12 Mar

News and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

English Online International Newspapers

For a change from the same old news stories from the same old news networks, here are links to English-edition online newspapers from other parts of the world. Nearly all of these are English-edition daily newspapers, with an emphasis on the Middle East and Asia. These sites have interesting editorials and essays, and many have links to other good news sources. We try to limit this list to those sites which are regularly updated, reliable, with a high percentage of “up” time.

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Rivals for Republican presidential nomination say University of Illinois chaos is result of Trump’s divisive rhetoric

A man was dragged out of a rally in St. Louis after interrupting a speech by Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Protesters inside the rally linked arms and chanted, “Stop the hate.” Trump’s supporters responded by shouting, “USA, USA.” Outside the Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis, supporters of Trump and demonstrators scuffled before and during the event.

A Donald Trump rally in Chicago had to be called off on Friday evening amid scenes of violence and chaos unparalleled in the recent history of American political campaigning.

The scrapping of the Republican frontrunner’s appearance due to what his campaign cited as “safety concerns” led to uproar and fights inside the University of Illinois Chicago Pavilion and in the streets outside.

Scuffles broke out between Trump supporters, protesters and police, and a number of arrests were made, including of at least one reporter. As the mayhem took hold, Trump was reduced to complaining about the situation on the air, telling MSNBC: “It’s sad when you can’t have a rally. Whatever happened to freedom of speech?”

The rally had been due to take place at a university that is one of the most diverse in the country, at a venue situated in the heart of Chicago, a Democratic stronghold where there are few registered Republicans.

Before the rally was even due to start, the scene for the evening was set as protesters inside the pavilion vented their opposition to the presidential candidate’s positions on immigration, race and other issues where his rhetoric has proven divisive……………


Latest research suggests that the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults might have ruptured together in the past, and may again trigger more powerful destruction

San Andreas fault in California.

San Andreas fault in California. Photograph: Lloyd Cluff/Corbis

Measuring the level of threat posed by severe earthquakes that could bring havoc to southern California should be reviewed, according to scientists who believe the risk could be greater than previously thought.

The warning follows latest research from a US geologist who found that two large faults in the region – the San Andreas and the neighbouring San Jacinto fault to its south – might have ruptured together in the past, producing an earthquake that caused damage as far north as San Buenaventura and was felt as south as San Diego.

“Looking at old earthquakes in general is really a good way to figure out what faults are capable of doing,” said Julian Lozos, assistant professor of geophysics, California State University, Northridge, who conducted the research.

Forming the boundary between two plates of Earth’s crust, the San Andreas fault runs for around 800 miles (1,300km) through the state of California with its southern section neighbouring the San Jacinto fault…………


Hamas says 10-year-old was killed by missile shrapnel, while Israeli military confirms it attacked four militant training camps in response to salvo of rockets

Holes in the roof of a Gaza home after Israeli air strikes that Palestinian officials said killed a 10-year-old boy.

Holes in the roof of a Gaza home after Israeli air strikes that Palestinian officials said killed a 10-year-old boy. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

Fragments from an Israeli missile killed a 10-year-old Palestinian boy in Hamas-controlled Gaza on Saturday, Palestinian medical officials said, hours after militants launched rockets into Israel.

A statement by the Israeli military said aircraft had targeted four militant training camps belonging to Hamas after four rockets landed in open areas in southern Israel late on Friday. No casualties were reported from the rocket strikes.

Residents of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip said Yassin Abu Khoussa died after missile debris hit his home, which is situated next to a militant training camp. His six-year-old sister was wounded, the medical officials added……………


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The Trump campaign has tried write off rally violence as something he didn’t sanction, but now his campaign manager has manhandled a reporter

When will the first pro-Donald Trump murder happen?

The incidents are piling up. A Black Lives Matters protester was sucker-punched by a white bystander at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. A young black woman was surrounded and shoved aggressively by a number of individuals at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky. A black protester was tackled, then punched and kicked by a group of men as he curled up on the ground in Birmingham, Alabama. Immigration activists were shoved and stripped of their signs by a crowd in Richmond, Virginia. A Latino protester was knocked down and kicked by a Trump supporter in Miami.

At a press conference on Friday morning Trump even seemed to encourage violence at his rallies. “We’ve had some violent people as protesters,” he said. “These are people that punch. These are violent people.” (No such videos have been found.) This adds to evidence piling up that the Trump campaign’s culture of violence extends all the way to the top.

In response to a question asked during a press conference in Florida on Friday, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump defends the treatment of protesters at his rallies, saying many of those who have allegedly been attacked were ‘violent people’. Talking about an instance where Trump himself told the gathered audience to hit a man protesting, Trump said the man was ‘swinging’ at others in the crowd and he thought it was ‘very, very appropriate’ that the audience ‘swing back’

Another incident happened Thursday, when Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski grabbed the arm of Breitbart news reporter Michelle Fields at an event in Jupiter, Florida, jerking her so hard he bruised her body and made her cry, according to a first-person account by the Washington Post’s Ben Terris. That Breitbart is a Trump-friendly publication was likely lost on Lewandowski in his fervor to stave off questions from the scrum. That Terris in his story vividly describes the finger-shaped bruises he saw forming on Fields’ forearm, and that she tweeted out a photo of her injury, hasn’t stopped the Trump campaign from denying the incident ever occurred. The story is the most important one yet, because it distills Trump’s culture of violence and subsequent denial.



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