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Mexican man kills himself after being deported from US

He jumped off the bridge linking the US and Mexico after he was deported for the third time. BBC News – US & Canada

Dubai 13th most expensive city for holiday

New research looks at cost of one night’s stay per person in more than 80 cities around the world Business RSS feed

As he turns 93, Mugabe dismisses corruption allegations

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) – As he celebrated his 93rd birthday on Tuesday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe brushed aside persistent allegations of corruption against senior officials, saying rumour-mongers were

Ildar Dadin: Russian activist jail term quashed

Supreme Court orders the release of protester Ildar Dadin, jailed under tough new rules. BBC News – Europe

Welfare facility murder suspect says he was “pursued by gangster”

The 27-year-old suspect in a deadly stabbing rampage last July at a facility for the mentally disabled told police he sped up his plans for the attack after hearing he

Q&A: Becoming a US citizen _ who can do it, and how?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates say they've seen a huge spike in calls and questions about how people can become U.S. citizens since President Trump's executive orders on immigration

Dubai’s DP World cleared of misconduct over Djibouti terminal

Tribunal exonerates port operator over allegations of illegal payments to secure concession to run terminal Arabian Business – Transport

Trump administration widens net for immigrant deportation

The memos take a much tougher approach towards enforcing existing US immigration measures. BBC News – US & Canada

Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing wounded Palestinian attacker

Victim’s father calls sentence a “joke” in a case which split opinion in Israel on the use of force. BBC News – Middle East

Trying to Stanch Trinidad’s Flow of Young Recruits to ISIS

Officials in Trinidad and Tobago are scrambling to close a pipeline that has sent a steady stream of Muslims to Syria to take up arms for the Islamic State. NYT

Iraq forces battle IS to close in on Mosul's west bank

Iraqi forces backed by jets and helicopters battled their way towards southern Mosul on Monday and prepared to take on the Islamic State group’s stronghold in the city’s west bank.

Bank of England ‘has improved’ its economic forecasting

The Bank of England’s chief economist admits “sizeable” forecasting errors have been made in the past. BBC News – Business

Riots Break Out in Stockholm Suburb, Drawing Attention to Trump’s Remarks

The clash between the police and residents came two days after President Trump’s provocative claims about migration and crime in the country. NYT > Europe

More bomb threats target Jewish Community Centers

Samantha Taylor was at Orlando’s Jewish Community Center for a morning meeting when she heard reports of a bomb threat crackle from the director’s walkie-talkie. CNN.com – RSS Channel –

Government finances record £9.4bn surplus in January

Analysts say the government could undershoot the forecast deficit for current financial year. BBC News – Business

Hitler's phone sells for more than $240,000

Adolf Hitler’s personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his deadly World War II commands, sold at auction on Sunday for $ 243,000, the US house selling

Famine in South Sudan: 4.9 million people need urgent help

Famine in South Sudan has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and almost 5 million people, more than 40% of the country’s population, in need of urgent help,

Millions in South Sudan in Urgent Need of Food, U.N. Warns

The country plunged into ethnic conflict three years ago, killing tens of thousands, driving millions from their homes and hindering delivery of lifesaving aid. NYT > Africa

Trump Chooses H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

The president called him “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.” NYT > Home Page

Explosive blog post details ‘abhorrent’ sexism at Uber

In a blog post published Sunday, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Riggetti details her experiences working for the company. Sadly, given she's a female engineer working at a thrusting, big-name

Trump Chooses H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

The president called him “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.” NYT > Home Page

Explosive blog post details ‘abhorrent’ sexism at Uber

In a blog post published Sunday, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Riggetti details her experiences working for the company. Sadly, given she's a female engineer working at a thrusting, big-name

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