Posts Tagged ‘pupil’

Are comparisons of South African apartheid and Israel useful?

The South African Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee has a habit of speaking in rhetoricals. The effect, however, is that he makes his point quite clearly. This was the case recently at the Palestine Festival of Literature, which travels through Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Speaking on the festival’s last day, Coetzee noticed that “naturally […]

Bangladesh police arrest Islamist militant over gruesome murder of LGBT activists

Law enforcement officers said on Sunday 37-year-old Shariful Islam Shihab had been arrested. He is a member of the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), which is a banned militant group in Bangladesh. He was detained in the southwestern district of the capital Dhaka.   Islam: Not conforming to liberal expectations “We’ve arrested one man in connection with […]

British Submarines Set To Resume Arctic Patrols

British attack submarines are preparing to return to the Arctic for the fist time in almost a decade. The Royal Navy suspended Arctic patrols in 2007, following a fatal incident where two sailors were killed during an exercise. The Sunday Times reported that UK navy officers are set to undergo training to navigate below ice […]

FLASHBACK: Eyewitnesses: ‘Underwear bomber’ was escorted onto plane

     A Newport couple had a Christmas they never will forget. Kurt and Lori Haskell sat seven rows behind a 23-year-old Nigerian man on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam who now has been charged with trying to destroy the plane in what is believed to be an attempted act of terrorism. The Haskells were […]

CIA Tried To Kill Castro Using Diving Suit Laced With Tuberculosis -Report

While it is no secret that the US government wanted to get rid of the former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, it has been reported that the CIA came up with some outlandish plots to kill him. The US National Security Archive published information that Washington tried to give Castro a diving suit which had been […]

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