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Baby of Islamic State teenager in UK furor dies: group

Baby of Islamic State teenager in UK furor dies: groupDEIR AL-ZOR, Syria (Reuters) – The baby of Shamima Begum, a teenager who left London to join the Islamic State group in Syria, has died, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Friday. Begum, whose two older children had also previously died, was stripped of her British citizenship last month on security grounds after she was discovered in a detention camp in Syria. The 19-year-old left London to join IS when she was 15.



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Democrats Plan Anti-Hate Resolution Amid Furor Over Omar Remark

Democrats Plan Anti-Hate Resolution Amid Furor Over Omar Remark“It’s not about her, it’s about these forms of hatred,” Pelosi told reporters at her weekly news conference. The House originally was planning to vote Wednesday on an anti-Semitism resolution that didn’t name Omar but would serve as an indirect rebuke to comments she made about Israel’s influence on U.S. policy.



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Trudeau’s Venezuela Diplomacy Is a Bright Spot Amid China Furor

Trudeau’s Venezuela Diplomacy Is a Bright Spot Amid China FurorThe Canadian prime minister’s top diplomat, Chrystia Freeland, is working behind the scenes to sound the alarm over the authoritarian government of Nicolas Maduro — all while she tries to douse other fires abroad. To pressure Maduro, the Canadians hosted meetings of Venezuela’s neighbors expressing joint concern, offered early support for National Assembly leader Juan Guaido and rallied other countries to speak up.



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Furor over cursing congresswoman

Furor over cursing congresswomanDemocrat Tlaib vows Trump impeachment.



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Death of seven-year-old migrant girl in US custody sparks furor

Death of seven-year-old migrant girl in US custody sparks furorThe death of a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl last week in the custody of US border agents sparked furor Friday and raised new pressure on the Trump administration’s efforts to halt the migration of Central American families. The Department of Homeland Security confirmed the December 8 death of the girl, saying she died in an El Paso, Texas hospital less than 24 hours after being detained as part of a group of 163 illegal border crossers in a remote New Mexico border area. A Guatemalan official identified her as Jackeline Caal, who was traveling with her father Nery Caal, 29.



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U.S. Rep. Steve King wins re-election despite furor over his views

U.S. Rep. Steve King wins re-election despite furor over his viewsU.S. Representative Steve King, an Iowa Republican, won re-election late Tuesday despite publicly losing a corporate supporter shortly before Election Day and being criticized by some within his own party for inflammatory remarks on immigration and race. Just days before the Nov. 6 elections, agricultural dairy cooperative Land O’Lakes pulled its support for King, saying it sought to “ensure that recipients of our contributions uphold our company’s values.” Though heavily criticized, King, 69, held off a challenge by Democrat J.D. Scholten, who raised more money than King had. King has been criticized by members of his own party for comments and support for candidates with white supremacist affiliations.



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OFF THE AIR: NBC Pulls Commentator Whose Insensitive Japan Comments Sparked Furor

OFF THE AIR: NBC Pulls Commentator Whose Insensitive Japan Comments Sparked FurorThe NBC commentator who was skewered by viewers for insensitive remarks he made during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been relieved of his duties, the broadcaster announced on Monday.



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Despite furor over Jerusalem move, Saudis seen on board with U.S. peace efforts

Despite furor over Jerusalem move, Saudis seen on board with U.S. peace effortsBy Samia Nakhoul, Stephen Kalin and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT/RIYADH/AMMAN (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia pulled no punches when it condemned President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy on Wednesday with his announcement and instructions to begin the process of moving the embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite warnings that it would drive the wedge between Israel and the Palestinians deeper.



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Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalates

Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalatesBy Erik De Castro and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines police came under pressure on Friday to explain the killing of a high-school student after the 17-year-old became one of at least 80 people shot dead this week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ruthless war on drugs. Television channels aired CCTV footage that showed Kian Loyd Delos Santos being carried by two men to the place where his body was later found, raising doubt about an official report that said he was shot because he fired at police officers first. Witnesses told the ABS-CBN channel that the teenager did not have a firearm and police officers at the scene handed him a gun, asked him to fire the weapon and run.



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Japan PM's wife cuts ties with school at heart of political furor

Japan PM's wife cuts ties with school at heart of political furorBy Kaori Kaneko and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife has cut ties with an elementary school involved in a land deal that provoked opposition questions just as the Japanese leader was basking in the glow of a friendly summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Abe has said neither he nor his wife, Akie, was involved in a murky deal for the purchase of state-owned land by Moritomo Gakuen, an educational body in the western city of Osaka that also runs a kindergarten promoting patriotism. The affair has energized the often-floundering opposition, offering a reminder of the unexpected pitfalls that could still emerge for Abe’s seemingly stable rule, now in its fifth year.



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