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Spain arrests suspected drug lord in trafficking hotspot

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:08

Spanish police said Thursday they had arrested one of the main suspected drug smugglers in a southern area where narco-traffickers are operating in an increasingly brazen manner, which has alarmed authorities. Over 100 officers were involved in the operation to arrest the man on Wednesday night in a neighbourhood of narrow streets in the southern city of La Linea de Concepcion, which lies across the border with Gibraltar, police said in a statement. The man had been on the run since the end of 2016 when police arrested 30 suspected members of the group in Spain and Morocco.

10 killed in Kenyan plane crash

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:38

All 10 passengers aboard a small plane, whose wreckage was discovered in central Kenya two days after it went missing, died in the accident, the airline and government said Thursday. The families of the passengers and the crew have been notified and as a ministry, we truly regret this very sad outcome and send out our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families," said Paul Maringa, principal secretary of the transport ministry. A surveillance helicopter spotted the wreckage of the Cessna plane belonging to the FlySAX airline near the town of Njabini on the edge of the Aberdares mountain range early Thursday morning.

Netanyahu warns Assad on Iranian presence in Syria

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:33

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was "no longer immune" from retaliation, while declaring the Iran nuclear deal over after Washington ditched the accord. Noting that Israel had stayed out of Syria's protracted civil war, in which Tehran backs Assad, Netanyahu said increasing Iranian encroachment required "a new calculus". If he fires at us, as we've just demonstrated, we will destroy his forces," the Israeli leader said at an event organised by the Policy Exchange think tank in London.

CrossFit Spokesman Fired After Calling LGBTQ Pride A 'Sin' In Homophobic Twitter Rant

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:28

A CrossFit spokesman is out of a job after firing off a series of homophobic

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands' Sister, 33, Found Dead in Her Home of Apparent Suicide

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:00

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands’ sister was found dead of an apparent suicide at her apartment in Buenos Aires on Wednesday night, according to reports, including the BBC

Texas man nearly died after being bitten by venomous snake he decapitated, wife says

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:37

Jennifer Sutcliffe said she and her husband were doing yard work on Memorial Day weekend – in preparation for a family barbecue – when she spotted a 4-foot long Western diamondback rattlesnake slithering through her flowerbed. Ms Sutcliffe screamed, she told the Washington Post, altering her husband to the snake’s presence.

'Hot Felon' Jeremy Meeks And Topshop Heiress Girlfriend Welcome Baby Boy

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:46

"Hot Felon" Jeremy Meeks and Chloe Green announced Thursday that they are the

Could China Turn Russia Into an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:25

The only downside for China would be that a Russian carrier would take up space and industrial capacity in Chinese yards, but this is a small price to pay. The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has entered what is expected to be a substantial refit.

South African gets life in prison for ax murders of family

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:00

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 23-year-old South African man was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the 2015 ax murders of his parents and brother in an affluent housing estate.

With nuclear deal under threat, Iran shows off centrifuges

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 07:43

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The star of a live television interview in Iran's new nuclear workshop wasn't the head of the country's atomic agency, but three centrifuges labeled in English in the background, advanced devices Tehran is prohibited from using by the nuclear deal with world powers.

River of lava engulfs entire Hawaii neighbourhood and adds almost a mile of new land to shoreline

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 07:03

An entire neighbourhood has disappeared in Hawaii after being covered by a river of lava. The Vacationland neighbourhood has been wiped off the island as Kilauea continues to spew lava, destroying homes and altering the landscape on Hawaii's Big Island. Homes have been seen bursting into flames as the lava hits them, before being destroyed completely by the unstoppable flow.

Arizona man beaten by police speaks out

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 05:20

An unarmed Arizona man who said he was repeatedly punched by police speaks out. ABC News' Diane Macedo reports.

Not much intelligent life in Washington. Outer space is another story.

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 05:00

What’s the truth behind that strange aircraft spotted off the coast of San Diego in 2004? Go ahead and laugh. But in the age of entertainment, we can no longer differentiate what’s entirely superfluous from what seems superfluous but might really matter.

