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Georgia Migrant’s Arrest, Murder Makes City Latest Immigration Battleground
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Georgia Migrant’s Arrest, Murder Makes City Latest Immigration Battleground

When a 22-year-old nursing student was found dead on a wooded trail at the University of Georgia, in what is believed to be the first homicide on campus in nearly 30 years, it triggered waves of grief and fear that shook the university. heart.But when a 26-year-old Venezuelan migrant was charged Friday with kidnapping and murdering college student Laken Riley, it did something else: It transformed Athens and Clarke County, a community of about 130,000 located about 70 miles east of Atlanta, in the latest flashpoint in the political fight over U.S. immigration policy.In a social media post Monday, former President Donald J. Trump called the suspect, José Antonio Ibarra, a "monster" and accused President Biden of an "invasion" that is "killing our citizens." Earlier in the day, at an event...
A Ukrainian stamp designed by C215
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A Ukrainian stamp designed by C215

Collector of Ukrainian stamps signed C215. DR/C215/UKRPOSHTA Lhe Ukrainian stamp bearing the image of the Ukrainian poet Lessia Oukraïnka (1871-1913) made from a portrait painted by C215 (pseudonym of Christian Guémy) at the Ukrainian embassy in February 2023 was published… In the form of 'a collector's edition of only 250 copies... C215 recalls on its Facebook page that just two years ago, Ukraine was attacked by Putin's troops. “February 25 is also the birthday of the poet Lessya Ukrainka, who in the 19the century symbolized Ukrainian cultural resistance, and whose portrait I painted at the Ukrainian embassy in Paris. » In order to support Ukrainian children traumatized by the war, the Ukrainian Post Ukrposhta a...
Man sets himself on fire outside Israeli embassy in Washington, police say
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Man sets himself on fire outside Israeli embassy in Washington, police say

A man set himself on fire Sunday afternoon in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington, according to the Metropolitan Police. A U.S. Air Force spokeswoman, Ann Stefanek, confirmed Sunday evening that the man was an active-duty airman.U.S. Secret Service agents put out the fire outside the embassy in northwest Washington around 1 p.m., said Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for the city's fire department. The man was transported to a nearby hospital. His life is in danger and he remains in critical condition.No embassy staff were injured and all have been accounted for, according to Tal Naim, an embassy spokesperson.The man appears to have filmed the protest and livestreamed it on the social media platform Twitch at the time police say they responded to the incident. The New York Times could...
Gérard Depardieu targeted by a new complaint for sexual assault
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Gérard Depardieu targeted by a new complaint for sexual assault

A new complaint for an alleged sexual assault has been filed against Gérard Depardieu, Carine Durrieu Diebolt announced on Sunday February 25 to Agence France Presse (AFP). The lawyer, who already defends actress Charlotte Arnould, alleged victim of a rape which led to the indictment of Gérard Depardieu in December 2020, confirmed the information from Médiapart according to which she had transmitted to the Paris public prosecutor's office on Friday by registered mail, and on Saturday by email, this new complaint for acts of sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexist insults. When requested, the Paris public prosecutor's office was unable to confirm the filing of the complaint, and Gérard Depardieu's counsel did not immediately comment on all of the ...
In video, non-binary student describes fight in Oklahoma school bathroom
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In video, non-binary student describes fight in Oklahoma school bathroom

An altercation at an Oklahoma public school involving a 16-year-old nonbinary student who died the next day began after the student 'poured water' on girls who were making fun of the teen, interview says Body camera video released by the Owasso Police Department Friday evening.Video of 16-year-old student Nex Benedict speaking to an Owasso officer provided the most comprehensive account yet of what happened in the girls' bathroom on Feb. 7. The altercation gained national attention after gay and transgender rights groups focused attention on Nex's death as an example of the dangers faced by gender nonconforming students.The interview, which lasted about 20 minutes and took place at a local hospital, provided new details about the confrontation on Owasso High School's west campus. Nex, wh...
In Senegal, 350 detainees released to calm the political game
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In Senegal, 350 detainees released to calm the political game

Detained families awaiting release in front of Rebeuss prison, in Dakar, February 19, 2024. GUY PETERSON / AFP Surrounded by his cousin and his aunt, Babacar Badji, 28, is enjoying his first week of freedom after nine months in prison. Since Friday February 16, he has been back in the family home in the HLM Grand Yoff district of Dakar, the Senegalese capital, where he was arrested on the evening of May 15, 2023, the day before a comparison for rape of the opponent Ousmane Sonko. “I went out to visit a friend, the gendarmes reproached me for having participated in demonstrations in a neighboring district”defends this law student, placed under arrest warrant for disturbing public order and participating in an unauthorized demonstration, afte...
New York mourns Flaco, an owl who inspired him by taking over the city
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New York mourns Flaco, an owl who inspired him by taking over the city

Pjetar Nikac has been manager of 267 West 89th Street, an eight-story building near Riverside Park, for 30 years. What happened there Friday made it a day he won't forget.Mr. Nikac was returning from a visit to the store around 5 p.m. when he noticed an object on the ground in the courtyard of the building.“I thought it was a rock,” he said. “I got closer and saw: Owl.”Mr. Nikac immediately knew that it was not just any owl, but Flaco, the Eurasian eagle owl which, just three weeks ago, passed the one-year mark of life in the relatively wild nature of Manhattan after leaving the Central Park Zoo. Someone had opened the fence of his enclosure during an act of vandalism which remains unsolved.Flaco had apparently crashed into the building. Even though he was still alive when Mr. Nikac fo...
The Agricultural Show opens with three hours of explanations between Emmanuel Macron and representatives of the sector
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The Agricultural Show opens with three hours of explanations between Emmanuel Macron and representatives of the sector

Emmanuel Macron at the Agricultural Show, in Paris, February 24, 2024. POOL / VIA REUTERS Emmanuel Macron ended, Saturday February 24 in the evening, a three-hour visit to an Agricultural Show marked by boos and clashes of rare intensity, while the executive had been seeking for a month to appease the angry movement of farmers before their big annual meeting. “Who would have said this morning that twelve hours later, we would find ourselves here continuing to work, moving forward? ", launches Emmanuel Macron before 8 p.m., satisfied to have covered the event despite a chaotic start, and tackling: “It’s ridiculous for farmers to have committed violence on a show that is theirs. » Before the official opening, hundr...
Flaco, owl escaped from the Central Park Zoo and defier of doubts, is dead
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Flaco, owl escaped from the Central Park Zoo and defier of doubts, is dead

Flaco, the European eagle owl whose escape from the Central Park Zoo and life on the loose in Manhattan captured public attention, died Friday evening after apparently colliding with a building on the Upper West Side, officials said.The Wildlife Conservation Society, which operates the zoo, said in a statement that Flaco was found on the ground after hitting a building on West 89th Street.Residents of the building contacted the Wild Bird Fund, a rescue organization, whose staff members responded quickly, picked him up and pronounced him dead a short time later, the company said.Zoo workers took him to the Bronx Zoo, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. He would have turned 14 next month.Flaco's year as a free bird began on the evening of February 2, 2023, wh...