BANGKOK
15 months ago
Bangkok Temple Now a Venerated Site for Leicester City Fans
Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least the ones in Thailand. After all, it was the chief monk of that temple who some months ago had predicted ...
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S O PAULO
15 months ago
Judge Seeking Data Shuts Down WhatsApp in Brazil
Young people checking their cellphones in São Paulo, Brazil, on Monday, after a judge ordered the messaging service WhatsApp shut down for 72 hours. Credit Andre Penner/Associated Press. RIO DE JANEIRO — WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by ...
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EUROSTAR
15 months ago
Eurostar Unveils the Newest High-Speed Train in Europe
It's incredible to think that it's already been 22 years since the first Eurostar train connected London with Paris and Brussels: a sleek, hassle-free high-speed train that united these world capitals better than an airplane or ferry. Those decades ...
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CHINA
15 months ago
Port call refusal could signal more trouble in the South China Sea
TOKYO — China's surprise rejection of a port visit by a U.S. aircraft carrier last week could signal a further escalation of tensions in the disputed South China Sea. Chinese authorities refused last week to grant permission for the USS John C ...
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PETERBOROUGH
15 months ago
Get fit with Peterborough city lunchtime runs
“The Perkins Great Eastern Run gets more popular by the year and hundreds of people take part in the Peterborough Park Run each weekend. We know runners love to be challenged and train in new environments as well as meet new people.
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AFGHANISTAN
15 months ago
'The Donald Trump of inspectors general'
Sopko, hailed by many as a heroic advocate for taxpayers for his prolific work as the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, threw a sudden punch at a now-defunct Pentagon task force he had long accused of mismanagement. He singled ...
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SYRIA
15 months ago
Russia says talks to extend Syrian lull in fighting to Aleppo
Syria's army announced late on Friday a "regime of calm", or lull in fighting, which applied to Damascus and some of its outskirts, and parts of northwestern coastal province Latakia; but it excluded Aleppo. A senior defense ministry official in Moscow ...
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BASHAR AL ASSAD
15 months ago
'We've had massacres all week': Aleppo on fire again as Assad consigns ...
“The secretary expressed his deep concern about the deteriorating situation in Aleppo, where the ... regime (of President Bashar al-Assad) continues to escalate the conflict by predominantly targeting innocent civilians and parties to the cessation of ...
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SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST
15 months ago
A Houston High School Filmmaker Seizes His South by Southwest Moment, Meets ...
After the film was shown to the student body, faculty and staff of Episcopal, Sosa's teacher/advisor Pejman Milani received word that the video had been accepted into Austin's South by Southwest music and film festival, a huge coup for a student ...
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AL JAZEERA
15 months ago
Death rains down on Syria as ceasefire wobbles
Residents and civil defence members inspect a damaged building in the rebel-held Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood. [Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters] ... Civil defence members carry a casualty after an airstrike at the Al Quds hospital. [Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters].
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GERMANY
15 months ago
Flooded With Migrants, Germany Struggles to Integrate Them
NUREMBERG, Germany — If the urgent challenge for Germany last year was sheltering the hundreds of thousands of people who descended on the country almost at once seeking asylum, then this year's task is to integrate them. But before that can happen, ...
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TOKYO
15 months ago
Tokyo Disneyland adding Beauty and the Beast area, Big Hero 6 ride
The Oriental Land Company, which owns the whole Tokyo Disney Resort, announced expansions for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea Parks that would be completed by the end of 2020. The big highlight is a revamped Fantasyland centered around a ...
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ISTANBUL
15 months ago
Dimitrov Battles For Istanbul QF Spot
Grigor Dimitrov got his campaign at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open off to a winning start on Wednesday when the second seed defeated qualifier Adrian Ungur 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 in two hours and 14 minutes. He is now 16-8 on the year and next challenges ...
