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Officials at the nonprofit Jewish Federation say the vandalism should be viewed in the current environment. The governor announced a crackdown on hate crimes Wednesday after a Jewish community center in New Rochelle had to be evacuated earlier this week following a bomb threat.
  • Al-Qaeda's deputy leader 'killed in Syria'

    Al-Qaeda's deputy leader 'killed in Syria'

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    The American government is investigating whether Al-Qaeda's number two has been killed in Syria, an official told AFP Tuesday, amid reports of a USA strike in or around Idlib. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported al-Masri's death, but there has been no official word released by Al Qaida. According to Hisham al-Hashimi, a Baghdad-based writer on Islamic groups, Masri's death will be a serious blow to al-Qaeda.
  • Over 10000 civilians flee as Iraqi forces push deeper into west Mosul

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    Iraqi forces launched a major push on February 19 to recapture the west of the city from Daesh, retaking the airport and then advancing north. Several hundred civilians fled through the desert on Tuesday to escape fighting against IS in the Mosul area, reaching an Iraqi position south of the embattled city.
  • French Historian Says He Was Detained By US Customs For 10 Hours

    French Historian Says He Was Detained By US Customs For 10 Hours

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    There were "questions about my father, my mother, my family situation, with the same questions asked dozens of times: who employs me, where I live et cetera", Rousso said in the Huffington Post . Rousso is an expert on post-World War I France and the Holocaust . He was almost deported, he said on Twitter. The travel ban has since been halted by a U.S.
  • Russian Federation and China veto Syria sanctions

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    Amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump's views on Russia, Haley's comments since assuming her post in late January suggest American frustration with the Kremlin's foreign policy has not abated within segments of the new administration.
  • 99-year-old woman locked up as part of her last wishes

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    Oh, and she's handcuffed. A police department in the Netherlands posted about arresting the 99-year-old woman named Annie. In the third and final picture, Annie's cuffs are coming off but that smile is plastered firmly on her face. She had told her family she always wanted to experience what it would be like to be jailed and so they put the freaky request to cops. Skydiving, travelling the world...
  • Helmand: Taliban kill policemen and confiscate weapons

    Helmand: Taliban kill policemen and confiscate weapons

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    The infiltrator fled with the Taliban. The Taliban militants, using firearms and grenades, seized police weapons and ammunition during the attack on Tuesday. The attacker managed to escape after the incident and later joined the ranks of the Afghan Taliban. According to the Long War Journal blog, at least 150 worldwide troops have been killed and 187 other wounded in such types of attacks since 2008.
  • Iran begins annual navy drill off Strait of Hormuz

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    The ranges of the missiles, both made in Iran, are not known. Since taking office last month, Trump has pledged to get tough with Iran, warning the Islamic Republic after its ballistic missile test on January 29 that it was playing with fire and all United States options were on the table.
  • Tom Perez appoints Keith Ellison as DNC Deputy Chairman

    Tom Perez appoints Keith Ellison as DNC Deputy Chairman

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    Newly elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is suggesting President Trump may have "rigged" the general election with the help of the Russians. But Perez, a favorite of others who had worked closely with former President Obama like former Vice-President Joe Biden and former Attorney General Eric Holder, was also able to gain late support from state parties like Florida, Kentucky and MS, the Star-Tribune said.
  • Saudi to appoint new envoy to Iraq

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    Both sides "discussed cooperation in various fields, including the fight against the Daesh gangs", it said, referring to the terrorist group Iraqi forces are now battling in the northern city of Mosul. Relations between the two countries have been tense recently since a Saudi ambassador Thamer al-Sabhan accused Iran Shia militias of an assassination plot and commented about Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs.
  • Civilians flee western Mosul as Iraqi troops continue to advance

    Civilians flee western Mosul as Iraqi troops continue to advance

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    Iraqi Government forces are pushing further into western Mosul, with military police routing ISIL fighters from two neighbourhoods. Losing Mosul would likely deal a crushing blow to the militants' dream of statehood, but they still control swathes of territory in Syria and patches of northern and western Iraq from where they could fight a guerrilla-style insurgency in Iraq.
  • MTN targeted as xenophobia surges in Nigeria and S Africa

    MTN targeted as xenophobia surges in Nigeria and S Africa

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    Many shops were shuttered in Marabastad, an area situated in the west of capital, where many foreign nationals have their stores, and roads were blocked as the marchers gathered. South African police officers detained a Nigerian during a face-off with a group of South Africans in the centre of Pretoria yesterday. "And in 2016 alone, about 20 were killed", this is unacceptable to the people and Government of Nigeria, Mrs Dabiri-Erewa said.