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May 24, 2019
White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President Donald...

Second British-Australian woman jailed in Iran identified as Middle East researcher Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Second British-Australian woman jailed in Iran identified as Middle East researcher Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert

A British-Australian woman who has been sentenced to 10 years in a notorious Iranian prison has been identified as Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Cambridge-educated academic specialising in Middle Eastern politics. Dr Moore-Gilbert, who was working as a lecturer and researcher for Melbourne...

Catholic priest jailed for abusing altar boy 27 years after fleeing to Morocco

Catholic priest jailed for abusing altar boy 27 years after fleeing to Morocco

A former Roman Catholic priest who fled to Morocco after it was discovered he had sexually abused a child in the US has been sentenced to 30 years in prison almost three decades on from his crime.Former Air Force chaplain and colonel Arthur Perrault was found guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy...

Video shows a Model 3 automatically apply the brakes to avoid hitting a cop who ran a red light

Video shows a Model 3 automatically apply the brakes to avoid hitting a cop who ran a red light

Tesla's automated emergency braking (AEB) system, which was first introduced in 2017, has improved markedly in a relatively short amount of time. Just a few weeks ago, for example, Tesla demonstrated its next-gen AEB system which can more ably apply the brakes when a pedestrian or cyclist is...

Fox Must Face Suit by Seth Rich’s Parents Over Stories on His Death

Fox Must Face Suit by Seth Rich’s Parents Over Stories on His Death

(Bloomberg) -- Fox News must face a lawsuit by the parents of a Democratic Party staffer whose unsolved 2016 murder touched off a flurry of right-wing conspiracy theories, a federal appeals court ruled.The parents of Seth Rich sued Fox News over “sham” stories that ran in May 2017 claiming their...

Trump lashes out at MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid, tweets that he 'never met' the TV host but that she has 'NO talent' and a 'bad reputation'

Trump lashes out at MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid, tweets that he 'never met' the TV host but that she has 'NO talent' and a 'bad reputation'

Joy-Ann Reid, who recently published a critical book about Donald Trump, was the target of the president's vitriol on Twitter Saturday morning.

Kamala Harris laughs when Biden tells her she can't ban guns with an executive order

Kamala Harris laughs when Biden tells her she can't ban guns with an executive order

Dan Bongino wraps up a wild week in news with News Explosion on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'

French group to open two hotels in Damascus as airstrikes kill civilians

French group to open two hotels in Damascus as airstrikes kill civilians

Louvre Hotels Group, owned by China's Jin Jiang, has signed an agreement to open two hotels under its own name in Damascus, it said on Saturday, a day after the UN announced an internal investigation into the bombing of hospitals in Syria. The confirmation of the two hotels opening, after...

House committee subpoenas acting intelligence director

House committee subpoenas acting intelligence director

The chairman of the House intelligence committee has issued a subpoena to the acting Director of National Intelligence, saying Joseph Maguire is withholding a whistleblower complaint from Congress. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement Friday evening that the...

Judge rules Confederate statues will remain in Charlottesville despite deadly white nationalist rally

Judge rules Confederate statues will remain in Charlottesville despite deadly white nationalist rally

A pair Confederate statues will remain standing in the city of Virginian city Charlottesville where clashes over their removal left a young woman dead.After city officials decided to remove statues of Confederate American Civil War generals Robert E Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, one resident...

Democrats should think like criminal prosecutors as they investigate Trump impeachment

Democrats should think like criminal prosecutors as they investigate Trump impeachment

Will impeaching Donald Trump protect the public, deter criminal behavior and promote respect for the rule of law? If so, Democrats have a duty to act.

Turkey orders arrest of 223 military personnel over suspected Gulen links: state media

Turkey orders arrest of 223 military personnel over suspected Gulen links: state media

Turkey has ordered the arrest of 223 serving military personnel across the country and in the breakaway state of Northern Cyprus over suspected links to a network Ankara accuses of organizing an attempted coup in 2016, state media said on Saturday. Authorities are seeking the suspects across 49...

Venezuela's Guaidó pictured with members of Colombian gang

Venezuela's Guaidó pictured with members of Colombian gang

Opposition leader plays down images but analysts say they could prove highly damagingJuan Guaidó takes a selfie at the concert in Cúcuta, Colombia, in February. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty ImagesJuan Guaidó, the Venezuelan politician fighting to topple Nicolás Maduro, is facing awkward...

