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1 – Mais duas universidades nacionais na lista das melhores do mundo (Samuel Silva)

A Universidade de Lisboa tem sido a melhor portuguesa neste ranking desde há dois anos quando, pela primeira vez, foi apreciada como uma única instituição – após o processo de fusão com a Técnica de Lisboa. Desta feita, aparece entre o 151º e o 200º lugar, melhorando em relação ao ano passado, em que aparecia no intervalo 201º-300º. A lista de Xangai só discrimina as posições das instituições até ao centésimo lugar. A partir daí, as instituições aparecem colocadas em grandes intervalos.
https://www.publico.pt/…/mais-duas-universidades-nacionais-…

2 – From Burmese Dissident to Mystifying Politician (Shirin Ebadi)

I’m sure it is a responsibility that my fellow Nobel peace laureate—a woman who was under house arrest off and on for more than two decades—takes very seriously. Yet those of us who spoke up for Aung San Suu Kyi those many years when her human rights were being violated—including His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu—are deeply pained that she won’t extend the same respect for human rights to Burma’s more than one million Rohingya.
http://www.wsj.com/…/from-burmese-dissident-to-mystifying-p…

3 – In 2002, Donald Trump Said He Supported Invading Iraq (Andrew Kaczynski)

“We still don’t know what Iraq is up to or whether it has the material to build nuclear weapons. I’m no warmonger,” Trump wrote. “But the fact is, if we decide a strike against Iraq is necessary, it is madness not to carry the mission to its conclusion. When we don’t, we have the worst of all worlds: Iraq remains a threat, and now has more incentive than ever to attack us.”
https://www.buzzfeed.com/…/in-2002-donald-trump-said-he-sup…

4 – Trump adviser Al Baldasaro: Hillary Clinton should be shot for treason, not assassinated ( Shira Schoenberg )

Baldasaro said his comments were in accordance with U.S. law establishing the death penalty for treason. He suggested that Clinton’s use of a private email server could be considered treasonous.”That’s aiding and abetting the enemy by those emails on letting (out) names of Secret Service special agents, our veterans, on those emails,” Baldasaro said.
http://www.masslive.com/…/trump_adviser_al_baldasaro_hil.ht…

5 – Alleged sighting of Farage at German embassy sparks citizenship speculation (Jon Henley)

Witte also said she overheard Farage, a prominent campaigner in Britain’s referendum vote to leave the European Union, apologising to an official for not having a particular document with him, saying: “As you might have noticed I’ve been a bit busy lately”.
http://www.theguardian.com/…/facebook-post-of-farage-sighti…

6 – How Safe Are We? (John Mueller, Mark Stewart)

Are we safer?” might be the most common question asked about terrorism, but it is the wrong one. A better place to begin is with this question: “How safe are we?”
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/…/united-states/2016-08-15/h…