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Building walls to keep out immigrants helps terrorists


Ben Emmerson is the UN appropriate rapporteur on counterterrorism and animal rights and an all-embracing lawyer, and he specializes in European animal rights law and all-embracing bent law. Jessica Jones is a animal rights advocate specializing in all-embracing and bent amends assignment and acknowledged adviser to the UN appropriate rapporteur. The opinions bidding in this annotation are theirs. We alive in a apple at a crossroads. The conflicts in Syria acerbity on, acutely impervious to the assorted attempts to boldness them — a appalling staging arena for broader US-Russian tensions, and the advanced band of alarm groups battles for territory. A adverse aftereffect of this and added all-around conflicts and inequalities are the 65 actor displaced bodies about the world. Aftermost year, 1 actor bodies a ages fled their homes, in abounding cases to escape regions area agitator groups are alive and to seek altar in Western democracies.As they accept fabricated their generally perilous journeys, the address that has greeted them has become added inflammatory. In the final presidential agitation Wednesday night, Donald Trump declared Syrian refugees as definitely, in abounding cases, ISIS-aligned, continuing a trend of damaging comments about clearing he began aftermost year with his alarm for a absolute and complete abeyance of Muslims entering the United States, and congenital on this year by calling for clearing to be chock-full from any country that has been compromised by terrorism, a action that would finer adjudge accustomed Syrians to banishment in a deathtrap. He after antiseptic that such measures would be temporary until vetting systems were in place. But alike his after comments affectation intolerance, absurdity and a blinding benightedness of the way in which a safe apple adjustment — a apple adjustment that keeps us, in the United States, in the UK, in Germany, safe — is created.There is a acumen that our countries are destinations for migrants beat persecution. No one can amount life, alternative and the following of beatitude added than those who accept endured and accept the alarm of amaranthine bombardments, the abuse of activity beneath ISIS, the anguish of once-vibrant cities crumbling about them. What we affirmation to action is a set of ethics that allege to bodies of all nationalities: freedom, tolerance, opportunity.But those ethics are actively threatened. Trump s acute address (and he is not abandoned — the Czech President has fabricated analogously anarchic remarks, as accept politicians in the UK, Slovakia and elsewhere) reflects and contributes to a boundless misperception that the movement of bodies is a blackmail to civic security. It has become an all too accepted acceptance that those beat regions in which alarm groups are alive present a acute blackmail or actualize a greater accident of radicalization that ability advance them to accomplish acts of alarm in the countries to which they flee. But there is no affirmation that that is the case. Indeed, as our address to the UN General Assembly sets out, the acceptance that refugees present any agitator accident to the countries accepting them is statistically and analytically unfounded, and charge be challenged. Refugees are, in abounding cases, victims of terrorism. They charge not be marginalized as abeyant terrorists. They charge be protected.Right now, the apple is declining in that duty. Our address shows that states are architecture fences, agreeable in pushback operations and criminalizing aberrant clearing to catch bottomward on the admission of bodies to their territories — but such accomplish are generally counterproductive. While the ambition ability be to assure those already aural our borders, the accuracy is that akin admission to safe area for those alfresco it encourages buried movements of people, including by traffickers, which makes borders more, not less, porous. The enactment of artful routes beyond all-embracing borders and the criminalization of individuals accurately gluttonous admission to safe countries may ultimately abetment terrorists who accomplishment anarchy and vulnerability in according measure.For those who accomplish it to our borders, the fear-mongering affianced in by Trump and others leads to discrimination, amusing exclusion and the marginalization of communities, which accept been accustomed by all-embracing bodies as altitude accessory to terrorism. Respect for the altruistic needs and animal rights of migrants is not audible from counterterrorism objectives; it is axial to them. The awkward access will backfire. It is time to be clear: It is not in our absorption to affront all-embracing law and bind refugees routes of escape or the abetment we accommodate them. To assure ourselves, we charge face up to and accomplish our obligations to the millions of displaced bodies disturbing to re-establish their lives. Every aborigine charge admit their own albatross for advancement and announcement the ethics that anatomy the bolt of our society. A alternation of bright choices charge be fabricated over the abutting weeks and months, and the actual approaching of our democracies may depend on them. The billy is in our hands.

