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Irish Prime Minister Says Irish Unity a Possibility With Brexit

Republic of Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Brexit negotiators should prepare for the possibility of a future referendum on Irish unity, …

HIV cases rise in 74 countries in last decade

<b>Durban (CNN) —</b> Over the past decade, the rate of new HIV infections has increased in 74 countries, according to a new study presented Tuesday at the 21st International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa.<p>While the total number of new infections declined globally from 2005 to 2015, certain …

Colombia to press for open border with Venezuela after food queues

<b>The government in Colombia has called for the permanent opening of its border with Venezuela after crisis-hit Venezuelans flocked to buy basic items.</b><p>Colombia said it would not allow any further temporary openings of the border, which Venezuela shut last year.<p>More than 100,000 people went to …

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Turkey: WikiLeaks releases thousands of AKP emails

WikiLeaks has published 294,546 emails along with thousands of attached files from 762 mail boxes that allegedly belong to the primary email domain of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).<p>The most recent email in the trove released by the …

'We see him as one of us': why many Turks still back authoritarian Erdoğan

President is perceived to represent lower-class and religiously conservative sections of society, and under his rule people have become better off<p>For the thousands of Turks who gathered outside Istanbul’s city hall on Tuesday evening, one man loomed large. At the end of the street, a giant image of …

Drone footage reveals scale of child refugee camp in Iraq

A total of 1.5 million children in Iraq are displaced internally, living in camps like the one shown in this aerial video.<p>The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who posted the footage on Tuesday, say that number equals one in every 10 Iraqi children.<p>The camp shown in the drone video …

Indonesia's Mass Killings of 1965 Were Crimes Against Humanity, International Judges Say

An international panel of judges has declared that Indonesia committed crimes against humanity during the 1965–66 mass killings and that the U.S., …

Car bomb kills pioneering journalist Pavel Sheremet in Kiev

Reporter for Ukrainian Pravda and critic of leaders in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia was driving to work when car exploded<p>A car bomb in Kiev has killed Pavel Sheremet, a pioneering journalist and outspoken critic of leaders in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.<p>Security camera footage showed the car had …

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Turkey mulls death penalty after failed coup attempt

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will consider reinstating the death penalty after the failed attempt to overthrow his government.<p>"In democracies, decisions are made based on what the people say. I think our government will speak with the opposition and come to a decision," he said on …

Three Baton Rouge Officers Killed, Three Injured in 'Ambush'

At least three Baton Rouge police officers were killed and three others injured Sunday morning, the city's mayor and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said.<p>At least one suspect is dead. Law enforcement officials initially said they believed that two other suspects were at large, but at a …

Turkey's Huge & Rising Role in World Trade of Oil, Gas, Grains

A failed Turkish military coup attempt briefly closed the Bosphorus Strait to shipping traffic on Saturday, reminding the world of Turkey's huge and growing importance as a transit route for commodities between Russia, Central Asia and Europe.<p>Turkish authorities thwarted a coup by rebels to topple …

Bloody Attempted Coup in Turkey: Pictures

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Lawmakers accuse Homeland Security of doublespeak on Cuba flight risks

Piling security concerns atop their political complaints, House Republicans say initiating commercial air service from Cuba is a disaster waiting to happen, and accused the Obama administration of fast-walking flights to shore up the president's legacy.<p>Obama administration officials publicly insist …

'Our Poor Little Baby Was Gone': The Irish Women Forced to Have Stillborn Births

Among those fighting to legalize abortion in Ireland is a small group of women who were diagnosed with fatal fetal abnormalities during pregnancy. They claim that the government is essentially forcing women to carry out their doomed pregnancies.<p>Over the last five years, almost 25,000 pregnant women …

13 of the most notorious crimes in American history

There are many reasons that crimes are committed, and while most crimes are quickly forgotten, except by the people directly involved, some are still remembered and talked about decades later.<p>In "The Most Notorious Crimes in American History<i>,</i>" Life magazine rounds up some of the most mysterious, …

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Christianity was the only way out, says North Korean defector

Joseph Kim revered the Great Leader as a child, but on arriving in China he realised that if he embraced Jesus missionaries would help him escape<p>The first time Joseph Kim heard the words “Christian” and “church”, he had no idea what they meant. He had never seen a church and Christianity was as …

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Smuggling refugees into Europe is a new growth industry

A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>By Michael Birnbaum<p>, Bureau …

Asylum Seekers

Meet the Christian right’s new doomsday prophet — and his insane, apocalyptic “blood moon” theory | Salon.com

<b>John Hagee (AP/J. Michael Short/Keith Lamond, photowings via Shutterstock/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Meet the Christian right’s new doomsday prophet — and his insane, apocalyptic “blood moon” theory<p>This is mega-pastor John Hagee, the leading purveyor of a theory that the “blood moon” is a harbinger of …

9 depressing predictions for the future of America

<b>(Shutterstock/Palmer Kane LLC)</b><p>Each of these national security stories is guaranteed to surface at least once in the decades to come<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>May 21, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It’s commonplace to speak of “the fog of war,” of what can’t be known in the midst …

National Security

Poisonous home brew kills 69 in Mozambique

<b>(CNN) —</b> A homemade alcoholic drink has reportedly killed 71 people and sickened nearly 200 others in a village in Mozambique.<p>The fatal victims ranged in ages from 18 to 60, state-run Mozambique Radio said. More than three dozen people remained hospitalized Tuesday, the outlet said.<p>A group of people …

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Woman sues own family after they refused to accept her when she changed sex

Gillian Simpson wins legal battle in Lancashire against family who banned her from IT firm after she underwent gender reassignment surgery<p>A woman has won a bitter legal battle with her own family who refused to accept her new identity after she changed sex.<p>Gillian Simpson, previously known as …