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US airstrikes in Somalia killed civilians, despite military's denials: Report

(NEW YORK) -- A new report finds that a small number of U.S. airstrikes in Somalia killed 14 civilians and injured eight, despite assurances from the U.S. military that its strikes have caused no civilian casualties and only targeted the al-Shabaab militant group that controls territory in that country.The report…... Read More

Racing pigeon sells for a record $1.4M at auction

(NEW YORK) -- Armando is not your ordinary pigeon.He's been called the Lewis Hamilton of pigeon racing. He's mean, lean and one of pigeon racing's top stars.Joel Verschoot, who raised and trained Armando to be a champion racer, recently sold his prized pigeon at a Belgium auction. A Chinese real-estate…... Read More

Prince Harry, Meghan visit New Zealand House to honor mosque shooting victims

(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, made a somber visit Tuesday to pay their respects after Friday's mosque shooting in New Zealand that left at least 50 people dead. Harry and Meghan visited New Zealand House in London, where they signed a book of…... Read More

New Zealand prime minister vows to 'never' say mosque shooter's name

(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- The prime minister of New Zealand is working to prevent the Christchurch mosque shooter from gaining the infamy that follows so many mass shooters after their carnage. In an emotional ministerial statement on Tuesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed never to publicly speak the name of…... Read More

Infamous 'Jack the Ripper' serial killer might be identified through DNA, report says

(LONDON) -- London's mysterious "Jack the Ripper" serial killer, who was active over 100 years ago, might finally be identified through mitochondrial DNA left behind at the scene of one of the crimes, according to a case report published in the Journal of Forensic Scientists."To our knowledge, this is the…... Read More

Five ISIS fighters captured for alleged role in Syria blast that killed four Americans

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria have captured five ISIS fighters believed to have been involved in the deadly suicide bomb blast in Manbij last January that killed four Americans, according to a U.S. official. U.S. officials have interrogated the fighters since they were first detained weeks ago, the…... Read More

Mike Pompeo returns to Middle East to urge action against Iran with three different partners

(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is returning to the Middle East to again push for action against Iran, his chief foreign policy foe. But the message of this trip, his second to the region this year, will find three very different audiences, likely with varying degrees of acceptance.In…... Read More

Queen Elizabeth, Duchess Kate step out together for opening of King’s College London's new building

(LONDON) -- Queen Elizabeth II and Duchess Kate stepped out together Tuesday for their first solo outing in seven years. The queen, 92, and Kate, 37, visited King’s College London for the opening of Bush House, the former home of the BBC World Service that has been converted into a…... Read More

New Zealand prime minister vows gun law changes after mass shooting, a novel idea for some Americans

(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- New Zealand residents have been told to prepare for something that Americans rarely see: legislative action in the wake of a mass shooting.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed there will be changes to the country's gun laws following the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history."What…... Read More

Human rights worker in Chechnya sentenced to 4 years in prison amid fears of further crackdown

(MOSCOW) -- A court in Chechnya has sentenced a prominent human rights worker to four years prison in a case that has been widely condemned by international rights organizations as fabricated, and which some fear may unleash a new wave of repression in the troubled Russian province.Oyub Titiev, the director…... Read More

Alleged gunman in twin mosque massacres that left 50 dead practiced at gun range where members spoke of 'zombie apocalypses': Military veteran

(CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand) -- The alleged gunman who authorities said killed 50 worshippers and wounded dozens more at two mosques in New Zealand apparently took target practice at a gun range that a military veteran claimed he reported to police after overhearing members speaking of "zombie apocalypses" and "homicidal fantasies."Police…... Read More