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Updated: 2017-03-24T22:06:55Z

 



Hong Kong Chief Executive Election: How the City Got Here from the Last Election

2017-03-24T17:01:52Z

Emphrase:


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{{date|March 24, 2017}}

Hong Kong's next Chief Executive, the city's top leader, will be elected on Sunday. Since the last election in 2012, there have been a lot of events that got Hong Kong to the state that it is in right now. From the 2014 mass protests in Admiralty, to the competitive election mainly between two of the most popular candidates.

In 2012, after a long campaigning season, businessman and former convener of the Executive Council of Hong Kong {{w|CY Leung}} beat former Chief Secretary {{w|Henry Tang}} in the Chief Executive election, winning 689 out of 1,200 votes in the Election Committee. Most of the members of the election committee were pro-Beijing loyalists and business interests, hence Beijing had the final word on who they would like to see elected. Within the two weeks leading up to the election, Beijing changed its mind to support Leung instead of Tang, hence CY Leung was elected as Chief Executive. 689, the number of votes that CY Leung obtained in this election, would go on and become a nickname for Leung himself.



* Intro

*2012
**CY Leung Elected
**Sheung Shui Station
**National Education
*2013
**Baby formula limit
**CY Leung HKEJ Attorney Letter
**Li Fei visit
**HKTV license
*2014
**Ming Pao Editor change; Kevin Lau stabbed
**Commercial Radio fires Wei-Ling Li
**Mainland Kid defecate at Mong Kong street spark controversy
**"One Country Two Systems" Whitepaper
**8-31 Decision
**Occupy - Sept. to Dec.
*2015
**Political reform vetoed
**District council election
**3rd runway
**CE "above" 3 powers
**Rise of Independence movement
*2016
**HKU vice chancellor controversy
**Chinese New Year Mong Kok
**CY Leung daughter luggage controversy
**Zhang Dejiang's visit
**ATV license discontinued
**Causeway Bay Book Shop
**ICAC investigator resignation controversy
**Legislative election and oath crisis
**Election of CE Election Committee
**John Tsang Resigns
**West Kowloon Palace Museum
*2017
**John Tsang and Carrie Lam's resignations approved
**CE Election
***Carrie Lam Toilet Paper
***Sing Pao
***Regina Ip not enough nominations
***PopVote low turnout
***Carrie Lam: would resign
**CY Leung CPCCC vice president
**This Sunday's election

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Podolski plays his last international match; scores the winner

2017-03-24T14:27:08Z

Acagastya: odd, I added this when I added the photo


{{date|March 24, 2017}}
{{football}}
On Wednesday, [[Poland]]-born [[Germany|German]] [[football (soccer)|football]] player {{w|Lukas Podolski}} played his last international game, a friendly match, against [[England]] at {{w|Signal Iduna Park}} in {{w|Dortmund}}. 31-year-old Podolski, who announced retirement in August, scored the only goal of the match.
[[File:Lukas Podolski 2.jpg|thumb|left|260px|File photo of Lukas Podolski, 2009. {{image|Новикова Юлия}}]]
Before the match started, Podolski received a bouquet from {{w|Deutscher Fußball-Bund}} (DFB — German Football Association) president {{w|Reinhard Grindel}}. Podolski netted his 49th international goal in the 69th minute — a 25-yard screamer from [[Toni Kroos]]' assist. In this match, {{w|Timo Werner}} became the 87th player to debut under Germany's manager {{w|Joachim Löw}}. The {{w|Germany men's national football team|Germans}} also set a new team record of most consecutive clean sheets, seven, as [[FC Barcelona]]'s {{w|Marc-André ter Stegen}} was guarding the German net. {{w|Mesut Özil}} received Germany's player of the Year for 2016 recognition.

Before the match, Podolski said, "Thank you for thirteen years of having the eagle on the chest. Thank you to everyone. Thank you to my family and my parents. Thank you Dortmund. Thank {{w|Köln}} and thank you Germany!" Podolski immigrated to Germany at the age of two "with basically only a football under my arm", as he put it in August. He earned his 130th international cap on Wednesday. Podolski is Germany's third all time most capped player after {{w|Lothar Matthäus}} and {{w|Miroslav Klose}} and is the third top-scorer for Germany.

Podolski debuted for ''Die Mannschaft'' thirteen years ago in 2004. Since then, the forward has made appearance in seven major tournaments, and won the 2014 {{w|FIFA World Cup}} in [[Brazil]]. Podolski was the fifth player to retire from Germany's 2014 World Cup squad. Before him, [[Bastian Schweinsteiger]], [[Philipp Lahm]], {{w|Miroslav Klose}}, and {{w|Per Mertesacker}} hung up international boots.
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== Related news ==
*{{wikinews|Podolski announces retirement from international football|August 16, 2016}}
== Sources ==

*{{source|url=https://twitter.com/EuroQualifiers/status/845231309920387072
|title=European Qualifiers on Twitter
|author=European Qualifiers
|pub=Twitter
|date=March 24, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.dfb.de/en/news/detail/the-perfect-send-off-podolski-fires-germany-to-1-0-win-over-england-164352/
|title=The perfect send off: Podolski fires Germany to 1-0 win over England
|author=
|pub=Deutscher Fußball-Bund
|date=March 22, 2017
}}
*{{source|url= https://fcbayern.com/en/news/2017/03/germany-v-england-220317
|title= Hummels and co. celebrate Podolski's cracker
|author=
|pub=FC Bayern
|date=March 22, 2017
}}

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== External link ==
*{{source
|url=https://twitter.com/Podolski10/status/844891190206058497
|date=March 23, 2017
|pub=Twitter
|author=Lukas Podolski
|title=Podolski's 49th goal (Video)
}}
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[[CAT:Football (soccer)]]
[[CAT:Germany]]
[[CAT:England]]
[[CAT:Poland]]



Numerous home pregnancy tests recalled after false negative results reported

2017-03-24T12:10:48Z

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{{date|March 24, 2017}}

A number of at-home pregnancy tests have been recalled today after customers and clinics concluded false negative results.

A market-wide investigation made by the {{w|Therapeutic Goods Administration}} (TGA) concluded that five commercially available products displayed false negative results. A further nine products were taken off the shelf after the suppliers chose to withdrawal local sales rather than provide information to the TGA.

The One Step HCG urine pregnancy test came to the attention of the TGA after a family planning clinic reported three cases of false negative readings of the test. After further analysis, the TGA discovered the pregnancy tests were incapable of picking up {{w|Human Chorionic Gonadotropin}} which is an early indicator of pregnancy.

Of the twenty-seven products that were analysed, twenty-two were deemed accurate and reliable. The TGA said in a media release on Wednesday that the five products that failed the test were “subjected to a range of regulatory actions”.

Erin Turner, head of policy at the Consumer Advocacy Group, {{w|Choice (Australian consumer organisation)}} said the results are “astounding.”

“Anyone who has bought a test that is affected by the recalls should approach the retailer for a refund and, importantly, see a doctor for further medical advice.” said Turner. “Whatever result you’re hoping for, it’s essential that pregnancy tests are accurate and trustworthy.”

Whilst five products have been named, the TGA are yet to announce the other nine products taken off the shelves.


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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/mar/24/several-home-pregnancy-tests-recalled-after-false-negative-results-reported
|title=Several home pregnancy tests recalled after false negative results reported
|author=Elle Hunt
|pub=24th March, 2017
|date=24th March, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=https://www.tga.gov.au/media-release/pregnancy-test-kits
|title=TGA completes review of home-use kits
|author=Therapeutic Goods Administration
|pub=22nd March, 2017
|date=24th March, 2017
}}



Doctor Responsible for Chemotherapy Dosage Scandal Settles Unfair Dismissal with St. Vincent’s Hospital

2017-03-24T07:30:34Z

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{{w|Sydney }}{{w|Oncologist}}, Dr. John Grygiel, best known for treating patients with the incorrect dosage of chemotherapy since 2006, settled his unfair dismissal case with {{w|St. Vincent’s Hospital}} yesterday.

Dr. Grygiel reported the hospital to the {{w|Fair Work Commission}} last year, after his employment was terminated, when he was found to be administering inadequate doses of the chemotherapy drug {{w|Carboplatin}} to more than 100 patients affected by head and neck cancers.

In a 2016 report, commissioned by the {{w|New South Wales Government}}, Dr. Grygiel oversaw the treatment of 28 specific patients who received a dose of Carboplatin which was less than recommended by NSW guidelines.

A review, led by NSW’s Chief Cancer Officer, Professor David Currow found that the hospital was at fault for not recognising the under-dosing taking place. Dr. Grygiel has always maintained the hospital was aware of the fact he had never changed his dosage practice to meet the new guidelines because he wanted to reduce the risk of toxicity.

In a joint statement, St. Vincent’s Hospital argued that while they were “entitled to terminate Grygiel’s employment summarily without formal notice", the settlement of the proceedings recognizes that the earlier position was wrong.

The statement also read that both parties were satisfied with the outcome of the settlement and “acknowledged that the other has acted in good faith".

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said it was crucial for the community to understand that this situation was considered a workplace related issue.

No compensation or formal apology from the hospital has been made to Dr. Grygiel, although it’s understood he will receive payment for outstanding leave.


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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-24/chemotherapy-doctor-settles-unfair-dismissal-with-st-vincents/8382666
|title=Chemotherapy dosage controversy: Doctor John Grygiel settles unfair dismissal case
|author=David Marchese
|pub=ABC News Australia
|date=24 March 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-20/chemotherapy-under-dosing-affects-28-patients-in-western-nsw/7859594
|title=Chemotherapy under-dosing: Investigation finds 28 patients affected in western NSW hospitals
|author=Sarah Gerathy, Joanna Woodburn
|pub=ABC News Australia
|date=20 September 2016
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-20/cancer-patients-families-demand-answers-on-chemo-under-dosing/7860870
|title=Cancer patients' families demand answers on chemotherapy scandal
|author=Matt Peacock
|pub=ABC News Australia
|date=20 September 2016
}}



Vietnamese suspect in Kim Yong Nam’s assasination was lured by son of North Korean’s ex-envoy

2017-03-24T04:37:42Z

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{{North Korea}}
{{date|March 24, 2017}}

Ri Ji-hyon, son of North Korean ex-envoy in Hanoi, reportedly tricked [[Vietnam|Vietnamese]] woman {{w|Doan Thi Huong}} into taking part in the murder of [[Kim Jong Nam]] the estranged half-brother of [[North Korea]]'s leader, according to {{w|Yonhap}}.

A son of an ex-envoy, {{w|Ri Hong}}, 33, had lived in Vietnam for 10 years and is very fluent in {{w|Vietnamese language|Vietnamese}}. Ri is one of the eight North Koreans who have been named suspects by the [[Malaysia|Malaysian]] police. During his time in Vietnam, Ri worked as a trainee diplomat and interpreter. According to Yonhap, Ri's skill with the Vietnamese language allowed him to approach Doan and lure her into the well-planned assassination plot.

In court last month, Doan Thi Huong and [[Indonesia|Indonesian]] {{w|Siti Asiyah}} were charged with murder and could face the death penalty if found guilty. The two told police that they had been duped into the assassination because they were told by "friends" that it was a harmless TV prank show, but this claim was rejected by Malaysian police, who said they must have rehearsed the killing several times.
Doan's family and relatives have repeatedly claimed her innocence on national media, saying she was a good girl at home.

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==Related news==
*{{wikinews|Malaysian police chief publicly confirms murdered man was Kim Jong Nam|Monday, March 13, 2017}}
*{{wikinews|Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong to be charged with murder of Kim Jong Nam with VX nerve agent|Tuesday, February 28, 2017}}
*{{wikinews|Break-in attempted at mortuary housing remains of Kim Jong Nam|Thursday, February 23, 2017}}
*{{wikinews|Malaysian authorities arrest fourth suspect in killing of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korean leader|Sunday, February 19, 2017}}
== Sources ==

*{{source|url=http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2017/03/22/0200000000AEN20170322006551315.html
|title=N.K. suspect in Kim Jong-nam's killing is son of ex-envoy to Vietnam: sources
|author=
|pub=Yonhap News
|date=March 22, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/relatives-describe-the-vietnamese-02282017131241.html
|title=Relatives Describe the Vietnamese Woman Charged in Kim Jong Nam’s Killing as ‘A Good Girl’
|author=
|pub=Radio Free Asia
|date=February 28, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.torontosun.com/2017/02/22/police-women-suspected-in-kim-jong-nams-death-coated-hands-with-poison
|title=Police: Women suspected in Kim Jong Nam’s death coated hands with poison
|author=Eileen Ng
|pub=Toronto Sun
|date=February 22, 2017
}}

[[CATEGORY:North Korea]]
[[CATEGORY:Vietnam]]
[[CATEGORY:Crime and law]]
[[CATEGORY:Malaysia]]



Arrest made in 47-year-old cold case

2017-03-24T02:03:03Z

Meg Powell:


{{review}}
{{date|March 24, 2017}}

After 47 years, an arrest has been made in relation to one of the oldest mysteries in NSW, Australia. A man was arrested on Thursday, after he was charged with the kidnapping and murder of three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer in 1970.

After being arrested in the Victorian captial, Melbourne, the 63-year-old man was moved interstate to the NSW town of Wollongong, the scene of the crime from nearly 50 years ago.

Cheryl Grimmer went missing on 12th January, 1970 during a family outing to the local beach. The girl and her 3 brothers were sent by their mother to get changed and ready to leave. During this small window of opportunity, Cheryl was abducted from the change sheds and nobody saw her again.

The case went cold as various leads ran dry, until 41 years later in 2011, when a coroner formally ruled Cheryl as dead. The case was brought back into the limelight, and the State Crime Command's Unsolved Homicide Team began to investigate along with local detectives.

Finally in 2016 three witnesses came forward, remembering a teenage boy hanging around the change sheds on that day in 1970. The man was found and arrested, bringing more closure to the Grimmer family.

"You never get over it," said Stephen Grimmer, one of Cheryl’s older brothers, now 52.

"I ride past [Fairy Meadow beach] all the time and I always look ... so it's always on my mind."

The accused did not appear face-to-face for his court trial, and has been refused bail. His next court date is on the 24th May, where he will appear via video link.



