Saturday, April 30, 2016

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World Stories: The Week in Reports | World Stories

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Chernobyl remembered thirty years on | Help for victims of female genital Mutilation | Nepal still rebuilding after earthquake | Female band fights for change in Ethiopia

Gibraltar pushes for airport to be under EU aviation laws

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Gibraltar’s authorities have joined air-travel industry leaders in calling for the small British territory on Spain’s southwestern tip to be included in the European Union’s laws governing European aviation.

Egypt puts on trial 237 activists for protests against Sisi: sources

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt put on trial 237 activists arrested for protesting against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, judicial sources said on Saturday, the first court cases after demonstrations this month.
  

Thousands of protesters break into Baghdad 'Green Zone'

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From: AFP
Duration: 00:47

Thousands of protesters broke into Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" on Saturday and rampaged to parliament after lawmakers again failed to approve new cabinet ministers.

Poll: Majority of Millennials reject capitalism 

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From: FoxNewsChannel
Duration: 09:28

Is heated campaign rhetoric to blame?

Protesters storm parliament in Iraq's Green Zone 

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From: AFP
Duration: 00:34

Thousands of angry protesters broke into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday and stormed the parliament building after lawmakers again failed to approve new ministers. IMAGES
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Raw: Deadly Car Bombing in Baghdad 

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The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a car-bombing in southeastern Baghdad that killed more than 20 people and wounded more than 40 others. (April 30)
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State official tries to block Trump from speaking in Calif.

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From: FoxNewsChannel
Duration: 10:31

Are taxpayers getting trumped?

В конгресс США внесли проект закона об ужесточении санкций против России - РБК

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В конгресс США внесли проект закона об ужесточении санкций против России
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​В конгресс
 США внесен проект закона, направленного на усиление поддержки Украины и ужесточение антироссийских мер (Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act, STAND). По словам разработчика законопроекта, конгрессмена Элиота Энгеля, документ должен продемонстрировать, ...
 
Американские конгрессмены собрались ужесточить санкций в отношении РоссииРосбалт.RU
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FBI to personally visit 3000 victims of ISIS hackers who leaked New York names and addresses - Mirror.co.uk

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FBI to personally visit 3000 victims of ISIS hackers who leaked New York names and addresses
Mirror.co.uk
The FBI and NYPD will personally visit 3,000 New York residents that ISIS hackers placed on a hit list. Police have been making attempts to contact the individuals to inform them of the threat by Caliphate Cyber Army after the organisation leaked ...
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Former nuclear power plant employee admits to selling secrets to China - UPI.com

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Former nuclear power plant employee admits to selling secrets to China
UPI.com
A former senior manager at the Tennessee Valley Authority admitted to selling nuclear secrets toChina. Ching Ning Guey, born in Taiwan, worked in the TVA's probabilistic risk assessment division from 2010 to 2014 and plead guilty to providing key ...

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Shamefare: How to Push Back Against China in the South China Sea - The National Interest Online (blog)

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Shamefare: How to Push Back Against China in the South China Sea
The National Interest Online (blog)
Nations such as Vietnam, the Philippines and others have very few diplomatic, economic or even military tools at their disposal to ever fully deter China from their aggressive actions in the South China Sea. And with Beijing now reclaiming small land ...

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What Apple Has to Fear from China - The New Yorker

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What Apple Has to Fear from China
The New Yorker
But Cook couldn't assuage fears about the biggest reason for the revenue decline: a twenty-six-per-cent drop in sales in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, accounting for fifty-eight per cent of the over-all decline in Apple's growth. The company's stock ...

Secretary of State heads to Switzerland for talks on Syria

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Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Switzerland this weekend for urgent talks on Syria. His trip comes amid escalating violations of a fragile truce around the city of Aleppo.
     

Airstrikes on Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes and helicopter gunships launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo. The fresh violence comes as the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that the intensification of fighting brings millions of people closer to a humanitarian disaster.
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Protests in Germany overshadow anti-Islam party's convention

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A national convention by a populist German party was overshadowed Saturday by clashes between leftists and police, who temporarily detained more than 400 demonstrators in the southern city of Stuttgart.
     

