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US-Afghan army convoy fires flares, hits drivers on road

World
A local witness and the US mission in Afghanistan say a joint US-Afghan military has fired flares at several civilian vehicles, causing the cars to catch fire and injuriesByThe Associated PressNovember 9, 2019, 10:14 AM1 min read A local witness and the U.S. mission in Afghanistan say a joint U.S.-Afghan military convoy has confronted several civilian vehicles with flares, after a confrontation on the road. The U.S. forces statement says Saturday that American troops released flares as a deterrent after making several attempts to wave the drivers off the road, but didn't aim at the vehicles. It said U.S. forces were trying to stop the vehicles from approaching the convoy in eastern Laghman province Friday night and didn't see any damage immediately to the vehicles. Imad Dawran, a witness t...
Watford 2-2 Arsenal: Gunners slammed by Graeme Souness for ‘capitulating’ during Vicarage Road draw

Watford 2-2 Arsenal: Gunners slammed by Graeme Souness for ‘capitulating’ during Vicarage Road draw

Sports
Graeme Souness’ famously sharp tongue was back in use on Sunday as he launched a scathing attack on Arsenal after their 2-2 draw at Watford.The Gunners were pegged back in the second-half by the still winless Hornets, who came from two goals down to rescue a valuable point in the Hertfordshire sunshine. Getty Images - Getty Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice but was let down by Arsenal’s dodgy defending Alan Brazil and Ian Holloway criticise Arsenal following their 2-2 draw with Watford And Quique Sanchez Flores’ side really should have claimed all three points, as they managed a remarkable 31 shots against Arsenal – but poor finishing let them down. Gerard Deulofeu had a number of chances as he dominated the left flank, but he fail
Beatles fans mark 50th anniversary of iconic Abbey Road album cover

Beatles fans mark 50th anniversary of iconic Abbey Road album cover

Entertainment
By Gemma Peplow, entertainment reporter Beatlemania has returned to Abbey Road, 50 years on from the camera clicking on the image that would go on to become one of the most famous album covers ever created.Tribute act Fab Gear followed in the footsteps of their heroes Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison to re-enact the iconic zebra crossing photograph as about 2,500 fans cheered them on. Image: Phill Marshall Agourakis performs as John Lennon in Beatles tribute band Fab Gear Pic: Dominic Hughes Traffic stopped, musicians played and sang their favourite Beatles hits - and there was even a proposal of marriage from one of the Fab Four. ...
U.S. envoy attend opening of ancient East Jerusalem road amid opposition

U.S. envoy attend opening of ancient East Jerusalem road amid opposition

World
June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador David Friedman and U.S. Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt attended the inauguration of an archaeological site in Jerusalem on Sunday. Friedman and Greenblatt hammered through the final wall in front of Pilgrimage Road at the City of David National Park, underneath Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem in the ceremonial event that angered Palestinians and Israeli non-governmental organizations. Archeologists had spent the past eight years excavating the area that is believed to have served as a pathway for Jews traveling to Temple Mount. "The City of David brings biblical Jerusalem back to life," Friedman said. "It enables every one of us to stroll the corridors where the ancient prophets of Israel gave voice to revolutionary ideals of freedom, libe...
Road construction accelerates deforestation in the Congo, study shows

Road construction accelerates deforestation in the Congo, study shows

Science
June 24 (UPI) -- New research suggests the proliferation of new roads in the Congo is encouraging an ecological catastrophe. Vital habitats are disappearing and vulnerable animal populations are declining. During the past two decades, the rise in the number of roads crisscrossing the Congo Basin has enabled an uptick in a range of illegal activities, including logging and poaching. "The situation in the Congo Basin is scary on top of more scariness," Bill Laurance, a professor at James Cook University, said in a news release. Laurance and his colleagues used satellite images to measure the increase in road construction across the Congo. Since 2003, more than 54,000 miles of new roads have been added. Over roughly the same amount of time, deforestation rates have quadrupled. "Industrial ...