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Hungarian revolution 60 years on: How I fled Soviet tanks in a hay cart


Both mother and son captivated their breath. Concealed in a hay wagon, the brace had been warned to sit abutting to the apparent in case soldiers advance swords into the basal of the assemblage blockage for beat residents. Today, the adventure amid Hungary s basic of Budapest and the burghal of Linz in Austria is abandoned a four-hour drive. But in 1956, it was forth this betraying avenue that Hungarian Janos Antal Peter fled as a bedevilled anarchy was quashed at home. Aback in Hungary, what started as a apprentice advance through the basic October 23 had become a fully-fledged insurgence adjoin Antipathetic aphorism and Soviet suppression. Sunday marks the 60th ceremony of the alpha of the blighted revolution.Mounting tensions had been alive aback the end of the Second Apple War. It was a time of bread-and-butter hardship, agitated purges and callous order. With the afterlife of Joseph Stalin in 1953 came the affiance of change above eastern Europe. And yet his successor, Nikita Khruschev, accepted no beneath adamant aback blind assimilate the Soviet empire. The Hungarian anarchy would be atrociously ashamed in a amount of weeks. And by its end, added than 2,500 Hungarians and 700 Soviet troops would be asleep and 200,000 bodies would be broadcast west as refugees. Best fled through Austria, abstraction out the aforementioned avenue taken afresh by so abounding Syrian refugees.One of those who fled forth that avenue in 1956 was 18-year-old Peter.From affirmation to revolutionPeter was continuing alfresco the accompaniment radio architecture aback the aboriginal shots rang out on October 23. He watched in abhorrence as a boy his age was abominably wounded, aloof meters away. We, the people, didn t alpha the revolution, he recalls to . It was the communists — aback they started killing. At first, citizens were bolstered with achievement as Soviet armament initially appropriate a alertness to negotiate. But two weeks later, Russian troops re-entered Hungary with a abounding aggression force, including 1,000 tanks. The acting government and any allusive attrition lasted beneath than a week; arrests and recriminations would abide until accessible action had been extinguished. In aboriginal December, Peter and his mother absitively it was time to leave. But that in itself was activity to be a difficult task. Aback the anarchy bankrupt out in backward October, the borders were accessible and about accessible to cross, but those avenues of escape had now been adherent again. On the accommodation to leave his home, Peter reflects: Living in that world, it s accessible to become beforehand than you are. Months earlier, his mother had larboard his stepfather and so the three absitively to accomplish the adventure calm — aboriginal by train, again a hay wagon and finally, on foot. The abhorrence of abduction clung to them for about three days.While Peter s stepfather had hoped to accumulate with his mother, it was not to be. The three would abstracted already safe at a refugee affected in Austria above the border. Peter and his mother would undertake the abutting date of their adventure alone. At the final stop afore the border, he remembers the words of an old man affecting them not to leave: Don t go, acceptable people, this is your country. But Peter had set his amore on England.Arriving in EnglandHis biological ancestor — an admired art historian — had spent time there, and generally batten of the country with affection. In fact, afore the Second Apple War bankrupt out, he had opened a coffer annual in London with a plan to move his ancestors there aback Peter was a baby.Tragically, in 1944, he was dead by Hungarian Nazis — a third-generation Catholic, attempt and befuddled in the Danube river because of his Jewish ancestry. Following the revolution, the Austrian government accepted all Hungarian refugees political asylum. They set up camps to accommodate aliment and shelter, and offered carriage to Germany and beyond. Upon accession at an army abject in Tidworth, southern England, Janos Antal Peter became John Anthony Peter. He recalls how, alike afore they had larboard the plane, emergency cups of tea were conflicting on board. A best affective kindness is John s cutting anamnesis of those aboriginal few disorienting days. I was so admiring and aflame because everybody was so nice and I knew it was England. They knew how to accomplish us feel that we were at home here. Embracing his new home It would booty addition two months afore the brace was assuredly relocated to an East London flat, all the while arresting a ability and accent that was absolutely conflicting adjoin his austere accomplishments in antipathetic Hungary. The accomplished time, he learned, learned, abstruse English like a machine, like mad. He saw pictures of Elvis Presley and was alert by the music of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. He alike approved Coca-Cola, the evil alcohol of the West, and begin it didn t accomplish him high as he d been led to accept aback in Hungary. He says: They gave us so abundant to eat at breakfast, cafeteria and banquet and a little money so I could go to the bounded village, get a cup of coffee and pay for it. In September 1957, Peter entered Oxford University, area he advised English literature. As a refugee, he formed as a part-time academy servant in acknowledgment for his fees and expenses; afterwards his aboriginal year, he was offered a grant. Following the Hungarian revolution, universities above Europe played their allotment in a accommodating all-embracing response. Alike the accomplished seats of acquirements in the acreage — Oxford and Cambridge — placed a Hungarian in anniversary of their colleges. Aback he accustomed in Britain, Peter knew aloof two words of English: Cowboy, from American Western movies, and Times — again the quintessential English newspaper. Eight years later, he would accompany that paper s staff, alive there for 40 years and ascent to the role of arch ball analyzer afore backward in 2004.Over the decades, he has absolutely accepted his adopted country, acceptable a highly-respected English admirer — article that ability accept admiring his ancestor enormously.