Astronomers unveil incredibly detailed new Milky Way map


Scientists accept acclimated two of the world s bigger telescopes to aftermath a new, super-detailed map of our galaxy. Astronomers in Germany and Australia charted hydrogen — the best abounding aspect in amplitude and the capital basic of stars and galaxies — to accord an aberrant appearance of the Milky Way. The map shows the absorption of stars and dwarf galaxies beyond the skies. We ve been able to aftermath a whole-sky angel that in abounding means is greater than the sum of its parts, Lister Staveley-Smith of the International Centermost for Radio Astrochemistry Research (ICRAR) told . The new map gives us a abundant added articular appearance of the sky and enables a bigger compassionate of the Milky Way. Galactic fossil of aboriginal Milky Way apparent Stellar taskStaveley-Smith said the activity took bags of hours of telescope time over several years, involving about ten billion alone abstracts points. The aggregation acclimated the Parkes Observatory in Australia and the Effelsberg 100m Radio Telescope in Germany, anxiously analogous after-effects in overlapping scans of the sky. The abstracts processing was an alike greater assignment as we had to address our own software bales to anxiously calibrate the abstracts and decrease out affected signals at anniversary point in the sky, Staveley-Smith said. Tiny clouds become arresting that arise to accept fueled brilliant accumulation in the Milky Way for billions of years, he added in a statement. These altar are too dim and too baby to be detected alike in the added galaxies abutting to us. Galactic vistasContaining up to 400 billion alone stars and with a bore up to 180,000 ablaze years across, the Milky Way is our galactic home, but we re far from the centermost of the action. Our solar arrangement is amid about 27,000 ablaze years from the Galactic Center, area a supermassive atramentous aperture is believed to sit. Our alone area gives us a absurd appearance of the galaxy, and the adjoining Andromeda and Magellanic Cloud galaxies, all of which can be apparent in the new map. Ablaze abuse makes the appearance difficult to see from abundant of Earth however: 80% of Americans can t see the Milky Way at all. Telescopic techThe new map is the latest archetype of huge advances fabricated in astrochemistry in contempo years, acknowledgment to new telescopes and abstracts processing techniques. In July, a South African telescope appear hundreds of of galaxies in a tiny bend of the cosmos area alone 70 had been apparent before, while this ages the Hubble Amplitude Telescope upped the absolute cardinal of appreciable galaxies to 2 trillion.China s behemothic amplitude telescope starts chase for conflicting lifeEarlier this year, a aggregation alive with the APEX telescope in Chile produced a beauteous new angel of the Southern Hemisphere of the Galactic Plane, area a majority of the Milky Way s accumulation lies.Staveley-Smith said the Milky Way map will anatomy the base of approaching studies of our galaxy, such as an accessible activity application China s new 1,640 bottom advanced FAST dish, which began operations in September.

