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Explosion, Gunfire In Afghan Capital; Taliban Claims Responsibility Explosion, Gunfire In Afghan Capital; Taliban Claims Responsibility
- March 02, 2017

Last month, a suicide bomber killed at least 20 people outside the Supreme Court in Kabul . After the auto bomber hit the police station another attacker entered the building and took a position inside which he is still holding, a ministry official said. (more...)
Russia Vetoes UN Sanctions on Syria for Chemical Gas Attacks
- March 01, 2017

The resolution, which was proposed by Great Britain and France but endorsed by the USA last week, banned the sale of helicopters to Syria, and would have imposed sanctions against 11 Syrian commanders or officials and 10 groups linked to the alleged chemical attacks. (more...)
Dutch woman, 99, 'arrested' as part of bucket list
- March 01, 2017

In a post uploaded to their Facebook account, Politie Nijmegen-Zuid said they let Annie sit in the cell with handcuffs on - to her obvious delight. She can now cross this experience off of her bucket list. They clearly thought it was a hilarious request and wanted to help make it a day Annie would always remember. (more...)
Detained and Nearly Deported
- March 01, 2017

According to his online profile, Rousso has previously lectured at many US Universities in addition he was a short term professor at the Texas A&M university back in 2007. "It is now necessary to deal with the utmost arbitrariness and incompetence on the other side of the Atlantic", Rousso wrote, according to a translation by The Washington Post . (more...)
Iraq erecting floating bridge to connect east, west Mosul
- March 01, 2017

Hundreds of civilians fled through the desert on Tuesday to escape fighting in Mosul, joining thousands of others who left their homes amid dire conditions in the city's west. So far they have captured the city's global airport and the military base next to it, along with some neighbourhoods on the southern edge of the city. (more...)
Justice department softens on Texas voter ID law
- March 01, 2017

Days after Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott paid a personal visit to Vice President Mike Pence's Washington, D.C. home, the Department of Justice announced that it would switch sides on a voting rights legal battle. The proposed changes address some shortcomings but don't eliminate other provisions that may disenfranchise as many as 600,000 registered Texas voters, said Gerald Herbert of the Campaign Legal Center, which opposes the law. (more...)
Over 3500 crimes against refugees registered in Germany
- February 27, 2017

German security services recorded 3,500 attacks against immigrants during last 2016, according to a recent report released by Funke media. Interior ministry data showed that 560 people, including 43 children, were injured in the assaults, the AFP reported . (more...)
Trump scoffs at 'rigged' Democratic chairman vote Trump scoffs at 'rigged' Democratic chairman vote
- February 27, 2017

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz was a guest on "Fox & Friends Weekend" Sunday reacting to Tom Perez being named the new chair of the Democratic National Committee . "It's going to be the end of that presidency of Donald Trump". "I know what a path to victory looks like", Harrison said in an email to DNC members. Democrats have elected a former labour secretary in Barack Obama's administration as their new leader - a role analysts say would be crucial to helping the Democratic ... (more...)
Nigerian Parliament Condemns Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa Nigerian Parliament Condemns Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa
- February 26, 2017

Resentment against foreigners has sometimes turned deadly in South Africa amid accusations that they take jobs from locals in a country where unemployment is above 25 percent. "The callers asked for money to be spared the attacks". Ajulu-Okeke also said a Nigerian, whose home was attacked, threw his three children all aged below five years over the fence to save them. (more...)
Trump blasts FBI, says need to find leakers 'now' Trump blasts FBI, says need to find leakers 'now'
- February 26, 2017

During the speech, which came on the penultimate day of the CPAC conference, Trump was especially critical of news organizations that use anonymous sources, saying that reporters "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name". (more...)
On Facebook, couple livestreams moral policing by Kerala cops On Facebook, couple livestreams moral policing by Kerala cops
- February 25, 2017

The Facebook live video shows the police personnel saying that the couple were sitting in a vulgar way and they had kissed each other. A policeman could be heard saying, "we can let go this woman only with her parents/guardians" to which Vishnu's friend replies, "I am 23 years old, and what if I say I am an orphan?" "So I was forced to go live on Facebook". (more...)
MTN asks people to 'exercise restraint' after reports of xenophobia MTN asks people to 'exercise restraint' after reports of xenophobia
- February 25, 2017

In recent weeks, homes and businesses have been torched and looted in the name of stopping crime committed by foreigners. Sadly, nationalist tension between Nigerians and South Africans only appears to be rising. "It is wrong to brandish all non-nationals as drug dealers or human traffickers". Nigerian government officials have since voiced support for MTN's continued operations. (more...)
UN Syria envoy expects no breakthrough at Geneva talks
- February 24, 2017

Earlier today, he was greeted by a group of Syrian women holding a vigil in Geneva for relatives and friends - sometimes children - who had been arrested, abducted or are still missing apparently as a result of the Government or the opposition. (more...)
"Major winter storm could drop 5-9" of snow
- February 24, 2017

So it shouldn't be a total surprise, then, that winter is making a triumphant return Thursday and Friday, with significant snowfall now in the forecast for Wright County and, perhaps more significantly, the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Wind will increase tomorrow, from the north gusting to 40 miles per hour at times and that will create blowing snow and likely blizzard conditions, especially in rural areas. (more...)
French military training eagles to kill drones French military training eagles to kill drones
- February 23, 2017

Last spring, dozens of mystery drones were spotted flying over the Eiffel Tower, the U.S. embassy, the Elysée Palace and other famous landmarks in central Paris, but also over military installations and nuclear plants, prompting fears that the machines were being used as spying technology. (more...)
Blackstar man Bowie wins posthumous Brit awards
- February 23, 2017

Also nominated: Craig David, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Skepta. Speaking about the icon, Michael - who starred in "Bowie's 'Lazarus " musical - quipped that he wouldn't have attended the BRITs even if he was alive. Human singer Rag'N'Bone Man was also previously revealed as the critics' choice victor. The other major moment of the night came when Little Mix won the Best British Single prize, with their song Shout Out To My Ex winning ahead of Pillowtalk , a song by bandmember ... (more...)
Pipeline protesters set fires as camp closure looms Pipeline protesters set fires as camp closure looms
- February 23, 2017

Wednesday deadline to leave the Dakota Access Pipeline protest site. Most of the 200 to 300 protesters who remained at the encampment walked out around 1 p.m. Ryan Hignight said. The protest camp is on Army Corp of Engineers land nearby. "I love them very dearly", said Josh, a protester from Pennsylvania who would not give his last name. (more...)
US Official For First Latin America Trip US Official For First Latin America Trip
- February 23, 2017

The pair will meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, as well as his ministers of interior, foreign relations, finance, national defence and navy. The day in Mexico City will represent the first known high-level meetings between the U.S. The relations between Mexico and the United States were chilly long before disclosure of the deportation plan. He will also observe the arrival of a DHS flight repatriating undocumented migrants to Guatemala from the United States. (more...)
Supreme Court hears arguments on cross-border shooting
- February 23, 2017

The case raised several legal questions, including whether or not the U.S. Constitution's ban on unjustified deadly force applied to Hernandez, a Mexican citizen killed on Mexican soil in the June 2010 shooting at a border crossing between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (more...)
Cause Of Death Of Russian UN Ambassador Still Unclear
- February 23, 2017

The announcement noted that despite different approaches on a number of issues, Churkin had played a " crucial " role in countering challenges to global security. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized Ukraine at a news conference in Moscow Tuesday, saying the neighboring country's decision to block a Security Council statement dedicated to Churkin was "beyond good and evil", according to Russian media reports. (more...)