The unconfirmed countries so far, and their reasons...

I thought it'd be fun to post the situation so far with the unconfirmed countries for Eurovision 2019. I took the info directly from here, and added a couple more in-deep links for each country if relevant.

 

List of unconfirmed countries to Eurovision 2019 (correct to this date, 7/9/18):

  • Albania – Although not confirming Eurovision participation, Albanian broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) has made a call for song submissions for the 57th edition of Festivali i Këngës, the national selection event. (bottom line - they will confirm soon)

  • Andorra – Despite being absent for 10 years, local media reported that Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA) was still interested in returning to the contest, but the principality's failure to make the final along with the cost was discouraging the broadcaster from participating. In order for a return to take place, RTVA would need funding from the Andorran Government.[51] On 19 May 2018, Andorra confirmed that they would not return in 2019. (bottom line- not coming back)

  • Armenia - participated in 2018, but have not yet made any official announcement regarding their participation in 2019. (bottom line- will probably confirm soon)

  • Austria – Although Austrian broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) has not yet confirmed participation, Austrian singer-songwriter Joe Traxler has stated that they are considering him as a potential representative. Additionally, Austrian singer Sara de Blue, who competed in the 2018 Sammarinese national final, stated she was open to representing her home country. (bottom line - will confirm soon)

  • Belarus - participated in 2018, but have not yet made any official announcement regarding their participation in 2019. (bottom line- will probably confirm soon)

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – On 25 May 2018, the Bosnian broadcaster, Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT), stated that the country will not be allowed to return to the contest in 2019 until debt-related sanctions placed on them by the EBU are lifted. Bosnia & Herzegovina last took part in 2016. (bottom line- not coming back)

  • Georgia - participated in 2018, but have not yet made any official announcement regarding their participation in 2019. (bottom line- will probably confirm soon)

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Wikipedia articles covering various nasty/scary things done by the US and British militaries since World War II

You let me know if I've missed any Wikipedia articles and I'll include them. Also, mods feel free to delete if this isn't an appropriate sub for it but I figured making strong arguments against the two states most closely allied with the one that claims us is a reasonable idea. But it's your call.

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Deep freeze sends Texas electricity prices soaring 10,000%

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**Male victims of workplace sexual harassment are viewed less favorably and elicit less sympathy. In addition, male victims were believed

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Who Killed Jill Dando?

On the 9th of November, 1961, in the sleepy, seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, a woman named Winifred went into labour. Her husband, Jack, rushed to Ashcombe House Maternity Home and was at his wife’s side as she gave birth to their one and only daughter. They would name her Jill Wendy Dando.

Jill’s early years were an uphill struggle. When she was just three years old, it was discovered that she had a blocked pulmonary artery, as well as a hole in her tiny heart. The pulmonary artery carries deoxygenated blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs, where it will be loaded up with oxygen again before circulating the body. Unless the blockage was cleared, the infant Jill’s lungs would be unable to form even the most basic of functions. Her young life was in grave danger.

But thanks to the budding National Health Service, the infant Jill was taken care of. Doctors from all over the former British Empire took part in the delicate operation to sew up and unblock her tiny, still beating heart. The operation was a complete success and Jill grew up to be a healthy, happy girl.

After her comprehensive education, Jill went on to study journalism at the South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education in nearby Cardiff, Wales. It was there she would be filled with a passion for dramatics and media, taking part in local Amateur Dramatics and Theatre companies and even volunteering for Sunshine Hospital Radio, a non-profit organization that wished to bring a little ray of sunshine into the lives of sick and injured patients. It appears that Jill never, ever forgot the debt she owed to her nation’s medical professionals.

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Journalism was something of a family business for the Dandos. Jill’s father and brother worked for the local weekly newspaper, The Weston Mercury, and this was where Jill found her first paid reporter’s job. For five whole years she worked as a print journalist for the Mercury, covering community events and helping to promote local and regional business. But Jill always knew she was destined for the big time.

So in 1985

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Key US ally indicted for organ trade murder scheme

By: Nicolas J S Davies - July 6, 2020

Read the article here: https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/07/06/key-us-ally-indicted-for-organ-trade-murder-scheme/

When President Clinton dropped 23,000 bombs on what was left of Yugoslavia in 1999 and NATO invaded and occupied the Yugoslav province of Kosovo, U.S. officials presented the war to the American public as a “humanitarian intervention” to protect Kosovo’s majority ethnic Albanian population from genocide at the hands of Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic. That narrative has been unraveling piece by piece ever since.

