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AN Accrington town centre pub will finally open its doors after months of ‘hard work and tears’ as it looks to return to its former glory.
BBC News 24
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They are urging people to keep stay away from central Melbourne so they can carry on the work they need to do. People have been told not to go out and they can't return home at the end of the working day because the city remains in lockdown. The West African military forces who've moved across the border into The Gambia have halted their advance, they say, to allow international mediators one more try at resolving the presidential crisis there.
BBC News 24
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They called him the Butcher of Lyon. Klaus Altmann is being held on a fraud charge in Bolivia but the West Germans want to extradite him for crimes committed in wartime France. There he was the Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie.
BBC News 24
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Still to come: West African troops move closer to The Gambia as a last-ditch effort is made to solve the country's presidential crisis peacefully. The people of Saigon have just heard there is to be a ceasefire.
Informed Comment
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g. Japan), and kept it an economic powerhouse through their labor. In this way of looking at things, Trump sees Muslim-Americans as Latinos on steroids and so even more threatening to his project of racial hierarchy. Then yesterday Tom Barrack , in charge of the presidential inaugural committee explained why Kanye West was not asked to perform: We haven't asked him . . . He's been great. He considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it's not the venue. The venue we have for entertainment is filled out. It's perfect. It's going to be typically and traditionally American. Kanye seems to have been particularly objectionable because of his hip hop culture. Barrack's and Trump's idea of traditionally American' is obviously an ideal of whiteness, which, of course, is a fantasy. Some 5 percent of self-described white southerners have a recent African genetic heritage.
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Scunthorpe Telegraph
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SCUNTHORPE RUFC will go into the unknown this weekend when they take on Preston Grasshoppers on their new plastic pitch.The Greens will travel to the North West to take on the bottom of the table Hoppers on their new pitch looking to put some more daylight between themselves and the relegation zone.Robinson said they will be targeting a win against Preston, who they beat at Heslam Park earlier in the season, but admits playing on a plastic pitch will be an interesting challenge for his...
Antiwar.com News
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Iraqi Gen. Abdul Ghani al-Assadi today predicted that the invasion and occupation of western Mosul will be no more difficult than the invasion of the eastern half of the city, which Iraqi officials have declared essentially complete after three months of heavy fighting. Assadi also downplayed the idea that ISIS leadership would be able to mount a heavy resistance in western Mosul, insisting that most of the ISIS commanders who were in the city have already been killed . He expressed hope the invasion of the western half of the city would begin in a few days. Western Mosul is the more populace half of the city, and so far no Iraqi troops have actually entered that area, or even reached its outskirts on that side of the city. The bridges across the Tigris River, which bisects the city, were targeted in US airstrikes early on, and that will likely make crossing into the west more difficult.
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I'm going home! I'm going home. Demonstrators waiting for Mike Gatting and his rebel cricket team were attacked with teargas and set upon by police dogs. Anti-apartheid campaigners say they will carry on the protests throughout the tour. They called him the Butcher of Lyon. Klaus Altmann is being held on a fraud charge in Bolivia but the West Germans want to extradite him for crimes committed in wartime France.
BBC News 24
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TRANSLATION: The dead don't we have given is meat day. If not we will move on to a military intervention. Meanwhile in Gambia's capital, shops, petrol stations, banks, are all closed, amid concerns this crisis could turn violent. European holiday makers have been evacuated from hotels and west African leaders have given Mr Jammeh until noon on Friday to relinquish power.
BBC News 24
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BBC News 24
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If Donald Trump redecorates the White House, here's something for the West Wing, perhaps. A gift from Russia with love. Artist Nikas Safronov says America's new leader reminds him of Napoleon and a pirate, and although Nikas did have all bases covered, he says he always believed it was Trump who'd create a fresh canvas for US-Russian relations. "The American people made the right choice," he says.
Antiwar.com News
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Other documents reveal that in 1952 the CIA had plans to big tunnel from West Berlin into East Berlin and try to come up underneath the Soviet Army headquarters. Years of construction happened on the matter, though it was ultimately scrapped before they got to the Soviet base. With respect to magic, the CIA appears to have become intensely interested in the phenomenon in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with one 1969 document about a self-educated magician in Soviet Georgia who was able to perform miracle healings through the laying of hands. The CIA's interest in magic got a lot bigger in short order, and within a few years they were bringing in television psychic Uri Geller, who famously used to bend spoons on TV with the power of his mind. Incredibly, the CIA was quickly convinced that Geller had real powers , and tried to move into remote viewing, the attempt to conduct surveillance on sites they don't have access to via supernatural means.
Herald Courier
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ABC News - Western Australia
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European settlement has altered Australia's environment in ways we're only now beginning to understand, and nowhere is that more clear than in WA's South West.
Washingtons Blog
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For example, did the ‘newsmedia report that what overthrew Ukraine’s democratically elected President in February 2014 was no such thing as “democracy demonstrations” which had begun spontaneously in Ukraine after President Yanukovych on 20 November 2013 rejected the EU’s trade offer (which offer would actually have cost Ukraine $160 billion — a cost that was never reported in the U.S. press), but was instead a bloody barbaric coup which Obama’s team had started planning way back in 2011 ? Did America’s (and ’The West’s’) ’newsmedia report this U.S. coup in Ukraine — or even that it WAS a “coup” (or even that it had been one) and that it was (as the head of the ‘private CIAfirm Stratfor called it when speaking only to a non -U.S. audience) “the most blatant coup in history” ? None of them reported any of that. But now the hostilities against Russia — including the sanctions , and the NATO buildup — are based upon those lies, those potentially WW-III-generating libels, against Russia.
BBC News 24
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BBC News 24
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The UN Security Council has backed efforts by West African states to resolve this crisis. The resolution is clear. Former President Jammeh must respect the decision of the people and immediately hand over power. His failure to do so up until this point is only bringing uncertainty to people of the Gambia. Meanwhile in Gambia's capital, shops, petrol stations, banks, are all closed, amid concerns this crisis could turn violent.
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