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These disaster tourists are a lifeline for the single mother who lost everything when the earth beneath a paddyfield near her village opened up without warning 10 years ago, sending pungent, steaming mud bursting out, unabated. The mudflow buried villages, factories, shops, and even a major highway in the Sidoarjo district of Java island. Today Harwati and many others scrape a meager living from the curious visitors who flock to see rooftops and debris poking above the bubbling mud lake. Visitors pose next to faceless statues lying semi-submerged in the mud, a silent reminder of the human toll of this disaster. As victims prepare to mark 10 years since the start of the disaster, the mud geysers show no signs of stopping: The equivalent of 10 Olympic swimming pools of mud and water still spurt out daily. An area roughly equivalent to 650 football fields is now buried beneath up to 40 meters of sludge. Intrigue has surrounded the cause of the mudflow ever since it first gushed out in the densely-populated farming area on May 29, 2006. Mud volcanoes - which don't spew out lava or hot ash but instead water and clay - occur globally but Sidoarjo's is believed to be the biggest in the world.
Debate about what caused the strange phenomenon has only fueled fascination, and protracted the fight for compensation. Independent studies alternate blame between oil and gas company PT Lapindo Brantas, which was drilling in the area at the time, and an earthquake that struck two days earlier about 260 kilometers away.
Lapindo - part of a business empire controlled by Indonesia's powerful Bakrie family - was eventually ordered to compensate victims, but payments took years, triggering angry protests. The government finally intervened last year and loaned Lapindo the funds to expedite the remaining payments. Lapindo Brantas says on its website that after investigations, "it was determined that no correlation could be proven between the drilling activities and the mud eruption". The Sidoarjo Mudflow Handling Agency, a government-backed task force, said more than 3,300 households - or 95 percent of those affected - had now received payments. The 45-year-old Han had been shortlisted for the prize for fiction in translation to English along with Italian writer Elena Ferrante, Angola's Jose Eduardo Agualusa, Chinese author Yan Lianke, Turkey's Orhan Pamuk and Austrian Robert Seethaler. The novel was translated by Deborah Smith, a 28-year-old Briton who only began learning Korean when she was 21.
Han and Smith will split the $72,000 prize equally, according to the Booker Foundation, which administers the prize as well as the original Man Booker Prize for works in English and published in the United Kingdom, a prestigious award that typically leads to a surge in sales for its winner. In The Vegetarian, after struggling with gruesome recurring nightmares, Yeong-hye, a dutiful wife, rebels against societal norms, forsaking meat and stirring concern among her family that she is mentally ill.
Han, who was born in the South Korean city of Gwangju, teaches creative writing at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. The Man Booker International Prize was previously awarded every two years for an author's overall contribution to global fiction, but beginning with this year's prize it is awarded annually for a single work of fiction translated into English and published in the United Kingdom. Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for fiction Han Kang poses for the media with her book The Vegetarian following the award ceremony in London, on Monday.
They call themselves the Muhammasheen, which translates to "the marginalized," a dark-skinned ethnic group that for centuries has been consigned to the bottom of Yemen's social scale, faced with discrimination and racism, shunned by others. In a country where belonging to a tribe is vital to guaranteeing protection, status and livelihood, their community - which some estimates say numbers nearly 3 million people - is without a tribe and ignored by the government. As a result, they have been hit particularly hard in Yemen's civil war that is pitting the government, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, against Shiite rebels known as Houthis and forces loyal to Yemen's ousted president. Their neighborhoods have been pounded both by coalition airstrikes and Houthi shelling, shattering their makeshift homes cobbled together from sheets of metal, cardboard and blankets. Walid Abdullah, a 20-year-old member of the Marginalized, said his home district in Taiz, al-Jahmaliya, was hit early on in the war by shelling. Now he is in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, and he says his family is spread around multiple slums in the city. An estimated 9,000 people have been killed in the past year of fighting in Yemen, and more than 2.4 million have been driven from their homes.
One advocacy group, the Yemeni Organization Against Discrimination, said it has documented more than 300 killed, including 68 children and 56 women.
Other theories suggest they were African peoples who were among the first to inhabit coastal cities in Yemen. Official government statistics have put their population at around 500,000, but Marginalized activists say they number around 3 million. A family from a community referred to as the 'Muhammasheen' or 'the Marginalized', and that fled the city of Taiz because of ongoing civil war, sit inside their home in a slum area of Sanaa, Yemen. The treasures were found last month by divers Ran Feinstein and Ofer Raanan when they came across an ancient shipwreck near the port of Caesarea. Standing next to his diving buddy, Raanan recounted the moment the pair realized they had discovered something special.
