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Man charged in death of Nova Scotia man in Mexico

Today 07:00 GMT

A man has been charged with homicide in relation to the death of Bruce Allen, who was found dead in his apartment in Progreso, Mexico on Friday.

The Yucutan Peninsula is statistically one of the safest areas in Mexico, but Steele says there are still crimes of opportunity. A Facebook post on Saturday from someone claiming to be Allen’s lawyer said Allen and his partner were “victims of a thwarted robbery, of a man who decided to take the life of another.”

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Source: The Guradian

Brexiters' language worsens threats against MPs – Nicky Morgan

Monday 14:29 GMT

Nicky Morgan has blamed the language used by some vehement Conservative Brexiters of helping to inspire threats against MPs, as Theresa May prepares for the return of parliament against a backdrop of renewed plots to depose her.

Asked whether she saw any connection between such phrases and the threats received by some MPs, Morgan replied: “Yes, I do.” Such comments, she said, were “stoking up other people who are often sitting at home and watching this stuff, and it gets them really, really angry and fired up, and then they will say things that they would never say face to face”.

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Source: The Guradian

Sri Lanka bombings: doubts over Islamist group's potential role

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

The SLTJ is small, based in the east of Sri Lanka, and has been involved in extremist rhetoric as well as being linked to acts of vandalism against Buddhist statues.

At its peak, Isis successfully attracted a very significant number of recruits from the Maldives, the islands close to Sri Lanka, with which there are strong transport and commercial links.

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Source: DW

Iraq hosts regional archrivals Iran and Saudi Arabia

Sunday 14:28 GMT

Iraq is hosting senior officials from Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey on Saturday in a bid to bolster its nascent role as a regional mediator.

However, Iraq's regional mediation efforts are being lauded as Saudi Arabia and Iran participating in the same events is extremely rare. As part of its mediation efforts, Iraq is seeking to bring Syria back into the Arab League regional group.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte