08/17/2017 08:43 PM
Spanish police 'stop second attack' after 13 killed in Barcelona
Spanish police kill four attackers in Cambrils after an earlier car attack in Barcelona left 13 dead.
08/17/2017 04:23 PM
Trump defends 'beautiful' Civil War statues
The president says history and culture is "being ripped apart" by the removal of Confederate statues.
08/17/2017 08:25 PM
USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors
The destroyer was damaged in a collision off Japan in June, in which seven sailors were killed.
08/17/2017 12:29 PM
South Africa borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe
Police are instructed to stop Zimbabwe's first lady, accused of assault, from leaving South Africa.
08/17/2017 07:33 AM
How Hope Hicks went from modelling to being Donald Trump's new media director at 28
Hope Hicks has quietly worked her way up through the Trump organisation to hold one of the most powerful positions in the US.
08/17/2017 12:37 PM
Yazidi boy reunited with family after being rescued from IS
Emad Mishko Tamo, 12, was separated from his family after being captured by IS in 2014.
08/17/2017 07:23 AM
North Korea crisis: War would be horrific, US general says
A top US general gives a bleak assessment of a military response but says it remains a possibility.
08/17/2017 06:58 AM
Texas: Video of invasive search shows 'rape by cop', says lawyer
The woman's lawyer says it amounts to "rape by cop" but charges against two officers were dropped.
08/17/2017 07:11 AM
Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section
The rape victim, who was not allowed to have an abortion by the Supreme Court, delivers a baby girl.
08/17/2017 06:54 PM
Trump pushes debunked 'pig's blood' myth, hours after Barcelona attack
He referred to a hoax story about the execution of Muslim militants, shortly after an attack in Spain.
08/17/2017 11:05 AM
Saudi border to open for Qatari pilgrims attending Hajj
The move comes after the first high-level meeting between the two neighbours since ties were cut.
08/17/2017 02:22 PM
Number of asylum seekers to Canada up four fold in August
Canadian officials are warning that crossing into Canada does not guarantee permanent residency.
08/17/2017 10:45 AM
Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees
The storms killed six people and caused serious damage to thousands of homes.
08/17/2017 08:17 AM
Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'
Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.
08/17/2017 03:17 PM
Anger over Netanyahu silence on Trump
Israeli politicians and press decry Donald Trump's remarks on Charlottesville's violent protests.
08/17/2017 07:10 PM
Barcelona attack: What was it like on the ground?
People who saw a van plough into crowds in Barcelona share their stories with BBC News.
08/17/2017 03:13 PM
In pictures: Barcelona Las Ramblas van attack
Images from the scene after a van rammed crowds in Barcelona's popular tourist hotspot, Las Ramblas.
08/17/2017 12:58 PM
Barcelona attack eyewitness: 'Van was 10 feet from me'
A van has ploughed into crowds on the Ramblas tourist area in Barcelona.
08/17/2017 05:32 PM
Barcelona attack: What we know so far
Emerging details of a van attack on crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas tourist area.
08/17/2017 06:12 PM
Barcelona: Eyewitness describes moment of attack
Eyewitness Aamer Anwar describes the moment a van hit crowds in Barcelona's Ramblas tourist area.
08/16/2017 03:31 PM
What Trump said versus what I saw
The BBC's Joel Gunter was in Charlottesville and assesses the president's claims about the violence.
08/17/2017 01:08 AM
South Sudan conflict: Poet Emi Mahmoud on Uganda refugee landmark
Emi Mahmoud performs a poem to mark one million South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda.
08/16/2017 08:20 PM
Flying over the city - the urban cable car
Mexico City's urban cable car, Mexicable, is a new transport system for one of the world's busiest places.
08/17/2017 01:34 AM
Who is the most successful James Bond?
How does Daniel Craig compare to the actors who have played 007 before him?
08/17/2017 10:54 AM
Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif: We are already campaigning
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif eyes a return to politics after his ousting.
08/16/2017 07:05 PM
A licence to kill bear cubs?
Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?
08/16/2017 10:07 PM
Mumbai's blue dogs
Animal rights campaigners say they know why some of the city's stray dogs have suddenly gone blue.
08/16/2017 03:37 PM
Woman finds long-lost diamond ring on carrot in garden
The 84-year-old woman in Alberta had lost the ring in 2004 but kept it a secret from her husband.
08/17/2017 02:38 PM
Why the fuss over Confederate statues?
Monuments to the failed Confederacy were mostly erected many decades after the US Civil War.
08/16/2017 07:53 PM
Russia remembers victims of Soviet repression
Artist Georgy Frangulyan is putting the finishing touches to a vast, bronze sculpture in Moscow
08/17/2017 08:13 AM
Desperation straits: Migrants now heading for Spain
More migrants now head for Spain from the "Tangier Triangle" in Morocco, as Gavin Lee reports.
08/16/2017 07:31 PM
Chile abortion bill: 'My pregnancy was torture'
A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story.
08/16/2017 11:34 PM
Guam: A conflicted island at the centre of a firestorm
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes examines the conflicted identity of the US territory of Guam.
08/16/2017 11:41 PM
Sierra Leone mudslide: Gruesome clear-up after disaster
Volunteers are working to prevent rotting human remains causing a health emergency.
08/17/2017 10:22 AM
Afghan female singer draws threats and praise
Aryana Sayeed will perform at a concert for Afghan Independence Day, but not everyone is happy.
08/17/2017 04:34 PM
England v West Indies: Alastair Cook & Joe Root hit centuries in UK's first day-night Test
Alastair Cook and Joe Root hit centuries as England dominate West Indies on the first day of the inaugural day-night Test in the UK.
08/17/2017 06:18 PM
Everton 2-0 Hajduk Split
Everton are in a strong position to reach the Europa League group stage after a first-leg win over Hajduk Split at Goodison Park.
08/17/2017 02:05 PM
Grenfell Tower: How QPR are supporting victims through football
QPR legend Les Ferdinand and musician Marcus Mumford talk about their plans to hold a charity football match to raise money for people affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster.
08/17/2017 01:43 AM
Conor McGregor: Idolising Mayweather, learning manners and giving Ireland hope
With Floyd Mayweather Jr v Conor McGregor approaching, BBC Sport speaks to the people who know 'The Notorious' in his home city of Dublin.
08/17/2017 07:00 PM
Cincinnati Open: Johanna Konta beats Dominika Cibulkova to reach quarter-finals
Britain's Johanna Konta beats Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova to reach the Cincinnati Open quarter-finals for the first time.
08/17/2017 05:13 PM
T20 Blast: Yorkshire and Adam Lyth break T20 domestic records
Adam Lyth scores 161 to break the domestic record in T20 cricket, as Yorkshire amass the highest domestic score of 260-4.
08/17/2017 04:44 PM
Women's Rugby World Cup, Pool C: France 21-5 Ireland
Hosts Ireland's World Cup dreams are ended as three first-half tries set up France's emphatic 21-5 win in Dublin.
08/17/2017 08:43 PM
Spanish police 'stop second attack' after 13 killed in Barcelona
Spanish police kill four attackers in Cambrils after an earlier car attack in Barcelona left 13 dead.
08/17/2017 04:23 PM
Trump defends 'beautiful' Civil War statues
The president says history and culture is "being ripped apart" by the removal of Confederate statues.
08/17/2017 08:25 PM
USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors
The destroyer was damaged in a collision off Japan in June, in which seven sailors were killed.
