the particular fruits is actually a date fruit(buah kurma). your fruit's the english language brand (through aged french), and also the latina variety label dactylifera, the two are derived from this traditional concept intended for finger, dáktulos, because of the fruit's elongated shape. dates are generally oval-cylindrical, 3–7 cm long, along with 2–3 cm (0. 79–1. 17 in) dimension, then when vine ripened, vary from vibrant reddish to help vibrant discolored within shade, determined by wide variety. dates (buah kurma) contain a one natural stone in relation to 2–2. 5 cm (0. 79–0. 98 in) extended as well as 6–8 mm (0. 24–0. thirty-one in) solid. 3 key cultivar teams of date can be found: smooth (e. h. 'barhee', 'halawy', 'khadrawy', 'medjool'), semi-dry (e. gary. 'dayri', 'deglet noor', 'zahdi'), along with dry (e. g. 'thoory').
in a sign that the ceasefire agreed for eastern ukraine could be starting to take meaningful effect columns of pro russian separatists could be seen moving heavy weapons back from the frontline on friday near the city of donetsk, a rebel held stronghold. the process was being closely observed by european monitors.
boris nemtsov, a leading russian opposition leader has been shot dead in moscow. police say the 55 year old former deputy prime minister was gunned down while walking with a woman near the kremlin late on friday night. he is said to have been shot four times in the back by several people who got out of a car
prominent russian opposition sition politician boris nemtsov has been shot dead in moscow. nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister and a sharp critic of the russian president, vladimir putin, was reportedly shot four times in the back by a killer in a passing car. the killing took place in the very centre of moscow late on friday evening on a bridge near st basil’s cathedral and the kremlin, two days before nemtsov was due to lead a major opposition rally in moscow.
the syrian red crescent reports around 3,000 syrians are returning home. but they do not know what awaits them. they crossed back into syria from the turkish border town of mursitpinar, intent on going home to kobani after nearly four months of conflict in the town.
leonard nimoy, who enchanted generations of audiences with his depiction of star trek’s human alien philosopher and first officer mr spock, has died at his home in los angeles. he was 83. the actor died on friday morning of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in bel air, his wife, susan bay nimoy, told the new york times. he had been hospitalised at ucla medical center with breathing difficulties days earlier.
spanish police have arrested eight men who recently returned from ukraine after allegedly fighting alongside pro russian separatists. authorities say all of those arrested are spaniards and they are likely to face charges of complicity in homicide and possession of illegal weapons. authorities say the men were identified partly by information posted online, including photographs and videos. it is reported the men spent several months fighting in ukraine.
a court in moscow has rejected an appeal against a 15 day jail term for prominent opposition leader alexei navalny. the activist was handed the sentence for breaching a law that restricts demonstrations after being caught distributing flyers to a ‘spring march’ rally he has organised. due to take place on sunday, march 1, he will now no longer be able to attend. i call on everyone to come to the ‘spring march’ and participate in the struggle for the future of our country, he said.
young cubans last december  greeted the leap in relations between their island and the united states with joy. diplomatic relations were to be re established after a 50 year interruption. to cries of ‘with you forever, fidel students marched with hope for a future quite different from what their parents experienced. a guerrilla army with fidel castro at its head drove dictator fulgencio batista from power in 1959. the communist takeover swiftly destroyed ties with the us as american companies were expropriated.
turkish men have donned miniskirts to denounce violence against women at a protest in istanbul after a 20 year old student was beaten to death after trying to fight off a man attempting to rape her. ozgecan aslan was abducted on 11 february. she had used pepper spray to fend off the attacker, before being beaten and stabbed. her body was discovered days later in a riverbed. the particularly brutal assault has sparked widespread outrage. the hashtag #ozgecanicinminietekgiy has become a top trend on social media, with men in turkey and azerbaijan wearing a miniskirt to denounce the attack.
two nasa astronauts aboard the international space station have carried out the first of three scheduled spacewalks to put together new docking ports. barry 'butch' wilmore and terry virts are preparing cables and communications for the ports to allow future crews on us commercial spacecraft to dock the space station.
an anti terrorism protest has drawn large crowds in tunis. chanting 'free tunisia, out with terrorism', the rally took place under a heavy police presence. it comes shortly after islamist militants linked to al qaeda killed four soldiers on wednesday. both nidaa tunis and the islamist party ennahda called for supporters to join the march.
