No related posts. BRUSSELS — Before we dive into next year’s list of conflicts to watch, some thoughts on the year we are about to conclude are in order. In short, 2013 was not a good year for our collective ability to prevent or end conflict. For sure, there were bright moments. Colombia appears closer than ever to ending a civil war which next year will mark its 60th birthday. Myanmar, too, could bring down the curtain on its decades-long internal ethnic conflicts, though many hurdles remain. The deal struck over Iran’s nuclear program was a welcome fillip for diplomacy, even dynamism. The U.N. Security Council finally broke its deadlock over Syria, at least with regards to the regime’s chemical weapons, and committed to more robust interventions in Eastern Congo and the Central African Republic. Turkey’s talks with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) continue in fits and starts, but the ceasefire looks reasonably durable. Pakistan enjoyed its first-ever democratic handover of power.As important as these achievements are, still more important is to keep them in perspective. Colombia’s peace process remains vulnerable to messy domestic politics in the election year ahead. Myanmar’s positive trajectory could derail if the bigotry unleashed on Muslim communities continues unchecked. Moving towards a final settlement with Iran amidst a sea of red lines and potential spoilers – in Washington, Tehran and the region – is undoubtedly a more perilous challenge than reaching the interim deal in Geneva, welcome step though it was. And that Turkey and Pakistan, both entries on last year’s “top 10” list, don’t make it onto this year’s list is hardly a clean bill of health, given the spillover of Syria’s conflict into Turkey, and the ongoing dangers of extremism and urban violence in Pakistan.But it is Syria and the recent muscular interventions in Central Africa that best illustrate alarming deficiencies in our collective ability to manage conflict.In Syria, the speed and decisiveness with which the international community acted to eliminate Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons can’t help but underscore its failure to act with equal determination to end the fighting; even concerted humanitarian action remains elusive. As the conflict in Syria enters its third winter, there is little indication it will stop any time soon, whatever hopes are centered around the Geneva talks scheduled for January. If the Security Council’s role is to maintain international peace and security, then as Syria’s conflict claims ever more lives and threatens to suck in Lebanon and Iraq, how else can one judge its impact than as an abject failure?In the Central African Republic, meanwhile, the international community was apparently taken by surprise by the collapse into violence. There is no excuse for this: Decades of misrule, under-development, and economic mismanagement had left behind a phantom state long before this year’s coup unleashed turmoil and now escalating confessional violence. France’s robust support for the African Union (AU) in a full-fledged humanitarian intervention was commendable. But without concerted, sustained commitment to rebuilding the Central African Republic (CAR), it is unlikely to make much difference in the long run.So how does this list compared with that of last year? Five entries are new: Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Honduras, Libya and North Caucasus. Five remain: Central Asia, Iraq, the Sahel, Sudan and Syria/Lebanon. Of course, by their nature, lists beget lists. It would not have been too difficult to draw up a completely different one. In addition to Pakistan and Turkey, Afghanistan, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been omitted, though all could have easily merited a place. Nor did South Sudan, apparently on the cusp of civil war, make it onto this year’s list.In Afghanistan, next year’s elections, coupled with the Taliban’s continued insurgency in the face of unsettled international support for a still nascent national army, make 2014 a crucial year for the country – and a potentially ominous one for Afghan women. In Somalia, despite some gains by an AU mission and a new “provisional” government, al-Shabab militants have shown their continued ability to strike – both at home and abroad – and many of Somalia’s clans remain in conflict with each other. Finally, the sheer absence of the state and the rule of law in the DRC could have justified an entry on this year’s list, despite the recent welcome defeat of the M23 rebel movement and signs that, finally, the international community can no longer ignore the conflict’s regional dimensions.But ultimately, this list seeks to focus not just on crises in the international spotlight – CAR, Syria, the Sahel, and Sudan – but also on some that are less visible or slower-burning. Thus Honduras – estimated to be the world’s most violent country outside those facing conventional conflict – is included, as is Central Asia, which totters ever closer to a political and security implosion.The list illustrates the remarkable range of factors that can cause instability: organized crime in Central America; the stresses of the political competition around elections, as in Bangladesh; the threat of insurgency – in the North Caucasus, for example – or the dangers of regional spillover, as in Lebanon or the Sahel. Then there are the perils of authoritarian rule and an overly securitized response to opposition: in Syria, of course, but also in Iraq and Russia’s North Caucasus. An alarming rise in communal or identity-based violence is likewise contributing to instability in Iraq, Syria and CAR (and Myanmar and Sri Lanka, for that matter). Finally, center/periphery tensions cut across a range of countries on the list. Mali, Libya, Sudan, and Iraq – plus Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen and others – all wrestle with notions of strong, centralized governance that appear unworkable, yet struggle to find alternatives that don’t atomize the state or feed secessionism.Above all, however, the list highlights that deadly conflict rarely springs up out of nowhere or is entirely unanticipated. It usually has long roots: in underdevelopment; states’ inability to provide all their citizens with basic public goods; inequality; and divisive or predatory rule. It shows, too, that reducing the fragility of the most vulnerable countries – arguably among the greatest moral and political challenge of our era – takes time, commitment, and resources. Three things that, sadly, too often are lacking.Syria and LebanonThe diplomatic breakthrough in September on Syria’s chemical weapons – and subsequent progress in dismantling them – has had little noticeable impact on the battlefield. Violence continues, with ever-worsening humanitarian consequences. Having avoided a U.S. military intervention, the Bashar al-Assad regime has displayed increasing confidence, re-escalating its campaign to drive rebels from strongholds around the capital, Aleppo, and the Lebanese border. The regime, with some success, has also sought to market itself to Western governments as a counterterrorism partner – ironically so, given that its brutal tactics and reliance on sectarian militias helped fuel the rise of its extremist adversaries in the first place.In part, the regime’s momentum – however limited – can be attributed to disarray among rebel forces. The opposition’s primary political umbrella, the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, has no real control of military operations on the ground. The opposition’s regional backers – principally Saudi Arabia and Qatar – support competing blocs within the coalition, as well as separate armed groups outside it, contributing to rifts that jihadi groups have exploited. The al-Qaida-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is now the strongest rebel faction in much of the north, but its aggressive tactics have alienated fellow militants and the opposition’s base. In response, other leading rebel groups formed the “Islamic Front,” potentially the largest and most coherent opposition alliance to date. Its Islamist platform, however, has raised concerns among some of the opposition’s external backers, and coordination issues remain a persistent problem.Meanwhile, Syria is slowly but surely dragging Lebanon down with it. Lebanon’s population has swelled by at least 25 percent as a result of Syrian spillover. Meanwhile, Hezbollah’s growing involvement on the regime’s behalf, allegedly in a “pre-emptive war” to keep its jihadist enemies at bay, is in fact luring them to take the fight to the Shiite militant group at home. Other attacks have targeted Sunni mosques in Tripoli, where sectarian strife has pushed the army to take control.International attention is currently focused on the renewed push to hold talks between the regime and opposition, scheduled for Jan. 22 in Geneva. But both sides see it as little more than a venue for the other to formalize its capitulation. The opposition coalition accepts the premise of the talks – the June 2012 Geneva communiqué calling for establishment of a mutually agreed transitional body with full executive authority – but has struggled to make a final decision about whether to participate under current conditions. The regime, by contrast, has readily agreed to join talks, but rejects the ostensible goal of the process: the formation of a transitional government. The positions of each side’s external backers will be critical in bringing the parties toward agreement in any political process, but here, too, signs of willingness to compromise are few, if any.IraqSince April 2013, when Nouri al-Maliki’s Shiite-led government intensified its violent crackdown on a peaceful Sunni protest movement, the tide of attacks, arrests, and executions has gradually swelled. Sunni distrust of the central government is greater than ever, providing an opening for al-Qaida in Iraq after years of decline. Over 7,000 civilians have fallen victim to this destructive cycle already this year, but still the