International Spotlight: Canadian Artist MELANIE?’s New Song “16 Candles” is Powerful

MELANIE? is a singer and a songwriter from Toronto making her way into the alternative R&B genre with a dark but affectionate sound. She’s an exceptional talent and her New Single “16 Candles” is a sonic tour de force: her vocal range purrs until 1 Minute 36 Seconds at which point she accelerates into full pop-range territory. Carefully crafted synth-work and a warm but thorough bass-line gives this banger an almost unlimited replay value. Take in the beautifully composed track below.

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International Spotlight: Canadian Artist MELANIE?’s New Song “16 Candles” is Powerful

MELANIE? is a singer and a songwriter from Toronto making her way into the alternative R&B genre with a dark but affectionate sound. She’s an exceptional talent and her New Single “16 Candles” is a sonic tour de force: her vocal range purrs until 1 Minute 36 Seconds at which point she accelerates into full pop-range territory. Carefully crafted synth-work and a warm but thorough bass-line gives this banger an almost unlimited replay value. Take in the beautifully composed track below.

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Fresh fears for newborn babies as Rohingyas’ plight worsens

Aid agencies in camps are overwhelmed as family tragedies unfold on Myanmar’s border

More than 400 babies have been born in the no man’s land between the borders of Bangladesh and Myanmar in the past 15 days as 400,000 Rohingya people have fled from the violence, house burnings and gunfire in Rakhine state.

The Rohingya are trapped. Myanmar’s military has blamed insurgents for the latest round of violence. The UN has called the situation a “humanitarian disaster” and aid agencies are overwhelmed. About 80% of those fleeing are women and children – and there are babies being born along the way.

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Catalonia divided as controversial poll on independence sparks conflict with Madrid

As appeals for dialogue make no progress, Madrid turns to threats of police action

In two weeks, Catalans will go to the polls to vote in a referendum on whether to secede from Spain and form an independent republic. Or will they?

Ever since Carles Puigdemont’s government called the referendum for 1 October, the central government in Madrid has been doing everything in its power to ensure that it does not happen. Madrid says the referendum is unconstitutional and so are the laws the Catalan parliament passed a week ago, which will in effect disconnect Catalonia from Spanish legislative and administrative control if the Yes vote prevails.

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White House denies US is planning to remain in Paris climate accord

Trump administration dismisses claim by EU official that US has offered to re-engage with the deal

The White House has denied reports that it planned to stay in the Paris climate agreement, saying its position on leaving was unchanged, and that it would only stay in if it got more “favourable” terms.

The Trump administration was forced to make a statement on Saturday after reports emerged as ministers from more than 30 countries held talks in Montreal this weekend preparing for the upcoming United Nations climate summit in November.

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