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MANNY PACQUIAO
15 months ago
Terrorists who beheaded captive in Philippines may have targeted Manny Pacquiao
The Philippine president said Wednesday that Abu Sayyaf militants may have plotted to kill him and kidnap boxing star Manny Pacquiao, disclosing previously unknown details about an extremist group blamed for the beheading of a Canadian hostage.
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ZANZIBAR
15 months ago
Cholera outbreak hits Zanzibar, kills at least 45
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania — A Zanzibar health official says a cholera outbreak on the island archipelago has killed at least 45 people since March. Muhammed Dahoma, the director of disease prevention and control at the health ministry, said Wednesday that ...
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EGYPT
15 months ago
Three Egypt policemen killed in Sinai bombing
Cairo (AFP) - A roadside bomb in the North Sinai town of El-Arish killed three Egyptian police conscripts on Wednesday, the interior ministry said. Jihadists have waged an insurgency in the restive peninsula that has killed hundreds of policemen and ...
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OSAMA BIN LADEN
15 months ago
Pakistan helped US get Al-Qaeda group founder Osama bin Laden: US journalist
"More than ever," said the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh on Tuesday when asked if he believes Pakistan helped the US get Al-Qaeda group founder Osama bin Laden. When Hersh made this claim in an article published last year, the White ...
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HELLENIC COAST GUARD
15 months ago
Why I voted against allowing child refugees into Britain, by St Ives MP Derek ...
"For some time our UK maritime contribution, consisting of three Border Force vessels has been assisting the Hellenic Coastguard to conduct search and rescue missions, and a Royal Navy vessel as part of the NATO mission in the Aegean. "On top of ...
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ARGENTINA
15 months ago
Newly discovered titanosaurian dinosaur from Argentina, Sarmientosaurus
Scientists have discovered Sarmientosaurus musacchioi, a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur, based on an complete skull and partial neck fossil unearthed in Patagonia, Argentina, according to a study published April 26, 2016 in the open-access ...
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GERRY ADAMS
15 months ago
Gerry Adams criticises Fianna Fáil over Irish Water
Mr Adams said that the Fianna Fáil position on the suspension of water charges ran against the position of Sinn Féin. When asked did he think the two largest parties may strike a deal that would allow the formation of a Fine Gael-led minority ...
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MIDDLE EAST
15 months ago
GOP Candidate Calls For Banning Everyone From The Middle East
When a reporter later asked for clarification about his comments, Beruff said the ban would apply to “pretty much anybody that's got a terrorist organization in it, which is pretty much all the Middle East.” When asked whether this classification ...
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OBAMA SYRIA
15 months ago
Obama follows conservatives' Syria advice, years later
Rather than gloat (or after gloating), critics of his passivity in Syria — including many Republicans and his entire national security team at the time (e.g. Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, Leon Panetta) — should be relieved that he has given up the ...
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YEMEN
15 months ago
Yemen peace talks back on track following world pressure
The talks to end fighting between the Iran-allied Houthis and supporters of Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were launched last week but were suspended on Sunday amid bickering about flights over Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition.
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TANZANIA
15 months ago
Tanzania suspends telecoms chief over revenue loss
Mobile phone operators in Tanzania include Vodacom Tanzania, part of South Africa's Vodacom, Bharti Airtel Tanzania , Tigo Tanzania, which is part of Sweden's Millicom , Zantel and Halotel, owned by Vietnam-based telecoms operator Viettel. The ...
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PAKISTAN
15 months ago
India-Pakistan Meeting Raises Hopes for Improved Relations
NEW DELHI — The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan on Tuesday held a brief bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a regional gathering here, a noteworthy development in its own right, and later put out separate statements saying they had ...
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PHIL RUDD
15 months ago
Phil Rudd comenta a lista dos maiores bateristas
Há muitos outros bateristas por aí”, disse Rudd. A revista Rolling Stone declarou que Rudd é “um dos bateristas mais consistente e minimalista do hard rock”, e tem influenciado uma onda de músicos internacionais como Christoph Schnieider do Rammstein ...
