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Random News from the Rest of the World

 
 
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 11 Jun, 2019 04:54 pm
@tsarstepan,
that's good news
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jun, 2019 10:40 am
@chai2,
Quote:
Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, died in an Egyptian courtroom on Monday, Egyptian state television reported.

Mohamed Morsi, Ousted Egyptian President, Dies
Olivier5
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jun, 2019 11:26 am
@tsarstepan,
Seen that. Erdogan called him a martyr.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2019 09:39 am
@Olivier5,
Meet The 74-Year-Old Queen Of Bangkok Street Food Who Netted A Michelin Star
https://i.imgur.com/5bfzllG.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 27 Jun, 2019 06:51 am
A Bosnian man wanted in connection with the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks has been arrested on a European warrant issued by Belgium, German prosecutors said Thursday.

German federal police and prosecutors in Dresden, the capital of state of Saxony, said the 39-year-old suspect was arrested a week ago in the neighbouring state of Saxony-Anhalt.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 27 Jun, 2019 08:06 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Bolsonaro's G20 Trip Hits Snag: Brazilian Crewman Arrested With 86 Pounds Of Cocaine
Quote:
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, known for his hard-line policies on law and order, began his trip to Japan for the G20 summit on an embarrassing note after a crewman in an advance party was accused of carrying cocaine in his luggage.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Fri 28 Jun, 2019 06:37 am
Tonight is a big game for women footbal. The two favorite teams in the world cup -- the US and France -- are meeting in the quarterfinals near Paris. On paper, the US is by far in the lead, but France is hosting and our girls are concious they play the game of their lifetime.

This ESPN article explains how the two teams know and learnt from one another.

Quote:
France and the United States will soon be on opposite sides of one of the biggest games in the history of women's soccer. [...] But before the World Cup co-favorites were rivals standing in each other's way of advancing to the semifinals, each had help from the other to make Friday night a reality.

Beyond emerging as a rival the U.S. needed, France has been a place to find professional advancement for numerous American players.

And for France, most of all captain Amandine Henry, living and playing amid and alongside her American peers offered a chance to study what sets them apart as three-time world champions. ...


More: https://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-womens-world-cup/story/3885773/2019-fifa-world-cup-why-the-usfrance-are-largely-responsible-for-each-others-success

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 28 Jun, 2019 07:58 am
@Olivier5,
Fortunately, we won't face any of both teams in the final Wink
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 28 Jun, 2019 08:07 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

Fortunately, we won't face any of both teams in the final Wink

The US team will make the German team cry like wee little babies after they drop their collective lollipops into the sewerage drain by the street curb. #justsaying
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 28 Jun, 2019 08:08 am
@tsarstepan,
Impossible, since we'll face England in the final.
However, to quote Gary Lineker: "Football is a sport which the English invented, you play 11 against 11 and Germany always win."
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Fri 28 Jun, 2019 10:15 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Are you placing bets or what?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 28 Jun, 2019 10:23 am
@Olivier5,
Prayers to and candles for Saint Luigi Scrosoppi
Olivier5
 
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Reply Fri 28 Jun, 2019 11:52 am
@Walter Hinteler,
LOL. Reminds of a conversation about the Africa cup semifinal between DR Congo and Burkina Faso, in 1998. My African colleagues were basing their arguments about which team would win not on their respective footballistic talent, but on whose team had the most powerful marabou, ie magician...
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 28 Jun, 2019 12:23 pm
@Olivier5,
https://i.imgur.com/HSnOueuh.jpg
Well, this isn't a marabou but a real saint, pictured his statue in the St. Joseph church in Hannover (though not very helpful for Hannover 96)
Olivier5
 
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Reply Fri 28 Jun, 2019 01:06 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Marabouts are real saints too.

marabout
/ˈmarəbuːt/
noun
plural: marabouts

a Muslim holy man or hermit, especially in North Africa.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Fri 28 Jun, 2019 01:09 pm
@Olivier5,
Sorry, it's marabouT. Marabous are birds. Pretty ugly if you ask me.

http://www.krugerpark.co.za/images/1-marabou-gcooke-590a.jpg
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Fri 28 Jun, 2019 02:00 pm
FR 0 - US 1 at midgame. Grrrrr
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 29 Jun, 2019 02:24 am
@Olivier5,
FR 1 - US 2. A fair result I must say.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 29 Jun, 2019 03:11 am
@Olivier5,
It was probably the best game of the tournament.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 29 Jun, 2019 04:58 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Rapinoe for president!
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