08/17/2017 12:29 PM
South Africa borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe
Police are instructed to stop Zimbabwe's first lady, accused of assault, from leaving South Africa.
08/17/2017 07:33 AM
How Hope Hicks went from modelling to being Donald Trump's new media director at 28
Hope Hicks has quietly worked her way up through the Trump organisation to hold one of the most powerful positions in the US.
08/17/2017 12:37 PM
Yazidi boy reunited with family after being rescued from IS
Emad Mishko Tamo, 12, was separated from his family after being captured by IS in 2014.
08/17/2017 07:23 AM
North Korea crisis: War would be horrific, US general says
A top US general gives a bleak assessment of a military response but says it remains a possibility.
08/17/2017 06:58 AM
Texas: Video of invasive search shows 'rape by cop', says lawyer
The woman's lawyer says it amounts to "rape by cop" but charges against two officers were dropped.
08/17/2017 07:11 AM
Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section
The rape victim, who was not allowed to have an abortion by the Supreme Court, delivers a baby girl.
08/17/2017 06:54 PM
Trump pushes debunked 'pig's blood' myth, hours after Barcelona attack
He referred to a hoax story about the execution of Muslim militants, shortly after an attack in Spain.
08/17/2017 11:05 AM
Saudi border to open for Qatari pilgrims attending Hajj
The move comes after the first high-level meeting between the two neighbours since ties were cut.
08/17/2017 02:22 PM
Number of asylum seekers to Canada up four fold in August
Canadian officials are warning that crossing into Canada does not guarantee permanent residency.
08/17/2017 10:45 AM
Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees
The storms killed six people and caused serious damage to thousands of homes.
08/17/2017 08:17 AM
Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'
Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.
08/17/2017 03:17 PM
Anger over Netanyahu silence on Trump
Israeli politicians and press decry Donald Trump's remarks on Charlottesville's violent protests.
08/17/2017 07:10 PM
Barcelona attack: What was it like on the ground?
People who saw a van plough into crowds in Barcelona share their stories with BBC News.
08/17/2017 03:13 PM
In pictures: Barcelona Las Ramblas van attack
Images from the scene after a van rammed crowds in Barcelona's popular tourist hotspot, Las Ramblas.
08/17/2017 12:58 PM
Barcelona attack eyewitness: 'Van was 10 feet from me'
A van has ploughed into crowds on the Ramblas tourist area in Barcelona.
08/17/2017 05:32 PM
Barcelona attack: What we know so far
Emerging details of a van attack on crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas tourist area.
08/17/2017 06:12 PM
Barcelona: Eyewitness describes moment of attack
Eyewitness Aamer Anwar describes the moment a van hit crowds in Barcelona's Ramblas tourist area.
08/16/2017 03:31 PM
What Trump said versus what I saw
The BBC's Joel Gunter was in Charlottesville and assesses the president's claims about the violence.
08/17/2017 01:08 AM
South Sudan conflict: Poet Emi Mahmoud on Uganda refugee landmark
Emi Mahmoud performs a poem to mark one million South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda.
08/16/2017 08:20 PM
Flying over the city - the urban cable car
Mexico City's urban cable car, Mexicable, is a new transport system for one of the world's busiest places.
08/17/2017 01:34 AM
Who is the most successful James Bond?
How does Daniel Craig compare to the actors who have played 007 before him?
08/17/2017 10:54 AM
Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif: We are already campaigning
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif eyes a return to politics after his ousting.
08/16/2017 07:05 PM
A licence to kill bear cubs?
Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?
08/16/2017 10:07 PM
Mumbai's blue dogs
Animal rights campaigners say they know why some of the city's stray dogs have suddenly gone blue.
08/16/2017 03:37 PM
Woman finds long-lost diamond ring on carrot in garden
The 84-year-old woman in Alberta had lost the ring in 2004 but kept it a secret from her husband.
08/17/2017 02:38 PM
Why the fuss over Confederate statues?
Monuments to the failed Confederacy were mostly erected many decades after the US Civil War.
08/16/2017 07:53 PM
Russia remembers victims of Soviet repression
Artist Georgy Frangulyan is putting the finishing touches to a vast, bronze sculpture in Moscow
08/17/2017 08:13 AM
Desperation straits: Migrants now heading for Spain
More migrants now head for Spain from the "Tangier Triangle" in Morocco, as Gavin Lee reports.
08/16/2017 07:31 PM
Chile abortion bill: 'My pregnancy was torture'
A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story.
08/16/2017 11:34 PM
Guam: A conflicted island at the centre of a firestorm
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes examines the conflicted identity of the US territory of Guam.
08/16/2017 11:41 PM
Sierra Leone mudslide: Gruesome clear-up after disaster
Volunteers are working to prevent rotting human remains causing a health emergency.
08/17/2017 10:22 AM
Afghan female singer draws threats and praise
Aryana Sayeed will perform at a concert for Afghan Independence Day, but not everyone is happy.
08/17/2017 04:34 PM
England v West Indies: Alastair Cook & Joe Root hit centuries in UK's first day-night Test
Alastair Cook and Joe Root hit centuries as England dominate West Indies on the first day of the inaugural day-night Test in the UK.
08/17/2017 06:18 PM
Everton 2-0 Hajduk Split
Everton are in a strong position to reach the Europa League group stage after a first-leg win over Hajduk Split at Goodison Park.
08/17/2017 02:05 PM
Grenfell Tower: How QPR are supporting victims through football
QPR legend Les Ferdinand and musician Marcus Mumford talk about their plans to hold a charity football match to raise money for people affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster.
08/17/2017 01:43 AM
Conor McGregor: Idolising Mayweather, learning manners and giving Ireland hope
With Floyd Mayweather Jr v Conor McGregor approaching, BBC Sport speaks to the people who know 'The Notorious' in his home city of Dublin.
08/17/2017 07:00 PM
Cincinnati Open: Johanna Konta beats Dominika Cibulkova to reach quarter-finals
Britain's Johanna Konta beats Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova to reach the Cincinnati Open quarter-finals for the first time.
08/17/2017 05:13 PM
T20 Blast: Yorkshire and Adam Lyth break T20 domestic records
Adam Lyth scores 161 to break the domestic record in T20 cricket, as Yorkshire amass the highest domestic score of 260-4.
08/17/2017 04:44 PM
Women's Rugby World Cup, Pool C: France 21-5 Ireland
Hosts Ireland's World Cup dreams are ended as three first-half tries set up France's emphatic 21-5 win in Dublin.
08/17/2017 08:48 PM
رئیسى اول قرار بود رهبر بشه ...
. .. بعد گفتن رئیس جمهور بشه، الآن فرستادنش مجمع، این همینجورى پیش بره فصل دیگه میفرستنش نیمکت ذخیره‌های استقلال!
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08/17/2017 08:48 PM
(۶۸) روز سیزدهم دولت بختيار – پنجشنبه بیست و هشتم دی ماه ١٣٥٧- خمینی: کسانی که گرایش به مکاتب انحرافی دارند به آغوش اسلا
