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Admiral warns US must prepare for possibility of war with China

Harry Harris, the next US ambassador to Australia, says Beijing intends to control South China Sea<p>The navy admiral nominated to be the next US ambassador to Australia has told Congress America must prepare for the possibility of war with China, and said it would rely on Australia to help uphold the …

China

As Kenya Takes Orwellian Turn, Government Goes After Journalists

NAIROBI, Kenya — Sitting in his office, Linus Kaikai ate peanuts and tried to decide how best to be arrested by the police officers he thought were lurking outside the newsroom.<p>“What are the chances they’ll storm the place?” Mr. Kaikai, who leads the newsroom at Nation Television, asked a roomful …

Africa

German mosque must stop broadcasting call to prayer, court finds

BERLIN (Reuters) - A mosque in northwest Germany may no longer broadcast its Friday midday call to prayer by loudspeaker for now after a local court upheld a challenge by a couple who live nearly 1 km (1,000 yards) away.<p>The Gelsenkirchen administrative court found that the town of Oer-Erkenschwick …

Islamophobia

Putin marks Stalingrad victory as tribute to Russian grit

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin attended commemorations Friday marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi surrender that ended the battle of Stalingrad, lauding the Red Army's victory as a shining example of Russia's perseverance amid adversity.<p>Putin on Friday visited Volgograd, the …

Russia

Brawl Between Afghan, Eritrean Migrants In France Leaves 4 Wounded

Four migrants have been shot in a gunfight that broke out between Afghan and Eritrean migrants in France's port city of Calais.<p>Reports differ on the conditions of the four wounded — The Associated Press says that all four were seriously hurt in the two-hour brawl, but France 24 reports that only …

North Africa

The fight to ban a 'humiliating' virginity test for newlyweds

<b>A movement to stop newly-wed brides from a nomadic tribal community having to take a virginity test has begun in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, and campaigners are determined to put an end to the "humiliating" practice, reports BBC Marathi's Prajakta Dhulap.</b><p>Anita*, 22, says the ordeal of …

Maharashtra

Iran arrests 29 women for not wearing hijab in protests

Women removed their headscarves in public in protest of Iran's compulsory law.<p>Iran has cracked down on women violating its compulsory headscarf decree, arresting at least 29 individuals, according to Iranian media, and drawing criticism from activists and rights groups.<p>Tasnim news agency reported …

South Asia

Nunes memo centers on a 40-year-old law written to prevent surveillance abuses

At the center of the firestorm over a congressional memo that President Trump and his allies say reveals federal authorities’ missteps is a 40-year-old law passed in the wake of explosive domestic spying scandals.<p>The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) grew from congressional …

Surveillance

Man who attacked London Muslims imprisoned for over 40 years

LONDON (AP) — A man who drove a van into worshippers near a London mosque, killing one man and injuring a dozen others, was sentenced Friday to at least 43 years in prison for what a judge called a crime driven by "malevolent hatred."<p>Judge Bobbie Cheema-Grubb said Darren Osborne's mind was …

Extremism

New tree-planting drones can plant 100,000 trees in a single day

While the traditional uses of drones are typically commercial or recreational, one UK-based company is using them to help the environment. BioCarbon …

World Economic Forum

Blood Avocados No More: Mexican Farm Town Says It's Kicked Out Cartels

This Sunday it's estimated that Americans will consume more than 200 million avocados. After all, what's a Super Bowl party without guacamole?<p>Avocados have rapidly become a staple in many U.S. diets, with Americans consuming on average 7 pounds a year. To satisfy that surging popularity, imports …

Mexico

Release of disputed GOP memo on FBI surveillance unleashes waves of recrimination

A GOP memo declassified on Friday accused senior law enforcement officials of misleading a court in order to conduct surveillance on a former Trump campaign adviser, fueling a growing distrust between the White House and Republicans on one side and the Justice Department and FBI on the other.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Fidel Castro’s eldest son kills himself

The eldest son of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro took his own life Thursday while living on the island his father ruled as president for more than 40 years.<p>Two Cuban government sources confirmed to NBC News that Fidel Angel Castro Diaz-Balart, 68, died on Friday morning following months-long …

