30
Jun

In South Sudan, Indian peacekeepers find justice served in terms of cows

At the heart of the conflict in southern Sudan, there is no oil or territory, but livestock, according to the African states, consider India A’s peacekeeping forces to be considered “more valuable” to humans.

A young Indian commander of the UN mission in Southern Sudan (UNMISS) said in the world’s youngest nation, composed mostly pastors, centrality gained is such that justice, even murder, can be served in terms of cows.

Speaking of video conferencing Bor, about 190 km from the capital, Juba, Mayur Shekatkar, the official explained that cattle is also a form of dowry. The size of a herd of cattle, whose benchmark is at least 200 animals, often determines whether a young person is eligible for marriage or not, he said.

Brigadeur K. S. Brar, the National Senate for India’s share, called UNMISS the second most dangerous after the publication of Syria, where fighting is “relentless” in the absence of a cease-fire.

“The clashes are not the usual resources, such as land or land. [Tribes] fight against cattle, considered more valuable than humans, and with the proliferation of weapons, the situation has become more complex,” he said. That the Brar brigade.

To date, UNMISS killed seven Indians – one officer, three young officers in charge (JCO) and three others – said Brar brigade.

For pastoralists, in the absence of agriculture and other forms of occupation, livestock is a source of wealth and prestige and, therefore, is at the heart of their enmity, which has plunged the country into an extraordinary crisis, marked by Incessant violence, hunger, hunger and death.

“These tribes migrate with their cattle in the dry season for the Nile.” The clashes are intense during this period and are mainly governed by their traditional justice system, which can commit a murder, but justice can be for livestock, Said Mr Shekatkar.

Lieutenant Colonel Anand Shelke, chief physician of the Indian team, shared statistics that reflect the enormity of the situation. Lieutenant Colonel Shelke said that the Treaty of 10 000 cattle heads against 2,000 people in the last month.

South Sudan was created in 2011 after the independence of Sudan, after a long war of two decades. But again hostilities erupted in 2013 when President Salva Kiir Mayardiit returned the Cabinet while accusing Vice President Riek Machar to plot a failed coup.

The violence that followed has triggered a crisis that has almost disappeared from its control, prompting the UN to launch a “massive humanitarian response.”

The cracks between the different ethnic groups in the country, being the majority of Dinka, are deep and a feeling of constant insecurity only precipitate the crisis, with millions of displaced people and people suffering from hunger.

“Victims include women and children. Several reports U.N. raised alarming facts about sexual violence.

There is a presence of child soldiers to some extent. Almost every young man has a weapon in himself. At the time of leaving, you can make a shot. In general, the conflict is brutal, “said Mr Shekatkar.

Under these circumstances, troops, who are mandated to protect civilians and create conditions for the provision of humanitarian assistance, must sometimes agree in combat situations, said Brigadier Brar, adding that since the Indians were there Long time, appreciate little good relations with the neighbours.

“There are some questions about Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and films like DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge),” said Commander Manuel Kartik, who is part of the mission.

Using the goodwill they enjoy among locals, the Indian team tried to teach them the value of livestock in agriculture, which is almost absent despite the presence of large tracts of land, Brar said. “It will also take care of food security.”

24
Jun

Two stabbed to death on US train while trying to stop racial attack

A man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a commuter train to Portland after attempting to stop harassing two women who appeared to be Muslims, police said Saturday.

Police identified the bomber, who was arrested shortly after the attack on Friday afternoon, as Jeremy Joseph Christian Portland, a convicted felon of 35 years.

A principal investigator with the Southern Poverty Law Center, in an article on the blog, said Facebook’s Cristiano page revealed that he had “extremist and racist beliefs.”

The attack took place hours before the start of Ramadan, the holy month of Islam, when most of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims observe a day of religious fasting.

“It’s too early to say whether last night’s violence was an act of domestic terrorism or a federal hate crime,” Loren Cannon, a special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Oregon, said Monday. He joined the investigation.

Cristiano began shouting ethnic and religious insults, apparently between the two young women, one carrying a Muslim cover, the Portland Police Department said in a statement.

