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2017-01-21T05:33:35Z

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Trump inauguration draws protesters, peaceful and otherwise

2017-01-20T21:14:30Z

Agastya Chandrakant: links; targets; ASCII; space {{review}} {{United States}} {{date|January 20, 2017}} Police arrested about 95 protesters in [[Washington D.C.]] today for rioting and damaging property. Although, according to authorities, most of the demonstrators who came to protest the inauguration of [[Donald Trump]] have done so peacefully, this is nonetheless one of several small but violent conflicts between the police and dissidents. A group of around 200 people including individuals who called themselves {{wikt|anarchists}} and dressed in black, lit small fires and threw bricks at the police before being arrested. One man told ''[[The Guardian]]'' that he was rioting to protest "system of economic exploitation called capitalism [...] It's not just about no order." "We expected this kind of thing from this kind of group, and they're going to be held accountable," interim D.C. police chief Peter Newsham told reporters. He also said that these individuals made up "a very small percentage" of the day's protesters and that most of the violent events took place far from the inauguration ceremony. Later in the day, police used flash-bangs and {{w|pepper spray}} to keep demonstrators away from the parade route. Elsewhere in the capital, protesters with signs and flags stopped traffic on {{w|Interstate 695}} and the city security checkpoints were, according to {{w|ABC News}}, "choked with foot traffic." At the lawn where Trump was about to take the oath of office, several protesters jumped on their chairs wearing shirts that spelled "RESIST" and shouted "A nation united can never be divided" until they were removed by security. A large, planned protest event took place along the parade route at the {{w|U.S. Navy Memorial}}, with speakers from political action organizations. The crowd numbered in the hundreds but its organizers said that thousands more had been prevented from attending by the {{w|U.S. Secret Service}}. Donald Trump won the presidency by one of the narrowest margins in history, losing the {{W|popular vote}} by nearly 3 million. Much of his campaign rhetoric has been interpreted as racist, sexist and anti-immigrant and there have been allegations that {{w|Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election|Russia hacked the data centers of major political parties}} for the purpose of altering the election results. "This day is about celebrating a peaceful transfer of power, but it's the first time we transferred from a free country to a country that's influenced by a foreign power," protester Barbara McQueeney of [[Florida]] told ''The Guardian''. Other protesters said that they were there because of such issues as climate change, the {{w|Dakota Access Pipeline}}, and the impending repeal of the {{w|Affordable Care Act}}. There were also other protests in many parts of the U.S. and elsewhere, such as [[New York]] City, [[Hawaii]] and [[London]]. ABC News says that the protests are expected to strengthen throughout the weekend. A {{w|Women's March on Washington}} is scheduled for tomorrow and has what may be a record-breaking 200,000 people registered to attend. {{haveyoursay}} ==Related news== *{{wikinews|Donald Trump inaugurated as 45th U.S. president|January 20, 2017}} *{{wikinews|Late-night vote sets Obamacare up for filibuster-free repeal|January 14, 2017}} *{{wikinews|U.S. responds to Russian election hacking with expulsions, sanctions|December 31, 2016}} *{{wikinews|Despite defectors, U.S. electoral college affirms Trump [...]



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2017-01-20T21:12:36Z

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Donald Trump inaugurated as 45th U.S. president

2017-01-20T18:51:59Z

Darkfrog24: In English, this would be pronounced "twentieth" out loud but it's spelled "20" when written down. {{review}}{{United States}} {{Date|January 20, 2017}} [[File:Donald Trump August 2015.jpg|150px|left|thumb|Donald Trump {{Image|[[c:User:Stemoc|Stemoc]] — [[c:Main Page|Wikimedia Commons]]}}]] At 12:00 p.m. local time today (17:00 {{w|GMT}}), {{w|Donald Trump}} took the oath of office and was sworn in as the 45th president of the [[United States]] in the nation's capital, {{w|Washington D.C}}. Both the Obamas, {{w|Bill Clinton|Bill}} and {{w|Hillary Clinton}} and other previous were present. Several religious leaders, including Cardinal Timothy Nolan performed religious readings and gave benedictions. {{w|Donald Trump}}, along with his wife {{w|Melania Trump}}, was warmly welcomed by outgoing president {{w|Barack Obama}} and first lady {{w|Michelle Obama}} on the {{W|U.S. Capitol|Capitol}} red carpet. At 12:00 local time (17:00 {{w|GMT}}), Chief Justice {{w|John G. Roberts}} swore in Donald Trump as the new President of the United States along with Vice President {{w|Mike Pence}}. Donald Trump took his oath on the {{w|Abraham Lincoln}} bible, as is tradition, and on his own bible that his mother had given him. Pence was sworn in on the Reagan Bible. After assuming the presidency, Donald Trump made his first speech as President of the United States, including the following words: {{Cquote|January 20, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. —Donald Trump}} Shortly before Barack Obama left the White House Oval Office for the last time, he left a letter on the desk where all United States presidents have sat since the nineteenth century. {{Haveyoursay}} == Related news == *{{Wikinews|Despite defectors, U.S. electoral college affirms Trump presidency|December 21, 2016}} *{{Wikinews|Donald Trump elected US president|November 11, 2016}} == Sources == {{Translated Wikinews|Donald Trump asumió como el nuevo Presidente de los EE.UU.|es}} * {{Source | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/20/president-donald-trump-inauguration-sworn-in | title = Donald Trump sworn in as 45th president of the United States | author = David Smith | pub = The Guardian | date = January 20, 2017 }} * {{Source | url = http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/19/pence-sending-message-through-choice-bible/96781772/ | title = Pence sending message through choice of Bible | author = Maureen Groppe | pub = Indanapolis Star | date = January 19, 2017 }} * {{Source | url = https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/20/us/politics/trump-inauguration-day.html | title = Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President, Capping His Swift Ascent | author = Peter Baker and Michael D. Shear | pub = The New York Times | date = January 20, 2017 }} * {{Source | url = https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/20/donald-trumps-full-inauguration-speech-transcript-annotated/?utm_term=.ad205371b2ae | title = Donald Trump’s full inauguration speech transcript, annotated | author = Aaron Blake | pub = The Washington Post | date = January 20, 2017 }} * {{Source | lang = es | url = http://www.infobae.com/america/eeuu/2017/01/20/llego-la-dia-donald-trump-asume-como-45o-presidente-de-los-estados-unidos/ | title = Llegó el día: Donald Trump asume como 45º presidente de los Estados Unidos | author = {{w|Associated Press|AP}}, {{w|AFP}}, {{w|EFE}} | pub = Infobae | date = January 20, 2017 }} * {{Source | lang = es | url [...]



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2017-01-20T10:24:33Z

Agastya Chandrakant: notjhing to review; and the event is already covered - India discontinues ₹500, ₹1000 denominations; releases ₹2000 and new ₹500 bills


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Germany legalises medical use of cannabis

2017-01-19T19:05:17Z

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Yesterday, the [[Germany|German]] {{W|Bundestag}} passed a law to legalise [[cannabis]] [[drug]] for medicinal purposes. The law is to come under effect in March.

{{Translated quote|de|German language|Schwerkranke Menschen müssen bestmöglich versorgt werden.|Seriously ill people must be treated in the best ways possible}}, German health minister {{W|Hermann Gröhe}} [[twitter|tweeted]]. Doctors can prescribe marijuana — cannabis — for patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, or loss of appetite or nausea from cancer's chemotherapy treatment.

{{w|Christian Democrats}} (CDU) lawmaker Rainer Hayek said this law would still prevent recreational use of cannabis. The cost of cannabis is to be covered under health insurance. Patients can buy dried buds or cannabis extracts from pharmacies with a prescription or get synthetic derivatives from other countries, though possession of the drug in large quantities is not allowed.

Cannabis cultivation is to be monitored by the government. Germany has joined other [[Europe|European]] countries such as [[Austria]], [[Spain]], [[France]], [[Italy]], [[Portugal]] and [[Netherlands]] in legalising the drug to some extent.

In October, a 53-year-old multiple sclerosis patient showed cannabis was the only solution to reduce his pain, and the court granted him permission to grow as many as 130 plants in one year for personal use. Purchasing, rather than growing, medical cannabis at the time cost about [[Euro|€]]15 ([[US$]]16.85) per {{w|gram}}.

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Hundreds of women's marches follow Trump inauguration

2017-01-19T16:04:57Z

Tom Morris: added more links {{prepared}} {{United States}} {{date|January 19, 2017}} Today over 250,000 women carried signs and chanted slogans such as "women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights" as they marched through [[Washington D.C.]] They were accompanied by thousands of others in hundreds of sister marches in cities all across the [[United States]] and internationally. The march's mission statement reads "The Women's March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us." The idea for a women's protest to the election of {{w|Donald Trump}} is credited to two people, a mother of four in {{w|Hawaii}} and a man in {{w|Brooklyn}}. Both posted their ideas online, gaining many followers before the movement finally merged. Mary Schmich of the ''{{w|Chicago Tribune}}'' calls the march a response to the "presidential inauguration of a man who has breezily, relentlessly disrespected women and who is set to oversee changes in our laws that go beyond disrespect." Senior counselor at the Albright Stonebridge Group and former U.S. undersecretary of state Wendy R. Sherman wrote in ''USA Today'', "For me, the agenda is clear. It is solidarity. It is saying to the new administration that misogyny cannot rule. Whether reproductive rights, equal pay for equal work, an end to sexual violence, women in combat or the importance of girls’ education worldwide, we are here; we will not relent; we will not give up." The march does focus on traditional women's issues such as reproductive rights but also reimagines issues such as gun control and the environment from a female perspective, "Gun violence is a women's issue," honorary co-chair {{w|Amy Schumer}} posted online, "American women are 16 times more likely to be killed with a gun than in other high-income countries. In an average month, 50 women are shot to death by a current or former partner in the United States. Approximately 4.5 million American women have been threatened with guns, and guns are the weapon of choice in domestic murders." "A healthy environment is a basic right for all of us," added {{w|Natural Resources Defense Council}} President {{w|Rhea Suh}}. "QUOTE ABOUT HOW THE MARCHERS SEE DONALD TRUMP AS HOSTILE TO WOMEN'S RIGHTS," said march organizer PERSON. "QUOTE FROM DONALD TRUMP OR HIS STAFF ABOUT THE MARCH," said DONALD TRUMP OR HIS STAFF. Earlier this week, the ''Washington Post'' questioned how welcome women with non-liberal views, particularly anti-abortion views, would be at these events. The march's organizers have explicitly stated that everyone is welcome "QUOTE FROM ORGANIZER ABOUT HOW OF COURSE NOT EVERYONE AGREES ON ALL POINTS," but the official platform includes "open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and [[birth control]] for all people, regardless of income, location or education" and [[Planned Parenthood]] is the march's single biggest sponsor. "I think it's important that a pro-life feminist voice is there. I am not going to protest," antiabortion activist Abby Johnson told the ''Washington Post''. "I am going to join in solidarity, and to be honest, abortion is not the only issue I’m concerned about. I'm concerned about the {{w|pay gap}}. I’m concerned about the lack of women in the political ar[...]



Bomb kills at least 50 in Gao, Mali

2017-01-18T20:55:01Z

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A vehicle packed with explosives was detonated this morning in {{w|Gao, Mali|Gao}}, [[Mali]]. At least fifty died.
[[File:French troops arrive in Mali 130123-F-GO452-629.jpg|thumb|left|250px|File photo of [[France|French]] troops arriving in Mali during the 2013 intervention.{{image credit|Senior Airman James Richardson ({{w|US Air Force}})}}]]
The bombing targeted a camp housing government soldiers and rebels, some of whom were in a meeting at the time. Northern Mali was seized by [[Islam|Islamic]] militants in 2012, with [[France]] leading a military intervention the following year. The camp was formed as part of a disputed ceasefire.

Occasional attacks continue, and the latest is the worst in years. French Interior Minister {{w|Bruno Le Roux}} called the attack "highly symbolic". French President [[François Hollande]] visited the scene last week.

Victims included people tasked with providing patrols, part of a [[United Nations]]-backed move to quell the violence. Malian President {{w|Ibrahim Boubacar Keita}} took to [[Twitter]] today to declare three days of mourning. His government stands accused by [[Human Rights Watch]] of not taking adequate measures to protect the nation's citizens.

The government says the dead include five suicide bombers. {{w|Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb}} claimed a single bomber from affiliate group {{w|al-Mourabitoun}} conducted the attack.