In 2008 an international prosecutor, Carla Del Ponte, accused U.S.-backed Prime Minister Hashim Thaci of Kosovo of using the U.S. bombing campaign as cover to murder hundreds of people to sell their internal organs on the international transplant market. Del Ponte’s charges seemed almost too ghoulish to be true. But on June 24th, Thaci, now President of Kosovo, and nine other former leaders of the CIA-backed Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA,) were finally indicted for these 20-year-old crimes by a special war crimes court at The Hague.

From 1996 on, the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies covertly worked with the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) to instigate and fuel violence and chaos in Kosovo. The CIA spurned mainstream Kosovar nationalist leaders in favor of gangsters and heroin smugglers like Thaci and his cronies, recruiting them as terrorists and death squads to assassinate Yugoslav police and anyone who opposed them, ethnic Serbs and Albanians alike.

As it has done in country after country since the 1950s, the CIA unleashed a dirty civil war that Western politicians and media dutifully blamed on Yugoslav authorities. But by early 1998, even U.S. envoy Robert Gelbard called the KLA a “terrorist group” and the UN Security Council condemned “acts of terrorism” by the KLA and “all external support for terrorist activity in Kosovo, including finance, arms and training.” Once the war was over and Kosovo was successfully occupied by U.S. and NATO forces, CIA sources openly touted [the agency’s role](https://ww

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[Modpost] EU Voting 2019

EU Voting 2019

Topics to Vote Upon:

  1. Allow Northern Ireland (NI) to stay within the customs union, and to not enforce a hard sea border between the United Kingdom (UK).
  2. Proceed to an investigation on if Hungary has violated EU core values, and if so what measures should be taken against Hungary.
  3. Pending a full Brexit, allow the UK access to the EU Galileo Satellite network.
  4. Call on Belarus to increase the freedoms granted in Media.
  5. Investigate if Italy potentially violated international law following the outcome of a vessel in distress off the coast of Malta.
  6. Conduct a full report of the state & status of quality food stuffs in eastern member states.
  7. Allow a study to be conducted on the possibility of migrant camps in Northern Africa, and the extent to which the EU may restrict illegal migration in a manner adhering to allow rules.
  8. Allocate 480m Euros to fund the expansion of high speed railways across Europe to ensure each state has reasonable access to such.
  9. Condemn the continued occupation of Ukrainian lands by militant forces & call on Russia to provide greater diplomatic support to end the Crisis.
  10. Add 75m Euros to increase medical services for displaced Ukrainians in Ukraine.
  11. Call on the UK to participate further in Brexit talks as a no deal situations approaches.
  12. Issue advisory warnings via radio, internet, and television ads informing EU & UK nationals on points of interest following a no Brexit deal.
  13. Increase Financial aid to Kosovo under IPA II by a further 43m Euros.
  14. Investigate Alphabet's monopolistic operating practices within the EU and if they have violated any EU regulations.

[Instructions: Since this is the first EU Vote, below in the comments you'll find each of the above, please leave you votes and any debate accordingly, I will input the votes into the vote calculator including those of NPC and results will be released tomorrow. Please feel free to submit ideas, and other input for next weeks vote in the link provided below.]

Link to EU Commission Input: Here

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Nje Pergjigje qe gjith Shqiptaret duhet qe ta lexojne

Kjo poshtme esht nje pergjigje nga useri Luka Sopia, pytja esht "What are some interesting stories from the Kosovo War?" ne Quora

Pergjigjja: Well before they are interesting, all of them are painful. And every Kosovar has their own story of the war. Some of them more painful, some less, but still in every story there is pain present.

My story is not as those who experienced the worst. I am from Prishtina and I was just teenage. We had a Serbian neighbor who was a police man. When the war started and when a lot of people started moving he came to our home and told us - ‘Do not worry, they will do nothing to the catholics’ - which was not true. My family was a catholic Albanian family and Serbs did not care if you are muslim, catholic, buddhist - it was important to them that you are an Albanian. One day the same neighbor came and told to my family “It is better if you go. I cannot protect you. And you know what would happen if they come and for sure they will come.” Serbian paramilitary forces were entering every Albanian house/apartment in the city. Killing people, raping women and less percentage of men and making all of them to go away from their homes. The next day - me, my younger brother, my mother, my father and my grandmother left our apartment and just followed a column of thousand people walking. We were all walking fast. We left everything home. We could not bring anything with us. All my books, my computer, everything that was important for me. While we were walking we were seeing the faces of our Serbian neighbours in their windows. Some of them were extremely happy and one crazy ugly Serbian lady was screaming through the window “You wanted Albania, now you are going to Albania. You will never come back”.

