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Inside The “Mad Max-Style” Tactics ISIS Is Using In Its Last Stand In Iraq

With waves of suicide bombs and armed drones, ISIS is turning western Mosul into a dystopian battlefield. “They are trapped, and they have no choice but to fight,” an Iraqi officer said.<p>TEL AL-RAYAN, Iraq — Suicide bomb cars, mortar rounds, sniper fire, and armed drones prowling the skies — ISIS …

Special Forces

Sikh man allegedly shot by American man shouting 'go back to your own country' in Seattle

Police are hunting for a gunman who reportedly shot a Sikh man in the arm and told him to “go back to your own country" in the US.<p>The 39-year-old …

UK government threatens jail for journalists who work with whistleblowers

Under a new proposal from the UK Law Commission, journalists who handle or report on leaked documents demonstrating corruption or government …

Surveillance

Council funding freeze 'means cuts to many essential services'

Head of local government body issues warning after funding settlement offers no additional money for authorities in 2017/18<p>A senior Conservative peer has warned that councils will need to slash a range of essential services after ministers released a funding settlement for councils that offered no …

City Politics

Statistics watchdog warns government over homelessness figures

UK Statistics Authority tells Department for Communities and Local Government to stop using potentially misleading data<p>The government’s official statistics body has told the Department for Communities and Local Government to stop using potentially misleading figures for homelessness, and said it …

Isis suicide bomber ‘was Briton freed from Guantánamo’

Family identifies Jamal al-Harith, paid £1m compensation by UK government, as man Islamic State says was behind Mosul attack<p>A suicide attack near the Iraqi city of Mosul, for which Islamic State has claimed responsibility, was carried out by a British former Guantánamo Bay detainee who was paid £1m …

Turnbull has clearly chosen: Australia stands alone on Israel

Last December, in an urgent bid to save the two-state solution, the UN Security Council passed a resolution declaring that Israel’s settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories were a “flagrant violation of international law” and calling upon Israel to “immediately and completely cease all …

Israel

Philip Hammond 'listening' to business rates concerns

<b>Chancellor Philip Hammond has told Conservative MPs he is "listening" to their concerns about an imminent re-evaluation of business rates.</b><p>Ministers are under pressure with MPs warning the changes will lead to "eye-watering" bill rises for some firms.<p>Questions have also been raised over calculations …

Donald Trump Brags About Electoral College Votes (Again) When Asked About Anti-Semitism

"306 Electoral College votes."<p>President Donald Trump responded to a question about the rise of anti-Semitism by bragging about the Electoral College votes he won in the 2016 election.<p>Trump was asked about the increase in open displays of anti-Semitism and xenophobia in the U.S. during a joint press …

Mother of man shot dead by police criticises Met chief's comments

Jermaine Baker’s mother says public trust has to be earned as Hogan-Howe warns officers are deterred from firearms role<p>Families of people shot dead by police criticised Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s warnings that officers are being put off volunteering to carry a gun because they fear being treated as …

UK could be shut out of super-accurate EU GPS system it helped to build

Brexit could leave the UK out of new EU-wide global positioning system (GPS) that went live in December after more than 15 years in development, with …

UN: Coalition air raids kill 18 civilians in Helmand

Civilians, mostly women and children, were killed last week in air raids by coalition forces in Afghanistan's Helmand province, an initial United Nations inquiry suggested.<p>On Thursday and Friday, as many as 18 civilians died in air strikes in Helmand's Sangin district, according to a statement …

Isis guard quits ‘after seeing sex slave, 15, bleed to death following brutal rape’

An Isis guard quit the terror group after watching a 15-year-old sex slave bleed to death following a brutal rape, it has been claimed.<p>Giving his …

Inside Romania’s Huge Protests Against a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Decree

Corruption is the spark that ignited the demonstrations that now aim to bring down Romania’s government. But there’s more to it than that.<p>BUCHAREST, …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Countering Violent Extremism: Government Shift To Muslims Is Legal

Countering Violent Extremism – Shift in Emphasis Seems Only Logical, and Also Constitutional – Expert<br>WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 10, 2017) – Although …

Exclusive: In call with Putin, Trump denounced Obama-era nuclear arms treaty - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In his first call as president with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump denounced a treaty that caps U.S. and Russian deployment of nuclear warheads as a bad deal for the United States, according to two U.S. officials and one former U.S. official with knowledge of the …

Donald Trump

The multi-billion-euro exit charge that could sink Brexit talks

THE mother of parliaments has spoken. On February 8th a large majority of MPs backed a bill authorising the government to begin Britain’s withdrawal …

Great Britain

Mississippi assembly opts for firing squads

A bill to hand executions to firing squads has been passed in Mississippi's state assembly. It wants the method used to thwart legal obstacles to …

Death Row

Wikipedia just banned contributors from citing the Daily Mail as a source

The Daily Mail is one of the most popular newspapers in the UK, and the most widely read English language news website in the world. It’s also one of the worst.<p>Its journalism is a lurid cocktail of innuendo, bigotry, exaggeration, and straight-up bullshit. The Daily Mail is notorious for it. It’s …

Yale University Study Shows Association Between Vaccines and Brain Disorders

A team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine have found a disturbing association between the timing of …

The Brain

Jeremy Corbyn accuses May of sweetheart deal with Surrey council

Labour leader confronts PM with leaked text messages raising questions over Surrey’s surprise scrapping of council tax referendum<p>Jeremy Corbyn ambushed Theresa May at prime minister’s questions brandishing text messages that he claimed showed ministers were prepared to offer a sweetheart deal to …

'Muslims out' scrawled on Sunderland mosque

The words “Muslims out” has been scrawled on a mosque in Sunderland.<p>Police are investigating after the Jami-Masjid mosque was daubed with the phrase …

Trump and the Saudi king discuss major pact to confront Iran

<b>FILE -- In this Nov. 10, 2015 file photo, King Salman of Saudi Arabia waits to receive leaders during their arrival to participate in a summit of Arab and South American leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Within hours of ascending to the Saudi throne, King Salman announced sweeping changes that would</b> …

Middle East

Transgender woman denied contact with her ultra-Orthodox Jewish children

Judge reaches decision with ‘real regret’ on basis her five children would be ostracised by their religious community<p>A transgender woman has been denied direct contact with her five children on the basis they would be shunned by their ultra-Orthodox Jewish community if she were allowed to meet them.<p>…

Pressure grows on May as a million people sign anti-Trump petition over 'Muslim ban'

A petition calling on a state visit by Donald Trump to be cancelled in the wake of his controversial immigration ban has passed a million …

The Real 007 Used Fake News to Get the U.S. into World War II

The British ran a massive and illegal propaganda operation on American soil during World War II—and the White House helped.<p>In the spring of 1940, …

Is chlorinated chicken about to hit our shelves after new US trade deal?

Consumers could be exposed to American farming practices banned by the EU<p>Those of us who want to eat safe, healthy food awoke to a nightmare on Tuesday, a chilling interview on Radio 4’s <i>Today</i> programme. Bob Young, chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, made it crystal clear that …

Agriculture

Britain, Turkey sign defence deal to develop Turkish fighter jet

ANKARA (Reuters) - Britain and Turkey signed a defence deal worth more than 100 million pounds on Saturday to develop Turkish fighter jets, opening the way to deeper cooperation over the lifetime of the project.<p>Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May shakes hands with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan …

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