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Latino Man Kills Muslim Teen Nabra Hassanen in Virginia

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Hassanen and friends were returning from IHOP after attending an all-night prayer session for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan before an altercation ensued. Arsalan Iftikhar, a human rights lawyer and author, told the Washington Post that he and his wife were at the mosque at about the same time as Nabra and that her death has struck fear into the local Islamic community. Read More »

Australia Halts Airstrikes in Syria Over Russian Threats

Asked Tuesday whether the hotline was no longer being used, a Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said he could not discuss the matter beyond saying the USA stands ready to use the line. It marked the second time in three days U.S. forces have shot down an aircraft operated by Damascus or its allies in Syria, and reflected mounting tensions over a stretch of the Syrian-Iraqi frontier where United States forces have established a base. Read More »

USA jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

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Activists and IS supporters reported his death at the time but Tuesday's statement from Central Command was the first US confirmation. In this photo taken on Tuesday May 23, 2017, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, the Hammurabi's Justice News, shows a US -backed anti-government Syrian fighter form Maghaweer al-Thawra stands on a vehicle with heavy automatic machine gun, left, next of an American soldier who also stands on his armored vehicle, right, as they take their ... Read More »

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

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A United Nations ( UN) report documented that almost 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes a year ago. Out of that 10.3 million, a total of 3.4 million had crossed worldwide borders to become refugees . "The displaced persons deserve to continue with their education and provided with economic support for safe living conditions". Most fled the conflict in South Sudan. Read More »

Seoul asks North Korea to free detainees

An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the USA student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months and sent home in a coma, the agency said on Tuesday. Read More »

Bill Cosby case ruled a mistrial

The Hollywood icon left the courtroom without comment after sitting in his chair at the defense table for several minutes, simply gazing outward. Celebrities are reacting to the news of Bill Cosby's sexual assault mistrial. But it could "embolden other prosecutors to be more aggressive in their charges" since it has "such a symbolic value", he said. She called the prosecutors heinously and exploitively ambitious. Read More »

BIGBANG's Taeyang Appointed As Ambassador For Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

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The organizing committee for the upcoming Olympics officially named the K-pop superstar its honorary ambassador for the worldwide event in a ceremony held at Seoul Press Center. Afterward, the teams posed for photographs together. Do said he wants to meet with IOC President Thomas Bach and North Korea's IOC representative Chang Ung at the World Taekwondo Championships in Muju, North Joella Province late this month. Read More »

Newt Gingrich Says 'Pugnacious' Donald Trump Has 'Compulsion' To Counterattack

Still, the staunch Trump ally indicated he could sympathize with the president's frustration. The former speaker said the source of the president's infuriation is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Comey whom Gingrich criticized for tainting the particular process by leaking his notes to a friend to create the position of the special counsel, was supposed to be neutral. Read More »

Pakistan's foreign ministry confirms downing of Iran drone

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Pakistan has already shared the information about striking down of this drone with the Iranian authorities, the statement added. Wajahat Khan, a multimedia journalist and a national security expert, confirmed the news, tweeting: "Confirmed: Iranian spy drone shot down by PAF JF17 over Panjgur , Balochistan 45km inside Pak territory". Read More »

Spicer hasn't talked Russia meddling with Trump

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Spicer opened up his first press briefing by criticizing the media's reporting of Trump's inauguration, accusing reporters of being "shameful" and "wrong". Finally, we know that Mueller's investigators are also looking for "any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates", as the Post phrased it. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy headed towards the Arklatex UPDATE 430PM TUE

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And the National Weather Service says it poses a threat of risky flash flooding. Tropical Storm Cindy continues to dump rain across the Gulf Coast , according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Also, double red flags are flying because of extremely risky surf and rip currents. She is expected to make landfall sometime Wednesday night near the Sabine River, which marks the border between Texas and Louisiana. Read More »

