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Begging for food and medicine – IS women's imprisonment

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By John Sparks, Sky News correspondent, in Syria It was quickly clear to me that time spent in a special camp reserved for the family members of Islamic State is a form of punishment – and their sentence has already begun. The camp is called al Hawl and people who are trying to run it Read More

‘Macron is playing ‘political theater’ in linking anti-Semitism & anti-Zionism – French commenters

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s vow to outlaw “anti-Zionism” as racism has less to do with actually fighting hate crimes and more to do with courting votes, according to French commenters. “Anti-Semitism is hiding itself behind anti-Zionism,” Macron said Wednesday, speaking at the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (Crif) and announcing that France seeks to Read More

Iran claims it hacked and controlled US drones, shows footage from missions as proof

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A senior Iranian commander claimed his country has managed to take control of several US drones. As proof of Tehran’s claim, it has released some footage, apparently taken from the drones’ cameras. “Seven to eight drones that had constant flights over Syria and Iraq were brought under our control and their intel was monitored by Read More

‘Peacekeeping group’? US to leave 200 troops in Syria for a ‘period of time’ after withdrawal

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Published time: 21 Feb, 2019 23:23 Edited time: 21 Feb, 2019 23:57 Despite President Donald Trump’s promises to withdraw American troops out of Syria, the US intends to maintain presence on the ground with a “small peacekeeping group” for an unspecified “period” of time, the White House said. “A small peacekeeping group of about 200 Read More

IS bride Shamima Begum: I am willing to change

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Islamic State bride Shamima Begum has told Sky News she is “willing to change” as she asked for “mercy” from politicians after being stripped of her UK citizenship. The 19-year-old – who wants to return to Britain from Syria – said her newborn son is unwell and she will not allow him to return to Read More

Nike’s $350 ‘smart’ shoes are refusing to lace themselves following software update

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It’s bad enough when your phone or laptop is having technical difficulties, but that headache has now extended to footwear, after owners of Nike’s new smart sneakers have reported shoe malfunctions following an Android update. Owners of the newly released $350 Adapt BB shoes were unimpressed to find one of the pair of their new Read More

Actor 'staged racist attack because he was unhappy with salary'

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Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged his own racist and homophobic attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary, police say. The 36-year-old, who came out as gay in 2015, has been charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report following an apparent assault against him in Chicago last month. Smollett also sent a Read More

Pope urges church to 'listen to cry of young' at sex abuse summit

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Pope Francis has urged the Catholic Church to “listen to the cry of the young, who want justice”, as he opened a landmark summit on preventing sex abuse. More than 30 years since the first abuse scandals erupted within the church, he told 190 leaders of bishops conferences and religious orders that they had an Read More

Giant tortoise feared extinct for over 100 years found on Galapagos Islands (PHOTOS)

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A species of giant tortoise thought to have gone extinct over a century ago was found on the Galapagos island of Fernandina, stunning researchers and bringing hope to conservationists. According to Ecuador’s Ministry of the Environment, the female Fernandina Giant Tortoise found Sunday is likely over 100 years old. While genetic tests are still being Read More

Venezuela closes border with Brazil, may do the same at Colombia border – Maduro

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Starting Thursday evening, Venezuela is closing its border with Brazil, President Nicolas Maduro has announced. He added the same measure may apply to the border with Colombia, though he does not want to order it. The Venezuelan military was ordered to enforce the travel ban in airspace and on the sea until further notice, Maduro Read More