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  • Small tracks mean big luck

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    '''April 25th 2017'''®
    [[File:Fossil dinosaur footprints, Portland, CT, probably by a small predatory dinosaur such as Coelophysis in the late Triassic period - Connecticut Museum of Natural History - DSC09970.JPG|thumb|Footprints of the dinosaur ''Grallator yeuchi'' were discovered in 1955 by Barry Hoffsmann and Gill Beuber]]
    Two farmers stumbled across several dinosaur footprints in 1955. The site was rediscovered in 2014 and over 50,000 tracks were found, belonging to two or three dinosaurs. The farmhouse was later demolished and underneath was 12,000 footprints alone. The firt dinosaur was named ''Grallator yeuchi''. Further examination helped scientists identify the second trackmaker as: ''Eubrontes kareokeilmilli''.

    A third trackmaker was identified earlier this month as ?''Dilophosaurus sinensis'', but that is not yet fully described, as it may be ''Eubrontes.''
    [[File:Dilophosaurus sinensis (head).jpg|left|thumb|Head of ''Dilophosaurus sinensis'']]
    {{wide image|Glen Rose Dinosaur Track Jan 24, 2010..jpg|1000x1024px|Wide screen theropod footprint (probably made by ''Megapnosaurus'').}}


  • Shrink-wrapped sheep survive: Researchers say 'Biobag' artificial uterus, successful on lambs, may one day be suitable for use on premature human babies

    Darkfrog24: Full term is 143 days. I swear that was in one version of this writeup.


    {{Science and technology}}
    {{date|April 28, 2017}}
    In findings published Tuesday in ''{{w|Nature Communications}}'', a team mostly from the {{w|Children's Hospital of Philadelphia}}<!--Atlantic--> announced they have successfully created an artificial womb in which premature lambs can be brought to term. <!--Nature C--> The researchers say this technology could develop into a means of helping {{w|premature babies|premature human babies}} survive, but it has also drawn concern from {{w|bioethics|bioethicists}}.

    According to first author Emily Partridge and her team, previous efforts at creating an artificial womb have failed because the pumps used, to provide oxygen and nutrients to the developing animal, put too much stress on the heart, causing circulatory failure; and because they used open-fluid systems, which were easily exposed to germs. Partridge et al.'s system uses a closed-fluid apparatus, which they've called the Biobag.<!--Nature C--> The sound of a maternal heartbeat was played in the room where the fetuses were kept.<!--NPR-->

    The animals housed in the artificial womb showed normal blood gases and their lungs, brains and nervous systems showed normal development.<!--Nature C--> They opened their eyes and grew wool.<!--Atlantic--> When they were removed from the circuit and dissected, their brains, lungs and other organs were found similar to those of lambs delivered by hysterotomy (Cesarean section) when nearly full term.<!--Nature C-->

    Although lambs often serve as an {{w|model animal|experimental model}} of fetal development, the researchers concede that not all of their findings can be translated to humans. While the lambs' brains appeared healthy, they also develop certain traits much earlier than human brains, so not all of these effects may be attributable to the Biobag system.

    The researchers also acknowledge the startling appearance of a fetus wrapped in plastic. "It is important to consider that the comparator is the extreme premature infant on a ventilator and in an incubator," reads the official paper. "We feel that parents will be relatively reassured that their fetus is being maintained in a relatively protective and physiologic environment."<!--Nature C-->

    One of the researchers, Dr. Alan Flake, also of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, says the apparatus may be ready for testing on human babies in three to five years.<!--NPR---> The researchers noted premature birth is the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States, with about nine out of ten infants born at 23 weeks gestation or earlier suffering complications such as {{w|mental retardation}}, deafness, blindness, paralysis, and {{w|cerebral palsy}}.<!--NPR--> When a fetus is removed from the {{w|amniotic fluid}} and placed on a respirator, the shift from liquid to gas can cause the lungs to stop developing. The most common direct cause of death among premature infants is failure of the lungs to properly oxygenate the blood.<!--Nature C-->

    Bioethicist {{w|Dena Davis}} of {{w|Lehigh University}} notes this invention raises several ethical issues. "If it's a difference between a baby dying rather peacefully and a baby dying under conditions of great stress and discomfort then, no, I don't think it's better," she told ''National Public Radio''. She also notes the problem of babies who would otherwise have died surviving with severe side effects and the implications that this has for the [[abortion]] debate: "Up to now, we've been either born or not born. This would be halfway born, or something like that." {{w|Scott Gelfand}} of {{w|Oklahoma State University}} worries that women who would otherwise seek abortion could be pressured into putting their fetuses in Biobags instead or that employers would punish mothers who took maternity leave instead of using an artificial uterus.

    "I want to make this very clear: We have no intention and we've never had any intention with this technology of extending the limits of viability further back," Dr. Flake said in response to these issues. "I think when you do that you open a whole new can of worms." He went on to call gestating fetuses younger than 23 weeks "a pipe dream at this point."<!--NPR-->

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/25/525044286/scientists-create-artificial-womb-that-could-help-prematurely-born-babies
    |title=Scientists Create Artificial Womb That Could Help Prematurely Born Babies
    |author=Rob Stein
    |pub=National Public Radio
    |date=April 25, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/04/preemies-floating-in-fluid-filled-bags/524181/
    |title=Babies Floating in Fluid-Filled Bags
    |author=Olga Khazan
    |pub=The Atlantic
    |date=April 25, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15112
    |title=An extra-uterine system to physiologically support the extreme premature lamb
    |author=Emily A. Partridge, Marcus G. Davey, Matthew A. Hornick, Patrick E. McGovern, Ali Y. Mejaddam, Jesse D. Vrecenak, Carmen Mesas-Burgos, Aliza Olive, Robert C. Caskey, Theodore R. Weiland, Jiancheng Han, Alexander J. Schupper, James T. Connelly, Kevin C. Dysart, Jack Rychik, Holly L. Hedrick, William H. Peranteau, and Alan W. Flake
    |pub=Nature Communications
    |date=April 25, 2017
    }}

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  • Debian to shutdown public File Transfer Protocol services

    Pi zero: Protected "Debian to shutdown public File Transfer Protocol services": precaution ([Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite))


    {{date|April 28, 2017}}{{computing}}
    {{w|Debian}}, a {{w|free and open source}} (FOSS) [[Linux]]-based operating system, on Tuesday announced they are to shut down Debian's public {{w|File Transfer Protocol}} (FTP) in November, via their official website. The public FTPs are to be redirected to Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) from November 1.

    On Debian's announcement list, Cédric Boutillier, a Debian developer, called the file transfer protocol "inefficient", saying "FTP servers have no support for caching or acceleration." Boutillier also added that FTP servers are rarely used. For over a decade, Debian installers have not supported FTP access on mirrors. This decision, however, would not affect the developer services, which would still support FTP.

    FTP came into existence about 46 years ago for transferring files between two machines, without encryption. According to Boutillier, FTP "requires adding awkward kludges to firewalls and load-balancing daemons." {{w|HTTP}}, which came after FTP, was designed for data flow between servers and clients. Popular Linux {{wikt|distro|distros}} like {{w|Kali Linux}} and {{w|Canonical (company)|Canonical}}'s {{w|Ubuntu (operating system)|Ubuntu}} are based on Debian.<!-- well, we know that --> The following websites are to be redirected to HTTP &mdash; rather than secure HTTPS &mdash; after October without changing the {{w|domain name|domain names}}:

    # <u><nowiki>http://ftp.debian.org</nowiki></u>
    # <u><nowiki>http://security.debian.org</nowiki></u>

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/27/debian_to_turn_off_ftp/
    |title=FTP becoming Forgotten Transfer Protocol as Debian turns it off
    |author=
    |pub=The Register
    |date=April 27, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://lists.debian.org/debian-announce/2017/msg00001.html
    |title=Shutting down public FTP services
    |author=Cédric Boutillier
    |pub=Debian
    |date=April 25, 2017
    }}

    == External link ==
    *{{source|url=https://www.debian.org/News/2017/20170425
    |title=Shutting down public FTP services
    |author=
    |pub=Debian
    |date=April 25, 2017
    }}

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    [[CAT:Linux]]
    [[Category:Computing]]
    [[Category:FLOSS]]
    [[Category:Science and technology]]
    [[Category:Internet]]


  • Russia Collaborates with Ishvan and Indian Pharmaceutical Major for TB, Hepatitis C and HIV Drugs

    Pi zero: Undo revision 4310232 by Bongrebel (talk) - review concerns not addressed; don't resubmit without addressing review concerns


    {{tasks|news|re-review}}
    {{Russia}}
    {{date|April 26, 2017}}

    At the 2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the National Immunobiological Company (NACIMBO) of Rostec signed a {{w|memorandum of understanding}} with Ishvan Pharmaceuticals Limited and leading Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla to obtain the technology required for manufacturing and production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished pharmaceutical forms of co-formulated drugs for {{w|hepatitis C}}, {{w|tuberculosis}} and [[HIV]] treatment. Ishvan is planning to develop and enhance the pharmaceutical infrastructure of Russia through a series of investments. NACIMBIO furthermore signed an agreement with ChemRar, a Russian company to focus on the development of innovative ARV-drugs. <br />

    [[Russia]]'s HIV epidemic is slowly gathering strength and over the past few years, Russia has witnessed one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in the world. At present, more than 1 million people in the Russian Federation are infected with HIV/AIDS. Head of the Federal AIDS Center head Vadim Pokrovsky told Reuters at least one million and possibly about 1.5 million Russians are now HIV/AIDS-positive. This indicates more than one percent of 144,000,000 inhabitants of Russia are now positive for the HIV virus. This leaves russia with more cases of HIV than any other country in Europe except Estonia. In contrast, there are 100,000 individuals living with HIV in the [[United Kingdom]].<br />

    The country faces a similar situation in dealing with the hepatitis C. In Russia, over 4 million people have this serious form of the virus. Drugs have been made available to treat hepatitis C but patent barriers along with oral treatments of high prices have forced many people to opt out of treatment. The most susceptible to the Hepatitis C virus are those who inject drugs and the poor. According to Tsevetelina Parvanova of the [[World Health Organization]], chronic hepatitis C virus infection has increased in the last ten years in Russia, reaching 58.5 per 100,000 people. <br />

    Rostec State Corporation CEO Sergey Chemezov is hopeful that the execution of the new projects will help in meeting the rising demand of medicinal products related to Hepatitis C, TB and HIV/AIDS by the year 2019. Also, he anticipates that, these new developments will bring a two-fold decrease in cost of treatment for Russian patients. Medicinal products will appear commercially as early as in 2017 whereas full-scale commercial production will start by 2018, according to Rostec CEO.
    Head of Corporate Strategy and New Ventures, Cipla, Chawla Chandru Jaswant stated that Cipla is moving in to improve the drug supply to patients in Russia by partnering with Nacimbio and Ishvan Pharmaceutical Limited.<br />

    Ishvan Pharmaceuticals Limited headed by famous British-Indian entrepreneur, Sanjeev Nanda, has already undertaken a thorough study of the Russian pharmaceutical market through research based reports like [[Reuters]], Data Monitor, and IMS to decide on the ideal treatment paradigm. The business model of the company will encompass a hybrid of investments towards products and technology acquisition to meet the present and future goals of the market. The investment towards acquiring existing market authorisations and facility would create present and future based revenue systems whereas technology acquisition to develop new products and IP enabled platforms would create a service as well as product based revenue streams.<br />

    There is no technology available at present in Russia for fully integrated production of HIV drugs. The collaboration between NACIMBIO, Cipla, Ishvan Pharmaceuticals Limited and ChemRar will lead to the introduction of innovative {{w|anti-retroviral drugs}} which are long awaited by patients. The arrival of newer generation products from different partners into the Russian market will offer the nation with a unique opportunity to achieve better treatment goals through safer and effective medication.