Nations must resist China's maritime flexing, Australian think-tank says

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The professionalism displayed by China's navy in some of the world's most contested seas is masking an underlying challenge to the existing order in the East China Sea and South China Sea that must be resisted, according to a report by an Australian security think tank.
     

Hindu Man Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

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A Hindu man was hacked to death in Bangladesh on Saturday, following a spate of similar attacks in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.

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Kyiv Sees No Elections in Eastern Ukraine Until Russians Leave

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A top Ukrainian official said that elections in eastern Ukraine are only possible after Ukraine's sovereignty is renewed in the region and the Russia's presence is eliminated in those territories. A deputy speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, Oksana Syroyid, told VOA Friday that from the Ukrainian perspective, any elections under current conditions would legitimize those who occupy Ukrainian territory. It would mean giving them legitimacy and bringing them to Ukrainian politics,...

Unfazed by Bay Area protesters, Trump calls on California Republicans to unite - Los Angeles Times

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Unfazed by Bay Area protesters, Trump calls on California Republicans to unite
Los Angeles Times
Donald Trump, undeterred by protesters who nearly blocked his way into a Republican convention, called on the party Friday to unite behind him even as he lashed out once again at what he portrayed as its corrupt system for picking presidential nominees.
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VIDEO: Plucky pony makes break for freedom

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A pony that was part of a biblical-themed spring festival in Russia escaped, pursued by a costumed actor.

Honduras Fires Over Two Dozen Police Commanders

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A purge intended to clean up the force complemented an effort by President Juan Orlando Hernández to bypass the national police in favor of a militarized force.

Islamic State targets Shiite pilgrims in Iraq, but detonates truck bomb in a market instead 

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The attack killed at least 23 people.





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Israel, Hamas and Egypt form unlikely alliance against Islamic State affiliate 

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Egypt’s Western allies are worried about the government’s ability to stop the militants.





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Iraq Protesters Storm Parliament, Demanding End to Corruption – The New York Times 

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Hundreds breached the razor wire of Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, long seen as a symbol of a government detached from ordinary Iraqi citizens.

Unfazed by Bay Area protesters, Trump calls on California Republicans to unite - Los Angeles Times

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Unfazed by Bay Area protesters, Trump calls on California Republicans to unite
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Scores missing after migrant boat sinks

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At least 70 migrants are missing after an inflatable dinghy sinks just off the Libyan coast, according to 26 survivors rescued by an Italian ship.

Cyber crime: The rise of the digital mafia - Counting the Cost

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From: AlJazeeraEnglish
Duration: 25:11

Cyber theft has long replaced the 'traditional' concept of bank robberies. A much more sophisticated method of attack that has been in use for years has accelerated of late as a slew of hacks across the world has proven.
Recent international targets, including the US Federal Reserve, the Central Bank of the Philippines and Qatar National Bank (QNB) in Doha, have all been subject to notable security breaches.
What's striking, however, is the fact that in some instances, no money is being stolen. In QNB's case it was a robbery of data - hundreds of customers account details, including their passwords, their social media profiles, were posted onto a whistleblower website. No one really knows what's behind it, but it proved that data is alomost more valuable that money these days.
Where once the main purpose behind this activity was to make money, hacking and leaking information has now escalated into issues as prominent as state secrets, government intelligence and political gain as part of the 'hacktivism' movement.
With safety of the consumer remaining an issue due to the slow-paced movements of the enterprise world versus that of the ever-evolving technological capacity of the hacking world, the public is forced to brace for further and harder hitting attacks in times to come.
We talk to James Lyne, director at the London-based Sans Security Institute and the global head of Research of SOPHOS, about the impact of cyber theft and the future cyber crime.
We also talk to Nourulddin Aulabi, a former professor of information security at Strayer University and a cyber security consultant, about the issues behind cyber attacks.
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Automobile industry secrets exposed: Mitsubishi, the world's 16th largest car manufacturer, is now also owning up to cheating quality tests. The Japanese car giant has confessed to faking fuel economy tests for the last 25 years - a lie that affects over 600,000 cars sold in that period in Japan alone. Aside from a sharp fall in market value over the last week, notable repercussions on the tail of similar scandals courtesy of Volkswagen and General Motors include considerable brand damage and in effect, a dramatic loss in consumer trust.
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Tractors for Cuba: For the first time in more than half a century, a US company is returning to Cuban soil. The small Alabama tractor factory, which is planning to build tractors for private Cuban farmers, is expected to begin operating next year - another sign of growing ties between the two countries.
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Raw: Iraqi Protesters Storm Parliament 