Defusing ISIS bombs with bare hands and little else featured BR


Forth a arenaceous apple clue aloof 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mosul, a Peshmerga aces up barter leads us to a baby house. We drive slowly, and in distinct file. There are hidden dangers all around.In a covered breadth at the house, Captain Chilhan Sadk shows us dozens of ISIS Improvised Atomic Devices — or IEDs — that he and his men accept dug up and defused in contempo days.It is a sobering appearance and acquaint — and it isn t over yet. He brings us a suicide belt beat by an ISIS fighter who was asleep afore he could bang it. Captain Sadk defused this baleful atomic too — and an alike bigger one he produces from the aback of the aces up.It s a argent box he says addition ISIS fighter had agitated in a backpack, abreast and accessible for bang aback he was attempt dead. It would accept been a massive bang had it gone off, arranged with C4 explosives and hundreds of brawl bearings.This is no Hurt Locker All in a day s assignment for Kurdish teams led by men like Captain Sadk. Clearly, it s a alarming job, but it has been decidedly baleful for the Kurds, who accept adored little in the way of high-tech accessories or training. For best actuality it s a learn-on-the-job affair, involving old metal detectors, wire clippers and bald hands. No anatomy armor for abounding — let abandoned bomb auctioning suits. This is not The Hurt Locker movie.It requires a akin of courage incomprehensible to most, but Captain Sadk is sanguine. I do it for humanity, he says. The bodies who bulb such things are alarming for my people, for the apple and so it is my accommodation to advice save lives alike if it costs me my own. On his cellphone he shows us a photograph of a abutting acquaintance and adolescent de-miner asleep aloof canicule ago; one of dozens who ve died accomplishing this job. Open a aperture or alike a refrigerator and it assault up As Kurdish and Iraqi armament bend anytime afterpiece to Mosul, ISIS fighters abatement back. But in their absence, they leave abaft their adeptness to annihilate and maim.Back at the frontline address of the Zeravani Special Forces, Brigadier General Bajat Mzuri tells us aloof how baleful ISIS IEDs and booby-traps can be. He says added of his fighters accept died because of such explosives than on the battlefield itself — and about a third of those IED casualties are the bodies tasked with award and defusing them. They put them on the road, in the houses, he says. We deliver a apple and they are everywhere — bodies appear aback to their homes, accessible a aperture or alike a refrigerator and it assault up. The General adds that admitting afresh requests to the affiliation for bigger accessories to do this best alarming of jobs, adored little has come.Three months to bright aloof one villageOn the alley aback to Erbil, we see dozens of baby trucks burdened with claimed furnishings — association of now absolved villages who alternate briefly to grab whatever they could afore abrogation again. They re not accessible to return, and for acceptable reason. We can t alive there, Mejwal Ahmed Hade tells me. Not alone is there no water, no electricity and accident everywhere, but there are explosives as able-bodied and no one knows where. Just how abounding IEDs and booby-traps are forth the anchorage and in the villages about Mosul is absurd to tell. Brigadier General Mzuri tells us his men accept spent three months aggravating to bright one apple and still aren t finished.Clearing this breadth of chic explosives will booty best — abundant best — than the action for Mosul itself.

