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U.S. Supreme Court Cancels Transgender Bathroom Showdown

The U.S. Supreme Court has sent the case over the bathroom rights of transgender students in public schools back to a lower court after the Trump …

Drought Threatens To Drive Famine In Somalia As Hunger Kills More Than 100

At least 6.2 million people in Somalia — or just about half the country — are grappling with the prospect of an acute food shortage due to deepening drought. And on Saturday, Somalia's prime minister made it clear that the conditions are exacting a stark human cost.<p>Over a two-day span, at least 110 …

Number of Iraqis fleeing Mosul nears 60,000

<b>(CNN) —</b> The number of civilians fleeing western Mosul in recent weeks has topped 57,000, an Iraqi official said Sunday.<p>Iraqis have been leaving in large numbers since last month's start of the military operation to take back the western part of the city from ISIS.<p>Their ranks rose by more than …

Turkey's Erdogan accuses Germany of 'Nazi practices' over rally cancellations

The Turkish president has lashed out at Germany after several cities canceled referendum rallies citing security concerns. Erdogan later said he …

Pollution is now a greater threat than Ebola and HIV, the World Health Organisation warns

Pollution is now a greater threat than Ebola and HIV and is responsible for one in four deaths among children aged under five, the World Health Organisation has warned.<p>Worldwide, more than 1.7 million children’s deaths were attributable to environmental hazards such as air pollution and …

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Mexico Is Opening Legal Aid Centers in the U.S. to Protect Its Citizens from Deportation

Mexico has opened legal aid centers at its consulates in 50 U.S. cities to help immigrants facing deportation proceedings.<p>Mexican Foreign Minister …

Kim Jong Nam Killing: Malaysia Expels North Korean Ambassador

Malaysia on Saturday moved to expel the North Korean ambassador, escalating a diplomatic row between the two countries over the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>Ambassador Kang Chol was declared "persona non grata" and asked to leave Malaysia within 48 …

Trump Expected to Issue New Travel Ban Excluding Iraq on Monday

WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to issue on Monday a new version of his executive order on immigration that excludes Iraq, a key ally in the fight against the Islamic State, from a list of predominantly Muslim countries whose citizens will face temporary restrictions on travel to the …

France's Fillon wins party backing after Juppe rules out election bid | Reuters

PARIS/BORDEAUX (Reuters) - Francois Fillon fought off a rebellion that had threatened to end his candidacy for the French presidency on Monday as party leaders swung behind the center-right former prime minister despite allegations that he had misused public funds.<p>Hours after party heavyweight …

‘I’m never reenlisting’: Marine Corps rocked by nude-photo scandal

The Marine Corps is looking into allegations that an unknown number of potential Marines, as well as current and former service members, shared naked and compromising photos of their colleagues on social media, Marine officials said Sunday.<p>The allegations were first reported by the War Horse and …

Mosul exodus grows as Iraqi army advances towards Isil-held old city centre

The exodus from war-battered Mosul passed 200,000 people on Sunday, as US-backed Iraqi forces launched a fresh push towards the Isil-held old city centre.<p>The speed of displacement has accelerated as fighting approaches the most densely populated areas of west Mosul, with more than 40,000 men, women …

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The Latest: UNHCR chief says order adds to refugees' anguish

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's new travel ban order (all times local):<p>6:40 p.m.<p>The head of the U.N. refugee agency says the …

North Korea’s Launch of Ballistic Missiles Raises New Worries

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched four ballistic missiles from its long-range rocket launch site on Monday morning, the South Korean military said. The launch prompted South Korean security officials to call for the early deployment of an advanced American missile defense system that has …

FBI asked Justice Department to refute Trump's wiretapping claim

<b>(CNN) —</b> The FBI asked the Justice Department on Saturday to refute President Donald Trump's assertion that President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump's phones last year, two sources with knowledge of the situation told CNN.<p>The FBI made the request because such wiretapping would be …

Schumer calls for DOJ watchdog to probe Trump-Russia investigation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling for an “immediate” investigation by the Department of Justice's independent watchdog into federal probes of communication between Donald Trump’s team and Russian officials during the 2016 campaign.<p>In a letter being released Monday, the …

Trump’s New Travel Ban Blocks Migrants From Six Nations, Sparing Iraq

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an executive order on Monday blocking citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, the most significant hardening of immigration policy in generations, even with changes intended to blunt legal and political opposition.<p>The order …

Supreme Court Rejects Gavin Grimm's Transgender Bathroom Rights Case

In a blow to advocates of transgender rights, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday said it would not hear the case of a transgender high school student fighting to use the bathroom of his choice.<p>The court also wiped off the books a lower court ruling in favor of the student, Gavin Grimm, who said federal …

Amazing Mysteries that Science Just Can’t Explain

When confronted with mysteries in life we are all too quick to head over to Google in order to try and find out the answer. Google itself is an …

‘Marlboro Boys’: Startling Portraits of Young Children Addicted to Cigarettes

As smoking regulations in North America get stricter, the number of smokers, especially among younger generations, are in decline. If Mad Men taught …