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How the Muslim Ban is going to affect my gastronomical life

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

 

By

Ahmed Tharwat

Donald Trump our new Czar, the political ISIS of American politics, the one who beheaded more than a dozen career politicians on national TV during GOP debates. In his crusade against Muslims and Islam, the leader of the civilized world, replacing the leader of the free world, called for “a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

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Mosul: Before and After ISIS

Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

 

By

Rafah Al Saad

 

The battle for the west side of Mosul is very important not only for Iraq but for the whole world as Mosul is one of the biggest strongholds for ISIS, the Iraqi military and Shia militia also participating in the battle of Mosul.

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Moonlight wins Best Picture Oscar after major onstage gaffe

Lucy Nicholson

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

 

By

Jill Serjeant

African-American coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, beating favourite “La La Land” after an embarrassing onstage gaffe over the announcement.

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Poetry

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

 

By

Lianne Kamp

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North Korea has a new Message in a Bottle

Ann Young-Joon/AP

 

By

Hazel Speed

When I have read and listened to recent reports regarding the manner in which Kim Jong-nam was assassinated, it is a more worrying message to the West in a clever and simple package, and whilst the West concern themselves with the nuclear capability the North Koreans may be developing to potent and viable stage, they have an equally, if not more devastating tool in their arsenal of various (and banned) chemical weapons.

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Osinbajo and the conspiracy of nine fingers

Reuters photo

 

By

Prince Charles Dickson

 

“Our wife, our wife”: come midnight and we will know whose wife she really is.

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Mrs May wins Gold – Labour and UKIP ‘also rans’

Caters photo

 

By

Hazel Speed

Mrs May is ‘on a political roll’ with no challengers in sight.

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Poetry

Carlos Barria/Reuters

 

By

Ron Larson

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Observations of an Expat: Alliance 101

AFP photo

 

By

Tom Arms

The Western Alliance is in disarray. Americans are sick of picking up the tab for protecting a rich Europe from a communist threat which no longer exists. Europe is terrified at being abruptly left in the lurch facing a corrupt, authoritarian Russian threat which has replaced the communist one.

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France’s Macron raises curtain on election alliance to beat Le Pen

Charles Platiau

Charles Platiau/Reuters

 

By

Brian Love and Michel Rose

France’s presidential race took a new turn on Thursday as independent Emmanuel Macron raised the curtain on a partnership with veteran centrist Francois Bayrou to help him beat the far-right’s Marine Le Pen.

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Poetry

AP photo

 

By

Emmanuel Joseph

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No Raila, on this one, you are off the mark

Khalil Senosi/AP

 

By

Joe Khamisi

In the heat of the American presidential campaign last year Donald Trump threatened to jail his opponent Hillary Clinton if he became president. He accused her of endangering national security through “careless” handling of official e-mails while she was Secretary of State.

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Fiction: Nightmares

By

Indunil Madhusankha

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Warring in the Oncology Ward

By

Binoy Kampmark

 

Townsville General Hospital

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Poetry

AFP photo

 

By

Christopher Hopkins

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One Nation – the UKIP-ization of Australian politics

AAP photo

 

By

Rupen Savoulian

One Nation, the anti-immigrant ultra-right wing political party, has made a huge comeback into Australian politics in the wake of the July 2 2016 federal election. This requires a number of observations to explain its rise, the underlying factors for its reemergence into national prominence, and its impact on Australian political life.

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Poetry

Greg Gibson/AFP

 

By

Alexandra Umlas

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Germany’s ‘man of the streets’ Schulz plots path to defeat Merkel

Fabrizio Bensch

Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

 

By

Paul Carrel and Holger Hansen

His only experience of governing in Germany is as a town mayor. She is Europe’s most powerful leader. Yet Martin Schulz wants to end Angela Merkel’s 11-year run as chancellor and fundamentally shift Germany’s role in Europe. He might just pull it off.

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Cancer as Demonology and Defeat

Eraxion

 

By

Binoy Kampmark

 

No one needs to be told what their attitude to illness should be – least of all by advertising agencies.”

Margaret McCartney, BMJ, Aug 15, 2014

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Murder Most Foul – Husband of Author Found Guilty

SWNS photo

 

By

Hazel Speed

The full details of the crime related herein are gruesome, horrific, incredulous but above all else, most sad.

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Poetry

Patrick Semansky/AP

 

By

Renee Drummond-Brown

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Combating Israel’s Drug Trafficking Underworld

Jim Greenhill

 

By

Ricardo Swire

Medinat Yisra’el, or State of Israel, is located in the Mediterranean Sea’s eastern end. The government operates from Jerusalem, the self-proclaimed capital, its status as Israel’s official city not widely recognized internationally.

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From Rights to Repentance: Norma McCorvey and Roe v Wade

J Scott Applewhite/AP

 

By

Binoy Kampmark

 

“I wasn’t the wrong person to become Jane Roe. I wasn’t the right person to become Jane Roe. I was just the person who became Jane Roe, of Roe v Wade.”

Norma McCorvey with Andy Meisler, I am Roe: My Life, Roe v Wade (1994)

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Hateful, toxic rhetoric creating a dangerous and divided world

Mario Tama/AFP

 

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Amnesty International

Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said human rights NGO Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.

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Sweet Crude: Has Nigeria been used and dumped?

George Osodi

 

By

Awesu Olaniyi Williams

If America was to have an assigned gender, it would be a male. Forget any misogynistic tendency, the US has always been a master charmer from the days of the Marshall Plan to the post cold war era.

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Poetry

Mukiibi Sserunjogi

 

By

Kabedoopong Piddo Ddibe’st

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Wake Up India…

Reuters photo

 

By

Siddhartha Rastogi

 

3 Evils which can push the economy on a downward spiral

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Uganda launches gold refinery

By

Gloria Nakiyimba

Uganda now boasts of having a state of the art Gold refinery in Sub Saharan Africa.

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Poetry

Christophe Debon

 

By

John Mingay

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Mirror Trading – Money Laundering

By

Ricardo Swire

As a money laundering countermeasure, especially against ingenuity developed by drug traffickers and terrorists, banks mandated employees to submit Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) on all irregular transactions. Not long ago select mega banks, represented by “The Clearing House (TCH),” officially requested changes to industry rules. TCH’s operation as a finance group offers deposit banking and payment services.

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