A German teenager arrested in Iraq and potentially facing the death penalty after leaving home to join Islamic State (IS) says she regrets her decision and now just wants to return to her family. The girl, who is known as Linda W, was reportedly radicalised online and went to the Middle East to marry a man fighting for the terrorist group. She was one of 26 foreigners arrested by the Iraqi military in Mosul, where Iraqi forces declared victory over Islamic State earlier this month.
On this side of the globe the "great" British summer is upon us. It's a rare collection of weeks, occasionally months, when the English weather is pleasant enough to actually spend time outside. Andre Spicer, a New Zealander with an Australian partner, wanted to use the long London days to encourage his five-year-old daughter's entrepreneurial side. "We'd been to a school fete with lots of stalls and she thought, 'Ok, I'd love to have a stall myself'," Mr Spicer said.
Some British governance and security experts say Australians should be sceptical about the claimed benefits of the new national security super-ministry.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the portfolio would be similar in style to the UK’s Home Office, which oversees immigration, national security and law and order.The Home Office, according to the UK experts the ABC spoke to, is a “functional” or “effective” model.But they stress it evolved over more than two centuries and is not...
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Selecting a term
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