Iran inks deal to develop gas field in tense Gulf

Iran inks deal to develop gas field in tense Gulf

Two Iranian companies signed a $440 million agreement Saturday to develop a gas field in the sensitive Gulf, with the oil ministry saying it showed arch-foe the United States could not stop the country with sanctions. Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the deal reached between two...

Golden Toilet Stolen From the U.K.'s Blenheim Palace, Birthplace of Winston Churchill

Golden Toilet Stolen From the U.K.'s Blenheim Palace, Birthplace of Winston Churchill

The artwork has not been recovered, and the investigation remains ongoing

No kites, pigeon flying as China preps for 70th anniversary

No kites, pigeon flying as China preps for 70th anniversary

China has banned flying kites, drones and captive pigeons over central Beijing for more than two weeks as it prepares for a military parade and other celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Oct. 1. Flying activities that affect flight safety are prohibited in seven of...

Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in 'swatting' case

Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in 'swatting' case

An Ohio gamer upset about a $1.50 bet while playing Call of Duty: WWII online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police. Casey Viner, 19, of North College Hill, Ohio, also is...

Man who dragged shark to death from speedboat and poured alcohol down throats of fish is jailed

Man who dragged shark to death from speedboat and poured alcohol down throats of fish is jailed

A Florida man who dragged a shark to its death from a high-speed boat has been jailed for 10 days.Robert Benac III will pay a $2,500 fine, perform 250 hours of service at an animal shelter and lose his fishing licence for three years after pleading guilty to misdemeanour of animal cruelty.

Surveillance video allegedly shows 2 people moving carpet with body in Harlem; victim identified

Surveillance video allegedly shows 2 people moving carpet with body in Harlem; victim identified

Surveillance video shows two men in baseball caps casually pushing a shopping cart that apparently contained a body wrapped in a rolled-up carpet in Harlem during the overnight hours on Thursday morning.

Democratic senators seek to block Trump administration end-run on ICE funding

Democratic senators seek to block Trump administration end-run on ICE funding

A group of Senate Democrats are seeking to prevent the Trump administration from unilaterally moving appropriations around to fund immigration detention and border enforcement operations.

India sets up fund to complete stalled housing projects

India sets up fund to complete stalled housing projects

India on Saturday announced a series of measures to revive the housing sector and boost exports as the government tries to kick-start an economy hit by a lending crisis and a slowdown in demand. A fund worth 100 billion rupees ($1.41 billion) will be available to complete unfinished affordable and...

Jeered over attacks, S.Africa's president apologises at Mugabe funeral

Jeered over attacks, S.Africa's president apologises at Mugabe funeral

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled at on Saturday during his speech at Zimbabwe ex-leader Robert Mugabe's funeral before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks. At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks...

8 earthquakes strike North Carolina within one week

8 earthquakes strike North Carolina within one week

In one week, eight earthquakes between magnitudes 1.4 to 2.5 hit the Western North Carolina region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).A town called Cherokee in the western part of North Carolina experienced six tremors in five days last week.The strongest earthquake was a magnitude 2.5...

US blames Iran for attack on Saudi Arabia

US blames Iran for attack on Saudi Arabia

America has blamed Iran for the drone strikes on two Saudi Arabian oil installations including the world’s largest processing facility. The attacks on the Abqaiq plant and Khurais oilfield were said to have cut the kingdom’s output in half. Yemen's Houthi rebels, who are backed by Iran, had...

Police: No sign that Duluth synagogue fire was hate crime

Police: No sign that Duluth synagogue fire was hate crime

A fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota doesn't appear to have been a hate crime, authorities said Sunday in discussing the arrest of a suspect. Matthew James Amiot, 36, of Duluth, was arrested Friday in the fire last week at the Adas Israel Congregation in...

'We heard gasps of astonishment': Baby born at 9.11am on 9/11, weighing 9lbs 11oz

'We heard gasps of astonishment': Baby born at 9.11am on 9/11, weighing 9lbs 11oz

Hospital staff in the US say a baby was born on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at 9:11pm, weighing 9lb 11oz.The mother described her baby Christina, who arrived on September 11, as a “little miracle”.

Tomi Lahren apologizes after Democrat Julián Castro calls out 'anti-immigrant' statement

Tomi Lahren apologizes after Democrat Julián Castro calls out 'anti-immigrant' statement

"We have to have a means to defend ourselves from—who knows who's coming in," Tomi Lahren said while laying out a defense of the Second Amendment.

DOJ releases part of Mueller’s conflict of interest waiver

DOJ releases part of Mueller’s conflict of interest waiver

Top Justice Department ethics official concluded it was unlikely any reasonable person would doubt Mueller's independence.

