• British Isis fighter who blew himself up in Mosul 'was Guantanamo detainee'
British Isis fighter who blew himself up in Mosul 'was Guantanamo detainee'

Al-Harith was arrested by U.S. forces in Pakistan in 2001 as a suspected Taliban sympathizer and sent to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba in 2002. A Labour source said that detention camps like Guantanamo had been a major recruiting sergeant for Islamist terror groups.

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  • Vandals destroy 100 headstones at Jewish cemetery
Vandals destroy 100 headstones at Jewish cemetery

Police are reviewing security camera footage in the areas surrounding the cemetery but would not say if they considered the vandalism to be a hate crime, according to CNN affiliate KTVI. The campaigners called the attack a "horrific act of desecration" on a "sacred space where Jewish-American families have laid their loved ones to rest".

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  • Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul
Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the offensive early Sunday on state television. It has been nearly a month since Iraqi forces backed by United States air strikes seized the remained of eastern Mosul from Isis - now the Iraqi army is poised to cross the River Tigris and take on the jihadi group in the west of the city.

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  • Romania, South Korea concerned about N Korea missile test
Romania, South Korea concerned about N Korea missile test

But in a sign that Beijing's patience was running out, it rejected a coal shipment from North Korea worth about $1 million Monday, the day after the test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported .

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  • United States agency outlines Trump-era immigration practices
United States agency outlines Trump-era immigration practices

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has signed new guidelines allowing federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants, the Washington Post reported . The program, initiated by the Obama administration in 2012, has protected about 750,000 immigrants. The memos were a draft order and still being reviewed b...

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  • Rockets fired from Sinai hit open area in southern Israel
Rockets fired from Sinai hit open area in southern Israel

An ISIS rocket previously fired at Israel. Amaq announced that the affiliate, which calls itself the Sinai Province, fired several Grad rockets toward the Red Sea resort city. The group said it had been launched "in order to teach the Jews and the crusaders a proxy war will not avail them of anything", and threatened future "calamitous" attacks...

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  • Blair bats to reverse Brexit, revives divide
Blair bats to reverse Brexit, revives divide

The road we're going down is not simply hard Brexit . The former Labour prime minister accused Theresa May's government of prioritising immigration control to the exclusion of nearly everything else, particularly the economy. "For many people, the core of the immigration question - and one which I fully accept is a substantial issue - is immigra...

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  • 26 detained after Turkish auto bomb attack
26 detained after Turkish auto bomb attack

Police and ambulances have been sent to the scene to tend to the wounded. The child who died in the blast was the son of a court clerk, he said. Around 15 people were hospitalized but none of them was in serious condition, Tuna said. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ strongly condemned the attack. Members of ISIS or one of its affiliates likely com...

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  • Jewish journalist sticks up for Trump after president called him a 'liar'
Jewish journalist sticks up for Trump after president called him a 'liar'

So you should take that instead of having to get up and ask a very insulting question like that. So what are they to conclude? During that event, an Israeli television reporter asked Trump about the rising level of anti-Semitism that seemed to take off during Trump's presidential campaign and has continued after Election Day.

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  • Powerful storm Brings Flooding to California
Powerful storm Brings Flooding to California

Santa Barbara and Ventura counties received rainfall rates of up to an inch an hour early Friday, forecasters said. It follows a quick-moving system Thursday that delivered modest rainfall totals, ranging from almost 2 inches in Venado in Sonoma County, 1.33 inches in the Santa Cruz Mountains and less than a half-inch in most cities.

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  • Trump shuts down 'repulsive' question about antisemitism
Trump shuts down 'repulsive' question about antisemitism

Because, you know, all black people know each other. Neither had they seen the White House articulate a response to this apparently worsening problem, Turx said. rights advocacy group, the Southern Poverty Law Center , tallied 867 racist incidents in the United States , of which 100 were classified as anti-Semitic.

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  • Syrian Talks in Astana Delayed, Delegations Downgraded
Syrian Talks in Astana Delayed, Delegations Downgraded

The U.N. envoy to Syria says negotiating a political transition for the war-torn country will be the sole item on the agenda for upcoming talks between the government and opposition in Geneva. Jordan said it would attend the Astana talks as an observer. The January meeting in Astana saw the three countries agree to a trilateral mechanism for ...

