Syria conflict: Australia suspends anti-IS raids

Syria conflict: Australia suspends anti-IS raids

Syria conflict: Australia suspends anti-IS raids Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionAn F/A-18E Super Hornet (similar to the one pictured) shot down the Syrian plane Syria conflict : Australia says it is temporarily suspending its military air operations over Syria, after a warning from Russia that it would treat aircraft from the US-led coalition as potential targets. The pause was a “precautionary measure”, the government said, without giving details. Moscow’s warning came after the US shot down a Syrian military plane. Russia also said it was halting communications with the US aimed…

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IRAN AND TURKEY, AT WAR IN SYRIA, BACK QATAR IN GULF CRISIS WITH FOOD AND MILITARY EXERCISES

IRAN AND TURKEY, AT WAR IN SYRIA, BACK QATAR IN GULF CRISIS WITH FOOD AND MILITARY EXERCISES

IRAN AND TURKEY, AT WAR IN SYRIA, BACK QATAR IN GULF CRISIS WITH FOOD AND MILITARY EXERCISES Two traditional foes, Turkey and Iran, have found themselves on the same side of a bitter regional dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Turkey and Iran directly back opposing factions in Syria’s civil war, but have a common interest in backing Qatar amid a massive diplomatic and economic boycott led by fellow oil-rich Gulf monarchy, Saudi Arabia. The kingdom announced earlier this month that it, along with Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates,…

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One dead as van rams pedestrians near London mosque

One dead as van rams pedestrians near London mosque

One dead as van rams pedestrians near London mosque Police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall One dead : A van ploughed into a crowd of Muslims near a London mosque early on Monday, leaving one person dead and injuring 10 others in the second terror attack this month in the British capital. Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the “sickening” incident, saying Britain´s determination to fight “terrorism, extremism…

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Palestinians dispute IS claim for deadly attack on Israel

Palestinians dispute IS claim for deadly attack on IsraelIsraeli border police arrest a Palestinian during clashes in the West Bank village of Deir Abu Mash'al near Ramallah, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Israel security forces raided the village a day after an attack in Jerusalem killed a police officer. The three Palestinian attackers were from the village. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi).Israeli border police arrest a Palestinian during clashes in the West Bank village of Deir Abu Mash'al near Ramallah, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Israel security forces raided the village a day after an attack in Jerusalem killed a police officer. The three Palestinian attackers were from the village. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi).

Palestinians dispute IS claim for deadly attack on Israel DEIR ABU MASHAL, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian militants disputed an Islamic State claim Saturday that it was behind a deadly attack against Israel, saying it was their people who killed a female police officer on duty near Jerusalem’s Old City. Family members of the attackers said they were deeply religious men who acted on their own. IS issued a statement taking responsibility for the stabbing and shooting attacks Friday evening. If true, it would mark the first direct IS action…

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At least 1 dead, 10 injured in ‘horrific terrorist attack’ outside London mosque

At least 1 dead, 10 injured in 'horrific terrorist attack' outside London mosque

At least 1 dead, 10 injured in ‘horrific terrorist attack’ outside London mosque At least one person has died and ten were injured when a van plowed into a crowd gathered outside a London mosque after prayers. London mayor Sadiq Khan said police were responding to a “horrific terrorist attack.” Prime Minister Theresa May called it a “potential terrorist attack” and said: “All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene.” The Metropolitan Police called it a “major incident”…

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Drone King Barack Obama will not be missed, Mersiha Gadzo writes

Drone King Barack Obama will not be missed, Mersiha Gadzo writes

Drone King Barack Obama will not be missed, Mersiha Gadzo writes Cost of war has risen and those caught in the crosshairs feel no nostalgia for outgoing president Pakistani protesters chant anti-NATO slogans, during a demonstration to condemn U.S. drone strikes in the tribal areas, in Multan, Pakistan. A drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal areas killed several suspected militants early Monday, Pakistani officials said, as the U.S. pushes ahead with the controversial drone program despite Pakistani demands to stop. The strike was the seventh in less than two weeks. (The…

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Slain train motorist a internal Punjabi singer

