Sunday, May 17, 2015

Egypt Executes 6 Young Men Convicted of Killing Soldiers

Egypt Executes 6 Young Men Convicted of Killing Soldiers

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An Egyptian prison official says six men sentenced to death by a military court have been executed.   The six men executed on Sunday were convicted of killing two military officers in an hour-long battle with police, military and special forces during a raid on a suspected bomb factory north of Cairo in March 2014.    Judicial officials say they were also convicted of belonging to the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which has since pledged allegiance to...

Islamic State Seizes Control of Ramadi

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Islamic State seized control of Ramadi, capital of Iraq’s largest province, after military officials ordered security forces in the city to retreat.

Canada destroys Russia in world hockey final — RT News - RT.com 

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Canada has regained the world hockey crown after eight years, thrashing defending champions Russia 6-1 in the final of the world championships in Czech Republic's capital, Prague.

Jeb Bush Says Christian Business Owners Can Refuse To Serve Gay Weddings - Huffington Post

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Jeb Bush Says Christian Business Owners Can Refuse To Serve Gay Weddings
Huffington Post
Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that Christian business owners should not have to provide services for gay weddings if it goes against their religious beliefs. “Yes, absolutely, if it's based on a religious belief,” he said when asked by the ...
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Amtrak engineer made no report of object hitting windshield before crash: NTSB - Reuters

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Amtrak engineer made no report of object hitting windshield before crash: NTSB
Reuters
WASHINGTON U.S. federal investigators have found no record that the engineer of the Amtrak commuter train that crashed in Philadelphia last week reported an object hit his locomotive in the minutes before it derailed, a U.S. official said on Sunday. The U.S. ...
FBI experts to examine Amtrak train's windshieldCNN
Amtrak Service to Resume Between New York and PhiladelphiaNew York Times
Amtrak to fully restore service between Philadelphia, NYC on MondayUSA TODAY
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Nine dead in biker gang shooting at Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas 

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  • Multiple people injured as gunfire erupts near Interstate 35o
  • Authorities fear clashes may continue elsewhere
Police said on Sunday that nine people had been killed after a fight and then shooted erupted among rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas. Police also said multiple people had been injured.
The shootings occurred at a central Texas restaurant, sending patrons and employees running for cover.
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Isis claims to have captured Ramadi

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Car bomb assault on administrative centre said to have caused state troops to flee their positions

Israeli police clash with Palestinian protesters as Jewish nationalists mark 1967 ... - ABC Online

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Israeli police clash with Palestinian protesters as Jewish nationalists mark 1967 ...
ABC Online
Mounted Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters as Jewish nationalists commemorated Israel's 1967 capture of East Jerusalem with a march through the old walled city. Police said two officers protecting the thousands of Jewish marchers were ...
Israeli and Mideast experts blast European letter to punish Israel's governmentJerusalem Post Israel News
Clashes at Damascus Gate ahead of Jerusalem Day celebrationsYnetnews

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Police: 9 dead after shooting between biker gangs in Texas - Fox News

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Police: 9 dead after shooting between biker gangs in Texas
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DEVELOPING: Police in Waco, Texas say nine people are dead and multiple people are injured after a shooting between rival biker gangs at a restaurant Sunday. “Officers were on scene when shooting started,” the Waco Police Department posted on ...
Reports: Nine dead in gunfight at Texas restaurantUSA TODAY
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Police: 9 dead in Texas shooting involving rival biker gangs

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WACO, Texas (AP) -- A shooting involving rival biker gangs at a Central Texas restaurant has left nine people dead and some others injured....

Saudi-led Coalition Airstrikes Resume in Yemen

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(SANAA, Yemen)—Yemeni security officials and witnesses say Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels have resumed in the southern port city of Aden after the end of a five-day humanitarian ceasefire.
The ceasefire expired at 11 p.m. Sunday (2000 GMT, 4 p.m. EDT), and the coalition airstrikes hit rebel positions and tanks in several neighborhoods of Aden, the officials said. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media, and the witnesses requested anonymity because they feared reprisals.
Since late March, Saudi Arabia has led airstrikes against the Shiite Houthi rebels and allied military units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The air campaign is aimed at weakening the Houthis and restoring ousted President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled the country in March.

