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#ImranKhan IS CONFIRMED AS #Pakistan PM BY NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTE – LATEST #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE nayabchohan.com gnayabchohan.com

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IMRAN KHAN PTI CHAIRMAN HAS BEEN SWORN IN AS THE 22ND PM OF PAKISTAN ..

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#Taliban CAPTURE MILITARY BASE IN #Faryab WITH INSURGENTS POISED TO OVERRUN #Ghazni #Afghanistan #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com gnayabchohan.com

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TALIBAN HAVE ALSO LAUNCHED AN ATTACK AT A CHECKPOINT ON BAGLAN PROVINCE KILLING 30 AFGHAN SOLDIERS ..

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MAN ARRESTED FOR #Terrorism AFTER CAR CRASHES OUTSIDE #HousesOfParliament INJURING SEVERAL PEDESTRIANS #UK #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com

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Alleged #Westminster attacker named as #SalihKhater – a British citizen from Sudan #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes https://t.co/mteo4pcw63 https://t.co/PlZ6zR082J

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@BenjaminNetanyahu THE PM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF 551 #Palestinian CHILDREN ATTACKS #JeremyCorbyn FOR ‘LAYING A WREATH NEAR GRAVES OF MUNICH ATTACKERS’ #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive gnayabchohan.com

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BENJAMIN NETANYAHU’S INTERVENTION INTO THE ‘CORBYN ROW’ OVER ALLEGED ANTI SEMITISM IN THE LABOUR PARTY COMES DESPITE HIS OWN APPEARANCE IN 2006 AT A CONFERENCE MARKING THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF IRGUN’S TERRORIST ATTACK ON THE KING DAVID HOTEL WHICH KILLED 91 INCLUDING 28 BRITS .. SINCE THE GREAT MARCH RETURN BEGAN 168 PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN KILLED AND 4,348 WOUNDED .. PRAISING ISRAEL’S SNIPERS AS ‘DOING HOLY WORK’, DEFENCE MINISTER LIBERMAN SAID THE CASUALTIES WERE ALL ‘HAMAS TERRORISTS’ ..

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@BorisJohnson COULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR ‘BREACH OF #Conservative CODE OF CONDUCT’ OVER #Burka COMMENTS #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com and gnayabchohan.com

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MUSLIM COUNCIL OF BRITAIN CALLED FOR ‘NO WHITEWASH’ WHEN THE FORMER FOREIGN SECRETARY DOES APPEAR BEFORE THE HEARING .. FAR RIGHT IDEOLOGUE STEVE BANNON SAID JOHNSON HAD NOTHING TO APOLOGISE FOR AND PRAISED JOHNSON AND TOMMY ROBINSON ..

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#Israeli AIRFORCE POUNDS #Gaza KILLING PREGNANT WOMAN AND A CHILD WITH WARNING OF A FULL SCALE MILITARY CAMPAIGN #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com and gnayabchohan.com

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@BorisJohnson’s BURKA COMMENTS ARE ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF #Islamophobia WITHIN @Conservative PARTY – #BaronessWarsi #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com and gnayabchohan.com

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BARONESS WARSI SAID JOHNSON’S COMMENTS ON THE BURKA WERE A CONTINUATION OF THE UKIP-IFICATION OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY .. JOHNSON AND FELLOW ‘LEAVE’ CAMPAIGNER MICHAEL GOVE HAVE ALSO MET FAR RIGHT IDEOLOGUE STEVE BANNON WHO IS CREDITED WITH MASTERMINDING DONALD TRUMP’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN .. JOHNSON, SAYS WARSI, CLEARLY WANTS TO RUN FOR LEADERSHIP OF CONSERVATIVE PARTY .. FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL DOMINIC GRIEVE SAID HE WOULD QUIT THE TORY PARTY IF JOHNSON BECAME LEADER ..

