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Mexican police detain hundreds of illegal migrants

February 13, 2018 2:22 am
Mexican police detain hundreds of illegal migrants

This file photo, taken on November 1, 2017, shows a US Border Patrol officer near the Mexican border. (By AFP) Mexican authorities have detained hundreds of undocumented migrants, mostly Central Americans, trying to make a transit across Mexico to reach the United States. Media on Tuesday quoted officials as saying […]

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The United States still funding countries that voted against Israel at United Nations General Assembly despite pledge: Israeli media

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The United States still funding countries that voted against Israel at United Nations General Assembly despite pledge: Israeli media

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses the UN General Assembly prior to a vote on Jerusalem al-Quds, on December 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Israeli media say the United States has not cut its financial assistance to the countries that voted against Israel at a United […]

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CNN to lay off 50 to downsize of digital operations

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CNN to lay off 50 to downsize of digital operations

CNN Money Switzerland editor-in-chief Urs Gredig talks during a press conference at their studios in Zurich on November 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) CNN is expected to lay off as many as 50 people as part of a downsize of its digital operations despite significant investment in digital productions in recent […]

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US President Donald Trump wants to ‘hand out’ food packages instead of food stamps

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US President Donald Trump wants to ‘hand out’ food packages instead of food stamps

SNAP amounts to just over 1/10 of what the US spends on its military and war. US President Donald Trump is proposing a drastic change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps) in his 2019 budget where recipients would receive a portion of their benefits in the […]

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British politician Nigel Farage warns ‘Brexit betrayal’ would plunge UK into crisis

February 12, 2018 2:11 am
British politician Nigel Farage warns ‘Brexit betrayal’ would plunge UK into crisis

British politician Nigel Farage speaks at a campaign event for Republican candidate for the US Senate in Alabama Roy Moore, on September 25, 2017, in Alabama. (Getty Images) Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage has warned that if UK Prime Minister Theresa May allows Brexit to be halted by supporters of European […]

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US President Donald Trump daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump hospitalized after receiving suspicious letter with white powder inside

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US President Donald Trump daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump hospitalized after receiving suspicious letter with white powder inside

In this AFP file photo taken on April 16, 2017, Vanessa Trump, the wife of Donald Trump, Jr, holds her son Tristan as they walk off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on April 16, 2017. US President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump, is transported to hospital for […]

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South African President Jacob Zuma given 48 hours to step down

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South African President Jacob Zuma given 48 hours to step down

This file photo taken on December 16, 2017 shows South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma speaking during the 54th ANC (African National Congress) national conference in Johannesburg. (Photo by AFP) South African President Jacob Zuma has been given 48 hours to leave his post as the head of state following an […]

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Myanmar bulldozing villages in Rakhine to erase Rohingya history, show aerial photos

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Myanmar bulldozing villages in Rakhine to erase Rohingya history, show aerial photos

This handout aerial photograph taken on February 9, 2018, and received by AFP on February 12 shows bulldozed villages in Myanmar. (Photo by AFP) New aerial pictures of Rakhine state appear to show several bulldozed settlements of the persecuted Rohingya people, giving rise to concerns that Myanmar is wiping out […]

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Facebook personal data use, privacy settings illegal: German court

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Facebook personal data use, privacy settings illegal: German court

This photo taken on February 24, 2016 shows the Facebook logo pictured on the sidelines of a press preview in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) A court in Germany has ruled that Facebook is violating the country’s data protection laws with several privacy settings that require users to provide their personal […]

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Iraqi intelligence official claims Daesh Takfiri terrorist group’s ringleader Ibrahim al-Samarrai, aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘alive’ in Syria

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Iraqi intelligence official claims Daesh Takfiri terrorist group’s ringleader Ibrahim al-Samarrai, aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘alive’ in Syria

Daesh’s ringleader, Ibrahim al-Samarrai, also known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (File photos) A top Iraqi official says the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group’s leader Ibrahim al-Samarrai, aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is “alive” and is being treated in a field hospital in Syria, less than a year after sources announced the death […]

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Oxfam’s deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence resigns over sex scandal in Haiti

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Oxfam’s deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence resigns over sex scandal in Haiti

Oxfam’s chief executive Mark Goldring (L) and Oxfam’s chair of trustees Caroline Thomson leave the Department for International Development (DFID) in central London on February 12, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The deputy chief executive of Oxfam, Penny Lawrence, has resigned over the involvement of the British charity group’s workers in […]

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US President Donald Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

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US President Donald Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

US President Donald Trump (L) takes part in a meeting on infrastructure with state and local officials in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget for next year that heralds an […]

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Huge protest in Bangladesh against jailing of opposition leader Khaleda Zia

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Huge protest in Bangladesh against jailing of opposition leader Khaleda Zia

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders and supporters protest against the verdict in the corruption case of Bangladesh’s main opposition leader and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Dhaka on February 12, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people have taken to the streets across Bangladesh to protest the […]

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New York sues ex-Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

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New York sues ex-Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

This file photo taken on May 23, 2017 shows disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on the sidelines of the 70th Cannes Film Festival in Antibes, France. (AFP photo) The attorney general of the US state of New York has sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein, alleging years of sexual […]

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Thousands of websites infected by crypto mining malware: Security researchers

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Thousands of websites infected by crypto mining malware: Security researchers

Representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency standing on the PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, February 3, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Thousands of websites around the world, including many operated by governments, have been infected by hackers using the sites’ computing power to “mine” cryptocurrencies, security researchers say. […]

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