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Updated: 2017-06-23T08:54:28Z

 



Finsbury Park: Van rams into pedestrians near a mosque, kills one and injuries ten

2017-06-21T19:40:01Z

Acagastya: Stale


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{{date|June 21, 2017}}
{{Crime and law}}
On early hours of Sunday, local time, a speeding van hit the pedestrians near a mosque in {{w|Finsbury Park}}, [[London]]. One was killed, ten injured and two were in critical condition, all of them were [[Muslims]]. Eight were hospitalised, police said.

Hundreds of Muslims were​ on the Seven Sisters Road, coming after late night prayers as their Holy month [[Ramzan]] is about to end. The 48-year-old suspect, Darren Osborne, who, according to the officials, acted alone, was arrested for murder charges. Osborne was also taken to the hospital. The case is to be handled by [[UK]]'s Counter Terrorism command.

"A van speeding very fast came towards us. We thought he was late for work or trying to catch the traffic light before it turned red. Suddenly, he turned towards pedestrians. His first casualty was a woman and three guys. Then he reversed and carried on. And he hit another five people.", eyewitness Saeed Hashi told Al Jazeera.

The driver was taken out of the vehicle and held by the civilians till the police came. The police was notified at about 12:20 AM ({{w|British Summer Time|BST}}) (UTC+1). According to Muslim's Welfare House's leader Tawfiq al-Qasimi, the mob started beating the driver, but Imam Mohamed Mahmoud protected the driver till the officers came. He said, "People started hitting him [driver] hard and Mohamed took so many punches because he was protecting the guy until the police arrived".

Many eyewitnesses reported Osborne was shouting "I want to kill Muslims". Muslim Council of Britain requested for more security after the incident.

In the last two months, there had been many attacks and accidents in the UK including Manchester Arena bombing, Westminster and London Bridge attack and the Grenfell Tower caught in the inferno.

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== Sources ==

*{{source
|url = http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/muslims-targeted-attack-finsbury-park-mosque-170619053434550.html
|title = Muslims 'targeted' in attack near Finsbury Park mosque
|author =
|pub = Al Jazeera
|date = June 19, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/van-rams-pedestrians-london-finsbury-park-170619001156442.html
|title = Finsbury Park mosque: Man dies as van hits worshippers
|author =
|pub = Al Jazeera
|date = June 19, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/idINKBN19A06A
|title = Van rams Muslim worshippers in London, PM May condemns 'sickening' attack
|author =
|pub = Reuters
|date = June 19, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40323769
|title = Finsbury Park attack: What we know so far
|author =
|pub = BBC News
|date = June 19, 2017
}}
[[CAT: United Kingdom]]
[[CAT:London]]
[[CAT:Crime and law]]
[[CAT:Islam]]
[[CAT:Ramadan]]
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Rural India focused two wheeler, the Honda Cliq launched

2017-06-21T10:44:34Z

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{{tasks|news|npov|re-review}}{{date|June 21, 2017}}
{{India}}With the passage of time, as the focus shifts from catering the needs of the urban market to the rural market. [[w:Honda|Honda]] has launched its new automatic scooter, the Honda Cliq primarily to cater the needs of the rural India, a move through which Honda tries to enter the core of [[India]] which mainly consists of its rural regions.

The Honda cliq enters the competitive [[w:Scooter_(motorcycle)|two-wheeler]] market with several features like self-start, mechanical combi brakes which works simultaneously on the front and the rear wheels, under seat mobile charging socket, auto headlamps, and maintenance free battery. In addition, the two-wheeler gets certain discretionary enhancements like the floor cover, front screen, box center, cap cover, and rear grip.

The two-wheeler gets an air cooled 109.19cc engine which can churn up a maximum power of 8bhp at 7000rpm and a peak torques of 8.94Nm at 5,500rpm. According, the company claims that the scooter can notch a top speed of 83 Km/h. In addition, the two-wheeler gets a fuel tank.of 3.5litre.

Although the two-wheeler has a mechanical setup which is quite similar to the [[w:Honda_Activa|Honda Activa]] and Honda Nova in terms of the engine incorporated in the scooter, it has an added telescopic front fork which is not present in Honda Activa and Honda Nova. The two-Wheeler is equipped with a spring led Hydraulic suspensions at both ends.

The colour options for this two-wheeler include - Moroccan Blue with White, patriotic Red with White, Black and Orcus Grey.

Initially, the scooter will be available in [[Rajasthan]] only followed by other parts of the country. The Honda Cliq comes in two variants. The standard variant is priced at Rs. 42,990 (ex-showroom, Jaipur), while the Deluxe variant will be available at Rs.43,490 (ex-showroom, Jaipur).

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== Sources ==
*{{source|url=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/auto/bikes/most-affordable-honda-scooter-cliq-launched-at-rs-42499/articleshow/59240111.cms|title=Honda cliq: Most affordable Honda scooter 'Cliq' launched at Rs 42,499|author=|pub=The Times of India|date=June 21, 2017}}
*{{source|url=https://auto.ndtv.com/news/honda-cliq-utility-scooter-launched-in-india-priced-at-rs-42-499-1714793|title=Honda Cliq 110 cc Scooter Launched In India|author=|pub=NDTV|date=June 20, 2017}}



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Class X student gang raped and thrown out of moving train in Bihar

2017-06-20T12:45:21Z

Pi zero: Pi zero moved page Bihar Class X student allegedly gang raped, thrown from moving train to Bihar class X student allegedly gang raped, thrown from moving train: typo


{{date|June 21, 2017}}
{{Crime and law}}
A sixteen-year-old girl from {{w|Lakhisarai district}}, [[Bihar]], [[India]], reported to the police on Sunday that she had been raped multiple times and thrown out of a moving train.

She was found unconscious near the tracks not far from {{w|Kiul Junction railway station|Kiul Junction}} by some locals who took her to a nearby hospital. She was later taken to the {{w|Patna Medical College and Hospital}} (PMCH). A PMCH doctor commented anonymously, "She has received at least two dozen stitches in her private parts, both her feet are irrevocably damaged, her thigh bone is fractured and she has serious injuries on her waist. Her condition is very critical".

The girl, a {{w|anchor=India|tenth grade}} student, said she was abducted in a field and raped on, by reports, Friday or Saturday, by two men; according to Indian newspaper ''{{w|Daily News and Analysis|DNA}}'', Santosh Yadav and Mrityunjay Yadav. She was later raped by several others — by varying reports, three to six — and taken on a train from Chanan railway station. Two of the alleged assailants lived in the same locality, according to senior police officer SK Singhal.

She was raped again, she said, on the train and received several wounds as the rapists mutilated her before throwing her out of the train. "I could hear them speaking that they should kill me and they threw me out of the train. When I gained consciousness, I was in a hospital", she said.

As of Monday, police said one juvenile allegedly involved had been arrested.
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== Sources ==

*{{source
|url = http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-minor-gang-raped-mutilated-thrown-out-from-moving-train-2476599
|title = Bihar: Minor gang-raped, mutilated, thrown out from moving train
|author = Vithika Salomi
|pub = Daily News and Analysis
|date = June 19, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40323307
|title = India girl, 16, 'brutally gang raped' and thrown from moving train
|author =
|pub = BBC News
|date = June 19, 2017
}}
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[[CAT:Bihar]]
[[CAT:Sex crimes]]
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NSCIA speaks on Hajj fare rise

2017-06-20T11:12:04Z

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'''June 20, 2017'''
{{Nigeria}}
[[File:NSCIA_speaks_on_Hajj_fare_rise.jpg|left|thumb]]
The Nigerian Supreme Court for [[Islamic]] Affairs has taken the issue of fare price rises related to [[Hajj]]. The fare put this year by the NAHCON is $4,805 (about N1.5m) as compared to the $4,003 paid by the pilgrims in 2016.

NAHCON has given the statement in clarification that the fare are not high the price increase is due to the increase in the exchange rate in the country. As the Hajj fare is in dollar the exchange rate last year was N 197 and while this year it has reached to N 305 and after multiplying it with 4805 which is the fare per pilgrimage it will give you N1.5 Million. NAHCON has no control on the exchange rate. If we use the current rate then the cost will be between N 1.8 Million to N 1.9 Million. People look for Hajj Packages in order to travel for Hajj.

According to the statement given by the NSCIA that if all the related parties are genuinely concerned for the lesser price of fare then there would be an appropriate solution and strategy.

A statement is signed by the Director Organization, ISA Okonkwo, an urgent amendment in NAHCON act and handing over the matter to them by the Nigerian Government.

== Source ==

* {{source|url=https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/government-s-involvement-responsible-for-high-cost-of-hajj-islamic-council/202439.html|title=Government's involvement responsible for high cost of hajj- Islamic council|author=|pub=Daily Trust Nigeria|date=June 19, 2017}}

* {{source|url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4616908/Australian-Muslims-warned-health-risks-Hajj.html|title=At least 4,000 Muslims returning from Mecca warned they could bring rare killer diseases such as measles and POLIO back to Australia|author=|pub=Daily Mail UK|date=June 19, 2017}}

* {{source|url=http://hajj.umrahexpert.co.uk/2017/06/20/nscia-take-notice-hajj-fare-hike/|title=NSCIA take notice on Hajj fare hike|author=Mohammed Errfan Ali|pub=Daily Mail UK|date=June 19, 2017}}

* {{source|url=http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/15356856.WHERE_S_MY_HAJJ_MONEY__Couple_were_told_that_they_could_not_go_on_2016_Hajj_days_before_flying_out_despite_paying_tour_operator___10k/|title=WHERE'S MY HAJJ MONEY? Couple were told that they could not go on 2016 Hajj days before flying out despite paying tour operator £10k|author=|pub=Asian Image UK|date=June 19, 2017}}

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[[Category:Africa]]
[[Category:Saudi Arabia]]
[[Category:Middle East]]
[[Category:Mecca]]
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[[Category:Hajj]]



Buying used car in India? Keep an eye out for these factors

2017-06-20T06:42:13Z

Acagastya: Delete


{{delete|not news}}{{tasks|news|re-review}}== Used cars should be checked thoroughly before purchase ==
Used car market is steadily rising in India, as working millennials now prefer to travel according to their convenience instead of having to wait for public transport, or take that weekend trip to rejuvenate themselves.

In case you are planning to buy a used car soon or would like to know all about the dos and don'ts in advance, here's all about it.

=== Car: The papers should be in order ===
You can choose from certified used car showrooms, which provide guarantee and loan options or you can opt for a standalone used car dealer.

Here, you have to be a little cautious on what you are getting your hands on; sometimes stolen cars, with completely fake registration papers and insurance policy, get sold in the used car market. Always check papers thoroughly before buying.

=== Accident: Vehicles with accident history is a big NO ===
While checking the papers if you find out that the vehicle has been in a major accident, it's best to avoid buying it. The asking price may be lucrative and from outside it may look fine, but it's damaged.

Chances are the integrity of the vehicle has been compromised and the chassis may get severely damaged if it goes through even a minor accident.

=== Bargain: If it's too good to be true, expect foul play ===
Also be a little suspicious if the owner is selling the car at a throwaway price, even if nothing looks wrong in the initial check up. Chances are there are problems, which the owner is not making you aware of because he/she wants to get rid of it ASAP.

Take a detailed look at the used car's repair history, something odd will come up.

=== Parts: Spare time to calculate spare parts' costs ===
It is a good car and the owner is giving it away at a price, which suits your pocket. Before you take the leap, run a check on what is the cost of getting spare parts for this car.

If the spares are extremely costly or getting them repaired is going to cost you a bomb, it is not feasible for the long run.

=== Rust: Don't let your hard earned money rust away ===
Another important factor, that you need to keep in mind before buying a car, is to check for rust.

