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Family: Son killed by neighbor who called him 'dirty Arab'

A Tulsa man is accused of shooting and killing his Lebanese neighbor, a deadly result of years of anti-Arab racism and harassment directed at the victim and his family, according to reports . Just minutes later, he stepped outside to pick up the mai...

USA questions United Nations response to South Sudan atttack

The Terrain Hotel became a target after government forces won a battle in the city and celebrating soldiers rolled in. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power has requested an investigation as to why peacekeepers failed to respond, and has deman...

Syria raids from Iranian base do not violate United Nations resolution, Russian Federation says

The Russian foreign minister is rejecting allegations that Russia's use of Iranian military bases for airstrikes in Syria violates any United Nations sanctions on Iran. Rebel shelling in Syria's battered northern city of Aleppo killed 12 people incl...

Tesla car catches fire during promotional event in France

A Tesla electric vehicle caught fire during a promotional tour in southwest France, and those aboard escaped unharmed. One year ago, Tesla's entire fleet of vehicles accumulated its first billion miles, electrically powered. Both cars are rated a...

Iran allows Russia to use base for Syria strikes

Meanwhile, Syrian opposition activists said a wave of airstrikes on rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 15 civilians and wounded many others on Tuesday, but it was not clear whether the strikes were carried out by the Russ...

Univision wins Gawker auction with $135 million bid

On Monday, the New York Times reported on a handful of other possible Gawker suitors - including Penske Media , which owns Deadline and Variety , and New York Magazine. Thiel argues footing the bill for the lawsuit was for a good cause: Protect...

Beijing Welcomes Philippines' Ex-President as Special Envoy to China

A US Navy guided-missile destroyer has arrived in a Chinese port, the first visit by an American warship to China since an worldwide tribunal ruling over South China Sea escalated tensions in the region. "They [hangars] are far thicker than you would...

Aetna to exit nearly 7 in 10 Obamacare plans

The company is seeking a 35 percent rate increase on such plans this year. Double-digit Obamacare premium hikes projected in 2017 may bode in Donald Trump's favor, as several swing states are being impacted by double-digit increases under the law...

Zambia's President Leads in Early Election Results

Meanwhile, the Lusaka High Court has turned down a UPND request to grant an order for the suspension of the release of all election results until the ECZ suspended three of its top officials the UPND accuses of conniving with Lungu to rig the poll ou...

Obama interrupting vacation to campaign for Clinton

The motorcade of President Barack Obama leaves Lola's, a Southern seafood restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, and cruises to the usually crowded downtown street early Monday, Aug. Tickets cost up to $33,400, party officials said, w...

India's Modi lashes out at Pakistan, Pakistan hits back

Both countries claim Kashmir in full. "India and others in the region have already received enough of Pakistan's trademark exports - worldwide terrorism, cross-border infiltrators, weapons, narcotics and fake currency", External Affairs Ministry Sp...

Ellen DeGeneres sparks social media meltdown over 'racist' Usain Bolt tweet

DeGeneres' popular Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts often feature amusing images that have been altered to include her. "It is the furthest thing from who I am", she tweeted to her 61 million followers Tuesday. DeGeneres' meme was photoshop...

Washington police Cathy Lanier steps down to head security for NFL

In 2006, she was tapped to be the Commanding Officer of the department's Office of Homeland Security and Counter-Terrorism. Still, Lanier was credited by many for running a police department that brought the city's crime rate down to historic lows ...

Turkish police raid 44 companies in probe into failed coup

The decision to resume the Turkish Stream pipeline project followed the talks of presidents of Turkey and Russian Federation on August 9 in St. Petersburg. "Anyone who spilled the blood of our martyrs will be held to account". Binali Yildirim said ...

Zambia opposition alleges election rigging as vote tally drags on

Zambia's president is leading in almost complete results from an election whose vote-counting process has taken days and prompted opposition allegations of irregularities. The electoral commission initially said results would be announced within 48 h...

Pelosi bombarded with 'obscene and sick' calls, texts after cyber attack

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned fellow Democrats on Saturday to change their cellphone numbers and not let family members read their text messages after revealing she had received "scores" of "obscene and sick" calls and messages due to a...

Rio Olympics 2016: Giles Scott guaranteed gold in Finn class

Giles Scott is guaranteed an Olympic gold for Great Britain in the men's Finn class. Slovenia's Vasilij Zbogar , a two-time Olympic medallist in the Laser, led overnight but scores of seven and 10 today saw him leapfrogged by the Brit, while Al...

Airstrike hits aid group's hospital in northern Yemen

Abs Hospital, located in the country's Hajjah governorate and supported by the worldwide medical charity, was targeted by the warplanes at 3:45 p.m. local time, Doctors Without Borders said in a statement. The coalition insists the target of the airs...

Court Rules UK's Labour Can Omit 1000s From Leadership Vote

So: right result, wrong reasoning, but for the courts that's not bad going so I shouldn't complain too much. This was followed by yet another plea for party unity. Mr Corbyn is now facing a leadership challenge from Pontypridd MP Owen Smith. Howeve...

Brendan Dassey's family hopeful he will be released from jail

According to CNN , Dassey's conviction involving the murder of Teresa Halbach was overturned after a confession was obtained, with court documents indicating he has a low IQ. Now that Brendan could soon be getting out from behind bars, X-Pac is "h...