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#SalmanAbedi THE #Manchester BOMBER WAS RESCUED BY #UK ROYAL NAVY FROM WAR TORN #Libya #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com and gnayabchohan.com

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SALMAN ABEDI KILLED 22 PEOPLE AT A CONCERT IN MANCHESTER LAST YEAR ..

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FIRST PICTURES OF TEENAGE #Palestinian ACTIVIST #AhedTamimi RELEASE FROM PRISON AFTER EIGHT MONTHS FOR SLAPPING AN #Israeli SOLDIER #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE

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#PakistanElection2018 EARLY RESULTS SUGGEST #ImranKhan’s #PTI WILL NEED A COALITION TO LEAD AFTER AN ELECTION MARRED BY VOTE RIGGING ALLEGATIONS AND VIOLENCE #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com gnayabchohan.com

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PTI WILL NEED 137 SEATS .. WITH 42% OF VOTE COUNTED THE FORMER CRICKETER’S PARTY HAS 113 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SEATS . SHABAZ SHARIF’S PML-N LEADS IN PUNJAB .. PPP IS AHEAD IN SINDH .. IMRAN KHAN ADDRESSED THE PAKISTAN NATION TO CLAIM VICTORY AND CALLED FOR TALKS WITH #INDIA TO RESOLVE #KASHMIR ..

PTI 115

PML-N 64

PPP 43

FINAL RESULTS STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED

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AS #Pakistan GOES TO THE POLLS, WILL THE ARMY SUCCEED IN MAKING #ImranKhan THE COUNTRY’S PM? #Election #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com gnayabchohan.com

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POLLS ARE CLOSED ..

TURNOUT BETWEEN 50 AND 55% ..

AFTER 20% VOTE COUNTED UNOFFICIAL RESULTS SUGGEST IMRAN KHAN’S PTI ARE AHEAD

WIDESPREAD VOTER FRAUD AND VIOLENCE AT POLLING STATIONS ..

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN SAY THERE’S BEEN A BLATANT ATTEMPT TO MANIPULATE THE OUTCOME ..

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#Israel EVACUATES 800 #WhiteHelmets ‘ACTIVISTS’ FROM SOUTH WEST #Syria AS #Damascus CLEARS AREA OF REBELS #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com gnayabchohan.com

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WHITE HELMETS ACTIVISTS WORK WITH THE REBELS REGARDED BY SYRIA AS TERRORISTS .. THEY WILL BE MOVED TO BRITAIN, CANADA AND GERMANY .. SYRIA IS CLOSE TO BRINGING AN END TO SEVEN-YEAR CONFLICT ..

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#Breaking #Fra ARE #WorldCup CHAMPIONS France 4 Croatia 2 #WorldCup #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com gnayabchohan.com #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com and gnayabchohan.com

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#Greizmann PENALTY PUTS #Fra AHEAD AGAINST STRONG #Cro CHALLENGE IN #WorldCup FINAL HT France 2 Croatia 1 #Fra v #Cro #WorldCup #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com gnayabchohan.com

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WORLD CUP FINAL

FRANCE 4 CROATIA 2 LATEST

GREIZMANN CONVERTS AFTER THE REFEREE AWARDED FRANCE A PENALTY AFTER CONSULTING VAR .. CROATIA HAVE REMAINED A THREAT THROUGH OUT THE HALF .. POGBA PUTS IN A THIRD AS FRANCE CONTINUED TO WEATHER THE CROATIAN STORM ..

THAT WAS FOLLOWED BY AN EXOCHET FIRED BY 19-YEAR-OLD MBAPPE ..

CROATIA LOOKED LOST UNTIL MANDZUKIC TOOK ADVANTAGE OF LLORIS’S GOALKEEPING HOWLER ..