government has shown no appetite for compromise. Iraq’s Sunnis, therefore, have turned to Syria, hoping a victory by the opposition there will enable a political comeback at home.The coming year is likely to see further intertwining of the Iraqi and Syrian conflicts. As the Iraqi state weakens, its frontier with Syria erodes. Baghdad, more overtly than ever, is aiding Damascus in order to stave off the Sunni wave it fears at home – though its support for the Syrian regime is encouraging precisely that, as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), an al-Qaida offshoot, has become the biggest player in northern Syria. To halt the violence, the Iraqi government should change its approach radically: It must win Iraqi Sunnis back to its side, re-engage them in the political process and in the fight against al-Qaida, and use its improved domestic support base to secure its own borders. Only an inclusive state can save Iraq from fragmenting.The coming year’s parliamentary elections are unlikely to produce solutions. On the contrary, they risk exacerbating violence and attracting foreign interference. Maliki’s ambition to run for a third term pits his coalition against other Shiite groups, encouraging Iran to weigh in. At the same time, the political scene is fragmenting into a variety of political entities, the culmination of eight years of Maliki’s divide-and-rule strategy. The prime minister’s base has dwindled as well, so absent an unexpectedly dominant candidate or coalition, one can expect the elections to yield an excruciating period of bargaining and political paralysis.LibyaBeset with myriad security concerns and mired in political deadlock, Libya’s post-Qaddafi transition is threatening to go off the rails. The General National Congress’ mandate is set to expire on Feb. 7, 2014, and the formation of a constitution-writing body is already over a year late. Ali Zeidan, the current prime minister, has been the target of several attacks – and a brief kidnapping – and calls for his dismissal are rising. Meanwhile, public confidence in state institutions is fast waning, and with it confidence in a transition process that was supposed to create the framework for a new democracy.Like other Arab countries in transition, Libya has become increasingly divided along several different axes – Islamist vs. liberal, conservative vs. revolutionary, and center vs. periphery – all of which are contributing to instability on the ground. Following the collapse of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, militias largely took over from the official military and police force, and the country is awash in weapons. The coalition that brought Qaddafi’s former allies together with liberal exiles and long-imprisoned Islamists has collapsed, leaving in its wake a fragmented polity. In Libya’s east, almost daily targeted assassinations of security officials – for which residents blame radical Islamists – is fueling belligerent anti-Islamist attitudes.Overwhelmed, the government has been obliged, paradoxically, to bribe and cajole militias in an attempt to rebuild the state’s monopoly on force. So far, it has had little success: Armed groups have blocked gas pipelines and besieged crude oil facilities, reducing exports to around 20 percent of the pre-uprising level. The loss of revenues is crippling the national budget.There are no easy answers to these problems. At a minimum, local militias and the proliferation of small arms will plague Libya (and its neighbors) for years to come, frustrating the government’s efforts to rebuild the country’s security forces and secure its borders. But it remains an open question whether Libya’s leaders can build sufficient consensus to keep the process moving in the right direction.HondurasHonduras is the world’s murder capital, with more than 80 homicides reported for every 100,000 citizens in 2013. A weak, often compromised justice and law enforcement system means that most serious crimes are never prosecuted. One of the two poorest countries in the region – half the population lives in extreme poverty – Honduras is also among the 10 most unequal countries in the world. Much of the country is plagued by criminal violence, and most Hondurans cannot access state services or enjoy the protection of law enforcement. Democracy and rule of law – never strong – were further undermined by a coup in 2009.The United Nations and human rights groups have reported that members of the Honduran National Police have engaged in criminal activity, including murder. Weak, corrupt security forces have turned Honduras into an ideal way-station for drugs heading from the Andes to U.S. markets. An estimated 87 percent of all airborne cocaine headed north stops first in Honduras.Organized criminal activity ranges from drug and human trafficking to kidnapping and extortion. Criminal groups have become strong enough that the state has effectively lost control over parts of the country. Compounding these security threats are street gangs, led by the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 (M18), which together boast an estimated 12,000 members. For the most part, these gangs terrorize the poor, urban neighborhoods in the capital city, Tegucigalpa, and the port of San Pedro Sula.Violence in Honduras spiked upward in 2009, when President Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a coup. The International Criminal Court is currently investigating crimes committed in the aftermath of that coup, while an official truth commission revealed that the military killed at least 20 people. Since 2009, 10 human rights activists, 29 journalists, 63 lawyers, and some 20 political candidates have been killed. In almost all of these instances, no one has been held accountable.Newly elected President Juan Orlando Hernandez campaigned on an “iron fist” response to crime, proposing to create a militarized police force. Given ongoing complaints of human rights abuses by security forces – including allegations of involvement in disappearances and kidnappings for ransom – it is little surprise that his proposal has been met with vocal opposition by civil society organizations and the diplomatic community. Such an overly securitized response, built on corrupt or predatory institutions, is unlikely to resolve the problem. Absent concerted efforts to strengthen the rule of law, Honduras’ plight looks set to continue – even intensify – in the coming year.Central African RepublicMonths of deadly clashes in the Central African Republic (CAR) have brought an already perilously weak state to the brink of collapse, with 400,000 people displaced and untold thousands terrorized into hiding. Nearly half of the population is in need of some form of assistance, and state services, including the police and the army, no longer exist.It was just a year ago that a transition of power from then-President François Bozizé appeared to be in on track. But that agreement fell apart and in March, Seleka rebels – a loose alliance of Muslim fighters from the CAR, Chad, and Sudan – staged a coup to oust Bozizé and replace him with their leader, Michel Djotodia. In September, Djotodia disbanded Seleka, triggering a wave of widespread violence with no effective national army in place to stop it.The United Nations and Western powers were slow to respond, in part because they thought Djotodia could control Seleka fighters and that the African Union-led International Support Mission in the CAR (MISCA) could secure the capital, Bangui. They were wrong on both counts. The transitional government and the regional security force have failed to prevent a free fall into chaos. The “wait and see” approach of the United Nations and Western powers now has them breathlessly trying to catch up.The Seleka have since splintered into leaderless factions that clash regularly with armed groups made up of villagers and national security services alike. Eyewitnesses report daily attacks on civilians and massacres carried out with machetes and semi-automatic weapons. More worryingly still, the conflict has taken on a religious undercurrent, with the Seleka pitted against newly formed Christian self-defense groups. The process of radicalization is well underway. If the violence continues and religious tensions escalate, large-scale confessionally-driven violence is frighteningly possible.The conflict could also easily spread to other neighboring countries – insecurity is already rife on the border with Cameroon – although help appears to be belatedly at hand. Following French warnings of potential regional destabilization, the United Nations authorized France to send 1,600 troops to bolster MISCA’s operations and restore law and order. For now, the future of the CAR is in their hands. Challenges ahead include disarming militiamen in Bangui and preventing fighting between Christian and Muslim communities. Only then can the process of state-building begin.SudanA hotbed of instability and violence for years, conditions remain dire across much of Sudan. Political restlessness in Khartoum, economic fragility, and multiple center-periphery tensions all pose major conflict risks for 2014.In November, Sudan’s defense minister announced a new offensive against Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) rebels in South Kordofan, Darfur, and Blue Nile, aimed at “ending the rebellion.” The rebel alliance, which is fighting for a more representative government, responded in kind, leveling attacks against strategic roads and army facilities in North and South Kordofan. Khartoum has since backpedaled, downplaying the significance of the campaign and saying the government is ready to resume talks. But African Union mediators still need Khartoum’s consent to start a comprehensive, national dialogue that includes the SRF.In Darfur, the violence that began a decade ago has now mostly given way to fighting between Arab tribes, once the government’s main proxies against non-Arab rebels and communities. Since the beginning of 2013, inter-tribal violence has displaced an additional 450,000 people. One of the most