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ISIS threats goes global

  Based on some valid data obtained from different sources, a number of ISIS commanders with Syrian and foreign nationalities have left ar-Raqqah and Deir ez-Zor for Turkey over the ...

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The Syrian Kurds: Israel’s forgotten ally

The Syrian Kurds: Israel’s forgotten ally

[ad_1] Relations between the Syrian Kurds and Israel have changed dramatically over the past eighteen years. In 1999, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the most influential party among the Kurds ...

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The Shape of Water review – Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy has monster-sized heart | Film

[ad_1] Guillermo del Toro’s new film is a ravishing 60s-set romance, sweet, sad and sexy. It’s about two lonely hearts who like to meet up during lunch break at work, ...

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Loners, preachers, sex workers and sinners: how Alec Soth captured the real America | Art and design

[ad_1] In 1999, Alec Soth set out on the first of a series of road trips along the Mississippi, travelling from his hometown of Minneapolis, which lies close to its ...

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Hong Kong activist says he was ‘stapled’ over Lionel Messi photo

Hong Kong, activist, 'stapled', Lionel Messi, photo

A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist says he was beaten and had his legs stapled by Chinese agents because he was planning to send a signed photo of Lionel Messi to ...

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Blue shark captured following Mallorca beach panic

Blue shark, captured, Mallorca, beach, panic

A blue shark whose presence in shallow waters off the coast of Mallorca caused panic over the weekend and led to the evacuation of beaches on the Balearic island, has ...

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Paolo Maldini courts new love to join grand band of sport switchers

Paolo Maldini, courts, new love, grand band, sport, switchers

It was the kind of story that made one do a double take. The Paolo Maldini? The retired footballer? The five-times European champion, former Italy captain and devilishly handsome H&M ...

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‘Life is like a ball of wool’: how Iranian poetry brought me closer to my father

A couple of years ago I decided to collaborate with a poet on a piece of music I’d written – three melancholy minutes of me on piano, my friend Nick ...

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Fears grow for reciprocal rights of EU citizens and Britons abroad

Fears, reciprocal, rights, EU, citizens and Britons abroad

Theresa May’s promised “generous offer” on EU citizens’ rights at the start of the Brexit talks this week will fall short of protection of the status quo, meaning a difficult ...

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Abandoned and abused: the forgotten Syrian refugee children on a Greek detention island

Syrian, refugee, children, Greek, detention, island

Rasha went missing late afternoon last Saturday. Her peers describe hanging out as normal with the 20-year-old Syrian in the Greek refugee detention camp. Then she vanished. Last Tuesday her ...

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