Slain train motorist a internal Punjabi singer

Slain train motorist a internal Punjabi singer A train motorist dies after a newcomer doused him with a agitator glass and set him on fire. Police during a crime theatre on Beaudesert Rd, Moorooka. Pic: Tara Croser THE Brisbane train motorist killed in a glow during Moorooka this morning has been identified as Manmeet Sharma, a dear Indian thespian good famous in a Punjabi community. An attention co-worker pronounced Mr Sharma was a distinguished figure in a Punjabi village in Australia, going by a theatre name Manmeet Alisha, and was…

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Gran’s waggish note to thieves

Gran’s waggish note to thieves

Gran’s waggish note to thieves The note Julia placed outward her residence with a length of garden hose requesting dope-smoking thieves leave a rest of her hose alone and take a representation for their bongs. Picture: Craig Wilson A SYDNEY grandmother has left a length of garden hose with a note for bone-head smokers who have ceaselessly cut adult her hose to make bongs for their pot-smoking. Written by Julia McCall and trustworthy to a front blockade of her patio residence with a territory of hose, a note reads: “Please…

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Coffee torpedo says outcome was ‘unfair’

Coffee torpedo says outcome was ‘unfair’

Coffee torpedo says outcome was ‘unfair’ Australian proprietor Jessica Wongso says 20 year visualisation for murdering a crony in Indonesia ‘isn’t fair.’ Jessica Kumala Wongso has been convicted of a supposed Jakarta coffee murder and condemned to 20 years in jail. Picture: Adek Berry AUSTRALIAN proprietor Jessica Kumala Wongso has been convicted of a supposed Jakarta coffee murder and condemned to 20 years in jail amid thespian scenes in a Jakarta probity final night. Three Judges in a Central Jakarta District Court hermetic Wongso’s fate, pursuit her crime “vile and…

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Father who raped daughter sentenced

Father who raped daughter sentenced

Father who raped daughter sentenced The father of a immature lady who tied her adult with spiny handle and sealed her in a strew has been condemned to during slightest 36 years in jail. Picture: Generic image A “SADISTIC” father who raped, tortured and detained his immature daughter for years has been condemned in a Sydney justice to during slightest 36 years in jail. The girl’s mom will offer 11 years. The NSW father, who can’t be identified, started abusing his daughter when she was 5 years aged and it…

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Mumbai crime: Was actress Kritika Chaudhary murdered? Cops to probe

Mumbai crime: Was actress Kritika Chaudhary murdered? Cops to probeKritika Chaudhary

Mumbai crime: Was actress Kritika Chaudhary murdered? Cops to probe Small-time actor Kritika Chaudhary was found dead in her rental apartment in Andheri West on Monday evening. Her semi-decomposed body was found by the Amboli police, who broke into her flat in Shri Bhairavnath Society after neighbours complained of a foul stench emanating from her home. The Amboli police and Unit 9 of the crime branch have launched a parallel investigation into the case. Police sources said that a murder angle is also being investigated. Upon entering the freezing one-bedroom…

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Scindia, Hardik to meet families of Mandsaur victims on Tuesday

Scindia Hardik to meet families of Mandsaur victims on Tuesday

Scindia, Hardik to meet families of Mandsaur victims on Tuesday Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia* and firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel will visit Mandsaur on Tuesday to meet the families of six farmers who were killed in police firing at Pipliyamandi on June 6. Their arrival is expected to rankle the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government that has been on the backfoot over the incident. Scindia and Patel will enter Madhya Pradesh through different routes. Scindia’s visit will the second high-profile visit by a Congress leader after the killings. AICC vice-president Rahul…

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Urjit Patel has not understood the index of rural distress

Urjit Patel has not understood the index of rural distress

Urjit Patel has not understood the index of rural distress Unfortunately, Governor Urjit Patel of the Reserve Bank of India has not been able to understand the index of distress of farmers, when he demonstrated the negative impact on the economy due to farm loan waivers. The recent farmers’ agitation in Madhya Pradesh is indicative of the unaddressed distress and pain of Indian farmers since the 1960s. Like other peasants agitations in the past, this agitation too has been politicized by parties who claim themselves as champions of farmers interests. Certainly,…

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Push for digital payment among reasons behind Mandsaur farmers protest, claims MP official

Push for digital payment among reasons behind Mandsaur farmers protest, claims MP official