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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-23/police-charge-man-with-cheryl-grimmer-murder-at-wollongong/8378806
|title=NSW Police charge man with murder of toddler Cheryl Grimmer, last seen at Wollongong beach in 1970
|author=Emily Laurence
|pub=ABC
|date=23 March, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4552289/cheryl-grimmer-murder-accused-refused-bail/
|title=Man accused of murdering Cheryl Grimmer refused bail at Wollongong court
|author=Shannon Tonkin
|pub=Illawarra Mercury
|date=24 March, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4550044/sad-story-of-little-cheryl-grimmer/
|title=History of the Cheryl Grimmer cold case
|author=Glen Humphries
|pub=Illawarra Mercury
|date=23 March, 2017
}}



Scotland Yard Names London Attacker

2017-03-24T01:04:36Z

Mikemoral: Mikemoral moved page Scotland Yard Names London Attacker to Scotland Yard names London attacker: downstyle capitalization {{review}} {{date|March 24, 2017}} {{w|UK}} police, {{w|Scotland Yard}}, has named the man responsible for the attack in {{w|London}} yesterday, as 52 year-old Khalid Masood. Masood was shot dead by police after killing 5 people, including an unarmed police officer and injuring another 40 people outside the British Houses of Parliament. The attack comes as a surprise to those who knew Masood, with neighbours describing him as a "nice guy" who was "never any trouble." The attack began when a vehicle was reported driving on {{w|Westminster Bridge}} and into pedestrians around 2:30pm on Wednesday. The vehicle then crashed into a fence outside Parliament House and the attacker ran through Parliament gates and stabbed 48 year-old police officer Keith Palmer before being shot dead by police officers. British Prime Minister {{w|Theresa May}} conveyed her condolences to the victims and their families in a statement on Wednesday evening, calling the attack “sick and depraved.” She praised the efforts of the police and security who were involved, commending their “exceptional bravery.” Officers reported that whilst Masood had been investigated by M15 previously for his “violent extremism”, he had no longer been considered a threat. Metropolitan Police revealed that Masood had a long history of violent convictions and that “he was known to police and has a range of previous convictions for assaults, including grievous bodily harm, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.” Senior research fellow at the United Services Institute, Shashank Joshi said "we have always known that it is exceptionally hard to understand who will become a terrorist." In describing Masood's age he said "Masood is unusual in that only a minority become radicalised over the age of 30. His criminal record is unsurprising, as some studies show that a significant proportion of jihadists have had prior convictions." Prior to identifying Masood, Scotland Yard had labelled the attack as a terrorist incident and that a counter terrorism investigation had begun. Police believe he had acted alone; however, they have begun investigating other possible associates. The Islamic State has since claimed responsibility for the attack through their news platform Amaq, but have not named Masood specifically in their statement and gave no specific details about him. Police have also arrested over 5 people around the country including Birmingham and London in overnight raids. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/23/london-attack-everything-know-khalid-masood/ |title=Everything we know about Khalid Masood, the London attacker |author=Robert Mendick, Emily Allen |pub=Telegraph |date=23 March 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.smh.com.au/world/uk-parliament-attack-police-officer-stabbed-and-pedestrians-struck-in-possible-terror-incident-20170322-gv4ast.html |title=London terror attack: Officer stabbed, pedestrians hit by car at Westminster |author=Josephine Tovey, Nick Miller, Georgina Mitchell |pub=Sydney Morning Herald |date=23 March 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://pedestrian.tv/news/arts-and-culture/uk-police-identify-westminster-attacker-as-british/651bd70c-035e-4959-856b-e47c99c2f281.htm |title=UK Police Identify Westminster Attacker As British-Born Khalid Masood |author=James Hennessy |pub=Pedestrian TV |date=23 March 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.smh.com.au/world/london-terrorist-attack-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-know-20170322-gv4b8x.html |title=London terrorist attack: What we know and what we don't know |author=Josephine Tovey |pub=Sydney Morning Herald |date=23 March 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/23/birmin[...]



Man arrested for the murder of Cheryl Grimmer after 47 years

2017-03-23T22:30:16Z

Nudge:


{{review}}
{{date|March 23, 2017}}

A man was arrested and charged on Thursday night for the abduction and murder of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Cheryl_Grimmer Cheryl Grimmer].

The 63 year old man from {{w|Frankston}} {{w|Victoria}}. {{w|Melbourne}} appeared in Wollongong Local Court today. Police sought his [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extradition extradition] to New South Wales when he faced Frankston Magistrates Court.

It has been confirmed by Detective Inspector Brad Ainsworth that the man has been an interest within the case since the start.

This is one of the states longest running cold cases and mysteries.

Cheryl Grimmer was 3 years old when she disappeared 47 years ago on January 12, 1970, from [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_Meadow,_New_South_Wales Fairy Meadow] Beach.

In December 2016, the case reached a breakthrough after police re-examined files and clues. They found information that was overlooked and missed in the original investigation.

After a Coronial [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inquest Inquest] in May 2011, the case was referred to the Unsolved Homicide Team.

On the 22nd of November 2016, detectives re-enacted the events surrounding Cheryl’s disappearance, to reinforce the views of three teenage witness account credibility.

On the day of her disappearance, Cheryl was at the beach with her mother and three older brothers. The children’s mother sent them to the nearby change sheds to shower. Her brothers left to get their mother to help Cheryl when she wouldn’t come out, when they returned, she was already gone.

Cheryl’s disappearance saw the military join forces with the police in an extensive search, with a large number of volunteers.

A $100,000 reward remained on offer throughout the case for information leading to the person responsible for Cheryl’s abduction.


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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-23/police-charge-man-with-cheryl-grimmer-murder-at-wollongong/8378806
|title=NSW Police charge man with murder of toddler Cheryl Grimmer, last seen at Wollongong beach in 1970
|author=Emily Laurence and Nicholas McLaren
|pub=ABC
|date=23 March 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-05/breakthrough-in-40yo-cold-case-missing-toddler-cheryl-grimmer/8091906
|title=Breakthrough in 47yo cold case of toddler Cheryl Grimmer, who disappeared from NSW beach
|author=Jessica Kidd
|pub=ABC
|date=5 December 2016
}}



Australian release of Beauty and the Beast

2017-03-23T22:22:45Z

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{{w|Beauty and the Beast}} was released in {{w|Australian}} cinemas yesterday, fans excited and impressed with the outcome.


Directed by {{w|Bill Condon}} and starring {{w|Emma Watson}} as Belle, {{w|Dan Stevens}} as the Beast, {{w|Luke Evans}} as Gaston and {{w|Josh Gad}} as his sidekick Le Fou, the film runs for 129 minutes and was rated 4.5 stars by Clarissa Phillips from {{w|The West Australian}}.


The music is composed by {{w|Alan Menken}}, who scored music for the original film and Broadway show. They music used was his own from the original film as well as newly written work for the 2017 adaption. Costume design was by {{w|Jacqueline Durran}}, a British costume designer, who has done work in other films including Pride & Prejudice.


The movie is an adaption of the popular {{w|Disney}} fairy tale which follows a young woman who is imprisoned in the castle of a beast, and then overlooks his monstrous looks to discover the true prince he is on the inside.


Phillips describes the movie as at times darker than the original Disney tale, but also moments of light and laughter, and also mentions it's incomparable to the original from 1991.


The feedback from the public was that it was a fantastic film, with many of them describing it as one of the best they have seen. Fans on {{w|Twitter}} described the movie as amazing and some extending to the best movie they had seen, or even the best movie made.

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*{{source|url=https://twitter.com/sydney_bury/status/844795321737621505
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*{{source|url=https://thewest.com.au/entertainment/movie-reviews/film-review-beauty-and-the-beast-will-enchant-even-hardened-disney-cynics-ng-b88407591z
|title=FILM REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast will enchant even hardened Disney cynics
|author=Clarissa Phillips
|pub=The West Australian
|date=20 March 2017
}}
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Five dead, 40 injured after London attack.

2017-03-23T07:48:24Z

AmyByTheWindow: /* Sources */ {{review}} {{date|March 23, 2017}} Four people are dead and 29 have been left injured following a terrorist attack in {{w|Westminster}}, {{w|London}} on Wednesday afternoon. Amongst the dead are a police officer and the attacker. Police have since named the attacker and have raided six addresses around the country and eight people have been arrested under suspicion and {{w|Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant|Islamic State}} have claimed responsibility for the attack. The attacker was identified by police on Thursday as Khalid Masood , a 52 year-old man from {{w|Birmingham}} who they've said has been previously convicted with a range of violent crimes, the most recent of which was in 2003. He had been investigated by {{w|MI5}} over concerns for violent extremism {{w|Theresa May|Prime Minister Theresa May}} has said. [[File:Palace_of_Westminster,_London_-_Feb_2007.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Palace of Westminster outside of which the attack took place {{image source|DAVID ILIFF}}]] Masood drove a rented car onto {{w|Westminster}} Bridge, ploughing through pedestrians, before crashing outside parliament and attempting to enter the building armed with a knife. The assailant fatally stabbed an unarmed police officer before being shot by armed police within the Westminster security cordon. Theresa May was ushered out of the building and the {{w|House of Commons of England|House of Commons}} sitting was suspended as the building went into lockdown. She later issued a statement from {{W|10 Downing Street}}, stating that the location of the incident was ‘no accident' and that it was an attack on democracy. "We will all move forward together. The forces of evil will never drive us apart,” she said. She stated that Parliament would meet as usual on Thursday and thanked security services. The policeman who was killed has been identified as PC Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old husband, and father who had served for 15 years with the parliamentary and diplomatic protection service. Three other police officers were injured during the attack. Also amongst the injured are five {{w|South Korea|South Korean}} tourists, three {{w|France|French}} schoolchildren, Four university students and a {{w|Germany|German}} woman residing in {{W|Australia}}. {{w|St Thomas’ Hospital}}, which is treating some of the injured, has said some of the victims have “catastrophic injuries”. The investigation into the attack is still ongoing. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/22/attack-houses-parliament-london-what-we-know-so-far |title=London attack: what we know so far |author=Haroon Siddique |pub=The Guardian |date=24 March, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/23/birmingham-neighbour-khalid-masood-winson-green |title=Khalid Masood part of 'reserved' family in Birmingham suburb |author=Robert Booth and Nazia Parveen |pub=The Guardian |date=24 March, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/mar/23/westminster-attack-parliament-resumes-tributes-keith-palmer-live |title=Westminster attack: parliament resumes with tributes to PC Keith Palmer – live |author=Claire Phipps |pub=The Guardian |date=23 March, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/22/attack-houses-parliament-london-what-we-know-so-far |title=London attack: what we know so far |author=Esther Addley and Emma Graham-Harrison |pub=The Guardian |date= 23 March, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39355108 |title=London attack: What we know so far |author= |pub=BBC |date=23 March, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2017/mar/22/peers-say-brexit-with-no-trade-deal-would-cause-signicicant-damage-to-service-sector-politics-live?page=with:blo[...]



Sydney rain verging on 147-year record

2017-03-23T02:51:05Z

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{{date|March 21, 2017}}

Record downpours of rain have {{w|Sydney}} on track to re-write the history books with a 147-year-old mark on course to be broken.

The Harbour City has been drenched in rain on 20 out of 23 days in March, with the wet weather set to continue for the next week.
The current record for wet days dates all the way back to 1870, where Sydney was soaked on 26 occasions.
The weather station at Observatory Hill has measured 266.8 millimetres of rain so far this month, with six days exceeding the 25mm barrier and a max fall of 45.8mm.

With the skies set to open in coming days, the current mark could rise to 25 days of rain out of a possible 28.
This would leave the city just one day shy of the long-standing mark with three days remaining.

Making the persistent rainfall more astonishing is the extreme weather swing Sydney has experienced in the space of a month.
The city experienced its equal second hottest February on record, with the {{w|Bureau of Meteorology}} revealing Sydney was 2.8 degrees above its mean for the month.
A stunning eight days broke the 30-degree barrier (two on average), while just four days failed to reach 25 degrees (11 average).
To further emphasise the extreme heat, many parts of the city recorded their hottest days on record on February 10 and 11, with some areas reaching 47 degrees.

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*{{source|url=http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/ncc/cdio/weatherData/av?p_nccObsCode=139&p_display_type=dataFile&p_startYear=&p_c=&p_stn_num=066062
|title=Monthly Rainfall
|author=Alexander Burns
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|date=March 21, 2017
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London Terror Attack: Five Dead After Terrorist Targets Westminster Bridge, Houses of Parliament

2017-03-23T01:55:33Z

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{{date|March 23, 2017}}

A suspected {{w|terrorist}} has been shot dead, after a car ploughed into pedestrians, killing three on {{w|London}}’s {{w|Westminster Bridge}}, before stabbing a police officer and injuring 40 others inside the grounds of the {{w|Houses of Parliament}}.

The attack started at around 2:40pm (local time) when an individual drove a grey Hyundai vehicle on Westminster Bridge into pedestrians, causing three fatalities and multiple causalities before crashing into the railings surrounding the Parliament.

The man armed with a knife continued the attack after entering the Parliament grounds where he fatally stabbed an unarmed police officer, identified as 48-year-old Keith Palmer.

The assailant was shot dead after two armed police officers warned the attacker and then shot the man four times.

Police have declared this as a "terrorist incident" and the counter-terrorism command are carrying out a full-scale investigation into the events today: reported Mark Rowley, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer.

At least 40 people have been seriously injured, including three police officers, and three French teenagers on a school visit to London, two of which are believed to be in a “critical condition”.

CCTV footage aired by the BBC has shown one of the causalities, a woman, falling off the bridge deck into the River Thames about six metres below. It was unclear whether she jumped in or was hit, but has sustained severe injuries from the fall, the {{w|London Port Authority}} said shortly after the incident.



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*{{source|url=http://www.smh.com.au/world/london-terror-attack-cctv-shows-woman-plummeting-from-westminster-bridge-20170322-gv4dpc.html
|title=London terror attack: CCTV shows woman plummeting form Westminster Bridge.
|author=Megan Levy
|pub=The Sydney Morning Herald
|date=March 23, 2017
}}

*{{source|url=http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/westminster-attack-london-170322224229447.html
|title=Westminster attack: Five killed outside UK parliament
|author=Al Jazeera and news agencies
|pub=Al Jazeera
|date=March 23, 2017
}}

*{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-23/london-terrorist-attack-on-uk-parliament-westminster-bridge/8378392
|title=London attack: At least five dead, 40 injured after terrorist targets Westminster Bridge, Houses of Parliament
|author=James Glenday
|pub=ABC News
|date=March 23, 2017
}}

*{{source|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/22/westminster-terror-attack-everything-know-far/
|title=Westminster attack: Everything we know so far
|author=Emily Allen
|pub=The Telegraph
|date=March 23, 2017
}}

*{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39359158
|title=London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror incident
|author=
|pub=BBC News
|date=March 23, 2017
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*{{source|url=http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/uk-parliament-shooting-shots-fired-building-lockdown/news-story/3528c56770c1e8321e4941a3ef41e759
|title= London attack: Knifeman stabs cop, vehicle mows down pedestrians at UK parliament
|author=Ellen Whinnett, Jack Houghton and Rosemarie Lentini
|pub=News Corp Australia Network
|date=March 23, 2017
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London Attack Near Parliament Leaves Three Dead

2017-03-23T00:53:02Z

Tsilbe: An overall summary of the Westminster attack in London


{{develop}}
{{date|March 23, 2017}}

A suspected terror attack in Westminster in London has left four dead, according to CNN. The attacker drove a vehicle across Westminster bridge, hitting several pedestrians and killing two on the bridge. The attacker then crashed the vehicle and entered Parliament grounds, fatally stabbing a police officer. The attacker was shot dead by police at the scene. Currently, Scotland Yard confirms that there are at least forty people injured and four people dead.
Also, French students and South Korean tourists were among the injured. Theresa May has condemned the attack as "sick and depraved", and London mayor The Eiffel Tower in Paris will turn out the exterior lights at midnight on 22 March in solidarity with the City of London and the French students injured in the incident. The Parliament will still be in-session despite the incident.

