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July 19, 2018

After signing peace declarations, Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa

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On Monday, Eritrea reopened their embassy in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa just a week after both the countries signed a declaration of the end of the two-decade-long conflict between the countries.

71-year-old Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised the Eritrean flag in Addis Ababa and Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed handed Afwerki the keys for the embassy. Abiy said, “Both nations have chosen peace as opposed to war […] We won’t allow anyone to stop this from happening.”

A former province of Ethiopia, Eritrea voted in favour of a sovereign state and declared independence in 1993. The Eritrean embassy in Ethiopia was shut down in 1998 and, per reports, about 80 thousand were killed in the border conflict between the two nations from 1998 to 2000.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister visited Eritrea earlier this month and on July 9, leaders of both countries signed a declaration of the end of the conflict in Eritrean capital Asmara. After announcing the end of the conflict, telephone lines were set up between the two countries and on Wednesday, Ethiopian Airlines flew the first direct plane between Ethiopia and Eritrea in twenty years. Chief Executive of the airlines Tewolde GebreMariam said, “This day marks a unique event in the history of Ethiopia and Eritrea”.



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Israeli Knesset passes ‘Jewish nation-state’ bill

Israeli Knesset passes ‘Jewish nation-state’ bill

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Today, the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, passed the “Jewish nation-state” bill granting Israel the status of “national home of the Jewish people”. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it “a defining moment in the annals of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel”.

The bill was passed at 3 AM with 62–55 majority. Two lawmakers abstained. The bill declared Hebrew as the only official language and demoted Arabic from national language to a “special status” language. Netanyahu said, “An absolute majority wants to ensure our state’s Jewish characters for generations to come.” Knesset’s speaker Yuil Edelstein said this bill, which received just 51.66% votes in favour, was “one of the most important laws ever to be passed by the Knesset”.

The Knesset began the voting on Wednesday. Previously, the bill had clauses declaring the state as a Jewish-only community as well as direction for judiciary courts to consider Jewish values over democratic values. Both of the clauses were challenged by the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and the Attorney General. The latter clause about Jewish values for courts was dropped in May and the final draft of the bill was approved on Monday. The bill was first introduced in 2011 by the right-wing Likud party.

The lasted draft of the bill said the Hebrew calendar is to be the official calendar of the state. It also read, “Israel is the historical homeland of the Jewish people, in which the State of Israel was established” and “the state views the development of Jewish settlement as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation.” Israel is home to almost 1.8 million Arabs, which accounts for almost 20% of the national population. The bill also declared Jerusalem, in its entirety as the capital of Israel, even though East Jerusalem is considered to be the capital of the proposed future state of Palestine.

The bill received negative reception from a number of people. Arab Joint League called it “anti-democratic, colonialistic, racist, and with clear characteristics of apartheid.” Calling it a “shameful night”, Mertez Party’s Tamar Zandberg said it was a “debased and tainted law”. Joint List’s Ahmad Tibi questioned, “Why are you afraid of the Arabic language?”.

Last week, Netanyahu said, “We will keep ensuring civil rights in Israel’s democracy but the majority also has the rights and the majority decides”. Jeremy Ben-Ami, the president of J Street, a US-based Jewish Organisation said the bill ” was born in sin, its only purpose is to send a message to the Arab community, the LGBT community and other minorities in Israel, that they are not and never will be equal citizens. Two months ago we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, where it was written that the State of Israel ‘will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or gender.’ Today Netanyahu’s government is trying to ignore those words and the values that they represent.”



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July 16, 2018

France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2018 FIFA World Cup

France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Yesterday, France defeated Croatia 4–2 in the final of 2018 FIFA Football World Cup to win the tournament for the second time. French teenager Kylian Mbappé became the second teenager to score in a FIFA World Cup final after Pelé did in 1958’s tournament.

Croatia dominated the ball possession, having almost twice as much as France. In the sixth minute, French defender Samuel Umtiti won a free kick in the defensive half. In the 17th minute, Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozović committed a foul and the referee awarded France a freekick. Mario Mandžukić ended up scoring an own goal from Antoine Griezmann’s assist, giving France an early lead. Domagoj Vida and Ivan Rakitić tried to equalise for Croatia, later, but their attempts were either blocked or went wide. In the 27th minute, French defensive midfielder N’Golo Kanté was shown a yellow card for a bad foul. A minute later, Ivan Perišić scored a left-footed shot from Vida’s assist, equalising for Croatia. The sides were not tied to 1–1 score for long. In the 35th minute, the referee awarded France a penalty kick, after confirming with the video assistant referee. Ivan Perišić had a handball in the penalty area. Greizmann scored from the penalty, putting the ball in the left corner and sending Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subašić in the opposite direction. Frenchman Lucas Hernández was booked by the referee in the 41st minute. The first half ended with France leading 2–1.

