Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

May 23, 2017

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

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Ferry between Russia and North Korea starts regular service

May 19, 2017

(CNN)A cargo-passenger ferry service linking Russia and North Korea completed its first trip Thursday. The Man Gyong Bong ferry left the North Korean port city of Rason Wednesday and arrived in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok at 8:00 am local time Thursday, according to Russian state news agency TASS. The trip marked the beginning of a once-weekly regular cargo-passenger service, according to TASS. …

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Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?

May 18, 2017

Beijing (CNN)Jeong Min-young is worried. Since the beginning of the year, relations between Beijing and Seoul have soured over the deployment of a US missile defense system — THAAD — in South Korea. On the Chinese internet, patriotic citizens posted calls for boycotts of South Korean goods and even staged performative displays of destroying make-up and other popular products, generating approving columns in Chinese state media. …

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Liverpool star David Fairclough’s shirt sells for 10,000 – BBC News

May 17, 2017

… again!” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption David Fairclough made 154 appearances for the Reds between 1975 and 1983 David Fairclough was born in Liverpool in 1957 He made 154 appearances for the Reds between 1975 and 1983 He scored on his debut for Liverpool in a UEFA Cup tie against Dresden in 1975 He scored 55 goals during his Anfield career, including 37 from 92 starts and 18 in 62 substitute appearances He also had spells with Norwich city, Oldham Athletic and …

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Flying Scotsman set for second Scottish tour – BBC News

May 15, 2017

… and then in the evening we will hopefully go past Stirling Castle before returning to Edinburgh.” The engine is on a three-night trip across Scotland until Monday. The Flying Scotsman was the first steam engine officially authenticated at travelling at 100mph in November 1934 though it had been claimed that another engine, city of Truro, travelled at 102mph in 1904. There was no second timekeeper on the earlier run and the record has long been disputed. More From this publisher : HERE …

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When a lion prowled the streets of Birmingham – BBC News

May 14, 2017

… intimidated by chairs, he came from a long line of animal-displayers and was part of the Bostock and Wombwell menagerie dynasty. Image copyright Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Image caption Frank C Bostock published a volume of his memoirs and training tips Reaching Birmingham, Bostock and his team were preparing for a show when one of his lions jumped over its keeper, pushed through a rip in the circus tent, and prowled off towards Birmingham city centre “as free and untrammelled as …

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The bus bringing human traffic from Romania – BBC News

May 11, 2017

… of the city. A minibus would pick me up from there, I was told, take me to the other side of Romania, where I would meet a long-distance coach which would take me to my destination. Image caption The minibus took Sam from Bucharest to meet a coach on the other side of Romania I witnessed hundreds of pounds being passed over. Everyone I spoke to was taking this route for the first time. The men were going to work in factories or vegetable fields, car washes or construction. The women …

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Mosul victory in sight — at a cost

May 10, 2017

… up a dirt track. A teenage boy in a red track suit carries a bundle on his head, his mother to his left, in the mandatory black abaya, or robe, a bundle on her head as well. Somewhere along the way she has discarded her face cover, khmar, without which ISIS would not let women in Mosul leave their houses. Since last Friday, the day after Iraqi forces began what they hope is the final push to crush ISIS in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, around 5,000 residents have fled the city …

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Group reportedly chanting ‘MS-13’ stabs and robs man in New York City

May 8, 2017

A group of men reportedly shouting MS-13 stabbed and robbed a man in New York city on Saturday. Three men stabbed the victim at around 8 p.m. in Queens and stole $600 from him on the sidewalk, authorities told NBC New York. Police told the station the group was screaming MS-13 during the attack. Its scary because you dont expect that to happen, Vanessa Mejia told NBC New York. You think its a safe neighborhood and you hear about this gang. Its just so scary. The victim was taken to Elmhurst …

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A leap into the future? The race for a sub-two-hour marathon