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=http://www.prnewswire.co.in/news-releases/sanjeev-nanda-sets-up-ishvan-pharmaceuticals-to-develop-pharmaceutical-infrastructure-in-russia-611043915.html
    |title=Sanjeev Nanda Sets Up ISHVAN Pharmaceuticals to Develop Pharmaceutical Infrastructure in Russia
    |author=Arijit Choudhary
    |pub=PR Newswire
    |date=January 18, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/pharma/cipla-in-pact-with-russian-firm-for-hiv-hepatitis-c-drugs/52804950
    |title=Cipla in pact with Russian firm for HIV, Hepatitis C drugs
    |author=
    |pub=Economictimes Indiatimes
    |date=June 18, 2016
    }}
    [[CAT: Russia]]
    [[CAT: United Kingdom]]
    [[CAT: Health]]
    [[CAT: AIDS]]


  • 13 Injured in Fire near Tehran

    Pi zero: abandoned?


    {{abandoned|April 29, 2017|userspace=}}
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    Thirteen citizens were injured after a massive fire broke out in an auto parts warehouse on Karaj Special Road last night.
    Tehran’s fire department CEO announced this morning that the fire is under control and it did not cause any death casualties.
    Jalal Maleki, Tehran’s fire department spokesman, said last night that the fire had broken out in a 5000-square-meter warehouse on 11th Km, Karaj Special Road.
    “A massive fire in a warehouse on Karaj Special Road was reported to the fire department at 19:26. Firefighters from eight stations immediately arrived and started rescue operations,” he said.
    Head of Iran’s emergency medical services released the names of thirteen people who have been reported injured so far, adding that four of them have been taken to hospital and nine have been treated at the scene of fire.
    Neither the cause of fire nor the extent of property damage has been announced yet.
    The fire lead to a heavy traffic congestion on the east-to-west route of Tehran-Karaj Highway last night.


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  • Woodbury MN police hold Woodbury Community Conversation

    Pi zero: there should be a single status tag at the top of the article


    {{tasks|src|re-review}}
    {{date|April 25, 2017}}

    Half a dozen Woodbury MN police met with community members at Central Park in Woodbury Minnesota to begin conversations for rethinking relationships between citizens and law enforcement. Woodbury officers Sargent Neil Bauer, Chief Lee Vague and public information officer Michelle Okada, all spoke.

    The meeting started at 7pm on April 24th 2017 in the lower level meeting room. The
    <gallery>
    [[File:Woodbury MN Police Sargent Neil Bauer speaks to the group.jpg|thumb|Woodbury MN Police Sargent Neil Bauer speaks to the group.
    [[File:Woodbury MN Police Chief Lee Vague talks with the group.jpg|thumb|Woodbury MN Police Chief Lee Vague talks with the group.
    [[File:Woodbury MN Police officers Garrett and Susan participate in the group discussion.jpg|thumb|Woodbury MN Police officers Garrett and Susan participate in the group.
    [[File:Woodbury MN Police published an agenda of the event.jpg|thumb|Woodbury MN Police published an agenda of the event.
    </gallery>
    agenda focused on three rounds of discussion. The first round was reflecting shifts around the country related to law enforcement. The second round focused on individuals actions to support this shift. The third round looked towards future partnerships between the police and the community.

    At the end of the conversation, a Gallery Walk, highlighted the community conversation that had taken place.

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Woodbury_MN_Police_published_an_agenda_of_the_event.jpg
    |title= Woodbury Community Conversation with Woodbury Police
    |author= Woodbury MN Police department
    |pub= City of Woodbury MN, US
    |date= April 24, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Woodbury_MN_Police_Chief_Lee_Vague_talks_with_the_group.jpg
    |title=Photograph of Woodbury Police at community conversation meeting
    |author= Grockeding
    |pub= CC
    |date= April 24, 2017
    }}


  • Messi makes new record as Barça beats Real Madrid 3-2 in LaLiga

    Acagastya: link, lower case t


    {{date|April 25, 2017}}
    {{Football}}
    On Sunday, in [[Spain|Spanish]] {{w|LaLiga}}'s {{w|El Clásico}} clash, [[FC Barcelona]] defeated [[Real Madrid]] 3&ndash;2, with [[Lionel Messi]] scoring two goals at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. Messi scored his 500th goal in the [[Catalonia]]n colours, in the ending moments of the game, becoming the top scorer of the El Clásico in the league with sixteen goals surpassing {{w|Alfredo Di Stéfano}}'s fourteen. <!-- search for this string Another Lionel Messi stat for you, he is now the top scorer in Clasicos in La Liga, with number 15 taking him past Real legend Alfredo di Stefano." -->

    Messi was left on the ground, bleeding after {{w|Marcelo (footballer, born 1988)|Marcelo}}'s elbow hit his face in a clash. The [[Argentina|Argentine]] was taken off-pitch, and later continued the game with a tissue paper in his mouth to stop bleeding. Just before the thirty minute mark, ''Los Blancos'' captain {{w|Sergio Ramos}} hit the woodwork from Marcelo's freekick, but the deflection was converted into a 1&ndash;0 lead by {{w|Casemiro}}. Five minutes later, Messi levelled for Barcelona dribbling against two Madrid defenders from [[Ivan Rakitić|Rakitić]]'s assist.

    Messi had not scored in the last six Clásicos. In the 39th minute, [[Wales|Welsh]] forward [[Gareth Bale]], who became the third [[United Kingdom|Briton]] to reach 100 appearances landmark in La Liga, was substituted following an injury. {{w|Marco Asensio}} replaced the Briton. Bale was out for the last two matches due to injury. [[David Beckham]] and {{w|Gary Lineker}}, former forwards of Madrid and Barcelona respectively, previously made over 100 appearances in La Liga. At half time, Madrid had six attempts on target, as compared to Barça's one.

    Madrid striker {{w|Karim Benzema}} missed a chance to score in the 52nd minute when Barcelona's shot-stopper {{w|Marc-André ter Stegen}} played a goal kick to Benzema. A minute later, ter Stegen stopped Benzema's six yard header from finding the nets. Ronaldo missed a chance to put Madrid in front in the 67th minute from Asensio's assist. Minutes later, Casemiro was subbed off for {{w|Mateo Kovačić}}. Barcelona brought on {{w|André Gomes}} for {{w|Paco Alcácer}}. Casemiro was booked early in the match for bringing down Messi. He later fouled the Argentine in the 45th minute, but got away without receiving a second yellow.

    Minutes later [[Toni Kroos]] lost mark of Rakitić as the [[Croatia|Croatian]] faked a shot and scored a 20-yard goal from his left foot, putting the ''Blaugrana'' in the lead. In the 77th minute, Ramos was shown a straight red card for bringing down Messi. Barça defender {{w|Gerard Piqué}} missed a chance to make it 3&ndash;1 from Gomes' pass. {{w|James Rodríguez}} was brought on for Benzema, and four minutes later, the [[Colombia]]n scored from Marcelo's assist.

    With only two minutes added for the injury time, {{w|Sergi Roberto}}'s run from Barcelona's half was later converted to the match winning goal by Messi from {{w|Jordi Alba}}'s assist scoring his 23rd goal in El Clásico. ter Stegen made twelve saves in the entire match, the most in the league since 2003&ndash;2004. Messi was booked for removing his jersey celebrating his 500th goal for Barcelona. He leads the race for the Spanish Golden Boot &mdash; {{w|Pichichi Trophy}} &mdash; which he last won in 2013.

    After the match, Real Madrid manager {{w|Zinedine Zidane}} said, {{translated quote|es|Spanish language|No podemos estar contentos. Hicimos mucho, durante todo el partido. Tuvimos muchas ocasiones de gol, para llevar el partido a nuestro lado. Cuando tú no matas el partido puede pasar esto y pasó. Estamos decepcionados con el resultado. Cuando logras el 2-2 con diez hay que tener un poco más de cabeza y estar juntos para defender|We can not be happy. We made a lot [of chances] during the whole game. We had many goalscoring chances, but couldn't bring the game under control. When you don't kill the game off, this can happen, and it did. We are disappointed with the result, when you get back to 2-2 with 10 men you have to think a little more and defend together.}}

    The Court of Arbitration for Sports turned down Barcelona's appeal to play [[Neymar]] for El Clásico, who received a three-match ban after sarcastically applauding an official after a red card against {{w|Málaga CF}} in a previous La Liga match. Luis Enrique said, {{translated quote|es|Spanish language|Estoy preparado para jugar el partido con Neymar o sin él. Tendréis que esperar al partido para ver si me arriesgo a ponerlo.|I am prepared to play the match with Neymar or without him. You will have to wait for the game to see if I risk putting him.}}
    ----
    {{footballbox
    |date= April 23, 2017
    |team1= [[Real Madrid]]
    |score= 2 &ndash;3
    |team2= [[FC Barcelona]]
    |report= 1&ndash;1 ({{w|Half-time|HT}})
    |goals1= {{w|Casemiro}} {{goal|28}}<br>{{w|James Rodríguez}} {{goal|86}}<br>{{w|Sergio Ramos}} {{sent off|0|77}}<br>Casemiro {{yel|12}}<br>[[Gareth Bale]] {{suboff|39}}<br>{{w|Marco Asensio}} {{subon|39}}<br>Casemiro {{suboff|70}}<br>{{w|Mateo Kovačić}} {{subon|70}}<br>{{w|Karim Benzema}} {{suboff|82}}<br>James Rodríguez {{subon|82}}
    |goals2= [[Lionel Messi]] {{goal|33}}<br>[[Ivan Rakitić]] {{goal|73}}<br>Lionel Messi {{goal|90 + 2}}<br>{{w|Samuel Umtiti}} {{yel|39}}<br>Lionel Messi {{yel|90 + 2}}<br>{{w|Paco Alcácer}} {{suboff|70}}<br>{{w|André Gomes}} {{subon|70}}
    |stadium= {{w|Santiago Bernabéu}}, [[Madrid]]
    |attendance= 81,044
    |referee= Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
    }}
    {{haveyoursay}}
    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/39628009
    |title=El Clasico: Real 2-3 Barcelona - Messi scores last-second winner
    |author=Emlyn Begley
    |pub=BBC Sport
    |date=April 23, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url= http://www.marca.com/en/football/real-madrid/2017/04/23/58fd1d33e2704e98368b4573.html
    <!-- es version http://www.marca.com/futbol/real-madrid/2017/04/23/58fd18f4e5fdea375a8b45ff.html -->
    |title=Zidane: When you get back to 2-2 with 10 men you have to think a little more
    |author=
    |pub=Marca (Newspaper)
    |date=April 23, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.marca.com/futbol/real-madrid-barcelona/2017/04/22/58fb45bf268e3e72098b4764.html
    <!-- en version http://www.marca.com/en/football/barcelona/2017/04/22/58fb5050468aebdd228b457d.html -->
    |date=April 22, 2017
    |pub=Marca (Newspaper)
    |lang=es
    |author=José Felix Díaz
    |title=El TAD no se reúne y no habrá cautelar para Neymar
    }}