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Theresa May's Brexit speech rules out single market membership

2017-01-18T16:02:29Z

Agastya Chandrakant: cross wiki {{date|January 18, 2017}} {{United Kingdom}} [[File:Theresa May.jpg|thumb|left|Prime Minister Theresa May. {{Image|UK Home Office}}]] [[UK]] Prime Minister [[Theresa May]] yesterday announced the government's plans for how to proceed with the United Kingdom's exit, or "Brexit" (British exit), from the [[European Union]]. May stated the government would not seek to be a member of the [[Europe]]an {{w|European Single Market|single market}} and would instead seek a new trade relationship. May said the UK government would seek access to the single market without retaining formal membership in it. May's speech stressed the need for friendliness between Britain and the EU but also ruled out any deal that did not allow the British government to control [[immigration]], or which would require Britain to continue being bound by decisions of the {{w|European Court of Justice}}. In yesterday's speech May also ruled out continued membership of the customs union as this prevented Britain from negotiating trade deals with non-EU countries. Theresa May also said Britain's contributions to the EU budget would cease, although some contributions would be made to some pan-European schemes. In her words, "the days of Britain making vast contributions to the European Union every year will end". The speech also covered the legal status of both UK citizens living abroad and EU citizens living in the UK. May said she wished to guarantee the status of both, but that she also sought "[[wikt:reciprocity|reciprocity]]" before doing so, and noted "one or two" other countries had not been willing to do so. Following May's speech the {{w|Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union}}, {{w|David Davis (British politician)|David Davis}}, echoed the Prime Minister in a speech he gave to [[UK Parliament|Parliament]], adding "the final deal agreed between the UK and the EU will be put to a vote in both Houses of Parliament before it takes effect". Next week, on January 24, the {{w|UK Supreme Court|Supreme Court}} is due to deliver a decision in a case challenging the government's right to issue Article 50—which starts the Brexit negotiations—without the consultation of Parliament. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=https://twitter.com/UKSupremeCourt/status/821719482846629888 |title=Judgment in Article 50 #Brexit case to be handed down on Tuesday 24 Jan at 9.30am |author={{w|UK Supreme Court}} |pub=Twitter |date=January 18, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-governments-negotiating-objectives-for-exiting-the-eu-pm-speech |title=The government's negotiating objectives for exiting the EU: PM speech |author=[[Theresa May]] |pub=GOV.UK |date=January 17, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/statement-on-a-new-partnership-with-the-eu |title=Statement on a new partnership with the EU |author={{w|David Davis (British politician)|David Davis}} |pub=GOV.UK |date=January 17, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38641207 |title=Brexit at-a-glance: What we learned from Theresa May |author=Tom Moseley |pub=BBC News Online |date=January 17, 2017 }} {{Publish}} [[Category:2016 UK EU referendum]] [[Category:European Union]] [[Category:Tom Morris (Wikinewsie)]] [[Category:Politics and conflicts]] [[Category:Europe]] [[Category:Theresa May]] [[Category:Immigration]] [[Category:United Kingdom]] [[Category:UK Parliament]] [[ca:Theresa May exposa el seu pla per sortir de la Unió Europea]] [[es:Theresa May expone su plan para salir de la Unión Europea]] [[pt:Brexit: Theresa May anuncia que Reino Unido deixará mercado único da UE]][...]



Nigerian jet attacks refugee camp, killing dozens

2017-01-18T15:03:59Z

Pi zero: Reverted edit(s) by 107.77.226.229 (talk) to last version by Pi zero {{date|January 18, 2017}} {{politics and conflicts}} A [[Nigeria|Nigerian]] {{w|Nigerian Air Force|Air Force}} jet fighter mistook refugees for rebels yesterday, Nigerian military said, firing on a camp in Rann, {{w|Borno State}}. Dozens of refugees and aid workers died. [[File:RéfugiésMaiduguri2016B.jpg|thumb|left|300px|File photo of a refugee camp in {{w|Maiduguri}}, Nigeria.{{image credit|[[Voice of America]]}}]] The lowest estimate from [[Médecins Sans Frontières]] (MSF) is of 50 dead. The [[BBC]] estimates at least 52 dead, while one Borno State official is attributed by [[Associated Press|AP]] as saying over 100 are dead. MSF say at least 200 were wounded. The [[Red Cross]] said at least six of its staff died and twelve more injured. The impoverished region, in the northeast of the nation, has suffered severe famine as conflict interrupts agriculture. Farmers are unable to work owing to bombs on their land. The Red Cross said volunteers were at the camp, home to thousands, to distribute food. The military said the Air Force was dispatched to deal with "remnants" of the [[Boko Haram]] militant group, which it claims to be in a final push against. Major General Leo Irabor, who led the operation, said "Unfortunately, the strike was conducted but it turned out that other civilians were somewhere around the area and they were affected". Irabor said two soldiers were amongst the dead and others were wounded. Military spokesman General Rabe Abubakar said the military are "all in pain" after the disaster, adding "in a military operation such as this, from time to time these things do occur." Irabor promised an investigation. President {{w|Muhammadu Buhari}} said he was saddened by "this regrettable operational mistake" and sought calm. "This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled from extreme violence is shocking and unacceptable," MSF operational chief Dr Jean-Clément Cabrol said. The Red Cross said it has staff and facilities ready in neighbouring [[Cameroon]] and [[Chad]] to assist. "The whole camp is controlled by the army and no one can come in or out without being checked," said MSF head of emergencies Hugues Robert. Robert added the group knew travel and work in the area was dangerous, and took precautions. Helicopters have been evacuating the wounded, including a [[United Nations]] helicopter which brought four medical personnel and 400{{w|kilogram|kg}} (900{{w|pound (mass)|lb}}) of emergency medical aid, and left with eight wounded Red Cross workers. The UN is in the midst of an appeal for aid to the famine-hit region. {{haveyoursay}} ==Sister link== {{sisters|w|2017 Nigerian refugee camp bombing}} == Sources == *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/17/nigeria-military-jet-mistakenly-bombs-displaced-families-camp-boko-haram|title=Nigeria air strike: dozens dead as camp for internally displaced people hit by mistake|author=Ben Quinn, Emmanuel Akinwotu|pub=The Guardian|date=January 18, 2017}} *{{source|url=http://saharareporters.com/2017/01/17/nigerian-fighter-jet-misfires-kills-more-100-civilians |title=Nigerian Fighter Jet Misfires, Kills More Than 100 Civilians |author= |pub=Sahara Reporters |date=January 17, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-38654991 |title=Nigeria air strike error kills dozens in refugee camp |author= |pub=BBC News Online |date=January 17, 2017 }} {{Publish}} [[Category:Disasters and accidents]] [[Category:Politics and conflicts]] [[Category:Africa]] [[Category:Nigeria]] [[Category:Red Cross and Red Crescent]] [[Category:United Nations]] [[Category:Military]] [[Category:Aviation]] [[Category:Iain Macdonald (Wikinewsie)]] [[Ca[...]



Warsaw Uprising

2017-01-18T14:35:49Z

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Pyotr Pavlenski, Russian political artist to seek asylum in France for rape charges

2017-01-18T13:10:40Z

Pi zero: whitespace (convenience) {{date|January 18, 2017}} {{Russia}} On Monday, controversial [[Russia]]n political artist {{w|Pyotr Pavlensky}}, currently in [[Paris]], informed media that he and his family are to seek {{wikt|political asylum}} in [[France]]. Pavlensky said he and his partner Oksana Shalygina were falsely accused under Section 132 of the Criminal law for [[rape]]. [[File:Petr Pavlensky.jpg||left|thumb|200px|File photo of Pyotr Pavlensky. {{image|[[Commons:User:Dmitry Rozhkov|Dmitry Rozhkov]]}}]] The 32-year-old artist has been charged on several occasions. In the November 2015, Pavlensky set Russia's {{w|Federal Security Service}}'s headquarters' door on fire in [[Moscow]]. Pavlensky called this an artwork named "Threat" and was sentenced to a prison term for vandalism. He was released seven months later, in June. Anastasia Slonina, an actress working in a theatre in Moscow called Teatr.doc, known for liberal plays, filed rape charges on Pavlensky and his partner Oksana. The theatre claims to have a CCTV video footage of Pavlensky and other men beating Slonina's boyfriend in the parking lot on October 31. Pavlensky said he does not appear in the video. Pavlensky and Oksana were detained in December at {{w|Sheremetyevo airport|Sheremetyevo airport}} for questioning, which went on for seven hours. Pavlensky commented the rape charges had a political motivation behind it and denied the allegations. Olga Papernaya, former art director at Moscow's film club said, "Alas, yesterday a national hero and a great performance artist, today — it’s true — a criminal, a psychopath and a rapist". Pavlensky, Oksana, and their two daughters left for [[Ukraine]] in mid-December before flying to France. They arrived in Paris on Saturday. In one of several painful performances, Pyotr Pavlensky sewed his lips to support members of musical band {{w|Pussy Riot}} who were imprisoned that time. The band members were charged with hooliganism for performing an anti-[[Vladmir Putin|Putin]] song in a church. In 2013, he nailed his {{w|scrotum}} in Moscow's {{w|Red Square}} naming the art as "Fixation". Earlier in 2013, he wrapped himself, half naked, in a cocoon of barbed wire. The following year, he chopped off a part of his right ear lobe with a chef's knife sitting nude on a roof labelling the art as "Segregation". About returning to Russia, Pavlensky told [[BBC]], "I have no desire to return like a lamb to the slaughter, especially a slaughter that is desired, by the state." Pavlensky and Oksana are liable to be sentenced to a ten-year jail term if found guilty. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/17/arts/design/russian-dissident-artist-will-seek-asylum-in-france.html?_r=0 |title=Russian Dissident Artist Will Seek Asylum in France |author= Rachel Donadio |pub=The New York Times |date=January 17, 2017 }} *{{source|url=https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/artist-pyotr-pavlensky-flees-russia-to-apply-for-political-asylum-56827 |title=Activist Pavlensky Flees Russia Seeking Political Asylum Amid Rape Allegations |author=Katie Davies |pub=The Moscow Times |date=January 16, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.france24.com/en/20170116-russian-protest-artist-pyotr-pavlensky-flees-france |title=Russian protest artist Pyotr Pavlensky flees to France |author=[[Agence France-Presse]] |pub=France24 |date=January 16, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.dw.com/en/performance-artist-pyotr-pavlensky-flees-russia/a-37148554 |title=Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky flees Russia |author= |pub=Deutsche Welle |date=January 16, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38636262 |title=Russian artist Pavlensky 'to seek French asylum' am[...]



Lack of Education in my community

2017-01-18T08:00:53Z

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I would like to talk about lack of education in my village.
I went my village on last week for research. I have found major two issues during my research.
One is lack of education and another one is quarrel within community.
First I selected to research regarding the lack of education.
I have raised many questions to myself about lack of education. Few questions are supported for me to prepare the presentation. Those few questions are 1. Why they are not interest to go for school.
2. What is the school circumstance 3. How many teachers are available at school 4. How they are teaching to students.
The first question answer is Parents are not known well the value of education and they are not motivating their child to go school and to study.
The second question answer is the school situation is very bad condition, not safe to study inside the school building. It was build almost 35 years ago. Hence most of the parents are not ready to send in village school.
The third question answer is really I was surprised after saw my school. Almost 21 students are studying in different classes, but only one teacher is controlling all students from 1st standard to 5th standard
The forth question answer is the way of teaching it is very good for higher study students not for beginner, because beginner are not known well all the sentence if teach by verbal, must be teach by body language and action with appropriate tools.


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Obama commutes whistleblower's sentence: Chelsea Manning to walk free in 120 days

2017-01-18T04:01:25Z

Agastya Chandrakant: Missing periods and spaces {{United States}} {{date|January 18, 2017}} Yesterday, mere days before he is to leave office, [[United States|U.S.]] President [[Barack Obama]] commuted the sentence of Army intelligence officer [[Chelsea Manning]] from 35 years to time served. Manning, who in 2010 released thousands of classified documents to the public through [[WikiLeaks]] detailing abuses of the {{W|second Iraq war|Iraq}} and {{w|Afghan war|Afghanistan}} wars, has already served almost seven years in prison and is now scheduled for release on May 17 of this year [[File:C Manning Finish-1.jpg|thumb|left|280px|Artist's rendition of Manning as she views herself.{{image credit|Alicia Neal}}]] The information Manning released to the public through WikiLeaks and ''[[The Guardian]]'' in 2010 included diplomatic accounts, videos, military incident logs, and battle plans, including footage of an American Apache helicopter firing on suspected Iraqi insurgents, reports of prisoners held in [[Guantanamo Bay]] without trial, and records of detainees abused by the Iraqi military. Many in [[US Congress|Congress]] have denounced Manning as a traitor, stating the breach endangered U.S. national security. Manning was convicted in 2013 of 22 charges, including {{w|espionage}}, but acquitted of aiding the enemy. [[US Republican Party|Republican]] senator [[John McCain]], who ran for president against Obama in 2008, said "It is a sad, yet perhaps fitting commentary on President Obama's failed national security policies that he would commute the sentence of an individual that endangered the lives of American troops, diplomats, and intelligence sources by leaking hundreds of thousands of sensitive government documents to WikiLeaks, a virulently anti-American organization that was a tool of {{w|Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election|Russia's recent interference in our elections}}." Not everyone has considered Manning's actions to be wrong. "Chelsea Manning exposed serious abuses," says Margaret Huang, executive director of the U.S. branch of [[Amnesty International]], "and as a result her own human rights have been violated." Huang went on to call Obama's order for Manning's release "long overdue." Despite being a [[transgender|trans woman]], Manning was housed in a men's prison, the US. Disciplinary Barracks at {{w|Fort Leavenworth, Kansas}}. She spent a long period in {{w|solitary confinement}} and attempted suicide twice in 2016 Obama's staff told the press WikiLeaks founder [[Julian Assange]]'s promise to agree to U.S. extradition if Manning was granted clemency had nothing to do with the decision. Assange is currently living in the [[Ecuador|Ecuadorian]] embassy in [[London]], where he is claiming asylum. He faces [[rape]] accusations from two [[Sweden|Swedish]] women. The Obama administration has seen what ''[[The New York Times]]'' calls an "unprecedented crackdown on leaks of government secrets." Manning is among more than 1,500 individuals whom President Obama has granted clemency during his tenure. White House Press Secretary Josh Ernest was asked if {{w|National Security Agency|NSA}} whistleblower [[Edward Snowden]] would also be pardoned. Ernest said no, saying the information Snowden released was more dangerous to[...]



