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  • Alabama woman who joined Islamic State sues to return to US

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State in Syria filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday in an effort to allow her return to the United States.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:52:48 -0500
  • Victims testify at child sex abuse conference, Pope promises to fight ‘enemy within’

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    Francis convened Catholic leaders from around the world for the four-day meeting to address the scandal that has ravaged the Church's credibility in the United States - where it has paid billions of dollars in settlements - Ireland, Chile, Australia, and elsewhere over the last three decades. "Faced with the scourge of sexual abuse committed by men of the Church against minors, I wanted to reach out to you," Francis told the assembled bishops and heads of religious orders. Francis, opening the conference of nearly 200 participants in a Vatican auditorium, added that victims deserve "concrete and efficient measures" and not mere condemnations.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:43:28 -0500
  • Pakistani-held Kashmir on alert as tensions with India rise

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    Bunkers are being rebuilt and a blackout has been ordered, but schools and bazaars remained open Thursday in Chakothi, a border village in Pakistani-held Kashmir, after a deadly attack sent tensions with neighbouring India soaring. Residents were worried but life was going on in the village of some 3,000 inhabitants just three kilometres (two miles) from the "Line of Control", the de facto border which divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan. India and Pakistan, both nuclear powers, have been fighting for seven decades over the Himalayan region of Kashmir, now one of the most militarised zones in the world.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:15:31 -0500
  • Pinera's Colombia Border Trip Carries Risks for Chilean Leader

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    Pinera, a center-right politician and steadfast opponent of the government of Nicolas Maduro, is gambling with his political capital, according to political scientist Patricio Navia. “Pinera is investing in a Trump-controlled project,” Navia said in a phone interview.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:08:49 -0500
  • Canada looks to reunite Syrian family after fire claims seven kids

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    Canada is looking to quickly bring over siblings of a Syrian refugee distraught over the loss of her seven children in a Halifax house fire, the prime minister said Thursday. "The immigration minister is seized with this particular case," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said when asked if Ottawa would fast-track the immigration or asylum process to bring the woman's brothers to Canada in order to provide her with family support. The family was among tens of thousands of Syrian refugees welcomed by Canada over the past four years.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:18:33 -0500
  • Southwest apologizes to travelers for spike in cancellations and delays, blames union

    Southwest Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven apologized to travelers and said the union that represents its mechanics has a "history of work disruptions.''

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:12:39 -0500
  • NYT publisher: Trump 'retreating from a distinctly American principle'

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    The publisher of the paper admonished the president over his use of a familiar phrase.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:16:13 -0500
  • Girl's death haunted police until arrest made 45 years later

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    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators searched for decades for the killer of an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from summer school in a case that gripped a California seaside community.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:39:49 -0500
  • Britain, EU closer to possible agreement on Brexit: EU diplomats

    The backstop is an insurance policy designed to avoid border controls between EU member Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland after Brexit. "We are also looking at updating the declaration on future EU-UK ties after Brexit to give more prominence to the 'alternative arrangements' sought by Britain," said one EU diplomat who deals with Brexit. "But May won't get any firm wording before Feb. 28." A second diplomat, briefed on the May-Juncker talks on Wednesday evening, confirmed the EU would only signal this was the direction of travel before the British prime minister faces another round of Brexit votes in the UK parliament.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:35:37 -0500
  • Anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism, warns Emmanuel Macron

