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Football: Peter Stöger replaces Peter Bosz as Borussia Dortmund's boss

2017-12-10T13:42:33Z

Pi zero: Protected "Football: Peter Stöger replaces Peter Bosz as Borussia Dortmund's boss": precaution ([Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|December 11, 2017}}{{Football}} Yesterday, {{w|Germany|German}} football club {{w|Borussia Dortmund}} (BVB) sacked manager {{w|Peter Bosz}}. They named {{w|Peter Stöger}}, former manager of {{w|FC Köln}}, Bosz's successor. After BVB parted ways with {{w|Thomas Tuchel}} at the end of May, Bosz joined signed a two-year deal with BVB. In the 2016–17 season, 53-year-old Bosz led the [[Netherlands|Dutch]] [[Amsterdam|capital]] club {{w|AFC Ajax}} to a second-place finish in the Dutch league {{w|Eredivisie}}, finishing just one point below {{w|Feyenoord Rotterdam}}, and won a silver medal in the {{w|UEFA Europa League}}, losing 2–0 against {{w|Manchester United}}. Dortmund were {{w|Bundesliga}} table toppers in the beginning of the season, winning nineteen points in their first seven league games. However, after September 30, BVB registered only one win in thirteen games, which was against third division club {{w|FC Magdeburg}}. Dortmund is currently seventh in the league table. Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc said, "Peter Stöger developed the club at Köln for over four years. He has shown he can bring stability to a team, and we need stability, especially at the back." Stöger was sacked as Köln's manager last week. Köln finished fifth last season under Stöger, but did not win a single Bundesliga game this season. BVB's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said, "We are not used to changing coaches during a season. We are thankful that Stoger accepted it. He has not yet signed a contract, but will sign a contract until June 30, 2018." BVB did not win a single match in the UEFA Champions League group stage knockout phase. They finished third and are to play in the {{w|UEFA Europa League}}. Bosz's last match for Borussia Dortmund was at BVB's home stadium {{w|Signal Iduna Park}} on Saturday against {{w|Werder Bremen}} in Bundesliga which ended in a 2–1 defeat. Dortmund did not win a single game in the last eight league games. The Dutchman managed Dortmund for 167 days. {{haveyoursay}} == Related news == *{{wikinews|Borussia Dortmund announces former Ajax coach Peter Bosz as team's new boss|Frday, June 9, 2017}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://www.espn.in/football/borussia-dortmund/story/3284024/borussia-dortmund-sack-coach-peter-bosz |title = Borussia Dortmund sack coach Peter Bosz; Peter Stoger appointed |author = Stephan Uersfeld |pub = ESPN FC |date = December 10, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://www.yahoo.com/news/borussia-dortmund-sack-bosz-name-stoeger-replacement-124313547--finance.html |title = Borussia Dortmund sack Bosz, name Stoeger as replacement |author = [[Reuters]] |pub = Yahoo! News |date = December 10, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42300037 |title = Borussia Dortmund sack Peter Bosz & appoint Peter Stoger |author = |pub = BBC Sport |date = December 10, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.dw.com/en/peter-st%C3%B6ger-appointed-borussia-dortmund-coach-as-peter-bosz-is-fired/a-41731716 |title = Peter Stöger appointed Borussia Dortmund coach as Peter Bosz is fired |author = |pub = Deutsche Welle |date = December 10, 2017 }} ---- *{{source |url = http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idINKBN1E035N |title = Ronaldo sets new record as Real eventually see off Dortmund |author = |pub = Reuters |date = December 7, 2017 }} [[Category:Football (soccer)]] [[Category:Sports]] [[Category:Germany]] [[Category:Dortmund]] [[Category:Borussia Dortmund]] {{Publish}}[...]



Indonesia: thousands gather in front of Jakarta's US embassy to condemn recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital by the United States

2017-12-10T12:50:48Z

Pi zero: maybe this isn't the ideal choice of next-to-review {{review}}{{date|December 11, 2017}} {{Indonesia}} Yesterday, thousands of citizens of largest {{w|Muslim}}-country {{w|Indonesia}} gathered in front of the {{w|US}} embassy to support {{w|Palestine}}'s international status and protest against US president {{w|Donald Trump}}'s announcement on Wednesday, recognising {{w|Jerusalem}} as {{w|Israel|Israeli}} capital. Earlier on Friday, at least 200 protestors condemned the recognition in the Indonesia's capital. Gathering at 10 AM local time, members of the {{w|United Development Party}} carried placards which read. "Jerusalem is not Israel's capital". Jerusalem is not recognised as Israel's capital by many countries, as Israel captured Palestinian capital {{w|East Jerusalem}} in 1967, and declared Jerusalem as their capital in 1980. Citizens of various Muslim-majority countries including {{w|Lebanon}}, {{w|Iran}}, {{w|Somalia}} and {{w|Turkey}}. Protestors carried banners and placards saying "Free Jerusalem for all Palestinians" and "Palestine is in our hearts". {{w|Prosperous Justice Party}}'s president Sohibul Iman said, "Indonesia as the world's largest Muslim country had the largest responsibility towards the independence of Palestine and the management of Jerusalem". He also cited Palestine was one of the first to recognise Indonesia's independence in 1945. Indonesian foreign minister left for Jordan "to convey Indonesia's full support for Palestine". A statement released by the US embassy in Jakarta said Indonesian foreign minister was not notified about United States' intentions to recoginse Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However, due to translation error, the statement in {{w|Bahasa Indonesia}} said Indonesia was informed timely about it. Ambassador of US embassy in Indonesia later issued a clarification and said "the English statement is the accurate one". Protestors in other South East Asian countries condemned the decision including {{w|Bangladesh}}, {{w|Malaysia}}, {{w|Pakistan}} and {{w|India|Indian}} state of {{w|Jammu and Kashmir}} which is predominantly a Muslim majority state. {{w|Joko Widodo}}, president of Indonesian denounced this recognition, and similar response was received from the {{w|European Union}} and {{w|United Nations}}. Allies of the United States including {{w|Saudi Arabia}}, {{w|France}} and the {{w|United Kingdom}} condemned the recognition. Calling Trump's announcement as "dangerous escalation", {{w|Qatar|Qatari}} foreign minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said it was "death sentence for all who seek peace". {{w|Mahmoud Abbas}}, Palestine's president said Trump's move was "tantamount to the United States abdicating its role as a peace mediator." {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = https://in.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-israel-indonesia/thousands-of-indonesians-again-protest-trumps-jerusalem-move-idINKBN1E406B |title = Thousands of Indonesians again protest Trump's Jerusalem move |author = |pub = Reuters |date = December 10, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/12/08/protesters-rally-against-trumps-israel-decision-at-us-embassy.html |title = Protesters rally against Trump’s Israel decision at US embassy |author = |pub = The Jakarta Post |date = December 8, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/protests-against-trumps-decision-on-jerusalem-expected-in-jakarta-and-kuala-lumpur |title = |author = Francis Chan and Trinna Leong |pub = The Straits Times |date = December 8, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idINKBN1E02AS |title = Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital |author = Mark Heinrich |pub = Reuters |date = December 8, 2017 }} [[Category:Israel]] [[Category:Palestine]] [[Category:Jerusalem]] [[Category:Middle East]] [[Category:Asia]] [[Cat[...]



Secretary Boris Johnson tries to free imprisoned mother in Iran

2017-12-09T22:03:59Z

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UK Secretary Boris Johnson is traveling to Iran this week. He is set to meet with the Iranian secretary Mohammad Javad Zarif. The meeting is occurring amid growing public concern regarding the imprisoned mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The British-Iranian dual nationalist is charged with "spreading propaganda". Boris Johnson is expected to begin negotiating her release.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi is insisting that the meeting will focus on a number of topics including business ties and regional issues. But, Johnson is under pressure to help free the political prisoner. That's because last month Johnson was accused of putting Zaghari-Ratcliffe in danger by telling a parliamentary committee that the woman had been "teaching people journalism" in Iran.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has a history of using propaganda laws to facilitate {{w|Religion in Iran | religious persecution}} in the Iranian media. After the Iranian revolution in 1979, a number of human rights advocates claim that religious minorities were imprisoned or even executed. Also, the region has a long history of religious persecution dating back hundreds of years. It includes acts of genocide against Christians, Jews, Baha'is and many other faiths.
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== Sources ==

*{{source
|url = http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/09/middleeast/uk-iran-johnson-zaghari-ratcliffe-intl/index.html
|title = UK's Johnson to voice 'grave concerns' for detained mother in Iran
|author = Laura Smith-Spark and Radina Gigova
|pub = CNN
|date = December 9, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = http://www.businessinsider.com/boris-johnson-in-iran-in-attempt-to-negotiate-nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffes-release-2017-12
|title = Boris Johnson flies into Iran in attempt to personally negotiate Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's release
|author = Adam Bienkov
|pub = Business Insider
|date = December 9, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = https://www.multifest.org/bahai-human-rights/
|title = Investigating and Explaining Baha'i Human Rights
|author = Charles Black
|pub = Multi Fest
|date =
}}



Alabama prepares for the infamous Moore verses Jones election

2017-12-09T18:20:24Z

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Alabama voters are bracing for the upcoming December 12th election between Democratic nominee Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore. The two are running in the Special Primary Election for Alabama's State Senate representing District 26. On December 9th, with the election just three days away, Roy Moore is ahead by 2.3 points according to a Real Clear Politics poll.

Front runner {{w|Roy Moore}} is a {{w|Republican}} military veteran who served as the 32nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama. But, in recent months, he has been embroiled in a series of accusations of sexual misconduct. To spite these scandals. Moore is maintaining a lead over {{w|Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic}} candidate {{w|Doug Jones}}. Jones is a former {{w|United States Attorney|US Attorney}} who served under president {{w|Bill Clinton}}.

This campaign is receiving national attention after eight women accused {{w|Roy Moore}} of inappropriate sexual behavior. This misconduct had allegedly taken place when the women were below the legal age of consent. Moore is maintaining his innocence. Also, he is pushing back against Beverly Young Nelson. Ms. Nelson is one of the accusers. There is currently a dispute surrounding the credibility of her high school yearbook that contains Moore's signature.