آیت الله خمینی: کسانی که گرایش به مکاتب انحرافی دارند به آغوش اسلام برگردند . آیت الله خمینی در پیامی ضمن تبریک به ملت ایران جهت خروج شاه از کشور که طلیعه دست یافتن به آزادی و سرلوحه سعادت است ، خواستار گسترش تظاهرات و حفظ وحدت کلمه تا برقراری حکومت اسلامی شده و از کسانی که گرایش به مکاتب انحرافی دارند خواست که به آغوش اسلام برگردند. آیت الله در این پیام گفت: » خروج شاه خائن را که طلیعه پیروزی ملت و سرلوحه سعادت و دست یافتن به آزادی و استقلال است به شما ملت فداکار تبریک عرض می کنم.» وی افزود: » اگرچه شاه با جیب انباشته از ذخائر ملت از دست ما گریخت، ولی با خواست خداوند متعال به زودی به محاکمه کشیده خواهد شد و انتقام مستضعفین گرفته خواهد شد… او رفت و به هم پیمان خود اسراییل، دشمن سرسخت اسلام و مسلمین پیوست.» آیت الله خمینی در این پیام از مردم ایران خواست که « به تظاهرات و شعارهای پرشور علیه رژیم سلطنتی و دولت غاصب ادامه دهند». و اعلام کرد » دولت موقت برای تهیه انتخابات مجلس موسسان بزودی معرفی می شود و به کار مشغول خواهد شد.» آیت الله در بخشی از پیام خود گفت: » من از جمیع اشخاصی که انحراف داشته اند و یا گرایش به بعضی مکتب های انحرافی داشته اند تقاضا دارم که به آغوش اسلام که ضامن سعادت آنان است برگردند که ما آنان را برادرانه می پذیریم. در این موقع حساس که کشور جنگ زده ما بیش از هر زمانی به اتحاد و اتفاق احتیاج دارد باید سعی شود که از هر اختلافی احتراز شود.» وی پیام خود را چنین به پایان رساند: «سلامت و سعادت همگان را از خداوند متعال خواستارم و وحدت کلمه را همیشه خصوصا تا برانداختن رژیم و استقرار حکومت اسلامی امیدوار.» بدست سعيد بشيرتاش on ژانویه 16, 2013 https://bashirtash.org/2013/01/16/روزشمار-دولت-بختيار-پنجشنبه-بیست-و-ه/
با ۱۷ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه شاپور بختیار
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08/17/2017 08:48 PM
آخرین جزئیات از «حادثه تروریستی» بارسلون؛ ۱۳ کشته و بیش از ۵۰ زخمی
هجوم یک ون به عابران پیاده در منطقه تاریخی رامبلا در شهر بارسلون، که پلیس آن را تروریستی می‌داند، ده‌ها کشته و به جا گذاشته است. یک مقام ایالتی در کاتالونیا، تعداد کشته‌شدگان را ۱۳ تن و تعداد زخمی‌ها را بیش از ۵۰ تن ذکر کرده است. گرچه در ساعات اولیه پس از این حادثه، آمار متناقضی از قربانیان آن منتشر شد، اما در نهایت شامگاه پنج‌شنبه وزیر کشور منطقه کاتالونیا تأیید کرد کشته شدن ۱۳ تن در این حادثه را تأیید کرد. گزارش شده حال برخی از زخمی‌های این حادثه وخیم است و پلیس تا اینجا یک نفر را در ارتباط با این حمله بازداشت کرده است. همچنین رویترز به نقل از رسانه‌های محلی اسپانیا نوشته است که یک تن از مهاجمان هم در تیراندازی پلیس کشته شده است.
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08/17/2017 08:40 PM
«زندگی» (2017) ساخته دانیل اسپینوزا / با بازی جیک جیلنهال، ربکا فرگوسن، رایان رینولدز [+گالری عکس، داستان، مشخصات و....]
داستان فیلم در یک ایستگاه فضایی در اطراف کره مریخ می گذرد. این ایستگاه فضایی بین المللی شش سرنشین دارد: رودی آدامزِ آمریکایی، دکتر دیوید جوردنِ آمریکایی، میراندا نورثِ انگلیسی، هیو دریِ انگلیسی، فرمانده کاترینا گالوفکینِ روسی، و شو کندویِ ژاپنی. ماموریت خدمه ی ایستگاه بررسی خاک مریخ است. آنها پس از حمل مقداری از خاک مریخ به داخل ایستگاه متوجه می شوند که یک موجود تک سلولی زنده ای در آن وجود دارد.......
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08/17/2017 08:34 PM
مولاوردی: آماج انواع تهمت ها، توهین ها و دروغ پردازی ها بودم/ جمع‌آوری ۴۰۰ صفحه توهین و تخریب علیه معاونت زنان
سال گذشته با کنار گذاشتن سیاست انکار و سرپوش گذاشتن بر آسیب های اجتماعی قدم های جدی در حساس سازی عمومی برداشتیم و اکنون در عالی ترین سطح ممکن توجهات را به خود جلب کرده است...
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08/17/2017 08:20 PM
پست طعنه آمیز پاری سن ژرمن علیه بارسلونا! عکس
صفحه توئیتر رسمی باشگاه پاری سن ژرمن، با انتشار عکسی از نیمار، ناکامی بارسا در سوپرکاپ اسپانیا را به سخره گرفت.
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08/17/2017 08:19 PM
۱۶۰۰ دانشجو در نامه به مراجع تقلید خواستار رفع حصر شدند
نامه‌ی حدود ۱۶۰۰ دانشجو به مراجع تقلید درباره‌ی مساله‌ی حصر که از دو هفته پیش در حال جمع آوری امضاست، پس از اعلام اعتصاب غذای کروبی و پیش از دیدار یا رسیدن به دست مراجع، منتشر شد. در ابتدای این نامه که نسخه‌ای از آن در اختیار انصاف نیوز قرار گرفته آمده است: «إِنَّا لَنَنصُرُ رُسُلَنَا وَالَّذِینَ آمَنُوا فِی الْحَیَاهِ الدُّنْیَا وَیَوْمَ یَقُومُ الْأَشْهَادُ ﴿۵۱﴾ همانا پیامبرانمان و کسانی که ایمان آوردند را در حیات دنیا و در روز گواهان یاری می‌دهیم. [قرآن کریم، ۵۱ غافر] محضر حضرات آیات، مراجع معظم تقلید، با اهدای سلام و تحیات؛ ما جمعی از دانشجویان دانشگاه‌های کشور، بر خود لازم می‌دانیم تاکما فی‌السابق بر مطالبه‌ی به حق خود مبنی بر رفع حصر و محدودیت‌ها از یاران آزاده‌ی امام و انقلاب، اصرار ورزیم و این بار، شما کبائر انقلاب و نظام را مستقیماً خطاب عریضه‌ی خود قرار می‌دهیم. در گذشته بیوت مراجع همواره ملجأ مردم برای حل معضلات بزرگ بود و حساسیت، صلابت و فتوای ایشان، راه‌گشا؛ فلذا امروز هم امکان استفاده از این ظرفیت بانفوذ اجتماعی را در حل مشکلات کشور منتفی نمی‌دانیم، اگر «خواست» و «اراده» آن وجود داشته باشد». در ادامه‌ی این نامه با طرح این موضوع که «حاملان کتاب خدا و حامیان معارف اهل بیت؛ نیک می‌دانید و به ما آموخته‌اید که «نهی از منکر»، از مهم‌ترین واجبات و بالاترین عبادات است»، انتقاد و اعتراض در سال ۸۸، «مدنی و مسالمت‌آمیز» خوانده شده و آمده است که آن حرکت «در مقابله با مسائلی همچون دروغ‌گویی، شعارپردازی، حیف و میل بیت‌المال، تخریب وجهه دیپلماتیک ایران در دنیا و خیانت در حق‌الناس، ریشه داشت. انتقاد و اعتراض حتی اگر رویه‌ی سخت خود را نشان دهد، حق مردمان و یک اقدام مترقی در دنیای امروز به شمار می‌آید که علاوه بر آن می‌توان این مسأله را در چارچوب همان «نهی از منکر»ی تحلیل کرد که باید در جامعه‌ی اسلامی نسبت به یک‌دیگر و به خصوص نسبت به مسوولان و حاکمان روا داشت». نویسندگان این نامه با انتقاد از نحوه‌ی مواجهه، از جمله بازداشت و محدودیت‌های مشابه و موضع‌گیری‌های صاحبان تریبون علیه آنها، نوشته‌اند: حضرات آیات؛ پس از هشت سال هنوز بخشی از مردم ایران – شاید بتوان گفت عمده‌ی همین ۲۴ میلیونی که به آقای روحانی رای دادند- از تهمت‌ها و اتهامات اثبات نشده، تبرئه نشده‌اند و حیات سیاسی آنان زیر سانسورها و فشارها قرار دارد. حقیقت شاید اینست که این مردم دیگر برای اعتلای ایران از «ظلم» به خود گذشته‌اند، چرا که با پرچم‌های کبود به روحانی رأی دادند و با دستان بسته لیست امید را به مجلس و شوراها فرستادند. در ادامه با ابراز نگرانی از سلامت محصوران آمده است: نخست وزیر دوران دفاع مقدس، مهندس میرحسین موسوی دام عزه، سرکار خانم دکتر زهرا رهنورد و حجت‌الاسلام والمسلمین شیخ مهدی کروبی که از یاران دلسوز انقلاب‌اند و در روزهای سخت مردم را تنها نگذاشته و با آن‌ها صادقانه همراه شدند، امروز روزگار پیری خود را در وضعیت حصر مطلق بسر می‌برند. در حالی که حفظ جان آن بزرگواران و زندگی آزادانه و باکرامت ایشان، در وهله اول تقاضایی انسانی و در درجه بعد، انتظاری اسلامی و ملی است. دیگر تقسیم جامعه به دوقطبی‌های خطرناک، تضعیف یک بخش از مردم و تقویت یک بخش دیگر، آن‌ هم در میان انبوه شکاف‌های طبقاتی، قومیتی و نسلی، بس است. باید برای تحمل یکدیگر در شرایطی آزاد و برابر مهیا شویم. وحدت در عین کثرت اتفاق می‌افتد و هیچ‌کس شکست نمی‌خورد. چراکه «پیروزی ما آن چیزی نیست که کسی در آن شکست بخورد، همه باید با هم کامیاب شویم، اگرچه برخی مژده این پیروزی را دیرتر درک کنند». در پایان این نامه نوشته شده است: مراجع معظم تقلید! بدین‌وسیله و با اعتقادی راسخ به اعتلای ایران و انقلاب، از شما می‌خواهیم برای رفع حصر از محصورین، با مسوولین مربوطه وارد مذاکره شوید. رفع حصر، اراده سیاسی لازم دارد و اینک پس از انتخابات ریاست جمهوری، بهترین فرصت برای تضمین سلامت و آزادی محصورین و ایجاد همبستگی اجتماعی است. چراکه «الفرصه تمر مر السحاب». نکند که ما دانشجویان فقط در قبال شیخ نمرها و عیسی‌قاسم‌ها و زکزاکی‌ها متعهد باشیم و از اصلاح کشور خود غافل شویم.
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08/17/2017 08:13 PM
خیار شیخ کروبی در گلوی خامنه ای گیر کرده !
همانطور که خامنه ای, خاتمی را همچو استخوانی در گلو توصیف کرده بود, شیخ کروبی هم همانند یک خیار سالادی در گلوگاه و حنجره کثیف مقام گوزمای رهبری گیر کرده - داستان همان داستان اره یست که در ماتحت رهبری فرو رفته و حالا هر کاری که بکند پاره خواهد شد ! حالا کروبی باید بیشتر تقلا کند و این آخرین روزهای عمرش را تبدیل به روزهای پایانی نظام فاسد کند ! یا علی یا شیخ !
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08/17/2017 08:12 PM
فیلم/ شمار کشته‌شدگان حادثه تروریستی در بارسلونا به ۱۳ تن افزایش یافت / راننده خودرو ونی که مردم را زیر گرفت فراری است
راننده خودرو ونی که مردم را زیر گرفت فراری است
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08/17/2017 07:59 PM
دوحه اجازه ورود زائران قطری به عربستان را سیاسی خواند
دوحه روز پنج‌شنبه ۱۷ اوت، با وجود استقبال از تصمیم ریاض برای صدور مجوز ورود حجاج قطری به خاک عربستان سعودی، آن را سیاسی خواند. محمد بن عبدالرحمان آل ثانی، وزیر امورخارجه قطر، در یک کنفرانس خبری مشترک با همتای سوئدی خود در استکهلم گفت: "صرف نظر از ممنوعیت شهروندان قطری برای انجام حج که سیاسی بود، و همچنین صدور مجوز باز هم سیاسی به آنان برای انجام حج، دولت قطر از این تصمیم استقبال می‌کند و به آن پاسخ مثبت خواهد داد."