The Israel Antiquities Authority sent its divers to investigate and recover the precious Roman-era cargo, which includes bronze statues, lamps, jars, animal-shaped objects, anchors and thousands of coins with images of Roman emperors Constantine and Licinius.
Some of the objects date to the fourth century, while others are from the first and second centuries, said Jacob Sharvit, director of marine archaeology at the IAA. After possibly encountering a storm, sailors dropped the anchors to try to save the ship, Sharvit said, but all their attempts failed; the ship drifted and all its cargo plunged into the water at Caesarea and remained there for 1,700 years. The port at Caesarea was commissioned by Herod the Great in the first century BC and became an important economic artery in the Mediterranean Sea until it sank for unknown reasons soon after its completion. Starting in the 1960s, Israeli archaeologists brought the sunken port back to life, along with Caesarea's aboveground wonders, including a crusader church and Roman theater. An Israel Antiquities Authority employee holds a part of a statue that according to the authority was recovered from a merchant ship that dates back 1,600 years, in the ancient harbor in the Caesarea National Park, on Monday.
The government, which is in election mode with polls on July 2, had planned to introduce the levy on foreign travelers who are often young and work in agriculture and hospitality as a vital source of seasonal labor. It would have meant that from July 1 they paid 32.5 cents for every dollar they earned, boosting government coffers by an estimated Aus$540 million ($396 million) over the next three years. Currently, like other workers, they do not start paying tax until their annual income exceeds Aus$18,200. Farmers and tourism operators fear backpackers will shun Australia as a travel destination if the tax comes into force in favor of places such as New Zealand and Canada. Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer said the tax would be suspended for six months pending a ministerial review.
Some 600,000 backpackers visit Australia every year and farmers, in particular, rely on them at harvest time.
The National Farmers' Federation welcomed a pushing back of the tax and called for a permanent solution. Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief James Pearson said the idea of a backpacker tax should be abandoned altogether. Concerns about the vaquita's fate rose on Friday when scientists warned that only 60 of the sea creatures were left and could vanish by 2022 even though the navy has been patrolling their habitat. In reaction, the World Wildlife Fund called for a full fishing ban in the vaquita's northwestern Mexico refuge.
The porpoise's population had already fallen to fewer than 100 in 2014, down from 200 in 2012, according to scientists at the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita. The vaquita's fate has been linked to another critically endangered sea creature, the totoaba, a fish that has been illegally caught for its swim bladder, which is dried and sold on the black market.
President Enrique Pena Nieto imposed a two-year ban on gillnets in April 2015 and increased the vaquita protection area tenfold to 13,000 square kilometers. The government is compensating fishermen to the tune of $70 million over two years for giving up gillnets while new methods are sought. But Omar Vidal, Mexico director of the World Wildlife Fund, said the measures have been "insufficient" and that fishermen have "camouflaged" gillnets with other legal nets. Antonio Rodriguez Pena, president of the fishing cooperative of the port of San Felipe, said his group would lodge a complaint before the United Nations if a fishing ban were to be imposed. A dead 'vaquita marina' porpoise after having been caught by fishermen in nets set for another type of fish.
Some 8,000 workers at oil camps north of the fire-ravaged Canadian city of Fort McMurray were ordered to evacuate late on Monday as authorities continued the battle to bring wildfires under control. The mandatory evacuation zone was extended to 50 kilometers north of the city, whose 80,000 residents have been out of their homes for more than two weeks.
Suncor, one of the major operators working on Canada's oil sands, issued a news release late on Monday confirming it had "started a staged and orderly shutdown of our base plant operations" and that personnel were being transported to work camps further north. The workers had been trying to restart oil production at the facilities after they were halted by the fires and by the need to house a flood of people from Fort McMurray seeking safety. The fire destroyed more than 2,400 structures in Fort McMurray, although firefighters managed to save essential infrastructure in the oil sands capital, including the hospital, water treatment plant and the airport.
Crews continued to battle hot spots on the edge of Fort McMurray on Monday while the first still raged out of control deeper in the forest.
On Monday, officials warned the air quality in the Fort McMurray area was dangerously poor.
Notley said the air quality health index is normally one to 10, with 10 being the worst, but the reading on Monday morning was at 38.