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#Cro BEAT BRAVE #Eng TO REACH WORLD CUP FINAL Croatia 2 England 1 #Cro v #Eng #WorldCup #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com gnayabchohan.com

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CROATIA 2 ENGLAND 1

BELGIUM 0 FRANCE 1

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FRANCE V CROATIA

THIRD PLACE PLAY OFF

BELGIUM 2 ENGLAND 0

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#UK FACING THE PROSPECT OF A THIRD GENERAL ELECTION AFTER #Brexit SECRETARY #DavidDavis RESIGNS SAYING IT’S ‘LESS LIKELY’ BRITAIN WILL LEAVE CUSTOMS UNION AND SINGLE MARKET #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive gnayabchohan.com nayabchohan.com

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UK FOREIGN SECRETARY BORIS JOHNSON HAS ALSO RESIGNED … HIS DEPARTURE COMES 30 MINUTES BEFORE PM THERESA MAY OUTLINES HER PLAN TO PARLIAMENT FOR A ‘SOFTER’ BREXIT ..

DAVID DAVIS BREXIT SECRETARY EXPLAINED WHY HE HAD LEFT HIS POSITION IN THIS LETTER ..

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#Eng ARE THROUGH TO THE #WorldCup SEMI FINALS Sweden 0 England 2 #Swe v #Eng #WorldCup #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com gnayabchohan.com

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RUSSIA 2 CROATIA 2

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#Bra ARE OUT AFTER A CLASSIC ENCOUNTER WITH #Bel Brazil 1 Belgium 2 #Bra v #Bel #WorldCup #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com and gnayabchohan.com will

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BRAZIL 1 BELGIUM 2

FRANCE 2 URUGUAY 0

SEMI FINALS

FRANCE V BELGIUM

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FORMER PM #Pakistan #NawazSharif GETS TEN YEARS FOR OWNING FOUR LUXURY FLATS IN #London #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive gnayabchohan.com nayabchohan.com

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NATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY BUREAU SENTENCED NAWAZ SHARIF TEN YEARS FOR OWNING ASSETS BEYOND INCOME AND ANOTHER YEAR FOR NOT COOPERATING WITH THE INVESTIGATION SPARKED BY REVELATIONS IN THE PANAMA PAPERS .. HIS DAUGHTER MARYAM RECEIVED SEVEN YEARS FOR AIDING AND ABETTING AND ANOTHER YEAR FOR NOT COOPERATING .. HIS SON IN LAW SAFDOUR RECEIVED ONE YEAR .. NAWAZ SHARIF WHO IS IN LONDON SAYS THE CHARGES ARE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED .. THE DEPOSED PM HAS NOW RETURNED TO PAKISTAN IN TIME FOR THE COUNTRY’S NATIONAL ELECTIONS ON JULY 25 .. HE WAS ARRESTED ON HIS ARRIVAL .. OBSERVERS SAY THE ARMY IS TRYING TO ENSURE IMRAN KHAN’S ELECTION WIN ..

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#Eng ARE THROUGH TO #WorldCup QUARTER FINALS AFTER WINNING ON PENALTIES Colombia 1 England 1 #Col v #Eng #WorldCup #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive gnayabchohan.com nayabchohan.com

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QUARTER FINALS

ENGLAND V SWEDEN

RUSSIA V CROATIA

FRANCE V URUGUAY

BRAZIL V BELGIUM

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#Mbappe SCORES TWICE AS #Fra BEAT #Arg IN A CLASSIC TO REACH #WorldCup QUARTER FINALS France 4 Argentina 3 #Fra v #Arg #WorldCup #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive gnayabchohan.com

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#Ger ARE OUT OF THE #WorldCup SOUTH Korea 2 Germany 0 #Kor v #Ger #WorldCup #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com gnayabchohan.com

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SOUTH KOREA 2 GERMANY 0

MEXICO 0 SWEDEN 3

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#Kroos WONDER GOAL SEALS #Ger FIRST WIN Germany 2 SWEDEN 1 #Ger v #Swe #WorldCup #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com gnayabchohan.com