    == External link ==
    *{{source|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFCO6WidGVM
    |title=Highlights Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona (2-3)
    |author=LaLiga
    |pub=YouTube
    |date=April 23, 2017
    }}

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    [[CAT:Real Madrid]]
    [[CAT:Madrid]]
    [[CAT:FC Barcelona]]
    [[CAT:Barcelona]]
    [[CAT:Lionel Messi]]
    [[CAT:Ivan Rakitić]]
    [[CAT:La Liga]]
    [[CAT:Football (soccer)]]
    [[CAT:Sports]]
    [[CAT:Spain]]


  • Truck loses control in Andhra Pradesh, kills moe than a dozen

    Pi zero: Protected "Truck loses control in Andhra Pradesh, kills more than a dozen": precaution ([Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite))


    {{date|April 23, 2017}}
    {{Disasters and accidents}}
    More than fifteen people were killed near the police station in {{w|Yerpedu}}, [[Andhra Pradesh]], [[India]] after a heavily loaded truck lost control on Friday afternoon at about 1:45 P.M. {{w|Indian Standard Time|IST}} (0815 {{w|Coordinated Universal Time|UTC}}).

    People, mostly from the village of {{w|Munagalapalem}}, were gathered to protest local illegal sand mining. The truck hit an electric pole, and destroyed nearby shops and vehicles causing a short-circuit and fire. {{w|Tirupati}} Urban Superintendent of Police R Jayalakshmi said the truck crushed some people under its wheels; six people were killed that way according to {{w|Renigunta}} deputy superintendent KS Nanjndappa. Other people died due to the short circuit and the fire. More than fifteen people were injured including the police station's chief inspector and the sub-inspector. Reportedly at least ten were in a critical condition.

    The driver fled after the accident. Victims were taken to hospitals in Tirupati, and [[Chennai]] and {{w|Vellore}} in [[Tamil Nadu]]. {{w|N Chandrababu Naidu}}, Andhra's Chief Minister, said via [[Twitter]], "State Cabinet has announced a compensation of {{w|Indian National Rupee|Rs}} 5 lakh [0.5 million] to the families of the deceased."

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = http://www.hindustantimes.com/andhra-pradesh/at-least-20-people-dead-dozens-injured-as-truck-runs-into-crowd-in-andhra-s-chittoor/story-IWmTIT6GkbobGzYJs6uPXL.html
    |title = 15 killed, 16 injured as truck ploughs into crowd in Andhra’s Chittoor
    |author =
    |pub = Hindustan Times
    |date = April 22, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/210417/ap-20-dead-15-critical-as-lorry-runs-over-protesters-cops-in-chittoor.html
    |title = 20 dead, 15 critical as truck runs over protesters, cops in Chittoor
    |author =
    |pub = Deccan Chronicle
    |date = April 21, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://twitter.com/ncbn/status/855391818485288960
    |title = N Chandrababu Naidu on Twitter
    |author = N Chandrababu Naidu
    |pub = Twitter
    |date = April 21, 2017
    }}

    [[CAT:India]]
    [[CAT:Disasters and accidents]]
    [[CAT:Andhra Pradesh]]
    [[Category:Asia]]
    [[es:Camión arrolla a una multitud en India dejando al menos 20 muertos]]

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  • Vintage VW Enthusiasts Converge At Kelley Park in San Jose, CA

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    {{tasks|src|re-review}}{{date|April 23, 2017}}

    Classic {{w|Volkswagen|Volkswagens}} have been arriving in the {{w|San Francisco Bay Area}} over the last several days from many hundreds of miles around in preparations for what many attendees say is the most loved event for air-cooled Volkswagens in {{w|Northern California}}. Today, the <!--http://www.ggcvvwca.org/index.php --> {{w|Golden Gate Chapter}} of the <!--http://www.vvwca.com/about.html --> {{w|Vintage Volkswagen Club of America}} will sponsor its 33rd consecutive annual Spring Meet at historic <!-- http://www.sanjoseca.gov/facilities/Facility/Details/175 --> {{w|Kelley Park}}, which they advertise as a wonderful location for a gathering. The location is now used by the city as a place to display - and keep for posterity - a museum of buildings salvaged from various developments in the {{w|San Jose}} area in an attempt to keep some of its history, and San Jose markets it as a great setting for a day out with family and friends and do a little sightseeing of the region's architectural history.

    It was reported via email to its members that a contingent of Bus fans from {{w|Idaho}} arrived at a gathering of Karmann Ghia enthusiasts sponsored by the <!-- http://KarmannGhia.org --> Karmann Ghia Club of North America] in nearby {{w|Oakland}} on Thursday evening as a kick-off to the weekend's events, which include a Type II gathering known as "The Red Barn" on Saturday AM, and many private parties held by various members of the VW community.

    While the City reports that the facility was damaged during recent storms and has been closed to the public for repairs, it assures VW fans that Kelley Park will be open for the Spring Meet.

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  • Who Shot Down MH17?

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    {{w|Malaysian Airlines}} flight {{w|Malaysian Airlines flight MH17|MH17}} was shot down over [[Ukraine]], killing all '''298''' passengers and crew. While the official inquiries have pointed the finger of blame at separatist fighters and their Russian backers, a host of different theories claim the Ukrainian government, and even the CIA, were to blame.

    {{w|'''Billy Six'''}}, a freelance journalist from [[Berlin]], spent nine months in '''Ukraine''' and interviewed more than 100 people in the rebel-controlled area around the crash site. Seven people told him they saw a fighter jet on the day MH17 crashed, and one said he saw a missile being launched from a plane. [http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35706048 Six], thinks two fighter jets shot down MH17 - one firing its cannon, the other firing a missile.

    In a world where the information war fought online can be just as important as battles on the ground, BBC analyses the role of the Kremlin in the search for the truth about who shot down MH17 <ref>http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0791ns4</ref>.

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    *{{source|url= http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35706048
    |title= Conspiracy Files: Who shot down MH17?
    |author= Mike Rudin
    |pub= BBC
    |date= 25 April 2016
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    *{{source|url= https://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2016/09/mh-17-investigations/501974/
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    |author= KRISHNADEV CALAMUR
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  • 28-year-old suspect charged for attacking Borussia Dortmund's team bus

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    {{Crime and law}}
    A 28-year-old suspect, Sergej W, was arrested by [[Germany|German]] police near {{w|Tübingen}} yesterday<!--on Friday--> for allegedly attacking the German [[football (soccer)|football]] club [[Borussia Dortmund]]'s team bus, injuring two people last week prior to the [[UEFA Champions League]] quarter-finals, the German federal prosecution said.

    The suspect, who holds a dual citizenship of Germany and [[Russia]], was allegedly trying to bring down Borussia Dortmund's share value in the stock market. Sergej W bought 15000 {{w|put options|puts}} for stock worth [[Euro|€]]78000 ({{w|pound sterling|£}}65300) on April 11 — the day Borussia Dortmund's bus was attacked. A put guarantees that a share holder can sell their stock, no later than a predetermined point in time, at a predetermined price even if the market price of the stock has dropped. The suspect booked a room in the hotel L'Arriveé from April 9 to 13, and then from April 16 to 20 — the time when Champion League's first and second leg of the quarterfinals were to be played. Dortmund's team commonly stays at L'Arriveé when playing home matches.

    Borussia Dortmund is the only German club whose shares are publicly traded on the stock market. The incident resulted in two casualties. [[Spain|Spanish]] defender {{w|Marc Bartra}} and a police official were injured, and the stocks fell slightly. The prosecutor said if the explosions had caused serious injured or death of any players, the suspect might have made a huge profit. The suspect is charged for attempted murder and causing serious physical injury.

    On April 11, Borussia Dortmund were to play {{W|AS Monaco}} at the {{W|Signal Iduna Park}}. The match was rescheduled due the attack for April 12. On the latter day, a 25-year-old [[Iraq|Iraqi]] migrant was detained. A number of letters claiming responsibility were found near the site of explosion, about six miles from the stadium. Those letters reportedly hinted the explosions were authorised under the [[Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant]], but were deemed fake after careful analysis.

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    *{{wikinews|Borussia Dortmund's team bus hit with explosives before Champions League match, Marc Bartra injured|April 12, 2017}}
    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/21/dortmund-bus-attack-suspect-arrested-as-police-allege-share-dealing-plot
    |title=Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot
    |author=Philip Oltermann
    |pub=The Guardian
    |date=April 21, 2017
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    *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39664212
    |title=Borussia Dortmund bombs: 'Speculator' charged with bus attack
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    |date=April 21, 2017
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    *{{source|url=http://www.dw.com/en/new-message-claims-responsibility-for-dortmund-blast/a-38433218
    |title=New message claims responsibility for Dortmund blast
    |author=Darko Janjevic
    |pub=Deutsche Welle
    |date=April 15, 2017
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    *{{source|url=https://www.thelocal.de/20170412/police-hunt-dortmund-bus-bomber-after-letter-found-at-blast-site
    |title=Islamist detained after attack against Dortmund team bus
    |author={{w|Deutsche Presse-Agentur|DPA}}, [[Agence France-Presse|AFP]]
    |pub=The Local
    |date=April 12, 2017
    }}

    == External link ==
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    |title=Der Generalbundesanwalt beim Bundesgerichtshof: Pressemitteilung
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  • U.S. officials disclose Russian think tank plans outlining interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election

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    {{date|April 23, 2017}}

    Seven current and former [[United States|U.S.]] government officials told ''[[Reuters]]'' that a [[Russia|Russian]] think tank, reporting to [[Vladimir Putin]] and run by former {{w|KGB}} agents, developed a plan to interfere with last year's [[2016 United States presidential election|U.S. presidential election]] and ensure victory for now-President [[Donald Trump]], Reuters reported on Thursday.