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== Sources ==
{{wikipedia|United States Senate special election in Alabama, 2017}}
* {{source | url=https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2017/senate/al/alabama_senate_special_election_moore_vs_jones-6271.html | title=Alabama Senate Special Election Moore vs. Jones December 12 | author=RCP POLL AVERAGE | pub=RealClearPolitics | date=December, 9 2017}}
* {{source | url=http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/09/politics/roy-moore-accuser-yearbook-notation/index.html | title=Roy Moore accuser acknowledges she added note to her yearbook | author=Miranda Green | pub=CNN | date=December 9, 2017}}
* {{source | url=http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/18/roy-moore-slams-gloria-allred-challenges-her-to-release-fake-yearbook.html | title=Roy Moore slams Gloria Allred, challenges her to release 'fake yearbook' | author=Fox News | pub=Fox Entertainment Group | date=November 18, 2017}}



Tensions in Gaza Strip and West Bank are growing after Trump's announcement

2017-12-08T17:21:09Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|mos|re-review}}{{Politics and conflicts}} {{date|December 10, 2017}} Violent clashes between Israelis and [[Palestine|Palestinians]] have been rapidly growing, especially in the [[Gaza Strip]] and [[West Bank]], since last Wednesday, when the [[United States]] president [[Donald Trump]] recognized {{w|Jerusalem}} as {{w|Israel}}'s capital. Palestinian protestors were on Thursday throwing rocks and setting tires on fire and rolling them toward Israeli troops, who responded by firing tear gas and both rubber and non-rubber bullets, injuring over 30 Palestinians. On Friday, at least two deaths attributable to the current violence were reported. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported about a Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border. Another person died from his wounds in a Gaza hospital. According to reports, at least two rockets have been fired out of Gaza. Because of the insurgent violence, Israel has increased its security measures in anticipation of further clashes. The number of deployed Israeli security forces has been increased. Protests are taking place elsewhere in the [[Middle East]] and Asia as well, for example in [[Lebanon|Lebanese]] capital [[Beirut]], [[Iran|Iranian]] capital [[Tehran]], and [[Jordan]]'s capital {{w|Amman}}; and in other parts of the world, such as [[Mogadishu]], [[Somalia]] and [[Turkey|Turkish]] capital [[Istanbul]]. On Sunday morning, thousands of people gathered near the US Embassy in Beirut. The Lebanon Army forces used tear gas and water cannons against the demonstrators, resulting in several injured. "Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious: that [[Jerusalem]] is [[Israel]]'s capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do", were Trump's words on Wednesday in the {{w|Diplomatic Reception Room (White House)|Diplomatic Reception Room}} in the [[White House|US White House]]. Moreover, Trump announced plans to move the US embassy in Israel from [[Tel Aviv]] to [[Jerusalem]], which would make the US the only foreign country to do so. Trump's announcements marks a radical departure from the US foreign policy of the past 70 years. Until now, the US has always refused to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital as long as the {{w|Arab–Israeli conflict}} has not been solved. Trump's decision has been internationally condemned almost unanimously. Palestinian President [[Mahmoud Abbas]] says it will prompt extremist organizations to wage holy wars. According to chief Palestinian negotiator {{w|Saeb Erakat}}, Trump's decision has "disqualified the US to play any role in any peace process". [[Hamas]] leader [[Ismail Haniyeh]] speaks of a "declaration of war by the US" and calls for a new {{w|intifada}}, which would be the third since the 1980s. One religious leader from the Sunni Al Azhar Mosque in Cairo called the decision illegal. The recognition is also said to be in breach of international law and UN resolutions. Reactions from Jewish Americans have been mixed. The {{w|UN security council}} met on Friday to discuss Trump's move. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/08/world/middleeast/israel-jerusalem-trump.html |title = Jerusalem Largely Calm as Region Protests Trump Move |author = Isabel Kershner |pub = New York Times |date = December 8, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-israel-dead/palestinian-killed-in-gaza-clashes-over-trumps-jerusalem-move-idUSKBN1E21UP?il=0 |title = Palestinian killed in Gaza clashes over Trump's Jerusalem move |author = |pub = Reuters |date = December 8, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trum[...]



Suspicion of nuclear weapon test in Kerman, Iran

2017-12-08T14:20:28Z

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The event of earthquakes concentrated around Kerman, Iran, since September 20, 2017, seems to indicate an undisclosed underground testing range where nuclear warheads are being tested.
The use of several detonations of varying powers is a simple way to hide nuclear tests as earthquakes, so that the tremor looks like a cycle and not a singular detonation (hence you detonate first a small charge, then your main warhead and maybe another smaller one later, for a simple model).
The presence of significant thorium underground reserves may explain the persistence of smaller tremors in the area, as the Th232 may have been slightly transmuted to U233, which may also be used by Iran as an alternative for Pu239.
Before September 20 the most significant tremors in the area were spread around a large area, indicating the usual seismic activity. Since then all tremors have happened in a very small circle which is located in hills north of Kerman. Fission products were first detected "near Kazakhstan" between Sept 25 - Oct 1s according to Rosguidromet, Russian state meteorological agency. This looks like an excellent confirmation that they originated nearby. A leak from the ground is possible.

== Sources ==

*{{source
|url = https://florentpirotblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/08/east-iran-nuclear-test-n2/
|title = Kerman, Eastern Iran, test ground for nuclear weapons ? Recent quakes hugely concentrated, starting Sept 20, explanation of Ru106 & other fission product leaks
|author = Florent Pirot
|pub =
|date =
}}
*{{source
|url = https://allegedlyapparent.wordpress.com/2017/11/15/oct-2017-ru-103-detections-highest-since-2011-record-high-mdcs-switzerland-radiation-monitoring-stations-czech-republic-i-131-cs-134-measurements-during-ru-106-cloud-compared-to-2011/
title = Oct. 2017 Ru-103 Detections Highest since 2011 + Record High MDCs @ Switzerland Radiation Monitoring stations; + Czech Republic I-131 & Cs-134 Measurements During “Ru-106 Cloud” compared to 2011.
}}



US Supreme Court approves newest version of Trump's travel ban

2017-12-05T17:44:09Z

De Wikischim: {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{United States}} {{date|December 7, 2017}} This week, [[United States]] president [[Donald Trump]]'s travel ban targeting people from certain countries has for the first time been given the opportunity to be fully put into effect. Seven of the [[United States Supreme Court]]'s nine justices have now agreed to the administration's request to lift two injunctions that had been imposed by lower courts. On Monday, the Supreme Court gave its approval to the newest version of the travel ban. This version replaces the one that expired in September after various judicial challenges. The current travel ban is still pending ultimate approval later this week by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in [[San Francisco]], [[California]] and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in [[Richmond, Virginia|Richmond]], [[Virginia]]. Those two courts will hold hearings and weigh all the arguments. The Supreme Court has decided that the travel ban itself can be fully enforced while final approval is pending. According to Trump, who during his presidential campaign promised "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States", the travel ban is a necessary measure to prevent [[Islam|Islamic]] terrorists from entering the US. The now-approved travel ban will apply in particular to six Muslim-majority countries: [[Chad]], [[Iran]], [[Libya]], [[Somalia]], [[Syria]] and [[Yemen]]. In addition, the ban will affect some people from [[North Korea]] and certain government officials from [[Venezuela]]. These provisions had already been allowed earlier by lower courts. On October 24, a separate directive was added to this version of the ban, which enhances the security screening for refugees from another 11 countries, mainly in [[Africa]] and the [[Middle East]]. Earlier incarnations of the travel ban had been partly blocked by federal judges. Like its predecessors, this latest version of the ban is strongly criticised and has already been disputed in various lawsuits, in particular by the state of [[Hawaii]] and the [[American Civil Liberties Union]]. The challengers say the part of the travel ban targeting Muslim-majority countries discriminates against Muslims and so violates the {{w|US Constitution}} and immigration laws. On the other hand, they do not dispute the restrictions placed on Venezuela and North Korea. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/04/politics/supreme-court-travel-ban/index.html |title = Supreme Court lets full Trump travel ban take effect |author = Ariane de Vogue |pub = CNN |date = December 5, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-immigration/supreme-court-lets-trumps-latest-travel-ban-go-into-full-effect-idUSKBN1DY2NY |title = Supreme Court lets Trump's latest travel ban go into full effect |author = Lawrence Hurely |pub = Reuters |date = December 4, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/04/us-supreme-court-allows-donald-trumps-travel-ban-go-full-effect/ |title = US Supreme Court allows Donald Trump's travel ban to go into full effec |author = Nick Allen |pub = The Telegraph |date = December 5, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://huffington-global.com/u-s-supreme-court-lets-trumps-latest-travel-ban-go-into-full-effect/ |title = U.S. SUPREME COURT LETS TRUMP'S LATEST TRAVEL BAN GO INTO FULL EFFECT |author = |pub = The Huffington Post |date = December 4, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-court/u-s-appeals-courts-to-consider-legality-of-trumps-latest-travel-ban-idUSKBN1DY16A |title = U.S. appeals courts to consider legality of Trump's latest travel ban |author = Mica Rosenberg |pub = Reuters |date = December 4, 2017 }} == Re[...]



Former president of Yemen has been killed

2017-12-04T21:12:00Z

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[[File:President Ali Abdullah Saleh.jpg|left|thumb|File photo of Ali Abdullah Saleh, 2004. {{image|[[Russia]]n {{w|Presidential Press and Information Office}}}}]]
On Monday, former {{w|Yemen|Yemeni}} President {{w|Ali Abdullah Saleh}} was killed in a shooting attack by {{w|Houthi}} rebels near the capital city {{w|Sana'a}}, Houthi-controlled Interior Ministry in Sana'a confirmed. A statement issued by the interior ministry read, "The militias of treason are finished and their leader has been killed".

Recently, a battle broke out in Sana'a between supporters of Saleh and Houthi rebels. For a long time, these two parties fought side by side against the international {{w|Saudi Arabia|Saudi}}-led coalition in the {{w|Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)|civil war}} ongoing since early 2015. Saleh's home in Sana'a had been under siege for about 48 hours before Saleh's death. The home in Sana'a was bombed. Salah was reportedly leaving for his hometown {{w|Sanhan, Yemen|Sanhan}}. According to Houthi officials, he was followed by Houthi fighters in 20 armoured vehicles who surrounded and then killed him together with some of his senior aids at a checkpoint south of the capital.

75-year-old Saleh announced two days before his death he was no longer aligned with the Houthis. He declared himself willing to "turn the page" with regards to the relationships with the Saudi-led international coalition, if they would stop the attacks on Yemen. Moreover, he said "The country had to be saved from the madness of the Houthi group". This statement came on the fourth day of the ongoing battle in Sana'a between Saleh's own supporters and insurgent Houthi fighters.

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== Sources ==
*{{source
|url = http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/04/middleeast/yemen-former-president-ali-abdullah-saleh-killed-intl/index.html
|title = Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in Sanaa
|author = Hakim Almasmari, Ruth Hetherington, Tamara Qiblawi and Hillary McGann
|pub = CNN
|date = December 5, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/04/former-yemen-president-saleh-killed-in-fresh-fighting
|title = Yemen Houthi rebels kill former president Ali Abdullah Saleh
|author = Patrick Wintour
|pub = The Guardian
|date = December 4, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/12/04/Mixed-reports-emerge-on-fate-of-former-Yemeni-President-Ali-Abudallah-Saleh.html
|title = Yemen’s ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed by Houthi militias
|author =
|pub = Al Arabia
|date = December 4, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/yemens-saleh-says-ready-for-new-page-with-saudi-led-coalition-idUSKBN1DW08P
|title = Yemen's Saleh says ready for 'new page' with Saudi-led coalition
|author =
|pub = Reuters
|date = December 2, 2017
}}

[[Category:Yemen]]
[[Category:Civil war]]
[[Category:Sana'a]]
[[Category:Middle East]]
[[Category:Politics and conflicts]]
[[Category:Ali Abdullah Saleh]]

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Wiki Science Competition 2017 has started in the whole world

2017-12-04T05:31:20Z

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{{date|December 4, 2017}}
[[File:Monitoreo de Aves a Largo Plazo.jpg|left|thumb|Camila Bravo monitors the biodiversity of {{w|Isla Grande de Chiloé}} in Chile, registering a Striped Woodpecker (''{{w|Veniliornis lignarius}}'') CC BY 4.0 Pgarridosz Wikimedia Commons]]

The international photographic contest Wiki Science Competition has entered its fifth week. it started on November, the 1st in many countries and will close its upload phase by December, 15th in Europe, Asia and America. In Africa, the upload phase has started later on December, the 1st.

The international challenge was made possible by the support of Wikimedia volunteers around the world with the main sponsorship of the {{w|University of Tartu}} and the Estonian Research Council. Among the main local sponsors of the national competition there are {{w|Scuola Normale Superiore}} in Italy and {{w|Wikimedia Österreich}} in Austria.

The final winners will be selected by national and international juries.

The previous edition in 2015 was limited to Europe and received almost 10000 submissions at the end of one month.