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ENGLAND
15 months ago
Junior doctors in England stage historic strike
LONDON — Junior doctors in England staged their first full withdrawal of labor Tuesday in a months-long dispute over a new contract the government wants to impose on them. The doctors will not work between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday ...
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POLAND
15 months ago
Abortion in Europe: 'Coat Hanger Rebellion' Grips Poland
WARSAW, Poland — The movement has a hashtag — they call it the #CoatHangerRebellion. Activists for decades have decried the abortion laws in deeply Catholic Poland, which are among the most restrictive in Europe. Their anger has now boiled over.
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MANIPUR
15 months ago
Manipur: Man kills his younger brother, family fights over woman's autopsy
27-year-old Thotrei Muivah allegedly shot dead his younger brother at a place in Ukhrul district Monday, the police said. Muivah used his 12 bore licensed gun to shoot his younger brother Ngamlei Muivah (18) from point blank range that hit him on his ...
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SUSHMA SWARAJ
15 months ago
Sushma Swaraj's condition stable
The condition of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is stable at the All India Institute of Medical Sciendes (AIIMS), where she was admitted after complaining of chest congestion on Monday evening. "A medical board has been constituted to ...
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MEXICO
15 months ago
Mexico's Self-Image Problem
DURING my many years as a correspondent in Mexico, some of my best reporting happened around dinner tables. So on a recent trip back, I dined with a range of old contacts to catch up on how Mexico was handling its most pressing challenges, like the ...
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GEORGE OSBORNE
15 months ago
George Osborne's family say they 'totally disagree' with him on EU referendum
George Osborne's has faced criticism from members of his family who say they “totally disagree with him on Brexit”. Jennifer Little, Mr Osborne's aunt, has expressed her support for Britain to leave the EU, attacking claims lined out in the Government ...
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ASHTON CARTER
15 months ago
Ash Carter Comes Calling: Where Do US-India Defense Ties Go From Here?
Carter himself has had a long standing interest in India and in strengthening closer ties between the two countries. This was his third visit to India since assuming office in 2015. He was a strong supporter of the landmark U.S.-India nuclear deal in ...
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ETHIOPIA
15 months ago
Deadly Ethnic Strife Convulses Ethiopia-South Sudan Border
GAMBELA, Ethiopia — After angry mobs began targeting his community, Simon Thion, 29, felt caught in the middle. Mr. Simon, an Ethiopian who is part of the Nuer ethnic group, went to a hospital in the western town of Gambela recently to visit his ...
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JULIUS MALEMA
15 months ago
ANC lays treason charges against Julius Malema
EFF leader Julius Malema during a march to the Constitutional Court on February 9, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Large numbers of EFF supporters arrived at the Constitutional Court after marching from Mary Fitzgerald Square joining supporters ...
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PALMYRA
15 months ago
UNESCO rapid assessment mission to Palmyra
The objective of the mission is to assess the overall state of conservation of Palmyra and identify the emergency safeguarding measures, including drafting a damage assessment of the site and the museum. The mission will also draw preliminary terms of ...
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DESMOND TUTU
15 months ago
Desmond Tutu urges South Africans not to fear speaking out against injustice
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has urged people to not be afraid to speak out against injustice while the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and his wife were receiving a special award from the man who is one of his successors in leading the Anglican church ...
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JAPAN
15 months ago
How are eating disorders treated in Japan? Share your story
A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, April 15, 2016. Asian stocks mostly edged lower on Friday as investors assessed a report on Chinese quarterly economic growth while Japanese shares dropped after an ...
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DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ
15 months ago
Debbie Wasserman Schultz squirms under grilling by Chris Wallace on Hillary's ...
The body language tells the story of Debbie Wasserman Schultz's difficulty in sticking to the party line on Hillary Clinton's email practices being no different from previous secretaries of state. Chris Wallace wasn't buying it, but knowing that DWS is ...