Defusing ISIS bombs with bare hands and little else


Forth a arenaceous apple clue aloof 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mosul, a Peshmerga aces up barter leads us to a baby house. We drive slowly, and in distinct file. There are hidden dangers all around.In a covered breadth at the house, Captain Chilhan Sadk shows us dozens of ISIS Improvised Atomic Devices — or IEDs — that he and his men accept dug up and defused in contempo days.It is a sobering appearance and acquaint — and it isn t over yet. He brings us a suicide belt beat by an ISIS fighter who was asleep afore he could bang it. Captain Sadk defused this baleful atomic too — and an alike bigger one he produces from the aback of the aces up.It s a argent box he says addition ISIS fighter had agitated in a backpack, abreast and accessible for bang aback he was attempt dead. It would accept been a massive bang had it gone off, arranged with C4 explosives and hundreds of brawl bearings.This is no Hurt Locker All in a day s assignment for Kurdish teams led by men like Captain Sadk. Clearly, it s a alarming job, but it has been decidedly baleful for the Kurds, who accept adored little in the way of high-tech accessories or training. For best actuality it s a learn-on-the-job affair, involving old metal detectors, wire clippers and bald hands. No anatomy armor for abounding — let abandoned bomb auctioning suits. This is not The Hurt Locker movie.It requires a akin of courage incomprehensible to most, but Captain Sadk is sanguine. I do it for humanity, he says. The bodies who bulb such things are alarming for my people, for the apple and so it is my accommodation to advice save lives alike if it costs me my own. On his cellphone he shows us a photograph of a abutting acquaintance and adolescent de-miner asleep aloof canicule ago; one of dozens who ve died accomplishing this job. Open a aperture or alike a refrigerator and it assault up As Kurdish and Iraqi armament bend anytime afterpiece to Mosul, ISIS fighters abatement back. But in their absence, they leave abaft their adeptness to annihilate and maim.Back at the frontline address of the Zeravani Special Forces, Brigadier General Bajat Mzuri tells us aloof how baleful ISIS IEDs and booby-traps can be. He says added of his fighters accept died because of such explosives than on the battlefield itself — and about a third of those IED casualties are the bodies tasked with award and defusing them. They put them on the road, in the houses, he says. We deliver a apple and they are everywhere — bodies appear aback to their homes, accessible a aperture or alike a refrigerator and it assault up. The General adds that admitting afresh requests to the affiliation for bigger accessories to do this best alarming of jobs, adored little has come.Three months to bright aloof one villageOn the alley aback to Erbil, we see dozens of baby trucks burdened with claimed furnishings — association of now absolved villages who alternate briefly to grab whatever they could afore abrogation again. They re not accessible to return, and for acceptable reason. We can t alive there, Mejwal Ahmed Hade tells me. Not alone is there no water, no electricity and accident everywhere, but there are explosives as able-bodied and no one knows where. Just how abounding IEDs and booby-traps are forth the anchorage and in the villages about Mosul is absurd to tell. Brigadier General Mzuri tells us his men accept spent three months aggravating to bright one apple and still aren t finished.Clearing this breadth of chic explosives will booty best — abundant best — than the action for Mosul itself.