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08/17/2017 07:44 PM
خبر جنجالی آغاز مجدد زندگی برد پیت و آنجلینا جولی + عکس
بعد از یکسال مجدد خبرها و شایعات پیرامون زندگی برد پیت و آنجلینا جولی داغ شده هست و انگار هر دو نفر تمایل دارند مجدد با هم زندگی کنند. براساس خبرهای منتشر شده آنجلینا جولی و برد پیت از طلاق گرفتن پشیمان شده و تصمیم دارند بار دیگر به زندگی مشترک خود بازگردند!
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08/17/2017 07:44 PM
نقل قول رئیس جمهور سابق اوباما از ماندلا درمورد وقایع شهر «شارلوتزویل» رکورد لایک توییتر شد
او گفته ماندلا را نوشت: "هیچ کس از بدو تولد متنفر کسی به دلیل رنگ او، منشا او و یا دین او نیست." / ظاهرا اوباما حرف دل خیلی ها را زده است. در تاریخ توییتر این سابقه نداشته است. / تا ساعاتی پیش 3 میلیون لایک
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08/17/2017 07:44 PM
۲۴ درصد افزایش کارت های اعتباری
آمار بانک مرکزی نشان دهنده ی افزایش ۲۴ درصدی کارت های اعتباری است. براساس این آمار ،سهم هر ایرانی ۲۲/۵ کارت اعتباری است یعنی به‌طور میانگین بیش از پنج کارت بانکی به نام هر ایرانی ثبت شده است.
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08/17/2017 07:44 PM
شرایط لازم و کافی
تصویر این نوشته، یکی از تصاویر مشهور خورشید گرفتگی و مربوط به سال ۱۹۹۹ میلادی است. کسوف یا خورشید گرفتگی، یکی از مثال‌های جالب برای مفهوم شرط لازم و کافی است. طلوع خورشید و حضور آن در آسمان، شرط لازم برای دریافت نور خورشید بر روی کره زمین است؛ اما شرط کافی نیست. چرا که با قرار گرفتن ماه در جلوی خورشید و وقوع کسوف، علی رغم برقرار بودن شرط لازم، کماکان ما قادر به دریافت نور خورشید، نخواهیم بود.
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08/17/2017 07:44 PM
این زن زیبا توانست همسر شاه شود و دل از او ببرد، او چگونه لباس میپوشد؟ + عکس
ملکه ماکسیمای هلند همسر پادشاه کشور هلند همانند کیت میدلتون به عنوان فردی شیک پوش و خوش تیپ شناخته می‌شود.
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08/17/2017 07:41 PM
سرگرمی :: پیک شادی - رادیو پیک - مجمع تشخیص مصلحت و وزیر زن و توئیتر و کابینه روحانی و خامنه ای
مجمع تشخیص مصلحت و وزیر زن و توئیتر و کابینه روحانی و خامنه ای در رادیو 22
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08/17/2017 07:41 PM
مدل های جدید ریش، خط ریش و ته ریش ایتالیایی جذاب + تصاویر
خط ریش، نمادی از مردانگی و سرکشی ژنرال‌های نظامی، خوانندگان راک و افراد جذاب در زمان‌های گذشته بود.
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08/17/2017 07:40 PM
آیا ایرانی بودن به متولد ایران بودن است؟
تصویر اول آیت الله هاشمی شاهرودی از پدر و مادر ایرانی متولد عراق در دوران دفاع مقدس در کنار شهید چمران تصویر دوم مرحوم رجوی متولد داخل ایران دست در دست صدام حسین قاتل جوانان ایرانی در سالهای حمله صدام به خاک میهن
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08/17/2017 07:40 PM
انتقاد سریح مدیر اجرائی اپل از دانولد ترامپ
صفحه خبری جوانان امروز – انتقاد سریح مدیر اجرائی شرکت اپل به رویدادهای شارلوتزویل ، تیم کوک، مدیر اجرایی شرکت اپل ضمن انتقاد شدید به رویدادهای خشونت آمیز شارلوتزویل در ویرجینیا عملکرد دونالد ترامپ، رئیس جمهوری آمریکا را مورد انتقاد قرار داد. در ایمیلی که آقای تیم کوک به کارمندان موسسه اپل فرستاده، نوشته شده است: «من اعلام میکنم با رئیس جمهور و کسانی که فکر می‌کنند اعتراض‌های ملی گرایان سفید پوست و مردمی که با آنها مخالفت کردند از لحاظ اخلاقی با هم برابر هستند، مخالف هستم.» وی افزود: «برابر دانستن این دو در تضاد با آرمان‌های آمریکایی ما است.»
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08/17/2017 07:38 PM
گزارشی تصویری از اعتراض مالباختگان آرمان مقابل بانک مرکزی همراه با فیلم و عکس
مالباختگان این موسسه حکومتی ضمن تاکید برادامه اعتراضاتشان تا رسیدن به خواسته هایشان فریاد می زدند
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08/17/2017 07:29 PM
«ضدیهودی و ضدبهایی و انکار هولوکاست»
نظام ولایت فقیه با وجود تعداد کثیر زندانیان عقیدتی و نمونه‌های بسیار اعمال فشار، زندان، محدودیت و... در یک عمل واهی، اعمال محدودیت بر اقلیتهای دینی و مذهبی در ایران را تکذیب کرده است.
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08/17/2017 07:28 PM
بابا به اسم دانشگاه چيكار دارين آخه
تا ابد فردوسى
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08/17/2017 07:28 PM
صوتی + صحبتهای تکان دهنده بهنام موسیوند از آخرين وضعيت زندانيان در اعتصاب غذادر زندان گوهردشت
آخرين وضعيت زندانيان در اعتصاب غذاى زندان گوهردشت از زبان زندانی سیاسی سابق بهنام موسيوند
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08/17/2017 07:07 PM
سوفی ترنر ؛ ستاره گیم آو ترونز و چهره نوظهور فرش قرمز
سوفی ترنر بازیگر 21 ساله انگلیسی یکی از چهره های نوظهور دنیای پرهیاهوی سلبریتی هاست که با وجود مدت کم حضورش بر روی فرش قرمزها بسیار مورد توجه قرار گرفته است. سوفی ترنر از سال 2011 با بازی در فیلم بازی پادشاهان فعالیت هنری خود را آغاز کرد. او در این مجموعه بسیار پرطرفدار در نقش سانسا استارک ظاهر شد و بسیار خوش درخشید. حضور موفق ترنر در این سریال مسیر او را بسوی سینما هموار کرد.
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08/17/2017 07:05 PM
بیانیه خانواده مهدی کروبی و سپاسگزاری از مردم و همراهان در اعتصاب شیخ محصور
از صبح روز گذشته و با آغاز اعتصاب غذای خشک مهدی کروبی، جمعی از مردم در داخل و خارج از کشور در همراهی با ایشان اقدام به اعتصاب غذا نموده و با انتشار پیام هایی در فضای مجازی و یا حضور در بیمارستان شهید رجایی، حمایت خود را از خواسته های بحق آقای کروبی اعلام کردند. در همین راستا، خانواده مهدی کروبی در پیامی مراتب سپاس و قدردانی خود را از عموم علاقه مندان و افرادی که به هر نحوی حمایت و نگرانی خود را نسبت به وضعیت ایشان ابراز کرده بودند، اعلام می...
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08/17/2017 06:35 PM
۱۰ اشتباه در رابطه با مصرف گیاهان دارویی
تا به حال فکر کرده‌اید که گیاهان دارویی برای سلامتی شما خوب است یا بد؟ در این متن ۱۰ اشتباهی که ممکن است در رابطه با مصرف گیاهان دارویی برایتان پیش آید را بررسی می‌کنیم.
با ۱۷ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه سیر تا پیاز
لینک مستقیم
08/17/2017 05:48 PM
موقع سرود ملی ایران، لبنانی ها در استادیوم بازیکنان بسکتبال ایران را هو کردند
. .. اینهم نتیجه اینهمه پولهایی که به حماس دادند. خاک تو سر این رژیم جمهوری اسلامی
با ۲۹ امتیاز و ۱ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه دیدنی ها
لینک مستقیم
08/17/2017 05:39 PM
داستان خاتمی همان داستان یاروست که رفت خواستگاری دختر پادشاه و گفت اومدم که بگم رو من حساب نکنید
محمد خاتمی در تماس تلفنی با خانواده مهدی کروبی گفت:‌ "حداقل انتظار از آقای روحانی، دستور به وزیر خود برای خروج ماموران از منزل آقای کروبی است." "متاسفانه کاری از دست من بر نمی آید و اینکه نمی توانم کاری در جهت رفع این نگرانی ها انجام دهم، موجب ناراحتی بیشتر من است."
با ۲۵ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه سیاسی
لینک مستقیم
08/17/2017 05:19 PM
خبر تازه: وزارت کشور کاتالونیا از کشته شدن سیزده نفر و زخمی شدن بیش از پنجاه نفر خبر داده است
وزارت کشور کاتالونیا از کشته شدن سیزده نفر و زخمی شدن بیش از پنجاه نفر خبر داده است یک خودروی ون به جمعیت حاضر در خیابان رامبلا زده. این خیابان از جاذبه‌های توریستی بارسلون است حال چند نفر از زخمی‌ها وخیم گزارش شده است مقام‌های شهر از مردم خواسته‌اند تا از میدان کاتالونیا و حومه آن دوری کنند مقام‌های شهری همچنین خواهان بسته شدن ایستگاه‌های مترو و قطار شده‌اند پلیس گفته با این حادثه به عنوان حادثه‌ای تروریستی برخورد می‌کند یک نفر تا کنون بازداشت شده است
با ۲۲ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش اجتماعی
لینک مستقیم
08/17/2017 05:17 PM
فراخوان عفو بین‌الملل برای نجات مهدی بهلولی نوجوان زیر اعدام
عفو بین‌الملل روز سه‌شنبه 24مرداد برای نجات مهدی بهلولی نوجوان زیر اعدام فراخوان داد. عفو بین‌الملل طی بیانیه‌یی اعلام کرد:‌ «اعدام برنامه‌ریزی شده مهدی بهلولی برای صبح چهارشنبه فقط چند روز بعد از حلق‌آویز کردن جوان دیگری که در کودکی دستگیر شده بود یک اقدام بیزار کننده و تهوع آور از ظلم و بیدادی است که باید فوراً متوقف شود. مهدی بهلولی هنگام اقدام به جرم یک کودک بوده است....
با ۱۹ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بالاچه حقوق بشر
لینک مستقیم
08/17/2017 06:52 PM
Washington's mounting woes push S&P to biggest loss in three months
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks sold off on Thursday, with the S&P 500 recording its biggest daily percentage drop in three months as escalating worries about the Trump administration's ability to push through its economic agenda rattled investors.

