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Friday February 21st, 2020 night edition

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Thunberg is among a growing list of people to dedicate funds to battling the impact of climate change, sparking discussions on the best use of this money.

LONDON, Feb 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is using her prize money from an award known as the alternative Nobel to help set up a non-profit organisation in her name "to promote ecological and social sustainability".

Thunberg, 17, who won the Right Livelihood Award in December, will use the 1 million Swedish crown ($100,000) prize to establish the Greta Thunberg Foundation in Sweden.

The Swedish teenager said in January that she was establishing a foundation to handle the money she gets from book royalties, donations and prizes.

"We are convinced that Thunberg's new foundation will have a great impact and empower much-needed change," Ole von Uexkuell, executive director of the Sweden-based Right Livelihood Foundation, said in a statement on Thursday.

Thunberg, who was this month again nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Swedish legislators, is among a growing list of people to dedicate funds to battling the impact of climate change, sparking discussions on the best use of this money.

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U.S. judge sides with migrants in case against Border Patrol

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The center was one of the advocacy groups that brought the case forward.

It says many things are out of the agency’s control, such as whether other agencies involved in taking migrants have capacity.

Migrants have long decried conditions in Border Patrol facilities, now infamously known as hieleras, or iceboxes. »

Washington state takes bold step to restrict companies from bottling local water

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On Monday night the state senate passed a bill that would ban new permits for water bottling operations.

The move was hailed by water campaigners, who declared it a breakthrough moment in the fight against the privatization of such a valuable public asset.

“Washington State is carving the path towards a groundbreaking solution,” said Mary Grant, the director of Food & Water Action’s public water for all campaign, in a statement. »

Rohrabacher confirms he offered Trump pardon to Assange for proof Russia didn't hack DNC email

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A lawyer for Assange in London on Wednesday cited the pardon offer from Rohrabacher during a court hearing on the U.S. government’s request to extradite the WikiLeaks founder.

Dana Rohrabacher at the "From Russia With Trump" panel during the Politicon at Pasadena Convention.

Rohrabacher also emphasized in the interview that he only wanted “truthful” information from Assange and never suggested that he “lie.” »

Indonesian minister calls on the rich to marry the poor as a way to cut country's poverty rate

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JAKARTA: An Indonesian minister on Wednesday (Feb 19) proposed for the rich to marry the poor as a means to reduce the country’s poverty rate.

There will be more poor households,” said Mr Muhadjir Effendy, the Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister, according to Jakarta Post.

He added: "A poor family will be lifted to become rich, and the number of poor people will be reduced.". »