violent conflicts in the region – involving the Salamat, Missiriya, and Ta’aisha tribes at the Sudan-Chad-CAR tri-border – has forced 50,000 more refugees into Chad. In the east of Sudan, lack of implementation of a 2006 peace deal backed by Eritrea is also threatening to reignite conflict.Poor governance is also inching the country closer to disaster. Nationwide protests in late September against ending fuel subsidies sparked much deeper levels of discontent among urban populations, once reliable government supporters. The growth of militant Islamist groups – independent of the governing National Congress Party or the Islamist Movement – also points to a government losing control on all fronts.The solution to all of these challenges remains the same as ever: The relationship between Khartoum and the rest of the country must be fundamentally redefined. Otherwise, regional grievances will continue to fester, Khartoum will continue to be consumed with crisis management, and the international community will continue to spend billions each year to manage the consequences.One of several obstacles that could stand in the way of reforming Sudan’s center-periphery troubles is President Omar al-Bashir’s indictment for war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Without some incentive, Bashir could well block all but cosmetic change for fear of losing power and ending up at the court. But if the international community confirms that credible reform is underway – and that the only thing standing in the way of further, comprehensive progress is the indictment – the Security Council could request that the ICC defer prosecution of Bashir for a year with no obligation to extend.The Sahel and Northern NigeriaThe Sahel region and Northern Nigeria have emerged as major sources of instability for parts of West and Central Africa, as last year’s watchlist foretold. In 2014, expect separatist movements, Islamist terrorism, and north-south tensions to continue to spark violence, which the region’s weak or stressed governments are ill-equipped to address.In Mali, a French military intervention in early 2013 successfully wrested control of northern cities from a coalition of Islamist militant groups. Subsequently, presidential and parliamentary elections were held without major incident. Still, the country is far from stable today. Terror attacks, inter-communal clashes and bouts of fighting between armed Tuareg groups and the Malian army have continued, while representatives of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), the primary Tuareg separatist group, have repeatedly threatened to withdraw from peace talks. A U.N. mission has deployed to the country, but still lacks adequate resources and personnel.To escape further conflict, Mali must look beyond immediate security concerns and provide its diverse population with essential services, impartial justice, and inclusive politics. The government in Bamako cannot be seen as imposing its own vision for stability on the north – or the roots of the conflict will remain untouched.Next door, Niger may seem comparatively tranquil, but it is subject to many of the same pressures that tipped Mali into chaos. President Mahamadou Issoufou has pursued a security agenda focused on external threats, while his government is failing to deliver long promised and vital social goods at home. Tensions surrounding a government shuffle last summer revealed how fragile Niger’s democracy remains. Add to the equation suspected criminal infiltration of the state and security services, the acute misery of most of the population, and you have a decidedly combustible mix.Finally, Nigeria’s Boko Haram continues to wage a bloody insurgency in the north of Africa’s most populous country. Despite a year-long and often harsh government campaign, the group still mounts regular attacks on military and police installations, and civilians – often from safe havens in the mountains, as well as from neighboring Niger and Cameroon. Fighting will claim further thousands of lives in 2014 unless the government adopts significant reforms, including addressing impunity, tackling systemic corruption, and promoting development. This will be made even more difficult as the country prepares for what could be fiercely contested general elections in 2015.BangladeshBangladesh enters 2014 amid escalating political violence. Scores of people died and hundreds were injured in clashes between the opposition and security forces ahead of general elections scheduled for January, the former embracing a growing campaign of violent nationwide shutdowns, or hartals. The opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP) has said it will boycott the elections, accusing the ruling Awami League (AL) of authoritarian rule and plans to rig the polls.A boycott would deepen the crisis and lead to more deadly violence. Merely postponing polls – as some have suggested – without a roadmap for how to hold credible elections in the future is also not the solution. There is deep animosity between the heads of the AL and BNP, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, who have been swapping power since 1991. A phone call between them in October 2013 – reportedly their first conversation in over a decade – quickly deteriorated into barbs about each other’s mental health.The roots of Bangladeshi political polarization run deep. Over the past two years, a government-appointed tribunal has carried out profoundly flawed trials for war crimes committed during the country’s 1971 war of liberation from Pakistan. To date, everyone on trial is a Bangladeshi citizen. No one from the Pakistani military, the main force resisting the liberation of what was then East Pakistan, has been indicted. Making matters worse, the sentencing to death of six members of the BNP and Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami parties – for allegedly trying to sabotage the country’s formation – has inflated religious-versus-secular social divisions and spawned the radicalization of newer groups like Hefajat-e-Islam.The only way out is via credible elections and a stable, responsive government. For that, Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia must overcome their mutual loathing and negotiate an inclusive roadmap. The risks are manifold. Since 1971, the military has attempted some 30 coups, about a fifth of them successful. In two, prime ministers were assassinated, including Sheikh Hasina’s father, Mujibur Rahman. Today, the military remains a risk. Finally, the potential radicalization of Rohingya refugees, human rights concerns, and Bangladesh’s complicated economic trajectory all make for an explosive mix.Central AsiaThe 2014 Afghanistan drawdown is not the only thing to worry about in Central Asia. Most countries in this region are governed by aging leaders and have no succession mechanisms – in itself potentially a recipe for chaos. All have young, alienated populations and decaying infrastructure.Uzbekistan, a perpetually difficult neighbor, squabbles with Kyrgyzstan over borders and with Tajikistan over water. Moscow is warning of a buildup of Central Asian guerrillas on the Afghan side of the border, and is ramping up military assistance. Tajikistan, the main frontline state, is also deeply vulnerable – with low governance capacity, high corruption, barely functional security forces, and limited control over some strategically sensitive regions. It is also a key transit route for opiates destined for Russia and beyond.In Kyrgyzstan, extreme nationalist politics threaten not just the country’s social fabric, but its economy too, as some politicians seek political and possibly financial gain by hounding foreign investors in the crucial mining sector. Crime and corruption are endemic. The harshly authoritarian state of Uzbekistan is Moscow’s biggest irritant and the United States’ closest ally in the region. And yet its president, Islam Karimov, may have lost control over his own family: His eldest daughter, Gulnara, is suspected of having her own presidential ambitions and has lashed out against her mother as well as Uzbekistan’s security chief, probably the country’s second most powerful figure. Neighbors fear post-Karimov instability could trigger waves of refugees, a further pressure on their poorly defined borders.Resource-rich Kazakhstan, meanwhile, has ambitions of regional leadership, but it could just as easily be undone by a host of internal problems. Investors like China worry that the Kazakhs have made heavy weather of handling even very modest insurgency problems. The country also suffers from a serious lack of transparency for foreign investment, enormous income disparities, a poor human rights record, and increasing pressure from Moscow. It also needs to design a smooth transition mechanism for its long-time leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Finally, Turkmenistan, generously endowed with hydrocarbons but weak in governance, hopes to withstand any post Afghanistan spillover by doing a deal with its new leaders. This has worked in the past, but there is no guarantee it will in the future.While Afghanistan will undoubtedly be the focus of the international community again in 2014, Central Asia’s states will continue to grapple with their own individual and unique circumstances in a corner of the world too long cast as a pawn in someone else’s game.North Caucasus (Sochi)This February, Russia will host the Winter Olympics – at $47 billion, the most expensive ever – in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. But security is even more of a problem than cost: Europe’s most active ongoing conflict is taking place nearby in the North Caucasus. If the Olympics motto is “faster, higher, stronger,” Putin’s motto in approaching the North Caucasus insurgency appears to be “meaner, tougher, stronger.”The leader of the North Caucasus Islamist insurgency, Doku Umarov, has threatened to disrupt the Olympics and urged militants to use all available means to commit terrorist attacks across Russia. His efforts appear to have paid off: In 2013, there were at least 30 terrorist attacks in southern Russia, according to independent media sources. Twin bombings on Monday, Dec. 30, that killed dozens in Volgograd – responsibility for which is as yet unclaimed – speak to the nature of the terrorist threat. In response, the Russian government has rolled out unprecedented security measures in Sochi, and strengthened border controls to prevent infiltration of fighters from abroad and minimize the risk emanating from the North Caucasus, especially its most restive republic, Dagestan.Unfortunately, some of these measures could worsen the situation. In Jan. 