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  • Jordan intends to reclaim land leased to Israel in peace treaty

    TheGracefulSlick: New article on Abdullah II’s announcement from Sunday.


    {{review}}{{date|October 22, 2018}}{{Jordan}}

    King {{w|Abdullah II}} of {{w|Jordan}} announced Sunday that he will not renew Israel’s lease of two tracts of land that fall within Jordanian territory. The lease, agreed upon in a {{w|Israel–Jordan peace treaty|peace treaty}} signed between the two countries in 1994, is set to expire next year.

    The territories stipulated in the treaty are {{w|Naharayim}} and {{w|Tzofar}}, covering a total area of about 405 hectares (1,000 acres). Naharayim is popular among Israelis for its sites and history, while Tzofar is used by Israeli farmers. Under the conditions of the treaty, the deadline to renewal the lease is Thursday.

    Leading up to his announcement, Abdullah II had been under pressure within parliament and from the the public to cancel the lease. Protests in {{w|Amman}} last Friday urged the King to come to the decision, as did a petition signed by 87 members of Jordan’s parliament.

    In response to the announcement, Israeli Prime Minister {{w|Benjamin Netanyahu}} stated his intent to enter negotiations to “extend the existing agreement”.

    Abdullah II’s decision, though coming as a shock to most Israeli officials, is not expected to create a diplomatic crisis. Relations between Israel and Jordan have been strained recently over an impasse in Israel’s peace talks with the Palestinians and a shooting incident last year involving an Israeli security guard in the country’s embassy in Amman.


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    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45933805
    |title=Jordan seeks to end Israel land lease
    |author=
    |pub=BBC News
    |date=October 21, 2018
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/world/middleeast/israel-jordan-peace-treaty.html
    |title=Jordan Reclaims Lands Used by Israel Under Peace Treaty
    |author= Isabel Kershner and Rana F. Sweis
    |pub=The New York Times
    |date=October 21, 2018
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.timesofisrael.com/jordan-says-it-wont-renew-peace-treaty-annexes-leasing-border-lands-to-israel/
    |title=Jordan says it will cancel clauses in peace treaty leasing border land to Israel
    |author=Toi Staff and Agencies
    |pub=The Times of Israel
    |date=October 21, 2018
    }}

    [[Category:Israel]]
    [[Category:Jordan]]


  • Train derails in Taiwan, killing 22

    Pi zero: out from under (unfortunately, I have to be elsewhere for the next couple of hours or so)


    {{review}}{{date|October 21, 2018}}{{Taiwan}}
    At around 4:50 p.m. local time (0850 UTC) on Sunday, at least eighteen passengers were killed and, by varying reports, more than another 170 injured after a train derailed in {{w|Yilan County, Taiwan|Yilan County}} in northeast [[Taiwan]]. It was the most deaths in a train crash in Taiwan in 27 years. The {{w|Puyuma express}} was transporting 366 people when the accident occurred, according to the railways administration. On Sunday authorities said an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the incident.
    [[File:20181021 宜蘭普悠瑪號列車出軌事故 7D2 0219 (44562189705).jpg|thumb|left|Evacuation through a window at 18:16.{{Image source|李 忠衛}}]]
    [[File:20181021 宜蘭普悠瑪號列車出軌事故 7D2 0249 (30536896937).jpg|thumb|left|Photo of the train wreck at 18:21. {{Image source|李 忠衛}}]]

    Traveling between {{w|Shulin}} and {{w|Taitung}}, the train's eight carriages derailed around Xinma station.

    According to {{w|Associated Press}}, locals assisted passengers to escape through the windows of the train before the emergency response team arrived. Emergency workers and roughly 120 soldiers worked to free survivors from the wreckage. They removed all people and bodies from the train by 9:35 p.m. local time, Channel NewsAsia reported.<!-- could not verify-->

    Injured passengers were transported to four nearby hospitals for treatment.

    The train's conductor, according to {{w|United Daily News}}, reported some sort of object was on the tracks and might have derailed the train. Transport ministry officials said on Monday the train driver had reported abnormally low pressure in the brakes of the train 20 minutes before the crash.

    Witnesses reportedly heard emergency braking several times immediately prior to the crash, and said the electricity supply was intermittent at the time of this trip.

    The incident exceeded the previous fatality count of seventeen in the train derailing at {{W|Alishan, Chiayi}}, near the {{W|Alishan Range}} mountain range, in 2003. Previously 30 passengers died and 112 were injured as a result of train collision in Miaoli in 1991.