In the second half, Griezmann missed a chance to score from Olivier Giroud’s assist. France made their first substitution in the 55th minute, as N’Golo Kanté was replaced by Steven N’Zonzi. Just before the one-hour mark, Paul Pogba had a shot towards goal but was blocked and Pogba collected the ball, and on the second attempt, the French midfielder scored from the left-footed shot, doubling the lead for France. Kylian Mbappé scored the fourth goal in the 65th minute, from Hernández’s assist. With this goal, Mbappé became the second teenager to score in a FIFA World Cup final. In the 69th minute, Mandžukić scored the second goal for Croatia, intercepting French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris‘ pass. However, Croatia could not catch up the two-goal difference, and the match ended 4–2, as France won their second FIFA World Cup.

French coach Didier Deschamps became only the third person to win the FIFA football World Cup as a player and a coach. As a player, Deschamps won the World Cup in 1998, when he was the captain of the French team. Two years ago, the Deschamps-led French team ended up as the losing side in the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament, 1–0 against Portugal in the extra-time.

After the match, Croatia’s coach Zlatko Dalić said, “I congratulate France on their title […] I have to congratulate my players, it was maybe the best game we played in these championships; we controlled the match but we conceded. Against such a strong side as France, you must not make mistakes. We are a bit sad but we have to be proud as well for what we’ve done.”

Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitić said, “We were the better team in the first half, we were attacking, but we were unlucky tonight. They scored four goals from their three shots on goal. But I congratulate France, they deserved it.”

Tournament top scorer Harry Kane won the Adidas Golden Boot award. The English striker scored six goals in the entire tournament. Belgium’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois won the Adidas Golden Glove award. Croatia’s captain Luka Modrić won the Adidas Golden Ball prize.




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France 4–2 Croatia Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia
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Mario Mandžukić Scored after 18 minutes 18′ (o.g.)
Antoine Griezmann Scored after 38–39 minutes 38–39′ (pen.)
Paul Pogba Scored after 59 minutes 59′
Kylian Mbappé Scored after 65 minutes 65′
N’Golo Kanté Booked after 27 minutes 27′
Lucas Hernández Booked after 41 minutes 41′
N’Golo Kanté Substituted off after 55 minutes 55′
Steven N’Zonzi Substituted on after 55 minutes 55′
Blaise Matuidi Substituted off after 73 minutes 73′
Corentin Tolisso Substituted on after 73 minutes 73′
Olivier Giroud Substituted off after 81 minutes 81′
Nabil Fekir Substituted on after 81 minutes 81′
2–1 (HT) Ivan Perišić Scored after 28 minutes 28′
Mario Mandžukić Scored after 69 minutes 69′
Šime Vrsaljko Booked after 90+2 minutes 90+2′
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July 15, 2018

Riots break out in France after 2018 World Cup victory

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After France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup after having defeated the team from Croatia in the final football game on Sunday, celebrations turned into riots in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Ajaccio, Strasbourg and Rouen. In total 292 people were arrested.

In Paris, masked troublemakers described as “youth” attacked a major store and threw bottles at police. Nearby, 4000 police were in readiness and responded with water cannon and tear gas. 90 were arrested.

In Marseille, two police officers were wounded and ten persons were detained.

In Lyon, 100 “youth” caused unrest and police responded by firing tear gas at them. Police arrested 18 people.



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July 14, 2018

US Senator and Vietnam War veteran John McCain dies from brain cancer

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Senator John Sydney McCain III of Arizona

Today, the United States (US) Senator from (AZ) and Vietnam War veteran John Sydney McCain III died from complications associated with Glioblastoma discovered during a surgical procedure to remove a mass from above his left eye. Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer which afflicted the late Senator Ted Kennedy, brother to US President John F. Kennedy.

