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Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe returned from South Africa early on Sunday, state media reported, after a 20-year-old model accused her of assault in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room. South African police had placed border posts on "red alert" to prevent her leaving the country, but a security source told Reuters on Friday that the wife of 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe had been granted diplomatic immunity. Zimbabwean state media reported that the president and first lady arrived in Harare aboard an Air Zimbabwe plane in the early hours of Sunday.
Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku. Within hours of the attack on Friday the force had announced increased police patrols across the country. Two dead and six injured," Turku police tweeted after the assault in a market square.
BOSTON (AP) - On college campuses, white supremacists and other far-right extremist groups see fertile ground to spread their messages and recruit followers. But for many colleges, last weekend's deadly attack at a rally near the University of Virginia exposed a new threat.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has approved a long-delayed Pentagon plan to create an independent and more aggressive cyber command in order to beef up cyberwar operations against the Islamic State group and other foes.
By Andrés González, Angus Berwick and Carlos Ruano BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish police shot dead five would-be attackers after confronting them early on Friday in a town south of Barcelona where hours earlier a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds, killing 13 people and wounding scores of others. Islamic State said the perpetrators had been responding to its call for action by carrying out Thursday's rampage along Barcelona's most famous avenue, which was thronged with tourists enjoying an afternoon stroll at the peak of the summer season. Hours later in the early hours of Friday, as security forces hunted for the van's driver, police said they killed five suspects in...
A samurai sword-wielding attacker carrying the national flag of China slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan's presidential office Friday, authorities said. The presidential office in the centre of the capital Taipei is the headquarters of Taiwan's Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen. Relations with Chinese authorities have deteriorated since she took office last year as she has refused to agree to Beijing's stance that Taiwan is part of "one China".
It's just after midnight and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's "One Time Big Time" show is getting into full swing as police shoot dead another young "drug personality". The corpse is hauled out of one of Manila's sprawling shantytowns, where so many people have been killed in Duterte's drug war, and taken to a funeral parlour where other bullet-riddled bodies are lying on bare tables or a bloodied concrete floor. The scene on Friday morning offered a haunting vision realised for Duterte, whose campaign stump speech last year included advice to voters to set up funeral parlours because they would be guaranteed money-spinners when he was president.
A Missouri state senator says she has no plans to resign ― despite loud calls from within her own party to do so ― after she said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal made the comment on her Facebook page Thursday morning in response to a thread she'd started out of frustration over the white supremacist violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. While she deleted the post soon after, a screenshot of it nevertheless quickly gained traction, earning rebukes from across the political spectrum.
BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on what organizers are calling a Free Speech Rally in Boston that some people fear actually will be a white nationalist event similar to the one in Virginia last wekeend (all times local):
When over 129,000 kids go back to school this year, they will learn American history in a building that glorifies a Confederate leader.
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The Latest on the van that ran into a crowd in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district (all times local):
Terror in Barcelona as van hits crowd in Las Ramblas Driver escaped on foot 'Hostage situation' underway in nearby restaurant Spanish media reports 13 people killed Barcelona attack: Everything we know A white van plowed into a packed summer crowd this evening in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district. Barcelona police called it a terror attack and local media reported 13 dead and dozens more injured. There are also reports of a live hostage incident at a Turkish restaurant near the scene. The vehicle hit pedestrians in Las Ramblas, a busy tree-lined promenade in the centre of the city, the Ministry of the Interior said. Catalan police tweeted "there are mortal...
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President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out against a sitting GOP senator and praised his primary opponent, demonstrating yet again his penchant for personally responding to criticism.
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SRINAGAR, India (AP) - Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another high in the Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said Wednesday, potentially escalating tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border standoff elsewhere.
A white nationalist who was featured in a Vice News documentary about the "Unite the Right" Charlottesville marchers at the weekend has posted a video in which he tearfully complains about his current plight. Christopher Cantwell took part in the rally in support of Confederate hero Robert E Lee in Virginia on Saturday, which escalated to violence and ended in the death of a woman. "I have been told there's a warrant out for my arrest," he said while crying on the video. "With everything that's happening, I don't think it's very wise for me to go anywhere. There's a state of emergency. The National Guard is here!" "I want to be peaceful. I want to be law-abiding. That was the...
Donald Trump's policies are partly the reason that none of the 10 most liveable cities in the world are in the U.S., according to a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit.
A prestigious Christian school in Tennessee is under fire for allegedly doing nothing after a male student reported that he was repeatedly sexually assaulted by four older classmates.
On Wednesday evening, HMD Global, the Finnish company that acquired Nokia's feature phone business last year, unveiled the first flagship Android phone under the Nokia brand. The Nokia 8 will go on sale in Europe in September for 599 euros (~$700), but there is no word yet on a US release. Having been the subject of dozens of leaks in the weeks and months leading up to its official unveiling, we already know most of what there is to know about the Nokia 8. HMD's Android phone features a 5.3-inch Quad HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (with microSD support). Reasonable specs for a 2017 flagship, but the design isn't quite as contemporary....
The Spanish island of Mallorca could be virtually razed of vegetation under an EU plan to halt the march of a deadly bacteria known as "ebola of the olive", farmers in the region have warned. The bacteria Xylella fastidiosa, which has infected thousands of olive trees in southern Italy, is now raging across the Balearic Islands with carrier species multiplying, according to a recent assessment by the European Union. In July, it was detected for the first time on the Spanish mainland in almond trees in Alicante, raising fears it could wreak havoc in the world's largest producer of olive oil. The EU and the Balearics government are now discussing a containment plan which could force...