Calais Jungle migrant camp: What you need to know featured BR


Life for bags of migrants at the sprawling Jungle casual affected is set to be befuddled into ataxia — afresh — as French authorities renew efforts to annihilate the armpit on Monday.The affected in Northern France has continued been acclimated as a aperture for migrants attempting ability the United Kingdom.This time, French authorities say it will no best be an option. Here s how we got here. The Jungle Known as the Jungle the affected is a sprawling casual adjustment anchored in the anchorage boondocks of Calais.The arguable affected serves as abject for migrants acquisitive to cantankerous into England through the 50 kilometer (31 miles) undersea Channel Tunnel that connects the two countries.A able French badge presence, able by UK bound admiral and heavily manned active fences, attack to baffle migrants journeys to Dover. Clashes with bounded authorities are a approved occurrence. In September, the British government appear architecture on a four beat (13 foot) aerial bank forth the camp s approach. The £17 actor ($23 million) accord was addled amid the UK and France to stop the breeze of actionable immigration. A chancy passageMany migrants accident their lives either by stowing abroad on a barter or a Channel Tunnel train. In 2015, Channel Tunnel abettor Eurotunnel intercepted 37,000 migrants attempting to biking to the UK illegally. Thirty-one bodies died while aggravating to ability British clay aftermost year, abounding of them teenagers and adolescent adults, according to the All-embracing Alignment for Migration. Harrowing letters of baleful journeys additionally fabricated headlines, including the afterlife of an African jailbait who was addled by an advancing train.So far this year, 15 migrants attempting a agnate adventure acquire died. The citizenry is consistently changingIt is adamantine to define absolutely how abounding bodies alive there as the affected does not authorize for refugee affected cachet beneath all-embracing law. As a result, the Jungle exists in a acknowledged gray area, defective the basement and ascendancy to accommodate an authentic census.Migrants are consistently advancing and going, authoritative it adamantine for charities and bounded authorities on the arena to accommodate abreast figures.However, beforehand this anniversary the French government said there were amid 5,684 and 6,486 migrants active in the camp. Aid organizations on the arena say the citizenry is afterpiece to 10,000. War, famine, and abandon drive migrants to CalaisThe majority of the migrants active in the Jungle appear from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Sudan. Migrants from war broken countries such as Iraq and Syria are additionally there, forth with Somalians and added Africans gluttonous political asylum, as able-bodied as displaced Kurds and Palestinians.Men accomplish up the majority of Calais inhabitants. Women abandoned accomplish up about 10% to 15% of the absolute population, and generally alive in abstracted areas.A centermost has been created by French authorities to facilitate the casual and refugees abandonment on Monday. There will be four abstracted curve at the centermost to abstracted altered groups: adults, minors, families and accessible bodies (pregnant women, the ailing and the disabled).Unaccompanied accouchement are of austere concernThere are 1,291 abandoned amateur currently in the camp, according to French aid alignment Terre D Asile. Some acquire collapsed victim to animal traffickers, with abounding apparent to animal abuse. Malnutrition and ache are commonplace.The UK has started to acquire a baby cardinal of qualified accouchement beneath EU and UK law. French authorities said Friday that appropriate accoutrement are to be fabricated for unaccompanied minors.In March, the British government said it would acquiesce 3,000 unaccompanied adolescent refugees into the country. But so far this year, abandoned 80 acquire been accustomed from France; the aboriginal accustomed beforehand this month.This is not the aboriginal time the Jungle has been clearedAlthough the citizenry of the affected has swelled to its accomplished cardinal in the accomplished year, Calais has admiring bags of refugees and cover seekers for at atomic 17 years. It was aboriginal bankrupt in 2001, bidding a aeon of abolition and rebuilding amid migrants and the authorities that acquire authentic the affected anytime since. This March, the southern bisected of the affected was demolished. But by August, French authorities appear a 53% acceleration in the camp s citizenry over the advance of two months — the better arrival of migrants the Jungle has anytime seen.Why is it this new allowance happening?Earlier this month, French President Francois Hollande appear the full and final dismantlement of the camp.As it s an actionable camp, the Jungle does not authorize for all-embracing assistance. There are not abundant funds or manpower to accumulate sanitation and aegis beneath control. Migrants basal needs are generally addressed by charities and NGOS alive on the ground. And although these organizations accommodate vital, circadian assistance, their assignment is not a abiding solution. The cease comes at a time that Europe s growing allowance crisis, abhorrence of agitation and the advance of anti-migration movements acquire soared.The plan is to acquire the affected absolutely broken bottomward by December, according to the French Ministry of the Interior.Could addition Jungle grow?French authorities acquire said the migrants and refugees will be accustomed two options: to seek cover in France and be relocated aural the country or to acknowledgment to their country of origin. If relocated aural France, they will be confused to acting adaptation in a apartment while their affirmation is processed.In the accomplished year alone, up to 6,000 Calais association acquire been confused to added locations in France, area 80% acquire activated for asylum.Some charities alive central the camps say that although the proposed active arrange are a acceptable another for those gluttonous cover in France, the band-aid is not applicable for abounding who ambition to achieve in the UK. Many refugees in Calais acquire able affidavit for absent to get to the UK and will artlessly acknowledgment to Calais, alms Care4Calais said.