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== Sources ==
*{{source
|url = https://futurezone.at/netzpolitik/wikipedia-fotowettbewerb-fuer-die-wissenschaft/295.474.554
|title = Fotowettbewerb für die Wissenschaft
|author =
|pub = :de:Futurezone|futurezone.at
|date = November 17, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = http://www.media.inaf.it/2017/11/14/wiki-science-competition/
|title = Scatta anche tu una foto per Wikipedia
|author = Marco Malaspina
|pub = INAF
|date = November 14, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = http://iltirreno.gelocal.it/pisa/cronaca/2017/11/21/news/la-normale-e-wikipedia-alleate-in-nome-della-scienza-1.16147304?ref=search
|title = La Normale e Wikipedia alleate in nome della scienza
|author =
|pub = Il Tirreno
|date = November 9, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url =https://www.srf.ch/kultur/netzwelt/wikimedia-fotowettbewerb-so-wunderschoen-kann-wissenschaft-sein
|title = So wunderschön kann Wissenschaft sein
|author = Danja Nüesch
|pub = Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
|date = November 6, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = http://vikerraadio.err.ee/v/labor/saated/54635310-dfff-4b0b-8153-7a22be9d1bfb/labor-paikesesusteemi-saabus-kauge-valiskulaline
|title = Labor. Päikesesüsteemi saabus kauge väliskülaline
|author =
|pub = Vikerraadio
|date = November 5, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/whats-on/279376/laois-snappers-invited-to-enter-photo-comp-for-women-in-stem.html
|title = Laois snappers invited to enter photo comp for women in STEM
|author =
|pub = Leinster Express
|date = November 1, 2017
}}

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[[Category:Education]]
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Wikinews attends ComicCon in Bangalore, India

2017-12-03T16:24:51Z

Pi zero: c/e {{DISPLAYTITLE:Wikinews attends ComicCon in Bangalore, India}} {{date|December 8, 2017}} [[File:2017 Bangalore ComicCon (media) IMG 1115.JPG|left|thumb|Cosplayers dressed up like Marvel comic's Loki and Spider-Man; depicting Loki's wish to rule the Earth. {{image|[[User:Acagastya|Acagastya]]|file=2017 Bangalore ComicCon (media) IMG 1115.JPG}}]] ''Wikinews'' attended the {{W|Bangalore}} {{W|Comic Con}} {{W|comic-book}} convention on Saturday. Beginning on Saturday morning, it continued through to Sunday. Organised by {{W|Comic Con India}}, who organised Comic Con in {{W|Hyderabad, India|Hyderabad}} in October and {{W|Mumbai}} in November, this event was held at Karnataka Trade Promotion Organisation (KTPO)'s convention hall. ''Wikinews'' spoke to convention guests Sailesh Gopalan and {{w|John Layman}}. {{W|Freelancer}} comic book artist and {{W|illustrator}} {{W|Scott Hampton}}, known for sketching {{W|Batman}}, {{w|Black Widow (Natasha Romanova)|Black Widow}}, {{w|Sandman (Vertigo)|Sandman}}, {{w|Hellraiser}} and {{W|Star Trek}}, was among the featured guests at the convention. Along with him, professional cosplayer Tabitha Lyons, who dressed up like DC Comics's {{w|Wonder Woman}} on Saturday; freelancer comic book writer John Layman, writer of ''{{w|Chew (comics)|Chew}}'', published by {{w|Image Comics}}; creator of ''{{W|Zen Pencils}}'' Gavin Aung Than; and creator of ''Brown Paperbag'' comics Sailesh Gopalan also attended the event as special guests. The event started at 11 AM {{w|Indian Standard Time|IST}} (0530 {{w|UTC}}). Crossing between the genres of science fiction, horror, anime, fantasy and comics, the event sprawled throughout all corners of the facility. {{W|Marvel Comics|Marvel}} Zone, {{W|Amazon Video}} zone, AXN Live RED Special Session, ''{{W|Star Wars}}' Last Jedi'' zone and {{W|OnePlus}} smartphone zone attracted large number of audience. OnePlus, who were one of the sponsors of the event, had an exclusive launch of their new smartphone OnePlus 5T Star Wars, limited edition at about 5:30 PM. Marvel, ''Star Wars'' and AXN Live RED zones had quizzes about the {{W|Marvel Cinematic Universe}}, ''Star Wars'', and the ''Sherlock Holmes'' TV series. Most of the Marvel questions were about the upcoming live action movie ''{{W|Black Panther (film)|Black Panther}}''. Holy Cow entertainment launched latest issues of their comics ''Age of Immortals'' and ''Caster''. The Comic Con panel included sessions with Sailesh Gopalan about webcomics, ''Zen pencils'' creator Gavin Aung Than, as well as Scott Hampton. Focusing on Indian mythology, [[India|Indian]] comic book publisher {{W|Amar Chitra Katha}} conducted a quiz, and asked questions like, "Who was the mother of Nakul and Sahdev?" from the ''{{W|Mahabharat}}''. After the quiz, people dressed as {{W|Stormtrooper (Star Wars)|Stormtroopers}}, soldiers from Star Wars, took the stage, for the launch of the limited edition of OnePlus 5T Star Wars. [[File:2017 Bangalore ComicCon (media) IMG 0124.JPG|right|thumb|Stormtroopers taking the stage during OnePlus 5T Star Wars limited edition launch. {{image|[[User:Acagastya|Acagastya]]|file=2017 Bangalore ComicCon (media) IMG 0124.JPG}}]] Before the cosplay contest, there was a performance by {{W|East India Comedy}}'s stand-up comedian Sahil Shah. Despite some of the audience being juveniles, Shah cracked some adult jokes, and used cuss words. After a joke about professor Utonium from ''{{W|The Powepuff Girls}}'' "making girls in his basement with a secret recipe", he asked the audience rhetorically if Indian chef {{W|Sanjeev Kapoor}} shared the recipe on his show. He said he had presented the same joke in [[Delhi]], but people did not get it, hinting about the sex ratio

"I ask forgiveness," said {{w|Pope Francis}} during his recently ended visit to {{w|Bangladesh}}.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/world/asia/pope-francis-rohingya.html

After a short visit to {{w|Myanmar}} (November 27-30, 2017), the pontiff arrived in Bangladesh on November 30, 2017. Besides visiting places of importance in the country, he attended a Holy Mass and priestly ordination in capital Dhaka's Suhrawardy Udyan Park. Although he didn't use the word "{{w|Rohingya}}" in Myanmar and, for first two days, in Bangladesh, he eventually used the word "Rohingya" in


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Toronto Real Estate Board ordered to allow realtors to provide home sale information to the public

2017-12-02T21:05:05Z

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The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled against the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB ) on Friday, saying that the board must allow members to provide online sales data to the public. The TREB has vowed to appeal the decision.

The decision was the result of an appeal filed by TREB fighting a decision of the Competition Tribunal. TREB represent 45,000 realtors selling real estate in the Toronto area. Previously the realtors were not permitted to disclose data to the public regarding completed sales of homes, pending sales and realtor commissions.

If upheld by the Supreme Court, the decision would provide a precedent to all real estate boards in Canada to allow their agent to disclose sales information to clients.

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Micheal Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI, agrees to cooperate with Mueller investigation

2017-12-02T17:30:15Z

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[[File:Michael Flynn (30020745053).jpg|thumb|Flynn at a campaign rally for Donald Trump, October 2016]]
On Friday, retired {{w|United States}} {{w|Lieutenant general (United States)|Lieutenant General}}, and former {{w|National Security Advisor (United States)|National Security Advisor}} to US President {{w|Donald Trump}}, {{w|Michael Flynn|Michael T. Flynn}} pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to the {{w|Federal Bureau of Investigation}} (FBI), and agreed to cooperate with the {{w|2017 special counsel investigation|special counsel investigation}} led by {{w|Robert Mueller|Robert S. Mueller III}}.

The false statements made by Flynn regarded the nature of his December 2016 contact with then-{{w|Russia|Russian}} Ambassador to the United States {{w|Sergey Kislyak}}. Flynne first denied having asked Kislyak to arrange a mild Russian reaction to the sanctions which had been imposed on 28 December 2016 by {{w|Barack Obama}}. It also turns out that Flynne did ask Kislyak to delay or vote against a {{w|United Nations resolution|UN resolution}} about Israel, though he had denied this earlier as well.

Flynn is the fourth Trump associate to either be indicted or plead guilty, following {{w|Paul Manafort}} and {{w|Rick Gates (political consultant)|Rick Gates}}, who were both indicted on multiple counts, and {{w|George Papadopoulos}}, who pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents as well.

On Saturday, Trump denied any collusion with the Russian government.

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Five Native American tribes sue Trump Administration over national monument status

2017-12-01T00:16:26Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{United States}} {{date|December 8, 2017}} Yesterday, the {{w|Utah Dine Bikeyah}}, a {{w|Navajo|Navajo}} nonprofit, posted the fourth and latest of several lawsuits against the [[Donald Trump|Trump Administration]] over plans announced Monday that would split the {{w|Bears Ears National Monument}} into several smaller parcels and greatly reduce its overall size. The Conservation Lands Foundation, Archaeology Southwest, Friends of Cedar Mesa, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Access Fund, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are all co-plaintiffs in the suit. "President Trump has literally dismembered our sacred Bars Ears monument that five Tribes have worked tirelessly for many years to protect in order to preserve our culture and way of life," reads a statement by Mary Benally of Utah Dine Bikeyah. On Monday, shortly after the announcement, representatives of the five {{w|Native American}} tribes of the Bears Ears Inter-tribal Coalition, the {{w|Hopi}}, {{w|Pueblo of Zuni}}, {{w|Navajo Nation}}, {{w|Ute Mountain Ute Tribe}}, and {{w|Ute Indian Tribe}} announced plans to sue the administration of sitting [[United States]] President [[Donald Trump]] over the shrinking of protections on a [[Utah]] monument area that is home to Native American ruins and artifacts. Ten environmental groups, including the {{w|Sierra Club}}, {{w|Center for Biological Diversity}}, {{w|National Resources Defense Council}}, and {{w|Wilderness Society}} are also filing lawsuits regarding another monument area, also in Utah. President Trump publicly announced his plans to redesignate both sites on Monday. [[File:Escalante Medicine Man.JPG|upright=0.7|left|thumb|The Escalante Medicine Man, a {{w|petroglyph}} located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument area. {{image|Thomashertel}}]] In a visit to Utah on Monday, President Trump announced plans to break up the {{w|Bears Ears National Monument}} into three smaller areas similarly reduce the {{w|Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument}}. The coalition claims that the {{w|Antiquities Act of 1906}} forbids the president from doing this. "The President was plainly aware that he lacked the authority to revoke a monument and is thus transparently attempting to evade that strict limitation by purporting to reduce it but, as described herein, the President's action must be viewed as a revocation, particularly with respect to all objects not included in the two 'new' monuments," the official filing argues. In his announcement, President Trump said, "The families and communities of Utah know and love this land the best, and you know the best how to take care of your land. You know how to protect it. And you know best how to conserve this land for many, many generations to come," and called the original designation government overreach. According to documents acquired by ''[[The Washington Post]]'', a uranium consortium called Energy Fuels Resources had engaged a professional lobbying firm to convince the Trump Administration to reduce the size of the monument so that it could access the uranium deposits inside. Uranium is the raw material used as fuel in nuclear power plants, and the only uranium mill in the United States is just outside Bears Ears. Secretary of the Interior Zinke says this wa[...]