JT's Artwork

2017-01-18T01:01:10Z

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John J. Trippel is and has been involved in the making of easel paintings, etching, pen and ink drawings along with charcoal drawings and pencil sketches and photography for the last fifty years. He was born in Maryland near the northwest Washington D.C. boarderline in 1950, but was quickly re-situated into the Japanese culture because of a job opportunity his father had while working for the US efforts in the Korean Conflict. His father also made art as a side job doing letter heads for Universities and other noteworthy institutions. JJ as John Trippel was known during his childhood by his parents and Japanese friends lived in Kamahura,Japan. He went to a Japanese kindergarten and upon entering first grade he attended the school on the Navel Base of Yokohama Dept of Defense school. He attended it for his first three grades of his education. Then in 1956 his father took a vacation break flying with his mother and he back to NYC. In those days the airplanes would travel much shorter distances for example the first hop of the flight was from Tokyo to Hong Kong, China where the family would stay some extra time visiting the sites. After flight hopping around the globe we stayed in NYC briefly then returned in much the same method of traveling short distances and then touring the area only to return to the air a few days later to the next stop around the globe. Some of John's paintings deal with photographs taken by his father while he was stationed in Japan. His father was working on the development of the U-2 spy plane which was flying over North Korean air to gather vital information. John's paintings are based on photographs his father took as tourists of Japan only John converted them into color oil paintings.
[[File:Japan at Peace 1954 number 2 3008x2000.jpg|thumb|An oil painting taken from JJ's father's photos of Japan]]

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Eugene Cernan, former NASA astronaut dies, aged 82

2017-01-16T20:47:38Z

Agastya Chandrakant: Spanish Wikinews


{{date|January 18, 2017}}
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[[File:Cernan s71-51308.jpg|thumb|left|Eugene Cernan. {{image credit|NASA}}]]
{{w|Eugene Cernan}}, former [[NASA]] astronaut and the most recent human to walk on the [[Moon]], died on Monday aged 82, according to a NASA statement. Cernan, who commanded the {{w|Apollo 17}} mission to the Moon in 1972, was in [[Houston]], [[Texas]], at the time of his death.

Cernan, who was born in [[Chicago]], [[Illinois]], on March 14, 1934, earned engineering degrees from {{w|Purdue University}} in 1956 and the {{w|Naval Postgraduate School}} in 1963. He was an aviator in the {{w|United States Navy}} and logged more than 200 landings on aircraft carriers before becoming an astronaut in 1963. He flew in space for the first time aboard {{w|Gemini 9}} in 1966. In 1969 Cernan flew aboard {{w|Apollo 10}}, a flight to the Moon that rehearsed a descent but purposefully did not land in preparation for the {{w|Apollo 11}} landing. Cernan's final flight into space was as commander of {{w|Apollo 17}}, the final lunar landing mission of the {{w|Apollo program}}, in which he spent three days exploring the lunar surface along with {{w|Harrison Schmitt}}.

Following Apollo 17, Cernan worked on the {{w|Apollo-Soyuz}} project before retiring from NASA and the Navy in 1976. In his later years he became an executive and consultant, wrote an autobiography, and advocated for returning to the Moon along with [[Neil Armstrong]], the first human to walk on the Moon, who died in 2012.

"Truly, America has lost a patriot and pioneer who helped shape our country's bold ambitions to do things that humankind had never before achieved," NASA Administrator {{w|Charles Bolden}} said in a statement.

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Robben signs contract extension with Bayern

2017-01-16T20:33:35Z

Pi zero: imho it's a reasonable inference, here, this was originally said in German {{date|January 17, 2017}} {{Infobox|FC Bayern München}} [[Germany|German]] [[Football (soccer)|football]] club [[FC Bayern Munich]] yesterday announced [[Netherlands|Dutch]] winger {{w|Arjen Robben}} has signed a one contract extension until June 2018. [[File:Arjen Robben v Shakhtar 2015.jpg|thumb|left|212px|Robben playing for Bayern in 2015.{{image credit|Богдан Заяц/Кирилл Крыжановский (Football.ua)}}]] 32-year-old Robben joined the German side in 2009 from [[Spain|Spanish]] [[Madrid|capital]] club [[Real Madrid]]. Spending seven years with [[Munich]], Robben has scored 82 goals in 152 [[Bundesliga]] appearances and netted 23 goals in 53 [[UEFA Champions League]] matches. Robben has won five Bundesliga titles, and four {{w|DFB-Pokal}} titles. In 2013, Robben scored the winning goal in the UEFA Champions League final at {{w|Wembley Stadium}} against Bayern's arch rivals [[Borussia Dortmund]]. After signing the contract, Robben said, {{translated quote|de|German language|Ich bin glücklich, dass ich ein weiteres Jahr beim FC Bayern spielen werde. Der Verein gehört zu den besten der Welt und München ist für mich und meine Familie zu einer zweiten Heimat geworden. Ich möchte weiter auf Top-Niveau spielen und so viele Titel wie möglich gewinnen.|I'm very happy that I'll be playing a further year for FC Bayern. The club is one of the best in the world and Munich has become a second home for me and my family. I want to continue playing at the highest level and win as many trophies as possible.}} On Sunday, Bayern announced signings of 21-year-old {{w|Niklas Süle}} and 26-year-old {{w|Sebastian Rudy}} from {{w|TSG 1899 Hoffenheim}} who are to join the Bayern squad in July. The German internationals have penned a five-year and a three-year contract respectively. In the last two months, Bayern Munich has announced [[Poland|Polish]] striker {{w|Robert Lewandowski}} signed a contract extension until June 2021 and [[France|French]] winger {{w|Franck Ribéry}} signed a one-year contract extension with the club. {{haveyoursay}} == Related news == *{{wikinews|Lewandowski signs contract extension with Bayern Munich|Thursday, December 15, 2016}} *{{wikinews|Ribéry signs contract extension with Bayern|Wednesday, November 30, 2016}} == Sources == * {{source |url=https://fcbayern.com/us/news/2017/1/press-release-robben-signs-one-year-contract-extension |title=Robben signs one-year contract extension |author=Press Release |pub=FC Bayern |date=January 16, 2017 }} * {{source |url=http://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/Bundesliga/noblmdwp-robben-signs-new-bayern-deal-430124.jsp |title=Arjen Robben signs new Bayern deal |author= |pub=Bundesliga |date=January 16, 2017 }} *{{source |url=https://fcbayern.com/de/news/2017/01/presseerklaerung-fcb-verlaengert-mit-arjen-robben |date=January 16, 2017 |pub=FC Bayern |title= Der FC Bayern verlängert den Vertrag mit Arjen Robben um ein Jahr |lang=de }} * {{source |url=https://fcbayern.com/us/news/2017/1/press-release-fcb-sign-sule-and-rudy |title= FC Bayern sign Niklas Süle and Sebastian Rudy |author=Press Release |pub=FC Bayern |date=January 15, 2017 }} [[Category:Germany]] [[Category:Munich]] [[Category:Sports]] [[Category:Football (soccer)]] [[Category:FC Bayern München]] [[Category:Bundesliga]] [[Category:Netherlands]] [[Category:Europe]] {{Publish}} [[es:Arjen Robben firma contrato con el Bayern Munich]][...]



Airplane overshoots runway in Kyrgyzstan, killing over 30

2017-01-16T14:29:52Z

Pi zero: Rejected the last text change - both sources here agree on the spelling, it's obviously a viable rendering in the Roman alphabet


{{date|January 18, 2017}}
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[[File:ACT Airlines Boeing 747-412F (TC-MCL) 11 January 2017.jpg|thumb|left|210px|The crashed jet, last week.{{image credit|Kelvin Jahae}}]]
A [[Turkey|Turkish]] cargo plane crashed just outside of {{w|Manas Airport}} in [[Kyrgyzstan]] en route from [[Hong Kong]] to [[İstanbul]] early on Monday morning. The crash destroyed approximately fifteen buildings and resulted in the death of over 30 people, including four crew members, according to the Kyrgyz emergencies ministry.

A Kyrgyz official tentatively ascribed the crash to pilot error. The conditions at the time were foggy. The {{w|Boeing 747}} plane was supposed to make a stop-over at Manas Airport on its way to İstanbul.

The crash occurred in the village of {{w|Dacha-Suu}}, Kyrgyzstan, while many people were still sleeping. The casualties are reported to have included children. Despite the fog, other flights are reported to have landed safely leading up to the collision. Following the collision Manas airport was closed, and yesterday was declared a day of national mourning in Kyrgyzstan. The flight was operated by {{w|ACT Airlines}}.

Manas international airport is located outside the capital city of {{w|Bishkek}}, and has been the location of other fatal crashes. These include a {{w|Boeing 737}} en route to [[Iran]], which crashed shortly after take-off in 2008, killing 68 of at least 90 people on board.

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*{{wikinews|Passenger plane traveling to Iran crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing 68|Sunday, August 24, 2008}}

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Polish PM Beata Szydło welcomes US troops

2017-01-15T19:19:38Z

Pi zero: perhaps, let's not second-guess on US/UK English {{date|January 16, 2017}} {{Poland}} [[Poland|Polish]] Prime Minister [[Beata Szydło]] on Saturday headed a ceremony in the Western town of {{w|Żagań}} welcoming [[US]] troops. The troops are in the region in response to [[Russia]]n action in [[Ukraine]] and began arriving earlier this week. [[File:Beata Szydło wygłasza exposé (18.11.2015).JPG|thumb|left|280px|Szydło from file.{{image credit|Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland}}]] "Each Polish family must feel safe", Szydło said. "It is the duty of the Polish state, the government to provide security. Today we have made a big step in this direction". Outgoing US President [[Barack Obama]] authorised the move in response to Russian intervention in Ukraine in 2014, in which {{w|Crimea}} was annexed. It was agreed at a [[NATO]] summit in {{w|Warsaw}} last year. Defence Minister {{w|Antoni Macierewicz}} was also at the ceremony. "We have waited for you for a very long time," he told the troops. "We waited for decades, sometimes feeling we had been left alone, sometimes almost losing hope, sometimes feeling that we were the only one who protected civilization from aggression that came from the east." Hundreds of members of the public attended the ceremony, near the [[Germany|German]] border; the soldiers crossed in from Germany. Part of {{w|Operation Atlantic Resolve}}, the deployment is set to include {{w|M1 Abrams|Abrams}} tanks, {{w|Bradley Fighting Vehicle}}s, and {{w|M109 howitzer|Paladin artillery}}. It is the largest deployment of US troops to [[Europe]] since the {{w|Cold War}} ended. The US troops are set to rotate around the region every nine months. Other planned host nations are [[Estonia]], [[Latvia]], [[Lithuania]], [[Romania]], [[Bulgaria]], and [[Hungary]]. The rotation is due to a treaty with Russia preventing permanent deployment to any particular territory. [[File:Zagan-widok.jpg|thumb|left|280px|Żagań, from file.{{image credit|[[Commons:User:Vorwerk|Vorwerk]]}}]] Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Mechkov said the incoming troops and vehicles were a "factor destabilising European security". The presence of US assets "threatens our interests and our security," according to [[Russia]]n President [[Vladimir Putin]]. Putin's administration described the deployment as "a threat". Polish relations with Russia are strained. Since the annexation of [[Crimea]], Russia has recently been increasing its military presence in {{w|Kalingrad}}. The enclave, Russian territory lying between Poland and [[Lithuania]], now has [[nuclear weapons|nuclear]]-capable {{w|9K720 Iskander|Iskander missiles}} and anti-ship {{w|K-300P Bastion-P|Bastion equipment}}. US–Russian relations are also strained. Last month the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats accused of espionage, and sanctioned Russian intelligence agencies. This was in response to a [[Central Intelligence Agency|CIA]] report issued two weeks earlier that concluded the Russian government hacked servers belonging to the U.S. [[US Republican Party|Republican]] and [[US Democratic Party|Democratic]] parties. The CIA report said this was to turn the [[2016 U.S. presidential election|2016 presidential election]] toward president-elect [[Donald Trump]]. Trump has indicated he seeks closer ties with Russia. He takes power this month. "This is America's most capable fighting force: A combat-ready, highly trained US armoured brigade, with our most advanced equipment and weaponry,&qu[...]



Local Greenacre man creates history

2017-01-15T08:21:04Z

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== Headline ==
In early January 2017, local man Radwan recorded the fastest breakfast run in known history. The record setting time of was made one morning when Rad decided to purchase some fresh Manoosh.

His speedy return prompted claims of pre purchased Manoosh that had been retrieved from the car.

== Backstory ==
Most breakfast runs are relatively quick, with lunch being slower, and dinner taking the most amount of time.

The slowest food run was made back in 2015 when Russel took over two hours to get Fish & Chips from Moorebank during afternoon peak.