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    France is to recognise anti-Zionism, the denial of the state of Israel, as a form of anti-Semitism in response to a surge in acts against Jews not seen “since the Second World War”. Emmanuel Macron, the French president, also promised new legislation in May to fight hate speech on the Internet, which could see platforms such as Facebook and Twitter fined for every minute they fail to take down racist or violent content. Speaking at the annual meeting of France’s largest Jewish organization, CRIF, Mr Macron said that France and other countries in Europe had recently witnessed "a resurgence of anti-Semitism that is probably unprecedented since World War II.” “We have denounced it a lot, adopted plans, passed laws sometimes. But we haven’t been able to act efficiently,” he said. While stopping short of calling for new legislation, the President said the working definition of anti-Semitism drawn up by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance would help guide police forces, magistrates and teachers in their daily work. That definition stipulates that anti-Semitism can take the form of "denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavour”. "Anti-Zionism is one of the modern forms of anti-Semitism,” said Mr Macron. "Behind the negation of Israel's existence, what is hiding is the hatred of Jews.” Such guidelines in no way infringed on people’s right to criticise to the Israeli government and its policies, he said. Mr Macron also said that his party would introduce a bill in parliament in May to force social media to withdraw hate speech posted online and use all available means to identify the authors "as quickly as possible.” Digital minister Mounir Mahjoubi said: “There will be an obligation for results: if the content is not taken down then there will be a fine, and a large fine,” Mr Mahjoubi told France Info radio. “Each minute that content remains online, it increases the harm to society. Twenty-four hours is far too long.” Anti-Semitic acts surged by 74 per cent last year in France, according to government figures Credit: Getty Images Europe France has been pressuring Internet companies to better regulate their content ever since a series of terror attacks starting in 2015. The recent “yellow vest” protests have largely been orchestrated online. Many postings have included links to anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant and anti-vaccine messages, as well as a string of conspiracy theories. Mr Macron’s speech came a day after thousands attended rallies across France to denounce a rise in anti-Semitic acts and in a week in which almost 100 gravestones spray-painted with swastikas were discovered in a Jewish village cemetery in eastern France. The number of anti-Semitic incidents rose last year by 74 per cent from 311 in 2017 to 541, the government announced last week.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:52:42 -0500
  • Obama talks self-confidence with Steph Curry: ‘If you’re confident with your sexuality, you don’t need 8 women twerking around you’

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    In a wide-ranging interview about what it means to be a man, Barack Obama said that you don't need women "twerking around you" if you are "very confident about your sexuality". During a town hall in Oakland, California as part of the former president’s My Brother’s Keeper programme, Mr Obama engaged in a candid conversation with Golden State Warriors basketball star Steph Curry. When it came to self-confidence, Mr Obama suggested that those who know who they are do not always flaunt it.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:22:18 -0500
  • Saudi Arabia strikes $10 billion China deal, talks de-radicalisation with Xi

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    The Saudi delegation, including top executives from state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco, arrived on Thursday on an Asia tour that has already seen the kingdom pledge investment of $20 billion in Pakistan and seek to make additional investments in India's refining industry. Saudi Arabia signed 35 economic cooperation agreements with China worth a total of $28 billion at a joint investment forum during the visit, Saudi state news agency SPA said. "China is a good friend and partner to Saudi Arabia," President Xi Jinping told the crown prince in front of reporters.

    Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:28:07 -0500
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    Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:52:00 -0500
  • Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn

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    Google-owned YouTube said Thursday it was taking action to close a loophole that enabled users to share comments and links on child pornography over the video-sharing service. The response came after a YouTube creator this week revealed what he called a "wormhole" that allowed comments and connections on child porn alongside innocuous videos. "Any content -- including comments -- that endangers minors is abhorrent and we have clear policies prohibiting this on YouTube," a spokesman said in an email to AFP.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:22:28 -0500
  • Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere may soar to levels not seen in 56 million years

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    Emissions of carbon dioxide – the greenhouse gas most responsible for global warming – could soar to levels not seen in 56 million years, scientists warned.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:17:17 -0500
  • What do Millennials think about Bernie Sanders and the direction of the Democratic Party?

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    Nathan Rubin, Malia Fisher, Joseph Pinion and Allison Lee Pillinger Choi weigh in on whether or not Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has a chance to win the 2020 Democratic nomination.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:11:09 -0500
  • Chicago police on Jussie Smollett arrest: Actor 'took advantage of the pain and anger of racism'

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    Jussie Smollett was taken into custody by police in Chicago early Thursday, three weeks after the 36-year-old “Empire” actor claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:18:58 -0500
  • Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

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    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag as protests erupted across Venezuela's capital.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:49:00 -0500
  • A purge, a haircut and a very long train ride ahead of nuclear summit in Hanoi