Three men who intervened were stabbed. Ricky John Best (53) Happy Valley, Oregon, died on stage, while Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche (23) Southeast Portland died in a hospital, police said. A third victim, Micah David Cole Fletcher, 21, in southeastern Portland, remained in a local hospital with serious but non-fatal injuries, police said.

Cristiano was charged with two counts of aggravated homicide and charges of attempted murder, intimidation and being a criminal in possession of a restricted weapon and was sentenced to be detained without bail. His trial is scheduled for Tuesday.

The women, who had left the train before the arrival of the agents were later in contact with the authorities, according to police, who do not reveal their identity.

Dyjuana Hudson, the mother of one of them told The Oregonian newspaper that her 16-year-old daughter, who is black, had boarded the train with a Muslim friend wearing a hijab.

The attacker approached the girls screaming, Mrs. Hudson told the newspaper, the transmission of an account that her daughter had given her. “He said Muslims should die.”

On Friday, police said the detectives wanted to talk to the two women. A detective then took a statement from his family, Mrs. Hudson told the newspaper. She could not be reached for comment.

Police refused to know details of Cristiano’s criminal history, but the newspaper reported that he had been convicted of robbery, kidnapping and weapons, citing court documents. It was not immediately clear if he had obtained a lawyer.

The suspect had no known affiliation with a criminal gang member and no mental health history, according to police.

In a statement, the American-Islamic Relations Council has accused an increase in anti-Muslim incidents in part of President Donald Trump’s focus on militant Islamist groups and anti-immigrant rhetoric.

The administration said that while strongly opposing Islamic militants, it does not have a conflict with Islam.

A Facebook page that seems to belong to Christian mentions “Muslim jihadists” among people who do not like it. The image on the page is an image of Cristiano published by the police.

“There is too much hatred in the world at the moment and too much violence. Our current political climate offers a lot of space for those who spread intolerance,” said Ted Wheeler, a Portland mayor at a news conference.

The best, one of the murdered men, worked for the city of Portland, was an army veteran and was a single candidate for Clackamas County Commissioner.

Best, who was married and had three teenage sons and a 12-year-old daughter, was very well regarded in his work as a technician for the City Development Services Office, said his colleague.

18
Jun

Trump regime proposes zero aid to Tibetans in 2018

US President Donald Trump has proposed zero Tibetan aid in the year 2018, US policy investment has declined to provide financial assistance to the community to preserve its distinct identity.

Trump administration now wants other countries to enter.

The State Department, which sent a detailed proposal to Congress as part of the first annual budget of M. Trump, described as one of the “difficult decisions” to do so, since the budget itself was reduced by more than 28%.

Leaders of the Tibetan community in the United States abstained from commenting on the issue saying they always read the budget documents. At the same time, it was noted that the majority of assistance to the Tibetan people, including Tibet, which was previously led by Congress. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has expressed concern about the movement.

“Leader Pelosi is very concerned about zeroing aid to the Tibetan community in the Trump budget bill,” said Ms. Pti. Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s spokesman.

Pelosi, who started this month, led a high-level delegation of Congress in Dharamshala to meet the Dalai Lama, was concerned about development.

“As has been said many times, even during this month’s visit to the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, if the United States does not appear to be human rights in China, all moral authority is lost to talk about the whole world,” Mr. Hammill told PTI.

“This includes critical funding through the State Department for meaningful efforts, such as those that support a truly autonomous Tibet, that promote and protect US interests in the world,” said M. Hammill in response to a question.

The State Department, in its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 beginning on October 1, the Fund withdrew decades Tibet and proposed a null against Fellows Ngwang Choephel. The two categories in 2017 and 2016 accounted for more than one million dollars.

However, the State Department, in its footnote, said that special academic exchanges, including budget allocation has been reduced from more than 14.7 million in 2017 to only 7 billion for 2018 include Funding programs such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, Mobility (Disability) Scholarships and the Tibetan Fund. “As we work to streamline efforts to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of US taxpayer dollars, we recognize that we must prioritize and make difficult decisions,” said the State Department official in the PTI.

“By focusing our efforts, we will be able to advance our most important policy objectives and national security interests, while ensuring that other donor countries contribute their fair share of global challenges,” said the official, who asked for anonymity.