real difficulties’ lie ahead, warned greek prime minister alexis tsipras following long and sometimes heated discussions with the euro group. a deal agreed on friday (february 21) gives his syriza government until monday to submit a list of reforms to greece’s lenders. if the list is approved, tsipras will secure a four month extension to euro zone funding, which will keep greece afloat.
german chancellor angela merkel shifted her focus to the global agenda during a private, 40 minute meeting with pope francis on saturday (february 21). according to a vatican statement, the pontiff and the german leader engaged in ‘cordial discussions’ covering a range of topics of an international nature, in particular the struggle against hunger and poverty.
thousands turned out for a rally in moscow to condemn the popular uprising in ukraine’s maidan square, which ousted pro russian president viktor yanukovych one year ago. chanting the slogan 'we won’t forget! we won’t forgive!' police say around 35,000 people attended the rally which was heavily promoted by state media. (ı’m here) to support russia indeed. finally maybe in the close future the war could come here. of course america supports all this, nato as well, it’s clear. i am ready to go to war but what war will it be?' asked one of the demonstrators.
Athens can breath more easily after the country’s loan extension was approved in Brussels on Friday. But receiving a credit lifeline comes at a price. The new government was forced into a major climbdown on some electoral promises in order to secure the deal but for some this was merely a pragmatic approach. This is how agreements are compromises, negotiations, explained civil servant Antonis Fiamendos. 'What matters from now on is to get to work and I believe things will go well. It is better than before anyway.'
lights filled the sky but the mood was sombre in kyiv’s independence square on friday february 20. ukrainians gathered to mark the first anniversary of the deaths of over 100 protesters during the bloodiest days of the uprising that toppled pro moscow president viktor yanukovych and culminated in war.
around 50 people are now known to have died in three suicide car bombings in libya. fighters loyal to the group calling itself islamic state (isil) have claimed responsibility for friday’s attacks in the town of qubbah.euronews spoke to arab world analyst mustapha tossa about the extremists linked to isil building a presence in libya.
greece has stepped back from the prospect of a disorderly eurozone exit after reaching a last-ditch deal to resolve the impasse over its €240bn £177bn bailout. the outline agreement between athens and its creditors in the single currency bloc to extend greece’s rescue loans should help ease concerns that it was heading for the exit door from the euro.
shards of light stretched up into the sky in central kyiv on friday evening in honour of more than 100 people who died during the bloodiest days of the maidan protests a year ago.
sporadic fighting has pierced the fragile ceasefire in east ukraine. the osce which is charged with monitoring the truce which entered into force five days ago has observed a limited number of violations varying from heavy shelling to continuous gunfire. euronews spoke to michael bociurkiw spokesperson for the osce special monitoring mission to ukraine to get a clearer picture
for two years, giorgos and evgenia kouzilos and their three children have been living without electricity. athens says 300,000 households in greece can’t afford the bill. in an interview by oil lamp, mr. kouzilos said 'it’s really tough for my wife and children. we try to finish activities such as helping the kids with their homework while there’s still daylight.'
incubators and accelerator programs that provide guidance and facilities to start ups are multiplying. but how do they work? what are the benefits? and what is the difference between them? maha barada and her leaning world team of reporters try to answer these questions with the help of a business expert from boston and with examples on the ground from burundi to france
an end to the ten month conflict in ukraine was the dominant theme at the second day of the munich security conference. reports of intensified shelling by separatists on all front lines in the east of the country added impetus to the discussions. a military solution, supporting kyiv with defensive aid and russian president vladimir putin’s stance were constants in the debates.
wolfgang ischinger the chairman of the munich security conference believes russian president vladimir putin is trying to divide the west. he shared his views in an interview with euronews correspondent james franey.
as the conflict in eastern ukraine intensifies people continue to flee the fighting. for those arriving in kyiv a number of temporary evacuation centres have been set up to cater for the needs of the internally displaced. the centres are run entirely by volunteers. one young boy describes how his family escaped the violence 'we were trying to drive by a tank and dad slowed down, then a shell exploded in front of us and the shrapnel flew over the car ,we survived and carried on. then we really had to go fast because shells were exploding all around us.'