Rust tends to lurk behind the exterior and once it starts to spread, it can turn a car into junk very quickly. Remove the floor carpet and take a peek in that area; if you see rust, refrain from buying and look for other options.{{date|June 20, 2017}}

Delete this line, and start typing your article in its place

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== Sources ==

* {{source|url=https://www.newsbytesapp.com/timeline/India/8075/46658/used-cars-should-be-checked-thoroughly-before-purchase|title=Buying used car? Keep an eye out for these factors|date=20 Jun 2017}}
* {{source|url=http://autodome.ca/used-car-tips/|title=Things To Keep An Eye Out For When Buying A Used Car|author=|pub=|date=20 June 2017}}



Runoff for Georgia seat in United States House of Representatives

2017-06-20T01:16:18Z

Numbermaniac: took a few tries to understand this; while this makes sense, it makes even more sense without those words {{review}}{{United States}} {{date|June 20, 2017}} On Tuesday, [[U.S. Republican party|Republican]] {{w|Karen Handel}} defeated [[U.S. Democratic party|Democrat]] {{w|Jon Ossoff}} in a {{w|runoff election}} for [[Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia's]] {{w|Georgia's 6th congressional district|sixth congressional district}} seat in the [[United States House of Representatives]] by about 13,000 votes, roughly 53% to 47%. The two candidates together had spent more money on this campaign than on any other House contest in [[U.S.]] history, over [[US$]]50 million. The congressional seat was left vacant when its previous congressman, {{w|Tom Price}} accepted an offer to serve in President [[Donald Trump]]'s cabinet. The sixth district is considered heavily Republican and has not been held by a Democrat since the 1970s. Despite this, 30-year-old Ossoff nearly won the initial election in April, with 48.1% of the vote. At that time, there were many candidates, including several Republicans, among whom Handel came away with 19.8% of the vote. Some, including Ossoff himself, characterized this election a chance for voters to indicate whether they truly approve or disapprove of the Trump presidency, saying that the election could "send a message that will be heard across the country and around the world." After the election, he conceded, saying, "As darkness has crept across this planet, (you) have provided a beacon of hope for people here in Georgia and people around the world[.] We showed the world that in places where no one thought it was even possible to fight, we could fight." Both candidates received death threats during the campaign and spoke with the press about violence in U.S. politics. Handel told ''[[The Guardian]]'', "The lack of civility in society as a whole, some of it, I believe, is very much fueled by social media and frankly, it's fueled by the fact that journalism is not journalism any more. It's tabloid. [...] The anger has been from the left with groups of trackers showing up and literally adopting a gang-like posture and virtually stalking individuals." Ossoff commented as well: "This is a deep-rooted problem in American politics right now which is going to take work and bipartisan commitment to try to heal wounds and focus on substance instead of fear-mongering and slander." He specifically objected to an ad that he said politicized the {{w|2017 Congressional baseball shooting|recent shooting}} of Republican Representative {{w|Stephen Scalise}} by saying that violent leftists were voting for Ossoff. Over 140,000 people voted early, a record number for the area. {{haveyoursay}} ==Related news== *{{wikinews|Shooter targets Congressional baseball practice in Virginia, six hospitalized|June 16, 2017}} *{{wikinews|Usually Republican Georgia district faces runoff for seat in U.S. House of Representatives after Democrat nearly wins outright|April 20, 2017}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/georgia-election-results-ossoff-handel-n774936|author=Alex Seitz-Wald|pub=NBC News|title=Republican Karen Handel Defeats Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia Special Election |date=June 20, 2017}} *{{source |url = http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/20/politics/georgia-house-results-ossoff-handel/index.html |title = Democrats seek first big win of Trump era today in Georgia |author = Eric Bradner |pub = CNN International |date = June 20, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/20/georgia-special-election-karen-handel-journalism-lack-of-civility?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+[...]



Ecuador strenghtens actions against corruption

2017-06-19T18:19:44Z

AlvaroMolina: Fix {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{Ecuador}} {{Date|June 19, 2017}} [[File:Lenín Moreno en 2017.jpg|thumb|left|135px|President Lenin Moreno in 2017{{Image credit|ANDES News Agency}}]] The President of [[Ecuador]], {{w|Lenín Moreno}}, called to join efforts to build a better country. One of the actions is to continue and strenghten the fight against corruption. Vice-president {{w|Jorge Glas}} offered to help in dishonest cases. So in June the {{w|UN}} highlighted Ecuador's actions against corruption. President Moreno created the Anti-Corruption Front. The Front is composed of lawyers, reporters, artists, technicians, social and economic scientists. The main action of the Front is to exhort judicial officials to punish the corrupt. Their first meeting was on June. Vice-President Glas asked to be invited to the Asamblea Nacional to expose about {{w|Odebrecht}} case. He is agree to combat illegal activities. {{Q|Preventing corruption is essential to the point it is one of the main goal for the United Nations.|30px|30px|Secretary of the UN Convention against Corruption Simone Monasebian}} There are already people detained and under investigation for example from the case of Odebretch (International), Etapa (Ecuador), Petroecuador (Ecuador). The international company Odebrecht apologized for acts of corruption. The United Nations ({{w|UN}}) highlighted Ecuador's efforts against corruption as an example for the region. Preventing corruption is one of the main goals for the UN. {{Haveyoursay|What do you think about the anti-corruption actions in Ecuador?}} == Sources == * {{Source | url = http://www.andes.info.ec/en/news/ecuadors-government-demand-least-200m-compensation-odebrecht.html | title = Ecuador’s government to demand at least $200M compensation from Odebrecht | author = DJ | pub = Andes Ecuador | date = June 15, 2017 }} * {{Source | lang = es | url = http://www.eltelegrafo.com.ec/noticias/judicial/13/vicepresidente-glas-solicita-ser-invitado-a-la-comision-de-fiscalizacion-para-exponer-sobre-caso-odebrecht | title = Jorge Glas solicita ser invitado a la Comisión de Fiscalización para exponer sobre caso Odebrecht | author = Redacción | pub = El Telégrafo | date = June 14, 2017 }} * {{Source | lang = es | url = http://www.eltelegrafo.com.ec/noticias/judicial/13/odebrecht-pide-disculpas-al-pais-y-dice-que-colaborara-en-la-lucha-contra-la-corrupcion | title = Odebrecht pide disculpas a Ecuador por los actos de corrupción | author = Redacción | pub = El Telégrafo | date = June 14, 2017 }} * {{Source | lang = es | url = http://www.eltelegrafo.com.ec/noticias/judicial/13/funcionarios-de-etapa-entregaron-millonarios-contratos-a-familiares-directos | title = Funcionarios de Etapa entregaron millonarios contratos a familiares directos | author = Redacción | pub = El Telégrafo | date = June 14, 2017 }} * {{Source | lang = es | url = http://www.eltelegrafo.com.ec/noticias/politica/2/frente-de-transparencia-realiza-su-primera-reunion-en-quito | title = Frente de Transparencia fija la hoja de ruta en la primera reunión en Quito | author = Redacción | pub = El Telégrafo | date = June 12, 2017 }} * {{Source | url = http://www.elciudadano.gob.ec/en/the-un-highlights-ecuadors-preventive-actions-against-corruption-are-an-example-for-the-region/ | title = The UN highlights Ecuador’s preventive actions against corruption are an example for the region | author = Diego Gallegos Sevilla | pub = El Ciudadano | date = June 8, 2017 }} * {{Source | url = http://www.elciudadano.gob.ec/en/lenin-moreno-calls-on-joining-e[...]



Rydefit Hosts First 24 hours Spinning Marathon in West Africa For Charity

2017-06-19T11:05:37Z

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{{tasks|news|src|mos|re-review}}
{{date|June 19, 2017}}

In partnership with ACE Charity, Rydefit, first Spin only Studio located in Abuja Nigeria organized a 24 hour non-stop spinning marathon to raise 1 Million Nigerian Naira to provide solar panels for the library of LEA Primary School, Durunmi Abuja.

The target was met and was exceeded as over 1.3 Million Nigerian Naira was raised through the remarkable project.

History was made in Nigeria and West-Africa as Rydefit held the first ever 24 hour non-stop spinning marathon.


Rydefit 24hrs Spinning Marathon for Charity.jpg|


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== Sources ==

*{{source
|url = https://www.bellanaija.com/2017/05/rydefit-24-hour-spinning-fitness-marathon/
|title = #Rydefit24: Rydefit Raises Over One Million Naira in Partnership with Ace Charity at the 24-Hour Non Stop Spinning Marathon
|author = Bellanaija
|pub =
|date = May 31, 2017
}}
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Attack outside the Finsbury Park Mosque

2017-06-19T09:38:04Z

Numbermaniac: hmm


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Man charged with murder crime after killing teenage Muslim girl in Virginia

2017-06-19T08:25:47Z

Acagastya: Stale


{{stale}}
{{date|June 21, 2017}}
{{Crime and law}}
On Sunday, police charged 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres with murder for assaulting and killing a 17-year-old [[Islam|Muslim]] girl, Nabra, in [[Virginia]] near [[Washington DC]]. Her body was found in a pond near {{w|Sterling, Virginia}} around 3 PM, local time, on Sunday. Her remains were identified by {{w|All Dulles Area Muslim Society}} mosque (ADAMS) in Sterling, and her relatives.

Nabra was last seen on Sunday morning. She, along with four or five Muslims of her age were near the mosque, returning from a restaurant, when they were attacked by a driver. All but Nabra ran to the mosque. She was reported missing around 4 AM. Nabra used to attend the early morning prayers held by ADAMS in the last ten days of [[Ramzan]] — the holy month for Muslims.

According to the {{w|Fairfax County}} police, "An investigation determined she was walking outside with a group of friends when they got into a dispute with a man in a car. It appears the suspect, Darwin A Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, got out of his car and assaulted the victim. Her friends could not find her and police were called to help."

The suspect, Torres, was found driving near the pond where Nabra's body was discovered. Detectives obtained a murder warrant on Sunday evening. The detectives told the victim's mother, Sawsan Gazzar, that Nabra was hit by a metallic rod. A baseball bat was discovered near the pond.

According to ''[[The Washington Post]]'''s report, police, on Monday, said this case was not to be investigated as a {{w|hate crime}} but did not give a reason.

"I think it had to do with the way she was dressed and the fact that she's Muslim. Why would you kill a kid? What did my daughter do to deserve this?" the victim's mother said.

{{haveyoursay}}

== Sources ==

*{{source
|url = http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/muslim-girl-remains-washington-dc-170619041032547.html
|title = Muslim girl 'killed after leaving mosque' in Virginia
|author = Creede Newton
|pub = Al Jazeera
|date = June 19, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/19/muslim-girl-17-killed-on-way-home-from-virginia-mosque?CMP=twt_gu
|title = Muslim girl, 17, killed on way home from Virginia mosque
|author = David Smith
|pub = The Guardian
|date = June 19, 2017
}}
*{{source
|url = https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fairfax-loudoun-police-searching-for-missing-17-year-old-reported-to-have-been-assaulted/2017/06/18/02e379ac-5466-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.html
|title = Officials: 17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque
|author = Faiz Siddiqui, Julie Zauzmer and Sarah Pulliam Bailey
|pub = The Washington Post
|date = June 18, 2017
}}

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South Korea and Stielike part ways

2017-06-17T19:53:12Z

Pi zero: /* Sources */ tweak


{{date|June 18, 2017}}
{{Football}}
On Thursday, [[South Korea]]'s​ [[football (soccer)|Football]] Association sacked {{w|Uli Stielike}} as the head coach. Stielike's last match as South Korea's head coach ended in a 3–2 defeat against [[Qatar]] in a [[FIFA]] World Cup qualifier.
[[File:Uli Stielike in press conference before Iran match 2.jpg|left|thumb|File photo of Stielike {{image|Mohammad Ali Marizad}}]]
63-year-old Stielike was in charge of the Korean team since September 2014 succeeding {{w|Hong Myung-bo}}. Stielike led the Korean team to the final of the {{w|Asian Cup}} in 2015 without conceding a goal, but lost to [[Australia]] in the extra time of the final.

In the group A of Asian countries for the next year's World Cup qualification, South Korea is second in the table after already-qualified [[Iran]], who has 20 points — seven more than Korea. Korea is to face Iran on August 31, and [[Uzbekistan]] on September 5.

Tuesday's defeat against Qatar was Korea's third defeat in their last five games. In the eight qualification games, Korea won four and drew one game. A second-place finish would earn the Korean team automatic qualification, but faces potential competition with third place Uzbekistan, who is trailing by only one point.

