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One officer dead, two others shot while serving warrant near Atlanta

One officer dead, two others shot while serving warrant near Atlanta The gunfire happened as the three officers tried to serve a warrant Friday morning in the town southeast of Atlanta. A Locust Grove officer then arrived on the scene to assist. It said 46 officers were killed by gunfire previous year, down from 64 in 2016. The second deputy was listed in fair condition. The television station reports two of the lawmen were taken away by helicopter while the th... [Full Article...]

CDC reports flu season is similar to 2009 swine flu

CDC reports flu season is similar to 2009 swine flu Researchers noted that it is not uncommon to see influenza B activity, and "we usually see better vaccine protection against B viruses". This season has also seen the highest flu hospitalization rate since 2010, according to a KSDK report . [Full Article...]

Twin bombing in Benghazi kills two

Twin bombing in Benghazi kills two At least one person has been feared killed while more than 50 others have been injured in a bomb blast at a mosque in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi. Mr al-Werfalli is wanted by the ICC for allegedly carrying out a number of similar killings. The UN-backed government in Tripoli also condemned the bombing, advocating "joint efforts to fight terrorism and those who threaten the safety and securi... [Full Article...]

Fresh warning issued for ice on Friday morning

Fresh warning issued for ice on Friday morning As for this week, most of the country is set to be hit by flurries of snow, sleet and rain up to the weekend. Scattered snow showers are predicted, with accumulation of around 3cm expected in some areas. "Ice will be the main hazard across Northern England and Wales ". But it looks like the big freeze may continue for some time yet, with Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans telling Metro.co... [Full Article...]

Two British IS fighters from notorious 'Beatles' group captured

Two British IS fighters from notorious 'Beatles' group captured Officials quoted by United States media said the two men had been captured by members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who are targeting remnants of IS. In total, they killed 27 hostages and tortured many more. The half Ghanaian, half Greek Cypriot came from a family of dress cutters in Shepherd's Bush and is believed to have converted to Islam, grown a beard, and begun dressing ... [Full Article...]

Bangladesh former PM sentenced to five years in prison

Bangladesh former PM sentenced to five years in prison She said the trial process of the former prime minister was transparent. According to the reports, Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Court-5 sentenced the two-time former Prime Minister to the five-year imprisonment. Five people were injured when police fired rubber bullets at protesters in the northeastern city of Sylhet, witnesses said. Both Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia ... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation says Border Patrol agent killed in West Texas was not attacked

Federal Bureau of Investigation says Border Patrol agent killed in West Texas was not attacked Garland was disoriented and unsure of his location but knew he and Martinez were badly hurt and needed help. Investigators said Garland made a statement to the effect of "We ran into a culvert", "I ran into a culvert", or "I think I ran into a culvert". [Full Article...]

Hunt for Taiwan quake survivors goes on

Hunt for Taiwan quake survivors goes on It is is a terrifying sight. An emergency responder surnamed Lin said it took 14 hours to free the body of the hotel worker, who was partially trapped between the hotel's ceiling and floor. The agency says 219 people were injured, two dozen of them critically, in Hualien county. The Red Cross Society of China has chose to provide 1 million yuan (158,270 US dollars) for rescue operations, sayin... [Full Article...]

Iran urges Turkey to respect sovereignty of Syria

Iran urges Turkey to respect sovereignty of Syria Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected the recent statement by the head of Turkey's Republican People's Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu , regarding a potential meeting between Ankara and Damascus, Al-Masdar News says. During the meeting, Rouhani also warned about bids by the United States and the Israeli regime to prolong tensions in the region. "We maintain that regional state... [Full Article...]

Trump's idea for a military parade draws support, questions

Trump's idea for a military parade draws support, questions A White House official said there is "brainstorming" about the parade but nothing is settled. The parade, one of a number of parades and celebratory events held in the wake of the war, was reportedly the largest victory celebration since the end of the Second World War. [Full Article...]