Push for digital payment among reasons behind Mandsaur farmers protest, claims MP official The situation has been volatile in Mandsaur and Neemuch for the last couple of days. Five farmers were killed in police firing at Mandsaur on Tuesday, while six others were injured. The move to promote digital payment, electricity crunch and ban on the regulated sale of poppy husk are some of the reasons that led to the farmers’ stir in Madhya Pradesh, a top government official said on Friday. The state has been on the boil ever since…

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Calgary stabbings: How knife crime in Canada can cause ‘moral panic’

Calgary stabbings: How knife crime in Canada can cause 'moral panic'

Calgary stabbings: How knife crime in Canada can cause ‘moral panic’  \ What Calgary police chief Rick Hanson called the “worst mass murder” in the city’s history didn’t end at the barrel of a gun. Instead, the 22-year-old suspect identified on Tuesday as Matthew de Grood is accused of entering the kitchen at a house party, taking “a large knife” and using it to fatally stab four men and one woman, all of whom were students in their 20s. The scene was “horrific,” Hanson told reporters. Matthew de Grood, the suspect…

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‘Arrest Us’ – Announcing LitReactor’s Crime Fiction Writing Challenge

'Arrest Us' - Announcing LitReactor's Crime Fiction Writing Challenge

‘Arrest Us’ – Announcing LitReactor’s Crime Fiction Writing Challenge Announcing : Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalizes crimes, their detection, criminals and their motives. It is usually distinguished from mainstream fiction and other genres such as science fiction or historical fiction, but boundaries can be, and indeed are, blurred… (Wikipedia) In 2012, we launched a public writing challenge, soliciting tales of bone-chilling terror with Scare Us. Then, in 2013, we went off-world with Teleport Us, our science fiction writing challenge. It’s 2014. Time for another challenge. Now we want you…

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London terror attack: Huge rise in Islamophobic hate crime following Borough Market stabbing, police figures show

London terror attack: Huge rise in Islamophobic hate crime

London terror attack: Huge rise in Islamophobic hate crime following Borough Market stabbing, police figures show Number of incidents is also higher than following the Paris attacks and the murder of Lee Rigby Islamophobic hate crimes jumped fivefold in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack, new figures show. The data, collated by the Metropolitan Police, reveals there was a 40 per cent increase in racist incidents on 6 June compared with an average day this year. Provisional figures show the number of racist incidents recorded on Tuesday was 54,…

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Assault to capture Syria’s Raqqa to begin in days, Kurdish YPG says

Assault to capture Syria’s Raqqa to begin in days, Kurdish YPG says

Assault to capture Syria’s Raqqa to begin in days, Kurdish YPG says The offensive is being waged by the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias backed by the US-led coalition against Islamic State. Assault : A US-backed operation by Syrian forces to capture Raqqa from Islamic State will start in the coming “few days” after advances to the outskirts of the city, the spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Saturday. The offensive is being waged by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of…

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Next round of Astana Syria talks set for mid-June: Syria envoy

Next round of Astana Syria talks set for mid-June: Syria envoy

Next round of Astana Syria talks set for mid-June: Syria envoy In this undated photo released Thursday, May 11, 2017, by Hawar News, the news agency for the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria, shows fighters from the Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces, patrolling on a street in Tabqa, northern Syria. Two rebel sources said they had not yet received an invitation. Moscow, a key backer of the talks, had earlier said it wanted a fresh round mid-June but has not given firm dates. A fresh round of Syrian peace talks is scheduled…

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US-backed Syrian fighters advancing toward IS-held Raqqa

US-backed Syrian fighters advancing toward IS-held Raqqa

US-backed Syrian fighters advancing toward IS-held Raqqa The US has backed the SDF with weapons, airpower, and ground support in its campaign to defeat the Islamic State group in northern Syria. Fighters : US backed Syrian forces made new progress against Islamic State militants along the southern bank of the Euphrates River on Saturday as the coalition positions itself to launch a decisive bid for Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the militants’ so-called “caliphate.”The Kurdish-led Syrian democratic Forces said they were in control of 90 percent of the town of Mansoura,…

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27 dead as Yemen army closes in on Taez palace

27 dead as Yemen army closes in on Taez palaceyemen, taez presidential palace, shiite huthi rebels, yemenese army, world news, middle east news, indian express

