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France says it cannot "rule out" that a suspected terrorist has fled to neighbouring Germany after killing at least two people and injuring 13 in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.  Border controls have been strengthened and more than 600 people, including police, troops and helicopters were on the heels of the attacker who had "sowed terror" in the city, interior minister Christophe Castaner said. Asked whether he may have left France, deputy interior minister Laurent Nunez said: "That cannot be ruled out." According to Der Spiegel, the assailant had been in prison in Germany until 2017 on a sentence for “serious” theft handed out by Singen district  court in Bade-Wurtemberg next to the Alsace border, after which he was expelled to France. The gunman, Strasbourg-born Cherif Chekatt, 29 was on a “S” security and terror watch list. Anti-terrorist prosecutors have opened an investigation. "Terrorism has once again struck our soil,&qu...
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5 days ago
Lépine targeted women who were destined for what then was considered a non-traditional occupation — engineering — claiming that they were taking over from men. Late on the afternoon of Dec. 6, 1989, 25-year-old Marc Lépine entered École Polytechnique de Montréal armed with a semi-automatic weapon.He went into a classroom and ordered the men to leave. Alone with the female students, he told them, “I hate feminists,” before opening fire. The killer then moved around inside the building, shooting at women and then entered a second classroom where he targeted more women. Shortly afterwards, he took his own life.By the time police intervened, it was too late. Fourteen women were dead — 13 students and one administrative assistant: Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte and Barbar...
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1 week ago
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that has circulated on social media for months.
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2014/1005/soc_g_net01jr_1296x1296.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Fernando Lafuente is alive and well after being falsely reported dead. A footballer whose&nbsp;death was falsely reported&nbsp;by his former club, Ballybrack FC, will not press charges and has claimed the amateur side from Dublin did it in order to get a game postponed. Ballybrack, who play in the Leinster Senior League (LSL) in Ireland, announced that Fernando Lafuente had died on Thursday. Their game against Arklow Town on Saturday was postponed and a minute's silence was held by other teams before their fixtures. Lafuente, 29, played for Ballybrack FC last season...
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2 weeks ago
The moment of silence was gripping as players across the Irish amateur league, wearing black armbands, stood thinking about Fernando LaFuente, and the crash that his Irish soccer team said that claimed his life. There was just one weird truly weird thing: Fernando LaFuente is most assuredly alive. No one was more surprised than he to learn that Ballybrack, the Dublin-based Leinster Senior League team, had gotten Saturday game's against Arklow Town postponed because of what it said was LaFuente's death in a motorcycle crash that occurred on his way home from practice Thursday. LaFuente, who had returned home to Spain for a bit, explained that he knew something was up because his name had been
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2 weeks ago
A minute's silence was held in an Irish league over the weekend for a player who turned out to be alive and has given his side of the story.
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2 weeks ago
The Thanksgiving holiday came to the communities devastated by California’s worst fire with rain, grieving and a haunting silence. In Magalia, a small town north of Paradise where the Camp fire ravaged so much, the hum of generators and the tap of rain echoed in a place suddenly devoid of many...
2 weeks ago
The Thanksgiving holiday came to the communities devastated by California’s worst fire with rain, grieving and a haunting silence. In Magalia, a small town north of Paradise where the Camp fire ravaged so much, the hum of generators and the tap of rain echoed in a place suddenly devoid of many...
3 weeks ago
Trump’s language seems buffoonish, but he’s no clown. Somewhere every culture has an imaginary zone for what it excludes, and it is that zone we must try to remember today.-- Catherine ClementIn an age when speed overcomes thought, a culture of immediacy blots out any vestige of historical memory and markets replace social categories, language loses its critical moorings and becomes what Chris Hedges has called “a gift to demagogues and the corporations that saturate the landscape with manipulated images and the idiom of mass culture.”No longer a vehicle for critique, doubt or possibility, language in the age of Donald Trump upholds the cultural and political workstations of ignorance and paves the way for a formative culture ripe with the death-saturated practices and protocols of fascist politics. As a species of neoliberal fascism eradicates social bonds and democratic communal relations, vulgarity parades as political wisdom and moral cowardice becomes a mark of p...
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November 11th, 2018
Entire families perished in US-led strikes on Raqqa that may have claimed more civilian lives than those of ISIS, NPR said in a shocking report tilting the Western media narrative on what has become of the “liberated” city. Read Full Article at RT.com
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November 11th, 2018
Armistice Day: the final day of the First World War, as it happened on November 11, 1918 Daniel Hannan: Though the way we remember World War One constantly changes, we mourn all the same Eleven soldiers who lost their lives on Armistice Day How the Great War changed our nation forever Find the Great War heroes who share your name Charles Moore: Why Remembrance matters so much Last Post plays at Ypres as veterans mark 100 years since the end of the First World War The Prince of Wales has led the nation in remembering those who gave their lives in the First World War as he laid the wreath at the Cenotaph. For the first time ever he was joined the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, marking a historic act of reconciliation between the two nations. The Queen watched from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office along with the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Cornwall. Remembrance services have been taking place all over Britain and Europe, which is an hour ahead, to...