We arrived at the main train station and there were thousands of people, children crying, women mourning. The Serbs had no mercy. They were kicking people no matter if they were elderly, children or women. They were shouting and screaming all the time in Serbian insulting the people. One Serbian soldier what I remember was saying - “You see how good are we. We are not killing you, we even arranged a transport for you, you ungrateful dogs”. There were some Serbian soldiers who were picking up some young (mostly beautiful) girls and young boys and they had to go with them. The girls were crying and hugging someone near them if they were picked. And there was only one older Albanian lady who had the courage to tell to the Serbs: “Why are yo

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Pre-Match Thread: Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City [FA Cup]

# Crystal Palace V Manchester City FA Cup

Selhurst Park | Sat 28th January | [15:00 BST]

This game will be only televised in goddamn Kosovo so check /r/soccerstreams and pray that they have a stream.

Otherwise there are some radio coverages.

Referee: Some Twat


#Form

## Manchester City

All W L W W L D
Away W L W L W L

## Crystal Palacacio

All L L D L W L
Home W L L L W L

#Team News

^CABALLERO ^IS ^STARTING ^YTB

## Crystal Palace

Pape Souare Out
Jonathan Benteke Out
Steve Mandanda Out
Connor Wickham Out
Bakary Sako Out
Wilfried Zaha Out
Jordon Mutch Doubt

## Manchester City

Gundogan Out
Fernandinho Stupid red card

#Match Facts

  • Man City have won 11 of their last 12 matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions.

  • Man City have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 3 matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions.

  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Man City's last 7 games (FA Cup).

  • Crystal Palace have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Man City in all competitions.

  • We Better fucking win this game or i will literally eat a shoe

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[Event] Kosovo je Srbija, now on TV

Kosovo is Serbia and it will always stay so. Serbia is however unable to act law and order there since it was occupied by the west and the Albanian speaking population of the province illegitimately declared independence. New programs as announced by the Serbian government will fade away the insurgency and re-establish law in the province. Serbian law.

A first step is to establish new radio and television channels part of the public Radio Television of Serbia. These will be in Albanian language and mainly adressed to the Albanian speaking part of the Serbian population. These channels will include the same news broadcasted by RTS' main Serbian language channel, but translated to Albanian. Between news programs there will be entertainment, sports and talkshows. [S] All including pro-Serbian and anti-Kosovar propaganda, and of course the talkshows and news programs will be biased. [/S] All these programs will be politically neutral and only bring facts.

Radio Television of Serbia: Albanian as the Albanian language branch of the public broadcater will be called, will start airing television and radio from upcoming March through all of Serbia (including Kosovo).

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How do I watch Copa América games in [....] on TV? Answers Inside!

#Cross post from /r/CopaAmerica

Do you want to know how to watch games in your country in high quality and without having to look for a stream? Here you will find how. If you know of another country and their TV channel where you can watch games, put it in the comments below.

Territory Country
Worldwide* XBOX LIVE, YouTube
Arab World beIN Sports Arabia
Latin America DirecTV Sports, ESPN
Argentina TyC Sports, TV Pública
Australia beIN Sports
Bolivia Bolivia TV, Cotas Cable TV, Tigo Star
Brazil Rede Globo, SporTV
Canada beIN Sports Canada, Radio-Canada
Caribbean CVM TV
Chile Canal 13, TVN
China LeTV
Colombia Caracol Televisión
Croatia Arenasport
Czech Republic Sport 1/2
Ecuador Gama TV, TC Televisión
France beIN Sports
Greece Skai TV
Honduras R-Media, Canal 11
India MSM
Indonesia Kompas TV
Iran IRIB 3, IRIB Varzesh, IRIB HD
Ireland Setanta Sports
Israel Sport 5
Italy Gazzetta TV
Jamaica CVM TV, Sportsmax
Japan NHK
Kosovo RTK
Macedonia Arena Sport
Malaysia Media Prima
Mexico Televisa, TV Azteca
Montenegro Arena Sport
Netherlands Sport 1
Paraguay Tigo Sports, Telefuturo
Peru América Televisión
Philippines ABS-CBN Corporation
Poland TVP
Portugal TVI
Romania Digi Sport
Serbia Arena Sport
Singapore StarHub TV
Slovakia Sport 1/2
Slovenia Šport TV
Spain Canal+ Liga
Taiwan China Television
Thailand Channel 3
Turkey Tivibuspor
United States beIN Sports
United Kingdom Premier Sports
Uruguay Channel 10, Teledoce
Venezuela Venevisión, DirecTV Sports, Meridiano TV
Vietnam SCTV

