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Trump Campaign Uses Shutdown To Accuse Democrats Of Being Complicit In Murder Click Here to Open in a New Window

Trump Campaign Uses Shutdown To Accuse Democrats Of Being Complicit In MurderWASHINGTON ― It only took a government shutdown for President Donald Trump to return to his original campaign message: Undocumented immigrants are dangerous and out to get Americans.



Anti-Abortion Harassment Goes Way Beyond Picketing Clinics Click Here to Open in a New Window

Anti-Abortion Harassment Goes Way Beyond Picketing Clinics“Can I pray for you?” a woman asked after I shared my abortion story at the Women’s March Convention in Detroit last year.



Canadian billionaire and his wife were murdered, private investigators say Click Here to Open in a New Window

Canadian billionaire and his wife were murdered, private investigators sayA billionaire and his wife found dead side-by-side were both murdered, a report by private investigators has said.



Tourists in Jamaica Warned Not to Leave Resorts Due to Violent Crime Click Here to Open in a New Window

Tourists in Jamaica Warned Not to Leave Resorts Due to Violent CrimeThere's been a string of violent crimes in Montego Bay



Manifestaciones masivas en la segunda Marcha de las Mujeres Click Here to Open in a New Window

Manifestaciones masivas en la segunda Marcha de las MujeresMiles de personas participan en la “Marcha de las mujeres, en Washington, EEUU. EFE



The Latest: Russia warned Kurdish officials of Turkey attack Click Here to Open in a New Window

The Latest: Russia warned Kurdish officials of Turkey attackHASSA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):



House Ethics Committee Drops Republican Over Taxpayer-Funded Harassment Settlement Click Here to Open in a New Window

House Ethics Committee Drops Republican Over Taxpayer-Funded Harassment SettlementA Republican tasked with fighting against sexual harassment in Congress secretly settled a misconduct complaint filed against him by a former aide, The New York Times first reported Saturday.



Apostrophes trip up Kazakhstan's move away from Russian alphabet Click Here to Open in a New Window

Apostrophes trip up Kazakhstan's move away from Russian alphabetKazakhstan's quarter-century struggle to assert its autonomy from former overlord Russia has hit an unlikely snag: the lowly apostrophe.  A vast but sparsely populated country wedged between Russia and China, Kazakhstan came under the rule of its northern neighbour as Russia and Britain jostled for control of Central Asia in the Great Game. It also came under its linguistic influence, and to this day, many Kazakhs speak more Russian than their Turkic native tongue.  This became especially concerning after Russian state media, which remain popular in Kazakhstan, helped whip up Russian-speaking separatists to fight government forces in Ukraine in 2014. In April, Kazakhstan's president of 27 years, Nursultan Nazarbayev, ordered the government to prepare a new Kazakh alphabet based on Latin characters and ditch the one based on Russia's Cyrillic script, which the Soviets implemented in 1940. He has said this will give Kazakhstan “real independence” and help it join the “information world”. But a cumbersome version of the new alphabet chosen by Mr Nazarbayev last autumn has sparked rare dissent in this authoritarian country due to its ample apostrophes. Of 32 letters in the alphabet, nine are written with an apostrophe. Mr Nazarbayev meets with Vladimir Putin in December. He has tried to gently assert Kazakhstan's independence from its former overlord Credit: Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP An “against apostrophes” hashtag soon appeared on social media. So did a “No to Kazakh Latinisation with apostrophes!” Change.org petition in October, which was briefly blocked. Film director Saken Zholdas made a video explaining how inconvenient the apostrophes were.  “With this decision, we are unintentionally, or maybe intentionally, killing the brand of Kazakh language once and for all,” he said. The problem lies in the need to differentiate related but distinct Kazakh sounds, such as a long and short “a,” or consonants similar to “s” and “sh”.  Setting them apart with an apostrophe allows the alphabet to be typed on a standard Latin keyboard, but also produces odd flurries of punctuation and many eyesore words. For instance, the word for “bottle,” pronounced “shisha,” is written “s'i's'a”, while “east,” pronounced “shyghys,” becomes “s'yg'ys”. Those are hardly the worst: The word for “skier” will be “s'an'g'ys'y” and that for “crucial” will be “s'es'u's'i”. The Republic of Kazakhstan will be written “Qazaqstan Respy’bli’kasy”. The palace of peace and reconciliation designed by Norman Foster in Astana, Kazakhstan Credit: Sergei Bobylev/\TASS via Getty Images Some have speculated that Mr Nazarbayev picked the apostrophes to keep Kazakh distinct from the Latinised alphabets of other Turkic languages and placate Russia, which since Soviet times has feared pan-Turkic movements along its southern border.  “The guy just liked it, and since our country is this way, no one in government can tell the president no,” Aidos Sarym, a political analyst who previously served on a state working group on Latinisation, told The Telegraph.  Last month, Mr Nazarbayev said while the new apostrophes had caused “much discussion,” this version was the right one because it suited computer keyboards.  But at the same time it complicates web searches and social media hashtags, where an apostrophe between letters splits them into separate words.  “From a technical point of view, apostrophes create more problems than they solve,” said political analyst Dosym Satpayev. Mr Nazarbayev appears with Donald Trump in the White House on Tuesday. He has tried to balance relations with the United States, Russia and China Credit: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg In his video, Mr Zholdas suggested replacing the apostrophes with accent marks over the nine letters in question, a move he said could be supported by 70 per cent of computer fonts. Despite the defence of his version in December, Mr Nazarbayev also said there was still time to “work with the new alphabet” before the country switches over fully in 2025, giving hope that he could eventually relax his stance. “He wants to go into history … as the father of the new Latin Kazakh alphabet,” Mr Sarym said. “You can choose any version and let it be called the Nazarbayev version, but do it right so there aren't problems now, and so that tomorrow we won't have to do an upgrade.”



