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Month: March 2016

ISIS Leader Is My Ex-Husband, Woman Says, but Doubts Remain

Photo In an image taken from a video on a militant website, the Islamic State’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, addressed followers in Mosul, Iraq, in 2014. Credit via Reuters A woman who said she was the ex-wife of the leader of the Islamic State spoke to a Swedish newspaper about their marriage in an interview […]

Labradorians want official status for their flag

The Labrador flag has long been a point of pride for many people in the Big Land, and some locals say it deserves more respect. At a small gathering to raise the flag in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Thursday, the town’s deputy mayor and other residents said it was time the provincial government officially recognize the Labrador flag. “As we know […]

Climate predicts bird populations

Image copyright Harvey van Diek Image caption Bee-eaters seem to be benefitting from climate change, increasing their population in Europe in recent years Populations of the most common bird species in Europe and the US are being altered by climate change, according to an international study. For the first time researchers showed climate to be […]

A Syrian Refugee’s Message to the European Union

IDOMENI, Greece — WHEN we first got here we had money to buy a little food. Now it’s gone. We stand in line for hours for a sandwich. My husband told a journalist recently: “People are fed up. Maybe tomorrow they will break down the gate and flood across the border.” The journalist said, “How […]

Turkish president vows to send laywers after those who insult him

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned on Thursday that he will continue to sue critics who insult him in Turkey, where journalists and other critics of the president have been imprisoned. He issued the admonition in Washington, a day before a hearing in Istanbul resumes in the trial of two high-profile Turkish journalists. “I would [thank] each […]

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