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Immigration, race flashpoints in Italian election

International | A drive-by shooting of migrants has turned into a major campaign issue
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/13/18, 01:32 pm

A drive-by shooting targeting African migrants in Italy has fueled a nationwide debate about immigration and race ahead of the country’s general election on March 4.

In a retaliatory attack, 28-year-old Luca Traini on Feb. 3 shot six people from Africa in the streets of Macerata. Days before, authorities arrested a Nigerian immigrant accused of killing and dismembering an 18-year-old Italian woman.

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China’s new military might in the South China Sea

International | Plus Syrians survive grim escape and other news and notes from around the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/07/18, 12:30 pm

CHINA: Stunning new photos show the extent of China’s building—and militarization—on new islands in the contested South China Sea. The islands are formed out of seven reefs and now appear to be in the final stages of development as air and naval bases.

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Post trolls Twitter to smear Christian humanitarian

International | Reporters accuse Samaritan’s Purse vice president, Trump’s nominee for global migration post, of anti-Muslim bias on social media
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/05/18, 02:47 pm

MIGRATION: Two reporters from The Washington Post’s “new rapid I-team,” the newspaper’s effort to put together a Spotlight-type crack investigative effort, have gone after longtime Christian humanitarian Ken Isaacs, vice president of Samaritan’s Purse and the Trump administration’s candidate to become director general of the Internatio

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