08/17/2017 06:56 PM
On sidelines of trade talks, businesses tout NAFTA's benefits
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steps away from this week's NAFTA trade negotiations, business unified in hopes of sending a singular message: do no harm.

08/17/2017 08:15 PM
Wisconsin bill giving $3 billion incentives to Foxconn advances
(Reuters) - Wisconsin's Republican-controlled State Assembly voted 59-30 on Thursday to approve a bill that paves the way for a $3 billion incentives package for a proposed liquid-crystal display plant by Taiwan's Foxconn.

08/17/2017 02:38 PM
Exclusive: SEC officials' holdings, legal work, pose potential conflicts
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two lawyers appointed to senior jobs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have ties to major companies including financial firms Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Wells Fargo & Co that could complicate efforts to regulate them, according to government documents viewed by Reuters.

08/17/2017 05:39 PM
Auto groups side with Canada, Mexico on NAFTA origin rules
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Auto industry groups from Canada, Mexico and the United States are pushing back against the Trump administration's demand for higher U.S. automotive content in a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement.

08/17/2017 06:19 PM
Gap shares rise as Old Navy again boosts results, forecast
(Reuters) - Clothing retailer Gap Inc reported better-than-expected second-quarter results and raised its full-year profit forecast, helped by strong demand for Old Navy products, fewer discounts and better managing inventory.

08/17/2017 04:45 PM
U.S. pension funds sue Goldman, JPMorgan, others over stock lending market
(Reuters) - Three U.S. pension funds sued six of the world's largest banks on Thursday, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc and JP Morgan Chase & Co , accusing them of conspiring to stifle competition in the more than $1 trillion stock lending market.

08/17/2017 07:45 PM
Car owners' lawyers accuse GM of threats in ignition switch deal
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for car owners suing General Motors Co over faulty ignition switches and other defects on Thursday accused the carmaker of meddling in settlement talks and having issued threats that led to the canceling of an agreement.

08/17/2017 05:35 PM
Lockheed Martin awarded part of $499 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin was named on Thursday as one of six companies that will share a $499 million contract for research into aerospace systems aimed at developing new technologies and capabilities, the Pentagon said.

08/17/2017 06:04 PM
Applied Materials beats profit estimates, shares rise
(Reuters) - Applied Materials Inc , the world's largest supplier of tools used to make semiconductors, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit helped by strong growth in its semiconductor and display businesses.

08/17/2017 08:11 PM
ASU students live with Echo Dots while learning voice-control tech
Engineering students at Arizona State University can opt into an interesting new program meant to give students access to voice-controlled technology while they learn about it in the classroom. Students living in the campus' new engineering residence...

08/17/2017 07:13 PM
‘Quake Champions’ isn’t finished, but you can play it August 22nd
Been green with envy over your pals playing the Quake Champions closed beta? Time to stop being jealous and start working on your rocket jumping because the classic shooter's revival is moving to Steam's Early Access on August 22nd, where everyone ca...

08/17/2017 06:32 PM
Lean back and watch the eclipse...from your Volvo
On Monday, lots of people are going to head outside and check out the first total solar eclipse to be viewable in the contiguous US since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast one in nearly a century. But Volvo is giving its drivers another option. For t...

08/17/2017 05:56 PM
YouTube music head says company pays higher royalties than Spotify
Making a living from streaming royalties is tough for music artists, and YouTube has had one of the worst reputations in the music industry for a while. Even Lyor Cohen, the current head of YouTube Music, knows that many are skeptical about the servi...

08/17/2017 05:30 PM
The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro tablet
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

08/17/2017 05:01 PM
Voting machine supplier exposes 1.8 million voter records
Cybersecurity firm UpGuard has discovered that personal information from over 1.8 million Chicago residents was unintentionally exposed by voting machine supplier Election Systems & Software (ES&S). The backup files of voter data were found o...

08/17/2017 04:39 PM
Skype’s new look arrives on the desktop in preview form
Skype is making a preview version of its new desktop design available for users to try out. Available today, Mac and non-Windows 10 PC users can download Skype Preview and see the new features that are in the works.

08/17/2017 04:21 PM
Facebook demotes video clickbait posts to improve your feeds
In a bid to promote "authentic communication," Facebook will now demote clickbait stories that present static images as video along with images with fake playback buttons in them. While the former practice just ends up confusing users, the latter act...

08/17/2017 04:01 PM
BMW’s redesigned 8 Series is cleaner, more aggressive
At the Monterey Car Week BMW just unveiled two new concept vehicles. Both are previews of planned production models of the Series 8 and Z4 Roadster. If the versions you'll find on the forecourt are even close to these concepts, there are going to be...

08/17/2017 03:51 PM
OkCupid just banned a white supremacist for life
OkCupid is the latest company to kick white supremacists off of its platform. In a tweet today, the dating service said that it found out Chris Cantwell -- the fascist featured in Vice News' Charlottesville documentary who cried in a video when he th...

08/17/2017 03:39 PM
Congressmen call for investigation of FCC cyberattack claims
The FCC has claimed that the site it uses to collect public comment on its plans to roll back net neutrality rules was taken down by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack instead of crippled by a massive number of commenters brought about by...

08/17/2017 03:22 PM
An iOS 11 feature can quickly disable Touch ID
Law enforcement authorities have been at odds with the legal system and mobile companies when it comes to gaining access to citizens' phones. One of the more notable instances was the FBI's attempt to get Apple to unlock the San Bernardino suspect's...

08/17/2017 02:57 PM
'Volume' developer launches a surprise, bite-sized sci-fi game
Subsurface Circular came out of nowhere. Well, that's not entirely true. Mike Bithell, the developer behind Thomas Was Alone and Volume, tweeted a prescient question in April, asking followers if they'd be interested in paying $5 for a unique, hour-...

08/17/2017 02:51 PM
YouTube’s live TV service is available in half of all US homes
While other services, including Hulu, PlayStation Vue and SlingTV, have been available for a while now, YouTube TV is catching up fast. Launched in April to five basic metropolitan areas, the company added 11 new markets this July. Now, the live TV s...

08/17/2017 02:30 PM
How 'We Happy Few' plans to avoid the pitfalls of 'No Man's Sky'
The 1960s dystopia of We Happy Few will hit Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on April 13th, 2018, thanks to Compulsion Games and Gearbox, the studio best known for Borderlands. You're not hallucinating -- We Happy Few did already come to Xbox One and S...

08/17/2017 02:14 PM
fuboTV recruits CBS to take on cordcutter rivals
Folks generally cut the cable cord to save money, but fragmentation means you might have to subscribe to more than one service. Case in point is fuboTV, which focused on international soccer (football, for our international readers), but not much els...

08/17/2017 02:00 PM
Twitch can filter streamers by their 'Overwatch' hero of choice
Overwatch and Hearthstone fans will now find it easier to discover livestreams most relevant to them after Twitch introduced new channel filtering options for the popular Blizzard titles. From today, viewers can open a new menu that appears at the to...