After a biopsy of the mass, originally believed to be a blood clot associated with his preexisting melanoma, Sen. McCain immediately underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments at the Mayo Clinic located in Scottsdale, AZ. Input also came from the highly regarded Barrow Neurological Institute located in downtown Phoenix, AZ. Between treatment, Sen. McCain would recover at his Sedona, AZ ranch.

During the Vietnam War, he was imprisoned sustaining multiple torture techniques, which would develop into melanoma. Known then as Captain McCain, his Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was showdown over Hanoi, North Vietnam, ejecting over Trúc Bạch Lake where local fisherman pulled him from the water on October 26, 1967. The North Vietnamese offered to return Capt. McCain because of his father, Admiral John S. McCain Jr., becoming commander of all US forces in Vietnam, but Capt. McCain refused unless all prisoners of war captured before were repatrioted, thus he would be held for the remainder of the war at Hỏa Lò Prison, nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton” until March 14, 1973. He was chronically disfigured and endured chronic pain for the rest of his life as a direct result of the pervasive torture.

Stateside, McCain received intense physical therapy regaining his ability to walk, which was similar to the physical therapy after Glioblastoma treatments. His introduction into the world of politics came as the Navy’s liaison to the US Senate starting in 1977. After divorcing his first wife of 25 years, Caroll Shepp, in early 1980, he would marry Cindy Hensley, now known as Cindy McCain, later that year.

After two years of work for his father-in-law’s Hensley & Co. brewery, which was an Anheuser-Busch distributor, and with other companies, he would run for Congressmen for Arizona’s 1st district in 1982. He was known for going door-to-door during the summer months in Phoenix, AZ with heat in excess of 115 F. He would spend the next 5-years as Rep. McCain, until Barry Goldwater vacated his senatorial seat in 1987. Ultimately he was elected to the Senate residing as a ranking member of the politically powerful Armed Services Committee spending three decades overseeing defense spending accounting for the largest portion of federal spending.

During the 2000 presidential election cycle, Sen. McCain would run for the Republican candidacy where his biggest challenger was then Gov. George W. Bush, whom would go on to become 43st president of the US. Sen. McCain also ran for US president in 2008 clinching the Republican nomination and appointing Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his vice presidential candidate. In a later interview Sen. McCain said his first choice was Sen. Joe Lieberman, a former Democrat from Connecticut turned Independent. He would be defeated by then freshmen Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama.

Sen. McCain departure leaves a leadership vacuum in the Senate as establishment Republicans are politically fractured. An endorsement by Sen. McCain is one of the most sought after things for any Republican candidate. His actions garnered the nicknamed “Maverick of the Senate” successfully producing bipartisan policies.

Since 1989, when Sen. McCain was the target of an ethics violations, later referred to as the Keating Five, Sen. McCain had sought campaign finance reform. After being determined as “acting in poor judgement”, Sen. McCain helped develop the largest modern campaign finance reform with the 2002 McCain-Feingold Act limiting special interest influence.

Special spending amendments made to legislation, commonly referred to as ‘pork barrel spending’, has been a distasteful target for Sen. McCain calling it un-Constitutional and has never partook in the common legislative technique. Additionally, he has been against abortion and supported gun rights with a strict interpretation of the second amendment. His push for comprehensive immigration reform has not been addressed in significant policy changes.

His death will be felt in Congress with friends of all political parties and the international community. During his treatment, Sen. McCain began developed plans for his funeral which will be held **** at the Navy Academy in Annapolis, MD. Prior to his death, Navy officials honored Sen. McCain’s by adding his name to the Destroyer USS John McCain originally named for his grandfather and father, both Navy officers.

In attendance will be major power brokers domestically and internationally. After tensions with the White House over several issues and President Donald Trump‘s comments, Sen. McCain and the McCain family have barred Trump from attending the service extending an invitation to Vice President Mike Pence instead.

He is survived by his wife Cindy McCain, 7 children, and 5 grandchildren.



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Swiss footballer Xherdan Shaqiri joins Liverpool

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Yesterday, Swiss footballer Xherdan Shaqiri joined Liverpool FC on a “long-term contract”, the English Premier League club announced via their official website. According to multiple reports, Liverpool exercised the £13 million release clause in his contract with Stoke City.

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26-year-old Shaqiri joined Stoke in August 2015 from Italian club Internazionale for a reported fee of £12 million. In three seasons at Stoke City, Shaqiri made 84 league appearances scoring fifteen goals, 92 appearances in all competitions for The Potters. Last season, Stoke City were relegated to the EFL Championship.