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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-39355505
|title=London attack- latest updates
|author=Gavin Stamp, Tom Spender, Esther Webber and Emma Harrison
|pub=BBC News
|date=20:32, 3/22/17
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/22/europe/uk-parliament-firearms-incident/index.html
|title=London attack: Assailant shot dead after four killed near Parliament
|author=Angela Dewan, Lauren Sald-Moorhouse
|pub=CNN
|date=3/22/17
}}



US and UK ban laptops and tablets in pursuit to reduce terrorism risks on aviation

2017-03-22T11:59:06Z

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{{Aviation}}
{{date|March 22, 2017}}

In a bid to curb terrorism, the [[United States]] and [[United Kingdom]] have announced a ban on carry-on electronic devices bigger than the average {{w|smart phone}}. The ban has been imposed on inbound flights from countries with a predominantly Muslim population including Turkey and nations in the [[Middle East]] and {{w|North Africa}}.

Devices such as tablets, portable DVD players, cameras and laptops are no longer permitted to be brought in cabins and now must be checked baggage. Reports claim that the action has been implemented in response to 'unspecified' terror threats. It is understood that militant groups had plans to smuggle explosives through electronics.

UK transport secretary {{w|Chris Grayling}} explained that they had close contact with the US during this decision and that flying to and from such countries will not be affected.

"We understand the frustration that these measures may cause and we are working with aviation industry to minimise any impact [...] Our top priority will always be to maintain the safety of British nationals," said Grayling in a written statement to Parliament.

Six countries and a total of nine airlines from ten specific airports have been impacted. Among these are [[Turkey]], [[Saudi Arabia]] and the [[UAE]] including [[Dubai]], some of the busiest international airports.

Jihadist group [[al-Shabaab]] set a precedent for terrorist behaviour of this type after it was discovered they "smuggled an explosive-filled laptop on a flight out of Mogadishu" in Somalia. While there were no serious injuries, the incident caused great alarm and is now being referred to in order to reinforce the current electronics ban.

New US and UK restrictions aim to weaken terrorist interest in attacking flights.

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== Sources ==

*{{source|url= http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39333424
|title=US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights
|author=
|pub=BBC News
|date=March 21, 2017
}}

*{{source|url= http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/uk-us-flight-ban-laptops-electronic-devices-donald-trump-muslim-middle-east-latest-a7641796.html
|title=Britian to follow US with ban on electronic devices on flights from Muslim countries in Middle East
|author=Kim Sengputa, Joe Watts
|pub=Independent UK
|date=March 22, 2017
}}

*{{source|url= http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-22/uk-us-ban-electronics-in-carry-on-luggage-on-certain-flights/8375238
|title=Laptop ban: UK, US ban electronics in carry-on luggage fro Middle East airports amid terrorist bomb fears
|author=
|pub=ABC News
|date=March 22, 2017
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*{{source|url= https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/21/uk-set-to-ban-laptops-on-flights-from-middle-east-countries
|title=UK bans laptops and tablets on flights from six Middle East Countries
|author=Jessica Elgot, Martin Chulov
|pub=The Guardian
|date=March 22, 2017
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Youtube’s “restricted mode” censors out LGBTQ+ themed videos

2017-03-22T04:18:40Z

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{{date| March 22, 2017}}
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On Monday, video-sharing platform [[YouTube]], via their official blog, announced videos about [[LGBTQ+]] issues are now included under a filter for inappropriate content for those under eighteen. On realising that some of LGBTQ+ non-sexual, non-violent content will be unavailable through YouTube's restricted mode, LGBTQ+ supporting users like {{W|Tyler Oakley}} and {{W|Tegan and Sara}} took to [[Twitter]] to voice their opinions.

YouTube responded by releasing a statement on Monday claiming the intention of the restricted mode "is to filter out mature content for a tiny subset of users who want a more limited experience." However, Tyler Oakley, prominent LGBTQ+ figure on YouTube expressed confusion on why his video "8 Black LGBTQ+ Trailblazers Who Inspire Me" is considered a sensitive video that needed to be blocked under this mode. YouTuber Connor Franta thinks flagging non-explicit videos was algorithm's error rather than "a direct attack on the LGBTQ community".

YouTube's latest response was posted on Twitter this Tuesday where they claimed that certain videos have been "incorrectly labeled" and they are working towards fixing it. There is still no response from YouTube on the necessity of this feature given that age restrictions and community flagging already exists on the site as well as no response to what criteria YouTube will use to deem what classifies a video as one with "sensitive issues".

This censorship comes in less than a month after ''Moonlight'' won the Academy Award for the Best Picture, which is about a gay [[Africa]]n-American boy.
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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39340620/connor-franta-says-youtube-restrictions-may-hurt-lgbtq-people
|title=Connor Franta says YouTube restrictions may hurt LGBTQ people
|author=Daniel Rosney
|pub=BBC News Online
|date=March 22, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/mar/21/youtube-changes-restrictions-gay-lgbtq-themed-content-tegan-sarah
|title=YouTube changes restrictions on gay-themed content following outcry
|author=
|pub=The Guardian
|date=March 21, 2017
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*{{source|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/03/21/youtube-reverses-restrictions-gay-themed-content-following-uproar/
|title=YouTube reverses some restrictions on LGBT-themed content following uproar
|author=[[Associated Press]]
|pub=The Telegraph
|date=March 21, 2017
}}
*{{source
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|date=February 28, 2017
|pub=Al Jazeera
|author=
|title=Moonlight wins best picture Oscar after onstage gaffe
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|url=https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2017/03/restricted-mode-how-it-works-and-what.html
|date=March 20, 2017
|pub=Blogspot
|author=Johanna Wright/YouTube Creators
|title=Restricted Mode: How it works and what we can do better
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World's oldest billionaire David Rockefeller dies at 101

2017-03-22T02:39:48Z

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{{date|March 23, 2017}}
{{Obituaries}}
{{W|David Rockefeller}} passed away on Monday as the world's oldest billionaire at the age of 101. The former head of {{w|Chase Manhattan Corporation}} died of congestive heart failure while sleeping at his family estate in the [[New York]] suburb of Pocantico Hills, family spokesman {{W|Fraser P. Seitel|Fraser Seitel}} said.

Mr Rockefeller was the youngest son of {{W|John D. Rockefeller Jr.}}, who established New York's iconic {{w|Rockefeller Centre}}, and was the last living grandson of {{W|John D. Rockefeller}}, the oil magnate who founded {{w|Standard Oil}} and one of America's most influential family dynasties. [[File:David Rockefeller - NARA - 195929 (cropped).jpg||left|thumb|File photo of David Rockefeller {{image|{{w|National Archives and Records Administration}}}}]]

After being named president of {{W|Chase Bank|Chase}} in 1961, then CEO in 1969, the company spread internationally and grew into a central figure of global finance. Under his leadership it became the first [[United Sates|US]] bank to open offices in the [[Soviet Union]] and [[China]], and in 1974 it was the first to open an office in [[Egypt]] since the {{w|Suez crisis}} of 1956.

At the time of his death, {{w|Forbes}} estimated Rockefeller to be worth around [[US$]]3.3 billion. Rockefeller had also donated close to US$2 billion in his lifetime to his favoured causes, including the {{W|Museum of Modern Art}} in Manhattan and Rockefeller University. As recognised by former New York City mayor {{W|Michael Bloomberg}}, "No individual has contributed more to the commercial and civic life of New York City over a longer period than David Rockefeller."

Rockefeller's wife passed away in 1996. He is survived by his five children, ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-rockefeller-idUSKBN16R1T5
|title=Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101 in New York
|author=Patricia Zengerle
|pub=Reuters
|date=March 20, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39333416
|title=US billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101
|author=
|pub=BBC News Online
|date=March 20, 2017
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*{{source|url=https://www.forbes.com/sites/noahkirsch/2017/03/20/david-rockefeller-worlds-oldest-billionaire-dies-at-101
|title=David Rockefeller, world's oldest billionaire, dies at 101
|author=Noah Kirsch
|pub=Forbes
|date=March 20, 2017
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President Trump tells NASA to aim for Mars

2017-03-21T20:10:12Z

Pi zero: Protected "President Trump tells NASA to aim for Mars": precaution ([Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{United States}} {{date|March 24, 2017}} On Tuesday [[United States|U.S.]] President [[Donald Trump]] signed a bill authorizing [[US$]]19.5 billion in funding for the 2018 fiscal year to go to the [[National Aeronautics and Space Administration]] (NASA) and specifically naming the exploration of [[Mars]] as one of the agency's goals. According to {{w|US Senate|Senator}} [[Ted Cruz]], NASA has not been the recipient of this kind of authorization bill for seven years. "NASA's work has inspired millions and millions of Americans to imagine distant worlds and a better future right here on earth," President Trump said in a statement. "I'm delighted to sign this bill. [...] reaffirming our commitment to the core mission of NASA: human space exploration, space science and technology." The bill was also sponsored by former 2016 presidential candidates [[Marco Rubio]] and Ted Cruz who joined astronauts and other notables in the {{w|Oval Office}} for the signing. A budget of $19.1 billion is proposed for the following year, which would be a slight decrease from the current year, but overall, President Trump's plans for the U.S. annual budget have been controversial. In what presidential advisor {{w|Steve Bannon}} calls "deconstruction of the administrative state," there have been large cuts to — amongst other things — the {{w|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency|Environmental Protection Agency}} and rural job training programs such as the {{w|Appalachian Regional Commission}}. The NASA Transition Authorization Act also allocates funds for commercial space flight, the [[International Space Station]] and other related projects. The goal of landing humans on Mars is set for the 2030s. NASA already has a multi-step plan to accomplish this, including testing the Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket and manipulating {{w|asteroid|asteroids}}. {{haveyoursay}} ==Related news== *{{wikinews|Despite defectors, U.S. electoral college affirms Trump presidency|December 21, 2016}} *{{wikinews|NASA announces water on Mars|October 1, 2015}} == Sources == *{{source|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/us/eyeing-trumps-budget-plan-republican-governors-say-no-thanks.html |title=Eyeing Trump’s Budget Plan, Republican Governors Say 'No, Thanks' |author=Alexander Burns |pub=The New York Times |date=March 22, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-03-21/trump-signs-bill-authorizing-nasa-funding-mars-exploration |title=Trump Wants to Send Humans to Mars |author=Darlene Superville ([[AP]]) |pub=U.S. News and World Report |date=March 21, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/trump-adds-nasa-budget-approves-crewed-mission-mars-n736476 |title=Trump Adds to NASA Budget, Approves Crewed Mission to Mars |author=Alyssa Newcomb |pub=NBC News |date=March 21, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/21/donald-trump-nasa-195-billion/99444598/ |title=Trump signs spending bill for NASA, whose budget he just proposed cutting |author=David Jackson |pub=USA Today |date=March 21, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/us/politics/budget-epa-state-department-cuts.html?_r=0 |title=Donald Trump Budget Slashes Funds for E.P.A. and State Department |author=G[...]



Shorty Awards 2017: supporting the creation and growing of social media communities

2017-03-21T18:22:25Z

Pi zero: tag {{cleanup| * This appears to be editorial content, which is not acceptable on Wikinews per our neutrality policy. }} {{develop}} {{date|March 21, 2017}} This article reviews the 2017 Shorty Awards nominees for online communities. This article takes a look at what makes the online communities strategies of the nominees tick and whether they are effectively promoting the construction of online communities. Tillamook: “Fill the Plates” 72andSunny, Tillamook Tillamook makes really good cheeses while 72andSunny creates social media content. The two companies collaborated together to create a social media campaign that provides food to those in need. The #RealFoodSunday social media campaign was launched by Tillamook in 2016. The campaign aimed to encourage people to eat Real Food at least one day a week. Participants donate 50 meals on behalf of the company by tweeting with the hashtag and including the empty plate emoji. American Horror Story: Roanoke FX Networks American Horror Story: Roanoke used a very effective campaign to attract views to their newest season. They decided to leave their theme ambiguous by releasing a series of trailers with different horror story tropes. This system allowed viewers to have a hint of mystery, heightening excitement for the season release. They had high concentration across many social media platforms which attracted about 11 million views to the season premiere. American Horror Story is a show that caters to a very specific audience due to its genre of horror. It is because of this dedicated fan base's participation that the campaign was so successful. FX Networks recognized this almost cult following of their show and even decided to make a contest that the fans could participate in where they would attempt to guess the theme of the sixth season, the ultimate prize; a brand new Mercedes. this is my content Twitter Beef VML, Wendy's Wendy's has taken a different Twitter marketing approach than other fast food corporations; insulting their competition. Twitter users seem to enjoy the sassy and clever replies that Wendys sends to any Twitter account that criticizes them. WomanOn by Pfizer Twist Mktg, Noor Ahmed WomanOn is a unbranded menopause community that engages women via relevant and personalized conversation that educates them on menopause, estrogen and hormone therapy to destigmatize the conversation and treatments options while encouraging women to speak with their healthcare provider. Major Keys: Get Schooled's campaign featuring DJ Khaled in promoting graduation and reaching out to younger audiences pertaining to issues on education. Get Schooled, Ad Council, Viacom Velocity, We the Best, FYI Brand Communications Writing With Grace: Fan Co-Create the Ultimate YA Novella on Wattpad Fullscreen Brandworks , AT&T iHeartRadio Best Fan Army Award iHeartRadio Winners: Beliebers What is the Best Fan Army Award? ... {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://shortyawards.com/9th/finalists |title= |author= |pub= |date= }} *{{source|url= |title= |author=like @summonofvoices on facebook |pub= |date= }} *{{source|url=https://smile.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R24JCV6VXF0ODC/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000O0MEUK |title=Tillamook Cheese is great |author=Nettlesbyu on Amazon |pub= |date= }}[...]



Former VIC and NSW Premiers Jeff Kennet and Bob Carr launch Australia 21 report in support of drug policy reform

2017-03-21T07:30:21Z

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{{date|March 21, 2017}}

On Monday, former VIC premier Jeff Kennet and former NSW premier Bob Carr launched the Australia 21 report. This document entitled ‘Can Australia respond to drugs more effectively and safely?’ aims to make a case for drug decriminalization and harm reduction in Australia.