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    == Sources ==
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/taiwan-train-derail-yilan-accident-10849598
    |title = At least 18 dead, 175 injured after Taiwan train derails
    |pub = Channel NewsAsia
    |date = October 22, 2018
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45932991
    |title=Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 18
    |pub=BBC News
    |date=October 22, 2018
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/10/21/asia/taiwan-train-derailment-intl/index.html
    |title=At least 18 dead and 178 injured in Taiwan train derailment
    |author=Yong Xiong, Mimi Hsin Hsuan Sun and Sheena McKenzie
    |pub=CNN
    |date=October 22, 2018
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/world/asia/taiwan-train-crash.html
    |title=Taiwan Train Accident Kills at Least 22 and Injures About 170 Others
    |author=Chris Horton and Amy Qin
    |pub=The New York Times
    |date=October 21, 2018
    }}

    [[Category:Disasters and accidents]]
    [[Category:Taiwan]]
    [[Category:Asia]]


  • Huelga contra el Plan Fiscal en Costa Rica

    Pi zero: tag


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    {Huelga contra el plan fiscal en Costa Rica}
    {{17/10/2018|{{subst:#2:00pm:

    Costa Rica esta pasando por uno de sus tiempos mas difíciles como nación por causa del llamado Plan Fiscal que el gobierno propone aprobar para que el país no caiga en un estado de banca rota tras los prestamos y el dinero mal gastado de gobiernos pasados.
    El Plan Fiscal propone aumentar impuestos a la canasta básica, a los ahorros bancarios y a servicios privados, tales como clínicas y negocios de abogados privados.

    El problema es que cierta cantidad de la población costarricense se opone a dicha propuesta, por lo cual provoco una huelga nacional que sobrepasa los 35 días de manifestación.
    Las manifestaciones a lo largo y ancho del país provocaron hace unas cuantas semanas problemas en hospitales y EBAIS en todo el país, suspensión de clases estudiantiles que todavía no les ha permitido terminar el tercer curso lectivo, aparte de perdidas millonarias en comedores de escuelas y colegios en todo el sector costarricense.
    Al gobierno también provoco perdidas monetarias en exportaciones de banano y piña lo cual puso al gobierno a tomar medidas y declarar ilegal la huelga en sectores como la C.C.S.S (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social), I.C.E (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad), P.A.N.I (Patronato Nacional de la Infancia) y el M.E.P (Ministerio de Educación Publica), esta ultima que todavía sigue en huelga ya que no se le ha dado del plazo de 24 horas para que regresen a sus labores.

    Según economistas aprobar el Plan Fiscal seria algo que no beneficiaria a campesinos como cafetaleros o sabaneros y a personas en estado de pobreza, mientras otros opinan que no afectaría en absolutamente en nada a estas personas.

    Mas información en medios televisivos costarricenses.

    == De televisión de Costa Rica ==

    *{{Teletica canal 7 Costa Rica y Repretel canal 6 Costa Rica
    |url = https://teletica.com/
    |title = Huelga Costa Rica, mas de un mes
    |author = Kendall Zuñiga Ureña

    '''Costa Rica'''''
    [[File:Huelga Costa Rica|pulgar|Manifestantes ]]


  • Seleksi TOFI Smanlee 2018

    Gryllida: date??


    {{notnews}}
    {{tasks|include a date of the competition ([[WN:5W|5W]])}}

    == TOFI Smanlee Competition 2018 ==
    '''TOFI Smanlee Competition 2018''' is the first Physics subject competition to find out the best candidates from SHS 5 Palembang that will be represent SHS 5 Palembang for the most prestigious event (OSN) or National Science Olimpiad in January 2019.


  • Palestinian woman killed by Israeli settlers

    Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review


    {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{date|October 16, 2018}}
    Late on Friday, Aisha Mohammed Rabi, a 47 year-old Palestinian woman, was killed by Israeli settlers near a checkpoint in the northern {{w|West Bank}}. The Judean and Sumerian District police commenced an investigation on the matter and consider it a deliberate act.

    While driving with her husband, 52 year-old Aykube al-Rawbi, and two daughters, the family’s vehicle was struck with stones by Israeli settlers. Rabi suffered a head wound as a result of the attack and was later pronounced dead in a nearby hospital. Thousands of Palestinians attended her funeral in the village of {{w|Biddya}}.

    The attack is the most recent in a string of violent acts in the West Bank. In a stabbing attack, two people were wounded on Thursday at the Samaria regional brigade headquarters. Three days prior, two Israelis were killed in a factory in {{w|Barkan}}.

    A response by President {{w|Donald Trump}}’s special envoy stated “My [Trump’s] thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Aysha al-Rabi’s 8 children and husband”. The statement marks a rare response by the administration, speaking on the death of a Palestinian victim, and it comes a day after {{w|United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process}} (UNSCO) {{w|Nickolay Mladenov}} condemned the killing.