Mosul offensive: Retaking city will take 2 months says Peshmerga general


Near Mosul, Iraq The action to anamnesis Mosul from ISIS could booty two months, a Peshmerga aggressive administrator told on the additional day of the long-awaited abhorrent to deliver Iraq s additional city. My apprehension is two months for the action central Mosul, but acclimate is one of the factors that can adjournment the process, Sirwan Barzani, a Peshmerga brigadier general, said Tuesday.He said it would acceptable booty two weeks for the advancing armament to access the city. But he added that Iraq s leaders accept said that alone Iraqi government troops and civic badge admiral will be accustomed to do so, amidst fears of bigoted retribution. A assorted 94,000-member affiliation comprised of Iraqi aegis forces, Kurdish Peshmerga allies and bags of irregulars from assorted minorities are complex in the operation to chargeless Mosul from added than two years of ISIS rule.Latest developments Iraqi planes bead added than 17 actor leaflets over 16 areas controlled by ISIS in Iraq, calling on ISIS associates and supporters to bead their weapons and surrender.Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says that Turkish warplanes accept taken allotment in air operations in Mosul with the US-led coalition.One Iraqi soldier dead Tuesday while adjoin ISIS suicide car bombs advance on government troops about 30 afar southeast of Mosul. Ten ISIS fighters were killed.Coalition armament recaptured nine villages from ISIS and anchored ascendancy over a cogent amplitude of the cardinal Erbil-Mosul alley on Monday.Morale highAdvancing armament encountered some angry attrition from pockets of ISIS fighters on their access to Mosul. On Tuesday, one Iraqi soldier was dead and two were blood-soaked while adjoin suicide car bomb attacks southeast of the city. But assurance was aerial amidst the troops. Next stop, Mosul, said Sgt. Muhanned Hameed, a artisan in the 9th Iraqi armored division, aflame a achievement assurance in avant-garde of his convoy.Others were added reflective. One artisan in the analysis told s Arwa Damon that while he was aflame about extensive Mosul, God advice those who had to flee. It consistently hurts to see the children s accouterment on the ground, befuddled around. Sometimes we try to aces it up, put it away. I accumulate imagining, what if it was my house? Progress had been swifter than accepted on the aboriginal day of the operation, as armament avant-garde on the oil-rich arctic burghal beneath air abutment from almost 90 affiliation and Iraqi planes, retaking added than 75 aboveboard afar of area and abstraction nine villages from ISIS control.Forces east of Mosul additionally anchored ascendancy over a cogent amplitude of the Erbil-Mosul road, a key cardinal route, the Accepted Command of Peshmerga Armament of Kurdistan Region said, while Iraq s aggressive declared that it had inflicted heavy losses of activity and equipment on ISIS to the southeast. For now, the angry has been belted to the villages on the city s outskirts. But the activity is accepted to be tougher already the affiliation alcove Mosul s burghal center.The affiliation abundantly outnumbers its opponents, but ISIS, which has continued accepted the advance was coming, has complete busy defenses, including a arrangement of tunnels. Affiliation armament will additionally acceptable face suicide bombs, car bombs and bedlam traps.Up to 5,000 ISIS fighters are in Mosul, according to an appraisal from US aggressive official, about the alarm group s supporters put the cardinal at 7,000.Turkish planes booty partTurkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Tuesday that the Turkish Air Force has taken allotment in air operations in Mosul with the US-led coalition. Our air armament took allotment in air operations calm with affiliation forces. This is an acknowledgment to those that said Turkey has no abode in Mosul , Yildirim said, acclamation a affair of the cardinal AKP in assembly in Ankara.Ankara has been affected in a argument with Baghdad over the attendance of Turkish soldiers in Bashiqa in Nineveh province, northeast of Mosul, which has threatened to complicate the allocation amidst the two key US allies in the action adjoin ISIS.Iraq s government altar to the attendance of the troops, which it says are there after its permission, while Turkey is anxious the operation will ammunition bigoted abandon in the city. The soldiers are there to alternation Kurdish and Arab fighters as allotment of an acceding amidst Ankara and the semi-autonomous Kurdish Regional Government in arctic Iraq.Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the aforementioned affair that his government had told the United States that Turkey will be at the table, Turkey will be on the acreage too. Leaflets dropped: Victory is visible Iraqi planes alone added than 17 actor leaflets over Mosul and 15 added areas controlled by ISIS in Iraq on Monday, calling on ISIS associates and supporters to surrender.One advertisement read: To whoever Daesh has manipulated to accompany their side, bead your weapons immediately. There is no added way to survive after accomplishing so. The advance has amorphous and achievement is visible. The additional addressed all Iraqis who accept been active by Daesh. It added: For those who seek benevolence or pardon. He has to abduction an Arab or adopted Daesh being and accompany him to the Iraqi force as a bribe on himself. How the action for Mosul could unfoldISIS willing to put up a fight Even amidst the swifter than accepted progress, s Nick Paton Walsh, anchored with a Peshmerga accompany alfresco the city, said he had witnessed staggering skirmishes Monday as ISIS affianced the advancing forces.Dorrian said that best of the attrition had appear in the anatomy of adhesive and baby accoutrements fire, and improvised atomic accessories (IEDs). Suicide car bomb attacks and suicide vests were additionally used. ISIS is assuming that it s actual accommodating to put up a fight, Paton Walsh said.Why the action for Mosul affairs in the action adjoin ISISWhy Mosul is so significantSince it was captured at lightning acceleration by ISIS fighters in June 2014, Mosul has been a basic bastion in the alarm group s self-declared caliphate, captivation cardinal and allegorical importance.The better burghal beneath ISIS ascendancy in Iraq and Syria, it was the burghal from which the accumulation aboriginal declared the enactment of its alleged caliphate. Since then, ISIS has gradually absent its added Iraqi cities — Ramadi, Tikrit and Falluja — to government forces, with the government s eye ultimately on recapturing the country s additional burghal of Mosul, already a catholic barter hub of two actor residents. Today, about one actor are estimated to remain. One of the challenges for the liberating armament will be alienated animus attacks on the city s citizenry from bodies whose families had suffered beneath ISIS. s Nick Paton Walsh, Hamdi Alkhshali, Arwa Damon and Ben Wedeman appear from abreast Mosul; Euan McKirdy appear and wrote from Hong Kong and Tim Hume wrote from London. Kristie Lu Stout, Isil Sariyuce, Max Blau and Emanuella Grinberg contributed to this story.

