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Canadian hostage 'beheaded' by armed Islamists in Philippines as Isil methods go global

Canada’s prime minister voiced “deep sadness” on Monday after an armed Islamist group murdered a second Canadian hostage in the Philippines.<p>Robert Hall, 50, is understood to have been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf, an insurgent group fighting for a hardline Islamist state in the southern Philippines. His …

Heavily armed man arrested on the way to Southern California gay pride parade

Police in Los Angeles arrested a man who apparently intended to 'harm' the Los Angeles Gay Pride parade. The arrest came shortly after the deadly …

A Canadian professor is being held in a notoriously violent Iranian prison

Initially hesitant to go public, the family of Concordia University professor Dr. Homa Hoodfar is now speaking out, saying they fear for her safety and health.<p>On March 10, while Hoodfar was visiting family and friends in Iran after the recent death of her husband, security officials raided her home …

'I'll be more useful in exile than prison' - Saudi rights lawyer

Faced with a hard choice: a long prison sentence in their country, or self-imposed exile, two Saudi lawyers who represented political dissidents had to make a difficult decision. They chose exile.<p>Despite promises of more general reforms, Taha al Haji and Abdulaziz Al Hussan say the crackdown on …

Will U.S. Restrain 'Provocative' South China Sea Actions? Beijing Wants To Know

The Beijing-based Global Times would like to know if Washington is going to keep up its provocative actions in the South China Sea . The newspaper, which often expresses the views of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), posed the question at the end of an editorial on Wednesday, offering its take on …

China

'Islamic State' kills six officials in attack on police base in Afghanistan

"Islamic State" (IS) fighters have stormed a police base in Afghanistan, killing at least six officials. The attack came only months after the …

Afghanistan

Bangladesh: PM Sheikh Hasina vows to end deadly attacks

<b>Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has vowed to bring an end to a wave of targeted killings of minorities and secular citizens in the country.</b><p>She said her government would do whatever it took to stop the attacks.<p>Her comments came a day after police launched a concerted drive against …

Campaigners say LGBTI freedoms are at their lowest point in staunchly Catholic country under nationalist Law and Justice government<p>Thousands of people have marched with rainbow flags through Warsaw in a sign of defiance against a rising tide of extremism under Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice …

Europe

Brazil: Rousseff supporters call for interim President Temer to be ousted

“Out with Temer” their banners read as supporters of Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff called for the removal of her interim replacement. Others held photos of the ousted leader with a simple message: “Return, dear.”<p>Michel Temer’s all-white, all-male cabinet is at the helm while an …

Brazil

100,000 flee 'worsening oppression' as Russia tightens grip on Crimea

Russia'soccupation of Crimea has caused about 100,000 people to flee the territory - twice as many as had been thought - according to new figures compiled by a Ukrainian charity.<p>The number of fugitives has jumped in the last two months because of "worsening repression".<p>From the moment that Russian …

UK voters back Norway-style Brexit, poll reveals

British voters have voiced their overwhelming support for a “Norway-style” arrangement in the event of a decision to leave the European Union that would ensure that the UK could retain its access to the single market.<p>A new poll, commissioned by the Adam Smith Institute think tank has revealed that …

The Assad files: How Syrian dictator handed 'Kill List' of hundreds of Islamic State fighters to British MPs

A ‘kill list’ of hundreds of foreign-born Islamic State fighters, including more than 20 Britons, has been drawn up by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.<p>A dossier of the British fighters contained on a computer disc has been obtained by this newspaper. It was …

Bashar al-Assad

U.S. military says it has killed more than 120 Islamic State leaders

U.S. drone operators had been stalking the baby-faced British terrorist for days with infrared cameras and other sensors before the order came to kill him.<p>As night fell on April 25, a U.S. warplane dropped a guided bomb that obliterated the SUV occupied by 23-year-old Raphael Saihou Hostey near …

Islam

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Blasts Near Syrian Shiite Shrine That Killed at Least 20

ISIS claimed responsibility Saturday for suicide blasts that a monitoring group said left at least 20 people dead and more wounded in a predominantly Shiite suburb of Syria's capital.<p>The terror network released a statement claiming responsibility for killing and wounding more than 80 people in the …