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-in-rare-remark-greenblatt-condemns-reprehensible-killing-of-palestinian-woman-1.6566421
    |title=In Rare Remark, Trump Envoy Greenblatt Condemns 'Reprehensible' Killing of Palestinian Woman
    |author=Amir Tibon
    |pub=Haaretz
    |date= October 15, 2018
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/thousands-attend-funeral-palestinian-aisha-al-rawbi-181013120816302.html
    |title=Palestinian woman dies after 'settlers' stone car in West Bank
    |author=
    |pub=Aljazeera
    |date=October 13, 2018
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://m.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Police-probing-charge-Palestinian-woman-killed-by-Jewish-stone-thrower-569312
    |title=Palestinian Probing Charge Palestinian Woman Killed By Jewish Stone Thrower
    |author=Khaled Abu Toameh
    |pub=The Jerusalem Post
    |date=October 13, 2018
    }}

    [[Category:West Bank]]
    [[Category:Israel/Palestine Conflict]]
    [[Category:Crime and law]]
    [[Category:Palestine]]
    [[Category:Israel]]
    [[Category:Middle East]]


  • U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren takes Trump up on DNA dare

    Pi zero: hmm, there seems to be a subtle nuance of meaning there; being cautious


    {{United States}}
    {{date|October 18, 2018}} <!-- substitutes the date automatically; you don't need to modify the template -->

    [[United States]] Senator [[Elizabeth Warren]] released to newspaper ''{{w|The Boston Globe}}'' on Sunday, with public statement following on Monday, the results of a DNA test suggesting she has somewhere from 1/64<!--Boston Globe has a correction; scroll to bottom--> to 1/1024 {{w|Indigenous peoples of the Americas|Native American}} ancestry. She took the test in response to a dare from U.S. President [[Donald Trump]], who promised at a rally this July<!--Boston Globe--> to donate [[USD]]1 million to a worthy cause if she could prove she had Native American genes, as she claimed.<!--ABC-->
    [[File:Elizabeth Warren--Official 113th Congressional Portrait--.jpg|thumb|left|Official portrait of Elizabeth Warren. {{image|[[United States Senate]]}}]]
    Warren on Monday reminded Trump of his offer publicly on [[Twitter]]: "By the way, @realDonaldTrump: Remember saying on 7/5 that you'd give $1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry? I remember – and here's the verdict. Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center".<!--ABC-->

    Trump responded by telling the press "I didn't say that. You better read it again."<!--ABC--> He later added he would only write the check if he could personally test Warren's DNA himself, adding<!--ABC--> "That will not be something I enjoy doing, either."<!--Saratogian and others-->

    An aide to Warren said her DNA was collected in August. It was tested by {{w|Stanford University}} professor and genetics expert {{w|Carlos D. Bustamante}}, who {{w|blind study|did not know whose sample he was analyzing at the time}}. Accoriding to Bustamante's report, "While the vast majority of the individual's ancestry is European, the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor in the individual's pedigree, likely in the range of 6-10 generations ago."<!--ABC--> Bustamante himself told the press about a stretch of genes on Warren's 10th chromosome. "We found five segments, and that long segment was pretty significant. It tells us about one ancestor, and we can't rule out more ancestors. [...] We are confident it is not an error."<!--Boston-->

    Chuck Hoskin Jr., Secretary of State of the {{w|Cherokee Nation}}, voiced a concern: "Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. [...] Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage."<!--ABC-->

    [[Democratic Party (US)|Democratic]] strategist {{w|Steve Elmendorf}} told the press, "She is most clearly doing the things you do if you're running for president."

    Teaching from 1987 to 1995 at the {{w|University of Pennsylvania}}, Warren identified there as Native American, and again at {{w|Harvard University}}, where she served as a professor<!--Boston-->. This fact re-emerged during her 2012 campaign for the senate, drawing some criticism. President Trump has sarcastically referred to Senator Warren by the nickname "{{w|Pocahontas}}" after the famous {{w|Powhatan|Powhatan Indian}} chief's daughter. Warren has said she identified as Native American during that part of her life because that was when her older female relatives were dying and she wanted to feel closer to her family history. Warren said on Monday via Twitter, "DNA & family history has nothing to do with tribal affiliation or citizenship, which is determined only – only – by Tribal Nations. I respect the distinction, & don't list myself as Native in the Senate."<!--ABC-->

    In the 1980s and 1990s, universities like Harvard and Penn were under pressure to show they had minorities on staff.<!--Boston Globe--> Warren recently released employment documents to ''The Boston Globe'' that reportedly indicated her purported ethnicity did not affect her career.

    Warren's family's history names a great-great-great grandmother called O.C. Sarah Smith. She is listed as white on period documents, but Warren's family maintained she was, in some degree, Native American.