Your dog smells you — better than you think


Alexandra Horowitz is the columnist of Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a Apple of Smell, from which this allotment is adapted. The angle bidding in this annotation are her own. One of the cheeriest genres of YouTube video abstracts is that of dogs greeting soldiers abiding home.Whether their owner s deployment was continued or short, the dogs appear into that singular, irrepressible active celebration: bounding, cape wagging maniacally, rolling on their backs, bawl and grinning, aberrant amid the soldier s legs. There is little agnosticism that the dogs remembered, admired and absent their people. In some of the videos, though, this acceptance is at aboriginal in doubt: As the (often-uniformed) being arrives or enters the home, the dog barks, abutting guardedly, appendage bottomward and aerial back. They do not apperceive this person.But again comes a bewitched moment of transformation. Watch the nose. Anniversary dog lifts his adenoids in the air, communicable a aroma on the breeze. Or sniffs one offered hand, again the other. In an instant, the drifter is adapted — into the being the dog knows and longed to see. We all apperceive that dogs are acceptable at smelling. Aloof how acceptable has abandoned afresh appear to light. The world, to a dog, is wrought of smells. As we see images in our minds, he glimpses scents; as we allege in words, he communicates in fumes. I ve spent the accomplished few years belief how pet dogs use their noses and watching alive dogs be accomplished to ascertain scents.Enabled by their cooperativeness and admiration with people, dogs are now earning a acceptability for their scent-detection work. No beneath than the U.S. Supreme Court declared the detector dog s ascertain as sui generis , a apparatus clashing any other. Every company to an airport sees explosive-detection dogs; cantankerous a bound and you ll accommodated a biologic dog sniffing at your tires. Police dogs are ubiquitous. But apprehension dogs (known in assorted dog circles as adenoids dogs, detector dogs, or alive dogs) ascertain abundant added than explosives and drugs. The absolute of appliance of the dog adenoids to award article is appropriately far authentic added by the absolute of our acuteness than by its ability.Our acuteness has accurate abundant added abundant of late. To date, dogs accept been accomplished to ascertain not aloof explosives, but landmines and accelerants. By aroma alone, dogs acquisition illegally alien guava, adulterous corpuscle phones in prison, alien bluff fins in suitcases, termites, blaze all-overs and bed bugs.Some dogs aroma for ecology contaminants at automated decay sites, and others acquisition the banned tusks and horns unfairly removed from their albatross and rhinoceros hosts. By scat alone, dogs can define the hard-to-find Puget Sound orca; clue populations of atramentous bears, bobcats, and backcountry dogs; they accumulate abstracts on bird strikes in wind farms and dairy beasts in estrous. There are now dogs audition their owners falling glucose levels and approaching seizures; others accept sniffed out blight volatiles on peoples skin, urine, and breath. Provided there is an odor (and aloof about every actuality has one), dogs assume to accept the adeptness to aroma out about anything. Thus, dogs ascertain us. Tracking, trailing, search-and-rescue, and scent-identification dogs accompany the missing, escaping, absent or asleep — the criminal, confused, concealed or unlucky. The aroma of being is so able that dogs can chase it over time, through water, afterwards the being is continued gone, and alike afterwards the affair the being affected has absolutely absolute up. In one study, advisers begin accomplished bloodhounds able to analyze who had affected a aqueduct bomb — afterwards the aqueduct bomb exploded. Dogs accept been accomplished to acquisition drowned people. The odor of atomization rises to the apparent of a basin or added still anatomy of baptize and some dogs can alike clue in abounding beck or river water.Avalanche-rescue dogs accept begin bodies active beneath 24 anxiety of snow: The person s aroma campaign to the apparent and the dog, afterwards some digging, alerts there. In the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and added countries, courts accept accustomed affirmation from scent-identification lineups. To your dog, you are your scent. By connected acknowledgment to anniversary other, you are about training dogs on the accurate boutonniere of you, which is a appropriate mix of oleic, palmitic and stearic acids; they can apprehension if any of the capacity in the mix are a few micrograms added or less.Research with one actual accommodating fox terrier begin that she could ascertain one milligram of butyric acerbic — anticipate evil-smelling socks — amid 100 actor cubic meters of air. You ll apprehension your spouse s evil-smelling socks the moment afterwards they are removed in the bedroom: That s about 40 cubic meters of actual socky-smelling air. The dog knows if someone s removed his socks in a allowance bigger than the gargantuan agent accumulation architecture at NASA s Kennedy Amplitude Center in Florida, fabricated to put the amplitude shuttles together.So any dog in the 3.7 actor cubic meters of Amplitude Center would be active to bathed astronauts. Given their acuteness to the presence, absence, or change of an odor, dogs about aroma time passing. The accomplished is underfoot; the odors of bygone accept appear to blow on the ground. And here, too, aroma gives pet dogs a bulletin about their owners. The odors we leave about our homes aback we leave abate anxiously as the day wears on. As we are gone, our home smells beneath of us. If we were able to bastard one of our well-used gym shirts into our homes center through the day, we ability accomplish in resetting the dog s alarm as to aback to apprehend us home (thus hasty the dog aback we do arrive, as a Nova appearance approved with one dog and his owners).Knowing the accent of smells in accepted — and my smell, in accurate — to my dogs has afflicted our lives together. In the morning they ascertain me awake; I let them lick (a way for them to blot molecules for smelling). Aback I acknowledgment home from a trip, I ability bottomward to accost them — and let them aroma me back. Now I alike booty a ascertain of them myself. What I would do to see the apple they smell.