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== Sources ==

*{{source
|url = http://www.espn.in/football/south-korea/story/3144208/south-korea-sack-manager-uli-stielike-after-defeat-against-qatar
|title = South Korea sack Uli Stielike after defeat against Qatar
|author =
|pub = ESPN FC
|date = June 16, 2015
}}
*{{source
|url = http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-sack-uli-stielike-2895285.html?_branch_match_id=370318053504872500
|title = Korea Republic sack Uli Stielike
|author =
|pub = FIFA
|date = June 15, 2017
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Helmul Kohl, Chancellor of Germany, died last Friday 16

2017-06-17T13:55:06Z

Ezarate: fix {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{Obituaries}} {{Date|June 18, 2017}} [[File:Helmut Kohl 1989.jpg|thumb|left|Kohl in 1989 {{Image|[http://www.kas.de/ Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung]}}]] {{w|Helmut Kohl}}, who served as {{w|Chancellor of Germany|German chancellor}} from 1982 to 1988, died on Friday in his home town of {{w|Oggersheim}}, near Ludwigshafen at the age of 87. He is well known for his role in reunifying Germany after 45 years of {{w|Cold War}}. Kohl was born on April 3, 1930 in {{w|Ludwigshafen}}, [[Germany]]. He was the youngest of three children of Cäcilie E. and Hans Kohl. His father, Hans Kohl was a civil servant, tax expert and served as a soldier in the [[World War I]]. Kohl served as the Chancellor of West Germany from 1982 to 1990 and of the reunified Germany from 1990 to 1998. He was also the chairman of the {{W|Christian Democratic Union of Germany|Christian Democratic Union}} from 1973 to 1988 and was {{w|List of Ministers-President of Rhineland-Palatinate|Minister-President}} of {{w|Rhineland-Palatinate}}. [[Margaret Thatcher]], [[Ronald Reagan]] and Helmut Kohl were conservartive politicians opposed to the [[Soviet Union]]. They participated, practically and ideologically, in the fall of {{w|Berlin Wall}} in 1989, and consequently in the end of the Cold War in Europe which started in 1945. Kohl wrote a ten-point plan for "Overcoming the Division of Germany and Europe", ignoring the [[United States]], the [[United Kingdom]], and [[France]], the main western wartime powers. Kohl was married twice. His first wife Hannelore Khole suffered from a rare allergy to light who had only night social activities. She commited suicide in 2001 due to a scandal involving Kohl. In 2008, he married Maike Richter, his former economic adviser in the chancellery, whom was 35 years younger than Kohl. Kohl was involved in a scandal over CDU party financing using secret bank accounts. He hid illegal money donations to his party. Mr Kohl never revealed the names of the donors, even after a parlament inquiry in progress. He paid a fine of {{w|US$}}100,000 for the criminal case against him. In 2002, he retired from public life . Several politicians gave their condolences, including current German chancellor [[Angela Merkel]]: "It will take some time before we realize what we have truly lost." Despite Kohl doesn't want a state funeral the European Union is preparing a special state funeral, {{w|Jean-Claude Juncker}} push for a "European act of state" for Kohl but he didn't give more details. In an interview given to Sunday's Bild am Sonntag newspaper said that the existence of euro is thanks to Kohl, and also said "us Europeans to get to know each other better and work more closely together.". The funeral will be two weaks ago on European Parliament on {{w|Strasbourg}}, France, next the funeral mass will be in {{w|Speyer cathedral}}, {{w|Germany}}. The travel of the Kohl's coffin between two places will be along Rhine river. Finally, using the Rhine river, the cofin will travel since Cologne catherdral to a cemetery in {{w|Rhöndorf}}. {{Haveyoursay}} == Sources == * {{Source | url = https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/17/helmut-kohl-leader-who-united-europe-as-well-as-germany | title = Helmut Kohl: leader who united Europe as well as Germany | author = Simon Tisdall | pub = The Guardian | date = June 17, 2017 }} * {{Source | url = https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/world/europe/helmut-kohl-german-chancellor-dead.html?[...]



Academy Award-winning director John G. Avidsen dies aged 81

2017-06-17T10:58:48Z

George Ho: 80s --> 1980s {{obituaries}} {{date|June 18, 2017}} On Friday, [[US]] director {{w|John G. Avildsen}}, best known for directing the 1976 film ''{{w|Rocky (1976)|Rocky}}'' for which he won an {{w|Academy Award}} for the {{w|Academy Award for Best Director|Best Director}} and the 1980s ''{{w|The Karate Kid (franchise)|The Karate Kid}}'' trilogy, died at the age of 81. His son, Anthony, told the ''[[Los Angeles Times]]'' that Avildsen died due to {{w|pancreatic cancer}} at [[Cedars-Sinai Medical Center]] in [[Los Angeles, California|Los Angeles]], [[California]]. Actors {{w|Sylvester Stallone}}, {{w|Ralph Macchio}}, {{w|Carl Weathers}}, {{w|Joe Manganiello}}, {{w|Thaao Penghlis}}; {{w|Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer}} CEO {{w|Gary Barber}} and {{w|Directors Guild of America}} President {{w|Paris Barclay}} paid tribute to Avildsen. Raised in {{w|Oak Park, Illinois|Oak Park}}, [[Illinois]], Avildsen began his cinematography career with advertising agencies. He later served as an assistant director for filmmakers like {{w|Arthur Penn}} and {{w|Otto Preminger}}. Avildsen directed his first film ''{{w|Turn on to Love}}'', which was released in 1969. A year later, he directed ''{{w|Joe (1970 film)|Joe}}'' and in 1973, he directed ''{{w|Save the Tiger}}'' starring {{w|Jack Lemmon}}. Lemmon won the {{w|Academy Award for Best Actor}} for his role in the 1973 movie. Avildsen directed ''{{w|Rocky}}'' in 1976, starring Stallone, which won three Academy Awards, including the {{w|Academy Award for Best Picture|Best Picture}} and the Best Director. Fourteen years later he directed ''{{w|Rocky V}}''. He directed the first three films of ''{{w|The Karate Kid (franchise)|The Karate Kid}}'', all starring Macchio and {{w|Pat Morita}} in the 1980s. Avildsen also directed ''{{w|W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings}}'' in 1975, {{w|Neighbors (1981 film)|''Neighbors''}} in 1981, 1989 film ''{{w|Lean on Me (film)|Lean on Me}}'', and the 1994 film ''{{w|8 Seconds}}''. 1999's ''{{w|Inferno (1999 film)|Inferno}}'' was his last movie. Avildsen's accomplishments were documented in this year's documentary film ''John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs'', which premiered at the {{w|Santa Barbara International Film Festival}}. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/john-g-avildsen-rocky-the-karate-kid-director-dead-at-81-w488440 |title = John G. Avildsen, 'Rocky,' 'The Karate Kid' Director, Dead at 81 |author = Daniel Kreps |pub = Rolling Stone |date = June 17, 2017 (date of access) }} *{{source |url=http://ew.com/movies/2017/06/16/sylvester-stallone-ralph-macchio-celebs-pay-tribute-john-g-avildsen/ |title=Sylvester Stallone, Ralph Macchio, more celebs pay tribute to John G. Avildsen |author=Gerrad Hall |pub=Entertainment Weekly |date=June 16, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/john-g-avildsen-dead-oscar-winning-director-rocky-was-81-1014439 |title = John G. Avildsen, Oscar-Winning Director of ''Rocky'', Dies at 81 |author = Mike Barnes |pub = The Hollywood Reporter |date = June 16, 2017 }} [[Category:Cedars-Sinai Medical Center]] [[Category:Obituaries]] [[Category:Los Angeles, California]] [[Category:United States]] [[Category:Film]] [[Category:Culture and entertainment]] {{Publish}}[...]



Amazon, Inc. to acquire Whole Foods at US$43 per share

2017-06-17T10:24:24Z

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Yesterday, e-commerce giant [[Amazon.com]] announced they are to acquire [[Texas]] based retail grocery store chain {{w|Whole Foods Market}} at [[US$]]42 per share. According to the deal worth US$13.7 billion ({{w|pound sterling|£}}10.7 billion) the retail grocery store chain is to keep the Whole Foods Market brand name and {{w|John Macey (businessman)|John Mackey}} is reportedly to remain its CEO.

After the announcement, Amazon's shares went up more than two percent and Whole Foods Market shares went up by about 28%. Shares of other grocery-selling chains like {{w|Kroger}}, {{w|Target Corporation|Target}}, {{w|Sprouts Farmers}} and {{w|Costco}} experienced a dip after the announcement.

Amazon runs their own online grocery — {{w|Amazon Fresh}} — which started a decade ago in [[Seattle, Washington|Seattle]], [[Washington]]. Amazon's​ CEO {{w|Jeff Bezos}} said, "Millions of people love Whole Foods Market because they offer the best natural and organic foods, and they make it fun to eat healthy."

Whole Foods Market started in 1978, and employs about 87000 people in its roughly 460 stores across the [[US]], UK and [[Canada]]. The deal is expected to cover debts of Whole Foods Market.

Whole Foods Market CEO Mackey said, "This partnership presents an opportunity to maximize value for Whole Foods Market's shareholders, while at the same time extending our mission and bringing the highest quality, experience, convenience and innovation to our customers."

The acquisition, which has not yet received approval from the shareholders of Whole Foods Market, adds a 27% premium to Thursday's closing value of its stock. This would be Amazon's largest acquisition if the deal is done.
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What's The 'Dill': Kelsey Jade and The Naked Truth

2017-06-17T01:37:10Z

Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review {{tasks|news|src|mos|re-review}} {{date|June 17, 2017}} "What's The 'Dill' With?: Lack of Class in Toronto's Adult Entertainment" My very first request comes from a Reader who had a rather unpleasant experience at an Upscale Gentlemen's club. He came to me with his story about 8 months ago and was visibly disturbed by his experience. While visiting family in the culturally diverse city of Toronto, I payed a visit to the venue in search of the truth. It was not but a memory ago, a visit to a Gentlemen's club meant a Lady, proficient in the art of exotic dance, would enchant you with her delicate touch, treating their client(s) to an experience of unique pleasure. But as Mr. Dylan so eloquently put it... "The Times They Are A Changin' I was in an Gentlemen's club in the Toronto area, sitting at a table by myself, when I felt something lurking behind me. Like a rabid vulture waiting for the end trails of a desert beast, Ms Jade taps me on my shoulder and then proceeds to adorn my lap with a moist handkerchief. After a slight pause, she very awkwardly, sits on my lap. I was taken aback by the lack of satisfaction and the level of dislike this was causing me. Her aura was daunting, it's weight causing me to feel burdened. This being bad enough, as i was already concerned about the unsanitary dishrag saturating into my Eddie Bauer Khakis, I am blinded by a waft of pungent musk emitting from the percolating of her pores, which I concluded to be a mix of coconut oil; a ROTTING duck fetus, and mint chewing gum. (Of which she refused me a piece.) It's no secret that what was once exciting, is now turning into an unsettling world of deception and degradation. The false advertising of the models themselves on their website, proof of their treachery. Just when you think it can't get much worse, you get hit with a cigarette burn of a sting; the carcinogenic Exotic Dancer, Ms. Kelsey Jade. At first it is quite easy to be captivated by her beauty, but as your eyes settle, it is quickly realised that her face was used as a baking dish, revealing her beauty to be just a mirage made of various cosmetics.. with her rain gutter character and rodent like wit, it is not long before I begin to question whether 'She' was even Human. I agreed to pay her for a dance so as to bring about an end to this unpleasant reality. The price was $20 CAD. At this point I started feeling a slight sensation of enjoyment, the skin of her full breasts massaging my jawline, was masking the in-pleasantries of minutes past. when seemingly out of no where, I am overwhelmed by an additional dose of a vile, sour scented brew. A Putrid substance emitting such a stench cannot belong to a lady's perfume. The odour's aggravation of my nose, caused me to dry sneeze, wildly! early into the 2nd song....It is understandable that the wild sneeze, though dry, would be startling. She froze as if someone turned the music off and just glared into my eyes with contempt. After what felt like forever and a day, she retaliated: an explosive sneeze of her own...the shrapnel of her discharge thoroughly peppering my left ear. At this point, we both knew that this whole ordeal needed to be over and forgotten about. She got off my lap as quickly as I began to stand up. I gave her the agreed upon $20 CAD, and in return, was thanked with a scowl, not to mention an extremely unprofessional kiss of her teeth. An employee sneezing and then scowling, kissing her teeth at a customer?! That sort of child[...]



ULFA Dies

2017-06-16T05:11:51Z

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Congressional baseball practice targeted by shooter

2017-06-15T23:04:46Z

Pi zero: /* Sister project */ hm name isn't standard anyway {{United States}}{{date|June 16, 2017}} On Wednesday, at least six people — [[United States]] [[US House of Representatives|House]] {{w|Majority Whip}} {{w|Steve Scalise}}, Representative Roger Williams, congressional staffer Zach Barth, lobbyist Matt Mike, and two Capitol police officers, Crystal Griner and special agent {{w|David Bailey}}, were hospitalized after shots were fired on a ball field in [[Alexandria, Virginia|Alexandria]], [[Virginia]] during practice for a charity [[baseball]] game. The alleged perpetrator, a 66-year-old [[Illinois]] man, was shot by police and later died in a hospital. [[File:Eyewitness Account- Senator Jeff Flake on Congressional Shooting.webm|thumb|left|Senator {{w|Jeff Flake}} recounts the incident. {{image|media=video|[[VOA]]}}]] According to [[Alabama]] Congressman {{w|Mo Brooks}}, the shooter was in the {{w|dugout (baseball)|dugout}} behind third base. Team members saw Scalise crawl away from second base after he was shot. According to Senator {{W|Jeff Flake}}, Scalise's security team fired upon the shooter. Flake and Congressman {{w|Brad Wenstrup}}, a physician, went to Scalise and attempted to staunch the bleeding until help could arrive. Scalise was still in critical condition yesterday, who was admitted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, though some of the other injured had been released. "Nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill police," [[Kentucky]] Senator {{w|Rand Paul}} told [[CNN]]. "It would have been a massacre without them." [[File:Sanders- 'I Am Sickened By This Despicable Act'.webm|thumb|left|Senator [[Bernie Sanders]]' reaction to news that gunman was a volunteer for his 2016 campaign. {{image|media=video|[[VOA]]}}]] The U.S. [[Federal Bureau of Investigation]] identified the shooter as {{W|James T. Hodgkinson}} of {{w|Belleville, Illinois|Belleville}}, Illinois. Hodgkinson, who worked as a home inspector until earlier this year, had made posts on the Internet condemning the [[Republican party (United States)|Republican]] tax plan, attended at least one {{w|Occupy movement|99% rally}} in 2012. He had campaigned for [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democrat]] [[Bernie Sanders]] in last year's [[2016 US presidential election|U.S. presidential race]], Sanders said; Sanders condemned Hodgkinson's actions, saying he was "sickened by this despicable act." A 7.62 mm SKS rifle and a nine mm pistol were obtained from the scene. According​ to the FBI, the shooter acquired the arms legally. Hodgkinson has written many letters to a local newspaper ''News-Democrat'' with comments such as "This country is in need of a major change in more ways than one, but let's start with the federal income tax rates" in 2008 and "We need to vote all Republicans out of office" in 2011. The day before the shooting, Hodgkinson had had a brief but intense in-person outburst in which he said that [[Donald Trump|President Trump]] messed up the U.S. "more than anyone in the history of this country." In 2006, Hodgkinson was arrested after allegedly punching a woman in the face and attempting to choke someone. He also fired a shotgun as part of that incident. The charges were later dismissed. In March, police responded to reports of a gunshot at Hod[...]