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November 11th, 2018
In Ypres on Armistice Day, the thousands who had come from every corner of Britain and the “very ends of the Earth”, from Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada, fell as silent as the guns had done that same day 100 years ago. Gathered around the Menin Gate, the imposing 14.5 metre high memorial that bears the names of 54,395 British and Commonwealth soldiers of the 90,000 who died on Ypres Salient but were never found, the crowds, Belgian dignitaries and locals, soldiers and the many British travellers bowed their head at one at 11am local time on the 11 November.  Before the silence, the Ypres Surrey Pipes and Drums, veterans, cadets, scouts, schoolchildren the US Colour Guard, German and Canadian representatives as well as fire brigades from all over Britain, representative for the police and Sikh and Nepalese community, had filed through the gate and past the names of the missing engraved on Portland stone. At 11am, all the bells in Ypres rang out. November 11 is celebra...
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November 4th, 2018
When suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers was treated at Allegheny General Hospital, the nurses and doctors — some of whom were Jewish — went ahead and did their jobs as normal. One of the nurses who treated Bowers in the emergency room, Ari Mahler, has spoken out in a Facebook post about his experience treating the suspected shooter. Mahler said that he chose to be empathetic, despite the horrors of that day. SEE ALSO: Powerful interview with Jewish doctor who visited the Pittsburgh shooter has gone viral "I’m sure he had no idea I was Jewish. Why thank a Jewish nurse, when 15 minutes beforehand, you’d shoot me in the head with no remorse?" he wrote in the post. "I didn’t say a word to him about my religion. I chose not to say anything to him the entire time. I wanted him to feel compassion. I chose to show him empathy. I felt that the best way to honor his victims was for a Jew to prove him wrong. Besides, if he finds out I’m Jewish, does it...
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November 2nd, 2018
Perhaps in no other time in American history did popular music more clearly reflect the political and cultural moment than the soundtrack of the 1960s – one that exemplified a new and overt social consciousness. When Sly and the Family Stone released “Everyday People” at the end of 1968, it was a rallying cry after a tumultuous year of assassinations, civil unrest and a seemingly interminable war.“We got to live together,” he sang, “I am no better and neither are you.”Throughout history, artists and songwriters have expressed a longing for equality and justice through their music.Before the Civil War, African-American slaves gave voice to their oppression through protest songs camouflaged as Biblical spirituals. In the 1930s, jazz singer Billie Holiday railed against the practice of lynching in “Strange Fruit.” Woody Guthrie’s folk ballads from the 1930s and 1940s often commented on the plight of the working class.But perhaps in no other time in American histo...
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November 1st, 2018
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has lost a second spacecraft this week, ending a fruitful mission in the asteroid belt. Running low on fuel for some time, the Dawn spacecraft this week stopped communicating with flight controllers. Its prolonged silence prompted NASA to declare it dead Thursday, two days after delivering eulogies to the […]
October 30th, 2018
Spaces of worship are where our communities are most resilient, most resistant against injustice—and also, sadly, most vulnerable to white nationalist violence. This weekend we witnessed a sacred place desecrated by violence as 11 people were shot dead at Tree of Life Congregation, the third-oldest synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Many of us had flashbacks to June 17, 2015, when the nation watched in horror as nine black parishioners and clergy were brutally murdered during a weekly bible study at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. While separated by over 650 miles, the connection between these incidents is clear. Both were perpetrated by white men infected with the disease of a white supremacist ideology and emboldened by white nationalist propaganda.There is nothing new about this violence. As a Jewish racial justice organizer living in the South and as a clergywoman in the African Methodist Episcopal Church married to a Jew...
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October 29th, 2018
The man accused of shooting dead 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue was brought into court in a wheelchair on Monday to hear he faced 29 charges, including 11 counts of murder. Robert Bowers, 46, wore a blue sweatshirt and arrived amid tight security, flanked by marshals and with his hands shackled in his lap. Bowers opened fire with an AR-15 rifle and three Glock handguns, killing eight men and three women on Saturday before a police tactical police team shot him, according to court documents. Prosecutors are treating the attack as a hate crime and say they are poring through social media posts that allegedly show a history of anti-Semitic remarks. Pittsburgh has been in mourning ever since, with moments of silence before the weekend’s sporting events and flags at half mast. It is bracing for a wave of funerals in the coming days. Pittsburgh synagogue shooting Bowers was released from hospital on Monday morning after undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds and appeared for a brief h...
