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ISIS: Enslaving, having sex with 'unbelieving' women, girls is OK

Can you take non-Muslim women and children captive? Yes, says ISIS.<p>Can you have sex with them, even prepubescent girls? Yes, according to the Islamist extremist group.<p>Can you sell them or give them as gifts to others? The answer is yes, once again.<p>People in Mosul -- the Iraqi city now under control …

Diego Garcia guards its secrets even as the truth on CIA torture emerges

It was July 2005 and Jack Straw was in combative mood. During a parliamentary debate, the then foreign secretary insisted that there was no need for a judicial inquiry into the UK’s role in extraordinary rendition – “unless we all start to believe in conspiracy theories and that the officials are …

Can Shinzo Abe put Japan 'back at the centre of the world’?

As the nation goes to the polls for the second time in two years, will premier Shinzo Abe succeed in pulling Japan back from the brink?<p>Japan will be voting for a new government on December 14, two years ahead of schedule, and with incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expected to secure a resounding …

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Leaker of documents exposing secret Luxembourg tax deals charged with theft

A Luxembourg court has charged the person responsible for whistleblower revelations which exposed secret tax avoidance deals between Luxembourg and hundreds of big name multinationals.<p>The person’s identity has not been revealed but a local newspaper reported he was a French former employee of …

Egypt denies entry to U.S. analyst, with no reason given | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - A U.S. think tank analyst and former diplomat who has written articles critical of Egypt’s government said she was blocked from entering the country to attend a conference on Saturday.<p>Michele Dunne, a former diplomat once posted to Cairo and a senior associate at the Washington, …

China 'shocked' by deaths at Madagascar plant

China's embassy in Madagascar has said it was "very shocked" by a violent labour dispute at a Chinese-run sugar factory in the west of the island that resulted in four deaths this week.<p>A spokesman at the embassy told the AFP news agency in a statement it was "regrettable" that "troublemakers …