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Woman arrested for wearing skirt released

The authorities in Saudi Arabia are investigating a young woman who posted a video of herself wearing a miniskirt and crop-top in public. A WOMAN who was arrested after walking around a conservative Saudi village wearing a short skirt and black crop top has been released without charge. Saudi questioned …

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Palestine cuts contact with Israel

Israeli forces scuffle with a Palestinian worshipper during clashes following prayers outside Jerusalem’s Old City. Picture: AFP PALESTINIAN president Mahmoud Abbas has said he is freezing contacts with Israel over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site, after deadly clashes erupted earlier in the day. Mr Abbas …

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Syria strike ‘in lieu of entertainment’

US President Donald Trump addressed the media on April 6 after an air strike against Syria. Credit: U.S. Department of Defense via Storyful US President Donald Trump launched air strikes on Syria after a dinner with the Chinese President at his Florida resort last month. Picture: AFP DONALD Trump’s air …

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War snapper captures final moment

This is the last thing Hilda Clayton saw before she was killed in Afghanistan. Hilda Clayton/US Army THIS is the last thing Hilda Clayton saw before she died. The American war photographer captured the moment a mortar bomb ended her life, when it accidentally exploded in front of her in …

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Trump promises Middle East peace deal

US President Donald Trump meets with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (left) in the Oval Office. Picture: AFP/Mandel Ngan PRESIDENT Donald Trump and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas have vowed to work together to strike a peace deal with Israel that would bring stability to the Middle East. “We will get it …

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Woman loses 300kg in three months

Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty is transferred from an Indian hospital, where she has lost hundreds of kilograms after radical treatment. Picture: AFP SHE was once believed to be the world’s heaviest woman, but Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty has reportedly shed hundreds of kilograms in hospital. The …

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Hamas elects new political chief

The Palestinian movement Hamas has elected Ismail Haniyeh to head its political office, a leadership change that comes as the Islamist group looks to reconcile with Palestinian rivals. Picture: AFP. THE Palestinian movement Hamas has elected Ismail Haniyeh to head its political office, a leadership change that comes as the …

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Islamic State head in Afghanistan dead

Iraqi forces transport suspected Islamic State fighters on a humvee outside western Mosul. Picture: AP Photo/Bram Janssen THE head of Islamic State in Afghanistan has been killed in an operation led by Afghan special forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar, President Ashraf Ghani says. Abdul Hasib was appointed last …

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Aussie boy poses with corpse

Khaled Sharrouf. TWISTED Australian-born jihadist Khaled Sharrouf has again used one of his children in a sickening propaganda photograph for the terrorist Islamic State group. The chilling image shows his youngest son standing in front a man’s body which has been strapped to a metal cross with cable ties. A …

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Woman rocketing up Pentagon’s ‘kill list’

Jones’s husband, British hacker, fighter, recruiter and terror plotter Junaid Hussain was killed in Raqqa in 2015. A BRITISH punk rocker-turned-jihadi bride is quickly moving up the charts — of the Pentagon’s terrorist kill list, according to a report. Sally Jones has recently become a “high priority” on the “kill …

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