27 dead as Yemen army closes in on Taez palace Medics at the rebel-controlled Thamar Government Hospital in Taez, Yemen’s third city, said 19 Huthis had been killed in clashes over the past 24 hours.  Pro-government fighters army troops walk in a position they retook from Houthi fighters near the Republican Palace in the northwestern city of Taiz, Yemen May 29, 2017. (REUTERS/Stringer)Pro-government fighters army troops walk in a position they retook from Houthi fighters near the Republican Palace in the northwestern city of Taiz, Yemen May 29, 2017. (REUTERS/Stringer) Yemeni…

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London terror incidents: Mayor Sadiq Khan condemns ‘deliberate and cowardly’ attack

London terror incidents: Mayor Sadiq Khan condemns ‘deliberate and cowardly’ attack

London terror incidents: Mayor Sadiq Khan condemns ‘deliberate and cowardly’ attack Khan, who was elected as London’s first Muslim mayor in 2016, asked all Londoners to remain calm and vigilant. “The Metropolitan Police are responding to the horrific terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market. My thoughts are with everyone affected” Condemning the attack on London bridge where a white van rammed into pedestrians near London Bridge, knocking over several people on Saturday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was a “deliberate and cowardly attack”. “We don’t yet know…

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Hundreds of Juventus fans injured in stampede in Turin

Hundreds of Juventus fans injured in stampede in Turin

Hundreds of Juventus fans injured in stampede in Turin   Hundreds of Juventus soccer fans watching the Champions League final in one of Turin’s main squares were injured when loud bangs created a panic and mayhem. People flee San Carlos Square during a televised viewing of the Champions League Final after false reports of a bomb CREDIT: ALESANDRO DI MARCO/ANSA About 400 people were being treated for slight injuries, Italian media reported. About five people were seriously hurt, including a 7-year-old boy who was trampled, Sky TG24 reported. Thousands of…

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One-sided Love takes life of both; man kills a lady and himself with a splinter

One-sided Love takes life of both; man kills a lady and himself with a splinter

One-sided Love takes life of both; man kills a lady and himself with a splinter Samba —  A man killed his neighbour girl and later committed suicide on the roof of her house. The incident took place during evening hours of 5th Feb in Ramgarh area when 23-year old Anil Bhagat killed 19-year old Rimpi Devi by stabbing her multiple times with a sharp object. Later, the killer ran to the roof of the house and stabbed the splinter in his chest that led to his death. According to the…

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In a first, Pakistan’s Sindh recruits women for anti-terror operations

In a first, Pakistan’s Sindh recruits women for anti-terror operations Pakistan : The 46 women, selected from urban and rural areas, were finalised along with 1,461 men, according to a police document ‘Final results of recruitment as police constable in Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and Rapid Response Force’ Pakistan’s Sindh government has recruited more than 40 women in the police’s counter-terror department for combat operations and intelligence gathering, in the first such recruitment in the province’s history, a media report said Sunday. The women, selected after various tests, interviews and medical examination,…

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How British media reported London terror attacks

How British media reported London terror attacks London

How British media reported London terror attacks London Terror attack: A look at how British media reported on “carnage” at London Bridge   British : At least six people were killed and 48 others injured in a terror attack on late Saturday night in London, after a white van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and three attackers stabbed multiple people at Borough Market. The suspects, after ploughing through the pedestrians, stepped out of the vehicle at the nearby Borough market and began stabbing revelers with knife. A transport officer was…

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UK parties suspend election campaign after terror attack

UK parties suspend election campaign after terror attacklondon terror attack. london bridge terror attack, london attacks

UK parties suspend election campaign after terror attack London mayor Sadiq Khan said he is “passionate believer in democracy” and would not want to see the election date being affected by the latest incident. Armed British police officers walk within a cordoned off area after an attack in the London Bridge area in London, Sunday, June 4, 2017. Terrorism struck at the heart of London, police said Sunday, after a vehicle veered off the road and mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and witnesses told of men with large knives stabbing…

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Global health spending good for U.S. security and economy, National Academies say

Global health spending good for U.S. security and economy, National Academies say

Global health spending good for U.S. security and economy, National Academies say If a serious infectious disease blossomed across the globe today, the U.S. death toll could be double that of all the casualties suffered in wars since the American Revolution. Those 2 million potential American lives lost to a global pandemic is just one sobering statistic cited in a new report released today by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that urges sustained U.S. spending on global health initiatives. It also calls on the federal government…

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In Ferguson, Was It Wise to Deploy the National Guard?

