UN chief cool on EU smuggler boat destruction plan
Full Article Philadelphia Daily News
27 May 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed doubts about European plans to destroy migrant smuggler boats and says the focus should be on saving lives at sea. Ban told reporters in Brussels on Wednesday that "the priority should be given to life saving and strengthening search and rescue." More than 80,000 people have crossed...

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Migrants and asylum seekers gather amidst tents and shelters at a makeshift camp in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
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updated 03 Dec 2014; published 03 Dec 2014
David Harris - Islamic terrorists plan Christmas terror attacks in Europe
updated 12 May 2015; published 12 May 2015
EU seeks UN support for military action against migrant smugglers
updated 16 May 2015; published 16 May 2015
Libya Denies Smuggled Bangladeshis
updated 12 May 2015; published 12 May 2015
EU seeks UN support to tackle migrant smuggling
updated 18 May 2015; published 18 May 2015
EU approves naval mission against people smugglers: Mogherini
updated 20 May 2015; published 20 May 2015
EU migrant quota plans hit rough water
Iraq's push to take back Ramadi from ISIS greeted by fanfare and questions
Full Article CNN
27 May 2015

(CNN)A sandstorm and much fanfare accompanied the start of Iraq's big push to wrest the key province of Anbar from the hands of ISIS. But the major operation has also been met with questions about how effective it will be and what consequences it might have. After the heavy blow of losing the strategic city of Ramadi, doubts remain about the...

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Iraq's push to take back Ramadi from ISIS greeted by fanfare and questions
photo: AP / Zana Ahmed

updated 17 May 2015; published 17 May 2015
Iraqi Officials Say Ramadi Has Fallen to ISIS
updated 21 May 2015; published 21 May 2015
Iraq Security Forces Fighting ISIS In Falluja, Ramadi, Anbar Province
updated 19 May 2015; published 19 May 2015
Battle of Ramadi 2015 - Iraq War : ISIS Takes Control - Map Update
updated 22 Jun 2014; published 22 Jun 2014
Iraq: Military clash with ISIS in Ramadi
updated 18 May 2015; published 18 May 2015
Iraqi forces flee as ISIS gains control of Ramadi, US official says
updated 18 May 2015; published 18 May 2015
Hundreds killed as ISIS seizes control in Ramadi Iraq
Hamas accused of torturing and killing Palestinians in 'spine-chilling and brutal campaign', says Amnesty
Full Article The Independent
27 May 2015

Hamas has been accused of “spine-chilling actions” including abducting, killing and torturing its own people in Gaza by Amnesty International. In a report entitled ‘Strangling Necks': Abduction, torture and summary killings of Palestinians by Hamas forces during the 2014 Gaza/Israel conflict, released today, the human rights group details more than...

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A Palestinian member of Hamas's armed wing on patrol during an anti-Israel rally in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on November 13, 2014.
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
Palestinians 'killed, tortured by Hamas' says Amnesty International - BBC News
updated 25 Jul 2014; published 25 Jul 2014
Hannity, pro-Palestinian guest have heated exchange over Hamas
updated 24 Jul 2014; published 24 Jul 2014
'Why Did Palestinians Elect Hamas?' Megyn Kelly Takes on Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Spokesperson
updated 10 Jul 2012; published 10 Jul 2012
Crime & Punishment in the Gaza Strip
updated 22 Jul 2014; published 22 Jul 2014
Israeli PM: We Kill Palestinians Because Hamas Wants 'Telegenically Dead'
updated 23 Apr 2014; published 23 Apr 2014
2014 June Breaking News USA backed Iranian terrorist group Hamas Palestinian government
Senior FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges
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updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
SEVERAL Senior FIFA officials indicted/arrested on corruption charges (footage)
updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
Hotel staff use sheets to hide FIFA officials | Arrested FIFA officials face extradition to U.S
updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
Swiss authorities arrest FIFA executives over corruption allegations 스위스에서 FIF
updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
FIFA Corruption Probe -- Six Senior Officials Arrested in Zurich -- 2018 and 2022 World Cups
updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
Video: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges! May 27, 2015 by Archie Goodwin
updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
FIFA Officials Held On $100m Corruption Charges
Afghan Taliban gunmen killed after attack on Kabul guesthouse
Full Article Dawn
27 May 2015

KABUL: Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials said. No casualties other than the attackers were reported, Afghanistan's deputy interior...