Taiwan Needs New Submarines To Stop a Possible Future Invasion by China

Taiwan Needs New Submarines To Stop a Possible Future Invasion by China

But can Taipei really build them or buy them abroad?

W.African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan

W.African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan

West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso. The plan, to be funded from 2020 to 2024, was announced at end of the Economic Community Summit of West African States in Ouagadougou, where...

Scores of tigers rescued from infamous Thai temple have died: media

Scores of tigers rescued from infamous Thai temple have died: media

More than half of the tigers that Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease because their immune systems were weakened by inbreeding, media reported. The Buddhist temple west of Bangkok was a tourist destination where...

A GOP pollster said $2 billion will be spent in the 2020 election on convincing 6% of voters which party to vote for

A GOP pollster said $2 billion will be spent in the 2020 election on convincing 6% of voters which party to vote for

Pollster Frank Luntz said that the 6% of voters that are "truly undecided" are the greatest hurdle to campaigns for 2020 hopefuls.

Anti-Car Groups Call for a Ban on SUVs, Protest at Frankfurt Auto Show

Anti-Car Groups Call for a Ban on SUVs, Protest at Frankfurt Auto Show

Enough! No one needs to drive luxury cars! say German protesters standing on top of SUVs at the Frankfurt auto show.

The Latest: Source: GM offers new products for closed plants

The Latest: Source: GM offers new products for closed plants

A person briefed on the bargaining says General Motors has offered the United Auto Workers to make new products at two assembly plants it had planned to close. Talks between the union and GM broke off Sunday and the union says it plans to go on strike just before midnight. General Motors says it...

'Aloof' yak escapes on way to butchers, visits bed and breakfast then wanders into the mountains

'Aloof' yak escapes on way to butchers, visits bed and breakfast then wanders into the mountains

An “aloof” yak has gone on the run after escaping from a farm truck on its way to the butchers.The three-year-old animal, which was raised for his meat and named Meteor, broke out of his trailer in Lovingston, Virginia, on Tuesday.

Kashmir flashpoint risks nuclear war, says Imran Khan

Kashmir flashpoint risks nuclear war, says Imran Khan

Pakistan's dispute with India over Kashmir is now a flashpoint with the potential to escalate into nuclear war, Imran Khan has warned. Pakistan's prime minister said he was disappointed in the international response to Narendra Modi's decision to end self rule in Indian administered...

Climate Activists Don’t Know How to Talk to Christians

Climate Activists Don’t Know How to Talk to Christians

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photo GettyThis story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Religious Christians are the key to America taking action on global warming. And yet, the way climate...

Russia's world-first floating nuclear plant arrives in port

Russia's world-first floating nuclear plant arrives in port

Russia's world first floating nuclear power station on Saturday completed a 5,000-kilometre (3,100-mile) Arctic transfer to the country's far east, the Rosatom nuclear agency said. "The Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear plant arrived ... at Pevek, in the autonomous district of...

Japan to eliminate tariffs on U.S. wine in trade deal - Nikkei

Japan to eliminate tariffs on U.S. wine in trade deal - Nikkei

Japan has agreed to phase out tariffs on U.S. wine imports as part of a bilateral trade deal expected to be signed at the end of the month, t1he Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday. Japan will eliminate the tariffs on U.S. wine within five to seven years after the trade agreement goes into effect,...

Former DOJ prosecutor weighs in on Felicity Huffman's 14-day prison sentence

Former DOJ prosecutor weighs in on Felicity Huffman's 14-day prison sentence

James Trusty weighs in on the college admissions scandal defense strategy.

Protester tosses feminine hygiene device with red liquid on California lawmakers, forcing evacuation of Senate floor

Protester tosses feminine hygiene device with red liquid on California lawmakers, forcing evacuation of Senate floor

According to California lawmakers, the woman yelled about "dead babies" before throwing the liquid and hitting multiple senators.

2 arrested in racist attack on black student at U of Arizona

2 arrested in racist attack on black student at U of Arizona

Several dozen students at the University of Arizona on Friday protested campus police handling of a physical and racist attack on a black student this week. University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins said in a statement Thursday that he was angered and disappointed by the incident.

Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded Sophia the robot, who he claimed would have 'more empathy than a woman'

Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded Sophia the robot, who he claimed would have 'more empathy than a woman'

Sophia the robot garnered media attention for her quotable moments and diverse facial expressions. Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded her.

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