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North Korean Cheerleaders Are Lured Into Sex Slavery

Sunday  19:53,   25 february 2018

"They go to the central Politburo party’s events, and have to sleep with people there, even if they don’t want to.” Related: Science Behind Olympic Curling Confuses Viewers And Physicists AlikeFormer cheerleader Han Seo-hee, who left the[...]

Nigeria says 110 girls unaccounted for after Boko Haram attack

Sunday  19:52,   25 february 2018

One hundred and ten girls remain unaccounted for following an attack on a school in the town of Dapchi in the northeastern Nigerian state of Yobe by suspected members of Boko Haram, the country's information ministry said on Sunday. Load[...]

Church leaders shut Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre in land, tax protest

Sunday  17:00,   25 february 2018

<p>Church leaders in Jerusalem shut the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in protest at a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed land expropriation law which they called an unprecedented attack on Christians in the Holy Land.</p>Roman[...]

Air strikes in Syria after ceasefire deal

Sunday  16:31,   25 february 2018
BBC News

Government forces bomb a rebel-held enclave near Damascus, hours after the UN called for a truce.Hundreds of people have been killed in a week of bombardment of the Eastern Ghouta enclave near the[...]

Iraq condemns 15 Turkish women to death for belonging to IS

Sunday  16:31,   25 february 2018

An Iraqi criminal court on Sunday sentenced to death 15 Turkish women after finding them guilty of belonging to the Islamic State group, a judicial official said. Another Turkish woman accused of membership of the jihadist group was given a life[...]

North Korea willing to talk to US, South Korea says

Sunday  14:41,   25 february 2018

North Korea is willing to hold talks with the United States, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said in a statement Sunday. The South Korean leader said he'd met with the North Korean delegation that's in Pyeongchang for the closing ceremony of the[...]

Pope calls for immediate halt to Syria violence

Sunday  14:40,   25 february 2018

Pope Francis on Sunday called for an immediate end to violence in Syria to allow aid deliveries, especially in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta which has been hit by regime bombardment. "This February has been one of the most violent (periods) in [...]

Cambodia votes in Senate election, PM's party expected to win

Sunday  11:55,   25 february 2018

<p>Voting got under way in Cambodia on Sunday in a Senate election that the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen was expected to sweep following a crackdown on opposition.</p>The vote, to elect 58 members of the 62-strong Senate, will see[...]

North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, says blockade would be act of war

Sunday  11:31,   25 february 2018

North Korea on Sunday condemned the latest round of sanctions imposed by the United States, accusing it of trying to undermine an improvement in inter-Korean relations during the Winter Olympics, state media said in a statement. "The two Koreas have [...]

Regime strikes in Syria enclave despite ceasefire call: monitor

Sunday  11:20,   25 february 2018

Syria's regime carried out new air strikes Sunday on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, a monitor said, despite a UN Security Council demand for a ceasefire "without delay".The strikes on Sunday morning included two on the outskirts[...]

North Koreans arrive for Pyeongchang Games ceremony

Sunday  10:05,   25 february 2018

A high-level North Korean delegation has arrived in South Korea for the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Games and scheduled talks with South Korean officials. Led by Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the Party Central Committee, the[...]

6 months after attacks began, Rohingya see no end in sight

Sunday  09:51,   25 february 2018
Associated Press

Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The nightmares are relentless. But six months after their horrors began, the Rohingya Muslims who fled army [...]

Police, yelling, power turned off: Confrontation over Trump’s Panama hotel escalates

Sunday  05:06,   25 february 2018

The majority owner continues effort to rebrand Trump International Hotel Panama, replace the Trump Organization as manager.This attempt at a takeover by Orestes Fintiklis — a Cypriot businessman based in Miami — marked a sharp escalation in[...]

Raised by ISIS, Returned to Chechnya: ‘These Children Saw Terrible Things’

Sunday  02:15,   25 february 2018
The New York Times

Russia is at the forefront of repatriating women and children from the collapsing Islamic State: “What should we do, leave them there so somebody will recruit them?” asks a Russian Senator.GROZNY, Russia — Every day, Belant Zulgayeva gets a knot in[...]

Russian spies hacked the Olympics and tried to make it look like North Korea did it, U.S. officials say

Sunday  02:15,   25 february 2018

The Opening Ceremonies were disrupted. Some are concerned the Closing Ceremonies might be targeted, too.They did so while trying to make it appear as though the intrusion was conducted by North Korea, what is known as a “false-flag” operation, said[...]