== Noteable entries for slow food runs ==
Carlyle: 75min. Dinner. KFC

Carlyle: 65min. Dinner. McDonalds (no meat on any burgers)

Chris: 60min. Dinner. Mary's

Russel: 55min. Midnight snack. McDonalds

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Geneticists produce laser-activated killer mice

2017-01-15T02:21:02Z

Darkfrog24: double word {{date|January 15, 2017}} {{biology}} In research released on Thursday in ''{{w|Cell (journal)|Cell}}'', scientists from [[Yale University]] report they managed to trigger instinctive hunting behavior in mice using {{w|optogenetics}}, a manner of priming cells within an organism's brain to switch on when exposed to a laser. [[File:Mouse in a cage.jpg|left|thumb|These experiments were performed on laboratory mice.{{image|[[Commons:Ciotu Cosmin|Ciotu Cosmin]]}}]] The research team used an engineered virus to target and alter specific sets of {{w|neurons}}. Then they fitted the mice with intracranial optical fibers so they could expose their brains to blue light at will. The system excited two different sets of neurons, both located in the {{w|amygdala}}, which is the part of the brain associated with emotion and aggression. One set stimulated prey pursuit behavior, such as stalking, and the other stimulated the animal to use its jaw and neck muscles. When exposed to the laser, the primed mice would first stalk and then pounce on and bite any object in their enclosure, even objects without any food scent or prey value, like sticks and bottle caps. "We'd turn the laser on and they'd jump on an object, hold it with their paws and intensively bite it as if they were trying to capture and kill it," says lead investigator and Yale Associated Professor of Psychiatry {{w|Ivan de Araujo}}. The mice behaved normally at all other times. The work was inspired by Araujo's desire to study natural feeding behavior, as opposed to animals passively munching on food pellets. The study covered many parts of the brain already known to be associated with feeding, and the results suggested some areas are associated with both hunting and feeding and others only with just one behavior. Stimulation of the {{w|periaqueductal gray}} (PAG) portion of the brain controlled stalking and stimulation of the {{w|reticular formation}} controlled biting. The researchers say this shows the amygdala is likely to control hunting and biting behavior across many or all jawed vertebrates. The experiments were funded by national research organizations in the [[United States]] and [[China]] and the government of [[Brazil]]. The findings inspired comparisons by the research team and the press to zombies from ''{{W|The Walking Dead}}'', especially since the behavior was more pronounced when the animals were hungry. Researchers noted the subjects did ''not'' attack any of the other mice. The scientists say this shows they were stimulating predatory behavior specifically and not making the animals generally more angry or aggressive. However, the study did not state whether the laser resembled the light of a full moon. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.nature.com/news/lasers-activate-killer-instinct-in-mice-1.21292 |title=Lasers activate killer instinct in mice |author=Erin Ross |pub=Nature News |date=January 12, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(16)31743-3?_returnURL=http%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0092867416317433%3Fshowall%3Dtrue[...]



Man charged over motorway bridge collapse in Kent, England

2017-01-14T20:51:59Z

Agastya Chandrakant: ton tonne


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{{date|January 14, 2017}}

Reports yesterday indicated a 63-year-old man has been charged in connection with the collapse of a pedestrian bridge onto the {{w|M20 motorway|M20}} motorway in [[Kent]], [[England]] last year.
[[File:M20 Motorway to London - geograph.org.uk - 1314889.jpg|thumb|left|274px|Overlooking the M20, from file.{{image credit|David Anstiss}}]]
The unidentified man has been summonsed to appear at Maidstone Magistrates' Court on February 17. As well as [[dangerous driving]] and causing serious injury by dangerous driving he also faces three counts of criminal damage covering the bridge and damaged vehicles. The nonfatal accident left an elderly motorcyclist with broken ribs after he came off his bike avoiding the 170 {{w|tonnes|tonnes}} of falling debris.

Two lorries were partially crushed by the collapse, which was triggered when a digger on the back of a lorry struck the concrete bridge. [[Kent Police]] continue to investigate; {{w|Highways England}} have said they will await that probe's results before deciding if they will launch their own.

The August 27 collapse caused millions of {{w|pound sterling|pounds}} of damage, and closed a major route for more than 24 hours. Police sent several vehicles to the scene and 25 firefighters attended. An air ambulance also responded.

Workers with cranes toiled overnight to clear the road, which provides access to [[London]] as well as the {{w|Channel Tunnel}} and {{w|Port of Dover}}. The road was again closed one week later to collect the fallen bridge sections, which were sent to Highways England depots for investigators.

The collapse occurred on one of the busiest days of the year for the local road network.

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22-year-old woman from Portland was assaulted

2017-01-14T18:36:39Z

Darkfrog24: formatting + this is the Portland in Maine, not the one in Oregon


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A 22-year-old woman from Portland, Maine was assaulted. She sprayed the man in the face with pepper spray and struck him as she yelled for help the man ran away.

The woman was not injured during the incident, but police say her action's prevented a more serious attack from happening she was aware of her surroundings, took actions to separate herself from the attacker and was prepared to defend herself during the attack and immediately called for help.

The person is described as a white man, between 20 to 30 years old, standing 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, with pale skin. He was cleanshaven and chubby, and wore dark clothing, a blue jacket and a beanie hat, and carried a messenger bag and an object that looked like an umbrella.


The woman told police she initially saw she was being followed for several blocks and became concerned when she saw that her follower was getting closer. She walked faster but the man struck and grabbed her as she was crossing the street. She was not injured.

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Fighter jet crashes during Children's Day airshow in Thailand

2017-01-14T13:34:45Z

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{{date|January 14, 2017}}
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A fighter jet crashed, killing the pilot, at {{w|Hat Yai International Airport}}, {{w|Songkhla}}​, [[Thailand]] this morning during an annual {{w|Children's Day|anchor=Thailand|Children's Day}} airshow.
[[File:Tre Gripenplan 2013-08-30 001.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Three Thai JAS 39C Gripens in flight, from file.{{image credit|Pia Ericson/Försvarets Materielverk (My News Desk)}}]]
The {{w|Saab JAS 39 Gripen|JAS 39C Gripen}} crashed onto a runway at around 9:30 am local time (0230 {{w|UTC}}) and exploded, closing the airport to commercial flights. The pilot was identified as Squadron Leader Dilokrit Pattavee. Local media reports an {{w|Aircraft rescue and firefighting|airport fire vehicle}} rolled over while responding.

Children screamed in video footage of the crash. The {{w|Royal Thai Air Force}} asked that images of the accident not be shared, but this has not deterred the press. Air Force spokesperson Pongsak Semachai said an investigatory commission would be formed. Prime Minister {{w|Prayut Chan-o-cha}} offered his sympathies to Pattavee's relatives.

Thailand began purchasing the [[Sweden|Swedish]]-built Gripen jets in 2008 and has twelve. None of its neighbours have similar aircraft, which cost the nation around 2.5 billion {{w|Thai baht|baht}} ([[United States dollar|US$]]70 million) each.
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Super Bowl LI

2017-01-13T23:21:59Z

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Super Bowl LI will be played on February 5th, 2017 at NRG Stadium. The teams that play have yet to be decided. that will be decided in the AFC and NFC Championships on January 22nd, 2017. More details to come following the Conference championships.

Potential teams to play:
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New England Patriots
Pittsburgh Steelers



Putin calls US troops in Poland 'a threat'

2017-01-13T16:32:17Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Putin calls US troops in Poland 'a threat'": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|January 13, 2017}} {{Russia}} Reports yesterday indicated [[Russia]]n President [[Vladimir Putin]] views the arrival of [[US]] troops in [[Poland]] as "a threat". [[File:Operation Atlantic Resolve enhances Polish Armed Forces training, operations 150318-A-ZG808-002.jpg|thumb|left|265px|US troops and tanks in Poland in 2015, as part of an earlier deployment under {{w|Operation Atlantic Resolve}}.{{Image credit|Sgt. Christina Dion ({{w|US Army}})}}]] Earlier this week around a quarter of 4,000 troops earmarked for Poland crossed into Poland from [[Germany]]. Also included were trucks, tanks, and {{w|Humvee}}s. Many are set to be based in {{w|Żagań}}, where Polish Prime Minister {{w|Beata Szydło}} and Defence Minister {{w|Antoni Macierewicz}} are scheduled to ceremonially welcome them tomorrow. Part of {{w|Operation Atlantic Resolve}}, the deployment is set to include {{w|M1 Abrams|Abrams}} tanks, {{w|Bradley Fighting Vehicle}}s, and {{w|M109 howitzer|Paladin artillery}}. It is the largest deployment of US troops to [[Europe]] since the {{w|Cold War}} ended. The presence of US assets "threatens our interests and our security," according to Putin. "It's a third country that is building up its military presence on our borders in Europe," he told the [[BBC]]. "It isn't even a European country." Outgoing US President [[Barack Obama]] authorised the move in response to Russian intervention in [[Ukraine]] in 2014, in which {{w|Crimea}} was annexed. It was agreed at a [[NATO]] summit in {{w|Warsaw}} last year. Tomasz Szatkowski, Polish Undersecretary of State for Defence, noted "large exercises" by Russia near the Polish border as another reason the troops were needed. Szatkowski also mentioned Russian action in Ukraine, which he called "aggressive actions in our vicinity". Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Mechkov, however, said the incoming troops and vehicles were a "factor destabilising European security". Russian Presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov echoed Putin, saying the troops are "a threat. These actions threaten our interests, our security. Especially as it concerns a third party building up its military presence near our borders. It's [the US], not even a European state." Ties between Russia and the US are strained. Last month the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats accused of espionage, and sanctioned Russian intelligence agencies. This was in response to a [[Central Intelligence Agency|CIA]] report issued two weeks earlier that concluded the Russian government hacked servers belonging to the U.S. [[US Republican Party|Republican]] and [[US Democratic Party|Democratic]] parties. The CIA report said this was to turn the [[2016 U.S. presidential election|2016 presidential election]] toward president-elect [[Donald Trump]]. Since Szydło took office in 2015, Poland has also suffered a decline in relations with Russia. Within a week of the [[Law and Justice Party]] coming to power in Poland, it removed web pages featuring the results of an investigation int[...]



Late-night vote sets Obamacare up for filibuster-free repeal

2017-01-12T18:43:05Z

Agastya Chandrakant: typo (?) {{date|January 14, 2017}} {{United States}} At 1:30 a.m. on Thursday morning the [[United States Senate]] voted to include the repeal of the {{w|Affordable Care Act}}, better known as Obamacare, as part of a budget blueprint. This procedural measure allows most of Obamacare to be repealed by a simple majority rather than the usual requirement of 60 out of the senate's 100 votes and effectively prevents the use of {{w|filibuster}}. [[File:Capitol-Senate.JPG|thumb|left|The Capitol Building, home to the Senate.{{image credit|[[Commons:User:Scrumshus|Scrumshus]]}}]] "We're working with legislative leaders at this very moment to begin to craft legislation that will repeal the most corrosive elements of Obamacare — the individual mandate, the taxes, the penalties — but at the same time, moving separate legislation that will allow us to introduce the kind of reforms in American health care that'll lower the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government," said Vice President-elect {{w|Mike Pence}}. [[US Democratic Party|Democratic]] Senator {{w|Maria Cantwell}} of Washington had a different view, going so far as to call this "stealing health care from Americans." The filibuster is a last-ditch tactic in which parties opposed to a certain motion refuse to relinquish the floor until their opponents give in or compromise. Although the 51-48 vote was mostly along party lines, some [[US Republican Party|Republicans]] have expressed uncertainty about repealing Obamacare before a replacement system is worked out. Although president-elect [[Donald Trump]] has called for a "repeal and replace" plan, saying that a new health care system would be enacted "almost simultaneously," many in government and the press have expressed doubts about whether this would actually happen. [[File:Donald Trump & Mike Pence (29302369541).jpg|thumb|left|250px|Donald Trump (left) and Mike Pence together, from file.{{Image credit|Gage Skidmore}}]] Senator {{w|Susan Collins}} of [[Maine]] said she would like to at least see a well-constructed plan before voting and Senator {{w|Johnny Isakson}} of [[Georgia (US state)|Georgia]] said repealing Obamacare without replacing it was "unacceptable." These concerns were shared by members of the [[U.S. House of Representatives|House of Representatives]]. "We need to be voting for a replacement plan at the same time that we vote for repeal," added Representative {{w|Mark Meadows}} of [[North Carolina]]. Representative {{w|Tom MacArthur}} of [[New Jersey]] agreed, saying, "We're loading a gun here. I want to know where it's pointed before we start the process." Anna Merlan of ''Jezebel'' and Anthony Taylor of the [[Associated Press]] dismiss Trump's timeline as "impossible" given the complicated nature of U.S. congressional workings. Senator Collins agreed, saying "I don't see any possibility of our being able to come up with a comprehensive reform bill that would replace Obamacare by the end of this month. I just don't see that as being feasible." The Affordable Care Act, whi[...]



Obama's call for peaceful transfer of power borne out in smooth Trump turnover

2017-01-12T15:15:46Z

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Former U.S. President [[Barack Obama]]'s call for a peaceful transfer of power to President [[Donald Trump]] reached fruition today as Trump and his staff officially took up residence in the [[White House]] and its associated offices. Trump's victory over the heavily favored Democratic candidate [[Hillary Clinton]] last year was marked by more than the usual dose of controversy that was only partially due to his loss of the {{w|popular vote}}, with protests, allegations of {{w|Russian hacking scandal|Russian interference in the election}}, and other issues arising. Through this, Barack Obama emphasized a strong need to accept the outcome of the election and move forward.