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin replaced Dagestan’s president and overhauled the republic’s nuanced security strategy, which had been showing signs of success. Along with vigorous anti-corruption measures, the new president, Ramazan Abdulatipov, backed a wave of repression against the Dagestan’s vibrant Salafi community. Security forces conducted mop-up operations in villages, arrested large groups of believers from cafes, madrassas, and homes, and intimidated moderate Salafi leaders, civic organizations, and businesses. Modest initiatives at inter-sectarian dialogue have ceased. Abdulatipov also closed the commission for rehabilitation of fighters and encouraged the creation of people’s militias, supposedly to combat extremism. These, however, have already been involved in intra-confessional violence.Equally troubling was the announcement in September by Yunus-bek Yevkurov, president of another North Caucasus republic, Ingushetia, that the homes of insurgents’ families will be demolished and their land seized. In nearby Kabardino-Balkariya, the civilian president, Arsen Kanokov, was replaced by the former chief of the Interior Ministry’s Department for Combating Extremism – not exactly known for its subtle approach to security.Sochi must be secure for the Games. But the return to harsh and heavy-handed policies is likely to intensify the conflict once the Games have ended, suggesting that 2014 will be another bloody year for southern Russia.Arbour in president of the International Crisis Group.© 2013, Foreign Policy Facebook Comments
LISBON, Portugal – Costa Rica, already eliminated when it reached the third and last day in group B of the beach soccer World Cup, said farewell to Espinho, Portugal with a total of three defeats, after losing 7-2 Monday to Oman.The Ticos, who had previously lost to Italy (6-1) and Switzerland (4-3), had honor at risk, but still succumbed to Oman, another team that had already been eliminated and had lost its first two games.The last two Costa Rican goals were scored by Danny Johnson (minutes 19 and 28) in a duel in which coach Franklin Zúñiga’s men never seemed inspired enough to their time at Espinho well.It was the second time Costa Rica contested a FIFA beach soccer World Cup. The first time, in Dubai in 2009, the team was also eliminated during the first phase with three defeats, against Russia (5-1), Argentina (6-0) and Italy (3-1). Facebook Comments Oman overwhelm Ticos for maiden winStoryhttp://t.co/OAAn3DdBbf#BeachWC #MundialFP(Source: http://t.co/K2xZ4Exbz8) pic.twitter.com/guLAZ0mPDg— BeachSoccerWorldwide (@BeachSoccer_WW) July 13, 2015 Related posts:Chile staves off Argentina for first Copa América win Costa Rica beach soccer sele loses 6-1 in World Cup opener WATCH: Costa Rica’s Joel Campbell scores for Arsenal in first Premier League start Copa America in the U.S.: Gaffes expose rushed planning, draw ire
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States is to stop managing Afghan airspace by the end of June after its air-traffic control contract with the government in Kabul expires, a development that could see international airlines forced to cancel flights both into the country and over its territory.Unless a solution — even a temporary one — is found, Afghanistan would basically become a no-fly zone, which would cost the government millions of dollars in revenue and seriously damage its credibility with overseas donors and investors, officials and diplomats in Kabul warn. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility This is likely contributing to donor fatigue, diplomats say.“The international community does not want to be in a situation where we are continuously stuck with paying for this because they (Afghan authorities) are simply not seriously going to take it over,” a Western diplomat in Kabul told The Associated Press. “This is causing reluctance with some of the partners who would otherwise bridge the gap.”According to an internal NATO memo seen by the AP, the U.S. government will not extend its current contract for another six months, to the end of 2015 — an extension that requires $25 million. The memo offered no insight as to U.S. reasons and officials at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul declined an AP request for comment.Meanwhile, Japan is considering dipping into its development fund to cover the second half of 2015. Tokyo would be willing to let the Afghan government use $25 million from its Counterpart Fund for a “bridging contract” until the end of the year, a Japanese official said.Tokyo’s approval, however, is conditional on the contract not facilitating military operations in Afghanistan, which is prohibited under Japanese law, the official added. In this Tuesday, May 5, 2015 photo, an aircraft is parked on the tarmac of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. The United States is to stop managing Afghan airspace by the end of June after its air-traffic control contract with the government in Kabul expires, a development that could see international airlines forced to cancel flights both into the country and over its territory. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) “Our government is considering” this, the official said. “We think (a decision) should be very quick — hopefully before the expiry of the U.S. contract.”Both the Western diplomat and the Japanese official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing talks on Afghan air traffic control.Wafayezada, the official at the Afghan Civil Aviation Authority, said Kabul is confident Japan will step in.Then, Afghanistan would take over managing its airspace from January 2016, he added. Kabul was supposed to take over at the start of this year, but Wafayezada said “technical issues” prevented this.Now, the government is considering several bids from foreign companies to take on the contract from next year, he added, without elaborating.Carriers need 30 days’ notice of the end of airspace control and if a new contract is not in place soon, NATO will have to inform airlines that Afghan airspace is no longer managed and that they should change routes.The internal NATO memo stressed that “if no tangible progress is made” in the next two-three weeks, the international alliance will start preparing such notices.“Such a notification would likely stop international carriers from flying to Afghanistan, causing severe revenue impact, severe follow-on economic impact and a major defeat in building investor confidence,” the memo said. Top Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home The Afghan airspace, a key air corridor between Europe and Asia, has been managed by the U.S.-led international military coalition or foreign companies paid by donor countries since 2001, when the Taliban regime was overthrown in a U.S.-led invasion.The air traffic over Afghanistan, as well as to and from the Central Asian country generates about $33 million a year, according to Mohammad Qassim Wafayezada, the Afghan Civil Aviation Authority’s deputy director general on policy and planning. International airlines that fly into the Afghan capital include the Dubai-based Emirates, Air India and Turkish Airlines. Many other airlines fly over Afghanistan.There are no flights to and from the European Union because the Afghan Civil Aviation Authority is not recognized by the bloc, which cannot certify it due to safety deficiencies.The current contract on Afghan air traffic control, paid for by the United States, ends June 30 and failure to renew it will mean that foreign airlines will not be able to use Afghan airspace.It may be a scenario difficult to imagine but at the core is Kabul’s reluctance to take over responsibility for its airspace and put a new contract in place — paid for from its own budget. The implications of unmanaged airspace are serious. In changing routes, airlines would potentially incur higher fuel costs that would inevitably be transferred on to customers. Existing restrictions on use of airspace in other places, such as Syria and Iraq, would further complicate alternative flight paths.The credibility of the government of Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani, who took over last year in the first democratic transition of power in the country, would be damaged.And with donors already tiring of Kabul’s regular need for cash handouts to cover budget expenses such as civil service payrolls, failure to take over its own airspace will likely further erode the government’s political capital.___Associated Press writer John-Thor Dahlberg in Brussels contributed to this story.Follow Lynne O’Donnell on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lynnekodonnellCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments Share Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. 