Turkish women sentenced to death in Iraq for IS links

Image copyright DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of women have been detained on suspicion of being IS fighters’ relatives An Iraqi court has sentenced at least 15 Turkish women to death by hanging, after they were found guilty of joining the Islamic State group (IS). Some reports say 16 women were handed the death […]

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Florida shooting: school threats spike ‘significantly’

Image copyright Faster Image caption A US not-for-profit organisation has reported an increase in the number of firearms threats in US schools For one small US non-profit group, the murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School came as no surprise. “We felt like there was a something big potentially coming,” said Amy […]

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Winter Olympics stats: Norway’s record haul, Germany’s golden Games and more

Norwegian Marit Bjorgen’s golden farewell Norway topped so many podiums they ran out of commemorative shoes, Germany enjoyed a gloriously golden fortnight, and the United States’ women “saved” their country’s 2018 Winter Olympics. There were 102 gold medals up for grabs across 15 sports in Pyeongchang, with the likes of big air snowboarding, mixed-doubles curling, […]

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Thousands attend Nemtsov memorial march in Moscow

Thousands of people have marched in Moscow to remember Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in sight of the Kremlin in 2015. Three years on and weeks before Russia’s upcoming presidential election, protesters claimed his murder investigation was a cover-up and carried signs saying ‘Will not forget, will not forgive!’ Nemtsov, a […]

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DR Congo protests: Protester killed in Kinshasa demonstration

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protests against President Kabila in the capital Kinshasa were organised by Catholic clergy. Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have used live bullets to disperse a demonstration, killing one protester. The protests against President Joseph Kabila in the capital Kinshasa were organised by Catholic clergy. Fifteen people, three […]

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Jerusalem: Christianity’s ‘holiest site’ closed in protest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Visitors to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem found the doors shut Christian leaders in Jerusalem have taken the rare step of shutting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed property law. Church leaders have described the legislation […]

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Nokia reveals ‘unbendable’ 8 Sirocco and Matrix 8110

Image copyright Nokia Image caption As well as being made from steel and therefore sturdy, the new Nokia 8 Sirocco is also water and dust resistant An Android smartphone billed as being almost impossible to bend by hand has been added to Nokia’s line-up, alongside a simpler slider model that plays on nostalgia for the […]

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Avant-garde Mosque Angers Hard-Liners in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A newly built avant-garde mosque in the heart of Iran’s capital would have hard-liners shouting from the minarets — if there were any. The architects behind the Vali-e-Asr mosque dispensed with the traditionally rounded domes and towering minarets, opting instead for a modern design of undulating waves of gray stone and […]

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