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Marine Le Pen, French extreme right-wing leader, accused ISIS photos

PARIS – French prosecutors filed charges against right-wing leader Marine Le Pen on Thursday for sending brutal images of Islamic State violence in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) face of Europe's anti-immigrant populism. The prosecutor in the suburb of Nanterre, Paris, said that the charges were issued on Thursday for "disseminating violent images". If the case finally comes to court and …

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What is Holi, the Riotous Hindu Spring Festival of Color?

Streets on the Indian subcontinent became playgrounds on Thursday as the revelers pelted themselves with colored powder and water to celebrate Holi, also known as the Hindu festival of colors. A student is devoured by a student cloud of colored powder during Holi celebrations in Bhopal, India. AFP Holi is perhaps the least religious Hindu festival, but it's definitely the …

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While gun violence in the US is hotly debated, the Australians are firing 57,000 firearms and Norway is ready for a broad ban

Confiscated firearms were issued in October in Brisbane, Australia. (Darren England / EPA-EFE / Shutterstock) As more US companies demonstrated support for stricter gun laws this week, two foreign governments announced Wednesday that they have made significant progress in restricting access to firearms achieved. [19659003] In Australia, the authorities said that between July and September of last year, citizens gave …

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The "CNN effect" dies in Syria

In the 1990s, a notion emerged of the role that vivid coverage of humanitarian crises played by 24-hour news channels in US government decisions to use military force. During this time, America intervened in conflicts it would otherwise have ignored, from Iraq and Somalia to Bosnia and Kosovo. Scientific research has never proven a clear "CNN effect" – certainly not …

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Murder attempt on the queen: Teen attempted to kill Queen Elisabeth II in 1981

British Queen Elizabeth II (Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA-EFE) In October 1981, Queen Elizabeth traveled to New Zealand. Her week-long tour included a visit to a Science Fair in Dunedin. On her way she stepped out of her motorcade to greet spectators. That's when 17-year-old Christopher Jones Lewis decided to act, saying recently published records. According to the records: The troubled …

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NYT: Trump's nomination for the Nobel Prize is apparently a fake, the official says

Olav Njolstad, secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarding the prize, told the Times that the committee had uncovered the fake nominations and raised the issue with the Oslo police. The same person is responsible for both fake nominations and has claimed to be someone qualified to make the nomination, Njolstad told the Washington Post. "We receive many invalid nominations …

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Syria War: First civilians leave the besieged East Ghouta

Copyright EPA [19659004] Caption The Syrian Arab Red Crescent said the couple had been "taken to the Pakistani embassy" For the first time since the beginning of the daily "humanitarian breaks" on Tuesday civilians were evacuated from the besieged eastern Ghouta area in Syria. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent confirmed that it helped an elderly Pakistani (19659007) The government and …

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Journalist Murder in Slovakia: Italians arrested in history called

image copyright AFP Caption The police raided several places in eastern Slovakia by Slovak police say they arrested several Italian men who were mentioned in an explosive investigation by a journalist shot dead last week. Among them was a businessman who, according to Jan Kuciak, had ties to the mafia and had contacts with Prime Minister Robert Fico, reports reports. …

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