Voice Of America
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Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday extended the country's six-month state of emergency for an additional four months. The widely expected move came amid reports of continued violence and anti-government activities in some remote, restive areas. The state of emergency, called after months of sometimes deadly protests demanding wider political freedoms, has hurt one of Africa's fastest-growing economies. "We still have some anti-peace elements that are active and want to capitalize on disputes that arise among regional states in the country," Ethiopia's defense minister, Siraj Fegessa, told lawmakers. "In addition, some leaders of the violent acts that we witnessed before are still at large." More than 25,000 people suspected of taking part in protests were detained under the state of emergency. Several thousand have been released. The government has indicated that a "few thousand" others will face justice for their role in organizing the protests.
Voice Of America
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Vanity Fair
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The Zookeeper’s Wife had a heavily female crew and creative team—which led some to ask Chastain a very loaded question.
Politico
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Evening Standard - Sport
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Arsenal fans will, not for the first time in recent years, have found themselves little the wiser on the key issues around the football club after Arsene Wenger's press conference this morning.
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge / "Is it still raining? I hadn't noticed." (credit: Four Weddings and a Funeral) New measures are planned to allow cops and spooks in the European Union to crack open encrypted apps and services, according to the bloc's justice commissioner. Věra Jourová's comments came a few days after the UK's home secretary Amber Rudd lumbered onto Andrew Marr’s BBC TV set to denounce the use of end-to-end encryption as "completely unacceptable," before then appearing to suggest that its use by the likes of WhatsApp should be banned. Rudd was in Brussels this week speaking with other national ministers and the EU's justice and home affairs council. And the long-running political debate over encrypted services was high on the agenda. In a press conference following the meeting, Jourová said: Read 16 remaining paragraphs | Comments
The Sun Daily - World News
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"Being rich is still the best defence of all," read a recent op-ed in the Bangkok Post that skewered Thailand's justice system for being warped by cash and influence. Interest in Worayuth's case was revived last year after the son of another wealthy businessman killed two students when he allegedly slammed his Mercedes Benz into their car. The Mercedes driver was hospitalised after the accident and later charged. Another infamous "rich kid" car crash in 2010 saw a teenage girl, from a family with royal connections, escape jail time despite killing nine people when she collided with a van while driving under the legal age. "Society might criticise the attorney-general for using laws in different ways towards poor and rich people," Chuwit Kamolvisit, a former massage-parlour tycoon turned anti-graft crusader, told prosecutors at a press conference.
Western Daily Press
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A farmer who pointed a shotgun at his neighbour and threatened to shoot him during an argument over sheep worrying has been jailed for 10 months by a judge today. Robert Norman, 52, of Hill View, Wiveliscombe, was told by Judge David Ticehurst: This would have been a terrifying incident for anyone who witnessed it. No matter how far you had been provoked, your reaction was wholly inappropriate and unjustified. Norman had denied one charge of possessing a firearm with intent to...
Western Daily Press
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It's here, it's finally here! After months of waiting and weeks of speculation the Glastonbury Festival 2017 line-up was announced today. The last few weeks have been filled with social media chatter about which bands could be playing - gaps in tour schedules, clues let slip by bands in interviews and clashfinder have all fueled the rumours. So when the official announcement was made this morning (March 30), Glastonbury fans had already predicted some of the acts. Imagine the task...
Western Daily Press
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Britain's most married man will be returning to our TV screens tomorrow night (March 30) as part of a new series about the welfare state. Ron Sheppard, of Walnut Drive in Somerton, will be featured on the documentary series On Benefits, which will air on Channel 5 at 8pm. The programme will focus on Ron's interaction with the benefits system as he prepares to get married for the ninth time. A spokesperson for Channel 5 described the programme's focus as follows: In Somerset, Britain's...
BBC News 24
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can say that we will remain determined and united also in the future. Theresa May has reached out through the European press, writing articles denying any rejection of our shared values and giving assurances there was no intention to harm the EU. There assurances there was no intention to.
BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
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21stCenturyWire
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Tensions erupted between pro-government forces and Kurdish groups in Hasaka on Tuesday, leading to the most significant violence between the sides since several days of fighting in Qamishli in April. ~ Reuters 18/8/2016 (Photo: Press TV) Question: What happens if citizens refuse to fight the SAA? Are they threatened? Answer: See above yes, they were given an ultimatum either fight with us or you will be forced to leave and forfeit their properties. Usually they would then move to other villages or the city where they are not forced to fight alongside the Kurds. Once you start fighting with them, you are forced to fight whoever they need you to fight against and that includes the Syrian Army. You become trapped and ordered to follow their commands Question: Do some people have no option? (ie fight against Syria or starve? Fight or go to jail? ) Answer: As mentioned previously yes, the ultimatum is either fight with us or you will relinquish your property and move out of town.
Politico
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.. whether to go to [AAPC] events in the future.” Conway didnt attend the conference but instead sent in a video accepting the award. Giving the award to Conway was a matter of intense debate among AAPC’s board but they determined that it was unlikely that the Trump campaign would have been successful without Conway and found no evidence she lied in a substantial way to the press during the campaign or committed other violations. AAPC declined to comment. The White House did not provide comment in time for publication.
BBC Two England
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Once you see it on the side of the floating bridge, I think it could become a tourist attraction. I'm sure it will! Whose bright idea was it to ask the public what this bridge should be named? One of the councillors raised it in a meeting a couple of weeks ago, and then a press release came out on the council last week with that little Bthe bottom, and you know what happens when you tell people that they can't do something!.
Ruptly TV
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Western Daily Press
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Missed out on a ticket for Glastonbury Festival when they went on sale in October and starting to get jealous now the line-up has been revealed? You've did your research, you registered on the official website, you sat poised ready with every electronic device for the second that ticket sales open - and you still didn't manage to get tickets. Take a look at our video above to see what we think about this year's line-up. It's enough to drive festival fans to despair - but there is a way to get...
Associated Press
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Liverpool Echo
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The Everton manager will face the media ahead of the trip to Anfield on Saturday
Associated Press
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Sky News
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to preserve these rights should vote for this bill. For ignoring some of the more over excitable parts of the demand from the Brexit press and backbenchers, confirming that he has included.
The Star Online
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A nanny has called at a press conference for the biological mother of a seven-year-old boy to come forward, otherwise she said she would adopt him. Federal Territories Gerakan acting Youth chief Ong Siang Liang accompanied the nanny and the boy at the press conference and spoke on her behalf.
The Economic Times
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Politico
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