Before playing in England, Shaqiri played for FC Basel in Switzerland, Bayern Munich in Germany, as well as for Internazionale. He won six league titles with Basel and Bayern, as well as the UEFA Champions League with Bayern in 2013, defeating Borussia Dortmund in the finals which were then managed by Jürgen Klopp.

Internationally, Shaqiri has scored 21 goals in 74 appearances. In this year’s FIFA World Cup, Shaqiri played all four matches, before losing out to Sweden in the Last 16 knockout phase. He scored one goal in the tournament, a 90th-minute winner against Serbia.

Shaqiri was the third signing of Liverpool this season. Club’s manager Jürgen Klopp said, “I think the English phrase to explain the decision to sign Xherdan is a ‘no-brainer'”. Klopp went on to say, “I know him well from his time in Switzerland and especially Germany — I have been a long-time admirer. But the added bonus now is that he knows the Premier League and what it takes to perform in this uniquely intense environment.”

“He has speed and ability, has the right amount of arrogance on the football pitch, real bravery to want the ball and influence things”, Klopp added.

After signing the contract, Shaqiri said, “As a player, you always want to be on the biggest stage in football. A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn’t happen. I’m really happy that now I’m finally here. I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles. That’s what I’m here for.”

Shaqiri has been allocated jersey number 23. This season, Liverpool has signed Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and Fabinho from AS Monaco.



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US Senator and Vietnam War veteran John McCain succumbed to Brain Cancer

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Senator John Sydney McCain III of Arizona

Today, the United States (US) Senator from (AZ) and Vietnam War veteran John Sydney McCain III died from complications associated with Glioblastoma discovered during an a surgical procedure to remove a mass from above his left eye. Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer which afflicted the late Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, brother to US President John F. Kennedy.

After a biopsy of the mass, originally believed to be a blood clot associated with his preexisting melanoma, Sen. McCain immediately underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments at the Mayo Clinic located in Scottsdale, AZ. Input also came from the highly regarded Barrow Neurological Institute located in downtown Phoenix, AZ. Between treatment Sen. McCain would recover at his Sedona, AZ ranch.

The preexisting melanoma developed from his imprisonment during the Vietnam War which included torture. Known then as Captain McCain, his Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was showdown over Hanoi, North Vietnam, he ejected over Trúc Bạch Lake where local fisherman pulled him from the water on October 26, 1967. The North Vietnamese offered to return Capt. McCain because of his father, Admiral John S. McCain Jr., became Commander of all forces in Vietnam but Capt. McCain refused, and would be held for the remainder of the war at Hỏa Lò Prison, nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton” until March 14, 1973. He was preeminently disfigured and endured chronic pain for the rest of his life as a direct result of the pervasive torture.

Stateside, McCain received intense physical therapy regaining his ability to walk, which was similar to the physical therapy after Glioblastoma treatments. His introduction into the world of politics came as the Navy’s liaison to the US Senate starting in 1977. After divorcing his first wife of 25 years, Caroll Shepp in early 1980, he would marry Cindy Hensley, now known as Cindy McCain, later that year.

After two years of work for his father-in-law’s Hensley & Co. brewery, which was a Anheuser-Busch distributor, and with other companies, in 1982 he would run for Congressmen for the Arizona’s 1st district. He was known for going door to door during the summer months in Phoenix, AZ. He would spend the next 5-years as Rep. McCain, until Barry Goldwater vacated his senatorial seat in 1987. Ultimately he was elected to the Senate residing as a ranking member of the politically powerful Armed Services Committee.

During the 2000 presidential election cycle, Sen. McCain would run for the Republican candidacy where he was biggest challenger was Gov. {[w|George W. Bush}}, whom would go on to become 43st president of the US. Sen. McCain also ran for US president in 2008 clinching the Republican nomination and appointing Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his vice presidential candidate. He would be defeated by then freshmen Senator from Illinois Barack Obama.



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August 30, 2016

Turkey invades Jarabulus, Syria under operation \’Euphrates Shield\’

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On Monday, special presidential envoy for the coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Brett McGurk, urged for the “unacceptable” clashes between the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and Turkish troops, who are allied with theFree Syrian Army (FSA) to end.