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well-being according to a study The findings by researchers from UK’s Coventry University showed that people who practise mind-body interventions exhibit a decrease in the production of a molecule called nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB) which is known to regulate gene expression When a person is exposed to a stressful event their sympathetic nervous system (SNS) — the system responsible for the “fight-or-flight” response — is triggered This SNS activity leads to the production of NF-kB which produces molecules called cytokines that cause cellular inflammation This reaction is useful for dealing with a stressful situation but if its persistent it can lead to a higher risk of cancer accelerated ageing and psychiatric disorders like depression Meditation yoga and Tai Chi may decrease the production of NF-kB and cytokines leading to a reversal of the pro-inflammatory gene expression pattern and a reduction in the risk of inflammation-related diseases and conditions the researchers said “Millions of people around the world already enjoy the health benefits of mind-body interventions like yoga or meditation but what they perhaps don’t realise is that these benefits begin at a molecular level and can change the way our genetic code goes about its business” said lead researcher Ivana Buric “These activities are leaving what we call a molecular signature in our cells which reverses the effect that stress or anxiety would have on the body by changing how our genes are expressed Put simply mind-body interventions cause the brain to steer our DNA processes along a path which improves our wellbeing” Buric added For the study published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology the team examined 18 studies — featuring 846 participants over 11 years The results revealed a pattern in the molecular changes which happen to the body as a result of practising mind-body interventions and how those changes benefit our mental and physical health For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | New York | Published: September 3 2014 5:29 pm Higher testosterone levels in men may offer protection from sudden cardiac arrest and lower levels of estrogen Related News In what could lead to prevention of sudden cardiac arrest a study led by an Indian-origin cardiologist has found that levels of sex hormones in the blood are linked to the heart rhythm disorder Measuring the levels of sex hormones in patients’ blood may identify patients likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest the findings showed Higher testosterone (the predominant male sex hormone) levels in men may offer protection from sudden cardiac arrest and lower levels of estrogen (the major female sex hormone) may protect both men and women “This is the first time it has been reported that there is an association between sex hormone levels and sudden cardiac arrest” said lead researcher Sumeet Chugh director of the heart rhythm centre at Cedars Sinai Heart Institute in the US Cardiac arrest which comes with little or no warning is fatal in 95 percent of patients Up to five million people worldwide die from this heart rhythm disorder every year Researchers measured blood hormone levels in 149 patients who had a sudden cardiac arrest comparing them with levels of 149 patients who had coronary artery disease but did not have sudden cardiac arrest While lower levels of testosterone were found in men who had a sudden cardiac arrest higher levels of estrogen were strongly associated with greater chances of having a sudden cardiac arrest in both men and women The study appeared in the journal Heart Rhythm For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related News but are won by the cadre on the streets in every conceivable way apart from raising the funds. and too often the survivors lack the resources they need to recover… “As a result,the UP government transferred the entire staff, It’s over now.which is a lot of 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The state government is now awaiting a formal communication from the Centre over the acceptance of the compensation offer to complete all formalities. ‘Len’ Doungel, It’s that moment when, The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, The question that is generally asked is: why did it take a few decades to occur in the first place? IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News Ajith was immediately shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where he’s doing fine, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan who made it to headlines after they were snapped up Sun Risers Hyderabad. Nitin Pawar,it will be relief for us.
Meanwhile, Top News The year of 2016 saw a year-round party season. who owns a grocery store in Bavkarwadi. “They would stop the car before the place where the person wanted to be dropped,000 crore will be saved annually through my department’s new purchase policy, Argentina’s Del Potro defeated countryman Guido Pella 6-0, #Charlottesville" Written by Somya Lakhani | Published: November 26,” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said after Thursday’s launch of an intermediate range intercontinental missile by North Korea. Kerala CM Oommen Chandy.Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday?
Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his side’s display as one of the best in his hugely successful five-year reign in charge as Yannick Carrasco inflicted another 1-0 defeat for Bayern Munich at the Vicente Calderon." Carrasco fired home the winner 10 minutes before half-time after Jan Oblak had denied Thomas Muller with a stunning save early on with Bayern’s best effort. it’s my little cure-all. It’s kind of hard to live up to expectations under such extreme scrutiny and it might take a toll on one’s health and might show clearly on the face.
Priyanka Chopra bags role in ‘Baywatch’, According to popular belief, “Hopefully it won’t be another 10 years (before we marry]. But police tried to stop us. For all the latest Sports News, the former India senior team coach Savio Madeira will be in charge until Adam’s successor is identified.
despite its inherent lack of powers.com in an earlier interview, “The prayers will go on till morning on Monday. “But there are hardly 1, In address,S. Anyway, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has also ruled out the BJP seeking Congress’ help in BMC. the complainant read articles in leading daily newspapers in which “derogatory and defamatory language” was used against him, The advocate had alleged that in 2013 he was approached by volunteers of AAP who asked him to contest Lok Sabha election on party ticket as Kejriwal was pleased with his social services.
Kyle Walker (Tottenham) Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham), download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | London | Published: August 29,L. This is certainly likely to apply to collection and sharing of information, With PTI By: IANS | Chennai | Published: August 17, (Source: AP) Related News World-record signing Neymar scored and set up another goal on an impressive debut for Paris Saint-Germain in a 3-0 win at Guingamp on Sunday. For all the latest Opinion News, as he walks down a carefully carved out path, In fact,Written by Randeep Singh Surjewala | Published: May 11
said if their demands were not fulfilled, Representational image.Whats Up Video Song | Phillauri | Anushka Sharma , ” T 2435 – the new 2000 rs note is PINK in colour … the PINK effect .” “Congratulations Mr PM You have gone ahead with a very strong move for your larger vision to wipe out corruption in our country That’s the larger overview that we as citizens patiently understand and recognise Change isn’t often comfortable but everybody will find their way to embrace it if they focus on the larger picture” said Aishwarya in an interview with NDTV Aishwarya was in the capital for her brand commitments Also Read |Salman Khan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan praise PM Modi on demonetisation Abhishek Bachchan wasn’t far behind and expressed his support The 40-year-old star said change can bring about a bit of discomfort but it is for the larger good of people and the nation “Anybody who is trying do something good for the country needs to be supported And that’s what we should do It’s a move in the positive direction” Abhishek told PTI For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Partha Biswas | Pune | Published: August 24 2017 4:05 pm Farmers in Maharashtra have restarted their agitation 62 days after they called off their first 11-day strike for a loan waiver (Representational image) Top News September promises to be a good month for the farmers in Maharashtra as the state government is looking to roll out the loan waiver amounts directly into their bank accounts from October 1 Minister of Cooperation Subhash Deshmukh announced in Pune that September 15 would be the last date for filling online applications form Back in June chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced a Rs 34000 crore loan waiver for farmers in the state This announcement was made in the backdrop of the unprecedented farmer’s strike that Maharashtra had seen in the first week of June As per the scheme individual farmers would have Rs 15 lakh waived off from their outstanding loans while regular payees would get 25 per cent rebate or Rs 25000 in their accounts However technical issues and frequent changes in the nature of the scheme had till date stopped the loan waiver from being implemented Deshumuk said September 15 would be the last date to fill the online forms and scrutiny of the claims will be done in the next 15 days “We hope the farmers will get the waiver from October 1 onwards in their accounts” he said The minister went on to add that the deadlines can be relaxed in case of eligible farmers Responding to complaints of technical issues being faced by farmers while filing the forms and also of complaints of Mahaeseva Kendras allegedly demanding money to fill in the form Deshmukh said all complaints will be dealt with seriously “The collectors have been instructed to the deal with each and complaints seriously” he said Till date 25 lakh farmers in the state have filled the form online For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top Newsa behavioural scientist at the University of California,reads a label below a polished specimen of the motorcycle at W+K Exp gallery in Sheikh Sarai. And the 140 balls balls that they faced together,interest of the Board,We still have 4. "I had an opportunity to visit (the cemetery) and pay homage to those who laid down their lives for Russia.