In Ferguson, Was It Wise to Deploy the National Guard?

In Ferguson, Was It Wise to Deploy the National Guard? Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday he would be increasing the number of National Guard deployed to Ferguson.  JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES On Monday night, shortly before the announcement about whether a grand jury would indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon held a press conference in which he offered what can only be considered a show of force. His message: Don’t break the law tonight. “State and local law enforcement agencies are…

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Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt Masked : Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians traveling to a monastery in central Egypt on Friday, killing 28 people and wounding 24, with many children among the victims, Health Ministry officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan. It followed a series of church bombings claimed by Islamic State in a campaign of violence against the Copts. Islamic State supporters reposted videos from earlier…

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With An Eye On China, Indian Air Force Upgrades Two Advance Landing Grounds In Arunachal

With An Eye On China, Indian Air Force Upgrades Two Advance Landing Grounds In Arunachal

With An Eye On China, Indian Air Force Upgrades Two Advance Landing Grounds In Arunachal Upgrades : An Advance Landing Ground (ALG) is a forward air strip, close to the border, which allows fixed wing aircraft and helicopters to operate. And with India being surrounded with some not-so-friendly neighbours, the use of these ALGs becomes even more important. DPR DEFENCE Now the Indian Air Force has upgraded two of these ALGs at Ziro and Along close to the China border in Arunachal. According to Air Marshal Hari Kumar, Air Officer…

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In A Terror Stricken Kashmir, Kids Long For Peace And Want Their Schools To Reopen

In A Terror Stricken Kashmir, Kids Long For Peace And Want Their Schools To Reopen

In A Terror Stricken Kashmir, Kids Long For Peace And Want Their Schools To Reopen Stricken : Amir Kushrow, the famous Persian Emperor once said, “Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast, Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast”, which means “If there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this”. Kashmir, that reminded everyone about paradise on earth has now become synonymous to gory terror attacks, horror-laden faces, and a river of reeling blood. A place that once embraced tourist from across the globe, now hardly…

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Terror attacks are so routine European’s are NO LONGER traumatised, philosopher claims

Terror attacks are so routine European's are NO LONGER traumatised, philosopher claims

Terror attacks are so routine European’s are NO LONGER traumatised, philosopher claims TERROR attacks have become so routine throughout Europe that people are indifferent to them, a French philosopher has claimed. GETTY Terror attacks : Philosopher Pascal Bruckner claims Europeans are no longer traumatised by terrorist attacks Pascal Bruckner claimed Europeans are “no longer traumatised” by terror atrocities because they are so used to them. The left-leaning philosopher’s comments come just days after the harrowing Manchester Arena bombing in which 22 people lost their lives after terrorist Salman Abedi blew…

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Attack them in their homes’ ISIS in twisted call for bloodshed during Ramadan

Attack them in their homes’ ISIS in twisted call for bloodshed during Ramadan

Attack them in their homes’ ISIS in twisted call for bloodshed during Ramadan ISLAMIC State (ISIS) has called for attacks in Britain during the holy month of Ramadan, which starts tonight, after the Manchester bombing which killed 22 and maimed dozens more. LPN Manchester terror attack: Ariana Grande fans were killed, along with their parents A sickening message is being circulated asking for lone wolf supporters to murder innocent people, like suicide bomber Salman Abedi did at Manchester Arena, Express.co.uk can reveal.Girls as young as eight were targeted when the…

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Las Vegas bolsters security after ISIS video threatening city deemed ‘credible’

Las Vegas bolsters security after ISIS video threatening city deemed 'credible'

Las Vegas bolsters security after ISIS video threatening city deemed ‘credible’ LAS Vegas authorities have begun preparing themselves for a terror attack after ISIS featured the city in their latest propaganda video. Las Vegas authorities have responded to ISIS hinting at an attack The video, which included footage of the Las Vegas skyline, called for jihadists throughout the world to commit solo terror attacks.After being released, the video was promptly investigated by officials for its authenticity. Police activity after the Manchester attack Southern Nevada counter-terror chief, Captain Christopher Darcy, said:…