Mike Pence hires outside lawyer for Russian Federation probe

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Just before the story broke, Trump wrote a pair of angry tweets, suggesting that Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the election, should be under investigation instead of him. Scrutiny of the president's actions has intensified since he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last month. Although Pence has not been at the center of the questions raised about Trump campaign officials, he hasn't escaped unscathed. Read More »

USA military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

It is the second time the USA has downed a pro-regime drone in Syria this month, putting a focus on escalating geopolitical tensions in the area and the expanding use of American military power in the conflict. Subsequent U.S. airstrikes hit a convoy and a base of pro-Assad troops and later carried out another raid in the same area, followed by shooting down a drone believed connected to Iranian-supported forces. Read More »

Officer critically injured at Michigan airport

Airport officials wrote on Facebook just before 10am that all passengers are safe and are being evacuated. Authorities say a person of interest in the stabbing is in custody. He also saw a man detained by police and a knife on the ground. It will be updated as soon as we have more information. "My thoughts and prayers are with all of our law enforcement officers who work to service and protect us each and every day", the Flint Mayor added. Read More »

Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million a year ago

Rome/Geneva: Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes past year, the United Nation refugee agency has reported. The rest had fled their native countries, with that figure broken down into 22.5 million refugees and 2.8 million people "seeking asylum". Read More »

Spicer on Comey Tapes: Trump Announcement Due 'This Week'

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held his first on-camera briefing since June 12 on Tuesday amid a report that he is searching for his own replacement, telling reporters that the administration is "always looking for ways to do a better job". Read More »

Abortive Brussels attack could have been much worse - PM

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The suspect came from Molenbeek and was carrying a bomb armed with nails and gas canisters, officials said. The suitcase immediately burst into flames but did not explode, at which point the attempted attacker abandoned the burning luggage and moved towards a platform "in pursuit of a station master". Read More »

Soldiers shoots attacker at Brussels train station

Witnesses said the suspect shouted " Allahu Akbar " (God is Greatest) before setting off the blast, which triggered a small but intense fireball in the station's underground hall. Burn marks remained on the floor at the scene, as workers continued to clean up and paint the area. Social media images showed a fireball in a almost empty underground hall. Read More »

Brussels attacker identified as 36-year-old Moroccan

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Officials of the Belgian federal prosecutors confirmed that the central station explosion was being considered as a terrorist attack, Reuters reported . "He was not known to the authorities for any terrorism connection", Van Der Sypt said, declining to give the man's full name while the investigation continues. Read More »

Opposition's views taken into account in picking Kovind: Naidu

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said it would support Ram Nath Kovind , the ruling National Democratic Alliance's candidate for the upcoming presidential elections. "Only someone of Nitish's stature could have brought in such social revolution", Modi showered encomiums on Bihar CM, with whom his rivalry is well known. Read More »

Long stretch of Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Harris, Galveston, Chambers and Liberty counties as Tropical Storm Cindy shifts west in the Gulf. Anyone in the region who is concerned for their personal safety or property should contact their official national weather agency or warning centre for advice. Read More »

Imam stops angry Muslims from assailing London van suspect

He told Sky News: "Last night as many of you know we arrived on the scene within minutes after the accident and we found the assailant on the floor, he'd been restrained by around three people, and the injured and deceased brother, they were being attended to and CPR was being administered on them". Read More »

Trump Says China Failed to Help US With North Korea Problems

Pundits interpret the message as a possibility Washington may act alone, as President Trump has said numerous times that if Beijing can not solve the North Korean issue, the U.S.is capable of handling it by itself. Trump had personally lobbied Chinese President Xi Jinping to take stronger action on Chinese banks and other entities that do business with North Korea during a summit in Florida in April. Read More »

Saudi Arabia King Fires Nephew, Appoints Son Heir

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Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, for years the kingdom's counter-terrorism chief who put down an Al Qaeda campaign of bombings in 2003-06, is relieved of all positions, the decree said. "MbS is very popular among Saudi youth and has a window of opportunity to try and reshape the Kingdom through Vision 2030", said Kristian Ulrichsen, a Gulf expert at the U.S. Read More »