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Westminster attack: Death toll rises to five

Fast Facts Five killed including police officer and attacker Car rammed into crowds on Westminster Bridge Man armed with knife killed tried to enter parliament London police say five people, including the attacker, were killed after a car ploughed into … Continue reading

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UN condemns Sri Lanka over war probe

The United Nations has condemned Sri Lanka’s government for failing to investigate civil war-era atrocities, suggesting the government was afraid of punishing soldiers who committed abuses during the conflict. The world body had previously accused the Sri Lankan military of … Continue reading

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US to focus on 'elimination' of ISIL by military force

The United States will set up “interim zones of stability” to help refugees return home in the next phase of the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group and al-Qaeda, the US secretary of defense said … Continue reading

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Pakistan to meet Facebook over 'blasphemy' posts

Pakistan will punish social media companies that fail to take action against online blasphemy, the interior minister said, adding he requested a meeting with Facebook to discuss the issue. Pakistan’s government wants social media networks to remove material deemed insulting … Continue reading

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Seeking solace in wake of the Westminster attack

“We know a day like that will come again, we just hope it’s not too serious when it does.” How many times have I heard friends, colleagues, politicians and even senior policemen in London voice such a sentiment over the … Continue reading

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Can anyone control what's published online?

Google is one of the biggest companies in the world, but that doesn’t make it invincible. The British government, and several big businesses including Audi and McDonalds, have pulled their advertising from Google sites like YouTube. They have confronted the … Continue reading

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Israel built 2,630 illegal homes in West Bank last year

Israel built 2,630 illegal settler homes in the occupied West Bank in 2016, an increase of 40 percent compared to numbers from 2015. According to figures released by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, construction was at its “second highest” … Continue reading

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Kurdish family demands justice in Turkey's Diyarbakir

One of the first things I noticed when walking into the modest home of the Cukurs, is a framed picture wrapped in a patterned brown cloth, prominently displayed next to a plaque emblazoned with Islamic calligraphy in the bare living … Continue reading

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John McCain warns of 'tough decisions' on Syrian Kurds

The US-led coalition fighting ISIL faces “tough decisions” on how much it should support Kurdish fighters in an offensive to reclaim Raqqa from the armed group, a senior US lawmaker warned on Wednesday. Senator John McCain said the Trump administration … Continue reading

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UK minister: 'Assailant shot by police after attack'

Fast Facts Four killed including police officer and attacker Car rammed into crowds on bridge Man armed with knife killed trying to enter parliament An apparent “terrorist” attack has left multiple victims wounded on Westminster Bridge in London with at … Continue reading

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