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October 28th, 2018
It’s a record that has stood for more than a quarter of a century — a mark Torontonians hoped would never be surpassed. But sadly there are 90 reasons we should all be concerned now that 2018 has become the most violent year the city has ever endured. Back in 1991 when there were 89 […]
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October 28th, 2018
Sidney Crosby says his Pittsburgh Penguins team standing with its city after an attack at a synagogue in Pittsburgh left 11 people dead and six others wounded.
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October 21st, 2018
Doing what I do in the places I do it, I cannot be neutral on this one. I can be fair-minded yes, but neutral no. The bodies of dead friends get in the way. I saw Abdul Shariff gunned down before my eyes in South Africa in 1994. A bullet went through his back and dented the Nikon camera around his neck. I heard his cry of agony as the young men dragged him out of the line of fire. He was dead before he got to hospital. Gunmen had opened up on a group of journalists and politicians. I have mourned another friend, Kate Peyton, assassinated in Somalia in 1995. She was a lovely, decent human being, and a journalist of absolute integrity.
October 20th, 2018
BEIRUT (AP) — Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank.
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October 20th, 2018
BEIRUT (AP) — Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline “A missing voice.” The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as a writer, editor, commentator and […]
October 19th, 2018
Influential voice on Saudi affairs is silenced forever as Saudi Arabia admits writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul.
October 19th, 2018
Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice."
October 19th, 2018
BEIRUT (AP) — Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline “A missing voice.” The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as a writer, editor, commentator and […]
October 18th, 2018
"These actions no longer carry the consequence of a backlash from the international community. Instead, these actions may trigger condemnation quickly followed by silence," Washington Post columnist presumed dead wrote
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October 18th, 2018
The lurid details of Jamal Khashoggi’s alleged death revealed on Wednesday were perhaps the most shocking so far in a slow drip of revelations over the past two weeks. The saga surrounding the fate of Saudi Arabia’s best-known journalist has played out in claims and counterclaims published in the world’s media, as both Turkey and Riyadh struggle to control the narrative.  Since news of Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance broke, journalists have had to rely on carefully controlled releases of information from Turkey - a country which has in recent years muzzled its relative free press - and Saudi Arabia, which never enjoyed one to begin with. The singular fact that both countries can agree on is that Mr Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul at 1.14pm on October 2, leaving his Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz waiting outside. Turkey gave Saudi Arabia a day to come up with an explanation, but Riyadh was not forthcoming. The kingdom claimed that the journalist met with officials...
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October 10th, 2018
Even in the darkest of times we have the right to some illumination. -- Hannah Arendt The threads of a general political and ideological crisis run deep in American history, and with each tweet and policy decision Donald Trump pushes the United States closer to a full-fledged fascist state. His words sting, but his policies can kill people. Trump’s endless racist taunts, dehumanizing expressions of misogyny, relentless attacks on all provisions of the social state and ongoing contempt for the rule of law serve to normalize a creeping fascist politics. Moreover, his criminogenic disdain for any viable sense of civic and moral responsibility gives new meaning to an ethos of selfishness and a culture of cruelty, if not terror, that has run amok. Yet it is becoming more difficult for the mainstream media and pundits to talk about fascism as a looming threat in the United States in spite of the fact that, as Michelle Goldberg observes, for some groups, such as "undocumented immigran...
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September 30th, 2018
No, Chequers is not dead, Theresa May told Andrew Marr. It was both the straightest and the least true answer she gave
September 30th, 2018
Residents of Palu, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, turned to looting on Sunday as they struggled to survive in the aftermath of a deadly 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that has so far killed 832 people. Looters were spotted taking items from the badly damaged Ramayana shopping mall and plundering fuel stations. One earthquake survivor told the Telegraph that he had been woken by a noisy crowd ransacking his local mini-market. “Without justifying it, I understand why they did it,” said the man, who identified himself by one name, Suwanto. “My wife told me last night that our food supplies will last only two days, and we only have eggs and instant noodles. The big problem is clean water,” he added. Joko Widodo, the Indonesian president, who visited Palu on Sunday, urged residents to be patient. “I’m aware there are a lot of issues that need to be resolved as soon as possible,” he said. Electricity has been cut off and fuel is in short supply in the worst affect...
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September 28th, 2018
The father of the 6-year-old autistic boy whose body was presumed to have been found said he’ll live as a “broken man” and with the “guilt of not being there to save my son” for the rest of his life. Ian Ritch penned an emotional tribute to his son Maddox, who went missing Saturday while...
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