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Taking on 'foreign fighters': How the West tracks — and targets — jihadis fleeing the collapse of ISIS

Taking on 'foreign fighters': How the West tracks — and targets — jihadis fleeing the collapse of ISISTens of thousands of young Islamic men and women from around the world flocked to join the ISIS army in Iraq and Syria. With the collapse of their desired caliphate, survivors are now seeking to return to home to Europe and the U.S., posing a risk of new terror attacks. How are Western intelligence services tracking and neutralizing the jihadis?



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These 5 Facts Explain Why China Is Pulling Ahead of the West

These 5 Facts Explain Why China Is Pulling Ahead of the WestIt looks more and more like China’s political and economic system is better positioned for the long run than its main Western rival



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A Fire Has Been Burning For Days At A West Virginia Plastics Warehouse

A Fire Has Been Burning For Days At A West Virginia Plastics WarehouseWASHINGTON — A fire continued to smolder at a plastics warehouse in Parkersburg, West Virginia, on Thursday evening, nearly six days after it erupted.



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Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab center

Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab centerHUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump offered her support to those dealing with the nation's opioid epidemic while touring a drug recovery center for infants Tuesday in West Virginia, the state with the highest rate of babies born dependent on drugs.



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1st cruise ship since Irma docks in Key West

1st cruise ship since Irma docks in Key WestKEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Royal Caribbean International's Empress of the Seas docked in Key West on Sunday – the first cruise ship to visit since Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys earlier this month.



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Erdogan says young Turks who study in West return as  'spies' – but his own children studied in US 

Erdogan says young Turks who study in West return as  'spies' - but his own children studied in US Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that young Turks who study in the West come back as “volunteer spies” – even though three of his own children studied in the US.  Speaking at an event in New York, the Turkish leader said: “Those who were sent to the West for education came back with only the West's culture, losing their identity. Those who the country waited for to solve its problems came back as the West's volunteer spies." Mr Erdogan is the father of four adult children, three of whom have degrees from American universities.  His daughter Esra and son Bilal both did their undergraduate studies at Indiana University, while other daughter Sumeyye has a master’s degree from the university’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  Mr Erdogan's daughter Esra also studied at Indiana University Credit: CEM TURKEL/AFP/Getty Images Mr Erdogan met with the president of Indiana University in Istanbul in 2014 and the university said that both the president and his wife, Emine, had visited the university’s campus in Bloomington, Indiana  The president’s daughters both wear Muslim headscarves. Some reports said they refused to study in Turkey because many Turkish universities banned the headscarf until 2010.   Bilal also graduated with a masters in public policy from Harvard’s prestigious John F Kennedy School of Government. He was working on a PhD at Johns Hopkins University but it is not clear if he completed it.  Many of the president’s most senior cabinet members also studied in the West.  In his speech, Mr Erdogan lamented that for hundreds of years young Turks had been sent abroad to study but returned with Western ideas. “Those who look down on their own nation, those who despise their own values, be sure about that; even our enemies couldn't do damage like these so-called intellectuals did.” Mr Erdogan’s comments led to frustrated outpourings on social media from some Turks who accused him of hypocrisy.  Hypocracy | Erdogan today has said our bright minds go to study abroad and become spies. Just to note all his 4 kids studied in UK&US. t.co/UAGl1y17AB— Isa Gokturk YILMAZ (@IGokturkYilmaz) September 21, 2017 So this makes his daughter Sümeyye (who studied at Indiana University thanks to a scholarship provided by Remzi Gür & at @LSEnews) a spy.— Has Avrat (@hasavrat) September 21, 2017 Mr Erdogan regularly unleashes broadsides against the West in general and often the European Union in particular.  Earlier this year, in the run up to a referendum that vastly expanded his own powers, he sparked an angry diplomatic back and forth with Holland and Germany, accusing both of being Nazis. 



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Putin watches as Russia intensifies war games that have rattled West

Putin watches as Russia intensifies war games that have rattled WestBy Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin observed Russia’s biggest war games in years on Monday, watching as his forces successfully repelled an imaginary enemy and launched a tank-led counter offensive, part of an exercise that has rattled the West. NATO officials say they are monitoring the “Zapad-2017″ (“West-2017″) war games with “calm and confidence”, but many are unnerved about what they see as Moscow testing its ability to wage war against the West. Russia says the exercise is rehearsing a purely defensive scenario.



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For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town

For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-townKEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West.



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Irma: Florida’s West Coast Braces for Impact as Storm Shifts West

Irma: Florida’s West Coast Braces for Impact as Storm Shifts WestFor days, many on Florida’s west coast thought they were safe from the brunt of the storm that forecast models showed would hit Miami. On Saturday, thousands evacuated as Irma shifted west.



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Hurricane Irma is starting to move west

Hurricane Irma is starting to move westABC News' Senior Meteorologist Rob Marciano gives updates on the severe storm from Naples, FL.



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