Al Jazeera
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21stCenturyWire
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As expressed by the “author, scholar and renowned journalist Shaikh Aziz , Pakistan’s “polling stations on the day wore a deserted look but when the results were announced, it was claimed that the general had bagged more than 60 per cent votes. Arguably, Tayyip Erdoğan and his AKP henchmen expected a similar result in Turkey. In Pakistan, the referendum was followed by the promulgation of the Constitution (Ninth Amendment) Act, 1985 , which came into force on 8 July 1986, and added the following words to Pakistan’s constitution: “the Injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Holy Quran and Sunnah shall be the supreme law and source of guidance for legislation to be administered through laws enacted by the Parliament and Provincial Assemblies, and for policy making by the Government.” As a result, the Holy Law of Islam or Shariah has since then been the law of the land in Pakistan.
Sky News
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Leicester Mercury
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Taking stock of our results over the first month of the season, it has met with our expectations and possibly a little more, writes Leicester Lions owner Damien Bates.We could not have been handed a more demanding start away from home when the fixtures had us down to visit the two clubs who reached the Play-off final last year, Wolverhampton and Belle Vue.The form guide was clearly forecasting comfortable home wins but we showed real steel to force last-heat deciders.On reflection, perhaps we...
Sky News
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Portuguese investigation. It has spent more than £11 million of Home Office funds. The force is receiving new information each day. Do you think you're any closer to solving this than you were six years ago when you started? I..
The Sun Daily
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"We received a report from MMEA on the possibility of the ships entering Indonesian waters and our TNI AL special force acted fast carrying out patrols in several areas and found two ships in suspicious circumstances before detaining the ships and six crew," he said. Initial investigations showed that the vessels fitted the description of the ships that had escaped from MMEA and that they had tried to evade the authorities by changing the colour of the ships, he said. Aan Kurnia said the two ships with the six crew members were being held at the jetty in Yos Sudarso, Main Naval Base IV in Tanjung Pinang for further investigations. He said the crew would be prosecuted for the offence of entering Indonesian waters without valid documents. Five days ago, MMEA detained two foreign ships in the south of Tanjung Penyusop, for anchoring without permission and on further examination found the tankers also had no insurance. However, the ships managed to escape after being held for three days. — Bernama
Sputnik International
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Bournemouth Daily Echo
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UNPOPULAR on-street pay and display parking charges on roads close to Poole's beaches have come into force.
The Bolton News
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A SCHOOL assistant headteacher twisted a pupil’s arm behind his back to force him to pick up a book from the floor.
France 24
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"National monument" land has come to be synonomous over the years with a bar to drilling for fossil fuels on public land, or other commercial activities. While Republicans in Utah and other states are keen to lift protections they see as too expansive and undermining economic opportunities, environmental groups and Native Americans are deeply opposed. In the past, areas presidents have tagged as "national monuments" were later transformed by Congress into full-fledged National Parks -- the Grand Canyon and Death Valley among them. Since the Act came into force more than a century ago, only three presidents -- all Republicans -- did not use its powers: Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. Obama had millions of hectares (acres) classified under the Act during his presidency, including maritime zones, especially in the Pacific. Under Trump's review, only "monuments" of 40,000 hectares (100,000 acres) or more will be examined.
Proactive Investors USA
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South China Morning Post
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Two disqualified pro-independence legislators were arrested on Wednesday morning for unlawful assembly, for trying to force their way into a Legislative Council meeting back in November. Sixtus Baggio Leung Chung-hang and Yau Wai-ching were picked up at home at about 7am, according to a Facebook post by Yau at about 10am. At 11am they were being interrogated at the police station in Sheung Wan, along with three of their former assistants, a legal source said. The source said the Youngspiration...