FC Bayern Munich sign Corentin Tolisso

2017-06-15T09:48:19Z

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{{date|June 15, 2017}}
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Yesterday, [[Germany|German]] [[football (soccer)|football]] club [[FC Bayern Munich]] announced signing of {{w|Corentin Tolisso}} from {{w|Olympique Lyonnais}}. The 22-year-old [[France|French]] international midfielder has signed a five-year contract.

Tolisso joined Lyon's academy when he was 13-years-old and made 160 appearance for the club in all competitions scoring 29 goals.

Via their official website, Lyon announced that the clubs agreed to a fee of [[euro|€]]41.5 million (£35 million) for Tolisso's transfer. Per the agreement, Lyon may receive a bonus up to €6 million depending on the Tolisso's performance. This was the highest transfer money Lyon has received till now, the French club said.

Lyon club president {{w|Jean-Michel Aulas}} said Tolisso's departure was an {{translated quote|fr|French language|une perte affective et qualitative|emotional and qualitative loss}} for the club and described him as {{translated quote|fr|French language|un joueur exceptionnel, sans doute un des meilleurs européens à son poste mais aussi un homme à forte personnalité.|an exceptional player, undoubtedly one of the best European in his position but also a man with a strong personality.}} He added further {{translated quote|fr|French language|c’est également une fierté de voir un joueur formé par l’Academy OL rejoindre l’un des meilleurs clubs d’Europe|It is also a pride to see a player trained by the Lyon Academy join one of the best clubs in [[Europe]]}}.

Bayern's chairman {{w|Karl-Heinz Rummenigge}} reserved similar praise for Tolisso, saying, "We're really pleased we've been able to sign such a young and interesting player ahead of stiff competition from abroad. Corentin Tolisso was {{w|Carlo Ancelotti}}'s wish for our midfield."

Previously, Bayern had announced signing {{w|Serge Gnabry}}, {{w|Sebastien Rudy}} and {{w|Niklas Süle}}.

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U.S. President Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice in Russia inquiry

2017-06-15T01:41:18Z

Darkfrog24: let's see if there's any way to freshen this; after this much time no sense giving it to a reviewer {{develop}} {{United States}} {{date|June 21, 2017}} On Sunday morning, {{w|Jay Sekulow}}, one of [[United States]] President [[Donald Trump]]'s personal lawyers, told the press Trump was not being investigated for obstruction of justice connected to the [[Federal Bureau of Investigation]] (FBI) inquiry into [[Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential election|Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election]], run by special counsel {{w|Robert S. Mueller}}. This drew confusion from many quarters because President Trump had himself referred to the investigation via [[Twitter|Tweet]] the previous Thursday and Friday. "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt" Trump posted early Friday morning, possibly referring to Deputy Attorney General {{w|Rod Rosenstein}}, who wrote a memorandum recommending the firing of then-Director of the FBI [[James Comey]]. While Rosenstein did recommend a special counsel be appointed to head the investigation, the special counsel is Robert Mueller, not Rosenstein himself. {{QuoteLeft|Let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction.|source=President Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow}} The message that came from Sekulow on Sunday was different. "Let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction," he told [[NBC]]'s ''{{w|Meet the Press}}''. Addressing newscaster {{w|Chuck Todd}}, Sekulow went on to say, "The president is not under investigation by the special counsel. The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking information to ''[[The Washington Post]]'' about a potential investigation of the president." Former [[US House of Representatives|Speaker of the House]] and fellow [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican]] [[Newt Gingrich]] gave a different interpretation on {{w|ABC (US)|ABC}}'s ''{{w|This Week (ABC TV series)|This Week}}'': "Trump has a compulsion to counter-attack. I don’t think that tweet helped him." According to ''Washington Post'' and other reports released last week, three officials, {{w|Mike Rogers}} of the {{w|United States National Security Agency|National Security Agency}} (NSA), Daniel Coats of national intelligence, and former NSA deputy {{w|Richard Ledgett}} agreed to be interviewed as part of the investigation. {{QuoteLeft|They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story.|4=President Trump, on the investigation}} Up until then, the investigation, which has already lasted several months, had focused on financial ties or improper communication between members of the Trump campaign and the Russian government. President Trump does not stand accused of collusion of that kind. Rather, Mueller is investigating whether President Trump attempted to stop or obstruct earlier stages of the investigation in any inappropriate way. For example, according to Daniel Coats, Trump asked him to try to convince Mueller's predecessor as director of the FBI, [[...]



Improvements to make Hajj more Comfortable

2017-06-14T13:51:43Z

Pi zero: Undo revision 4323697 by 43.245.206.213 (talk) - do not resubmit without addressing review concerns {{tasks|copyvio|news|src|re-review}}{{date|June 14, 2017}} {{Ghana}} [[File:Improvements_to_make_Hajj_more_Comfortable.jpg|alt=Improvements to make Hajj more Comfortable|left|thumb|Improvements to make Hajj more Comfortable]] The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has announced a number of involvement to make [[:Category:Hajj|Hajj]] of this year more comfortable for the pilgrims. The improvements includes providing the pilgrims in [[:Category:Jeddah|Jeddah]] and Medina along with providing transportation facility to them, especially the aged, from their residence to the airport. A text messages will be send to interested pilgrims on flight arrangements to provide information on the pilgrimage two weeks before the [[Hajj]] according to the Vice-President. He announced these measures while addressing Muslims at the Sunyani Central Mosque last Sunday as part of his one-day visit to the Brong Ahafo Region, during his visit he also meet the Muslims who are currently observing the 30-day [[Ramadan]] fast in Techiman and Kintampo. Dr Bawumia was accompanied with the [[Local government officials confiscate London ice cream made from human breast milk for health reasons|government officials]], including the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh; the Member of Parliament for Sunyani East, Mr Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh; the Executive Director of the National Service Secretariat, Mr Mustapha Ussif; the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Sunyani, Dr Evelyn Ama Kumi-Richardson, among other personalities. === Government’s Commitment === The Vice-President said the government is committed to institute a number of measures that will make Hajj a “wahala-free pilgrimage”, He further said that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would not disappoint Ghana people for voting massively for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in general election that held in 2016. The vice president Nana Akufo-Addo said about the president that he know him very well from 2008 to date, he had worked with him, and he is my master. I know him as a truthful man and he always fulfill his promises and has already implemented some of his campaign promises,” Nana Akufo-Addo promised all Zongo communities that he would establish the Zongo Development Fund to help the people living in the Zongos so the President has allocated GH¢219 million to the Zongo Development Fund for the development of Zongo communities. He said that Zongo Development Fund Law would ensure that every year funds should be transferred in the budget for the fund to help accelerate the development in the Zongo communities. He said a team of developers will soon visit various Zongo communities to carry out an assessment to help the government to identify the kind of projects to begin in the Zongos.   ==== Intercessory Prayers ==== The Vice-President said Muslims to continue pray for the country and the President to make him able to fulfil all promises to speed up the development of the country. It’s a difficult task you have given to Nana Akufo-Addo, and I, therefore, appeal to you to use the [[:Category:Ramadan|Ramadan]] period to pray for the government to succeed. Dr Bawumia said the NPP government would need the support and involvement of Allah, through their prayers, to fulfil all 2016 campaign promises. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source|url=http://ghananewsonline.com.gh/government-introduce-innovations-hajj-system-bawumia/ |title=Governme[...]



Panama stops recognizing Republic of China as one-China, shifts recognition to People's Republic of China

2017-06-14T03:41:32Z

George Ho: another detail {{tasks|news|re-review}} {{date|June 17, 2017}} {{Panama}} On Tuesday, the [[China|People's Republic of China]] (commonly called as China) and the [[Panama|Republic of Panama]] released its {{wikt|joint communiqué}} saying that Panama recognizes the People's Republic of China as the legitimate sovereign state of China and that the Taiwan territory belongs to China. Panama severed ties with and stopped recognizing the [[Taiwan|Republic of China]] (also known as Taiwan). On the same day, at their [[Beijing]] meeting, ''[[Associated Press]]'' reports, the Panamanian Vice President and Foreign Minister {{w|Isabel Saint Malo}} and Chinese Foreign Minister {{w|Wang Yi (politician)|Wang Yi}} signed a joint communiqué. One day prior, on Monday, Panamanian President {{w|Juan Carlos Varela}} announced the move. "Taiwanese Foreign Minister {{w|David Lee (politician)|David Lee}} (李大維) announced that Taiwan severed ties with Panama as a response to Panama's diplomatic switch, which he called "most unfriendly", saying that Panama had "deceiv[ed] the Republic of China government until the last moment." Panamanian officials told ''[[Associated Press]]'' that Panama planned the diplomatic switch last month but considered it years ago. In 2009, China rejected Panama's attempt to establish ties with it because Taiwanese then-President {{w|Ma Ying-jeou}} enforced {{w|one-China policy}} to strengthen cross-strait relations with China. On Thursday, the CEO of {{w|Panama Canal}} authority Jorge Quijano told reporters that Panama's decision would make the country prosperous. Meanwhile, the US lawmakers discussed the prolonged delay of planned {{w|List of US arms sales to Taiwan|arms sales to Taiwan}}. Politician {{w|Ed Royce}} said, in the wake of Panama's decision, the US should value its commitments more to protect Taiwan. Another politician {{w|Ted Yoho}} said, "The arms sales process," which Yoho said has been incomplete since 2015, "has become a political calculation designed to minimize friction with [China]." In 2013, [[Gambia]] ended diplomatic relations with Taiwan. In March of last year, Gambia began official relations with China while Ma Ying-jeou was the Taiwanese President. After {{w|Tsai Ing-wen}} succeeded Ma, in December of last year, [[Sao Tome and Principe]] switched diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China. In contrast to predecessor Ma, President Tsai rejected the one-China policy and has declared {{w|Taiwan independence movement|Taiwan independent from China}}. She also criticized Panama's decision. A director of Asian-Pacific studies Zhang Baohui of [[Hong Kong]]'s {{w|Lingnan University|Lingnan University}} said that Tsai's position will harm Taiwan's interests. Before his death, West "fought a short but brave battle with {{w|leukemia}}", his family said via {{w|Facebook}}. [[File:Adam West as Batman.jpg|thumb|left|West as Batman, dated 1967–68 {{image|{{w|American Broadcasting Company}}}}]] Actors {{w|Ben Affleck}}, {{w|Val Kilmer}}, and {{w|Mark Hamill}}, comic book writer {{w|Frank Miller (comics)|Frank Miller}}, ''{{w|Family Guy}}'' creator {{w|Seth MacFarlane}} as well as author {{w|Neil Gaiman}} paid tribute to Adam West via [[Twitter]]. Affleck and Kilmer portrayed the titular character in, the 2016 film ''{{w|Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice|Batman v Superman}}'' and the 1995 film ''{{w|Batman Forever}}'' respectively. {{w|Burt Ward}}, who played the role of Batman's sidekick {{w|Robin (comics)|Robin}} in the TV series with West, paid tribute via ''{{w|The Hollywood Reporter}}'' magazine. {{w|Julie Newmar}}, who played the role of {{w|Catwoman}} in the 1960s show, paid tribute as well via the {{w|BBC World Service}} radio program ''{{w|Newshour}}''. {{w|DC Entertainment}} president and CEO {{w|Geoff Johns}} and publisher {{w|Jim Lee}} paid tribute via {{W|DC Comics}}'s official blog. Adam West, younger of the two brothers, was born on September 19, 1928 in {{w|Washington}}. His father was a wheat farmer and his mother was a pianist and an opera singer. He received a {{w|Bachelor's Degree}} in English literature from {{w|Whitman College}} and worked as a station master at {{w|Stanford}} while he was a graduate student. West worked at McClatchy station in [[Sacramento|Sacramento, California]] before moving to [[Hawaii]], where he hosted a weekday show in the late 1950s. He moved to {{w|Hollywood|Hollywood, California}} in 1959 and signed a contract with {{w|Warner Bros.}} He appeared in multiple series before portraying Detective Sergeant Steve Nelson in the 1959–62 television series, {{w|The Detectives (1959 TV series)|''The Detectives''}}, from 1961 to 1962. His film debut was the 1959 film ''{{w|The Young Philadelphians}}'', starring {{w|Paul Newman}}. Before ''Batman'', West appeared in many films throughout the 1960s. {{w|Lyle Waggoner}} and Adam West auditioned for the role of Batman while Peter Deyell and Burt Ward auditioned for the role of Robin. ''Batman'' TV series debuted on January 12, 1966 on the {{w|American Broadcasting Company|ABC}} network. Though the first season was a success, two subsequent seasons had a significant drop in the {{w|Nielsen ratings}}, and it was cancelled in March 1968. After ''Batman'', West was given typecast roles throughout his career. He voiced Batman in animated shows, like ''{{w|The New Adventures of Batman}}'', ''{{w|Legends of the Superheroes}}'', and ''{{w|Super Friends: The Leg[...]



