Grasswire Digest: March 10

A round-up of news from Grasswire and elsewhere.

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Islamic State

SkyNewsISThousands of documents containing details of Islamic State recruits have been obtained by Syrian news website Zaman al-Wasl, Sky News and German intelligence services.

Sky News says it holds more than 22,000 documents, described as a “gold mine” for intelligence services. The documents show Islamic State recruits’ addresses, phone numbers and family contacts, and list people from at least 51 countries.


Ireland’s new parliament met for the first time since the general election on Feb. 26 but failed to elect a new prime minister.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Department of Justice charged a homeless man with the murder of an eight-year-old boy who was killed inside his own home six years ago.


Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says that the city will stop sending water bills to residents who have been receiving water that is tainted with lead.


Five people including a pregnant woman were killed and three others injured in a shooting on Wednesday night in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.


North Korea fired two missiles into the Sea of Japan early Thursday morning, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.



In other news

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Macedonia has completely closed its border with Greece to what it says are illegal migrants, following similar restrictions by Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia.

A German court ruled that the transfer of data to Facebook by websites via the “Like” button without user consent infringes German and EU privacy laws.

Several buildings were leveled and nine firefighters were injured after an explosion rocked Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood Wednesday.

A federal judge has ruled that Puerto Rico is exempt from applying the United States Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling because the island remains an unincorporated territory rather than a state.

For the third time in as many months, junior doctors in England have begun a strike as part of their ongoing protest against government threats to impose a new contract.

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