U.S. Army helicopter crash in California kills two soldiers: official Click Here to Open in a New Window

U.S. Army helicopter crash in California kills two soldiers: official(Reuters) - A U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed early Saturday morning in California, killing two soldiers, a spokesman for the Army said. An investigation is ongoing into the crash of the AH-64 Apache helicopter on the sprawling National Training Center at Fort Irwin in southern California, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Brown, U.S. Army spokesman, said in a statement emailed to Reuters. Another Army spokesman said that the pilot and the co-pilot were killed, but did not give their names, saying their families had yet to be notified.



Several dead as gunmen attack top Kabul hotel Click Here to Open in a New Window

Several dead as gunmen attack top Kabul hotelGunmen attack Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as residents and staff flee. Grace Lee reports.



'Grab 'Em by the Midterms': The Women's March on Washington rallies for the 2018 elections Click Here to Open in a New Window

'Grab 'Em by the Midterms': The Women's March on Washington rallies for the 2018 electionsThe Women's March on Washington returned, one year after President Trump's inauguration. This time, women came organizing for the 2018 midterm elections.



Ed Sheeran Is Engaged To Childhood Friend Cherry Seaborn Click Here to Open in a New Window

Ed Sheeran Is Engaged To Childhood Friend Cherry SeabornEd Sheeran announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn on Saturday in an Instagram post that was pretty darn adorable.



North Korea’s all-female band leads delegation to Seoul Click Here to Open in a New Window

SEOUL, South Korea - On Sunday, a day after abruptly cancelling a pre-Olympics trip by its delegation, North Korean officials crossed the heavily-fortified border on a bus and arrived at the Seoul


North abruptly cancels Olympics delegation visit to Seoul Click Here to Open in a New Window

SEOUL, South Korea - On Saturday, after North Korea cancelled the planned visit by its delegation to Seoul, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said that the sudden cancellation was “not


North Korean girl band leader heads delegation to South Click Here to Open in a New Window
Seoul - The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday as part of an official delegation, triggering a media frenzy as she checked
South's opposition protest against fielding unified team in Winter Games Click Here to Open in a New Window
Seoul [South Korea], Jan. 21 (ANI): South Korea's opposition party, the Liberty Korea Party, protested against the decision of fielding a unified Korean ice hockey team in the Pyeongchang Winter Games
US wants Africa to shun North Korea Click Here to Open in a New Window
The US is lobbying African governments to sever ties with North Korea, saying the country's relentless pursuit of nuclear power is posing a global threat to international security. Addressing an inte
US, S Korea agree to stay unified amid North's nuclear tests Click Here to Open in a New Window
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Jan. 21 (ANI): South Korea and the United States on Saturday agreed to "stay unified" and work together for achieving denuclearisation in the Korean Peninsula, despite North
North Korea to send 22 athletes to PyeongChang Winter Games Click Here to Open in a New Window
Lausanne [Switzerland], Jan. 20 (ANI): North Korea will send 22 athletes to compete in three sports at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games in South Korea. The two Korean teams will march together in the
Chinese Investors in North Korea Suffer Heavy Losses Click Here to Open in a New Window
Chinese businessmen with investments in North Korea are suffering heavy losses as China tightens sanctions on the nuclear-armed state in response to its provocative weapons tests and missile launches,
North Korea Cancels Visit to South by Arts Delegation Click Here to Open in a New Window
SEOUL - North Korea abruptly canceled a visit to South Korea by the head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band Friday. Hyon Song Wol was to head a delegation slated to visit South Korea to make
IOC: More Initiatives Coming to Promote Korean Unity Click Here to Open in a New Window
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that 'much more e





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