Temer took over from President Dilma Rousseff last week after the Senate voted to open an impeachment trial on charges that she illegally manipulated the budget. The 75-year-old center-right leader has vowed to reverse Rousseff's left course in an attempt to haul Brazil back from its deepest recession in decades. Though a cabinet - which will be reduced from a bloated 32 ministries to 23 - has already been named, there was a delay to the nomination in the key post of central bank head. In a television interview late on Sunday, Temer vowed to unite Brazil after months of increasingly divisive debate over the impeachment of Rousseff, who accuses Temer of leading a coup.
But just a few days into the presidential post, the interim leader finds himself under steady attack from the left.
Jeering and pot-banging could be heard in parts of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo during his television interview, a form of protest that used to dog Rousseff to the point where she began avoiding broadcast appearances.
Street protests also took place on Sunday in several cities, including the capital Brasilia and the financial center Sao Paulo. Activists occupied offices of the education and culture ministries, which are being merged under Temer's plan.
Though the scale of opposition demonstrations is so far modest, Rousseff's fight against impeachment in the Senate trial, which could take as long as six months, means that Temer is having trouble settling in.
Interim president Michel Temer told the International Olympic Committee that Brazil's change of government has not interrupted preparations for the Rio 2016 Games, new Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani said on Monday.
Temer spoke to IOC President Thomas Bach by telephone and assured him the Games will take place as planned, Picciani said after a meeting with Temer, who replaced suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday. The Defense Ministry will deploy 38,000 troops for security during the Olympics to back 47,000 police and civil defense personnel in Rio de Janeiro.
Political turmoil, the risk of crime and an outbreak of the Zika virus have threatened to keep visitors away from the games that start on Aug 5. Senior envoys from world and regional powers met on Tuesday in an attempt to overcome stubborn divisions among Syrian factions that have led to the rise of Islamic State group extremists and claimed hundreds of thousands of lives since violence turned to war five years ago. The talks include US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, as well as foreign ministers and other senior officials from more than 20 countries and organizations.
The current effort to end the five-year Syria conflict was largely spearheaded by Kerry and Lavrov, backed by major global and regional powers that formed the International Syria Support Group.
A truce brokered by the US and Russia sharply reduced violence in March, but has since been steadily eroding.
The Geneva talks foundered after the Western-backed and Saudi-backed opposition suspended formal participation in the indirect talks with Assad's envoys.
And jihadist groups the Islamic State and the al-Nusra Front, not party to the cease-fire or peace talks, still hold vast swathes of the country and carry out attacks. Fighting has also broken out between al-Nusra and other Islamist factions that chose to take part in the peace process, killing more than 300 fighters in recent weeks.
The Syrian war erupted in early 2011 after Assad's forces launched a brutal crackdown on anti-government protests, and has since claimed more than 270,000 lives. US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) chats with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as they attend talks on Syria on Tuesday in Vienna. The ISS has now traveled 4.2 billion km, "or about the distance of 10 round trips to Mars", NASA said. Williams is currently on board the station with fellow NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra, Britain's Tim Peake and Russians Yury Malenchenko, Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka. The first crew to inhabit the station - US astronaut Bill Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko - arrived in 2000, since when it has been continually occupied. From two modules, it has grown to 15 modules, occupying a space the size of a soccer pitch and represents around $100 billion in investment.
With a spoon and spatula in hand, Zaid, 23, an Iraqi refugee, lifts the lid on a large pot filled with goulash and potatoes as he begins his shift. From 6:30 pm to 8 pm, he is employed by the city of Berlin to dish out dinner to 152 other Syrian, Iraqi, Afghan and Moldovan refugees in a sports hall, which has been turned into an emergency shelter for the newcomers.
Zaid is one of thousands of refugees who have taken on tasks ranging from repairing bicycles to pruning plants to cleaning sidewalks for pay of just over 1 euro ($1.10) an hour. The so-called "one-euro jobs" have been touted as a springboard for the newcomers into Germany's job market, but experts remain sceptical about their effectiveness. At the sports gym, Zaid tries to explain to the sceptical faces crowded in front of him what went into the beef stew that he described as "so German". For the work that includes setting the table, cutting bread, serving food and then cleaning up, he is paid 1.05 euros an hour. Restricted to working no more than 20 hours a week, Zaid gets a monthly income of 84 euros at best, a small extra on top of the 143 euros he receives as pocket money while he waits for the official decision on his asylum application. His monthly intake may be a tiny fraction of an average German wage, but Zaid takes on his job with a big smile.
Conceived a decade ago with the aim of nudging the long-term unemployed back to work, it is now being used to help integrate a record influx of refugees, which topped 1.1 million last year. The city of Berlin currently employs 3,925 refugees who are lodged in 75 centers, and wants to widen the offer to associations that offer public service such as charities helping the homeless or rehabilitative shelters for alcoholics.
