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Microsoft: Russian hackers are trying to infiltrate European think tanks

By Ben Feuerherd

Microsoft said Wednesday they identified an online campaign by a group affiliated with the Russian military to interfere with European think tanks that have been critical of the Kremlin.

Bangladesh on UK teenager in Syria: nothing to do with us

A teenager stripped of her British citizenship in Syria is nothing to do with Bangladesh and the matter is for the British to resolve, Bangladesh's interior minister said on Wednesday.

Venezuela closes maritime border with Dutch islands to stop aid

Venezuela's government on Wednesday said it had closed the country's maritime border with the Dutch Caribbean islands due to the opposition's plan to bring in humanitarian aid this Saturday to alleviate an economic crisis it denies exists.

Bangladesh on UK teenager in Syria: nothing to do with us

A teenager stripped of her British citizenship in Syria is nothing to do with Bangladesh and the matter is for the British to resolve, Bangladesh's interior minister said on Wednesday.

India will not be cowed in internet consultations: tech minister

India will hold wide consultations with internet companies before finalizing rules to regulate content on social media but will not hold back from framing laws that safeguard national interest, the country’s technology minister said.

Female aide to secret police chief under Pinochet arrested in Australia, faces extradition to Chile

By Lukas Mikelionis

A former aide to the infamous chief of Chile's secret police force was arrested in Australia on Tuesday over her alleged involvement in a kidnapping during the military rule of Gen Augusto Pinochet.

Female aide to secret police chief under Pinochet arrested in Australia, faces extradition to Chile

By Lukas Mikelionis

A former aide to the infamous chief of Chile's secret police force was arrested in Australia on Tuesday over her alleged involvement in a kidnapping during the military rule of Gen Augusto Pinochet.

Venezuela closes maritime border with Dutch islands to stop aid

Venezuela's government on Wednesday said it had closed the country's maritime border with the Dutch Caribbean islands due to the opposition's plan to bring in humanitarian aid this Saturday to alleviate an economic crisis it denies exists.

Number of U.S. hate groups hits all-time high, watchdog says

The number of hate groups operating in the United States rose 7 percent to an all-time high in 2018, reflecting an increasingly divisive debate on immigration and demographic change, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday.

Islamic State nears defeat in last Syrian enclave

Islamic State looked close to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday as civilians poured out and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the remaining jihadists wanted to fight to the death.

Christian adoption agency sues New York after state tries to shut it down

By Caleb Parke

A Christian adoption agency in Syracuse, New York is suing the state after it threatened to shut them down for a "discriminatory and impermissible" policy of placing each child with a married mother and father.

Searching for Planet Nine, scientist finds ancient star with mysterious rings

By Chris Ciaccia

The hunt for Planet Nine has so far eluded researchers, but one citizen scientist working on a project to find the evasive celestial body has found something just as remarkable – a 3-billion-year-old dwarf star that has dust rings circling it.

Officer's lawyers: No resentencing needed in fatal shooting

Lawyers for the white Chicago police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald say prosecutors have no right to challenge his nearly 7-year prison term.

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