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#Cro BEAT #Arg IN A GAME OF ERRORS Argentina 0 Croatia 3 #Arg v #Cro #WorldCup #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com gnayabchohan.com

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ARGENTINA 0 CROATIA 3

ARGENTINA’S BELOW PAR SIDE CONTRIVED TO LOSE TO A COMPACT CROATIAN TEAM .. ARGENTINA WERE CHASING THE GAME AFTER GOALKEEPER CABALLERO’S ERROR ALLOWED REBIC THROUGH .. ARGENTINA WHO DREW AGAINST ICELAND ARE NOW STRUGGLING TO STAY IN THE WORLD CUP

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#US PULLS OUT OF #UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL AFTER CHIEF SAYS 2,000 #Migrant CHILDREN SEPARATED FROM THEIR PARENTS BY @realDonaldTrump IMMIGRATION POLICY #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive nayabchohan.com gnayabchohan.com

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RONALDO HATRICK ENSURES IT’S ALL SQUARE IN A THRILLA Portugal 3 Spain 3 #WorldCup #PorEsp #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive gnayabchohan.com nayabchohan.com

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PORTUGAL 3 SPAIN 3

IRAN 1 MOROCCO 0

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WESTERN POWERS HAVE TREATED THE MIDDLE EAST AS THEIR BACKYARD FOR OVER A CENTURY. WHY WOULD THEY CHANGE NOW? #Syria #Libya #Iraq #Afghanistan #USA #UK #France #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE

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ANALYSIS – There were, of course, victories for the Western powers in Muslim lands long before 1917. Britain and France were colonial empires who had seized control of lands in the name of freedom for centuries. However, 1917 was different and marked the beginning of the modern relationship between the Middle East and the West. For in this year came the fall of Palestine to the British, an event that led to eventual collapse and dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the Muslim World’s last and true Islamic state. So significant was this to the West that the General who led the British through the gates of Jerusalem remarked the ‘Crusades’ were now over, and his French counterpart upon arriving at Damascus remarked at Saladin’s grave that he stood witness to the triumph of the cross over the crescent. After this, both powers set about governing the Middle East according to their ‘zones of influence.’ The Arabs who helped them get into power were treated with classic colonial disdain – promises of freedom were not kept and when a new rival emerged from the Saudi desert funding to the ‘Sheriff of Mecca’ was simply frozen. No ruler would be allowed to be powerful enough to challenge another and, of course, no one would ever challenge the imperial rule of Britain and France. This was a pattern that would continue when those empires collapsed some thirty years later and the USA took their place. The defeat of Nasser’s Egypt in six days by the state of Israel meant Washington now had an ally that it could rely on to keep on eye on a Middle East which was being energized by nationalist movements – the strongest of which was the Baath Party which took control of Iraq and Syria. The Iran-Iraq War of the late nineteen eighties ensured neither country would emerge as a single power to challenge for supremacy of the Middle East. Washington armed both sides to ensure that this didn’t occur. And when the army of Saddam Hussein entered the oil Kingdom of Kuwait and threatened the oil fields of Saudi Arabia, America cobbled together a paper coalition and ensured the removal of the invading army. The terror attacks of 9/11 then offered policy makers in Washington the opportunity to rid the Middle East of Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi under the guise of freedom. Now it’s the turn of Syria and after that it’ll be Iran.

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#JusticeForAshifa WHY HASN’T #India’s #BJP GOVERNMENT CONDEMNED THE GANG RAPE AND MURDER OF THIS LITTLE GIRL AT A TEMPLE IN #JammuAndKashmir #India #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive

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ICC DELEGATION IN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE TO LOOK AT 2014 GAZA WAR CRIMES #Gaza #Palestine #Israel #Occupation #ICC #GazaunderAttack 

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GAZA – Delegation from International Criminal Court on a five day visit to look at war crimes conducted by Israel’s military and Hamas during the 51-day assault on Gaza in 2014. They will hold meetings in Ramallah, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with Israeli and Palestinian officials. Palestine joined the ICC in 2015 – a move opposed by  Israel, US and most of the ICC’s European backers.

