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Seven killed as gathering condemning violence targeted in Kabul Seven killed as gathering condemning violence targeted in Kabul
- June 04, 2018

Najib Danish, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the seven fatalities included one policeman. Around 2,000 members had gathered for the Loya Jirga, or council of elders, in a traditional Afghan tent erected to host the event. "War in its all types is illegal according to Sharia and Islamic laws and it is nothing but shedding the blood of Muslims", the religious scholars said in the fatwa. (more...)
Man suspected of killing Tennessee deputy taken into custody Man suspected of killing Tennessee deputy taken into custody
- June 04, 2018

Authorities say Castro-Miles was in the auto with Wiggins when he pulled the trigger. "Mr. Wiggins ... was totally obedient to the trooper's order to get on the ground", Stewart said. Erika Castro-Miles, described as an acquaintance of the suspect, told police Wiggins had been "doing meth all night and smoking marijuana" before assaulting her and stealing her vehicle from a motel Tuesday morning in Kingston Springs, Tennessee, the police report said. (more...)
Ukraine's credibility under scrutiny over faked murder Ukraine's credibility under scrutiny over faked murder
- June 04, 2018

GETTYUkraine admitted it had staged the murder of anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko . The next day, he showed up alive in front of journalists, and authorities revealed that it all had been a ruse. The operation fooled the world's media and angered press freedom groups which raised fears about the impact it could have on the work of journalists around the globe. (more...)
Trudeau calls Trump's tariffs 'insulting' to longstanding US-Canada alliance Trudeau calls Trump's tariffs 'insulting' to longstanding US-Canada alliance
- June 04, 2018

Not only did Trump step up trade penalties on China, announcing a few days ago that tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods would go forward, but he moved to impose tariffs on Canada , Mexico and the European Union , the U.S.' closest allies and trade partners. (more...)
LMS leader Marjan Sarec casts his vote in Slovenian election LMS leader Marjan Sarec casts his vote in Slovenian election
- June 04, 2018

No single party is expected to pick up a majority in Sunday's election and other parties have promised not to work with Jansa if there is no outright victor. The centrist party of Marjan Sarec, a former actor and the mayor of Kamnik, a small town north of the capital, Ljubljana, came in second with 13 percent of the vote. (more...)
North Korea's top military officials replaced North Korea's top military officials replaced
- June 04, 2018

North Korea's official state media reported on Sunday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will visit the isolated Asian country, whose leader, Kim Jong-un, is to meet US President Donald Trump on June 12. The wholesale reshuffle would be unusual if confirmed , Seoul's unification ministry said. Pyongyang's armed forces, known as the Korean People's Army, are immensely influential in the North and a centre of power in their own right, symbolised by the way Kim is habitually flanked by ... (more...)
Guatemala volcano erupts, killing at least 25 and blanketing villages in ash
- June 04, 2018

The volcano, about 40km south-west of the capital Guatemala City, has been spewing rock, black smoke and ash into the sky. Rescue operations were suspended until 5:00 am (1100 GMT) due to risky conditions and inclement weather, said Cecilio Chacaj, a spokesman for the municipal firefighters department. (more...)
Six dead or missing after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts Six dead or missing after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts
- June 04, 2018

National Disaster Coordinator Sergio Cabanas said an undetermined number of people were missing following the eruption. Volcan de Fuego, whose name means "Volcano of Fire", spewed an 8-kilometre stream of red-hot lava and a thick plume of black smoke and ash that rained onto the capital and other regions. (more...)
2 climbers killed after fall from Yosemite's El Capitan
- June 04, 2018

In this January 12, 2015 photo provided by Tom Evans, Kevin Jorgeson climbs what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of El Capitan, the largest monolith of granite in the world, a half-mile section of exposed granite in. (more...)
Former dean convicted of shooting student over marijuana Former dean convicted of shooting student over marijuana
- June 04, 2018

He was found guilty on all counts. He is scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning before Superior Court Judge Christopher Muse. He faces as many as 20 years in prison on the assault charge. Rodriguez said he was high on marijuana during that meeting, and Harrison laughed and told him he had smoked marijuana the night before. "It took me a while to get all my thoughts back together after being shot in the head, sir", Rodriguez said during cross-examination. (more...)
North Korea State Media says Syria's Assad Wants to Meet Kim North Korea State Media says Syria's Assad Wants to Meet Kim
- June 04, 2018