The progress of the report came from a round table convened by Mick Palmer, former Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police and Northern Territory Police.

Studies have shown that the prohibition approach to drugs has not been effective. In the past 50 years there has been an increase in drug related deaths, disease, crime, corruption and violence.

Many countries have adopted decriminalization laws with positive results. In 2001 Portugal was the first to decriminalise personal possession and consumption of all drugs, and the change resulted in the decrease of drug induced deaths, drug use and social costs.

The main concern in the report is to instate safe injection facilities, like the Medically Supervised Injection Center at Kings Cross, in all states of Australia to encourage harm reduction and remove drugs from the streets.




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== Sources ==

*{{source|url= http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/former-tasmania-police-commissioner-jack-johnston-joins-calls-for-drug-decriminalisation/news-story/1ec25f7c08657c55be108dc048228cb2
|title= Former Tasmania Police Commissioner Jack Johnston joins calls for drug decriminalisation
|author= Patrick Billings
|pub= themercury.com.au
|date= March 20, 2017
}}
*{{source|url= http://australia21.org.au/event-archive/can-making-drugs-easier-get-save-lives-10-faqs-drug-law-reform/#.WNDJYzt9601
|title= HOW CAN MAKING DRUGS EASIER TO ACCESS SAVE LIVES? 10 FAQS ABOUT DRUG LAW REFORM
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|pub= Australia 21
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*{{source|url= https://australia21.org.au/event-archive/groundbreaking-drug-law-reform/#.WNDMoTuGO00
|title= SENIOR POLICE AND DRUG USERS STAND SIDE-BY-SIDE FOR LAW REFORM
|author=
|pub= Australia 21
|date= March 20, 2017
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*{{source|url= https://dpmp.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/dpmp/resources/Decriminalisation%20briefing%20note%20Feb%202016%20FINAL.pdf
|title= Decriminalisation of drug use and possession in Australia –
A briefing note
|author=
|pub= Drug Policy Modelling Program
|date= February 2016
}}
*{{source|url= http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-20/jeff-kennett-backs-drug-decimalisation-in-australia/8369970
|title= Jeff Kennett backs drug decriminalisation in Australia, says current approach 'not good enough'
|author= Karen Percy
|pub= ABC News
|date= March 20, 2017
}}
*{{source|url= https://mic.com/articles/110344/14-years-after-portugal-decriminalized-all-drugs-here-s-what-s-happening#.kjQDdXVZG
|title= 14 Years After Decriminalizing All Drugs, Here's What Portugal Looks Like
|author= Zeeshan Aleem
|pub= policy.mic
|date= February 11, 2015}}



Four teenagers tear gassed at Don Dale Youth centre win lawsuit against NT Government

2017-03-21T06:59:07Z

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In a civil lawsuit against the [[:Category:Northern Territory, Australia|Northern Territory, Australia]]n Government, Magistrate Judith Kelly has awarded $53,000 in total to four teenagers who were tear-gassed at Darwins {{w|Don Dale Youth Detention Centre}} in 2014.

Lawyers for the four claimed there were instances of assault and battery that occurred when they were taken to the adult prison in shackles and a spit hood following a tear-gassing incident in August 2014.

Damages were granted for ‘acts of battery’, including the use of spit hoods on each of the detainees, shackling their legs and handcuffing their hands behind their backs.

This incident prompted Prime Minister [[Malcolm Turnbull]] to call a {{w|Royal Commission}} into the juvenile justice system after footage from inside the Detention Centre was aired across Australia last year.

Justice Kelly found although the correct decision was made to have the four detainees handcuffed in order to be transported to the adult prison, their hands should have been cuffed behind rather than in front.

"I have no doubt that this would have caused the plaintiffs considerable distress and humiliation, especially as youths being marched past adult prisoners." Justice Kelly said.

This case is the first out of three different civil actions brought by Don Dale prisoners against the NT government over their treatment.

A class action has been launched for other former detainees in the {{w|Federal Court of Australia}}.

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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-21/don-dale-teenagers-gassed-win-civil-lawsuit-against-nt-govt/8373768
|title=Don Dale: Teenagers mistreated after tear-gassing win compensation from NT Government
|author=Steven Schubert
|pub=ABC NEWS
|date=March 21, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/northern-territory/nt-government-to-pay-53k-to-teenagers-teargassed-at-youth-detention-centre/news-story/89275254d21e97a28ab57a73481cc132
|title=NT Government to pay $53k to teenagers tear-gassed at youth detention centre
|author=
|pub=NT NEWS
|date=March 21, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/03/21/15/53/nt-govt-to-pay-53-000-to-don-dale-teens
|title=Don Dale teens win $53k from NT govt
|author=
|pub=Nine News
|date=March 21, 2017
}}
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Kyrgios out of match with Federer

2017-03-21T06:53:17Z

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{{develop}}
{{date|March 21, 2017}}
{{sports}}
[[Australia]]n tennis player {{w|Nick Kyrgios}} pulled out of his {{w|BNP Paribas Open}} on Saturday quarter finals match with [[Switzerland|Swiss]] player, and world ranked number 6, [[Roger Federer]] due to sickness.

Kyrgios posted the announcement of his inability to play on his [[Twitter]] handle, apologising to his fans after an uneasy night, and to explain the illness.

"After a restless night of being sick I have nothing left and to play a great champion like Roger, I need to be at my best to have a chance," finishing his statement by wishing Federer the best of luck for the rest of the tournament. Roger responded to Nick's tweet with a simple well wishing, "Hope you feel better."

Kyrgios was set to play Federer in the quarter final, after he prospered against [[Novak Djokovic]], who is ranked second in the world, in the fourth round, earlier in the week. The match was highly anticipated as the pair have only met once prior at [[Madrid]] in 2015.

Federer told fans waiting for the match that it was a pity and he was looking forward to playing against Kyrgios.

Federer proceeded to the semi-final where he played and defeated [[United States|US]] player, {{w|Jack Sock}} with a 6–3 2–6 6–2 win, and then went on to take out his fifth {{w|ATP Indian Wells Masters}} title when he defeated his compatriot, {{w|Stan Wawrinka}}.


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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/rankings/singles?rankDate=2017-03-20
|title=ATP World Tour Rankings
|author=
|pub=
|date=20 March 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/en/media-and-news/news/2017/03/17/kyrgios-announcement
|title=Nick Kyrgios Withdraws From BNP Paribas Open
|author=
|pub= 17 March 2017
|date=20 March 2017
}}
*{{source|url=https://twitter.com/NickKyrgios/status/842785171728343041
|title=Nick Kyrgios Tweet
|author=
|pub=17 March 2017
|date= 19 March 2017
}}
*{{source|url=https://twitter.com/rogerfederer/status/842795278650372096
|title=Roger Federer Tweet
|author=
|pub=17 March 2017
|date=19 March 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/nick-kyrgios-pulls-out-of-clash-with-roger-federer-due-to-illness-20170317-gv0z5q.html
|title=Nick Kyrgios pulls out of clash with Roger Federer due to illness
|author=Theo Katsaros
|pub=18 March 2017
|date=20 March 2017
}}



UN Celebrates International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

2017-03-21T06:49:33Z

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{{review}}
{{date|March 21, 2017}}

Today the {{W|United Nations}} celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which is celebrated annually on March 21. The theme for 2017 was "Racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration'.

This theme stems from several events of 2016 that focused on rights for refugees and migrants.

In September 2016, the United Nations passed the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, condemning acts of racism, discrimination and intolerance against refugees and migrants.

In the same month the summit for Refugees and Migrants launched the United Nations initiative "Together", which promoted respect for refugees.

In fitting with the theme, UN Human Rights Chief Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein called on UN member states to put a stop to hate speech encouraging states to adopt legislations that specifically addresses the illegality of hate speech.


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== Sources ==
*{{source|url=http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/
|title=International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
|author=
|pub=United Nations
|date=21 March, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56379#.WNDHPPl9600
|title=Ahead of International Day, UN rights chief urges governments to target hate speech, crimes
|author=
|pub=UN News Centre
|date=March 20, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/local/2017/3/20/stratford-to-host-discussion-on-elimination-of-racial-discrimina.html
|title=Stratford to host discussion on elimination of racial discrimination
|author=
|pub=The Guardian
|date=20 March, 2017
}}



Hong Kong chief executive candidates face off in final election debate

2017-03-21T05:27:17Z

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{{tasks|news|re-review}}
{{date|March 21, 2017}}
{{politics and conflicts}}
The three candidates for the post of [[Hong Kong]] chief executive took part in a final two-hour debate at {{W|AsiaWorld-Expo}} on {{W|Lantau Island}} on Sunday evening, with all 1200 election committee members invited.

Committee members will cast their vote for the next [[Chief Executive of Hong Kong|head of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region]] on March 26, with former Financial Secretary {{W|John Tsang|John Tsang Chun-wah}}, former Chief Secretary {{W|Carrie Lam|Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor}} and retired High Court judge {{W|Woo Kwok-hing}} in the running.

The three candidates laid out their manifestos and answered questions by the committee members, as well as netizens.

In Woo opening remarks, he emphasized the importance of social justice, "Social justice means you should implement policies in the interest of the people," he said, questioning whether Lam and Tsang would stand up for Hong Kong residents.

Tsang, for his part, argued that he was the only candidate who could get support from different parties, and the only one who could resolve the issue of a torn society and rebuild it with trust and harmony. He added that the strong support he had from citizens in Hong Kong gave him confidence, and set the three principles in his campaign as "trust, unity and hope".

Lam expressed her appreciation for her campaign team's support, saying she was "greatly touched by them" and also spoke of Hong Kong's "torn and divided" society and the concerns from young people and other citizens about the Special Administrative Region's (SAR) future. She noted she had conducted over 100 conversations with election committee members from various parties and backgrounds, and shared their opinions on the state of the society and anxiety in industries.

This was the third and final debate for the candidates ahead of the vote on March 26.


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== Sources ==


*{{source|url=https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/20/4-key-moments-candidates-spark-cheers-boos-final-tv-election-debate/
|title=4 key moments: Candidates spark cheers and boos at the final TV election debate
|author=
|pub=Hong Kong Free Press
|date=March 20, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2080276/live-hong-kong-leadership-candidates-take-part-final-debate
|title=As it happened: Hong Kong leadership candidates take part in final debate of election campaign
|author=
|pub=South China Morning Post
|date=March 19, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2080260/hong-kong-chief-executive-hopefuls-be-grilled-election
|title=Hong Kong chief executive hopefuls to be grilled by Election Committee members and internet users in final debate
|author=
|pub=South China Morning Post
|date=March 19, 2017
}}
[[CAT:Hong Kong]]
[[CAT:Politics and conflicts]]



Tensions escalate between North Korea and the U.S

2017-03-21T04:47:54Z

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{{tasks|copyvio|news|re-review}}{{date|March 21, 2017}}
{{North Korea}}
Yesterday, [[North Korea]] to the discussion between the [[United States]] and [[China]] about the possibility of preemptive military strike. North Korea's Foreign Ministry's spokesperson stated that they're not afraid and will continue in their nuclear program.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) quoted the spokesperson as saying, "The nuclear force of [North Korea] is the treasured sword of justice and the most reliable war deterrence to defend the socialist motherland and the life of its people."

The KCNA also published their own statement that "DPRK's [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] access to powerful nuclear deterrence serves as the only way for finally settling the standoff with the US and as an absolute guarantee for ensuring peace and security on the Korean peninsula."

Last week, after talks between the US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Tillerson stated that the US's policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over. "I think we share a common view and a sense that tensions in the peninsula are quite high right now and that things have reached a rather dangerous level."

While Tillerson has stated that he doesn't want military conflict, if North Korea does "elevate the threat of their weapons programme to a level that that [they] believe requires action, then that option's on the table."

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== Sources ==

*{{source
|url = http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2017/03/21/north-korea-can-respond-if-us-ignites-war.html
|title = North Korea can respond if US ignites War
|author = [[Associated Press]]
|pub = Sky News
|date = March, 21, 2017
}}

*{{source
|url = https://kcnawatch.co/newstream/1490034730-822639278/u-s-s-korea-military-maneuvers-condemned-as-source-of-tension-on-korean-peninsula/
|title = U.S.-S. Korea Military Maneuvers Condemned as Source of Tension on Korean Peninsula
|author =
|pub = KCNA.kp
|date=March, 20, 2017
}}

*{{source
|url = http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/tillerson-pledges-work-china-170319044539121.html
|title = Rex Tillerson pledges to work together with China
|author =
|pub = Al Jazeera
|date = March, 20, 2017
}}

*{{source
|url = http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39297031
|title = Rex Tillerson on North Korea: Military action 'an option'
|author =
|pub = BBC News Online
|date = March, 17, 2017
}}
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[[CAT:Politics and conflicts]]
[[CAT:Nuclear weapons]]



Australians' Call For Drug Law Reform

2017-03-21T02:41:43Z

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{{tasks|news|src|re-review}}{{date|March 21, 2017}}

A report on {{w|Illicit drug use in Australia}} released by the organisation Australia21 yesterday, is calling for a more effective approach to illicit drug use among {{w|Australians}}.

The report comes as a result of a day-long discussion between 17 individuals; including retired judges, prosecutors, senior police, researchers, and advocates - focused on developing safer, more effective policies toward illicit drugs.

The discussion was led by Mick Palmer, former commissioner of the {{w|Australian Federal Police}} and the {{w|Northern Territory Police}}.

The report is entitled ‘Can Australia Respond to Drugs More Effectively and Safely?’ and make thirteen recommendations for a national drug law reform.

Drug related offenses in Australia have risen by 48% since 2008–09, and in 2015–16 illicit drug offenses made up 20% of all national offenses, becoming the most common principal offense nationwide (ABS, 8 February 2017).

In a press release today, Australia21 director Dr Alex Wodak, provides answers to frequently asked questions surrounding drug law reform, and says the first step that needs to be taken is ‘re-defining drugs as primarily a health and social issue.’

A number of countries including parts of the USA, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Germany and Spain have already implemented decriminalization laws in response to the failed war on drugs and Australia is not far behind.

With the benefits of {{w|medicinal cannabis}} beginning to be recognized in Australia, the nation has already experienced forward progress into cannabis law reform, and in October 2016, the substance was taken off the Schedule 9 prohibited substance list, which is the {{w|Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons}}.