Labor Minister Andrea Nahles has promised to create 100,000 such posts for refugees, describing them as a "trampoline" into the job market. Nevertheless, Bachmann noted that the 1-euro jobs had not proven particularly successful in their original task of getting the long-term unemployed back to work.
Moscow's Aragvi restaurant, once the legendary haunt of KGB spies and cosmonauts, has reopened with its Soviet-era grandeur restored. The high-end eatery on the main Tverskaya street, which opened in 1938 at the height of Stalin's purges, has relaunched under the same name after a $20 million restoration.
The restaurant opened on the initiative of Stalin's security chief Lavrenty Beria for the use of officials from his NKVD agency, the Soviet secret service later renamed the KGB. It grew popular with other officials and later in the 1960s under Nikita Khrushchev and lured a more bohemian crowd of artists and actors. Aragvi was immortalized in Soviet literature and featured in films, although its sky-high prices made it accessible only to a tiny elite.
Diners had to pay a tenth of the average monthly wage for the privilege of eating alongside artists, cosmonauts, filmmakers and chess champions. In 1943, poet Sergei Mikhalkov was in the restaurant when he came up with the idea of writing the lyrics for the new Soviet national anthem, praising Stalin for inspiring "great deeds". After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the state-owned restaurant was privatized and changed hands several times, but it rapidly lost its cachet and finally closed down in 2003. Its new owners, Tashir Group and Gor Nakhapetyan, have spent more than $20 million restoring the restaurant, saying they want to revive a Soviet legend. The restaurant is named after a Georgian river, and is located inside a former hotel where Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov once stayed. It was a hangout for KGB officers who used it as a spot to recruit agents and its dining rooms were wired up with hidden microphones. Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to introduce executions by hanging as part of a ruthless law-and-order crackdown that would also include ordering military snipers to kill suspected criminals. In back-to-back news conferences since his landslide victory in May 9 elections, the tough-talking mayor of southern Davao city said security forces would be given "shoot-to-kill" orders and that citizens would learn to fear the law. Duterte also vowed to roll out Davao law-and-order measures on a nationwide basis, including a 2 am curfew on drinking in public places and a ban on children walking on the streets alone late at night. Duterte said a central part of his war on crime would be to bring back the death penalty, which was abolished in 2006 under then-president Gloria Arroyo. Duterte said he would ask Congress to reintroduce capital punishment for a wide range of crimes, including drug trafficking, rape, murder, robbery and kidnapping-for-ransom. He said he preferred death by hanging to a firing squad because he did not want to waste bullets, and because he believed snapping the spine with a noose was more humane. The centerpiece of Duterte's stunningly successful election campaign was a pledge to end crime within three to six months of being elected. Duterte vowed during the campaign to kill tens of thousands criminals, outraging his critics but hypnotizing tens of millions of Filipinos fed up with rampant crime and graft. He said on one occasion that 100,000 people would die, and so many bodies would be dumped in Manila Bay that the fish would grow fat from feeding on them. In an initial news conference late on Sunday, Duterte said his "shoot-to-kill" orders would be given for those involved in organized criminals or who resisted arrest. On his ban on children walking alone late at night, Duterte warned the parents of repeat offenders would be arrested and thrown into jail for "abandonment". The current president, Benigno Aquino, warned repeatedly during the election campaign that Duterte was a dictator in the making and would bring terror to the nation. The collection has "some of the most iconic rarities in Hawaiian philately," said Charles Shreve, director of Robert A.Siegel Auction Galleries.
It contains 10 examples of very rare Hawaiian Missionary stamps issued in 1851 - some unused, some cancelled and on original envelopes, some containing letters.
A 13-cent unused Missionary in near mint condition is expected to bring $50,000 to $75,000. The Missionaries, used primarily by missionary settlers, were Hawaii's first postage stamps.


They were Hawaii's only postage stamps until the Kamehameha III issue, named for the king, in 1853. Gross said in an interview that one of his favorite covers, or envelopes, in the sale is addressed to a New Bedford, Massachusetts, company.
The cover also has five 5-cent provisional surcharge stamps-handwritten on the 13-cent denomination due to a shortage of 5-cent stamps in 1857. The sale also has letters without postage stamps, used before the issuance of Missionary Stamps. One letter, written by a missionary to someone in Danbury, Connecticut, sheds light on the life of Pacific Island missionaries.
