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Britain's Liberal Democrats formally adopt 'Stop Brexit' policy -- Britain's Liberal Democrats party on Sunday toughened its anti-Brexit stance, formally adopting a policy to stop the country from leaving the European Union if it wins power at a national election.

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Britain -- 'I wish it was a prank' - Enigmatic artist who made stolen £4.8m gold toilet denies orchestrating theft -- The enigmatic creator of a unique solid gold toilet reportedly worth £4.8 million has denied orchestrating its theft in a Banksy-style prank.

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Golden toilet - worth £1m - reportedly stolen from palace

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Europe -- Italy warns it is not softening its stance on Med migrants -- A charity rescue ship with 82 migrants aboard received permission yesterday to sail to a tiny southern Italian island, but Italy's foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the OK as a sign the new government is easing its crackdown on such vessels.

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Middle East -- Saudis take revenge, as oil output cut in half by Yemeni rebel drone attacks -- Yemeni rebels yesterday launched drone strikes on two Saudi Arabian oil installations including the world's biggest processing facility.

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North America -- CIA reveals Cold War 'spy pigeon' missions into Eastern Europe -- The United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has declassified details of its secret Cold War spy pigeon missions, revealing how pigeons were trained for clandestine operations photographing sensitive sites inside the Soviet Union and dolphins for underwater missions.

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Middle East -- 'Difficult' to prove Iran sold oil to Syria -- The leader of Gibraltar has attempted to de-escalate the crisis with Iran over the fate of a supertanker, saying it was "difficult to see" if Tehran had breached an agreement not to sell its oil to Syria.

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Britain -- Burglars steal solid gold toilet from Churchill's birthplace -- Police in the UK are searching for a solid gold toilet stolen from the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

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North America -- Obituary: Jim Leavelle -- Jim Leavelle, who has died aged 99, was the detective escorting Lee Harvey Oswald when, in a moment immortalised in photographs, the suspected assassin of President Kennedy was himself fatally shot as he left Dallas police headquarters.

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North America -- US confirms death of Osama bin Laden's son Hamza -- Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation, the White House said on Saturday.

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Lily Allen: No action taken over sex assault -- Britain

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Missing man's body found 22 years later after car submerged in lake spotted on... -- North America

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Gerard O'Regan: 'Boris strives to 'find a way' to Sellotape over the chaos' 'His desire to be world king was a wish to...

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Hugh O'Connell: 'Groundhog day as Independents unveil shopping list that targets older voters'

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Colette Browne: 'Brexiteers are learning their stereotype of the Irish as drunken, idiotic apes is somewhat off...

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VIDEO: David Cameron "truly sorry" for Brexit referendum outcome admitting "I... -- David Cameron has admitted that he failed in his bid to...

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VIDEO: "We now have a drought every two years" - Challenges facing Kenyan community

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VIDEO: Kenyan mother fears for malnourished children amidst drought -- Escalating crisis is threatening the survival of...

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VIDEO: Mourners attend Lucas Dobson's funeral -- Mourners gather at St George's Church for Lucas Dobson's funeral. The Warden...

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WATCH: 'Why don't you sort it out?' – Boris Johnson heckled by audience member in... -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson was heckled by a...

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VIDEO: Donald Trump marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks at the... -- US President Donald Trump has marked the...

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WATCH: First water detected on potentially 'habitable' planet -- Water vapour has been detected in the...

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WATCH: Tesla driver filmed 'asleep at the wheel' -- A video of a driver appearing to sleep whilst at the wheel of a Tesla has raised...

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WATCH: The best ever put-downs from House Speaker John Bercow -- After announcing his plan to step down from...

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VIDEO: John Bercow announces plan to step down as Speaker of the House -- John Bercow has given an impassioned...

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Matteo Salvini vows to return League party to power in Italy -- Matteo Salvini has pledged to tens of thousands of diehard backers of his populist League...

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Latest - White House does not rule out Trump-Rouhani meeting after Saudi attacks - The White House on Sunday did not rule out a...

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It's not easy being green: Boris Johnson's Hulk metaphor fails to be a smash hit -- While Boris Johnson's comparison of Brexit Britain to...

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Thousands gather to support Italian hardliner Salvini -- Thousands of die-hard League voters from all over northern Italy are gathering in a...

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Activists block main entrance to Frankfurt motor show -- Activists have blocked the main entrance to the Frankfurt Motor Show in a protest...

