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Nice attack: What we know so far

Iraq News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:40

Forensics officers and police search for evidences near a truck on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on July 15, 2016, after the vehicle drove into a crowd watching a fireworks displayEighty-four people were killed after a truck ploughed through a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice. Here is what we know so far about the attack that the Islamic State group claims was carried out by one of its "soldiers". Some 30,000 people had gathered on the glitzy beachfront avenue, the Promenade des Anglais, to watch a firework show for France's national day.


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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

U.S. National News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:36

Asal Ahmed, 4, is carried by her father at the scene of a massive suicide truck bomb attack in Karada, Iraq on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Asal and her mother were badly burned as they shopped for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Iraq’s deadliest single bombing in 13 years of war has turned the Baghdad district where it took place into the centerpiece in an increasingly bitter rivalry between the country’s prime minister and Iranian-backed Shiite militias eager to hold sway over the city’s most diverse and prosperous area. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Iraq News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:36

Asal Ahmed, 4, is carried by her father at the scene of a massive suicide truck bomb attack in Karada, Iraq on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Asal and her mother were badly burned as they shopped for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Iraq’s deadliest single bombing in 13 years of war has turned the Baghdad district where it took place into the centerpiece in an increasingly bitter rivalry between the country’s prime minister and Iranian-backed Shiite militias eager to hold sway over the city’s most diverse and prosperous area. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


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IS claims Nice massacre

Iraq News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:29

A reproduction of the residence permit of Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, the man who killed 84 people when he rammed his truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in NiceBeirut (AFP) - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the truck attack that killed 84 people in Nice on France's national holiday, a news service affiliated with the jihadists said Saturday.


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France arrests 3 in raid after Nice attack

Latin America News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:09

French police and a man apprehended in Nice. (Reuters)Alleged associates of a Tunisian man blamed for the deadly truck attack in Nice have been arrested.


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France arrests 3 in raid after Nice attack

India News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:09

French police and a man apprehended in Nice. (Reuters)Alleged associates of a Tunisian man blamed for the deadly truck attack in Nice have been arrested.


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Police arrest three in Nice as Islamic State claims truck attack

Iraq News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:09

A man covered with a towel is apprehended by French police as the investigation continues two days after an attack by the driver of a heavy truck who ran into a crowd killing scores and injuring as many on the Promenade des Anglais, in NiceBy Omar Fahmy and Michel Bernouin CAIRO/NICE, France (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for the truck attack on the French city of Nice on Saturday as French police arrested three people there in connection with the carnage that claimed the lives of at least 84 people. "The person who carried out the operation in Nice, France, to run down people was one of the soldiers of Islamic State," the news agency Amaq, which supports Islamic State, said via its Telegram account. "He carried out the operation in response to calls to target nationals of states that are part of the coalition fighting Islamic State," the statement said.


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Discord over South China Sea clouds Asia-Europe summit

Europe News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 04:00

Leaders gather for the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in UlaanbaatarBy Sue-Lin Wong and Terrence Edwards ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - A key summit between Asian and European leaders in Mongolia ended on Saturday without direct mention of the South China Sea dispute in its closing statement, with diplomats describing intense discord over the issue between Europe and Asia. China has refused to recognize Tuesday's ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague invalidating its vast claims in the South China Sea and did not take part in the proceedings brought by the Philippines. It has reacted angrily to calls by Western countries and Japan for the decision to be adhered to.


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Discord over South China Sea clouds Asia-Europe summit

Asia News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 04:00

Leaders gather for the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in UlaanbaatarBy Sue-Lin Wong and Terrence Edwards ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - A key summit between Asian and European leaders in Mongolia ended on Saturday without direct mention of the South China Sea dispute in its closing statement, with diplomats describing intense discord over the issue between Europe and Asia. China has refused to recognize Tuesday's ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague invalidating its vast claims in the South China Sea and did not take part in the proceedings brought by the Philippines. It has reacted angrily to calls by Western countries and Japan for the decision to be adhered to.


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Libyan forces battling Islamic State in Sirte suffer losses in push to advance

Iraq News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 03:56

A sniper from forces aligned with Libya's new unity government shoots while his comrade uses binoculars to scan the area looking for an Islamic State position in SirteForces aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed government suffered losses from snipers and mines on Friday as they battled Islamic State to win control of a strategic conference centre in the coastal city of Sirte. Islamic State is clinging on in the centre of Sirte in the face of a two-month campaign by brigades mainly composed of fighters from the western city of Misrata. Losing Sirte would represent a major setback for Islamic State, which established its most important base outside Syria and Iraq in the Libyan city.