Ruptly TV
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As I do silently. As for me, I am suffering with no hate." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* SOT, Etienne Cardiles, husband of policeman killed in Champs ElyseeS shooting (French): "When I first received reports saying something serious had happened at the Champs-Elysees , and that a policeman had died, a voice told me it was you and you brought back to me that generous and healing phrase: “You will not have my hatred.” I dont feel hatred, Xavier, because it doesnt suit you. Because it doesnt match anything that made your heart beat, nor the reason why you entered the police force. Because public service, helping others and protecting everyone was part of your education and convictions. Tolerance, dialogue and patience were your strongest weapons." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* Video ID: 20170426 005 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly
Washingtons Blog
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In the Spring of 1953 US warplanes hit five of the largest dams along the Yalu river completely inundating and killing Pyongyang’s harvest of rice. Air Force documents reveal calculated premeditation saying that “Attacks in May will be most effective psychologically because it was the end of the rice-transplanting season before the roots could become completely embedded.” Flash floods scooped out hundreds of square miles of vital food producing valleys and killed untold numbers of farmers. At Nuremberg after WWII, Nazi officers who carried out similar attacks on the dikes of Holland, creating a mass famine in 1944, were tried as criminals and some were executed for their crimes. Atwood concludes it is the collective memory of the above that animates North Korea’s policies toward the US today. Under no circumstances could any westerner reasonably expect .
Antiwar.com News
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Israel attacks Syria pretty often, but rarely offers any public comment on exactly what they did or why. Their mid-March attack, which saw Syria fire anti-aircraft missiles at attacking warplanes and led Israel to issue very serious threats of a war if Syria continued to resist , was already a rarity. The Israeli Air Force is now commenting publicly on the matter, saying the attack targeted unspecified Syrian missiles intended to be delivered to Hezbollah. They estimated that around 100 Syrian missiles were destroyed, and said they had carried out similar attacks in the past. At the time, the incident was a very big deal, with the Syrian government seeking support from Russia to prevent future Israeli attacks of such a level. There were talks of Israel and Russia having some diplomatic discussions over the matter, and summoning of ambassadors over it.
The Sun Daily
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Secondly, we need to bring more smallholders into our scheme. So the next standard should be friendlier to smallholders. Third, in terms of labour and human rights, I think our next standard will have to look into that too,” said Salahudin. He said the final decision will be made by a task force comprising seven stakeholder groups who will decide which elements will be included or omitted from the standard. RSPO, which works with mills and individual companies, has started talks with governments on how to get whole countries and states certified and has started working with the Sabah state government as a start. “The state government said by 2025, they will have everything in Sabah certified according to RSPO 100%. We hope to do this with other states in Malaysia too, to work with some state governments because land issues are state issues, not federal issues,” said Webber.
Carscoops
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High speed chases represent a dangerous reality for everyone involved, including innocent bystanders, with the police often having to use extreme force to stop things from getting out of hand. Read more »
RT America
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The Hill
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Wednesday's test comes amid flaring tempers between the U.S. and North Korea.
Voice Of America
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Brazilian military police in front of Congress hurled tear gas Tuesday at thousands of indigenous protesters, who responded by throwing spears and shooting arrows as a peaceful demonstration turned into chaos. There were no reports of any injuries on either side. Police said protesters got too close to a large fountain of water on the esplanade in front of Congress in Brasilia, Brazil's capital. "The Indians did not comply with the agreement they made with police" about the boundaries of the protest, a police statement said. "They were threatening to invade Congress." Demonstrators denied that, saying police were just looking for an excuse to remove them. They said that police had agreed the protesters could come close to the fountain and that the march was peaceful. "Unfortunately, the brute force of the police caused this," said Kleber Karipuna, a protester who came to Brasilia from the northern state of Amapa.
Mashable
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The haka is always a powerful show of Mari culture and identity, but you can really feel the force in this one. Tuesday marked ANZAC Day, a day to commemorate Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in armed conflicts around the world. In recent years, it's also been a day to recognise the impact that war has on the mental health of veterans. It's culminated in the Haka For Life, a show of support for men's mental health. SEE ALSO: How weird sleep schedules can affect our mental health 200 men, women and children performed the traditional war cry at Kings Park in Perth, Australia, according to The West Australian . And boy, it's quite the show of passion. Read more... More about Indigenous , Maori , Anzac Day , Video , and Videos
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The Hill
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Wednesday's test comes amid flaring tempers between the U.S. and North Korea.