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== Sources ==

* {{source|url=http://australia21.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Can-Australia-respond-to-drugs-more-effectively-and-safely-Roundtable-report.pdf|title=CAN AUSTRALIA RESPOND TO DRUGS MORE EFFECTIVELY AND SAFELY?|author=Mick Palmer, Alex Wodak, Bob Douglas & Lyn Stephens|pub=Australia21|date=March 20, 2017}}
* {{source|url=http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4519.0|title=4519.0 - Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2015-16|author=|pub=Australian Bureau of Statistics|date=February 8, 2017}}
* {{source|url=http://australia21.org.au/event-archive/can-making-drugs-easier-get-save-lives-10-faqs-drug-law-reform/#.WNB9v_mGPIU|title=How can making drugs easier to access save lives? 10 FAQs about drug law reform|author=|pub=Australia21|date=March 21, 2017}}



Tasmania's south coast track is under threat, fears Bob Brown

2017-03-21T02:19:22Z

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{{develop}}
{{date|March 21, 2017}}

{{w|Tasmanian}} tourism has increased by 7% in the year ending December 2016, up from 1.15 million to 1.24 million visitors currently. Tasmanian tourism group, Maria Island Walk tourism, are proposing a tour on the remote Tasmanian South coast track, to accommodate the influx of tourists to the area.

The proposition includes building five self maintained cabins for the tour operators and guests. Australian Greens party founder Bob Brown says that the proposal is "a nightmare come true". He also implies the rugged track is under threat of becoming a haven for tourists "who want a glass of red at night".

The track is currently one of the most difficult and remote in the world. Contrary to Brown's view, Hobart Walking Club president Philip Le Grove praised the proposal saying it is a "wonderful environment" for people to enjoy.

The Parks and Wildlife website currently states the track is "a challenging walk in a region of Tasmania exposed to harsh weather conditions. There are no huts along the track. Track conditions are often difficult. Walkers must be fully self-sufficient, well-equipped and experienced."

The Tasmanian government currently have an agreement with UNESCO in which new tourism developments are unable to compromise the areas wilderness character.

== Sources ==

*{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-20/disagreement-over-tasmanian-south-coast-track-cabin-plan/8367442

|title=South Coast Track: Bushwalkers, green groups at odds over tourism proposal
|author=Ted O'Connor
|pub=
|date=20/3/17
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.tourismtasmania.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/48057/TVS-Snapshot-December-2016.pdf

|title=Tasmanian Tourism Snapshot
|author=
|pub=
|date=
}}



Oscar Winners White Helmets accused of Al Qaeda affiliation

2017-03-21T01:24:13Z

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{{tasks|news|re-review}}
{{date|March 21, 2017}}

[[Syria]]n President {{w|Bashasr al Assad}} has accused {{wikt|Non-governmental organization|NGO}} {{w|White Helmets (Syrian Civil War)|White Helmets}} of serving ties to [[Al Qaeda]]. In a statement he described the West's 'double standards' in deciding the heroes and villains on the basis of 'narratives'.
[[File:Bashar_al-Assad_(cropped).jpg|thumb|left|The president of the Syrian Arab Republic, Bashar Al-Assad during a visit to Congress {{image|Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom}}]]


In a recent video {{w|Ahram Al-Sham leader}} {{w|Abu Jaber Shaykh}} expressed his gratitudes towards the White Helmets, calling them the 'hidden soldiers of our revolution'. The NGO work within {{w|Al-Nusra Front}} areas, a group affiliated to terrorist group Al Qaeda.

Late last year the group staged a {{w|Mannequin Challenge}} of White helmets 'rescuing' an injured civilian. The video came under critical backlash after failing to secure a {{w|Nobel Peace Prize}} in October. Some internet speculation has revealed staged events, instructing 'victims' and rescue workers of the organisation in videos as well as 'botched' medical procedures.

Since their establishment the White Helmets group have been financially backed by the {{w|Western countries}} such as the [[United States]]–[[United Kingdom]] and [[Europe]]an nations as the war in Syria continues.

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== Sources ==

*{{source
|url = https://www.rt.com/news/381542-white-helmets-al-qaeda-members/ |title = Assad: Oscar-feted White Helmets are part of Al-Qaeda
|author =
|pub = Russia Today
|date = March 20, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201703201051786361-assad-white-helmets-terrorists/ |title = Syrian President Assad Accuses White Helmets NGO of Being Part of Al-Qaeda
|author =
|pub = Sputnik news
|date = March 20, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/02/28/look-bit-more-closely-white-helmets-oscar-win-under-fire |title = 'Look a bit more closely': White Helmets Oscar win under fire |author =
|pub = SBS news
|date = March 2, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/white-helmets-rescue-crisis-actor-mannequin-challenge-fakery/ri17843 |title = Bogus CIA-Backed NGO 'White Helmets' NAILED AGAIN in Shocking Fake Video (Video)
|author =Shawn Helton
|pub = Russian Insider
|date = December 4, 2016
}}
[[category:Syria]]
[[category:United Kingdom]]
[[category:United States]]



Israel threatens Syrian air defence systems

2017-03-20T23:48:10Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|copyvio|news|re-review}} {{date|March 20, 2017}} {{Syria}} Ongoing and longstanding tensions between [[Israel]] and [[Syria]] have been reignited, as Israel announced their fight back against Syria. Defence Minister {{W|Avigdor Lieberman}} has threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems, after Syria fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes. Friday's clash between Syria and Israel is described as being one of the most serious, since the Syrian civil war. Numerous Syrian targets were hit by Israeli warplanes aiming for weapons that were in transit for [[Lebanon]]'s {{w|Shiite Hezbollah}} Movement. The warplanes were, however, attacked by three Syrian surface-to-air missiles and only one of these missiles were intercepted by the Israeli Aerial Defence System known as "Arrow". Syrian military told sources that it downed one Israeli plane and hit another, as they were performing the pre-dawn strikes near famed desert city of Palmyra that had been recaptured from {{wikt|jihadists}} this month. Avigdor Lieberman expressed on Israeli public radio, "the next time the Syrians use their air defence systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation." "The Syrians must understand that they are held responsible for these arms transfers to Hezbollah and that if they continue to allow them then we will do what we have to do," he said. Last April saw this incident brought to light, as it was reported that {{W|Netanyahu}} had admitted that Israel had attacked several convoys transporting weapons for Hezbollah, aiding the 2006 war with Israel. However the havoc in the [[Middle East]] did not go unnoticed, as [[Moscow]] called upon Israeli ambassador less than 24 hours after the event, as the two established common ground to avoid conflict in Syrian airspace in prior years. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url= http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/19/middleeast/israel-syria-air-defenses-liberman/ |title=Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses |author=Oren Liebermann |pub=CNN |date=March 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url= https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/34709821/israel-threatens-to-destroy-syrian-air-defence-systems/#page1 |title=Israel threatens to 'destroy' Syrian air defences systems |author=Jean-Luc Renaudie |pub=7 News |date=March 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url= http://www.rferl.org/a/hizballah-israel-syria-warplanes-weapons-air-defense/28378830.html |title=Israel threatens to 'destroy' Syrian Air defences after missiles fired |author= |pub=RadioFreeEurope |date=March 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url= http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/syria-israel-fires-three-missiles-idf-jets-serious-military-incident-2011-palmyra-jordan-valley-a7634776.html |title=Syria fires three missiles at Israeli jets in most serious military incident since outbreak of civil war |author=Bethan McKernan |pub=Independent UK |date=March 17, 2017 }} [[Category:Syria]] [[Category:Israel]] [[Category:War]] [[Category:Politics and conflicts]][...]



Canadian furries meet in Toronto at Furnal Equinox 2017

2017-03-20T19:09:18Z

Zanimum: remove duplication {{review}} {{date|March 20, 2017}} [[File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (32) crop.jpg|thumb|right|Anthropromorphic rabbit and cat costumes worn by two convention attendees.]] Toronto's eighth annual Furnal Equinox convention happened last weekend in downtown {{w|Toronto}}, Ontario, Canada. The event brought together much of the Canadian {{w|furry fandom|furry community}}, offering programming supporting their many creative interests, such as the visual arts, writing, costuming, "maker" elements like electronics, and business practices. Founded in 2010, this year the event had the theme "Rock the Fandom". Event programming this year supported After The Track Greyhound Adoption, a program "that seeks to rehabilitate and relocate retired {{w|greyhound racing|racing greyhounds}} into foster, or permanent homes." The organization brings dogs up from tracks in the United States, looking to find homes in Ontario. Well over a hundred attendees brought their {{w|fursuits}} to the "fursuit parade", walking around the host venue. While only a percentage of people identifying with the furry fandom have fursuits, the convention offered a range of programming about creating or performing in a fursuit, as well as a in-suit dance competition. Wikinews was in attendance during the parade, and shares photographs of select costuming. File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (1).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (2).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (3).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (4).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (5).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (6).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (7).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (8).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (9).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (10).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (11).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (12).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (13).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (14).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (15).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (16).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (17).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (18).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (19).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (20).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (21).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (22).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (23).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (24).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (25).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (26).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (27).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (28).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (29).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (30).jpg File:Furnal Equinox 2017 fursuit parade (31).jpg {{haveyoursay}} {{original}} ==See also== * [[Anthrocon 2007 draws thousands to Pittsburgh for furry weekend]], July 17, 2007 * [[Furry fans flock to Further Confusion 2007]], February 6, 2007 == Sources == *{{source|url=https://furnalequinox2017.sched.com/ |title=Furnal Equinox 2017: Rock the Fandom (schedule) |author= |pub=Sched |date=2017 }} *{{source|url=https://[...]



Syrian capital under assault after surprise rebel attack

2017-03-20T11:09:13Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{date|March 20, 2017}} {{Syria}} Violent clashes have broken out in the [[Syria]]n Capital, [[Damascus]], as rebels invaded the city through tunnels overnight. The unrest comes days before an [[United Nations|UN]]-brokered peace talk in [[Geneva]], [[Switzerland]], aiming to bring an end to Syria's six-year war. Residents reported that artillery shells and rockers were landing inside the center of the city on Sunday, and government air raids occurred over the area of the invasion. The clashes came as a shock to government security, as forces had secured the perimeter to prevent enemies and opposing states from trespassing and attacking the city. Locals say the attack, which began in the early hours in the morning, saw rebels detonate two car bombs. There were also several suicide attacks in the {{w|Jobar}} district, as reported by {{W|Rami Abdel Rahman}}, head of the [[Syrian Observatory for Human Rights]] monitoring group. Syrian state media reported that the attack had been driven by an [[Al-Qaida]] linked group, following the terrorist group who had entered through the tunnels in the late hours of the night. It is reported that the following clashes were motivated by the government-held gap between the besieged opposing districts Jobar and {{w|Qaboun}}. [[Al Jazeera]] reports, "the ultraconservative {{w|Ahrar al-Sham}} rebel faction said fighters had 'liberated' the area". Government forces have long tried to drive rebels out of [[Damascus]] however, following Sunday's attack, Abdel Rahman said, "rebels have shifted from a defensive position in Jobar to an offensive one." {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/clashes-syria-damascus-surprise-rebel-attack-170319123712942.html |title=Clashes in Syria's Damascus |author= Associated Press |pub=Al Jazeera |date=March 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/clashes-break-out-in-syrian-capital/news-story/ca49b59c044ee7915657e8670dbab9c6 |title=Clashes break out in Syrian capital |author=Philip Issa |pub=News.com.au |date=March 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2017/03/19/clashes-break-out-syrian-capital-after-insurgents-attack/erLdyzrIJeqBHOOS1EfXSM/story.html |title=Clashes break out in Syrian capital after insurgents attack |author= [[Associated Press]] |pub=Boston Global Media |date=March 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/03/19/clashes-break-out-in-syrian-capital-following-rebel-ambush.html |title=Clashes break out in Syrian capital following rebel ambush |author= [[Associated Press]] |pub=FoxNews World |date=March 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url= https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-19/clashes-break-out-in-syrian-capital-following-rebel-ambush |title=Clashes break out in Syrian capital after insurgents attack |author= Philip Issa/[[Associated Press]] |pub=Bloomberg |date= March 19, 2017 }} [[Category:Syria]] [[Category:Israel]] [[Category:Politics and conflicts]] [[Category:Middle East]] [[Category:United Nations]][...]



Social Media campaign to fly 60 tons of food to Somalia

2017-03-20T10:56:00Z

Lauren Mulhall: Page created with "{{date|March 19, 2017}} {{Internet}} An Internet campaign, aiming to raise crowd sourced funds to deliver humanitarian aid to Africa, has reached $1 million dollars in less t..." {{date|March 19, 2017}} {{Internet}} An Internet campaign, aiming to raise crowd sourced funds to deliver humanitarian aid to Africa, has reached $1 million dollars in less than 24 hours. The Love Army For Somalia campaign was initiated with a [https://twitter.com/jeromejarre/status/842086732686360578tweet] from online celebrity Jerome Jarre, pleading in a two minute video, for Turkish Airlines to help deliver food and aid to drought stricken [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Somalia]. On the brink of their third famine in 25 years, over half of Somalia’s population – 6.4 million people - are reaching the point of starvation, as live stock die and river dry up. With cases of diarrhoea, cholera and measles growing due a severe drought, the country is seeking food assistance and humanitarian aid. "Human suffering affect all of us. Jarre told Al Jazeera, adding, “Famine in Africa is everyone's problem. We are all connected at a level that we don't understand. For this reason, I believed this was possible," Jarre’s video generated the two hashtags, [https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia%20jerome&src=tyah #TurkishairlineshelpSomalia] and [https://twitter.com/hashtag/LoveArmyForSomalia?src=hash #LoveArmyForSomalia], that snowballed, getting the attention of and support from people and celebrities around the world. Social media celebrities including actor [https://twitter.com/RedHourBen/status/842107942103064576 Ben Stiller], YouTuber [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_Neistat Casey Neistat] and NFL star [https://twitter.com/Kaepernick7/status/842833083669889025 Colin Kaepernick] followed suit, posting similar videos for the cause. Turkish Airlines answered [https://twitter.com/jeromejarre/status/842807166184701953 their videos] by promising to take a full cargo flight with room for 60 tons of food. As the only airway that flies to Somalia, they have allow the group to ship food containers on its commercial aircraft until the country's hunger crisis has ended. “We will be more than happy to deliver your love and assistance to Somalia on your behalf,” said the Pilot of Flight TK686 in [https://twitter.com/TurkishAirlines/status/842837486200143872 their response video] . Exceeding their goal over night, The Love Army For Somalia campaign is now aiming crowd source $2 million on their [https://www.gofundme.com/LoveArmyForSomalia GoFundMe page]. All donations will be handled through [https://www.thestillerfoundation.org/ The Stiller Foundation], that will allow [http://arcrelief.org/ the American Refugee Committee] distribute the rice, vegetable cooking oil, Nutritional biscuits, Flour, Sugar and Porridge that will be sent directly to Somalis’ within the next ten days. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/18/us/social-media-somalia/index.html |title=Celebs, social media stars raise $1 million for Somalis facing famine |author=Alexandra King |pub=CNN |date=March 18, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www[...]



