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Inside Islamic State's 'prison of death'

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In the centre of Raqqa is the main football stadium. They are holding victory celebrations here at the moment but throughout Islamic State’s reign of terror it was synonymous with death. People brought here rarely left. A group of soldiers told me to follow them over rubble into the bowels of the building to understand Read More

Islamic State is gone – but Raqqa lies in ruins

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Islamic State’s brutal reign of terror in Raqqa may be at an end, but as the liberation of the Syrian city is celebrated in the streets the shadow of the group remains. Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay has travelled into the heart of the extremists’ former capital – where little now remains but piles Read More

France approves restrictive anti-terrorism law to replace 2-year state of emergency

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Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 22:49 The French parliament has approved a new controversial anti-terrorism law, replacing the soon-to-expire two-year state of emergency. The new legislation has prompted fears it will severely limit civil liberties. The French senate approved the new anti-terrorism law on its second reading on Wednesday. The new law, set to increase Read More

The rise and fall of Islamic State in Raqqa

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Raqqa has played a symbolic and strategic role in the rise of Islamic State since the jihadist group seized it almost three years ago. It is the extremists’ de facto capital in Syria and has been used as a base to plan overseas terror attacks, including in France and Belgium. Raqqa was the first Syrian Read More

Battle 'over' against Islamic State in Raqqa

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Military operations have ended against Islamic State in its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, say the Syrian Democratic Forces. Clearing operations are ongoing to flush out the remaining fighters and locate landmines and booby traps, an SDF official told Sky News. Dozens of fighters were making a last stand in the city’s stadium – also being Read More

RPT-Germany's Social Democrats beat Merkel's conservatives in state vote

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) beat Angela Merkel’s conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week. The SPD, which has governed the swing state home to carmaker Volkswagen Read More

Germany's Social Democrats beat Merkel's conservatives in state vote

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BERLIN, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) beat Angela Merkel’s conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week. The SPD, which has governed the swing state home to Read More

California 'horror' fires kill at least 40, deadliest in state history

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state’s history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing. More than 10,000 firefighters supported by air tankers and helicopters Read More

California 'horror' fires kill at least 38, deadliest in state history

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state’s history rose to at least 38, with hundreds of people still missing. About 10,000 firefighters supported by air tankers and helicopters overhead Read More

Indian state revokes order to check planting of Monsanto GM cotton

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NEW DELHI, Oct 14 (Reuters) – A leading Indian cotton producing-state has withdrawn an order asking government officials to inspect fields planted with an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton developed by Monsanto Co , the world’s No. 1 seed maker. Farmers in Andhra Pradesh have planted 15 percent of the cotton area in Read More