Posts in Category: news

ISIS claims more Iraq attacks, killing 20 at coffee shop, checkpoint

  • 21st May 2016
  • News

Three militants gunned down coffee shop patrons in central Iraq on Friday morning before later blowing themselves up and security personnel, killing at least 20 people, officials said, in the latest deadly attacks claimed by ISIS in the country.

Counting Friday’s carnage in Balad, a Shiite-majority city 80 kilometers (50 miles)

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North Korean military moves: What can the U.S. do?

  • 12th May 2016
  • News

North Korea is marking its first top-level party congress since 1980 at a time of increased military aggression on the part of Pyongyang, alarming its neighbors and Western countries.

North Korea’s behavior, which includes missile and nuclear tests and imprisoning Americans, has led to levels of tension in Asia unprecedented in

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Kidnapped to kill: How Boko Haram is turning girls into weapons

  • 17th Apr 2016
  • News

The question was always the same, she says. So, too, was the answer.

“They came to us to pick us,” Fati recalls. “They would ask, ‘Who wants to be a suicide bomber?’ The girls would shout, ‘me, me, me.’ They were fighting to do the suicide bombings.”

Young girls fighting to strap

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U.S. must beware China’s ‘Guam killer’ missile

  • 17th May 2016
  • News

Capable of hitting targets 3,400 miles away, China’s “Guam killer” missile is raising new fears of a growing Chinese threat to major U.S. military installations and stability in the Pacific Rim.

A congressional panel has issued a report warning of the dangers of the missile, during a week in which U.S.-China

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The secrets of a lost Egyptian city were underwater

Until 2001, two of Egypt’s greatest cities were missing. Then along came French archeologist Franck Goddio, who made an extraordinary discovery underwater.

For 1,000 years, Thonis-Heracleion was completely submerged. Fish made their homes among the rubble of mighty temples; hieroglyphs gathered algae. Gods and kings sat in stasis, powerless, their statues

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UK issues travel warning about anti-LGBT laws in U.S. states

North Carolina and Mississippi’s controversial new laws affecting LGBT rights are already threatening to cost the U.S. states millions in lost business and tourism.

That situation could be set to worsen after the UK government updated foreign travel advice warning British citizens about risks visiting America’s south.

The update issued by the

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Greece sends first migrants back to Turkey under new EU deal

  • 12th Apr 2016
  • News

Lesbos, Greece and Dikili, Turkey (CNN)The first migrants to be deported from Greece as part of a controversial new EU plan to tackle the migration crisis have landed on Turkish soil.

Three boats carrying 202 people departed in the early hours of the morning from the Greek islands of Lesbos and

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