    According to the anonymous officials, the two documents were prepared by the {{w|Russian Institute for Strategic Studies}}, whose directors are appointed by [[Vladimir Putin]], in June and October respectively. The first recommended using {{w|social media}}-based propaganda to manipulate U.S. voters to elect someone friendly to Russia. The second recommended discrediting what it projected as [[Hillary Clinton]]'s probable victory by creating rumors of voter fraud.<!--Reuters--> U.S. intelligence did not discover these documents until after the election.

    "I don't think it's a big surprise," said former [[CIA]] officer John Sipher in an interview with ''{{w|PBS}}''. "President Putin hardly needed this group to tell him by June of 2016 that he should start trying to influence the election or to, you know, find a candidate that was pro-Russian, when we already by that time, all of us sort of knew that." Sipher went on to say Russia has tried to influence [[Germany|German]] and [[Bulgaria]]n elections.

    Neither of the documents covered the break-in to the [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic National Committee]] by Russian hackers last fall. Reuters' anonymous sources told them the {{wikt|Kremlin}} organized the hack separately.<!--Reuters-->

    US government investigations into Trump team complicity in Russian tampering have thus far not produced any evidence Trump's associates were deliberately complicit in tampering.<!--Reuters-->

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    ==Related news==
    *{{wikinews|U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions bows out of Russia investigation over contact with ambassador|March 5, 2017}}
    *{{wikinews|U.S. responds to Russian election hacking with expulsions, sanctions|December 31, 2016}}
    *{{wikinews|Despite defectors, U.S. electoral college affirms Trump presidency|December 21, 2016}}
    *{{wikinews|Donald Trump elected US president|November 11, 2016}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-election-exclusive-idUSKBN17L2N3
    |title=Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election - documents
    |author=Ned Parker, Jonathan Landay and John Walcott
    |pub=Reuters
    |date=April 21, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/russian-think-tank-planned-influence-u-s-election-new-documents-reveal/
    |title=Russian think tank planned to influence U.S. election, new documents reveal
    |author=William Brangham
    |pub=PBS
    |date=April 20, 2017
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  • 2017 Paris Shooting

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    The 2017 Paris Shooting Attack was an attack that took place on 20th of April 2017 at [[Champs Elysees]] in [[Paris]]


  • Hampton 70: A Celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton

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    On May 1, 2017, [[Col. Bruce Hampton]] celebrates his 70th birthday at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Appearing at the event will be an all-star lineup of artists including, Widespread Panic members, John Bell, Dave Schools, Duane Trucks and Jimmy Herring, formerly of ARU, plus R.E.M.‘s Peter Buck, Phish’s Jon Fishman, Warren Haynes, Chuck Leavell, Karl Denson, Leftover Salmon’s Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman, Blues Traveler’s John Popper, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, T. Hardy Morris, Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Darick Campbell, Drivin’ N Cryin’ leader Kevn Kinney, Johnny Knapp, Kevin Scott, Matt Slocum, Denny Walley, Emil Werstler and more, including Hampton’s Sling Blade co-star Billy Bob Thornton and San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy.

    The event, produced by local promoters Good Times Productions, will honor Atlanta's legendary surrealist musician and icon Col. Bruce Hampton with proceeds benefiting the Fox Theatre Institute and other musician-focused charities.


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  • Georgia congressional seat up for grabs in surprise runoff election

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    {{United States}}
    {{date|April 20, 2017}}

    On Tuesday, with slightly over 48% of the vote, [[U.S. Democratic party|Democrat]] {{w|Jon Ossoff}} narrowly missed the simple majority that would have awarded him the seat in the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] for [[Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia]]'s usually [[U.S. Republican party|Republican]] {{w|Georgia's 6th congressional district|sixth congressional district}}. Ossoff and Republican {{w|Karen Handel}} are now to participate in a {{w|runoff election}}, vote to be held June 20.<!--Guardian-->

    The district, a suburb of {{w|Atlanta}}, was represented by then-Congressman {{w|Tom Price}} who left when President [[Donald Trump]] offered him the position of secretary of health. The election drew an unusual amount of media attention, some of it over Ossoff's fundraising in which he garnered over [[US$]]8 million for his efforts, campaigning opposite TV ads and other efforts from the several Republican candidates.

    The election drew several [[twitter|Tweets]] from President Trump, including one expressing confidence that Ossoff will lose: "Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG 'R' win with runoff in Georgia. Glad to be of help!"

    Ossoff himself was more positive: "We may not know the outcome for sometime but let me tell you this, there is no doubt that this is already a victory for the ages[...] That no matter what the outcome is tonight &mdash; whether we take it all or whether we fight on &mdash; we have survived the odds. We have shattered expectations."<!--Guardian and CNN-->

    Much of the media has treated intra-term elections like these as a referendum on Trump's presidency. Last week a similarly conservative district in [[Kansas]] went to a Republican but by a far narrower margin than had been expected.<!--Guardian--> Many Ossoff supporters cited the new president's actions and policies among their reasons for supporting a candidate from the opposite party. Those who supported a Republican candidate tended to cite local issues when interviewed.<!--Guardian-->

    "[G]etting the 24 seats we need to take back the House is suddenly a real possibility, GOP [Republican] {{w|gerrymandering|gerrymander}} or not," commented {{w|Daily Kos}} founder {{w|Markos Moulitsas}}. "It also potentially puts the [[US Senate|Senate]] in play, while certainly protecting our endangered red-state incumbents. All of this, and we're still in Trump's supposed '{{wikt|honeymoon}}' period." <!--CNN-->

    Handel, one of several Republican choices offered to voters on Tuesday, has served as Georgia's secretary of state and once sought the Republican nomination for senator. She received 19.8% of the vote.<!--CNN--> Ossoff is a former congressional staffer but a first-time candidate.<!--Guardian-->

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    *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/18/georgia-special-election-jon-ossoff-republican-seat-congress
    |title=Georgia special election: Jon Ossoff eyes runoff after narrowly missing outright win
    |author=Ben Jacobs
    |pub=The Guardian
    |date=April 19, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/politics/georgia-house-6th-special-election-jon-ossoff/
    |title=Ossoff falls just short in Georgia special election as GOP gets wakeup call
    |author=Eric Bradner
    |pub=CNN
    |date=April 19, 2017
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  • Theresa May Announces June General Election

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    {{UK}}
    {{date|April 21, 2017}}
    Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, the {{w|UK}} Prime Minister {{W|Theresa May}} announced on Tuesday her plans to seek a general election for June 8. May accused the opposition parties of threatening the government's {{w|Brexit}} agenda and cited the need for {{w|UK Parliament|Parliament}} to unite during the negotiations over the specifics of the Brexit, the UK's exit from the [[European Union]].
    [[File:Theresa_May_2015.jpg|thumb|left|File photo of Theresa May, 2015. Image: UK Home Office.]]
    Under the {{w|Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011|Fixed-term Parliaments Act}}, members of Parliament must approve the snap election by a two-thirds vote in favor. The vote was held on Wednesday in the {{w|House of Commons (United Kingdom)|House of Commons}}, with the motion to hold an early election passing 522 to 13. <!--telegraph-->

    If her {{w|Conservative Party (UK)|Conservative Party}} follows pollsters' expectations, May, who became Prime Minister after the resignation of {{w|David Cameron}} in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, would expand her majority in the House of Commons. The opposition {{w|Labour Party (UK)|Labour}} party is behind in the polls, at half the support of the Conservatives in a recently released poll by {{w|YouGov}} on behalf of ''{{w|The Times}}''.<!--telegraph-->

    The move was a reversal from previous statements, as the Prime Minister said earlier that an early election would not take place.

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    *{{wikinews|title=Theresa May to become UK Prime Minister as opposition begins leadership election|date=July 11, 2016}}
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    *{{source|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/20/new-general-election-poll-puts-conservatives-48-double-predicted/
    |title=Conservatives on course to win 48pc of general election vote, double that of Labour
    |author=Jack Maidment
    |pub=The Daily Telegraph (UK)
    |date=April 20, 2017
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    *{{source|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/19/mps-due-vote-triggering-snap-general-election/
    |title=General Election 2017: MPs back Theresa May’s plan for a snap poll on June 8
    |author=Jack Maidment
    |pub=The Daily Telegraph (UK)
    |date=April 19, 2017
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    *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39629603
    |title=Theresa May to seek snap election for 8 June
    |author=
    |pub=BBC News
    |date=April 18, 2017
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    *{{source|url=http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/europe/uk-snap-election-theresa-may/index.html
    |title=UK Prime Minister Theresa May to seek early election
    |author=Angela Dewan and Judith Vonberg
    |pub=CNN
    |date=April 18, 2017
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    *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-parliaments-39630155
    |title=Election 2017: Parliamentary timeline
    |author=Mark D'Arcy
    |pub=BBC News
    |date=April 18, 2017
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  • CNN Poll shows Nigerians ‘still love’ Fanta, Sprite

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    Despite being in the eye of the storm lately over the controversy surrounding benzoate preservatives, favourite beverage brands, Fanta and Sprite, appear to still enjoy the confidence and trust of Nigerian consumers, according to a CNN Poll.

    Conducted by CNNAfrica via its twitter handle @CNNAfrica, the poll had 61% of Nigerians saying they weren’t bothered by the court ruling and are still drinking Fanta and Sprite compared to 39% who would rather not for now. The poll which was open for a limit period had 1,108 respondents, 170 retweets, 36 likes and 42 replies.

    Interestingly, the numbers are a sharp contrast to what critics and some media headlines are reporting, speculating that consumers are boycotting both drinks.


  • New research finds benefits in treating dispersion with hallucinogenic ayahuasca

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    {{Health}}
    [[Image:Ayahuasca prep.JPG|left|thumb|Preparation of Ayahuasca{{image credit | Terpsichore}}]]
    [[w:Major depressive disorder | Depressive]] patients, resistant to [[w:Antidepressant | antidepressants]], could respond better to the psychedelic concoction [[w:Ayahuasca | ayahuasca]]. The results of a clinical trial conducted in [[Brazil]] was made available as an unpublished preprint article in January but is yet to be peer reviewed. The studies involved 14 people, who took a single dose of ayahuasca that indicated significant mood improvements after a week. Ayahuasca is a mind-altering drink widely used in South America for centuries for religious and healing purposes.

    About a third of the patients diagnosed with depressive disorder are considered resistant to any treatment. Previous studies have shown benefits of treating such patients with psychedelic substances such as ayahuasca, [[w:Ketamine | ketamine]] and [[w:Psilocybin | psilocybin]] that is found in some mushrooms. The results of the study, which included control of placebo effect, claim rapid antidepressant effects of ayahuasca.

    A single dose of the foul tasting, brown-coloured ayahuasca was administered to 14 patients and an equally nasty tasting placebo to 15 patients. After a week, 64 percent patients who took ayahuasca reported their mood shifting from severe to mild, whereas only 27 percent of the people who drank placebo claimed a similar relief.