However, the official did not identify the countries that want to help continue to finance the Tibetan cause.

10
Jun

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

Philippine forces now control most of the southern city where militants linked to the Islamist group have launched a bloody siege there for almost a week, authorities said Monday.

Only small areas of Marawi are under the control of militants after six days of fighting, the brigadier said. General Restituto Padilla, the military spokesman. In recent days, the attackers managed to repel attack helicopters, armored vehicles and dozens of soldiers.

About 100 people were killed in the violence, including civilians, although authorities were still trying to assess the extent of the bloodshed.

“We can control who enters and leaves, moves and does not, and we try to isolate these remaining foci of resistance,” said General Padilla.

Philippine National Police chief Ronald de la Rosa said the operation takes time because Marawi is urban, allowing armed men to move quickly from one building to another to escape the capture.

“I can not give operational details, but I’m sure they are also human, they get tired,” he said.

The Marawi crisis, which has about 200,000 people, raised fears that extremism is growing in the southern Philippines as smaller militant groups unite and harmonize with the Islamic State group.

On Sunday, Filipino forces said they found the bodies in the streets, at least eight civilians were executed by militants.

The violence prompted President Rodrigo Duterte last week to declare 60-day martial law in the southern Philippines, where a Muslim separatist rebellion has been waging for decades.

General Padilla said Sunday that the bodies of four men, three women and a boy were found near a road near Mindanao State University in Marawi.

Eight other men were shot and thrown into a shallow ravine early Sunday morning in the village of Emi Marawi, police officer Jamail Mangadang said. A paper sign attached to one of the men said the victims had “betrayed their faith,” he said, identifying men as civilians.

Marawi is a predominantly Muslim city.

In addition to the deaths of civilians, General Padilla said that 61 militants, 11 soldiers and four policemen were among the dead.

Violence erupted last Tuesday as the government launched an operation to capture Isnilon Hapilon, who is on the list of Washington’s most wanted terrorists. But the operation was rampant and militant rampaging in the city, burning buildings and fighting against government forces in the streets.

A priest and several faithful were taken hostage. There was no information about his condition.

All groups are guided by the Islamic State group. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters that Hapilon had received funding from the Islamic State group.

Washington has offered a $ 5 million reward for information leading to the capture of Hapilon.

5
Jun

Judy malware infects millions of Android smartphones via Play Store, how to check if your smartphone is infected

A malicious campaign called “Judy” had wrapped up much of the Google Play Store and infected anywhere between 8.5 million and 36.5 million users. Check Point’s security research firm said it had discovered the malware after which it had alerted Google. Meanwhile, Google began to remove infected many applications from the Play Store. However, malware Judy got 4.5 to 18.5 million downloads in the Google Play Store. Check Point posted a blog on the subject, which says Judy Malware is an “automatic click of advertising programs.” This essentially means that pirates put money by creating clicks on fake ads after infecting smartphones. The research firm has identified certain applications developed by a company based in South Korea.
The researchers said that the name of the South Korean company is Kinikini and was mentioned in the Google Play Store as ENISTUDIO Corp and is said to develop applications for Android, iOS. The malicious software or automatic click user essentially uses infected devices to create false clicks on ads and, in turn, generates revenue for the one behind this cyber crime. Check Point wrote in its blog post: “Malicious applications have achieved a surprising gap between 4.5 million and 18.5 million downloads. Some of the applications that we have discovered in Google Play for several years, but all have recently updated. “The researchers said they found many other applications containing malware, the Google Play Store. Curiously, they were developed by other companies. According to the checkpoint, the program has operated in an application since April 2016. This essentially means that it had managed to hide the Google review for over a year Judy malware works like this: .. creates false clicks on ads, and Ultimately increases the revenue of these companies basically Judy malware manages to escape the Google Play Store and protection software against hackers could create an “apparently benign applications bridgehead to establish a connection to the device Of the victim, and inserts it into the application store. ” Once you download the application, a connection is established with the control server and control. This furnace server defines the actual malicious load. The wrong program includes “JavaScript, a user agent string and URL controlled by the malware author,” says the checkpoint.