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No 'wider plot' suspected in Michigan airport stabbing

No 'wider plot' suspected in Michigan airport stabbing A police officer was stabbed Wednesday June 21, 2017 at a Flint, Michigan airport, and passengers were evacuated, according to authorities. Law enforcement officials said the attacker had a Canadian passport and belonged to Quebec. Officials searched Fthoui's apartment in Montreal, but could not find evidence at this time that he "spoke to anyone before the attack". He was born in Tunisia and ... [Full Article...]

USA forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

USA forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates The U.S. -led anti-Daesh coalition has been training partner forces at a garrison located in at-Tanf, which sits on the Syrian-Iraqi border. The Iranian-made Shahed 129 is the same type that was shot down earlier this month after it dropped a "dud" munition near a patrol being carried out by coalition troops and local forces. [Full Article...]

What killed Otto Warmbier?

What killed Otto Warmbier? Warmbier's family declined to have an autopsy performed on him, the Hamilton County Coroner's Office in OH said Tuesday , deciding that only an "external examination" would be performed. Doctors said he returned with severe brain damage, but it wasn't clear how that occurred. It is impossible to get reliable information about the welfare and treatment of foreigners detained in North Korea - ... [Full Article...]

China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours

China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours The rescuers, who said the animals were starving, negotiated with the truck driver who agreed to let the adorable beasts go. An estimation of over 25 million dogs are stolen, sold, brought and killed every year. The resolution urges the Chinese government and Yulin authorities to ban the torture, killing, and eating of dogs as part of Yulin's festival and to enforce China's food safety ... [Full Article...]

SYRIA: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'

SYRIA: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone' The Iranian-made Shaheed-129 drone was shot from the sky in the same location where another pro-regime drone dropped a dud bomb near coalition forces before it was shot down by an unidentified USA aircraft down on June 8, the us military operation fighting ISIS , Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), said in a statement . [Full Article...]

New Zealand fall just short in Bermuda at Youth America's Cup

New Zealand fall just short in Bermuda at Youth America's Cup Those wins, coupled with some poor results for Great Britain's Land Rover BAR Academy who started the day with a handy seven-point lead over the rest of the fleet, saw them claw their way up from fifth overnight to have one hand on the trophy. [Full Article...]

Mohammed bin Salman named Saudi Arabia's crown prince

Mohammed bin Salman named Saudi Arabia's crown prince His rise comes at a crucial time for Saudi Arabia as it is locked in a battle for regional influence with arch rival Iran, bogged down in a controversial military intervention in neighbouring Yemen and at loggerheads with fellow US Gulf ally Qatar. [Full Article...]

Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over

Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over It is the fifth time in the past month the U.S. has struck at forces allied with the Syrian government in the area. A similar shoot down occurred at the same site after what the coalition called a "pro-regime" drone dropped bombs near coalition forces on June 8. [Full Article...]

Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat

Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat The Australian Defence Force said it had been "a precautionary measure to allow the coalition to assess the operational risk". The U.S. also shot down an Iranian made drone over Syria on June 8. In an indirect reference to Iranian-backed forces that have been gathering in the eastern desert region, the coalition statement cited a recent escalation of tensions and said it would not "tolerate an... [Full Article...]

Canadian arrested after stabbing at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan

Canadian arrested after stabbing at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan It took four people to subdue Ftouhi, including the officer he stabbed and a nearby maintenance worker, said Chris Miller, the airport's director of public safety. No passengers were harmed in Wednesday's assault, Bishop International officials said. "Preliminary indications are we had no visibility on this individual", he said. [Full Article...]

PM: Details of agreement with DUP will be made public

PM: Details of agreement with DUP will be made public Donaldson said local media reports that his party was asking for 1 billion pounds ($1.27 billion) to be spent on health and a further billion to be allocated to infrastructure was "wild speculation and wide of the mark". The Daily Telegraph's Christopher Hope added a deal was not expected until Thursday at the latest, a day after the Queen comes to Parliament effectively outlining the Government... [Full Article...]

Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses Miller noted that both districts have been reliably Republican in recent years. "If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker". House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi faced her most serious challenge to her leadership post previous year from Rep. [Full Article...]

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of Spanish tax fraud

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of defrauding tax authorities in Spain during his time with Real Madrid. Ronaldo, who is in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup with Portugal's national soccer team, has played in Spain for Real Madrid since 2009. [Full Article...]

Otto Warmbier returned from North Korea in coma has 'severe neurological injury'

He was last seen publicly that March, when he was sentenced for subversion to 15 years in prison with hard labor. North Korean officials detained Warmbier at Pyongyang International Airport on January 2, 2016. After Swedish officials met with one of the American detainees, North Korean officials requested another meeting with USA officials. They started in Norway, playing the role of neutr... [Full Article...]

US airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged

A criminal complaint charging him with committing violence at an airport says Ftouhi asked an officer who subdued him why the officer didn't kill him. - Wednesday at 8:52 a.m.: Ftouhi enters the first level of Bishop International Airport carrying two bags - a red duffle and a dark satchel. Authorities say the police officer injured at a Flint, Michigan, airport is in critical condition. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast

Cindy was projected to drop between 6 and 9 inches (15-23 cm) of rain that could reach up to 12 inches in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and cause "life-threatening flash flooding", the NHC said. The hurricane season got an early start this year when Tropical Storm Arlene formed in April. "There's been a lot of rain in the area over the last three to four weeks, so the gro... [Full Article...]

After deadly London tower block fire, local council chief resigns

They are testing the cladding on the building and they expect to make the results of this public, I think in the next 48 hours". Urging building owners to send samples for testing, Mrs May said: 'Landlords have a legal obligation to provide safe buildings and where they can not do that we expect alternative accommodation to be provided'. [Full Article...]

China introduces a new toy for kids - toothpick crossbow

China introduces a new toy for kids - toothpick crossbow The toy seems to be selling like insane in China, which horrifies the anxious parents in the entire country. Chengdu has banned the toothpick crossbows , which are used to fire at everything from signs to other students. Parents are calling for the Chinese government to intervene so they don't have to find out. Sales of the handheld crossbows are already banned in some Chinese cities like... [Full Article...]

Mattis vents USA frustration over North Korea

Warmbier's surprise release last week raised initial speculation that the Trump administration, which sent USA diplomat Joseph Yun to Pyongyang to oversee Warmbier's medical evacuation, would open a direct communications channel with Pyongyang aimed at paving the way for negotiations over the nuclear and ballistic missile programs that have made North Korea an worldwide pariah. [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico approves statehood in non-binding referendum

On June 11, millions of Puerto Ricans will head to the polls to decide the political status of the Caribbean island. This was the fifth time in the island's history it voted on its status with the United States. According to the government, 97% of the voters expressed their support towards the decision of Puerto Rico to become US's incorporated territory. [Full Article...]


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