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Facebook fury follows video of son's 'horrifying' TSA pat-down

Commentary: More than 5.6 million people have already watched a video of a TSA agent performing what appears to be an extensive pat-down on a boy.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Jennifer Williamson is mad as hell, and so are tens of …

Facebook

Kidnapped UN experts in DR Congo found dead

<b>Two foreign UN contractors who were kidnapped in DR Congo have been found dead, one of them decapitated, the government said Tuesday, as spiraling</b> …

China confirms arrest of Taiwan activist Lee Ming-che

Beijing says the activist is being investigated on suspicion of 'pursuing activity harmful to national security'.<p>China has confirmed it is detaining Taiwanese pro-democracy activist Lee Ming-che, who went missing last week.<p>Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for China's Taiwan Affairs Office, said Lee was …

China

Arab Summit: 'Arabs lost confidence in their leaders'

The summit will do little to end the conflicts in the region, analysts say.<p>Arab leaders are convening near the Jordanian Dead Sea for the 28th annual summit of the Arab League, as the region faces distressing turmoil and political challenges.<p>Sixteen heads of states out of the 22-member …

Israel

Second day of Mexican prison riot leaves two dead

Prisoners set mattresses ablaze in protest against new X-ray machines being used on women entering the jail.Mattresses were set ablaze, a pharmacy robbed and prisoners poisoned during two days of riots at a Mexican prison in Cadereyta that left two dead and at least 13 wounded.The demonstrations in …

Mexico

Article 50: Theresa May to call on UK to unite after letter triggers Brexit

Prime minister’s letter will be hand-delivered to European council president at the same time as she addresses House of Commons<p>Theresa May will call on the British people to unite as she triggers article 50, beginning a two-year process that will see the UK leave the European Union and sever a …

Theresa May

Trump to meet China's Xi first week in April, senior State Department official says

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April, a senior State Department official said Tuesday.<p>The …

China

London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link - police

British police said on Monday they had found no evidence that Khalid Masood, who killed four people in an attack on Britain's parliament last week, had any association with Islamic State or Al Qaeda, but he was clearly interested in jihad.<p>Masood drove a car through a crowd of pedestrians on …

Terrorism

UK backing away from threat to leave with no deal, say EU diplomats

UK officials recognise that failure to agree post-Brexit trade deal with EU27 would cause havoc, according to EU sources<p>European diplomats based in the UK say the British government is stepping back from its threat to leave the EU without a trade deal if negotiations break down.<p>In private, say …

Brexit

Turkish gold trader hires Giuliani, Mukasey in U.S. sanctions case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A wealthy Turkish gold trader's decision to hire former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to represent him, as he defends against charges he conspired to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran, raises a potential conflict of interest, …

Conflicts of Interest

Trump to sign order scrubbing Obama climate policies

An executive order on Tuesday will seek to boost fossil fuels by unravelling Obama measures to combat climate change.<p>US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo several Barack Obama-era climate change measures in what his government says is an effort to boost domestic …

Climate Change

Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies

Kathrada, beloved by millions of South Africans, spent 26 years in jail, many of them alongside Nelson Mandela.<p>Kathrada was said to be loved by millions of South Africans. [Odd Andersen/Pool/Reuters]<p>anti-apartheid,jazeera,South Africa,nocms,Ahmed Kathrada,Africa,Tania Page,Al Jazeera …

Africa

13 US states team up to save Muslim ban

<b>Led by Texas, 13 US states have formed a coalition to defend President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban against people from several Muslim</b> …

Islamophobia

Greece: Asylum-seeking man found hanged at Piraeus port

Man carrying asylum application papers found dead close to a passenger ferry terminal in Greece's biggest port.<p>Greek authorities are investigating an apparent suicide by a man, believed to be a refugee, at the port of Piraeus.<p>The man, who was carrying asylum application papers, was found hanged …

Refugees

US-backed Syria forces resume fighting near Tabqa dam

SDF says Taqba dam is not damaged and fighting will resume, but monitor casts doubt on whether engineers inspected site.<p>US-backed forces in Syria are resuming an offensive against ISIL fighters at a major hydroelectric dam, saying it is in no danger of collapsing amid conflicting claims over its …

Syria

Boko Haram kills 3 civilians in NE Nigeria

<b>The Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group has raided a village in northeast Nigeria, killing three civilians on suspicion of collaborating with the</b> …

Malaria kills 150 in Zimbabwe after heavy rains

<b>At least 150 people have died of malaria in Zimbabwe over the past two months, with nearly 90,000 infections recorded, a government official said</b> …

Big gains for Merkel's party as German election year starts

Christian Democrats increase share in Saarland regional vote, in a boost for chancellor before national vote in September.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have strengthened their position as the largest party in a regional vote, bolstering her prospects of winning a fourth term in …

Germany

Six students die in Japan avalanche

<b>Six Japanese high school students were found “with no vital signs” Monday after an avalanche on a mountain in Japan.</b><p>Local authorities and police …

China to review murder sentence in loan shark killing case following public outcry

China’s top prosecutor will review a controversial sentence in which a man was jailed for life after killing a loan shark who had sexually assaulted …

Crime

Violence erupts in California beach town as Trump supporters clash with protesters (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The seaside community of Huntington Beach, California, was the scene of chaotic, violent, brawls as supporters and opponents of US President Donald …

Sanaa protest marks second Yemen conflict anniversary

Two-year war has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people and pushed the country to the brink of famine.<p>Tens of thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the capital, Sanaa, to mark the second anniversary of a war between a Saudi-led military coalition and rebels who had overthrown the …

Yemen

One dead as 1,000 refugees rescued in the Mediterranean

The rescue comes just days after hundreds of people were feared drowned after boat disasters off the Libyan coast.<p>One woman was found dead while more than 1,000 refugees were rescued off the Libyan coast, aid groups said on Sunday.<p>Around 400 people were crammed onto a single wooden boat, while …

Refugees

US-backed forces 'capture' Tabqa airbase from ISIL

SDF take military airport from ISIL in northern Syria, close to country's largest dam that may be in danger of collapse.<p>A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has captured a strategic airbase from ISIL in northern Syria in the first major victory for the group since the US …

Syria

Women gather to form human chain on Westminster Bridge in honour of victims killed in London terror attack

Woman gathered at the scene of last Wednesday's terror attack in Westminster and linked arms as a show of solidarity with its victims.<p>Wearing blue as …

Westminster Bridge

Trump to create White House office for ‘American Innovation’ to be headed by Kushner

President Trump is set to unveil on Monday a new White House agency called the “Office of American Innovation”, headed by his son-in-law, Jared Kushner; which will hold extensive powers to overhaul federal procedures and potentially privatize certain government responsibilities, by culling ideas …

Government

As North Korea fires missiles, some in Japan want the ability to launch strikes

TOKYO — As the threat from North Korea’s missiles grows, so the calls in Japan for a stronger military response are getting louder.<p>An influential group of politicians is publicly arguing for technically pacifist Japan to acquire the ability to strike North Korea instead of having to rely on the …

North Korea

Norway wants to build the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel

For cruise ships and sailboats alike<p>The Stad Peninsula in Norway has one of the most dangerous coastlines in the region. As the meeting place between the Norwegian Sea and North Sea, the turbulent waters have claimed the lives of dozens sailors over the last several decades. Which may explain why …

Norway

The US and UK airline electronics ban was prompted in part by a plot involving a fake iPad

However, the bans ‘were not the result of a single specific incident but a combination of factors’<p>Earlier this week, United States and United Kingdom officials announced new restrictions for airline passengers from eight Middle Eastern countries, forbidding passengers to carry electronics larger …

Airlines