Death, division and denial as US embassy opens in Jerusalem

Simon Tisdall | The Guardian | May 14, 2018

Israel rained bullets on its own parade – and furnished a murderous metaphor for a divided age. On one side of the fence, or barrier, or wall, or call it what you will, American and Israeli dignitaries lined up in best bibs and tuckers to salute the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem. The pompous grandiosity of this tacky ceremony conveyed the essence of Trump-ism: all sound and symbolic fury, lacking substance or sense.

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Never directed Aadhaar-mobile number linkage, says Supreme Court

Dhananjay Mahapatra | The Times of India|

NEW DELHI, April 26:  The mad rush to link mobile phone numbers with Aadhaar supposedly to comply with a directive of the Supreme Court was uncalled for. The apex court on Wednesday clarified that it had not ordered mandatory linkage, and said the government misinterpreted its February 6, 2017, observation and insisted on doing it.

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Nepal air crash: 49 dead as plane veers off Kathmandu runway

BBC | March 12: A plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed on landing at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport, killing 49 people, according to police.

Rescuers pulled bodies from the charred wreckage of the plane, operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, after a raging fire was put out.

The airline has blamed air traffic control, but the airport says the plane approached from the wrong direction.

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Meeting with Baltic States Parliamentarians & Continuation of Teachings

[dalailama.com] Riga, Latvia, Sep 25 – Riga’s streets were quiet and clear as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove again to the Skonto Hall this morning. After greeting well-wishers and others waiting to catch a glimpse of him around the entrance, he went into a breakfast meeting with a group of parliamentarians from the three Baltic States—three from Latvia, including a former Minister of Justice, three from Estonia and four from Lithuania.

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