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Brother of Syrian boy in iconic Aleppo photo dies Brother of Syrian boy in iconic Aleppo photo dies
Ali Daqneesh, the older brother of a Syrian boy whose face has become a symbol of the horror of the country's civil war, died Saturday of injuries sustained in the same airstrike that destroyed the family's home, according to the Aleppo Media Center. Ali, 10, had been in critical condition since Wednesday, when the blast hit the apartment in the Qaterji neighborhood of the northern Syrian city ...
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Trump releases 'media accountability survey' Trump releases 'media accountability survey'
Donald Trump is taking his frustration with the media to the American people. On Monday, the Republican nominee solicited his supporters to take a “Mainstream Media Accountability Survey” so he can “have my own poll that shows that the American people disagree with the dishonest media!” The survey was sent out Monday morning to supporters in an email that began: “We’re not just fighting agai...
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HILLARY CLINTON: A RAY OF HOPE FOR SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY HILLARY CLINTON: A RAY OF HOPE FOR SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY
By Mansoor R. Qureshi The star-studded Democratic convention in Philadelphia has marked a defining moment of history in the politics of United States with Hilary Clinton becoming the first woman to secure the presidential nomination of one of the two main political parties. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state took a monumental step on her way to becoming America’s first female...
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Blast in northern Syria kills at least 44 Blast in northern Syria kills at least 44
At least 44 people were killed and 140 injured Wednesday in an explosion in the northern Syrian town of Qamishli near the Turkish border, Syrian state media reported. The government-controlled SANA agency said a car bomb was used in the attack. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group based in Britain, said the explosion was a truck bomb that went off near Kurdish security he...
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Trump makes grand entrance in Cleveland, complete with 'Air Forc Trump makes grand entrance in Cleveland, complete with 'Air Forc
CLEVELAND — Donald Trump made his "official" entry into convention city on Wednesday, a made-for-television helicopter landing with bright and blue Lake Erie in the background. As speakers blared the theme from the action film Air Force One, the Trump chopper circled the edge of downtown before landing in a field between the Cleveland Browns football stadium and the Science Center. "This is ...
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3 slain officers ambushed in Baton Rouge 3 slain officers ambushed in Baton Rouge
The gunman who fatally shot three police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday ambushed those officers and was "certainly seeking out police," the Louisiana state police said Monday, according to The Associated Press. “His movements, his direction, his attention was on police officers," said Col. Michael Edmonson, superintendent of state police. Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Mo., a former Ma...
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Blue, white and red around the world for France Blue, white and red around the world for France
The colors blue, white and red illuminated buildings in cities around the world Thursday night, in recognition of the tragic event in Nice, France, where a truck plowed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, leaving over 84 people dead. The attack followed the November terrorist attack at a Paris nightclub that killed 130 people and the January 2015 attack on the French satirical newspaper C...
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Islamic State confirms key commander Omar Shishani dead Islamic State confirms key commander Omar Shishani dead
A news agency linked to so-called Islamic State has confirmed the death of key leader Omar Shishani, who the US said it killed in March. The Amaq news agency said Shishani was killed in combat in the town of Shirqat, south of Mosul in Iraq. The Pentagon said in March he had died from injuries sustained in a US air strike in north-eastern Syria. Shishani's real name was Tarkhan Batirashvil...
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Congress may leave town without acting on guns, Zika, or spendin Congress may leave town without acting on guns, Zika, or spendin
WASHINGTON — Congress is poised to adjourn this week for a seven-week summer recess without passing legislation to fight the Zika virus, block suspected terrorists from buying guns, or even to keep the government open past September. The mass shooting at the Orlando gay nightclub in June and the growing public health threat of Zika have not been enough to overcome the partisan stalemate that ha...
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Security concerns don't keep tourists from D.C. Fourth celebrati Security concerns don't keep tourists from D.C. Fourth celebrati
WASHINGTON — Shaogang Wang watched the lively Fourth of July Parade here Monday from a distance, standing behind a chain-link fence to keep away from Constitution Avenue, packed shoulder to shoulder with throngs of people. In the wake of recent bombings around the globe linked to the Islamic State, including three major attacks in the past week alone, Wang, 34, from New Jersey, was concerned ab...
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