Airlines Mark Down Tickets in Irma-Affected Areas

Airlines capped prices on tickets departing from much of Florida and the Caribbean, after customers complained that seats on the few flights that remained ahead of Hurricane Irma were far more expensive than usual. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

Kendall Jenner Shares A Letter From Her 14-Year-Old Self Predicting She Would Become A Model! Watch!

This is too cute!!!

Kendall Jenner went on The Tonight Show last night, and host Jimmy Fallon had a little fun by having her read a letter she wrote to herself back in 2010 as a 14-year-old girl!

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It’s the best, because as you can see in the video at the top of this post, the model and KUWTK star actually predicted her own modeling career as a young teenager! It is so adorable!!!

Ch-ch-check out that clip (above) and let us know what you think, Perezcious readers, by sharing your opinions in the comments (below)!!!

Too cute!!!

Land grab in Amazon jungle threatens dispossession, violence and murder

President Temer is courting the mining companies and their political backers by breaking into pristine rainforest

On 23 August it emerged that the president of Brazil, Michel Temer, had issued a decree abolishing the protected status of an immense area of the Amazon forest. The area is in the north of the country, beyond the Amazon river, going up to the frontiers with French Guiana and Suriname (formerly Dutch Guiana). The estimated size is 4.5 million hectares, the size of Denmark or Switzerland.

The decree was shocking, but not entirely unexpected. Temer is in political difficulties, facing corruption charges and needing political allies. There are more than 30 registered political parties in Brazil, and to get anything done in Congress they form bancadas (“benches” or coalitions). One of the most powerful is the bancada ruralista, consisting of powerful, wealthy agribusiness interests (mostly cattle and soya) together with those who represent mining and other extractive industries. And, making things gloomier, the evangelicals attach themselves to this bancada.

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How Germany’s Mutti Merkel has turned blandness into gold

The country desperately needs change, so why does its leaden chancellor still appear invincible after 12 years?

Gerry and the Pacemakers, contemporaries of the Beatles, once had a hit called How Do You Do It? As the German elections draw nearer and Angela Merkel seems to be coasting towards a fourth term as chancellor, politicians all over the world might well ask: how does she do it? She is uncharismatic and rhetorically leaden and has made political blunders that would have ruined most other politicians. And yet she seems unbeatable.

A year and a half ago, at the height of the refugee crisis, after the horror of the mass molestation of women at Cologne railway station, only the brave would have taken odds on Merkel surviving. Backbenchers from her own Christian Democratic party were constantly steering journalists into corners and giving them tips on an imminent coup that would install Wolfgang Schäuble, the flinty finance minister, as an interim chancellor until a conservative rising star could be presented to lead the party and the country back to the ideals of Konrad Adenauer and Helmut Kohl.

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Myanmar ‘allows rebels with wooden clubs to watch over fleeing Rohingya’

Reporter sees Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army militants in control of border post at frontier with Bangladesh

Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire last night, saying it would allow aid to reach north-western Myanmar.

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) had launched attacks on police posts and an army base last month, prompting retaliation by Myanmar’s military. The violence led to more than 270,000 refugees from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community fleeing to Bangladesh over the last two weeks, according to the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR).

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