The two posed for a photo in the Oval Office with Trump proudly showing off the envelope - an image that White House aides promptly distributed to the public. I think it's going to be a process. Japan has "hurt" dialogue with North Korea, Song said. The White House has said preparations for a meeting were going ahead. (more...)
Mattis warns of Chinese 'intimidation'; says US seeks 'results-oriented' ties Mattis warns of Chinese 'intimidation'; says US seeks 'results-oriented' ties
- June 04, 2018

During a question and answer session afterward, Mattis fielded a question from a Chinese colonel, who claimed that US freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs) are a provocation that violate global law. "That issue is not on the table here in Singapore on the 12th, nor should it be", Mattis said. At the same time, Ng called out China for intensifying its military buildup on reclaimed reefs in the South China Sea. (more...)
Trump to Hold Ramadan Dinner After Skipping It Last Year Trump to Hold Ramadan Dinner After Skipping It Last Year
- June 04, 2018

Trump did not hold the dinner past year, which is a White House tradition. The guest list was not made available. Trump faced criticism a year ago after choosing not to host the dinner . "With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honor these values", that statement said. How long has this been a tradition? Trump's wife, Melania Trump , has not been seen publicly since May 10, leading to speculation on her whereabouts ― though a tweet from the first ... (more...)
'River of lava' flows into Guatemala village killing several people 'River of lava' flows into Guatemala village killing several people
- June 04, 2018

A massive stream of lava could also be seen running through the region. Hundreds of rescue workers, including firefighters, police and soldiers worked to recover bodies from the still-smoking lava. Shelters were opened for those forced to flee. Lesser amounts of ash fell on Guatemala City , which is 44km (27 miles) from the volcano. Streets and houses were covered in the colonial town of Antigua. (more...)
Jimmy Fallon to Parkland graduates: 'Don't let anything stop you' Jimmy Fallon to Parkland graduates: 'Don't let anything stop you'
- June 04, 2018

Her father, Andrew Pollack, told the Sun-Sentinel that he was too heartbroken to attend her graduation. The mother of Carmen Schentrup, another senior killed in the shooting, wore orange lipstick in the movement's advertising campaign. Marco Rubio, based on the money he receives from the National Rifle Association. Some teachers used orange lipstick to draw strips beneath their eyes as part of a movement called the Lipstick Lobby . (more...)
46 migrants drown after boat sinks off Tunisian coast
- June 04, 2018

This comes after moves against human traffickers in Libya , who have regularly enslaved, tortured or murdered migrants. The rescue operation was ongoing, the defence ministry said on Sunday. The deaths come on the same day Italy's new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on a visit to Sicily that the island must stop being "the refugee camp of Europe" . (more...)
Thousands of Jordanians protest government's austerity plan Thousands of Jordanians protest government's austerity plan
- June 04, 2018

Protesters chanted, "The people want to topple the government". Last week the government proposed an income-tax draft law, yet to be approved by parliament, aimed at increasing taxes on employees by at least 5% and on companies by between 20% and 40%. (more...)
Germany concerned over Israeli plans to demolish Khan al-Ahmar, expand settlements Germany concerned over Israeli plans to demolish Khan al-Ahmar, expand settlements
- June 04, 2018

Roughly 600,000 Israelis now live in more than 100 Jewish-only settlements built throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem since Israel occupied the territories in 1967. Worldwide law views the West Bank and East Jerusalem as "occupied territories" and considers all Jewish settlement-building activity on the land illegal. (more...)
Giuliani says Trump will fight Russian Federation probe subpoena Giuliani says Trump will fight Russian Federation probe subpoena
- June 04, 2018

That is because, they say, obstruction of justice "would amount to him obstructing himself " as the nation's chief law enforcement officer . "Paul Manafort came into the campaign very late and was with us for a short period of time ... (more...)
'Relief for N Korea only after clear steps to denuclearisation' 'Relief for N Korea only after clear steps to denuclearisation'
- June 04, 2018

In a remarkable shift in tone eight days after canceling the summit , citing Pyongyang's "open hostility", Trump welcomed North Korea's former intelligence chief, Kim Yong Chol, to the White House on Friday, afterward exchanging smiles and handshakes. (more...)
Climbers killed after fall at Yosemite identified Climbers killed after fall at Yosemite identified
- June 04, 2018