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    Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, is reported to have purged senior aides ahead of a landmark summit on nuclear weapons next week with Donald Trump, the US president, in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.  Seasoned diplomats who have worked for the regime since the eras of Kim’s father and grandfather are said to have been replaced with new, younger advisers chosen for their ideology and loyalty.  The biggest rotation has been the removal of Choe Son Hui, the vice foreign minister who spearheaded nuclear talks ahead of the first summit between Mr Trump and Kim in Singapore in June, and her replacement with Kim Hyok Chol, a former ambassador to Spain.  According to Reuters, Mr Kim has been working at the State Affairs Commission, a top governing body chaired by the North Korean leader, and is now acting as negotiating partner to Stephen Biegun, the US envoy to North Korea. Mr Biegun has already landed in Hanoi for pre-summit planning.  “It’s a big boys’ game and many diplomats are being neglected, as they face fierce inter-agency rivalry and questions about their ideological faithfulness given their experience in richer, capitalist nations,” a South Korean official told the newswire.  “Kim Hyok Chol is a career diplomat too, but he apparently has passed a loyalty test to become the point man in the negotiations.” Portraits of Kim and Mr Trump as Hanoi is gripped by summit fever Credit: Manan Vatsyayana/Reuters The reshuffle of top aides appears to be part of a wider purge of North Korea’s moneyed elite. An investigation by the North Korea Strategy Center, a Seoul-based think-tank, has detailed 50 to 70 individuals who have been targeted by Kim, reported the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.  The crackdown, which has resulted in assets seizure, exile, imprisonment or the execution of suspected opponents of Kim’s diplomacy towards the US and South Korea has been portrayed as an anti-corruption drive but also hints at an effort to silence critics.  The young leader has become suspicious of veteran diplomats in particular after a couple of high-profile defections. Once-trusted officials who appear to have lost his confidence have paid the price.  Han Song Ryol, who was vice foreign minister in charge of US relations until early last year, has allegedly been purged on charges of spying for the United States.  Mr Han was previously one of the most highly respected North Korean diplomats working in the US, dealing extensively behind the scenes with the so-called “New York channel”, a vital diplomatic conduit between Pyongyang and Washington.  However, NK News reported in January that Mr Han had not been seen since last February and could have either retired or been killed.  Another report in the Chosun Ilbo, quoted an official in South Korea’s unification ministry as claiming that he had been sent to one of the regime’s most notorious hard labour camps.  Meanwhile, Ri Yong Ho, the foreign minister, is said to have been sidelined in favour of Kim Yong Chol, the former spy chief who met with President Trump in the White House earlier this year.  Thae Yong Ho, a defector and former diplomat to London, speculated at a press conference in Seoul on Tuesday that Kim had changed his negotiating team as a tactic to push Mr Trump to negotiate directly with him rather than rely on senior advisers.  A Hanoi barber is offering a choice between a Kim or a Trump haircut Credit: Linh Pham/Getty Images Few details have been released yet on the agenda of next week’s summit which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday and Thursday.  However, Mr Trump revealed to reporters in Washington on Tuesday that while he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons programme, that he is in no rush as relations with Pyongyang are currently good. “I have no pressing time schedule,” he said, in a marked softening of the White House’s previous position ahead of the Singapore summit that North Korea should quickly commit to “complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation.” Mr Trump added: “I really believe that North Korea can be a tremendous economic power when this is solved… As long as there is no [missile] testing, I’m in no rush. If there’s testing, that’s another deal.” The second meeting of the two leaders is expected to take place in the Government Guesthouse, an elegant building in central Hanoi designed in a French colonial style, reported Reuters.  Kim, who had to borrow a Chinese plane to fly to Singapore, is set to arrive in Hanoi after a long journey by train, according to security and logistics planners.  It could take an estimated two and a half days to journey through China towards Vietnam and Kim’s train will stop in the border station of Dong Dang to allow him to travel the final 105 miles by car.  Hanoi is gearing up to roll out the red carpet for both leaders and their sizeable delegations, with US and North Korean flags already hanging by roadsides alongside a new emblem designed for the summit that shows two hands held together inside a blue circle.  In a quirky gimmick, one Hanoi barber has proposed the unique offer of haircuts styled in the fashion of Kim or Mr Trump. Those customers bold enough to do so can opt for the sharp, slick top and shaved sides preferred by the North Korean leader or the orange tones made famous by the US president.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:58:22 -0500
  • Driver hurt by air bag shrapnel as investigation drags on

    DETROIT (AP) — Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government's highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:23:07 -0500
  • Parents dead in murder-suicide at Sugar Land home as 16-year-old daughter slept inside

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    Their family says they were involved in volunteering and believed in giving back before they died.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:59:08 -0500
  • North Carolina Republican's son says warned father about operative's past