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[DIPLOMACY]Belgrade to Bucharest

Belgrade to Bucharest

Initial talks with Romani served useful proving the greater cooperation and the return to positive relations is possible. Largely because of Serbian willingness to abandon CSTO membership and pursue neutrality. Good faith by the delegates of Romania have also proved useful in allowing the talks to progress. Delegates of Serbia and Romania will now meet in private to discuss some specifics. It is expected to be held in good faith that these talks will remain private between these two nations exclusively unless otherwise stated.

-Serbian Diplomat, Nickolas

CSTO membership

In retrospect we see the chaos and turmoil caused by this, we apologize for increasing tensions. Folowing the conclusion of the talks Serbia will officially announce its’ suspension of the its’ CSTO membership status.

Treaty of NIS

Current Amendment Version listed below

Treaty of NIS

  • The treaty of NIS is a revised, and updated version of the “treaty of Smederevo”; from this point onwards it shall be incorporated into the Treaty of NIS which serves to make vital social changes.*

The treaty is to be redefined as a treaty of cooperation; incorporating economic, military, research, and political cooperation among nation states. All nations states involved will work to the best of their abilities to cooperate in such matters.

General Articles

Article I

Yearly sessions will be held in rotating cities to determine the general direction the treaty is headed for the preceding year. This will be private meetings between delegated, televised, radio, and streamed coverage will be provided with a delay. Vote and presidential signature required or signature to enact.

Article II

The Militaries of Serbia and Albania will band together in any conflict, whether it be terrorism, invasion, or protest. Greater training efforts will be made with fellow nations states to improve joint operations. As equipment in each respective nation’s military is replaced every effort will be made to consolidate and adopt a common variant, or model. All military operations will adhere to international law.

Article III

Should participating states or Serbia wish to leave this union, they may do so with the approval of both presidents’ signatures, and cooperation must end within 18 months of the decision. After the decision is made, monthly meetings between the two countries will end 12months. Any technologies shared by the two countries will rema

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The Balkan Theatre, October 2nd - 8th

Monday, October 2nd

  • A coalition of rights NGOs, the Platform for Gender Equality, has urged FYROM's new government, elected in May, to scrap changes made to the Abortion Law in 2013 by their conservative predecessors, which they insist undermined women's rights.They want either a new law on terminations or amendments to the existing law as well as the urgent withdrawal of the Health Ministry's rulebook adopted in 2014.This advises doctors on ways to dissuade women from having an abortion, by showing them pictures of their fetuses or in some cases by playing a recording of a heartbeat.The law, which was pushed in 2013 by the then ruling VMRO-DPMNE party, despite street protests by human rights activists, did not totally ban abortion in FYROM.But it made the procedure harder by introducing, among other things, a mandatory written request for abortion, which may be rejected, as well as a three-day period in which the woman should re-examine whether she really wants an abortion or not.The activists want the government to permanently ban the broadcasting of the anti-abortion adverts commissioned by the last VMRO-DPMNE government, and any other similar propaganda material.The past government launched a campaign called "Choose Life" in order to promote the abortion curbs.Instead, the activists want more money spent on sexual education and on raising awareness about modern contraception methods.The original law on abortion in FYROM, dating from 1976, left key decisions on terminations to women and doctors.The activists now hope that the new government led by the Social Democrats, SDSM, who opposed the changes in 2013, will at last restore the old provisions.

  • The international community should stop using force to keep Bosnia and Herzegovina artificially alive and allows its peoples self-determination, Heinz-Christina Strache, a leader of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria, FPO, said in an interview.Speaking to Radio Television Republika Srpska, RTRS, the public broadcaster in Bosnia’s mainly Serbian entity, he said: “Serbs and Croats in BiH should have the right to self-determination and this right should not be denied to anyone.”Strache said he had very good relations with RS President Milorad Dodik and his ruling Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, although the FPO is on the right while Dodik's SNSD belongs nominally to the left.The two parties share a lot in common though.They're both pro-russian, very conservative(each in its way) and op

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The Balkan Theatre, September 25th - October 1st

