Things you should know today: 10/12/18


IS reverting to insurgency tactics after losing caliphate

Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group
In this undated file image posted on Monday, June 30, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, north Syria. With Islamic State’s near-total defeat on the battlefield, the extremist group has reverted to what it was before its spectacular series of conquests in 2014 — a shadowy terror network that targets vulnerable civilian populations and exploits state weaknesses to incite on sectarian strife. But a recent surge in false claims of responsibility for attacks also signals that the group is struggling to stay relevant after losing its proto-state and its dominance of the international news agenda. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, File)

The Islamic State’s caliphate was nearly defeated and the group has reverted back to old ways: guerrilla-style attacks, exploiting state weaknesses and targeting civilian populations.

Melania Trump says she ignores rumors of Trump’s infidelity

In this Oct. 6 photo, First lady Melania Trump pauses as she speaks to media during a visit to the historical Giza Pyramids site near Cairo, Egypt. First lady Melania Trump says she thinks she’s among the most bullied people in the world and there are people in the White House she and President Donald Trump can’t trust. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First lady Melania Trump defended her relationship with her husband, President Donald Trump, in an ABC interview expected to air on the evening of Friday, Oct. 12. In the interview, segments of which aired on “Good Morning America,” Melania Trump said she loves her husband and ignores the rumors of his extramarital affairs.

Princess Eugenie weds beau at Windsor Castle

Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank during their wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12. (Jonathan Brady, Pool via AP)

Princess Eugenie of York, ninth in line for the British throne, married tequila executive Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The couple invited 1,200 members of the public onto the grounds to watch the ceremony along with A-list guests.

Disney releases teaser trailer for live-action Aladdin

Walt Disney Studios released a teaser trailer for the live-action film of Aladdin. The movie is set to hit the theaters on May 24, 2019.

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