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Protesters defy ban to march in central Hong Kong -- Thousands of demonstrators have marched through Hong Kong in defiance of a...

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Israeli PM convenes Cabinet in West Bank ahead of election -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is convening his final pre-election...

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Iran dismisses US allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks -- Iran has denied it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks targeting the...

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Next set to continue strong growth -- All eyes will be on Simon Wolfson on Thursday as the chief executive of Next unveils...

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Tunisia seeks new leader to boost economy and fight terror -- Tunisians are casting ballots in their North African...

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Revellers restrain suspected killer by sitting on him until police arrive -- Birthday party guests sat on a suspected attacker until police arrived...

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Three held in probe linked to bridge collapse that killed 43 -- Three employees of companies owned by...

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Five killed and 3,500 evacuated as torrential rains cause flooding -- Five people have been killed and more than...

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'Loved beyond belief' - mother of baby who died after being found in river

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Police investigating after 'eggs thrown at nine-month-old baby from van'

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Hand-holding 'Lovers of Modena' skeletons were both men

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World's top insecticide 'makes songbirds anorexic'

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Princess spared jail term over attack on plumber

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Man charged with murder of baby boy rescued from river

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David Cameron: 'Every day I think of the Brexit referendum and the fact that we lost' -- He was so confident...

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'They've left the truth at home' over Brexit - Cameron lashes out at Johnson and Gove in his memoir

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'Incredibly tragic' - man arrested on suspicion of murder as baby boy dies after being rescued from Manchester river

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- 'Find money' for bridge from Ireland to Scotland, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells government officials

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Bercow tells government not to 'degrade' parliament as he reveals he'll quit as speaker

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Adrian Dunbar and Graham Norton are winners at TV Choice Awards

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- John Bercow delivers impassioned speech to say he will resign as Commons Speaker on Brexit day

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Former Ireland footballer Anthony Stokes handed eight-month deferred sentence for stalking ex-partner

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Latest - New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses and deaths - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a...

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Trump's defence treaty talks coup for Netanyahu -- US President Donald Trump said yesterday that he had spoken to...

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Huffman gets 'white privilege' of two weeks jail for fraud -- Actress Felicity Huffman has been accused...

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Trump floats possible defense treaty days ahead of Israeli elections -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on...

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Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman jailed over college admissions scandal

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Joe Biden remains 2020 front-runner as he pips Bernie Sanders in Democrat debate

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Protesters greet Trump in Baltimore after his 'rodent-infested' tweets about city

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House votes to intensify impeachment investigation

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Bone, not adrenaline, drives fight or flight response

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Supreme Court clears way for Trump's new ban on migrants seeking asylum at the border

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Trump's 9/11 threat to Taliban -- US President Donald Trump vowed to hit the Taliban "harder than...

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Trump sacks 'hawk' Bolton over hardline foreign policy -- US President Donald Trump abruptly...

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'I had nothing to do with Pence staying at Doonbeg,' insists Trump -- US president Donald Trump has dismissed...

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'People like my product' - Trump denies telling Pence to stay at hotel

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- 'People like my product, what can I tell you' - Trump denies he suggested Doonbeg hotel to Pence for US vice-president's visit to Ireland

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Pentagon plans to spend $3.6bn from military construction budget to pay for Mexico border wall

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Democrats to turn sights on Trump hush money affair

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- Kevin Doyle: 'Official Ireland tried to dodge Trump but his VP will be fed plenty of blarney on his visit'

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Mohamed A. El-Erian: 'US business leaders should do more to shape Trumponomics'

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Hospital fire in Brazil leaves 11 dead as frail patients have to be evacuated and cared for on street -- A fire raced...

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Death toll in Brazil hospital fire rises to at least 10 -- Firefighters in Brazil say the death toll in a hospital fire that forced...

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More than 15,000 fire alerts in Brazil's Amazon regions during first ten days of September -- Fires are still...

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Hurricane Dorian: At least five people killed as massive flooding hits the Bahamas -- Hurricane...

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Bar deliberately set on fire by gang, killing 25

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- Health fears as Amazon rainforest fires continue

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- Rain will not extinguish Amazon fires for weeks, weather experts say

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Leaders at G7 pledge to help Brazil battle Amazon fires

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Bolsonaro defies critics over Amazon farming

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[TICON-A SLIDESHOW] -- Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires - as EU threatens trade retaliation

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Trump confirms Bin Laden's successor son was killed by US -- Hamza Bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden, was killed in a US counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, Donald...

