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At Least 20 People Killed After Cartel Shootout Near Southern Border

At least 20 people were killed after cartel gunmen stormed a Mexican border town and attacked government buildings. Mexican security forces chased them down the following day via helicopters. It’s not clear why the gunmen, apparently belonging to the Northeast Cartel, attacked the town of Villa Unión, which is less than 50 miles away from the Texas border.  The massacre ...

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Mexican President Rejects Prospect Of US Military Intervention Against Drug Cartels

While President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said his government is open to “cooperation” with the U.S., he roundly rejected the idea of U.S. military intervention to fight drug cartels. “Co-operation, yes; intervention, no,” López Obrador said Wednesday during a press conference. The left-wing president refused to address questions about the possibility of the U.S. designating drug cartels as terrorists, telling reporters ...

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The Queen Cancels Prince Andrew’s Birthday Party Amid Epstein Allegations

The Queen has cancelled party plans ahead of Prince Andrew’s 60th birthday in February following a bungled BBC interview about his ties to Jeffrey Epstein, according to The Sunday Times. Prince Andrew stepped down from his royal duties Nov. 20 after an ill-received interview Nov. 16 with BBC. The prince spoke about his friendship with the dead alleged child sex ...

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Iranian Snipers Killed More Than 100 Protesters, Amnesty International Says

Iranian snipers killed more than 100 protesters in 21 cities throughout Iran in the past week, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The London-based Amnesty International said snipers shooting from rooftops, and once from a helicopter, shot over 100 protesters throughout the last week. Protests began on Nov. 15 after an announcement that fuel prices had risen at least 50%, Reuters reported, ...

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Swedish Prosecutors Drop Rape Investigation Into WikiLeaks Co-Founder Julian Assange

Prosecutors dropped an investigation into 2010 rape allegations against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange Tuesday. Forty-seven-year-old Assange is currently being held in prison in Britain, but the investigation has been discontinued, according to Politico. The decision comes after a Swedish court ruled in June that Assange would not be detained. “I want to inform about my decision to discontinue the preliminary ...

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Reuters Changes Article On Hong Kong Protesters, Issues No Correction

A Reuters article about the Hong Kong protests saw drastic changes Monday, with every paragraph and the headline modified. The original article highlighted reports that Hong Kong police are now threatening protesters with live bullets. The updated article omits this report and instead focuses on the protesters, who are described as throwing “petrol bombs” and wreaking havoc on the city. ...

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Joseph Mifsud May Have Finally Resurfaced

Joseph Mifsud May Have Finally Resurfaced Chuck Ross on November 13, 2019 A newspaper in Italy has published an audio statement provided by someone claiming to be Joseph Mifsud. In the seven-minute recording, the man said that he did not knowingly have contact with any intelligence services is 2016.  Mifsud has not been heard from publicly in more than two ...

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Taliban Agrees To Free American, Australian Professors In Exchange For Three Taliban Members

The Taliban agreed to free American and Australian professors in exchange for three senior Taliban members, officials on both sides said Tuesday. The American and Australian professors, Kevin King and Timothy Weeks, who both taught English at American University of Afghanistan, were reportedly released as part of an effort by American special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, The New York ...

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At Least 300 Dead, 15,000 Injured Since Iraqi Anti-Government Protests Began In October: Report |

At least 300 people have been killed and 15,000 injured since anti-government protests in Iraq began in October, CNN reported Saturday the country’s human rights commission. Four people were killed in Baghdad on Saturday, according to Reuters, and two were killed on Friday in the southern city of Basra, CNN reported, citing a Saturday statement from the Independent High Commission ...

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Hong Kong Student Dies From Head Injury After Police Fired Tear Gas During Clashes

A Hong Kong university student died Friday after falling from in a parking garage during violent clashes between protesters and police, the region’s Hospital Authority said. Chow Tsz-Lok, a 22-year-old computer science student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, fell from the third floor to the second floor of a garage Monday in the Tseung Kwan O district ...

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Suspect Arrested In Connection To Massacre Of American Mormon Family

Mexican authorities have arrested one suspect in connection to the killing of nine women and children traveling near the U.S.-Mexican border. The Ministerial Agency for Criminal Investigations, a Mexican federal agency tasked with combating organized crime, announced on Tuesday that it has detained one person believed to be involved in the massacre of nine people who were driving through the ...

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Report: Christopher Steele Also Meddled In The Russia-Brexit Investigation

British authorities have included information from Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier, in a highly-anticipated report about possible Russian meddling in the 2016 Brexit referendum, according to a report. The Guardian reports that Steele, a former MI6 officer, provided research to the British parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), which has investigated possible Kremlin interference in British politics ...

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Islamic State Names New Leader After Confirming Death Of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Islamic State announced its new leader Thursday after confirming the death of former Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Islamic State said that al-Baghdadi will be replaced by Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi, the Site Intelligence Group reported Thursday. Site Intelligence Group monitors extremist militant groups on the internet, including the Islamic State. The intelligence group reported that the Islamic ...

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Six Middle Eastern Countries Join The US In Sanctions Against Hezbollah-Linked Iranian Financial Network |

Six Middle Eastern countries have joined the U.S. in sanctioning an Iranian financial network linked to the Iranian military and Hezbollah, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday. Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. are all part of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), “a collaborative approach to confronting new and evolving threats arising ...

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Nearly 900 Children Under 12 Test Positive For HIV In Pakistani City

Nearly 900 children under 12 have tested positive for HIV in Ratodero, Pakistan. The outbreak, which has been going on since earlier this year, was traced back to one pediatrician whom health officials say was reusing syringes, according to the Times. “With competing priorities, HIV and AIDS is at the back seat of the government’s agenda,” UNAIDS Director of Pakistan ...

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