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Korean girl group's panda stunt prompts anger in China

Korean girl group's panda stunt prompts anger in ChinaA publicity stunt involving South Korean girl group Blackpink and a cuddly baby panda has prompted outraged comments and calls for an apology from some in China. The endangered animals are native only to China, which claims ownership over all pandas loaned to foreign zoos, including those born abroad. The outrage over a video of group members cuddling the baby panda in Everland Zoo near Seoul may also reflect a growing awareness of animal welfare, with the China Wildlife Conservation Association among those raising their voices.



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Who is the Islamic State group's new boss?

Who is the Islamic State group's new boss?Just days after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid by US special forces in October, the Islamic State group announced the name of the man who has replaced him as leader. “We don’t know much about him except that he is the leading judge of IS and he heads the Sharia (Islamic law) committee,” said Hisham al-Hashemi, an Iraqi expert on the jihadist group. “The organisation was taken by surprise by the brutality of Baghdadi’s elimination,” said Jean-Piere Filiu, an Arab world specialist at Paris’ Sciences-Po university.



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Somalia's Islamic State affiliate vows support for group's new leader

Somalia's Islamic State affiliate vows support for group's new leaderSomalia’s Islamic State affiliate, one of the most important outposts of the militant group, swore allegiance in a statement on Sunday to the new leader named by the organization following the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Somalia’s Province posted pictures on Telegram of around a dozen fighters standing among trees, with a caption saying they were pledging allegiance to Quraishi. Quraishi was named as the organization’s leader on Thursday in an audio message that also confirmed Baghdadi’s death and vowed revenge against the United States.



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'OK' hand gesture, 'Bowlcut' added to civil rights group's online database of hate symbols

'OK' hand gesture, 'Bowlcut' added to civil rights group's online database of hate symbolsThe "OK" hand gesture, a mass killer's bowl-style haircut and an anthropomorphic moon wearing sunglasses are among 36 new entries in a Jewish civil rights group's online database of hate symbols used by white supremacists and other far-right extremists.



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'NRA in crisis' ad campaign launched ahead of gun group's annual convention

'NRA in crisis' ad campaign launched ahead of gun group's annual conventionOn the eve of the National Rifle Association’s annual convention, Everytown for Gun Safety has unveiled a new ad campaign that argues the organization is “becoming more fringe and more toxic to the Americans it has long claimed to represent.”



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Armed border group's leader said to have assassination plans

Armed border group's leader said to have assassination plansLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The leader of an armed group that has been detaining asylum-seeking families from Central America near the Mexican border said two years ago that he was training supporters to assassinate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and billionaire Democratic supporter George Soros, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.



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Whitaker may have violated group's tax-exempt status

Whitaker may have violated group's tax-exempt statusWASHINGTON (AP) — Matthew G. Whitaker, the nation's new acting attorney general, repeatedly chided presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in public statements during 2016 while he was speaking for a group that is barred by its tax-exempt status from supporting or opposing political candidates during a campaign.



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American Airlines CEO disappointed by black rights group's warning

American Airlines CEO disappointed by black rights group's warningThe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Tuesday recommended black travelers avoid the airline after what it called a pattern of racially biased incidents. “Discrimination, exclusion and unconscious biases are enormous problems that no one has mastered,” Parker said on the airline’s quarterly earnings call on Thursday.



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Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leaderGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Hamas Islamic militant movement that controls the Gaza Strip announced Saturday it had chosen its former Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniyeh as the group's new political chief.



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White nationalist group's tax-exempt status revoked by US

White nationalist group's tax-exempt status revoked by USThe U.S. government has revoked the tax-exempt status of a group run by prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer for its failure to file tax returns.



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