    Ayahuasca drink is prepared from two plants, ''Psychotria viridis'' and ''Banisteriopsis caapi''. The former contains a strong mind-altering compound [[w:N,N-Dimethyltryptamine | dimethyltryptamine]] (DMT), while the later includes substances that stop DMT from being digested in the stomach, allowing it to get into the body. DMT is a potent stimulator of [[w:Serotonin | serotonin]] receptors in the brain, assumed by many researchers to contribute to feelings of well-being and happiness.

    {{QuoteLeft|The findings suggest a rapid antidepressant benefit for ayahuasca, at least for the short term, but we need studies that follow patients for longer periods to see whether these effects are sustained.|4=David Mischoulon, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston}}

    DMT is understood to liberate the constraints that the prefrontal cortex has over the primitive parts of the human brain. This relaxation of the functioning of the brain could lead to intense hallucinatory memories and emotions. “That lets us go to places in our psyche or internal landscape that we wouldn’t normally allow ourselves to go,” says Gerald Thomas, who researches addiction at the University of Victoria, [[British Columbia]].

    Ayahuasca is reported to affect the consciousness for a time span of about six hours after intake and to moderately increase both heart rate and diastolic blood pressure. The psychedelic effects of ayahuasca include excitation of visual and hearing sensory activities, the mixing of stimulus due to light, sound, temperature, taste, pressure, and smell. The effects involve deep psychological contemplation leading to great elation, fear, or illumination.

    Preliminary research done earlier had suggested that ayahuasca can reduce dependence on addictive drugs. Other studies are underway to determine whether ayahuasca could help people who have [[w:Posttraumatic stress disorder | post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)]]. Of cautionary note is research that indicated the incidence of psychotic episodes associated with ayahuasca intake. Deaths have also been reported after recreational ayahuasca usage.

    “The findings suggest a rapid antidepressant benefit for ayahuasca, at least for the short term, but we need studies that follow patients for longer periods to see whether these effects are sustained,” said David Mischoulon, Massachusetts General Hospital, [[Boston]].
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    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=https://www.newscientist.com/article/2127802-psychedelic-drug-ayahuasca-improves-hard-to-treat-depression/
    |title=Psychedelic drug ayahuasca improves hard-to-treat depression
    |author=Coghlan, Andy
    |pub=New Scientist
    |date=April 14, 2017
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    *{{source|url= https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/apr/06/a-puke-bucket-and-an-ancient-drug-is-ayahuasca-the-future-of-ptsd-treatment-
    |title= A puke bucket and an ancient drug: is ayahuasca the future of PTSD treatment?
    |author= Kingsland, James
    |pub= The Guardian
    |date=April 6, 2017
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    *{{source|url= http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2045125316689030
    |title=Ayahuasca dimethyltryptamine, and psychosis: a systematic review of human studies
    |author= dos Santos, R. G., Bouso, J. C., & Hallak, J. E.
    |pub=Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
    |date=February 23, 2017
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    *{{source|url=http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/01/27/103531
    |title=Rapid antidepressant effects of the psychedelic ayahuasca in treatment-resistant depression: a randomised placebo-controlled trial
    |author=Palhano-Fontes, Fernanda, et al.
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    *{{source|url=http://www.maps.org/research-archive/ayahuasca/Thomas_et_al_CDAR.pdf
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  • Call of Duty trailer hits 3.5M dislikes

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    All right, yes you are reading this right. The COD trailer from last year has finally hit a new milestone. The hatred on that video rages on, but let it rage on, the cold never bothered us anyway. The video had 572,675 likes and 3,500,500 dislikes as of Thursday April 13, 2017, at 12:32 a.m., California time.

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  • The first visit to Ukraine of Master Palmero Ramos from Spain

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    April 14th Master of the Spanish martial art system Master Palmero Ramos, arrived to Ukraine for an official visit from Spain.

    [[File:Визит Maestro Palmero Ramos на Украину 3.jpg|left|thumb| Palmero Ramos at the Memory Research Institute in Ukraine. Weapon research]]
    [[File:Визит Maestro Palmero Ramos на Украину 2.jpg|thumb| Palmero Ramos at the Memory Research Institute in Ukraine 2]]


    Oleg Maltsev was interviewed by a "Obshestvennyj Priboi" newspaper:

    ''"Master Palmero Ramos arrived at my invitation to Research Institute for joint scientific work. He is the head of the Spanish school of martial arts in the Canary Islands, his school is a guardian of European Chivalric traditions".''

    Master Palmero Ramos is the head of the ancient Spanish school "Escuela De Artes Marciales Achinech" on the island of Tenerife (Spain), which is the guardian of the traditions of European chivalry up to these days."

    Master Palmero Ramos was interviewed by newspaper "Obshestvennyj Priboi":

    ''"I was looking for the truth, because in martial arts community there are a lot of liars and a lot of deception, and I was looking for another way. Maestro Oleg, is the one who gave me this truth. That's why I've come from the very far part. "''

    In Ukraine Master Palmero Ramos plans on staying for 14 days, within the framework of which there is a plan to restore and study Spanish technique and Spanish traditions, as well as to develop a uniform methodology for training and preparing any student to become a master.

    [[File:Визит Maestro Palmero Ramos на Украину.jpg|left|thumb| Palmero Ramos. Research of Spanish technique.]]
    [[File:Визит Maestro Palmero Ramos на Украину 1.jpg|thumb| Palmero Ramos at the Memory Research Institute]]


    {{haveyoursay}}
    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAnGWUl6swA ]
    |title=Video report on the arrival of Maestro Palmero Ramos to Ukraine
    |author=Obshestvennyj Priboi
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    |date=
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  • Canada to legalise marijuana to 'make it more difficult for kids to access' it

    Acagastya: Undo revision 4309550 by 24.209.49.47 (talk)


    {{date|April 16, 2017}}
    {{Crime and law}}
    In order to put the {{w|cannabis}} drug (marijuana) out of reach of minors, the [[Canada|Canadian]] federal government announced a bill to legalise cannabis for the age group of eighteen and above, on Thursday. The bill would allow adults to possess cannabis publicly, previously a criminal offence.

    Canada's health minister {{w|Jane Philpott}} [[twitter|tweeted]], {{translated quote|fr|French language|Ajd nous avons déposé un nouveau projet de loi pour légaliser le cannabis, le réglementer de manière stricte et en restreindre l'accès. Notre objectif: garder le cannabis hors de la portée des jeunes, & les profits hors des mains des criminels.|Today we tabled new legislation to legalise, strictly regulate, and restrict access to cannabis. Our goal: keep it out of the hands of youth, and profits out of the hands of criminals.}} The Canadian government, via their official website, explained cannabis is available illegally, and their measures to stop it did not work. Criminal organisations are making money selling cannabis. Under-aged people can obtain the drug easily; they said, "it is easier for our kids to buy cannabis than cigarettes."

    The bill allows provinces and territories to set the age limit above eighteen. In order to prevent criminal gangs from making a profit, selling the drug needs a license permitting its sale. Adults can purchase the drug online from a licensed producer if a retail shop is not available in the province.

    Adults can carry up to 30&nbsp;{{w|gram|g}} (slightly over an {{w|ounce}}) of cannabis and grow at most four cannabis plants at home, for personal use. The plants should be no taller than a {{w|metre}}, the bill proposed. Selling cannabis to minors would be a specific criminal offence.

    The legislation requires parliamentary approval and royal assent. If passed, the bill would be under effect by July 2018, the government said. Health and safety experts and law enforcement were consulted before proposing the legislation. Except for medical purposes, possession of the drug remains illegal until the bill is passed. Regardless of the status of the bill, import and export of the drug would be illegal.

    Previously when the government increased the taxes on cigarettes to discourage citizens from smoking, a black market for cigarettes developed.

    Along with legalising cannabis, the bill would also permit the police officials to use tools like oral fluid drug screeners to detect if drivers are under the influence of the drug. Zero tolerance against drivers under influence of drugs is proposed. The government would also implement a public awareness campaign on the perils of driving under the influence of drugs.

    The government still working on the restrictions. Lawmaker and former police chief Bill Blair said, "We do accept that more important work remains to be done." If the bill is passed, Canada would be the second country to legalise cannabis completely. {{w|Uruguay}} is the first. Some countries, such as [[Germany]], allow medical use of cannabis, but recreational use is prohibited.
    {{haveyoursay}}
    == Related news ==
    *{{wikinews|Germany legalises medical use of cannabis|January 20,2017}}

    == Sources ==
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/04/13/trudeau-leaves-grim-faced-ministers-to-expand-on-pot-laws-right-before-long-weekend-hbert.html
    |date=April 13, 2017
    |pub=The Star
    |author=Chantal Hébert
    |title=Trudeau leaves grim-faced ministers to expand on pot laws — right before long weekend: Hébert
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/world/canada/trudeau-marijuana.html
    |title=Trudeau Unveils Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Canada
    |author= Ian Austen
    |pub=The New York Times
    |date=April 13, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/news/2017/04/canada_takes_actiontolegalizeandstrictlyregulatecannabis.html
    |title=Canada takes action to legalize and strictly regulate cannabis
    |author=
    |pub=Government of Canada
    |date=April 13, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://twitter.com/janephilpott/status/852578060465516544
    |title=Jane Philpott on Twitter
    |author=Jane Philpott
    |pub=Twitter
    |date=April 13, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://twitter.com/janephilpott/status/852578047156989952
    |title=Jane Philpott on Twitter
    |author=Jane Philpott
    |pub=Twitter
    |date=April 13, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://twitter.com/janephilpott/status/852578029813604358
    |title=Jane Philpott on Twitter
    |author=Jane Philpott
    |pub=Twitter
    |date=April 13, 2017
    |lang=fr
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://twitter.com/janephilpott/status/852578011950055424
    |title=Jane Philpott on Twitter
    |author=Jane Philpott
    |pub=Twitter
    |date=April 13, 2017
    |lang=fr
    }}

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  • US launches 'mother of all bombs' in caves used by the ISIL in Afghanistan

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


    {{tasks|news|re-review}}
    {{date|April 14, 2017}}
    The {{w|United States}} has launched the so-called "Mother of All Bombs" &mdash; the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal &mdash; over a complex of tunnels believed to be used as a refuge by the [[Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant]] (ISIL) in the {{w|Achin district}} of {{w|Nangarhar province}}, in the eastern part of [[Afghanistan]] yesterday. The attack was part of ongoing efforts to defeat the branch of the ISIL in Afghanistan.

    The launch of the {{w|global positioning system|GPS}}-guided weapon was reported Wednesday night from a {{w|Lockheed C-130 Hercules}}, and the attack was designed to reduce the risk of Afghan and US forces carrying out clean-up operations in the area at the same time causing the maximum damage to the facilities and the combatants of the ISIL in Afghanistan.