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Gaza rocket fire pushing Israel to war - Netanyahu -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that continued...

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Palestinians vow 'never to give up land' Israel covets -- Palestinians tilling the fertile Jordan Valley yesterday said they had been...

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Iran accused of holding women to force prisoner release in US -- Iran is believed to be holding two British-...

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US prepares to step up strikes on Taliban after Trump calls off talks

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reveals what he claims is Iranian nuclear weapons site

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Turkey, US link up to form border 'safe zone'

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Outrage as Israel plans CCTV in polling stations 'to cut voter fraud'

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Nuclear watchdog inspectors found uranium traces at Iran 'atomic warehouse', say diplomats

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'Banned' Iranian oil tanker is spied anchored off Syria coast

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Woman killed as Typhoon Faxai lashes Japan -- One of the strongest typhoons to hit eastern Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital Tokyo yesterday, killing one woman.

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Pyongyang ready to resume talks with US over nuclear programme -- North Korea said yesterday that it was...

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Accusations fly as secret Trump and Taliban talks collapse -- Donald Trump has called off negotiations...

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HK protesters plead with US for protection from Chinese -- Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong...

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American woman arrested at airport for 'attempting to carry six-day-old baby out of Philippines hidden inside a bag'

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Extradition bill withdrawn to 'allay concerns' in Hong Kong

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China warns of military rule if Hong Kong protests go on

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Thousands of students boycott classes as Hong Kong seethes

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Hong Kong protesters block airport as mass rallies paralyse the city

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Battleground Hong Kong as police clash with activists

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Man accidentally charged €61,400 for 'most expensive beer in history' -- A man who was charged £55,000 (€61,400) for a single ale...

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Trainee pilot lands plane after instructor faints -- A trainee pilot in Australia who was having his first lesson behind the...

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Trainee pilot on first lesson forced to make emergency landing after instructor fell unconscious -- A trainee pilot in...

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Rwanda 'is spying on refugees Down Under' -- Rwandan spies in Australia are informing on refugees from the east African...

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- 'He was bloodied and tried to bite us' - Irish hero who tackled Australian killer

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- 'I just started running' - Irishman among group praised for taking down knifeman on rampage in Sydney

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Lost in transit: Parents' ashes missing as family flies from Australia for scattering

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- Irish teenager goes missing on family holiday in Malaysia as police launch search

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At least seven dead after three ferry boats capsize in the Philippines

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Orthopaedic plate from human body found in crocodiles stomach

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Restaurants out for Mnangagwa over fears of poison -- Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa is so afraid of being poisoned by rivals that he no longer eats in public, sources have said.

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Obituary: Robert Mugabe -- Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe who died last Friday aged 95, began his 37 years...

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Tyrant liberated his country with a revolution and then destroyed it -- Robert Mugabe, the former president of...

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Zimbabwe's Lady Macbeth faces wrath of nation -- Shorn of her late husband's protection, Grace Mugabe is likely to be feeling...

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100 feared dead off Libya as migrants become desperate

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Sudan's ex-leader got millions from Saudis, court told

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'If they kill us, who will they rule?' - Zimbabwe protests stopped by police

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'Hiding in plain sight': New species of dinosaur is discovered after 30 years on display in museum

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Twenty killed as car full of explosives slams into drivers

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Libya pledges to close 'inhuman' centres used to house migrants

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Taliban suicide car bomber kills 14 and injures 145 in attack on Afghan capital -- A SUICIDE car bomber has targeted a police station in the Afghan...

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Thousands of Isil extremists hook up with each other by using Facebook's 'suggested friends' service -- Facebook has...

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Shona Murray - Sowing division will not stop lone-wolf jihadists -- US President Donald Trump says he is...

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Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa after four-month battle -- U.S.-backed militias said they had defeated...

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German teenage 'Isis bride' could face death penalty in Iraq

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'Human rights' saw Barcelona terror boss beat deportation order

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[TICON-A SLIDESHOW] -- Barcelona terror group investigation 'could take months or even years' to go to trial

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul 'victory' over Islamic State

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Iraqi civilians flee Mosul as US piles pressure on Isil

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Isil leader reported dead is 'on the run and may take years to capture'

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