    Bustamante's report notes searching DNA for Native American ancestry is difficult because the databases of known Native American DNA to which to compare samples are relatively small. Some tribal authorities have asked their members not to participate in genetic studies because of exploitation and misuse by scientists in the past. In one case, beginning in 1989, hundreds of {{w|Havasupai Indians}} provided blood samples to researchers from the [[University of Arizona]] who claimed they were performing a study on {{w|diabetes}}, from which many Havasupai suffered. The donors later learned their samples were used not only for diabetes but for other disease studies and for migration studies that contradicted the tribe's traditional stories about its origin. This was without the donors' knowledge or permission, in violation of standard medical ethics. This led to the ''{{w|Havasupai|anchor=2003–2010 blood sample controversy|Havasupai Tribe vs. the Arizona Board of Regents}}'' lawsuit, which was settled in 2010.<!--AMA Journal of Ethics--> Warren's sample was tested against samples from [[Mexico]] and [[South America]] believed to have genetic markers in common with Native Americans from what is now the United States.

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/elizabeth-warren-releases-dna-analysis-showing-strong-evidence/story?id=58502291
    |title = Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis showing 'strong evidence' of Native American ancestry
    |author = Erica Y. King
    |pub = ABC News (US)
    |date = October 15, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.saratogian.com/news/national/sen-warren-dna-test-shows-i-have-native-american-heritage/article_61835f11-9145-5322-a753-b85647151054.html
    |title = Sen. Warren: DNA test shows I have Native American heritage
    |author = Bob Salsberg, Eileen Putman, Ken Thomas ({{w|Associated Press|AP}})
    |pub = The Saratogian
    |date = October 15, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2018/10/15/warren-addresses-native-american-issue/YEUaGzsefB0gPBe2AbmSVO/story.html
    |title = Warren releases results of DNA test
    |author = Annie Linskey
    |pub = Boston Globe
    |date =October 15, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/genetic-research-among-havasupai-cautionary-tale/2011-02
    |title = Genetic Research among the Havasupai: A Cautionary Tale
    |author = Robyn L. Sterling
    |pub = American Medical Association Journal of Ethics
    |date = February 2011
    }}
    [[CAT:Elizabeth Warren]][[CAT:Donald Trump]][[CAT:United States]][[CAT:Politics and conflicts]]
    [[CAT:Biology]]
    [[CAT:Science and technology]]

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  • First day of the new Welsh rail franchise

    Pi zero: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review


    {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{date|October 16, 2018}}{{United Kingdom}}
    [[File:Arriva Mk 3 DVT 82306 at Cardiff Central.JPG|thumb|left|Drivuing Van Trailer (DVT) 82306 at Cardiff Central where it is formed into the afternoon Arriva Trains Wales service to Holyhead. 2018. {{Image source|Geof Sheppard}}]]
    [[File:ATW-153312-interior.jpg|thumb|left|The train interior of a train run by Arriva Trains Wales in 2006.{{Image source|Chris McKenna (en:User:Thryduulf)}}]]
    On Sunday, the new {{w|Wales|Welsh}} {{w|railways|rail}} operator, {{w|Transport for Wales}} (TfW), started running the franchise. The franchise included trains in Wales and parts of Western {{w|England}} ({{w|UK}}). During their first day they received many mixed reviews from passengers. In the reviews, users praised their support and mobile app and included negative remarks about the service experience.

    The new transport operator was being run by KeolisAmey, a French-Spanish joint venture. In the new arrangement, the Welsh government invested £5bn in the new project, and had oversight over it with a plan for improvements for several years forward.

    It's not been all plain sailing for TfW on their first day. They have received hundreds of complaints and comments from passengers on social media site Twitter. Some comments defended the train company by saying that they could not make too many improvements in the space of one night. The company has reportedly taken on board the comments.

    According to the chief executive of TfW, James Price, the changes to the railway would come "gradually". These would reportedly take the shape of new trains with increased capacity, more information at stations, as well as a thorough cleaning of stations. According to the plan published at the official website of the new operator, in the long term the changes would also include free wireless, new travel cards with 'pay as you go' fare plans, improvements to accessibility and websites. The plan included milestones til 2025.

    The BBC stated the previous operator, Arriva Trains Wales, had reportedly received nearly 30% more complaints in the last year compared with the previous year. In these complaints the commuters said they experienced overcrowded and late trains. Some passengers had been reportedly anticipating the arrival of the new train operating company for several months.

    The new operator was run by KeolisAmey. To address the overcrowding concerns directed at the previous operator, the
    Welsh government and KeolisAmey had developed a set of crowding targets for KeolisAmey follow, which the government would enforce by penalizing the operator financially in the case the targets are not met.

    KeolisAmey had first won the bid to run the franchise in May 2018. Arriva Trains Wales did not apply to the bid this year.