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CARPHONE WAREHOUSE
15 months ago
Carphone Warehouse goes gritty for millennial-targeted iD campaign
Carphone Warehouse's first campaign for iD, its mobile network, introduces viewers to an urban horse-riding club in one of America's most dangerous cities. The online campaign, which was created by CHI & Partners, is called "#DoYourOwnThing" and ...
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SUEZ CANAL
15 months ago
271 ships transit Suez Canal with 14.8m tonnes in last 6 days
Suez Canal traffic data between April 16 and 21 showed that 271 ships transited the canal with a total load of 14.8m tonnes. The average number of the ships that transited the canal daily recorded 45.2 ships, with an average load of 2.3m tonnes daily ...
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ABUJA
15 months ago
In Abuja: Community wants Gbagyi native as council secretary
“We are not compelling the chairman elect to do otherwise but we are rather advising him not to make a mistake of appointing a tribe that is not one of the nine indigenous tribes of Abuja as the council secretary so that the tradition will not be ...
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KOREAN WAR
15 months ago
Key battle in Korean War marks 65th anniversary
Sunday marks the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong, a key battle in the Korean War. April 24, 1951 is a day Mike Czuboka will never forget. "We were a battalion of about 700 men sitting on a hill called 677. It's actually a mountain it was ...
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JHARKHAND
15 months ago
Ahead of PM Modi's Jharkhand visit, violence engulfs state, MLAs detained
Ahead of PM Modi's Jharkhand visit, violence engulfs state, MLAs detained. The JMM has called for a shutdown in Kolhan division, under which Jamshedpur falls, to protest the state's new domicile policy and also against Modi using a corporate house ...
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ANDRZEJ DUDA
15 months ago
Polish President Andrzej Duda announced as patron of 2017 World Games
Poland's President Andrzej Duda will be a patron of the 2017 World Games in Wrocław, it has been announced. The decision was confirmed by Maciej Łopiński, Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the President, in a letter to Wrocław Mayor Rafał ...
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STONEHENGE
15 months ago
Have Archaeologists Solved the Mystery of Stonehenge?
Every so often, someone brings forth a new theory on the purpose of Stonehenge, one of the most mysterious ruins of the ancient world. The latest archaeological study of the site, as reported by the Daily Mail, has uncovered ancient human remains, ...
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SOUTH CHINA
15 months ago
China is allegedly plotting sailing nuclear plants in South China Sea
This Jan. 8 satellite image of the northwest side of Mischief Reef shows a 1,900-foot seawall and newly constructed infrastructure including housing, an artificial-turf parade ground, cement plants and docking facilities. Photo: Reuters ...
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LESBOS
15 months ago
Syrian refugees say they have been 'let down by Pope Francis on Lesbos'
Roula, 22, and her brother arrived on Lesbos on April 1 – ten days after the controversial EU deal to return all asylum seekers arriving to Greece from Turkey. Their application for asylum is being process and they are waiting to learn if they will be ...
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JOKO WIDODO
15 months ago
Indonesian President Joko Widodo Visits Netherlands
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte greets Indonesian President Joko Widodo for an official breakfast on Friday, April 22, 2016, at Rutte's official residence, the Catshuis in The Hague, The Netherlands. Widodo was visiting the Netherlands to drum up trade ...
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ST ALBANS
15 months ago
Struggling Hawks must right St Albans wrongs
He needs a huge reaction from his players after their embarrassing 6-0 loss at relegation rivals St Albans City dumped them into the bottom two. The manner of that defeat was hugely disappointing leaving the Hawks two points adrift of safety with three ...
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EIFFEL TOWER
15 months ago
Purple Reign: Eiffel Tower, New Orleans Superdome and More Light Up in Honor ...
The world lit up for Prince on Thursday night in wake of the music icon's death. In photos shared on Twitter, the Eiffel Tower and New Orleans Superdome glowed in purple as a tribute to the "Purple Rain" singer who died earlier in the day.