08/17/2017 01:52 PM
Reddit is letting some users upload video right to the site
Reddit has grown and maintained its internet prominence by staying simple, meaning it has to be cautious about introducing new features (its users, erm, aren't fans of change). Last year, the platform added native image hosting to let users avoid the...

08/17/2017 01:46 PM
Reply to Instagram messages with pictures and video
Instagram users have a new means of expressing themselves via direct messages as of Thursday. They can now reply to shared Direct posts with images and video of their own.

08/17/2017 01:30 PM
Tribeca’s TV Festival aims to be a curator for television’s ‘golden age’
A lot has changed since the Tribeca Film Festival debuted in 2002. Netflix and Amazon, for instance, hadn't even launched their video-streaming services -- and now they're both two of the biggest players in the TV and movies industries. The event, fo...

08/17/2017 01:14 PM
'Splatoon 2' Switch bundle is a $380 Walmart exclusive
In case you've been holding off on picking up a Nintendo Switch until it had a pack-in game, you're in luck. Nintendo has announced that it's releasing a special Splatoon 2 version of the console replete with neon green and pink Joy-Cons, a carrying...

08/17/2017 01:00 PM
Loupedeck's hands-on controls make you better at Lightroom
Adobe's Lightroom can do wondrous things to photos, but fiddling with a mouse can impede your speed and creativity. This is where a product called Loupedeck comes in. It's a control panel designed especially for Lightroom that lets you adjust white b...

08/17/2017 12:47 PM
‘World of Tanks’ adds single-player campaigns on August 22nd
The multi-player competitive game World of Tanks is getting its first single-player campaign mode next week. On August 22nd, Wargaming will release War Stories -- episodic gameplay that users can experience both solo or cooperatively. "As the first c...

08/17/2017 12:35 PM
PS4’s next update finally lets you squelch notifications during movies
We knew a few things PlayStation 4 owners would be getting with the system's next big software update thanks to a leak last week. But it goes beyond enabling PS4 Plus owners to stream on Twitch in 1080p at 60 frames per second. While only pre-selecte...

08/17/2017 12:15 PM
Turner's sports service will be the home of Champions League soccer
Not to be outdone by ESPN, Turner Broadcasting has announced a sports streaming service of its own next year. And to start, it's partnering with UEFA on a three-year deal to stream Champions and Europa League games beginning with the 2018 - 2019 seas...

08/15/2017 10:32 PM
Roy Moore, Luther Strange advance to runoff in Alabama Senate election

Roy Moore, Luther Strange advance to runoff in Alabama Senate electionLuther Strange, the GOP Senate candidate favored by Trump and McConnell, faces a tough battle from the controversial judge Roy Moore in Alabama's runoff.



08/16/2017 04:58 PM
Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentence

Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentenceLee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday.



08/17/2017 05:08 PM
Barack Obama responds to Barcelona terror attack: 'Un abrazo'

Barack Obama responds to Barcelona terror attack: 'Un abrazo'Barack Obama and the former First Lady Michelle have sent a message of support - and a hug - to the people of Barcelona and Spain after a terror attack that killed at least 13 people and injured scores more. “Michelle and I are thinking of the victims and their families in Barcelona. Americans will always stand with our Spanish friends,” he wrote.



08/17/2017 03:10 AM
American Airlines Accused Of Destroying Woman's Wedding Dress

American Airlines Accused Of Destroying Woman's Wedding DressThe court papers claimed Yewande Oteh of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, decided to sue the airline after it failed to prevent or investigate the incident.



08/16/2017 04:49 PM
None Of The 10 Best Cities To Live In The World Are In The U.S.

None Of The 10 Best Cities To Live In The World Are In The U.S.Donald Trump’s policies are partly the reason that none of the 10 most liveable cities in the world are in the U.S., according to a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit.



08/17/2017 05:42 PM
Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debateCHULAFINNEE, Ala. (AP) — White Southerners who equate Old South symbols with regional pride rather than hate are even more on the defensive since neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other extremists became the face of the fight over Confederate monuments.



08/17/2017 05:10 PM
KKK leader threatens to 'burn' black Latina journalist and calls her a 'n*****' during interview

KKK leader threatens to 'burn' black Latina journalist and calls her a 'n*****' during interviewAn Afro-Latina journalist conducting an interview with a member of the Ku Klux Klan has said he threatened her so violently that she was concerned for her safety. Ilia Calderón, a Univision journalist with both African and Colombian heritage, agreed to visit KKK leader Chris Barker on his wooded North Carolina property. Almost immediately, Mr Barker asked her why she didn’t “go back” to her country of origin.



08/16/2017 09:03 PM
Thirty-seven inmates killed in government raid on Venezuelan prison

Thirty-seven inmates killed in government raid on Venezuelan prisonBy Maria Ramirez PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Thirty-seven inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces on a prison in Venezuela's southern jungle state of Amazonas, the governor said on Wednesday. The government seeks to reassert control over understaffed prison facilities by sending in special forces from time to time, but deadly confrontations often ensue. "There was a massacre," tweeted Liborio Guarulla, the Amazonas governor, who said 37 prisoners had been killed.



08/17/2017 04:49 PM
911 Call Reveals Harrowing Escape of Woman Cops Call 'James Bond' After She Jumped Out of Car

911 Call Reveals Harrowing Escape of Woman Cops Call 'James Bond' After She Jumped Out of CarJordan Dinsmore's suspected attackers have been arrested.



08/16/2017 08:01 PM
Republicans on Charlottesville: who's with Trump and who's against him?

Republicans on Charlottesville: who's with Trump and who's against him?The Republican party was left reeling after the president defended those who took part in a white supremacist rally. Donald Trump has faced fierce criticism for appearing to draw a moral equivalence between neo-Nazis and those were protested against them. The Republican party is reeling after Donald Trump defended people who took part in a far-right rally with white supremacists and neo-Nazis.



08/16/2017 01:25 PM
'Bloodiest 24 hours' of Philippines drugs war, as 32 shot dead by Duterte's police

'Bloodiest 24 hours' of Philippines drugs war, as 32 shot dead by Duterte's policeThirty two suspected drug dealers were killed in police shootouts in the Philippines on Tuesday night, during the bloodiest 24 hours so far of a state war on drugs that has killed over 7,000 people in the last year. The police conducted 49 “buy-bust” operations, using undercover officers to attempt to buy drugs from suspected dealers, and 14 raids, in the province of Bucalan, just north of the capital, Manila, said police superintendent Romeo Caramat. Filipino students stage a protest rally against the war on drugs in Manila Credit: EPA Describing his forces’ actions as “one time, big time”, he said that 25 of these operations had “resulted in armed encounter” during which 32 were killed and 107 were arrested. Officers also confiscated over 200 grams of methamphetamine, 786g of marijuana, and firearms. Mr Caramat told reporters that while the police tried to avoid casualties during their operations, that “we do not have control of the situation.” He repeated a common line issued by the Philippine authorities, that the suspects were killed because they fought back. “The subjects are notorious drug pushers and we all know that they are called notorious because they will refuse to be caught alive,” he said, according to local news-site, Rappler. More than 3,200 alleged drug offenders have been killed in gunbattles with law enforcers since President Rodrigo Duterte unleashed a brutal war on drugs after coming to power last year. #Philippines mandatory student drug testing may create a "school-to-cemetery track" for kids testing positive @hrwhttps://t.co/OC0MQMce3upic.twitter.com/Jpysuh1pTs— Phelim Kine 林海 (@PhelimKine) August 14, 2017 Human rights groups have accused the police of acting with impunity and deliberately staging shoot-outs to kill suspects without giving them the right to a trial. They report that at least 7,000 alleged drugs dealers and users in total have been killed, with the majority being gunned down by vigilante assassins accused of having links to the authorities. Critics of Duterte have demanded an investigation into his possible role in the violence. Rachel Chhoa-Howard, Philippines researcher at Amnesty International said it was “extremely worrying” that the killings had picked up pace in recent weeks. “This is another horrific milestone in President Duterte’s bloody ‘war on drugs’,” she said of Tuesday night’s death toll. “This shows clearly the urgent need to establish an international-led investigation into the carnage taking place every night.” Phelime Kine, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch, added his voice to calls for an independent inquiry, urging the United Nations to investigate Duterte’s drugs war “slaughter.” “Duterte’s consistent cheerleading for an unlawful killing campaign that killed at least 7,000 – and perhaps as many as 12,000 – of the country’s most poverty-stricken citizens makes him complicit in the incitement and instigation of mass killings” he said. In quotes | Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines Meanwhile, HRW has warned that the safety of Philippine high school and college students could be endangered by government plans to introduce random mandatory drugs tests on campus. The ministry of education has approved a proposal to introduce drugs tests at the start of the school year to deter and determine the prevalence of drug abuse among students. “Imposing mandatory drug testing of students when Philippine police are committing rampant summary killings of alleged drug users puts countless children in danger for failing a drug test,” said Mr Kine. “Education officials should be protecting students, not putting them in harm’s way through mandatory drugs tests.”