Former guard at Don Dale detention centre questioned over explicit videos

2017-03-20T10:35:42Z

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Video footage has emerged of a former guard at the {{W|Don Dale Youth Detention Centre}} in {{W|Australia}}, demanding oral sex and filming an inmate while he urinated. Conan Zamolo, a former youth justice officer at the facility, was questioned about the footage while testifying to Australia's {{W|Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory}}.

The footage, which Mr. Zamolo filmed on {{W|Snapchat}}, shows him entering the cell of two detainees, asking for sexual favours. During his cross-examination, Zamolo said this was his way of saying goodnight to the boys before he concluded his shift. He also described the interactions as “a joke” and said he did not believe the inmates would be offended by it.

Zamolo was also asked to explain why he filmed a boy while he urinated. He responded that the boy was “taking too long” and that he was unaware his phone was recording at the time. He also denied allegations he had filmed a detainee masturbating in a shower. The revelations have raised questions as to why Zamolo was able to use a mobile phone when they were formally prohibited for staff at Don Dale.

{{W|Prime Minister of Australia}} {{W|Malcolm Turnbull}} established the Royal Commission last year after the ABC "Four Corners" program aired footage showing multiple instances of abuse towards inmates at the {{W|Northern Territory}} Don Dale Centre. An interim report from the Royal Commission is due at the end of the month, with the final reporting date marked for August.


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|author=Stephanie Zillman
|pub=ABC News (Australia)
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|title=Don Dale royal commission: former guard used his phone to film detainees urinating
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|title=Don Dale: Snapchat videos show guard asking detainees for oral sex, to eat faeces
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Oil to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline with latest ruling.

2017-03-20T10:32:19Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{date|March 20, 2017}} {{crime and law}} A [[United States|US]] {{w|United States court of appeals|court of appeals}} has denied a request on Saturday, from two Native American tribes, for an "emergency" order against the {{w|Dakota Access Pipeline}} (DAPL) oil project. Judge {{w|Patricia Millett}} refused the challenge to an earlier ruling by US district judge {{w|James E. Boasberg}}. According to the appeals court, the {{w|Standing Rock Indian Reservation|Standing Rock}} and {{w|Cheyenne River Indian Reservation|Cheyenne River Sioux}} tribes had not satisfied the "stringent requirements for issuance of an injunction pending appeal." The last-minute request would have stopped the construction of the pipeline and halted any oil flow until the resolution of the case. Judge Boasberg, who made the initial ruling, said that the company would be "substantially harmed" by any delays. [[File:Bakken - Dakota Access Oil Pipeline, North Dakota (29357938502).jpg|thumb|left|Dakota Access Oil Pipeline {{image|Tony Webster}}]] This decision comes just days before the developer, {{w|Energy Transfer Partners}} (ETP), says oil could soon be flowing through the pipeline. A recent status report from the company, anticipated oil could be introduced into the final stretch, under {{w|Lake Oahe}}, between Monday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 22. Protesters fear the pipeline could harm the tribe's water supply and their ability to observe their religious traditions, which are reliant on clean water. ETP disputes these claims. The Standing Rock administration released a Questions & Answers on Thursday with the tribe's chairman {{w|David Archambault II}} who asserted the importance of united and continued opposition to the DAPL. "We are committed to fighting this battle. We remain hopeful that everyone who stood with us will continue these fights," he said. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/18/dakota-access-pipeline-appeals-court-oil |title=Dakota Access pipeline: appeals court refuses tribes' request to stop oil flow |author= Associated Press in Washington |pub=The Guardian Australia |date= March 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Oil-Could-Flow-in-Dakota-Access-Pipeline-as-Early-as-Monday-20170319-0002.html |title=Oil Could Flow in Dakota Access Pipeline as Early as Monday |author= |pub=TeleSUR |date= March 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/2017/03/us-appeals-court-refuse-request-to-stop-oil-flowing-through-dakota-access-pipeline.php |title= US appeals court rejects emergency request to stop oil from flowing through Dakota Access pipeline |author=Ruben Sindahl |pub=Jurist Twenty |date=March 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3520103/3-18-17-DC-Circuit-Order-Cheyenne.pdf |title=USCA Case #17-5043 (Circuit Order) |author= |pub=United States Court of Appeals |date[...]



New report calls for reforms to Australian Drug Laws

2017-03-20T08:26:02Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|src|npov|re-review}}{{date|March 20, 2017}} {{Australia}} A new report released by non-profit organisation {{W|Australia 21}} on Monday questioned the state of {{w|Australia}}'s current drug laws. The report, 'Can Australia respond to drugs more effectively and safely?', was backed by former Premiers, police commissioners, and legal advocates who devised thirteen recommendations to reduce drug-related crime, injury and social costs within Australia. The report stated that despite 80,000 drug-related arrests being made each year, per the Australian Crime Commission, the toll on drug-related incidents continues to increase, reflecting upon the ineffective drug laws in place. Former {{W|Premier of Victoria}} {{W| Jeff Kennett}} stated federal legislators need to be creative and courageous in bringing into effect new methods of drug regulations that control drug use rather that penalising it. {{W|Bob Carr}}, former {{W|Premier of New South Wales|New South Wales Premier}}, suggested that the wide-spread implementation of {{w|supervised injection site|medically-supervised injection rooms}} and the purity {{w|testing of pills}} at music festivals are pivotal measures needed to reduce the prevalence of drug-related incidents in Australia. The report said drug laws in Australia have remained in its current state for the last 40–50 years and suggested implementation of new methods could reduce the {{w|black market}} in favor of a safer white market. Former {{W|Australian Federal Police|Federal Police Commissioner}}, {{W|Mike Palmer}} stated that retiring from the force has allowed him to work closely with drug users and recognise that the government can't arrest its way out of drug-related incidents anymore. The report suggested a change in the stigma surrounding drug-related incidents from a criminal justice issue to a health and social issue. {{haveyoursay}} == Sister links == {{sisters |w|Illicit drug use in Australia }} == Sources == *{{source|url= http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-20/jeff-kennett-backs-drug-decimalisation-in-australia/8369970 |title= Jeff Kennett backs drug decriminalisation in Australia, says current approach ‘not good enough’ |author= Karen Percy |pub=ABC News (Australia) |date=March 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url= https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/mar/20/former-premiers-and-australian-police-chiefs-call-for-drug-decriminalisation |title= Former premiers and Australian chiefs call for drug decriminalisation |author= Elle Hunt |pub=The Guardian |date=March 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url= http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/03/20/its-time-decriminalise-drugs-report |title= It’s time to decriminalise drugs report |author= {{w|Australian Associated Press|AAP}} |pub= SBS |date=March 20, 2017 }} [[Category:Crime and law]] [[Category:Australia]][...]



Technology and Social Media fuelling the rise of drug use in Australia

2017-03-20T05:02:41Z

Ixfd64: Ixfd64 moved page Technology and Social Media fuelling the rise of drug use in Australia to Technology and social media fuelling rise of drug use in Australia: better title {{review}}{{date|March 20, 2017}} Former Australian Premiers and Police Commissioners released the Australia 21 Report on Monday encouraging the decriminalisation of drug use. The report comes after The Australian Crime Commission concluded that there are 80,000 drug consumer arrests made each year and growing. The report considered our adolescence and mentioned their increasing accessibility to these drugs through technology and social networking. According to {{w|The National Centre on Addiction and Substance Abuse}} ([http://www.centeronaddiction.org/ CASA]) at {{w|Columbia University}}, teenagers who regularly use social media are five times more likely to use tobacco; three times more likely to use alcohol; and twice as likely to use marijuana than teens who do not spend time on social networking sites. Officials have concluded that young people are using technology and social media networks to carry out their drug use which is leading to an exposure to drug related behaviours through the use of the internet, chat rooms and social networking sites. "The results are profoundly troubling.” said [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_National_Center_on_Addiction_and_Substance_Abuse_at_Columbia_University CASA] Founder and Chairman, Joseph Califano Jr. “The anything goes, free-for-all world of internet expression, suggestive television programming and ‘what-the-hell’ attitudes put teens at sharply increased risk of substance abuse,” Results of a survey conducted by the {{w|GfK}} Group (formerly known as Knowledge Networks) revealed that 50% teenagers who spend time on social networks have seen pictures of teenagers "drunk, passed out, or using drugs on these sites.” Teenagers who had seen these pictures were four times more likely to have access to marijuana, three times more likely to have access to prescription drugs without a prescription and twice as likely to access alcohol in a day. 64% of teenagers said that they wouldn’t want their parents to know about what they do on the internet. This amount of unsupervised activity can be dangerous and can continue the increase of drug related acts on social media. Parents are being encouraged to present a consistent front against substance abuse with their children. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/social-networking-increases-risk-of-teen-drug-abuse-study-20110824-1jat0.html |title=Social networking increases risk of teen drug abuse: study |author=Molly O'Toole |pub=Aug 25, 2011 |date=Mar 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=62992 |title=Teens, Technology, And Drugs: An Inside Look |author=Medicine Net |pub=19 Jul, 2006 |date=20 Mar, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://adf.org.au/family/teenagers/ |title=Alcohol and Drug Foundation - Teenagers |author=ADF |pub=2016 |date=20 Mar, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/hea[...]



Refugee processing for US-Australian resettlement deal has begun

2017-03-20T04:29:53Z

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Refugees on Manus Island, Nauru will be fingerprinted in April in preparation for resettlement in the United States according to the US-Australia refugee deal.
Officers from the Department of Homeland Security will arrive to take the fingerprints of those who have expressed interest in relocating to the US. Only those who pass further interviews,medical checks and security assessments would be considered and those who had accepted resettlement elsewhere won't have the chance to apply.

According to the ABC in an article released today, there are [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-20/refugee-processing-for-us-australia-resettlement-deal-begins/8368574 “roughly 900 refugees who may be under consideration on Nauru”.] The State Department-funded Resettlement Support Centre gave these eligible refugees a document outlining how the process for the one-off deal would be conducted. [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-13/refugee-resettlement-deal-united-states-what-we-do-and-dont-know/8021426 The Federal Government stated] that families would have first priority and the deal would only apply to genuine refugees currently detained on Nauru.

The Australian Prime Minister, Malcom Turnbull, originally formed the deal with previous US President Barack Obama. Concerns continue after new [https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/827002559122567168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw President Donald Trump condemned the resettlement agreement as a "dumb deal".]


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|title=What we do and don't know about the refugee resettlement deal with the United States
|author= Stephanie Anderson and Francis Keany
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|date= 02/02/2017
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South Sudan spends millions on arms while population starves

2017-03-20T03:22:19Z

Acagastya: {{tl|stale}} {{stale}} {{date|March 20, 2017}} {{South Sudan}} The government of [[South Sudan]] has been spending more than half its budget on arms during one of the worst man-made food crises in history, a recent [[United Nations]] report states. The report, obtained by a journalist from the [[Associated Press]], follows attempts to level an arms embargo on the country, which has been embroiled in civil war since shortly after it gained independence from Sudan in 2011. 97% of South Sudan's revenue comes from South Sudan buying arms with oil money, which totaled [[US$]]243 between late March and late October 2016. The UN suspects that more than half of this is being spent on security purchases for the Sudan People's Liberation Army, the National Security Service, and various militias. Nearly 100 thousand people in South Sudan are dying of starvation, with another 1.1 million near to starvation. The ongoing civil conflict has made it difficult] for aid agencies to reach areas hit hardest by the famine, with numerous agencies resorting to supplies] to villagers who are too weak to reach camps set up by the United Nations. The famine began when a civil war between the South Sudan government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition exacerbated the country's pre-existing food shortages. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has stated that US$4.4 billion will be required before the end of March to ' avert a catastrophe' in South Sudan and its neighbouring states. The region has experienced famine before, most notably in 1998, when 1.1 million people in [[Sudan]] and [[Ethiopia]] faced starvation. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url=http://www.dw.com/en/un-report-slams-south-sudans-arms-purchases-amid-famine/a-38004812 |title=UN report slams South Sudan's arms purchases amid famine |author= |pub=Deutsche Welle | date=March 18, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/south-sudan-govt-buying-arms-with-oil-money/8364418 |title=South Sudan government buying arms with oil money while millions face starvation: confidential UN report |author= |pub=ABC |date=March 17,2017 }} *{{source |url=https://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/south-sudanese-staff-released/ |title=South Sudanese Staff Released |author= |pub=Samaritan's Purse |date=March 14, 2017 }} *{{source |url=http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/03/14/520033701/why-the-famine-in-south-sudan-keeps-getting-worse |title=Why The Famine In South Sudan Keeps Getti[...]



Jeff Jones resigns as president of Uber

2017-03-20T02:55:40Z

Acagastya: wikt {{date|March 22, 2017}} {{Science and technology}} Jeff Jones, president of ride-sharing company {{W|Uber (company)|Uber Technologies}}, announced his resignation on Sunday. Jones was hired last October to helm the company that is known for their ride-sharing application, Uber, which has a reported 40 million monthly users. [[File:Travis Kalanick at DLD Munich 2015 - Image by Dan Taylor - dan(at)heisenbergmedia(dot)com.jpg|thumb|left|260px|Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, from file. {{Image|[[Commons:Special:Contributions/Dtnyc383|Dan Taylor]]}}]] Recently in Jones's presidency of Uber, the ride-sharing company was involved in numerous controversies surrounding an alleged culture of {{wikt|sexism}} at the company, stemming from allegations blogged by Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, claiming sexual harassment against her and other women working for Uber. In a statement to tech blog {{W|Recode}}, Jones claimed the situation he was working with at Uber was one inconsistent with "the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career" and he could not remain the company's president. Jones, who was previously the Chief Marketing Officer at {{W|Target Corporation|Target}} before joining Uber, came to the decision to resign after it was announced Uber would be hiring a Chief Operating Officer (COO) potentially outranking Jones. Uber CEO {{W|Travis Kalanick}} confirmed the resignation in a statement to Uber staff, noting Jones "made an important impact on the company" in the six months he was in the role, noting his particular focus on Uber drivers and the delivery of Uber's first brand reputation study. Kalanick first announced his intentions to hire a COO earlier in March after footage surfaced of him arguing about rate cuts with an Uber driver. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39323828 |title=Uber President Jeff Jones steps down |author=Dave Lee |pub=BBC News Online |date=March 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/uber-president-jeff-jones-quits-as-turmoil-continues/news-story/ddb85d69a73ede2c085aa51da968452b |title=Uber president Jeff Jones quits as turmoil continues |author={{w|Reuters}} |pub=The Australian |date=March 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.recode.net/2017/3/19/14976110/uber-president-jeff-jones-quits |title=Uber president Jeff Jones is quitting, citing differences over 'beliefs and approach to leadership' |author=Kara Swisher and Johana Bhuiyan |pub=Recode |date=March 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39024445 |title=Uber investigates 'abhorrent' sexism claims |author=Dave Lee |pub=BBC News Online |date=February 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.susanjfowler.com/blog/2017/2/19/reflecting-on-one-very-strange-year-at-uber |title=Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber |author= |pub=Susan J. Fowler |pubtarget=w:Uber (company)#Sexual harassment at workplace allegations |date=February 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://fortune.com/2016/10/20/u[...]