Japan's National Diet passes law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate

2017-06-10T02:08:45Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Japan's National Diet passes law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate within three years": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administ... {{Japan}} {{date|June 12, 2017}} On Friday, [[Japan]]'s parliament, the {{w|National Diet}}, passed a law to allow [[Akihito|Emperor Akihito]] to abdicate. The law gives Akihito three years to become the first emperor to abdicate since {{w|Emperor Kōkaku|Emperor Kokaku}} in 1817, two hundred years ago. [[File:Emperor Akihito (2016).jpg|left|thumb|Emperor Akihito in 2016 {{image|Malacañang Photo Bureau}}]] The newly passed law, made in response to the country's {{w|Imperial Household Law}}'s lack of abdication provisions, applies to only Akihito, aged 83. It prohibits Akihito's successors from abdicating. Akihito ascended to the 2,000-year-old {{w|Chrysanthemum Throne}} when his father {{w|Hirohito|Emperor Hirohito}} died in 1989. Having a {{w|cardiac surgery}} and treatment for {{w|prostate cancer}}, Akihito in a televised address last year said age and health were interfering with his duties. Per {{w|Constitution of Japan|Japan's current constitution}}, an emperor cannot make political statements, so Akihito did not explicitly mention abdication. When abdication happens, under new law, Akihito's son and heir apparent {{w|Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan|Naruhito}} will ascend the throne, becoming the country's 126th emperor. Besides Naruhito, Akihito has another son and a daughter. Emperor Akihito's heir apparent Naruhito, born in 1960, graduated from [[Oxford University]] and married a {{w|Harvard University}} graduate {{w|Masako, Crown Princess of Japan|Masako Owada}} in 1993. {{w|Portland State University}} professor Kenneth Ruoff told the [[BBC]] that, while Akihito and his wife have been active in social causes, Naruhito and Masako have done little in this regard. A {{w|Kyoto Sangyo University}} emeritus professor Isao Tokoro said Naruhito "has been educated," is born, and is qualified "to be emperor[.]" In 2006, the National Diet debated on allowing female ascendance, as the emperor lacked grandsons at the time, due to the current male-only royal ascendance laws. Then {{w|Prince Hisahito of Akishino|Hisahito}}, now 10, was born, and the debate lapsed. Naruhito has only one child {{w|Aiko, Princess Toshi|Aiki}}, 15, while his brother {{w|Fumihito, Prince Akishino|Prince Akishino}}, 51, has three children, including his only son Hisahito. Per current law, Hisahito is qualified to ascend after his uncle Naruhito and his father. The royal family has 19 living members, including seven unmarried princesses and five males. Female royals, if marrying a {{wikt|commoner}}, would have to give up their royal status, leaving the royal family, while males would still be allowed to retain their royal status after marrying a commoner. An increase in the number of Conservative Parliamentary seats would have supported this plan. "Officially Theresa May is still the partner in Brexit negotiations," said senior [[Germany|German]] MP {{w|Stephan Meyer}}, "but the political reality is different after this disastrous defeat. I can't imagine that May will be able to remain prime minister." {{w|Jean-Claude Juncker}} of the [[European Commission]] said, "As far as the Commission is concerned we can open negotiations tomorrow morning at half past nine [...] First we have to agree on the divorce and exit modalities, and then we have to envisage the architecture of our future relations. I do hope that the result of the elections will have no major impact on the negotiations we are desperately waiting for." A {{w|Parliamentary majority}} requires 326 of the organisation's 650 seats. The Conservative Party holds 318 outright, including May's own seat in {{w|Maidenhead}}, and the [[Labour Party (UK)|Labour Party]] holds 262, having gained about 30 in this election. In Britain, the leader of whichever political party has the most seats becomes Prime Minister, though they are also formally appointed by the monarch. Theresa May became leader of the Conservative Party on July 11 of last year and was appointed by [[Queen Elizabeth II]] two days later. Cases in which no political party wins outright are called a {{w|hung Parliament}}, and then two or more parties rule together in coalition. Britain had a coalition government from 2010 to 2015. [[Northern Ireland]]'s {{w|Democratic Unionist Party}} has pledged an unofficial alliance with the Conservatives, which would bring them up to 328. This would make May the second Prime Minister in a row to call an election with unexpected results. [[David[...]



Former U.S. FBI Director James Comey testifies about President Trump

2017-06-09T03:09:21Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Former U.S. FBI Director James Comey testifies about President Trump": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{United States}} {{date|June 10, 2017}} Former director of the [[United States]]' [[Federal Bureau of Investigation]] [[James Comey]] testified on Thursday before the [[US Senate|Senate]] about meetings between himself and U.S. President [[Donald Trump]] and about the [[Russia]]n [[Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential election|involvement]] in [[2016 US presidential election|last year's election]], in which Trump was elected. "I take the president at his word — that I was fired because of the Russia investigation. Something about the way I was conducting it," Comey told the Senate, "the president felt, created pressure on him that he wanted to relieve." Other parts of Comey's testimony raise questions regarding whether Trump committed the crime of {{w|obstruction of justice}} by attempting to end the FBI's investigation of his former advisor {{w|Michael Flynn}}. "The president never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone," Mr. Trump's lawyer, {{w|Marc E. Kasowitz}}, told the public. Trump fired Comey about a month ago, on May 9. Officially, he was dismissed for mishandling the [[Hillary Clinton]] {{w|Hillary Clinton email scandal|email scandal}}, according to the {{w|U.S. Justice Department}}, and for investigating alleged ties between Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian government, according to President Trump. Of Trump's claims that Comey was fired because he'd done a poor job of running the FBI and that his subordinates did not trust him, Comey said, "Those were lies, plain and simple." {{haveyoursay}} ==Related news== *{{wikinews|Changing position, President Trump says FBI Director Comey was fired over Russia investigation, showboating|May 13, 2017}} *{{wikinews|President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey, raising questions about Russia investigation|May 11, 2017}} ==Sister projects== {{Sisters |Wikisource|Comey Statement for the Record Senate Select Committee on Intelligence |Commons|Category:James B. Comey testimony videos }} == Sources == *{{source |url = https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/08/james-comey-testimony-impeachment-machine-trump |title = Comey's testimony shows: the impeachment machine is warming up |author = Richard Wolffe |pub = The Guardian |date = June 8, 2017 }} *{{source |url = https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/08/us/politics/comey-hearing-trump-russia.html |title = Comey Bluntly Raises Possibility of Trump Obstruction and Condemns His 'Lies' |author = Matt Apuzzo and Emmarie Huettemann |pub = The New York Times |date = June 8, 2017 }} {{Publish}} {{Archive}} [[CAT:United States]] [[CAT:James Comey]] [[CAT:Politics and conflicts]] [[CAT:Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential election]] [[CAT:US Senate]] [[CAT:Crime and law]] [[CAT:FBI]][...]



The Garbage Can Man Show pitches to Amazon studios

2017-06-09T00:05:28Z

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Borussia Dortmund announces former Ajax coach Peter Bosz as team's new boss

2017-06-08T19:12:16Z

Pi zero: Protected "Borussia Dortmund announces former Ajax coach Peter Bosz as team's new boss": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|June 9, 2017}} {{infobox|Borussia Dortmund}} On Tuesday, {{w|Germany|German}} {{w|soccer|football}} club [[Borussia Dortmund]] (BVB) announced {{w|Peter Bosz}} as their new head coach. Bosz, who spent one season with the {{w|Netherlands|Dutch}} {{w|Eredivisie}} runners-up {{w|AFC Ajax|Ajax}}, was to sign a two-year deal with the DFB Pokal winners BVB which runs through June 2019. Ajax's assistant coach Hendrie Krüzen also was to leave the Dutch side for Dortmund. The 53-year-old Dutch manager led the the Dutch capital club to a second place finish in the Dutch league Eredivisie, finishing just one point below {{w|Feyenoord Rotterdam}} and won a silver medal in the UEFA Europa League, losing 2–0 against [[Manchester United]]. Bosz's predecessor {{w|Thomas Tuchel}} led Dortmund to the DFB Pokal victory, third place finish in [[Bundesliga]] the last season and a qualification to next season's {{w|UEFA Champions League|Champions League}} group stage. Two years ago, Tuchel succeded {{w|Jürgen Klopp}} and his side remained unbeaten in the home games. On May 30, days after winning his first trophy with Borussia Dortmund, the club announced Tuchel was sacked with immediate effect via their official website. "'Unfortunately we couldn't see a basis for continued work together built on trust with a successful outlook in the current personnel constellation.", the CEO said. Edwin van der Sar, Ajax's General Manager said, {{translated quote|nl|Dutch language|Ik heb gemengde gevoelens bij deze overgang. Toen we Peter vorige zomer naar Ajax haalden was het niet de bedoeling dat na één jaar alweer een einde zou komen aan de samenwerking. We hebben, met name in de Europa League, een geweldig seizoen neergezet. Net als bij onze spelers trekt dat ook voor de trainer de aandacht van clubs uit de Europese topcompetities. Het ging ons te ver om hem aan zijn contract te houden en we zijn er met Dortmund goed uitgekomen. Het is nu aan ons om, voordat de voorbereiding begint, een goede opvolger te contracteren.|I have mixed feelings about this transfer. When we brought Peter in to Ajax last summer, it wasn't our intention that our partnership would end after just one season. Especially in the Europa League, we've had an amazing season. For our players, and our coach, that has attracted extra attention from clubs in top European competitions. But we couldn't go so far as to bind him to his contract, and we worked out a good deal with Dortmund. It's now up to us, prior to the start of the pre-season, to sign on a good successor.}} Under former coach Thomas Tuchel, Borussia Dortmund's key players {{w|İlkay Gündoğan}}, {{w|Henrikh Mkhitaryan}} and Dortmund then-captain {{w|Mats Hummels}} left {{w|Signal Iduna Park}} last season, but signed {{w|Ousmane Dembélé}}, {{w|André Schürrle}}, {{w|Marc Bartra}} and {{w|Mario Götze}}. This season, Dortmund signed Ömer Toprak, Mahmoud Dahoud, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Maximilian Philipp. {{haveyoursay}} == Related news == *{{wikinews|Manchester United bests Ajax to win Europa league|Friday, May 26, 2017}} *{{wikinews|Mkhitaryan[...]



