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Trump weighing Muslim registry, says adviser

Trump mulling Muslim registryPresident-elect Donald Trump’s immigration advisers could recommend a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries and countries with significant problems with terrorism, according to a top ally.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an immigration hard-liner who has been advising Trump, told Reuters that transition policy advisers are weighing the merits of such a registry.

He added that the policy could be recommended as part of initial executive orders “so that Trump and the Department of Homeland Security hit the ground running.”

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US: Probe into war crimes in Afghanistan unwarranted

US war crimes in AfghanistanAn International Criminal Court investigation of possible war crimes by US forces in Afghanistan is not "warranted or appropriate", the US state department has said after prosecutors in The Hague found initial grounds for such a probe.

Elizabeth Trudeau, a state department spokesperson, said on Tuesday that the US was not a party to the Rome Statute that created the ICC and had not consented to its jurisdiction.

She also said the US had a robust justice system able to deal with such complaints.

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How the US justifies drone strikes: targeted killing, secrecy and the law

Drone strikesThe sun had yet to rise when missiles launched by CIA drones struck a clutch of buildings and vehicles in the lower Kurram tribal agency of Pakistan, killing four or five people and injuring another. It was February 22, 2016, and the American drone campaign had entered its second decade.

Over the next weeks, officials in Washington and Rome announced that the US military would use the Sigonella air base in Sicily to launch strikes against targets in Libya. American strikes in Yemen killed four people driving on a road in the governorate of Shabwah and eight people in two small villages in the governorate of Abyan.

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Israel court denies request to keep settlement built on Palestinian land

Amona to be demolishedsrael's High Court rejected a government bid to delay the evacuation of an unsanctioned Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank beyond a December deadline, in a case that has drawn international concern.

Amona settlement is under a court order to be evacuated by December 25 since it was built on private Palestinian land. But right-wing Israeli politicians have called for about 40 families living on the outpost to be allowed to remain.

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Immigrants Gave Their Info to Obama, Now Trump Could Use It to Deport Them

Dreamers can be deprted by TrumpFor DREAMers, Trump’s presidency could be a nightmare.

Almost a million undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children trusted the federal government with their personal information—including their home addresses—so they could gain temporary protection from deportation.

But under the Donald Trump administration, that could make them targets; in a brutal twist of irony, their faith in American institutions could actually increase their risk of being forcibly removed from the country.

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UN: Eastern Aleppo residents at risk of mass starvation

Aleppo civilians ndear starvation pointThe UN has urged the Syrian government, Russia and rebel groups to immediately allow food deliveries to besieged areas of eastern Aleppo, issuing a bleak warning that the 250,000 civilians still trapped in the divided city are at risk of mass starvation as the winter sets in.

Jan Egeland, the head of a UN-backed humanitarian task force for Syria, told reporters on Thursday that the last remaining food rations were currently being handed out in rebel-held eastern Aleppo and there would be nothing left to distribute next week without a resupply.

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A dark trade: Rape videos for sale in India

Dark trade: rape video sold in IndiaIn this industrial northern state, you can buy footage of a woman being raped for the price of a cheap meal.

Al Jazeera found several videos that appeared to depict rape for sale across the state. They cost from Rs 20 to Rs 200 (30 cents to $3) and are transmitted to a customer's mobile phone in a matter of seconds.

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