Why the father of a Paris attacks victim is suing Facebook, Twitter, Google

Why the father of a Paris attacks victim is suing Facebook, Twitter, Google

Reynaldo Gonzalez, the father of the only American to have died in the November 13 Paris attacks, is suing Google, Twitter and Facebook for providing “material support” to the Islamic State (IS) group, according to a suit filed June 14 in California. Gonzalez’s daughter, Nohemi, was one of 130 people killed in a group of […]

No direct link between Orlando shooter and IS group

No direct link between Orlando shooter and IS group

According to US authorities on Monday, there are no direct links between the Islamic State group and the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando. They described him as a homegrown extremist inspired by radical Islamist groups. The FBI and other agencies were still looking at evidence inside the club and […]

UN looks to extend Mali mission despite deadly attacks on peacekeepers

UN looks to extend Mali mission despite deadly attacks on peacekeepers

As the UN prepares to vote on extending its Mali mission for another year, officials blame equipment shortages and intelligence failures for a surge in Islamist attacks that has made MINUSMA the UN’s most dangerous active operation. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked the Security Council to approve 2,500 extra troops and police for the […]

Venezuela’s Maduro says no recall referendum in 2016

Venezuela’s Maduro says no recall referendum in 2016

Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro vowed Saturday that no referendum on ending his term would be held until next year, amid mounting pressure as the country teeters on the brink of economic collapse. Maduro’s opponents are racing to call a referendum before January 10, as a successful recall vote before that deadline would trigger new […]

Key Democrats come out in full force for Clinton

Key Democrats come out in full force for Clinton

 US President Barack Obama formally endorsed Hillary Clinton’s White House bid on Thursday and called for Democrats to unite behind her after a protracted battle with Bernie Sanders for the party nomination. US Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts also backed Clinton on Thursday, telling MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald […]

All tickets to Muhammad Ali’s public memorial handed out

All tickets to Muhammad Ali’s public memorial handed out

All of the roughly 15,000 tickets for Friday’s public memorial service in Louisville honoring boxing legend Muhammad Ali, the city’s most famous son, have been distributed, organizers said Wednesday. Hundreds of people formed long lines early in the day for a chance at a seat in the KFC Yum! Center, a large sports arena, for […]

Hillary Clinton’s mighty challenge: to unify her camp

Hillary Clinton’s mighty challenge: to unify her camp

WASHINGTON: On June 7, 2008 Hillary Clinton made way for Barack Obama to conquer the White House, conceding defeat after a fractious primary race, and throwing her full weight behind him. Eight years later, it is she who faces the arduous task of unifying her camp after a — sometimes bitter — battle with Bernie […]

French government declares natural disaster in areas affected by floods

French government declares natural disaster in areas affected by floods

Venezuela’s opposition cleared its first hurdle Tuesday in its uphill race to call a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, whom it blames for driving the country to the brink of collapse. But the leftist leader flexed his muscle when riot police fired tear gas to block opposition protesters from marching on the electoral authority’s […]

Haiti annuls presidential poll result, sets new election date

Haiti annuls presidential poll result, sets new election date

Haitians will head to the polls on October 9 to vote for a new president, officials confirmed on Monday, after the results of last year’s controversial election were formally annulled. “The Council has decided to repeat the first round of the presidential election,” the president of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) Leopold Berlanger told reporters, […]

Clinton blasts Trump’s ‘dangerously incoherent’ ideas

Clinton blasts Trump’s ‘dangerously incoherent’ ideas

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lambasted Donald Trump’s foreign policy platform as “dangerously incoherent” in a speech on Thursday that cast her Republican rival as both a frightening and laughable figure. In remarks that at times resembled a comedy roast, Clinton unleashed a torrent of polished zingers and one-liners to attack Trump’s policies and […]

Republican House Speaker Ryan says he will vote for Donald Trump

Republican House Speaker Ryan says he will vote for Donald Trump

Paul Ryan, the top elected U.S. Republican, endorsed Donald Trump on Thursday in the Nov. 8 presidential election, a step toward unifying party loyalists behind the presumptive Republican nominee despite concerns about him. The decision, announced by the House of Representatives speaker in a column for a newspaper in his home state of Wisconsin, ended […]