She adds, "Rescue crews are still working on the recovery effort and trying to determine how they fell". No other information about the climbers or how high they were was immediately available. Yosemite National Park's Stoneman Bridge, a single, arching span faced with rough-hewn granite, provides a dramatic foreground to Half Dome, the park's most iconic feature. (more...)
Police shoot knife-wielding man at Berlin Cathedral Police shoot knife-wielding man at Berlin Cathedral
- June 03, 2018

There was no indication the man's actions were linked to terrorism, Berlin police spokesman Winfrid Wenzel said. A German police officer shot a man in Berlin Cathedral on Sunday, German media reported , although the circumstances of the incident remained unclear. (more...)
Ireland gives Britain two weeks to produce Brexit border proposals Ireland gives Britain two weeks to produce Brexit border proposals
- June 03, 2018

He said he remained confident that Britain would agree a withdrawal deal with the EU. The Sun newspaper said on Thursday that plans were being drawn up by Brexit Secretary David Davis for a 10 mile "buffer zone". Filmed as part of a Vice News documentary released this week, the European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said: "The British have been moving forward with several ideas". (more...)
Trump can probably pardon himself, Giuliani says Trump can probably pardon himself, Giuliani says
- June 03, 2018

But he acknowledged such a drastic move could come with a heavy cost. A Justice Department memo dated four days before former President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 during the Watergate political corruption scandal took the view that "under the fundamental rule that no one may be a judge in his own case, the President can not pardon himself ". (more...)
Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea
- June 03, 2018

He added that he was open to cooperation with China "wherever possible". Last month China said it had for the first time landed bombers on Woody Island in the Paracel Islands, prompting U.S. forces in South Korea was a "separate issue from North Korea's nuclear issue". "The Chinese features are not on the usual global shipping route, so if they deliberately enter those waters within 12 nautical miles, it will be seen by China as an intentional provocation", Zhou said. (more...)
Authorities identify passengers onboard small plane that crashed off Long Island coast Authorities identify passengers onboard small plane that crashed off Long Island coast
- June 03, 2018

Coast Guard said. The pilot was 47-year-old Jon Dollard, of Hampton Bays. It is not yet know if there are any survivors from the four people who were known to be on board. Two bodies have been pulled from the water so far. Meanwhile authorities have released the names of all four passengers who were on board the plane, including a prominent builder for celebrities' homes. (more...)
Thousands of acres destroyed in Colorado, New Mexico fires Thousands of acres destroyed in Colorado, New Mexico fires
- June 03, 2018

There are about 1100 residents in Cimarron as of the 2016 census according to Cimarron City Councilor Matthew Gonzales. When it comes to Boy Scouts of America, the ranch is rich in tradition. While staying at the Center they will be well taken care of as the Food Depot in Santa Fe delivered 8,660 pounds of food sent to Raton or the equivalent of 7,217 meals for distribution. (more...)
Thailand: Whale dies after consuming over 80 plastic bags Thailand: Whale dies after consuming over 80 plastic bags
- June 03, 2018

Sadly, the whale died that afternoon. An autopsy revealed over 17 pounds of plastic, including more than 80 plastic bags, in the whale's stomach. Dr Watchara Sakornwimon, the vet that carried out the post mortem , explained that the plastic in its stomach meant it couldn't eat. (more...)
At least 24 horses die in Mt. Hope barn fire At least 24 horses die in Mt. Hope barn fire
- June 03, 2018

A groom relayed that the horses had just returned from racing at Pocono Downs. "We could not save one horse", according to a worker, who identified himself only as Saur. Eckley was arrested years ago for animal cruelty. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said no one was injured during the blaze or appeared to be in the barn when the flames broke out. (more...)
Small plane makes emergency landing on California street Small plane makes emergency landing on California street
- June 03, 2018

A small plane swooped over the tops of cars before making the "perfect" emergency landing on a California street on Friday afternoon. He missed the plane touch down, but it was traveling up the street. Mr Young said he and a cyclist (also seen in the footage) made their way to the single engine Cessna Skyhawk seconds after it landed. Authorities are investigating the incident. (more...)

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