Real Madrid defends Champions League title

2017-06-06T19:04:50Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Real Madrid defends Champions League title": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|June 6, 2017}} {{football}} After last year's victory against crosstown rivals [[Atlético Madrid]] at {{w|San Siro}} in {{w|Milan}}, [[Spain|Spanish]] [[Madrid|capital]] [[soccer|football]] club [[Real Madrid]] defeated [[Italy|Italian]] giants [[Juventus FC]] 4–1 in the [[UEFA Champions League]] final in [[Cardiff]], [[Wales]] on Saturday. [[Cristiano Ronaldo]] scored the first goal of the match from {{w|Dani Carvajal}}'s pass in the 20th minute becoming the first player to score in three Champions League finals. This marked the 500th goal in the European Championship for Real Madrid. Not much later, {{w|Mario Mandžukić}} scored a goal from an overhead kick in the 27th minute from former Real Madrid forward {{w|Gonzalo Higuaín}}. Three players were booked in the first half — Juve's {{w|Paulo Dybala}}, Real Madrid's captain {{w|Sergio Ramos}} and Dani Carvajal as the first half ended 1–1. Just after the one hour mark, {{w|Casemiro}} made it 2–1 as his right footed shot deflecting off {{w|Sami Khedira}} found the net, and three minutes later, Ronaldo netted his 600th career goal from {{w|Luka Modrić}}'s cross from just six yards in front of the goal. {{w|Juan Cuadrado}}, who was substituted after the scoreline was 1–3, was booked twice in the span of eleven minutes, in the 72nd and 83rd minutes, making the situation harder for trailing Juventus. The ten-men Juve had seven minutes plus injury time to minimise the damage. But, a 90th minute goal by {{w|Marco Asensio}} ensured the game ended without going into extra time like last year's final. Asensio was shown a yellow card for his celebration. Real Madrid, under {{w|Zinedine Zidane}}, secured their twelfth European title; their sixth Champions League trophy after the tournament's rebranding, becoming the first club to win consecutive Champions League titles. They also won the {{w|La Liga}} title this season. Juve's goalkeeper, {{w|Gianluigi Buffon}}, missed out on what would have been his first Champions League title. Juventus missed their second chance to win a {{w|treble (association football)|treble}}, previously denied by [[FC Barcelona]] two years ago. Ronaldo is to face his former club [[Manchester United]] and his former manager at Real Madrid in 2012, [[José Mourinho]] in the {{w|UEFA Super Cup}} in [[Macedonia]], scheduled for August 8. Ronaldo has now won four Champions League titles — three with ''Los Blancos'' and one with Manchester — and finished as the Champions League top scorer netting twelve goals this season ahead of [[Lionel Messi]]. For the last four years, Spanish clubs have won four European Championship in a row, Real Madrid and Barcelona, more than any other [[Europe]]an country. {{clear}} ---- {{footballbox |date= June 3, 2017
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Cosby sexual assault trial begins

2017-06-05T11:58:18Z

Darkfrog24: darn you, green underlining program {{crime and law}} {{date|June 20, 2017}} On Saturday, Judge Steven O'Niell of {{w|Norristown, Pennsylvania|Norristown}}, [[Pennsylvania]] declared a {{w|mistrial}} in the trial of [[United States|U.S.]] actor [[Bill Cosby]] for [[sexual assault]] because the jury had become deadlocked, unable to arrive at a unanimous guilty or not guilty verdict. Prosecutors immediately announced plans to retry the case. Brian McMonagle, one of Cosby's lawyers, addressed the jury, "We came here looking for an acquittal but like that {{w|Rolling Stones}} song says, 'You can't always get what you want. But sometimes you get what you need.'" {{QuoteLeft|It would be reasonable, based on the evidence presented, for the jurors to agree that Cosby is a sexual predator and still disagree on a verdict as to the assault of Constand.|4=Former prosecutor Kevin Harden Jr.}} The jurors had deliberated for a total of 53 hours, longer than the testimony of all witnesses combined. They had already declared themselves deadlocked Thursday morning, at which time Judge O'Niell told them to return to deliberations and try again. On Friday, they emerged to request copies of previous testimony and phone transcripts. [[File:The World Affairs Council and Girard College present Bill Cosby (6343662303) (cropped to Cosby).jpg|thumb|left|Cosby in 2011{{image|The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia}}]] During their deliberations, the jury asked to review the testimony of alleged victim Andrea Constand, particularly her testimony about the 2004 night the alleged assault took place, which produced over 300 pages of transcripts. Constand claims that, in 2004 when she was working for {{w|Temple University}}, Cosby invited her to his home, where he gave her pills that left her "immobilized" and unable to speak and then touched her breasts and genitals and placed her hand on his exposed genitals. Cosby claims their contact was consensual and that the pills he gave her were ordinary Benadryl, though he has admitted on-record that he gave women {{w|quaaludes}} for sex in the 1970s. Cosby was accused of three charges of {{w|aggravated}} [[indecent assault]], these being assaulting Constand without her consent; whilst she was unconscious; and after using drugs to impair her ability to give consent. On each charge, a guilty verdict could have placed Cosby, now 79, in prison for up to ten years. Many other women have claimed that Cosby assaulted them as well, with specifics ranging from inappropriate touching to rape, but the {{w|statute of limitations}} for many of these complaints has expired, meaning that the crime happened too long ago for the government to legally prosecute Cosby. However, Pennsylvania law does allow for the testimony of such victims in other sexual assault trials, and one of these women, Kelly Johnson, testified in last week's proceedings. Constand did file a complaint with police in 2005, and the district attorney at the time, {{w|Bruce Castor}}, decided against charging Cosby. Constand then sued Cosb[...]



Terrorists kill seven on London Bridge

2017-06-04T11:42:16Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Seven killed, forty-eight injured in attack on London Bridge": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{United Kingdom}} {{date|June 5, 2017}} Saturday night in the [[UK]], three men wearing what were later found to be fake suicide vests drove a van into crowds on {{w|London Bridge}}, then exited the van at {{w|Borough Market}} and began to stab people with blades, killing seven and injuring at least 48. All three were shot and killed by police, who went on to arrest at least twelve other people. Militants from the [[Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant]] claimed responsibility. Prime Minister [[Theresa May]] says that the attacks on Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena, and now London Bridge were not connected through any known network but did attribute the attack to the "evil ideology of {{w|Islamism|Islamist}} extremism". According to the [[BBC]], a witness to the attack heard one or more of the perpetrators say "this is for {{w|Islam|Allah}}." {{QuoteLeft|Muslims everywhere are outraged and disgusted at these cowards [...] That this should happen in this month of Ramadan [...] only goes to show that these people respect neither life nor faith|source=Harun Khan of the Muslim Council of Britain}} "Enough is enough," said May. "There is, to be frank, far too much tolerance of extremism in our country. So we need to become far more robust at identifying it and stamping it out [...] That will require some difficult and often embarrassing conversations. We need to live our lives not in a series of separated, segregated communities but as one truly United Kingdom." The [[Muslim Council of Britain]] condemned the attacks: "These acts of violence were truly shocking and I condemn them in the strongest terms. Muslims everywhere are outraged and disgusted at these cowards who once again have destroyed the lives of our fellow Britons. That this should happen in this month of Ramadan, when many Muslims were praying and fasting only goes to show that these people respect neither life nor faith" said the organization's Secretary General, {{w|Harun Khan}}. Yesterday morning there was no train service to London Bridge station. Because the site was still cordoned off, many people had to take miles-long detours, often on foot, to get to work or else had to wait outside for long periods. Security office Mohammed Osman told the press: "I'm not feeling worried. I'm strong enough. These enemies are trying to divide us but we have to be together." While most of [[United Kingdom|the country]]'s political parties have decided to suspend campaigning temporarily, the upcoming general elections scheduled for Thursday have not been cancelled. According to the ''BBC'', this attack differs from the one in Manchester Arena because creating a bomb requires sophisticated technical skill and operating vans and knives does not. Some of the people injured in the attacks have been rele[...]



Jeffrey Tate passed away at the age of 74

2017-06-03T12:13:11Z

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Conductor Sir {{w|Jeffrey Tate}} died on Friday. He was born on April 28, 1943 in {{w|Salisbury}}, [[England]] with {{w|spina bfida}} and {{w|kyphosis}}.

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Tate moved with his family to {{w|Farnham}}, {{w|Surrey}} and attended school there. Despite his disabilities, he achieved a four-decade career conducting {{w|opera|operatic}} and {{w|symphony|symphonic}} music, following a medical degree from {{w|Cambridge University|Cambridge}} and medical residency at {{w|St Thomas' Hospital}}, London. He began in {{w|London Opera Centre}} with a scholarship and was a at {{w|Royal Opera House}} {{wikt|répétiteur}} in 1971.

He recorded ten complete operas with director {{w|Georg Solti}}. He also assisted {{w|Pierre Boulez}} with ''{{w|Der Ring des Nibelungen}}'' at Bayreuth in 1976, and later conducted the complete ''Ring'' himself more than twenty times, and the complete ''Lulu'' on its premier at the {{w|Paris Opera}} in 1979.

He was knighted six weeks before his death, for his services to music, as part of the {{w|2017 New Year Honours}}.

He was in {{w|Lombardy}}, {{w|Italy}} when he died, reportedly in rehearsal due to a heart attack, at the age of 74.

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Leo Varadkar becomes the first openly gay elected Taoiseach of Ireland

2017-06-02T19:11:18Z

Pi zero: de-hyphenate {{date|June 16, 2017}} {{Ireland}} On Wednesday, a {{w|Fine Gael|Fine Gael party}} premier candidate and doctor {{w|Leo Varadkar}} was elected {{w|Taoiseach}} — Prime Minister of [[Ireland]] — succeeding {{w|Enda Kenny}}, who confirmed his resignation on Tuesday. He becomes the first openly gay Taoiseach in Irish history. {{multiple image|align=left|direction=horizontal |image1=HANDSHAKE 2016-07-14 (28303482095) (cropped).jpg|width1=130|caption1=Leo Varadkar in 2016{{image|EU2016 SK}} |image2=Enda Kenny 2015 (cropped).jpg|width2=130|caption2=Enda Kenny in 2015{{image|{{w|Department of Health (Ireland)|Department of Health}}}} }} In Wednesday's election, 55 members of the Irish parliament {{w|Dáil Éireann}} voted for Varadkar as the 14th Taoiseach, the head of government; 50 against; and 45 abstained. Also, in {{w|Áras an Uachtaráin}}, the current {{w|President of Ireland}}, head of state, {{w|Michael D. Higgins}} presented Varadkar with the seals of Taoiseach and the Government. In Wednesday's speech, Varadkar acknowledged his predecessor Kenny for helping to rebuild the country and legalize same-sex marriage. In May, Kenny, aged 66, announced his retirement as Taoiseach and, after 15 years of service, the leader of Fine Gael. Kenny has served the parliamentary as also {{w|Teachta Dála}} (TD), a member of the parliament, for {{w|Mayo (Dáil Éireann constituency)|Mayo}} since he was elected TD for {{w|Mayo West (Dáil Éireann constituency)|Mayo West}} in 1975, succeeding Kenny's {{w|Henry Kenny|late father}}. On Tuesday, Kenny confirmed his resignation ending his premiership after six years of premiership. In an election on June 2, Varadkar was {{w|Fine Gael leadership election, 2017|elected}} the Fine Gael premier candidate by 60 percent of the votes. His political opponent {{w|Simon Coveney}} was voted for premiership by 40 percent and lost. Varadkar received the electoral college vote, derived from votes by party members, local representatives and parliamentarians. About 70 percent of Fine Gael parliamentary members favoured Varadkar: 51 of 73, while 22 of 73 favoured Coveney. However, 65 percent of overall party members favoured Coveney. One week later, on June 9, after [[Theresa May]]'s [[Conservative Party (UK)|Conservative Party]] won this year's general election in the [[United Kingdom]] but lost the majority, Varadkar said the UK election results signified that hard [[Brexit]] lacks a "strong mandate", calling this "an opportunity for Ireland." He also sa[...]



Curiosity Rover reports chemically complex lake once graced Mars' Gale Crater

2017-06-02T14:23:31Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Curiosity Rover analysis suggests chemically complex lake once graced Mars's Gale crater": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administ... {{space}} {{date|June 4, 2017}} In an analysis published on Friday in ''{{w|Science (journal)|Science}}'', scientists announced data collected from the {{w|Curiosity Rover}} show that [[Mars]]'s {{w|Gale Crater}} was once a chemically stratified lake, meaning the aquatic environment differed markedly between deep and shallow water. According to the report, "all of the physical, chemical, and energetic conditions necessary to establish a habitable environment were present on Mars between ~3.8 billion and 3.1 billion years ago." [[File:PIA16239_High-Resolution_Self-Portrait_by_Curiosity_Rover_Arm_Camera.jpg|thumb|left|Composite self-portrait of the Curiosity Rover, taken in 2012{{image|NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems}}]] Analysis shows the chemical index of alteration fluctuated over time in a way that suggested the lake varied between hot, wet periods and colder, drier periods. The shallow water would have been rich in oxidants brought in from the atmosphere and groundwater, and the deeper water would have been oxidant poor. {{w|Phosphates}}, {{w|carbon}}, {{w|nitrogen}}, {{w|iron}} and {{w|sulfur}}, indicating chemistry suitable for life, have also been found there in a variety of compounds. Lead author Joel Hurowitz of {{w|Stony Brook University}} explained, "These were very different, co-existing environments in the same lake[...] This type of oxidant stratification is a common feature of {{w|lake|lakes}} on Earth, and now we've found it on Mars. The diversity of environments in this Martian lake would have provided multiple opportunities for different types of microbes to survive." The scientists also evaluated the fineness of the {{w|sediment}}, meaning the sizes of individual particles of dirt, dust and sand. Curiosity found larger grains near the edges of the lake where sediments from incoming rivers and streams would have fed it, and smaller ones in what would have been the deep lakebed, which is consistent with particles dropping out of the water as the current slows down. "We could tell something was going on," Hurowitz said in a statement. "What was causing iron minerals to be one flavor in one part of the lake and another flavor in another part of the lake? We had an 'Aha!' moment when we realized that the mineral information and the bedding-thickness information mapped perfectly onto each other in a way you would expect from a stratified lake with a chemical boundary between shallow water and deeper water." {{haveyoursay}} == Sister links == {{sisters |w|Life on Mars }} == Sources == *{{source |title = Redox stratification of an ancient lake in Gale crater, Mars |url = http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6341/eaah6849 |author = J. A. Hurowitz, J. P. Grotzinger, W. W. Fischer, S. M. Mc[...]



