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Trump and the nuclear codes

On 20 January, inauguration day in the United States, a nameless, unknown military aide will be seen accompanying President Barack Obama to the handover ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington. …

BBC - Jan 18 09:44 GMT - more ...

As Trump Era Arrives, a Sense of Uncertainty Grips the World

The Germans are angry. The Chinese are downright furious. Leaders of NATO are nervous, while their counterparts at the European Union are alarmed. …

New York Times - Jan 17 11:42 GMT - more ...

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Calais 'Jungle' cleared of migrants, French prefect says

    France says that it has completed an operation to move thousands of migrants out of the "Jungle" camp in Calais. Fabienne Buccio, the prefect of Pas-de-Calais, said it was "mission accomplished" for the operation, which began on Monday.

    BBC - Oct 26 14:01 GMT - more ...

  • The rise of Sikh fundamentalism in Britain

    If you want to see Sikh fundamentalism in action, look not towards the villages of Punjab but the streets of Britain. On September 11, dozens of men occupied a gurdwara in the British town of Leamington Spa, leading to people being intimidated and locked out. Armed police soon surrounded the temple and later arrested 55 people. …

    Hindustan Times - Sep 17 09:54 GMT - more ...

  • How Snowden escaped

    The tall, lanky American dressed in all black looked familiar. But Ajith, a 44-year-old Sri Lankan refugee seeking asylum in Hong Kong figured the nervous-looking man with the red-rimmed eyes fidgeting in the darkness outside the United Nations building in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon was a U.S. army dodger. …

    National Post - Sep 07 09:57 GMT - more ...

  • Qandeel Baloch: Pakistan social media celebrity 'killed by brother'

    Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed by her brother in an apparent 'honour killing' in the province of Punjab, police say. …

    BBC - Jul 16 23:19 GMT - more ...

  • Trump says U.S. should consider racial profiling

    Republican Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States should consider more racial profiling in law enforcement, after urging harsher policies following last week’s mass shooting in Orlando. …

    Globe and Mail - Jun 20 04:06 GMT - more ...

  • Barack Obama: 'Change going to happen' in Cuba

    US President Barack Obama says "change is going to happen" in Cuba in comments broadcast shortly ahead of rare talks on Monday in Havana with counterpart Raul Castro. …

    Al Jazeera - Mar 21 09:46 GMT - more ...

  • The head scarf, modern Turkey, and me.

    In 1924, a year after founding the Turkish Republic on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the country’s new leader, abolished the Ottoman Caliphate, which had been the last remaining Sunni Islamic Caliphate since 1517. Having introduced a secular constitution and a Western-style civil and criminal legal code, Atatürk shut down the dervish…

    New Yorker - Feb 14 17:56 GMT - more ...

  • Somali plane lands in Mogadishu with hole in its side

    A passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Somalia's capital with a gaping hole in its fuselage. The hole in the plane's side appeared shortly after take-off from Mogadishu at 10,000ft (3,048m), a colleague of one of the passengers told the BBC. It is not clear what caused the damage. Officials say two passengers were hurt.

    BBC - Feb 02 18:01 GMT - more ...

  • Sweden 'to expel up to 80,000 failed asylum-seekers'

    Sweden expects to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, its interior minister was quoted as saying. …

    BBC - Jan 27 22:36 GMT - more ...

  • On Perilous Migrant Trail, Women Often Become Prey to Sexual Abuse

    One Syrian woman who joined the stream of migrants to Germany was forced to pay down her husband’s debt to smugglers by making herself available for sex along the way. Another was beaten unconscious by a Hungarian prison guard after refusing his advances. …

    New York Times - Jan 07 18:09 GMT - more ...

  • Iran-Saudi crisis 'most dangerous for decades'

    Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran are at their worst for nearly 30 years. …

    BBC - Jan 04 12:26 GMT - more ...

  • India PM Modi in surprise Pakistan visit

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after landing in the Pakistani city of Lahore on a surprise visit. …

    BBC - Dec 25 09:49 GMT - more ...

  • China pollution: Beijing issues first red smog alert

    Schools in Beijing are to close and outdoor construction to stop after the Chinese capital issued its first "red alert" over smog levels. …

    BBC - Dec 07 09:58 GMT - more ...

  • Why the New York Times’ gun control op-ed can (and should) matter

    There is a way of thinking — one that tends to comfort the comfortable and leave the afflicted in extended misery. …

    Washington Post - Dec 06 16:38 GMT - more ...

  • Video of Paris attacks shows victims diving for cover from ISIS jihadist

    Terrifying video footage of a sustained attack on a restaurant during the Paris Massacre can be revealed by the Daily Mail today. …

    Daily Mail - Nov 19 20:41 GMT - more ...

  • What happened at the Bataclan?

    A black Volkswagen Polo pulled up outside the Bataclan concert hall at 21:40 (20:40 GMT) on Friday, and three heavily armed gunmen got out. Less than three hours later they were dead, having killed 89 people at the venue and critically injured 99 others. What happened in between? …

    BBC - Nov 16 12:24 GMT - more ...

  • U.S. 'reasonably certain' drone strike killed ISIS mouthpiece 'Jihadi John'

    He hid his face, but "Jihadi John" was the English-speaking voice of ISIS. His twisted, videotaped taunts and acts of terrible cruelty -- beheading hostages who had gone to the Middle East to help others and report stories to the world -- symbolized the Islamist militant group's depravity and ruthlessness. …

    CNN - Nov 13 12:41 GMT - more ...

