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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Top stories: Naked mole rat superpowers, a deadly salamander disease, and alternatives to grant writing

Top stories: Naked mole rat superpowers, a deadly salamander disease, and alternatives to grant writing

Top stories: Naked mole rat superpowers, a deadly salamander disease, and alternatives to grant writing Science is covering the March for Science worldwide. Be sure to check out our live coverage on the day of here, and also see all of our stories on the march. With this new system, scientists never have to write a grant application again Almost every scientist agrees: Applying for research funding is a drag. Writing a good proposal can take months, and the chances of getting funded are often slim. Funding agencies, meanwhile, spend…

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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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Deadly clashes in east Ukraine ahead of Crimea vote

Deadly clashes in east Ukraine ahead of Crimea vote

Deadly clashes in east Ukraine ahead of Crimea vote Two people have been killed in clashes between pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian activists in Ukraine’s eastern city of Kharkiv, officials say. Five people were injured overnight, as gunshots were fired. Rival groups blamed each other for the violence. Earlier, Russia and the US failed to agree on how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine’s Crimea region, ahead of a secession referendum there. Russia vowed to respect Sunday’s vote – but the US said it was illegitimate. Moscow has been tightening its military…

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