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New Type Of Killer Whale Found Swimming In Southern Ocean : NPR

A rare photo of "type D" killer whales coming from the South Georgia Island, located between South America and Antarctica, shows the twisted heads of the whales and the small bandages on the. eye. Courtesy of J.P. Sylvestre hide caption activate / deactivate the caption Courtesy of J.P. Sylvestre A rare photo of "type D" killer whales coming from the …

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A Pakistani man told me he feared he’d be killed for exposing “honor killings.” His worst fear just came true.

Afzal kohistani, photographed in 2016, spent years fighting a coverage of honor killings in his village in Pakistan, forcing the Supreme Court to reopen the case. He was shot dead on Wednesday. (Pamela Constable / The Washington Post) Pamela Constable Foreign correspondent covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Asia, Latin America and immigration KABUL – I met Afzal Kohistani late at night. …

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German man sentenced to life for poisoning co-workers

Image copyright Getty Images Picture caption A security camera captured Klaus O putting a suspicious substance on a colleague's lunch A German man was sentenced to life imprisonment after having poisoned his colleagues' lunches, leaving a man in a permanent vegetative state. The 57-year-old man, named only as Klaus O, was arrested last year after The tests identified him as …

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Top US general in Middle East says fight against ISIS ‘far from over’

"The reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military achievement, but the fight against ISIS and violent extremism is all but over," said Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the Central Command of United States to the Commission for the Armed Services of the Chamber. Votel acknowledged that the terrorist group's territory had shrunk from about 34,000 square miles at …

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Report: government kept secret dossiers to track journalists at border

In February, NPR and Intercept both published in-depth reports describing the harassment experienced by journalists, lawyers and immigration activists who regularly interact with migrants along the US-Mexico border – harassment that seemed intended to discourage their work. The leaked documents published Wednesday by NBC 7 in San Diego indicate that the problems encountered were not the result of randomness. These …

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Brussels Jewish Museum murders: Mehdi Nemmouche guilty

# 39; image AFP Picture caption Nemmouche did not allow himself to be photographed in the years following his arrest A Frenchman was found guilty of killing four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. Mehdi Nemmouche, 33, killed two Israeli tourists, a volunteer and a receptionist in May 2014. Prosecutors said they had fought in Syria for a jihadist …

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Thai Court Disbands Political Party For Nominating A Princess As Its Candidate : NPR

Thursday, Preechapol Pongpanich, leader of the Thai Raksa Chart political party, speaks with the media at the Constitutional Court in Bangkok, Thailand. The court ordered the dissolution of the party, a few days before the elections in Thailand. Sakchai Lalit / AP hide caption activate the caption Sakchai Lalit / AP On Thursday, Preechapol Pongpanich, leader of the Thai Raksa …

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Russia laws ban ‘disrespect’ of government and ‘fake news’

Copyright of the image Reuters Picture caption President Vladimir Putin should soon sign the read in law The Russian parliament has passed two laws that prohibit the "lack of respect" of the authorities and the spread of "false news" from the government. The first ban refers to the "blatant disrespect" of the state, its officials and the Russian society, and …

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EU rebukes Saudi Arabia over human rights at UN forum | Saudi Arabia News

At least 36 countries, including all 28 members of the European Union, have signed a declaration condemning the human rights record of Saudi Arabia to the UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR). The joint declaration, read by Harald Aspelund, Iceland's ambassador to the Geneva talks, is the first rebuke of the kingdom by the UN forum since it was established in …

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