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Kim Jong-nam ‘killed by VX nerve agent found on his face’

The N Korean leader’s half-brother was killed by a substance classified as a weapon of mass destruction.

Posted on 24 February 2017 | 3:31 am

Guatemala army blocks Dutch boat offering abortions

Abortion is only allowed in the Central American nation when the mother’s life is at risk.

Posted on 24 February 2017 | 3:18 am

Leila de Lima: Top Duterte critic arrested on drug charge

Senator Leila de Lima says the charges are an attempt to silence her criticism of the drug war.

Posted on 24 February 2017 | 2:35 am

Olathe shooting: Murder charge after Indian man killed in bar

A man is charged over the fatal shooting of an Indian man in a Kansas bar, in a possible hate crime.

Posted on 24 February 2017 | 1:10 am

Who’s hiding beneath US-Mexico border?

President Trump’s wall isn’t a new idea- some stretches of the border already have one. But what lies beneath?

Posted on 24 February 2017 | 12:47 am

East Libya bans travel for those aged between 18 and 45

Men and women between those ages need permission from the security services to travel abroad.

Posted on 24 February 2017 | 12:29 am

UN and French peacekeepers face child rape allegations

Child abuse allegations have been made against French and UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

Posted on 24 February 2017 | 12:08 am

Bosnia appeals UN court’s Serbia genocide ruling

Bosnian Serbs warn that the challenge at the UN’s top court would trigger a “serious crisis”.

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 11:56 pm

Trump singer Evancho ‘disappointed’ by transgender policy

Jackie Evancho wants to “enlighten” Donald Trump about problems faced by transgender students.

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 11:53 pm

Trump adviser hails ‘new political order’

Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s top adviser, says the president is “maniacally focused” on his agenda.

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 11:38 pm

World – Google News

Kim Jong-nam Was Killed by VX Nerve Agent, Malaysians Say – New York Times


New York Times

Kim Jong-nam Was Killed by VX Nerve Agent, Malaysians Say
New York Times
Khalid Abu Bakar, Malaysia's national police chief, speaking to reporters in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Credit Associated Press. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The poison used to kill Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, …
Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed by VX nerve agent, a chemical weapon, Malaysia police sayWashington Post
Kim Jong-nam 'killed by VX nerve agent found on his face'BBC News
Nerve agent found on Kim Jong Un's brother, police sayFox News
USA TODAY –NBCNews.com –CBS News –CNN
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Posted on 24 February 2017 | 3:21 am

Stephen Bannon Reassures Conservatives Uneasy About Trump – New York Times


New York Times

Stephen Bannon Reassures Conservatives Uneasy About Trump
New York Times
Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump's chief strategist, reassured conservatives at CPAC that everything was going according to plan. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Photo by Al Drago/The New York Times. Watch in Times Video ». embed. OXON HILL, Md.
Bannon vows a daily fight for 'deconstruction of the administrative state'Washington Post
Steve Bannon outlines his plan to 'deconstruct' WashingtonCNN
Trumpism versus conservatism at CPACYahoo News
Washington Times –The Hill –Breitbart News –PBS NewsHour
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Posted on 24 February 2017 | 2:43 am

Philippines: Duterte critic De Lima arrested on drug-related charges – CNN


CNN Philippines

Philippines: Duterte critic De Lima arrested on drug-related charges
CNN
Manila, Philippines (CNN) One of the fiercest critics of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Leila de Lima, was arrested Friday morning. She is accused of having abetted the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison when she was justice
Leila de Lima, Critic of Duterte, Is Arrested in the PhilippinesNew York Times
Leila de Lima: Top Duterte critic arrested on drug chargeBBC News
Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiantYahoo News
Bloomberg –San Francisco Chronicle –New York Daily News –Inquirer.net
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Posted on 24 February 2017 | 2:26 am

The ISIS Stronghold of Al Bab Falls to Turkish Backed Troops – Daily Beast


Daily Beast

The ISIS Stronghold of Al Bab Falls to Turkish Backed Troops
Daily Beast
Al Bab has long been at the heart of ISIS operations in Syria—and also against Europe and America. On Thursday, it fell to militias supported by Ankara. Roy Gutman. 02.23.17 5:30 PM ET. ISTANBUL—Backed by Turkish air, armor and artillery support
Turkey-backed rebels seize Islamic State's al-Bab stronghold in SyriaWashington Post
IS Flees Northern Syrian Stronghold of al-BabVoice of America
Turkish-backed forces seize centre of Syria's al-Bab from Islamic StateReuters
Yahoo News –Al-Monitor –Wall Street Journal (subscription) –Daily Sabah
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Posted on 24 February 2017 | 1:30 am