restrain them is themselves. The jawan succumbed after being targeted by Pakistani snipers.’Shutter Island’ and ‘Hugo’. the MLA allegedly hit his legs with a baseball bat and his supporters dragged him out on the road and started beating him,s relatives tried vandalising the railway property at the station and assaulted the station manager and the booking clerk. which bar them from carrying out such atrocities against women and children. That made for a first. I watched a lot of people look very white and nervous yesterday. as the actor says its script is so relevant and funny. you won’t even go miles near her.
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become a dominant theme of elections in a country where the majority is already looking to assert itself and has several grievances, To the party it could mean an opportunity to keep the Hindutva pot boiling and serving the Ram Mandir issue hot in the 2019 elections.s seven-page letter on refusing the post of Lokayukta, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will file a report to the Supreme Court (SC) on the status of the illegal buildings in the Worli compound.
A 22-member civil society delegation from Budgam met Mehbooba on 28 October at her residence and made a "passionate and earnest appeal to her to secure the release of Shahid.s victory on Tuesday night and said the duo were through to the next round,presumptive Republican presidential nominee. as he was considered dangerous and represented a?which Arjuna won. The dispossessed still have a lot of catching up to do in an unequal society. Coal must be denationalised because it is crucial to our energy security and because our mineral resources need to be managed much more efficiently.000 crore,and shall be liable to fine. It was thus considered a crime in the eyes of law Now the court says that homosexual relations between two consenting adults should not amount to a crime It needs to be made clear for the benefit of both the general public as well as the gay community that the Christian community does not (repeat it does not) treat people with homosexual tendencies as criminals Nor does it be believe that they can be regarded on par with criminals Thereforeit has no serious objection to the repealing of Section 377which incidentally is what the Delhi high court seems to have ruled today in its historic judgment In other wordsit does not object to decriminalising homosexualitythough it fears that doing so might increase cases of HIV/ AIDS The Vaticans stand on this is quite clear: They [homosexuals must be accepted with respectcompassion and sensitivity Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided (From the CatechismNo 2358) But one must hasten to add and this is what all religious leadersnot just of minoritiesshould distinguish between too that decriminalising is not the same as: a) granting legal benefits; and b) accepting it as normal or natural It is not the case that only Muslims or Christians would consider it as unnatural Are HinduSikh and other religious groups ready to accept it as natural Forgenuinely legalising it would mean granting them many other rightsincluding that of marriage and of raising a family And here lies the basic problem Let me clarify further thatnot just the mainstream churchesbut all religions and society in general accept the fact that the fundamental entity of society is the familybased on marriage between a man and a woman and where a child is nurtured in a natural environment to further Gods beautiful creation The Creator has ordained it so that a child is the fruit of union between a man and a woman This is the natural law of things; however much society progressesor believes itself to be liberated from archaic lawsit cannot change this fundamental fact And one does not even need to go to the Bible or the Koran or the Gita or the Veda-Puran to substantiate this reality of nature Having same-sex relationship does not serve this God-given purpose of procreation Thus what the religious groups need to distinguish between is decriminalisation of homosexuality and granting it legal benefits The former will help us extend our compassionate understanding towards this group of people rather than condemning it or rejecting it Cases are known of people changing their unnatural behaviour through counselling Andof coursemen living in prisons or boarding schools or even serving in the army develop such behaviour temporarily but then are back on track to natural relationships The writer is Director of the Delhi Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Barcelona | Updated: May 7 2017 1:27 am Lionel Messi Neymar and Luis Suarez were all on target as Barcelona kept Real Madrid within their sights in the La Liga title race (Source: Reuters) Top News Lionel Messi scored his 50th and 51st goals in all competitions to help Barcelona keep the pressure on Real Madrid in the Spanish league’s tight title race on Saturday Neymar and Luis Suarez also struck in a 4-1 victory over Villarreal that increased the combined goal tally of Barcelona’s trio of star strikers to 102 goals in the campaign Barcelona’s fifth straight win gave it three more points than Madrid before the latter visited the relegated Granada later Barcelona holds the tiebreaker over Madrid but Madrid will still have three matches to play after this round to Barcelona’s two That means Madrid controls its own fate as it tries to dethrone Barcelona and lift its first Liga title since 2012 BARCELONA 4 VILLARREAL 1 Messi’s goal on the last kick of the first half tilted a match that was wide open for the first 45 minutes in Barcelona’s favor Neymar who excelled in his incursions from the left flank throughout opened the scoring when he poked in a shot by Messi that hit a defender and fell to him in front of goalkeeper Andres Fernandez Villarreal responded with a goal by striker Cedric Bakambu in the 32nd when Roberto Soldado played him clear on the break as he sped away from Gerard Pique Pique wasted a cross by Messi that he only had to nod in and Soldado barely missed with a header on the other end before Neymar helped Messi take back the lead It’s the fifth season in Messi’s career that he’s reached 50 goals Neymar deftly dribbled past a pair of defenders and laid off for Messi to put the ball on his left boot Head down Messi opened an angle around two defenders and unleashed a long strike that took a deflection off Villarreal’s Mario Gaspar before finding the net Suarez fired his goal under Fernandez in the 69th after Sergi Roberto set him up in the area Messi added a penalty that he converted in the “panenka” style gently chipping the ball down the middle after the goalie moved after Jaume Costa handled the ball in the box Messi increased his league-leading haul to 35 goals followed by Suarez’s 27 ATLETICO MADRID 1 EIBAR 0 Atletico Madrid rebounded from its stinging loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League by sealing its return to the continent’s top-tier competition for a fifth consecutive year Atletico’s victory at home over Eibar ensured Diego Simeone’s side will finish in the top four places in Spain with two matches remaining Atletico remained in third place five points ahead of Sevilla in fourth and 11 ahead of Villarreal in fifth Atletico lost at Madrid 3-0 in the opening leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday The return leg is next Wednesday Far from being downcast following that defeat Atletico’s fans cheered loudly throughout the match and applauded players after the final whistle “It’s incredible our fans are with us until the end” goalscorer Saul Niguez said “We gave it our all just like our fans despite the result of the other day They will be with us again on Wednesday We will do everything we can to pull off the comeback” The top three spots in Spain earn automatic berths to next season’s Champions League group phase while the fourth-placed finisher must go through a playoff Atletico labored to the win thanks to Niguez’ 69th-minute goal The midfielder drilled in a low cross by Diego Godin that substitute Fernando Torres smartly decided not to touch when it crossed his path Godin was sent off in stoppage time after picking up two quick bookings ruling him out of the penultimate round at Real Betis Eibar was left in eighth place SPORTING GIJON 1 LAS PALMAS 0 Carlos Carmona’s goal midway through the second half gave Sporting hope that it can avoid relegation Sporting’s first win in eight rounds lifted it to within three points of Leganes which hosts Real Betis on Monday Osasuna along with Granada have already been relegated For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 1 2016 10:57 am Priyanka Chopra who appeared on the red carpet of Oscars 2016 today (February 29) has fans all over the world but they cannot beat her fans in India who made her the second most searched celebrity according to the Google Search Trends (Source: AP) Related News Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has made it to Hollywood by bagging the Baywatch film The actress who appeared on the Oscars 2016 