North Korea launches intercontinental ballistic missile, claims its range includes all of the continental US

2017-11-30T21:14:43Z

Acagastya: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{date|November 30, 2017}} On Wednesday, {{w|North Korea}} announced that it had successfully tested an {{w|intercontinental ballistic missile}} with sufficient range to target anywhere within the {{w|continental United States}}. Experts calculated that the missile, the Hwasong-15, could indeed reach the US capital, {{w|Washington, D.C.}} Launched shortly before 3 AM on Wednesday from {{w|South Pyongan Province}}, the missile reached an altitude of 2,800 miles (4,475 km)—ten times the altitude of the {{w|International Space Station}}—and flew for 54 minutes, higher and longer than any previous North Korean missile. It fell into the ocean approximately 620 miles (950 km) from the point of launch, approximately 130 miles (210 km) offshore of {{w|Japan}}'s {{w|Aomori Prefecture}}. News presenter {{w|Ri Chun-hee}} of the North Korean {{w|Korean Central News Agency|KCNA}} stated: "With this system, we can load the heaviest warhead and strike anywhere in the mainland United States." According to a KCNA report, North Korean leader {{w|Kim Jong-un}} said that the country has now "finally realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force". North Korea's previous missile test was two months ago, on September 15, an intermediate-range missile whose trajectory passed over the Japanese island of {{w|Hokkaido}}. On July 28 it tested a previous ICBM, the Hwasong-14. Ri described the Hwasong-15 as "far more technologically advanced". ''Hwasong'' is {{w|Korean language|Korean}} for "Mars". The missile appears to have been fired on a "lofted trajectory", maximizing height rather than range; according to David Wright, a director of the {{w|Union of Concerned Scientists}} global security program, on a standard trajectory its range would be over 8,100 miles (13,000 km), more than sufficient to target Washington. The Hwasong-14 would have had a range of 6,500 miles on a standard trajectory. The Hwasong-15 appears to be fired from a platform, rather than a mobile launcher, presumably because it is considerably larger than the Hwasong-14; according to Michael Duitsman of the {{w|Centre for Nonproliferation Studies}}, very few countries are capable of building such large missiles. Wright told {{w|Reuters}} that it appeared to be able to carry twice as much {{w|propellant}} as the Hwasong-14; this and the increased size and blunter shape of its {{w|nose cone}} make the North Korean claim that the Hwasong-5 could carry "super-large heavy" nuclear {{w|warhead}}s plausible. US Secretary of Defense {{w|James Mattis}} said that North Korea intended to develop weapons "that can threaten everywhere in the world". US President {{w|Donald Trump}} said of the situation, "We will take care of it". In addition to the US, the launch was condemned by the Secretary General of the United Nations, the governments of {{w|South Korea}} and Japan, both of which held emergency meetings of their national security councils, and European leaders. China, a crucial ally of North Korea, also expressed "grave concern and opposition", in the words of Geng Shuan, a Foreign Ministry spokesman. A North Korean official told {{w|CNN}}: "Before we can engage in diplomacy with the Trump administration, we want to send a clear message that the DPRK has a reliable defensive and offensive capability to counter any aggression from the United States", and that demonstrating this would invo[...]



LGBT symbols used on pride flags – make your choice from the popular designs

2017-11-29T12:13:51Z

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There are a variety of LGBT symbols used on pride flags – also called the rainbow flags or gay pride flags. As the name suggests, these flags represent the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and are used in a variety of events and marches. The diversity in the LGBT community across the world is well represented using these rainbow flags. Though rainbow flags are just one of the types of pride flags, there are others also that have various symbols and shapes. The pink triangle and rainbow flag are the two most used symbols.

'''LGBT pride flags and their colors'''

If you’re organizing a LGBT event, these flags can add an extra special touch to it. Use these as streamers or put them in the center of beautiful cupcakes – they promise to unite everyone together for the cause. These flags look beautiful with their 7 colors namely – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Indigo, Blue and Violet. You can get these flags printed in the dimensions you require, for all types of LGBT events and marches. While people will carry them with pride, they will also connect themselves to the cause you’re organizing the event for.

'''Tips for buying LGBT Pride flags'''

You can choose from a variety of material when buying LGBT pride flags – available material include wrap knitted polyester, economy polyester and a variety of heavy duty nylon. The choice of material will depend on your usage. If you’re organizing an outdoor event, choose a material that is dust and water resistant and quick drying. For indoor events, you can also choose flags printed on paper and fabric as there are less chances of wear and tear.

Not just flags, you can also buy a variety of designs of streamers to decorate the event area. Available in a variety of sizes, these can be printed on paper as well as fabric depending on your choice and budget considerations. Whenever you’re buying pride flags, keep in mind the quality and price being offered and always make a comparison before you buy. You can easily compare the prices and material being offered online and choose a manufacturer that offers the best quality at a competitive price.

Learn more on LGBT Pride flags and USA car flags(https://storify.com/shoppingflags/tips-for-buying-the-best-quality-usa-car-flags)



Two men who caused great panic on Oxford Circus released

2017-11-29T12:03:57Z

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Two men aged 21 and 40, who in the afternoon of 24 November had an altercation on a very busy Central Line platform of the London Underground station {{w|Oxford Circus tube station|Oxford Circus}}, have been released without any charge by the police after being questioned. They had turned themselves in to police on Saturday.

Initially after the altercation between the two men, there were false reports − further fueled by posts on social media − about gunfire, causing short-lasting but great panic in the station. Because of {{w|Black Friday (shopping)|Black Friday}}, the underground station was fully packed. In the resulting chaos and stampede, a number of people were injured, nine of whom had to be hospitalized. Both Oxford Circus and {{w|Bond Street tube station|Bond Street stations}} were evacuated and locked down for some time. They were reopened after armed officers had not found any indications of gunfire nor casualties, except for the people who got injured in the chaos.

After several major terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom in the past year, London remains very alert on possible new signs of terrorism.


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AT&T makes new proposal to Time Warner deal

2017-11-29T02:19:18Z

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On Tuesday, US-based telocom comapny AT&T continued its ongoing battle with the US Department of Justice. AT&T and Time Warner had been making a deal to merge the two corporations. Time Warner is currently the world's third largest entertainment company in terms of revenue based in New York City USA.

The US DOJ has been trying to prevent the merger stating that the merger would violate US anti-trust laws, specifically "Would have the incentive and ability to charge more for Time Warner's popular networks.”

Executives from AT&T and Time Warner contend that a merger would make them more competitive in the market place, preventing the merger gives an unfair advantage to giants like Google and Facebook with their own streaming services.

There are other factors a play for AT&T and Time Warner are the streaming services of Netflix and Amazon. Competition in this arena would be levelized with the merger.

Gene Kimmelman, CEO of Public Knowledge and a former DOJ antitrust official said, "In the end, this is about law enforcement.” "Regardless of speculation about political environment surrounding the transaction, the only thing the court will care about is whether the merger is a violation of the Clayton Act."

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|date = November 21 2017
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|title = AT&T & DOJ Fire Off Dueling Trial Dates In Merger War – Update
|author = Dade Hayes and Dominic Patten
|pub = Deadline.com
|date = November 28 2017
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YouTube removes over 150,000 videos with repulsive content

2017-11-28T22:32:01Z

De Wikischim: {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{date|November 28, 2017}} {{YouTube}} In a statement to {{w|Vice News}}, {{w|YouTube}} says it has removed over 150,000 videos involving child abuse from its own platform. Moreover, 270 accounts have been terminated. On 625,000 videos, the comment function has been turned off. From another 2 million videos and 50,000 channels, the ads have been removed. The deleted videos, which had been ostensibly created by adults, and were aimed mainly at a young audience, showed children being exploited in abusive and very distressing situations, such as forced feeding and pulling out clothes. One channel featured a video in which a child was seen being shoved into a washing machine. The videos got millions of views and attracted pedophilic comments. The scandal became publicly known last week, when some thousands of videos, mainly from Eastern Europe, were discovered and made public by BuzzFeed News. As a result of the scandal, YouTube has become subject to widespread and heavy criticism. Some renowned companies have paused their advertisements on the site, such as {{w|Adidas}}, {{w|Mars Incorporated|Mars}} and {{w|Hewlett-Packard}}. "Finally, over the past week we removed ads from nearly 2 million videos and over 50,000 channels masquerading as family-friendly content. Content that endangers children is abhorrent and unacceptable to us", the company says. In a blog post, YouTube acknowledged last week the increasing presence on its site of this sort of seemingly family-friendly content, and promised to toughen its approach aimed at the protection of kids and families. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = https://www.buzzfeed.com/blakemontgomery/youtube-has-deleted-hundreds-of-thousands-of-disturbing?utm_term=.laNppOage#.ihEPPNGzq |title = YouTube Has Deleted Hundreds Of Thousands Of Disturbing Kids' Videos |author = Blake Montgomery |pub = BuzzFeed |date = 28 November 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://news.vice.com/story/youtube-kills-ads-on-50000-channels-as-advertisers-flee-over-disturbing-child-content |title = YouTube kills ads on 50,000 channels as advertisers flee over disturbing child content |author = Noah Kulwin |pub = Vice News |date = 27 November 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://mashable.com/2017/11/28/youtube-deletes-kids-videos-predatory/#gqI239ydliqI |title = YouTube deleted 150,000 kids videos that were targeted by child predators |author = Emma Hinchliffe |pub = Mashable |date = 28 November 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/youtube-is-addressing-its-massive-child-exploitation-problem?utm_term=.rr399NRr3#.mgPzzqGNk |title = YouTube Is Addressing Its Massive Child Exploitation Problem |author = Charlie Warzel |pub = BuzzFeed |date = 22 November 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://youtube.googleblog.com/2017/11/5-ways-were-toughening-our-approach-to.html |title = 5 ways we’re toughening our approach to protect families on YouTube and YouTube Kids |author = |pub = YouTube |date = 22 November 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-why-youtube-deleted-disturbing-child-exploitation-videos-20171128-htmlstory.html |title = Why YouTube just deleted 150,000 disturbing videos involving children |author = Luis Gomez |pub = The San Diego Union Tribune |date = 28 November 2017 }} [[Category:YouTube]] [[Category:Child pornography]][...]



Barsamian discussed “Global Discontents” in Kansas City

2017-11-28T20:42:09Z

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Noted author and radio producer [[w:David Barsamian|David Barsamian]] spoke in Kansas City December 1 about his new book with [[w:Noam Chomsky|Noam Chomsky]] on “[https://www.amazon.com/Global-Discontents-Conversations-Democracy-American/dp/1250146186 Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy]”.

His major themes were ... blah, blah, and blah-blah-blah.



Barsamian is the founder and director of ''Alternative Radio,'' a weekly syndicated public affairs program established in 1986 and now carried by almost 300 radio stations worldwide.
Barsamian has published some 26 books, 12 of which involved interviews with [[w:Noam Chomsky|Noam Chomsky]].

Barsamian, a noted Armenian American, fittingly spoke at the St. Garabed Armenian Church, 4400 Wyoming St., Kansas City, MO, USA.

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Protests in India against the release of the film Padmavati

2017-11-28T17:10:13Z

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Protests in [[India]] over the release of the film {{w|Padmavati (film)|Padmavati}} have been growing increasingly violent. The violence, which began in January 2017 after allegations of distortion of history by a fringe political organisation {{w|Karni Sena}}, intensified as the film approached its release date: 1 December 2017.

Padmavati is based on the epic ''{{w|Padmavat}}'' by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, stated by the author himself to be a work of fiction. It also takes inspiration from a previously released Tamil film, ''Chittoor Rani Padmini''.

Chief Ministers of 4 states have expressed opinions against the release of the film. The lead actors of the film were threatened by the Karni Sena. Deepika Padukone, who plays Padmavati in the film, was threatened to have her head chopped off. Raṇveer Singh, who plays Allaudin Khalji, was threatened to have his legs beaten up. The director of the film Sanjay Leela Bhansali was openly attacked.

The film has received support from veteran actors of the Indian film industry. The Karni Sena alleges that the film distorts history, despite the repeated denial of the director. Rani Padmini, the titular character of the Padmavat, is largely considered to be a fictional character.

