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ISIS declares restoration of Caliphate, changes name - TIME

The extremist Sunni group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) on Sunday declared a new caliphate — or an Islamic state to …

Boko Haram kill Christian worshippers and burn churches in latest Nigeria attack

Suspected Islamist militants launch simultaneous attacks on villages close to town from which more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in April, killing at least 30<p>Suspected Boko Haram militants have mounted two deadly attacks just a few miles from the Nigerian village where they abducted more than …

Singapore needs to address its treatment of migrant workers

Faced with low wages and poor working conditions, Singapore's migrant workers are beginning to get restless. Last year, a fierce riot broke out in the suburb of Little India, after an Indian worker died in a road accident. The riot was as violent as it was rare (the last riot took place in 1969) …

National University of Singapore tops Asian university league table | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional

Rare Alliance Forms in Singapore to Challenge Gay-Rights Rally

The rising popularity of an annual rally promoting gay rights in Singapore has spurred a rare alliance between some Christians and Muslims here seeking to create a countermovement.

Doctors ask judge to allow them to let woman, 20, die

Doctors have applied to the Court of Protection for permission to let the woman die with dignity against the wishes of her parents<p>Doctors treating a 20-year-old woman patient with serious health problems have asked a judge to allow them to let her die with dignity.<p>But the young woman's parents are …

Syria crisis: Ceasefire agreed for Yarmouk refugee camp

<b>The Syrian government and rebel groups have reportedly agreed a truce in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk.</b><p>A copy of the ceasefire deal, seen by the BBC, says the main entrances to the camp in Damascus will be opened and basic services will be restored.<p>About 18,000 people have been besieged …

Isis captures more Iraqi towns and border crossings

Jihadist fighters in Iraq seized three border crossings into Syria and Jordan and four nearby towns over the weekend, giving the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) control over much of the country's western frontier and directly threatening the country's main power supply.<p>Isis can now add …

Afghan Woman Who Once Went to School in Disguise Opens Boarding School for Girls

Shabana Basij-Rasikh, who evaded the Taliban to get an education, is creating a boarding school for girls in Afghanistan.<p>When Shabana Basij-Rasikh was a child, she dressed up like a boy to walk to school in Taliban-held Afghanistan. Now 24, she is once again defying the odds in her country—this …

Colchester Muslim Murder: Police Issue Public Warning after Second Fatal Stabbing

Police investigating the murder of a Muslim woman in Colchester are warning people not to go out alone in the area.<p>Nahid Almanea, 31, was killed as …

Protest draws 2,000 in Brazil on Cup match day

SAO PAULO (AP) — Protesters smashed the windows of luxury cars inside a dealership, trashed banks and fired powerful fireworks at police during a …

World Cup 2014: England fans attacked by hooligans in Sao Paulo

England fans preparing for the match against Uruguay were attacked with missiles in a bar in Sao Paulo<p>England fans have been attacked by hooligans who threw explosives into their midst in a bar in Sao Paulo ahead of the match with Uruguay in the city.<p>According to some reports petrol bombs and …

CDC: Up to 86 workers possibly exposed to anthrax

As many as 86 Atlanta-based workers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been unintentionally exposed to anthrax, the agency says. This includes people who have come forward since the announcement Thursday, saying they were in the area during the time of exposure.<p>The workers …

Isis storms Saddam-era chemical weapons complex in Iraq

Facility containing disused stores of sarin and mustard gas overrun by jihadist group<p>The jihadist group bringing terror to Iraq overran a Saddam Hussein chemical weapons complex on Thursday, gaining access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas …

UK has only let in 24 Syrian refugees under relocation scheme for conflict victims

Britain has allowed just 24 Syrians to move to the UK under a special relocation programme for vulnerable refugees set up by David Cameron in the face of millions of desperate people fleeing the civil war.<p>The Syrian vulnerable persons relocation scheme was established in January after the UK …

Iceland's DNA: The world's most precious genes?

<b>Iceland's record of low immigration and its genealogical records going back 1,000 years make it a paradise for geneticists. A third or more of the population has already donated a DNA sample - but a new push to increase that figure is meeting some resistance.</b><p>"No!" says Alda Sigmundsdottir, raising …

'Civil war and terrorism' driving instability

Global Peace Index 2014 shows world peace on decline due to internal conflict and dramatic rise in non-state violence.<p>A dramatic increase in deaths caused by acts defined as terrorism and internal conflicts has driven the world to one of its most unstable states since World War Two, an annual …

Women of the Arab Spring: 'We now need a sexual revolution, not just a political one'

Unless our political revolutions are accompanied by social and sexual revolutions, our political revolutions seen in the Arab Spring will fail, according to Egyptian writer Mona Eltahawy, who explores what's really changed since the uprisings in a new BBC World Service documentary<p>The <b>revolutions</b> …

The ISIS Extremists Causing Havoc in Iraq Are Getting Funds and Recruits From Southeast Asia

Men in balaclavas are cradling Kalashnikovs as they look into a camera, somewhere in Syria. They are university students, businessmen, former …

Dozens reported killed in Aleppo bombings

Activists say at least 60 people dead after Syrian army helicopters drop barrel bombs on rebel-held districts.<p>Syrian government helicopters have dropped barrel bombs on opposition-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 60 people, including several children, and injuring …

These Aren't Refugee Camps, They're Concentration Camps, and People Are Dying in Them

Several days before he was born, Mohammad Johar’s family escaped the Buddhist mobs that attacked their Muslim neighborhood, leaving bodies and burned …

Israel leader seeks world pressure on Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday urged the international community to demand the Western-backed Palestinian president break off …

Huge US-Iran gap on nukes as target date nears

VIENNA (AP) — Any thaw in relations between Iran and the United States under the pressure of Iraq's turmoil is unlikely to hasten progress in …

Tracking the Sunni Foreign Fighters -- A Quick Primer

In case you were living under a rock over the past week, Iraq -- a country that was essentially rebuilt from scratch by the United States after the overthrow of long-time dictator Saddam Hussein and the complete gutting of his regime -- is in complete and utter chaos. The Islamic State of Iraq and …

Political class ignore strength of feeling on immigration 'at their peril'

The 'liberal political class' dominating Britain is out of step with the mass of the electorate on immigration, major study warns<p>Politicians have contributed to a rise in anti-immigrant sentiment because of a widening “disconnect” between the “liberal political class” and public opinion, the UK’s …

Al-Shabab claims new deadly attack in Kenya

At least 15 killed in a village in second foray by armed Somali group into East African nation's coastal tourist hub.<p>Al-Shabab fighters have killed at least 15 people in a second night of attacks on Kenya's coast, barely 24 hours after an attack near the coastal town Mpeketoni left at least 48 …