There's actually nothing in the national monument designation or even the city's landmark law to prevent New York's most famous gay bar from someday becoming a coffee shop, a frozen yogurt joint or anything else. The tavern was the site of a 1969 uprising that is widely viewed as the start of the modern-day gay rights movement. The space was occupied for years by other businesses, including a bagel shop and a Chinese restaurant, before it reopened as a bar in the 1990s. Co-owner Stacy Lentz said she and her partners bought the bar "to preserve history and make sure it wasn't made into a Starbucks." She said she is thrilled by the national monument discussions. The management company that owns the building did not respond to a message seeking comment.
The monument would be located in public spaces and possibly a small triangle of land across from the tavern. President Barack Obama is expected to move quickly to greenlight the monument, two people familiar with the administration's plans told The Associated Press. Nadler said the spot is worth recognizing because it would "tell the story of the United States," as do park sites in Seneca Falls, New York, dedicated to the women's rights movement, and Selma, Alabama, named for the civil rights movement. The Stonewall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historic Landmark. Originally built as stables in the 1840s, adjoining buildings at 51 Christopher Street still have the brick-and-stucco facade that greeted bar-goers the night of the June 28, 1969, protests.
What began as a police raid escalated into days of street demonstrations that triggered an activist movement and prompted gay New Yorkers to stop hiding their identities and speak out publicly. Patrons at the Stonewall are ecstatic the area will be recognized with a national monument. The ministry said it will fine Nissan Korea Co 330 million won ($28,000) and recall 814 Qashqai vehicles sold since November. Hong Dong-kon, a director at the ministry, said the SUV's emission reduction device stopped operating when the engine's temperature reaches 35 C, about 30 minutes after the engine began to work.
For farmer Mujahid Abbasi, switching the power source for his irrigation pump from diesel to biogas has brought economic and health gains. The 43-year-old from Fateh Jhang village, some 42 km from Pakistan's capital city Islamabad, has benefited from a pilot project led by the Punjab provincial government to provide biogas equipment at a subsidized rate.
Abbasi uses dung from his 30 buffalo to produce nearly 40 cubic meters of gas per day, which powers his irrigation pump for six hours and his family's cooking stove. The father of five says cutting out diesel has saved him around $10-$12 daily over the past 13 months. He has used the money to plant seasonal vegetables on five additional hectares that had lain fallow for several years due to a lack of funds. Turning a lever to start his groundwater pump, Abbasi recalls how the 20-horse power engine used to consume around 13 liters of diesel each day. Close to 20 other farmers in his area have followed suit and are also running their irrigation pumps on biogas, thanks to the government-backed project.
Vegetable farmer Naeem Raza Shah uses slurry left over from the biogas production process to fertilize his 19 hectares, cutting out chemical fertilizer which previously cost him around $850 per year. Abbasi and Raza are among nearly 17,000 beneficiaries of the $67 million program that aims to convert 100,000 irrigation pumps from diesel to biogas by the end of 2017 across Punjab province.
US President Barack Obama cast Donald Trump's positions on immigration, trade and Muslims as part of an ignorance-and-isolation philosophy that the president said will lead the United States down the path of decline. Obama used his commencement speech on Sunday at Rutgers University to tear into the presumptive Republican nominee, without ever mentioning his name.
Obama's rebuke came as Trump closes in on clinching the GOP nomination, raising the prospect that November's election could portend a reversal of Obama's policies and approach to governing.
Obama has mostly steered clear of the race as Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders compete into the summer for the nomination.
Trump has barreled his way toward the nomination by emphasizing the profound concerns of US citizens who have felt left behind by the modern, global economy, summed up in his ubiquitous campaign slogan of "Make America great again". In his speech, Obama told graduates that when they hear people wax nostalgic about the "good old days" in the US, they should "take it with a grain of salt". Donald Trump said he may have a poor relationship with British Prime Minister David Cameron in light of his criticism of Trump's call for all Muslims to be temporarily banned from entering the United States.