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Football: Italian club AC Milan sacks Vincenzo Montella as manager

2017-11-28T09:17:46Z

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On Monday, [[Italy|Italian]] [[soccer|football]] club [[AC Milan]] sacked manager {{w|Vincenzo Montella}}. {{w|Gennaro Gatusso}}, manager of AC Milan's youth team, was named as Manetella's successor.

Monetella's team started this season with winning ten out of twelve fixtures in all competitions. However, in fourteen Italian [[Serie A]] league matches played so far, Monetella's men won just six matches, losing six and drawing two matches. Having spent {{w|£}}205 million in the summer transfer window, AC Milan has won just 20 points in Serie A. They are seventh in the league table, and eighteen points behind the league leaders {{w|SSC Napoli}}.

The Milanese club named Gatusso as their new manager. Gatusso played for Milan from 1999 till 2013. As a player, Gatusso has won two Serie A titles and two [[UEFA Champions League]] titles with AC Milan. Since 2013, AC Milan has not finished in the top three spots in the league table.

Milan has qualified for this year's {{w|UEFA Europa League}}'s knockouut phase. Montella's last match for the ''Rossoneri'' ended in a 0–0 draw against {{w|Torino FC}} at home. Milan has not scored in the last four league matches at home.

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Donkeys spend 4 days in UP prison for eating expensive plants at Jalaun jail

2017-11-28T07:06:11Z

103.6.156.45: Falgt


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On Monday, at {{w|Orai}} district jail in {{w|Uttar Pradesh}}, {{w|India}}, a heard of donkeys were released after being held in jail for four days. Officials said animals were detained for eating expensive plants, ruining garden and injuring kinds of a colony.

According to varying reports, loss incurred by donkeys grazing upon the expensive plants was around two to five lakh {{w|Indian National Rupee|rupees}} [₹ 0.2 million to 0.5 million]. Constable RK Mishra said, "these donkeys had destroyed some very expensive plants which our senior officer had arranged for planting inside jail".

Jail's suprindent Sitaram Sharma said the animals had also harmed the children. "The animals not only ate plants, they ruined the entire garden and injured the children of the colony", Sharma said. He added, "we called the owners several times, and each time, they said the animals didn’t belong to them. So we detained the animals". The herd was detained on Friday. The authorities reported they fed the animals twice each day.

Owner of the donkeys, Kamlesh had requested local politician Shakti Gahoi of {{w|Bhartiya Janta Party}} to help him get his animals, who submitted the bail for the animals. Uttar Pradesh sate police said they had no connection with the detention.
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Singapore: SMRT Corporation dismisses eight employees over record falsification in tunnel flooding incident

2017-11-27T20:03:19Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|copyvio|news|src|re-review}}{{date|November 27, 2017}} [[Singapore|Singapore]] rail operator {{w|SMRT Corporation|SMRT Corporation}} announced in a statement on Monday that it has terminated eight employees and implemented disciplinary measures against five more, after finding them responsible for falsifying the company's anti-flooding system maintenance records. The sanctions come in the wake of an investigation by the company into the flooding of a tunnel on its {{w|North South MRT Line|North South Line}} (NSL) on October 7, which disrupted train service for more than 250,000 passengers. SMRT's investigation was prompted by water in the NSL's {{w|Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)|Mass Rapid Transit}} tunnels between {{w|Bishan MRT station|Bishan}} and {{w|Braddell MRT Station|Braddell}} stations, which led to flooding where the water was reportedly up to 30{{w|centimetre|cm}} (about a {{w|foot (unit)|foot}}) or more. The disruptions affected 13 stations on the NSL and lasted for about 20 hours, during which time SMRT employed bus services to provide commuters with transport along the affected stretches of the line. Following the incident, while the cause of the pump and switch failure was not determined, owing to some of their components being functional in the aftermath, SMRT later determined that since last December, maintenance for the its Bishan portal sump pump system was improperly conducted. Additionally, the company found that in March and June of this year, there was a failure to properly conduct the quarterly maintenance cited in its manual, despite the fact that said maintenance was recorded as having been done and signed off on. Due to the results of its investigation, SMRT stated that it will introduce new measures to prevent a recurrence, including improving its processes for maintenance and supervisory checks, and having checks be verified by an independent third party. SMRT has also stated that it is cooperating with the Land Transport Authority through the formation of a joint readiness inspection team to independently and systematically audit and monitor maintenance and asset replacement. According to ''{{w|The Straits Times|The Straits Times}}'', the employees who were dismissed included "one senior executive, two managers and five technical staff". The technical staff came from a work team who falsified records concerning pump maintenance, while the managers and senior executive were in charge of ensuring that the system was properly maintained. Additionally, following SMRT's investigation, vice-president Ng Tek Poo was demoted, and two senior management executives were subject to disciplinary measured undisclosed by the company. On Ng and the two senior management executives who were found to be culpable but remained with the company, SMRT stated that they were disciplined "according to our internal disciplinary framework for failing to exercise the due care and diligence expected of them in relation to the maintenance of the pumps". Two employees, vice-president Tay Tien Seng and senior manager Ivan Kok resigned before SMRT concluded its investigation. SMRT cited Tay and Kok, stating that they "failed to exercise sufficient supervision during the pe[...]



Israel: failing to comply with transportation law, Tel Aviv court orders taxi ordering application Uber to stop its services

2017-11-27T19:03:24Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{date|November 27, 2017}}{{Israel}} Today, [[Israel|Israeli]] district court of [[Tel Aviv]] ordered [[US]]-based taxi booking application {{W|Uber app|Uber}} to stop its UberDAY and UberNIGHT pilot services from Wednesday. Chief Justice Eitan Orenstein said the drivers registered for those services lacked business license or insurance needed for the passengers, which was against Israeli transportation law. {{xQuote|quote=If they [drivers] won't get insurance, I won't let them drive a metre|author=Eitan Orenstein|who=Chief Justice|size=1.2rem}} The case, which was filed by another taxi ordering application {{W|GetTaxi|Gett Taxi}}, and Tel Aviv union of taxi drivers, for Uber breaching the safety regulation rules. Uber, who has been functioning in Israel since September 2016, released a statement which said, "We are committed to continuing to cooperate with the authorities, to examine how our technology can provide reliable, cost-effective and safe transportation options". Almost six weeks ago, UberDAY and UberNIGHT services, which are currently in test phase, were made available 24×7. Speaking the {{W|The Jerusalem Post|''The Jerusalem Post''}}, Uber Israel CEO Yoni Greifman said, "The transportation regulations were drafted in the 1960s and they haven't been updated, before cell phones and technology [...] We are trying to operate within the correct regulation, but in a regulatory world that doesn't suit the current reality... It is going to be absurd if we are start-up nation and we are at the forefront of automotive technologies but we cant get Uber." Public transit is not available at night hours and on Saturday, which is national holy rest day, which the Israelis call {{Wikt|Shabbat}}. Those services — UberDAY and UberNIGHT — allows anyone with a car, who has registered with Uber to drive a passenger expecting a "reimbursement" for vehicle maintenance and and fuel expense in return. However, these drivers do not have a valid business license to operate or even a proper insurance for passengers. Uber has been following this "non-profit" business model of UberDAY and UberNIGHT in various cities across the world, charging the private drivers 25% of the reimbursement. Per the Israeli transport law, drivers need a proper operating license and insurance to ask passengers for money in return. In May, Transportation Ministry personnel investigated and discovered Uber allowed people without operation license to drive the customers. Chief Justice Eitan Orenstein said, "If they [drivers] won't get insurance, I won't let them drive a metre" in his ruling. However, this ban would not cease Uber's regular taxi booking services as those drivers possess valid operating license and insurance for customers. Uber has been involved in various court cases, allegations of sexism in the company, and incidents of sexual assault by the drivers. Last week, Uber's CEO {{W|Dara Khosrowshahi}} revealed a security breach that took place last year, which involved 57 million people's personal information being compromised. In the statement published on Uber's official website, the CEO said he came to know about this breach "recently". Uber paid [[US$]]100,000 to two people to delet[...]



Health minister Ya'akov Litzman resigns after Jews were made to work on Shabbat; the rest day

2017-11-27T14:13:33Z

Pi zero: open up dashes {{date|November 29, 2017}}{{Israel}} On Sunday, [[Israel]]i health minister {{w|Ya'akov Litzman}} officially resigned, submitting his resignation letter after {{w|Judaism|Jewish}} workers were made to work on {{wikt|Shabbat}} — the Jewish holy rest day, from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday — for installation of a signalling system on {{w|railways|rail}} tracks in the {{w|Negev}} on Saturday. Shortly after Welfare Minister {{w|Haim Katz}} announced on Friday his intentions to deploy Jewish workers on Shabbat for the railway work, Litzman, who belongs to the orthodox {{w|United Torah Judaism party}}, informed Israeli prime minister [[Benjamin Netanyahu]] he would vacate his post on Sunday if Shabbat was sanctioned by the ministers. Addressing the Israeli citizens in a video statement, the health minister said, "I cannot continue to bear ministerial responsibility as a minister of Israel while there is state-sanctioned public {{wikt|desecration}} of Shabbat, in contravention of the sacred values of the Jewish people, the status quo and the coalition agreement". Both welfare minister Haim Katz and transportation minister {{w|Yisrael Katz}} had expressed potential threat to passengers if the railway work was postponed. Haim Katz said he had considered the religious beliefs and public safety before making this call. On Friday, he said, "after thorough examination, I authorised only essential work to ensure the safety of rail traffic, and if it were not carried out it could endanger lives [...] This decision reflects full consideration for the feelings of the religious public, on the one hand, and maintaining the routine of the train passengers on Sunday." The minister also said delaying this work and doing it on a working day would cause inconvenience to many people and create traffic problems. In Litzman's statement, the health minister said, "throughout the generations the Jewish people knew it must safeguard the Sabbath as a supreme value, and even to sacrifice one's life for it. The holy Sabbath is the national day of rest, and we were raised to protect against desecrating the Sabbath." {{xQuote|quote=Throughout the generations the Jewish people knew it must safeguard the Sabbath as a supreme value, and even to sacrifice one's life for it. The holy Sabbath is the national day of rest, and we were raised to protect against desecrating the Sabbath.|author=Ya'akov Litzman|width=30%|who=ex-Israeli health minister|size=1rem}} Litzman, who became health minister in September 2015 following a ruling by {{w|foreign=suppress|Israeli Supreme Court|Israel's apex court}} prohibiting him from doing the job as a deputy minister, stated he is not leaving the coalition government. On Saturday, the prime minister's office in a statement said, "the heads of the factions have clarified that they do not intend to leave the coalition" while they were trying to figure out a way "to both respect the Sabbath and ensure safe, consistent public transport", indicating the coalition government would not be dissolved by Litzman's resignation. Netanyahu said he would take Litzman's vacated place while they try to bring Litzman back. {{w|Avi Gabbay}}, leader of the opposition {{w|Israeli Labor Party|Labor party}}, said, "in a modern society, if you want trains to run all week, you have to[...]