Monday, September 25th

  • A report by the Kosovar Center for Security Studies warns that Islamic State will remain a challenge for Kosovo until its institutions mount a comprehensive, multifaceted campaign to combat its message.The report has shed more light on an ever growing problem in Kosovo where people leave their homes to go fight for ISIS.Looking at municipalities that have been more affected by radicalization, KCSS says blanket claims, ignorance and lack of critical thinking are among the determining factors that have made the ISIS narrative appealing to Kosovo’s young.The KCSS focused primarily on 5 controversial imams that were detained on suspitions of aiding ISIS's recruitment over lectures.The report found that none of the imams directly encouraged radical Islam in Kosovo's youth, with the exception of Zeqirja Qazimi, but instead supported resurgence in the Muslim identity of Kosovo.Zeqirja Qazimi however did encourage people to join ISIS and was arrested in 2014 while hiding in a forest.He has been accused of making jihad the main subject in many of his sermons, as well as being a mentor to the notorious Kosovo ISIS fighter Lavdrim Muhaxheri.

  • Romania's Foreign Ministry announced that their neighbor Hungary has abandoned their blockade of Romanian admission to OECD, and will support them in their mission.At the beginning of September, Hungary threatened to block Romania’s membership over the closure of a Hungarian-language Catholic school in Romania's Transylvania region.It also separately opposed Croatia's membership over a corruption row involving Hungary's oil company MOL.Hungarian Foreign Ministry said it had reversed its stance on Romania after receiving assurance from the head of the governing Social Democratic Party that the situation at the school in Târgu Mureș would be resolved.Hungary will however continue to block Croatia's entry, with no end in sight.

  • A total of 456 of the 25 500 people exhumed from war graves in Bosnia and Herzegovina so far were children aged 17 and under, the Institute for Missing Persons said in a recent report.Among them were nine babies who were less than a year old at the time they died.The youngest victim to be found was a one day old newborn member of the Muhić family, who was then buried in the Srebrenica Memorial Centre in Potočari.Though technically the youngest victim was a fetus whos' bones were found inside her mother in the village of Luka.One of the people working with the institute ha

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Provoking nuclear war by media - by John Pilger

The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission was buried or suppressed, understandably. It would explain too much about how the rulers of the world rule.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague has quietly cleared the late Serbian president, Slobodan Milosevic, of war crimes committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war, including the massacre at Srebrenica.

Far from conspiring with the convicted Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, Milosevic actually “condemned ethnic cleansing”, opposed Karadzic and tried to stop the war that dismembered Yugoslavia. Buried near the end of a 2,590-page judgement on Karadzic last February, this truth further demolishes the propaganda that justified Nato’s illegal onslaught on Serbia in 1999.

Milosevic died of a heart attack in 2006, alone in his cell in The Hague, during what amounted to a bogus trial by an American-invented “international tribunal”. Denied heart surgery that might have saved his life, his condition worsened and was monitored and kept secret by US officials, as WikiLeaks has since revealed.

Milosevic was the victim of war propaganda that today runs like a torrent across our screens and newspapers and beckons great danger for us all. He was the prototype demon, vilified by the western media as the “butcher of the Balkans” who was responsible for “genocide”, especially in the secessionist Yugoslav province of Kosovo. Prime Minister Tony Blair said so, invoked the Holocaust and demanded action against “this new Hitler”.

David Scheffer, the US ambassador-at-large for war crimes [sic], declared that as many as “225,000 ethnic Albanian men aged between 14 and 59” may have been murdered by Milocevic’s forces.

This was the justification for Nato’s bombing, led by Bill Clinton and Blair, that killed hundreds of civilians in hospitals, schools, churches, parks and television studios and destroyed Serbia’s economic infrastructure. It was blatantly ideological; at a notorious “peace conference” in Rambouillet in France, Milosevic was confronted by Madeleine Albright, the US secretary of state, who was to achieve infamy with her remark that the deaths of half a million Iraqi children were “worth it”.

Albright delivered an “offer” to Milosevic that no national leader could accept. Unless he agreed to the foreign military occupation of his country, with the

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Bombed, Burned, and Urinated On: Churches Under Attack from Islamists World Wide

The latest wave of hatred and violence directed against Christians is by no means confined to the area controlled by ISIS

Raymond Ibrahim

When Col. Steve Warren, spokesman for U.S. military efforts against ISIS, was asked about the status of Christians in Iraq soon after the monastery's destruction, he replied "We've seen no specific evidence of a specific targeting toward Christians."

