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These are the suicide cars and trucks that made the battle of Mosul so bloody

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

To carry out some of its bloodiest attacks, the Islamic State has weaponized everyday vehicles — from sedans to tractors — for use as precision-guided munitions. The militants deployed a steady stream of these suicide car bombs as the U.S.-led coalition began its campaign to push the militants out of Iraq and Syria. Earlier this month, soon […]

Charlie Gard’s parents curse, sob and storm out of courtroom over brain scan

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

For Charlie Gard's parents, the lawyer's words were both a necessary court report and an emotion-laden update on the status of their critically ill son. The hospital lawyer told the judge in Friday's pretrial hearing that there was an updated brain scan on the terminally ill baby, but that it made for “sad reading.” Charlie's […]

Philippines’ Duterte vows to not come to the U.S.: ‘I’ve seen America, and it’s lousy’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, previously praised and invited by President Trump to come to the White House, said he won't visit the United States during or after his term because the country is “lousy.” Duterte's remarks about one of the Philippines' oldest allies was in response to Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.), who recently said he would protest […]

The curious case of China’s ‘ban’ on Winnie the Pooh

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

It's not every day that Winnie the Pooh makes global headlines, but recently, amid a rush of serious news, the bear became the talk of the town. Last weekend, the Web went wild over reports that A.A. Milne's “bear of very little brain” had been blocked in China because of his resemblance to Chinese President Xi […]

Family of slain girl pleads with Trump after being denied visa to attend funeral

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

On the day Kenroy Smith learned that his young daughter had been killed more than 2,000 miles from his home in Kingston, Jamaica, he turned to Facebook to unleash his crushing grief. Why did they have to take her away from me Lord God help, he posted around noon July 13, shortly after police discovered the body of 11-year-old […]

North Korean travel ban marks return to Cold War-era restrictions on U.S. citizens abroad

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

U.S. citizens have long been able to visit North Korea as tourists, but that will soon change. On Friday, the Trump administration announced that it was planning to bar U.S. tourists from traveling to North Korea next month. The move coincides with increasing tension between the Trump administration and Pyongyang about North Korea's nuclear weapons program. […]

An adorable 5-year-old sets up a lemonade stand. Then she was fined $200.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

“I've done a bad thing.” That's what the 5-year-old daughter of Andre Spicer told her dad, in tears. Her crime? Selling lemonade for about $.66 at a stand she set up herself at the end of her block. She'd even hung brightly colored signs off the front of a small table, hoping to induce visitors to stop. It was […]

Justin Bieber gets himself banned from China for ‘bad behavior’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Justin Bieber is not always such a good guest. In 2014, he was asked to leave a Mexican archaeological site after reportedly pulling down his underwear and climbing on off-limits ruins. (This, after he was turned away for carrying beer.) Pilots on a private jet delivering Bieber and his dad to the Super Bowl allegedly had […]

It only took two years for a ‘robust’ European democracy to fall apart

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

In a vote which has been described as an assault on democracy by European officials, the Polish senate is expected to approve a rushed and controversial law on Friday which would retire all Supreme Court judges and allow the president to replace them with more favorable alternatives. Proposed by the ruling right-wing Law and Justice (Pis) party, the legislation […]

Iraq’s elite special forces struggle to regroup after bloody fight for Mosul

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

When the Iraqi government launched an online recruitment drive for its elite counterterrorism forces in May, a startling 300,000 men applied. Of those, 3,000 passed a preliminary screening. Only about 1,000 are expected to be accepted into the rigorous joint American-Iraqi training academy, an American military trainer said. Show More Summary

The death of Liu Xiaobo marks dark times for dissent in China

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. It has been a week since the death of Liu Xiaobo, the famed Chinese dissident who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Peace […]

Saudi prince arrested on King Salman’s order after video appears to show abusive behavior

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the arrest of a prince and his associates on Wednesday after videos emerged which appear to show the prince engaging in abusive behavior against citizens. In the footage which was published on YouTube, the young and low-level prince can be seen pointing a weapon toward one man and slapping another victim. Other […]

Dubai police install giant smiley face on station roof in bid to promote ‘happy vibes’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Dubai's police force has announced a new addition to their ranks: An enormous smiley face. Officers in the Middle Eastern megacity unveiled the emoji-like symbol on the glass dome at the top of Al Muraqqabat Police Station on Wednesday. The face will be visible from both inside and outside, a statement released by Dubai Police […]

How a video of a woman in a skirt became a global headache for Saudi Arabia

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Over the past few years, Saudi Arabia has spent millions of dollars trying to remake its image on the international stage. It has hired prominent U.S. lobbying and public-relations firms to push its message in Washington. To what end? The kingdom has an ambitious plan to dramatically reform its economy, for which it will need Western investors. […]

A bird’s-eye view of the ruins of Mosul

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. "They make a desert, and call it peace," concluded a bitter enemy of the Romans in a famous ancient speech. His repudiation of empire and […]

13,000 girls in Germany at risk of genital mutilation following refugee influx, report warns

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

After taking in more refugees than any other European nation over the last three years, German doctors and activists warn that inhumane traditions with foreign origins are on the rise. A German NGO, Terre des Femmes, said Tuesday that 13,000 underage girls living in Germany are at risk of being forced to undergo genital mutilation. The number […]

Bodies found in a melting Swiss glacier might have been buried since 1942

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Last week, a picturesque Swiss landscape was interrupted by a grisly sight. A worker stumbled across boots, bottles and clothing protruding from the ice — and, accompanying them, two bodies that police are estimating had been buried there for decades. The bodies were found Friday on the Tsanfleuron glacier in Switzerland at an altitude of about […]

The blockade of Qatar is failing

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. It's hard to imagine the leaders of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates thought it would go this way. Officials from their governments — as […]

A video of a woman in a skirt sparks outrage in Saudi Arabia

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

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Quebec City Muslims want a separate cemetery but are meeting resistance

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

OTTAWA — When a gunman killed six members of a Quebec City mosque in January, five of the victims, all of them immigrants to Canada, were sent to their countries of origin for burial. Only one was buried in Canada, at a Muslim-run cemetery near Montreal, three hours away. That’s because Quebec City’s growing Muslim […]

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