PALESTINIANS 2,100 KILLED AT LEAST of which 551 were children, 299 women  and 11,231 INJURED

ISRAEL 67 soldiers 6 civilians

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THIS IS GROUND ZERO .. Aug 6 1945 #Hiroshima #Japan #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE 

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THIS MAN WAS A TERRORIST. HE BECAME ISRAEL’S PM. HE WAS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SABRA AND SHATILA MASSACRES. IT’S NOT ANTI SEMITIC TO SAY THIS .. #MenachemBegin #Israel #Palestine #Occupation #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE

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WHY GEORGE MARTIN WAS THE FIFTH BEATLE – Template Analysis #GeorgeMartinRIP #TheBeatles #NayabChohan #TemplateNews

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ANALYSIS – Before the Beatles met George Martin the trio (plus drummer Pete Best) were a ragtag bunch of barroom brawlers who had been rejected by every record company in London. For his part George Martin said he liked Paul McCartney’s voice and was encouraged by the fact the group wanted to write their own songs. The rest is history – after scoring their first number one hit with ‘Please Please Me‘, the Beatles went on to become a phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic. And then something really special happened. That change came with the ‘Revolver‘ album and John Lennon’s song ‘Tomorrow Never  Knows‘. And how George Martin reacted to the challenge brought to him by John Lennon with this track tells us everything about how the Beatles magic was made and the place the well groomed posh Etonian music producer had in their musical development. Lennon wanted to quote lyrics from the ‘Tibetan book of the Dead’ and wanted to know how that could translate into a record. Any other producer would have thought Lennon had lost the plot but this was George Martin who was open to all ideas at a time when everyone knew everything. George Martin was a producer who allowed creativity to breathe and bloom and what transpired under his stewardship  set into place a musical revolution – after Tomorrow Never Knowscame ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ and the groundbreaking Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Album  that included the songs ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’, ‘A Day in the Life’ and ‘All you Need is Love.’ That period of creativity until their last album Abbey Road forever cemented the Beatles place in history. For many John Lennon was three quarters of the Fab Four – that might be so, but The Beatles would never have recorded some of the best music tracks in pop without the guiding presence of Sir George Martin, the Fifth Beatle.

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TIME FOR WASHINGTON TO TALK TO THE TALIBAN #Afghanistan #Taliban #USA #Helmand #NayabChohan #TemplateNews

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ANALYSIS – American special forces have fought like lions in Helmand province. That part is obvious to anyone following the still ongoing Afghan war. A picture of an American soldier posting his nation’s flag in MARJAH compound in every way symbolises the best of his country’s fighting forces. The Taliban know how good the opposition is and they also know that the Americans can fight that they have banished the myth forever that the US relies too heavily on technology.

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Unfortunately the same can not be said for the politicians and arm chair generals in Washington who still haven’t accepted the reality on the ground. America has lost this war – not because of its soldiers but because of the policy makers. From the start this was a failed campaign because US bombing simply replaced the Taliban with the very people whose presence had made the emergence of the religious students necessary.  The resulting government has been corrupt and incompetent and have committed outrages against Taliban prisoners of war and the Afghan population whose lives continue to be desperate despite the billions of dollars  poured into KABUL. Before Helmand there was KUNDUZ which was overrun by Taliban fighters who attacked each district from several directions for weeks before forcing their way through to seize control of the whole province. It was an action that also resulted in the bombing of the MSF hospital that America blames on its Afghan colleagues. Today, with SANGIN poised to fall and with it neighboring Helmand districts the question is when will the politicians in Washington accept the realities on the ground. And that will mean having serious talks with the Taliban.

