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IS militants 'kill 300 Yazidis'

Several hundred Yazidis held by Islamic State militants have been killed near the western Iraqi city of Mosul , Yazidi and Iraqi officials say.

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Yazidis adhere to a centuries-old religion, with its origins in several faiths

Several hundred Yazidi captives have been killed in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants west of Mosul , Yazidi and Iraqi officials say. A statement from the Yazidi Progress Party said 300 captives were killed on Friday in the Tal Afar district near the city. Iraqi Vice-President Osama al-Nujaifi described the reported deaths as "horrific and barbaric". Thousands of members of the religious minority group were captured last year. It is not clear how they were killed, or why this has happened now, says the BBC's Middle East editor Alan Johnston. Many are reported to have been held in Mosul , the main stronghold of IS after the militants swept through large areas of northern and western Iraq , and eastern Syria in 2014. Who are the Yazidis?   Islamic State: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma   IS release elderly Yazidis in Iraq

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Thai police 'find 26 bodies' at camp

Police say they have recovered 26 bodies in an abandoned jungle camp in southern Thailand , on a route regularly used by people smugglers.

Thai rescue workers carry a recovered body

Thai police say they have recovered 26 bodies from shallow graves at an abandoned jungle camp in southern Thailand .

A police spokesman said it was not clear how those found had died, but that tests were being carried out to establish their identities. The camp was found on Friday on a route regularly used to smuggle Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma ). One very ill survivor was also found.  Man abandoned  Police General Jarumporn Suramanee told the AFP news agency that one of the 26 bodies recovered was a woman. "There are no more bodies," he went on. "Every hole has been searched."  Thailand country profile  

Saudis 'used cluster bombs' in Yemen

Human Rights Watch says it has evidence Saudi Arabia used cluster bombs banned by much of the world, including the UK .

A file picture taken on January 1, 2013 shows jet fighters of the Saudi Royal air force

The Saudi-led coalition carrying out air strikes in Yemen has used US-supplied cluster bombs banned by much of the world, a rights group has said.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said it had evidence that the bombs were used at least twice against Houthi rebels. There were no reports of casualties. Cluster bombs spread small bombs over a wide area and can leave unexploded munitions buried in the ground. They are banned under a treaty signed by 116 countries, but not Saudi Arabia . The US and the other countries in Saudi Arabia 's military coalition are not signatories of the 2008 treaty either. However, the US does however bar the sale of the weapons to countries that use them in civilian areas. HRW, which is based in the US , said one of the alleged cluster bomb strikes occurred in the al-Amar area of al-Safraa. The group published images it said were taken in the area and purport show the remnants of a CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon - a cluster bomb manufactured by Textron Systems Corporation in the US and supplied to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in recent years. Why Gulf states went to war in Yemen   Who is fighting whom?

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Rescued migrants arrive on the island of Lampedusa , southern Italy , on Saturday

  Rescued migrants arrives in the harbour of Lampedusa, Southern Italy, Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Nearly 3,700 migrants were rescued from boats near the coast of Libya on Saturday and early on Sunday, the Italian coastguard said. A spokesman said they expected rescue operations to continue throughout Sunday. All of those pulled from boats were being taken to Italy . Italian authorities said the migrants were rescued by Italian and French navy vessels in 17 separate operations. At least 1,750 migrants have died so far this year attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy . Many more are expected to make the crossing as smugglers take advantage of calmer weather. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has warned that 30,000 migrants could die trying to cross the Mediterranean this year - a huge increase on the 3,279 killed in 2014. More stories at Middle East   More stories at  Asia  More from "That side of the world"

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Protesters spray paint graffiti on home of Mohawk man, non-native wife

Dozens of protesters spent Saturday demonstrating in front of a house in Kahnawake, Que., where a Mohawk man lives with his non-native wife. May 02

People in Kahnawake, Que., protested in front of the home where a Mohawk man and his non-native wife live. Mixed couples are prohibited by the territory's law from living on Mohawk land.

People in Kahnawake, Quebec, protested in front of the home where a Mohawk man and his non-native wife live. Mixed couples are prohibited by the territory's law from living on Mohawk land. (CBC)

Dozens of protesters spent Saturday demonstrating in front of a house in Kahnawake, Que., where a Mohawk man lives with his non-native wife. Marvin and Terry McComber woke up Saturday morning to spray-painted graffiti on the front of their two-storey yellow house, and on their daughter's car. Terry McComber told CBC News she feels intimidated by the protesters, and fears for the safety of her children. The protesters say the couple is breaking a law that has been on the books in Kahnawake since 1981. It states that any Mohawk resident who marries or lives with a non-native must move away from Kahnawake. Nineteen-year-old resident Keisha Goodleaf is among the protesters outside the McComber home. "Well I am here because I was raised [knowing that] you marry out, you get out. We all knew that. Everyone in town grew up knowing that," Goodleaf says. She says she is worried about losing native land, language and culture. Mohawks seek to remove non-natives from Kahnawake   Mohawk Cheryl Diabo faces eviction threat from Kahnawake   Former Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller among Mohawks suing Kahnawake council

