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End Afghan exile | Refugees
This month marks 40 years since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Since December 1979, almost endless waves of conflict and violence have forced successive generations of Afghan men, women and children to seek refuge elsewhere. Today, there are about 4.6 million Afghans outside Afghanistan, of which 2.7 million are registered refugees. Together, they represent one of the most displaced and...
NFL playoff photo: how the Steelers can win the wild card of the AFC after the loss to Bills
The Steelers (8-6) hoped to approach blocking a place of wild cards of the AFC on Sunday night. Instead, the Bills (10-4) achieved a place in the playoffs when they arrived in Pittsburgh and beat them 17-10 in the penultimate game of Week 15 of the NFL. The Ravens (12-2) have already moved away to the...
Australian state governments get tough on climate protesters | News
Climate activist Greg Rolles does not enjoy breaking the law, but feels there is no other option. "Sometimes you have to put the common good of all people above their own needs and interests," Rolles told Al Jazeera. "I don't want to be intimidated by the media or deal with the police, but I also don't want to leave the...
Football broadcast launched after an Arsenal star criticized China as an anti-Muslim
A state television network in China canceled a live broadcast on Sunday of an English Premier League football game after Arsenal star Mesut Özil publicly condemned the country's treatment of fellow Muslims.A report from the state media of The Global Times confirmed that the match between Manchester City and Arsenal had been advanced due to comments that Mr. Özil...
Ja Rules
Ja Rule is back with his first song in a long time and it seems he just wants to remain viral right now. Years after Coachella failed terribly badly, Ja Rule released a song titled FYRE. Rule has always insisted that he did not participate in cheating attendees with his money or with his employees without his checks and has...
Confusion is the objective of Trump's executive order on anti-Semitism | U.S
In the last year of my grandmother's life, we discovered that she was not born in the United States. The truth slipped into a Jewish nursing home in Brooklyn, in the confines of the district. Throughout her life, she had claimed Brooklyn as her home, but in the rush of a moment in a conversation with other residents, she...
Image of NFL playoffs: how Vikings can win wild cards over the Rams, win NFC North over the Packers
The Vikings improved to 10-4 with their convincing victory over the Chargers in Week 15. They are getting close to securing the final playoff spot in the NFC. With Sunday's results, the Packers, 49ers, Seahawks officially joined the South Saints Division champions as four of the six playoff teams in the conference. Fifth place (and seed...
Your Monday briefing - The New York Times
A climate conference falls flatDelegates at last week's climate conference in Madrid were supposed to resolve the details of the rules of the Paris climate agreements, establish provisions for international carbon trade and increase climate action objectives.Instead, they put all that in the way, and some of the world's biggest polluters, including Brazil, China, India and the United States,...
In France, dying at home can mean a long wait for a doctor
"There are doctors who, if they don't know the patient well, tell themselves they don't want problems later," said Dr. Olivier Bouchy, vice president of the French Medical Council of the Mosa department. "Signing a death certificate is not harmless."As with many things in France, tradition is perhaps also an obstacle to changing the role of the doctor in...
Fantasy Football Rankings Week 16: Field Marshal
This is probably the lowest level that Tom Brady has had in our fantasy QB ranking since his rookie year, but the lack of production mixed with a brutal confrontation with Buffalo has dropped him....