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Denmark: 62 Percent of Young Somali Migrants Convicted by Age 30

Over half of all of the young migrant men from Somalia, Lebanon, and Morocco living in Denmark have been convicted of at least 1 crime before the age of 30.

Greece Claims Turkey Arms Migrants with Tear Gas, Sends Freed Prisoners to Border

Greek government releases video confirming Turkish authorities are ferrying illegal migrants to borders, arming them & using coast guard to escort by sea

Turkish UAV Strike Kills 21 Syrian Soldiers in Idlib Prior to Ceasefire

Turkish UAV strike(s) destroy Syrian Howitzers, rockets launchers, killing 21 soldiers in Idlib, Syria; The strikes came after killing of 2 Turkish soldiers

Tunisia: Suicide bombs near US Embassy kill, injure police

2 suicide bombers blew themselves up near the US Embassy in Tunisia, killing a police officer & wounding 4 Friday, the nation’s Interior Ministry said.

Pompeo: ICC War Crimes Probe, ‘Breathtaking Action’ by ‘Unaccountable Political Institution Masquerading’ as ‘Legal Body’

"This is a truly breathtaking action by an unaccountable political institution masquerading as a legal body," Pompeo said of ICC at a news conference.

Nashville Tornado Leaves at least 25 Dead as Severe Weather Strikes Tennessee

A powerful storm system produced at least two tornadoes that struck central Tennessee early on Tuesday morning killing at least 25 people.

Erdogan Opens the Gates: Syrian Migrants Granted Unhindered Passage to Europe; after Syria Escalation

Refugees headed towards European frontiers Friday after Turkey declared that borders had been thrown open, a response to the escalating war in Syria.

Eight Killed in Multi-location shooting in Germany

At least 8 people shot dead in the German city of Hanau Wednesday night; perpetrators opening fire killing 3, changing location to kill additional 5

Tom Cotton: China Lying About Magnitude, Origin Of Coronavirus, ‘Worse Than Chernobyl’

Sen. Tom Cotton told Fox News that China’s communist gov. has repeatedly lied about the coronavirus, including magnitude and where the virus originated.

London Bloodbath: 15-Year-Old Boy and Two Others Stabbed Within 90 Minutes of Each Other

3 people are in life-threatening condition, including a 15-year-old boy, after a series of stabbings took place within the span of 90 minutes across London.

Number Of Confirmed Cases, Deaths From Coronavirus Explodes In China

The number of cases of the coronavirus in China exploded on Thursday as nearly 15,000 new cases and 242 new deaths from the virus were reported.

Security forces use tear gas as Lebanon protesters attempted to block confidence vote

Protesters tried to stop a confidence vote in parliament Tuesday on the new government they say fails to address demands & cannot rescue the ailing country

Hurricane-force winds pound UK & Europe, upend travel as Storm Ciara strikes

Storm Ciara battered the UK, Europe with hurricane-force winds & heavy rains Sunday, halting flights & trains, producing heaving seas that closed ports

Thai PM: 27 Dead After ‘Unprecedented’ Mass Shooting

A Thai soldier who killed 26 people and holed up in a mall overnight was shot dead by commandos on Sunday, ending a near-17-hour ordeal.

Two NYPD Officers Shot, Wounded In Two Separate ‘Assassination Attempts’ In The Bronx

Two NY Police officers were shot & wounded in a streak of “assassination attempts” that concluded Sunday when the gunman opened fire inside an NYPD station

Man Deliberately Rams Vehicle Into GOP Tent Full Of Volunteers, Trump Responds

Authorities in Florida said on Saturday that a man deliberately rammed a vehicle into a tent of Republican volunteers who were registering people to vote.

Afghanistan ‘insider attack’ leaves 2 US soldiers dead, 6 wounded

Multiple American casualties after U.S. & Afghan troops were fired on during a mission in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday.

White House Asks Scientists To Investigate Whether Coronavirus Was Bio-Engineered

White House in a letter to National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine, called scientific experts to "rapidly" look into the virus origins.

London Witnesses 3 Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in Under 24 Hours

Three separate antisemitic incidences were recorded in London this week, as Jews had stones and fireworks thrown at them in London.

Record high antisemitic incidents recorded in UK in 2019 – Report

The UK witnessed an annual record for antisemitic incidents in 2019, making it the fourth consecutive year that the record has been broken.

Unprecedented Number of Locusts Push Somalia to Declare National Emergency

An unprecedented number of locusts has caused Somalia to declare national emergency; UN says this is worst locust issue Eastern Africa has seen in 25 years

Only 24 People Charged over ‘Deliberately-Lit Bushfires’ in NSW, Australia – report

AP reported that of the 183 cases, only 24 people had been charged over “deliberately-lit bushfires"; Approximately 50% of Australia’s bushfires are arson.

UK: Shots Fired as London Police take out Knife Attacker

Police shoot dead terrorist feared to be wearing a suicide vest after he grabs knife from a shop, stabbing 2 during brutal high-street rampage in London

Belgian police shoot ‘knifeman’ who stabbed two – just minutes after terror attack in London

Belgium Police shoot a man who witnesses said attacked 2 people with a knife; Suspect reportedly hit in the hand by officers in Ghent during the incident.

Israeli Intelligence Officer: Coronavirus may have originated in lab linked to China’s biowarfare program

Israeli biological warfare analyst: Deadly coronavirus spreading globally may have originated in a lab in Wuhan linked to China’s biological weapons program

Kremlin to Consider Changing Vladimir Putin’s Title from President to ‘Supreme Ruler’

Russia looking to change the President’s title to ‘Supreme Ruler’; following Putin’s proposal earlier in January to make other changes to government power

S. Korea’s Moon urges calm amid protests over coronavirus quarantine sites

S. Korean President urged residents not to give in to fear as country prepared to evacuate the first round of citizens from the epicenter of the coronavirus

Israel & the White House Considering Suspension of all US Flights to China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Both Israel and the United States are considering an indefinite suspension of flights to China amid the Coronavirus outbreak; Israel to discuss barring entry for Chinese workers.