Death toll exceed 200 after heavy rain and mudslides in Sri Lanka

2017-06-01T05:18:58Z

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On Thursday, the [[Sri Lanka]]n government reported more than 202 people were killed due to the torrential heavy rains caused by {{w|cyclone Mora}} over the last few days. {{W|Galle}}, {{W|Matara, Sri Lanka|Matara}}, {{W|Kalutara}}, {{W|Rathnapura}}, {{W|Colombo}} districts were mainly affected due to the heavy rains.

According to the figures reported by the Disaster Management Center (DMC) issued on Wednesday, at least 202 people have been confirmed dead while about 99 people were missing and 122 injured. The report said about 1505 houses were destroyed and more than 7600 houses were damaged. More than 629,742 were affected and several people have been displaced to safe places, DMC stated.

Sixteen countries including [[India]], [[Russia]], the [[US]] had offered food and relief medicines, Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said yesterday. On Monday, [[Red Cross]] said this was Sri Lanka's {{w|2017 Sri Lanka floods|worst floods}} since 2003. Police said the Panapitiya Bolgoda dam could collapse due to the heavy rains.
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Man posthumously marries a late police officer in Paris

2017-05-31T19:18:33Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Man posthumously marries Legion of Honour recipient in France": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{France}} {{date|June 2, 2017}} On Tuesday or Wednesday, by varying reports, Etienne Cardiles married his late partner Xavier Jugelé at a posthumous wedding ceremony in [[France]]. Xavier Jugelé was a police officer posthumously awarded France's {{w|Legion of Honour}} — amongst the highest honours of France — after he was killed in the line of duty in April of this year. Some reports indicated the guests included former French President [[Francois Hollande]] and current Mayor of [[Paris]] {{w|Anne Hidalgo}}. The {{w|BBC}} reported this ceremony may be the first posthumous {{w|same-sex wedding}} in France, where posthumous weddings are legally allowed under the country's civil code. Hollande, while in office, granted Cardiles permission; posthumous marriage guidelines on the French government's website say the president may grant permission if the petitioner, here Cardiles, shows serious cause and the other partner's willingness to be married. In [[China]], posthumous weddings are also practiced in a form called "ghost marriages", arranged for deceased with a living or dead partner. Jugelé had a civil partnership with Cardiles. Jugelé was a campaigner for gay rights, and as an officer worked in Paris since 2014. He also was deployed in the {{w|November 2015 Paris attacks}}. On April 20, Jugelé was fatally shot twice in the head on duty by a convicted criminal Karim Cheurfi during the {{w|2017 shooting of Paris police officers|Champs-Élysées shooting incident}} of that day. During the shooting, two other officers were wounded, and Cheurfi was fatally shot in action. At a remembrance ceremony for Jugelé in April, then-President Hollande gave him the Legion of Honour. Cardiles said in eulogy, "I have no hatred, Xavier, because it is not like you and does not fit with what made your heart beat nor what made you a guardian of the peace." {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url=http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/01/europe/france-officer-posthumous-wedding/index.html |title=French policeman killed in terror attack married in posthumous wedding |author=Zamira Rahim |pub=CNN |date=June 1, 2016 }} *{{source |url = http://news.sky.com/story/posthumous-wedding-for-french-policeman-shot-by-extremist-10899772 |title = Posthumous wedding for French policeman shot by extremist |author = Bethany Minelle |pub = Sky News |date = May 31, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40110169 |title = Champs Elysees attack: Posthumous marriage for slain policeman |author = |pub = BBC News Online |date = May 31, 2017 }} {{Publish}} {{Archive}} [[Category:LGBT]] [[Category:France]] [[Category:Europe]] [[Category:Same-s[...]



Truck bomb kills 80 in Afghan capital city center

2017-05-31T12:09:02Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Truck bomb kills at least 80 in Afghan capital city center": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{Afghanistan}} {{date|May 31, 2017}} In what [[Afghanistan|Afghan]] president [[Ashraf Ghani]] called "a crime against humanity," earlier this morning, local time, a septic tanker truck filled with explosives detonated not far from the [[Germany|German]] embassy in [[Kabul]]'s {{w|Wazir Akbar Khan}} area, during the city's morning commute. According to the country's health ministry, at least 83 bodies have been found and over 450 have been wounded. The ministry's spokesperson, Ismail Kawasi, said most of the victims were civilians, including children. {{QuoteLeft|It was a car bomb near the German embassy, but there are several other important compounds and offices near there too. It is hard to say what the exact target is|source=Police Spokesperson Basir Mujahid}} "The attack demonstrates a complete disregard for civilians and reveals the barbaric nature of the enemy faced by the Afghan people," Ghani said in an official statement. "The terrorists, even in the holy month of [[Ramadan]], the month of goodness, blessing and prayer, are not stopping the killing of our innocent people," he said. General John W. Nicholson Jr., commander of American and North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces in Afghanistan congratulated city security forces for preventing the truck from coming any closer to important government buildings and embassies. This attack was unusual, though not unheard of, because of the sheer volume of the bomb involved. According to Kabul's police chief, General {{w|Hassan Shah Frogh}}, "The blast was so huge that it dug a big crater as deep as four meters" (13 {{w|foot (unit)|feet}}) and it damaged buildings as far as one mile (1.2 {{w|kilometre|km}}) away. Though an initial report by Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish claimed the site of the detonation as near one of the gates to the {{w|Afghan Presidential Palace}}, it was actually closer to the German embassy, which sustained considerable damage, according to [[NBC]]. Germany currently has more than 950 soldiers in Afghanistan as part of [[NATO]]'s {{w|Resolute Support Mission}} and helped the Afghan security personnel in their training. "It was a car bomb near the German embassy, but there are several other important compounds and offices near there too. It is hard to say what the exact target is," said police spokesperson Basir Mujahid. The Taliban has denied any association with this attack. Western countries have been {{w|War in Afghanistan (2001–14)|fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan for about 15 years}}, including the U.S., Germany, and [[UK|Britain]], but many of these countries {{w|Withdrawal of U.S. troops f[...]



Portland, Oregon

2017-05-30T02:42:13Z

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For fans, by fans: Toronto anime event among the continent's largest

2017-05-28T19:05:52Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "For fans, by fans: Toronto anime event 2017 among continent's largest": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|May 31, 2017}} [[file:Anime North 2017 booths IMG_5005.jpg|right|250px|thumb|A view of some booths at the event.]] [[file:Anime North 2017 Undertale Sans IMG_4967.jpg|right|250px|thumb|A cosplayer as Sans, a character from video game ''{{w|Undertale}}''.]] [[file:Anime North 2017 animegao c IMG_5076.jpg|right|250px|thumb|{{w|Animegao kigurumi}} performers.]] [[file:Anime North 2017 Avatar martial arts IMG_5125.jpg|right|250px|thumb|One participatory session saw martial artists teach the basics of the fighting systems referenced in ''{{w|Avatar: The Last Airbender}}'' and ''{{w|Legend of Korra}}''.]] [[file:Anime North 2017 JJ Jameson and Spider-Man IMG_5128.jpg|right|250px|thumb|Cosplayer as newspaper editor {{w|J. Jonah Jameson}} interacting with another man as Spider-Man.]] [[file:Anime North 2017 tail IMG_5047.jpg|right|250px|thumb|A cosplayer as Tohru from {{w|Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid}}.]] [[file:Anime North 2017 Mega Manga Clearance IMG_5019.jpg|right|250px|thumb|A manga dealer.]] [[file:Anime North 2017 Maggie and the Ferocious Beast a IMG_5094.jpg|right|250px|thumb|The Ferocious Beast ([https://www.instagram.com/pixelyemily/ PixelyEmily]) danced on the outdoor stage during a 90s Cartoons dance event.]] {{w|Anime North}} is “by the fans, for the fans”, event chair Irwin Tan told Wikinews in an interview at the event, Saturday. Started by a group of university anime clubs in 1997, it has grown to become one of the largest conventions of its kind in North America, spanning three days, five venues, and tens of thousands of fans. Along with the dealer's hall, industry tables, and artist booths typical of conventions, Anime North's convention floor included a formal gallery space, a charity auction in support of Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital, an aerial performer, gaming tables, archery tag, dance events, and outdoor concerts. At one of the hotels surrounding the main venue, an entire 5000 volume manga library was available, for attendees looking to take a quiet pause. Full programming tracks about ball-jointed dolls — Doll North — and homoerotic-themed anime and manga — Yaoi/Yuri North — were also given entire hotels to themselves, allowing them to offer extensive programming. As with many fan conventions, many fans attended in cosplay of their favourite characters. Some outfits included massive props, like wings, weapons, or even an additional character riding on their back. A variety of anime and manga worlds were represented, as well as video games like ''{{w|Undertale}}'', Western comic books, Disney characters, even "Smug {{w|Wendy's|Wendy}}", and the Ferocious Beast from ''{{w|Maggie and the Ferocious Beast}}''. The event offered panels to help costume creators and wearers develop in their hobby, such as "Thermoplastics fo[...]



Portland man arrested for murder, indimidation in MAX train hate speech incident

2017-05-28T12:39:41Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Portland man arrested for murder, intimidation in MAX train hate speech incident": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators]... {{United States}} {{date|May 29, 2017}} Saturday morning, 35-year-old [[Portland, Oregon|Portland]], [[Oregon]] man {{w|Jeremy Christian}} was arrested and taken to the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges including murder, attempted murder and intimidation after verbally harassing two young women on a train and then attacking three men with a knife. {{QuoteLeft|At least two of the victims attempted to intervene with the suspect and calm him down. The suspect attacked the men, stabbing three, before leaving the train.|source=Portland Police Bureau}} An official statement from the {{w|Portland Police Bureau}} said Christian "was on the {{w|MAX Light Rail|MAX train}} yelling various remarks that would be best characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions. At least two of the victims attempted to intervene with the suspect and calm him down. The suspect attacked the men, stabbing three, before leaving the train." According to witnesses, Christian approached 16-year-old Destinee Mangum and a [[Muslim]] friend of hers who was wearing a {{w|hijab|Muslim headdress}}. Of the three men who were attacked, one died on the train, another was pronounced dead later at a hospital, and a third is still alive. "He told us to go back to Saudi Arabia and he told us we shouldn't be here, to get out of his country," Mangum told ''{{w|KPTV}}'' on Saturday. "He was just telling us that we basically weren't anything and that we should kill ourselves." Mangum and her friend then changed seats to avoid Christian. "This white male from the back of us was like he's talking to you guys? You guys can't disrespect these young ladies like that. Then they just all started arguing." She said Christian began attacking people just as Mangum and her friend got off the train. "[I]t was just blood everywhere and we just started running for our lives." {{QuoteRight|He told us to go back to Saudi Arabia and he told us we shouldn't be here, to get out of his country.|source=Destinee Mangum of Jeremy Christian}} "[T]hey lost their lives because of me and my friend, and the way we look[...] I just want to say thank you to them and their family, and that I appreciate them," said Mangum. "Without them, we probably would be dead right now." The two men who died were Ricky John Best, age 53, and Taliesin Myddrin Namkai-Meche, 23. The third knife victim, Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, was still hospitalized as of today. Best, who served 23 years in the U.S. Army, left behind four children. Namkai-Meche graduated from {{w|Reed College}} with a degree in economics, Mo[...]