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INDIAN ARMY
15 months ago
Indian Army holds war game to deal with tactical nuclear attack
Jaisalmer: A strike formation of the Indian Army on Thursday undertook drills to counter any tactical nuclear attack on its mechanized unit, as part of the war games being conducted in the deserts of Rajasthan. The simulation came as about 30,000 ...
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CHHOTA RAJAN
15 months ago
CBI files two more cases against Chhota Rajan
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recently registered two more cases against gangster Rajendra Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan. They include an attempt to murder case and an extortion case and both have been filed in the city. In the first case, ...
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SEAN COMBS
15 months ago
They laughed when Diddy launched a fashion line. Then he changed the industry.
Sean “Diddy” Combs is on the way. You know Combs: the suave guy in Ciroc vodka ads, the hip-hop impresario once known as Puffy, Puff Daddy and P. Diddy — the rapper who rarely performs anymore, the multimillion dollar man. He's in the car, and that ...
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SINJAR
15 months ago
The 'Liberated' City of Sinjar, Iraq Remains Unlivable for Yezidis After ...
Some Yezidis, echoing the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), tell Breitbart News that the damage to the infrastructure in Iraq's Sinjar district and the threat that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) still poses to the region prevents them from returning ...
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MANUEL VALLS
15 months ago
Manuel Valls: France's state of emergency needs to cover Euro 2016 tournament
PARIS — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday he will seek to extend a state of emergency by two months in order to cover the upcoming Euro 2016 soccer tournament, which starts in June. France ordered a state of emergency in the wake of ...
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BAHRAIN
15 months ago
Bahrain's parliament calls on state to declare war on Iran and Hezbollah
The parliament's statement followed a statement released by Bahrain's Defense Forces, denouncing a terror attack that took place earlier on Tuesday in the northern village of Karbabad. The operation targeted the security forces that safeguarded the ...
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NATALIA MOLCHANOVA
15 months ago
Breathtaking undersea world of a 'Moscow Merman'
But one of the few people in the world to hold their breath for longer was his mother -- Natalia Molchanova -- at 9.02 minutes. Within the tight-knit freediving community, Natalia was known as the "Queen." The 41-time world record holder and her son ...
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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
15 months ago
Petition launched to pull all French troops from Central African Republic ...
The petition was launched by filmmaker Samantha Asumadu. The document calls for the French government to “withdraw all its troops from the CAR (Central African Republic) and investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of the horrific abuses of children.”.
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FERDINAND MARCOS
15 months ago
Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos Jnr defiant on father's legacy
In an exclusive interview ahead of May 9 elections, with surveys showing he could win the vice presidency, Ferdinand Marcos Jnr conceded there were “widespread human rights abuses” during his father's rule. But the 58-year-old insisted the Marcos name ...
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LASSANA DIARRA
15 months ago
Diarra 'happy' at Marseille for now
There are matches to play -- there's a semifinal and a final. There will be time." Lassana Diarra has made an impressive comeback at Marseille this season following a season out of contract. However, Diarra also said that his current employers have ...
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BAGHDAD
15 months ago
More Followers of Iraqi Shiite Cleric Join Rally in Baghdad
Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr participate in a sit-in at Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, April 17, 2016. Failed attempts to oust the speaker of parliament and a fresh ultimatum from an influential Shiite cleric have left Iraq in a ...
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PORTUGAL
15 months ago
Spanish Bank Deals in Portugal Raise Hackles
Banco BPI SA will become the third Portuguese lender to be snapped up in recent months if a bid by CaixaBank SA to buy it is successful. But many of Portugal's lawmakers, businessmen and influential commentators are grumbling. They are not happy that ...
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SOUTH CHINA SEA
15 months ago
Obama's Hollow Peace in the South China Sea
Territorial disputes in the South China Sea—involving China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines—are destabilizing the region. Although not a claimant, the United States has a vested interest in the outcome. The U.S. Seventh Fleet ...
