Voice Of America
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Hundreds died in the protests that first ignited in the Oromia region in November 2015 and spread into the Amhara region, with people also demanding the release of political prisoners. Ethiopia's security has improved but the extension of the state of emergency is needed to bring a "lasting peace," said the defense minister, who cited a government-conducted nationwide poll in which he said the public "significantly" demanded the extension. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in a recent address to parliament said 82 percent of Ethiopians want a partial or full continuation of the state of emergency. However, opposition figures and parties say it is used to clamp down on their activities, especially in rural regions. Ethiopia's parliament is 100 percent controlled by the ruling EPRDF party. Some parts of the state of emergency recently were removed, including arbitrary arrests without court orders and restrictions on radio, television and theater.
BBC One London
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time these 30-year-old trains will be brought out of storage and dusted down to run on the Portsmouth line. So why are hundreds of brand-new and recently refurbished.
BBC Parliament
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theft -- recently sorry police tried to find a person who was believed to be behind the theft and mutilation of 20 cats. -- Surrey Police. Yet only one in ten 20 cats. -- Surrey Police. Yet only one in ten convictions presently results in a prison sentence and we do not treat.
Money News Investing
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The Washington Times - Tennis
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LONDON (AP) - Andy Murray will miss Britain's Davis Cup quarterfinal series against France next month because of an elbow injury. Murray sustained the injury in practice and also recently withdrew from the Miami Open. Britain captain Leon Davis says "not having Andy in the side is obviously a big ...
TIME - Top Stories
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Actor Morgan Freeman is known for his narration of everything from documentaries to Mark Zuckerberg's artificial intelligence system. So it's no surprise that he's had to record plenty of outgoing voicemail messages for his friends. But he wants it to stop. It gets exhausting, Freeman said Wednesday on Late Night with Seth Meyers . I can't tell you how many times I've said this is so and so, not willing to come to the phone right now.' Meyers and Freeman were discussing a bet Freeman had recently lost with Zach Braff, but Freeman said his friends ask him to record their messages all the time. I have to lose a big bet [to do it], he joked. And his own voicemail does not include a Morgan Freeman narration. Watch the full clip above.
BBC Parliament
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21stCenturyWire
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They are originally nomads that moved into countries such as Syria, Iraq, Turkey but their origins are in Iran. It was brought up from time to time but recently it has been discussed more openly and adamantly. It has now become a demand and one they will stop at nothing to achieve. This is quite problematic and many people in the region are waiting to see how this will unfold. It is surely a battle, the end results are unknown. The Kurds were treated well and did not have any issues with the Syrian Government. They had equal rights, free education, free healthcare like the rest of the Syrians. Many do not have a passport which makes traveling legally an issue but it doesnt seem to be a big concern for them. Question: How have the illegal Western sanctions on Syria impacted the Al-Hasaka area? Answer: The illegal sanctions have had a detrimental affect on the entire country.
Autocar
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Visually and technically refreshed MPV will likely retain engine line-up that's crowned by a plug-in hybrid The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will be facelifted in 2018 with visual and technical updates. Photos of a development car spotted testing in Germany show that much of the design tweaks will be focused around the car’s headlights and bumpers. The changes will most likely mirror those recently applied to the BMW 4 Series, which received new LED day running lights and LED indicators. Inside, the 2 Series Active Tourer is expected to receive a similar refresh with the latest version of the iDrive infotainment system, while BMW will add driver assist programmes to the car’s current kit list, which already includes adaptive cruise control (ACC) and parking assist. Next BMW 2 Series spotted testing The front-wheel-drive MPV isnt expected to get any new engines, and this test car is running in 224bhp 225xe M Sport guise, which is the current top of the range plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model.