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Iraqi forces are tightening security in Baghdad after anti-government protesters breached the Green Zone and stormed parliament. (April 30)
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The Latest: Iraqi forces stand down amid protests

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BAGHDAD (AP) - The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local):
5:30 p.m.
Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces, who have in the past been called on to reinforce security in the capital, say they are standing down for now after anti-government protesters breached the Green Zone.
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Cyber crime: The rise of the digital mafia - 101 East

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Cyber crime: The rise of the digital mafia
101 East
Cyber theft has long replaced the 'traditional' concept of bank robberies. A much more sophisticated method of attack that has been in use for years has accelerated of late as a slew of hacks across the world has proven. Recent international targets ...

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Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish rebels overnight

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The Turkish military says it conducted overnight airstrikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq and southeast Turkey.
     

Islamic State claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21

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The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website. The attack killed at least 21 people and wounded at least 42 others, according to Iraqi police and hospital officials. The IS statement described the attack as a three-ton truck bombing.
     

Moscow’s Failure to React to Tajikistan’s De-Russification Said Reflection of Larger Problems

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            Staunton, April 30 – Neither Russian officials in Moscow nor the Russian embassy in Dushanbe have reacted to the latest efforts by Tajikistan to de-Russianize that country, although as Andrey Serenko points out, if Ukraine were doing the same thing, there would be widespread expressions of Russian outrage.

            In part, this is a reflection of “the cynical quality of the double standards of Russian policy in the post-Soviet space,” the political analyst writes on the Fergana portal, with Moscow always keeping track of the removal of Lenin statues in Ukraine but ignoring far more radical de-Sovietization and de-Russification elsewhere (fergananews.com/articles/8956).

            But in part, it reflects something a much larger development: Moscow’s loss of influence over the media in Central Asia, a loss that has occurred because Russian officials have proved incapable of working effectively with journalists there and thus have conceded defeat without much of a fight, according to the Regnum news agency (regnum.ru/news/polit/2126337.html).

            Serenko notes that the Tajiks took down the last memorial to Lenin in their country already eight years ago and that last December they dismantled the 24-meter-high monument to Soviet power. If Ukraine had done this, the Russian media which have accused Kyiv of fascism, but “in the case with Tajikistan, there has been the silence of the grave.”

            Nor was there any Russian official reaction to the renaming of streets in the Tajikistan capital, to the elimination of all Russian-language signs and memorials, to the reduction of the number of hours of Russian language in the schools, to the requirement that Tajiks use their national language in contacts with officials, and to de-Russianizing their names.

            This last step and the absence of Russian reaction is especially troubling, Serenko says, because it means that ethnic Russians like the Ivanovs, Petrovs or Sidorovs who are Tajikistan citizens must either give up their Russian names or become “de facto second class people orthographically.”

            “The pragmatism of Russian policy in the near abroad, which is built on corrupt ties and personal accords with narrow ruling groups and which ignores real work with public opinion in the republics of the former USSR has already led to its collapse in Ukraine,” Serenko says. If Moscow continues this approach, it is going to lose its influence elsewhere as well.

            In an article on the Regnum news portal, Yevgeny Kim quotes Mikhail Petrushkov, the former representative of Central Asia in the World Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots says this reflects the inability or unwillingness of Russian officials in the embassies in Central Asia to work with the media in order to ensure that Russian themes reach a broad audience.

            According to Petrushkov, who lives in Tajikistan, the Russian embassy in Dushanbe has been anything but helpful to the local Russian community there and at the same time doesn’t take kindly to any criticism of its shortcomings which have contributed to Russia’s “surrender of positions” to anti-Russian and pro-Western outlets since 1991.

            “In Tajikistan now,” he continues, “there is not a single pro-Russian media outlet which gives the audience Moscow’s positions.”  And even those that sometimes publish pro-Moscow information also carry things like interviews with the Ukrainian ambassador who is anything but polite about Russia.