Kuwait lawmaker Ahmad Al-Azemi said that he and other MPs will reject an initially approved request to build churches because it "contradicts Islamic sharia laws." He added that Islamic scholars are unanimous in banning the building of non-Muslim places of worship in the Arabian Peninsula.

"We have little hope left that there can be a future for us, Aramean Christians, to stay in the land of our forefathers." -- Fr. Yusuf, head the last Christian family to flee Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Yet another Christian girl in Pakistan was abducted by a group of Muslim men, forced to convert to Islam, and, at the age of 15, marry one of her kidnappers.

Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches

Iraq: The Islamic State blew up the country's oldest Christian monastery, St. Elijah's. The 27,000-square-foot building had stood near Mosul for 14 centuries. For several years, prior to 2009, U.S. soldiers protected and sometimes used the monastery as a chapel. "Our Christian history in Mosul is being barbarically leveled," reported a Roman Catholic priest in Irbil. "We see it as an attempt to expel us from Iraq, [and] eliminating and finishing our existence in this land." Yet, when Col. Steve Warren, spokesman for America's military efforts against ISIS, was asked about the status of Christians in Iraq soon after the monastery's destruction, he replied, "We've seen no specific evidence of a specific targeting toward Christians."

Kosovo: Muslims urinated in an Orthodox Christian church in Pristina, the capital. Deputy Prime Minister Branimir Stojanovic condemned the desecration of the Temple of Christ the Savior: "Urinating in a sanctuary is shameful, uncivilized, vandalism." (Last year in Italy, Muslims broke a statue of the Virgin Mary and also urinated on it.) Stojanovic added that, "The quiet observation of the demonstrators by the police, as they entered the temple and urinated is also shameful." Serbian [Christian] sanctuaries in Kosovo are constantly desecrated," the deputy prime minister said.

Algeria: On January 7, unknown vandals damaged, robbed, and wrote jihadi slogans on a church. Fur

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Who Killed Jill Dando? | MINI DOCUMENTARY

On the 9 th of November, 1961, in the sleepy, seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, a woman named Winifred went into labour. Her husband, Jack, rushed to Ashcombe House Maternity Home and was at his wife’s side as she gave birth to their one and only daughter. They would name her Jill Wendy Dando. Jill’s early years were an uphill struggle. When she was just three years old, it was discovered that she had a blocked pulmonary artery, as well as a hole in her tiny heart. The pulmonary artery carries deoxygenated blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs, where it will be loaded up with oxygen again before circulating the body. Unless the blockage was cleared, the infant Jill’s lungs would be unable to form even the most basic of functions. Her young life was in grave danger. But thanks to the budding National Health Service, the infant Jill was taken care of. Doctors from all over the former British Empire took part in the delicate operation to sew up and unblock her tiny, still beating heart. The operation was a complete success and Jill grew up to be a healthy, happy girl. After her comprehensive education, Jill went on to study journalism at the South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education in nearby Cardiff, Wales. It was there she would be filled with a passion for dramatics and media, taking part in local Amateur Dramatics and Theatre companies and even volunteering for Sunshine Hospital Radio, a non-profit organization that wished to bring a little ray of sunshine into the lives of sick and injured patients. It appears that Jill never, ever forgot the debt she owed to her nation’s medical professionals.

Journalism was something of a family business for the Dandos. Jill’s father and brother worked for the local weekly newspaper, The Weston Mercury, and this was where Jill found her first paid reporter’s job. For five whole years she worked as a print journalist for the Mercury, covering community events and helping to promote local and regional business. But Jill always knew she was destined for the big time. So in 1985, when the call came from the British Broadcasting Corporation that they were looking for a newsreader for BBC Radio Devon, Jill jumped at the chance, beat out her male competitors, and secured her place on the next highest rung of the media ladder. Her meteoric rise was simply unstoppable. Dando was fresh faced, enthusiastic, intelligent and beautiful; she exuded the girl-next-door type of vibe that her listeners found endeari

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Here's a little guide for those of you like me who need help with those tricky emoticons