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BRONWYN BISHOP
15 months ago
Tony Abbott praises Bronwyn Bishop despite backing another candidate for Mackellar
Bishop failed to win Abbott's endorsement, despite Abbott once describing himself as the “political love child” of Bishop and John Howard. “I thank Bronwyn Bishop for her service to the electorate, party and country for many years,” Abbott tweeted on ...
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PABLO PICASSO
15 months ago
The full picture: Pablo Picasso
Undisputedly known all over the world, Pablo Picasso is one of the most famous artists in the twentieth century. He remains so popular to this day that many museums worldwide are devoted to his work. Picasso passed away on April 8, 1973, in France ...
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UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING
15 months ago
Central African Republic passes 'critical milestone' towards lasting peace ...
15 April 2016 – Expectations are high for the Central African Republic's new Government to restore durable peace and improve people's living conditions, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said today, stressing that the first hundred days will be ...
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AL NUSRA FRONT
15 months ago
Syrian Army Repels Al-Nusra Front Attack in Aleppo Province
"Al-Nusra Front militants attempted to launch an offensive on positions of the government troops near Handrat [Aleppo province] after performing an artillery shelling. Units of the Syrian Armed Forces have repelled the attack," the ministry said in a ...
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TIMBUKTU
15 months ago
The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu's Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda
A less familiar case of cultural rescue features an unlikely hero: a 51-year-old book collector and librarian named Abdel Kader Haidara in the fabled city of Timbuktu, in the West African country of Mali. The story begins in April 2012, when Mr ...
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OLEG SENTSOV
15 months ago
Moscow calls US appeals to free Sentsov, Savchenko sentenced in Russia ...
MOSCOW, April 14. /TASS/. Appeals of the US Department of State to release Oleg Sentsov and Nadezhda Savchenko sentenced to prison terms in Russia are inappropriate, Russian Foreign Ministry's Special Representative for Human Rights, Democracy ...
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AHMADINEJAD
15 months ago
Trump, Ahmadinejad and the danger of phony public figures
Both are populists, outrageous, liars and and worse — ignorant of governance and of foreign policy issues. But the popularity of Donald Trump and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the most worrying sign of social degradation at a global level, argues Saeed ...
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HUNGARY
16 months ago
Israeli Envoy Blasts 'Anti-Semitic' Hungary Newspaper Columnist
Israel's ambassador to Hungary penned a letter to a newspaper editor condemning what he said was a columnist's anti-Semitic writings. Ambassador Ilan Mor's April 4 letter to Peter Petan, editor-in-chief of Magyar Hirlap, were about articles by Zsolt ...
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INDIRA GANDHI
16 months ago
Govt. replaces trustees of Indira Gandhi arts centre
Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma effected a change in the membership of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, removing UPA appointees before their tenure ended and installing some of his own. The old trustees said they were ...
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GERMANWINGS
16 months ago
Europe|Families of Germanwings Crash Victims File Suit in US
PARIS — Lawyers representing the families of dozens of victims of the crash of a Germanwings airliner in the French Alps last year filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in Phoenix on Wednesday. The lawsuit accuses an Arizona flight school that trained the ...
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FRENCH ALPS
16 months ago
Mountaineering In The French Alps
This city on the southeastern flank of the Alps may be the birthplace of modern climbing, but today Chamonix is Europe's luxurious epicenter of extreme. Walk down the cobblestoned streets on a summer morning and you see adrenaline junkies of all ...
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HAIDER AL ABADI
16 months ago
Haider al-Abadi's Dangerous Gamble
The latest troubles began on March 31, when Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's prime minister, presented a new cabinet to the country's Parliament. That is within his right, of course, but he did so without agreement from the political parties that dominate the ...
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ABDULLA YAMEEN
16 months ago
PM Narendra Modi Holds Talks With Maldives President Abdulla Yameen
New Delhi: A defence cooperation pact and five other agreements to expand bilateral ties were inked between India and Maldives today after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of the archipelago nation Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom held talks ...