    Arriva Trains Wales had been previously running the rail franchise for 15 years, starting from 2003.

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    == Sources ==
    *{{source|url=https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/new-era-rail-services-arriva-15272923
    |title=New era for rail services as Arriva Trains Wales bows out after 15 years in charge.
    |author=
    |pub=Daily Post
    |date=October 14, 2018}}
    *{{source|url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45786582
    |title=New £5bn Transport for Wales rail franchise begins.
    |author=
    |pub=BBC
    |date=October 13, 2018}}
    *{{source|url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45838051
    |title=Commuters 'celebrate' Arriva Trains Wales rail franchise end.
    |author=
    |pub=BBC
    |date=October 12, 2018}}
    *{{source|url=https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/16981190.transport-for-wales-takes-over-rail-services-this-sunday-here-is-how-it-will-affect-passengers/|pub=Western Telegraph|date=October 13, 2018|title=Transport for Wales takes over rail services this Sunday, here is how it will affect passengers|author=David Lynch}}

    [[Category:Transport]]
    [[CAT:United Kingdom]][[CAT:Wales]]


  • Manned Soyuz space mission aborts during launch

    Acagastya: hardlink


    {{date|October 12, 2018}}
    {{Space}}
    [[Soyuz programme|Soyuz]] {{w|Soyuz MS-10|MS-10}}, a manned [[Russia]]n space mission bound for the [[International Space Station]] (ISS) for a six-month stay, was forced to abort by a booster rocket failure Thursday morning. Rescue teams successfully recovered both crew members, Russian cosmonaut {{w|Aleksey Ovchinin}} and United States astronaut {{w|Nick Hague}}, shortly after they landed safely in [[Kazakhstan]].

    [[File:Expedition 57 Launch (NHQ201810110004).jpg|thumb|left|Soyuz MS-10 shortly after liftoff on Thursday morning; the mission aborted minutes later. {{image credit|NASA/Bill Ingalls}}]]
    [[File:Expedition 57 Crew Returns to Baikonur (NHQ201810110007).jpg|thumb|left|Ovchinin and Hague reunite with their families after returning to Baikonur following a launch abort. {{image credit|NASA/Bill Ingalls}}]]
    About two minutes after launch from the [[Baikonur Cosmodrome]] in Kazakhstan, which took place at 8:40 {{w|UTC}} on Thursday, a problem arose with the rocket boosters attached to the {{w|Soyuz-FG|Soyuz rocket}}, during the process of booster separation. As the abort rocket system had been jettisoned a few moments earlier per normal launch procedure, the crew used the {{w|Soyuz MS|Soyuz capsule}}'s steering rockets to direct the spacecraft into a {{wikt|ballistic}} descent trajectory. During the descent, Ovchinin and Hague reportedly were subjected to forces of six to seven times Earth's gravity. Ovchinin and Hague were safely recovered along with the spacecraft's descent module about {{mi to km|12}} east of {{w|Jezkazgan}}, Kazakhstan, and {{mi to km|250}} from the launch site, approximately an hour and a half after lift-off. Both were taken to a hospital in {{w|Baikonur}}, Kazakhstan, for overnight observation as a precaution.

    The incident, which is only the third mishap involving a manned Soyuz rocket since 1975 and the first since 1983, neither of which resulted in a fatality, comes nearly a month and a half after ISS mission controllers detected an air leak aboard the {{w|Soyuz MS-09}} capsule presently docked at the ISS. Astronauts later found the leak to be the result of a drilled hole in the capsule's wall before repairing it. Shortly after Thursday's abort, the Russian government announced the formation of a state commission to investigate the launch failure.

    Director General of {{w|Roscosmos}} {{w|Dmitry Rogozin}} [[twitter|tweeted]], "To clarify the cause of the accident at the Soyuz-FG LV, by my decision, a state commission was formed [...] Telemetry is being studied. Rescue services work [sic] from the first second of the accident. The emergency rescue system of the Soyuz-MS ship worked normally. Crew rescued."

    Ovchinin and Hague were due to join the crew of {{w|Expedition 57}} aboard the ISS in {{w|low Earth orbit}}, which would have brought the current ISS crew from three to five. The next manned Soyuz launch to the ISS, {{w|Soyuz MS-11}}, was originally slated for December, though it is now unclear when that mission will be launched, pending the Russian investigation.