[[File:Obama meeting with Trump 2.jpg|Obama meeting with Trump 2.jpg|300px|left|thumb|President Barack Obama meeting with then-President-elect Donald trump in preparation for the 2017 transfer to the White House.{{image|[[Commons:User:Jesusemen Oni]]}}]]

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*{{wikinews|Despite defectors, U.S. electoral college affirms Trump presidency|December 21, 2016}}
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Responsible that changed sign from 'Hollywood' to 'Hollyweed' surrenders to authorities in U.S.

2017-01-11T20:25:18Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Artist who changed Hollywood sign to 'Hollyweed' surrenders to authorities": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indef... {{United States}} {{date|January 12, 2017}} On Monday, the person responsible for changing the {{W|Hollywood sign}} in [[California]] to read "Hollyweed" as a new year's prank turned himself in to local authorities. 30-year-old artist Zachary Cole Fernandez surrendered himself, the [[Los Angeles, California|Los Angeles]] Police Department (LAPD) said. [[File:Hollywood Sign PB050006.jpg|left|thumb|The Hollywood sign as it normally appears.{{image|[[Commons:User:Oreos|Oreos]]}}]] According to LAPD, Fernandez went to the police station accompanied by his lawyer, where he confessed to have changed the sign and was bailed out shortly thereafter for [[US Dollar|US$]]1000. LAPD charged Fernandez with trespassing; earlier reports indicated vandalism charges were ruled out as he used black and white tarps to alter the letter "O" to read lowercase "e". The sign was not physically damaged. A court hearing is scheduled for February 15. Fernandez said this act was an art project, and claimed he faces up to six months in prison if convicted. It took Fernandez two hours to alter the sign. Regarding conviction, he said, "I'm a person of integrity. If I do something wrong, I will own up to it." Exactly 41 years ago, on the same date in 1976, then-university student Daniel Finegood modified the sign to read "Hollyweed" for an art class assignment. Finegood returned to change the sign again in 1990, spelling out "Oil War" to protest against the First Persian Gulf War. Fernandez, on Tuesday, said his act was to "bring light and positivity and happiness". He said he was inspired by Finegood's modification to the sign. City Councilman David Ryu said in a statement. "Pranks of this nature deplete the resources of our valuable public safety personnel". The term "[[wikt:weed|weed]]" is an English slang term for [[cannabis]], a banned drug in many countries. On November 9, a ballot for legalising recreational use of cannabis in California for the age group of 21 and above was passed. The law legalising recreational cannabis is due to come into effect in 2018. {{haveyoursay}} == Related news== *{{wikinews|Hollywood sign modified to read 'Hollyweed'|January 3, 2017}} == Sources == {{Translated Wikinews|Responsável que alterou letreiro de 'Hollywood' para 'Hollyweed' se entrega às autoridades nos EUA|pt|255135|11 de January de 2017}} *{{source |url = https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/arts/artist-charged-with-trespassing-in-hollyweed-sign-prank.html |title = Artist Charged With Trespassing in ‘Hollyweed’ Sign Prank |pub = The New York Times |date = January 10, 2017 |author = Daniel Victor }} *{{source |url = https://www.rt.com/viral/373244-hollyweed-hollywood-fernandez-arrest/ |title = ‘Hollyweed’ prankster turns himself in, brands stunt ‘a tribute’ |pub = Russia Today |author = |date = January 10, 2017 }} {{Publish}} {{Archive}} [[Category:California[...]



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2017-01-10T22:03:37Z

Gryllida: -speedy


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Roman Herzog, former German presisent dies, aged 82

2017-01-10T19:26:01Z

Pi zero: added Category:Warsaw Uprising using HotCat {{date|January 11, 2017}} {{Obituaries}} {{w|Roman Herzog}}, seventh president of [[Germany]], who was in the office from 1994 to 1999, died yesterday in {{w|Bad Mergentheim}}, current president {{w|Joachim Gauck}} confirmed. He was 82. [[File:KAS-Herzog, Roman-Bild-6942-2.jpg|thumb|left|300px|Herzog on a 1975 Rhineland-Palatinate state election poster.{{Image credit|{{w|Christian Democratic Union of Germany|Christian Democrats}}}}]] Born on April 5, 1934 in {{w|Landshut}}, {{w|Bavaria}}, Herzog studied law at {{w|Munich University}}. His father worked in a snuff factory. Herzog joined the {{w|Christian Democratic Union of Germany|Christian Democrats}} (CDU) in 1970. Herzog was appointed as {{w|Bonn}}'s regional chief representative in 1973 by {{w|Rhineland-Palatinate}}'s governor. He served as a judge in the {{w|German Federal Constitutional Court|Federal Constitutional Court}} from 1983 to 1987. He was promoted as the Chief Justice of the federal court in 1987, serving until 1994. Four years after Germany's re-unification, Herzog was elected as the president of the country in 1994 though he was the second choice candidate of CDU. After the election, Herzog said, "I will try my best to lead this administration in such a way that you will regret not having given me your vote". Herzog acknowledged Germany's reformation was slow. Germany faced economic crises in the 1990s. The president said, "Pessimism has become a normal mindset in our country. Those who want to delay or prevent major reforms need to be aware that our nation will pay a high price for this." In 1994, Herzog visited [[Poland]] on the 50th anniversary of the 1944 {{w|Warsaw Uprising}}. On August 1, 1994, he sought forgiveness from the Polish people in {{w|Warsaw}}, saying, "I ask for your forgiveness for all that was done to you by Germany". Herzog declared January 27 to be observed as the annual day of remembrance of the victims of the {{w|Nazi}} [[holocaust]]. On January 27, 1945, the {{w|Auschwitz concentration camp|death camp}} at {{w|Oświęcim|Austwitz}} was liberated. Herzog is credited with the improvement of Germany after the economic crises and the reformation. In one mid-90s speech he said {{Translated quote|de|German language|Durch Deutschland muss ein Ruck gehen|Germany needs a jolt to push through it}} as Germany's economy was at a standstill. Herzog was succeeded by {{w|Johannes Rau}} in 1999. Upon retirement, Herzog said, "I'm merely retiring from office and not retiring from life". In 2015, he attended the funeral of {{w|Richard von Weizsäcker}}, who served as the president of Germany before Herzog succeeded him. Herzog is survived by his second wife. {{haveyoursay}} ==Related news== *{{wikinews|title=Richard von Weizsäcker, former President of Germany, dies|date=February 1, 2015}} *{{wikinews|title=Former German president Johannes Rau dies at 75|date=January 27, 2006}} == Sources == *{{source |url=https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/world/europe/roman-herzog-german-president-dead-obituary.html?ref=world |title=Roman Herzog, Germany’s President in 1990s, Is Dead at 82 |date=January [...]



Former Irani president Rafsanjani dies, aged 82

2017-01-08T17:20:45Z

Blood Red Sandman: Changed protection level for "Former Irani president Rafsanjani dies, aged 82": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite))


{{date|January 9, 2017}}
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Yesterday, {{w|Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani}}, president of [[Iran]] from 1989 to 1997, died in hospital in [[Tehran]] after a heart attack, Iran's state television reported. He was 82 years old.
[[File:Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Azad University (2).jpg|thumb|left|260px|Rafsanjani in 2015. {{image|Siamak Ebrahimi}}]]
Born in 1934, Rafsanjani studied {{wikt|theology}} in {{w|Qom}}. He was one of the leaders of the {{w|1979 Islamic Revolution}} in Iran which overthrew the {{w|Shah of Iran|Shah}} to make Iran a religious republic. He was the first to hold, for nine years, the speakership of the post-revolution Iranian parliament. Rafsanjani was also appointed top representative of supreme leader {{w|Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini}} on the supreme defense council, effectively Iran's military commander-in-chief in 1988 for the end of the {{w|Iran-Iraq war}}.

The year after the end of Iran-Iraq war, Rafsanjani became president and led the country in post-war reformation and improving relations with other {{w|Arab world|Arab nations}}. Rafsanjani was elected for a second term and served as president till 1997. In 2005, Rafsanjani participated in the presidential election, but lost to {{w|Mahmoud Ahmadinejad}}.

Rafsanjani joined with the reformers in 2009 when hardliner Ahmadinejad was re-elected as the president. The Guardian Council blocked his candidature for the presidency in 2013, citing his age. Rafsanjani later supported moderate {{w|Hassan Rouhani}}, who won the 2013 election. Rouhani is to re-run in May of this year.

Rafsanjani's burial is scheduled for Tuesday.

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Indian actor Om Puri dies

2017-01-06T10:44:33Z

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{{date|January 6, 2017}}
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[[File:OmPuriSept10TIFF.jpg|thumb|left|230px|Puri in 2010.{{image credit|gdcgraphics}}]]
[[India]]n film actor {{w|Om Puri}} died this morning of heart failure at his [[Mumbai]] home, according to reports. He was 66.

Born in {{w|Haryana}} in 1950, Puri trained at the {{w|Film and Television Institute of India}}. He starred in both {{w|art film|arthouse}} and conventional movies, making his début in ''{{w|Ghashiram Kotwal}}'' in 1976. He gained national prominence in the 1980s and 1990s. Internationally, he starred in [[UK|British]], [[US|Hollywood]], and [[Pakistan]]i projects.

Two weeks ago Puri was looking back on his career on [[Twitter]]. "I have no regrets at all. I have done quite well for myself. I didn't have a conventional face, but I have done well, and I am proud of it." Honours include the National Film Award for Best Actor in 1982, the {{w|Padma Shri}} in 1990, and an honorary {{w|Order of the British Empire}} award in 2004.

His wife Nandita and son Ishaan survive him. Tributes have come from colleagues in the film industry, and Indian Prime Minister [[Narendra Modi]]. Friend Ananth Mahadevan, an actor and director, called the death "a personal loss and a loss to cinema because he was truly India's international star."

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U.S. Congress confirms electoral college vote for Trump presidency

2017-01-05T13:40:57Z

Blood Red Sandman: Protected "U.S. Congress confirms electoral college vote for Trump presidency": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|January 9, 2017}} {{2016 United States presidential election}} On Friday, the [[U.S.]] [[US Congress|Congress]] completed the official counting of the {{w|U.S. electoral college|electoral college votes}}, confirming {{w|Donald Trump}}'s pending U.S. presidency under their own authority. In most years, this is a formality, but amid concerns about Trump's losing the popular vote by a considerable margin, {{w|Russian hacking scandal|Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election}}, and allegations that some of the presidential electors who supported Trump may have been ineligible to serve, more eyes than usual have followed the confirmation process. The final count was 304 votes for Trump and 227 for {{w|Hilary Clinton}}, with {{w|Colin Powell}} a distant third at 3. [[File:Bidenpetraeus.jpg|Bidenpetraeus|200px|left|thumb|Vice President Joe Biden presided over the U.S. Congress as they counted the electoral votes from the 2016 presidential election.{{image|Wikimedia Commons}}]] The U.S. Constitution allows Congress to overrule the electoral college by rejecting invalid votes so long as the objections are made by at least one Representative and at least one Senator and, earlier this week, Representative {{w|Shiela Jackson Lee}}, and six other House Democrats attempted to get it to do just that. Representative Lee has argued that {{w|voter suppression}} was a serious matter in her home state of Texas. While the more reserved {{w|Jamie Raskin}} told ''{{w|Politico}}'' he would only get involved in the face of "evidence of technological tampering, ballot stuffing or the illegal purging of people from the rolls or exclusion of voters from the polls." However, because these representatives were not able to recruit even one senator to join them, the objections were ruled {{w|out of order}}. The organization Americans Take Action also claimed that roughly fifty presidential electors who supported Trump were ineligible to serve because they lived outside the districts they represented or held other government jobs. Although they did not claim that the voters in those districts did not actually cast for Trump or that the outcome would have been different with legitimate electors, eliminating those fifty votes would have put Trump below the 270 threshold that he would need to win. At that point, the Senate and House of Representatives would have chosen a president from among the three candidates who received the most electoral votes: Trump, Clinton and Powell. Both houses of co[...]



Slow-cooking dinosaur eggs may have contributed to extinction, say scientists

2017-01-03T19:18:39Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Slow-cooking dinosaur eggs may have contributed to extinction, say scientists": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (in... {{date|January 4, 2017}} A joint research team from the {{w|University of Calgary}}, {{w|American Museum of Natural History}}, and {{w|Florida State University}} announced on Monday that the eggs of non-{{wikt|avian}} dinosaurs such as the {{w|duck-billed dinosaur}} took as long as six months to hatch, far longer than had previously been believed. [[File:Protoceratops_andrewsi_-_AMNH_-_DSC06314.JPG|thumb|left|260px|''Protoceratops andrewsi'' display at the American Museum of Natural History.{{image|Daderot at Wikimedia Commons}}]] {{QuoteRight|We could literally count [the growth rings] to see how long each dinosaur had been developing.|source=Gregory Erickson of Florida State University}} Bird eggs incubate for 11 to 85 days, about half the time of most other egg-laying vertebrates. Scientists had thought dinosaur eggs were more like those of modern birds than modern reptiles, but this long hatch time is far more reminiscent of {{w|monitor lizard}} than magpie. The scientists reached this conclusion by comparing CT scans of the teeth of dinosaur embryos of two different species, the ''{{w|Protoceratops andrewsi}}'', which had eggs weighing under 200 {{w|gram}}s, and ''{{w|Hypacrosaurus stebingeri}}'', a type of duck-billed dinosaur that had eggs twenty times that size. They observed the {{w|von Ebner lines}}, patterns that form in {{W|vertebrate}} teeth as they grow, to determine how long the overall developmental process was taking. "They're kind of like tree rings, but they're put down daily," said Florida State University co-author Gregory Erickson. "And so we could literally count them to see how long each dinosaur had been developing." They found the ''Protoceratops'' embryo was about three months old and the ''Hypacrosaurus'' about six months. [[File:Amnh protoceratops embryo skull1.jpg|thumb|right|260px|Skull from a ''Protoceratops andrewsi'' embryo.{{image|Dinoguy2 at Wikimedia Commons}}]] According to the research team, this may be one reason why dinosaurs did not recover after the {{w|Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction}} event 65 million years ago. Both the eggs and any parents guarding them would have drawn the attention of predators and been unable to flee floods or other problems. Guardians might not have been able to move far to find food. This, researchers say, would have put dinosaurs at a disadvantage over animals with quicker-hatching eggs and their mammalian competitors. Natural History Museum Curator and study co-author Mark Norell cites advances in {{w|imaging technology}} as the reason why this study is being published today: "We know very little about [...]