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FRANCE
16 months ago
Officials: Group That Hit Brussels Planned Second France Attack
BRUSSELS (AP) — The extremists who struck Brussels last month and killed 32 people initially planned to launch a second assault on France in the wake of the November attacks in Paris, authorities said Sunday. But the perpetrators were “surprised by ...
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KABUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
16 months ago
Sec. Kerry makes surprise visit to Afghanistan amid security woes
Richard Olsen, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said Kerry “wants to signal continuing U.S. support for the national unity government,” currently 18 months into a five-year term, and encourage support from international donors ...
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TOFINO
16 months ago
Tofino Businesses Agree To Ditch Plastic Straws
Businesses in the tourist destination of Tofino have been asked to stop routinely handing out straws and to provide biodegradable options on request, said Michelle Hall, co-chair of a non-profit group that's spearheading the campaign. "They're really ...
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THE GUNMAN
16 months ago
Sydney siege inquest: Inside the mind of the gunman Man Haron Monis
Louisa Hope, 53, told the inquest into the deaths arising from the Sydney siege that gunman Man Haron Monis used her and her elderly mother Robin as a human shield when he executed cafe manager Mr Johnson in the final moments of the ordeal.
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INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
16 months ago
National Herald case: Congress leaders challenge trial court order
Facing trial for alleged breach of trust in the National Herald case, Congress leaders Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes and technocrat Sam Pitroda on Monday challenged a trial court's decision summoning the 2010-11 balance sheet of Indian National ...
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KIDS COMPANY
16 months ago
Comfort Dog Keeps Scared Kids Company at the Dentist
Meet 6-year-old Golden Retriever Jo Jo, a trained Comfort dog helping ease the fears of terrified kids at one Illinois children's dental clinic. The youngsters find comfort and security by petting Jo Jo or by holding her paws during their procedures ...
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GIBRALTAR
16 months ago
Brexit could see SPAIN swoop in to claim Gibraltar as its own, warns the Rock ...
Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo's startling revelation would leave the country's status up for grabs as it gets tangled up in the legal complexities of the EU. Gibraltar has traditionally been a fiercely loyal supporter of the Crown, but its ...
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NEFERTITI
16 months ago
Results in latest Nefertiti tomb search could come next week
A British archaeologist, Nicolas Reeves, proposed in August that Nefertiti's final resting place is tucked away in a hidden chamber inside Tutankhamun's tomb. Nefertiti ruled Egypt alongside her husband, Amenhotep IV, but vanished after reigning for 12 ...
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ANONYMOUS
16 months ago
Anonymous Claims Their War on Donald Trump REALLY Begins on April Fool's Day
The war that hacking collective Anonymous promised to bring to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump's digital doorstep is supposed to launch April 1. It can be difficult for anyone not immersed in the deep dark corners of the web where Anonymous gathers to ...
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DIVISION OF CANNING
16 months ago
Belfast's Wireless Group hit by 10% profit plunge amid fall in radio revenue
"UTV's discontinuing assets recorded a loss of over £5m in 2015, suggesting that UTV Ireland's struggle continued into the second half, eating into the UTV London and Northern Ireland division's profits." During the year, the company returned £55m of ...
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ANJEM CHOUDARY
16 months ago
British Extremist Films Pro-Jihad Screed on Open Street with Passers-by
London-based bus driver Abu Haleema, an associate of extremist Anjem Choudary, was arrested in spring 2015 by Scotland Yard; he'd warned in a video two months before that "we're going to see the black flag of sharia in the White House, we're going to ...
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AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP
16 months ago
North Korean defector describes life in 'Auschwitz-like' prison camp
A former inmate has spoken out about his time in an “Auschwitz”-like prison camp in North Korea, and his escape from the country. Kang Chol-hwan, whose grandfather was accused of being a traitor, was imprisoned aged nine in Yodok concentration camp, ...