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  • Whodunit: Brother of North Korea dictator murdered in Malaysian airport
Whodunit: Brother of North Korea dictator murdered in Malaysian airport

The brother, Kim Jong-Nam, is the eldest son of the late "dear leader", Kim Jong-Il. Kim Jong-un is thought to have presided over several high-profile purges, including executions, since he became leader. "There's a history of bloodshed within the family", Reuters' Julian Satterthwaite reports about North Korea's Kim dynasty. Recall, as an instru...

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  • Tension mounts as Kenyan doctors jailed in labor dispute
Tension mounts as Kenyan doctors jailed in labor dispute

In 2012, Kenya's doctors went on strike to protest the bad state of public health care. The officials were handcuffed and driven to jail past placard-waving supporters gathered outside the court. Odinga said he was "horrified, disturbed and shocked" at the sentencing and said it marked "the lowest point that Jubilee's intransigence, incompetence ...

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  • North Korea fires unidentified projectile into sea - South Korea military
North Korea fires unidentified projectile into sea - South Korea military

After Abe spoke, Trump, who had been standing behind him, took the microphone and said: "I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent". The North's state news agency, KCNA, said that a "surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2. was su...

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  • Kailash Satyarthi Nobel Peace Prize Replica retrieves, 3 captured
Kailash Satyarthi Nobel Peace Prize Replica retrieves, 3 captured

The thieves allegedly decamped with the replica of the Nobel Medal and the citation along with a host of other mementos from around the world and some jewellery from Satyarthi's Kalkaji residence. "We have not got any information about the citation". The theft happened in the wee hours on February 7 and police was informed about the theft at Saty...

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  • 32 die in tour bus crash in Taipei
32 die in tour bus crash in Taipei

Around 40 people were reportedly on board when the bus crashed on a road close to the capital, Taipei. Numerous victims were elderly tourists, reportedly returning from a trip to see cherry blossoms. Authorities are still trying to determine the exact cause of the accident. Victims were laid out at the scene covered in white cloths, an AFP repo...

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  • European Union continue to be united on keeping sanctions against Russia - Mogherini
European Union continue to be united on keeping sanctions against Russia - Mogherini

That is a departure from the usual hand-in-hand approach to world problems voiced by USA and European diplomats, and reflects caution and some standoffishness on both sides. "The deal is working" and needs to remain intact, Mogherini said. "That has to be taken into consideration", she stressed. "The European Union and its member states continu...

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  • Erdogan says Turkish troops inside Syria's Al-Bab
Erdogan says Turkish troops inside Syria's Al-Bab

Turkey launched Operation Euphrates Shield in August 2016 to maintain border security citing ISIS terrorism and a desire to deny the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) a safe haven in Kurdish areas of northern Syria. The Syrian army and its military operations in the Northern and Eastern parts of Aleppo province will wrap up the case with al-Bab and...

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  • Seven arrested over Phoenix protest against woman being deported
Seven arrested over Phoenix protest against woman being deported

The woman has been living in the US since she left Mexico at 14. Eventually, police officers arrived and arrested seven people blocking the vehicle, including Saldaña. This time , according to her attorney, Ray Ybarra-Maldonado, the Mexican consulate informed him that Garcia de Rayos, whose two children were born in the USA, was deported to No...

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  • Canadian to give hundreds of millions in loans to Bombardier
Canadian to give hundreds of millions in loans to Bombardier

On Wednesday, Bombardier referred to comments by Chief Executive Alain Bellemare saying investments from Quebec and Canada's federal government are both WTO compliant. Brazil said Bombardier received at least US$2.5 billion in government support previous year and that additional contributions may hurt the country's interests by further distorting t...

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  • Sarkozy Said to Face Trial on Illegal Funding in 2012 Campaign
Sarkozy Said to Face Trial on Illegal Funding in 2012 Campaign

The former French president is accused of exceeding the €22.5m (£19.4m) spending limit by using false accounting from public relations firm Bygmalion. One of the two judges investigating the matter has signed the order, reported BBC on Tuesday. Sarkozy, 62, who served as the country's leader from 2007 to 2012, has been dogged by accusations that ...

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  • Mulayam Singh rejects family feud reports
Mulayam Singh rejects family feud reports

How can Shivpal make new party without talking to me?" he said in reply to a question. "Nobody in the party is unhappy". "How will he form a new party?" When Mulayam made this statement in Delhi, there was no firework in UP or distribution of candies in party headquarters in Lucknow as workers generally do in politics to score points with senior ...

