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Pentagon confirms US airstrikes killed head of ISIS in Libya and senior al-Shabaab leader in Somalia


The Pentagon has confirmed that one of ISIS's top commanders in Libya was killed in a U.S. airstrike last month.The operation to kill Iraqi national Abu Nabil in the eastern port city of Darnah was conceived before terrorists went on a rampage in the French capital, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said. It is believed the commander had previously been governor of Salah-ad-din province in Iraq before he was dispatched to ISIS's franchise in Libya. There has also been speculation that Abu Nabil was the man who threatened the West in the ISIS propaganda video in which 21 Coptic Christians were executed on a Libyan beach. Mr Cook said: 'Nabil's death will degrade ISIS' ability to meet the group's objectives in Libya, including recruiting new ISIS members, establishing bases in Libya and planning external attacks on the United States.

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Sudanese teenager becomes 18th migrant to die trying to reach Britain since June after he was struck by a van near the Channel Tunnel


The 16-year-old, from Sudan, was hit on the route connecting the tunnel to the port of Calais late Thursday afternoon, according to emergency services.Sudanese migrant, 16, was struck close to the Channel Tunnel yesterdayThe teenager was hit by a van on motorway connecting crossing to CalaisThe boy is the 18th person to die trying to reach Britain since June

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The Truth About Women of Color Behind Bars

With the hit television show, “Orange is the New Black” and Diane Sawyer’s primetime special, “A Nation of Women Behind Bars” the conversation surrounding female incarceration has undoubtedly expanded. The increase in incarcerated women is no recent phenomenon. Between 1977 and 2007, the number of women in prison or jail in the U.S. increased more than 832 percent—twice the rate (416 percent) men experienced. In fact, the United States has more than 200,000 women serving sentences, which is the largest female prisoner population on earth.

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Rescued Eritrean Migrants Brought to Sicily

MESSINA, ITALY—Nearly 900 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were brought to southern Italy Tuesday, days after being rescued in the Mediterranean by European naval forces. A Norwegian ship, Siem Pilot, brought about 240 mostly Eritrean migrants to Messina harbor in Sicily early in the day. Late in the afternoon, the British Navy ship Enterprise brought more than 650 migrants, again mostly Eritrean, to Catania harbor in Sicily.

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