NEW DELHI (AP) - A day after the U.N. chief voiced concern about Indian plans to potentially deport tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees, an Indian government official said Wednesday that authorities are only working to identify those who fled persecution in neighboring Myanmar - not expel them.
Kim Jong Un made clear the possibility of a nuclear attack is still very much alive
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70 years ago, Partition came into effect, dividing British India into two new, independent countries: India and Pakistan. At midnight on August 14 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India, gave a famous speech which hailed the country's decades-long, non-violent campaign against British rule: At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. However, it soon dawned on the leaders of both countries that the hope and optimism of that...
Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 is days away from its unveiling, but we're already starting to hear how powerful it might be. According to Android Headlines, which earlier obtained a copy of the AnTuTu benchmark, the Galaxy Note 8 runs on Android 7.1.1 and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor under the hood. As expected, the Galaxy Note 8 will come with a 2,220 x 1,080 screen and have two dual cameras: an 8-megapixel shooter to complement the 12-megapixel snapper.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday released an "open letter" to President Donald Trump, reiterating their calls for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan after 16 years of war.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - If, after all the fanfare, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn't actually launch missiles toward Guam, many may write the whole episode off as another of the North's seemingly endless bluffs. But from Pyongyang's perspective and in the eyes of some U.S. military experts, Kim and his generals have already won this round.
The father of a man who was identified from pictures after attending the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has written a heart-wrenching open letter disowning his son. Other members of his family have also asked the man, who calls himself a fascist, to change his name. Pearce Tefft, appearing distraught and baffled, wrote that he did not know where his son learned his "twisted worldview". He wrote in a local paper: "[My son] once joked, 'the thing about us fascists is, it's not that we don't believe in freedom of speech. You can say whatever you want. We'll just throw you in an oven.' "Peter, you will have to shovel our bodies into the oven, too....
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has a long track record of issuing threats and ultimatums that don't necessary lead to action. Then again, when it does act - often without warning - it can be fatal.
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday over federal restrictions on some law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities, continuing a legal counterattack by Democrats against President Donald Trump's administration. The city of San Francisco also filed its own lawsuit against the Justice Department late last week, saying the federal government has improperly sought to force local jurisdictions to enforce national immigration law by imposing funding conditions.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan's Republican challenger says he believes an unfounded right-wing online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate."
Hackers linked to the North Korean government have launched malware campaigns targeting defense industry companies working with the U.S. government.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The mother of the woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Virginia said she doesn't want people to be angry about her daughter's death. Instead, she said she wants people to continue her daughter's fight against injustice in a peaceful way.
The organiser of a white nationalist rally in Virginia was chased away from a news conference Sunday, a day after the event erupted in violence and left three people dead. Blogger Jason Kessler had to be escorted by law enforcement into a police station to avoid protesters. Video of the incident shows Mr Kessler running with a police officer from an angry mob that heckled him, including a man who accused him of being responsible for the death of a woman killed during the anti-racism protests Saturday. Mr Kessler briefly made remarks before he fled, criticising the people who were booing him. "That hate that you hear around you, that is the anti-white hate," Mr Kessler said at...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The Latest on the reactions to Kenya's elections (all times local):
Felicia Correa's GoFundMe for Heather Heyer raised far more than she could have imagined.
Zimbabwe's Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a possible successor to 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, is recovering in a South African hospital after he fell ill and was airlifted from Zimbabwe. "He is not back yet from hospital in Johannesburg," Mugabe said during his speech at the national Heroes Acre, announcing that Mnangagwa was unwell. Health Minister David Parirenyatwa told reporters after the speech that Mnangagwa was feeling "much better".
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - Even as he seeks Beijing's help on North Korea, President Donald Trump is poised to seek a trade investigation of China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property.
A drunken American tourist was beaten up after giving a Nazi salute in Dresden, local police say. The 41-year-old man, who was lightly injured in the attack, was being investigated for using symbols from banned organisations after giving the salute. Public displays of Nazi symbols like the swastika or gestures like the "Heil Hitler" salute have been banned in Germany since the end of World War II. A conviction usually results in a fine but can carry a prison sentence of up to three years. The incident happened on Saturday morning as the inebriated tourist left a bar in the eastern city's Neustadt area and repeatedly gave the Hitler salute on the street. "An unknown passerby then...
Pakistan Monday celebrated 70 years of independence from British India with fireworks and plans for the country's largest air display, as the military's top brass vowed to wipe out terrorists days after a deadly blast. Celebrations began at the stroke of midnight with fireworks displays in major cities. At the highly symbolic Wagah border crossing with India, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa raised a massive national flag on a 400 foot-high pole as crowds chanted patriotic slogans.
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A Canadian pastor recently freed from imprisonment in North Korea spoke Sunday of the "overwhelming loneliness" and harsh conditions he experienced during his two-and-a-half years in a labor camp. Hyeon Soo Lim, 62, was imprisoned by Pyongyang in January 2015 for carrying out "subversive activities," a charge steadfastly denied by Ottawa which sent a high-level delegation this week to secure his release.