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  • ISIS Yazidi sex slaves subjected to traumatic 'virginity tests' after escaping

    Yazidi women and girls who manage to escape ISIS after being captured as sex slaves have been undergoing traumatic “virginity tests” to prove they were abused. Human Rights Watch interviewed victims who survived organised rape, captivity and forced marriage only to be subjected to the “abusive” examinations after believing they had reached safety in Iraqi

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  • Cross-border sting nets arrest of Sinaloa Cartel members

    TUCSON, Arizona: The highly secretive, daylong law enforcement operation around the Arizona border with Mexico resulted in the arrest of two dozen alleged high-level Sinaloa Cartel members, according to a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman. The sting known as Mexican Operation Diablo Express took place all of Friday as numerous law enforcement agencies converged

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  • US is the new Switzerland

    Moving money out of the usual offshore secrecy havens and into the US is a brisk new business Last September, at a law firm in San Francisco, Andrew Penney, a managing director at Rothschild & Co gave a talk on how the world’s wealthy elite can avoid paying taxes. His message was clear: You can

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  • Sharif admits Pathankot hit talks, pledges to uproot terror

    NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: The growing silence over the foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan is directly related to lack of visible action by Pakistan against the Jaish-e-Muhammed terror group, which was responsible for the attack on the Pathankot airbase on January 2. On Saturday, Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif said talks with India were going in

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  • Saudi-led air strikes kill over 32 in Yemeni capital

    SANAA: Air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen’s Shiite rebels killed over 32 people overnight, including at least eight civilians in the capital, Sanaa, officials said on Saturday. The air strikes appeared to target a rebel camp and factories producing food and plastic in northern and western Sanaa, the security and medical officials said.

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  • Turkey says another Russian jet violated its airspace

    ANKARA: Turkey said on Saturday that a Russian warplane has again violated its airspace despite several warnings — two months after Turkey’s military shot down a Russian jet for crossing over its territory. The past incident seriously strained the previously close ties between the two countries, damaging a strong economic partnership.A foreign ministry statement on

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  • America and its politics in flux as 2016 voting begins

    DES MOINES (Iowa): First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington’s ways after the 2010 conservative tea party wave. But for some Americans, the change and disruption have come too slowly, or failed altogether. On the eve of the first voting contest in

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  • Airstrikes kill over 32 in Yemeni capital

    SANAA: Air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen’s Shiite rebels killed over 32 people overnight, including at least eight civilians in the capital, Sanaa, officials said on Saturday. The air strikes appeared to target a rebel camp and factories producing food and plastic in northern and western Sanaa, the security and medical officials said.

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