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HAVE IRAN’S ACTIONS PROVOKED AMERICA? #Iran #USA #NayabChohan #TemplateNews

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ANALYSIS – In 1979, a group of Iranian students stormed the American embassy in Tehran and  held the Americans hostage. The crisis ended with the passing of one president to the next. Jimmy Carter was perceived to be weak by the Republicans which is why the new president was anything but.  Ronald Reagan was a strong front man for American interests and the door was shut on Tehran until last year. Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran is a watershed in international relations which is why Tehran’s actions in publishing pictures of surrendering American sailors is so astonishing. At a stroke they could have ruined years of dialogue and behind the scenes negotiations – not now but at the inauguration of the next President, if that may turn out to be a Republican. For those pictures of surrendering American sailors are perceived by some as humiliating and that may mean one thing – a fiercely nationalistic backlash from a leader keen to show that this is still a strong nation.

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NAGASAKI ‘THE BOTTOM OF HELL’ #Nagasaki #Hiroshima #Japan

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JAPAN COMMEMORATES THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DROPPING OF THE WORLD’S SECOND ATOM BOMB

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JOURNALIST NAYAB CHOHAN INERVIEWS FORMER ITN EDITOR IN CHIEF STEWART PURVIS in EXCLUSIVE TEMPLATE FILM – How The 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege changed my life as an ITN news producer #Iranianembassysiege #nayabchohan #TemplateINTERVIEW

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Why taking RT off air would be a mistake ANALYSIS #RT #TemplateANALYSIS

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ANALYSIS – RT which was formerly known as RussiaToday has become the focus of considerable attention here in Britain and across the Atlantic because it’s critics say the channel is nothing more than a mouthpiece for Vladimir Putin. Those critics include The Guardian newspaper which claims to champion free speech, as well as the usual suspects at Fox News. OFCOM which took Iranian owned PressTV off the air here has criticised RT for its lack of balance particularly over its coverage of Ukraine which the channel has unsuccessfully attempted to portray as a battle against the facists and Nazis of Kiev, in much as same way as it attempted to show the former president of Georgia to be a genocidal maniac. RT offers a different point of view – it has at least two clear stars in its schedule, namely Max Keiser and Peter Lavelle’s Cross Talk programme – and sometimes scores hits for instance it recently showed the civilian toll of Saudi Arabia’s air strikes in Yemen, which al Jazeera has been claiming to be a largely ‘clean’ war. Of course RT is a propaganda channel it may deny this but it comes across as such on air and in its content, and you also get the impression that it is impossible to criticise the President of Russia or Russia generally – but that shouldn’t  mean it being removed off air. The viewer gets another take on the world and should be allowed to make their own judgment as to whether what they are seeing and hearing has some merit or is just a state’s propaganda.  Any judgements like those that resulted in the removal of PressTV must take into account this broader picture, that RT offers a point of view from a part of the world that is still misunderstood and because of various reasons will continue to play a major part in future world affairs.

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ABOVE .. OFCOM’S PROF STEWART PURVIS EXPLAINS WHY IRANIAN RUN PRESS TV WAS TAKEN OFF THE AIRWAVES IN TEMPLATE NEWS EXCLUSIVE .. RT’S COVERAGE OF THE UKRAINE CRISIS ..

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Stand out from the crowd and don’t be led into further conflict with the Muslim World

