Japan’s train breaks world speed record
Full Article Dawn
22 Apr 2015

TOKYO: Japan’s state-of-the-art maglev train clocked a new world speed record on Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre per hour mark, as Tokyo races to sell the technology abroad. The seven-car maglev train — short for “magnetic levitation” — hit a top speed of 603 kilometres an hour, and managed nearly 11...

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Japan's maglev train sets world record: 603 kph - World’s Fastest Train Records Speed of 603 kph
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Japan's maglev train breaks own speed record at 603 kph
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603 km/h: Japan's maglev train notches up new world speed record
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Japan’s Maglev Train Hits World Record 602 Kilometers Per Hour | VIDEO
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Japan train. Linear Shinkansen, the 603 km per hour achieved = World speed record
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Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record with 600km
Saudi-led coalition begins new phase in Yemen campaign
Full Article Al Jazeera
21 Apr 2015

The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen says operation "Decisive Storm" is over and they will start a new operation called "Restoration of Hope" in the fight against Houthi fighters that have seized large swathes of territory. Saudi media said on Tuesday that the coalition had achieved its military goals and a new operation aimed at protecting...

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A Shiite fighter known as Houthi, checks an item on a street littered by debris after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site where many believe the largest weapons cache in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, is located on Monday, April 20, 2015.
photo: AP / Hani Mohammed

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Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airdrops arms supplies to pro-Hadi fighters
updated 17 Apr 2015; published 17 Apr 2015
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Caught on cam: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes camp near Sanaa, Yemen
updated 03 Apr 2015; published 03 Apr 2015
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Saudi-led Coalition Airdrops Weapons to Yemeni Forces Battling Shiite Rebels in the South
updated 08 Apr 2015; published 08 Apr 2015
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Aid groups arrive in Yemen as Saudi-led strikes continue
updated 21 Apr 2015; published 21 Apr 2015
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Saudi-Led Coalition Ends Yemen Bombing Operation !!
updated 21 Apr 2015; published 21 Apr 2015
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Saudi-led coalition begins new phase in Yemen campaign
Fortress Europe's Vast Moat
Full Article Huffington Post
21 Apr 2015

The Mediterranean has become a vast forbidding moat -- a death trap -- that separates Fortress Europe from the millions of third world refugees on the other side. The images are appalling: a creaking, ramshackle trawler capsizes, hundreds of passengers trapped in the hull, locked inside by the smugglers; criminally overloaded dinghies sink under...

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Survivors of the smuggler's boat that overturned off the coasts of Libya lie on the deck of the Italian Coast Guard ship Bruno Gregoretti, in Valletta's Grand Harbour, Monday, April 20 2015.
photo: AP / Lino Azzopardi

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Far-Right Extremists Rally Against Immigrants: Britain's Border Wars (Dispatch 2)
updated 12 Aug 2014; published 03 Nov 2013
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SOAS Ceilidh Band :: Solidarity tour to Calais - 18-20 October 2013
updated 25 Aug 2014; published 16 Jul 2014
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Cossacks - Fortress Daugavgre | A Window to Europe | European Wars [1080p/HD]
updated 01 Jan 2014; published 24 Jun 2011
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D-DAY - ASSAULT ON FORTRESS EUROPE - 1944-2004 60TH ANNIVERSARY
updated 25 Aug 2014; published 18 Jun 2014
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Cossacks - Rocroi Fortress | Serving the Cardinal | European Wars [1080p/HD]
updated 26 Aug 2014; published 01 May 2014
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Cossacks - Kodak Fortress | War of Independence | European Wars [1080p/HD]
Defendant Oskar Groening arrives in the court room in Lueneburg, northern Germany, Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
photo: AP / Julian Stratenschulte/Pool Photo