    {{w|The Pentagon}} has confirmed the use of the bomb and is evaluating the extent of the damage. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told the press conference that in the fight against the Islamic Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, "We must deny them operational space, which we did." For his part, US president {{w|Donald Trump}}, who publicly confirmed gave "full authorisation" to the army for the operation, called the launch of the bomb "successful".

    This event comes at a time when the United States changed its military strategy from the assumption of Trump to the bombing of a [[Syria]]n air base in retaliation for the chemical weapons incident in Syria that the United States attributed to the government of {{w|Bashar al-Asad}}, The mobilisation of warships to the {{w|Korean peninsula}} to intimidate [[North Korea]] in the face of a possible sixth nuclear test, and recent misdirected air strikes that accidentally killed civilians and Syrian rebels.

    The US military says that in conjunction with the Afghan army, precautions were taken to prevent any civilian casualties, although it is not known how many militants in the ISIL may have died.

    The GBU-43 / B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), which shares with its English nickname Mother of All Bombs, is a large conventional non-nuclear bomb developed by the US military for use in war of [[Iraq]], but had not been used in combat previously until now, having been used only in tests.

    MOAB contains eleven {{w|tonne|tons}} of explosives and operates similarly to the BLU-82s used during the [[Vietnam]] and Afghanistan wars, being an updated version of these, to sweep large areas and at the same time used as a psychological weapon. The bomb is launched from a Hercules type plane with a parachute, and during its fall it is guided by GPS to its target. Once there it detonates before touching the ground, causing a powerful shock wave more than 1.5 miles from the {{wikt|epicentre}}, sucking all the oxygen from the area and then blazing the air.

    {{haveyoursay}}
    == Sources ==
    {{translated Wikinews|title=EE.UU. lanzó "la madre de todas las bombas" en cuevas usadas por el Estado Islámico en Afganistán|wiki=es}}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/world/asia/moab-mother-of-all-bombs-afghanistan.html
    |title=U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan
    |author=Helene Cooper
    |pub=The New York Times
    |date=April 13, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.rt.com/usa/384646-pentagon-afghanistan-bomb-drop/
    |title=US drops largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan, first time used in combat
    |author=
    |pub=Russia Today
    |date=April 13, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |lang=es
    |url=http://www.voanoticias.com/a/eeuu-lanzo-mayor-bomba-no-nuclear-afganistn/3808875.html
    |title=Trump - "Exitoso" lanzamiento de "madre de todas las bombas"
    |author=
    |pub=Voice of America
    |date=April 13, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.centcom.mil/MEDIA/PRESS-RELEASES/Press-Release-View/Article/1151115/us-forces-targets-destroys-isis-k-stronghold/
    |title=U.S. Forces targets, destroys ISIS-K stronghold
    |author=
    |pub=US Central Command
    |date=April 13, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.latimes.com/world/afghanistan-pakistan/la-fg-mother-bomb-20170413-story.html
    |title=Air Force drops 'mother of all bombs' in Afghanistan
    |author=W. J. Hennigan
    |pub=Los Angeles Times
    |date=April 13, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/moab-gbu-43b-mother-of-all-bombs-price-weight-blast-radius-afghanistan-isis-a7683101.html
    |title=What is the 'Mother of All Bombs', the powerful weapon Trump just dropped on Afghanistan?
    |author=Will Worley
    |pub=The Independent
    |date=April 13, 2017
    }}

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  • Google blocks home device from responding to Burger King commercial

    Pi zero: Reverted edit(s) by ClitheroeBot (talk) to last version by Iuio


    {{WikimediaMention}}{{date|April 14, 2017}}
    {{Internet}}
    On Wednesday afternoon at around 2:45 PM {{w|North American Eastern Daylight Time|US Eastern Time}} (1845 {{w|UTC}}), [[Google]] prevented its {{w|Google Home}} speaker from responding to prompts by a {{w|Burger King}} commercial advertising the chain's {{w|Whopper}} hamburger, after the spot went live on the {{w|internet}} at 12PM Eastern Time (1600 UTC).

    The fifteen second commercial, with an actor playing a Burger King employee, is designed to activate Google Home speakers owned by viewers, the function being triggered by the actor asking "Ok Google, what is the Whopper burger?". Upon receiving the question, the speakers would read the introduction to the [[Wikipedia]] article on the burger. According to a report by ''{{w|USA Today}}'', responding to the commercial's launch, Wikipedia users vandalized the article, with statements like "The 'Whopper' is the worst hamburger product sold by the international fast-food restaurant chain Burger King," or that it contains "rat and toenail clippings", all of which would be recited by the speaker.

    Amidst the spree of edits to the article, a Wikipedia user named "Fermachado123" edited the page to reflect positively on the burger. A report by ''{{w|The Washington Post}}'' noted similarities between the user's name and Fernando Machado, senior vice president for global brand management at Burger King. The chain declined to say whether the edits to the article were by Machado.

    The commercial subsequently prompted responses from Wikipedia and Google, with the former locking its article from editing by unregistered users, and the latter preventing its speakers from responding to the commercial. According to a report by ''{{w|The Verge}}'', Google may have used the sound clip of the actor's voice to disable the commercial's ability to activate the speakers, as other people were still able to get the devices to respond to inquiries about the burger.

    Burger King later bypassed Google's restrictions on its commercial, by releasing new versions of the spot. The chain revealed the new versions on ''{{w|The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon}}'' and ''{{w|Jimmy Kimmel Live}}'' on Wednesday night. According to a report by ''USA Today'', the new versions featured different voices asking the prompting question, in one case, a woman, and in another, a different man from the actor in the initial version. Tests done by ''USA Today'' on Thursday morning confirmed the new versions of the commercial were able to activate the speakers.

    Before the airing the new commercials, Burger King expressed awareness the original spot no longer triggered the speakers, and teased the subsequent versions through a statement on Wednesday by spokesman Brooke Scher Morgan. "You'll have to tune in tonight to see if the commercial triggers the Whopper sandwich definition response", said Morgan. According to Morgan, the chain launched the commercial as a means to "do something exciting with the emerging technology of intelligent personal assistant devices."

    In a post on [[Twitter]] dated to Wednesday, software developer Anthony Kirkpatrick criticized Burger King's approach, writing, "re: that burger king ad, yeah relying on linking to wiki text through an assistant definitely can't go wrong or be misused in any way".

    Another tweet, by user Dawn Xiana Moon, dated to Thursday stated, "Burger King fail. Hijacking devices isn't cool. It's clever, but it's not going to win friends."

    Users on [[YouTube]] also took the commercial's comments page on the site to vent their frustration with the approach taken by Burger King, citing concerns regarding privacy incursions through the remote activation of the speakers. "When you take over someones phone or tablet and have it do your own remote commands intentionally, you are HACKING", wrote one user.

    According to marketing professor {{w|Jonah Berger}}, a faculty member of the {{w|University of Pennsylvania}}'s Wharton School, who authored the book ''Contagious: Why Things Catch On'', Burger King potentially gained patrons through the publicity generated by the commercial. "This is particularly valuable to Burger King rather than, say {{w|McDonald's}}, or someone else," said Berger, "because Burger King wants to be known as an edgy restaurant or establishment that does interesting, creative and different sorts of things. It's part of their brand equity". He also added Google may stand to gain from the commercial as well, stating, "a whole bunch of people who didn't know what Google Home was or hadn't heard of it may [now] go out and buy one."

    Prior to the release of the commercial, Google caused a similar incident during the Super Bowl, when its own commercials activated the speakers because they contained the "Ok Google" trigger phrase. On the possibility other advertisers may attempt to repeat Burger King's actions, Berger had this to say: "Just like any other marketing campaign, the first time someone tries something, it's creative, innovative and everyone says it's great[...] But two weeks from now, if every brand is doing this with every ad, people are going to start getting pretty annoyed."

    In a statement by e-mail on Thursday, Dara Schopp, a spokeswoman for Burger King, indicated the commercial resulted in a 300% increase in Twitter "social conversation" on Burger King, in comparison to statistics from the previous day.

    Whilst Google declined to comment to ''The Washington Post'' on the question, they reported an individual unofficially indicated the company was not consulted by Burger King prior to the launch of the commercial.

    {{haveyoursay}}
    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/04/13/burger-king-just-wont-stop-trolling-google-home/100410776/
    |title=Burger King just won't stop trolling Google Home
    |author=Matt Snider
    |pub=USA Today
    |date=April 14, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/04/12/burger-king-thought-is-had-a-great-idea-instead-it-ended-up-with-a-whopper-of-a-problem/
    |title=Burger King thought it had a great idea. Instead, it ended up with a Whopper of a problem.
    |author=Hayley Tsukayama
    |pub=The Washington Post
    |date=April 13, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/12/15277278/google-home-burger-king-whopper-ad-campaign
    |title=Google shuts down Burger King's cunning TV ad
    |author=Natt Garun
    |pub=The Verge
    |date=April 12, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_O54le4__I
    |title=BURGER KING {{!}} Connected Whopper
    |author=Burger King
    |pub=YouTube
    |date=April 12, 2017
    }}
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  • Russian gay rights organization reports homosexuals arrested, taken to prison camps in Chechnya

    Darkfrog24: Turns out Independent is reporting a speech from last week. Kicking back to development.


    {{develop}}{{LGBT}}
    {{date|April 25, 2017}}

    In a speech to the [[British Parliament]], minister of state for the [[United Kingdom|British]] Foreign Office {{w|Sir Alan Duncan}} stated he had been informed of plans within [[Chechnya]] to eliminate the former Soviet country's [[homosexual|LGBTQ]] community by the start of the [[Muslim]] holy season of [[Ramadan]] on May 26.<!--Independent May--> According to representatives from the {{w|Russian LGBT Network}} and reports that appeared in the independent [[Russia|Russian]] newspaper ''Novaya Gazeta'' in early April, over 100<!--Guardian--> [[LGBT|homosexual]] men in the [[Chechnya|Chechen Republic]] have been rounded up and taken to prison camps, with at least three killed.<!--Guardian-->
    {{QuoteLeft|Human rights groups report that these anti-gay campaigns and killings are orchestrated by the head of the Chechen republic.|source=Sir Alan Duncan, Minister of Parliament<!-- acagastya: I assume MP meant Minister of Parliament -->}}
    "Human rights groups report that these anti-gay campaigns and killings are orchestrated by the head of the Chechen republic, {{w|Ramzan Kadyrov}}," said Duncan. "He has carried out other violent campaigns in the past, and this time he is directing his efforts at the LGBT community. Sources have said that he wants the community eliminated by the start of Ramadan."<!--Independent May--> Duncan went on to condemn the arrests as "utterly barbaric".