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ANALYSIS – Even at the height of fascism, there were individuals who were prepared to  take a stand against evil. That is the lesson from this astonishing picture that was posted on tumblr and it is clearly something that we should remember especially now after the latest terror outrage in a western capital. Terrorists never speak for a community or a religion but the damage their actions do to the people whose cause they claim to represent far outweighs any perceived benefit. That was the result of the unprecedented attacks in New York more than a decade ago, and will no doubt be the result now as Muslims all over Europe are attacked physically and verbally because of the assault by terrorists that brought Paris to a standstill. There were many people in the Muslim and Third Worlds who watched the scenes of mass protest unfolding on their screens on Sunday with deep unease – along with the crowds were leaders of nations like Israel, whose army has butchered many many more Palestinians than all the combined terrorist outrages since 9/11 combined, not to mention Gulf state leaders, as well as Francois Hollande himself who has launched a number of wars in Africa and the Middle East since taking office some two years ago. Everyone gathered on Sunday were of course defending the principle of freedom of speech but there’s a far more important ideal and that’s the freedom to life and to have dignity in living your life. And that is something that’s been ignored here as the West has launched numerous wars in the Middle East, Africa and Asia killing many and ruining the lives even more whilst turning the heat on people they barely understand that are in their midst. Anyone who thinks this too extreme may want to read Rupert Murdoch’s tweet on Muslims, this is the same Murdoch who is the most powerful media baron in the world, and who has like minded former employees working in government and state broadcasters such as the BBC, the same BBC who still finds it necessary to constantly question Muslims as last night’s McCarthyist witchhunt of a Panorama programme showed. The great thing of course is that there are great individuals like the man in the picture above who are prepared to make a stand – in this case that individual was JK Rowling, for everyone’s sake – yours, your children as well as the defenceless Muslim community in Europe – be like them.

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Is Turkey on a road to nowhere? TEMPLATE ANALYSIS

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ANALYSIS – Turkey really should have known better – it should have learned about the value of fair weather friends from the experience of Saddam Hussein of Iraq who was backed to the hilt by the West and the Gulf states during his long running and frankly pointless war with Iran. Even when his French supplied aircraft fired Exocet missiles into an American ship killing that nation’s sailors, Washington did not waiver from supporting an ally who it regarded as a key pillar in its Mid East foreign policy.  When that war was over Washington turned its back on that ally leaving him with colossal debts, after all this was a butcher who had gassed the Kurds at Halabja. Later it emerged that Washington was arming both sides so ensuring the conflict dragged on for as long as possible. Having being bled on the battle field Baghdad now faced the Arab states who applied the squeeze by calling on their ‘brother’ to make good on all those loans he had racked up, whilst increasing oil production so keeping the oil price low.
We know the rest of the story.
All of which makes you wonder what the democratically elected government of Ankara was thinking when it turned on its until then close ally – Syria under the benign dictatorship of President Assad. Perhaps Washington would make good on that promise it had made on pushing Europe into accepting the Turks who have remained firmly at the gates of Brussels – even whilst newly states have been readily accepted. Well that now looks even further away than before as Turkey is blamed for creating ISIL, the Islamist death cult that Washington is waging war on in Iraq and Syria. It is a conflict that has drawn in Assad as an ally, much to the dismay of Turkey and the Arab states who had spent much treasure and energy recruiting arming and training a rebellion aimed at toppling the regime at Damascus. What they were going to replace it with is not clear – perhaps another version of the weak and incompetent leadership in Libya or perhaps Iraq. But what is now clear is Turkey is out in the cold – following a failed policy to remodel the Mid East along neo Ottoman lines – quite what the old Caliphs would have thought of the satellite that is called Turkey is another matter of course.
Turkey now knows that neither Washington or NATO will or the Gulf states are able to, help them remove Assad, who is backed by Russia and China as well as Iran. And should Ankara wish to pursue its destiny in the East the leaders of Moscow, Beijing and Teheran are unlikely to be impressed by the way that it had turned on its ‘brother’ in Syria. And as the Kurds claim victories on the battlefield, the calls for more American support are likely to increase pressure to install a pro-Western and Israel friendly regime on Turkey’s border called Kurdistan, which in turn will increase pressure within Turkey as the PKK pursue an agenda for a greater Kurdistan.

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03/07/13 – the day democracy died in Egypt

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_68536313_68536312TEMPLATE ANALYSIS

No one has benefited from the army’s decision to oust the country’s first democratically elected President – not the Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters who took 51 per cent of the vote in the national elections, nor the celebrating mob who at best can conjure up 25 per cent at the ballot box.

Already, there is talk of putting in place a strong man, someone who will be able to deliver stability. And that may well be the best solution to prevent this nation from breaking apart.

