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Why Saudi Arabia hates Al Jazeera so much

If you want to understand why many Arab world leaders hate Al Jazeera, consider “Sharia and Life.”For years, the call-in show was one of the network’s most popular, reaching tens of millions. Viewers would call in and pose their faith questions to Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric and a sp
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Those skirt-wearing British schoolboys just won the right to wear shorts

The British schoolboys who wore girls' uniform skirts to class to protest a “no shorts” policy during an intense heat wave have won their fight.Dozens of boys at Isca Academy in Exeter said it was too hot for pants as temperatures approached 90 degrees. So Thursday, without an option to we
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North Korea calls Otto Warmbier’s death a ‘mystery,’ casts itself as ‘biggest victim’

BEIJING — North Korea said Friday that the death of American tourist Otto Warmbier was a mystery, denying that he was tortured and casting itself as the “biggest victim” of the affair.In the reclusive country’s first public reaction to Warmbier’s death, a Foreign Ministry spokesman also t
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Demands by Saudi-led Arab states for Qatar include shuttering Al Jazeera

ISTANBUL — New tensions erupted Friday in a feud between Qatar and a group of Arab nations led by Saudi Arabia after the leak of an onerous list of demands to be met by Qatar, including the shuttering of its popular Al Jazeera news channel. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahra
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Donald Trump is wrong. Mexico isn’t the second-deadliest country in the world.

MEXICO CITY — On Thursday night, Trump tweeted that “Mexico was just ranked the second deadliest country in the world, after only Syria. Drug trade largely the cause. We will BUILD THE WALL!”Mexico was just ranked the second deadliest country in the world, after only Syria. Drug trade is large
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Trump company’s partners in India are no strangers to legal entanglements

GURGAON, India — The Trump Organization is about to double its real estate empire in India with two new projects in this suburb of New Delhi known for rapacious development and poor planning.In two deals signed before Donald Trump was elected president, the company aligned itself with Indian par
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London police confirm deadly high-rise fire began in an apartment fridge

LONDON — Police said Friday that a deadly fire last week that killed at least 79 people began in a refrigerator — the first official confirmation of the cause of the blaze. Later, authorities began evacuating families from a housing project in north London that has exterior cladding similar to
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US envoy urges global action on worsening Venezuela crisis

UNITED NATIONS — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday urged the international community to take action to deal with the worsening crisis in Venezuela as the South American nation’s embattled president railed against attempts by the U.S. and others to allegedly foment violence in the country.
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Chile police declassify World War II-era files on Nazi plots

SANTIAGO, Chile — The Chilean equivalent of the FBI declassified World War II-era files on Thursday that show Nazi agents in the South American country’s main port of Valparaiso plotted to destroy the Panama Canal.According to the 1937-1944 files released by Chile’s investigations police, the
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Guatemala high court denies bid to probe president in fire

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala’s Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request to have President Jimmy Morales’ immunity of office lifted to permit an investigation of him in connection with a fire that killed 41 girls at a home for troubled youth.Court spokesman Angel Pineda said the motion was de
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