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missions/iss/soyuz-ms-10-fails-to-reach-orbit-crew-safe/
    |title = Soyuz MS-10 fails to reach orbit, crew safe – UPDATE
    |author =
    |pub = Spaceflight Insider
    |date = October 11, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.space.com/42097-soyuz-rocket-launch-failure-expedition-57-crew.html
    |title = Soyuz Rocket Launch Failure Forces Emergency Landing for US-Russian Space Station Crew
    |author = Meghan Bartels
    |pub = Space.com
    |date = October 11, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.cbsnews.com/news/soyuz-rocket-launch-abort-mission-iss-nasa-astronaut-russians-ballistic-descent/
    |title = Rocket failure forces emergency landing for U.S. and Russian astronauts
    |author = William Harwood
    |pub = CBS
    |date = October 11, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/10/soyuz-reduced-2-crew-launch-station/
    |title = Soyuz FG fails during ascent – Soyuz MS-10 crew safe after ballistic entry abort
    |author = Chris Gebhardt
    |pub = NASASpaceflight.com
    |date = October 10, 2018
    }}

    [[Category:United States]]
    [[Category:Russia]]
    [[Category:North America]]
    [[Category:Asia]]
    [[Category:Kazakhstan]]
    [[Category:Soyuz programme]]
    [[Category:Science and technology]]
    [[Category:NASA]]
    [[Category:International Space Station]]
    [[Category:Baikonur Cosmodrome]]
    [[Category:Space]]

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  • Politics of currency rewrite

    Microchip08: Proposing deletion: tagging {{abandoned}}


    {{abandoned|October 19, 2018|userspace=}}

    {{tasks|src|npov|re-review}}

    Its aim is to rewrite adult currency its a working tool photostat and use.This will curb many world financial crimes.Many crimes of burglary,robberies,fraud,financcial murder,coup de etat,divorce,racism etc will be stopped.
    >A sovereign state is that which is internally supreme over its territory and at the same time free from any external control except where it consents to such external control.The political sovereign in a state is the electorate. While the legal sovereign is the legislature, executive and judiciary.





    == Sources ==

    *{{sourceTexts from wikisource,Comparative politics,/Hobbes,Wikibooks
    |url =
    |title =Politics of currency
    |author =Ofovbe Austine Harrison
    |pub = Wikinews
    |date = <October 11 2018 -->
    }}
    *{{sourceArnold J Toynbee
    |url =
    |title = Politics of currency rewrite
    |author =Ofovbe Austine Harrison
    |pub = wikinews
    -->
    }}


  • Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei accused of taking bribes

    Microchip08: Proposing deletion: tagging {{abandoned}}


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    {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{China}}
    {{date|October 10, 2018}} <!-- substitutes the date automatically; you don't need to modify the template -->
    [[File:Web Summit 2017 - Day 1 DG2 2442 (38207298752) crop.jpg|thumb|left|Meng Hongwei in 2017. {{Image source|Web Summit}}]]
    This Sunday, after disappearing for two weeks, former Interpol chief {{W|Meng Hongwei}} was announced to be under investigation in China by the National Supervisory Commission for corruption and bribes allegations. A few hours later, Interpol said it had received Mr. Meng’s resignation “with immediate effect.”

    His family had not heard from him since he left Interpol HQ in the French city of Lyon on 25 September with only a picture of a knife being sent that day (indicating possible danger) on WhatsApp. But after receiving a threatening phone call a week after on the 2 October, the latter alerted authorities on the 4 October with Interpol raising an inquiry to understand his whereabouts on 6 October. The family is now under police protection in France for fear of other threats.

    However in response on Thursday 11 October, foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang says he is not aware of reports relating to the threatening phone call, but did add that as she is the wife of Meng Hongwei who is under investigation, it would be "natural" for her to be contacted.

    After being elected President of Interpol in November 2016, analysts thought his election would allow China to project their image abroad more positively even though the position is mainly ceremonial. He has around 40 years of policing experience in China, with issues relating to drug control, border control and and also counter terrorism.

    This latest case of corruption comes right after Fan Bingbing, who disappeared for 3 months. Only to reappear during the National Week holiday in China with a heavy hitting fine of 883m yuan or $129m relating to tax evasion by reporting different documents on her earnings for her films.

    The anti-corruption campaign under Xi Jinping has been ongoing since he came to power in 2012, with both high profile cases and minor officials being arrested and jailed for various corruption charges.

    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://apnews.com/a72e82a8e0074dc8b7baf3478a5a38cc
    |title = APNewsBreak: Chilling call made to wife of ex-Interpol boss
    |author = John Leicester, Gillian Wong
    |pub = Associated Press
    |date = October 10, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-45777681
    |title = Meng Hongwei: China accuses Interpol chief of bribery
    |author =
    |pub = BBC
    |date = October 8, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://qz.com/1416651/the-strange-story-of-how-china-detained-interpol-head-meng-hongwei/
    |title = A knife emoji, then silence: The strange story of how China detained the head of Interpol
    |author = Echo Huang
    |pub = Quartz
    |date = October 8, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/world/asia/china-interpol-men-hongwei.html
    |title = Interpol Chief Meng Hongwei quits and is detained by China
    |author = Edward Wong and Alissa J. Rubin
    |pub = New York Times
    |date = October 7, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2168158/china-unaware-alleged-threats-against-ex-interpol-president-meng
    |title = China ‘unaware’ of alleged threats against ex-Interpol president Meng Hongwei’s wife
    |author = N/A
    |pub = South China Morning Post
    |date = October 11, 2018
    }}

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  • FOR NASA; ROBOTICS SHOULD BE USED TO CREAT WATER CANAL.

