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Australian woman sentenced to death for alleged drug smuggling in Malaysia

Australian woman sentenced to death for alleged drug smuggling in Malaysia

A prime target for smugglers, the naïve, lonely-hearted woman says was convinced to carry a backpack she was told contained only clothes to go and meet her online paramour, a man named Captain Daniel Smith . "I'm happy now that I'm free", Exposto said at the time, according to AFP. Last year, Malaysian lawmakers voted to abolish mandatory death sentences for drug offenses and did not execute anyone for drug-related offenses that year, according to Harm Reduction International, a ... Read More

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Police use of Amazon's face-recognition service draws privacy warnings

Police use of Amazon's face-recognition service draws privacy warnings

These include tracking lost children and other missing persons as well as tracing crime suspects. "Imagine if customers couldn't buy a computer because it was possible to use that computer for illegal purposes?" the spokeswoman said . The documents in question highlight Washington County's database of 300,000 mug shot photos and a mobile app designed specifically for deputies to cross-reference faces. Read More

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Why Maddie Poppe & Caleb Lee Hutchinson Kept Their 'American Idol' Romance Secret

Why Maddie Poppe & Caleb Lee Hutchinson Kept Their 'American Idol' Romance Secret

Now that Maddie has had a moment or two to process things, she has taken the time to express her feelings on social media. "Still hoping to hear her on the radio someday", another posted . Next: This is why they chose to hide their relationship. " We really wished that this could happen and just that it happened, I'm just so happy, so on top of the world, that I can't even believe this is my life, so it's pretty wonderful", she said. Read More

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M&S to close 14 Clothing & Home stores by 2019

M&S to close 14 Clothing & Home stores by 2019

The latest tranche of closures will affect 626 M&S employees. "Where we have closed stores , we are seeing an encouraging number of customers moving to nearby stores. Worldwide sales fell 7.9 percent to 1,087.2 million pounds during the year while global profit before adjusting items more than doubled to 135.2 million pounds. Read More

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Gina Haspel confirmed as first ever female Central Intelligence Agency director

Gina Haspel confirmed as first ever female Central Intelligence Agency director

Senator John McCain and Senator Todd Young of IN were absent. "She is intimately familiar with the threats facing our nation", the North Carolina Republican said . Other Democrats on the committee had troubuling words for Haspel. Doug Jones of Alabama is opposing her and Sen. Nearly all details about Ms. Haspel's record at the agency were classified, and officials there defied calls from some lawmakers to make them available to the public ahead of the vote. Read More

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Hamas turns away supplies from Israel, including bandages, IV fluids and fuel

Hamas turns away supplies from Israel, including bandages, IV fluids and fuel

Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinians on Monday who protested on the Gaza border as the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem, moving its diplomatic mission in Israel to the contested holy city from Tel Aviv. At a UN Security Council meeting, Palestine insisted Israel had committed a war crime by firing at the protesters, while Hamas - the rulers of Gaza - was accused of using civilians as "human shields". Read More

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Israeli army warplanes hit Gaza strip

Israeli army warplanes hit Gaza strip

The moving of the embassy, a campaign pledge by U.S. President Donald Trump , has infuriated Palestinians, who view the eastern part of Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. "The crossing will remain closed until the damages caused by the riots are repaired and will reopen in accordance with a situation assessment", an Israel Defense Forces spokesman announced on social media Saturday. Read More

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At Least Two Dead, 13 Injured In Indonesia Church Attacks, Say Police

At Least Two Dead, 13 Injured In Indonesia Church Attacks, Say Police

ISIS claimed responsibility for that incident although police rejected its involvement. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks. Indonesia is the world's largest Muslim-majority country and has seen a recent resurgence in homegrown militancy. Hundreds of Indonesians have flocked to fight with IS, sparking fears that extremist outfits could get a new lease on life. Read More

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Trump berates DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over border security

Trump berates DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over border security

According to those familiar with the admonishment, Trump was unhappy with Nielsen's handling of border security; one source told the Times that the president went on a long tirade about Nielsen's lack of ability to tighten the U.S. Trump has let his frustration surrounding immigration issues be known to the public, especially recently, as a caravan of about 150 migrants from Central America made its way to the southern border. Read More

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