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ISIS calls for the killing of Muslim scholars

By: Jamie Dettmer Source: VOA News LONDON – ISIS propagandists have launched a coordinated online campaign accusing prominent Muslim clerics in the Arab world and the West of betrayal in an apparent bid to delegitimize them, especially in the eyes of younger Muslims. The terror group says the clerics are collaborating with Arab regimes and the international coalition opposed to ISIS and are urging supporters as a top priority to kill “the evil scholars.” Some analysts suspect the terror group is casting around looking for traitors to explain the collapse of ISIS’ battlefield fortunes and to shape perceptions about the reasons for the fall of the terror group’s self-styled caliphate....

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Israel suspends ties with UN security council nations over resolution

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Israel‘s Foreign Ministry has reportedly suspended all working ties with 12 of the UN Security Council countries that voted to pass a resolution urging Israel to halt building settlements on occupied Palestinian land, Business Insider said. The move came at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s request, one day after he summoned 10 of the nations’ ambassadors to Jerusalem to personally reprimand them for the vote. Foreign ministers and ambassadors from Britain, France, Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, Angola, Egypt, Uruguay, Spain, Senegal and New Zealand will not be received at Israel’s Foreign Ministry amid the suspension,...

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New Zealand: aftershocks follow earthquake that claimed 2 lives

By: VOA News Source: VOA News A powerful aftershock shook New Zealand’s South Island Monday, just hours after being hit by a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake. “It looks as though it’s the infrastructure that’s the biggest problem,” said Civil Defense Minister Gerry Brownlee after flying over the affected area with Prime Minister John Key. A slip dam caused by earthquakes had blocked the Clarence River until it broke, sending a wall of water downstream, forcing people to move to higher ground. Key said he expects the damage bill will be a least “a couple of billion dollars” and will take “months of work.” John Kirby, a spokesman for...

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