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Voodoo Fest 2016: 5 big ways organizers hope to improve the experience

From offering a better bathroom to addressing sound bleed issues, Voodoo's new co-directors hope 2016 solves several problems.

The Guardian view on targeting medics in wartime: protect those who serve | Editorial

Attacks on hospitals and clinics are increasing. But international law is clear: deliberate or reckless assaults are a crime Just as doctors have a duty of care and respect to their patients, so the rest of us have an obligation to doctors. Show More Summary

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 30 September 2016

26 minutes agoEngland / London : Londonist

Fill your Friday with folk, blues, jazz and a musical fairy tale.

Saudi Arabia agrees compromise on inquiry into Yemen rights abuses

Instead of an independent inquiry, UN investigators will be attached to Yemeni inquiry, which some say is substandard Saudi Arabia and other Arab states have fended off the threat of an independent UN-sanctioned inquiry into human rights...Show More Summary

UK government works ‘hand in glove’ with arms firms, say campaigners

Anti-arms trade group tracked more than 1,000 meetings between officials and businesses in last six years The British government and the UK arms industry have a “politically intimate and hugely compromising relationship” that sees government...Show More Summary

Mahmoud Abbas plans to attend Shimon Peres funeral in Jerusalem

Some Fatah members oppose president’s decision aimed at sending message that ‘Palestinians are for peace’ The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has indicated he plans to attend the funeral of the former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres on Friday, despite the strong opposition of some in his Fatah movement. Show More Summary

Concerns raised over arrest of Iranian journalist Sadra Mohaghegh

Social affairs editor of reformist Shargh newspaper accused of ‘contact with anti-revolutionary media outlets’ Concerns are growing about the fate of an Iranian journalist, Sadra Mohaghegh, who was arrested at his house last week. It is not clear whether the authorities had a warrant for his arrest. Show More Summary

Canadian professor happy to be home after 'bitter seven months' in Iran prison

Homa Hoodfar, the Canadian-Iranian professor detained in June after visiting relatives, was greeted by friends and family in Montreal A retired professor who was released from an Iranian prison this week has said it was wonderful to be home after a “bitter seven months” in detention that left her weak and tired. Show More Summary

German hostage who gave birth in captivity is freed from Syria

News magazine Focus identifies woman as journalist Janina Findeisen who travelled to Syria in October 2015 A German woman who was kidnapped in Syria last year has been released alongside the baby she gave birth to in captivity. The German...Show More Summary

White Oak Pastures Plows through 150 Years with Anniversary Celebration and General Store Opening October 15

The Harris family has been down on the farm in Bluffton, Georgia for a century and a half. It’s time to party! White Oak Pastures is going large with a 150 th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 15. The day starts with the 9 a.m. Show More Summary

Uno Mas Taqueria Grows With Second Location

It will open in November Patrick Mangold-White, the man behind Uno Mas Taqueria, is expanding that brand. A new location of the modern taco spot that first launched on Old South Pearl in 2013 will open in November at 730 East Sixth Avenue. Show More Summary

Li'l Woody's Burgers Expanding Again, This Time in SLU

It will be the restaurant's third location Li'l Woody's, which has locations on Capitol Hill and in Ballard, will open a third spot in November in South Lake Union. The restaurant has made a name for itself with outlandish (and messy)...Show More Summary

20th Annual Oktoberfest at Petite Auberge in Druid Hills is the Last

Every October, for decades Petite Auberge, the French restaurant has celebrated Oktoberfest with a traditional Oktoberfest dinner menu and an authentic Oktoberfest Party on the fourth Saturday of the month. They’ll be doing this once again, however, this will be the last one in the Toco Hills Shopping Center where Petite Auberge has been for over four […]

French court to rule whether citizens can smile in passport photos

Senior civil servant launches legal bid 'to give the depressed nation a morale boost'

Vital Updates on the Poke Front

Progress reports on two new Seattle poke restaurants Poke, the Hawaiian raw fish salad, continues to be all the rage in Seattle. Two new restaurants are in the works to meet what appears to be an endless demand for the stuff. In June, Eater announced the pending arrival of GoPoké in the International District. Show More Summary

III Points Adds "Surface Imagery" Exhibit With Agustina Woodgate, Domingo Castillo, and Other Miami Artists

Just when it didn't seem possible to squeeze one more thing into your packed III Points itinerary, the festival has announced its latest addition: "Surface Imagery," an exhibition of video-based artwork by some of Miami's best-known artists. Presented in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Art, the show will feature...

Eyes on Miami: Snoop Dogg, Shane Battier, Katharine McPhee, and Others

It's not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot. Every week, in collaboration with WorldRedEye, New Times...

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