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Rohingya man refugee again 40 years after leaving Bangladesh

Top Stories - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:02

Nearly four decades ago Fazol Ahmed returned to his native Myanmar with his family under a Rohingya repatriation scheme. Now he is back in the teeming camps of Bangladesh with his wife and children, a refugee once again. Ahmed is among the hundreds of thousands of refugees who have crossed into Bangladesh since an upsurge in violence in neighbouring Myanmar in August that the UN has said amounts to ethnic cleansing.

Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areas

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:32

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, one day after giving up the vital oil city of Kirkuk — a dramatic redeployment of forces that opened the way for government troops to move into energy-rich and other strategically important territories.

Body Of Missing 6-year-old With Autism Is Found In Dumpster As Relative Taken Into Custody

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:02

Body Of Missing 6-year-old With Autism Is Found In Dumpster As Relative Taken Into Custody

Abedin Sent Government Emails on Weiner Laptop: Report

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:30

State Department officials have reportedly found more than 2,800 government-related work emails Huma Abedin sent from Anthony Weiner's laptop.

Stunning Photos Show Faces Of Poverty That Are Rarely Seen

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:17

A new portrait campaign asking people to think differently about people living in poverty appeared on billboards in New York City’s Times Square on Tuesday.

China’s 19th Party Congress and How the Mighty Xi Jinping Could Fall

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:16

China looks set to be the example of what can happen when nineteenth century absolutism fails in the twenty-first century. The Communist Party will convene its week-long Nineteenth National Congress in Beijing on Wednesday. Xi Jinping, just proclaimed “the world’s most powerful man” by the Economist, looks like he has set in motion a chain of events that will lead to the end of China’s one-party state.

Joe Biden: Donald Trump 'Doesn't Understand How the Government Functions'

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:03

Former Vice President Joe Biden believes that President Donald Trump does not understand how the U.S. government works.

Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:59

By Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims. "There are still some concerns that if the west winds come up or we get some erratic winds they could push our lines, but as of right now we're looking pretty good," Steve Crawford, a fire operations chief, told reporters at a briefing in Sonoma County in the heart of California's celebrated wine country. Already 41 people have been confirmed killed in the fires, which erupted last week and were driven by dry, hot winds into Northern California communities, giving residents little or no chance to escape.

John McCain says he'll block Trump's defence nominees until he gets more details on Afghanistan plan

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:32

Senator John McCain has said he’ll hold up Donald Trump’s nominees for key Defence Department posts until the President articulates a more detailed strategy for the war in Afghanistan. Mr McCain, the chairman of the influential Senate Armed Services Committee, said the panel needs new information in order to properly outfit the US armed forces with training and equipment. “If we don't get the information we need, we can't do that,” Mr McCain told reporters.

ISIS Losing Its 'Capital' Is A Pivotal Defeat For The Terrorist Group

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:41

The self-described Islamic State finally lost its tenuous grip on the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday as U.S.-backed forces retook the extremist group’s last major urban territory following a four-month military campaign.

Chicago Aviation Dept fires two officers involved in dragging man off flight

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:38

The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers for their roles in the forcible removal of a passenger on a United Airlines flight in April, an incident that provoked international outrage. The firings were included in a report on the incident released on Tuesday by the Chicago Office of the Inspector General. David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American physician, was hospitalized after aviation officers dragged him from a United Airlines plane to make space for four crew members on the flight from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Louisville, Kentucky.

Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:35

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week.

Gold Star Moms Blast Trump For Delayed Response To Soldiers' Deaths

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:23

The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq called President Donald Trump’s delayed response to the deaths of U.S. service members in Niger an abdication of his first duty as commander in chief ― “to acknowledge the sacrifice of one of his military members.”

Man tortured girlfriend’s son to death because he thought he was gay: prosecutor

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:16

(KTLA) -- A man who is accused of torturing his girlfriend's 8-year-old son to death killed the child because he thought the boy was gay, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office prosecutor said during opening statements Monday.

John McCain Is Worried the U.S. Is Going Back 'to the 1930s'

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:05

Senator John McCain, echoing the sentiments of his Monday night speech in Philadelphia, said Tuesday that he is worried the United States is reverting to the nationalistic tendencies that characterized the 1930s.

Col. Jack Jacobs: Trump Gold Star Family Remarks 'Almost Obscene'

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:40

Medal of Honor recipient, retired U.S. Army Colonel Jack Jacobs, reacts to Pres. Trump dragging presidential conversations with Gold Star families into the political fray.

Capital Murder Charges Filed Against Muslim Teen's Accused Killer

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:01

A man accused of killing 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen in Sterling, Virginia in June may face the death penalty after a grand jury charged him with capital murder and rape on Monday.

Chinese nationals indicted on illegal drug manufacturing

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:49

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Chinese nationals have been indicted on charges they manufactured tons of fentanyl and other powerful narcotics that were then peddled in the United States, killing at least four people and seriously injuring five others, Justice Department officials announced Tuesday.

Side-By-Side ‘Before And After’ Photos Show What Having Kids Does To You

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:28

A New York dad’s Instagram callout is showing just how much kids wear out their parents.

Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

Top Stories - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:10

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man accused of helping his Florida girlfriend kill herself after she told him she had cancer appears to have taken her story at face value and didn't push her to seek medical treatment or mental-health counseling, authorities said Tuesday.


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