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#SavaşaHayır: Turkish Twitter users launch campaign against war in Syria

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The campaign under the hashtag #SavaşaHayır (#NotoWar) was launched by Turkish Twitter users after the US missile strike hit a Syrian Air Force base.

The campaign ranked number one on Twitter in Turkey.

The hashtag #SavaşaHayır managed to go viral, despite the statements of the Turkish government suggesting that it supports the strike in Syria.



​On Thursday night, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha'irat, located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the city of Homs. US President Donald Trump said the attack was a response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria's Idlib on Tuesday, which Washington blames on the Syrian government.

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Inside the Syrian Arab Army: Why they fight and what they fight for

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Inside the lives and minds of Syrian soldiers.

I don't know if it's thoughtlessness, stupidity or perversion or a combination that propels many in the established media and beyond to accuse the Syrian Government and the Syrian Arab Army of crimes against humanity, against their own people no less. Those who truly believe Assad is capable of murdering his own civilians are either stupid, perverse or completely detached from reality and the human condition. Just why would Assad do that? Why are the men and women of Syria sacrificing their lives to fight against terrorism if they were to truly believe their President is a war criminal?

The truth is they don't. One might say with confidence that the majority, if not all of the members of the Syrian Arab Army love their President, and they love their country and want it to remain united and secular. To deny their sacrifices, is to deny reality which only adds insult to injury. It is inhumane.

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'Emergency' protests across US demand 'Hands off Syria'

People participate in a demonstration against the recent U.S. strike in Syria, in New York, U.S.
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People participate in a demonstration against the recent U.S. strike in Syria, in New York, U.S., April 7, 2017.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in cities across the US to speak out against President Donald Trump's missile strikes on a Syrian airbase. Despite the demonstrations being mostly peaceful, there were arrests.

"Emergency" protests were held Friday in at least a dozen US cities. They were largely organized on social media by the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition, which called the US assertion that the Syrian government carried out attacks on its own people "unsubstantiated" and demanded an independent investigation.

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Champion runner that wanted to compete as a woman jailed for attempted murder of UK Athletics HR boss

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Lauren Jeska in court CREDIT: PA
A former champion fell-runner has been jailed for attempted murder following a row about her testosterone levels after it emerged she was transgender.

Lauren Jeska, a transgender athlete, has been given an 18-year sentence for the attempted murder of a UK Athletics official.

The 42-year-old left Ralph Knibbs with life-threatening stab injuries after taking two knives to his office at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium in March last year.

In September it emerged that a review was allegedly being planned into her status as a female athlete because she had been born a man.

Comment: According to The Birmingham Mail opponents complained that Jeska 'had unfair advantage because she was born a man'. Speaking after the hearing, Det Sgt Sally Olsen, of West Midlands Police, said:
"We understand Jeska had been asked to provide further evidence of hormone levels after historical complaints to UK Athletics that she had an unfair advantage competing in women's events because she had been born a man. "The governing body's policy required the athlete to take a blood test but she took exception to this and feared being unable to compete.

"Jeska carried out a violent and unprovoked attack on a man whose sole objective was to enable her to compete.
"She will now have plenty of time behind bars to contemplate the devastating consequences of her actions."



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WCSH Meteorologist Tom Johnston found dead in Auburn

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Tom Johnston
The body of meteorologist Tom Johnston was found in Auburn on Thursday night, police said. His death was deemed a likely suicide.

Auburn police and searchers from the Maine Warden Service found the body of the 46-year-old, although investigators did not say where the discovery was made or what led them there.

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Revolution for Truth Rally: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. exposes corporate media censorship

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"I talked to Roger Ailes, who I have know since I was 17 years old, he's very sympathetic with this issue and saw the film Trace Amounts. I said to him, "I just want to go on one of your shows. Nobody will allow me to talk about this or debate me." He said to me, "I can't allow you on any of them. I'd have to fire any of my hosts that allowed you on my station." Because he said, "My news division gets up to 70% of advertising revenues during non-election years from the pharmaceutical companies.""
The above statement was made during Kennedy Jr's live-streamed speech in Washington, D.C. at The Revolution for Truth rally and protest. The event was held to call attention to the "withholding of truth by corporate, mainstream media" as well its abject failure in having become "nothing more than an instrument of government directed propaganda" according to the website. The rally and protest received only sparse coverage by mainstream US media outlets who ran mostly hit pieces - except for NewsWeek's somewhat balanced piece - in order to omit and obfuscate some hard truths which corporate journalists would rather not discuss. It is telling that although the BBC, STAT news, and other corporate media outlets were present in D.C. for the event, it was only Spanish Hispan TV who ran a full report complete with video coverage.

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Attorney suing elite pedophile ring shot dead

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An attorney who was working on multiple legal cases against members of the elite pedophile ring was shot dead in Atlanta on Monday.

Trinh Huynh, 40, was working pro bono with abuse victims on several legal cases involving high-profile elite pedophiles outside of her regular work at a law firm, and was said to have a "take no prisoners" attitude towards pedophiles, regardless of their status in society.

The brave attorney was executed in the street by multiple gunshots at 7:40am in midtown Atlanta on Monday in what police have described as a "targeted killing".

The killer was captured on CCTV released by police and can be seen "acting calm" before identifying and approaching Huynh, shooting her in cold blood, and then casually jogging away after the killing.

Police have now arrested the alleged assassin, 39-year-old Raylon Browning, over the shooting, but admit they have yet to connect the dots between him and his victim.

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CCTV Footage Emerges of Stockholm Terror Truck Speeding Down Street

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Video has emerged of the moment a truck sped down Drottninggatan street in Stockholm before plowing into a group of people, killing four and injuring 15 others.

The short clip was caught on the CCTV of a store along the street and uploaded to the social media accounts of Swedish newspaper Expressen.

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'Mass stabbing' in Los Angeles, one arrested (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Police in Los Angeles, California have responded to reports of multiple stabbing victims in the Skid Row area, and one person was taken into custody, local media report.

LAPD officers shot and detained a suspect on San Pedro Street around noon local time (2000 GMT). Three stabbing victims were found in the area, KABC reported.

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'New York state of mind': Passengers filmed ignoring woman with head stuck in subway doors (VIDEO)

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Bizarre footage of a woman with her head stuck in the door of a New York subway car has sparked outrage online after the video showed no one stopping to help her out.

The short clip, which was filmed Tuesday by a passenger on a car opposite, shows the unidentified woman with her head stuck between the doors, her handbag dangling out in front of her, while the rest of her body stays in the car.

Since being uploaded to Instagram Wednesday the video has been viewed more than 1.4 million times and generated more than 13,500 comments.