May 6, 2017

… He thinks sub-two will most likely be run at one of the traditional city marathons. “It will need a fast course and a competitive race because athletes bring out the best in each other when they are racing against other athletes,” said Bedford. “But they are using probably the greatest marathon runner that exists at the moment — Eliud Kipchoge. They’ve certainly got the right person to do this experiment with.” Maximizing performance On top of using …

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Chinese-made jet takes off in maiden flight, seen as possible future Boeing competitor

May 6, 2017

… The jets development is a key step on the path laid out by Chinese leaders to transform the country into a creator of profitable technology. Comac says it has 570 orders, mostly from state-owned Chinese airlines. A total of 23 domestic and foreign customers have placed orders. The handful of foreign customers includes GE Capital Aviation Services and Thailands city Airways. The plane can come with 155-175 seats and has a standard flight length of 2,530 miles. Chinas first domestically made jet, …

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Chicago police shooting: 3 held for questioning after 2 officers wounded in ambush

May 4, 2017

Chicago police on Wednesday questioned three persons of interest after two police officers were shot and injured in the city’s South Side in what was a targeted attack. Two guns and a vehicle were recovered in the investigation. It appears the two were shot by a high-powered weapon, Anthony Guglielmi, Chicago Police chief spokesman, said on Twitter. CPD questioning 3 people of interest from officer shooting. 2 guns recovered thus far. We believe officers were shot by high powered weapon …

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Local elections: Will Westminster overshadow them? – BBC News

May 2, 2017

But experts do not expect this new-found enthusiasm for the ballot box to translate to local polls. Sorry, your browser cannot display this content. Find your constituency Enter a postcode or seat name Manchester city Council said it had a high student population, which affected its annual figures. Turnout in council elections tends to be around a third of registered voters, apart from when there is a General Election, when it is around two-thirds. Other elections or votes taking …

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The FBI translator who went rogue and married an ISIS terrorist

May 2, 2017

An FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance traveled to Syria in 2014 and married a key ISIS operative she had been assigned to investigate, CNN has learned. The rogue employee, Daniela Greene, lied to the FBI about where she was going and warned her new husband he was under investigation, according to federal court records. Greene’s saga, which has never been publicized, exposes an embarrassing breach of national security at the FBIan agency that has made its mission rooting …

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Lawmakers reach deal on $1.07 trillion spending bill to fund gov’t through September

May 2, 2017

… city and other local governments for costs involved in protecting Trump Tower and other properties, a priority of lawmakers such as Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y. Fox News’ Chad Pergram and the Associated Press contributed to this report. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWPCC CALL BASIC WordPress plugin that iframes web pages quickly and easily.ScriptEngage 2.0 Copywriting software 2.0Sprint Social Upgrade Additional modules for Sprint SocialTimer Boss (Monthly Pro Unlimited) …

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Kansas City Jimmy John’s worker speaks out after intense armed robbery

April 30, 2017

Security footage of a gun point robbery at a Kansas city Jimmy John’s has gone viral with millions of views. The employee stands completely calm with a gun in his face while everyone was wondering, what was going through his mind? Tuker Murray says he was working behind the cash register when a man walked in asking what type of cheese they had, then pulled out a gun. Murray spoke with BBC in a Skye interview. “I just looked at it then looked back at him, he told me to open the …

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Texas severe weather: At least 5 killed, dozens injured after tornadoes rip through state

April 30, 2017

… immediately clear. But video from local television stations showed uprooted trees and overturned cars along rural, wet roadways, along with at least two flattened homes. The tornado flipped pickup trucks at a Dodge dealership in Canton and tore through the business. The National Weather Service confirmed that at least three tornadoes touched down and passed through Canton, Eustace and Canton city, the Dallas Morning News reported. The tornado that struck Canton grew to up to a half-mile wide as …

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How the LAPD has changed 25 years after the riots

