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Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Taliban have captured the crucial south Afghan district of Sangin after a year-long battle, officials say.

A spokesman for Helmand's governor confirmed the district police and governor's headquarters were now in militant hands.

Almost a quarter of British troops killed during the UK's combat mission in Afghanistan died defending Sangin.

Hundreds of members of the Afghan security forces died there in recent fighting. read more


Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) cashed in on United State's recent ban barring Middle East airlines from having electronic items on board.

The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming to the United States from 10 airports mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats.

However, Pakistan's national flight carrier isn't one of the airlines flying to the US that is barred from having electronic devices on board. read more


US President Donald Trump, who has sought to ban travelers from Iran and other Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, issued a holiday greeting on Wednesday to Iranians celebrating the New Year holiday known as Nowruz.

Trump, who has also criticised the nuclear deal between Iran and western powers negotiated during President Barack Obama's administration, did not refer to the travel ban in his statement. read more


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Canada has banned life-size cardboard cutouts of the popular Canadian prime minister. According to CBC News, diplomats have been told to stop using stand-ups of Justin Trudeau. Stand-up images of the prime minister have appeared at Canadian events in the United States, attracting visitors, many of whom have snapped fake-Trudeau selfies and then posted them on social media. Global Affairs Canada has officially asked that there be no more Trudeau cutouts at events hosted by Canadian diplomats. "We are aware of instances where our missions in the United States had decided to purchase and use these cutouts," Michael O'Shaughnessy, Canada's global affairs spokesman said in an email to CBC. "The missions have been asked to no longer use these for their events." read more


He publicly announced that he was living with HIV in November 2015.

And Charlie Sheen now claims that there are people in Hollywood who are secretly living with the same disease.

'I know who they are, but I will take that to my grave,' the 51-year-old actor told The Kyle & Jackie 'O' Show on Wednesday. read more


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The man believed to have carried out the attack in Westminster has been named by police as Khalid Masood.

Kent-born Masood, who was shot dead in the attack, was not the subject of any current police investigations, but had a range of previous convictions.

The 52-year-old was believed to have been living in the West Midlands.

The so-called Islamic State group has said it was behind the attack.

Thats because the Brits protect these snakes so they can use them as "useful idiots" somewhere down the line.... like when we created ISIS to destroy Syria and Iraq so Isreal could feel safe.

However, sometimes a snake will bite back.

Read this:

www.dawn.com

And then, some Pakistanis grumble, there are the schools in Britain that teach extremist or, more often, isolationist ideas to their pupils. Although there has been a shift in official attitudes in the UK in recent months, some schools are still teaching children that it is best not to become too friendly with Christians.

To take a specific example, one school in Nottingham has a history of isolating children from mainstream British life and of enforcing strict rules such as no make-up, no radios, no music with instruments, no mobile phones, no newspapers and no TV. Even Harry Potter -- being devoured by other children in the UK -- was banned. Even though the British authorities have now started taking measures against the school, for the moment, it is still functioning.

Next up: British visa policy. Even as middle-class Pakistani students wanting to study at leading British universities find their visas subject to long delays and in some cases rejection, many Pakistanis, including senior officials, complain that hard-line clerics from extremist madressahs seem to have no such problems.

en.wikipedia.org

The Little Boy was 120 inches (300 cm) in length, 28 inches (71 cm) in diameter and weighed approximately 9,700 pounds (4,400 kg).[19] The design used the gun method to explosively force a hollow sub-critical mass of uranium-235 and a solid target cylinder together into a super-critical mass, initiating a nuclear chain reaction. This was accomplished by shooting one piece of the uranium onto the other by means of four cylindrical silk bags of cordite.

Stupidity. The gift that keeps on giving.

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