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Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just …

Brexit deal with cut-off date for free movement would be vetoed by MEPs

The European parliament will veto any Brexit deal that prevents EU citizens who move to the UK during the next two years from having the same rights to live and work in Britain as those already in the country.<p>The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, and MEPs are understood to be concerned …

European Parliament

Theresa May unveils plans for new generation of grammar schools

Theresa May today unveils plans for a new generation of grammar schools as she announces that £320 million has been set aside in the Budget to help end the “brutal and unacceptable” truth of selection by income.<p>Writing in The Daily Telegraph, the Prime Minister says she has made it her “personal …

Malaysian PM chides North Korea, as 'rude' envoy sent packing

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak rebuked North Korea on Monday as his government expelled its envoy for casting doubt over the impartiality of the investigation into the bizarre murder of the North Korean leader’s estranged half brother.<p>North Korean Ambassador to …

Wave of IS car bombs targets Iraqi troops in west Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops encountered the heaviest clashes yet with Islamic State group fighters Sunday in western Mosul since the start of the new …

Middle East

Scientists skip international meeting due to fear of US travel

On Saturday morning in a hotel ballroom in Boston, women and minority scientists schmoozed over scrambled eggs and fresh fruit at an awards breakfast from a foundation aiming to diversify the sciences.<p>As the crowd tucked into their breakfasts and turned their attention toward the stage, four female …

Albert Einstein

In Pakistan, tolerant Islamic voices are being silenced | William Dalrymple

The Sehwan bombing is a result of the Saudi-funded fundamentalism that has taken a grip in the country<p>Last week, only three days after a suicide bomb went off in Lahore, an Islamic State supporter struck a crowd of Sufi dancers celebrating in the great Pakistani shrine of Sehwan Sharif. The attack, …

In Mosul orphanage, Islamic State groomed child soldiers

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - When the boys first arrived at the Islamic State training facility in eastern Mosul they would cry and ask about their parents, who went missing when the militants rampaged through northern Iraq in 2014.<p>Math and English textbooks found in an Islamic State facility for child …

New Continent Zealandia Is Discovered Underwater

The earth's eighth continent is believed a piece of the ancient super-continent Gondwana.<p>Hail, Zealandia! It’s not the lost city of Atlantis, but scientists say they’re convinced they have discovered the planet’s eighth continent sprawling underwater beneath New Zealand.<p>Australia and adjacent New …

Thousands of Filipino Catholics march against death penalty, war on drugs

MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of Roman Catholics marched in the Philippines capital Manila on Saturday in the biggest gathering denouncing extra-judicial killings and a government plan to reimpose the death penalty for criminals.<p>Dubbed a “Walk for Life” prayer rally and endorsed by the Catholic …

Why Jakarta election could change the face of Indonesia

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's an election that could change Indonesia.<p>Voters in the capital of Jakarta went to the polls Wednesday to elect a new governor.<p>But more is at stake than who governs the sprawling, chaotic metropolis of 30 million people.<p>The contest between the incumbent, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic …

Scotland almost certainly headed to new independence vote, says Greens MSP

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland is almost certainly headed towards a new independence referendum after the UK triggers the process to leave the European Union, according to a lawmaker for the Scottish Greens, who back the devolved nationalist government on independence.<p>A woman gestures at a pro …

Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world, not Donald Trump

When Barack Obama revealed that his last phone call as President was to Angela Merkel, reaffirming their alliance and friendship of the last eight …

Angela Merkel

Global air passenger traffic demand up 8.8 percent in December: IATA

(Reuters) - Global demand for air travel finished 2016 on a high note, with double-digit growth in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe driving an industry-wide 8.8 percent year-on-year increase in December, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday.<p>A passenger looks …

Geologists have discovered a lost continent beneath Mauritius in the Indian Ocean

An ancient lost continent is lying at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, underneath the island of Mauritius, according to a new study led by a geologist from South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand.<p>“Mauritia,” what researchers have dubbed the continental fragment, likely broke off of the …

Indian Ocean

President Trump’s First Defeat

The immigration order creates an international mess—and a political embarrassment.<p>“It’s working out very nicely,” President Donald Trump said on Saturday afternoon as he signed his latest batch of executive actions. “You see it in the airports.”<p>It was the usual confident swagger from a man …

Donald Trump

A fashion designer breaks down why some clothes are worth spending more on

At a fast-fashion retailer such as H&M, a simple cut-and-sew top can cost as little as $15. At Gap, something similar might run about $45. At Elizabeth Suzann, a small fashion label based in Nashville, Tennessee, one of the brand’s minimal kimono-sleeved t-shirts, made of cotton twill, is …

'Sanctuary cities' endangered by Trump order threatening to cut federal funds

Executive order claims cities that provide refuge to undocumented migrants, including New York and Los Angeles, are in violation of immigration laws<p>An executive order on “sanctuary cities” signed by Donald Trump on Wednesday has placed in the crosshairs over 400 cities and counties that offer some …

U.N. says Mosul air strikes kill civilians

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday it is “racing against the clock” to prepare emergency aid for hundreds of thousands of endangered civilians in Mosul with an Iraqi army offensive looming to oust Islamic State from the western half of the city.<p>Buildings destroyed during …

Trump's border wall attacks the wrong immigration crisis

The U.S. faces an immigration crisis. But it has nothing to do with Mexicans coming across the border.<p>Today, President Donald Trump will reportedly issue an executive order to begin construction of a wall along the U.S-Mexico border. The long-awaited move follows through on one of Trump’s most …

10 Epic Road Trips You Have To Take In Your Lifetime

There is something about road trips that is so romantic. Driving that convertible with the wind gushing on your cheeks, road trips are meant to be a …

Gambia's Defeated Leader Yahya Jammeh Leaves Country, Ends Standoff

World<p>BANJUL, Gambia — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power.<p>As he mounted the stairs to …

France's Hollande criticizes protectionism as 'worst response'

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - France’s President Francois Hollande on Saturday criticized protectionism and with his Chilean counterpart said that Europe would look to strengthen ties with Latin America, speaking a day after U.S. President Donald Trump took office.<p>Chile's President Michelle Bachelet and her …

World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%

A new report by Oxfam warns of the growing and dangerous concentration of wealth<p>The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population, according to a charity warning of an ever-increasing and dangerous concentration of wealth.<p>In a …

World Economic Forum

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries | Jason Hickel

New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why?<p>We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of …

Developing Countries

The World’s Rising Powers Have Fallen

As analysts and scholars compose their first drafts of the history of the Obama administration’s foreign policy, a chapter will surely address what …

At least 4 Israeli soldiers killed in truck ramming attack in Jerusalem, driver shot dead

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said had likely been inspired by Islamic State.<p>It was the deadliest Palestinian attack in …

West Bank

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2017

Feature: 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2017 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2017...<p>Women and children queue to enter a Unicef nutrition clinic at the Muna …

5 maps that explain China's strategy

At the same time, aside from relatively minor forays into the South and East China Seas, China has avoided significant involvement in the troubles roiling in the rest of Eurasia.<p>There is a gap between what is generally expected of China and what China actually does. To understand what China's …

China

Iraqi forces press gains against Islamic State in eastern Mosul

NEAR MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - More than 2,000 Iraqis a day are fleeing Mosul, several hundred more each day than before U.S.-led coalition forces began a new phase of their battle to retake the city from Islamic State, the United Nations said on Wednesday.<p>After quick initial advances, the …