    Earlier this month, {{w|Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe}} director of human rights {{w|Michael Georg Link}} asked the [[Russia]]n government to investigate allegations of the arrest, torture and death of gay men in [[Chechnya]]. The [[United Nations]] high commissioner for human rights also issued a statement asking [[Russia]] "to put an end to the persecution of people perceived to be gay or bisexual ... who are living in a climate of fear fuelled by homophobic speeches by local authorities."<!--Telegraph--> Last Thursday, representatives from [[Vladimir Putin]] have backed the Chechen government's denial that persecution based on sexual orientation is taking place.<!--Independent Dearden-->

    The Network's Svetlana Zakharova told ''{{w|MailOnline}}'' and the ''[[BBC]]'' that some of the prisoners had escaped and reported that they had all been kept in the same room with between 30 and 40 other men, some of whom were beaten, given electrical shocks or even killed,<!--Independent--> with some released to their families for the purpose of [[honour killing]].<!--BBC and Guardian-->
    {{QuoteRight|If [homosexuals] existed in Chechnya, law enforcement would not have to worry about them since their own relatives would have sent them to where they could never return.|source=Alvi Karimov}}
    In a statement to the ''{{w|Interfax}}'' news agency, Alvi Karimov, spokesperson for the Chechen leader {{w|Ramzan Kadyrov}}, rejected the claims by denying the existence of homosexuals in Chechnya:<!--Independent and BBC--> "You cannot arrest or repress people who just don't exist in the republic[.] If such people existed in Chechnya, law enforcement would not have to worry about them since their own relatives would have sent them to where they could never return."

    Chechnya does not admit many foreign journalists, and Ekaterina Sokirianskaia of the {{w|International Crisis Group}} admitted that clear information has been scarce, saying there were yet to be any "confirmed cases". This may be due to the extreme secrecy surrounding homosexuality in Chechnya, where most gay men remain closeted. "It's next to impossible to get information from the victims or their families," she told ''[[The Guardian]]'', "but the number of signals I'm receiving from different people makes it hard not to believe detentions and violence are indeed happening."

    The {{w|Russian LGBT Network}} has provided more information through a hotline and appealed to Russia's Federal Investigation Commission but Zakharova said that, as of April 10, there was "still no reaction at all".<!--BBC-->

    Sir Alan Duncan is the first openly gay {{w|British Conservative party|Conservative}} member of Parliament.<!--Independent Dearden-->

    {{haveyoursay}}
    == Sources ==
    *{{source|url=http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/chechnya-ramzan-kadyrov-gay-men-eliminate-chechen-leader-detain-torture-end-may-2017-camps-russia-a7700711.html|title=Chechnya wants to eliminate gay community by end of May, reports suggest
    |author=Loulla-Mae, Eleftheriou-Smith
    |pub=The Independent
    |date=April 25, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|pub=The Metro|url=http://metro.co.uk/2017/04/20/deputy-foreign-secretary-condemns-utterly-barbaric-abuse-of-gay-men-in-chechnya-6587799/|title=Deputy foreign secretary condemns 'utterly barbaric' abuse of gay men in Chechnya|author=Tony Meyjes|date=April 20, 2017}}
    *{{source
    |title=Russia backs Chechnya government's denials over killing and torture of gay men
    |url=http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-chechnya-gay-men-killing-torture-vladimir-putin-dmitry-peskov-chechen-leader-ramzan-kadyrov-a7693291.html
    |pub=Independent
    |author=Lizzie Dearden
    |date=April 20, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/14/russia-asked-end-alleged-killings-gays-chechnya/
    |pub=The Daily Telegraph|author=Chiara Palazzo and Associated Press
    |title=Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya
    |date=April 14, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/chechnya-gay-men-concentration-camps-torture-detain-nazi-ramzan-kadyrov-chechen-russia-region-a7677901.html
    |title=More than 100 gay men 'sent to prison camps' in Chechnya
    |author=Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
    |pub=The Independent
    |date=April 11, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04zph60
    |title=Reports of imprisonment and torture of homosexuals in Chechnya
    |author=
    |pub=BBC
    |date=April 10, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |title=Chechen police 'have rounded up more than 100 suspected gay men'
    |url=https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/02/chechen-police-rounded-up-100-gay-men-report-russian-newspaper-chechnya
    |author=Shaun Walker
    |pub=The Guardian
    |date=April 2, 2017
    }}
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  • 2/3 of Great Barrier Reef Now Bleached

    Pi zero: abandoned?


    {{abandoned|April 29, 2017|userspace=}}
    {{tasks|copyvio|src|re-review}}{{Environment}}
    {{date|April 11, 2017}}

    Scientists with {{w|James Cook University}}'s ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies studying the {{W|Great Barrier Reef}} off the coast of {{w|Queensland}}, {{w|Australia}}, announced on Monday a second severe case of {{w|coral bleaching}} in just 12 months.

    Aerial and underwater surveys of the reef system revealed massive stretches of coral under stress, indicated by loss of colour. The survey examined 1500&nbsp;{{w|kilometre|km}} (about 900&nbsp;{{w|mile|miles}}) of reef and 800 individual reef systems, and showed the reef's middle third bleached, with its north third bleached last year.

    Scientists Terry Hughes and James Kerry were responsible for the latest study. They placed the blame firmly on {{W|global warming}} and the stress rising temperatures places on delicate ecosystems. "The bleaching is caused by record-breaking temperatures driven by global warming," said Hughes in a statement. "This year, 2017, we are seeing mass bleaching, even without the assistance of {{w|El Niño}} conditions.”

    At this rate, the reef is unlikely to recover, due to the relentless damage and time frames. James Kerry says that even the fastest growing coral takes around a decade to reproduce, so two bleaching events in 12 months offer the reef no prospect of recovery.

    {{haveyoursay}}
    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url= https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/04/two-thirds-of-the-great-barrier-reef-is-now-officially-bleached/
    |title= Two Thirds Of The Great Barrier Reef Is Now Officially Bleached
    |author=George Dvorsky
    |pub= gizmodo.com.au
    |date= April 11, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url= https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/two-thirds-of-great-barrier-reef-hit-by-back-to-back-mass-coral-bleaching
    |title= Two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef hit by back-to-back mass coral bleaching
    |author= ARC centre of excellence - Coral Reef Studies
    |pub= Coral Reef Studies
    |date= April 10, 2017
    }}
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  • North Korea warns US of ‘Catastrophic Consequences’ for ‘Outrageous’ Behaviour

    Pi zero: abandoned?


    {{abandoned|April 27, 2017|userspace=}}
    {{tasks|src|mos|re-review}}{{North Korea}}
    {{date|April 12, 2017}}

    [[North Korea]] released a statement yesterday<!--on Tuesday--> warning they are "ready" for "war", following [[United States|US]] President [[Donald Trump]]'s deployment of military ships to the [[Korean Peninsula]].

    The regime's foreign ministry said "The DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea &mdash; North Korea] is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US," ahead of the birthday of the late founder of the nation, current leader [[Kim Jong-un]]'s grandfather {{w|Kim Il-sung}}.

    North Korea has a history of displaying military might on this day, and both US and {{w|Australia|Australian}} forces are prepared to react to a missile launch.

    Tensions around North Korea have steadily risen as the regime refuses to halt the development and testing of long-range {{w|nuclear weapons|nuclear warheads}}. It has been reported {{w|South Korea|South Korean}} and {{w|China|Chinese}} officials have agreed on strong new measures to punish North Korea if their testing continues.

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    *{{source|url= http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/04/11/10/46/n-korea-vows-response-to-reckless-us-navy-move-kcna
    |title= North Korea 'ready for war' after 'reckless' US Navy deployment
    |author= {{w|Agence France-Presse|AFP}}
    |pub= Nine News
    |date= April 11, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url= http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/tensions-at-tipping-point-why-donald-trump-had-to-act-on-north-korea-now/news-story/af8e0c30f9f21f6c6e45fdde868305be
    |title= Tensions at ‘tipping point’: Why Donald Trump had to act on North Korea now
    |author= James Law
    |pub= news.com.au
    |date= April 11, 2017
    }}
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  • Friv

    George Ho: test page


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    Friv is a gaming website but my friend was playing on it and it shutdown his computer never use it my fellow friendly gamers.

    This happened on the 11 of jan 2017.

    never use friv is my advise

    By Owen Patterson(a kid who got boered doing RE revision.)
    PS I can not spell well so plz forgive me.


  • GNOME to be Ubuntu's default desktop environment, Canonical to stop investing in Ubuntu Phone

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    {{date|April 8, 2017}}
    {{computing}}
    On Wednesday, {{w|Mark Shuttleworth}}, founder of the {{w|Ubuntu}} operating system, announced the open source OS will end its ties with the {{w|Unity (user interface)|Unity8 desktop environment}} and that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Long Term Service) will be shipped with the {{w|GNOME}} desktop environment by default. Unity has been Ubuntu's default desktop environment since it was released six years ago in 2011.

    In his blog post, Shuttleworth explained growth of products are decided by the market and the community. {{w|Canonical, Ltd.}}, the software company behind Ubuntu, could not gain investors from Unity8, Ubuntu Phone and the convergence shell. Instead, they are shifting their Ubuntu focus on to cloud and IoT ({{w|Internet of Things}}), which Shuttleworth notes finds application in "auto, robotics, networking, and machine learning".

    Canonical &mdash; after making controversial desktop environment Unity the default &mdash; launched their own smartphone in 2013, called {{W|Ubuntu Edge}}, with a crowd funding campaign target of [[US$]]32 million but could not cross the US$13 million mark. A couple of years later, Canonical partnered with bq, Fairphone and Meizu to launch Ubuntu phones. Unity worked <!-- with the convergence shell --> for Ubuntu phones but did not perform well in the global market. "I'm not giving up! I will do my best to keep Ubuntu touch and Unity8 standing on both it's{{sic}} legs!", Ubports' developer Marius Gripsgård posted on his {{w|Google+}} profile on Wednesday.

    "The choice, ultimately, is to invest in the areas which are contributing to the growth of the company", Shuttleworth wrote in the blog. Following this announcement, GNOME [[twitter|tweeted]], "Welcome back Canonical! Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to ship with GNOME by default!".

    Currently, Ubuntu is available in various desktop environments like Ubuntu GNOME (GNOME), Ubuntu MATE ({{w|MATE (software)|MATE}}), Xubuntu ({{w|XFCE}}), Kubuntu ({{w|KDE Plasma}}), Lubuntu ({{w|LXDE}}) and Ubuntu Budgie ({{w|Budgie (desktop environment)|Budgie}}), though Unity remains the default for the upcoming version, 17.04 (Zesty Zapus).