😀 Grinning Face 😁 Beaming Face With Smiling Eyes 😂 Face With Tears Of Joy 😃 Grinning Face With Big Eyes 😄 Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes 😅 Grinning Face With Sweat 😆 Grinning Squinting Face 😉 Winking Face 😊 Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes 😋 Face Savoring Food 😎 Smiling Face With Sunglasses 😍 Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes 😘 Face Blowing A Kiss 😗 Kissing Face 😙 Kissing Face With Smiling Eyes 😚 Kissing Face With Closed Eyes ☺ Smiling Face 🙂 Slightly Smiling Face 🤗 Hugging Face 🤔 Thinking Face 😐 Neutral Face 😑 Expressionless Face 😶 Face Without Mouth 🙄 Face With Rolling Eyes 😏 Smirking Face 😣 Persevering Face 😥 Sad But Relieved Face 😮 Face With Open Mouth 🤐 Zipper-Mouth Face 😯 Hushed Face 😪 Sleepy Face 😫 Tired Face 😴 Sleeping Face 😌 Relieved Face 😛 Face With Tongue 😜 Winking Face With Tongue 😝 Squinting Face With Tongue 😒 Unamused Face 😓 Downcast Face With Sweat 😔 Pensive Face 😕 Confused Face 🙃 Upside-Down Face 🤑 Money-Mouth Face 😲 Astonished Face ☹ Frowning Face 🙁 Slightly Frowning Face 😖 Confounded Face 😞 Disappointed Face 😟 Worried Face 😤 Face With Steam From Nose 😢 Crying Face 😭 Loudly Crying Face 😦 Frowning Face With Open Mouth 😧 Anguished Face 😨 Fearful Face 😩 Weary Face 😬 Grimacing Face 😰 Anxious Face With Sweat 😱 Face Screaming In Fear 😳 Flushed Face 😵 Dizzy Face 😡 Pouting Face 😠 Angry Face 😷 Face With Medical Mask 🤒 Face With Thermometer 🤕 Face With Head-Bandage 😇 Smiling Face With Halo 🤓 Nerd Face 😈 Smiling Face With Horns 👿 Angry Face With Horns 👹 Ogre 👺 Goblin 💀 Skull ☠ Skull And Crossbones 👻 Ghost 👽 Alien 👾 Alien Monster 🤖 Robot Face 💩 Pile Of Poo 😺 Grinning Cat Face 😸 Grinning Cat Face With Smiling Eyes 😹 Cat Face With Tears Of Joy 😻 Smiling Cat Face With Heart-Eyes 😼 Cat Face With Wry Smile 😽 Kissing Cat Face 🙀 Weary Cat Face 😿 Crying Cat Face 😾 Pouting Cat Face 🙈 See-No-Evil Monkey 🙉 Hear-No-Evil Monkey 🙊 Speak-No-Evil Monkey 👶 Baby 👦 Boy 👧 Girl 👨 Man 👩 Woman 👴 Old Man 👵 Old Woman 👮 Police Officer 🕵 Detective 💂 Guard 👷 Construction Worker 👸 Princess 👳 Person Wearing Turban 👲 Man With Chinese Cap 👱 Blond-Haired Person 👰 Bride With Veil 👼 Baby Angel 🎅 Santa Claus 🙍 Person Frowning 🙎 Person Pouting 🙅 Person Gesturing No 🙆 Person Gesturing OK 💁 Person Tipping Hand 🙋 Person Raising Hand 🙇 Person Bowing 💆 Person Getting Massage 💇 Person Getting Haircut 🚶 Person Walking 🏃 Person Running 💃 Woman Dancing 👯 People With Bunny Ears 🛀 Perso