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Auschwitz Murder Trial: 93-year-old appears in court on murder charges
updated 21 Apr 2015; published 21 Apr 2015
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Former Nazi bookkeeper at Auschwitz on trial as accessory to murder
updated 21 Apr 2015; published 21 Apr 2015
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'Accountant of Auschwitz' Holocaust trial begins in Germany
updated 16 Dec 2014; published 16 Dec 2014
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93-Year-Old Auschwitz Guard to Stand Trial
updated 20 Apr 2015; published 20 Apr 2015
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Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening's trial due to begin
updated 17 Feb 2015; published 17 Feb 2015
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WW2: Nazi SS guard faces 170,000 accessory to murder charges for working at Auschwitz
Morsi's punishment is a crime
Full Article Al Jazeera
21 Apr 2015

Egypt under the leadership of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has become synonymous with the strong-arm tactics of a military dictator, and one who fears the state's citizens. Sisi himself would no doubt baulk at the suggestion of fear, but in reality this can be the only reason. If fear were not relevant, why would there be mass trials where hundreds are...

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In this May 8, 2014 file photo, Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits in a defendant cage in the Police Academy courthouse in Cairo, Egypt. On Tuesday April 21, 2015, an Egyptian criminal court sentenced Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012.
photo: AP / Tarek el-Gabbas

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Rabaa_LA Pro Morsi Anti-coup Caravan
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Egypt: Mohamed Morsi faces 4 trials
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Brutal Crackdowns Show Morsi Trial Is a Sham
updated 28 Jan 2014; published 28 Jan 2014
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Deadly violence erupts in Cairo as Morsi goes on trial again
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2014 Egypt's Military making threats to take control again end times news update
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Ousted Egyptian President Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison in connection with protester deaths

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The Daily Beast
Everyone was quick to blame the so-called Islamic State for a brutal bombing in Jalalabad. An ISIS spokesman says it wasn’t them. And U.S. officials agree. ISIS loyalists may have...
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CounterPunch
The upcoming meeting of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights taking place in Banjul, Gambia could be an opportunity for African States and civil society to...
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BBC News
20 April 2015 From the section Magazine A generation ago Ethiopia's Tigray province was stricken by a famine that shocked the world. Today, as Chris Haslam reports, local people...

File - This image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq.
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A recent report has uncovered the location of ISIL Takfiri terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, saying he is hiding in a town in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province. "Baghdadi is understood to have been spending much of his time in...
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In this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Nawaf Fares, left, is sworn in as Syria's ambassador to Iraq before Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem in Damascus.
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PARIS (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says the French and Syrian intelligence services have had "some contacts" over the fight against the Islamic State group but denied that there is any...
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In this photo taken Sept. 7, 2012, Yanomami Indians dance in their village called Irotatheri in Venezuela's Amazon region.
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A tropical storm over the Amazon's Black River, which connects Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. Photo: AFP A remote tribe in the Venezuelan Amazon appears to be resistant to modern antibiotics even though its members have had barely any contact with...
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Sailors assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Weapons Department man the rails of the Iowa-class battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64).
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VOA News The Pentagon says the American warship USS Theodore Roosevelt is "repositioning" as part of a security operation at sea, but will not intercept Iranian vessels off the coast of Yemen. Citing unnamed officials, the Associated Press...
photo: US Navy / Photographer's Mate Airman Aaron Burden.
In this Feb. 13, 2012 photo, recruits of the Kachin Independence Army, one of the country's largest armed ethnic groups, march during training at a military camp near Laiza, the area controlled by the Kachin in northern Myanmar.
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Moe Zaw YANGON— Fighting between the Myanmar army and Kachin rebels broke out Saturday and continued until Monday, according to the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO). KIO liaison officer, Colonel Zaw Taung, told VOA Burmese government...
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter seen during their meeting in Moscow, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009.
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The Fifa president insists "politics should not interfere with sport" in his defence of the 2018 edition being given to the nation on a visit to host city Sochi Fifa president Sepp Blatter is adamant Russia can host the best World Cup ever in 2018,...
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Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi gestures in a defendant cage during his hearing at a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
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20 April 2015 From the section Middle East An Egyptian court is to deliver its first verdict in one of the trials of former President Mohammed Morsi. He was ousted by the military in July 2013 after mass protests against his rule, in a move which...
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