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ting the magnitude of Karadzic’s crimes, the Appeals Chamber is in agreement with the Prosec
ution’s position and considers that the 40‐year sentence inadequately reflects the extraordinary gra
vity of Karadžić’s crimes as well as his central and instrumental participation in four joint criminal enterprises,” said the judge.
“Given the above, the Appeals Chamber considers that the sentence of 40 years imposed by
the Trial Chamber underestimates the extraordinary gravity of Karadzic’s responsibility and his inte
gral participation in ‘the most egregious of crimes’ that were committed throughout the entire period of the con
flict in Bosnia and Herzegovina and were noted for their ‘sheer scale’ and ‘systematic cruelty,'” added Joensen.
The now 73-year-old Karadzic led the breakaway Serbian entity of Republic of Srpska, located w
ithin Bosnia, during the Balkan wars of the 1990s that were initiated by the breakup of former Yugoslavia.
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Police in Kenya have arrested six people in connection with the seizure of counterfeit notes worth more than $20 million.
The fake banknotes were found in a personal safety deposit box of a Barclays Bank bran
ch in the capital Nairobi, Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on Tuesday.
“Six people were arrested… by DCI detectives in connection with fake currency a
mounting to slightly over $20 million at Barclays Kenya Queensway Branch,” the statement read.
6 People were arrested today evening by @DCI_Kenya Detectives in conn
ection with Fake currency amounting to slightly over 20Million US Dollars @Ba
rclays_Kenya~Queensway Branch. The fake notes in 100 Dollar denominations were recovered from the Bank’s
“The fake notes in $100 denominations were recovered from the bank’s safe room.”
Those arrested include two bank officials, DCI said, adding that a person who woul
d have been defrauded by the suspects was cooperating with the police in the investigation.
Barclays Kenya confirmed on Tuesday that the police arrested a customer who had kept counterfeit dollar notes in a safety deposit box at the branch.
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esday that 21 victims had been identified, but warned it would take longer than expected to formally identify all of the deceased.
A mass funeral is expected Thursday when an unknown number of victims will be interred.
Salwa had wanted a separate, faster funeral for her husband and son, Akil said.Flowers and signs have been laid at mem
orial sites around the city for victims who were killed in last Friday’s attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Wednesday’s ceremony started after midday. A procession of cars slowly turned throug
h the gates into Memorial Park Cemetery, past armed police officers and towards a tent screened off by a white fence.
Through the windows of a minivan, one guest could be seen with bandages around his head.
Volunteers in yellow hi-vis vests corralled the guests — some had come fro
m other cities, others from overseas, to lend their support to their wider Muslim family.
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got on the first flight,” said Gulshad Ali from Auckland, New Zeal
and. “We just came here to support the family and friends and people who’ve been affected.”
Ali said she didn’t know the Mustafas but extended her sympathies to them.
Calls of Allahu Akbar could be heard in surrounding streets as guests were led through Islamic prayers.Mourners attend a fu
neral for victims of the twin mosque attacks at the Memorial Park cemetery in Christchurch on March 20, 2019.
Mourners then emerged from the tent, carrying open wooden bo
xes on their shoulders to the burial site where 50 graves have been dug.
Guests consider it a mark of respect to throw dirt on the graves of the dead to help send them to the next life.
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uggle to find a place in the market considering the 11-inch iPad Pro is still a more powe
rful option that also supports the pencil. The iPad Mini, however, could push a decent amount of people to upgrade.
”There is certainly a market for the iPad Mini, especially among
students and teens, but I don’t know for how long the upgrade cycle for it will be,’ Guenveur said. “I
suspect it will do very well for one large upgrade cycle for the rest of the year and then slowly drop off.”
Correction: An earlier version of this story detailed incorrectly what ships with the new iPads.The
Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons has thrown a constitutional curve ball into the Brexit process.
Citing a convention that dates back to 1604, John Bercow thwarted an attempt by Prime
Minister Theresa May to hold another vote on her beleaguered Brexit bill this week.
Parliament has already rejected it twice by substantial margins. But with a deadline of March 29 approaching — at which t
he UK crashes out of the EU unless an agreement is reached — May’s government hoped to bring the deal back a th
ird time. There were even reports that if it failed again, she might return for a fourth attempt.
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players, especially when they happen at home. I hope that 10 years la
ter this team of players will still be remembered for what they did at the World Cup.”
Around 8,000 spectators packed into the arena to witness the draw, whi
ch was conducted by Chinese pop star Yang Chaoyue, a member of the idol group Rock
et Girls 101, and NBA legend Kobe Bryant, and was staged in conjunction with FIBA’s global partner Tencent Sports.
After going 0-5 at the 2016 Rio Olympics and failing to qualify for the last World Cup, in 2
014 in Spain, Asian Games champion China is under heavy pressure to deliver an improved performance at home.
Should China emerge from Group A, it will face one of the top two
teams from a tougher-looking Group B, which features Argentina, Russia, South Korea and Nigeria.
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movable. However, internet blurs the boundary and allows people to access high-quality resources without leaving their home.
According to the action plan, China will promote Internet Plus in several sectors such as healthcare, elderly care, education and culture, to boost new con
sumption based on internet platforms, and develop online and offline coordinated consumption.
According to a report from the China E-commerce Research Ce
nter, in 2017, China’s online education market was worth 240.2 billion yuan, up 53.97 perc
ent from the previous year. The figure is expected to grow to more than 400 billion yuan in market scale in 2018.
The upgrade in information capacity usually brings about great changes, Wang Zhenzhong, an engi
neer from Alibaba Group, told the newspaper. “It will upgrade the former consumption and create new consumption sectors.”
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the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology allocated specific l
ow- and medium-frequency bands to the nation’s three telecom carriers. Currently, these carrie
rs are conducting 5G trial operations in a string of cities, enabling large-scale precommercial use.
According to the action plan, the country will speed up 5G research, and promote the construct
ion of 5G network and demonstration projects, aiming to fully commercialize the superfast technology by 2020.
E-commerce poverty alleviation
In the wake of information consumption’s development in China, e-commerce brings about a new idea for poverty alleviation in rural areas.
In recent years, some people sell local agricultural products nationwide via e-commerce platf
orms. It not only improves the livelihoods of impoverished people, but also contributes to the revitalization of rural areas.
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istrative villages will have optical fiber internet access and 4G network coverage, helping more villagers out of poverty.
As China’s economy turns toward high-quality development, the country has also quickened the pace of industrial upgrading.
Information consumption can optimize and improve industries, reduce costs and promote quality, W
ang said, adding it’s an important factor to boost industrial structure for higher quality deve
lopment.Chinese tech platform Meituan-Dianping has ousted former champion Apple Inc to take the top spot of t
he 2019 Most Innovative Companies chosen by the US business media outlet Fast Company, according to its official website.
Another Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group grabbed the
No 15 spot among the total 50 winners, sought out from businesses across 35 industries.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 most innovative companies in 2019.
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XI’AN – Xi’an, a historical city in Shaanxi Province, will place traffic restrictions on the use of vehicle on weekdays.
The popular tourist city said the restriction would be imposed on weekdays from
7 am to 8 pm starting March 18. Vehicles are restricted in one out of five weekdays based upon the last nu
mbers of their license plates in certain areas in the city, where the number of motor vehicles hit 3 million as of May 2018.
Three bureaux of municipal ecology and environment, public security and transport
said in a circular that the move was taken to ease traffic congestion and reduce air pollution.
Mass transit buses, new energy vehicles, vehicles for people with disabilities, and vehicles for special purp
oses such as fire engines and ambulances, however, will be exempted from the restriction, according to the circular.