China leader calls coronavirus outbreak a grave situation as officials scramble to contain disease

China's leader called the accelerating spread of coronavirus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter scramble to stop the spread.

11 dead and five Missing as Flooding Worsens in Spain

The storm that has left scenes of devastation in its wake is moving north into France but not before causing havoc in Spain’s northeastern corner.

China Quarantines Wuhan Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The Chinese government has quarantined the city of Wuhan and plans to shut down the airport and public transportation within hours amid an outbreak of the coronavirus, state media reported.

Leading Nigerian Pastor Executed by Boko Haram Terrorists

Reverend Lawan Andimi was beheaded by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram on Jan. 20 after being abducted during an attack on his village early January.

Health Ministry issues warning as alarm spreads over deadly Chinese virus

The Health Ministry issued a travel warning Monday on visiting the central Chinese city of Wuhan due to the outbreak of a mysterious respiratory disease in the city that has already killed three people.

Hong Kong Protest Attracts 150,000 Before Violent Police Crack Down

Local media reported that 150,000 people in Hong Kong attended a protest Sunday demanding the world impose sanctions on the Communist Party of China that ended abruptly with police brutality and the arrest of its organizer despite the group receiving a legal permit for assembly.

Hong Kong Creates Judicial ‘Task Force’ to Handle Protester Trials

Hong Kong Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma said on Monday that a special “task force” will consider “how best and how expeditiously” to handle the enormous number of criminal trials related to the ongoing protest movement.

Deadly Wildfires Continue to Sweep Across Australia

Australia typically has a fire season that runs from December to March, but this year’s bushfires have been burning since September, causing catastrophic damage.

Australia’s Bushfires & Arson: Debunking the Climate Change Myth

Ezra Levant analyzes a detailed record published by Spectator magazine, going through the extensive list of arson attacks recorded recently in Australia.

Al-Shabab Kills Three Americans in Attack on Kenya Military Base

A U.S. servicemember and two American contractors for the Pentagon were killed at the Kenya Defense Force Military Base used by U.S. forces Sunday after a pre-dawn attack by the al-Shabab extremist group, officials said.

Environmentalists Made Australia’s Bush Fires Worse

Let us not allow the heartbreak & emotion distract us from the truth about this natural disaster: it has nothing whatsoever to do with ‘climate change’.

Police Neutralize Muslim Terrorist In France after he Stabbed Multiple People, Wore ‘Fake Explosive Vest’

A suspected terrorist reportedly wearing a “fake explosive vest” was shot dead by French police Friday after stabbing multiple people, one of whom died from the wounds. Witnesses said they heard the attacker cry “Allahu Akbar” during the rampage, reports say.

Australia Orders Emergency Evacuation of Towns in Face of Raging Bushfires

Australia ordered residents and tourists out of the path of raging bushfires Thursday as the country braced for a weekend heatwave expected to fan the deadly inferno.

North Korea: Kim Jong Un Pledges ‘Shocking’ Action, ‘New Strategic Weapon’ Soon

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said there was 'no ground' for Pyongyang to maintain the moratorium on missile tests, with the country set to continue developing strategic weapons unless the US gave up its hostile approach.

France, Egypt urge restraint on Libya as Ankara speeds up troop deployment bill

Warning from France, Egypt comes as Ankara moves to fast-track a bill paving the way to a military deployment on war-torn country of Libya.

ISIS Murders 11 Christian Men in Nigeria in Response to Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Terrorists belonging to the Islamic State murder 11 Christian men in Nigeria; ISIS Soldier: This is a message to Christians all over the world.

Iran, Russia and China Launch Four-Day Joint Naval Drill

Iran, China and Russia started four days of joint naval drills in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman on Friday, the commander of Iran's flotilla announced.

About 1,500 killed in Iran crackdown ordered by Supreme Leader: Reuters

The brutal crackdown on the November protests in Iran came on a direct order from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Reuters reported on Monday, citing sources close to his inner circle.

Protestors in Iraq Set Special Operations Unit Headquarters on Fire

Protestors in the Dhi Qar governorate area of southern Iraq set several buildings on fire on Saturday, including a Special Operations unit headquarters; Protestors in central Iraq were prevented from setting more buildings ablaze.

Trump Administration Implements Sanctions on Companies Involved In Construction of Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

These new sanctions directly impact companies involved in constructing the new pipeline that runs directly from Russia to Germany; Russia views this pipeline as a massive economic boost; Reports indicate that Russian President Vladimir Putin is committed to taking drastic measures if necessary.

MS-13 crackdown — the largest ever in New York — ensnares nearly 100 members, associates

New York prosecutors have announced the arrests Friday of nearly 100 members and associates of MS-13 in what officials say is the largest crackdown against the gang in the state’s history.

Russian spy ship lurking off US coast conducting ‘unsafe operation’

U.S. Northern Command and the Coast Guard have been tracking a Russian spy ship equipped with electronic surveillance gear that has been lurking off the East Coast of the United States.

France strikes: Tension mounts with more travel disruption and possible power cuts on Wednesday

Strikes in France continue on Wednesday with heightened rhetoric on both sides and the possibility of more power cuts, as well as severe transport disruption.

Report Reveals at Least 1,000 Christians Killed in Nigeria in 2019

A new report from the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust estimates that more than 1,000 Christians were killed in Nigeria this year alone.