            This has consequences for Russia’s standing in Tajikistan, Petrushkov says. The older generation still has warm feelings for Russia and Russians, but the younger one “already does not see Russia as a friend.”  More needs to be done with television – there is only one Russian channel – and with the Internet.

            And it has to be careful about how it presents things. When Russians talk about the advantages of Eurasian integration, they also need to point up “the minuses” involved because “the worst thing of all is when expectations are raised and later are proved to be false,” Petrushkov continues. 


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Russia’s ‘Christian Culture’ Precludes Business as Usual with West, Lavrov Says 

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Staunton, April 30 – Having threatened Stockholm with unspecified military responses if Sweden joins NATO, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says in an interview with “Dagens Nyheter” that Russia’s “Christian culture” makes it impossible for Moscow to continue to pursue “business as usual” with the West.

Such an approach, the Russian diplomat continues, is “absolutely impossible because this business ‘as usual’ as it is understood in the West, in the EU and in NATO means only one thing: that we all should and must above all become like they are” (fokus.dn.se/lavrov/andmid.ru/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/2258885).

And the West’s “everything is permitted” approach “contradicts the fundamental bases of our culture, which is based on the Orthodox religion, on Christianity,” Lavrov continues.

In other comments, he says, Russia will depend on itself alone, something that “thanks to God, the Lord and our ancestors,” his country has sufficient resources to be self-sufficient.  It will no longer depend on purchases abroad, an approach that Lavrov is Russia’s “strategic course.”

He insists that “this does not mean isolation, and when ‘Western partners’ decide to return to normal behavior” – presumably a reference to an end of sanctions, “this will give additional chances for growth and the development of cooperation … but on all essential things, we will now depend only on ourselves.”

Islamic State-linked hackers post target list of New Yorkers | Reuters 

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A group of hackers linked to Islamic State has posted online a list of thousands of New York residents and urged followers of the militant group to target them, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
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Huge coin stash from fourth century found in Spain – The Washington Post 

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1,300 pounds of coins found in clay pots buried in park near Seville

Review: In ‘Anna Akhmatova,’ a Magical Interlude Reconjured – The New York Times 

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This music and theater piece at BAM Fisher evokes the historic 1945 night on which the poet Akhmatova stayed up discussing literature and life with Isaiah Berlin.

Large Hadron Collider on paws after creature chews through wiring | Science | The Guardian 

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LHC expected to be out of action for a week while transformer connections are replaced following visit from hungry fouine

US Walks Thin Line with Russia Between Cooperating and Helping 

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Latest example of Washington’s quandary played out Friday as US, Russian officials worked to reinforce cease-fires in Latakia and Eastern Ghourta, including talks between US Secretary of State Kerry and Russian FM Lavrov

Russia challenges US after Baltic jet face-off – BBC News

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Russia accuses a US Air Force jet of switching off its transponder signal over the Baltic on Friday, leading its own jets to intercept it.

Pentagon Details Chain of Errors in Strike on Afghan Hospital – The New York Times 

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A report more than 3,000 pages long describes the errors that led to the 2015 strike in Kunduz that killed 42 people. Sixteen American officers have been punished.
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Вручение медалей «Герой Труда Российской Федерации» • Президент России 

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Moscow Cools Anti-Western Rhetoric at Security Conference

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Russia will maintain some level of tension with the West for domestic political reasons, one analyst notes, but it’s different from friction during the Soviet era

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Indigenous dancers compete at North America’s largest powwow
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Al Qaeda in Yemen confirms retreat from port city of Mukalla

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DOHA (Reuters) - Yemen's al Qaeda branch on Saturday confirmed it had withdrawn from the Yemeni seaport of Mukalla a week after government and Emirati soldiers seized the city used by Islamist militants to amass a fortune amid the chaos of civil war.
  

UK Labour Party figure sorry for furor caused by Hitler comment

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Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone says he's sorry for causing a disruption with his claim that Adolf Hitler supported Zionism early in his political career — but not sorry for saying so.
     

Baghdad Protesters Storm Green Zone, Parliament Building

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Several hundred protesters have stormed into the secure Green Zone in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and some have entered the parliament building.