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Enoch Powell And the Concerning Popularity of His Racist Speech

It has been 50 years since British shadow defence secretary Enoch Powell gave his "rivers of blood" speech on April 20, 1968. To mark the half-centenary, the BBC broadcast his speech for the first ...

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Pakistan's 'Disappeared': The Cost of the War Against the Taliban

Rawalpindi/Peshawar, Pakistan - As lightning cuts across the darkened Peshawar sky, Manzoor Pashteen implores thousands of demonstrators to no longer be afraid. The rain lashes down upon them, as they stand in rapt attention, listening to the leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), a civil rights movement that has quickly risen to national prominence across Pakistan.

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Charlottesville White Supremacist 'Tyrone' Exposed As US Marine

Washington, DC - Just weeks before a white supremacist rally turned deadly last August after a neo-Nazi allegedly drove his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, several of the rally's organisers discussed ways to use cars as weapons in an online chatroom.

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What Mission Has the US Accomplished in Syria?

US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that the US-led strikes in Syria were a "mission accomplished", adding that he had no intention of launching further strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's targets.

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Trump's Strike Didn't Stop Assad Last Year and Won't Stop Him Now

Early on Saturday, the US, France and the UK launched strikes on various targets in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. A year ago, the US also launched a similar missile strike after a chemical weapons attack.

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How is Russia Likely to Respond to US Strikes in Syria?

Russia has long been threatening the US with "serious consequences" to its missile strikes against the Syrian regime over the alleged chemical attacks in the rebel-held town of Douma. Speaking after the US air raid on Saturday, Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to Washington, reiterated that "such actions will not be left without consequences".

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Trump Cares More About Firing Mueller than Striking Assad

For those who bet on Donald Trump altering the geopolitical landscape in Syria, they are in for a huge disappointment. His braggadocio tweets and bizarre flip-flops, from premature withdrawal to humanitarian intervention, is mindboggling for his advisers before anyone else.

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Stephen Hawking Was a Fierce Champion of the Palestinian Cause

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned scientist who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76, was known not only for his groundbreaking work, but for his support for Palestine. Hawking, who had motor neurone disease, made headlines in May 2013 when he decided to boycott a high-profile conference in Israel where he was scheduled to speak.…

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At Least 81 Journalists Were Killed in 2017

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