At least 56 killed in Brazil prison riot

2017-01-03T07:31:45Z

Blood Red Sandman: Changed protection level for "At least 56 killed in Brazil prison riot": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|January 5, 2017}} {{Brazil}} At least 56 inmates, mostly of rival drug gangs, were killed during a Sunday riot in Anisio Jobim Penitentiary Centre, a state prison located in {{w|Manaus}}, [[Brazil]], according to official report. Some of those killed were decapitated. { "type": "FeatureCollection", "features": [ { "type": "Feature", "properties": {}, "geometry": { "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ -60.02418637363007, -2.906105350814968 ] } } ] } According to {{w|Amazonas (Brazilian state)|Amazonas}} state Public Security Secretary Sergio Fontes, members of two criminal organisations, the Família do Norte (FDN) and the {{w|Primeiro Comando da Capital}} (PCC), were involved. The conflict started on Sunday. It lasted at least seventeen hours until the authorities quelled the riot on Monday at 7 a.m. local time, according to Fontes. According to Fontes, 74 inmates and twelve officers were held hostage, of whom some were released and others killed. Six decapitated bodies were thrown over the walls. The Anisio Jobim Penitentiary Centre houses, by reports, several times its supposed capacity of inmates; 2230 on a capacity of 590 according to {{w|Reuters}}, 1224 on 454 according to {{w|BBC}}. According to officials, during the riot 112 inmates escaped. Fontes said competition for drug trade was the main reason for the riot. Former {{w|National Public Security Force}} secretary Jose Vicente da Silva said Brazil's prison system mismanagement and economic recession contributed to the riot. This latest riot is considered the deadliest since the {{w|Carandiru massacre|1992 prison massacre}} in {{w|Carandiru Penitentiary}}, {{w|São Paulo}}, where 111 inmates were killed, most by the police who stormed the penitentiary. Within a day of the latest riot at the Anisio Jobim Penitentiary Centre, individual riots at two other Manaus prisons reportedly occurred. At least 72 inmates escaped from one of these prisons. Brazil has more than 600,000 inmates nationwide. {{haveyoursay}} {{clear}} == Related news == *{{wikinews|Wave of attacks strike policemen in Brazil|May 15, 2006}} *{{wikinews|Five beheaded during violent prison riot in Brazil|June 17, 2005}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/02/americas/brazil-prison-riot/index.html |title=At least 56 killed in Brazil prison riot over drug turf, officials say |author=Euan McKirdy, Jay Croft, Vasco Cotovio, Marilia Brocchetto, and Sarah Faidell |pub=CNN |date=January 3, 2[...]



Hollywood sign vandalised, read "Holyweed"

2017-01-02T09:28:00Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Hollywood sign modified to read 'Hollyweed'": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|January 3, 2017}} {{Crime and law}} The {{w|Hollywood sign}} in [[Los Angeles]], [[California]] was modified to read "Hollyweed" on Sunday. Security camera footage shows the perpetrator was dressed all in black, said Sergeant Robert Payan. [[File:Hollywood Sign PB050006.jpg|left|thumb|The Hollywood sign as it normally appears.{{image|[[Commons:User:Oreos|Oreos]]}}]] Christopher Garcia, a spokesperson of the {{w|Los Angeles Police Department}}, said the suspected male offender is being investigated for trespassing rather than vandalism. The sign was not physically damaged; the modification was done using black {{w|tarpaulin}}s decorated with signs of peace and heart to alter the "O" to read lowercase "e". Betsy Isroelit, a Hollywood Sign Trust spokesperson said, "There was obviously recent legislation in California that may have inspired people. But to me, it looks more like a New Year's Eve prank." On November 9, legislators voted in favor of a ballot for legalising recreational use of [[marijuana]] in California for the age group of 21 and above. Previously, on January 1, 1976, Daniel Finegood had vandalised the sign using curtains in a similar manner to read "Hollyweed". As a college student, Finegood had modified the sign for an assignment in art class. Finegood, in 1990, had modified the sign again, signifying a political issue, modifying the sign to read "Oil War" to protest the {{w|Persian Gulf War}}. The sign was vandalised in 1992 before the {{w|US presidential election}}. Supporters of presidential election candidate {{w|Ross Perot}} altered the sign to read "Perotwood". The law legalising recreational marijuana is due to come into effect in 2018. {{haveyoursay}} {{update|Artist who changed Hollywood sign to 'Hollyweed' surrenders to authorities|January 12, 2017}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-hollywood-sign-hollyweed-20170101-htmlstory.html |title=Hollywood sign altered to read 'Hollyweed' |author=Laura J. Nelson |pub=Los Angeles Times |date=January 1, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/01/us/hollyweed-sign-hollywood.html |title=Hooray for Hollyweed? An Iconic Sign Is Altered |author=Jonah Engel Bromwich |pub=The New York Times |date=January 1, 2017 }} *{{source|url[...]



Tyrus Wong, Bambi creator dies at 106

2017-01-02T08:02:15Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Tyrus Wong, Bambi artist, dies at 106": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{DISPLAYTITLE:Tyrus Wong, ''Bambi'' artist, dies at 106}} {{date|January 2, 2017}} {{Obituaries}} On Friday, {{w|Tyrus Wong}}, a [[China|Chinese]]-[[US]] painter who inspired the style of {{w|Disney}} animated film ''{{w|Bambi (1942 film)|Bambi}}'', died at home of natural causes in {{w|Sunland-Tujunga, Los Angeles|Sunland-Tujunga}}, [[Los Angeles]], according to his daughter Kim Wong. [[File:Team Tyrus (cropped).jpg|thumb|left|260px|File photo of Tyrus Wong. {{image|[[Commons:Special:Contributions/Gwenwynne|Gwenwynne]]}}]] Born on October 25, 1910 in {{w|Guangdong}} province, China, Tyrus Wong left the country with his father at the age of nine under fake names "Look Tai Yow" and "Look Get". Wong's father taught him the art of {{w|calligraphy}} using water instead of ink on newspapers. Wong used to work as a {{wikt|houseboy}} after school in Los Angeles earning half a [[US Dollar|dollar]] per day. Wong's principal in {{wikt|junior high school}} helped arrange a scholarship in {{w|Otis College of Art and Design|Otis Art Institute}} for his art skills. At Otis, Wong studied Western art and graduated in 1935. In 1934, a landscape of Wong's appeared in an exhibition organised by the {{w|Art Institute of Chicago}} which also featured a {{w|Pablo Picasso}} etching, "Two Nudes". For two years, from 1934 to 1936, he worked for the {{w|Works Progress Administration}} to create paintings for public buildings. In 1938, Wong began work in the Disney animation studio as an {{wikt|in-betweener}} — creating hundreds of intermediate images for the appearance of motion. {{w|Walt Disney}} noticed his work. Wong's forest paintings of deer strongly influenced the style of ''Bambi''. Wong worked at Disney for only three years before he was sacked in 1941, following an employee's strike in which Wong did not participate. Next year, Wong became a {{w|Warner Bros.}} {{w|concept art|concept artist}}, drawing storyboards and set designs for live-action films. Films he drew concept art for included ''{{w|The Sands of Iwo Jima}}'', ''{{w|Rebel Without a Cause}}'', and ''{{w|The Wild Bunch}}''. After more than a quarter century at Warner Bros., Wong retired in 1968. Wong gained [[US]] citizenship in 1946. Wong influenced animator {{w|Andreas Deja}}, the creator of Lilo from ''{{w|Lilo & Stitch}}'' and {{w|List of Disney's Aladdin characters|anchor=Jafar|Jafar}} from ''{{w|Aladdin (franchise)|Aladdin}}''. Wong also worked as a janitor, designed greeting cards, and picked asparagus during the lows in his career. Wong was named a {{w|Disney Legends|Disney Legend}} in 2001. Wong is survived by three daughters and two grandchildren. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38484729 |title=Bambi artist Tyrus Wong dies aged 106 |author= |pu[...]



Gunman kills Burundi environment minister Emmanuel Niyonkuru

2017-01-01T23:57:55Z

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A gunman shot [[Burundi]] [[environment]] minister {{w|Emmanuel Niyonkuru}} dead early on Sunday, {{w|Central Africa Time|local time}} ({{w|UTC+2}}).

Police said they detained a woman accompanying Niyonkuru. The 54-year-old minister was returning home for the night in {{w|Bujumbura}}. Burundi has seen turbulence since President {{w|Pierre Nkurunziza}} sought a third term in early 2015, winning it in a disputed election. Protesters claim Nkurunziza violated a peace deal and the constitution. Since then around 450 have died.
[[File:BujumburaFromCathedral.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Bujumbura, from file.{{Image credit|[[Commons:User:Amakuru|SteveRwanda]]}}]]
Nkurunziza [[Twitter|tweeted]] his thoughts were with "the family and all Burundians". Also detained were two security officers watching over Nkurunziza's Bujumbura home, and the manager of a bar the minister attended regularly. Police spokesperson Pierre Nkurikiye and Nkurunziza both called the attack an "assassination".

It is the first time a minister has died in the violence gripping the nation, which had eased in recent months. On Saturday a grenade was thrown into a church 40 {{w|kilometre|km}} (25 {{w|mile|miles}}) north of Bujumbura, wounding several. Nkurikiye said the church was illegal, and its leader was in custody.

Nkurunziza vowed the killers of Niyonkuru would face consequences.
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UK documentary claims fire weakened RMS Titanic

2017-01-01T22:19:16Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "UK documentary claims fire weakened RMS Titanic": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{DISPLAYTITLE:UK documentary claims fire weakened RMS ''Titanic''}} {{date|January 3, 2017}} {{Disasters and accidents}} A documentary broadcast on Sunday on the [[UK]]'s [[Channel 4]] claims the {{w|RMS Titanic|RMS ''Titanic''}} was weakened by a three-week fire before its infamous 1912 sinking. [[File:Titanic wreck bow.jpg|thumb|left|255px|The wrecked bow of RMS ''Titanic''{{Image credit|[[U.S.]] {{w|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration}}/Institute for Exploration/{{w|University of Rhode Island}}}}]] More than 1,500 people died when the vessel sank partway between {{w|Southampton}}, [[England]] and [[New York, New York|New York]], [[United States]]. The disaster has long been thought down to a collision with an iceberg. ''Titanic: The New Evidence'' focuses upon research by [[Ireland|Irish]] journalist Senan Molony, who spent 30 years investigating the accident. Based on photographs of RMS ''Titanic'' at the shipyard that built it in {{w|Belfast}}, Ireland, he suggested fire by spotting large black streaks in the region struck by the iceberg. The documentary claims expert analysis confirmed these streaks likely signify a large fire in a fuel store. Alleging temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees Celsius, Molony said metallurgists had opined "when you get that level of temperature against steel it makes it brittle, and reduces its strength by up to 75 per cent." Molony claims "This isn't a simple story of colliding with an iceberg and sinking. It's a perfect storm of extraordinary factors coming together: fire, ice and criminal negligence[....] The fire was known about, but it was played down. She should never have been put to sea." He said J Bruce Ismay, President of the firm behind construction of RMS ''Titanic'', ordered the twelve men tasked to attempting to control the fire to avoid informing passengers. Molony also claims the ship backed into its Southampton berth in a bid to hide fire damage. A 1912 report to the UK Parliament mentioned, but dismissed as a cause, the on-board fire. Ray Boston suggested in 2008 fire may have broken out ten days prior to departure. Boston investigated the disaster for twenty years. Richard De Kerbrech, who wrote several books documenting the accident, said Molony's proposal the fire severely weakened the ship's structure is believable. Molony said "Nobody has investigated these marks before or dwelled upon them." The photographs, taken by engineers on the ship, only recently came to light when they were sold at auction. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://gulfnews.com/news/americas/usa/fire-in-boiler-real-reason-for-titanic-s-sinking-documentary-1.1954897 |title=Fire in boiler real reason for Titanic’s sinking: documentary |author=PTI |pub[...]



