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The Game I Played When I Was Scared To Death of Being Deported

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Amidst the pushcart vendors selling bacon-wrapped hot-dogs, religious leaders blasting damning sermons over megaphones, and the homeless wandering around the city, there is one San Francisco fixture most people don’t know about—not even the locals. It’s not a bridge or a winding street or anything like that: I’m talking about certain folk who roam San Francisco streets. People who can give you the credentials that make your life actually matter.Read more…

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Tehran’s new UN envoy linked to US embassy hostage crisis

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The Iranian government has applied for a US visa for Hamid Aboutalebi, who was a member of the Muslim Students Following the Imam’s Line, a group that seized the US embassy on November 4, 1979. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Kidnapped journalists land back in Spain

<!– google_ad_section_start –> El Mundo correspondent Javier Espinosa, 49, and freelance photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, 42, were “freed and handed over to the Turkish military”, the Spanish newspaper had said on its website earlier in the day. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Kidnapped Spanish journalists’ emotional reunion

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Ricardo García Vilanova and Javier Espinosa greeted with hugs and kisses from family members on arrival at Madrid airportIt was late afternoon yesterday when the families of Ricardo García Vilanova and Javier Espinosa got the reunion they had waited 194 days for. As the pair, tired and visibly skinnier, stepped off the plane at the Torrejón air base in Madrid, they were greeted with hugs and kisses from family members.It was Espinosa, the award-winning El Mundo journalist based in the Middle East since 2002, who broke the news that the ordeal was over. Just after 9pm on Saturday night, he called the newsroom after their captors had delivered them to Turkish authorities. “Hi, it’s Javier Espinosa,” he calmly told the receptionist.

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Spanish Journalists Freed After Six-Month Syrian Captivity

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Spanish newspaper El Mundo’s Middle East correspondent Javier Espinosa (above, right) and photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova (above, left), kidnapped six months ago by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), a radical Islamist group, have been freed.Read more…

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Syrian Group Frees Kidnapped Spanish Journalists

After six months of being held captive by a rogue Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria, Spanish journalists Javier Espinosa (a reporter), and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova (a photographer) have been released. The two men called their employer, Spain’s El Mundo newspaper, on Saturday to say they were in the care of … More »

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Spanish journalists freed in Syria after six-month ordeal

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Javier Espinosa and Ricardo Villanova Garcia released but Islamist extremists still hold over 40 other western hostagesTwo Spanish journalists kidnapped in northern Syria last September were freed by their captors on Saturday night, ending a six-month ordeal in the hands of an extremist Islamic group that continues to hold more than 40 other western hostages.Javier Espinosa, a veteran correspondent for the Spanish daily El-Mundo, and Ricardo Villanova Garcia, a freelance photographer working with him, were handed over to Turkish authorities near the Syrian town of Tal Abiyad, not far from where they were seized 194 days ago.

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The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: Here’s Mud in Your Eye

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I wish I could tell you that last night’s episode of Real Screech Harpies of Scylla and Charybdis was about something profound like mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, or Tom and Jerry. It was not. It was mostly about some stylish woman who didn’t want to crawl around in … More »

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Lawrence Walsh

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Independent counsel who painstakingly investigated the Iran-Contra scandalAs the independent counsel investigating the Iran-Contra scandal, Lawrence Walsh, who has died aged 102, spent six futile years tying together the massive disregard for the law within Ronald Reagan’s US presidency. Walsh managed to precipitate 11 convictions, mostly for lesser offences dealing with the cover-up, but saw all of them either overturned on appeal or negated by presidential pardons issued by George Bush Sr.Iran-Contra was a two-pronged operation designed to circumvent the Boland amendment, which had stopped the US government from providing any further support to the insurgency of the rightwing “Contras” against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. In 1985, Reagan approved the illegal sale of arms to Iran, via Israel, ostensibly in exchange for the release of hostages held in Lebanon by Hezbollah.

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Men ‘held illegal migrants hostage’

Five men are charged with holding 115 suspected illegal immigrants hostage in a squalid Texas “stash” house, days after the captives were freed.

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Al Qaeda’s Ransom Racket

As the British government urges the UN to crack down on ransoms to terrorist groups, jihadists in the Maghreb are upping their hostage prices.

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GOP’s Burst of Responsibility

Bipartisanship broke out to pass the Ryan-Murray deal on Wednesday and prevent another government shutdown. But the right has another hostage in its sights.

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Ryan Threatens to take a Hostage

With this budget agreement, Paul Ryan has crafted a new image as a respectable Republican, but that hasn’t stopped him from issuing Tea Party-style threats.

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Video: Times Minute | Iran Hostage Revelations

Also on the Minute, South Africa prepares for Nelson Mandela’s funeral and a surprise treat for Beyoncé’s fans.

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Tehran Journal: Former American Embassy in Iran Attracts Pride and Dust

To hard-liners, the dilapidated building is a monument to Iran’s revolution; to others, it is a relic to be forgotten, even as the Nov. 4 anniversary of the 1979 hostage-taking approaches.

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Liberate Poetry!

Poetry has been taken hostage by the academy but former poet laureate Robert Pinsky rides to the rescue with his new book celebrating language and sound.

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Merkel criticised for Dachau camp visit on campaign trail

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Life has never been the same since the bullet on bus

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