08/17/2017 05:21 AM
Shocking Video Shows Bear Biting Off Man's Arm After He Provokes It

Shocking Video Shows Bear Biting Off Man's Arm After He Provokes ItThe man ignored warning signs outside the cage and climbed over the fence to feed the bears milk.



08/17/2017 08:22 AM
World's Saddest Right-Wing Protest Draws 7 People To Seattle's Lenin Statue

World's Saddest Right-Wing Protest Draws 7 People To Seattle's Lenin StatueFar-right “Pizzagate” conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec tweeted videos and photos Wednesday showing him leading a group of people protesting a Vladimir Lenin statue in Seattle. Video shows Posobiec leading the group in a chant of “tear it down, tear it down” as the protesters — wearing “Make America Great Again” caps and holding placards bearing phrases like “Lenin is Hitler” and “Alt Left Hate” — marched around the statue.It appears that about 7 people, including Posobiec, attended the demonstration. Trump Supporters Demand Marxist Statue of Lenin Must Be Torn Down pic.twitter. ...



08/17/2017 06:45 PM
Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off boardBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo's school board Thursday for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations.



08/17/2017 11:58 AM
Deadly van attack in Barcelona claimed by ISIS

Deadly van attack in Barcelona claimed by ISISA manhunt is underway for the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona’s most famous avenue on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State. Police said they arrested two men, a Moroccan and a man from Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla, though neither was the driver. Also on Thursday, hours beforehand, a person was killed in an explosion in a house about 100 km (62 miles) southwest of Barcelona, in an incident linked to the attack, police added.



08/16/2017 10:27 AM
Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks

Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talksBy Parisa Hafezi and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic's military chief of staff. Turkey's ties with Washington have been strained by U.S. support for Kurdish fighters in Syria, and the visit by Iranian General Mohammad Baqeri is the latest sign that Ankara is increasing cooperation with other powers such as Iran and Russia. Baqeri met his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday and Turkey's Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday in what Turkish media said was the first visit by an Iranian chief of staff since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.



08/17/2017 04:30 AM
When White Nationalists Get DNA Tests That Reveal African Ancestry

When White Nationalists Get DNA Tests That Reveal African AncestryThe white-nationalist forum Stormfront hosts discussions on a wide range of topics, from politics to guns to The Lord of the Rings. And of particular and enduring interest: genetic ancestry tests. For white nationalists, DNA tests are a way to prove their racial purity. Of course, their results don’t always come back that way. And how white nationalists try to explain away non-European ancestry is rather illuminating of their beliefs.



08/16/2017 06:10 PM
Two Kids Got Locked In A Grocery Store And Did Exactly What You'd Expect

Two Kids Got Locked In A Grocery Store And Did Exactly What You'd ExpectIt's right out of a TV show.



08/17/2017 05:39 AM
Steve Bannon gives rare blistering interview as he attempts to cling on to White House power

Steve Bannon gives rare blistering interview as he attempts to cling on to White House powerSteve Bannon has described the far right as a “collection of clowns” and said he would “crush the Democrats” as he attempts to cling on to his position at the White House. Donald Trump’s chief strategist made a series of controversial remarks to American Prospect, a left-wing political magazine, in which he discussed the on-going issues and feuds within the Trump administration, the violence in Charlottesville, US-China trade policy and possibly military intervention in North Korea. There have been renewed calls from both the left and right for Mr Bannon, the former editor of Breitbart News and the man who many feel is the mastermind of Mr Trump’s nationalist agenda, to be removed from his post.



08/17/2017 02:19 PM
2 Men Charged After 9-Month-Old Boy Killed in Drive-By Shooting: Cops

2 Men Charged After 9-Month-Old Boy Killed in Drive-By Shooting: CopsShaquille Chamberlain, 18, and 20-year-old John Brown III, were taken into custody this week.



08/17/2017 02:34 PM
9-Foot Alligator Attacks And Kills 75 Pound Dog In Florida

9-Foot Alligator Attacks And Kills 75 Pound Dog In FloridaAuthorities are now warning residents about keeping their pets leashed.



08/17/2017 10:39 AM
Yes, A Big Victory In Texas On The Trans Bathroom Bill, But The Battle Is Far From Over

Yes, A Big Victory In Texas On The Trans Bathroom Bill, But The Battle Is Far From OverCelebration is in order in Texas and around the country, as an attempt to pass a transgender “bathroom” bill went down in flames in a special session.



08/16/2017 06:11 PM
Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car

Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection carMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement.



08/16/2017 09:00 AM
Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 YearsCheck out where and when the next total solar eclipses will take place



08/16/2017 10:33 PM
In wake of rally, Richmond's mayor reconsiders monuments

In wake of rally, Richmond's mayor reconsiders monumentsRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the wake of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Richmond's mayor said Wednesday that Virginia's capital city will consider removing or relocating its prominent Confederate statues.



08/17/2017 10:14 AM
Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?

Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the middle of the national flag. Now scientists have come up with a new use for the bright green plant: producing renewable energy. Instantly recognizable with its jumble of spiny discs -- its bright red fruit protruding like fat fingers from each one -- the prickly pear cactus is farmed on a massive scale in Mexico.



08/16/2017 12:46 PM
59 Crazy Creative Things To Make With Cauliflower

59 Crazy Creative Things To Make With Cauliflower



08/16/2017 08:50 AM
Donald Trump praises 'very wise and reasoned' Kim Jong-un decision

Donald Trump praises 'very wise and reasoned' Kim Jong-un decisionDonald Trump says that North Korea has made a “very wise and well reasoned decision”. In an apparent reference to Kim Jong-un’s suggestion that he could delay a decision to send a nuclear strike towards Guam, the President praised the North Korean leader for his actions. The tweet appears to suggest that the President may be calming down his threats to destroy North Korea using the might of the US military.



08/17/2017 02:15 PM
South African borders on 'red alert' to stop Grace Mugabe fleeing

South African borders on 'red alert' to stop Grace Mugabe fleeingBy Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police have put a "red alert" on the country's borders to prevent any attempted flight by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel with an electric cable. South Africa is home to an estimated three million Zimbabweans who accuse Mugabe of trashing a promising African democracy but Pretoria has been powerless to prevent Zimbabwe's economic and political decline over the last two decades. Grace Mugabe, 52, has asked for diplomatic immunity in the case but has not been charged.



08/16/2017 05:22 PM
Trump Says Kids Shouldn't Come To U.S. Illegally. He's Also Limiting Their Legal Options.

Trump Says Kids Shouldn't Come To U.S. Illegally. He's Also Limiting Their Legal Options.WASHINGTON ― Central American immigrants in the U.S. already had few ways to legally bring their children over to join them.



08/17/2017 01:53 PM
911 Call Released in Death of Boy, 3, Who Cops Say Was Left in Day Care Van

911 Call Released in Death of Boy, 3, Who Cops Say Was Left in Day Care VanMyles Hill was found dead in Orlando on Aug. 7.



08/16/2017 01:30 PM
Rise of animals 650 million years ago sparked by boom of sea algae after 'Snowball Earth' melted

Rise of animals 650 million years ago sparked by boom of sea algae after 'Snowball Earth' meltedThe mystery of how animals evolved on Earth has been uncovered by scientists who found that crumbling mountains fed the seas with nutrients, sparking a surge of complex life. Although simple life on our planet existed for billions of years, before 650 million years ago it was largely just viruses, bacteria and early multi-cellular jelly-like creatures. Now scientists at the Australian National University have discovered that freezing conditions which turned Earth in a giant snowball at around 700 million years ago also pulverised mountain ranges. When the glaciers finally melted 50 million years later, the rich mountain ‘dust’ was mixed into the newly formed seas and oceans where it allowed blue algae to thrive, and set in motion an evolutionary process which would eventually lead to animals and humans. Mountains pulverized by glaciers in Snowball Earth fed algae in the sea allowing them to take over from bacteria  Credit: DAVID BREASHEARS / GLACIERWORKS  The team made the discovery after looking at rocks in Central Australia dating back to 650 million years ago, which were found to be full of molecules from ancient algae. Lead researcher Associate Professor Jochen Brock said: “Before all of this happened, there was a dramatic event 50 million years earlier called Snowball Earth. “The Earth was frozen over for 50 million years. Huge glaciers ground entire mountain ranges to powder that released nutrients, and when the snow melted during an extreme global heating event rivers washed torrents of nutrients into the ocean.” Dr Brocks said the extremely high levels of nutrients in the ocean, and cooling of global temperatures to more hospitable levels, created the perfect conditions for the rapid spread of algae. It was the transition from oceans being dominated by bacteria to a world inhabited by more complex life, he said. “These large and nutritious organisms at the base of the food web provided the burst of energy required for the evolution of complex ecosystems, where increasingly large and complex animals, including humans, could thrive on Earth,” Dr Brocks said. When Snowball Earth melted life really got going  Credit: Nasa The research is published in Nature, and the findings will be presented at the Goldschmidt Conference in Paris, France, this week. Co-lead researcher Dr Amber Jarrett of ANU, who studied the ancient sedimentary rocks from just after the melting of Snowball Earth said: “In these rocks we discovered striking signals of molecular fossils. “We immediately knew that we had made a ground-breaking discovery that snowball Earth was directly involved in the evolution of large and complex life.”