Ferry burns near Jakarta, killing passengers

2017-01-01T15:49:41Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Ferry burns near Jakarta, killing passengers": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|January 1, 2017}} {{Indonesia}} A ferry caught fire near [[Jakarta]], [[Indonesia]] this morning. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said at least 23 had died and at least seventeen remain missing. The ''Zahro Express'' caught fire shortly after leaving {{w|Penjaringan|anchor=Muara Angke marina port|Muara Angke}} port in Jakarta. It was heading to {{w|Tidung}} Island, in the {{w|Kepulauan Seribu}} chain. Police said the fire began in the engine area. [[File:Praus 070826-276 mank.jpg|thumb|left|260px|Fishing boats at Muara Angke port, from file.{{Image credit|[[Commons:User:Wie146|Wie146]]}}]] A manifest listed 100 passengers, but officials estimated over 200 were on board. Sumarsono, acting governor of Jakarta, dismissed suggestions the vessel was overloaded. Its blackened wreckage was towed back to Muara Angke. Rescuers continue to search for bodies. As of earlier today, nine of the injured remained in hospital. Three bodies have been identified as Jaksen Wilhelmus, Masduki, and Alia. Jaksen and Masduki are both from [[West Java]]. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said ten ships continue to search for bodies or survivors. "Fifteen minutes after the boat set sail, people at the back of the boat started making noise," one survivor said. "Then I saw smoke, there was more and more, the boat was crowded and people were fighting for life jackets." Another told [[Reuters]] passengers panicked when the fire broke out, and were met with a sudden conflagration when flames reached fuel. Boat accidents are common in the island nation. The [[National Transportation Safety Committee]] reported to ''{{w|The Jakarta Post}}'' today that shipping accidents were up from fifteen in 2015 to 28 in 2016. Lead marine investigator Aldrin Dalimunte told the paper some boats are well-maintained but run by poorly-trained crew who lack the motivation and knowledge to prevent accidents. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.dw.com/en/deadly-fire-engulfs-indonesian-tourist-ferry/a-36966887 |title=Deadly fire engulfs Indonesian tourist ferry |author={{w|Associated Press|AP}}, {{w|Deutsche Presse-Agentur|dpa}}, {{w|Reuters}}, {{w|Agence France-Presse|AFP}} |pub=Deutsche Welle |date=January 1, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/01/01/passenger-overload-suspected-to-be-contributing-factor-in-zahro-disaster.html |title=Passenger overload suspected to be contributing factor in Zahro disaster |author=Winda A.Charmila, Safrin La Batu |pub=The Jakarta Post |date=January 1, 2017 }} *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38482839|title=Indonesia: Ferry [...]



Helsinki court jails anti-drug chief Jari Aarnio for drug smuggling

2016-12-31T02:16:14Z

Pi zero: for now, let's not {{date|December 31, 2016}} {{finland}} The [[Helsinki]] District Court on Thursday sentenced Jari Aarnio, once head of the city's anti-[[drugs]] taskforce, to ten years in prison for smuggling {{w|hashish}} and related crimes. [[File:HKIoikeussali.jpg|thumb|left|200px|A courtroom at the [[Helsinki]] District Court, from file.{{Image credit|MakeF}}]] Aarnio, who maintains his innocence, was among thirteen defendants prosecuted over the import and distribution of [[Netherlands|Dutch]] hashish totaling about 800 {{w|kilogram|kg}} in 2011–12. Ordered into immediate custody, Aarnio was convicted of all 22 charges he faced. Five were of aggravated drug offence, with other offences including {{w|foreign=suppress|official misconduct}}, threatening a suspect, and aggravated {{w|foreign=suppress|evidence tampering}}. In addition to prison time, Aarnio was ordered to hand over more than {{w|euros|€}}1.3m and a {{w|Porvoo}} property. Colleague Mikael Runeberg was convicted of nine {{w|foreign=suppress|police corruption|corruption}} offences and also jailed, receiving a three-and-a-half year sentence. The court found Runeberg attempted to set up an innocent man in the case. Aarnio tried to hide the identities of co-conspirators and prevent investigations proceeding. Aarnio, 59, worked his way up to his position in the {{w|Helsinki Police Department}} over a 30-year anti-drugs career. It is his second jail term for corruption. He was found guilty of aggravated fraud in an unrelated case from 2013 connected to his interest in a firm selling surveillance technology to the police. Also convicted of aggravated abuse of public office and aggravated acceptance of bribes, his sentence in that case was set at three years by the {{w|Helsinki Court of Appeal}}. Aarnio says he intends to appeal and had argued he acted lawfully. Riitta Leppiniemi, defending, said the court may have failed to understand his department's work. The court ruled the convicts offended "with premeditation while unscrupulously abusing the position of a police officer." It also said they "took advantage of the judicial system and forcible police measures" and "contributed to reducing public trust in police operations and were therefore damaging for the entire society," in a press release. The prosecution sought a thirteen-year term. Aarnio was taken from court to {{w|Vantaa}} Prison. {{w|Transparency International}} ranks Finnish officials the second-least corrupt worldwide. Only [[Denmark]] is ranked higher. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/finland-news/domestic/14449-jari-aarnio-helsinki-s-ex-head-of-drug-enforcement-jailed-for-ten-years.html |title=Jari Aarnio, Helsinki's ex-head of drug enforcement, jailed for ten years |author=Aleksi Teivainen, {{w|sister=w:fi|Uusi Suomi (verkkolehti)|Uusi Suomi}} |pub=Helsinki Times |date=December 30, 2[...]



U.S. responds to Russian election hacking with expulsions, sanctions

2016-12-30T19:07:57Z

Pi zero: let's figure for now that we're looking for a different solution {{date|December 31, 2016}} {{United States}} On Thursday, the [[U.S.]] government expelled 35 diplomats suspected of being [[Russia]]n spies, and sanctioned the {{w|Main Intelligence Directorate|G.R.U.}} and {{w|Federal Security Service|F.S.B.}} intelligence agencies. Also sanctioned are several G.S.U. officials and three companies that work with it. [[File:Mr Donald Trump, New Hampshire Town Hall on August 19th, 2015 at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH by Michael Vadon 02.jpg|thumb|left|275px|Donald Trump last year, from file.{{image credit|[[Commons:User:MichaelVadon|Michael Vadon]]}}]] This is one of many actions the {{w|Obama administration}} has taken in response to a [[Central Intelligence Agency|CIA]] report issued two weeks ago that concluded the Russian government hacked servers belonging to the U.S. [[US Republican Party|Republican]] and [[US Democratic Party|Democratic]] parties. The CIA report said this was to turn the [[2016 U.S. presidential election|2016 presidential election]] toward president-elect [[Donald Trump]]. The alleged spies have been declared "[[wikt:persona non grata|persona non grata]]"; they and their families have until Sunday to leave U.S. soil but are not under arrest. "The United States and friends and allies around the world must work together to oppose Russia's efforts to undermine established international norms of behavior, and interfere with democratic governance," said [[Barack Obama|Obama]]. Earlier this year, hackers broke into the private servers of both the Republican and Democratic political parties but only released negative information about the Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State [[Hillary Clinton]]. The CIA would later name the Russian government responsible. One U.S. intelligence official told [[Reuters]] this asymmetrical release of information is why the CIA concluded the goal of the hack was to help Trump win the election rather than simply to disrupt the U.S. electoral process. "[[Vladimir Putin|Putin]] believed he would be much friendlier to Russia, especially on the matter of economic sanctions," said another. The U.S. State Department issued a statement saying the expulsions were also in retaliation for harsh treatment of U.S. diplomats in Russia, citing police stops, assaults, and the public disclosure of their personal information on television. [[file:Russia.VladimirPutin.02.jpg|thumb|left|268px|File photo of Vladimir Putin, 2003. {{image|Ricardo Stuckert/{{w|Agência Brasil|ABr}}}}]] The {{w|U.S. State Department}} also called for the closure of two compounds, one in {{w|Glen Cove, New York|Glen Cove}}, [[New York State|New York]] and one in [[Maryland]] near [[Washington D.C.]], where Russian diplomats go to play tennis and relax, saying they are used for "intelligence activities." Russia's [[Uni[...]



Uruguay ex-ruler Gregorio Alvarez dies at age 91

2016-12-30T15:33:29Z

Pi zero: for now, let's not {{date|December 30, 2016}} {{Obituaries}} Military health authorities on Wednesday announced the death of {{w|Gregorio Alvarez}}, military ruler of [[Uruguay]] from 1981–85. He was 91 years old. Alvarez was serving a 25-year term imposed in 2009 for 37 homicides, and other [[human rights]] violations. He was initially detained in 2007 suspected of kidnapping dissidents living in exile in [[Argentina]]. Hundreds vanished during his term. {{QuoteLeft|a rapist, a murderer, a torturer, a 'disappearer' doesn't redeem himself by dying|4=Prosecution lawyer Oscar Lopez Goldaracena}} In 1972 his brother died at the hands of militants. The following year he participated in a coup, leading an assault on the national legislature. Then-President {{w|Juan Maria Bordaberry}} ousted Congress and ruled with military backing. Alvarez led the army for a time before himself taking over the presidency. Hardline rule led to protests in 1984, eventually resulting in a fresh democratic election. This was won by {{w|Julio Maria Sanguinetti}}; Alvarez resigned with fifteen days left to serve. A 1986 law prevented his prosecution without legislative approval, and he lived openly in {{w|Montevideo}}. [[File:Montevideo Barbeque On The Roof.jpg|thumb|left|210px|Modern-day Montevideo, from file.{{image credit|Maryam Laura Moazedi}}]] Pressure from relatives of those missing led to his 2007 arrest. Convicted of killing Argentinian-resident exiles, he maintained his innocence. He died in a Montevideo hospital. "With the greatest respect, a rapist, a murderer, a torturer, a 'disappearer' doesn't redeem himself by dying," said Alvarez prosecution team laywer Oscar Lopez Goldaracena. "Kidnapping children, robbing babies, disappearances, raping men and women[....] He had an interminable list of crimes", said activist Beatriz Benzano, who says she was detained and sexually assaulted under the Alvarez regime. "[...H]e died with the secret of all the people he 'disappeared' and killed," she said. The murders were part of {{w|Operation Condor}}, a [[South America]]n joint venture to repatriate fleeing dissidents. Modern-day Uruguay is ruled by a left-wing coalition comprised largely of Alvarez opponents, including ex-militants from {{w|Tupamaro}}. Tupamaro was the group that killed Alvarez's brother. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-38453193 |title=Uruguay ex-military ruler Gregorio Alvarez dies aged 91 |author= |pub=BBC News Online |date=December 28, 2016 }} *{{source|url=http://www.dw.com/en/general-gregorio-alvarez-uruguays-last-dictator-dies-at-age-91/a-36937812 |title=General Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguay's last dictator, dies at age 91 |author=[[Agence France-Presse|AFP]], [[Associated Press|AP]], {{w|Deutsche Presse-Agentur|DPA}} |pub=Deutsche Welle |date=December 28, 2016 [...]



Poland pays €100m for Czartoryski art collection

2016-12-30T02:18:46Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Poland pays €100m for Czartoryski art collection": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|December 30, 2016}} {{culture and entertainment}} [[File:Dama z gronostajem.jpg|thumb|left|250px|''Lady with an Ermine''{{image credit|Leonardo da Vinci}}]] [[Poland]] yesterday announced the purchase of the {{w|Czartoryski Museum|Czartoryski}} art collection for about {{w|euro|€}}100million ({{w|United States dollar|US$}}105m; {{w|Pound sterling|£}}85m). It is worth an estimated €2billion. Amongst the roughly 86,000 artworks is ''{{w|Lady with an Ermine}}'' by {{w|Leonardo da Vinci}}. ''Lady with an Ermine'' alone is thought to be worth more than the government paid for the full collection; it is insured, the government said, for about €330m. Also included are around 250,000 [[books]] and other texts. Adam Karol Czartoryski, representing his family, as head of the Czartoryski Foundation owning the collection, negotiated the sale with the Ministry of Culture. Czartoryski "felt like making a donation" and was entitled to, he said. The Czartoryski Foundation's board resigned in protest. The board said they were not consulted and disapproved of the price. The current {{w|Law and Justice Party|Law and Justice}} government was reported in national press as prepared to part with up to a billion {{w|Polish zloty|zloty}} (US$235 million) to acquire the foundation. Culture Minister {{w|Piotr Glinski}} said "It is a fraction of the market price of the collection". Law and Justice, who gained power a year ago, had expressed interest in acquiring the works, housed in {{w|Krakow}} and on public display. The government is running a nationalisation programme for cultural items and major companies. Purchasing the Czartoryski collection required a state budget amendment and, according to the Ministry of Culture, months of talks. The move "ensures the right of the Polish nation to the collection," said Glinski. The collection was assembled over the course of more than 200 years. It also features ''{{w|Landscape with the Good Samaritan}}'' by {{w|Rembrandt}} and works by [[France|French]] artist {{w|Pierre-Auguste Renoir}}. ''Lady with an Ermine'', from 1490, is one of four known da Vinci portraits of women. Stolen during {{w|National Socialist Party|Nazi}} rule, it was recovered and returned. It features {{w|Cecilia Gallerani}}, mistress to Duke of Milan {{w|Ludovico Sforza|Ludovico 'The White Ermine' Sforza}}. Sforza's nickname explains the titular creature painted in Gallerani's arms, which was added to the painting by da Vinci; an earlier, painted-over version does not have it. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == [...]



South African killer, rapist, serial escapee Ananias Mathe dies

2016-12-28T19:45:40Z

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{{date|December 29, 2016}}
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{{w|Ananias Mathe}}, an infamous [[South Africa]]n criminal, died on Tuesday in hospital. His offences included [[sex crimes|rape]] and murder, and he escaped custody several times.