From Massachusetts, lessons on gay marriage — and divorce - USA TODAY

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From Massachusetts, lessons on gay marriage — and divorce
USA TODAY
BOSTON — Same-sex marriage is so last decade in Massachusetts. These days, the earliest pioneers in gay and lesbian matrimony are demonstrating how to raise kids, retire — even divorce. As the Supreme Court wrestles with what its chief justice last ...
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National 9/11 Memorial in NYC evacuated

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The NYPD says a hazardous materials situation Sunday afternoon forced the evacuation of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum

Waco police: Several killed in biker gangs' shootout

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Fight at Texas restaurant quickly escalated from fists to chains and knives, then to shooting, police say; concerns violence may still spread

The Guardian view on the UN talks on Syria: a waiting game while the country burns 

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The UN’s modest aims on Syria: keep channels open while waiting for the regional conflict to be resolved
It may have escaped notice but peace talks about Syria are once again under way. The United Nations, which is organising and directing them from Geneva, has avoided the title Geneva III. That is understandable, given that the first two big and much heralded attempts to reach an agreement to end Syria’s civil war, now in its fifth year, were such failures. Two of the world’s most distinguished mediators, former UN secretary general Kofi Annan and veteran Algerian envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, were unable to get the beginnings of a framework accord, or even to persuade the contending parties to actually discuss the issues face to face.
Both men resigned. Their successor, Staffan de Mistura, has adopted an approach that is both more modest and more inclusive. He wants a series of “separate consultations” with as many of the actors – the situation is too fragmented to speak of “sides” – as possible, including Iran. Some have not been invited, Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra being the most obvious. Others have turned down the invitation or accepted it only while warning they fear that talks may make matters worse.
The war’s resolution will almost certainly have to wait on some major shift in the balance of power
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Iraqi PM orders renewed defence of Anbar region after further Isis attacks 

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Haider al-Abadi prepares Shia forces to enter region after bombings target official sites in provincial capital Ramadi and military base is compromised
Iraq’s prime minister has called for the defence of the embattled province of Anbar to be reinforced and has ordered Shia militia to prepare to enter the fray as reports surfaced that Islamic State fighters had broken into a key military base in the area.
Isis forces have largely overrun the provincial capital of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, and prime minister Haider al-Abadi’s order for his forces to stand their ground comes after reports that some troops have put down their weapons, abandoned their vehicles and fled from the militants.
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Iraqi PM Tells Security Forces Not To Abandon Anbar IS

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered his country's security forces not to abandon their positions in Anbar province to the Islamic State (IS) group

Jordan's interior minister resigns and police chiefs dismissed

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AMMAN (Reuters) - King Abdullah accepted the resignation of Jordan's interior minister and the government dismissed the chief of police over the mishandling of a crackdown in the south of the country and abuses in prisons, officials said on Sunday.
  
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Ukraine: Three More Soldiers Killed in Fighting with Pro-Russian Separatists 

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Ukraine says three of its soldiers were killed and 17 wounded in new fighting with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as a cease-fire in the region continues to unravel. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said two of the deaths occurred from a mortar attack near the town of Svitlodarsk, northeast of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. Meanwhile, U.S. assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs Victoria Nuland is in Moscow for meetings with Russian officials in a...

San Diego police officer hospitalized in shooting, suspect dead: reports - New York Daily News

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San Diego police officer hospitalized in shooting, suspect dead: reports
New York Daily News
A California cop was wounded and a suspect was killed in a shootout on Sunday morning in San Diego, authorities said. The veteran officer was with a trainee when she was hit by at least one bullet in the upper torso, police said. She's expected to survive.
Man killed, officer shot in Kearny MesaU-T San Diego
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Police warn big budget cuts will lead to 'paramilitary' force

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Steve White, chair of the Police Federation, says service is ‘on its knees’, and predicts end of policing by consent and move towards more violent style
Police will be forced to adopt a “paramilitary” style of enforcement if the government inflicts big budget cuts on them, the head of the police officers’ organisation has warned.
Steve White, chair of the Police Federation, said his 123,000 members, from police constables to inspectors, fear a move towards a more violent style of policing as they try to keep law and order with even fewer officers than now.
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US Senate Faces Deadline on Domestic Surveillance

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At issue are activities of the secretive National Security Agency exposed by fugitive former contractor Edward Snowden that created a political firestorm at home and abroad, and were recently ruled illegal by a federal appeals court

Syria raid yielded 'treasure trove' of intelligence on Isis, insiders say 

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  • Discovery could be more crucial than killing of Isis leader
  • Members of Congress say documents reveal structure of group
The raid by US special forces in Syria that killed an Islamic State official also secured a significant amount of intelligence material, members of Congress who were briefed on the operation claimed on Sunday.
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Key Iraqi City Falls to ISIS as Last of Security Forces Flee

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The fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State, despite intensified American airstrikes in recent weeks in a bid to save the city, represented the biggest victory this year for the extremist group.
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Amtrak investigator dispels bullet theory

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NTSB's Robert Sumwalt tells "Face the Nation" that whatever hit the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia was about the size of a grapefruit

Obama censorship and media - Google Search

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Obama censorship and media - Google Search