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Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia Five people in the town of 1,500 died. What remains of Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to bring soaking rains throughout central Pennsylvania on Friday , according to forecasters with AccuWeather and the National Weather Service at State College. [Full Article...]

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism The social network has launched the Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI), which will act as a forum for non-profit organisations to share experience of extremism and develop "best practices" to confront the issue. "We know we have more to do - but through our platform, our partners and our community we will continue to learn to keep violence and extremism off Facebook", she said. [Full Article...]

US college student released by North Korea home, but in coma

US college student released by North Korea home, but in coma Swedish diplomats, who represent US interests in Pyongyang, were able to check in on Warmbier recently and reported that the young American was in a coma after being stricken with what appeared to be a case of botulism . Nauert said the last consular visit to Warmbier, by Swedish diplomats, was March 2. He appeared emotional at a news conference a month later, in which he tearfully con... [Full Article...]

Security forces kill two Hizbul terrorists in J&K's Sopore

Security forces kill two Hizbul terrorists in J&K's Sopore CRPF & North Range QRT of CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in the area. "As the house-to-house search was launched by the security forces, contact was established with militants at around 9 pm and an exchange of fire took place", sources said and added an army major was hit by a bullet during the initial firing. [Full Article...]

East Timor recaptures two inmates who escaped from Bali jail

East Timor recaptures two inmates who escaped from Bali jail The police chief of Bali's Badung district, Yudith Satriya Hananta, told Efe news that the two convicts would be picked up from Dili soon by the Indonesian police, but did not specify when. But he also faces drug charges back in Australia. "There is the possibility they left Denpasar. we don't know yet". "We only focused on the illegal entry", he said. [Full Article...]

Hamas, Israelis reject Islamic State claims over Jerusalem attack

Hamas, Israelis reject Islamic State claims over Jerusalem attack The Israeli forces also raised doubts about the veracity of the Daesh claim - its first for an attack in occupied Jerusalem or inside Israel - which came with the extremists facing defeat in their Iraq and Syria bastions. In a Facebook post in Arabic, Mordechai charged that Fateh had congratulated the attackers . A third terrorist armed with a knife attacked Malka who was stationed at the n... [Full Article...]

GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill

GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill But Americans seem to prefer the first two while being wary of the GOP's plan, the new Kaiser poll found. Obama called Senate Republicans' health care bill a "massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America". [Full Article...]

A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case

A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case Meanwhile, Brendan Dassey's uncle and Making A Murderer co-star Steven Avery was also convicted in Halbach's murder, and remains in prison, despite his lawyer claiming to know who really killed Teresa Maybach. Dassey to re-litigate his guilty verdict and sentence", Koremenos said in a statement. "Dassey, however, had trouble maintaining a consistent story except when he was being led ste... [Full Article...]

NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind meets Fmr PM Atal Behari Vajpayee

NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind meets Fmr PM Atal Behari Vajpayee Soon after the BJP announced Kovind's name as its candidate for the 17 July presidential election, Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi offered their support. Kovind was Governor of Bihar till the BJP chose him as its nominee for the President's post. It remains to be seen how the JD-U, BSP and Samajwadi Party , with a total vote value of over 5 per cent, vote. [Full Article...]

France's Macron to reshuffle govt after huge parliament win

France's Macron to reshuffle govt after huge parliament win Coming on the heels of Macron's presidential win, the majority in the parliament sends a clear signal to his opposition parties that the tide has turned against them and dramatically so. They started arriving Monday at the National Assembly to learn their way around before the first parliament session next week. Francois Ruffin, the journalist and film-maker behind an award-winning blockbuster d... [Full Article...]

Kushner arrives to try for Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough

The Palestinians attributed great importance to the meeting, not because of any progress in the peace process but with the goal of understanding the true spirit of the Trump administration, and what the White House and Trump mean when they speak about their intentions to bring about an agreement and a good "deal" between the two sides. [Full Article...]

Russia Says 'High Probability' Islamic State Leader Baghdadi Killed In Air Strike

Russia Says 'High Probability' Islamic State Leader Baghdadi Killed In Air Strike Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, a spokesperson for the anti-ISIS coalition, said during a Pentagon news briefing. Hours after the attack, IS media released footage showing damaged buildings and a number of dead people, blaming "US air raids". [Full Article...]

Islamic State Destroys Mosul Mosque Where Caliphate Declared

Islamic State Destroys Mosul Mosque Where Caliphate Declared The al-Nuri mosque, which is also known as Mosul's Great Mosque, is where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made a rare public appearance, declaring a so-called Islamic caliphate in the summer of 2014, shortly after Mosul was overrun by the terrorists. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation warships and sub fire cruise missiles at Syria

Russian Federation has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Hama province in Syria. The defence ministry said in a statement that Russia's Admiral Essen and Admiral Grigorovich warships and the Krasnodar submarine in the eastern Mediterranean fired six Kalibr missiles at command centres and weapons stores in Syria's Hama region. [Full Article...]

Holocaust survivor wins Israel airline case over gender bias

Holocaust survivor wins Israel airline case over gender bias Ultra-Orthodox rules on gender segregation have caused scuffles in the past when women on Israeli buses used predominantly by the ultra-Orthodox have objected to men insisting that they sit at the back of the vehicle. Jerusalem Magistrate's Court said such requests break discrimination laws. Renee Rabinowitz , an 83-year-old former lawyer and holocaust survivor, filed the suit after she hers... [Full Article...]

Looking forward to Trump-Modi first meeting: White House

Looking forward to Trump-Modi first meeting: White House Congressman George Holding, Co-Chair of the House India Caucus, will offer his perspective on the India-US relationship. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States , his first since US Donald Trump's inauguration as President, has left Pakistan jittery. [Full Article...]

Killing by Seattle police raises questions on use of force

Killing by Seattle police raises questions on use of force Charleena Lyles was shot Sunday morning. McNew was hired in 2008 and Anderson joined the department in 2015. Charleena Lyles , 30, a pregnant mother of four was shot and killed by police after she confronted officers with a knife on Sunday, authorities said. [Full Article...]

Authorities: Teen slain after leaving mosque, man arrested

Fairfax County police say it was road rage that ended in the death of 17-year old Nabra Hassanen of Reston in the early morning hours of Sunday. Virginia resident Hassanen was murdered on June 18 after she had gone out with her friends. Fairfax County police responding to the missing persons call stopped and arrested 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres , who was nearly immediately c... [Full Article...]

Muslim teen killed in Virginia to be remembered at Lake Eola vigil

Muslim teen killed in Virginia to be remembered at Lake Eola vigil A Fairfax Police spokesperson later stressed to The Associated Press that the investigation is in its early stages, while saying that at this point, they have no indication of a link between the victim's faith and the crime. The girl's body was found in a pond in Loudoun County, Virginia, hours later. Some 5,000 people attended Hassanen's funeral in Sterling, Virginia on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Newly Released Photos Show 'Unsafe' Russian Jet Feet From US Recon Plane

Newly Released Photos Show 'Unsafe' Russian Jet Feet From US Recon Plane Shoigu was en route to the westernmost Russian city of Kaliningrad when the F-16 attempted to make an approach. Later on June 21, Russian Federation news agencies reported that several North Atlantic Treaty Organisation fighter jets were escorting Shoigu's plane over the Baltic Sea as he was returning from Kaliningrad to Moscow but did not try to get close to it. [Full Article...]


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