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The US on Monday said it would resume refugee admissions from 11 ‘high-risk’ countries but with tougher scrutiny screening According to the authorities, applicants from 11 countries, unnamed but understood to include 10 Muslim-majority nations and North Korea, will face tougher “risk-based” assessments to be accepted. It is “important that we know who is entering” the […]

Air strikes in the rebel-held province of Syria’s Idlib have killed at least 33 people since Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and local White Helmets rescuers confirmed the attacks and said a local hospital was also hit. It said the majority of the victims were in Saraqib, a town on the main highway […]

More than 300 people have been detained in Turkey for social media posts criticising its military offensive in Syria. This comes a day after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused doctors who opposed the campaign of betrayal. Authorities warned that anyone who opposed or misrepresented the ground and air offensives would be prosecuted for spreading terrorist propaganda. Politicians, […]

Two British men have fallen “several hundred metres” to their deaths while skiing in the French Alps. According to reports, the men were on holiday in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and skiing off-piste when they fell on Sunday morning. A third British man, who was skiing with the pair, had raised the alarm. Mountain rescue services arrived at the […]

The British government’s flagship Brexit legislation is “constitutionally unacceptable” and will need to be substantially rewritten, an influential group of peers has said. The Lords Constitutional Committee has delivered its verdict on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill before the legislation is debated by the House of Lords for the first time on Tuesday. The peers said the […]

A heat map from fitness tracking company Strava Labs has revealed the movements of US soliders, in what appears to be a major security oversight. The app is potentially publishing information about military bases and supply routes in conflict zones, making these sites vulnerable to attacks.  According to media reports, the US military is looking […]


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