Trump White House asked FBI to rebut stories of campaign-Russia collusion—but the FBI refused – Daily Kos


Daily Kos

Trump White House asked FBI to rebut stories of campaign-Russia collusion—but the FBI refused
Daily Kos
Is the Trump White House now attempting to use the Federal Bureau of Investigations as their own political prop? Why yes. Yes they are. The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between …

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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 11:56 pm

Top general: US mulling ‘long-term commitment’ in Iraq – CNN


CNN

Top general: US mulling 'long-term commitment' in Iraq
CNN
Washington (CNN) The US military is contemplating a long-term presence in Iraq to stabilize the country after the anticipated defeat ISIS, America's top military officer said Thursday. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford said that both the
A US Commander Works With Iraqi Forces To Fight 'Brutal Enemy' ISISNPR
Most of Mosul Airport Is Taken by Iraqi Forces in Push Against ISISNew York Times
Pentagon review of ISIS strategy will lay out options to accelerate fightABC News
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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 11:55 pm

As Kelly and Tillerson Visit Mexico, Their Reassurances Differ From Trump’s Stance – New York Times


New York Times

As Kelly and Tillerson Visit Mexico, Their Reassurances Differ From Trump's Stance
New York Times
From left, John F. Kelly, the U.S. secretary of homeland security; Luis Videgaray, the Mexican foreign minister; and Rex W. Tillerson, the U.S. secretary of state; at a news conference in Mexico City on Thursday. Credit Ronaldo Schemidt/Agence France
Donald Trump has given the Mexican president the biggest gift he could wish forWashington Post
Trump envoys seek to lower tensions with MexicoThe Hill
Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to US envoysReuters
Los Angeles Times –Washington Times –NPR –Bloomberg
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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 10:32 pm

Trump says he wants to expand US nuclear arsenal – CBS News


CBS News

Trump says he wants to expand US nuclear arsenal
CBS News
President Donald Trump wants to expand and update the U.S. nuclear arsenal, he said in an interview with Reuters. He said in the interview Thursday that he wants U.S. nuclear capability to be at the “top of the pack,” but that the country has “fallen
Reuters: Trump Wants to Expand Nuclear Weapons Capability, Make it 'Top of the Pack'Mediaite
Trump wants more nuclear weapons to make America 'top of the pack'The New Daily
Trump says he wants to expand America's nuclear arsenalPress TV

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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 10:18 pm

WATCH: In The War Between Tigers And Drone, Chalk One Up For Tigers – NPR


NPR

WATCH: In The War Between Tigers And Drone, Chalk One Up For Tigers
NPR
Never underestimate a tiger, no matter how fat. It's an enduring truth we'd all do well to remember — and one that attendants at a tiger enclosure at the Siberian Tiger Park in China's Heilongjiang province have learned all over again. They scrambled
Watch Tigers Hunt a Flying Drone and Eat ItFortune
Tigers that ate a drone for fun reportedly live in a terrible placeThe Verge
Watch these tigers stalk and destroy a droneNew York Post
Death and Taxes –ABC Online –Yahoo News –Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 7:31 pm

Pope suggests it’s better to be an atheist than a bad Christian – CNN


CNN

Pope suggests it's better to be an atheist than a bad Christian
CNN
Program note: Explore religion and faith on Sunday nights: "Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery" at 9p ET, and "Believer with Reza Aslan" at 10p ET starting March 5 on CNN TV." (CNN) If you're a Christian who exploits people, leads a double life or
Pope Francis Says World Has Moral Duty to Protect MigrantsChristian Post
Jon Tavella sparks No. 8 Pope Francis hockey in win over No. 6 Central Catholic (photos/video)MassLive.com
'It's better to be an atheist' that a hypocritical Catholic, Pope Francis saysKansas City Star
Patheos (blog) –Newsmax –USA TODAY –CatholicPhilly.com
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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 5:52 pm