    Pi zero: granted, not really a good fit for "abandoned" atm; different tag (mix of opinion and history, here)


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    {{date|October 20, 2018}}
    Links--1 Nasa announces water found in space,Google 2015.2 Signs of water on mars surface .December 6 2006|.3. Curiosity rovers found a chemically complex lake in mars 2012

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    {{October 4th 2018.->

    A Nasa administrator,charles Bolden in 2014 Humans to mars summit said the gathering is to make the technologies needed to make mars trip feasible.Humans seek natural things but love artificial things,hence government should assit NASA in the use of robotics to creat water canals and boreholes,as major assistance in planet.Pour water continously on planet mars.Automated Cargo spacecrafts like salyut 6,and salyut 7 can be developed and use. Also are Mir,lnternational space station,tiangong space laboratory.for work assistance. The moonwalkers and space vehicles can be developed for various planet. The water canal will flow into artificial lake.
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    |title =creating water canal in planet mars.
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    |pub = October 4th 2018
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  • Airplane crashes into ocean in Micronesia

    Acagastya: let's keep it beoing 737, for being for accuracy. Also, hardlinks


    {{Transport}}{{date|September 29, 2018}}
    [[File:Micronesia airplane crash - photo by US Pacific Fleet.jpg|thumb|left|A photo of the submerged airplane by US Pacific Fleet.]]
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    Yesterday<!--On Friday--> morning near the international airport located on {{w|Weno}} island of {{w|Chuuk state}} of the [[Federated States of Micronesia]], [[Oceania]] a passenger airplane of model {{w|Boeing 737}}-{{w|Boeing 737-800|800}} flown by the {{w|Air Niugini}} carrier crashed into sea as its pilot missed the runway. All 47 people on board &mdash; by differing reports, 36 passengers and eleven crew or 35 passengers and twelve crew &mdash; survived.

    The report by the international commercial aviation safety organization {{W|Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre}} indicated the crash coincided with a sudden intensification of the weather conditions. timeanddate.com-supplied data from CustomWeather reported rain showers at 9:40 a.m. local time, following cloudy conditions at 8:50 a.m.

    The airplane reportedly landed around 9:30 a.m. local time, short of the runway by about 160 {{w|metre|m}} to 200 m (about 525 to 650 {{w|foot (unit)|feet}}), according to reports. Locals immediately began to rescue the passengers and crew on fishing boats. Officials arrived after about ten minutes, according to a witness quoted by ''[[The Guardian]]''.

    In an interview, a passenger alleged the crew started panicking and yelling, ''The Guardian'' reported. A first responder, Dr James Yaingeluo, also said the airplane crew were in panic. He said, "There was a little bit [of] chaos at first because everybody was really panicked and tried to get out of the plane [...] other than that we were doing as much as we can. Luckily there are no casualties."

    Yaingeluo said nine people were taken to a hospital. Four people remained in hospital, one "seriously injured", according to reports recounted by [[ABC News (Australia)|ABC News]] on Friday evening.

    Flight 73 was coming from {{w|Pohnpei}} in the Federated States of Micronesia. Its destination was {{w|Port Moresby}} in [[Papua New Guinea]], with a stop at the Chuuk state.

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    == Sources ==
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    |title=Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia Historical Weather Almanac
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    |date=September 29, 2018
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    *{{source
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    |title=Past Weather in Weno, Truk, Micronesia — Yesterday or Further Back
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    |date=September 29, 2018
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    * {{source|url=http://www.jacdec.de/2018/09/28/2018-09-28-air-niugini-boeing-737-800-water-landing-at-chuuk/|title=2018-09-28 Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 landed in lagoon at Chuuk|author=|pub=JACDEC|date=September 28, 2018}}
    *{{source
    |url=https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/28/asia/air-niugini-micronesia-intl/index.html
    |title=All passengers and crew survive Air Niugini Boeing 737 crash in sea off Micronesian island
    |author=
    |pub=CNN
    |date=September 28, 2018}}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/sep/28/air-niugini-plane-overshoots-runway-micronesia-and-lands-in-ocean
    |title=Air Niugini plane overshoots runway in Micronesia and sinks in sea lagoon
    |author=Helen Davidson
    |pub=The Guardian
    |date=September 28, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.9news.com.au/2018/09/28/12/11/micronesia-air-niugini-plane-crash-water-runway
    |title=Micronesia: Air Niugini plane crash
    |author=Sarah Swain
    |pub=9News
    |date=September 28, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-28/flight-lands-in-a-lagoon-off-micronesia/10316434
    |title=Air Niugini plane lands short in lagoon by airport in Micronesia
    |author=Pacific Beat
    |pub=ABC News (Australia)
    |date=September 28, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10160728708720237&id=88806860236&
    |title=Air Niugini - Press statement
    |author=Air Niugini
    |pub=Facebook
    |date=September 28, 2018
    }}