08/17/2017 10:53 AM
Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament

Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in ParliamentCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers.



08/17/2017 08:19 AM
Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $510 Million After No Winning Tickets Sold

Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $510 Million After No Winning Tickets SoldWith a cash value of $324.2 million



08/17/2017 02:17 PM
Starbucks' Howard Schultz Compared What's Going On In The U.S. Today To Nazi Germany

Starbucks' Howard Schultz Compared What's Going On In The U.S. Today To Nazi Germany"I know we are better than this."



08/16/2017 03:28 PM
George Bush issues joint statement with father condemning 'racial bigotry and hatred' in Charlottesville

George Bush issues joint statement with father condemning 'racial bigotry and hatred' in CharlottesvilleTwo former US presidents have issued a strong statement condemning the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia – one day after President Donald Trump failed to do so. “As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights,” the prominent Republicans wrote. The statement comes on the heels of the largest white nationalist gathering in the US in decades.



08/17/2017 12:17 PM
Where Is Natalee Holloway Suspect Joran Van Der Sloot Now?

Where Is Natalee Holloway Suspect Joran Van Der Sloot Now?Twelve years after Holloway's disappearance, van der Sloot remains the primary suspect.



08/16/2017 09:44 PM
Fox News Host Cries Because Conversation On Race Makes Her 'Uncomfortable'

Fox News Host Cries Because Conversation On Race Makes Her 'Uncomfortable'Fox News host Melissa Francis broke out in tears on Wednesday defending President Donald Trump’s comments doubling down on blaming “both sides” for violence at the weekend rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.



08/17/2017 06:02 PM
Canada sees 'unsustainable' spike in asylum seekers at U.S. border

Canada sees 'unsustainable' spike in asylum seekers at U.S. borderTORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration's immigration crackdown head north. More than 3,100 people walked across the border illegally in July to file refugee claims and were arrested, up from 884 in June, the federal government said. Ninety-six percent of them went to Quebec, where an influx of asylum seekers, primarily Haitians, is sparking a backlash from opposition politicians and anti-immigrant groups in the primarily French-speaking province.



08/16/2017 04:02 PM
Woman Arrested for Running Raffle Ticket Scam Using Image, Name of Boy Who Died of Cancer

Woman Arrested for Running Raffle Ticket Scam Using Image, Name of Boy Who Died of CancerTracey Jacqueline Weir is accused of selling phony raffle tickets to support children's cancer research in the name of 4-year-old Nolan Scully.



08/16/2017 12:46 PM
35 Hearty Soups That'll Feed A Hungry Crowd

35 Hearty Soups That'll Feed A Hungry Crowd



08/16/2017 02:12 AM
Israel builds underground wall after Gaza tunnel trauma

Israel builds underground wall after Gaza tunnel traumaKIBBUTZ NIRIM, Israel (AP) — Israel is pressing ahead with construction of an underground barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip in an ambitious project meant to halt the threat of attack tunnels built by the Hamas militant group.



08/16/2017 06:04 AM
How To Wash Radioactive Material From Your Body After A Nuclear Blast

How To Wash Radioactive Material From Your Body After A Nuclear BlastAccording to certain guidelines, hair conditioner could bind radioactive material to your hair after exposure.



08/17/2017 04:24 PM
Hundreds Line Up, Dozens Ask To Be Arrested For Destroying Confederate Statue

Hundreds Line Up, Dozens Ask To Be Arrested For Destroying Confederate StatueFour people turned themselves in to authorities in Durham, North Carolina, on Thursday to face charges for their role in toppling a Confederate monument during a protest on Monday.



08/17/2017 05:27 AM
An Anti-Muslim Australian Senator Wore a Burqa in Parliament. It Didn't Go Down Well

An Anti-Muslim Australian Senator Wore a Burqa in Parliament. It Didn't Go Down WellLawmakers chastised her for the offensive "stunt"



08/16/2017 12:51 PM
Seaworld: Another killer whale dies after suffering from a bacterial infection for 10 years

Seaworld: Another killer whale dies after suffering from a bacterial infection for 10 years"Despite their best efforts, her health and appetite significantly declined over the past several days despite continually tailored treatments,” SeaWorld said in a statement. There are now 10 orcas in the San Diego theme park, including five males and five females.



08/17/2017 11:25 AM
'Our great country being ripped apart': Donald Trump criticises 'foolish' removal of confederate monuments in new tweets

'Our great country being ripped apart': Donald Trump criticises 'foolish' removal of confederate monuments in new tweetsPresident Donald Trump has plunged into the debate about confederate statues, firing off a series of tweets in which he says the removal of the controversial monuments is a "sad" sign of "history and culture of our great country being ripped apart". America has around 700 statues and monuments to figures who fought against Abraham Lincoln's forces in the Civil War, with the aim of preserving a southern state where slavery was maintained. Charlottesville's deadly riots on Saturday were sparked by the town's decision to remove a statue of General Robert E. Lee. But on Thursday morning Mr Trump criticised the removal of monuments. Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 ...can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish! Also...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 ...the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 His comments put him at odds with the family of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, one of the most famous of all confederate generals. "Confederate monuments like the Jackson statue were never intended as benign symbols," wrote two of Jackson's great-great grandsons. "Rather, they were the clearly articulated artwork of white supremacy." In an open letter to the mayor of Richmond, Virginia - where they live - they called for the removal of statues celebrating their ancestor. "While we are not ashamed of our great-great-grandfather, we are ashamed to benefit from white supremacy while our black family and friends suffer. We are ashamed of the monument," they wrote. "As two of the closest living relatives to Stonewall, we are writing today to ask for the removal of his statue, as well as the removal of all Confederate statues from Monument Avenue. They are overt symbols of racism and white supremacy, and the time is long overdue for them to depart from public display." Statues were removed in New Orleans in April and in Baltimore after the Charlottesville protests. In Alabama they have been covered up in a wooden box this week, as the mayor of the city looks at what to do with them. In Lexington, Kentucky, they are due to be removed. A confederate statue is removed from Baltimore in the early hours of Wednesday The family of Robert E. Lee, whose statue sparked the Charlottesville riots, expressed their horror at the events and said the life of the commander of the army of Northern Virginia "was about duty, honor and country." They added: "At the end of the Civil War, he implored the nation to come together to heal our wounds and to move forward to become a more unified nation. "He never would have tolerated the hateful words and violent actions of white supremacists, the KKK, or neo-Nazis." Donald Trump The statues, many of which were erected in the 20th Century, have been a flashpoint in America since Dylann Roof, a self-confessed white supremacist, murdered nine black worshippers in a Charleston church in June 2015. He had posed with the confederate flag, and recorded a manifesto saying he hoped to start a race war. All 11 former confederate states have had protests against the statues this year. Many have been removed, and placed in museums. Donald Trump on Charlottesville: 'there is blame on both sides' 01:58 A descendant of Lee, who commanded the confederate forces from 1862 until their surrender in 1865, echoed the thoughts of the Jackson family and said he had no problem with their removal. "Eventually, someone is going to have to make a decision, and if that's the local lawmaker, so be it," said Robert E. Lee V, the great-great grandson of the general. "But we have to be able to have that conversation without all of the hatred and the violence. "And if they choose to take those statues down, fine." Mr Lee, 54, of Washington DC, told CNN: "Maybe it's appropriate to have them in museums or to put them in some sort of historical context in that regard." Bertram Hayes-Davis, great-great-grandson of the confederate president Jefferson Davis, agreed with Mr Lee, and said that the statues should be moved to a museum if "that's offensive to a large majority of the public." He said: "In a public place, if it is offensive and people are taking issue with it, let's move it. Let's put it somewhere where historically it fits with the area around it so you can have people come to see it, who want to understand that history and that individual." Some have argued that the removal of the confederate statues is an attempt to erase history, and worried that the Founding Fathers - many of whom owned slaves - would be next. But, in an editorial published on Wednesday entitled "The nation can only weep", The Washington Post said it was not a complicated distinction to make between confederate generals and the founders of the country. "Yes, there are reasonable Americans who fear that slaveholding Founding Fathers will be the next target. "But we don’t find it difficult to distinguish between a monument to George Washington, say, and statues to Confederate generals that were erected in the 20th century with the goal of maintaining white supremacy.” Should Confederate era statues be removed? Mr Trump's position was backed, however, by the Republican governor of Maine. Paul LePage, a notorious figure, said on Thursday morning that removing the confederate statues was "just like" removing a monument to people who died in the 9/11 attacks. Mr LePage, asked for his response to Charlottesville, said he condemns "both sides" that demonstrated, adding that he finds white nationalist and far-Left protesters "equally as bad" and "disgusting." He added that he believed Left-wing protesters who want to remove confederate statues are ignorant of history and want to erase it, comparing them to "the Taliban in Afghanistan" in their desire to remove monuments. He told his local television station that he was unaware of the violence in Charlottesville until Tuesday, because he does not read newspapers or watch TV.