Football: Messi signs contract extension with FC Barcelona

2017-11-26T06:35:14Z

103.6.156.43: category {{date|November 28, 2017}}{{Football}} On Saturday, [[Argentina|Argentine]] forward [[Lionel Messi]] signed a contract extension with [[Spain|Spanish]] [[soccer|football]] club [[FC Barcelona]], the club announced via their official website. The new contract runs until 2021. 30-year-old Messi joined ''Blaugrana'' from Argentine club {{W|Newell's Old Boys}} in 2000 at the age of thirteen and made his professional debut at the age of seventeen. In his tenure at {{W|Camp Nou}}, the Argentine international has won four [[UEFA Champions League]] titles, eight Spanish [[LaLiga]] titles, five {{W|Copa del Rey}} trophies, seven {{W|Supercopa de España}} (Spanish Super Cups), three {{W|European Super Cup|European Super Cups}}, and three {{W|FIFA Club World Cup|FIFA Club World Cups}}. Along with Barcelona's midfielder {{W|Andrés Iniesta}}, Messi has won 30 trophies with the [[Catalonia|Catalans]], the most in the club's history. Messi has played 603 games in the Catalan jersey, scoring 523 goals in all competitions including 361 goals in LaLiga. All time top-scorer in LaLiga and FC Barcelona's history, Messi won his fourth {{W|European Golden Shoe}} on Friday for finishing as the top-scorer in all European leagues, scoring 37 goals in LaLiga last season. Per the previous contract, Messi was tied to FC Barcelona until June 2018. Per the new contract, the Argentinian's buy-out clause is set to [[€]]700 million which was previously set to €300 million. After penning the three-year extension, Messi said, "I'm happy to continue with the club, which is my home. My dream was to finish my career at Barca and we are moving down that path." {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = https://www.fcbarcelona.com/football/first-team/results |title = Results |author = |pub = FC Barcelona |date = November 28, 2017 (date of access) }} *{{source |url = https://www.fcbarcelona.com/football/first-team/match-archive/2017-2018/la-liga/round-13/valencia-cf-fc-barcelona?tabType=tabLineup |title = Valencia CF-FC Barcelona |author = |pub = FC Barcelona |date = November 28, 2017 (date of access) }} *{{source |url = https://www.fcbarcelona.com/football/first-team/news/2017-2018/video-lionel-messi-happy-to-continue-at-home-new-contract-fc-barcelona |title = Lionel Messi happy to continue 'at home' |author = |pub = FC Barcelona |date = November 25, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://www.fcbarcelona.com/football/first-team/news/2017-2018/video-lionel-messi-signs-new-contract-fc-barcelona |title = Lionel Messi signs new deal through 2020/21 season |author = |pub = FC Barcelona |date = November 25, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42123022 |title = Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward signs new deal until 2021 |author = |pub = BBC Sport |date = November 25, 2017 }} [[Category:Barcelona]] [[Category:FC Barcelona]] [[Category:Argentina]] [[Category:Football (soccer)]] [[Category:Sports]] [[Category:Lionel Messi]] [[Category:Catalonia]] {{Publish}} [[Category:Acagastya (Wikinewsie)]][...]



Donald Trump claims on Twitter that Time magazine nominated him 'Person of the Year'

2017-11-25T06:35:02Z

Pi zero: c/e {{DISPLAYTITLE:Time magazine refutes US President Donald Trump's Twitter claim he was nominated Time 'Person of the Year'}}{{date|November 27, 2017}}{{United States}} On Friday, {{w|US}} president [[Donald Trump]] released a tweet via {{w|Twitter}} claiming [[New York|New York]]-based magazine {{w|Time (magazine)|''Time''}} had informed him they would "probably" name him "{{w|Time Person of the Year|Person of the Year}}". The claims made in the tweet, sent while Trump resided for the {{w|Thanksgiving (US)|Thanksgiving}} season at his {{w|Mar-a-Lago}} club in {{w|Palm Beach, Florida|Palm Beach}}, {{w|Florida}}, were promptly refuted by the magazine itself and personnel connected to its publication. [[File:Trump 2016 TIME POTY.jpg|left|thumb|File photo from 2016: that year, US president Donald Trump was named Time "Person of the Year".{{image|Time (magazine)|''Time''}}]] Trump's tweet read, "Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named 'Man (Person) of the Year,' like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!" ''Time'' magazine recognizes as "Person of the Year" an individual who "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year." The magazine named Trump in 2016 in an issue titled "President of the Divided States of America" a month after his successful bid for the [[2016 US presidential election|U.S. presidency]]. {{w|Agence France-Press}} noted, in 2012, 2013, and 2015 Trump used his Twitter account as a platform to highlight his displeasure at not being so named. ''Time'' magazine released a tweet of their own on Friday refuting the claim made by Trump, which read, "The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6." Rather than a photo shoot such as Trump claimed they requested, ''Time'' magazine used a painting to depict German chancellor {{w|Angela Merkel}} for their 2015 "Person of the Year" issue, when they chose her to receive the title. Alan Murray, the chief content officer for {{w|Time Inc.|Time Inc.}}, the magazine's publisher, also countered Trump's claim in a tweet on Friday, stating, "Amazing. Not a speck of truth here—Trump tweets he 'took a pass' at being named TIME's person of the year". {{w|Richard Stengel}}, a former editor of the magazine, also weighed in on Trump's comments in a tweet posted half an hour after Trump's, "Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you're NOT Person of the Year. They just wanted a photo shoot. But I'm sure you still have that fake TIME cover somewhere in storage." Stengel's tweet refers to fake ''Time'' magazine covers prominently displayin[...]



Italian court sentences Brazilian footballer Robinho nine years for 2013 sexual allegation

2017-11-24T16:51:41Z

103.6.156.45: DfS {{date|November 25, 2017}}{{crime and law}} On Thursday, an [[Italy|Italian]] court in {{w|Milan}} sentenced [[Brazil]]ian [[football (soccer)|footballer]] {{w|Robinho}} to a nine-year prison term for {{w|sexual assault}}. Robinho did not attend the hearing, but on his behalf, his lawyer pled not guilty. The 33-year-old Brazilian forward was accused of sexually assaulting an [[Albania]]n woman in a nightclub in Milan in January 2013. Robinho played at the time for Milanese club [[AC Milan]]. The victim, who was 22 year old in 2013, is to receive a compensation of [[€]]60 thousand (about [[US$]]70 thousand) from Robinho. Robinho's lawyer Marisa Alija said the footballer had not participated in the {{wikt|gang rape}}. Speaking to {{w|ESPN Brasil}}, she said, {{translated quote|pt|Portuguese language|Sobre o assunto envolvendo o atacante Robinho, em um fato ocorrido há alguns anos, esclareço que meu cliente já se defendeu das acusações, afirmando não ter qualquer participação no episódio.|Concerning the case involving the forward Robinho, in an incident that occurred some years ago, I want to make clear that my client has already defended himself from these accusations, affirming that he did not have any participation in this episode.}} By law, Robinho can appeal twice, after which Italy would seek to {{w|extradition|extradite}} him. However, Brazilian citizens are not extradited in their country, meaning he would not be arrested for the assault as long as he does not leave the country. Back in 2009, when the Brazilian played for [[England|English]] club [[Manchester City FC|Manchester City]], {{w|West Yorkshire Police}} arrested Robinho for "serious sexual assault" in a {{w|Leeds}} nightclub, but was not charged. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://www.espn.in/football/futebol-brasileiro/story/3281772/robinho-sentenced-to-nine-years-in-prison-for-sexual-assault-by-italian-court |title = Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for 2013 sexual assault |author = |pub = ESPN FC |date = November 23, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://espn.uol.com.br/noticia/745298_robinho-e-condenado-a-9-anos-de-prisao-na-italia-por-violencia-sexual |title = Robinho é condenado a 9 anos de prisão na Itália por violência sexual |author = |lang = pt |pub = ESPN Brasil |date = November 23, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-robinho-rape/brazil-striker-robinho-given-nine-year-term-for-rape-in-italy-idUKKBN1DN215 |title = Brazil striker Robinho given nine-year term for rape in Italy |author = |pub = Reuters |date = November 23, 2017 }} [[Category:Brazil]] [[Category:Crime and law]] [[Category:Milan]] [[Category:Italy]] [[Category:Sex crimes]] [[Category:South America]] [[Category:Europe]] [[Category:Football (soccer)]] {{Publish}} [[es:Un tribunal italiano condena al futbolista brasileño Robinho a 9 años de cárcel por agresión sexual]] [[Category:Acagastya (Wikinewsie)]][...]



Uber reveals security breach compromised 57 million accounts in 2016

2017-11-24T09:49:43Z

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Singapore to use driverless buses on public roads from 2022

2017-11-24T07:48:20Z

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On Wednesday, [[Singapore]]'s government announced its intention to have {{w|Autonomous car|driverless buses}} operating on public roads from 2022. Driverless buses are to be first launched in three towns on less crowded roads made to be suitable for the purpose. The autonomous buses are to run during off-peak times, complementing human-driven bus services.
[[File:Easymile driverless bus licence plate 021 BVD Mere puiestee Tallinn 1 August 2017.jpg|thumb|left|260px|File photo of a driverless shuttle. {{image|[[Commons:Special:Contributions/PjotrMahh1|Pjotr Mahhonin]]}}]]
According to the joint announcement from the {{w|Land Transport Authority}} and Singapore's {{w|Ministry of Transport (Singapore)|Ministry of Transport}}, commuters will be able to use their mobile phones to hail a driverless shuttle. Transport Minister {{w|Khaw Boon Wan}} remarked, "The autonomous vehicles will greatly enhance the accessibility and connectivity of our public transport system, particularly for the elderly, families with young children and the less mobile."

Along with the announcement, a two {{w|hectare}} (roughly five {{w|acre}}) test centre has been unveiled outside {{w|Nanyang Technological University}}, where self-driving vehicles are to be driven in simulated Singapore traffic. The test centre is also to be used for developers of self-driving vehicles to observe how they react to pedestrians, extreme weather, aggressive drivers, and various other road conditions. At the launch, Mr Khaw also said, "Our land transport constraints may help us become a global player in urban mobility solutions. What works here is likely to also work in other cities". He noted driverless technology testing for Singapore was underway by at least 10 companies.

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Study: Galápagos finches may become new species quickly

2017-11-24T07:47:45Z

Pi zero: though it's an interesting thought, imho if someone were researching articles in our archives related to the environment, this wouldn't really belong {{date|November 25, 2017}}{{Biology}} A study published on Thursday in the journal ''{{W|Science (journal)|Science}}'' reported on formation of a new bird species on the [[Ecuador|Ecuadorean]] {{W|Galápagos Islands}}. Researchers from {{W|Princeton University}} in the [[United States]] and {{W|Uppsala University}} in [[Sweden]] reported the new species evolved in just two generations, though this process had been believed to take much longer, due to breeding between an endemic Darwin finch, ''{{W|Medium ground finch|Geospiza fortes}}'', and the immigrant cactus finch, ''{{W|Large cactus finch|Geospiza conirostris}}''. Princeton University scientists {{w|Peter and Rosemary Grant|B. Rosemary Grant and Peter Grant}}, who were conducting their field work on the island of {{W|Daphne Major}}, noticed a non-native male bird — cactus finches — on the island in 1981. The research team said they believe the immigrant bird was native to {{W|Española Island}}, which is located about 100 {{w|kilometre|kilometres}} (60 {{w|mile|miles}}) southeast of the Galápagos archipelago. Cactus finches have bigger body and beak as compared to other finch species living on the island at the time. Interbreeding between the two different species of finches produced fertile offspring of a new species. However, these were not able to attract native finches for copulation and thus had to mate within their own new species, making them genetically and reproductively isolated. Currently, there are about 30 birds belonging to the new species. These birds were able to adapt to their environment, and sustain themselves in the food chain. The Grants' team paired up with Leif Andersson, a professor of Uppsala University, for the genetic analysis of the birds using blood samples. Researcher B. Rosemary Grant said, "Through our work on Daphne Major, we were able to observe the pairing up of two birds from different species and then follow what happened to see how {{W|speciation}} occurred." The isolated island helped the biologists to study evolution due to {{W|natural selection}}. All the eighteen species of finches in the archipelago had a common ancestor, from which they evolved in the course of time due to natural selection. Some of them were discovered by [[England|English]] naturalist {{w|Charles Darwin}}. Also regarded as the father of evolution, Darwin studied these birds to come up with his {{w|natural selection|anchor=Darwin's theory|2=theory of natural selection}}. Darwin later wrote ''{{w|On the Origin of Species}}'' after his study of the Ecuadorean islands. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = https://phys.org/news/2017-11-galapagos-species.html |title = Galapagos study finds that new species can develop in as little as two generations |author = {{w|Princeton University}} |pub = Physics.o[...]