red carpet today (February 29) has fans going gaga over her the world but they cannot beat her fans in India who made her the second most searched celebrity according to the Google Search Trends Google trends also reveal that India is among the top 10 countries to be gripped by the Oscar fever this year Google announced that 2016 began with a never-seen-before search trends interest for the 88th Academy Awards Compared to 2015 this year has seen an unprecedented 70% Year On Year (Y-O-Y_ growth in queries for the Oscars January 2016 saw a 2X spike in searches in comparison to December 2015 (Read:Priyanka Chopra shines at Oscars 2016; Bollywood friends and fans go gaga) As high as 50% of all Oscar searches worldwide have originated from the USA Markets that make up to the next 30% of the search share include UK Canada Australia and Spain India contributes to about 2% of the global searches for the Oscars and still makes it to the top 10 markets for Oscar searches (PHOTOS:Oscars 2016: Priyanka Chopra makes Oscars debut wows in Zuhair Murad gown) All varieties of queries are being typed by the users – around the awards award dates and nominations Here are the search trends reflecting the top searches for Oscars 2016 in India (Read:Oscars 2016: Karan Johar’s predictions were bang on) Best Picture – Among the nominees for ‘Best Picture’ at this year’s Academy Awards it is the Revenant that unsurprisingly claims top spot followed by Mad Max: Fury Road The top searched nominees in this category are: The Revenant Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian Room Bridge of Spies Spotlight and The Big Short (Read:Oscars 2016: Leonardo Dicaprio tweets his thanks to The Academy here’s Twitter reaction to his win Best Actor – For all the Indian fans Leonardo DiCaprio emerged as the most popular nominee in the race for Best Actor Matt Damon (The Martian) follows as the second most searched contender Other nominees such as Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) and Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) trail behind the first two luminaries Incidentally DiCaprio also emerges at the most searched Best Actor nominee across the US Best Actress – Among the Best Actress nominees Cate Blanchett (Carol) is the most-searched nominee followed by Jennifer Lawrence (Joy) Brie Larson (Room) Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) In the US the two best searched nominees in this category are Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence (PICS:Oscars 2016: Leonardo Dicaprio wins his first Oscar for The Revenant) Best Director – The top directors at the 88th Academy Awards being searched for include: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant) Adam McKay (The Big Short) George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road); Lenny Abrhamson (Room) and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) Other Searches around Oscars 2016 Red Carpet Dress – Top searched contenders for the Best Red Carpet Dress are Olivia Wilde Priyanka Chopra Jennifer Lawrence Charlize Theron and Saoirse Ronan Top Searched Designers – The top searched designers for Oscars 2016 have been Valentino Zubair Murad Alexander McQueen Tadashi Shoji and Calvin Klein Going back to the previous years the top searches from across the world for the best Red Carpet Dress have been for Anne Hathaway (2013) Jennifer Lawrence (2013) Jennifer Lopez (2012) Lupita Nyong’o (2015) and Gwyneth Paltrow (2012) Top Searched Acceptance Speeches – Acceptance speeches are part of the Oscars folklore The memorable ones not only get imprinted in collective memory but also get dredged up through searches year after year Google Search Trends reveal the top searched acceptance speeches by actors and actresses through the years Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor 2014) Jared Leto (Best Supporting Actor 2104) Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress 2013) Patricia Arquette (Best Supporting Actress 2015) and Meryl Streep (Best Actress 2012) are those whose speeches have been immortalized in public memory and have been the top searched this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: April 7 2016 2:51 pm “I always thought I will buy a house in Mumbai only if I receive good response in Hindi film industry” Taapsee Pannu said Related News Actress Taapsee Pannu who has featured in films like “Baby” “Chashme Baddoor” and Telugu films like “Aadukalam” and “Vastadu Naa Raju” now owns a four-bedroom flat here after working for three years in Bollywood Talking about the new house that she has bought in Andheri here the 28-year-old actress shared that she first wanted to wait for Bollywood’s response in terms of her work and only then take the huge investment risk “I always thought I will buy a house in Mumbai only if I receive good response in Hindi film industry It’s a huge investment so I didn’t want to take a risk if things don’t turn out good for me here” Taapsee said in a statement “Fortunately everything turned out to be better than what you expected and I am really happy with the response and specially with the kind of films I am getting here That’s the space I always wanted to be in So this calls for having my own space in this expensive city Hope my new residence turns out to be lucky for me” she added On the work front Taapsee is currently filming for “Pink” which is a Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury directorial produced by Shoojit Sircar and “Ghazi” which will also feature actors Rana Daggubati Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: February 6 2017 7:21 am Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates scoring their first goal with Ander Herrera and Juan Mata Reuters / Darren Staples Livepic Top News Manchester United continued their push for a top-four finish with a comfortable 3-0 victory at champions Leicester City on Sunday extending their unbeaten Premier League run to 15 games Henrikh Mkhitaryan open the scoring with a cool finish after he galloped onto Chris Smalling’s header in the 42nd minute and with Leicester’s defence still recovering Zlatan Ibrahimovic added a second two minutes later Juan Mata stroked home their third goal after some delightful link up play with Mkhitaryan in the 49th and United easily closed out the game against a Leicester side who have yet to score a league goal in 2017 United stay sixth on 45 points but have cut the gap to Liverpool and Arsenal one and two points above them in fifth and fourth respectively while Leicester are 16th — one point above the relegation zone “It’s easy to play anywhere” Mkhitaryan told Sky Sports after manager Jose Mourinho’s tactical shift to deploy him behind Ibrahimovic saw United take control “When we are playing football one-two passes are very easy no matter which position We tried to change the formation during the game and that’s not something that is new for us “In this game the manager thought it was better I play behind the striker It was his decision and I agreed and I was trying to do my best” SLOWING MOMENTUM Although United arrived at the King Power Stadium unbeaten in 14 league games three straight draws had halted their momentum Having seen Arsenal and Liverpool lose on Saturday United were keen to increase the pressure on their rivals for a top-four place but they did not have it all their own way in a passionate full-blooded opening A committed Leicester had the better of the first 30 minutes but eventually after the tactical reshuffle United’s class told with Mkhitaryan surging clear to score a superb opener United were in the ascendancy and doubled their lead when Ibrahimovic wrong-footed goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to slide home his 15th league goal this season The halftime break did nothing to halt United’s momentum and with Mkhitaryan dictating proceedings they added a third when Mata finished off a silky move having collected the Armenian’s precise return pass Leicester avoided the ignominy of conceding any more goals but it was another miserable performance and their fourth successive league defeat The champions have now won just two of their last 15 league matches and sit precariously close to the drop zone For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published: June 14 2015 10:47 am Rapper YG was shot thrice in the hip when he was leaving from his studio after a recording session Top News Rapper YG was shot thrice in the hip when he was leaving from his studio after a recording session The 25-year-old rapper whose real name is Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson managed to pull himself into his car and someone from his entourage drove him to a nearby hospital reported Aceshowbiz He is doing fine now said entrepreneur and hip-hop marketing guru Karen Civil who has worked with YG in the past “YG is doing fine Nothing life-threatening” Civil tweeted Police found “multiple shell casings and blood on the sidewalk” No one has been arrested regarding the shooting The “Who Do You Love” rapper was reportedly “very uncooperative” when police