News: World

Iraq sentences 16 Turkish women to death over IS ties

Monday  01:52,   26 february 2018

Iraq sentences 16 Turkish women to death over IS tiesA court in Iraq sentenced 16 Turkish women to death on Sunday after they were found guilty of belonging to the "Islamic State" (IS) terror group. Baghdad is in the midst of a huge push to bring[...]

More than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza died from Israeli blockade

Monday  01:52,   26 february 2018
Al Jazeera

The Gaza Strip's collective of charitable organisations said more than 1,000 Palestinians have died as a result of the ongoing Israeli blockade on the coastal enclave. "Out of the 1,000 or so victims of the blockade, 450 died as a[...]

Police kill suspected kidnapper in Zamfara, recovered arms

Monday  01:52,   26 february 2018

Embrimson further said that a Police patrol team, on Feb. 24, arrested two persons, a suspected armed bandit and kidnapper, at Daraga and Dankurmi areasAccording to him, the command had received a report that a gang of notorious bandits and[...]

Florida shooting survivor David Hogg calls out NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch and speaks directly to its base

Monday  00:46,   26 february 2018
Business Insider Australia

Florida shooting survivor David Hogg asked members of the National Rifle Association directly whether they believe a prominent spokeswoman for the group truly represents them or the gun lobby.He appeared on ABC's "This Week" to talk to host George[...]

South Korea says North Korea is finally, secretly ready to talk to Washington

Sunday  21:47,   25 february 2018
The Week

The North Korean delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, indicated "North Korea is willing to have talks with the U.S. , and the North agrees that inter-Korean relations and North Korea-U. S. relations should advance[...]

After testy call with Trump over border wall, Mexico’s president shelves plan to visit White House

Sunday  17:26,   25 february 2018
The Washington Post

A Feb. 20 call between the two ended in an impasse over Trump’s refusal to drop his demand that Mexico pay for it.Peña Nieto was eyeing an official trip to Washington this month or in early March, but called off the plan after Trump would not agree[...]

Girl, 4, pretends to be asleep while dad fatally shoots 2, calls 911 before killing himself, police say

Sunday  03:31,   25 february 2018
FOX News

A 4-year-old girl pretended to be asleep while a suspected gunman shot and killed two people,  before turning the gun on himself.Police received the cryptic 911 call around midnight Thursday from Dornubari Dugbor, 31, telling authorities[...]

Trump Said to Weigh `Red Flag' Orders to Take Guns Away Quickly

Sunday  02:35,   25 february 2018

The White House is considering the idea of using restraining orders to take firearms away from people considered dangerous.Under extreme risk protection orders, which are also known as red flag laws or gun violence restraining orders, firearms can[...]

Deaths mount in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution

Saturday  22:41,   24 february 2018
Associated Press

Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes in Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said.Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes Friday in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people,[...]

‘I don’t know how you got this way:’ a young neo-Nazi reveals himself to his family

Saturday  01:32,   24 february 2018
The Washington Post

After the 2016 election, Kam Musser went from supporting white supremacists to joining a neo-Nazi group. And now his mother and grandmother wonder whether they can get him back.“She definitely helps push the degeneracy. Didn’t she have that[...]

Trump accuser calls for Trump to share footage from day she alleges he forcibly kissed her

Friday  14:41,   23 february 2018
The Hill

A woman who accused President Trump of sexual misconduct is calling for him to share footage from the day she alleges he forcibly kissed her in 2006. "Please, by all means, share the footage from the hallway outside the 24th floor residential[...]

Who’s Who in the Looming Battle for the Soul of Merkel’s Party

Friday  14:41,   23 february 2018

Angela Merkel faces a balancing act when she doles out cabinet posts to her Christian Democratic Union, seeking to placate conservative critics while maintaining her centrist approach to policy. The German chancellor’s decisions, due to be announced [...]

Amid claims of police brutality in Kenya, a watchdog fails to bite

Friday  14:41,   23 february 2018

<p>She was christened Samantha, but her delighted Kenyan parents quickly nicknamed their tiny daughter "Pendo," which in KiSwahili means "Love."</p>She was christened Samantha, but her delighted Kenyan parents quickly[...]

Oprah on Trump's claim that she's 'insecure': 'What?'

Friday  07:35,   23 february 2018
The Washington Post

<p>Oprah Winfrey's response to President Trump's weekend tweet in which he called her "insecure" was a simple "What?".</p>Oprah Winfrey has a silent response to President Trump’s weekend tweet in which he called her [...]

Russian approval led to attack on US troops in Syria

Friday  04:50,   23 february 2018
The Boston Globe

A Russian oligarch believed to control the Russian mercenaries who attacked U.S. troops and their allies in Syria this month was in close touch with Kremlin and Syrian officials in the days and weeks before and after the assault.In intercepted[...]