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Pakistani troops killed by Indian shelling in Kashmir, says military

Seven die in Pakistan-administered Bhimber sector on line of control as tensions rise between neighbours<p>Pakistan says seven of its soldiers have been killed by Indian firing on the frontline of the contested Himalayan region of Kashmir.<p>The incident happened in the Bhimber sector of the line of …

Russia says Aleppo rebels used chemical weapons on Syrian army - TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday that rebels in eastern Aleppo had used chemical weapons against the Syrian army and that around 30 soldiers had been caught up in the attack, the TASS news agency reported.<p>Rebel fighters gather during their advance towards the Islamic …

Russia warplane crashes into eastern Mediterranean, officials say

• Russian defence ministry reports crash, with pilot ejecting<br>• Lost plane detracts from display of naval power in Syria war effort<p>A Russian warplane has crashed into the eastern Mediterranean as it was coming in to land on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier off the coast of Syria, the Russian …

One in 5 Americans will soon have access to fully legal marijuana

2016 was a <i>huge</i> year for legal marijuana.<p>Four states — California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Maine— all voted to fully legalize marijuana use, cultivation, distribution, and sales in the November 8 election. When the changes to the various state laws take effect, the number of states with fully …

Cannabis

EU ministers to discuss plan to charge Britons to visit Europe after Brexit

European version of US visa waiver programme would charge all non-EU citizens to enter 26-country Schengen zone<p>A European plan under which Britons will face a £10 charge to travel to the EU after Brexit is to be discussed by interior ministers this week.<p>The plan for a European version of the US …

FBI: Hate crimes against Muslims up by 67 percent in 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — Reported hate crimes against Muslims rose in 2015 to their highest number since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist …

Turkish warplanes attack IS stronghold in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish warplanes on Monday struck Islamic State positions in and near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab while Ankara-backed Syrian …

Theresa May is 'nuts' not to use Nigel Farage's 'hotline to the White House'

Ukip donor Arron Banks says British PM is unwise to reject Farage’s offer to act as conduit to Trump administration<p>Theresa May is unwise to shut Nigel Farage out of her relations with Donald Trump because he effectively has a “hotline to the White House”, one of the Ukip leader’s closest allies has …

Every single major political risk event in Europe in the next 5 years — in one chart

Britain voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump won a shock victory in the US Presidential election, populism has spread like wildfire in Europe, and in just under three weeks Italy goes to the polls to vote in a referendum on electoral reforms that is widely seen in a vote on Prime …

Russia and Iran in talks over $10 billion arms deal: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Iran are in talks over an arms deal worth around $10 billion that would see Moscow deliver T-90 tanks, artillery systems, planes and helicopters to Tehran, a senior Russian senator said on Monday, the RIA news agency reported.<p>Russian servicemen drive T-90 tanks during …

The Latest: Pro-pipeline industry group blasts delay

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on protests of the Dakota Access pipeline (all times local):<p>5:10 p.m.<p>An industry group that supports the Dakota …

Don't call Clinton a weak candidate: it took decades of scheming to beat her

Years of Republican plots, an opponent deified by television, and FBI smears stood in her way – and she still won the popular vote by more than Kennedy did<p>Sometimes I think I have never seen anything as strong as Hillary Clinton. That doesn’t mean that I like and admire everything about her. I’m …

EU softens line on refugee quotas

BRUSSELS (AP) — In the face of strong opposition to migrant quotas, the European Union signaled Monday that it might not take action against …

Trump to Stephanopoulos: 'You can tell your military expert that I'll sit down and teach him a couple of things'

The Republican presidential nominee has faced criticism for his insistence that the operation to reclaim Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, has been a "disaster," and some military experts have blasted him for seeming unfamiliar with military strategy.<p>"The defense secretary is on the ground. He …

Pussy Riot Singer on How Trump Is Like Putin, His Treatment of Women

Since he declared his candidacy for president, Donald Trump has blacklisted media outlets who fell out of his favor, threatened to jail his political …

This Teenager's Image Shows The Horrifying Toll Of Yemen’s War

This is 18-year-old Saida Ahmad Baghili. She is among the millions of severely malnourished Yemeni civilians who are being punished by a bitter civil war that has shown no signs of stopping.<p>Photographs taken by Abduljabbar Zeyad for Reuters show Baghili at Al Thawra hospital in port city of …