In an interview broadcast on Monday on ITV's Good Morning Britain, Trump also describes London's new mayor, Sadiq Khan, as rude for calling him ignorant. Cameron has refused to retract comments describing the presumptive Republican nominee's proposed Muslim ban as "divisive, stupid and wrong". Asked about Cameron's view, Trump says: "It looks like we are not going to have a very good relationship. His remarks, viewed by Remain campaigners as inflammatory, fueled a war of words in both camps, with some Leave members of Prime Minister David Cameron's Downing Street cabinet leaping to Johnson's defense. Johnson made his remarks in the Sunday Telegraph in which he warned "that while bureaucrats in Brussels are using different methods from the Nazi dictator, they share the aim of unifying Europe under one authority". Johnson said that the past 2,000 years of European history had been characterized by repeated attempts to unify Europe under a single government. He said the EU's "disastrous" failures had fueled tensions between member states and allowed Germany to grow in power, "take over" the Italian economy and "destroy" Greece. His comments led to an immediate row between anti-EU and pro-EU campaigners, with fellow Conservative and cabinet minister Chris Grayling saying: "Boris is a historian. Johnson, seen by many as a successor to Cameron as Conservative leader, put pressure on Cameron by challenging him to a face-to-face television debate. Benn said: "Leave campaigners have lost the economic argument and now they are losing their moral compass. As the June 23 national referendum gets closer, both sides are expected tow in supporters, with pollsters saying the in and out camps are neck-and-neck. Afghanistan is expected to finalize a peace deal with a notorious militant group in the coming days, in what could be a template for ending the 15-year war with the Taliban, a government official and a representative of the militant group said on Saturday.
The deal is partly symbolic as the group in question, Hezb-i-Islami, has been largely inactive for years, but it marks a breakthrough for President Ashraf Ghani, who has made little progress in reviving peace talks with the far more powerful Taliban.
Under the 25-point agreement, a draft of which was seen by The Associated Press, Hezb-i-Islami would end its war against the government, commit to respecting the Afghan constitution and cease all contact with other insurgents. Ataul Rahman Saleem, deputy head of the High Peace Council - a government body charged with negotiating an end to the war - told the AP that the deal could be completed on Sunday, after two years of negotiations.
Hezb-i-Islami is led by warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, whose forces killed thousands of people in Kabul during the 1992-96 civil war. Hekmatyar, in his late 60s, is designated a "global terrorist" by the United States and blacklisted by the United Nations. The Obama administration has welcomed the progress toward a peace agreement and said it supports an Afghan-led resolution to the conflict.
US officials declined to say publicly whether the US would consider lifting the terrorist designation subjecting the group to sanctions if the agreement is reached. Ghani's spokesman, Zafar Hashemi, would not comment directly on the Hezb-i-Islami deal, telling reporters on Saturday that "the doors are open for peace talks" to all groups. Negotiations began in July 2014, Karim said, when Hekmatyar received a letter from Ghani, who was then campaigning to become president.
But progress stalled after President Barack Obama decided against a complete withdrawal and instead to leave a 10,000-strong, largely noncombat force in the country through the end of 2016. The multinational forces fighting the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram have arrested five of the group's leaders and freed dozens of captive women and children, Cameroon's government announced on Saturday. The raids targeting Boko Haram bases in the northern Madawaya forest earlier this month freed 28 children and at least 18 women, government spokesman Issa Tchiroma said.
Boko Haram had set up camp in the forest after fleeing another military operation in neighboring Nigeria and had been training captive young girls and women as suicide bombers, he said. The news came as French President Francois Hollande joined several West African leaders at a summit in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, where they discussed progress in the fight against Boko Haram and how to resolve the humanitarian crisis it has created.
Both leaders stressed the success of a multinational force of Nigeria and its neighbors - helped by training, intelligence and information-sharing by France, Britain and the United States - that has recaptured territory where Boko Haram had declared an Islamic caliphate.
But many refugees say they will not return home until it is safe and there are doubts Nigeria's military can secure the vast rural areas where Boko Haram now roams.
Police identified the suspect as Shariful Islam Shihab, a former member of the banned Islamic group Harkatul Jihad. Shihab, 37, was arrested in the southwestern district of Kushtia, Munirul Islam, head of a newly formed police counterterrorism unit, told a news conference. There have been a series of recent attacks targeting atheists, moderates and foreigners in Bangladesh. Islam said that Shihab allegedly killed Xulhaz Mannan, who worked for the US Agency for International Development, because he was a gay rights activist and promoted the gay community's cause through a magazine as an editor. He said Shihab told police during questioning that he took part in stabbing to death Mannan and his friend as ordered by his group's high command.
Police earlier said they identified at least five people who took part in the killings on April 25 from video footage collected from buildings near the crime scene in Dhaka's Kalabagan area.
The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaida had claimed responsibility for the April 25 killing of Mannan and his friend, Tanay Majumder.