Cuba

Malaysia elections - undecided? spoil your vote

A new hashtag has been gaining traction among younger voters in Malaysia. #UndiRosak or #SpoiltVote is encouraging those dissatisfied with the …

Asia

It Appears Yet Another Trump Staffer Is Ready to Sing for Mueller

When we learned at the end of October that two former Trump campaign officials, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, had been indicted and a third, George …

Donald Trump

Hong Kong bans ivory trade

Conservationists have heralded the landmark decision, which they hope will bring relief to elephants. Under the new law, Hong Kong plans to phase out …

Endangered Species

AP Reporter Details Massacre, Mass Graves Of Myanmar Rohingya

Rachel Martin talks to Foster Klug, a reporter with The Associated Press, about the interviews he did with more than two dozen Rohingya Muslim refugees in neighboring Bangladesh.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Some news now out of Myanmar, where several mass graves have been discovered in a Rohingya …

Asia

Kenya court suspends government's media shutdown

Court suspends shutdown of TV stations that were blocked after promising to show Raila Odinga's symbolic inauguration.<p>Kenya's High Court has suspended the shutdown of three independent television stations, which were blocked earlier this week after they had planned to broadcast a contentious, …

Africa

Woman gives domestic workers a voice in court

One woman is on a mission to defend the rights of migrant domestic workers in Jordan. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.

CNN

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi's house attacked

Police have opened an investigation into an attack on the house of Aung San Suu Kyi. The leader has faced wide condemnation for her handling of the …

Asia Pacific

Namibia bans foreign travel for government officials

Travel ban comes as southern African country tries to rein in government expenditure amid cash crunch.<p>Namibia has banned all foreign travel by public officials as the southern African country tries to rein in government expenditure.<p>The ban will be in place until at least February, the country's …

Africa

Women unite for World Hijab Day

Females of all faiths invited to wear headscarves for one day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide.<p>Growing up in the Bronx in New York City with a hijab covering her head, Nazma Khan says she is all too familiar with religious discrimination from a young age.<p>The Bangladesh native migrated to …

Religion

France to finance exports to Iran, aims to sidestep U.S. sanctions

PARIS (Reuters) - France will start offering euro-denominated credits to Iranian buyers of its goods later this year, a move to bolster trade while keeping it outside the reach of U.S. sanctions, the head of state-owned investment bank Bpifrance said.<p>France and other European countries have been …

South Asia

U.S. Renews Temporary Protected Status For Some Syrians

In 2012, as Syria's internal unrest deepened into full-scale civil war, Syrians living in the U.S. were offered an opportunity: If they met certain conditions and paid the requisite fees, they could register for temporary protection from deportation — and avoid having to return to the violence that …

Immigration

Protecting migrant domestic workers in Jordan

There are more than 70,000 migrant domestic workers in Jordan, and many are victims of domestic servitude, abuse and human trafficking. One woman has made it her mission to defend these workers.

CNN

Myanmar: evidence of Rohingya mass graves uncovered

More than five mass graves, containing the bodies of scores of Rohingya villagers, have been discovered in a village in Myanmar, according to the Associated Press.<p>An investigation by the news agency is said to include multiple witness testimony and time-stamped mobile phone footage of the aftermath …

Rohingya

Car diesel fume experiments on humans 'widespread,' scientists say

Revelations that car companies funded studies exposing monkeys and humans to diesel fumes have caused an outcry in Germany. But scientists say the …

Pollution

Chinese man loses licence after building his own tank

<b>A Chinese man has been reprimanded by the police and had his driving licence revoked after he turned a disused truck into a tank, it's reported.</b><p>According to CCTV News, a man surnamed Huang in the city of Laibin, southern Guangxi, spent two months renovating an old vehicle, modifying its shape and …

Traffic Safety

Kenyan High Court orders government to reopen TV stations

Three major TV stations were shut down for "illegally" broadcasting Raila Odinga's mock "swearing-in" ceremony. Journalists slept in the newsroom …

Africa

Austria Freedom Party's Udo Landbauer resigns over Nazi song scandal

A scandal over a major fraternity's Nazi-glorifying songbook has engulfed Austrian politics. The man it all centers on said he was just 11 when the …

Anti-Semitism