Middle East

Battle for Florida: Trump and Clinton home in on crucial state as voting begins

In Little Havana, a vibrant Latino neighborhood just west of downtown Miami, a queue of a couple of dozen prospective voters had formed outside one of Hillary Clinton’s field offices.<p>Sandwiched between an insurance company and immigration counsel office, the group had arrived for tickets to a free …

Calais's refugee children are sleeping rough because of Tory policy

As 100 children spend the night outside following the camp clearance, observers count the cost of Theresa May’s tough stance<p>The only real question about the chaotic closure of the Calais camp that has left lone children sleeping out in the open is whether it is the result of incompetence or …

Europe's Aid Plan For Syrian Refugees: A Million Debit Cards

The European Union is desperate to keep Syrian refugees from bolting from Turkey for Europe. But the prospects for Syrians in Turkey have been slim. Now the EU is launching its biggest aid program yet — more than $375 million aimed at a million of the neediest Syrians in Turkey.<p>And it's not bags of …

World Food Program

The U.S. Army Is Putting Laser Weapons on Vehicles

It's finally happening!<p>The U.S. Army now has firm plans to put laser weaponry on its armored vehicles. The Army and defense contractor General Dynamics are mounting lasers on Stryker interim armored vehicles to shoot down incoming missiles, mortars, drones, and artillery.<p>During the Iraq War, the …

Deadly Colombia landslide engulfs highway near Medellin

<b>A landslide on a major highway in Colombia has killed at least six people, officials said.</b><p>On Wednesday, tonnes of earth engulfed the main highway leading north from Colombia's second-largest city, Medellin.<p>The mud from the mountainside covered an area the size of two football fields and buried two …

Africa’s presidents are struggling to meet their own ambitious anti-corruption targets

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta was last week roundly criticized by his country men and women after admitting, in startlingly frank terms, his helplessness in fighting against endemic corruption. Kenyatta said he had tried everything in his power including sacking cabinet ministers and others …

Why are Kenya's churches and mosques turning yellow? - CNN Style

Written by Briana Duggan, CNN<p>From the crowded streets of the Kibera slum to the steamy Mombasa coast, a peculiar trend has emerged across Kenya. Mosques are changing their traditional green facades, churches ditching their typical modest hues and are opting instead for a loud, unmistakable -- some …

Donald Trump speaks Hindi in unusual new campaign ad aimed at Indian-American voters

Set partially to Indian music, one choppily edited, 30-second ad viewed by Business Insider begins with text on the screen wishing viewers "Happy Diwali" on the eve of the Hindu holiday. The ad then cuts to the Republican presidential nominee's speech to a charity concert in New Jersey earlier this …

Poland's militias 'ready for anything' amid rising tensions with Russia

<b>Warsaw, Poland (CNN) —</b> Poland scrapped compulsory military service in 2008. Less than a decade later, some now question the wisdom of that move.<p>Russia is throwing its weight around eastern Europe, stocking up its isolated Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad with far more armaments than its neighbor feels …

Afghanistan is the dirty little secret of the US presidential campaign

Fight against Taliban is now America’s longest war but has been all but ignored by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump<p>With all eyes focused on Mosul, Aleppo and Russia’s military buildup in the Middle East, the sharply deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan has been all but ignored by Hillary …

Why a Nevada congressman is the poster boy for Republicans' election day fears

It’s hard to be a Republican candidate these days if you were late to the renounce-Donald-Trump party. It’s especially tough to be Joe Heck.<p>The three-term Nevada congressman is embroiled in what may be the highest-profile contest for the US Senate in 2016: the race to fill the seat of Democrat …

Tories want a Brexit deal for themselves, not the many - John McDonnell

Shadow chancellor to warn that Theresa May’s apparent U-turn over Heathrow expansion shows she cannot be trusted to keep Brexit promises<p>Theresa May must not attempt to get special treatment for financial services at the expense of manufacturers and small businesses when the UK leaves the EU, Labour …

The Latest: Trump not giving much cash to his own campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):<p>10 p.m.<p>Donald Trump has repeated it so much it's almost part of his stump …

Feminism is cool now. But actually being a feminist is still really hard.

I’m sick of platitudes like “be a badass girl boss!” Feminism should come with a warning label.<p>I recently saw a Facebook post going around that encouraged girls to be loud. Telling them not to laugh at boys’ jokes if they’re not funny. To speak up. To not apologize. To not smile upon request. To …