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Islamic State claims suicide car bomb that kills more than 100 in Iraq | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 100 people were killed in a suicide car bombing at a busy market in an Iraqi town on Friday, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out by Islamic State militants since they overran large parts of the country.<p>The blast brought down several buildings in Khan Bani Saad, …

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Kurdish-US alliance against IS stokes resentment in Syria

Analysts warn that IS can only be defeated in Syria with support from Sunni Arabs, many of whom are being alienated by what they see as US favouritism towards the Kurdish minority.<p>In recent months, fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have repelled several IS attacks and …

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Islamic State leader in Afghanistan 'killed by drone'

<b>Hafiz Saeed, the leader of the Islamic State group in the Afghanistan and Pakistan region, has been killed in a drone strike, the Afghan intelligence agency says.</b><p>It said Saeed died in Achin in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Friday night.<p>But IS has rejected the claims, telling the BBC …

24 hours to save the euro: Germany prepares for a 'temporary' Greek exit as euro project on the brink of collapse

Berlin readies five-year expulsion plan for Greece, after Athens is accused of destroying the trust of its partners<p>The German government has begun preparations for Greece to be ejected from the eurozone, as the European Union faces 24 hours to rescue the single currency project from the brink of …


Afghanistan says US strikes destroy its Islamic State branch

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan said Saturday that recent U.S. airstrikes it assisted destroyed the top leadership of a fledging Islamic State affiliate there, potentially striking a major blow to an insurgent group already targeted by local Taliban fighters.<p>While U.S. officials declined to …


Uighurs sent back from Thailand were on way to join jihad, says China

Rights groups say the Turkic-speaking group could face persecution in their home country as China steps up propaganda against alleged terrorists<p>More than 100 ethnic Uighurs deported from Thailand to China had been on their way to Turkey, Syria or Iraq to wage holy war, China’s official news agency …


ISIS is taking full advantage of the darkest corners of the internet

"The tools we are asked to use are increasingly ineffective," Comey told a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. "ISIL says go kill, go kill...we are stopping these things so far...but it is incredibly difficult."<p>The FBI wants tech companies using end-t0-end encryption, such as …

Assad's Syrian Army claims it is closing in on ISIL-held Palmyra

The Syrian Army has released a video purporting to show its soldiers closing in on ISIL militants near the ancient city of Palmyra.<p>Footage released by state television quotes an army source as saying their units had delivered concentrated blows to the jihadists’ hideouts.<p>The strikes by President …

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ISIL says it bombed Italian consulate in Cairo

ISIL says it carried out Saturday’s car bomb attack on the Italian consulate in Cairo, which the authorities said killed one person and wounded 10.<p>The claim was made via a website that carries the extremist group’s messages, saying that its soldiers detonated a parked car bomb carrying 450 kg of …


Kosovo cuts water supplies after ISIL 'poison' plot

Authorities in Kosovo have cut off water supplies to tens of thousands of people in the capital Pristina after an alleged plot by supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group to poison supplies.<p>Officials from the city's water board said supply was cut early on Saturday …

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On Italian Consulate In Cairo

<b>Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET</b><p>A purported affiliate of the self-declared Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a deadly car bomb attack that seriously damaged the Italian Consulate in Cairo, killing one Egyptian.<p>A group calling itself Islamic State in Egypt posted the claim of responsibility to …


Facebook just completely changed the way it charges advertisers — here's how people in the industry feel about it

From now on, advertisers who buy ads on a cost per click (or CPC) basis will only have to pay when users actually click a link to their brand's website or app. They will no longer have to pay when when the user likes, shares, or comments on the post.<p>The idea is that advertisers who care about link …


Group Demands President Obama Revoke Bill Cosby Medal

A sexual violence awareness group is demanding that the White House revoke Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, in light of the sexual assault …

How another Clinton overcame an honesty deficit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> No presidential candidate in recent history has faced the level of public distrust confronting Hillary Clinton in her run for the White House.<p>But when her husband dealt with similar doubts, he overcame an honesty gap by relying on his ability to "feel your pain."<p>In an interview …


Iraq sentences Islamic State militants to death for Tikrit massacre

<b>A court in Iraq has sentenced 24 suspected members of Islamic State (IS) to death for their role in the massacre of hundreds of soldiers in June 2014.</b><p>As many as 1,700 soldiers, most of them Shia Muslim recruits, were killed when the jihadist group overran the Camp Speicher military base near Tikrit.<p>…

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Scientists rush to freeze plant DNA before 'sixth extinction'

<b>As the world enters into a sixth great extinction, scientists are racing against the clock to save genetic evidence from plants around the world.</b><p>An ambitious project launched Wednesday to collect the genomes of the planet's major plant groups within the next two years and put them into deep …

Trump says he still doesn't know where Obama was born

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is standing his ground.<p>The billionaire businessman was unapologetic -- and as defiant as ever -- about a number of controversies that have inundated his presidential campaign in a wide-ranging interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that aired on Wednesday and …

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