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Turkey: Private jet goes off Istanbul runway, catches fire
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:09:00 GMT
ISTANBUL – A small private jet with four people on board ran off a runway while landing at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport on Thursday and caught fire, Turkish media reports said. All four survived the accident, Turkey's transportation ministry ...
Thousands protest ruling to overturn ban on 'conversion therapy' for gays and lesbians in Brazil
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:22:00 GMT
Thousands of demonstrators gathered in downtown Sao Paulo on Friday to protest a court’s recent decision to overturn an 18-year ban on conversion therapy meant to “cure” gay people. Chants of "it's not a disease" could be heard over songs including ...
Syrian-American journalist and her mother, friends of ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller, killed in Turkey
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:21:00 GMT
An American-born journalist and her mother, who were active in opposition to the Syrian regime, were found murdered in Istanbul yesterday. Halla Barakat and her mother Orouba Barakat were Syrians living in Turkey and close friends of American humanitarian ...
North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un's executions: anti-aircraft guns, flamethrowers, mortars
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:49:00 GMT
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has long been known for his excesses. Whether it be his penchant for heavy drinking or the horrors he inflicts on the women he keeps as sex slaves, the strongman has long held his nation in fear as he rules over the Hermit ...
U.N. General Assembly live updates: Iran unveils new missile and vows to defend itself
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:33:00 GMT
During his meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Rouhani to secure the release of detained Iranian American Baquer Namazi on humanitarian grounds, U.N ...
Soldiers Descend On Rio 'Favela' As Shootouts Erupt
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:35:00 GMT
Brazil's army says it's dispatching nearly 1,000 troops to the country's largest shanty-town – or "favela" – in the hope of ending a wave of deadly violence that began nearly one week ago. This afternoon military trucks carrying soldiers brandishing ...
Puerto Rico dam fails; evacuations begin along Guajataca River
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:44:00 GMT
(CNN)All people living near the Guajataca River in northwest Puerto Rico should evacuate immediately because of an "imminent dam break," the National Weather Service in San Juan said Friday afternoon. "All Areas surrounding the Guajataca River should ...
Will the Rohingya Exodus Be Aung San Suu Kyi's Fall From Grace?
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:14:00 GMT
The satellites first detected the villages going up in flames on Aug. 25. One by one, entire townships across western Myanmar were burning, just hours after Muslim militants attacked national army posts in the Asian country’s Rakhine state. Soon a new ...
Saudi Cleric Banned For Women 'Quarter-Brain' Jibe
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:11:00 GMT
The cleric, Sheikh Saad al-Hijri, was banned for a statement that was “diminishing human value,” Saudi state television reported on Friday, citing a spokesman for the governor of Asir province. In a video, Hijri is seen asking what the local traffic ...
SOHR: Israeli warplanes hit near Damascus airport
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:20:00 GMT
Israeli bombs have landed near Syria's Damascus International Airport as warplanes targeted arsenal storage sites for the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah, according to a monitoring group. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that ...
Barzani: Kurd region poll to occur despite opposition
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:13:00 GMT
The president of Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan has vowed to go ahead with an independence referendum set for next week despite intense opposition by the Iraqi government and international powers. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) plans to ...
San Francisco Unveils Statue of WWII ‘Comfort Women’
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:57:00 GMT
The U.S. city of San Francisco has unveiled a new statue to honor Asian women during World War II who were forced to work in brothels run by the Japanese Imperial Army. The statue of Asia’s “comfort women” is the latest of dozens of such statues ...
Trump tweets angry response after being called 'deranged' and 'dotard' by Kim Jong Un
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:55:00 GMT
President Donald Trump responded early Friday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un said the United States would "pay dearly" for new sanctions on his country and called Trump a "dotard." Trump called the leader a "madman" and said he "would be tested ...
From good to bad: 5 possible options for what's next in North Korea-U.S. standoff
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:48:00 GMT
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un persists in testing nuclear weapons and missiles in defiance of the United States and the rest of the world. President Trump imposed new sanctions and threatened to destroy North Korea. On Friday, Kim upped the ante ...
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