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25 years after war, a Bosnian city fights for democracy

25 years after war, a Bosnian city fights for democracy

World
MOSTAR, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A European Court decision could open the way for residents of the Bosnian city of Mostar to vote in municipal elections and finally close an illegal landfill poisoning the city. The European Court for Human Rights ruled Oct. 29 that Bosnia and Herzegovina must allow municipal elections in Mostar, which has not had an elected city council since 2012. The court gave the country six months to devise a solution -- a binding verdict because Bosnia is a member state of the Council of Europe. Mostar's mayor, Ljubo Beslic, has had full control of the city's $ 55 million monthly budget since the suspension of the council. "This is not a democracy," said Irma Baralija, a 35-year-old teacher and potential city council candidate who filed the suit in ...
Sergio Aguero: What makes Manchester City striker so good – Micah Richards analysis

Sergio Aguero: What makes Manchester City striker so good – Micah Richards analysis

Sports
Looking back now it seems crazy, but when I first trained with Sergio Aguero after he joined Manchester City in 2011, I did not instantly think 'superstar'. Sometimes when a new player arrives at your club, you see him in action with your own eyes and just think 'wow'. That was happening a lot at City at the time, because of the kind of big signings we were making that were transforming the club, but it was not the case with Sergio. When I first saw him, I didn't actually think he was that good. We had spent a lot of money on him - around £35m - and he had arrived with a big reputation, but in those first few sessions he did not look particularly special.It is not as if I was exp
Aston Villa 1-6 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero becomes highest overseas scorer in Premier League history

Aston Villa 1-6 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero becomes highest overseas scorer in Premier League history

Sports
Sergio Aguero scored his 12th hat-trick to become the highest overseas goalscorer in Premier League history in rampant Manchester City's six-goal hammering of struggling Aston Villa.The Argentine moved level - and then past - Thierry Henry, before joining Frank Lampard on 177 goals in England's top flight. Only three men - Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Andy Cole - are still ahead of him on the all-time Premier League list. Aguero's number of hat-tricks is a Premier League record. It was part of a merciless City performance as they took apart a Villa side who were suffering their worst defeat since Liverpool beat them at 6-0 at Villa Park in February 2016 and have dropped into the relegation ...
Manchester City 4-1 Port Vale, FA Cup third round

Manchester City 4-1 Port Vale, FA Cup third round

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Phil Foden made one goal and scored another as holders Manchester City saw off a spirited Port Vale side to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.City, who won all four available domestic trophies last season, had to work hard to break down their League Two opponents, but eventually ran out comfortable winners.Oleksandr Zinchenko put Pep Guardiola's side ahead with a rasping shot from distance that Vale captain Leon Legge could only help into his own net. But City failed to turn their superior possession into ...
Barcelona’s car-free smart city experiment

Barcelona’s car-free smart city experiment

Technology
In the centre of bustling and busy Barcelona there is unusual quiet: just the babble of children playing in a small playground and the sound of the birds.There is virtually no traffic and the space where cars would have parked is given over to play areas, trees and even a running track.Superblocks is a radical plan to reclaim the streets from the noise and pollution of traffic, one that could save hundreds of lives that might otherwise be lost because of heavily polluted air. It also hopes to act as a blueprint for other cities.There are just six superblocks so far, but Barcelona plans hundreds of others. They are made up of nine existing blocks joined together into an area which bans all but essential vehicles - which are limite...