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    A state probe into the election for the 9th Congressional District has uncovered the fraudulent scheme by a consultant working for the campaign of candidate Mark Harris. The probe could lead to a new election to fill the seat, which has remained vacant since state officials refused to certify Harris' apparent victory over Democratic rival Dan McCready by 905 votes out of 282,717 ballots cast. The five-member State Board of Elections heard evidence this week that the political consultant, Leslie McCrae Dowless, hired workers to solicit and collect absentee ballots from voters in violation of state law.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:32:41 -0500
  • Pakistan bans groups linked to Mumbai attack suspects

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    Pakistan on Thursday banned two groups believed to be fronts for the group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, amid heightened pressure on Islamabad to act against militants. Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation were designated "proscribed organisations", the interior ministry said in a statement, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan had ordered officials to accelerate action against banned groups. JuD and FIF are considered by the UN to be fronts for Lashkar-e-Taiba, a group accused by Washington and New Delhi of carrying out the Mumbai attack, which killed 166 people and brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:05:50 -0500
  • 'Ice can be unforgiving': Huge winter storm moves east as snow, sleet, heavy rain target 39 states

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    Every state east of the Mississippi is likely to get winter storm effects Wednesday, including Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Washington.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:20:14 -0500
  • Consumer Reports' Top Picks Quiz

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    A lot of research goes into determining which vehicles achieve a spot as one of Consumer Reports' Top Picks. Take our quiz to see how well you know our annual list of the best SUVs, cars, and tru...

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:47:13 -0500
  • Every Photo From Our EV Battle Between the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV and 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

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    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:30:00 -0500
  • The Latest: Smollett's lawyers vow 'aggressive defense'

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    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local):

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:57:29 -0500
  • Serbia Lashes Out at U.S. After Diplomat's Warning on Venezuela

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    (Bloomberg) -- Serbia rejected a warning from the U.S. over its support for embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a week after Belgrade hosted a delegation from the Latin American state.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:12:26 -0500
  • Trump news - LIVE: House resolution to overturn national emergency introduced as president tells African-Americans ‘look at the progress you’ve made’

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    House Democrats have filed their “resolution of disapproval” challenging Donald Trump‘s decision to call a national emergency in order to build a wall on the US southern border with Mexico. While the president has claimed there is a "crisis" of illegal immigration in the United States, Democrats have questioned his motives — and noted that Mr Trump himself has suggested that he did not need to declare the emergency. Meanwhile Ahmed Ali Muthana, the father of Alabama Isis bride Hoda Muthana, announced he is suing the administration for its “unlawful attempt” to rescind her citizenship and block a return to the US.

    Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:25:00 -0500
  • Funeral held for youngest victim of factory shooting

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    SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) — A small funeral home was packed with hundreds of mourners for a 21-year-old college student who was killed on the first day of his internship when a worker opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing facility.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:00:34 -0500
  • French TV cuts Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuse

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    "Our country is confronted with a resurgence of anti-Semitism undoubtedly without precedent since the Second World War," President Emmanuel Macron said later on Tuesday in an annual speech to Jewish leaders in France. France 3 television said it went live from the first cemetery in the village of Quatzenheim on Tuesday as President Emmanuel Macron was visiting to pay his respects after more than 90 graves were vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic abuse. "We are talking about explicit death threats, comments that were openly anti-Semitic and racist, including "Heil Hitler", "dirty Jew" or "dirty Jews", comments that were addressed at Emmanuel Macron and representatives of the Jewish community," the channel said in a statement explaining its decision.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:40:56 -0500
  • Masood Azhar, militant leader at the heart of the Kashmir crisis

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    For eight days in 1999 the world watched in horror as hijackers diverted an Indian Airlines flight to Afghanistan and held the passengers hostage, the drama ending only when Delhi agreed to release three Kashmiri militants. Nearly 20 years later, India is still paying the price for that decision. One of the militants freed was Masood Azhar, who later went on to found Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the militant group which claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in three decades in Indian-held Kashmir.

    Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:00:09 -0500
  • Some Americans face a costly surprise this tax season: tiny refunds or bigger bills

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    For some, this tax season so far has come with a costly surprise – a tiny tax refund or a big tax bill. The shock is hitting their finances.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:52:08 -0500
  • Mercedes-Benz Recall | Automated System Problem

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    Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Recalled for Partially Automated Driving System Problem Mercedes-Benz is recalling 6,200 S-Class sedans, coupes, and convertibles from the 2018 and 2019 model years becaus...