China looks to bolster militancy fight at security summit

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 04:39

By Ben Blanchard and Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - China will seek to bolster the fight against extremism at a regional security summit this weekend with some of its closest diplomatic allies, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. Jointly led by Russia and China, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was launched in 2001 to combat radical Islam and other security concerns in their own countries and across Central Asia. It added two new members, India and Pakistan, last year and Iran has been knocking at the door.

Trump Gets Torched For Reportedly Claiming Canada Burned The White House

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 04:38

President Donald Trump is getting scorched on Twitter after he reportedly

Taiwan conducting war games simulating repelling Chinese attack amid heighted tensions

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 04:18

Fighter jets, helicopters and thousands of troops in Taiwan fought back a simulated Chinese invasion Thursday as the self-ruled island faces increasing military and diplomatic pressure from Beijing. Relations between Taipei and Beijing have deteriorated since President Tsai Ing-wen was elected in 2016, as her government refuses to acknowledge that Taiwan is part of "one China". Live-fire drills began Monday with troops simulating surprise air and coastal assaults to reflect increased military threats from China, which sees Taiwan as a renegade province to be brought back into the fold - by force if necessary. Tsai watched Thursday's session of the ongoing "Han Kuang" (Han Glory) exercise involving 4,100 soldiers, attack helicopters and fighter jets from an air base in Taichung. Thursday's scenario simulated the enemy bombing of an airfield and a paratrooper attack, with air and ground troops deployed to take back the base. A C-130 Hercules aircraft drops supplies during Han Kuang military drill simulating the China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) invading the island Credit: TYRONE SIU/REUTERS An F-16 fighter flew overhead and deployed flares in a defensive move against heat-seeking missiles. Special operations troops were seen moving to secure a building. "I have seen our troops' capabilities and I have faith that our troops can achieve the goal of 'solid defence and multiple deterrence'," Tsai said. China held its own live-fire drills in April in the Taiwan Strait - the narrow waterway separating the Chinese mainland from Taiwan - following weeks of air and naval manoeuvres in the area. Beijing has also stepped up diplomatic pressure on Taipei, luring four countries to switch allegiance from Taiwan to China since Tsai took office. China has been incensed by a recent warming in relations between Taiwan and the United States, which remains the island's most powerful ally and arms supplier even though it has no official diplomatic ties. President Donald Trump recently signed a symbolic bill paving the way for mutual visits by high-level officials and Washington gave long-awaited approval for a licence necessary to sell submarine technology to Taiwan. A defence spending bill currently before congress in Washington calls on the US military to participate in Taiwan's drills, including the annual Han Kuang exercise. "We are optimistic about all exchanges with the US as long as it's about national security, and regional peace and stability," defence ministry spokesman Chen Chung-chi said when asked to comment on American participation in Taiwan's drills. On Monday, the pilot of an F-16 jet involved in the drills was killed after crashing into a mountain in northern Taiwan. The cause of the incident was under investigation.

Kate Spade's husband speaks out about designer's death for first time: 'It was a complete shock'

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 03:36

Kate Spade’s husband has said she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years before she died in an apparent suicide. Andy Spade rejected suggestions she was abusing drugs or alcohol, or had been dealing with business problems. The American fashion designer was seeking help during the last five years, ”seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety,” Mr Spade, who was also his wife’s business partner, said in a statement.

More U.S. Government Workers Are Being Evacuated From China After Mysterious Medical Symptoms

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 00:44

Testing revealed they might have been affected by unexplained health incidents similar to those in Cuba

Hannity Tells Mueller Witnesses: Bash Your Phones 'To Little Itsy Bitsy Pieces'

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:57

Fox News host Sean Hannity appeared to sarcastically advise witnesses in

President Trump Hosts His First Iftar Dinner at the White House

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:15

The overture came as a surprise to many in the Muslim world, as Trump skipped the tradition last year