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Lionel Messi ‘headbutts’ Roma player in Barcelona win

6 August 2015 Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is lucky not to be sent off following a clash with Roma defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa during a pre-season friendly. Instead the Argentina international received a yellow card as the Spanish champions won the match 3-0 thanks to goals from himself Neymar and Ivan Rakitic. Barcelona will begin the defence of their title against […]

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Rolling Stone Keith Richards: The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album is ‘rubbish’

Aug. 6, 2015 at 8:02 PM What’s the No. 1 album of all time? Your mileage may vary, but according to Rolling Stone magazine, it’s The Beatles’ 1967 classic, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” And according to an actual Rolling Stone, that album … is complete “rubbish.” Yep, 48 years after it was released, guitarist Keith Richards (whose band […]

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New group claims Saudi blast

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2015, 1:08 AM RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – An allegedly new Islamic State affiliate in Saudi Arabia claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a mosque inside a police compound in the country’s southwest on Thursday that killed at least 15 people, most of them members and recruits of the kingdom’s special forces.It was the deadliest attack […]

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New Taliban head calls for unity in first audio message

Mullah Akhtar Mansoor tells Afghan Taliban to ignore rumours about the group’s campaign and vows to continue fighting. Mansoor is only the second leader the Taliban have had since Mullah Omar [Reuters] The new leader of the Afghan Taliban has issued his first audio statement, calling for unity and promising to continue his group’s fight. In the 33-minute message released […]

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Franco’s Face

Nuno Silva, a Portuguese-born footballer who has played in Angola and Portugal, and who has just started playing for Spanish football team Real Jaén in Andalusia, this week wore a t-shirt emblazoned with the face of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco (who died in 1975) to his inaugural press conference. Twitter was, initially, in uproar, especially since Silva’s excuse was, despite […]

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Nonviolence Means Less Abuse

Did you hear about the scandal involving nonviolent accompaniers who sexually abused refugee children in a camp in the Central African Republic? I didn’t either. It’s probably because it didn’t happen—because that kind of thing almost never happens at the hands of nonviolent activists. Unfortunately, it does happen when violent force is introduced into conflict settings. When weapons and armed […]

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Militant Proliferation and the Consequences of Fragmentation

Contemporary irregular conflicts often share a common feature: they are fragmented. States are not facing just one enemy but instead they are facing many, and these actors often have their own internal conflicts as well. Sometimes these organizations hold broadly similar goals, as is the case with Syrian militants who are opposed to the Assad regime. Elsewhere, groups have developed […]

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The Empire State Building will use its famed lighting display to show images of endangered animals

New Yorkers will be able to see a giant ape climbing the Empire State Building tonight (August 1). No, it’s not the return of King Kong. Footage of an ape, as well as other creatures, will be projected onto the southern face of the iconic skyscraper from 9pm to midnight local time as part of a public art project intended to draw […]

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Could presidential politics screw up America’s engagement with Cuba?

Hillary Clinton went to Florida today and blasted her Republican opponents in the US presidential race for their support of an embargo and travel ban on Cuba—a move that might complicate efforts to end the island nation’s American ostracization. “The Cuban people have waited long enough for progress to come,” she said in a speech to college students in Miami. […]

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Britain’s Chris Froome has won his second Tour de France

British cyclist Chris Froome has all but secured his second Tour de France victory.Froome finished today’s penultimate stage in the French alps in first place overall, with a lead of 1 minute, 12 seconds. The Kenyan-born Froome has led this year’s race since its seventh stage more than two weeks ago.Today, Froome held off the second-place challenger, 25-year-old Colombian rider […]

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Pearson wants to sell The Economist too, but has to deal with its baroque ownership structure

Days after its $1.3 billion sale of the Financial Times, Pearson is looking to sell off its portion of the Economist Group as it transitions to being a purely education-focused company, the FT itself reports (paywall). Even though there was a bit of drama with the sale of the FT–rival bidder Axel Springer reportedly didn’t find out it lost out […]

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Presiden Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza mudah memenangkan masa jabatan ketiga dalam pemilihan yang diboikot oleh oposisi

Pierre Nkurunziza telah mengamankan jangka ketiga sebagai presiden Burundi, memenangkan 69% suara. Tujuh belas partai-partai oposisi memboikot pemilu, meninggalkan mantan jenderal Agathon Rwasa, yang mengambil 19% suara, karena hanya saingan Nkurunziza ini di jajak pendapat. Kemenangan Nkurunziza datang setelah minggu kerusuhan, kekerasan, dan kudeta-diminta gagal oleh langkah oleh partai yang berkuasa Nkurunziza, Dewan Nasional untuk Pertahanan Demokrasi (CNDD-FDD), untuk mencalonkan […]

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The UK’s opposition parties are moving left, and it could lose them the next election

The UK won’t hold another general election until 2020, but the opposition parties are searching their souls to work out if they can win it, and in what possible configuration. For the largest of them, Labour, this has turned into an existential question: Where on the political spectrum should the party be? After Labour lost support and seats in May’s […]