For no election can ever be regarded as anything more than a sham, after what has just happened in Egypt.

The Muslim Brotherhood must have known they were living on borrowed time, but not even in their worst nightmares could they have imagined that they would last just one year.

Egypt has taken a step back today – the journey to modernity championed by Arab intellectuals has succumbed to the power of the mob, that Arab Street that the West has so warned us all of.

Perhaps, intellectuals in the West are right – the Arab mind is not capable of understanding a process as brilliant, yet as nuanced as democracy.

It hasn’t worked in Iraq, and now it’s completely failed in Egypt.

No one forced the crowds out on the street, they came of their own accord, and they will have to live with the consequences of their actions which could reverberate for decades to come.

Egypt may never recover from the army’ s prehistoric actions.

And as a result, we may just seen the beginning of the break-up of this north African state.

(Pictured above – the head of Egypt’s army Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on state TV announcing that the constitution had been suspended and that the chief justice of the constitutional court would take on Mr Morsi’s powers)

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Grooming is not an Asian Crime, says Leader of Rochdale Council

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“This is a horrendous crime against children. In this particular case it’s a case of Asian men and white girls,” Colin Lambert, leader of Rochdale Council, told the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee today.

“Right across the country, and on a wider European scale, it’s not always men. It can be men and women. It’s not always white or non-white. It’s an issue of child sex abuse.”

Last month, nine Rochdale men was found guilty of a number of offences including rape and conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, after exploiting vulnerable girls as young as 13.

Tory chairman Baroness Warsi then said that a “small minority” of Pakistani men see white girls as “fair game” whilst Jack Straw, Labour MP for Blackburn, claimed after an abuse trial in Derby last year that some men of Pakistani origin saw white girls as “easy meat”.

However, Lambert said: “If their clear statement is that the crime was committed because of the Asian community, then I strongly disagree with them, because it’s too easy to badge a crime. It happens right across all our communities. In terms of badging it as an Asian crime, that’s wrong.

“There are issues in all communities.”

Greater Manchester Police’s Chief Constable, Peter Fahy, told the MPs that, looking at sexual offences as a whole, “Asian men do not feature disproportionately”.

But he added:  “If you look at this kind of offence [grooming], on the streets, then clearly Asian men do feature disproportionately.”

There are 41 children’s homes in Rochdale, which house vulnerable children from all over England. Of the 60 children living within them, only one is from the borough.

The council’s chief executive, Jim Taylor, said social services were “now better equipped” to deal with future cases and that more than 9,000 young people in Rochdale had received awareness training to deal with threats to their safety.

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Pakistan’s Third Way

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ANALYSIS – If a recent rally is to be believed, the former cricketer Imran Khan is emerging as a serious challenger on the Pakistani political scene.

During an interview with ITV News last night,  Imran Khan said the current president Asif Ali Zardari was completely discredited and that his own appeal was among the young.

He was not concerned about his own safety, given the bloody nature of Pakistani politics – he was prepared to make any sacrifice to save his country.

The camera shots from the point of view of the reporter – Mark Austin – revealed a very agitated Imran.

There are clearly things he wanted to say and do, once he gets his chance.

Trouble is, Pakistan has had too many saviours, Zardari was also one such figure.

What this still young nation needs is someone  who will spread the wealth evenly to the rest of the population, so that everyone gets the chance – like Imran himself – to shine.

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LARGE PARTS OF THE EMIRATES STADIUM WERE EMPTY WELL BEFORE THE END AS CHAMPIONS CITY BEGAN THEIR DEFENCE OF THE TITLE WITH AN OUTSTANDING RAHEEM STIRLING GOAL ..

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FRESH FROM SCORING IN THE WORLD CUP FINAL FOR WINNERS FRANCE, PAUL POGBA OPENED SCORING WITH A PENALTY THAT WAS BOTH CASUAL AND CLEVER ..