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February 23, 2017 12:35 pm gmt |
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Iraqi security forces have recaptured Mosul airport, a key part of the government’s offensive to drive the so-called Islamic State (IS) from the western half of the city. The operation took four hours. IS continued to fire mortars at the airport from further inside the city after losing the gro...
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February 23, 2017 12:08 pm gmt |
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Donald Trump’s government has revoked guidance to US public schools that allowed transgender students to use toilets matching their gender identity. The guidance, issued by his predecessor Barack Obama, had been hailed by as a victory for transgender rights. But critics said it threatened other...
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February 23, 2017 10:53 am gmt |
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U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday (February 22) that he expects no breakthrough at Syria peace talks starting on Thursday (February 23), but the beginning of a series of rounds of negotiations that aim to reach a political agreement. “We are not having, second point of the bott...
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February 23, 2017 10:52 am gmt |
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Mexico has condemned new guidelines issued by the United States, under which almost all illegal immigrants can be subject to deportation. The new rules include sending undocumented people to Mexico, even if they are not Mexicans. But Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray says his country cannot ...
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February 23, 2017 7:39 am gmt |
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Immigration advocate Erol Kekic at Church World Service in New York City said on Wednesday (February 22) that U.S. President Donald Trump’s deportation proposal was unattainable. “It’s super expensive and it’s wrong, morally and practically,” said Kekic, executive direct...
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February 22, 2017 7:49 am gmt |
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The White House on Tuesday (February 21) signaled it was preparing to reverse a U.S. policy on transgender rights, raising concern among rights advocates that Republican President Donald Trump is about to revoke a signature initiative of his predecessor. Former Democratic President Barack Obama’...
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February 22, 2017 4:47 am gmt |
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The bodies of 87 African migrants have washed ashore in the Libyan city of Zawiya, in the latest drowning tragedy to hit the region. It is believed they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy. Migrant deaths have risen to record levels along this smuggling route in recent months. A torn rubb...
In Asia
February 21, 2017 12:53 pm gmt |
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At least six people were killed and wounded 20 when suicide bombers attacked a court complex in Pakistan on Tuesday (Feb 21). All three of the attackers were carrying hand grenades and AK-47 assault rifles, Ijaz Khan, police chief in the northwestern district of Charsadda, told Reuters. One attacker ...
In Australia
February 21, 2017 12:23 pm gmt |
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A small plane carrying five people crashed into a shopping centre near an airport outside Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, on Tuesday (Feb 21) and officials said an unknown number of people may have been killed. Smoke billowed from the shopping mall near Essendon airport, a small air...
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February 20, 2017 5:08 am gmt |
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Syrian rebels who backed recent peace moves had said an intensification of government attacks has put the current truce in danger. They warn that they reserve the right to respond to recent bombings of areas around Damascus, Homs and the south. President Bashar al-Assad’s government’s attacks w...
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February 19, 2017 7:06 am gmt |
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 Roughly 1,500 demonstrators protested peacefully against the Munich Security Conference on Saturday (February 18), demanding the world disarm and accusing the meeting of contributing to the destruction of the planet. “The American economy is a war economy,” said protester Sanjee Chaudry,...
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February 19, 2017 4:48 am gmt |
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US President Donald Trump has launched another fierce attack on the media at a “campaign rally for America” event in the state of Florida. He told the crowd in Melbourne the media did not want “to report the truth” and had their own agenda. He also defended the achievements of...
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February 17, 2017 5:02 am gmt |
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US President Donald Trump’s choice for National Security Adviser has turned down the job offer. Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward was widely tipped for the post after Mr Trump fired Michael Flynn on Monday. A White House official said Mr Harward cited family and financial commitments, but US ...
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February 16, 2017 12:07 pm gmt |
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A suicide bomber detonated a pick-up truck on Wednesday (February 15) in Sadr City, a heavily populated poor Shi’ite suburb of Baghdad, killing at least 15 and wounding 50, security sources said. The explosion targeted a crowded street full of garages and used car dealers. The attack came a day...
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February 16, 2017 4:52 am gmt |
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 Malaysian authorities  have detained a second woman suspected in the apparent assassination of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The other woman being held in connection with the slaying of Kim Jong Nam was due to be brought to a Kuala Lumpur court on Thursday (Feb 16). ...