The Event Chronicle
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By Carolanne Wright With the massive outpouring of support for the protests at Standing Rock, and the significant defunding of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the issue of preserving our natural resources has recently been front-and-center in the national debate in the United States. But, while it appears industry has gained the upper hand in the US for the time being — with nature suffering the consequences — a unique method to protect the environment is emerging in several other countries around the world that should give Americans pause for thought: placing mother earth on equal legal footing as humans, with the same “rights and interests.” Legal Personhood and the Whanganui River The third-longest river in New Zealand — known as Te Awa Tupua to the indigenous Maori people — the Whanganui flows approximately 321 km from the Hawkes Bay area in the northern region of the country, down to the Tasman Sea.
Phys.Org
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BBC Parliament
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UK businesses to keep trading knowing the rules have changed. By companies like Nissan and Hitachi in the Northeast need to continue like Nissan and Hitachi in the Northeast need to continue to expand in order to have future prosperity. So what is he going to do to ensure that opportunities to grow a exist, and workers' rights are protected too? She will notice that Nissan made an investment decision quite recently favourable to the north-east. It investment decision quite recently.
Leicester Mercury
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Former Leicester City striker Dion Dublin has tweeted pictures of what he thinks could be the ghost of his dead dog, Big Frank. Frank recently died of cancer and his ashes were scattered on a beach in Merseyside on Saturday to form the word Frank. His wife took some pictures of the scattered ashes in which some strange blue orbs appear to be hovering over the beach, the Mirror Online report. The 47 year old, who was born in Leicester and played for the Foxes between 2004 and 2006,...
Leicester Mercury
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Former Leicester City striker Dion Dublin has tweeted pictures of what he thinks could be the ghost of his dead dog, Big Frank. Frank recently died of cancer and his ashes were scattered on a beach in Merseyside on Saturday to form the word Frank. His wife took some pictures of the scattered ashes in which some strange blue orbs appear to be hovering over the beach, the Mirror Online report. The 47 year old, who was born in Leicester and played for the Foxes between 2004 and 2006,...
Phys.Org
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Phys.Org
an hour
Recently, astronomers announced the discovery that a star called TRAPPIST-1 is orbited by seven Earth-size planets. Three of the planets reside in the "habitable zone," the region around a star where liquid water is most likely to exist on the surface of a rocky planet. Other potentially habitable worlds have also been discovered in recent years, leaving many people wondering: How do we find out if these planets actually host life?
Electronics Weekly
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Politico
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Derby Telegraph
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Gary Rowett believes one of the tasks facing Derby County is to change the perception that the squad lacks a winning mentality.Heavy criticism has been levelled at the players during a current run of just one win in 10 league games.The poor form has seen the Rams tumble to nine-points off the pace in the race to reach the play offs having been sixth at the end of January.It is a sequence of results that cost Steve McClaren his job and Rowett recently became the club's fifth manager in 13...
Den of Geek
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David Beckham has a cameo in the film, too. Hunnam recently sat down with Empire to talk about the movie, and let's just say he didn't hold back... “[Ritchie’s] created a very rich, exciting world. I describe it to my friends as Lord Of The Rings meets Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels . [It’s] an unlikely marriage of two things, but it works,” Hunnam said. "We wanted to make an ignoble Arthur, at least at first. We wanted him to feel contemporary, selfish, somewhat rough around the edges.” Hunnam also mentioned that the pair almost came to blows during auditions when Ritchie kept prodding him to stay in shape. “I said, ‘You know what? Fucking stop the camera. I’m starting to lose my temper. I know those other pricks you’ve got reading for this role (rumoured to be the likes of Henry Cavill and Michael Fassbender). If you bring them in right now, I’ll fucking fight them both at once for the role, and we’ll see what’s up with the physicality.
Money News Investing
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BBC News 24
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between the importance of scrutiny and correcting the statute book in time. As the Constitution committee in the other place recently put it, the challenge Parliament will face is in balancing the need for.
BBC Parliament
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scrutiny and correcting the book in time. As the constitution committee in the other place recently took the lead it, the challenge Parliament will face is in balancing the need for speed and proper parliamentary.
Cotswold Journal
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