Feds Declare Zika Emergency In Puerto Rico

Murthy declined to say whether Puerto Rico should have used naled like officials did in Miami to fight a small Zika outbreak. "Otherwise, how could they have possibly gone on vacation without appropriating the funds begged for by those at the Cent...

Old Farmer's Almanac Predicts Colder, Snowier Winter in MN

Predicting the weather a year, or even months, in advance isn't an exact science. Famed for its annual long-term forecasts-not to mention generally terminal levels of folksiness-the Almanac predicts that "exceptionally cold conditions" will hit many ...

South Sudan government to review UN decision on extra troops

But those living outside the camps fear the troops are coming to take over their country. South Sudanese government soldiers executed a journalist and gang-raped women when they overran a compound used by worldwide organizations during fighting in ...

Airstrike on Yemen school kills 10 children, wounds dozens

In a Twitter post, Doctors Without Borders put the number of dead in the Haydan district attack at 10 and said that 21 people had been wounded. Mazkour blamed the attack on the Arab coalition battling Houthi rebels. Saudi officials confirmed th...

Germany: Man wounded in early-morning scuffle in Cologne

Witnesses told police that a group of men fought each other with axes, according to the country's media. German newspaper Express is reporting that one man has been injured. Local newspaper Express and broadcaster WDR reported that shots had ...

South African woman jailed for snatching newborn 19 years ago

She had claimed to have been handed the baby at a train station after entering into a private "adoption" programme. The 52-year-old woman who had raised Zephany was arrested last year and charged with kidnapping. However, she maintained in her test...

Israeli Judo Champion Left Hanging After Egyptian Opponent Denies Handshake

The International Judo Federation spokesman Nicolas Messner felt the snub was actually "a big improvement" in the Arab states' attitude to Israeli athletes at the Olympics. To anyone who wants to believe Olympic sports can heal divisions, even for ju...

Deadly Louisiana floods strands thousands as rain moves west

A fourth person is unaccounted for, added John Bel Edwards, warning that the worst had not yet passed and that waters were likely to rise in certain areas. Immediately, she says: "Get my dog!" As soon as her head pops above the water, she says, "I ...

Syria Aleppo: Jets pound rebels in key city

In a wide offensive Saturday, an alliance of opposition groups, including the Levant Conquest Front, formerly al-Qaida's branch in Syria, pushed government forces and allied fighters out of a number of military colleges, a warehouse, a bakery, a park...

Giants' Eli Apple and Victor Cruz day-to-day with injuries

Wide receiver Victor Cruz, who missed 10 games in 2014 with a knee injury and all of 2015 with an injured calf, aggravated his groin in practice last week and did play in the Giants' preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins Friday night.

Hong Kong student leaders avoid jail time for 2014 democracy protest

They were facing possible two-year jail sentence but after the court ordered for a report on their eligibility for community service, lighter sentencing was expected. Their case centred on a key protest two days before the roads were occupied in 2014...

Trump camp goes on tear against the media

He renewed those attacks on the Times at the rally Saturday, saying he's considering revoking their credentials to cover his rallies. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she finishes a speech on the economy after touring ...

Palestinian stabs, wounds Israeli teen in Jerusalem

Dozens of Israelis and several foreign nationals have been injured in a wave of Palestinian violence since October. The Israeli incursion in al-Aqsa, Islam's third holiest place, provoked tension with Palestinian worshipers, who protested and chant...

Thailand's junta leader says elections in November 2017

On Thursday and Friday diplomatic envoys would be invited to a briefing on the official result of the referendum now the government's roadmap and timeframe for the next steps had become clearer. The military will hold onto a great deal of political...

Pradhan Mantri UjjwalaYojana launched in Kolkata

He said about six million liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) connections would be given under the programme in the state in the next two years. "The West Bengal government is cooperating with the Centre", he stated. Under the PMUY scheme, women of 1.06 cr...

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Trump plans return trip to the Middle East with President of Egypt

Trump met today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to build on their recent engagements and continue efforts to strengthen the United States-Egypt strategic partnership. ...

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Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration

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Syrian negotiator calls USA strike 'terrorism' and a 'massacre'

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Mexican journalist shot dead in Sinaloa state

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China's Xi appeals to foreign leaders for freer trade

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Tillerson Says Russia Meddled In US Election, No 'Clean Slate' With Moscow

The secretary of State during the interview also addressed the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, noting the US isn't trying to start "with a clean state"...

Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race

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Hostages freed from mosque in Central African Republic

Hostages freed from mosque in Central African Republic

Many residents say they are locked in their homes as the anti-Balaka forces control the city. It said the attackers were members of a wide coalition including the mainly Christia...

Hong Kong rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

Hong Kong rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

At the time, he was on the run from USA authorities after he leaked documents about US government surveillance. "The government's decision to reject our clients' claims is co...

Severe Weather Outbreak to Eye Central US

Severe Weather Outbreak to Eye Central US

Forecast surface weather map for today. A possible severe thunderstorm watch will need to be issued if they hold together. The risk of severe weather for Tuesday evening is shown...

Ruling Fatah party has weak showing in Palestinian election

Ruling Fatah party has weak showing in Palestinian election

The vote provided Palestinians a rare chance to cast ballots after over a decade without presidential or legislative elections, and Saturday's election was seen as a test for Abbas...

TN woman facing reckless endangerment charge; accused of following congressman, his aide

TN woman facing reckless endangerment charge; accused of following congressman, his aide

When they pulled into the driveway of someone they know, Wright reportedly ran to the vehicle and screamed while banging on the auto and reaching in. Police say Wright's conduct ...