Miniature laboratory in space successfully completes experiments

2017-03-20T02:43:49Z

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A {{w|Small satellite}} with a laboratory on board the size of a tissue box, called ‘DIDO’, was sent into space to conduct four experiments on Thursday, March 16th.

Launching the technology February 15th and orbiting the earth at more than 500 kilometers (300 miles), it is one of 104 satellites that were launched by the {{w|Indian Space Research Organisation}}’s PSLV-C37 rocket. The laboratory is helping scientists conduct experiments that take gravity out of the equation by remotely controlling vital experiments with zero gravity.

It is a new way for researchers to work in microgravity for extended periods of time. Cells and molecules behave differently without the interference from gravity so this technology is helping researchers make discoveries in fields such as agriculture and medicine.

Usually, the {{w|International Space Station}} would send these types of experiments with astronauts, or sometimes certain experiments are conducted on parabolic airplane flights.

The Swiss-Israeli company, SpacePharma, intend to have a second launch in August 2017, and by next year they hope to begin sending more satellites that each hold some 160 experiments.


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|title=Tinny-box sized miniature lab starts science experiment in outer space
|author=News Nation Bureau
|pub=News Nation Bureau
|date=March 17th, 2017
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*{{source|url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4319174/Miniature-lab-begins-science-experiments-outer-space.html
|title=Talk about out of this world! Miniature lab the size of a TISSUE BOX begins science experiments in outer space
|author= REUTERS and SHIVALI BEST FOR MAILONLINE
|pub=Daily Mail UK
|date=March 16th,2017
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London stages terror operation after attack at Paris airport

2017-03-20T02:35:48Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|src|mos|re-review}}{{date|March 20, 2017}} [[London]] put into operation a staged {{w|terrorist}} attack response, 24 hours after a man was shot dead at {{w|Orly Airport}} in [[Paris]]. Armed police officers, coastguards, firefighters and paramedics took part in a live drill that stimulated a waterborne attack on the {{w|River Thames}}. The exercise was executed to test the effectiveness of emergency rescue tactics under real-life circumstances. Officers taking part were not told of the nature of the simulation prior to undertaking the operation, which commenced from the point of an incident being reported to the conclusion of a rescue operation. A terror review last year found that security measures on the River Thames needed to be strengthened. The public has been assured that the operation, code-named 'Anchor', was not prompted by the threat of an impending attack, but rather by recent terrorism events in Europe that have highlighted how would-be attackers are using versatile ways to inflict harm. Two weeks ago, it was revealed that in the last four years, thirteen potential terrorist attacks in the [[United Kingdom]] have been foiled. The last known UK terror plot, thwarted by security services, was in June 2015, when two men were found guilty of attempting to plan an anniversary bombing of the {{w|7 July 2005 London bombings}} that killed 56 people and injured 784. In June 2015, a stimulated terror threat operation occurred five days after a terror attack in [[Tunisia]], in which 30 Britons were among the majority killed. The UK remains in a severe official [[threat level]] for international terrorism. [[France]] went into a state of emergency after the November 2015 Paris attacks. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-39320168 //www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-39320168 |title=Met officers hold mock terrorism exercise on River Thames |pub=BBC News Online |date=March 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http:[http:////www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2017/03/18/un-homme-abattu-a-l-aeroport-d-orly-apres-avoir-derobe-l-arme-d-un-militaire-de-sentinelle_5096690_3224.html //www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2017/03/18/un-homme-abattu-a-l-aeroport-d-orly-apres-avoir-derobe-l-arme-d-un-militaire-de-sentinelle_5096690_3224.html] |title=Attaque d’Orly : l’assaillant était sous l’emprise d’alcool, de cannabis et de cocaïne |author= |lang=fr |pub=Le Monde |date=March 18, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-37794847 |title= Terror review suggests London police forces should merge |pub=BBC News Online |date=Octob[...]



20 People Confirmed Dead After Kintampo Freak Tree Accident

2017-03-20T02:27:15Z

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{{date|March 21, 2017}}

A freak accident caused twenty deaths and some injuries, according to officials, at the well-known {{w|Kintampo, Ghana|Kintampo}} waterfall, in {{w|Ghana}}, on Sunday afternoon local time. Those affected were reportedly school students from Wenchi Senior High School on a supervised trip, and several tourists, who were swimming at the time of a rainstorm and strong winds, bringing down a tree and crushing victims.
[[File:Kintampo Waterfalls.JPG|thumb|left|260px|File photo of the Kintampo waterfall, 2010. {{image|[[Commons:User:SandisterTei|SandisterTei]]}}]]
Eighteen students, according to Ghana National Fire Service spokesman Prince Billy Anaglate, were killed at the falls, while another two were rushed to hospital and died in care. Varying reports indicated possibly up to 18 people remaining in a critical condition who were trapped under the tree, who were then rescued and rushed to hospital, including a Wenchi Senior High School administrator.

Anaglate said the wind uprooted trees, which fell on swimmers.

Students' bodies have been sent to the Kintampo Municipal Hospital's morgue.

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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39323826
|title=Ghana waterfall: Many dead in Kintampo freak tree accident
|pub=BBC News Online
|date=March 20, 2017
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*{{source|url=https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d557a4d35417a4d/share_p.html?t=1489971672687
|title=Many students killed in freak tree accident at Ghana waterfall
|author=Li Qian
|pub=CGTN
|date=March 20, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/882141/20-students-die-in-freak-tree-accident-in-ghana
|title=20 students die in freak tree accident in Ghana
|author={{w|Agence France-Presse|AFP}}
|pub=Inquirer.net
|date=March 20, 2017
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*{{source|url=http://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2017/March-19th/17-feared-dead-in-bizarre-kintampo-water-fall-disaster.php
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Duterte: Philippines Can't Stop China from Building in Disputed Sea

2017-03-20T02:00:25Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|copyvio|news|re-review}} {{Philippines}} {{date|March 20, 2017}} Amid nationwide concern over [[China]]'s mounting presence in the {{w|West Philippine Sea}}, President {{w|Rodrigo Duterte}} said on Sunday that he cannot do anything if China pushes through with its alleged plans to build on the disputed Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal). Duterte issued the statement when asked to clarify reports that [[Beijing]] was setting up an environmental monitoring and radar station in {{w|Scarborough}}, the strategic shoal that China seized from the [[Philippines]] in 2012. "We cannot stop China from doing this thing. Di nga na-para ng Amerikano [Americans weren't even able to halt it.]," said Duterte during a press conference shortly before departing for his state visit to [[Myanmar]] (Burma). Duterte, whose presidency has seen the Philippines announce its split from long term ally, the [[United States]], and realignment with China, went on to say there's not much the Philippines can do to prevent Chinese presence in the West Philippine Sea. For now, Duterte said he would tell the economic super power: "Just keep it [the waters] open and do not interfere with our Coast Guard." Last year, the Permanent Court of Arbitration unanimously ruled in favour of the [[Philippines]], saying that China has "no legal basis" to claim historic rights to waters or resources within the [[South China Sea]]. But Duterte, who took office last year, has reversed the Philippines challenge to the "nine-dash line", and is seeking billions of dollars investment and grants from Beijing, the Department of Defence (DOF) announcing over the weekend that the Philippines will receive [[US$]]75 million in grant assistance from China for the construction of two bridges. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url= http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/03/20/1682911/no-one-can-stop-china-panatag-duterte |title=No one can stop China on Panatag – Duterte |author=Christina Mendez |pub=The Philippine Star |date=March 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://globalnation.inquirer.net/153532/duterte-says-cant-stop-china-building-shoal |title=Duterte says he can’t stop China from building on shoal |author=Agence Frances-Presse |pub=Inquirer.net |date=March 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2017/03/19/Duterte-we-cant-stop-Chinese-structures-in-Panatag-shoal.html |title=Duterte: We can't stop Chinese structures in Panatag Shoal |author=Amanda Lingao |pub=CNN |date=March 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/south-china-sea-dispute-beijing-philippines-scarborough-shoal-nine-dash-line-manila-a7637216.html |title=China to build on disputed shoal in South China Sea |author=Caroline Mortimer |pub=Indep[...]



Wright wins Quicksilver Pro after return from brain injury

2017-03-20T01:41:34Z

155.143.174.206: Please review this article. (via form) {{review}}{{date|March 20, 2017}} Owen Wright and Stepanie Gilmore have dominated the finals of the {{w|surfing}} held on Sunday at the {{w|Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast|Quicksilver}} and {{w|Roxy Pro Gold Coast|Roxy Pro}} surfing events held at Australia's {{w|Gold Coast, Queensland|Gold Coast}}. {{w|Owen Wright}} won the quicksilver pro for the first time and local surfer and six time world champion {{w|Stephanie Gilmore}} took out the Roxy pro ahead of [[United States|US]] {{w|Lakey Peterson}}. This event was the return to world tour competition for Wright who has had to take more than a year off competitive surfing after suffering a debilitating {{wikt|brain injury}} in 2015 that threatened to end his surfing career. Wright received and injury wildcard from the World Surf League to return to competition on the world stage. Wright who is brother to current women's world champion Tyler Wright, has been through a year of intense rehabilitation to overcome the brain injury and regain the fitness required to compete with the worlds best. Wright impressed in his return as he defeated his competitors on route to the final held at the Snapper Rocks surf break. His path to the final included wins over previous world champions {{w|Mick Fanning}}, {{w|Kelly Slater}} and {{w|Gabriel Medina}}. The final pitted him against last years defending event champion Matt Wilkinson. Wright won with a two wave total of 14.66 to Wilkinson's total of 13.50. The win means that Wright now leads the world rankings on the way to the second stop of the world tour taking place at Margaret River, Western Australia. In the women's event Stephanie Gilmore won the women's final for a 6th time with a score of 16.60 over Lakey Peterson who scored 12.66. Both women took strong form into the final with both scoring perfect 10 point rides in the previous rounds. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url=http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/quiksilver-pro-owen-wright-completes-fairytale-surfing-comeback-after-brain-injury/news-story/93a885c9f234efe59dbc6fbce3357ec9?nk=dc99a854dd4e24dbfad480d852f3e138-1489975543 |title= Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast |author=Amanda Lulham |pub= The Daily Telegraph |date=March 20, 2017 }} *{{source |url= http://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2017/wct/1801/roxy-pro-gold-coast |title= Roxy Pro Gold Coast |author= |pub= World Surf League |date=March 19, 2017 }} *{{source |url=http://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2017/mct/1800/quiksilver-pro-gold-coast |title= Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast |author= |pub= World Surf League |date=March 19, 2017 }} *{{source |url=http://www.smh.com.au/sport/world-surf-league-owen-wright-wins-surfings-quiksilver-pro-on-gold-coast-20170319-gv1gi4.html |title=Quiksilver Pro: Owen Wright completes fairytale surfing comeback after brain injury |author= |pub= Sydney Morning Herald |date=March 19, 2017 }} [[Category:Spor[...]



Opposition leader Bill Shorten to present bill in parliament to fight Fair Work Ombudsmen Penalty rate cuts

2017-03-20T00:41:17Z

Acagastya: /* Sources */WN:SG#Dates; sources newest to oldest {{review}} {{date|March 20, 2017}} {{Politics and conflicts}} The [[Australia]]n {{w|Australian Labor Party|Labor Party}} leader [[Bill Shorten]] presented a private bill in {{w|Parliament}} yesterday to contest penalty rate cuts, that are scheduled to be implemented on July 1 by the {{w|Fair Work Ombudsman}}. These cuts will affect hospitality, retail, pharmacy and fast food workers. Such workers will potentially lose {{w|Australian dollar|A$}}50–A$70 in their pay each week. Many employers see the new rates as a positive change, allowing them to hire more staff and be able to turn a higher profit on Sundays and holidays. Workers in these industries have reacted negatively towards the proposed changes Helena Doherty, a chemistry student stated, "Cutting Sunday penalty rates is really unfair. I work part-time in a bar and earning more on Sundays gives me more free time to study so I can get a good job after university." Josh Wilson, Federal Member for {{w|Freemantle}}, WA stated in the House of Representatives Monday morning that not only will the changes affect individuals, but also the local economy. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url= http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/labor-leader-bill-shorten-fights-to-stop-penalty-rate-decision/news-story/801de53c4413629f3575045346078d12 |title= Labor leader Bill Shorten fights to stop penalty rate decision |pub= news.com.au |date= March 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url= http://www.aph.gov.au/News_and_Events/Watch_Parliament |title= House of Representitives Watch Live |pub= Parliament of Australia |date=March 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url= http://www.skynews.com.au/news/politics/federal/2017/03/19/shorten-vows-to-fight-penalty-rate-cuts.html |title= Horten vows to fight penalty rate cuts |pub= skynews.com.au |date= March 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url= http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-23/labor-vows-to-stop-fair-work-commission-penalty-rates-cut/8296716 |title= Penalty rates: Labor vows to stop Fair Work Commission cuts |author= Stephanie Anderson |pub= ABC News |date= February 23, 2017 }} *{{source|url= http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-23/the-cases-for-and-against-changes-to-penalty-rates/8295872 |title= Penalty rate change: The arguments for and against |author= Jessica Haynes |pub= ABC News |date= February 23, 2017 }} *{{source|url= http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-23/workers-have-their-say-on-penalty-rate-announcement/8296480 |title= Penalty rate cuts: Workers react to Fair Work Commission's decision |author= Mark Reddie |pub= ABC News |date= February 23, 2017 }} *{{source|url= https://thewest.com.au/politics/labor-moves-to-save-penalty-rates-ng-s-1694827 |title= Labor moves to save penalty rates |pub= The West Australian |date= February 23, 2017 }}[...]