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Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing Media captionTheresa May says the Manchester attack was an act of ‘sickening cowardice’ Twenty-two people have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. A lone attacker set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday in what Theresa May called an “appalling, sickening” terrorist act. Armed police have arrested a 23-year-old man in Chorlton, south Manchester, in connection with the…

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At least 22 dead, 50 injured, in suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena

At least 22 dead, 50 injured, in suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena

At least 22 dead, 50 injured, in suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena Injured : Greater Manchester police have confirmed children among the victims of the attack carried out by a man with an explosive device At least 22 people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing at a crowded pop concert in Manchester, the most deadly attack in Britain in a decade. The horror unfolded at about 10.30pm on Monday at the end of a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande, whose music…

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Rebel soldiers shut down Ivorian cities

Rebel soldiers shut down Ivorian cities

Rebel soldiers shut down Ivorian cities The fourth day of a violent mutiny that has paralyzed Ivory Coast’s largest cities ended in confusion with the announcement of a deal between the government and rebel soldiers, that was subsequently denied by rebel sources. Defense Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi claimed a deal had been struck that would bring an immediate end to a crisis that had caused “substantial material damage, injuries and loss of human lives.” “An agreement was reached on how to exit the crisis,” said Donwahi. “Consequently, we call on all…

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6 dead in ISIS attack on TV station in Afghanistan

6 dead in ISIS attack on TV station in Afghanistan

6 dead in ISIS attack on TV station in Afghanistan   Afghan soldiers capture a suspect after Wednesday’s attack on a TV station in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Kabul (CNN)ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on a television station in eastern Afghanistan that left at least six people dead. Security forces called to Radio Television Afghanistan in the city of Jalalabad were drawn into a long gun battle with the attackers. Four employees of the TV station and two police officers were killed, Nangarhar province governor’s spokesman Atauolah Khogyani said. Four…

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CBS Under Fire for Lack Of Women Leads In Fall TV Lineup

CBS Under Fire for Lack Of Women Leads In Fall TV Lineup

CBS Under Fire for Lack Of Women Leads In Fall TV Lineup CBS is being once again called out for a lack of diversity in its programming after critics noted the network’s fall television lineup is composed nearly entirely of male characters in lead roles. CEO Les Moonves was forced to defend the network’s fall lineup to reporters ahead of its upfront presentation Wednesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “The best pilots went at the end of the day and we think our track record is OK,” Moonves told reporters. “We do a number of…

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Sikh-American assaulted, called ‘Bin Laden’ in alleged hate crime

Sikh-American assaulted, called ‘Bin Laden’ in alleged hate crime

Sikh-American assaulted, called ‘Bin Laden’ in alleged hate crime The Sikh Coalition’s Legal Director Harsimran Kaur said the group believes that Mukker was “targeted and assaulted because of his Sikh religious appearance, race or national origin.” An elderly Sikh-American man was brutally injured and called “terrorist” and “Bin Laden” in an apparent hate crime case in Chicago, just days before the US commemorates the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Inderjit Singh Mukker was assaulted on Tuesday when the assailant pulled up to his car yelling racial slurs, including, “Terrorist, go…

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Astrakhan shootings: 4 gunmen dead in southern Russia after 2 deadly attacks on police

Astrakhan shootings: 4 gunmen dead in southern Russia after 2 deadly attacks on police

Astrakhan shootings: 4 gunmen dead in southern Russia after 2 deadly attacks on police Four suspects in the twin attack on police in Russia’s southern city of Astrakhan have been shot dead during a manhunt, hours after their second attack since Tuesday, the National Guard said. The gunmen killed two officers, seriously injuring two others. Three Russian National Guard servicemen were shot at from a moving vehicle at a checkpoint on Thursday, RIA Novosti reported. One of the attackers was killed on the spot. Police cordoned off the entire district…

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South Korea tests ballistic missile that can target entire North – report

South Korea tests ballistic missile that can target entire North – reportSouth Korea tests ballistic missile that can target entire North – report

South Korea tests ballistic missile that can target entire North – report South Korea has reportedly achieved a goal it set four years ago and successfully developed a ballistic missile with a range of 800 kilometers, which is sufficient to hit any target in North Korean territory from anywhere in the South. “There was a test-firing recently of a Hyunmoo-type ballistic missile with a range of 800km at the Anheung test site of the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) under the wing of the Defense Ministry,” Yonhap news agency cited…

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Trumplomacy What happened to State Dept press briefings?

