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Somalia bombings kill 15 at local government headquarters, market


Puntland, a semi-autonomous state in northern Somalia, controls the northern part of the town, while the southern part is controlled by rival regional state Galmudug. "There were two huge bombs". The attack follows a similar pattern of bombings in the country also claimed by Al-Shabaab, which wants to turn Somalia into an Islamist state. Read More »

US Intelligence officials brief Donald Trump on top secret information


But one won't, so officials don't share sources, intelligence-gathering methods, or details of ongoing covert operations, Priess said . Flynn, on Boston Herald Radio yesterday, said Trump was "satisfied" with what he heard during the two-hour meeting and was not afraid to hear what Flynn described as the
"ugly truth". Read More »

Trump hammers claim of fraud in new ad as early voting nears


But Hillary Clinton is still buying more. It all appears to be part of the much-promised shift now that Trump has yet another new team of leaders in his campaign. Both parties are to blame, though one more so than the other. But just because her campaign appearances aren't straight outta Nuremberg doesn't mean we should place a "Friend of the First Amendment" badge on the Democratic nominee. Read More »

US Jets Scrambled to Protect American Forces from Syrian Airstrikes


The group has ties to the Kurdistan Workers Party in Turkey. He said the Syrian planes did not respond to efforts by ground forces to contact them. Twice in the last few days, Syrian jets performing air strikes close to where U.S. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, rebuked Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for his decision. He says the USA forces were in the area training and advising Syrian Democratic Forces, and they were not hurt. Read More »

Live updates as young boy dies in Halstead dog bite attack


A group of officers are standing guard in front of the semi-detatched house alongside forensics vans, police cars and an SUV in a side street off the road. An air ambulance was called to the scene and the boy was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Everybody knows somebody and I would think if you don't know the family you would recognise them as we are not a very big community here. Read More »

Erdogan calls on USA not to delay cleric's return

Authorities have blamed the attack on the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which has launched a campaign of bombings targeting police stations. The roadside bombing killed five Turkish soldiers and a village guard and injured five others in Bitlis province - as Kurdish rebels detonated the explosive device as a troop convoy went by. Read More »

Top Philippine communist leaders freed to join peace talks


Dureza said the duration of the ceasefire would last "for as long as necessary". Talks brokered by Norway between the government and the rebels' National Democratic Front stalled in 2012 over the refusal of the government to free communist leaders who had been in jail for decades. Read More »

Trump in Michigan: "What do you have to lose?"


Yet, almost 4 in 10 African-American children still live in poverty, and 58% of young African-Americans are not working. "To those I say the following: What do you have to lose?" Trump is now appealing to African-American voters. Trump also claimed that his administration would work harder for African-American voters than that of his rival. But his historically low support among black voters and a series of stumbles throughout his campaign suggest he will have some work to do. Read More »

China opens world's 'highest and longest glass bottomed bridge'


The unique pillar-like mountain formation in Zhangjiajie appeared in the Hollywood blockbuster movie " Avatar ". "But I'm not afraid - it seems safe!" visitor Wang Min told Agence France Presse . Officials have announced that a maximum 8,000 visitors will be allowed to visit the glass bridge on a daily basis. They organised a string of media events, including one where people were encouraged to try and smash the bridge's glass panels with a sledge hammer, and another where they drove a ... Read More »

Wisconsin girl pleads insanity during the 'Slender Man' murder case


Judge Michael Bohren appointed two doctors to examine her. Anissa has also pleaded not guilty with her trial set for March as well. According to investigators, the girls, Geyser and classmate Anissa Weier , who were both twelve at the time of the incident, plotted for months over an incident in May 2014 in which they attempted to murder a classmate. Read More »

Coalition probes deadly strike on Yemen hospital

World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said all remaining patients and staff have been evacuated from the hospital that was partially destroyed. The group added that it had repeatedly shared the location - including Global Positioning System coordinates - of its hospital with all parties to the ongoing conflict. Read More »

Labour leadership hopeful in town


On Nato, which enshrines the principle of "collective defence" - where an attack on one member is considered an attack on all members - the two rivals were asked how they would react if a Nato ally was the victim of aggression from Russian Federation. Read More »

