Voice Of America
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“While a big part of these militia were recruited by Iran, a relatively big part was recruited by the Syrian government directly. We are speaking about more than 50,000 militants from different nationalities. The Syrian government requested that Iran provide for all of the mentioned militias.” The document from Al Wasel put the number of fighters to be paid at 88,733 — a figure analysts say is exaggerated. They estimate that about 10,000 Iranian combat troops are in Syria fighting alongside thousands of fighters from Lebanon's Tehran-affiliated Shiite militia Hezbollah and assorted Shiite militia made up of renegade Pakistanis, central Asians and other nationalities. Since January 2013, more than 1,000 members of Iran’s elite Quds Force or other elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) units have been killed fighting in Syria. Tehran says its forces are in Syria to protect the Zeinab Shrine in Damascus, a Shi'ite holy site.
The Sun Daily
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GENEVA: Despite impassioned pleas from several countries, the World Health Organization's annual assembly refused Monday to even discuss admitting Taiwan to the meeting, under pressure from China. Self-governing Taiwan, which China sees as a renegade province awaiting reunification, has been invited to attend the WHO's main annual meeting as an observer every year since 2009, but this year it did not receive an invitation. Relations with China have become increasingly frosty since Taiwan's Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took power almost a year ago and China has sought to block the island from a string of international events. In an interview with AFP Sunday, Taiwanese Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said he was "very, very disappointed" to be excluded from the meeting. Representatives from 11 of WHO's 194 member countries, including Nicaragua, Paraguay and Belize, put forth a proposal on Monday — the first day of the assembly — to put offering Taiwan permanent observer status onto the agenda.
South China Morning Post
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President Xi Jinping urged a Taiwanese business lobby to support the one China principle and contribute to unity between Beijing and Taipei, state media said on Monday. Beijing has regarded Taiwan as a renegade province to be recovered by force, if necessary, since defeated Nationalists fled there in 1949, following the loss of a civil war to the Communists. Beijing is deeply suspicious of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, who took office just over a year ago, believing she wants...
Autocar
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Copyblogger
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Jerod gets downright fierce about his support. That renegade Loryn, though, has come to prefer dropping it. I used to be a staunch Oxford Comma advocate, but now I prefer the way short lists flow without it. That Renegade Loryn Either is correct, but do be consistent. (Although the late Bill Walsh , noted Washington Post usage stickler, advises that if a serial comma is important for clarity, go ahead and put one in there, even if it's not your usual style.) A note about peeves and unity I mentioned when we started that talking about the negatives will build a connection with your audience more quickly and it will. But keep in mind that a steady diet of negativity will give almost anyone indigestion. Don't shy away from talking about the good stuff, too. An honest values system includes both positive and negative points of view.
France 24
7 days
Despite impassioned pleas from several countries, the World Health Organization's annual assembly refused Monday to even discuss admitting Taiwan to the meeting, under pressure from China. Self-governing Taiwan, which China sees as a renegade province awaiting reunification, has been invited to attend the WHO's main annual meeting as an observer every year since 2009, but this year it did not receive an invitation. Relations with China have become increasingly frosty since Taiwan's Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took power almost a year ago and China has sought to block the island from a string of international events. In an interview with AFP Sunday, Taiwanese Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said he was "very, very disappointed" to be excluded from the meeting. Representatives from 11 of WHO's 194 member countries, including Nicaragua, Paraguay and Belize, put forth a proposal on Monday -- the first day of the assembly -- to put offering Taiwan permanent observer status onto the agenda.
SPACE.com
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Astronomers have spied the possible aftermath of a colossal black hole collision that happened in the center of a galaxy far, far away.
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back, and its ready to make friends. After the first two seasons of the Netflix original series were marred by unforced errors in its portrayals of race and social issues, Season 3 is distinguished by a more cautious, thoughtful approach. Though certain narrative choices from earlier seasons continue to cause trouble, the new season opens with several episodes that at least try to steer the renegade plot lines into calmer waters. The show, created by Tina Fey and starring Ellie Kemper, drew praise after its first season dropped for its daffy, surreal comedy and dark premise; but many reviews singled out two characters (Dong, a Vietnamese immigrant who hewed to several Asian stereotypes, and Jacqueline Voorhees, a wealthy blonde socialite played by Jane Krakowski, who is revealed to be Native American) for critique.