Heavy floodings in north-west England and north Wales

2017-11-23T14:30:08Z

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Torrential rains have flooded many parts of north-west {{w|England}} and north {{w|Wales}} ({{w|Llangefni}}) as well as some parts of {{w|Ireland}}, including {{w|Mountmellick}}, which has sustained considerable damage. Many have lost power. According to ''The Guardian'', the worst-affected areas in England are the {{w|City of Lancaster}} and {{w|Galgate}}, which in 2015 were already heavily struck by {{w|Storm Desmond}}. Labour MP {{w|Cat Smith}} says the situation in Galgate is even worse now than it was in 2015: "We've had flooding before but this is unprecedented in terms of the number of homes flooded". The {{w|Carnforth railway station}} has been flooded too.

Thus far, emergency crews have received about 500 flood-related calls and attended over 100 incidents in Lancashire, during which 30 people were evacuated from their homes and 20 horses were rescued from the rising flood water by the crews. In total, 70 people have been rescued by firefighters.

According to the {{w|Met Office}}, 43mm (1.7 in) of rain fell in 24 hours in parts of Lancashire. In {{w|Shap}} ({{w|Cumbria}}), as much as 89 mm (3.5 in) was recorded in 36 hours. This equals about a half-month's worth of rain. A yellow warning has been issued for snow and strong winds.

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Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe resigns presidency after military coup, threatened impeachment

2017-11-22T21:57:47Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe resigns presidency after military coup, threat of impeachment": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrat... {{Zimbabwe}}{{date|November 23, 2017}} [[File:Robert Mugabe May 2015 (cropped).jpg|thumb|left|File photo of Mugabe in May 2015. {{image|Press Service of the President of Russia}}]] On Tuesday, {{w|Zimbabwe}} President {{w|Robert Mugabe}} resigned, after ruling Zimbabwe for 37 years, in the wake of a military coup following his ouster of Vice President {{w|Emmerson Mnangagwa}} and shortly after the start of an {{w|impeachment}} hearing against him. His letter of resignation was read in {{w|Parliament of Zimbabwe|parliament}} and reports indicate the ruling {{w|ZANU–PF}} party is to appoint Mnangagwa in his place. Mugabe had been president since the Patriotic Front, predecessor of ZANU-PF, won elections against the white minority administration of the former Rhodesia in 1980; with {{w|Joshua Nkomo}}, he had led the guerilla war for control of the country by the black majority, and returned from exile weeks before the vote. The oldest of the world's leaders at 93, he dismissed Mnangagwa earlier this month, in what was reportedly widely believed to be a plan to secure the succession for his 52-year-old wife, {{w|Grace Mugabe}}. This aroused the anger of both the party and the army, who placed him under house arrest on November 14 and launched a coup the following day. One week later, after he failed to resign, parliament began impeachment proceedings against him. He then submitted his letter of resignation. Celebrations broke out in parliament and in the streets of the capital, {{w|Harare}}, where the {{w|Christmas}} lights in Africa Unity Square were turned on ahead of schedule. Mugabe's political opposition described him as a tyrant. Constitutionally, {{w|Phelekezela Mphoko}}, who succeeded Mnangagwa as vice president, would succeed Mugabe as president. However, Lovemore Matuke, {{w|Whip (politics)|chief whip}} of ZANU-PF, in remarks to {{w|Reuters}} said Mnangagwa would succeed Mugabe instead. On Wednesday, Mnangagwa returned from exile in {{W|South Africa}} and gave a speech in which he declared: "Today we are witnessing the beginning of a new and unfolding democracy." The next general election is required to be held by next September. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/22/emmerson-mnangagwa-to-be-sworn-in-as-zimbabwes-president-on-friday |title=Emmerson Mnangagwa hails 'new democracy' in Zimbabwe |author=Jason Burke and Emma Graham-Harrison |pub=The Guardian |date=November 22, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-42086775 |title=Zimbabwe: Mysteries remain about Mugabe's downfall |author= |pub=BBC News |date=November 22, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-42032549 |title=Mugabe's long career in pictures |author= |pub=BBC News |date=November 21, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-42072673 |title=Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era |author= |pub=BBC New[...]



UEFA Champions League 2017–2018: Draw for Last 16 held at Nyon

2017-11-22T16:30:39Z

Acagastya: revie {{review}} {{date|December 11, 2017}} Today, the draw for the ''Last 16'' for the 2017–18 {{w|UEFA Champions League}} took place in {{w|Nyon}}, {{w|Switzerland}} at 12:00 PM local time. The draw took place in two pots, one consisting of the respective group winners, and the second of the runners-up. Winners of the ''Last 16'' play in the quarter-finals. UEFA Champions League is the competitive league of Europe in which football clubs topping their respective leagues play for the trophy. 32 clubs across the continent played in eight groups, and the winner and runner-up of each group qualified for the Last 16 knockout round.
'''Draw result'''
{| class="wikitable" |- ! Group runners-up !! Group winners |- | [[Juventus]] ([[Italy|ITA]])|| {{w|Tottenham Hotspur}} ([[England|ENG]]) |- | {{W|FC Basel}} ([[Switzerland|SUI]]) || [[Manchester City F.C.|Manchester City]] (ENG) |- | {{w|FC Porto}} ([[Portugal|POR]])|| [[Liverpool FC]] (ENG) |- | {{w|Sevilla FC}} ([[Spain|ESP]]) || (ENG) [[Manchester United]] (ENG) |- | [[Real Madrid]] (ESP) || [[Paris Saint-Germain]] ([[France|FRA]]) |- | {{w|FC Shakhtar Donetsk|Shakhtar Donetsk}} ([[Ukraine|UKR]]) || [[AS Roma]] (ITA) |- |[[Chelsea FC]] (ENG) ||[[FC Barcelona]] (ESP) |- | [[Bayern Munich]] ([[Germany|GER]]) || [[Beşiktaş JK]] ([[Turkey|TUR]]) |}
Defending champions Real Madrid, who finished second in their group behind {{w|Tottenham Hotspur}} are to face {{w|French}} capital-club Paris Saint-Germain. English [[London|capital]]-football club Tottenham are to play last season's finalist and Italian giants [[Juventus]]. Juve has finished runners-up in two out of last three Champions League finals — against FC Barcelona in 2014–15 and against Madrid, last season. {{w|Spain|Spanish}} {{w|La Liga}} leaders Barcelona are to play [[England|English]] champions {{w|Chelsea FC}}. This week, Chelsea lost 1–0 to another Londonese club West Ham United, leaving ''The Blues'' fourteen points behind Premier League leaders [[Manchester City]]. Manchester City are to play {{w|Switzerland|Swiss}} club {{w|FC Basel}}. Manchester City defeated their city rivals Manchester United 2–1 in the league yesterday, and they are eleven points clear of United. Manchester United are to play Spanish side {{w|Sevilla FC}}. This is the first time Europa League winners United are to play a competitive match against Sevilla. Liverpool is to play Portuguese club {{w|FC Porto}}. German giants [[Bayern Munich]], who finished second behind Paris in the group stage are to play Turkish side {{w|Beşiktaş JK}}. And Italian capital club [[AS Roma]] will play Ukriane's {{w|Shakhtar Donetsk}}. The first leg of ''Last 16'' is scheduled to be played in the second week of February. The return leg is to be held in March. The final is sc[...]



Charles Manson, serving 9 life sentences for 1969 murders, dies aged 83

2017-11-22T00:25:58Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Charles Manson, serving nine life sentences for 1969 murders, dies aged 83": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indef... {{date|November 22, 2017}}{{obituary}} [[File:Charles-mansonbookingphoto.jpg|left|thumb|Mugshot of Charles Manson, 1971. {{image|{{w|San Quentin State Prison}}, California}}]] [[Charles Manson]], whose "{{w|Manson Family|Manson family}}" followers killed nine people in 1969 and whose [[death sentence]] became nine life sentences after the state of [[California]], [[United States]], outlawed the death sentence, died on Sunday in a hospital in {{w|Bakersfield, California|Bakersfield}} of natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections. Manson inspired, but did not participate in, what became known as the Tate-LaBianca murders. On August 9, 1969, at the home of actress {{w|Sharon Tate}} and her husband, director {{w|Roman Polanski}}, followers of Manson stabbed five people to death: Tate, who was more than eight months pregnant; {{w|Abigail Folger}}, heiress to the {{w|Folgers}} coffee fortune; celebrity hairdresser {{w|Jay Sebring}}; director Voityck Frykowski; and Steven Parent who knew the caretaker of the estate. On August 10 they further killed wealthy Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. The seventh and eighth victims were {{w|Hollywood}} {{w|stuntman}} Donald Shea, and musician Gary Hinman. In 1971, after a year-long trial, Manson was convicted of ordering the first seven murders and sentenced to death. Eventually he was convicted of the other two murders as well. "Helter Skelter", the name of a song by [[The Beatles]], and "pig" were scrawled in blood at the murder sites. According to prosecutors, Manson meant the killings to be blamed on {{w|black people|blacks}}, setting off a race war in the [[US]], to be followed by a new social order led by Manson. Manson's sentence was commuted to nine life terms after a 1972 Supreme Court of California decision outlawed the death penalty. He was in prison for more than four decades, and was an inmate at the {{w|California State Prison, Corcoran}} when he died. He made twelve unsuccessful applications for {{w|parole}}, the last in 2012. Sources told {{w|TMZ}} that he was hospitalized in {{w|Bakersfield, California|Bakersfield}} several days before his death. If his family do not claim his body within ten days, it will be disposed of at state expense, probably by cremation. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42016704 |title=Charles Manson dies aged 83 after four decades in prison |author= |pub=BBC News |date=November 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Charles-Manson-whose-cult-slayings-horrified-12370460.php |title=Charles Manson, whose brutality made him face of evil, dead |author=John Rogers with Michelle A. Monroe and Linda Deutsch, Associated Press |pub=San Francisco Chronicle |date=November 20, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/What-happens-to-Char[...]



CBSE Orders Compulsory Psychometric Test of All CBSE School Staffs

2017-11-21T05:41:09Z

SVTCobra: abandoned {{tasks|news|mos|re-review}}{{date|November 21, 2017}} {{abandoned|December 8, 2017}} The entire {{w|Education in India|education}} system, from the administration to the teachers and the students has recently found themselves in the midst of a crisis and lack of trust in the recruitment system of {{w|Educational institution|educational institutes}}. This follows the gruesome murder of a 7-year-old student in Gurgaon’s {{w|Ryan International Group of Institutions|Ryan International school}}. The student was found in the washroom with his throat slit, and a school bus conductor is one of the prime suspects in the case. The {{w|Central Board of Secondary Education}} (CBSE) issued a circular to all affiliated institutes on 12th September 2017, allowing them a two-month deadline to implement and conduct {{w|Psychological testing|psychometric evaluation}} of all staff in the institute – teaching, and non-teaching. The circular, issued by CBSE deputy secretary Jaiprakash Chaturvedi, said, “They must get the police verification and psychometric evaluation done for all the staff employed. Such verification and evaluation for non-teaching staff such as bus drivers, conductors, peon and other support staff may be done very carefully and in a detailed manner.” According to statistics reported by {{w|The Telegraph}}, there are around 1 million employees working in schools affiliated to CBSE. These include schools spread over 26 countries and is consisted of around 1,100 {{w|Kendriya Vidyalaya|Kendriya Vidyalayas}}, 14,900 {{w|Private school|private schools}}, 600 {{w|Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya|Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas}}, and 2,700 schools run or aided by state government. The principal of a Navodaya Vidyalaya has clarified that police verification of all staff was already a mandatory part of the recruitment process but the {{w|Psychometrics|psychometic}} test is a new addition. Renowned psychometricians welcomed the CBSE’s directive but also reiterated the magnitude of this task, pointing out that the whole process may take anywhere between six months to a year to complete. Also pointed out was the fact that schools located in remote areas will be much more difficult to evaluate unless there is a way to implement remote assessments with online proctoring. The CBSE circular also has further instructions about how the access to school property by outsiders should be controlled, visitors monitored and how the staff should be provided necessary {{w|Training and development}} classes to address their responsibilities to protect {{w|Child abuse|children from any form of abuse}}. Institutes have also been asked to constitute different panels like the internal complaints committee to address issues like {{w|Sexual harassment}}. CBSE also noted that the details of these committees, along with contact details, should be displayed prominently on the school website and the school notice board. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/cbse-orders-compulsory-psychometric-test-of-all-school-st[...]