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:26:40 -0500
  • Fiat's Unloved 500L Tries Again with the 2019 Urbana Edition

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    The compact-crossover version of the Fiat 500 gets a cosmetic blackout treatment that doesn't make up for its many shortcomings.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:49:00 -0500
  • A global look at the Catholic Church's sex abuse problem

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    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:35:51 -0500
  • China says humanitarian aid should not be forced into Venezuela

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    Humanitarian aid should not be forced into Venezuela, lest it cause violence, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday, warning that Beijing opposed military intervention in the country. Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid. Guaido, who is recognized by dozens of countries as Venezuela's legitimate head of state, was poised for a showdown with Maduro's government on Saturday, when the opposition will attempt to bring in food and medicine being stockpiled in neighboring countries.

    Fri, 22 Feb 2019 03:33:07 -0500
  • Sajid Javid defends stripping Shamima Begum of her nationality, saying he would not make someone 'stateless'

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    Home Secretary Sajid Javid has defended his decision to strip the jihadi bride Shamima Begum of her British citizenship, saying he would never leave someone "stateless".  The 19-year-old from London, who fled to Syria aged 15, wanted to return to the UK with her newborn baby. But the Home Secretary revoked her British citizenship in a move only permissible under international law if it does not leave the individual stateless. The Telegraph understands Begum has inherited Bangladeshi dual nationality through her parents, but the country's minister of state for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam denied this on Wednesday, saying she was "nothing to do with Bangladesh". Asked about the situation on ITV's Peston, Mr Javid said: "I'm not aware of any Home Secretary in any party in any previous government that has taken a decision that would leave anyone stateless. "I'm not going to talk about an individual, but I can be clear on the point that I would not take a decision and I believe none of my predecessors ever have taken a decision that at the point the decision is taken would leave that individual stateless." Britons returning from Syria | The facts The Home Secretary would not be drawn to comment on Begum's case specifically, but speaking generally, he said: "Let’s say they are in the UK and they radicalise others and groom others, they carry out a terrorist attack themselves or incite others to do that.  "What about the danger and the risk to the country of that? What about the impact on community cohesion if people come back to the country and use their presence here to try and racialize others? I have to weigh that up too." The exact situation surrounding Begum's citizenship remains unclear, and the waters were further muddied on Wednesday night when Mr Alam, Bangladesh's foreign minister, said: "The Government of Bangladesh is deeply concerned that she has been erroneously identified as a holder of dual citizenship shared with Bangladesh alongside her birthplace, the United Kingdom. "Bangladesh asserts that Shamima Begum is not a Bangladeshi citizen. She is a British citizen by birth and has never applied for dual nationality with Bangladesh. "It may also be mentioned that she never visited Bangladesh in the past despite her parental lineage. So, there is no question of her being allowed to enter into Bangladesh." The statement added that Dhaka had only been made aware of the situation by the media, suggesting Mr Javid had not pre-warned Bangladesh of his plans. International law forbids nations from making people stateless by revoking their only citizenship, but The Telegraph understands that the Home Office made the decision to revoke Begum's British citizenship based on Bangladeshi law.  There, until the age of 21, it is understood the Isil bride automatically retains dual nationality due to the fact her parents are both from the country.  At the age of 21, a child born to Bangladeshi parents has the right to waive their right to dual nationality, but not before. The complication lies in how she would be able to get to Bangladesh - where it is understood her father is currently living - and how she proves that she is Shamima Begum.  The teenager has never visited the country and does not have a Bangladeshi passport. Her old British passport is invalid due to her citizenship being revoked and she has previously said she used her sister's passport to travel to Syria back in 2015.  One possible option for her would be to travel to Turkey via the notoriously penetrable border with Syria and present herself to the Bangladeshi embassy.  But officials in Dhaka may well appeal the Home Office's decision to make Begum their responsibility, insisting that she has never even been to the country.  The Home Office letter Credit: ITV News Asked whether she had been left stateless by Britain, the Begum family's lawyer Tasnime Akunjee said: "It's certainly something we will be adding to the mix in terms of our appeal." He has said Ms Begum was born in the UK, has never had a Bangladeshi passport and is not a dual citizen. A Home Office spokesman said Mr Javid's priority was the "safety and security" of the country. Decisions to deprive people of citizenship were "based on all available evidence and not taken lightly," the spokesman added. Ms Begum was one of three schoolgirls to leave Bethnal Green to join the terror cult in 2015 and resurfaced heavily pregnant at a Syrian refugee camp last week. When shown a copy of the Home Office letter that announced her British citizenship would be stripped, she said it was "a bit unjust on me and my son". She went on to say she may try for citizenship in the Netherlands, where her husband is from. Mr Javid suggested the action to prevent Ms Begum returning will have no impact on her baby son's nationality. While insisting he could not discuss individual cases, he told the Commons: "Children should not suffer. "So, if a parent does lose their British citizenship, it does not affect the rights of their child." Ms Begum's situation has sparked intense debate about the UK's responsibilities to those seeking to return from Syria. The British Nationality Act 1981 provides the Home Secretary with the power to strip people of citizenship if it is "conducive to the public good". Lord Carlile, former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, said Ms Begum could challenge the Home Secretary's decision, and described it as a "complex issue" that could take a while to resolve. Figures for 2017 show that 104 people were deprived of their British citizenship, up from 14 in the previous year.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:54:16 -0500
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    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:03:00 -0500
  • Syria force hit by IS attack as tries to free last civilians

