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Paying to skip the airport line

Paying to skip the airport line

Airports go slow on Delta’s plans to expand VIP security lanes As travelers face long waits for U.S. airport security checks, Delta Air Lines Inc wants to expand limited access lanes to allow its top fliers – and anyone who pays a fee – to jump to the front of …

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Egypt’s students face violence and harassment

Egypt's students face violence and harassment

Egypt’s students face violence and harassment In June 2014, 23-year-old engineering student Mohammed Badawy was expelled from Cairo University. The university said it ejected him for obstructing the education process, and for rioting and destruction at a protest against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. Badawy said it was because he protested …

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Dead tiger cubs found in Thai temple amid trafficking fears

Dead tiger cubs found in Thai temple amid trafficking fears

Dead tiger cubs found in Thai temple amid trafficking fears Thai wildlife authorities found 40 tiger cub carcasses in a freezer in Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple on Wednesday as they removed live animals in response to international pressure over suspected trafficking and abuse. The Buddhist temple in Kanchanaburi province west …

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Big cats removed from Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple

Big cats removed from Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple

Big cats removed from Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple Wildlife authorities in Thailand have raided a Buddhist temple where tigers are kept, taking away 40 of the animals by Tuesday and vowing to confiscate scores more in response to global pressure over wildlife trafficking. The Buddhist temple in Kanchanaburi province west …

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IS drives Syria rebels from near Turkish border

IS drives Syria rebels from near Turkish border

Islamic State drives Syria rebels from near Turkish border Islamic State fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring group said. The ultra-hardline group has been fighting against …

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States ratchet up transgender battle with lawsuit against U.S.

States ratchet up transgender battle with lawsuit against U.S.

States ratchet up transgender battle with lawsuit against U.S. Officials from 11 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to overturn a directive telling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity, decrying the policy as “a massive social experiment.” Ramping up the simmering battles over …

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Islamic State may be down, but it’s far from out

Islamic State may be down, but it’s far from out

Islamic State may be down, but it’s far from out Many experts are now speculating that Islamic State is experiencing its death knell. It is losing territory, its finances are being drained and the number of foreign fighters recruited has reportedly down to a trickle, dropped by as much as …

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Taliban Leader Killed

Taliban Leader Killed

Taliban Leader Killed U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed on Monday that the leader of the Afghan Taliban had been killed in an American air strike, an attack likely to trigger another leadership tussle in a militant movement already riven by internal divisions. Obama, on a three-day visit to Vietnam, reiterated …

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Egyptian military finds debris of crashed airliner

Egyptian military finds debris of crashed airliner

Egyptian military finds debris of crashed airliner The Egyptian military found the personal belongings of passengers and other debris from an EgyptAir jet floating in the Mediterranean, Cairo said on Friday, confirming that the plane had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board. The navy said it had …

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Paris attack suspect refuses to speak at first French court hearing

Paris attack suspect refuses to speak at first French court hearing

Paris attack suspect refuses to speak at first French court hearing The man prosecutors believe is the sole survivor of the Islamist group that attacked Paris in November appeared in a French court for the first time on Friday, but refused to speak. Salah Abdeslam was flown by helicopter, under …

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