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New ISIS leader revealed months after Baghdadi perished in a US military raid in Syria

The new leader of the Islamic State has been confirmed as Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi. He reportedly took over from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after the terrorist leader killed himself in October. The extremist cleric blew himself up by detonating a suicide belt after running into a dead-end and dragging two of his children …

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China confirms spread of coronavirus, surge in new infections

An outbreak of a new coronavirus in China has spread to more cities, Chinese authorities said on Monday, as the number of patients tripled and a third person died, stoking concerns about the containment of the virus. The number of people known to have been infected with the coronavirus on Monday jumped to over 200 from 62, …

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Pentagon now says 11 US troops were hurt in Iran missile strike

Days after President Donald Trump and the US military denied claims of casualties after an Iranian missile attack on Iraqi air base on January 8 in retaliation over the killing of the commander of its Revolutionary Guard Qasem Soleimani, the US Central Command has admitted that it treated 11 of its troops for symptoms of concussion.   It was reported that over 1,500 …

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Same-sex marriage has now officially become legal in Northern Ireland

Same-sex marriage is now legally recognised in Northern Ireland. From Monday 13 January, same-sex couples will be able to register to marry in the country, and those who are already married will have their union recognised by law. This brings Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK. Same-sex marriages have been legal in England, Scotland …

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The Queen Releases Statement About “The Future of My Grandson and His Family”

On Monday, the much-anticipated Sandringham Summit between the royal households—Prince Charles, the Queen, Prince Harry, and Prince William, with Meghan calling in from Vancouver Island—took place, and according to the Queen, the conversation was “constructive.” The Queen says she supports Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle’s ‘desire to create a new life as a …

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Australian Prime Minister admits mistakes in bushfire crisis amid mounting criticism

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed regret over his handling of the bushfire crisis ravaging the country. Amid increased criticism, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his response to the country’s bushfire crisis could have been “much better.” The Australian leader also hinted that a change in climate policy is in the cards. In an …

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2 U.S. Troops Killed By Taliban Bomb In Southern Afghanistan

Two U.S. service members were killed and two others injured when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan Saturday, the U.S. military said in a statement.   The troops died after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province. The service members were conducting operations as part of NATO’s …

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Sultan Qaboos of Oman, Arab world’s longest-serving ruler, dies aged 79

The longest-serving monarch of the Arab world, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, died Friday at the age of 79, ceding the country to his cousin and former culture minister Haitham bin Tariq al-Said. The latter was sworn in as sultan Saturday, assuming the reins of state in a ceremony attended by high-ranking military and government officials. …

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Iran admits unintentionally shooting down Ukrainian airliner

Iran on Saturday said its military “unintentionally” fired a missile at a Ukrainian passenger plane because of “human error.” The Ukraine International Airlines airliner had flown close to a sensitive military site when it was brought down, reported Iranian state TV, citing a statement from Iran’s armed forces. Iranian authorities had initially denied shooting down the …

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Woman posed as teenage boy to sexually assault up to 50 girls after grooming them online

21-year-old Gemma Watts is currently facing jail time after posing as a boy to sexually assault up to 50 girls as young as 14 after grooming them online. The lesbian who pleaded guilty to seven charges relating to four victims aged 14 and 15 in November 2019, created an online profile as 16-year-old Jake Waton. Her Snapchat and Instagram …

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