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Your mail: UPDF has performed fairly well in Somal

I would like to respond to an article by Joseph Lukyamuzi that recently appeared in The Observer titled “ We need a cemetery for those who die in battle.” In his article, Lukyamuzi raised issues related to UPDF’s mode of operation which I will directly address.

How long do Kiwi kids spend in early childhood education?

Ministry of Education statistics of attendance and enrolment at licensed early education care facilities suggest that children under the age of one or above the age of four were the minority in 2015. For children between the age of 3 and 5, there's a targeted subsidy known as 20 free hours .

12 dead, scores injured after van ploughs into crowd in Barcelona, Spain

Mobile phone footage posted on Twitter showed several bodies strewn along the Ramblas, some motionless. Paramedics and bystanders bent over them, treating them and trying to comfort those still conscious. Around them, the boulevard was deserted, covered in rubbish and abandoned objects including hats, bags and a pram.

ISIL claims responsibility for Barcelona van attack that killed 12

Warning, graphic images follow. A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Police said at least 12 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in the terror attack.

Alleged Assault by Grace Mugabe in South Africa Becomes Diplomatic Headache

JOHANNESBURG — The claims that Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, assaulted a young woman in an upscale Johannesburg hotel have grabbed international headlines for their sordid details — and self-posted pictures of the alleged victim's deep wounds. The incident also has created a major diplomatic....

Battling Demons in Community Looking to Trump for Change

ABERDEEN, WASHINGTON — In Grays Harbor County, a rural community on the coast of Washington state, the rate at which people die from despair — from drugs, alcohol and suicide — is nearly twice the national average. The county embraced Donald Trump's call to America's forgotten corners, and flipped....

Egypt condemns Barcelona van attack

Egypt has condemned the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday that killed at least 13 people and injured more than 30 others, Egypt’s foreign ministry said in a statement. The foreign ministry offered Egypt's condolences for the families of the victims and wished a swift recovery for those injured in the attack.

Egypt confiscates assets of 16 Muslim Brotherhood members: Committee

An Egyptian governmental committee tasked with appraising and seizing the funds of members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group announced on Thursday that it confiscated the assets of 16 Brotherhood members, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported. Among those whose assets were confiscated are the....

UPDATE 5: Van ploughs through crowd in Barcelona, killing 13

A van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday and a regional official said 13 people were killed in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack Police said they had arrested a man but did not identify him or describe his role.

Editorial: Reed reinvigorates Problem Solvers as a caucus that could make a difference

Congress has desperately needed a counterbalance to the Freedom Caucus, the hard-right alliance of members whose rigid inflexibility has tied Washington in knots for several years. Now, it may have one, thanks in large part to the vision of Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning. Together with Rep.

Steuben Foods goes nuts over non-dairy milk

Aw, nuts. Just one year after closing its Elmhurst line of dairy milk after 92 years in business, Elma-based Steuben Foods is coming out with a new non-dairy milk that is already hitting store shelves. The new Elmhurst Milked product is a new line of vegan beverages, made from almonds, cashews, walnuts and hazelnuts.

Editorial: Elia caves in, cheats voters in removing Paladino for the sin of telling the tr…

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia made the wrong decision in ousting Carl Paladino from the Buffalo Board of Education. Removing – or retaining – Paladino is the job of Park District voters who have had their own rights yanked by this ruling.

Another Voice: Collaborating on improvements in city's Olmsted parks makes sense

By Kevin Gaughan. In my nearly 30 years of civic work, I’ve learned that no purpose is served by responding to those who engage in personal attacks. But as Anne Harding Joyce’s recent article about my Olmsted parks plan includes inaccuracies and an impugning of my motives, I must answer.

Letter: Trump must rein in civil service workers

Trump must rein in civil service workers. President Trump has finally been able to fire or punish for misconduct hundreds of Veterans Affairs employees. Trump is out to challenge the premise that if you are a federal employee, you are protected no matter what you do, regardless of your job performance.

Terror in Spain: At least 12 dead, 80 injured after van jumps sidewalk plowing into pedestrians

BARCELONA, Spain A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Authorities said 12 people were killed and 80 were wounded, 15 of them seriously, in what they called a terror attack.

German fintech start-up acquires rival as deal-making heats up

LONDON. In a sign that deal-making in the financial-technology sector may be heating up, a German fintech firm has made the rare move of acquiring another start-up to beef up its customer base. Deposit Solutions GmbH, a Hamburg-based company that enables consumers to move their savings around a....

