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Trump meant what he said, and his new executive orders prove it

President Trump is now starting to make policy in earnest — and it settles the debate from the campaign about whether he should be taken “seriously” or “literally.”<p>The answer is both.<p>Trump signed two executive orders on immigration on Wednesday that collectively will make life more precarious for …

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ISIS reportedly boils its fleeing fighters alive in Fallujah

The Islamic State terror group boiled seven of its own soldiers alive after they apparently fled the battlefield in Fallujah, Iraq, local reports revealed on Tuesday.<p>Iraq declared late last month that ISIS had completely escaped Fallujah after its faceoff with Iraqi forces aided by coalition …

Here's Why the Drone Industry Just Had A Milestone Moment

Law and order could be coming to the skies for the commercial drone industry.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration finally revealed on Tuesday its …

The Best Knives of 2016

13<p>SHARES<p>It can help you prep food, start a fire, fix a broken piece of equipment, open a bottle, even start a fire: If there's one thing you should …

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Fallujah Escape: Families pay $100-a-head to IS militant - to flee his group

<b>BAGHDAD –</b> It was just a few metres that separated life from death as they fled.<p>“In real life, you don't count these silly metres,” Ahmad Jassim, …

The Assad files: How Syrian dictator handed 'Kill List' of hundreds of Islamic State fighters to British MPs

A ‘kill list’ of hundreds of foreign-born Islamic State fighters, including more than 20 Britons, has been drawn up by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.<p>A dossier of the British fighters contained on a computer disc has been obtained by this newspaper. It was …

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'Islamic State' kills six officials in attack on police base in Afghanistan

"Islamic State" (IS) fighters have stormed a police base in Afghanistan, killing at least six officials. The attack came only months after the …

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Blasts Near Syrian Shiite Shrine That Killed at Least 20

ISIS claimed responsibility Saturday for suicide blasts that a monitoring group said left at least 20 people dead and more wounded in a predominantly Shiite suburb of Syria's capital.<p>The terror network released a statement claiming responsibility for killing and wounding more than 80 people in the …

Is the Islamic State about to kill itself?

The Associated Press reported on Sunday that after a senior Islamic State (IS) commander was struck down by the international coalition in March it …

Aid group says residents leaving the Iraqi city have been killed trying to cross the Euphrates river<p>The Islamic State group is shooting and killing civilians who try to flee Falluja, as Iraqi forces attempt to retake the city, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).<p>“Reports from families …

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British special forces 'operating inside Syria alongside rebels'

British special forces are operating on the front line against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, according to rebel commanders.<p>The Times reports that they have been defending a rebel unit against Isil attacks, marking the first evidence of the troop's direct involvement involvement …

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'Unbearable': What life is like under ISIS in Libya

As western countries ramp up strikes against the group's de-facto capital of Raqqa, Syria, ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh) sees Libya as a potential back-up option at which to base its operations.<p>ISIS' influence in Sirte has been growing over the past year, as it has evolved …

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Islamic State said to use hundreds as human shields in Falluja - U.N. | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamic State forces are reported to be holding several hundred families as “human shields” in the Iraqi city of Falluja while government forces close in, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday, citing witness accounts.<p>Some 3,700 people have fled Falluja, west of …

U.S. Warns of Possible Terrorist Attack in Europe

Following several terrorist attacks on the continent, the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Europe on Tuesday warning Americans of the …

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Mars Is Making Its Closest Approach to Us in a Decade and Here's How to Watch

Mars is one of our nearest space neighbors, but even it is still pretty far away—which is why its closest approach in a decade is such an unmissable …

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The Truth About the Palestinians and 1948

The Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, meets with Adolf Hitler in 1941. Photo: German Federal Archives via Wikimedia Commons.<p>The truth about …

US-led Coalition Troops Seen Near Front Lines of Offensive Against Islamic State in Iraq | VICE News

Servicemen from the US-led coalition were seen near the front line of a new offensive in northern Iraq launched on Sunday by Kurdish peshmerga forces that aims to retake a handful of villages from Islamic State east of their Mosul stronghold.<p>A Reuters correspondent saw the soldiers loading armored …

Islamic State: Iraqi army makes gains in Falluja offensive

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U.S., allies target Islamic State in Falluja, Mosul: coalition | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies said they targeted Islamic State on Wednesday with two dozen strikes in Iraq, including four near Falluja, where Iraqi forces have launched a recent effort to retake the city from the militant group.<p>File photo of Iraqi soldiers firing a rocket …

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Iraqi troops retake key town from ISIS in Falluja offensive

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraqi security forces and supporting militias have retaken the key town of Karma from ISIS, the government's first significant victory in its push to reclaim Falluja, a spokesman for Iraq's Joint Operations Command said Thursday.<p>The recapture of Karma, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) …

Islamic State claims fatal stabbing of Bangladeshi Hindu - monitor SITE | Reuters

DHAKA (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for stabbing an elderly Hindu businessman to death in Bangladesh, monitoring service SITE said on Wednesday, in what would be the second killing by the militant group in the country in less than a week.<p>The Muslim-majority South Asian nation has …

How Does Medicare Work?

We all have healthcare needs, and as we get older, those needs tend to increase. That's why it's important to understand Medicare's many ins and outs.<p><b>The basics</b>Established in 1965, Medicare is a federal health insurance program that provides benefits to seniors and those with disabilities and …

Islamic State group leader urges attacks in Europe and US

CAIRO (AP) — An Islamic State group spokesman has urged sympathizers in Europe and the U.S. to launch attacks on civilians there if they are unable …

Middle East

Afghanistan: Taliban Leader Mullah Mansour Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, according to both Afghanistan’s spy agency and the country’s …

Muay Thai kick vs Karate kick measured by science

With the evolution of mixed martial arts, practitioners all over the world have been crafting their styles with a simple, yet effective formula: …

Operation to retake Fallujah has begun, Iraqi prime minister says

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi military on Sunday said it is planning to storm Islamic State-held Fallujah, the city that was the scene of the bloodiest fighting for U.S. Marines during the Iraq War.<p>In a late-night televised address, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-<br>Abadi said the operation to retake the city …

Middle East

ISIS calls for more attacks on West during Ramadan

<b>(CNN) —</b> A recording released online, purportedly from ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, has called for further attacks against the West.<p>The recording urges followers to carry out attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins in early June.<p>The roughly half-hour message in Arabic …

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