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  • May tells PM Netanyahu of British opposition to Israel's settlement activities
May tells PM Netanyahu of British opposition to Israel's settlement activities

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived at 10 Downing Street for talks with Theresa May. The Iranian military carried out further missile tests on Saturday after Trump applied sanctions to 13 individuals and 12 companies or government entities in response to the original launch.

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  • North Korean chief of secret police sacked, says South
North Korean chief of secret police sacked, says South

Some reports suggest that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un punished the ministry for the harsh treatment of his favorite officials. Spy chief Kim Won-hong, 72, was removed from his position as the head of the Ministry of State Security and his rank in the military was demoted from general to major-general, officials at South Korea's unification mi...

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  • Back injury forces Tiger Woods out of Dubai Desert Classic
Back injury forces Tiger Woods out of Dubai Desert Classic

Asked if Woods can "regain the form we saw in his heyday", Harmon answered: "I'd like to say yes, but it doesn't seem likely at the moment". The 14-times major victor shrugged: "Well, I didn't hit the ball very well". "I just couldn't get the speed of these things", he said. "I think I was exhausted physically and mentally". "If I'm coming in...

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  • Milo Yiannopoulos to return to Berkeley, determined to give speech
Milo Yiannopoulos to return to Berkeley, determined to give speech

UC police were in touch with Berkeley city police about the event well before Wednesday night, according to campus spokesman Dan Mogulof. Protesters hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and sparked sparked a massive bonfire Wednesday night, prompting University of California at Berkeley officials to cancel a talk by a polarizing editor of Breitbart ...

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  • United Nations cites 'unprecedented' abuse against Rohinyga in Myanmar
United Nations cites 'unprecedented' abuse against Rohinyga in Myanmar

Human Rights Office free access to Rakhine's worst areas. Since that campaign began some four months ago, about 69,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh. "See what we can do?" UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein said: "The cruelty to which these Rohingya children have been subjected is unbearable - what...

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  • Nicki Minaj Calls Giuseppe Zanotti Racist on Twitter
Nicki Minaj Calls Giuseppe Zanotti Racist on Twitter

In additional tweets , Minaj said "the racism and disrespect won't be tolerated". She even tweeting about taking out her frustration in the boxing ring. Recently when he gave other artists capsule collections, my agency reached out and was told they're not taking our call. We will update this space if the brand releases a statement.

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  • United States employers added healthy 227000 jobs, rate up to 4.8 pct
United States employers added healthy 227000 jobs, rate up to 4.8 pct

The figure, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics , compares with December's increase of 157,000, revised up slightly from last month's first take. For only production workers and non-supervisory personnel, the gain was +2.4%, down from +2.5%.

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  • Affordable Care Act has been good for Louisiana
Affordable Care Act has been good for Louisiana

If you still haven't decided whether you're signing up for a health plan on the exchange, it's time to pull the trigger: Open enrollment for 2017 ends January 31st. As a doctor, Asnes sees plenty of room to address issues like health care costs. New York City officials took a stand against an ACA repeal in December with the launch of a campaign t...

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  • Senate confirms Tillerson as top USA diplomat
Senate confirms Tillerson as top USA diplomat

So it's a little ironic that, had Tillerson been okayed last week as secretary, he might well have prevented President Trump's ham-handedness in rolling out a temporary moratorium on newcomers from terror-prone, majority Muslim countries. But the White House and his supporters in the Senate touted his experience making business deals around the glo...

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  • Mattis arrives in South Korea to reassure nervous USA ally
Mattis arrives in South Korea to reassure nervous USA ally

The Blue House said the two had "in-depth discussions on security issues, including North Korean issues, including its nuclear program [and the] U.S. - South Korean alliance". The two allies past year announced the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system following a series of atomic and missile tests, infuriating China ...

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  • Yad Vashem issues clarification on Holocaust in apparent rebuke of Trump
Yad Vashem issues clarification on Holocaust in apparent rebuke of Trump

Of course, there was suffering and heroism of non-Jews during the Holocaust. He also warned about omitting the history of the Holocaust from Jews. Neither the White House nor Boris Epshteyn has commented on news of Epshteyn's involvement in writing the statement.

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  • BJP questions Mulayam statement against SP-Congress alliance in UP
BJP questions Mulayam statement against SP-Congress alliance in UP

Uttar Pradesh will be voting for a new state assembly in a seven-phase election, voting for which begins on February 11 and concludes on March 8. Addressing a rally at Etawah, Yadav stated that he and Mulayam had formed and crafted the party, but it was being torn apart by certain elements.

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