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  • Mars may once had habitat suitable for subterranean life, say scientists

    Pi zero: "molar" as a unit is a noun, so "millimolars" is correct; of course "millimoles per liter" is also correct


    {{Space}}
    {{date|September 26, 2018}}

    In a new study announced on Monday and available in the current volume of ''{{w|Earth and Planetary Science Letters}}'', an international team led by scientists from {{w|Brown University}} in the [[United States]] said the planet [[Mars]] once had the right water and temperatures to host simple life forms &mdash; just not on its surface. Mars's rocky, subterranean layer once, for some hundreds of millions of years, had enough water and reductants to support some of the same kinds of microbial communities seen on Earth.

    "We showed, based on basic physics and chemistry calculations, that the ancient Martian subsurface likely had enough dissolved hydrogen to power a global subsurface biosphere," reported lead author and current Brown graduate student Jesse Tarnas.<!--Press release--> The paper does not claim life on Mars did exist but rather that conditions suitable for life are very likely to have lasted for an extended time. This habitable zone, located beneath Mars's then-frozen surface, would have reached several kilometers into Mars's surface, potentially protected by ice above.

    The study showed that, during Mars's {{w|Noachian period}} (4.1–3.7 billion years ago), {{w|radiolysis}}, the process by which radiation splits water molecules apart, produced enough hydrogen gas (H<sub>2</sub>) for microbial organisms to live on so long as they remained within the area just beneath the cryosphere, the SHZ (subcryospheric highly-fractured zone). The concentration of hydrogen in the groundwater could have ranged from about 35 to about 55 {{w|molar (unit)|millimoles per liter}} depending on whether ancient Mars was warm or cold, respectively, and higher if the subsurface medium also contained enough salt.<!--actual paper preview--> The researchers determined this by establishing three factors. First, they examined data from the gamma ray spectrometer aboard [[NASA]]'s {{w|Odyssey spacecraft}}, from which they inferred how much of various radioactive elements would have been present in Mars's crust during the Noachian, and therefore how much radiation would have been available to split water and so produce hydrogen. They then built on existing models of water flow on Mars to determine how much groundwater would have been present. Third, they used climate and geothermal modeling to determine how much of that water would have been in liquid form and at a suitable temperature for living things.

    In subterranean environments on Earth called {{w|subsurface lithotrophic microbial ecosystems}}, or SLiMEs, ecosystems sustain themselves not on plants that harness sunlight through photosynthesis but on microbes that harvest electrons from nearby molecules. Molecular hydrogen is an especially good electron donor.

    One of the study authors, Brown Professor John Mustard, is on the team designing the next {{w|Mars Rover}} mission, scheduled for 2020. He and Tarnas recommended the Rover examine the sites of meteorite crashes, which may have excavated rocks from this possibly habitable depth that may hold traces of ancient life.

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    ==Related news==
    *{{wikinews|NASA's InSight lander and MarCO craft launch in new mission to Mars|May 7, 2018}}
    *{{wikinews|Curiosity Rover analysis suggests chemically complex lake once graced Mars's Gale crater|June 4, 2017}}
    *{{wikinews|NASA announces water on Mars|October 1, 2015}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6202965/Ancient-Mars-perfect-conditions-live-thrive-underground.html
    |title = Ancient Mars may have had perfect conditions for life to thrive underground
    |author = Cheyenne MacDonald
    |pub = Daily Mail
    |date = September 24, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://news.brown.edu/articles/2018/09/radiolysis
    |title = Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests
    |author = Kevin Stacey (media contact)
    |pub = Brown University
    |date =September 24, 2018
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X18305326?via%3Dihub
    |title = Radiolytic H2 production on Noachian Mars: Implications for habitability and atmospheric warming
    |author = J.D. Tarnas, J.F. Mustard, B. Sherwood Lollar, M.S. Bramble, K.M. Cannon, A.M. Palumbo, A.-C. Plesa.
    |pub = Earth and Planetary Science Letters
    |date = September 24, 2018 (date of access; volume is dated November 15, 2018)
    }}

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