Keystone Pipeline suffers massive spill in South Dakota

2017-11-17T03:59:32Z

SVTCobra: abandoned {{tasks|news|src|re-review}}{{United States}} {{abandoned|December 8, 2017}} {{date|November 17, 2017}} {{w|TransCanada Corporation}} reported on Thursday that about 210,000 {{w|gallon|gallons}} of {{w|crude oil}} (795,000 {{w|litres}} or 5000 {{w|oil barrels}}) escaped from its {{w|Keystone Pipeline}}, spilling in {{w|Marshall County, South Dakota|Marshall County}}, [[South Dakota]], in the northern [[United States]]. The oil was on its way from [[Canada]] to [[Oklahoma]]. A vote is scheduled in neighboring [[Nebraska]] on Monday on a proposed extension of the pipeline, {{w|Keystone XL}}. Environmental groups such as [[Greenpeace]] have asked the legislature to reconsider allowing the extension. [[File:Pipes for keystone pipeline in 2009.jpg|thumb|left|260px|From file, pipes waiting to be installed in the Keystone Pipeline in [[Nebraska]] in 2009. {{image|shannonpatrick17}}]] TransCanada said the leak was discovered at about 5:45 a.m. local time (1245 {{w|UTC}}). They said they shut down the northern part of the almost 2,600 {{w|mile}} (4,200 {{w|kilometre|km}}) pipeline, from [[Alberta]] to [[Texas]]. The southern portion of the pipeline, from Oklahoma to the [[Gulf Coast]], remains open. Brian Walsh of the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources said, "It is a below-ground pipeline but some oil has surfaced above ground to the grass. It will be a few days until they can excavate and get in borings to see if there is groundwater contamination." Marshall County partly contains the {{w|Lake Traverse Indian Reservation}}, which belongs to the {{w|Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate}}. "We are concerned that the oil spill is close to our treaty land, but we are trying to stay positive that they are getting the spill contained and that they will share any environmental assessments with the tribal agency," tribal chairman Dave Flute told the press. This is not the first leak from the Keystone Pipeline. A 400-barrel spill in April 2016 took more than two months to clean up. Rachel Rye Butler of Greenpeace said approving the Keystone XL extension amounted to "a thumbs-up to likely spills in the future." The [[US$]]6 billion ({{w|C$}}8 billion) Keystone XL project, which would enlarge the pipeline and provide a shorter route than the current Keystone pipeline, was the subject of large protests in 2016 and 2017, largely by {{w|Native Americans}} who maintained that the route violated their sovereignty and by environmentalists concerned about groundwater contamination. The Keystone XL project was blocked by then-U.S. President {{w|Barack Obama|Obama}} and revived by President {{w|Donald Trump|Trump}}. Monday's vote in Nebraska is the last approval TransCanada needs to f[...]



Entertainment company Cards Against Humanity buys part of the United States-Mexico border to prevent wall construction

2017-11-15T18:48:14Z

Acagastya: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{United States}} {{date|November 15, 2017}} On Wednesday, the entertainment company {{w|Cards Against Humanity}} closed an online marketing campaign, "Cards Against Humanity Saves America," in which they solicited donations to finance the purchase of land on the United States-[[Mexico]] border for the express purpose of preventing construction of the border wall proposed by sitting U.S. President [[Donald Trump]]. They announced the program on Tuesday, and it sold out the following day. [[File:Cards_Against_Humanity_(15711676205).jpg|thumb|left|260px|In Cards Against Humanity, players match cards to make sentences like this one. {{image|Tom Bullock}}]] "Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans. He is so afraid that he wants to build a twenty-billion dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing. We've purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built," reads the official description of the campaign. Campaign participants sent Cards Against Humanity [[US$]]15 toward the purchase of the land, and the company pledged to send them a map of the area and various other surprises during the next month, such as new cards for the game. Cards Against Humanity has yet to disclose exactly where the land is located. The construction of a wall on the border with Mexico for the purpose of limited illegal immigration was one of Donald Trump's campaign promises in last year's [[2016 US presidential election|U.S. presidential election]]. As of this month, several prototype sections of wall have been built, but the [[US Congress|United States Congress]] has not yet allocated enough funds for the project, and so far Congress has not supported other Trump Administration projects, such as repealing his predecessor's health care law, the Affordable Care Act. More than half of the land on the planned site of the wall is either privately owned or owned by individual U.S. states. Earlier this week, the Trump administration sought funds to hire lawyers to deal with owners who do not wish to sell their land to the U.S. government. [[File:Cards Against Humanity 2016 Holiday Hole.jpg|thumb|right|260px|In a previous year's holiday prank, Cards Against Humanity took donations to dig a hole to nowhere. {{image|Cards Against Humanity}}]] Cards Against Humanity is a playing card game in which participants complete sentences using irreverant phrases printed on black and white cards. The company has held prank marketing campaigns before, such as digging a hole to nowhere and selling empty bo[...]



Gunman kills four in shooting rampage in Rancho Tehama, California

2017-11-15T04:03:28Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Gunman kills at least four in shooting in Rancho Tehama, California": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|November 17, 2017}}{{United States}} On Tuesday, in a multiple-location shooting spree lasting about 45 minutes, a gunman killed at least four people and wounded at least ten, including an injury at an elementary school in the rural town of {{w|Rancho Tehama Reserve, California|Rancho Tehama}}, {{w|California}}, approximately 120 {{w|mile|miles}} (195 {{w|kilometre|km}}) northwest of the state capital of {{w|Sacramento, California|Sacramento}}. The shooter was shot dead by police. On Wednesday morning authorities reported his wife had been found dead in their house. The shootings started at about 8 AM at a home. The gunman, wearing a tactical vest and driving a stolen truck, appeared to choose many of his other victims at random according to police. He shot a woman driving a car and a child who was a passenger, and rammed through the gate of the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, where he shot another child but was prevented from injuring more people by staff having locked the building down. According to the ''[[Associated Press]]'', one of those killed was a neighbor with a restraining order against the gunman, who was accused of assaulting her in January. After he was fatally shot by deputies, a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns were recovered, and another gun was reportedly still in a stolen vehicle. According to the {{w|Tehama County, California|Tehama County}} Sheriff’s Office, seven crime scenes were being investigated. On Wednesday morning the Associated Press reported that according to Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston, the body of the suspect's wife had been found hidden under the floor at their home, and she was believed to have been the first victim. He was identified as Kevin Janson Neal. Witnesses reported hearing at least 100 gunshots, and a neighbor, Brian Flint, told the ''{{w|Redding Record Searchlight}}'' the man had "been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines" and neighbors had warned the police he was "crazy" and had been "threatening" them. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/The-Latest-Northern-California-gunman-s-wife-12359798.php |title = The Latest: California town gathers, prays after shooting |author = [[Associated Press|AP]] |pub = San Francisco Chronicle |date = November 15, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41991397 |title = California shooting: Schoolteachers ‘saved’ children from gunman |author = |pub = BBC News |date = November 15, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-norcal-elementary-school-shooting-20171114-story.html |title = Terror in Northern California town as gunman goes on ra[...]



At least 34 dead in train crash in Democratic Republic of Congo

2017-11-13T20:43:04Z

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A train derailed on Sunday and fell into a ravine where it caught fire, according to {{w|Radio Okapi}}, in Buyofwe, {{w|Lualaba Province}}, southern [[Democratic Republic of the Congo]]. By varying reports 33 or more people were killed.

The train, with cargo including tanks of flammable fuel, was traveling from the country's second-largest city of {{w|Lubumbashi}} to the town of Luena. After the thirteen-carriage train derailed and fell into the ravine, [[Associated Press]] reported, eleven carriages caught fire.

Early on, the Minister of Mines, Jean-Marie Tshizainga, confirmed eight deaths in the crash, according to Radio Okapi. By one report, the dead and injured, who suffered severe burns, were {{wikt|stowaway|stowaways}}. The chief medical officer of {{w|Lubudi Territory}} told Radio Okapi about 30 injured people had been taken to hospital, while others were waiting to be transported. The provincial governor, {{w|Richard Muyej Mangez}}, said the number of dead likely would rise.

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Polish alt-right youth march on Warsaw

2017-11-12T04:03:31Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Poland: Thousands of far-right nationalists gather in Warsaw to march for white supremacy, anti-liberalism, and anti-Islam on Polish independence day": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allo... {{Poland}}{{date|November 14, 2017}} On Saturday afternoon, thousands of far-right {{wikt|nationalist|nationalists}} gathered in [[Poland]]'s capital [[Warsaw]] to participate in "''Independence March''" which was organized by far-right groups including {{w|All-Polish Youth}}, the National Movement, and the National-Radical Camp. Participants objected to liberalism, [[Islam]], and some banners supported [[white supremacy]]. The slogan of this year's ''Independence March'' was "We want god". The march, which coincided with Poland's independence day, began at 3:00 P.M. local time (1400 {{w|UTC}}). Marchers chanted "Great national Poland, religion is the basis of the Polish nation, Great [[Roman Catholicism|Catholic]] Poland and one nation across the borders" under banners reading "We want God" and "White Europe of brotherly nations." There were also anti-leftist, anti-[[United States]] slogans as well as slogans against liberal media broadcasters. Poland's Interior Minister {{w|Mariusz Błaszczak}} said, "We are proud that so many Poles have decided to take part in a celebration connected to the Independence Day holiday." {{w|Andrzej Duda}}, Polish president, condemned the march and called this march a display of "sick nationalism". He also added "there is no place [for xenophobia] in Poland". Emmanuel Nahshon, spokesperson of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, called the march "a dangerous march of extreme and racist elements" and told the ''[[Associated Press]]'', "We hope that Polish authorities will act against the organisers [...] History teaches us that expressions of racist hate must be dealt with swiftly and decisively." Rafał Pankowski, a sociologist of the anti-extremist organization ''Never Again'', said, "I think that most of the organisers are not very religious, either. [...] But use [[Christianity]] as a kind of identity marker, which is mostly about being anti-Islam now." Muslims make up under one percent of Poland's population, and Poland has refused to welcome refugees. The organizers of the march estimate more than 100,000 people attended, but the police put the number at 60,000. Antifa Warsaw (Anti-fascist Warsaw) organized a counter-march in the capital. One of the participants, lidia Domanska said about 5000 people participated in the march. Only one clash between the two groups was reported, of a man kicking women who were holding a flag reading "Stop Fascism." The event drew people from other European countries, including [[Slovakia]], [[Sweden]] and [[Hungary]]