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39490848
    |title=Ubuntu ends Unity software unification project
    |author=
    |pub=BBC Online
    |date=April 6, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/05/growing-ubuntu-for-cloud-and-iot-rather-than-phone-and-convergence/
    |title=Growing Ubuntu for cloud and IoT, rather than phone and convergence
    |author=Mark Shuttleworth
    |pub=Ubuntu Insights
    |date=April 5, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://twitter.com/gnome/status/849685715923456001
    |title=GNOME on Twitter
    |date=April 5, 2017
    |pub=Twitter
    |author=GNOME
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://plus.google.com/110699558853693437587/posts/7RHujp9u7oW
    |title=I&#39;m not giving up! I will do my best to keep Ubuntu touch and Unity8 standing...
    |date=April 5, 2017
    |pub=Google+
    |author=Marius Gripsgård
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=https://itsfoss.com/ubuntu-unity-shutdown/
    |title=Canonical Shuts Door On Unity, Ubuntu Phone And Convergence
    |date=April 5, 2017
    |pub=It's FOSS
    |author=Abhishek Prakash
    }}
    *{{source
    |url=http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/22/4645828/ubuntu-edge-smartphone-misses-crowdfunding-goal
    |title=Ubuntu Edge smartphone misses its crowdfunding goal by over $19 million
    |date=August 22, 2013
    |pub=The Verge
    |author=Bryan Bishop
    }}

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  • Brendan Rodgers pens four-year contract extention with Celtic

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    {{Date|April 8, 2017}}
    {{Football}}
    Yesterday<!--On Friday-->, [[Northern Ireland|Northern Irish]] [[Football (soccer)|football]] manager {{w|Brendan Rodgers}} signed a four-year contract extension with [[Scotland|Scottish]] club {{w|Celtic F.C.}}, the club announced via their official website. The extended contract runs through June 2021. His previous contract was to expire at the end of the season.

    After signing the contract, Rodgers said, "It was an easy decision for me[...] Personally and professionally I’m in a great place, a few years ago I might have been in a rush but you learn through experience to appreciate what you have. What I have here is that I'm a supporter who got very, very lucky, but hopefully I can help to develop the club along with the people who are already here." The 44-year-old manager joined the Glasgow side in 2016 replacing {{w|Ronny Deila}}, and guided ''The Bhoys'' to the national league victory on Sunday.

    Celtic, who secured their sixth consecutive {{w|Scottish Premiership}} title with eight games to spare have a chance to complete a first domestic treble since 2001, having already won the {{w|Scottish League Cup}} and having qualified for the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup later in April under Rodgers. Rodgers narrowly missed out on the {{w|Premier League}} trophy with [[Liverpool F.C.]] in 2014.

    Rodgers enjoyed his first ever league victory with Celtic, and earned a spot in next season's [[UEFA Champions League]]'s group stage. Celtic under Rodgers have extended an unbeaten streak to 38 matches in the Scottish league.

    Rodgers was sacked by Liverpool in October 2015 after three-and-half-years of service at {{w|Anfield}}; and former [[Borussia Dortmund]]'s manager {{w|Jürgen Klopp}} filled his vacated spot. Peter Lawwell, Celtic's Chief Executive said, "Brendan has made a huge impact at Celtic already. He's an outstanding manager and we believe he is one of the best coaches in Europe, if not world football, and we're delighted that he has committed his future to Celtic."

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    == Related news ==
    * {{Wikinews|Celtic FC wins sixth consecutive Scottish Premiership title|Tuesday, April 4, 2017}}
    * {{Wikinews|Jürgen Klopp signs 3 year contract with Liverpool|Saturday, October 10, 2015}}
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    | url = http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39526811
    | title = Brendan Rodgers: Celtic manager signs new four-year deal
    | author =
    | pub = BBC Sport
    | date = April 7, 2017
    }}
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    | url = http://www.celticfc.net/news/12368
    | title = Celtic delighted as Brendan Rodgers signs new 4-year contract
    | author =
    | pub = Celtic F.C.
    | date = April 7, 2017
    }}
    * {{Source
    | url = http://www.celticfc.net/news/12373
    | title = Brendan Rodgers: This was an easy decision for me to make
    | author = Jo Hendry
    | pub = Celtic F.C.
    | date = April 7, 2017
    }}

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  • Pop-artist James Rosenquist dies aged 83

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    {{date|April 3, 2017}}
    {{obituaries}}
    Well-known {{w|pop art}} figure {{w|James Rosenquist}} died on Friday, his family announced, in his {{w|New York City}} home after a long illness, at the age of 83.
    [[File:James rosenquist1.jpg|thumb|left|260px|James Rosenquist, from file, 2008. {{image|[[w:User:Russ Blaise|Russ Blaise]]}}]]
    Mr Rosenquist leaves behind a legacy of involvement in the pop art movement, playing a pivotal role in the movement's conception in the 1960s. His career as a heyday pop-artist was defined by his billboard painting style which incorporated subject matter from popular culture and the mass media and created large scale artworks.

    Although his works were rarely politically charged, his best-known work, the 1964/1965 ''F-111'', used a combination of war imagery and everyday influences to protest {{w|US}} militarism in relation to the {{w|Vietnam War}}. It now resides in the collection of the {{w|Museum of Modern Art}} in New York.

    The 1960s pop art movement was defined by artists like {{w|Andy Warhol}} and {{w|Roy Lichtenstein}}, contemporaries of Mr. Rosenquist. Although part of the same art movement, Rosenquist wrote in his 2009 autobiography, ''Painting Below Zero: Notes on a Life in Art'', that he was less interested in "logos or brand names", and more concerned with creating what he described as "mysterious pictures".

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    *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/apr/01/james-rosenquist-pop-artist-f-111-dies-83
    |title=James Rosenquist, pop artist who painted the famous F-111, dies ages 83
    |author=Martin Pengelly
    |pub=The Guardian
    |date=April 2, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/arts/james-rosenquist-dead-pop-art.html?_r=0
    |title=James Rosenquist, Pop Art Pioneer, Dies at 83
    |author=Ken Johnson
    |pub=The New York Times
    |date=April 1, 2017
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  • Impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye Arrested

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    {{date|March 31, 2017}}
    {{South Korea}}
    Former {{w|South Korea|South Korean}} Leader {{w|Park Geun-hye}} was arrested today<!-- on Friday --> over corruption allegations.
    [[File:Park Geun-hye (8724400493) (cropped).jpg|thumb|left|260px|File photo of Park Geun-hye, 2013. {{image|Korean Culture and Information Service (Cheong Wa Dae)}}]]
    A court in {{w|Seoul}} issued an arrest warrant for the former president, after a hearing yesterday<!-- on Thursday --> to determine whether she should be arrested. Park was accused of abusing her power, bribery, and illegally colluding with long-time friend {{w|Choi Soon-sil}}.

    Park Geun-hye was accused of working with Choi Soon-sil to use foundations to accept donations from major South Korean companies. The foundations then backed the former president's policy initiatives. Park was also accused of accepting bribes for political favours from conglomerates, such as from {{w|Samsung Group}}'s chief {{w|Jay Y. Lee}}.

    In the hearing Park argued against her arrest that she posed no flight risk and swore she would not tamper with evidence. After her eight hour's worth of testimony, a judge at the Seoul District Court said there was sufficient evidence to arrest the former leader and said evidence could be destroyed if they did not.

    Both Park and Choi deny they did anything wrong.

    Park has been put in a detention facility located just outside Seoul to await further legal proceedings. Officials for the facility have said Park will be expected to adhere to the existing rules in place at the centre.

    Elections to appoint a new president are scheduled to be held on May 9.

    {{haveyoursay}}
    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-31/south-korea-ex-president-park-geun-hye-arrested/8403316
    |title=Park Geun-hye: South Korea's former president arrested over corruption allegations
    |author={{w|Associated Press|AP}}/{{w|Reuters}}
    |pub=ABC News (Australia)
    |date=March 31, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-politics-idUSKBN17107B
    |title=Ousted South Korean leader behind bars after arrest on bribery charges
    |author=Cynthia Kim, Ju-min Park
    |pub=Reuters
    |date=March 31, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/30/south-korea-park-geun-hye-arrest-warrant
    |title=Ousted South Korea president Park Geun-hye jailed over corruption allegations
    |author={{w|Associated Press|AP}}
    |pub=The Guardian
    |date=March 30, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/30/world/asia/park-geun-hye-south-korea-arrest.html
    |title=Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s Ousted Leader, Is Arrested and Jailed to Await Trial
    |author=Choe Sang-Hun
    |pub=The New York Times
    |date=March 30, 2017
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  • Israel approves first West Bank settlement in 20 years

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    {{date|April 2, 2017}}
    {{Israel}}
    {{w|Israel}}'s security cabinet unanimously approved on Thursday construction of the first official {{w|West Bank}} settlement in over 20 years, continuing a process that many in the international community consider illegal. The new settlement is to be near the {{w|Palestine|Palestinian}} city of {{w|Ramallah, Palestine|Ramallah}}.

    The decision comes after the demolition of {{w|Amona, Mateh Binyamin|Amona}}, another West Bank settlement, which president {{w|Benjamin Netanyahu}} vowed to replace. Israel's high court found the settlement was illegally built on land under private Palestinian ownership.

    "I had promised from the start that I would create a new settlement. It seems to me that I made that commitment in December and I will keep it today," President Netanyahu told reporters on Thursday.

    The international community considers Israeli West Bank settlements illegal and, generally, undermining peace between Israel and Palestine. Outgoing {{w|US|}} president {{w|Barack Obama}} used his final interview to criticise Israel's West Bank policy.

    "Today's announcement," said {{w|Palestine Liberation Organization}} executive committee member {{w|Hanan Ashrawi}}, "once again proves that Israel is more committed to appeasing its illegal settler population than to abiding by the requirements for stability and a just peace."

    Over half a million Israelis live in settlements on the West Bank and in the eastern parts of {{w|Jerusalem}}. Israel cites security needs and {{w|Judaism|religious}} connection to the land as justifications for construction on the West Bank.

    {{haveyoursay}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/israel-approves-new-settlement/news-story/ad07a0b5768dfc256c2da271720f0a24
    |title=Israel approves West Bank settlement
    |author={{w|Associated Press|AP}}
    |pub=News.com.au
    |date=March 31, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-approves-settlement-first-two-decades-benjamin-netanyahu-amona-emek-shilo-ramallah-a7659216.html
    |title=Israel approves first new settlement in two decades
    |author=Samuel Osborne
    |pub=The Independent
    |date=March 31, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2017/3/30/netanyahu-i-will-keep-promise-to-build-new-community-in-judea-and-samaria
    |title=Netanyahu: ‘I will keep’ promise to build new community in Judea and Samaria
    |author=
    |pub=JNS.org
    |date=March 30, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/police-evictions-of-illegal-west-bank-settlers-met-with-violent-protests-from-israelis-amona-a7556756.html
    |title=Police evictions of illegal West Bank settlers met with violent protests from Israelis
    |author=Bethan Mckernan
    |pub=The Independent
    |date=February 1, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.skynews.com.au/news/politics/international/2017/01/16/obama-highlights-israel-in-last-interview.html
    |title=Obama highlights Israel in last interview
    |author={{w|Associated Press|AP}}
    |pub=Sky News
    |date=January 16, 2017
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