Trumplomacy

Trumplomacy What happened to State Dept press briefings? During this week of mounting civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria, I felt the absence of the State Department press briefing. The Pentagon spoke about the issue at various times in various venues. But I was reminded of the bombing of Aleppo late last year. Every day on camera we had a chance to grill the State Department spokesperson about what the US was, or wasn’t doing, to protect civilians. Then the blame was on Russian and Syrian warplanes, now it’s on…

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Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy

Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy

Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy Media captionProtesters stormed and set fire to the Congress building in Asuncion Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country’s congress amid violent protests against a bill that would let the president seek re-election. The head of the main opposition party said an activist had been shot dead. The country’s 1992 constitution, introduced after 35 years of dictatorship, limits the president to a single five-year term. But sitting President Horacio Cartes is trying to remove the restriction and run for re-election.…

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10 REPUTED BONANNO CRIME FAMILY MEMBERS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED LOANSHARKING OPERATION

10 REPUTED BONANNO CRIME FAMILY MEMBERS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED LOANSHARKING OPERATION

10 REPUTED BONANNO CRIME FAMILY MEMBERS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED LOANSHARKING OPERATION HOWARD BEACH, Queens (WABC) — Ten reputed Bonanno crime family members and associates were busted for an alleged loansharking operation Tuesday. Federal prosecutors will be looking to seize at least four of their homes as part of the case. Ronald Giallanzo, 46, who is an acting capo and the nephew of longtime reputed mobster, Vincent Asaro, was arrested along with nine others in the case. Here’s a list of names of those arrested: – RONALD GIALLANZO, Age: 46, Queens,…

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Donald Trump Says The U.S. Army Isn’t Ready For War. That’s Just Not True.

Donald Trump Says The U.S. Army Isn’t Ready For War. That’s Just Not True.

Donald Trump Says The U.S. Army Isn’t Ready For War. That’s Just Not True. Donald : Right now, U.S. soldiers are training hard for heavy combat — just in case. Donald : The United States Army, citing threats from North Korea, Iran, Russia and the Islamic State, has put its most powerful combat units on a war footing, ready to slug it out, if necessary, in high-intensity battle. Even as GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump claims the military is “in a really bad state” and “totally unprepared,” the Army’s data…

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Should The U.S. Double Down In Syria With A No-Fly Zone?

Should The U.S. Double Down In Syria With A No-Fly Zone?

Should The U.S. Double Down In Syria With A No-Fly Zone? Double :Experts say it’s a likely move for the next administration, but it hasn’t been discussed much on the campaign trail. With hardly a mention of the conflict on the presidential campaign trail, the United States may soon face a critical decision in the Syrian war: whether to establish a no-fly zone to defend civilians against Russian and Syrian airstrikes. The idea, long resisted by the Obama administration, has been endorsed by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and by prominent Republicans,…

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As We Honor Veterans, We Must Acknowledge The Moral Costs Of War

As We Honor Veterans, We Must Acknowledge The Moral Costs Of War

As We Honor Veterans, We Must Acknowledge The Moral Costs Of War Until then, veterans will be reluctant to talk about their experiences. OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERSU.S. Marines depart Afghanistan in October 2014. Like many American kids, Chuck Newton went to war to kill. It was after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and he was burning for revenge. “I want to go fight,” the 17-year-old told his parents. Understandably, they said “no.” When he was old enough to enlist without their permission, off he went to Marine boot camp at Parris…

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Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster

Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster

Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster Fifteen years after the United States first scattered the Taliban with high-altitude bombing, the battlefield gains achieved by tens of thousands of U.S. troops are in jeopardy from a resurgent Taliban.  The United States has spent $115 billion on this longest war in its history. The conflict has taken the lives of 1,865 Americans and wounded 20,224 (as of Nov. 16), many with life-shattering injuries. Yet the main goals set forth by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama haven’t been…

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