, becoming further entangled and preventing them from eating, drinking and flying. With others, the decorations are wrapped so tightly it completely cuts off their blood circulation," SPCA spokeswoman J
By Lisa Jane Harding
CNN

Australian senator says government should pay welfare recipients to kill cane toads

(CNN) A controversial Australian politician has proposed that the country's government pay members of the public to kill cane toads in a bid to help curb the invasive pest. Speaking on Australian TV Wednesday, Hanson suggested that Australians should receive 10 cents ($0.07) for every cane toad killed. She added that people on welfare, "or even kids on holiday," could help participate in the effort. "Take them to your local council, put them in the freezer, get rid of them and clean up our envi
By Lisa Jane Harding
CNN

Journalists faced 'unprecedented' hostility this year, report says

More journalists were killed, abused and subjected to violence in 2018 than in any other year on record, with those in the profession facing an "unprecedented level of hostility," a new report has found. Murder, imprisonment, hostage-taking and enforced disappearances of journalists all increased compared to last year, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF), who criticized politicians and public figures for encouraging disdain for the news media. A total of 80 journalists were killed, in
By Rob Picheta
CNN

WWF announces discovery of 157 new species in Southeast Asia

A bat which looks like *NSYNC's Lance Bass, a gibbon named for Luke Skywalker, and a toad which seems to have come "from Middle Earth," are among 157 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong Region last year, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund. Three mammal, 23 fish, 14 amphibian, 26 reptile and 91 plant species were found in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, in some of the region's most impenetrable terrain, such as remote mountainous and dense jungle areas
By Lisa Jane Harding
CNN

Spain threatens Brexit deal over Gibraltar status

Madrid has objected to part of the deal that covers future trade and security relations between the UK and the European Union. It insists arrangements relating to Gibraltar, a small British territory on the southern tip of Spain, should be discussed separately. Spain would not back the deal until the issue is clarified, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said after discussions with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and EU ambassadors. Spain has long claimed sovereignty over Gibraltar, whi
By Rob Picheta
CNN

UK children have highest risk of being stabbed on way home from school

(CNN) Children are most likely to become victims of stabbings as they walk home from school, a London study has found, as its authors warn of the "endemic" nature of knife crime among youths in the UK capital. The risk of stabbing for children younger than 16 jumps significantly in the immediate hours after schools close, with crimes usually occurring close to a victim's home, according to research by doctors at Queen Mary University, published Tuesday in the journal BMJ Open The findings unde
By Rob Picheta
CNN

It's not the 'Year of the Woman.' It's the 'Year of the Women'

(CNN) Since the early primaries began for the 2018 midterm elections, it's been a year of firsts and to many, a year of the woman. In the midst of this election, the first significant national vote since the election of Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh's nomination and confirmation battle only amped up the existing pressure on questions of gender, power, women's health and women in elected office. CNN Opinion asked thinkers to weigh in on 2018 as a Year of the Woman. The views expressed here are s
By George Mason
CNN

Conor McGregor Is Changing for the Worse

Remember back when Conor McGregor's acerbic tongue and quick wit were the life of the MMA party? Those were the days, weren't they? Back before all the cars and the yacht and the whiskey and the trouble with the law; back when McGregor was still a hungry young man who had no Euros in the bank but had a noggin full of world-changing, history-making dreams.
By Jeremy Botter
CNN

Why Heitkamp's 'no' vote on Kavanaugh could make political sense

Washington (CNN) North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced Thursday she will vote against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation and, in doing so, risked enraging voters in her deep-red state just a month before they decide whether to keep their only Democratic statewide officeholder. Heitkamp already trailed by double-digits in two recent public polls. And Republicans believe opposing Kavanaugh will help her GOP challenger, Rep. Kevin Cramer, rally conservatives who might have been will
By Kaitlin Sweeney
CNN