Five things to know about Syria's Aleppo (AFP)

Five things to know about Syria's Aleppo (AFP)

AFPon September 23, 2016, 10:45 pm Five things to know about Syria’s Aleppo Beirut (AFP) – Once an economic powerhouse, Aleppo and its surrounding countryside have suffered some of the bloodiest violence in Syria’s five-year conflict that has cost more than 300,000 lives. Here are five facts about the northern city, which has been roughly divided into a regime-controlled west and a rebel-held east since July 2012 and where the government said Thursday it had launched a new offensive. – War comes to Aleppo in July 2012 – In April-May…

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MLB star tweets protesters should be 'locked up like animals'

MLB star tweets protesters should be 'locked up like animals'

In a series of posts Thursday, Clevenger also mocked the protests of sports stars kneeling during the US anthem and seemed to suggest all involved in protesting the death of Keith Lamont Scott at the hands of police in Charlotte, North Carolina, should be locked up like “animals.” “Black people beating whites when a thug got shot holding a gun by a black officer haha s**t cracks me up! Keep kneeling for the anthem!” Clevenger tweeted Thursday. Another tweet by the Major League Baseball star read: “BLM is pathetic once…

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Unlikely duo out to defend Perth Royal Show marmalade title

Unlikely duo out to defend Perth Royal Show marmalade title

Posted September 23, 2016 21:17:44 Photo: Mr Weir and grandmother Phyllis Forbes are hoping to make it “two from two”. (ABC News: Charlotte Hamlyn) An unlikely duo are out to defend their title in the prestigious marmalade competition at this year’s Perth Royal Show, which gets underway this weekend. 29-year-old David Weir raised a few eyebrows when he turned up at the cookery pavilion last year on a Harley Davidson motorbike with a jar of cumquat jam under his arm. “Granny has always made me marmalade and I saw it…

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The secret costs of Islamophobia

The secret costs of Islamophobia

“I am an American, I grew up here. I say the Pledge of Allegiance every day,” Aleena Khan told the President. “And yet, I am a Muslim.” Aleena is 17, with a bright smile and dark hair that sweeps across her shoulders. Her mother is Indian-American, her father emigrated from Pakistan. Aleena and her two sisters have lived in Maryland their whole lives. Last year, as part of an honors research project on identity crises among Muslim-American teenagers, Aleena spent hours online combing through public comments on news articles about…

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