  • South China Sea: US defence chief Ash Carter wades into row

    US defence secretary Ash Carter has visited an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea's contested waters, in what is seen as a signal to China. …

    BBC - Nov 05 12:22 GMT - more ...

  • China says U.S. naval destroyer sailing close to Chinese-built island damages peace and stability

    China denounced what it called an illegal, dangerous and provocative act by the United States Tuesday, after a U.S. warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea. …

    Washington Post - Oct 27 10:57 GMT - more ...

  • Russia's different reality

    In a bit of woodland on the outskirts of Moscow, several dozen students are running around in combat fatigues, shooting one another with soft air-gun pellets. …

    BBC - Oct 25 23:21 GMT - more ...

  • The lost streets of Chicago

    WARNING: CONTAINS VERY STRONG LANGUAGE Killings in Chicago have hit a 20-year high as the grim toll for homicides passes 500. The BBC's Ian Pannell and Darren Conway explore a world where gangs and guns rule.

    BBC - Sep 07 11:25 GMT - more ...

  • US election: Melania Trump 'plagiarised' Michelle Obama

    Donald Trump's wife, Melania, took centre stage on the first day of the Republican National Convention but faced accusations that a portion of her speech plagiarised Michelle Obama. …

    BBC - Jul 19 09:37 GMT - more ...

  • Six ways Brexit could hit Americans

    The United Kingdom's historic decision to become the first sovereign country to vote to leave the European Union has reverberated across the world. Though it's unclear what a British divorce from Europe may look like, the decision may have caused unintended consequences for many Americans. Here's a look at six ways the Brexit may affect the US.

    BBC - Jun 26 13:02 GMT - more ...

  • India: Walking the Line Between China and the United States?

    Earlier this month, when Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter agreed in principle to sign a logistics support agreement (LSA) intended to enhance military ties, many in India wondered if the pact would push the country into an unnecessarily tight embrace with the United States. More importantly, they worried that an…

    The Diplomat - Apr 28 22:46 GMT - more ...

  • Inside the Republican Party’s Desperate Mission to Stop Donald Trump

    The scenario Karl Rove outlined was bleak. …

    New York Times - Feb 28 09:22 GMT - more ...

  • Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence in Australia

    "A national disgrace" is how Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull describes the domestic violence epidemic racking the country. …

    Al Jazeera - Feb 07 17:35 GMT - more ...

  • Shan villagers feel force of Burmese army anger

    The journey from Lashio to the rebel village of Wan Hai in eastern Myanmar takes about five hours. The area is off-limits to foreigners so our driver had taped darkened plastic over the windows and we hoped for the best. …

    BBC - Jan 31 08:06 GMT - more ...

  • Germany’s brutal immigrant awakening

    The mass assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, in the shadow of Germany’s most historic and beautiful cathedral, are destined to become a defining moment in the immigration debate that is tearing Europe apart. After Cologne, the ugly truth can no longer be ignored. The assailants, described by a senior German official, Ralf Jaeger, as being mainly Arab and North…

    Globe and Mail - Jan 12 10:19 GMT - more ...

  • How Do Sunni and Shia Islam Differ?

    Saudi Arabia’s execution of the Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr could escalate tensions in the Muslim world even further. In the Shiite theocracy Iran, the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia, which is ruled by a Sunni monarchy, would face “divine vengeance” for the killing of the outspoken cleric, which was part of a mass…

    New York Times - Jan 04 16:33 GMT - more ...

  • Fireworks light up the sky in Toronto and around the world

    Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore,Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and others celebrate the new year 2016.

    Globe and Mail - Jan 01 13:13 GMT - more ...

  • Flying close to Beijing's new South China Sea islands

    Last year the BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes travelled across the South China Sea in a fishing boat and became the first journalist to observe close-up how China is constructing new islands on coral reefs. A few days ago he returned to the area in a small aircraft - provoking a furious and threatening response from the Chinese Navy. …

    BBC - Dec 15 10:29 GMT - more ...

  • The Jungle: Migrant camp’s growth a symptom of refugee crisis

    Cold November rains have flooded the muddy encampment and left everyone in a dour mood. …

    Toronto Star - Dec 07 09:12 GMT - more ...

  • Hunting tigers and flies: China's media crackdown

    It has been three years since China's President Xi Jinping launched an aggressive anti-graft campaign, vowing to crack down on what his government called 'tigers and flies'. …

    Al Jazeera - Dec 06 16:06 GMT - more ...

  • Paris attacks: Why is 1939 invoked in Syrian refugee debate?

    The recent controversy over resettling Syrian refugees on US soil has some critics drawing comparisons to the plight of Jews fleeing the Nazi Holocaust during World War 2. …

    BBC - Nov 17 18:18 GMT - more ...

  • Why is the world mourning Paris but not Beirut, both sites of deadly bombings?

    Ali Awad, 14, was chopping vegetables when the first bomb struck. Adel Tormous, who would die tackling the second bomber, was sitting at a nearby coffee stand. Khodr Alaa Deen, a registered nurse, was on his way to work his night shift at the teaching hospital of the American University at Beirut, in Lebanon. …

    Toronto Star - Nov 16 12:04 GMT - more ...

  • Myanmar votes in first open election in 25 years

    Polls have closed in Myanmar's general election - the first openly contested national election in 25 years after decades of military rule. …

    BBC - Nov 08 09:42 GMT - more ...

  • China to end one-child policy

    China has decided to end its decades-long one-child policy, Xinhua news agency reports. …

    BBC - Oct 29 09:40 GMT - more ...

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