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ALEXANDER LITVINENKO
16 months ago
A Very Expensive Poison review – definitive account of Litvinenko murder
This week, the inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko will deliver its findings. The former Russian spy was poisoned with a cup of tea in a London hotel. Working with Scotland Yard detectives, as he lay dying, he traced the lethal substance to ...
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CEREAL KILLER CAFE
16 months ago
Cereal Killer Cafe owners to set up branch in Dubai
When Alan and Gary Keery decided to open a café in east London selling only cereal to the public they became objects of ridicule and even found themselves at the centre of an anti-gentrification riot as a mob of angry protesters singled out their premises.
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FEMEN
16 months ago
Femen activists acquitted over topless Strauss-Kahn protest
“It's the first acquittal in a trial against Femen on the charge of sexual exhibition,” their lawyer Valentine Reberioux told AFP. “A political demonstration should not be confused with sexual aggression,” she said. “These are political acts using the ...
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SOFIA HELLQVIST
16 months ago
Divulgado contrato matrimonial: Sofia Hellqvist perde custódia dos filhos caso se separe do príncipe Carl Philip da ...
Sofia Hellqvist perde a custódia dos filhos caso se separe do marido, o príncipe Carl Philip da Suécia. Oito meses depois do casamento real, em Estocolmo, o contrato matrimonial foi divulgado por uma publicação sueca e revela que, em caso de divórcio, ...
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SHASHI THAROOR
16 months ago
Kanhaiya has qualities like Bhagat Singh, says Shashi Tharoor; BJP gets angry ...
A controversy erupted on Monday over Congress leader Shashi Tharoor comparing JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar, facing sedition charges, with Bhagat Singh, drawing strong criticism from BJP, which accused the former Union Minister of ...
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AFRICA
16 months ago
Forget Super Tuesday—It's Africa's Super Sunday of Six Polls
On March 20, the continent of Africa has its very own Super Sunday, with five countries and one semi-autonomous archipelago holding polls over a single day that promises color, drama and possibly violence. People will go to the polls in Republic of ...
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CROATIA
16 months ago
On Croatia's Obonjan island wellbeing holidays get a festival twist
Co-founder Dan Blackledge (who started Croatia's Hideout and Unknown festivals) said: “Festivals do a good job of keeping people happy for a few days, but this is much more. It's an evolution of the festival idea with all the things you love in one ...
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VLADIMIR LENIN
16 months ago
Ukraine destroys its largest remaining monument to Vladimir Lenin
Ukraine has destroyed its largest remaining monument to Vladimir Lenin by tearing down a giant statue of the Soviet leader. Standing imposingly in the city of Zaporizhzhya in Ukraine, the 66-ft bronze statue was finally removed by crane after several ...
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ZIMBABWE
16 months ago
Zimbabwe: El Niño and Its Impact On Zim's Food Security
Zimbabwe is considered a low-income, food deficit country, ranked at 156 out of 187 on the 2014 UNDP Human Development Index. Currently, 72% of the population lives below the national poverty line (living on less than US$1,25 per day). About 30% of the ...
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CATALAN INDEPENDENCE
16 months ago
Catalonia can secede without Madrid's backing, says new leader
Catalonia can achieve independence from Spain without a deal with Madrid, the region's new president has said, in remarks likely to fuel concern in the Spanish capital about the long-running secession conflict. Carles Puigdemont, who was elected ...
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EASTERN UKRAINE
16 months ago
Ukraine says Russian-backed separatist forces using heavy weapons in eastern ...
The situation in eastern Ukraine is intensifying. Russian-backed separatist forces have launched attacks on the towns of Zaitseve and Avdiivka with heavy weapons, wounding one Ukrainian soldier. Read also Ukraine troops come under 52 attacks in last day.
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JIMMY MORALES
17 months ago
Jimmy Morales Can't Fix Guatemala
When comedian Jimmy Morales was inaugurated as Guatemala's new president on Jan. 14, the question on everyone's mind was whether he could lead the beleaguered country into a more just and democratic era. Morales, 46, had run on the slogan “not ...
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