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Every Emoji In Emoji1.0

😀 Grinning Face 😁 Beaming Face With Smiling Eyes 😂 Face With Tears of Joy 😃 Grinning Face With Big Eyes 😄 Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes 😅 Grinning Face With Sweat 😆 Grinning Squinting Face 😉 Winking Face 😊 Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes 😋 Face Savoring Food 😎 Smiling Face With Sunglasses 😍 Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes 😘 Face Blowing a Kiss 😗 Kissing Face 😙 Kissing Face With Smiling Eyes 😚 Kissing Face With Closed Eyes ☺ Smiling Face 🙂 Slightly Smiling Face 🤗 Hugging Face 🤔 Thinking Face 😐 Neutral Face 😑 Expressionless Face 😶 Face Without Mouth 🙄 Face With Rolling Eyes 😏 Smirking Face 😣 Persevering Face 😥 Sad but Relieved Face 😮 Face With Open Mouth 🤐 Zipper-Mouth Face 😯 Hushed Face 😪 Sleepy Face 😫 Tired Face 😴 Sleeping Face 😌 Relieved Face 😛 Face With Tongue 😜 Winking Face With Tongue 😝 Squinting Face With Tongue 😒 Unamused Face 😓 Downcast Face With Sweat 😔 Pensive Face 😕 Confused Face 🙃 Upside-Down Face 🤑 Money-Mouth Face 😲 Astonished Face ☹ Frowning Face 🙁 Slightly Frowning Face 😖 Confounded Face 😞 Disappointed Face 😟 Worried Face 😤 Face With Steam From Nose 😢 Crying Face 😭 Loudly Crying Face 😦 Frowning Face With Open Mouth 😧 Anguished Face 😨 Fearful Face 😩 Weary Face 😬 Grimacing Face 😰 Anxious Face With Sweat 😱 Face Screaming in Fear 😳 Flushed Face 😵 Dizzy Face 😡 Pouting Face 😠 Angry Face 😷 Face With Medical Mask 🤒 Face With Thermometer 🤕 Face With Head-Bandage 😇 Smiling Face With Halo 🤓 Nerd Face 😈 Smiling Face With Horns 👿 Angry Face With Horns 👹 Ogre 👺 Goblin 💀 Skull ☠ Skull and Crossbones 👻 Ghost 👽 Alien 👾 Alien Monster 🤖 Robot Face 💩 Pile of Poo 😺 Grinning Cat Face 😸 Grinning Cat Face With Smiling Eyes 😹 Cat Face With Tears of Joy 😻 Smiling Cat Face With Heart-Eyes 😼 Cat Face With Wry Smile 😽 Kissing Cat Face 🙀 Weary Cat Face 😿 Crying Cat Face 😾 Pouting Cat Face 🙈 See-No-Evil Monkey 🙉 Hear-No-Evil Monkey 🙊 Speak-No-Evil Monkey 👶 Baby 👦 Boy 👧 Girl 👨 Man 👩 Woman 👴 Old Man 👵 Old Woman 👮 Police Officer 🕵 Detective 💂 Guard 👷 Construction Worker 👸 Princess 👳 Person Wearing Turban 👲 Man With Chinese Cap 👱 Blond-Haired Person 👰 Bride With Veil 👼 Baby Angel 🎅 Santa Claus 🙍 Person Frowning 🙎 Person Pouting 🙅 Person Gesturing No 🙆 Person Gesturing OK 💁 Person Tipping Hand 🙋 Person Raising Hand 🙇 Person Bowing 💆 Person Getting Massage 💇 Person Getting Haircut 🚶 Person Walking 🏃 Person Running 💃 Woman Dancing 👯 People With Bunny Ears 🛀 Perso

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How do I watch games in [....] on TV? Answers Inside!

Do you want to know how to watch games in your country in high quality and without having to look for a stream? Here you will find how. If you know of another country and their TV channel where you can watch games, put it in the comments below.

Territory Country
Worldwide* XBOX LIVE, YouTube
Arab World beIN Sports Arabia
Latin America DirecTV Sports, ESPN
Argentina TyC Sports, TV Pública
Australia beIN Sports
Bolivia Bolivia TV, Cotas Cable TV, Tigo Star
Brazil Rede Globo, SporTV
Canada beIN Sports Canada, Radio-Canada
Caribbean CVM TV
Chile Canal 13, TVN
China LeTV
Colombia Caracol Televisión
Croatia Arenasport
Czech Republic Sport 1/2
Ecuador Gama TV, TC Televisión
France beIN Sports
Greece Skai TV
Honduras R-Media, Canal 11
India MSM
Indonesia Kompas TV
Iran IRIB 3, IRIB Varzesh, IRIB HD
Ireland Setanta Sports
Israel Sport 5
Italy Gazzetta TV
Jamaica CVM TV, Sportsmax
Japan NHK
Kosovo RTK
Macedonia Arena Sport
Malaysia Media Prima
Mexico Televisa, TV Azteca
Montenegro Arena Sport
Netherlands Sport 1
Paraguay Tigo Sports, Telefuturo
Peru América Televisión
Philippines ABS-CBN Corporation
Poland TVP
Portugal TVI
Romania Digi Sport
Serbia Arena Sport
Singapore StarHub TV
Slovakia Sport 1/2
Slovenia Šport TV
Spain Canal+ Liga
Taiwan China Television
Thailand Channel 3
Turkey Tivibuspor
United States beIN Sports
United Kingdom Premier Sports
Uruguay Channel 10, Teledoce
Venezuela Venevisión, DirecTV Sports, Meridiano TV
Vietnam SCTV

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