This suitcase will follow you home like a puppy


Your baggage could chase you about the airport For anyone who hates accustomed luggage, advice may be on the way. A California aggregation has launched an Indiegogo attack for an free attache that it says will accurately chase you. There s no charge to grab its handle and annoyance it along. The attache stays three to bristles anxiety abaft a actuality by tracking the area of their smartphone. It moves either upright, or while laying on its side. Suitcases haven t absolutely afflicted for the accomplished brace of decades. It s behind for innovation, said David Near, the CEO of Travelmate Robotics. Related: You can now ride your baggage about the airport Near envisions the attache as actuality advantageous for appealing abundant anyone — from businesspeople to tourists to the disabled. The Travelmate comes in three sizes, affairs for $399, $495 and $595. It acme out at 6.75 mph. For a lot of things, accepting an free attache is abundant added comfortable, said Near, 61, who absitively a year ago that it would be air-conditioned to accept a robot companion as he catholic the world. The attache has been activated auspiciously in arcade malls and sidewalks, according to Near. He s not anxious about the attache bumping into article in a awash airport or alternation station. The ancestor attache relies on an bittersweet sensor to ascertain and abstain objects. But the final version, which ships abutting year, is accepted to accept a altered sensor, conceivably a camera or radar. So far, Near s activity has aloft alone about 3% of its $100,000 ambition on Indiegogo. If fundraising doesn t aces up, he will seek allotment from acceptable investors, and still plan to accomplish deliveries abutting summer. Excited travelers should apparently atmosphere their enthusiasm. The attache is alone a prototype, and how it sees and avoids altar isn t finalized. While the company s video of the attache in activity appears impressive, the attache will accept to prove itself in crowded, real-world airports. Another catechism mark is the accident of theft. If the attache is added than 15 anxiety from its owner s smartphone, an anxiety will complete on the suitcase. There will additionally be an active beatific to the person s smartphone. The aggregation is developing a workaround so the anxiety won t go off in situations back it s accustomed to be afar from your bag, like blockage a bag at an airport. (Washington) First appear October 18, 2016: 4:02 PM ET

Adolf Hitler s birth house to be demolished featured BR


The three-story abode is a adumbration of vanilla. Its austere windows and clay marks appearance signs of age. It s aloof addition abode on the block. Nothing to see. Nothing to witness, except for the neo-Nazis who sometimes visit. Adolf Hitler was built-in there in 1889.After years of acknowledged wrangling, the Austrian government will accept the abandoned abode demolished, Andreas Großschartner, an Interior Ministry spokesperson, said Monday. A new architecture in Braunau am Inn, in western Austria forth the bound with Germany, will abolish links to the Nazi dictator s birthplace and stop the abode from acceptable a altar for neo-Nazi pilgrimage. A 13-member agency assured that a abandoned breadth is not appropriate back it could betoken a abnegation of Austrian history. I accede with the agency that a abstruse architectural redesign makes faculty to assuredly anticipate both the acceptance and the allegorical amount of the building, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said in a statement. On Tuesday, a government bill will be discussed for the confiscation of the building.After achievement of the aldermanic process, admiral will adjudge on its future. It s accessible it may abode a alms or government offices.

Adolf Hitler s birth house to be demolished


The three-story abode is a adumbration of vanilla. Its austere windows and clay marks appearance signs of age. It s aloof addition abode on the block. Nothing to see. Nothing to witness, except for the neo-Nazis who sometimes visit. Adolf Hitler was built-in there in 1889.After years of acknowledged wrangling, the Austrian government will accept the abandoned abode demolished, Andreas Großschartner, an Interior Ministry spokesperson, said Monday. A new architecture in Braunau am Inn, in western Austria forth the bound with Germany, will abolish links to the Nazi dictator s birthplace and stop the abode from acceptable a altar for neo-Nazi pilgrimage. A 13-member agency assured that a abandoned breadth is not appropriate back it could betoken a abnegation of Austrian history. I accede with the agency that a abstruse architectural redesign makes faculty to assuredly anticipate both the acceptance and the allegorical amount of the building, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said in a statement. On Tuesday, a government bill will be discussed for the confiscation of the building.After achievement of the aldermanic process, admiral will adjudge on its future. It s accessible it may abode a alms or government offices.