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‘Long live Putin!’ Haiti opposition protesters burn US flag, demand Russian intervention

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As the poorest Caribbean state descends into chaos caused by the corruption of its elites, protesters on the streets are calling for help from a man who has never set foot in the country – Vladimir Putin. “Down with Americans, long live Putin!” chanted around 200 demonstrators in the capital Port-au-Prince on Friday, some holding Read More

'I don't trust anyone': The British women who married IS jihadis

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By Alex Crawford, special correspondent Reema Iqbal is talking to us from behind the plastic sheeting which marks the tented area which is now her home in Roj camp in northeast Syria. She is not wearing the all-covering black Islamic dress and veil that most of the women walking around the camp are dressed in. Read More

'I don't regret it': British IS schoolgirl wants to return to UK

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A pregnant British schoolgirl who joined Islamic State in Syria says she does not regret fleeing the UK – but wants to come home so her baby can be looked after. The girl, who says she is Shamima Begum, has revealed she is going to give birth to her baby “any day now”, having married Read More

More IS Britons identified at Syria camps – Sky sources

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More Britons who joined Islamic State – mainly women – are believed to have been identified at Syrian camps in the last few days. Sky sources say it is only thought to be a small number but there could be more British nationals who have yet to be identified. It comes as a pregnant British Read More

US re-brands mosques as ISIS bases to avoid criticism over civilian casualties, analyst says

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For several months now, the US-led coalition in Syria has been deliberately targeting mosques – religious objects that have protected status under international law. The trick is to say that they are no longer actually ‘mosques’. There are rules on what types of targets the US military is not allowed to bomb to avoid direct Read More

Australia reopens Christmas Island migrant centre

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Australia is to reopen a detention camp on Christmas Island after its parliament passed a new law which critics claim will encourage more asylum seekers to arrive by boat. The legislation – described by prime minister Scott Morrison as “foolish” – gives sick migrants easier access to mainland hospitals. Mr Morrison’s conservative government claims the Read More

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi to be freed 'today'

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By Russell Hope, news reporter Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, whose arrest in Thailand while on honeymoon sparked a global campaign to secure his release, is to be freed on Monday, a Thai prosecutor has said. Reuters, quoting a witness, said al-Araibi, 25, who lives and plays in Australia, has left the Bangkok jail where he Read More

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi to be freed

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Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, held in Thailand while on honeymoon, is to be freed after a Thai court ordered his release. Court spokesman Suriyan Hongvilai said al-Araibi, who lives and plays in Australia, was being processed for release and reports in Thailand say he has already left the remand prison where he was being held. Read More

Russian and alternative media denied access to Venezuela meeting in Canada

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The Canadian government has denied both Russian and alternative media outlets access to a meeting in Ottawa, during which Latin American ministers will plot their further response to Venezuela’s ongoing crisis. With the Lima Group meeting set to begin on Monday, Sputnik and Russian news agency RIA Novosti were officially disinvited that morning. Sputnik reported Read More

'Don't send me to Bahrain': Al-Araibi's plea as he faces extradition

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By Siobhan Robbins, SE Asia correspondent Hakeem al-Araibi, a refugee footballer fighting extradition to Bahrain, will spend at least two more months in jail following a hearing at court in Thailand. “Don’t send me to Bahrain,” the 25-year-old pleaded as he appeared barefoot and shackled at the hearing in Bangkok on Monday. He now faces a Read More