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What Black Jack Pershing Can Teach Us About Fighting Terrorists

Trump says to study Pershing. I did, and the lessons are the complete opposite of what he thinks.<p>There was a time in U.S. history, and not so long ago, when General John “Black Jack” Pershing was the most famous American alive.<p>Feted by presidents, revered by soldiers, celebrated as a military …

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New Zealand All Blacks

Wayne Smith’s role in transforming All Blacks culture bears fruit

The New Zealand assistant coach faced initial resistance to his attempts to introduce more responsibility and leadership into the team but it has paid off<p>Today, few doubt Wayne Smith’s passion for the All Blacks jersey. But it was not ever thus for the side’s cerebral assistant coach, whose command …

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Chelsea relegate Middlesbrough with a win of purring confidence to put Blues on the brink of the Premier League title

We haven’t yet had the confirmation, but this already felt like a celebration. A 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge means Chelsea go to West Brom on Friday …

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England showed formidable resolve to edge Wales in bruising encounter that eclipsed pre-match mind games

In the litany of build-up boosting terms were “cunning” and “shenanigans” and “shadows in the corner” – enough there, from Eddie Jones, for an espionage novel. But there was no mystery to England’s 16th consecutive win. They held their nerve, and struck when they needed to, while Wales cracked in a …

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Why European Islam’s current problems might reflect a 100-year-old mistake

EVERY time a European city is shaken by an act of mass violence, the continent's heavy-weight newspapers host agonised debates over what has gone …

World History

The Week in Review: Istanbul Airport Terror Attack

Forty-three people died and more than 230 were injured during a terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport in Turkey this week.<p>Three suicide bombers targeted Europe’s third busiest airport with Kalashnikov rifles and bomb vests Tuesday night local time. The trio arrived together and began …

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The Forgotten Material That Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

South-east Asia

Turkey's Erdogan accuses Russia of arming PKK militants | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused Russia of providing anti-aircraft weaponry and rockets to militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), government officials said on Monday, confirming reports in local media.<p>Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by …

Middle East

John Terry signs one-year deal at Chelsea

<b>Terry ends transfer speculation and has signed a new one-year contract</b><p>Chelsea captain John Terry has ended speculation regarding his future by penning new one-year contract extension.<p>Terry has always made it clear about his desire to stay and Chelsea, and it looked as if it would be his last year …

Six Nations 2016: Foreign legion exposes the failings in the English coaching system

Northern hemisphere nations lack confidence and cohesion to bring new coaches through, writes Sir Ian McGeechan<p>So with <b>Eddie Jones beginning his new job as England head coach</b> on Sunday we face the prospect of a Six Nations tournament where all four coaches of the home unions are foreigners. In …

Hiddink off the mark as Chelsea crush Palace

Guus Hiddink enjoyed his first victory since taking over as Chelsea interim manager as the troubled Premier League champions crushed Crystal Palace 3-0 on Sunday.<p>After draws against Watford and Manchester United following his arrival as short-term replacement for the sacked Jose Mourinho, Hiddink …

7 key questions about our newly discovered human ancestor, answered

In groundbreaking new research published on Thursday, a new species of human relative has been discovered in South Africa. The findings, published in …

Jose Mourinho criticises Chelsea board for failing to secure targets in wake of Crystal Palace defeat

The manager is approaching something of a crossroads after losing his 100th league home game, with his club in the bottom half of the table<p>Crisis at Chelsea or not, Jose Mourinho is approaching a crossroads for the first time since the manager returned two summers ago to Stamford Bridge.<p>Chelsea’s …

Vladimir Putin orders destruction of 'contraband' Western food

Russian customs officers may soon be igniting pyres of brie and camembert in the latest round of a tit-for-tat sanctions war between Russia and the West<p>Russian customs officers could find themselves having to obliterate mountains of French cheeses after Vladimir Putin ordered the destruction of …

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Tests reveal Quran manuscript is among oldest in the world, says UK university

<b>London (CNN) —</b> For years, the two parchment leaves covered in an elegant early form of Arabic script were misbound with leaves of a similar Quran manuscript dating from the late seventh century.<p>Now, with the help of radiocarbon analysis, the two fragments have been shown to be decades older -- …

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Is Iraq worth the fight? After years of war and chaos, its people no longer know

From a cafe owner to a Sunni leader, there is widespread agreement that the country British diplomat Gertrude Bell helped to shape in 1921 no longer exists<p>For years, Hamid Menhel has trudged through a graveyard in central Baghdad almost every day to tend to one of its few well-maintained tombs. …

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Optometry

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are No Match For Medieval Potion

Recipe from Bald's Leechbook found to be highly effective against MRSA<p>Bloodletting, mercury cures, holes drilled in the head—many ancient medical remedies seem ill-advised based on our modern understanding of medicine. But researchers recently found that a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon treatment …

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Chelsea 2 Tottenham 0: Jose Mourinho takes the Ho Chi Minh trail to Capital One Cup victory at Wembley

An extra defender was selected in midfield, Chelsea absorbed pressure, denied Spurs space, waited for their chances and struck with two slightly scruffy goals<p>The methods of Jose Mourinho form a sizeable section of Alastair Campbell’s new book Winners: And How They Succeed and, during a talk at the …

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