We need to put the patent trolls out of business

In a recent episode of HBO’s sitcom “Silicon Valley,” a lawyer tries to extort money from a struggling start-up by threatening to sue it for patent infringement. The troll, who understands nothing about the underlying technology, owns a patent so broad as to be unenforceable, but knows that the....

13 dead as Daesh claims Barcelona attack

Barcelona: At least 13 people were killed Thursday when a driver deliberately slammed a van into crowds on Barcelona’s most popular street in an attack claimed by Daesh. Police said they had arrested two suspects after the assault, the latest in a wave of vehicle rampages across Europe in recent years.

Hanson wears burqa in Australian Senate while calling for ban

Sydney: The leader of Australia’s right wing One Nation party has been rebuked by the Turnbull government for entering the Senate chamber wearing a black burqa. Pauline Hanson caused a commotion by arriving at the Senate chamber for the daily question time session dressed in a black burqa, which was....

Barcelona attack: van crashes into crowd at Las Ramblas, killing 12 as Islamic State claims responsibility

Terror in Barcelona as van hits crowd in Las Ramblas; 12 people killed and 80 people injured; Two suspects arrested; Reports a third suspect killed in police shootout; A white van crashed into a packed summer crowd this evening in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district. Barcelona police confirmed it was a terror attack.

U.S., Japan step up defense cooperation to counter North Korea

By Yeganeh Torbati. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Japan will step up their defense cooperation to deal with the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea as tensions in East Asia remain high, officials from the two allies said on Thursday. “For this threat of North Korea, at this meeting....

Deal reached in lawsuit over harsh CIA interrogations

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A settlement has been reached in a landmark lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union brought against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. Terms of the deal were not disclosed Thursday.

Before Camp David talks, Mattis says Afghan strategy is near

WASHINGTON — After months of sometimes heated internal debate, the Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. He gave no hint of what the strategy would look like.

The Latest: IS group takes responsibility for Spain attack

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the van attack in Barcelona that officials say killed 12 people and injured many others. A statement carried by the extremist group's media arm — the Aamaq news agency — says Thursday's attack was carried out by "soldiers of the Islamic State.

Anglo group finds silver lining in revised census figures that show declines

Even though revised census figures show the number of mother-tongue Enlish-speakers in Quebec is declining, a leading Anglo advocacy group has found a sliver of good news in the updated numbers. Initially Statistics Canada had said Quebec's Anglo population jumped by 57,000 people between 2011 and 2016, an increase of 0.

'We want to lift that cloud': Thunder Bay officials talk student safety at provincial conference

Municipal officials in Thunder Bay say they raised the issue of Indigenous student safety with provincial representatives at the 2017 AMO conference. (Matt Prokopchuk / CBC) A delegation from the City of Thunder Bay has returned from the 2017 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)....

Not just the water: Residents say Parlee Beach’s image ‘is tainted’

Some residents who live near Parlee Beach in Shediac say their once beloved beach is getting a bad name, with some fearing poor water quality is keeping tourists away. “It’s tainted” said resident Bill Ross. Ross, who lives right beside the beach’s parking area, said he’s been taking pictures of the....

National Park Service ends ban on disposable water bottles The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of

PHOENIX - The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The National Park Service said in a statement it made the decision to "expand hydration options for....

Jury recommends death penalty for man convicted in estranged wife's murder 36 Mins After deliberating for about three hours Thursday, a St. Johns County jury voted 12-0 to

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - After deliberating for about three hours Thursday, a St. Johns County jury voted 12-0 to recommend the death penalty for a man convicted in the brutal murder of his estranged wife. It's the first unanimous death penalty verdict in the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court under the new sentencing rules.

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Islamic State propaganda is claiming that its ‘soldiers’ carried out the Barcelona attack, The Associated Press, Reuters and AFP reported Thursday. (Previous story) At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 injured after a van rammed through crowds of people in the heart of Barcelona Thursday in what police described as a terror attack.

Wal-Mart Stores, L Brands and Cisco Systems skid

Banks slumped Thursday as bond yields and interest rates fell. Briggs & Stratton Corp., down $3.33 to $20.76. The engine maker had a weak fourth quarter and its annual profit forecast was lower than analysts expected. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., up $4.42 to $163.92.
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