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Ex-California gov, Schwarzenegger, says Trump will be remembered as worst US President ever

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Former Governor of California and ex-Hollywood actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has reacted to the riots at the US Capitol Building on Wednesday, January 6, saying President Donald Trump will be remembered as the worst President in the history of the United States.

Schwarzenegger, in a seven-and-a-half minute video he posted on Twitter on Sunday, said American citizens needed “to heal together, from the drama of what has just happened.” He added:

“We need to heal, not as Republicans or as Democrats, but as Americans.”

The video tweet was captioned:

“My message to my fellow Americans and friends around the world following last week’s attack on the Capitol.”

He compared the Capitol riots by a pro-Trump mob to Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, the rampage of violence by the Nazi regime against Jewish communities, synagogues and businesses in Germany and in his native Austria during the Second World War in 1938.

“Wednesday was the day of broken glass right here in the United States. The mob also shattered the ideas we took for granted trampled the very principles on which our country was founded,” he said in the video.

Schwarzenegger said he grew up in Austria around “broken men drinking away the guilt over their participation in the most evil regime in history. They weren’t all rabid anti-Semites or Nazis. Many just went along, step-by-step, down the road.”

He also shared a story of his own father, who was a member of the Nazi Party during World War II.

“I’ve never shared this publicly because it is a painful memory, but my father would come home drunk, once or twice a week, and he would scream and hit us and scare my mother,” Schwarzenegger said.

“Men like my father were in both physical pains from the shrapnel in their bodies and in emotional pain from what they saw or did.

“Being from Europe, I’ve seen first-hand how things can spin out of control. Our democracy held firm. President Trump sought to overturn the results of an election, of a fair election. He sought a coup by misleading people with lies. My father and our neighbors were misled also with lies, and I know where such lies lead.

“President Trump is a failed leader. He will go down in history as the worst President ever. The good thing is he will soon be as irrelevant as an old tweet.

“Our democracy is like the steel of this sword. The more it is tempered, the stronger it becomes.

“President-elect Biden, we wish you great success as our President. If you succeed, our nation succeeds. We support you with all our hearts as you seek to bring us together.

“And to those who think they can overturn the United States Constitution, know this: You will never win.”

 

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BREAKING: Coup In Sudan As Military Arrests Prime Minister, Others

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A coup is suspected to have taken place in Sudan as military forces have put Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest.

According to Al Hadath TV, several members of the country’s civilian leadership have also been detained.

Citing unidentified sources, the Saudi-owned broadcaster said a military force besieged the prime minister’s home early on Monday before placing him under house arrest.

Other civilian officials taken into custody include Industry Minister Ibrahim al-Sheikh, and the governor of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, Ayman Khalid, family sources told Al Jazeera.

Information Minister Hamza Baloul, media adviser to the prime minister, Faisal Mohammed Saleh, and the spokesman for Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, Mohammed al-Fiky Suliman, were also arrested, according to officials who spoke to the Associated Press news agency.

Sudan has been on edge since a failed coup plot last month unleashed bitter recriminations between military and civilian groups meant to be sharing power following the toppling of the country’s long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.

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Al-Bashir was toppled after months of street protests in 2019, and a political transition agreed after his removal was meant to lead to elections by the end of 2023.

Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan, reporting from Khartoum, said “telecommunications access has been restricted” in the country “so it’s very hard to communicate with people here”.

“The military has also blocked all roads and bridges leading into Khartoum city. We’ve seen soldiers blocking access and they are telling us these are the orders they got. They are saying access to Khartoum city is to be restricted, and this is raising concern because that’s where the government institutions are, that’s where the presidential palace and the prime minister’s offices are located.”

 

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Anti-apartheid Icon Desmond Tutu Is Not Dead

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Anti-apartheid Icon Desmond Tutu Dies At 90

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is not  dead.

This is contrary to earlier reports that the  cleric passed away at the age of 90 today, October 20, 2021.

Tutu’s death  was reportedly earlier announced by the Bishop of Johannesburg, Stephen Moreo, via his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.

Moreo’s account stated, “ATTENTION. The Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg receives now the sad news of the death of our dearest Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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“The Most Reverend Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu dies at 90. Official note to be released soon.”

Tutu was renowned for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. Between 1985 and 1986 he was the Bishop of Johannesburg from and then the Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996. He was the first black African to hold both positions.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

 

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70-year-old Woman Gets First Child After IVF Treatment

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70-year-old Woman Gets First Child After IVF Treatment

An Indian woman has had her first child at the age of 70 after agreeing with her husband to undergo IVF treatment for the last time, making her one of the oldest first-time mothers in the world, the Daily Mail of UK reported.

Jivunben Rabari and her husband Maldhari, 75, proudly showed off their son – whose name they have not revealed – to reporters as they said he had been conceived through IVF.

Rabari told reporters she was 70, which would make her one of the oldest first mothers in the world. However, another Indian woman, Erramatti Mangayamma, is believed to be the oldest after having twin girls in September 2019 at the age of 74.

Rabari and Maldhari, from a small village called Mora in Gujurat, India, have been married for 45 years and have been trying unsuccessfully for a baby for decades.

They were able to have a child through IVF, which can be effective after menopause.

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The couple’s doctor Naresh Bhanushali said it was “one of the rarest cases I have ever seen.”

Dr Bhanushali said: “When they first came to us, we told them that they couldn’t have a child at such an old age, but they insisted. They said that many of their family members did it as well. This is one of the rarest cases I have ever seen.”

The chances of a woman in her 70s getting pregnant naturally are virtually zero due to most women going through the menopause between their late 40s and early 50s.

But the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) claims that any woman of any age can get pregnant with medical help provided that she has a ‘normal uterus’, even if she no longer has ovaries.

Medics use an egg donated by a much younger woman and it is fertilised outside of the body using a man’s sperm.

Eventually, the embryo is placed inside the woman’s womb in the hopes that she’ll become pregnant.

There have been several instances of women into their 60s and 70s having children through IVF in India.

Mangayamma is believed to be the oldest woman in the world to give birth after welcoming twins through IVF aged 74.

Mangayamma gave birth to twin girls in a ‘medical miracle’ on September 5, 2019, following IVF treatments involving a donor’s egg and her husband’s sperm.

The pensioner, of Andhra Pradesh state, revealed she was inspired to try for a baby after her 55-year-old neighbour conceived.

 

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