Spouse of Luxembourg's Prime Minister poses with other spouses of world leaders in Brussels photo op

2017-05-27T15:19:31Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Same-sex spouse of Luxembourg's Prime Minister poses with other spouses of world leaders in Brussels photo op": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Mov... {{Belgium}} {{date|May 29, 2017}} On Thursday, spouses of world leaders posed for a {{wikt|photo opportunity|photo op}} at a {{w|North Atlantic Treaty Organization|NATO}} summit in [[Brussels]], [[Belgium]]. {{w|Gauthier Destenay}}, husband of [[Luxembourg]]'s Prime Minister {{w|Xavier Bettel}}, was included in the op. Also included in the photo op were the {{w|US}} {{wikt|First Lady}} [[Melania Trump]]; {{w|Brigitte Macron}} of {{w|France}}; {{w|Emine Erdoğan}} of {{w|Turkey}}; {{w|Queen Mathilde of Belgium|Queen Mathilde}} of Belgium; {{w|Ingrid Schulerud}}, wife of NATO General Secretary {{w|Jens Stoltenberg}}; Desislava Radeva of [[Bulgaria]]; Amelie Derbaudrenghien of Belgium; Mojca Stropnik of [[Slovenia]]; and Thora Margret Baldvinsdottir of [[Iceland]]. Destenay, Stropnik, and Baldvinsdottir stood on the back row of the op, while the remaining stood on the front. Xavier Bettel and Gauthier Destenay were in the civil partnership before Bettel became Luxembourg's prime minister in 2013. The couple have been married since 2015, the year when their country legalized {{w|same-sex marriage}}. Former Prime Ministers {{w|Elio Di Rupo}} of Belgium and {{w|Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir}} of Iceland were openly gay when they served office in their respective countries. The world leaders attended a NATO conference in Brussels on the week of May 22. {{haveyoursay}} == Sources == *{{source |url = https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/26/melania-trump-ventures-out-gay-first-spouse/22111709/ |title = First lady Melania Trump ventures to NATO dinner with gay first spouse |author = |pub = AOL |date = May 26, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/luxembourgs-first-gentleman-gloriously-photographed-with-partners-of-world-leaders_us_59283a99e4b06f608053e60c |title = Luxembourg's 'First Gentleman' Gloriously Photographed with Partners of World Leaders |author = Jenna Amatulli |pub = The Huffington Post |date = May 26, 2017 }} *{{source |url = http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/world/luxembourg-prime-minister-husband-gauthier-destenay-trnd/index.html |title = First lady Melania Trump ventures to NATO dinner with gay first spouse |author = AJ Willingham |pub = CNN |date = May 26, 2017 }} {{Publish}} {{Archive}} [[Category:Belgium]] [[Category:NATO]] [[Category:LGBT]] [[Category:Same-sex marriage]] [[CAT:Europe]] [[CAT:Politics and conflicts]] [[Category:Brussels]][...]



Former U.S. national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, 89, dies

2017-05-27T05:10:14Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski dies aged 89": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{obituaries}} {{date|May 27, 2017}} [[File:Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1977.jpg|thumb|left|Zbigniew Brzezinski in 1977{{image|Jack E. Kightlinger}}]] On Friday, {{w|Zbigniew Brzezinski}}, a professor and former {{w|U.S.}} {{w|National Security Advisor (United States)|National Security Advisor}} of the {{w|Jimmy Carter}} administration, died at the age of 89. ''[[The New York Times]]'' reported he died at a {{w|Falls Church, Virginia|Falls Church}}, {{w|Virginia}} hospital. Brzezinski's daughter {{w|Mika Brzezinski|Mika}} announced her father's death via {{w|Instagram}}. Others paid tribute to Brzezinski, including {{w|Joe Scarborough}}, Mika's co-host of [[MSNBC]]'s ''{{w|Morning Joe}}'', via [[Twitter]] and former U.S. president {{w|Jimmy Carter}} via statement. Brzezinski was born on March 28, 1928 in {{w|Warsaw}}, {{w|Poland}}. His father {{w|Tadeusz Brzeziński|Tadeusz}}, a diplomat, moved his family from [[Europe]] to [[Montreal]], [[Canada]] in 1938 before [[World War II]]. Tadeusz retired from politics in 1944 when the Communists occupied his home country, so his family settled in the Canadian countryside. Zbigniew Brzezinski earned two degrees from Canada's {{w|McGill University}} and then, in the United States, earned a {{wikt|doctorate}} from {{w|Harvard University}}. He began his teaching career at Harvard and then {{w|Columbia University}}. Throughout 1960s, Brzezinski worked for {{w|John F. Kennedy}} as his advisor and then the {{w|Lyndon B. Johnson}} administration. During the 1976 selections he advised Carter on foreign policy, then served as National Security Advisor (NSA) from 1977 to 1981, succeeding {{w|Henry Kissinger}}. As NSA, he assisted Carter in diplomatically handling world affairs, such as the {{w|Camp David Accords}}, 1978; normalizing {{w|China–United States relations#Normalization|US–China relations}} thought the late 1970s; the {{w|Iranian Revolution}}, which led to the {{w|Iran hostage crisis}}, 1979; and the {{w|Soviet invasion in Afghanistan}}, 1979. For his role in politics, Brzezinski earned the {{w|Presidential Medal of Freedom}} in 1981 and later the U.S. {{w|Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service}} in 2016. He has lately taught {{w|international studies}} at the {{w|Johns Hopkins University}} and worked as a counselor for the {{w|Center for Strategic and International Studies}}. Brzezinski wrote multiple books and some articles, incl[...]



Scientists announce results of latest attempt to breed world's rarest turtle

2017-05-27T02:00:18Z

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This past May, scientists in [[China]] once again attempted to breed two of only three known specimens of the {{w|Yangtze giant soft-shell turtle}}, once thought to be extinct. Previous attempts have either produced only unfertilized eggs or eggs with shells too thin to survive. A close examination showed that the male's external genitalia had been damaged and partially amputated. Since then, the turtles' caretakers have fed the female a diet richer in calcium and the team has tried a few different types of {{w|artificial insemination}}. With a little luck, this geriatric turtle bootycall will have us hearing the pitter-patter of little flippers by spring.

The only other known specimen lives in the wild, in {{w|Dong Mo Lake}} northwest of {{w|Hanoi}} in [[Vietnam]]. There had been a fourth turtle living in Hanoi's {{w|Hoan Kiem Lake}}, a male named Cu Rua ("Great-grandfather turtle"), but he died in early 2016.

Turtles have significance in many East Asian cultures. In China, they are symbols of longevity. There is a Vietnamese legend of a turtle returning a sword to a medieval king in the very lake where Cu Rua lived. The lake is named after this legend.

The discovery of the sole female survivor in {{w|Changsha}} came only months after the {{w|Chinese river dolphin}}, nicknamed the Goddess of the Yangtze, was declared {{w|functional extinction|functionally extinct}}.

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Police arrest ninth man in Ariana Grande concert bombing

2017-05-26T12:38:44Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "British counterterrorism agents say many of Manchester arena suicide bomber's confederates in custody": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow... {{United Kingdom}} {{date|May 27, 2017}} [[United Kingdom|British]] police announced yesterday they believe they have arrested most of the confederates of {{w|suicide bombers|suicide bomber}} {{w|Salman Abedi}}, who attacked an {{w|Ariana Grande}} concert in [[Manchester]] this Monday, killing 22 and injuring 116, of whom 23 were still in critical condition. As of this morning, eleven people were being held for questioning. One woman and one teenage boy were questioned and released. Assistant Commissioner {{w|Mark Rowley}}, Britain's counterterrorism chief, reassured the public yesterday. "Enjoy yourselves and be reassured by the greater policing presence you will see," said Rowley. "We can't let the terrorists win by dissuading us from going about our normal business." However, the official threat level of ''critical'', indicating another attack may be imminent, is still in place this weekend. Officers equipped with firearms, which are not as common in the United Kingdom as in the [[United States]], patrol some streets and beaches. Police and other experts said they believe Abedi, 22, could not have built such a sophisticated bomb by himself and must have had accomplices. The nuts and bolts inside it had been arranged with care to cause maximum damage, as if the person who made it had some experience. "I think he saw children, [[Muslim]] children, dying everywhere," Abedi's sister Jomana told reporters concerning her brother's motives. "He saw the explosives America drops on children in [[Syria]], and he wanted revenge. Whether he got that is between him and God." According to [[CNN]], a friend of the Abedi family said Abedi wanted revenge for the gang killing of a friend. Several members of the Muslim community in Manchester, including the ''{{wikt|imam}}'' of his local mosque, had contacted authorities about Abedi, who had been expressing extremist and violent views for some time. Abedi was born and raised in Manchester to parents who fled [[Muammar Gaddafi|Gaddafi]]-era [[Libya]]. His father returned there after the 2011 regime change and Abedi and his mother and brother joined him later. Abedi reportedly returned to the United Kingdom shortly before the bombing. "[T]here has been enormous progress wit[...]



Manchester United betters Ajax to win Europa league

2017-05-25T18:31:26Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Manchester United bests Ajax to win Europa league": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite)) {{date|May 26, 2017}} {{football}} On Wednesday, in the {{W|UEFA Europa League}} final, [[Manchester United]] defeated [[Netherlands|Dutch]] [[Amsterdam|capital]]-club {{W|Ajax AFC}} 0–2 to win the Europa League title and qualify for the [[UEFA Champions League]] group stage despite finishing sixth in the {{W|Premier League}} this season. A deflected goal from [[Paul Pogba]]'s left-footed shot in the first half and a flick goal by {{W|Henrikh Mkhitaryan}} in the second half ensured that [[José Mourinho]]'s side lifts its third trophy in this season, previously winning {{W|Community Shield}} and the {{W|EFL Cup}}. Before the kick-off, a one-minute silence was observed at the {{W|Friends Arena}}, [[Stockholm]], for the victims of a suicide attack in {{W|Manchester Arena}} on Monday. The English side had just 33% ball possession in the entire match, completing 192 passes out of 276. A comparatively young Ajax team, with the average age of the starting lineup no more than 23 years, had 88% passing accuracy, with 565 successful passes. Manchester United had better numbers for defense, recovering 64 balls – 22 more than Ajax, and had almost twice as many ball clearances as the Dutch counterpart. A total of 32 fouls were committed in the match, and the official booked six players – three players of each side received a yellow card. At the age of 17 years and 285 days, Ajax's {{W|Matthijs de Ligt}} became the youngest player to play in the Europa League final, while {{W|Marcus Rashford}} became the youngest winner of the tournament at the age of 19 years and 205 days. A deflection off {{W|Davinson Sánchez}} from Paul Pogba's left-footed shot gave United an early lead. Ajax's shot-stopper saved {{W|Antonio Valencia}}'s close-range strike. Another attempt in the first half by Ajax's {{W|Bertrand Traoré}} was saved by {{W|Sergio Romero}}. The half time ended 0–1. Minutes into the second half, [[Armenia|Armenian]] midfielder Mkhitaryan scored a goal just in front of Ajax's net, which doubled Manchester's lead. Five players were booked in the second half. Ajax's attempts in the final minutes of the game were stopped by Romero, not giving them a chance to reduce the difference. Last season, Premier League club [[Liverpool FC]] lost the Europa finals against [[Spain|Spanish]] side {{w|Sevilla FC}}. United is the first English club to win the Europa since 2013. This season's Premier League winners [[Chelsea FC|Chelsea]] won the tournament four years ago against {{W|S.L. Benfica|Benfica}} at Ajax's ground, {{w|Amsterdam ArenA}}. Since then, Sevilla has[...]



Taiwan's Constitutional Court gives legislators two years to amend marriage laws

2017-05-25T03:17:20Z

Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Taiwan's Constitutional Court legalizes gay marriage, gives legislators two years to amend marriage laws": Archiving the article ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) [Move=All... {{Taiwan}} {{date|May 26, 2017}} On Wednesday, the {{w|Judicial Yuan|Constitutional Court}} of the {{w|Republic of China}} — Taiwan — ruled laws restricting {{w|same-sex marriage}} unconstitutional, declaring them "in violation of both the people’s freedom and the people's right to equality" in the official statement. The Court gave legislators two years to amend the state's marriage laws. In the ruling, Taiwan's Constitutional Court, which contains 14 judges, ruled in favor of extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. The Court also stated that, if the legislators miss the two-year deadline, same-sex couples will still be allowed to marry per ruling, which as things now are would make Taiwan the first {{w|Asia|Asian}} country to legalize same-sex marriage. One of the plaintiffs was Chi Chia-wei (祁家威), a {{w|LGBT|gay rights}} advocate since the 1980s who has campaigned for marriage rights since 2001. The ruling received mixed reactions. Taiwan's LGBT Family Rights Advocacy celebrated the ruling. However, groups like Coalition for the Happiness of Our Next Generation have opposed same-sex marriage and, as reported by ''Taiwan News'', protested the ruling outside the Court, asked that the ruling be invalidated, and asked the country's president {{w|Tsai Ing-wen}} to resign. Before becoming the nation's first female {{w|President of the Republic of China|president}} in 2016, Tsai campaigned for the legalization of same-sex marriage. Lawmakers in Taiwan passed the first draft of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in December 2016. The bill would replace "male and female parties" with "two parties" in Article 972 of the Civil Code concerning marriage. Anti-ruling protests have interfered with the passage of the bill, however. Taiwan's capital, {{w|Taipei}}, holds the largest {{w|gay pride}} marches in Asia, reports the Human Rights Campaign. The [[China|People's Republic of China]] — mainland China — continues to claim sovereignty over the self-governing Taiwan. In China, homosexuality was decriminalized in 1997 and delisted from the {{w|Chinese Society of Psychiatry|Chinese Psychiatric Association}}'s list of psychiatric disorders in 2001. However, of roughly 30,000 LGBT and {{w|intersex}} people, surveyed in China by {{w|Peking U[...]