Over the weekend Turkey targeted the PYD in Jeb el-Kussaa, near the border of Turkey in Northern Syria. Reports state at least 20 civilians died, and 50 were wounded due to Turkish air-strikes and artillery fire. On Sunday, another 15 civilians died, many of which are reported to be Kurdish civilians. So far, 35 civilians have died due to the operation, however on Monday, Turkey refuted this and claims only 25 Kurdish militants died in the strikes.

Turkish forces in allegiance with the (FSA) and backed by the U.S, launched operation “Euphrates Shield” on August 24, and quickly captured the ISIL held city of Jarabulus, where ISIL fighters seem to have fled without a fight. Approximately 40 Turkish tanks and 2,000 FSA troops entered Jarabulus via the Turkish border that day. In support of the operation, U.S. A-10 and F-16 warplanes also hit targets within Syria.

Turkish President, Recap Tayyip Erdogan said operation “Euphrates Shield” targets “terrorist groups” such as ISIL and the PYD, who Erdogan claims have been threatening and attacking Turkey from Syria. However analysts have said the operation is really to prevent the PYD, who had been marching towards Jarabulus, from gaining territory in Northern Syria and creating an independent state.

Ankara considers the PYD and its military wing (YPG) to be a faction of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), who are regarded as enemies of the Turkish government for starting an insurgency within Turkey. Earlier this month, the YPG helped regain control of the formerly ISIL held city of Manjib, and have been deemed as one of the strongest U.S. backed forces in Syria.

On Thursday, U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. sided with Turkey’s demands and asked the Kurdish troops to withdraw over the Euphrates River or risk losing U.S. support. Later that day, US State Secretary John Kerry said the Syrian Kurdistan forces had retreated east from Euphrates.

The Syrian regime condemned Turkey’s actions claiming their invasion violates Syria’s sovereignty and added that Turkey was merely “replacing one terrorist group with another.” Following a complaint from Syria to the United Nations (UN), a spokesman from Secretary General Stephane Dujarric de la Rivière, confirmed Turkey’s actions were considered an invasion.


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August 29, 2016

Chinese Military to train to train Syrian Armed Forces

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Guan Youfei, rear admiral of the People’s Liberation Army Navy of China has met with the Syrian Defence Minister Fahd Jassem al-Freij in the city of Damascus to discuss China’s ties with Syria and to provide special military training to the Syrian Military. Beijing has supported the Bashar al-Assad government since 2011 by providing medical equipment and support but has decided to further this help with military and medical training. According to defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian the training will take place in China and is intended to ease the humanitarian crisis. The announcement from China’s Defense Ministry comes days after a Russian defense official called for a multi-national, non-NATO aliiance in Syria. The defence official is hoping that the fight against the Islamic state could end within a year with the combined efforts of Russia, China, India and Iran in Syria.



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August 28, 2016

Claudio Bravo signs Manchester City

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On Thursday, Spanish football club FC Barcelona announced their first-choice goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo, was sold to English club Manchester City F.C. for €18 million on a four-year deal. Manchester City is obliged to pay €2 million as add-ons.

File photo of Claudio Bravo
Image: Clément Bucco-Lechat.

33-year-old Claudio Bravo joined the Catalonians in the 2014 summer transfer window from Real Sociedad to replace Víctor Valdés. Bravo conceded only 43 goals in 75 matches overall, 72 La Liga matches, for the club.

In 2014, Bravo did not concede a single goal in nine consecutive league matches and set a new La Liga record for consecutive minutes without a concession. That season, he conceded only eighteen goals and won the Zamora Trophy awarded to the goalkeeper with the lowest goal-conceded-per-match ratio. He was named in the La Liga Team of the Season.

In two seasons at Camp Nou, Bravo won eight trophies — two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys, and one each of UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and Super Copa de España. Last year, Bravo led Chile to their maiden Copa América title and successfully defended the title this year in the Centenario edition of the tournament. He was named Goalkeeper of the Tournament in both tournaments.

After signing Manchester City, Bravo said, “It is not easy to leave a club like Barcelona where I had two fantastic years, but the opportunity to work with Pep Guardiola was too good to refuse.”

Earlier on Thursday, Barcelona announced signing Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from AFC Ajax for €13 million.

Bravo faces Barcelona in the Champions League group stage, as the draw on Thursday placed Barcelona and Manchester City both in Group C.



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