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Terrorist Attack: Evil returns to London

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By

Hazel Speed

I had planned to write an article about the second day of debate and vote in the Scottish Parliament regarding Nicola Sturgeon’s quest for another Scottish Referendum. No sooner had I switched to BBC TV – Parliament network, when a news flash scrolled across the screen advising of a terrorist attack in Central London. I immediately switched to BBC News and followed the broadcast as facts emerged throughout the day. It was a grim and sad scene.

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Poetry

Yutha Yamanaka

 

By

Ujjwala Kakarla

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The Alleged Leaked Intelligence: A Classic Russian Playbook Move

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Cynthia M. Lardner

“The FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts,” testified FBI Director James Comey before the House Intelligence Committee (HIC) hearing held on Monday.

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Brexit – the Movie!

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Hazel Speed

It had to happen – inevitably! Five on Brexit Island – (one book but not the last), then of course, there has to be a Brexit movie.

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Poetry

Morris Engel

 

By

Ron Larson

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The Garden Of Earthly Delights

By

Robert Kilborn

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Prison break in Bukavu, DRC

Erick Bukulu

 

By

Byobe Malenga

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo town of Bukavu have launched a man-hunt for 20 hardcore prisoners who escaped from a detention centre on Monday.

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The P.U.Ps release their first album

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Musa Gift Masombuka

The P.U.Ps release their first album that has been on hold from 2015 due to some difficulties. The album is titled THE PROMISE and has been released 17 March 2017.

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Concept of Correlativity – Cracking the Telecalling Code

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Siddhartha Rastogi

How many times do you get unsolicited calls from banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, credit card companies, loan providing Non-Banking Finance companies, Hotel Chains, Airlines, wealth managers, investment advisors, spas, gyms, etc, to sign up for their product or services or offering?

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Poetry

Hasan Baglar

 

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Durgesh Verma

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Kashmir: Born to Fight

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By

Muhammad Shoaib Khan

If you want to see heaven on earth, then you should visit the land of beauty, aka Kashmir. This land of beautiful sceneries, with fresh water rivers and lush green trees is situated in the north of Pakistan. It is considered a Paradise, a dream place for living. In ancient times, this land was called “Kashyapamar” (after Kashyapa) that later became Kashmir.

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IFRC launches emergency appeal for Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

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Sheuli Akter

Thousands of people who have sought refuge in south eastern Bangladesh, having fled violence in the northern area of Rakhine State in neighbouring Myanmar are now living in unplanned and overcrowded settlements where living conditions are extremely poor.

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Brexit: Article 50 to finally be filed with the EU

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Hazel Speed

It was announced on Monday that the Prime Minister will be sending the formal letter re Brexit (Article 50), to the EU representative on Wednesday 29th March 2017 and will also be present in Parliament to formally notify the House on the same day.

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Poetry

Martin Hricko

 

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Scott Thomas Outlar

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Art: Sneha Subramanian Kanta

 

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Who is in control of the Labour Party?

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By

Hazel Speed

Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, has started something with his public claims of a potential conspiracy to end the Labour Party as we know it.

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Jamaica introduces ‘Bullettrax’

Alexander Richter

 

By

Ricardo Swire

More than 70% of Jamaica’s murders involve either illegally imported guns or ammunition. Jamaica’s Ministry of National Security recently introduced BULLETTRAX to improve forensic ballistic technology used by local security agencies, especially the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

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Poetry

M Duncanson

 

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Blank Verse

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Behind Enemy Lines

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By

Zeeshan A. Shah

Over the last few decades Pakistan has gone through a major paradigm shift, both within its strategic placement within the region and with its allies all over the globe.

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3-Jobs George – Swivel Door Ethics

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Hazel Speed

Recently, I wrote a piece on George Osborne – What is a man’s worth? Given the obscene amount he was to earn for doing very little in respect of financial advice, many thought that was bad enough, however on Friday, it was announced that he is to have a third job – namely Editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper.

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South Sudan refugee crisis escalates: Uganda and region in urgent need of assistance

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By

Male Daniel

Eight months after fresh violence erupted in South Sudan, a famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

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Poetry

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By

Ron Larson

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Buhari’s men are not working

By

Prince Charles Dickson

And finally the ministerial list was read on the floor of the Upper Chamber of Nigeria’s National Assembly, and in a few hours the nation was under the couch, the wailing wailers and the body language experts went into over drive. Timeline was October 2015, and I penned my thoughts…today a memo yet to be denounced by the small midget of Kaduna is flying around and I find it necessary to rehearse my thoughts again in this admonition.

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Masterpiece damaged in National Gallery attack

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Hazel Speed

Why is it, I wonder, that periodically we hear of people trying to scar, or intend to damage beyond repair, great works of art in famous public galleries?

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Senior Ugandan Police Officer Gunned Down

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Gloria Nakiyimba

Ugandans are still reeling from the chilling murder of senior Police officer, Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi. Kaweesi was shot several times on Friday morning by armed gun men who were moving on a motorcycle commonly known as “boda boda” in Uganda.

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Poetry

Saul Leiter

 

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Dov Weinman

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Observations of an Expat: Going Dutch

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Tom Arms

Trump lost on Wednesday. I am not talking about the court ruling on version two of his travel ban. Neither am I talking about the mounting incredulity over his wiretapping claims and tax returns. I am talking about an event that took place 3,843 miles away from the White House on the other side of the Atlantic– the Dutch general election.

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Fukushima: A deadly environmental threat beyond the Pacific

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Zeeshan A. Shah

In March 2011 Japan was devastated by a deadly earthquake followed by a giant Tsunami that led to the deaths of over 6000 people. Six years after, the areas of Northern Japan bear witness to a wasteland inhabited by wild boars as human populations had vanished after the Fukushima Nuclear disaster.

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Nicola Sturgeon may be sealing her own fate

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Hazel Speed

Nicola Sturgeon has painted herself into a corner by thinking it is now or never, to push for another Scottish Referendum.

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Relax, President Uhuru Kenyatta, relax!

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By

Joe Khamisi

The Founding President Jomo Kenyatta did it, so did Mwai Kibaki. Now, Uhuru Kenyatta is doing it.

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