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A 19-year-old woman who ran [around / away] from the U.K. to join ISIS has been stripped [of / off] her British citizenship. Shamima Begum left London in 2015 when she was 15 to live in the Islamic State. The U.K. said that anyone who [joining / joined] ISIS was a terrorist and had no right to a British passport. Ms Begum was found in a refugee [camping / camp] in Syria earlier this week. British newspapers and TV [offices / stations] interviewed her. She spoke of her [reside / desire] to return to her home in London. She gave birth to her third [child / children] days after her the interviews. Her first two babies [died / death] from malnutrition. Shamima got [marriage / married] to an ISIS fighter several weeks after reaching Syria. She said she enjoyed life in the IS [as / was] a housewife.

[Under / Over] international law, the U.K. cannot take away anyone's passport if that person becomes [stated / stateless] . The U.K. said Ms Begum is a citizen [off / of] Bangladesh because her mother was born [here / there] . However, Bangladesh's ministry of [foreign / foreigner] affairs said Ms Begum is not a Bangladeshi citizen. It said there is "no [question / answer] " of her [being / been] allowed into the country. Bangladesh is "deeply concerned" that the U.K. has called her a Bangladeshi [people / national] . Ms Begum said she only has "one citizenship". She said: "I wasn't born in Bangladesh, I've never [been / seen] Bangladesh...so how can they claim I have Bangladeshi citizenship?" The U.K. said Ms Begum's baby could [still / calm] be British.

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