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Paris attack: German anti-immigrant groups say it is proof of Islamist threat

German anti-immigrant groups have been quick to respond to the murderous attacks in Paris saying they are proof of the significant threat posed by Islamists and the extent to which mainstream parties have tried to downplay the dangers.<p>Pegida, or Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the …

Dad accused of tossing girl off bridge called lawyer 'God'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just 12 hours before police said John Jonchuck threw his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge — perhaps while she was still …

US to send highest-level delegation to Havana as Cuba releases prisoners

• Talks will focus on migration, diplomatic relations and reopening embassies<br>• Five more political prisoners released as part of deal with US<br>• Eight detainees liberated in 24 hours in response to list of 53 supplied by US<p>The US will send its highest-level delegation in decades to Havana later this month, …

Man killed at Ohio airport by police had history of mental illness

The man who was shot and killed by police officers after an attempted knife attack at an Ohio airport on Wednesday had a history of mental illness and faced an attempted murder charge in 1999, according to court records.<p>Columbus police identified the man as Cleveland resident Hashim Hanif Ibn …

Kim Jong-un orders new statues to strengthen family cult

Statue demands comes at the end of official three year mourning for death of Kim Jong-il<p>Every county in North Korea has been ordered to erect statues in honour of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in order to reinforce the cult of obedience and reverence for the Kim family.<p>According to a defector …

Transgender people in Russia banned from driving, says legal amendment

Law change listing medical impediments to driving was signed by prime minister Dmitry Medvedev last year<p>Transgender people have been banned from driving in Russia, according to a new legal amendment published this week.<p>The regulations, which affect people deemed to have “sexual disorders”, also …

Southern states argue for same-sex marriage bans in federal court

Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights.<p>Lawyers for gays and lesbians urged the judges to summon the courage of their …

Al-Qaida member in Yemen says group directed Paris attack