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Montreal is a French island in a predominantly English-speaking country

It's known as La Main - "The Main" - and it's the lifeblood of Montreal . For the past three centuries this sweeping avenue, Boulevard St Laurent, has shaped the character of a city in the heart of French-speaking Canada . La Main was once the symbolic dividing line between the city's French and English speaking communities, with the boulevard a soft buffer attracting and absorbing waves of new immigrants. Today, it celebrates a cosmopolitan city with its array of little villages, from the Quartier Chinois, or Chinese quarter, to Little Italy and Portugal , along with strong remnants of an historic Jewish quarter.

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What the Indians are trying to say, The French came as visitors and now they want the country for themselves?  So they say "over my dead body" before Quebec becomes a republic. After all, they already killed millions of us since they arrived here. This is not a provocation but just letting them know we are still around and Quebec Nation is not going to happen as long as there are still Indians around. Please send your comments to the editor... MP Maxime Bernier defends language-law quip - Quebecers don't need Bill 101, "Not by imposing [French] and by preventing people from making their own decisions in matters that concern their personal lives."   Quebec militia leader faces death-threat charges Patriotic Militia of Quebec's website   Que. militia worries separatists   Death threats target Quebec English rights group    Letters threaten FLQ attacks in Montreal  Oops! Parti Quebecois are falling apart

Canada launches Arctic seabed quest

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1. Integrity and reliability are the most important quality that a public employee especially that of a politician should maintain otherwise the institution gets corrupted. 2. Poor immigrants are the greatest investment a country like Canada should bring in for they are motivated by dreams that money immigrants already have. We brought (in) lots of those money immigrants in the 80s from Hong Kong and surrounding areas, most settled in BC, did they bring their money to Canada ? No, they fried us with our own oil and most of the locals moved to nearby towns where the cost of living is much lower than where those so called investors settled in. But, where are those people now? They are back where they came from with our passports. Would you want to know more and why? Conrad David Brillantes

Oh Canada How I Love You

The tour was to only last one hour. While the other educator and I waited for their arrival we decided we would not visit the Canadian galleries, since they were in another pavilion at the other end of the museum. We would choose the European Art collection to save time. They arrived twenty minutes late. My group had three mothers with eight children between the ages of two months and nine years old. Two Muslim mothers dressed in hijab and long over-... Quickly it was decided, even though time was limited, that we had to go visit the Canadian galleries. We showed the paintings, sculptures and objects from the Inuit, First Nations along with the first settlers from France and England . The children were mesmerized, listening to the legends and stories of the Canadian people. The mothers asked many insightful questions. As we toured from one gallery to the next, the mother from Benin began unapologetically to nurse her son. She didnt ask for help or lag behind. She did what came naturally and continued to be an active participant. And the two other mothers? They held the infants head as she went to adjust her top and looked after her other child. Mothers from different parts of the world, nurturing, protecting and caring for one another. I witnessed the actions of a community. Being an Art Educator at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts affords me the opportunity to meet and interact with many people from all walks of life. I am very fortunate to live in a country where all people have equal rights and are valued for their uniqueness. Ennutsiak Nunavik 1896 Iqaluit, Nunavut, 1967 Untitled (Birth Scene with Midwives) By Deirdre Potash, 2779 Honore Mercier Vaudreuil-Dorion Quebec J7V 8P5 Deirdre.potash@sympatico.ca (514) 999-8581 www.artwill.ca

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Vocal Trash Speaks For The Trash To Teach Kids How To Love The Earth

