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Why Saudi Arabia hates Al Jazeera so much

The first frames of Al Jazeera America’s broadcast. (YouTube) If you want to understand why many Arab world leaders hate Al Jazeera, consider “Sharia and Life.” For years, the call-in show was one of the network’s most popular, reaching tens of millions. Viewers would call in and pose their faith questions to Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an […]

What’s on the agenda (and what might be avoided) when Trump meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

When President Trump hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday, the two leaders will share much in common. Both are political outsiders who champion a muscular, country-first nationalism. They enjoy feverish support from their vote bases while their governments assail critics and ignore – or encourage – hostility toward minority […]

California restricts state travel to Texas, other states over LGBT laws

California Attorney General Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraCalifornia restricts state travel to Texas, other states over LGBT laws Gingrich: Media was right, special elections were a referendum California’s newest rep. promises ‘hard stance’ against Trump agenda MORE (D) will bar state employees from business trips to four states after those states passed measures limiting the rights of […]

Grenfell fire: Plymouth tower blocks in the spotlight

Tower-block resident Steve didn’t sleep at home last night. He was told cladding on the block of flats in Plymouth where he lives had been given the lowest possible safety score, and said it was “human instinct” to be concerned. Steve lives at Mount Wise Towers – made up of three blocks – Tavy, Tamar […]

London mosque attack suspect charged with terrorism-related murder; Darren Osborne allegedly drove van into Muslims

LONDON — British authorities have charged 47-year-old Darren Osborne with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder in connection with the van attack on a crowd of Muslim worshippers near two north London mosques. London police linked on Thursday the death of a 51-year-old man to the mosque attack, saying he died of “multiple injuries” after a […]

Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police

Image copyright PA The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge freezer, and outside cladding failed safety tests, police say. Insulation on the building also failed tests and the Metropolitan Police will consider manslaughter charges. Seventy-nine people are feared dead after the blaze destroyed 151 homes in the Kensington tower block. Police said […]

British schoolboys wear skirts to protest against school’s ‘no s

By Eliza Mackintosh, CNN (CNN) — As a record-breaking heat wave grips Britain, some teenage boys are protesting their school’s “no shorts” policy by donning skirts instead. Students at the Isca Academy in Exeter, England, turned up at school Thursday wearing skirts after their head teacher wouldn’t relax the dress code, which bans shorts. The […]

Schoolboys in skirts? That’s how hot England is this week

By Lindsey Bever/Washington Post Amid an intense heat wave, dozens of British schoolboys went to class wearing girls’ uniform skirts when the head teacher would not relax a dress code banning the more suitable option: shorts. The teenage boys at Isca Academy in Exeter argued it was too hot for pants as temperatures approached 90 […]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins a sunny solar tale

By Jill Colvin and Josh Boak | AP By Jill Colvin and Josh Boak | AP June 22 at 10:26 PM WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power […]