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Trump says he’s declaring North Korea a terrorism sponsor

Trump says he’s declaring North Korea a terrorism sponsorTrump said the designation would trigger “further sanctions and penalties” and that it “supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime.”




POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 12:46 PM

On-Duty 'Attack' Leaves One U.S. Border Agent Dead, Another Injured

On-Duty 'Attack' Leaves One U.S. Border Agent Dead, Another InjuredA U.S. border agent has died following what government officials described as an “attack” in West Texas on Sunday morning that left a second agent seriously injured.




POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 12:26 PM

Georgia nurses laugh as 89-year-old WWII veteran dies gasping for air in video

Georgia nurses laugh as 89-year-old WWII veteran dies gasping for air in videoHidden footage from 2014 shows the disturbing moment a group of nurses laughed as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died.




POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 10:20 AM

"I remember feeling really scared that he could be around any corner, because we weren’t sure exactly where he was."

"I remember feeling really scared that he could be around any corner, because we weren’t sure exactly where he was."Chelsea Sobolik had just come off a double shift at a Red Robin restaurant when she decided, at the last minute, to join a group of friends for a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado. After the shooting, Sobolik took a year off to rest and recover, something that would not have been possible without Red Robin’s Giving Fund ― a charitable donation her colleagues made with every check to support workers during tough times. Between this fund, the free mental health care she received from the Aurora Mental Health Center and help from her family and friends, Sobolik feels grateful for all the support that has helped her cope, but she considers recovery a lifelong process.




POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017 2:09 PM

102-year-old Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family died meets nephew he didn't know existed

102-year-old Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family died meets nephew he didn't know existedA 102-year-old Polish man who believed his entire family had died in the Holocaust was reduced to tears this week when he met a nephew that he didn't know he had.




POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017 12:26 PM

Hurricane Maria: Bill Clinton personally hands out supplies in Puerto Rico to survivors

Hurricane Maria: Bill Clinton personally hands out supplies in Puerto Rico to survivorsFormer US president Bill Clinton has arrived in Puerto Rico to meet with residents as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria. Mr Rossello said Mr Clinton's visit will help people realise Puerto Rico still needed relief supplies more than two months after he hurricane wreaked havoc on the island. "It's important to have him here because he has a vision of how to emerge from the emergency phase, establish normalcy and begin to rebuild," Mr Rossello said.




POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017 9:12 AM

LaVar Ball Is Feuding with Donald Trump Over His Son's Release From China

LaVar Ball Is Feuding with Donald Trump Over His Son's Release From ChinaOutspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump's involvement in securing his son's release from the custody of Chinese authorities during a combative 20-minute CNN interview on Monday night.




POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017 3:50 AM

US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fightersUS forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials said. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 GMT), killing more than 100 militants," the US Africa Command said in a statement.




POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017 12:35 PM

Alabama Police Chief Suspended After 'Joking' About Roy Moore Sexual Assault Allegations

Alabama Police Chief Suspended After 'Joking' About Roy Moore Sexual Assault AllegationsAn Alabama police chief has been suspended after posting on social media what he described as “jokes” about sexual assault accusations that are dominating the state’s race for a U.S. Senate seat.




POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017 5:10 PM

Power struggle shakes breakaway republic in eastern Ukraine as armed men seize Luhansk

Power struggle shakes breakaway republic in eastern Ukraine as armed men seize LuhanskArmed men seized the capital of a Russia-backed separatist republic in eastern Ukraine amid a power struggle between two top officials.  The takeover of Luhansk on Tuesday followed a decision by Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the breakaway Luhansk People's Republic, to fire interior minister Igor Kornet the night before. Luhansk state television showed masked men with assault rifles and heavy machine guns blocking the entrances of administrative buildings and streets in the centre of Luhansk on Tuesday, reportedly on the orders of the interior ministry. One of them wore the blue uniform the interior ministry's Berkut unit, a police force specialising in putting down riots. The armed men had ignored Plotnitsky's command to leave, Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported. A video on Tuesday evening showed what appeared to be dozens of military vehicles entering Luhansk from the direction of the neighbouring Donetsk separatist republic, although a Donetsk official denied it was intervening. Igor Plotnitsky, head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic, salutes during Victory Day military parade. Credit: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters In a video on Tuesday Kornet said he wanted to “dispel rumours” of his dismissal and said his forces had captured Ukrainian saboteurs who were attempting terrorist attacks in the republic. He also claimed that Plotnitsky's chief of staff and the head of the security service had been implicated in a coup attempt last year and arrested on Plotnitsky's orders, along with the general director of the state television company. But Plotnitsky later said in a statement on his website that Kornet had indeed been fired and the actions of interior ministry forces “crossed all acceptable lines”. He said the “attempts of certain people to remain in power” were futile and “will be completely neutralised in the near future”. The outcome of the power struggle remained unclear on Tuesday. Novaya Gazeta reported that the republic's state security ministry, military headquarters and people's militia were “not participating in the conflict between Plotnitsky and Kornet”.  Interior minister Igor Kornet visits a penal colony near Luhansk in 2016. Credit: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters Separatists seized control of much of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions in April 2014 following the establishment of a pro-Western government in Kiev and Russia's annexation of Crimea. The ensuing conflict between the rebels, who have received military assistance from neighbouring Russia, and government forces has claimed more than 10,000 lives.  A ceasefire agreed in Minsk in 2015 has been regularly violated, and a Ukrainian soldier died in a mortar strike on Monday. Several top separatist commanders have been assassinated since the start of the conflict.    




POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017 11:31 AM

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