Special to The Montreal Tribune - Fort Worth , TX , April 21, 2015 A performance by Vocal Trash is a win-win all around. It's a family friendly show that reaches all ages. As audiences sing and dance to the upbeat, energizing music, they are 'edu-tained' on the importance of green-thinking at the same time and leave feeling inspired to save the planet! With every talent showcased from singing, drumming, break-dancing to comedy and more, it is a true Broadway variety show experience. April is Earth Month and now more than ever it's vital we recycle to make a cleaner, healthier planet for future generations. This has been the mission of Vocal Trash since their inception, and their shows raise awareness and make a positive impact all around the country. The group's lead singer, Kelsey Rae, takes their recycling and upcyling message a step further in a unique children's book, THINK ... Before You Throw It Away, which has been featured on the Hallmark Channel.  In the book, Kelsey tells the story of Claire, a 10-year-old girl who finds adventure in, of all places, a city landfill! Together with some new (and unusual) friends, she discovers that if we all make better choices, we can help our planet. Through Claire's own musical group, Vocal Trash, kids learn how they can make a difference by reusing, recycling and yes, to THINK before they throw things away! "The story allows us to imagine a world where the things we love can live forever through recycling and upcycling," says Kelsey Rae.  In the whimsical style of Dr. Seuss, THINK ... Before You Throw It Away can be enjoyed by people of all ages.  Find out more at www.thinkbeforeyouthrowitaway.com.  About the Author: Kelsey Rae has been entertaining audiences since she was 5 years old when she was the spunky orphan, Molly, in the Tony Award-winning musical, Annie.  Since then, she's starred in more than 30 stage productions, 15 national commercials, and was even offered a spot on the beloved Mickey Mouse Club the year that Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears debuted on the show.  Instead, she opted to take a role in Gypsy and followed her dreams to Broadway.  Nowadays, Kelsey is lead singer and choreographer for Vocal Trash, and an author. About the Show: Vocal Trash plays to sell-out crowds all across the nation, presenting their own "wow factor" experience and making them a hit with all venues. Their "feel good" music appeals to every age group and literally gets people up and dancing in the aisles. This energetic group combines uniquely upcycled musical instruments, such as their "one of a kind" tool box bass and guitar, upright milk urn bass, and an industrial percussion section made-up of metal trash cans, PVC pipes, pots and pans, water bottles, and other landfill-rescued items. After 90 minutes of non-stop action you will have seen award winning break-dancing, singing, tap dancing, comedy and much, much more. Please visit:  www.vocaltrash.net, THINK ... Before You Throw It Away, by Kelsey Rae Shaw, Available online at Amazon, ISBN-10: 0989276805 ISBN-13: 978-0989276801, Children's book (Ages: up to 12 years

It's Just A Question
By Conrad David Brillantes

Seriously, ask me!: Got a question? Anything in mind that bothers you because no one seems to listen? Send them in and I will try to find the answers. Your name will be kept confidential if requested, and no one will ever know.

The Montreal Tribune and its publishers are not responsible for all contents in this section. All Rights reserved. Copyright 2007 Conrad David Brillantes. All Questions or inquiries submitted are not edited...posted as they are received. Question: Why on earth the Separatist government of  the late Rene Levesque created the language law known as Bill 101? Answer: Actually, Robert Bourassa, Quebec Premier then started the controversial language law (Bill 22) which was duplicated and made it more complicated by government of Levesque. Note that Bill 101 was declared not valid by the Supreme Court of Canada but because of the veto option given to all provinces under the unfinished Canada constitution headed by Brian Mulroney, precipitated when Pierre Trudeau, prime minister of the day brought home the BNA (British North America Act - Canadian Constitution) to Canada, Quebec was able to maintain the law (Bill 101) ...  

Bringing back the glory that of Montreal

Everything is irrelevant when talks about making Montreal a solvent city again without considering lowering of taxes, especially on commercial, as well as private properties and most of all changing the language law, in permitting the free use of English in business. Otherwise, the city will run out of energy to support its existence. Everything that started good fifty years ago to becoming the most economically stable cities in the world had been taken down by the hatred sentiment of the so called nationalists who basically put a great number of residents in poverty mostly composed of the French Speaking Quebecois. And hey,  labor unions played most of the problem. Look around commercial areas and you'd see the gloomy picture of the city and that of the suburbs, plus the more than 30,000 homeless people in the city. Speak up people! cdb editor@montrealtribune.com  

The day the economic dim light hits Montreal

Looking back at 40 years of French as Quebec's official language

The passage of Bill 22 in 1974 may have been in response to language tensions in St-Lonard, a predominantly Italian-immigrant neighbourhood in Montreal . However, it fanned the flames between Anglos and Francos, leading to what is arguably Quebec 's most hotly debated piece of legislation ever: Bill 101. (Radio-Canada archives)  On July 31, 1974 exactly 40 years ago  French became the only official language in Quebec . A war of words and principles raged between anglophones and francophones at the time. Anglophones fought to preserve their rights while more and more French-speaking Quebecers lobbied for better protection of their language, particularly with regard to the francization of immigrants. That edict, introduced by Robert Bourassa and his Liberal government, was meant to remove any ambiguity about language in the province. It was known as Bill 22, the precursor to Bill 101 that came three years later. The 1960s were a time of major changes in Quebec , like elsewhere around the world. Here, we became aware of some gaps in the protection of the French language, said Office qubcois de la langue franaise spokesman Jean-Pierre Le Blanc. Groundwork on bills 22 and 101 was laid during the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s. The Parti Qubcois was created in 1968 amid the language turmoil; a year later, the Union Nationale government led by Jean-Jacques Bertrand adopted Bill 63, which would go on to become An Act to promote the French language in Qubec. St-Lonard Conflict The flames of language debates in the province were stoked by what has come to be known as the St-Lonard Conflict, which came to a head in 1968. The conflict began when an act was passed to phase out English instruction from schools in the predominantly Italian-immigrant neighbourhood. Bill 63 was passed in 1969 as an attempt to smooth out thorny relations between Montreal s Italian community, the province and Quebec francophones. That law had provisions promoting French in education, including offering French courses to new immigrants. It also permitted parents to choose whether their children received English or French instruction. That law was superseded by Bill 22. FROM THE ARCHIVES | Riots in St-Lonard