UN Official under attack over Israel ‘apartheid’ report

2017-03-20T00:33:28Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{date|March 20, 2017}} {{w|United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia}} leader, {{w|Rima Khalaf}}, resigned on Friday after withdrawing a report accusing [[Israel]] of being an apartheid regime against {{w|Palestinians}}. The report has since sparked outrage from Israel and the [[United States]]. {{QuoteLeft|It was expected that Israel and its allies will exercise pressure on the UN secretary-general to distance himself from the report|source=Rima Khalaf}} [[File:Rima_Khalaf.jpg|thumb|left|Rima Khalaf speaking at Chatham House in 2011.{{image credit|Chatham House}}]] Ms. Khalaf defended the report on the ‘basis of scholarly inquiry and overwhelming evidence'. In a 2015 report, according to the UN, the Israeli-Syrian conflict revealed 1,462 Palestinian civilians were killed as opposed to 6 Israeli civilian deaths. 11,000 more Palestinians were injured in comparison to 1,600 Israeli’s hurt. Both Israel and [[America]] have responded to the report, Israel condoning it as ‘{{w|Nazi Propaganda}}’ in an attempt to ‘smear and falsely label the only true democracy in the Middle East.’ Trump’s UN ambassador {{w|Nikki Haley}} agreed that the material was anti-Israel bias in the organisation. “When someone issues a false and defamatory report in the name of the U.N., it is appropriate that the person resign,” Ms. Haley said. Since 1967, Palestinians have lived under Israeli occupation in the {{w|West bank}} and {{w|East Jerusalem}}. Although disputed by the Israeli government, settlements housing 500,000 Israelis in the West bank built is deemed illegal under {{w|International law}}. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url =http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/official-resigns-israel-apartheid-report-170317182241142.html |title = UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report |author = |pub =Al Jazeera |date =March 18,2017 }} *{{source |url =https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/world/middleeast/un-rima-khalaf-quits-israel-apartheid.htm |title = U.N. Diplomat Behind Report Accusing Israel of Apartheid Quits |author =Rick Gladstone and Semini Semgupta |pub =The New York TImes |date =March 17, 2017 }} *{{source |url =http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39310154 |title =UN's Rima Khalaf quits over report accusing Israel of apartheid |author = |pub =BBC news online |date =March 17, 2017 }} *{{source |url =http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/22/middleeast/un-both-sides-in-gaza-possible-war-crimes/ |title =U.N.: Israel, Palestinians both may have committed war crimes in 2014 conflict |author =Don Melvin |pub =CNN |date =June 22, 2015 }} [[category:Israel]] [[category:United Nations]] [[category:apartheid]] [[[...]



South African toddler mauled to death by cheetah at farm

2017-03-20T00:19:01Z

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A three-year old boy was killed over the weekend, after being attacked by a cheetah on a farm near {{w|Philippolis}}, in the {{w|Free State}} province of {{w|South Africa}}.

According to police spokesperson Motantsi Makhele, the child was airlifted to a hospital in {{w|Bloemfontein}}, the capital city of the Free State. However, on the journey the boy died as a result of his injuries.

Police confirm that an inquest docket has been lodged and no one has been arrested in relation to the boy’s death.

The incident happened on the Tiger Canyons Farm, according to Makhele. The farm is owned by well-known filmmaker and controversial wildlife conservationist {{w|John Varty}}, who confirmed the incident. Varty said earlier reports that a tiger mauled the toddler are false and it was in truth a cheetah.

Varty stated it was not clear what occurred, but the child was the son of one of Varty’s workers, Jacob Pieterse.

In 2012, Varty spent nearly one month in hospital, including ten days in {{w|ICU}}, following an attack by one of his tigers. He suffered critical injuries and multiple puncture wounds.

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== Sources ==

*{{source|url=https://www.bloemfonteincourant.co.za/cheetah-kills-boy-vartys-farm/
|title=Cheetah kills boy on Varty's farm
|author=Cathy Dlodlo
|pub=Bloemfontein Courant
|date=March 19, 2017
}}
*{{source|url=http://www.algoafm.co.za/article//84112/free-state-toddler-mauled-to-death-by-cheetah
|title=Free State toddler mauled to death by cheetah
|author=
|pub=ALGOAFM News
|date=March 19, 2017
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*{{source|url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Varty
|title=John Varty
|author=Wikipedia
|pub=Wikipedia
|date=page last modified January 24, 2017
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*{{source|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuyQgSX1eGw
|title=Tiger attacks John Varty
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Fierce Clashes in Damascus Following Surprise Rebel Attack

2017-03-20T00:16:50Z

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Fierce battles between rebel groups and government forces on Sunday have brought the rebels closer to the heart of Damascus, the State’s capital.

The [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Syrian_Army]Free Syrian Army (FSA) and jihadist groups detonated two car bombs at 5:20am on Sunday near the government controlled district of [[Jobar, and then advanced into nearby [[Abbasiyin square. A live broadcast by the state media displayed the usually bustling square as nearly deserted, with witnesses claiming that shops had shut and people had fled as the fighting grew intense.

A resident of the nearby Tijara district said, "The streets are empty and the army has despatched dozens of troops in the streets, and tanks are being moved. The sounds of mortars from Jobar have not stopped".

Government forces responded to the offensive with a concentrated bombardment of rebel held areas, including airstrikes, tanks, and troops on foot.

Conflict in the region is complex, with multiple groups fighting with and against each other at various times. The eastern districts of the city have been held by rebel groups since 2012, and mark the closest battle front to the city centre.

The offensive comes just two weeks after the US announced it was close to capturing the Islamic State Capital of Raqqa.

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== Sources ==

* {{source|url=http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/clashes-syria-damascus-surprise-rebel-attack-170319123712942.html|title=Clashes in Syria's Damascus after surprise rebel attack|author=|pub=Al Jazeera|date=20 March, 2017}}
* {{source|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-jobar-idUSKBN16Q09X|title=Syrian forces and rebels fight fierce clashes in northeast Damascus|author=Ellen Francis and Suleiman Al-Khalidi|pub=Reuters|date=20 March, 2017}}
* {{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39321098|title=Syria war: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attack|author=|pub=BBC|date=20 March, 2017}}



Syrian man killed in Israeli drone strike

2017-03-20T00:16:06Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|copyvio|re-review}}{{date|March 20, 2017}} A {{w|Syria|Syrian}} man in his 50s was killed by an {{w|Israel|Israeli}} drone strike on Sunday afternoon, while driving to the Syrian capital of {{W|Damascus|Damascus}}. The {{w|Syrian Observatory for Human Rights}} named the man as civilian truck driver Yasser al-Sayeed, but conflicting sources claim the victim was a terrorist member of {{W|Hezbollah|Hezbollah}}. Images have emerged of Sayyed's destroyed black sport utility vehicle near the town of Khan Arabeh. The Israeli Defence Forces {{W|Israel Defense Forces|(IDF)}} have yet to accept responsibility for the drone attack in the Syrian territory of {{W|Quneitra|Quneitra}} in the {{W|Golan Heights|Golan Heights}} area. This most recent incident comes amidst sharply rising tensions between Israel and Syria. Two days ago the Syrian army reported a squadron of four Israeli fighter jets had illegally entered the country's airspace. The warplanes reportedly targeted Syrian Arab Army positions near the ancient city of {{w|Palmyra}} at 2:40 am local time, travelling through {{w|Lebaon|Lebanese}} territory. The {{w|Syrian army}} also announced in the same statement on Friday that its air military defence had shot down one of the Israeli aircrafts and damaged another. However the Israeli army issued a statement denying these claims. Syrian army officials commented on the Israeli military operations as "an act of aggression". Sunday's drone strike came only hours after Israeli Defence Minister {{W|Avigdor Lieberman}} threatened to destroy the Syrian Arab Army's air defence systems, in an announcement in response to Friday's aircraft destruction. These latest aggressions represent the most serious conflicts between the two nations since the {{w|Syrian Civil War|Syrian war}} began in 2011. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/366429/israeli-drone-reportedly-kills-syrian-truck-driver-on-road-to-damascus/ |title=Israeli Drone Reportedly Kills Syrian Truck Driver On Road To Damascus |author=Marcy Oster |pub=Forward |date=March 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-airstrike-said-to-kill-driver-in-syrian-golan-heights/ |title=Israeli airstrike in Syrian Golan said to kill pro-Assad fighter |author=Dov Lieber |pub=Times of Israel |date=March 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/03/19/514987/Israeli-drone-strike-Syrian-driver-Quneitra-Damascus |title=Israeli drone strike leaves civilian dead in southern Syria |author= |pub=Press TV |date=March 19, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/israeli-drone-strike-kills-civilian-near-syrian-bo[...]



Stefan Kraft ends up winning the first ever Raw Air.

2017-03-20T00:14:26Z

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Austrian ski jumper {{w|Stefan Kraft}} is the first winner of {{w|Raw Air 2017}}, despite his landing point of only 215 metres in Vikersund on Sunday.

Kraft broke the 33-minute long world record(253.5m) on the day before, but only managed follow up with 215 metres in his second run, but his previous jumps had been enough for him to win overall.

Andreas Wellinger lead the Raw Air combined competition, and was expected to win, but after 166 metres downhill, earnt him a third place on the podium.

Perhaps the biggest surprise on the last day in Vikersund was 44 year old {{w|Noriaki Kasai}}’s return to the podium. After a troubled season, the silver Olympic medallist from Japan obtained the impressive result of 239.5m in his first round, and 241.5m in his second, resulting in 448 points in total, thus securing another medal.

In the 14th run {{w|Kamil Stoch}} came first, and {{w|Michael Hayböck|Michael Hayboeck}} finished third.

With the world cup about to come to an end for the year, the current results are: 1. Stefan Kraft (AUT) 1,465 pts, 2. Kamil Stoch (POL) 1,434, 3. {{w|Daniel-Andrè Tande|Daniel Andre Tande}} (NOR) 1,181

{{w|Raw Air}} is a ski-jumping tournament running for the first time this year, with 14 jumps in 10 days around Norway from the 10th to 19th of March. It is also being referred to as the Norwegian ski jumping week.

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== Sources ==

{{source|url=http://www.vg.no/sport/hopp/hopp/kraft-vant-raw-air-sammenlagt-da-wellinger-bommet-paa-siste-hopp/a/23952920/|title=Kraft vant Raw Air sammenlagt da Wellinger bommet på siste hopp|author=Christer Sævig, Bjørn Arne Johannessen|pub=Verdens Gang|date=March 19, 2017|lang=no}}

{{source|url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4329444/Japans-Kasai-44-takes-second-Norway-World-Cup-ski-jumping.html|title=Japan's Kasai, 44, takes second in Norway World Cup in ski jumping|author={{w|Agence France-Presse|AFP}}|pub=Daily Mail|date=March 19, 2017}}

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Protests in Angola Against Abortion Criminalisation Bill

2017-03-20T00:03:19Z

Zanimum: /* External link */ {{review}}{{date|March 20, 2017}} This weekend, protests were held in [[Angola]]'s capital {{w|Luanda}} with over 200 attending to march against a proposed bill that will criminalise all [[:Category:Abortion|abortions]]. The bill will punish women who have abortions, as well as anyone who performs them with a 10-year jail sentence - previously a two to eight year sentence. Despite its peaceful nature, the protest was heavily monitored by the police. Prior to the protest, human rights organisations, [[Amnesty International]] and [[Human Rights Watch]] called for the Angolan Government to respect the protester's right to march and exercise their [[freedom of expression]]. One of the strongest voices against the proposed legislation is reported to be one of the most affluent women in Africa and the daughter of [[w:José_Eduardo_dos_Santos|President Jose Eduardo dos Santos]], [[w:Isabel_dos_Santos|Isabel dos Santos]]. She voiced her stance in an Instagram post, denouncing the bill: "I say no to the criminalisation of women." Abortion is already illegal in Angola but the passing of the bill will harshen the penalty. Proposed law reform to consider the health of the mother or in the case of rape or incest, were rejected by the parliament after pressure from the [[Roman Catholic Church]]. Sizaltia Cutaia from the local [https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/ Open Society] activist group said, "if the law is passed, women who get pregnant after rape will have the choice of trauma, prison or possible death after a clandestine abortion". [[w:Episcopal_Conference_of_Angola_and_São_Tomé|Episcopal Conference of Angola]] spokesman and backer of the anti-abortion bill, Don Manual Imbamba said, "life cannot be negotiated or trivialised". The civil war in Angola (1975-2002) devastated the country's healthcare system causing it to become one of the weakest in [[w:Africa|Africa]]. A lack of access to safe abortions may prompt a rise in unsafe abortions and, subsequently, increased maternal death rates. Most nations on the continent allow abortions when the mother's life is at risk; some allow it in the situations surrounding rape or incest. [[South Africa]] and [[Cape Verde]] are the only countries in Africa that allow abortion for any reason. The draft bill that will revise its 1886 penal code from Angola's Portuguese colonial era will be voted on in the Angola Parliament on the March 23. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.njherald.com/article/20170317/AP/303179753# |title=Angola considers up to 10 years in prison for abortions |author=Cara Anna ({{w|Associated Press|AP}}) |pub=New Jersey Herald [...]



Fans unite at Toronto Comicon, meet Degrassi stars

2017-03-19T20:07:03Z

Pi zero: Reverted edit(s) by 217.110.101.138 (talk) to last version by Pi zero {{date|March 23, 2017}} [[File:Toronto Comicon 2017 Wolverine interviewing Lady Deadpool.jpg|thumb|A woman in a Lady Deadpool outfit, known under the pseudonym "Tumbling Cosplay", is interviewed. {{image credit|[[Nick Moreau]]}}]] Pop culture event {{w|Toronto}} {{w|Toronto ComiCon|ComiCon}} continued to grow this year, the sixth year since its restructuring as a three day program. Beginning on Friday evening, it continued through to Sunday. Organized by the same company as {{w|Fan Expo Canada}}, the event offered exhibitors, retailers, an artist's alley, and panels. Cast members from {{w|Canada|Canadian}} teen show ''{{w|Degrassi Junior High}}'' were among the featured guests at the convention. While the current series in the franchise, best known as ''{{w|Degrassi: The Next Generation}}'', has spawned Broadway star {{w|Jake Epstein}}, rapper {{w|Drake (musician)|Drake}}, and others, the earlier show including {{w|Stacie Mistysyn}} and {{w|Stefan Brogren}} remains popular, particularly in Canada. Brogren told industry publication ''Kidscreen'': "A part of me thought we would do it for five years and maybe get recognized for a couple of years afterwards and then that would be it. I had no idea it would turn out to be such an important thing in so many peopleʼs lives and not just in Canada, but around the world." The current program is now distributed by Netflix, and Brogen remains a cast member as school principal, in addition to being a producer and director. It was the first time the cast did a convention event. The cast also plan to tour to other conventions in Canada this year. Also appearing were {{w|Robert Picardo}}, the holographic doctor on ''{{w|Star Trek: Voyager}}'', and {{w|Ray Park}}, Darth Maul in ''{{w|Star Wars: The Phantom Menace}}''. Panels at the convention focused on topics like steampunk costuming, wig styling, recently rebooted comic ''{{w|Captain Canuck}}'', toy collecting, and the history of comic books in Canada over the decades, in conjunction with Canada's sesquicentennial year. Cast members from ''The Sean Ward Show'' appeared at the event, meeting guests to the convention and hosting a panel about the superhero comedy YouTube channel which has more than 600 million views. ==Cosplay highlights== As per usual, many attendees showed off costumes based on their favourite video games, comic books, television series, movies, and other pop culture creations. Characters ranged from one woman's interpretation of Roadhog from the current ''Overwatch'' video game, to retro revivals like the titular[...]