F-16 deal no longer a viable offer, says US

F-16 deal no longer a viable offer, says US

WASHINGTON: The F-16 deal was no longer a viable offer, a US State Department official told a Capitol Hill meeting on Thursday, as other speakers urged the United States to help improve Afghanistan-Pakistan ties. “The drone strike that killed Mullah Mansour was an ice-breaker. There could be more strikes in Balochistan now. This is a […]

Obama slams Trump for promising to reverse key Wall Street reforms

Obama slams Trump for promising to reverse key Wall Street reforms

President Barack Obama slammed Donald Trump’s proposal to weaken Wall Street reforms and touted his own economic record on Wednesday during a trip to a city he visited three weeks into his presidency that has recovered from its recession lows. Obama’s remarks in Elkhart, Indiana, foreshadowed the arguments he is likely to make on the […]

Video: After gang rape video goes viral, outraged Brazilians protest culture of violence

Video: After gang rape video goes viral, outraged Brazilians protest culture of violence

Angry protestors marched in Rio de Janeiro Friday to denounce a culture that accepts sexual violence after a video showing a nude, unconscious 16-year-old girl who had purportedly been raped by more than 30 men was circulated on the Internet. “I am completely outraged, especially because there is a narrative of trying to justify what […]

Obama visits Hiroshima to ponder ‘terrible force unleashed’

Obama visits Hiroshima to ponder ‘terrible force unleashed’

  Barack Obama became the first incumbent US president to visit Hiroshima on Friday, laying a wreath at the site of the world’s first atomic bombing. Tokyo and Washington hope the gesture will showcase their alliance and invigorate nuclear disarmament efforts. Even before it occurred, though, the visit stirred debate, with critics accusing both sides […]

US nuclear force ‘uses floppy disks

US nuclear force ‘uses floppy disks

America’s nuclear force still uses floppy disks designed in the 1970s to coordinate some of its functions, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday. The report by the Government Accountability Office points to a number of worryingly outdated “legacy systems” still in use across the US government that are in desperate need of upgrading. A […]

Police clash with protestors as violence erupts at Donald Trump rally in New Mexico

Police clash with protestors as violence erupts at Donald Trump rally in New Mexico

Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades. Police responded by firing pepper spray and smoke grenades into the crowd outside the Albuquerque Convention Center. During the rally, the presumptive […]

US Supreme Court sides with black death row inmate in racial bias case

US Supreme Court sides with black death row inmate in racial bias case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday effectively overturned a black man’s 1987 conviction for murdering a white woman, rebuking Georgia prosecutors for unlawfully excluding black potential jurors in picking an all-white jury that condemned him to death. The 7-1 ruling handed a major victory to Timothy Foster, who is 48 now and was 18 at […]

US seeks death penalty in South Carolina church shooting

US seeks death penalty in South Carolina church shooting

Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday. “The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement. […]

Judge dismisses case against Argentine president

Judge dismisses case against Argentine president

An Argentine judge on Thursday dismissed allegations against President Cristina Fernandez that she tried to cover up Iran’s purported involvement in a deadly bombing of a Jewish center in 1994. The judge ruled he would “discontinue” the case, which was first brought by state prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in […]

‘Birdman’ soars to Oscar heights with best picture win

‘Birdman’ soars to Oscar heights with best picture win

The dark comedy “Birdman” won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday while the best actor honour went to Britain’s Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything” and Julianne Moore took home the best actress statue for “Still Alice”. Dark comedy “Birdman” soared to Oscars glory on Sunday, taking four Academy Awards including best […]

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of ‘Star Trek’, dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of ‘Star Trek’, dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, famed for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on the “Star Trek” science fiction TV series and movies, has died after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the New York Times reported on Friday. He was 83. The paper, citing confirmation from his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, said Nimoy, who had grappled with a love-hate […]

Man Born With The Upside-Down Head, Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, Becomes Inspirational Speaker

Man Born With The Upside-Down Head, Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, Becomes Inspirational Speaker

A man born with physical disabilities so severe his head is upside-down, has defied medical odds to become an inspirational public speaker. Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, 37, has badly deformed legs, almost no use of his arms and hands and his neck is folded back on itself. Doctors told his mother to stop feeding him […]

Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

SAO PAULO: With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and phone networks ready before hundreds of thousands of soccer fans descend on the country. Airports in nearly all 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing […]

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