Mathe, from [[Mozambique]], had been suffering digestive problems for weeks according to the prison service. He died on Tuesday in the King Edward VIII Hospital in {{W|Durban}}. He was resident in a high-security prison in {{w|Kokstad}}, away from {{w|Gauteng}} where he committed most of his crimes.

Transferred to Kokstad after several escapes between 2002 and 2006, Mathe twice tried to break out of the high-security facility. In 2013 he tried to tunnel out of his cell, and three months ago he tried to lower himself out his cell with tied bedsheets. Other crimes included robbery, housebreaking, and fatally poisoning thirteen dogs.

Erickson Zungu, the {{w|National Freedom Party}}'s spokesperson for {{w|KwaZulu-Natal}}, criticised the lack of [[capital punishment]] in the country and said this should be available for offenders like Mathe. "It is the undisputed fact that government could have saved a lot of state resource and time if the government opted for the death penalty[...] taxpayers money spent daily on Mathe could been used wisely," Zungu said.

His party is seeking public consultation and government consideration of the issue.
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*{{wikinews|title='Very dangerous' killer escapes South African hospital|date=April 30, 2011}}
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*{{source|url=http://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2016/12/28/sas-notorious-criminal-ananias-mathe-died/
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Actress and writer Carrie Fischer dies at 60

2016-12-27T19:48:41Z

Pi zero: for now, let's not {{date|December 27, 2016}} {{Obituaries}} {{w|Carrie Fisher}}, {{w|US}} actress and writer for page and screen, died this morning in a {{w|Los Angeles, California|Los Angeles}}, {{w|California}} hospital after treatment following cardiac arrest. She was best known for the role of Princess Leia in the ''{{w|Star Wars}}'' movie franchise. Fisher went into cardiac arrest on Friday during a commercial flight from {{w|London}} just before landing in Los Angeles. She was admitted to the {{w|UCLA Medical Center}}. She was reported to have remained stable over the weekend. {{w|Billie Lourd}}, Fisher's daughter, said, "She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly [...] Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers." {{QuoteLeft|No. I fear dying[...] Anything with pain associated with it[...] But if I was gonna do it, I'd want someone like me around. And I will be there!|source=Carrie Fisher, when asked if she feared death, Rolling Stone}} Though most famous for ''Star Wars'', Fisher also appeared in such film and television productions as ''{{w|The Blues Brothers}}'', ''{{w|Hannah and Her Sisters}}'', ''{{w|When Harry Met Sally}}'', ''{{w|30 Rock}}'', and ''{{w|The Big Bang Theory}}''. As a scriptwriter, Fisher contributed to ''{{w|Hook}}'', ''{{w|Sister Act}}'', and other films. Her most noted written work was the novel ''{{w|Postcards from the Edge}}'', made into a {{w|Postcards from the Edge (film)|film of the same name}} starring {{w|Meryl Streep}}. Fisher's script received a {{w|BAFTA award}} nomination. Fisher was also known for her candid treatment of both substance abuse and {{w|bipolar disorder}} in both her fictional and autobiographical works and for her {{w|mental health}} awareness advocacy. She once described a manic episode as being "trapped inside a metaphor. Everything I looked at had a meaning. Everything was a warning or a sign. I was in a part of my brain I've only been in one time before." [[File:Carrie Fisher 2013 cropped retouched.jpg|thumb|left|upright|Carrie Fisher in 2013. {{image|Riccardo Ghilardi}}]] Her personal life included romantic relationships with {{w|Harrison Ford}}, {{W|Dan Ackroyd}}, {{w|Paul Simon}}, and {{w|Bryan Lourd}}, with whom she had her daughter, Billie. Former co-star {{w|Mark Hamill}} reported via {{w|Twitter}} that he was "devastated." Last month, in an interview with ''Rolling Stone'', Fisher responded on whether she feared death: "No. I fear dying [...] Anything with pain associated with it, I don't like. I've been there for a couple of people when they were dying; it didn't look like fun. But if I was gonna do it, I'd want someone like me around. And I will be there!" She was the eldest child of actress and stage performer {{w|Debbie [...]



WikinewsAssistant/context/doc

2016-12-27T14:57:28Z

Pi zero: /* {{OBJECTPAGENAME}} */ delta {{assistant/documentation}} This is a [[Help:Dialog|dialog]]-based [[{{SITENAME}}:Assistant#Framing|framing assistant]] to support context-sensitive templates in displaying a page. Access primary page [[{{OBJECTPAGENAME}}]] via dialog [[{{SITENAME}}:Dialog/do/doc#Verb: view|view]]. The assistant allows certain templates, specified to the assistant, to request context sensitive information, which the assistant provides to them by adding template parameters to the template calls. The templates must be called directly by the displayed page (rather than being called by some other template that's called by the displayed page). == [[{{OBJECTPAGENAME}}]] == Access: [[Template:Assistant/viewable|viewable]]. Inputs: * subject — required; name of the page to display. * context-templates — optional; what templates have requested what parameters; a [[Module:Wikilisp|wikilisp]] list of lists of strings. * context-whitelist — optional; what parameters are allowable as requests; a [[Module:Wikilisp|wikilisp]] list of strings. * context-blacklist — optional; parameters disallowed as requests; a [[Module:Wikilisp|wikilisp]] list of strings. * context-transform — optional; template to modify the raw wiki markup of the page to display. * Other parameters that may have been provided for use-on-request by templates. * context-delta-templates — optional; things to add to context-templates * context-delta-whitelist — optional; things to add to context-whitelist * context-delta-blacklist — optional; things to add to context-blacklist The delta parameters are applied first. They make it possible for a button to direct modifications to the primary parameters without having access to their previous values. The context-whitelist is a list of dialog-parameter names that are meant to be permitted requests; parameters actually whitelisted are these, plus some automatically added (see below), ''minus'' any excluded by context-blacklist. The resulting whitelist is used both to filter parameter-requests from templates before adding them to context-templates, and to initialize local-preview-parameters. Each context-templates item is a list of strings where the first is the name of a template, and each additional string is the name of a dialog parameter that has been requeste[...]



British singer George Michael, 53, dies

2016-12-27T10:42:58Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "British singer George Michael, 53, dies": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{Music}} {{date|December 28, 2016}} {{w|George Michael}}, a well-known [[UK|British]] pop singer and songwriter, died on Christmas Day at the age of 53. Michael was found dead at his home in {{w|Oxfordshire}}, [[England]], by boyfriend Fadi Fawaz. {{QuoteLeft|I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend — the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist.|4={{w|Elton John}}}} Michael's publicist released the following statement to ''{{w|People (magazine)|People}}'' and ''{{w|Entertainment Weekly}}'': "It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time." He also reported that Michael had died of heart failure and "passed away peacefully". {{w|Sir Elton John}} said via {{w|Instagram}}, "I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend — the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans." [[File:George Michael 02 (cropped 4).jpg|thumb|left|260px|George Michael in 2006{{image credit|Insasse
[https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/deed.en (CC BY-SA 2.5)]}}]] George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in [[London]]. Over his multi-decade career, he sold more than 100 million records. Along with co-singer {{w|Andrew Ridgeley}} he became famous as part of the duo band {{w|Wham!}}. Together, Michael and Ridgeley produced several hit songs, such as ''{{w|Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go}}'', ''{{w|Freedom (Wham! song)|Freedom}}'', and ''{{w|Last Christmas}}''. In 1985, Wham! was the first Western band to play in China since the beginning of the country's {{w|China's opening up|opening up}} strategy. Wham! dissolved in 1986. In 1984, Michael recorded the successful single ''{{w|Careless Whisper}}''. Michael was credited as the solo artist in the United Kingdom and as "Wham! featuring George Michael" in the [[United States]]. Michael released a hit solo album ''{{w|Faith (George Michael album)|Faith}}'' in 1987, containing hits like ''{{w|I Want Your Sex}}''. Michael's life was troubled by both substance abuse and issues with his sexuality. He initially hid his identity as a [[homosexuality|gay]] man from his fans, {{wikt|come out of the closet|coming out}} only after a very public arrest for public lewdness in 1998. He would later be arrested for possession of [[drugs]] and driving under the influence of[...]



U.S. FDA may award Newlink Genetics a fast-track voucher for confirming efficacy of ebola vaccine

2016-12-25T22:02:36Z

Pi zero: for now, let's not {{date|December 26, 2016}} {{Health}} A study published last Thursday in ''{{w|The Lancet}}'' found the {{w|VSV-EBOV|rVSV-ZEVOB}} [[ebola]] vaccine can provide up to 100% protection against onset of {{w|Zaire ebolavirus}}, one of the two most common strains of ebola, responsible for most of the cases observed in humans. [[Iowa]]-based NewLink Genetics, which owns the rights to rVSV-ZEVOB, on Friday announced hope the [[US]] [[Food and Drug Administration]] (FDA) would award them a {{w|priority review (FDA)|priority review voucher}} in recognition of their work with the vaccine. [[File:Ebola Virus Particles (6).jpg|thumb|left|270px|Microscope image of Ebola particles.{{image credit|NIAID}}]] The study's findings also show the vaccine is effective post-exposure, which makes it suitable for {{w|ring vaccination}}, the anti-outbreak strategy used in the study, in which everyone who has come into contact with a confirmed case is vaccinated to prevent the illness from spreading. NewLink's chief scientific officer for infectious diseases, Thomas Monath, said the FDA would likely approve the vaccine quickly, with large-scale production as early as 2018. This might not be the only NewLink project to be waved to the front of the line. Priority review vouchers are awarded by the FDA as a means of providing an incentive for private industry to focus on tropical diseases and rare conditions. Any company that sees an eligible vaccine or treatment formally licensed can receive a voucher for fast-track FDA review on a future project. They can either keep the voucher for their own use or sell it. According to Monath, they can sell for {{w|United States dollar|US$}}100–300 million, and NewLink would share the money from any such sale with {{w|Merck}}, which currently holds the license on the vaccine. rVSV-ZEVOB was initially developed by the {{w|Public Health Agency of Canada|Public Health Agency}} of {{w|Canada}} and the {{w|United States Army}}. It is a {{w|recombinant virus|recombinant}} live {{w|Viral vector|anchor=Types of viral vectors|replication-competent}} virus based on {{w|vesicular stomatitis}} virus. Although it is harmless to humans, it has been engineered to {{w|protein expression|express}} one of the same surface marker proteins as the Zaire ebolavirus, which trains the host's {{w|immune system}} to recognize both the vaccine and the true virus. US President [[Barack Obama]] added ebola to the priority review voucher program in December 2014 during the {{w|2014 ebola outbreak|outbreak}} in West Africa. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2016/12/23/ebola-vacci[...]



Plane carrying 92 crashes into Black Sea near Sochi

2016-12-25T21:12:40Z

Pi zero: for now, let's not {{date|December 26, 2016}} {{Aviation mishaps}} A military plane carrying 92 people crashed into the [[Black Sea]] two minutes after departing [[Sochi]], [[Russia]] yesterday. [[File:Tupolev Tu-154B-2 (RA-85572) on final approach at Chkalovsky Airport.jpg|thumb|left|250px|The crashed aircraft in May this year.{{image credit|Alexander Usanov}}]] The {{w|Tupolev Tu-154}} was heading to [[Syria]] and was carrying 64 members of the {{w|Alexandrov Ensemble}}, Russia's military choir. Nobody is thought to have survived. At least eleven bodies have been recovered and 100 divers deployed on-scene. President [[Vladimir Putin]] has ordered a probe; investigators have yet to rule out sabotage. The 84 passengers and eight crew were headed to {{w|Khmeimim (air base)|Hmeymim Air Base}} to entertain Russian forces. Musicians, dancers, and [[journalism|journalists]] are among the dead. Choir leader {{w|Valery Khalilov}} and philanthropist doctor {{w|Elizaveta Glinka|Yelizaveta Glinka}}, who was taking donated medical supplies to Syria, were on board. Nine journalists representing three national TV stations were also passengers. Glinka served as a [[human rights]] advisor to Putin. The journalists were from official broadcasters {{w|NTV}}, {{w|First Channel}}, and {{w|Zvezda}}. An official statement said Putin sent "deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the crash". He has tasked Prime Minister [[Dmitry Medvedev]] with organising an investigatory commission. The defence ministry said a military commission was in Sochi to investigate. "Four ships, five helicopters and a drone are working in the area," a defence spokesperson said. The Tu-154 is a [[soviet Union|Soviet]]-era three-engined jet. It crashed after leaving {{w|Sochi International Airport}} at 5.40am local time. Debris has been found around 1.5{{w|kilometre|km}} (a {{w|mile}}) offshore in water about 50–70{{w|metre|m}} (160–230 {{w|foot (unit)|feet}}) deep. Sochi was a stopoff for the plane, which began its journey in [[Moscow]]. Russian media broadcast what was claimed to be an {{w|air traffic control}} recording showing no sign of impending disaster; the flight crew speak calmly, then suddenly stop responding. Weather was good at the time. Putin has declared today a day of national mourning. Syrian President [[Bashar al-Assad]] sent condolences to him. "The plane had dear friends who had come to join us and the people of Aleppo in their joy with victory and {{w|Christmas}} feasts", he said. The Syrian Pr[...]