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A what? A $15 per hour minimum wage? For Quebec it's bad news for business - Montreal is already bankrupt. Given another 10 years, half of the city is going to be deserted, yes, just like Detroit ...Government should create a commission composed of business and economics students headed by professors to find out how the province can get out from it's present economic predicament.

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Gauguin painting breaks sale record at nearly $300m

Two women look at the painting "Nafea faa ipoipo" (When will you marry?, 1892) by French painter Paul Gauguin on display in the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, 06 February 2015  

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Van Gogh's poppies sells for $61.8m

A floral masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh, painted in the closing stages of his life, sells in New York for $61.8m (38.7m).

Still Life, Vase with Daisies, and Poppies by Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh's striking canvas is dominated by the red of the poppies

A floral masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh, painted in the closing stages of his life, has sold in New York for $61.8m (38.7m). Still Life, Vase with Daisies, and Poppies exceeded its estimate of up to $50m (31.3m) at the Sotheby's auction. A 1951 piece by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti fetched more than $100m (62.7m), but fell just short of the record $104.3m (65.3m) for the artist. A sculpture by Amedeo Modigliani set a new benchmark for his work. Tete, an elongated head created in 1911-12 from a block of limestone scavenged from a Paris building site, was sold for more than $70m (44.2m). Van Gogh's painting was created at the French home of his doctor just months before his death in 1890 and was one of the few works he sold during his lifetime. But it fell far short of the auction record for a piece by the Dutch artist, which stands at $82.5m (51.6m). Sotheby's said the painting was bought by a private bidder from Asia . Portrait of Dr Gachet - the physician whose flowers he captured in this latest work to sell - went under the hammer for a record in 1990.

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A 17th Century painting by Dutch master Rembrandt is recovered in France , 15 years after it was stolen. - The painting measures 60cm by 49cm and was said to be in a good condition

A 17th Century painting by Dutch master Rembrandt has been recovered in France , 15 years after it was stolen. L'enfant a la bulle de savon (Child with soap bubble), valued at 3.2m euros (2.7m), was taken from a museum in the southern city of Draguignan in 1999. Two men were arrested in Nice on Tuesday, according to the Agence France Presse (AFP) news agency. Police said they received information that a transaction was due to take place in a hotel the following day. The men, aged 46 and 53, one of whom was described as a former insurer, appeared in court in Nice on Thursday, AFP said. They were reported to be known to police for previous petty crimes. Police are still looking for other suspects.

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Monet and Picasso among art theft

Paintings by artists including Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin and Freud have been stolen from a museum in Rotterdam . Police in the Netherlands said the works were taken from the Kunsthal Museum early on Tuesday morning. The museum is showing works from the Triton Foundation as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. The paintings include Monet's Waterloo Bridge , Picasso's Tete d'Arlequin, Matisse's La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune and Freud's Woman with Eyes Closed.  Monet water lilies sells for $43 million    Monet artwork bequeathed by reclusive heiress  "Madame Leon Clapisson": The visualization (right) is produced using advanced image processing software - Conservation scientists in Chicago produce a stunning visualization of how they think a Renoir painting might have looked before its colors faded. Researchers in Chicago have produced a visualization of how they think a Renoir could have looked before its colors faded. The picture of Madame Valentine Clapisson was painted by the great French Impressionist more than 130 years ago. The original's impact has been degraded and dulled by the action of light. But by using the latest analytical tools, conservators have been able to recover a sense of Renoir's rich reds."When we first brought this picture into the conservation studio for examination and removed the frame, we noticed that at the top and at the left-hand side there was a sliver of very intense colour," recalls Dr Francesca Casadio from The Art Institute of Chicago. "This tipped us off to the fact that the mood of this painting that is now pretty cool and restrained with light purples and blues was once far more vibrant," she told BBC News.

Bankruptcy may not be the answer

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