1. US Supreme Court allows Trump’s "Muslim ban"
The ban is now set to go into “full effect”, although it is not clear on what timescale this will happen.
Legal challenges against the controversial measure are still making their way through the US courts, and have not yet reached the Supreme Court.
However it will nonetheless go into full effect as the legal proceedings continue.
The ban will prevent citizens of six majority-Muslim countries from entering the US.
2. Christmas Market Cancelled; Organisers Couldn’t Afford €20,000 Security Bill
The Christmas market on la Croix-Rousse hill in Lyon, France, has been cancelled because organisers cannot afford the €20,000 security budget.
The annual Christmas market, with its stalls, marquee, and farm animals, has been cancelled because the cost of securing the site day and night was prohibitively expensive, whilst towns and cities across Europe are fortifying their Christmas markets with anti-terror barriers, reports Le Progrés.
'For the past year, requests to secure our events have increased,' explained Maïlys, the project manager for the southern French city’s merchants’ association.”
A number of Christmas Markets in Germany have been cancelled for insurance costs.
3. Multiple reports say that Iran is building a military base near Israeli border
One analyst says that Iran is following Shiia eschatology by building this base:
4. Video: Swedish police accompanying joggers
5. UK foreign aid money "diverted to extremists" in Syria
The government has suspended a foreign aid project after a BBC Panorama investigation found taxpayers' cash was being diverted to extremists in Syria.
Officers from a UK-backed police force in Syria have also been working with courts carrying out brutal sentences.
A UK government spokesman said it takes allegations of co-operation with terrorist groups 'extremely seriously'.
Adam Smith International, the British company running the project, said it strongly denies the allegations.
The Free Syrian Police (FSP) was set up following the uprising in Syria, to bring law and order to parts of the country that were controlled by opposition forces.
6. Photos: Nigerian slave organs harvested, bodies mutilated, set on fire
Those are the searing images of the modern-day slavery taking place across Libya, posted by a former Nigerian minister after a CNN investigation revealed that Nigerian migrants were being sold into slavery by smugglers for $200.
'Roasted alive,' tweeted former Nigerian Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode. 'This is what Libyans do to sub-Saharan Africans who are looking for a transit point to Europe. They sell them into slavery and either murder, mutilate, torture or work them to death.'
7. Two Rohingya girls tricked into being sold as sex slaves
Sadia had already fled her burning village in Burma’s Rakhine state and seen her older brother marched off by soldiers to be shot before she was sold into prostitution in a seedy hotel in the Bangladeshi seaport of Chittagong.
Separated from her parents during their terrifying escape from a military crackdown on Burma’s Rohingya minority that began in August, the teenager befriended another unaccompanied young girl, Ayesha, as they struggled to make it to safety in neighbouring Bangladesh.
Instead they were deceived by Alamgir, a Rohingya man. He promised to marry Sadia and give Ayesha a job, but he sold them for pounds 225 to a hotel owner who imprisoned the girls and pimped them out as prostitutes.
8. Two mass graves "with bodies of 40 children" found in Yazidi district of Iraq
Iraqi paramilitary forces have uncovered two more mass graves containing the bodies of 140 civilians, including women and children, in an area home to the Yazidi religious minority, they said Saturday.
In 2014, ISIS killed thousands of Yazidis in Sinjar and kidnapped thousands of women and girls from the community to abuse them as sex slaves.
The Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary alliance said it had found "a mass grave with the bodies of 20 women and about 40 children in the village of Kabusi, south of Sinjar."
Elsewhere, "in the Jazira residential complex, also south of Sinjar, 80 other bodies, mostly Yazidis, were discovered," it said.
Kurdish fighters backed by the US-led coalition against ISIS captured Sinjar from the militants in November 2015 before Iraqi security forces took control of the region in October.
9. Another Rotherham Grooming Gang in Court
Ten men are on trial accused of raping, abducting, and supplying drugs to eight teenage girls in the town of Rotherham.
Alleged attackers Amjal Rafiq, Nabeel Kurshid, Iqlak Yousaf, Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, Aftab Hussain, Abid Saddiq, Sharaz Hussain, Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, Masaeud Malik, and Waseem Khaliq, aged between 33 and 38, have been subject to a National Crime Agency investigation into historical child abuse in Rotherham, where mostly Muslim rape gangs operated unopposed for more than a decade.
They first appeared at Sheffield Crown Court court in October, and have now been charged with a total of 33 offences reported to have taken place between 1998 and 2005. The men deny the charges and will stand trial at Sheffield Crown Court in 2018 between September and November.
10. Israeli shoots Palestinian after children attacked
IDF says settler shot a Palestinian in the chest after large crowd of locals from Qusra near Nablus began throwing rocks at a group of Israeli children visiting the area; Samaria Regional Council describes attempted 'lynch against a group of tourists' while Yesh Din claims man was toiling the land before being shot.
According to the settlers, one of whom opened fire on the Palestinians, the violence erupted after the Israeli group came under attack in what was described by the Samaria Regional Council as an 'attempted lynch.'
"Dozens of Palestinians threw stones and rocks at us, we were in a life-threatening situation, and we were trying to protect the children," said one of the children's fathers, who shot the Palestinian.