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GLOBAL PULSE: Trump gets back parts of his travel ban, what the Qatar blockade is about and why ‘real men’ die earlier

DONALD TRUMP WINS ON IMMIGRATION BAN TILL OCTOBER There have been two versions of a ban on Muslims entering the US. Both were struck down...

GLOBAL PULSE: Macron turns protectionist, China’s Orwellian crackdown in Xinjiang and Israeli women won’t have to give up their seats

MACRON WANTS PROTECTION Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron wants to revive an old French ambition, namely to protect French companies from cross-border takeovers on the grounds of “vital strategic interests”.

GLOBAL PULSE: Trump’s new idea for his wall, palace coup at Uber and how cars stolen in the UK are turning up in Thailand

TRUMP'S NEW IDEA FOR HIS WALL He's been promising it since before he became president. Work's not started on it yet because the other nation...

GLOBAL PULSE: Saudi Arabia gets a new crown prince, climate change could make flights bumpier and Daniel Day Lewis quits

Dawn raid by ISIS-linked militants in Philippines  An estimated 40 fighters from the Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) raided a school in Philippines...

GLOBAL PULSE: Fraying tolerance in London, facetime with Trump and how propaganda is spread on social media

Is London's tolerance fraying?  It may be perceived as a city with great tolerance for communities from across the world, but after multiple terror attacks...

GLOBAL PULSE: Van attack in London, Pakistani army’s plan to move to Islamabad and Europe’s renewal

The Finsbury Park Mosque — located in a vibrant, multicultural area of north London — was once closely associated with extremism.

GLOBAL PULSE: US flip-flops and signs deal with Qatar, Putin offers asylum to James Comey and the most extravagant parking spot

US FLIP-FLOPS ON QATAR, SIGNS F 15 DEAL In a latest twist to the series of diplomatic contradictions in the Trump administration, U.S. just signed...

GLOBAL PULSE: China approves nine Trump business trademarks, Singapore ruling family’s feud is now on Facebook, and a mosque called Mary

CHINA’S GIFTS TO TRUMP BUSINESS The Chinese government granted preliminary approval for nine Donald Trump trademarks it had previously rejected.

GLOBAL PULSE: Americans are not winning in Afghanistan, punishing nations that don’t take refugees and being blocked by Trump

FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN WITHOUT A STRATEGY US Defense Secretary James Mattis made an alarming admission: “We are not winning in Afghanistan right now.”

GLOBAL PULSE: Theresa May is contrite but not on her knees, Norway to ban burqa and China bans celebrity gossip sites

THERESA MAY IS CONTRITE, BUT NOT ON HER KNEES Diminished, contrite and defiant, Theresa May faced one of her toughest audiences — her own MPs.

On Camera

Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, Sri Lanka | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

Sri Lanka attacks mark birth of terrorism 3.0

Terrorism 3.0 is defined by the Islamic State — a globally dispersed, highly lethal, financially capable, deeply innovative organisation.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.