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Israel Says It Struck Iranian Military Targets in Syria

21 January, 2019 - 16:16

Israeli jets carried out raids on Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria in the early hours of Monday, its military acknowledged, in a second successive day of attacks.

Israel rarely comments on its operations in Syria, but in a …

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Armed Venezuelan soldiers detained in Caracas for trying to stage ‘uprising’ against Maduro

21 January, 2019 - 16:11

Preview Venezuela’s military has detained a group of the National Guard soldiers who stole weapons, and called for an uprising to be staged against President Nicolas Maduro.
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Morocco to co host World cup 2030

21 January, 2019 - 16:08

Football Planet takes a look at match day two of the African Champions League. A nightmare for TP Mazembe, Wydad of Casablanca and Horoya AC, all severely beaten. CS Constantine recorded a second win while AS Vita Club crushed AC Simba, 5 – 0. All results and rankings in this edition.

In the CAF Cup, we now know the composition of the groups, following the draw held on Monday with three Moroccan teams in group B. And many surprise guests, such as Salitas, who became the first Burkinabe club to reach the final tournament of an African Club competition. The team’s coach, Ladji Coulibaly, looks back on this historic qualification in this programme.

And then, Morocco nursing a possible co-organization with Spain and Portugal for 2030.

Deep under ice it dwells: Scientists find ‘fully unexpected’ signs of life in subglacial Antarctic

21 January, 2019 - 16:05

Preview Scientists experimenting on an Antarctic lake hidden deep under glacial cover made a surprising discovery when mud scrapped from an instrument lowered into its dark, icy depths revealed ancient signs of life.
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Facebook & Twitter set to face fines over legal violations in Russia

21 January, 2019 - 15:48

Preview The Russian telecom watchdog has opened legal proceedings against social media giants for defying local data protection laws.
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Massive backlash after Pakistani officers gun down family incl. 13yo girl in ‘counterterrorism act’

21 January, 2019 - 15:48

Preview Over a dozen members of a police counterterrorism unit were arrested in Pakistan after footage, which showed officers riddling a car with bullets and killing four people including a teenage girl, surfaced online sparking protests.
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Over 100 security killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military training center – reports

21 January, 2019 - 15:47

Preview Taliban militants killed over 100 members of the Afghan security forces in an attack on a military compound in the central province of Maidan Wardak, Reuters reported citing a source in the military.

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Hell hath no fury: The Good Place star Jameela Jamil eviscerates Avon for body-shaming women

21 January, 2019 - 15:13

Preview Actor and body positivity activist Jameela Jamil has taken cosmetics brand Avon to task over its apparent tone-deaf advertising campaign for cellulite cream, which she argues is tantamount to bullying.
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'Worst no-call of the 2018 season': Rams & Patriots advance to Super Bowl LII after overtime drama

21 January, 2019 - 15:11

Preview The New England Patriots will meet the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LII after razor-thin victories in Saturday's Conference Championship games, decided in part by a coin toss and hugely controversial refereeing decision.
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US Threatens to Sanction Lebanon if They Participate in Rebuilding Syria

21 January, 2019 - 14:38

The U.S. State Department allegedly sent a cable to the Lebanese Embassy in Washington that warned them against inviting Syria to the Arab Economic Summit in Beirut that is scheduled to take place this week, Al-Akhbar reported on Wednesday.

According …

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UK has ‘best possible Brexit deal,’ claims EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier

21 January, 2019 - 14:32

Preview EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has claimed that the UK-EU Withdrawal agreement is “the best possible deal,” including the controversial Irish backstop, in an interview with Irish broadcaster RTE.
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‘£171,000 being spent every hour on no-deal Brexit’: Corbyn lashes out at ‘wasteful’ UK govt

21 January, 2019 - 14:16

Preview Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at UK govt ministers, claiming they are spending £171k ($220k) every hour on no-deal preparations, arguing that the billions being “wasted” could be used to fund essential public services.
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Green initiative enhances tree planting in Libya

21 January, 2019 - 14:16

Desertification in Libya is been met by a nation wide initiative where hundreds of volunteers are planting thousands of trees.