In Syria's Afrin, Locals Mobilize to Protect Territory From Turkey

More than 350 people - including 86 children and 68 women - have been killed in bombardments in Eastern Ghouta alone since December 29, SOHR says. Syria's multi-sided war has drawn in armies and insurgents from around the world, aggravating a conflict which began as an uprising against Assad's rule. [Full Article...]

Coalition: 100 killed in major clash with pro-regime forces

Coalition: 100 killed in major clash with pro-regime forces US forces reportedly responded to an "unprovoked attack" by Syrian pro-regime forces at the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) headquarters on Wednesday, according to a statement from US Central Command (CENTCOM). "The coalition conducted strikes against attacking forces to repeal the act of aggression", it said. US officials said no Americans were injured or killed in the attack by the pro-regime... [Full Article...]

Deadly Earthquake Strikes Taiwan's East Coast

Deadly Earthquake Strikes Taiwan's East Coast Hualien is a popular tourist destination on Taiwan's eastern coast and home to about 100,000 people. Rescure workers search the damaged Marshal Hotel in Hualien, eastern Taiwan, early February 7, 2018, after a strong quake struck the island. [Full Article...]

Light snowfall, freezing rain could create travel delays Wednesday

Light snowfall, freezing rain could create travel delays Wednesday The worst driving conditions look to be limited from roughly 10 p.m. through 7 a.m. Wednesday . Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Wednesday night , the low will be around 19, with a calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 miles per hour after midnight, according to the weather service. [Full Article...]

Female Genital Mutilation must end

Female Genital Mutilation must end The practice consists of having the external part of female genitals cut, as a method of curbing sexual desire and ensuring that girls do not engage in intercourse before marriage - or that they do not enjoy it after for that matter. Of the risks that FGM breeds according to the World Health Organization are the following: "severe bleeding, problems urinating, later cysts, infections, childbirth... [Full Article...]

Nuclear plan: China accuses U.S. of 'Cold War mentality'

Nuclear plan: China accuses U.S. of 'Cold War mentality' According to SIPRI data, Russian Federation has 7,000 nuclear weapons while the United States follows closely with 6,800. China foreign ministry says USA should focus on promoting regional stability instead of diversifying its nuclear arsenal. [Full Article...]

Police Arrest Man Wanted For Detroit Sex Assaults, Widely-Shared Child Porn

Police Arrest Man Wanted For Detroit Sex Assaults, Widely-Shared Child Porn The most recent case involves a video that shows a man and a young girl forced to perform sex acts is now the center of an Alabama sex crimes investigation. "Sharing said image is considered distribution and you could be criminally charged for doing so", the department said. Sources say videos may have been circulating for a year or longer before Detroit Police were made aware. [Full Article...]

Forget that tsunami warning, National Weather Service says it was a test

Forget that tsunami warning, National Weather Service says it was a test When the tsunami test is conducted, it should not go out as an outlook, watch, warning or advisory. Other images showed language clarifying that the push notifications were sent out as a test could be seen once the notification was opened. [Full Article...]

Taliban bomber kills 11 soldiers in Pakistan's Swat Valley

Taliban bomber kills 11 soldiers in Pakistan's Swat Valley The death toll could rise, the official said, in the attack as civilians watched the match. The bomb exploded on Saturday evening when the soldiers were playing volleyball after duty in the unit's sports area. The prime minister said that no cowardly attack can deter Pakistan in pursuing struggle against the menace of terrorism to its logical conclusion. [Full Article...]

British Judge Upholds Arrest Warrant Against WikiLeaks Founder Assange

British Judge Upholds Arrest Warrant Against WikiLeaks Founder Assange Assange , 46, fled to the embassy, located in an apartment in the wealthy district of Knightsbridge, to avoid extradition to Sweden to face an allegation of rape, which he denied. But Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Aaron Watkins told the court it would be "absurd" if a defendant was effectively rewarded for managing to evade proceedings for sufficiently long that they fell away. [Full Article...]


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