April 29, 2017

… change In the week after the King tape first aired, city residents overwhelmingly said they believed police used excessive force in the arrest and that police brutality was commonplace, according to a Los Angeles Times poll. A majority thought King was beaten because he was black, and that police were generally tougher on blacks than others. Half of respondents didn’t view the Los Angeles Police Department as being honest. After the riots, the city’s mayor commissioned an …

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The LA riots were a rude awakening for Korean-Americans

April 28, 2017

… fellow Korean-Americans, who would be photographed by news agencies looking like armed militia in what appeared to be a guerrilla race war on the streets. It was April 30, 1992, and the city of angels raged in a second day of looting, armed assaults and arson in the wake of the acquittal of four white LAPD officers for use of excessive force in the videotaped beating of Rodney King. …

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An artist creates a mural of Michelle Obama and nobody’s happy

April 26, 2017

(CNN)A new mural of former first lady Michelle Obama, painted on a building in the Chicago neighborhood where she lived as a child and remains popular, would seem like an innocuous project. But the mural, by Chicago artist Chris Devins, has sparked intense debate — and not for the usual political reasons. Shortly after Devins finished the mural last Friday, criticism began bubbling up online. People accused him of copying the image from Rhode Island art student Gelila Mesfin, who had …

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‘Robbery of the century’: Brazen heist erupts into gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

April 25, 2017

(CNN)More than 50 people took part in a multi-million dollar heist in Paraguay that authorities were calling the “robbery of the century.” The group made off with money from several vaults inside Prosegur, a private security firm in Ciudad del Este, police said. Ciudad del Este is Paraguay’s second-largest city and is along the border with Brazil and Argentina. A police officer was killed during Monday’s shootout that started around midnight (local time) …

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Premier League revenues soar but clubs still make a loss – BBC News

April 21, 2017

European income Mr Jones said Manchester United’s participation in the 2015-16 Uefa Champions League, along with continued strong commercial revenue growth, resulted in a 30% increase in revenue to 515m, making them the world’s highest revenue-generating club. “Increased distributions to clubs competing in Europe, under the new Uefa broadcast rights cycle – notably Manchester city, who reached the semi-finals of the Uefa Champions League – also contributed to …

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In Ankara, celebrations for Erdogan mask a Turkish schism

April 17, 2017

… Erdogan’s name. Turkish flags created a sea of blurry red as convoys of cars moved through the city’s streets, honking in support of the referendum result. An ocean of supporters braved the pouring rain as Prime Minister Binali Yldrm first delivered a message from the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) headquarters in an effort to placate nearly half of the country who voted “No” to constitutional reforms that will give Erdogan unprecedented amounts of …

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Why are India’s superstars descending on Hong Kong this weekend?

April 14, 2017

(CNN)Hong Kong is used to hosting a variety of events, international and regional. But this weekend, the island city will witness something unique. Bollywood megastar Salman Khan will lead a galaxy of Indian stars to Hong Kong, to perform at the largest Indian concert to ever take place there. The Hong Kong concert, which will also feature performers like Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu and South Indian dance legend Prabhudeva, is part of the “Da-Bangg” world tour that will also …

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Why do these failed paradises exist in Hong Kong?

April 14, 2017

(CNN)Setting foot onto Sea Ranch, it’s hard to believe that this beautiful beachside development is only an hour by boat from Hong Kong’s Island’s zinging financial district. Nestled on the southern coast of Lantau — the largest outlying island in Hong Kong — these spacious homes were designed to form an idyllic millionaire’s village. But that dream failed. In previous decades, when occupancy was at a nadir, Sea Ranch was described by some as having a …

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Trump says China has turned back N. Korean coal ships, lauds it as ‘big step’

April 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)US President Donald Trump says China has turned a fleet of coal-carrying cargo ships back to North Korea this week, describing it as a “big step” towards cracking down on the rogue state. China banned all imports of coal from North Korea in mid-February, soon after Pyongyang tested a new intermediate-range missile. Almost all coal shipments to the Chinese city of Dandong, on the North Korean border, since February have been turned back, a source with knowledge of …

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