Police escort suspect Shariful Islam Shihab in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sunday after his arrest in connection with the murder of two gay rights activists. The celebration comes after a three-year redesign that nearly tripled the building's gallery space and added sculpture gardens, education spaces, a giant living wall and outdoor terraces with sweeping city views. The $305 million expansion includes almost 170,000 square feet of new and renewed indoor and outdoor galleries, museum officials said. It opened to the public with 19 inaugural exhibitions showcasing painting and sculpture, photography, and architecture and design work by top artists, including Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, Charles Ray, Diane Arbus and Mark Bradford. Highlights include 260 pieces of art from the collection of Doris and Donald Fisher, who founded the Gap, more than 600 works promised through the museum's Campaign for Art, and pieces from the New Pritzker Center for Photography Inaugurate Museum, museum officials said. The renewed museum, whose lobby welcomes people with a massive spiraling sculpture by Richard Serra, will also offer free access to 18-year-old and younger visitors and will open every day. Yachiyo Hamilton of Richmond, California, was one of about 5,000 people who snatched free tickets last month to visit the museum on opening day. She said she and her mother are also excited about the living wall, which is sustained by rain and recycled water and features more than 15,000 plants. A truck and an overcrowded motorized rickshaw collided in southern India, killing 16 people, half of them from a single family, police said on Sunday. Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson has compared the European Union's aims to those of Adolf Hitler, arguing that the 28-nation bloc is creating a superstate that mirrors the attempt of the Nazi leader to dominate the European continent.
A fire in a slum in Brazil has consumed scores of homes and other wooden structures and displaced hundreds of people.
Italy's health minister is proposing doubling a 'baby bonus' incentive for couples to have more children to combat what she calls a catastrophic decline in the country's birth rate. The Islamic State group launched a coordinated assault on Sunday on a natural gas plant north of Baghdad that killed at least 12 people, according to Iraqi officials.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says most Canadians have yet to grasp the lengths to which firefighters went to save nearly 90 percent of the oil sands capital of Fort McMurray from a massive wildfire that forced the evacuation of more than 88,000 people. After living in a state of emergency for four months, Venezuelans learned on Saturday they have to continue this way for another 60 days, and possibly through 2017. After signing a decree for the extension, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the decision aims to help restore production capacities, provide better protection for the populace, maintain national stability, and uphold peace. Speaking at a massive gathering of supporters in central Caracas on Saturday, Maduro announced some of the actions to be taken under the decree, which has not yet been published.
He said anyone trying to sabotage the country would be held responsible: They would be expelled from the country or thrown into prison. The Venezuelan leader said a day earlier on national TV that some domestic forces were scheming with foreign ones to stage a coup in the country.
Maduro on Saturday also ordered the military to hold war games within a week to counter perceived foreign threats. The decision to get troops ready for battle came after former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe in an interview on Thursday urged Venezuela's armed forces to take up arms against the state.
When talking about the situation in Venezuela, Uribe, now a Colombian senator, said the Venezuelan military should use their weapons to defend human rights and political freedom, rather than fighting for a dictatorship, local media reported. On Saturday, Venezuela's Armed Forces issued a statement reaffirming their allegiance to the government, saying they categorically condemn "the systematic campaign orchestrated abroad to discredit and provoke Venezuela". Venezuela announced a 60-day state of emergency on Jan 14 amid a soaring inflation and a severe shortage of products.
The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah said on Saturday that the explosion in Damascus that killed its top militant commander was caused by insurgent shelling and vowed to continue fighting alongside the Syrian government until the rebels are defeated. Mustafa Badreddine was the highest-ranking Hezbollah militant to be killed since the group joined Syria's civil war four years ago. Hezbollah said the blast near the Damascus International Airport was caused by artillery shelling from "takfiri" groups, a term Hezbollah uses to refer to Sunni extremists. The area on the southern edge of the Syrian capital is known to host positions of several militant groups, including al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known as the Nusra Front.
A Lebanese politician with close links to the Syrian government told The Associated Press that Badreddine was killed on Thursday night when a shell exploded near him outside a Hezbollah center near the airport.
He said Badreddine might have been killed by the pressure of the blast since his shrapnel wounds did not appear to be fatal. Hezbollah and the Syrian army have a heavy presence around the airport, which includes a military base, the politician said. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said that according to his network of activists in the area, there has been no shelling in the airport area since Wednesday. Hezbollah's statement said Badreddine's killing will only boost the group's "will and intention to continue fighting these criminal gangs until they are defeated". It added that defeating insurgent groups in Syria was "the wish" of Badreddine, who was also known among the group's ranks as Zulfiqar. Hezbollah's statements indicate it will continue to be deeply involved in the conflict next door, which has killed more than 250,000 people since 2011, including more than 1,000 Hezbollah fighters. Up: Crew members of the Harmony of the Seas cruise ship attend the delivery ceremony of the boat in Saint-Nazaire on Thursday. The world's biggest-ever cruise ship, the 120,000-ton Harmony of the Seas, a luxury home on the waves for 8,500 passengers and crew, was handed over by a French shipyard on Thursday after a 40-month engineering feat. At 66 meters, it is the widest cruise ship ever built, while its 362-meter length makes it 50 meters longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower. The floating town, which cost close to one billion dollars, has 16 decks and will be able to carry 6,360 passengers and 2,100 crew members. The ship was built for US-based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd by the STX France boatyard in Saint-Nazaire on the Atlantic coast, where a spectacular ceremony marked the handover on Thursday. Among the onboard attractions are "The Ultimate Abyss", a 10-story slide from the top deck to the main deck which RCCL bills as the world's biggest ship-mounted waterslide.