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    A deadly car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group hit US-backed forces in eastern Syria on Thursday as they tried to negotiate the release of civilians trapped in the jihadists' last sliver of territory. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are working towards evacuating civilians remaining in the holdout, so they can finish off the dying IS "caliphate" either through an assault or a surrender deal. The jihadists overran large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, but several offensives have retaken all but half a square kilometre (a fifth of a square mile) of their territory in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:49:43 -0500
  • Green New Deal: Why the GOP secretly likes Democrats' climate change plan

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    It's not because the GOP supports the transformation of the electric grid away from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:31:50 -0500
  • Southwest Air Drops on $60 Million Hit From U.S. Shutdown

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    The political stalemate that ended last month will reduce first-quarter revenue by $60 million as the aftereffects lingered on, Southwest said in a regulatory filing Wednesday. “With more of first quarter under our belt now, and a higher percentage of March bookings in place, we feel like we are at the point where we can reasonably quantify the total impact from the shutdown,” Southwest said by email.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:04:34 -0500
  • Day one highlights from Milan Fashion Week

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    Hot on the heels of Benetton, which opened Milan Fashion Week Tuesday, February 20, fashion houses Gucci, Alberto Zambelli, Annakiki, Alberta Ferretti and Moncler showed their fall/winter 2019-2020 collections in the Italian city. This first official day reiterated certain trends spotted in New York and London with some colorful displays, notably at Byblos and Annakiki, mixing bright shades and prints, as well as at Gucci. Like in London and New York, plays on volume and proportion -- especially with outerwear designs -- were also on the agenda in Milan, with several extravagant pieces covered with frills and furbelows.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:59:30 -0500
  • The Latest: Court records say 2 knew man wanted fiancee dead

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    DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the criminal cases tied to a Colorado woman's death (all times local):

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:46:28 -0500
  • Tesla's top lawyer leaves two months into the job

    Butswinkas, who joined Tesla in December and was reporting to Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, will return to his previous role as the company's outside counsel at law firm Williams & Connolly. Jonathan Chang, Tesla's vice president of legal department, will replace Butswinkas effective immediately, the company said in an email statement to Reuters. Before joining Tesla in 2011, Chang was its outside counsel at law firm Latham & Watkins.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:51:14 -0500
  • Andrew McCabe exacts tell-all revenge on Donald Trump

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    The former deputy director of the FBI pulls few punches in “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.”

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:10:53 -0500
  • Gory details emerge about missing woman's suspected demise

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    DENVER (AP) — After months of mostly silence from authorities investigating the disappearance of a Colorado mother on Thanksgiving Day, grim details about her suspected demise emerged this week, including accusations that the woman's fiance beat her to death with a baseball bat while their baby was in the next room.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:29:37 -0500
  • Missionary from Utah Dies While Serving in the Dominican Republic

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    A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Utah who was serving in the Dominican Republic died Wednesday after falling from a roof.

    Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:41:15 -0500
  • Pakistan military warns India against 'misadventure'

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    Pakistan's military warned India on Friday against "misadventure", saying it was capable of responding to any threats as tensions simmer between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. "We hope you will not mess up with us," military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor told a press briefing in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, the second such message Pakistan has sent to New Delhi in as many days. Tensions have risen in the days following a suicide attack in Kashmir that killed 41 Indian paramilitaries and was claimed by Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), based in Pakistan.

    Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:47:58 -0500
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