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Hurricanes thrash Crusaders to go to top of Super Rugby

Africa News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 03:55

The Wellington Hurricanes players, seen after a Super 15 rugby union match in WellingtonThe Wellington Hurricanes thrashed the Canterbury Crusaders 35-10 to go top of the Super Rugby ladder in Christchurch on Saturday. The five-tries-to-one victory left the Hurricanes with an anxious wait until the end of the Waikato Chiefs and Otago Hurricanes match later on Saturday, to determine their play-off fate. In the high-stakes encounter, with extreme risk-taking in search of reward, the Hurricanes turned a perceived midfield weakness into a strength with Jason Woodward and Willis Halaholo scoring two of their of five tries.


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U.S. urges support of Turkey's government after coup attempt

Europe News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 03:51
By Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States called on all parties in Turkey to support President Tayyip Erdogan's government against a coup attempt as world leaders expressed concern about the upheaval in a NATO member country that bridges Europe and the Middle East. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by phone and gave their support to Erdogan after Turkey's military said it had seized power on Friday. By early Saturday, Erdogan appeared to have regained control.
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U.S. urges support of Turkey's government after coup attempt

Middle East Conflict - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 03:51
By Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States called on all parties in Turkey to support President Tayyip Erdogan's government against a coup attempt as world leaders expressed concern about the upheaval in a NATO member country that bridges Europe and the Middle East. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by phone and gave their support to Erdogan after Turkey's military said it had seized power on Friday. By early Saturday, Erdogan appeared to have regained control.

U.S. urges support of Turkey's government after coup attempt

Iraq News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 03:51
By Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States called on all parties in Turkey to support President Tayyip Erdogan's government against a coup attempt as world leaders expressed concern about the upheaval in a NATO member country that bridges Europe and the Middle East. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by phone and gave their support to Erdogan after Turkey's military said it had seized power on Friday. By early Saturday, Erdogan appeared to have regained control.
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Federal appeals court rejects Navy sonar-use rules

U.S. National News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 03:09

FILE- In this Jan. 18, 2014 photo, an endangered female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound west of Seattle, as seen from a federal research vessel that had been tracking the whales. The orca is from the J pod, one of three groups of southern resident killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state. The federal appeals court ruled Friday, July 15, 2016, that the U.S. Navy was wrongly allowed to use sonar in the nation's oceans that could harm whales and other marine life. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision upholding approval granted in 2012 for the Navy to use low-frequency sonar for training, testing and routine operations.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the U.S. Navy was wrongly allowed to use sonar that could harm whales and other marine life.


210 East closed after fatal multi-car crash in Pasadena

U.S. National News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 02:56

210 East closed after fatal multi-car crash in PasadenaAll lanes of the 210 East were shut down Friday afternoon after a fatal multi-vehicle crash in Pasadena, officials said.


Uncertainty in Turkey affecting those flying out of LAX

U.S. National News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 02:49

Uncertainty in Turkey affecting those flying out of LAXA plane from Turkey arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Friday night, and many of the passengers were finding out about the unrest when they touched down.


Turkish officials say coup has been defeated; dozens killed in fight

U.S. National News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 02:33

Turkish officials say coup has been defeated; dozens killed in fightAt least 60 people were killed, including 17 police officers, during a coup attempt in Turkey that government officials say has been defeated.


'Pokemon Go' gives family with autistic teen newfound connection

U.S. National News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 02:27

'Pokemon Go' gives family with autistic teen newfound connectionOne local family is praising "Pokemon Go," saying it has brought the family together, especially a child with autism.


Turkish president says he's in control, coup faltering

Iraq News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 02:15

Turkish president says he's in control, coup falteringTurkey’s president declared he was in control of the country early Saturday as government forces fought to squash a coup attempt during a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left dozens dead. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned coup supporters that “they will pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey,” according to a transcript of his remarks provided by his office. Turkey’s state-run news agency, Anadlou, says military chief of staff Gen. Hulusi Akar is taking over the command of the operation against the coup plotters, CNN-Turk said.


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