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Syria FM: Iran has no combat forces, bases in the country

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 13:49

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said Saturday Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or fixed bases in the country.

Why Is CNN Giving Steve Bannon A 60-Minute Infomercial?

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 13:38

When Fareed Zakaria announced via Twitter on Thursday night, "CNN Exclusive -

Ford SVT Mustang Cobra vs. Pontiac GTO

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 13:30

One carries on muscle-car tradition, the other seeks to redefine it.

Pope to meet 5 abused Chilean priests

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 12:27

Pope Francis will on Saturday meet five Chilean priests who were sexually abused by another priest, Fernando Karadima, in an effort to heal their wounds and those of the church, the Vatican said. In a letter to Chileans issued last week, the pope had voiced his "shame" that the Catholic church had failed "to listen and react in time" to allegations of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy. Several members of the Chilean church hierarchy are accused by victims of ignoring and covering up child abuse by Karadima during the 1980s and 1990s.

$4 verdict shocks family of man fatally shot by police

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:49

The family of Gregory Hill, who was killed in 2014 after two Florida sheriff’s deputies responded to a noise complaint at his home, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the sheriff’s office. The jury awarded his family $4.

Woman drives onto Maine little league field, killing one

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:47

Cell phone video shows a car swerving onto the field during a Little League game, then hitting and killing a man. The driver left the scene and was arrested at her home, now charged with manslaughter.

China 'intimidating' neighbours with South China Sea military build up, US secretary of defense says

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:20

China is expanding its military presence in the South China Sea in order to intimidate and coerce its neighbours, the US’s most senior defence official has claimed. “China’s policy in the South China Sea stands in stark contrast to the openness that our strategy promotes, it calls into question China’s broader goals,” said James Mattis, the US defence secretary.

'Sherlock' star Cumberbatch praised for tackling muggers

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:05

LONDON (AP) — The food-delivery firm Deliveroo thanked Benedict Cumberbatch on Saturday after a newspaper reported that the "Sherlock" star had fought off muggers who were attacking one of its cyclists.

Uber driver arrested after passenger shot dead in US

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:39

Police in the US city of Denver have arrested an Uber driver for first-degree murder in the shooting death of his passenger. Local media, citing the medical examiner's office, identified the victim as Hyun Kim, 45. A witness called police shortly before 3:00 am Friday from Interstate 25, a highway in the Colorado city, to report that "an Uber driver... said his ride tried to attack him and the driver shot him," an officer stated in a court document.

Al Shabaab fighters seize town in central Somalia - residents

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 08:49

By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's militant Islamist group al Shabaab has retaken a small town in the centre of the country after it was abandoned by government troops, residents said on Saturday. "Al Shabaab attacked from various sides. After one hour of fighting, the government forces left and al Shabaab seized control," Hussein Nur, a local elder, told Reuters by phone.

Israeli military says to probe killing of Gaza nurse

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 08:48

By Maayan Lubell and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli military said on Saturday it was investigating the apparent killing by its troops of a Palestinian nurse on Friday during protests along the Gaza border. Health officials and witnesses said Israeli forces shot dead 21-year-old Razan al-Najar, a volunteer medic, as she ran toward the border fence, east of the south Gaza city of Khan Younis, in a bid to reach a casualty. The Israeli military said Palestinian militants had attacked its troops along the border with gunfire and a grenade.

Five dead as E coli outbreak spreads across the US in contaminated lettuce

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 08:12

Five people have died due to an E coli outbreak across the United States, thought to be spread by romaine lettuce. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 197 cases of the deadly disease across 35 states, making it the largest E coli outbreak since 2006, when 200 people were affected. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says there is no single grower or distributor to be blamed for the outbreak, and is still investigating, Arizona’s Yuma growing region is thought to be the source of the contaminated lettuce.

Saudi warns of military action if Qatar gets Russian missiles: report

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 07:50

Saudi Arabia has threatened military action against Qatar if it goes ahead and acquires Russia's top of the range S-400 air defence missile system, Le Monde daily reported. Citing information it had obtained, Le Monde said Friday that Riyadh had written to French President Emmanuel Macron asking him to intervene to prevent the deal going ahead and to help preserve regional stability. There was no immediate official reaction from the president's office or the French foreign ministry to the report.

U.S. In Early Talks To Arrange Trump, Putin Summit: Report

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 02:35

American officials are in initial talks with Russian representatives in a bid

Trump's 'tragic' policies likely to make child poverty much worse, says UN

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 01:00

A school bus in Cleveland, Mississippi, where 12% of teens were not in school in 2015. The Trump administration must pay urgent attention to the shockingly high number of children living in poverty in the US, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty declares in a heavyweight report on the condition of America today – warning of the prospect of the American dream “becoming the American illusion”.

California's 'jungle primary' sets off party scrambling

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 00:51

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Across televisions in Orange County, a flashy ad slams GOP congressional candidate Rocky Chavez for supporting a California climate change program and a massive state budget.

Bill Maher Calls Roseanne's Ugly Tweet 'Abhorrent, Bordering On Presidential'

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 00:44

"Real Time's" Bill Maher took a few cutting swipes at his pal Roseanne Barr --

Nicaragua buries victims of latest violence

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 23:20

Mourning families held funerals across Nicaragua on Friday for 16 people killed in one of the bloodiest days of protest in the country, where weeks of anti-government demonstrations have left more than 100 dead. Anguished relatives sobbed over the caskets of their loved ones at a series of funerals in the capital Managua, shocked over the brutal repression of what was a peaceful Mother's Day march on Wednesday. "Lord give me peace in my heart... I never expected this," said his weeping mother, Yadira Cordoba, as she clung to his coffin while it was being closed.

Netanyahu to push hard line on Iran during Europe trip

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 23:19

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Europe Monday to push his uncompromising stance on Iran to leaders eager to salvage the nuclear agreement after the United States withdrew. Netanyahu, a fierce opponent of the agreement and the Iranian regime, will meet in turn with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May. Germany, France and the United Kingdom are three of the signatories of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between world powers and Iran, aimed at keeping Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.