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Italy seizes 'combat-ready' missile and automatic weapon stash in raids on far-Right figures

Italy seizes 'combat-ready' missile and automatic weapon stash in raids on far-Right figuresItalian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers, they said on Monday. Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had fought alongside Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, a police statement said. Three men were arrested, including a customs officer who has previously stood for parliament for an extreme right party. During their raids, police discovered a French-made Matra air-to-air missile that appeared to have once belonged to the Qatar armed forces. Subsequent checks showed the weapon was in working condition but lacked an explosive charge. A big cache of guns and ammunition was seized by the Turin special police force Credit: FRANCESCO AMMENDOLA,HO/AFP/Getty Images Police said the suspects had tried to sell the missile in conversations with contacts on the WhatsApp messaging network. Among other weapons uncovered were 26 guns, 20 bayonets, 306 gun parts, including silencers and rifle scopes, and more than 800 bullets of various calibres. The arms were primarily from Austria, Germany and the United States. Police also seized Nazi memorabilia from the properties. "The police investigation … came into being because of the activities of some Italian fighters with extremist backgrounds who had taken part in the armed conflict in the Ukrainian region of Donbass," the police statement said. More than 10,000 people have been killed since 2014 in fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine.



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These Celebrities and Public Figures Are Supporting the Families Belong Together March

These Celebrities and Public Figures Are Supporting the Families Belong Together MarchIncluding Chrissy Teigen, Mindy Kaling and more



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Figures show about 2,000 minors separated from families

Figures show about 2,000 minors separated from familiesWASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by The Associated Press.



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Bleak New Figures Show Just How Unaffordable Rent Is In Every U.S. State

Bleak New Figures Show Just How Unaffordable Rent Is In Every U.S. StateA staggering gap between wages and the cost of rental housing across America



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Public figures react to the death of Barbara Bush

Public figures react to the death of Barbara BushWithin minutes of the news that former first lady Barbara Bush had died Tuesday at the age of 92, tributes began pouring in from political figures, including those in her own family.



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Brad Pitt Bids Six Figures To Watch 'Game Of Thrones' With Emilia Clarke

Brad Pitt Bids Six Figures To Watch 'Game Of Thrones' With Emilia ClarkeOn Saturday in LA, actor Brad Pitt offered up over a hundred grand for the chance to watch an episode of “Game Of Thrones” with Daenerys Targaryen herself, Emilia Clarke.



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Trump's attacks on CNN helped their revenues far more than his praise helped Fox News, new figures suggest

Trump's attacks on CNN helped their revenues far more than his praise helped Fox News, new figures suggestDonald Trump’s favourite channel Fox News has experienced a year-on-year drop in advertising revenue, while CNN and The New York Times continue to grow despite the President attacking them as “fake news” and “failing”. Despite the President constantly tweeting his love of Fox News, the right-wing, unashamedly pro-Trump network suffered a 2 per cent drop in advertising revenue for the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, analysts Standard Media Index (SMI) have revealed. By contrast, CNN – repeatedly branded “fake news” by Mr Trump – saw its third quarter ad revenues grow by 9 per cent year-on-year.



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GOP figures call on Moore to leave Alabama race after allegations of sexual misconduct

GOP figures call on Moore to leave Alabama race after allegations of sexual misconductSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a slew of other Republicans called on Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama to “step aside” if new allegations that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl — in 1979, when he was 32 — are true.



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Donald Trump Can't Stop Attacking Black Sports Figures

Donald Trump Can't Stop Attacking Black Sports FiguresSaturday morning, President Donald Trump attempted to rescind a White House invitation he apparently had never extended, when he tweeted that Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry was no longer welcome to make the customary visit to celebrate the team’s NBA championship.



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Migrant deaths at US-Mexico border increase 17% this year, UN figures show

Migrant deaths at US-Mexico border increase 17% this year, UN figures showMore people have died crossing the border from Mexico to the US in the first seven months of 2017 compared to the year before, even though significantly fewer people seem to be attempting the journey, according to the United Nation’s migration agency. The number of migrant deaths tallied at the border jumped 17% from 204 in the first seven months of 2016 to 232 migrant fatalities in 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said. Meanwhile, the US Border Patrol has reported that about half as many migrants were apprehended during border crossings in the first six months of 2016 compared to the first six months of 2017 – down from 267,746 people to 140,024 people.



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