BBC World News
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In 1988 a military scientist from Taiwan sent his wife to Tokyo Disneyland and then defected to the US.
The Huffington Post
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Sessions supposedly fearless and nonpartisan new deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, nevertheless did what he was told and wrote a tendentious memo that the president used to justify his decision to fire Comey. Sessions and Rosenstein wont choose the new nominee for director Trump will but they will keep a close eye on whomever is confirmed. Will that person be fearlessly independent? Or will they take the loyalty oath Comey says that the president had demanded of him. The betting has to be on the latter. Elsewhere in the community, Trump so far has managed to install cooperative souls who can be counted to discourage renegade rank-and-filers from taking their concerns about Russian meddling public. These include Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mattis.
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BOUAKÉ, Ivory Coast: Renegade soldiers wounded six people in Ivory Coast's second-largest city on Sunday as they fired warning shots into the air to keep people in their homes, an AFP journalist reported. A mother of three children and five men were brought to hospital in the central city of Bouake after being shot by the rebels, who took to the streets Friday in a protest over pay. The soldiers had already shot and wounded one person Saturday as they blocked access to the city, while another person was injured by soldiers rebelling in Korhogo, the main city in the country's north. Defiant soldiers have also rebelled in the central city of Daloa, a trading centre. On Sunday, the rebel soldiers in Bouake took up positions in a square in front of the police headquarters, shooting into the air to prevent residents gathering for a planned protest against the rebels' actions.
New York Times
6 months
The state senators are being given stipends meant for committee chairmen, even though they do not hold those positions.
The Week
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The Event Chronicle
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Rob: Yeah, that’s what I’ve been feeling to. Many people are waking up and are not aware of the lower level Cabal members who are responsible for evil programs working within a subtle series of groups like the Illuminati, Freemasons, CFR, (inaudible), RAND, IMF, World Bank, World Health Organization, the Committee of 300, multi-national corporations. And, of course, the American, I guess we could call it political octopus of the DOJ, the NSA, the CIA, the CDC, Department of Justice, Department of State, and even now the Atmospheric and Engineering is having deep secrets with all of the chemical spraying. However, most of the population is not aware that these Earth organizations are controlled by hostile, renegade ET groups, Omegans, Reptilians, Greys, insectoids, Tall Whites, and others. I’m going to ask you, is this inter-dimensional war that is totally raging at this time .
Daily Mail - Science
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Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, astronomers believe they have hunted down what could be a supermassive black hole on the move.
Daily Mail - Science
5 months
Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, astronomers believe they have hunted down what could be a supermassive black hole on the move.
The Economic Times
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Phys.Org
5 months
Supermassive holes are generally stationary objects, sitting at the centers of most galaxies. However, using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, astronomers recently hunted down what could be a supermassive black hole that may be on the move.
The Guardian - Network Front
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France 24
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It has been a turbulent first year in power for Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen as relations with Beijing have soured and her approval ratings have plummeted. And in the face of an intransigent China and warming ties between Beijing and the United States -- Taiwan's most powerful ally -- observers say there is more trouble ahead. Tsai was inaugurated as the island's first female leader on May 20 last year, defeating the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang (KMT) party by a landslide. Her victory spelled the end of eight years of cross-strait rapprochement as she refused to acknowledge the concept that Taiwan is part of "one China", unlike her predecessor Ma Ying-jeou. Beijing still sees self-ruled democratic Taiwan as a renegade province to be reunified, and is deeply suspicious of Tsai. Her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is traditionally pro-independence and there is little hope of finding middle ground.
YourNewsWire
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France 24
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A UN official kidnapped in Colombia, allegedly by a renegade faction of FARC rebel, is just hours from being freed, military leaders here said on Friday. The official with the UN Office on Crime and Drugs was kidnapped Wednesday in the southeastern department of Guaviare while on a tour to promote replacing coca with legal crops, according to the United Nations. Colombian Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas told reporters Friday that a military delegation dispatched to the southeastern region where the abduction occurred has worked out the terms of UN official's release with his captors. Authorities did not identify the UN worker, other than to say that he was a Colombian national. A landmark peace deal signed in November between the leftwing rebels and the government calls for the FARC to transition its 7,000 fighters to civilian life. But a rump group of some 300 FARC holdouts have refused to lay down their arms and still maintain links to drug trafficking.