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Day: August 27, 2016

Brave British mum Rachel rescued Islamic State sex slaves from Syria
Arab world, ENGLISH

Brave British mum Rachel rescued Islamic State sex slaves from Syria

    Mother-of-three Rachel Miller sells her jewellery and takes out loans to end the horrors suffered by women and girls at the hands of ISIS terrorists. She pays brokers up to £7,500 a time to free the sex slaves, travelling with her driver to parts of southern Turkey the Foreign Office has declared no go zones. The first Yazidi girl she helped was just six years old. She had seen her mum raped and murdered and her dad beheaded by ISIS terrorists , who took her captive and repeatedly raped her for months on end. Many of the victims are too traumatised to speak. Rachel, of Nottingham, said: “One girl squeezed my hand, not just a hello...but a squeeze that said a thousand things. “Touch from those who have been raped and taken into slavery is so significant. "They shy away from...
Theresa May could decide about Brexit without Commons consent
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Theresa May could decide about Brexit without Commons consent

    Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May Theresa May will not hold a parliamentary vote on Brexit before opening negotiations to formally trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, The Telegraph has learned. Opponents of Brexit claim that because the EU referendum result is advisory it must be approved by a vote in the Commons before Article 50 the formal mechanism to leave the EU - is triggered. It had been suggested by Tony Blair, the former Labour Prime Minister, and Owen Smith, the Labour leadership candidate, among others that Remain supporting MPs could use a Parliamentary vote to stop Brexit. But sources say that because Mrs May believes that “Brexit means Brexit” she will not offer opponents the opportunity to stall Britain's withdrawal from the EU. A Downi...
Hillary Clinton visit FBI Office in New York
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Hillary Clinton visit FBI Office in New York

    Hillary Clinton arrived Saturday morning at the FBI's satellite office in suburban New York City for her first national security briefing as the Democratic nominee for president. Clinton arrived at the office in White Plains, New York, which is roughly 20 minutes from her Chappaqua home, about 9 a.m. Her campaign has not said who is attending the meeting with her. Any attendees aside from the presidential candidate have to hold the necessary security clearances. The briefing comes 10 days after her main rival, Donald Trump, received his first classified briefing as the Republican Party’s nominee. Trump took two top advisers to his briefing: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a former Defense Intelligence Agency director who has been an outsp...
M20 Bridge Collapses: One Injured
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M20 Bridge Collapses: One Injured

    At least one person has been injured after a pedestrian bridge collapsed on the M20 in Kent. It happened between junctions 3 and 4, where the road has been closed in both directions. Kalpana Fitzpatrick, who had been driving on the motorway, told Sky News: What we can see is two trucks squashed by this bridge and emergency services are at the scene. From what I can tell they are treating one person. There are quite a lot of people just walking around the motorway not knowing what is going on. The side I'm on, the bridge is still hanging, and obviously the traffic has been stopped. It's quite shocking. The scene after the bridge collapsed on the M20 between junction 3 and 4. Video footage from the scene shows the top of a lorry's trailer sheared off, and debris littering th...
New Islamic State video appears to show a British boy executing a prisoner
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New Islamic State video appears to show a British boy executing a prisoner

    Iraqi forces celebrate as they hold an Islamic State flag they captured in Ramadi, Iraq. In this Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, Iraqi security forces celebrate as they hold a flag of the Islamic State group they captured in Ramadi, 70 miles (115… A new video from the so-called Islamic State (IS) shows a child purportedly British appearing to execute a prisoner. Five boys stand in front of five men in orange jumpsuits in the video. The boy captioned as Abu Abdullah al-Britani (the Briton) is white. A child captioned Abu al-Bara al-Tunisi (the Tunisian) addresses the men apparently Kurdish fighters promising more violence, according to the BBC. The other children are said to be Abu Ishaq al-Masri (the Egyptian), Abu Fu’ad al-Kurdi (the Kurd) and Yusuf al-Uzbaki (the Uzbe...