at least 34 people have been killed and scores injured in three separate bomb attacks in baghdad. the first blast claimed 22 lives and injured 50 people in a restaurant in the shi’ite new baghdad district. the other explosions happened in two different markets, one in the centre of the capital and the other in southern baghdad.
there was optimism from russian foreign minister sergei lavrov that a peace deal in ukraine could be within grasp. but the minister, speaking during a debate at the security conference in munich also pointed the finger at the us and europe.
the violence in ukraine is dominating the second day of the security conference in munich. the us secretary of state john kerry is in attendance as are the top eu security officials. german chancellor angela merkel outlined her vision of the role she wants russia to play in safeguarding the security of europe 'we want to ensure security in europe with russia not against russia. it is not guaranteed that the talks i had in moscow alongside the french president will be successful, but in my opinion and the opinion of the french president it was a step worth taking. we owe it to the people affected by the crisis in ukraine.'
at least 23 people have been killed and scores injured following two seperate bomb attacks in the ıraqi capital baghdad. the first bomb went off in the mainly shi’ite area of new baghdad and the second hit the bustling sharaq market popular with iraqi’s.
ısil militants claim that us hostage, kayla mueller, has been killed during a jordanian air strike.the group announced she died in raqqa, an isil stronghold in syria. isil provided no proof of her demise except pictures of the alleged bombing site. the white house said it was investigating the claim, but has yet to verify the veracity
yemen's dominant houthi movement dissolved parliament on friday and said a new interim assembly and government would be formed, a move denounced by a main political faction as a coup. yemen has been in political limbo since president abd rabbu mansour hadi and the government of prime minister khaled bahah resigned last month after the houthis seized the presidential palace and confined the head of state to his residence in a struggle to tighten control
with fear growing in the baltic states over what could happen if russia had aggressive intentions towards them, nato has announced new supportive measures. lithuanian paramilitaries training for combat have seen volunteer numbers soar, lately. lt. col. liudas gumbinas said 'ın fact, russian aggression against ukraine has impacted (the lithuanian riflemen’s) union. last year we accepted around 1,000 newcomers into our organisation and today we are counting more than 8,000 members.'
greece has a new speaker of parliament. deputy zoe konstantopolou has been elected to the post. the syriza party politician is a 38 year old lawyer. konstantopolou is the youngest ever person to hold the job, and only the 2nd woman in almost 200 years. she was elected with a record 235 votes out of 300 mps.
dozens of buses with local residents on board have left the conflict zone in debaltsevo in eastern ukraine. they have been guaranteed a safe passage after a local ceasefire was agreed between the donetsk militia and the ukrainian forces command. the operation through the humanitarian corridor started just before midday and was to be completed within seven hours.
ıt is 70 years ago today (feb. 6) that reggae legend bob marley was born. jamaicans are celebrating at his former home with free concerts and jam sessions. marley was aged only 36 when he died from cancer in 1981 in florida. he was born in nine mile, a district north of kingston.
the supreme court paved the way for canada to become the 10th jurisdiction in the world to allow some form of physician assisted suicide this morning when it struck down this country’s blanket ban on the practice.
the life of pope francis is set to be told on the big screen. a film company in argentina has announced that production is due to begin soon on a movie about the pontiff. the crew says the film will focus on the pope’s life before the vatican. pope francis was brought up in buenos aires, where he later became archbishop.
The Munich Security Conference is underway with European efforts to end the fighting in Ukraine expected to dominate. Some 400 politicians and experts will spend the next three days discussing the crisis as well as the global fight against terrorism. There was controversy before the talks began with Turkey refusing to attend because of Israel’s participation. Relations between both countries remain strained since a major rupture in 2010, when Israeli soldiers killed nine Turks travelling in a Turkish led humanitarian aid convoy attempting to break a blockade of Gaza.
36. dakar rallisi'nde mücadele eden polonyalı motosikletçi michal hernik, yarışın 3. etabında, parkurun 300 metre dışında ölü bulundu. dakar rallisi organizatörleri tarafından yapılan açıklamada, farma prom takımı adına yarışan 39 yaşındaki hernik'in, arjantin'in san juan ile chilecito kentleri arasında düzenlenen 3. etabın 206. kilometresinde ölü bulunduğu bildirildi.