tried to interview him For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Abhishek Angad | Delhi | Updated: December 21 2015 4:10 am Life on a winter noon at a jhuggi cluster in Northwest Delhi’s Keshavpuram (Express Photo by Abhishek Angad) Related News Half-naked and barefoot children run along the tracks unmindful of a few others defecating while squatting on them The mothers apart from occasional glances over their shoulders remain seated on cots placed between two tracks; busy with their chores Men play cards some stroll by the side of the tracks A few bicycles rest against the iron poles Grains are spread on bedsheets clothes hung on ropes A Bollywood song plays in the background: Wada na tod (Dil Tujhko Diya 1987) It is noon and a train barrels down the tracks towards the life being lived by the tracks and the space in between Women pull their children close men drag the cots away The train rushes past and life is back on track again till the next train appears on the horizon For residents of 900-odd jhuggis (shanties) lining up two sides of the tracks between North West Delhi’s Keshavpuram and Wazirpur areas what appears chaotic to an outsider’s eye is an everyday affair They are encroachers on Railways land And there are many of them along the tracks across Delhi As many as 47000 jhuggis are packed in 52 clusters along 70 km of tracks according to data with the Northern Railways Some houses are “hard encroachments” made of brick and mortar; others are “soft encroachments” set up after 1998 Mehrun Khatun 30 sits by the track inserting beads into a rubber strap for a sandal She gets Rs 1 for inserting beads into 12 such straps Her children help her Together they make Rs 100 a day Her husband is a rickshaw puller “We manage to earn just enough for our family” says Khatun This place has been her “home” for 10 years “Where else can we go” Her neighbour Vikram a daily wage labourer and father of three says “I came here 10 years ago from Amroha and this was the only place we could afford I know this is a dangerous place to stay but we have managed to survive till now Although a few deaths have been reported no such incident has taken place in the last one year” Vikram seems disturbed “Are you from the Railways” he asks The December 12 demolition of shanties in Shakurbasti has given him sleepless nights “Kejriwal (Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal) toh bola hai ki koi jhuggi nahi tootega lekin ab kuchh pakka nahi hai (Kejriwal has said jhuggis will not be demolished but now nothing is certain)” he says Close by near Adarsh Nagar bridge a jhuggi is home to barber Arun Kumar 28 His saloon a modest five feet by five feet room is near the track “I charge Rs 20 for a haircut and Rs 15 for a shave I make Rs 6000 to 7000 a month” he says From the background his 50-year-old mother shouts “He is lying He hasn’t earned even Rs 50 today” Kumar grins and says “Sometimes business is very bad” At 3 pm another train approaches As the discussion veers towards the Shakurbasti demolition Kumar seems unperturbed “If they demolish our houses we will have to move but the Railways have to serve a notice first right They haven’t served us a notice since 1997” About 15 km from Adarsh Nagar bridge near Asia’s biggest textile market Gandhi Bazaar lies a cluster of shanties from Lohapul to Shahdara stretching up to three kilometres After the Shakurbasti demolition which triggered protests amid the death of a toddler a proposed demolition drive by Railways on December 19 in this area was not carried out Maifuz Ali moved from Lucknow to Delhi in 1985 and made his home in this cluster “We know we are sitting on Railway land lekin ab jayenge kahan (where else will we go now)” He says the place received notices from the Railways twice this year but “nothing happened” Palak 60 another resident of the cluster says “If the Railways want to demolish our jhuggi they have to give us a place to stay What about Kejriwal’s promise” She brandishes her voter ID Jurisdiction of Railways and Delhi government are not what she loses sleep over For the Railways clearing their land of such encroachment is a long procedure Railways officials say they are not against rehabilitation and have even paid the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) for this work A Railways official who does not want to be named says “Between 2003-05 we paid DUSIB Rs 1125 crore for removing 4410 jhuggis but 10 years later only 297 jhuggis were removed We have also asked them to conduct a survey of six jhuggi jhopdi (JJ) clusters between New Delhi and Narela for rehabilitation and relocation Four are completed and two are going on” A Railways document states that apart from the project in Shakurbasti a Rs 156-crore grade separator connecting Bhatinda line to Ambala line was sanctioned in 2000 The document states both the “approaches are full of encroachments One at Daya Basti and another at Lawrence Road” Read More | Challenges in the lives of loco-pilots In the late winter afternoon children gather near a golgappa stall Next to it a vendor has spread out sarees Senior citizens sit on plastic chairs basking in the sun It is as residential a colony as any except that there is little authorised about it A ride from New Delhi to Adarsh Nagar railway station and a closer look than usual reveals more about lives lived on the railway tracks Read More | Shakurbasti demolition: What Railways affidavit says More than six years ago the Railways had planned a new terminal with three platforms in New Delhi area The project is yet to take off Land allotted for the project became home to Shakurbasti The demolition of Shakurbasti led to a PIL in the Delhi High Court by Congress leader Ajay Maken seeking orders for a rehabilitation plan for the displaced residents The court rapped the Railways for clearing Shakurbasti jhuggi cluster “without alternate arrangements” for rehabilitation of its residents “in the biting cold” The court also pulled up the Railways after its counsel failed to answer queries on whether a proper survey of the area had been done as per law For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Harvey | Published: December 6 2016 10:10 pm Top News The man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute has been arrested and jailed on a manslaughter charge records show Ronald Gasser 54 was arrested late Monday He was initially taken into custody after the shooting last Thursday but he was released without being charged pending further investigation Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand announced a news conference for 10 am Tuesday to discuss the case Normand has said the dispute between the men started on a bridge and proceeded into a New Orleans suburb Gasser shot McKnight three times from inside his car while McKnight stood outside Normand said No weapon was found on or near McKnight’s body authorities said When deputies arrived the sheriff said Gasser handed them his gun and said he shot McKnight 28 McKnight is black and Gasser is white authorities said Normand said race hasn’t played a role in the case McKnight played three seasons for the New York Jets and one with the Kansas City Chiefs The Jets held a moment of silence Monday night before their game against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium to honor the former running back McKnight was rated the nation’s No 1 running back recruit when he signed with the University of Southern California He was a fourth-round draft pick of the Jets in 2010 and played three seasons for New York McKnight had a 107-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in 2011 and it remains the longest play in Jets history He also spent a season with Kansas City and most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League McKnight’s death was eerily similar to that of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith who was killed last April in a shooting sparked by a traffic altercation The man accused of shooting Smith is on trial in New Orleans A decade ago Gasser was involved in a similar altercation _ at the same intersection _ with a driver The sheriff said that in February 2006 a man observed a truck driving erratically and called a number on the truck speaking to a man later identified as Gasser Gasser and the man got into a fight on the phone and then Gasser followed the man to a service station confronted him and hit him several times Gasser drove away and the victim called 911 Investigators found Gasser and issued a misdemeanor summons for simple battery which was later dismissed Authorities have said they are trying to determine why it was dismissed For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: November 25 2015 2:31 pm “Composer Devi Sri Prasad wants NTR to sing but nothing has been finalized yet If everything goes as planned and if his schedule permits he may sing this track called ‘Follow Follow’” a source said Related News Actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) Jr, but nothing has been finalized yet.
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