'El Chapo' son may have been kidnapped, family says

Jesus Alfredo Guzman was among a group of men kidnapped from the restaurant on Monday, authorities say. Salazar's mother, provided "material support to the drug trafficking activities of her husband Guzman Loera and the Sinaloa Cartel". Read More »

Russian Federation launches second day of Syria strikes from Iran


It said its Iranian-based bombers had been escorted by fighter jets based at Russia's Hmeymim air base in Syria's Latakia Province. Russia's Defence Ministry said that SU-34 fighter bombers flying from Iran's Hamadan air base had struck Islamic State targets in Syria's Deir al-Zor province, destroying two command posts and killing more than 150 militants. Read More »

RCMP release more details on terror suspect and arrest

Several hours before the attack, Mr. Simpson sent a message on Twitter to Mr. Driver and six others, according to police. Cabana added that Driver had close connections with a number of high-profile Islamic State jihadists including the group of men alleged to have plotted an ISIS-inspired attack in Australia, as well as Elton Simpson, one of two gunmen who opened fire previous year at an event in Texas that featured cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Read More »

Five things you have to see at the Rio Olympics on Thursday


Bolt's dominating performance in the 200 meters overshadowed Ashton Eaton's own dance with immortality in the decathlon. And as if the United States hadn't had enough success in track and field , their women's 4x100 relay team - which had been disqualified and then won an appeal to run by themselves for a place in the final - qualified as the favorite in an empty-track run. Read More »

Paul Manafort Is Getting Off the Trump Train

He worked for Manafort's political consulting firm at the time. Manafort , whose earlier career as a lobbyist for some of the world's most controversial figures had come under intense scrutiny in recent days, was clearly sidelined. "I think my father didn't want to be, you know, distracted by whatever things Paul was dealing with", Eric Trump said. Trump praised Manafort's work on the campaign and called him a "true professional". Read More »

US scrambles jets to protect Syrian Kurdish forces

The main Kurdish force in Syria known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG, has been the main USA -backed force in Syria and the most effective force in fighting the Islamic State group. They also appear to mark a break between Syrian government troops and Kurdish forces that had been working loosely together against Islamic State fighters in the city since 2014. Read More »

Warm, muggy weather continues with showers, thunderstorms in parts of the state


With high precipitable water values, where storms do form they will drop lots of rain in a short amount of time, much like yesterday. I expect some of the showers and storms to linger into Sunday morning, then the front will pass through and by Sunday afternoon we will see mostly sunny skies, lower humidity, and highs in the mid to upper 80s. Read More »

Wal-Mart Beats Q2 Results On Increased Domestic Foot Traffic, Online Growth

This compares to a 1.1% decline for Target . Target CEO Brian Cornell noted sales varied widely from region to region. Rising comparable store sales show that the company as a whole is healthy and growing. Walmart also trimmed its free-shipping pilot program ShipingPass to two-day delivery from three and cut a dollar off the membership to $49 a year in an attempt to answer Amazon's Prime program. Read More »

5 hurt in attack on military vehicle in eastern Turkey


No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings, but Yildirim said there was no doubt they were carried out by the PKK, deemed a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union . The scope of the crackdown has unnerved Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, who fear President Tayyip Erdogan is using the purges to stifle dissent. Read More »

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

But the NY businessman, who has never held elected office, has also been embroiled in a series of controversies in recent weeks and has lagged Clinton in opinion polls . Trump "was not a candidate that could be corralled", Steele told MSNBC. As CNBC's John Harwood noted , it's "not insane for voters to wonder what continuous campaign turmoil says about Trump's ability to be chief executive of United States government". Read More »

Donald Trump calls for 'extreme vetting' of immigration applicants


The GOP presidential nominee, speaking in OH, singled out the Iraq war and its toll on USA troops and Iraqi children, and blamed the invasion and wider policies of President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential challenger Hillary Clinton, who served as secretary of state, for the rise and success of the Islamic State group. Read More »

Snowden: Exposure of Alleged NSA Tools May Be Warning to US

Some experts who looked at the samples posted on Tumblr said they included programs that had previously been described and therefore were unlikely to cause major damage. The NSA develops high-powered hacking tools. Stealing your enemies' tools and techniques is pure espionage. The "suspect list" of actors who could likely get this kind of data as well as publicize it points to Russian Federation and China, according to Nicholas Weaver, a senior researcher at the International ... Read More »