A giant climbing wall, a rope slide, mini-golf, surf simulator, floating jacuzzis, a casino and 1,400-seat theater playing Broadway musicals are among the other attractions. The ship even has its own high street, and a "Central Park" deck featuring 12,000 plant species. Harmony of the Seas will produce 20 percent less CO2 emissions than the next two largest ships in its class, partly thanks to air pumped into the hull to lighten its load. It took 2,500 workers at STX France around 10 million work-hours to complete the enormous vessel after work began in September 2013.
STX has built 120 cruise ships over its 150 years, and has another 11 lined up for the next decade. Several hundred workers were still busy putting finishing touches to Harmony of the Seas before it leaves the port on Sunday, weather permitting, sailing for Southampton in southern England.
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Popular tradition has it that they are the descendants of Ethiopian soldiers who invaded Yemen in the 6th Century. He said they left the first sculpture on the seabed when they found it, but then when they discovered a second, they realized it was something special and brought it to the surface. Some scientists believe it is located on a geological fault line; other theories point to a tsunami. The vaquita, a shy 1.5-meter-long cetacean with dark rings around the eyes, is said to be the victim of bycatch. The World Wildlife Fund warned on Tuesday that the fish, the world's smallest porpoise, was close to extinction. A diplomat familiar with the talks said participants were scheduled to agree on a document focusing on trying to firm up a shaky cease-fire and improving efforts to deliver humanitarian aid.
They were convened after discussions meant to reduce differences between rival factions sputtered to a halt last month in Geneva amid a flare-up in fighting. But going into the talks, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier repeated the position held by the West and the Saudi-backed opposition that a peace agreement should outline steps leading to the end of his rule. The Vienna conference was called after UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura appealed last month to Washington and Moscow to directly intervene in putting the Syria dialogue back on track.
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Time and again the president invoked specific Trump policies to denounce a rejection of facts, science and intellectualism that he said was pervading politics.
In recent days, Trump has started focusing on the general election while working to unite a fractured Republican Party around his candidacy. But in speeches like this one, he has laid out themes that Democrats are certain to use as they work to deny Trump the White House. He's called for keeping Muslim immigrants out of the US, gutting Obama's trade deals with Asia and Europe, and cracking down on immigrants in the US illegally. It ain't so," the president said, rattling off a list of measures by which life is better in the US than in decades past. Hilary Benn, Labour's shadow foreign secretary, said Johnson's comparison of the EU to the Third Reich was "offensive and desperate". A senior representative of Hezb-i-Islami, Amin Karim, also said he expected Ghani to approve the final version of the agreement on Sunday. He is believed to be in Pakistan, though Karim has said he is in an unspecified location in Afghanistan.
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Fire officials say the blaze began on Saturday evening in the Paraisopolis slum in west Sao Paulo, the country's largest city. The attack started at dawn with a suicide car bomber hitting the main gate of the plant in the town of Taji, about 20 kilometers north of Baghdad. The politician spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to reveal information about the incident. It can be hard to imagine, but just because you really feel like you love your ex girlfriend, this doesn’ t mean that she is going to come back to you.
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If you decide the marriage is over and wish to start divorce proceedings he or she will have handed you all the proof you need.
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It’ s easy to seem like she should do that, because you probably assume that all she wants to understand is that you still love her. When love is one sided, it doesn’ t make for a situation where a relationship is going to work.
Letting her know that you still think about her is a good thing, making it seem like an obsession is not a very important thing. You see a lot of good things taking place with this woman and you keep thinking in your mind that you don’ t wish to screw this up. This particular act could also get you arrested and labeled as a stalker on your internet dating site’ s forums. Reading between the lines, however , will help you figure out a better plan so she will be delighted to go out with you again.
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Try avoiding your climax for as long as possible and recognizing the particular sensations when you do feel like you are near to orgasm.
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