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An Afghan security officer takes a position at a house near an ongoing attack on a guesthouse in Kabul Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
photo: AP / Allauddin Khan

updated 14 May 2015; published 14 May 2015
At least nine killed in Afghan Taliban attack on Kabul guest house
updated 17 Apr 2014; published 17 Apr 2014
Afghan girl killed in Taliban attack on foreign guesthouse in Kabul :: Lucy Kafanov reports
updated 29 Mar 2014; published 29 Mar 2014
Foreigners escape Taliban attack on US aid guesthouse in Kabul; Afghan child killed
updated 28 Mar 2014; published 28 Mar 2014
Taliban attack foreign guest house in Kabul, one child killed
updated 28 Mar 2014; published 28 Mar 2014
Afghan child killed in Taliban attack on Kabul guest house
updated 14 May 2015; published 14 May 2015
At least nine killed in Afghan Taliban attack on Kabul guest house

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BBC News
Nick Bryant New York correspondent 27 May 2015 From the section US & Canada comments Jeb Bush has struggled to articulate what he would have done over Iraq On both sides of the...
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Belfast Telegraph
A leading international watchdog has accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of...
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The Independent
What an old softee he was, compared to the throat-cutting killers of the “Islamic State”. The black-bannered executioners are back at work in Ramadi and Palmyra and yet, back from...

President George W. Bush attaches the Presidential Medal of Freedom on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
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Associated Press JERUSALEM — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down from his post as the international community's Mideast envoy, officials said, ending a term that began with great promise but which struggled to...
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South Korea's presidential candidate Park Geun-hye of the ruling Saenuri Party waves to her supporters upon her arrival to cast her ballot for the presidential election at a polling station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.
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SEOUL, South Korea -- The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Wednesday on the need to increase pressure on North Korea and urged the country to engage in serious negotiations on its expanding nuclear weapons...
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British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a press conference at the end of the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
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London: UK plans tougher immigartion polices under a referendum for the EU membership by the end of 2017 and more autonomy for Scotland. In a speech to mark the official reopening of Parliament after the May 7 general election, Queen Elizabeth...
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Visitors cool off in a pond at the Nishat Mughal Garden, which overlooks Dal Lake, in Srinagar on July 04, 2012. Holidaymakers continue to flock to the scenic Kashmir valley, a destination favoured by Indian tourists to escape the scorching heat of the Indian plains, as summer vacations in Delhi and other parts of India were extended between one to two weeks.
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New Delhi: The intense heatwave sweeping through many parts of the country has claimed 1242 lives over the last few days, with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana bearing the brunt as these two states account for most of the deaths. As per the latest...
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Palestinians inspect the scene of an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern of Gaza Strip on March 14, 2014. A small armed faction in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel on Thursday, drawing retaliatory air strikes and pushing cross-border violence into a third day despite a truce called by the more powerful Palestinian group the Islamic Jihad. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN
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Tel Aviv/Gaza, May 27: Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon on Wednesday warned the Islamic Hamas movement to refrain from any attempt to fire rockets at Israel, after a Tuesday night rocket attack in the south even as Hamas held Tel Aviv...
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Belgian airports were at a standstill Wednesday after an electrical failure at air traffic control in Brussels caused Belgium-bound flights to be diverted, with departures delayed and flights cancelled. Chaos at Brussels international airport was...
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Dansh Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt pays respects Sunday Feb. 15, 2015, at the Copenhagen Synagogue for the victims for the Saturday night’s shootings in Copenhagen. Danish police shot and killed a man early Sunday suspected of carrying out shooting attacks at a free speech event and then at a Copenhagen synagogue, killing two men, including a member of Denmark's Jewish community. Five police officers were also wounded in the attacks.
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Social Democratic Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Wednesday announced that parliamentary elections will be held on June 18. She said the minority government, whose term ends in September,...
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