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March 14, 2018 4:06 PM Facebook bans Britain First pages

Facebook has removed the pages of the anti-Islamic group Britain First and its leaders. The social media company said the group had repeatedly violated its community standards. Earlier this month, Britain First’s leader and deputy leader, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, were jailed after being found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment. The pages 128

December 6, 2017 5:59 AM US to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in world first

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior administration officials have said. But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Arab leaders earlier warned against moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, with one saying this would be “a flagrant provocation 122

November 1, 2017 4:36 PM New York truck attack: Driver 'inspired by Islamic State'

The man suspected of killing eight people in New York by driving a truck down a cycle lane was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group, police say. New York Police's Deputy Commissioner John Miller said that notes in Arabic claiming the attack on behalf of IS were recovered from the scene in Lower Manhattan. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is an Uzbek 168

October 26, 2017 5:32 AM Indonesia floggings: Aceh public punishments condemned

More than 500 people have been publicly flogged in Indonesia in the past two years, a rights group says. Human Rights Watch called on the country's president to end the "barbaric" punishment. Aceh province is the only part of Indonesia that practices Sharia law. This was permitted as part of a peace deal with separatists in 2006, but the law has become 99

October 25, 2017 10:35 PM As G.O.P. Bends Toward Trump, Critics Either Give In or Give Up

Mr. Straus’s dash for the exits followed the retirement announcements of Mr. Flake, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee and Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Pat Tiberi of Ohio and Dave Reichert of Washington State — all members of the Republican establishment. Many of those who remain will have to accommodate 189

October 24, 2017 4:35 AM Clerics urge review of UN strategy ahead of Guterres visit

In Central Africa Clerics urge review of UN strategy ahead of Guterres visit Guterres is expected on Tuesday, ahead of a requested renewal in November of the UN force in CAR, called MINUSCA, which has been accused by some of passivity. "If they're just television spectators of the conflict, that won't do," Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga, the Catholic 102

October 16, 2017 5:05 PM Here’s how you can help Mogadishu recover

After a catastrophic explosion, the Somali capital needs our help. On October 14, Mogadishu suffered one of the worst terrorist attacks in recent global history. A truck packed with military-grade explosives detonated near a gas tanker in the city's center, killing 300 and seriously injuring hundreds more. That number is expected to rise in the coming 66

October 8, 2017 2:18 PM Many seek God in fright of looming inferno

Accra, Oct. 8, GNA – At least one soul was publicly won for Christ, while many others, who dreaded being consumed by the fast spreading inferno from the Atomic Junction gas explosions, resorted to ceaseless prayers at a farm, where they sought refuge. More than 100 persons, who fled the disaster from diverse directions, ended up in an intense prayer 37

October 2, 2017 11:04 PM Another tragedy but a new tone: Trump calls for unity after Las Vegas massacre

In the face of the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, President Trump appeared Monday at something of a loss for words. “I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness,” Trump said in morning remarks from the Diplomatic Room of the White House. “The answers do not come easy.” Trump somberly 75

October 1, 2017 12:51 AM ISIS leader seemingly breaks 11-month silence in audio recording

Speech references North Korean nuclear threats (CNN) - The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, seems to have broken his 11-month silence with a long audio message in which he mocks the United States, calls on jihadis to rally against the Syrian regime and insists that ISIS 'remains' despite its rapid loss of territory 79