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France will resist ban on smacking children despite pressure
The French government has said it will not introduce an outright ban on smacking kids, despite the fact that it’s about to be condemned by the Council of Europe, the EU’s top human rights body.

03.03.2015 16:42

​‘Tools of terrorists and tyrants’: IEDs 2nd most deadly weapon on planet – arms charity
UK charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 60,000 deaths from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) across the globe between 2011 and 2013. Besides firearms, the weapons claim more innocent lives annually than any other weapon.

03.03.2015 12:24

Rising anti-Semitism in British football, says sport watchdog
Anti-discrimination campaign Kick It Out has reported a spike in the number prejudiced acts in the first half of the current football season – more than in the whole of the previous one.

03.03.2015 13:50

The abduction of Suleyman Shah
Turkey, ruled by the Justice and Development Party (or AKP), has over the past years openly opposed Bashar al-Assad's rule in Syria. Still, it took Recep Tayyip Erdogan many years to actually send his troops next door . . . until late February that is.

03.03.2015 14:25

Indian man facing death penalty for gang rape, says victim ‘should be silent and allow the rape’
An Indian man sentenced to death for his part in a gang rape and killing a woman in New Delhi says they would have let her live if she hadn’t fought back. Mukesh Singh aired his views in a documentary: "She should just be silent and allow the rape."

03.03.2015 15:17

​CCTV footage of LAPD gunning down homeless man released
A new video recording the fatal shooting of a homeless man by LAPD officers on Skid Row has been released. The shooting was the result of a struggle over one of the officer’s guns, police say.

03.03.2015 15:14

​‘Russia not beacon of democracy, but much freer than it was in 90s’
Regarding basic civil rights, the situation in Russia is much better than it was four or five years ago, political analyst Evgeniy Minchenko told RT. The recent march in memory of politician Boris Nemtsov in the center of Moscow proves that, he added.

03.03.2015 11:00

'Europe will face a 9/11 within two years’ – Colonel Gaddafi’s cousin
Colonel Gaddafi’s cousin predicts a “9/11 in Europe within two years,” as Islamic State militants join thousands of migrants beating a path to Europe. His warning comes as Home Secretary Theresa May says Britain’s terror threat is “grave and growing.”

03.03.2015 09:32

Norway campaign to strip mosques of subsidies – ‘political game of populist right-wing party’
MPs from the Norwegian Progress Party are being crass in their anti-Muslim rhetoric, showing concern about immigration in order to keep the support of their political base, Malcolm Langford of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR), told RT.

03.03.2015 08:59

​ISIS candy? Handsome jihadists used to lure British girls to Islamic State
The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is using attractive men and the promise of adventure to recruit young British Muslim girls to join their ranks in Syria and Iraq.

03.03.2015 09:15

‘Jihadi John’ accused MI5 of threats, denied extremism in tape recording
A recording of the man identified as Islamic State executioner ‘Jihadi John’ has emerged in which the fighter denied being radicalized and complained that UK security forces were putting “words in my mouth.”

03.03.2015 09:04

Hamas not seeking war with Israel but stockpiles rockets – head of military wing
A top Hamas general has said that though his organization isn’t interested in a confrontation with Israel, the Gaza-based Islamist group is doubling its arsenal of rockets and missiles in anticipation of a possible future war.

02.03.2015 17:30