Over the past two years, the ‘Branches Campaign’ has been planting trees in both depleted woodlands and in areas that previously had no tree cover.

With approximately 6,000 trees planted, the intention is to plant a total of 25,000 trees by the end of 2019.

“The campaign has several goals. Some goals are social. Some goals are about preserving the environment, as well as increasing citizens’ awareness of environmental issues. Of course, and as we all know, there are big climate changes taking place. One of our goals is to increase the sizes of forests, as well as get people to understand the importance of trees and fight all kinds of tree logging, given how fast the activity has been spreading recently.” Said Anwar Bouz Anin, the supervisor of “Branches” Campaign.

What better way to incorporate the concept of Reforestation than in school kids. They are been taught the importance and practise of tree planting.

According to Saleh Shaqan, a gardening teacher and member of “tree lovers” association, children today will play a key role in reforestation in Libya.

“We’ve brought this idea to students in schools, to children, in order to plant within them the love for trees, which they can then transfer to the trees. When the child comes to plant the tree in the soil, he can plant it with that love and care. That way, the tree can grow with love. That way the tree grows leaves. The child plants the tree in their school and if the tree does not bloom, then the child continues to seed it and give it double the love.”

The desert country has in recent years experienced patches of deforestation by armed militias who occupied woodlands and depleted their forest cover.

Another tree campaign activist Milad Daabaj highlights the pivotal role of trees in the ecosystem.

“We all know that trees absorb carbon dioxide among other gases and release oxygen, and oxygen is the primary gas needed for human respiration. We hope that all cities do as the city of al-Khums did and have more of these campaigns. Another and more important point is that the Libyan citizen should work to preserve trees, especially shepherds and owners of cattle, God bless them. They have to take care of trees, try as best to stay clear of them, giving them a chance to grow.”

According to reforestation campaigns, some severely deforested woodlands include al-Kashafa forest in Misrata, where nearly 10,000 trees were destroyed and the Wadi Kaam forest in the town of Zilten, where about 3,000 trees were downed.

Kennedy and King Family Members and Advisors Call for Congress to Reopen Assassination Probes

21 January, 2019 - 14:16

Mark Crispin Miller writes: I’m proud to be among the signatories calling for a new investigation—a real investigation—of the four assassinations that created the America we’re living in today: a rogue state hooked on war, its people either crushed by

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Uganda president orders ban on sports betting

21 January, 2019 - 14:15

President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has ordered a ban on sports betting in the East African country, a minister has disclosed over the weekend.

State Minister of Finance David Bahati, was quoted by the privately-run Daily Monitor portal as confirming that no new licenses will be issued for the betting companies and that old licenses will not be renewed upon expiration.

“We have received a directive from President [Yoweri] Museveni to stop licensing sports betting, gaming and gambling companies. The president has now directed the board which has been regulating them,” Mr Bahati is quoted to have said.

He cited the negative impact of betting on the youth as the main motive behind the presidential directive. “From now onwards, no new companies are going to be licensed. Those which are already registered, no renewal of licences when they expire,” he added.

The Minister was speaking to a church congregation in the western town of Kabale. He insinuated that the prayers of church leaders who oppose betting had been anwsered and they now had cause to celebrate.

Sports betting continues to gain a stranglehold across most parts of Africa. Young people are usually seen camped at centers especially placing bets on football games in the English Premier League and other top football leagues.

Betting bodies are usually regulated by law and operate under national gaming bodies that license them. The specific case of football betting continues to raise concerns because its main patrons are young people.

Kennedy, King Families to Congress: Reopen Probes

21 January, 2019 - 14:12

After five decades, the mysteries behind the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X may finally get the scrutiny they deserve.

A group consisting of relatives of the Kennedy and King families, …

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'I've never seen a kid her age do this': 9yo Russian skater fixes incredible triple axel (VIDEO)

21 January, 2019 - 14:11

Preview Sofia Titova, a nine-year-old Russian figure skater, has gained internet fame after a video of her effortlessly executing an enormously difficult triple axel jump on the floor during a training session was posted on social media.
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