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  • Petanque players in Paris praised for ‘courage and reactivity’ in stopping knife attack

    September 10, 2018 3:53 PM 9

    PARIS—Petanque players in Paris who helped in the apprehension of a knife-wielding man have been lauded Monday for their bravery as French authorities opened a murder investigation into the attacks that saw seven people injured. According to police, witnesses at the scene of Sunday night’s attacks in the northeast 19th district helped disarm and arrest

  • Former opposition party leader freed in Cambodia

    September 10, 2018 1:46 AM 10

    Another court last November dissolved the opposition party, saying it was plotting with U.S. assistance to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has led the country for decades. With no credible opposition, Hun Sen and his party won July elections to extend his stay in power, in a vote seen by much of the international community as unfair

  • Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 protest

    September 8, 2018 1:27 PM 8

    Mahmoud Abu Zaid, a photojournalist known as “Shawkan” whose detention has been decried by rights groups at home and abroad, received five years in prison. He was detained in August 2013, meaning that he should walk free within days for time served. The sit-in at a square in a Cairo suburb was staged by supporters of Mohammed Morsi, a Brotherhood stalwart

  • Staff members at two California nursing homes allegedly abandoned seniors during wildfire

    September 8, 2018 1:57 AM 8

    SAN FRANCISCO—As a firestorm descended on the Northern California city of Santa Rosa in October, staff members at two nursing homes abandoned their residents, many of them unable to walk and suffering from memory problems, according to a legal complaint filed by the California Department of Social Services. While none of the residents died or were injured

  • Iran, Russia and Turkey presidents meet for summit to discuss Syria’s future

    September 7, 2018 1:48 PM 8

    “The fires of war and bloodshed in Syria are reaching their end,” Rouhani said, while adding that terrorism must “be uprooted in Syria, particularly in Idlib.” Each of the three nations has its own interests in the years-long war in Syria. Iran wants to keep its foothold in the Mediterranean nation neighbouring Israel and Lebanon. Turkey, which backed

  • Twitter permanently bans right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for abusive video

    September 6, 2018 11:45 PM 12

    Twitter permanently banned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars show for abusive behaviour, a day after Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey testified before Congress about alleged bias against conservatives on the platform. The company said Jones won’t be able to create new accounts on Twitter or take over any existing ones. In a tweet

  • Four dead, including gunman, in Cincinnati bank shooting

    September 6, 2018 3:13 PM 14

    CINCINNATI—Police say four people are dead, including the gunman, in a downtown Cincinnati bank shooting. Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooter opened fire early Thursday morning at the loading dock of the Fifth Third Bank building. Isaac said the gunman then entered the bank’s lobby where he exchanged gunfire with police. It’s unclear if the gunman

  • Britain security minister blames Putin for Novichok attack

    September 6, 2018 1:17 PM 11

    Moscow strongly denies involvement in the attack, and Russian officials said they didn’t recognize the suspects. Britain plans to press its case against Russia at the U.N. Security Council on Thursday. The Skripals’ poisoning ignited a diplomatic confrontation in which hundreds of envoys were expelled by both Russia and Western nations. But there is limited

  • India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict for world’s largest democracy

    September 6, 2018 9:49 AM 15

    In its ruling Thursday, the court said it must protect an individual’s right to live with dignity as a fundamental right. The justices termed sexual orientation as a “biological phenomenon” and said any discrimination on this ground violated fundamental rights. Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the denial of self-expression was akin to inviting death, the Press

  • Alex Jones calls Marco Rubio ‘frat boy’ in heated exchange

    September 5, 2018 11:15 PM 14

    Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones unloaded on Sen. Marco Rubio, calling him a “frat boy” as he ranted and raved his way through the halls of U.S. Congress Wednesday ahead of Senate hearings on social media. Jones, a radio host who has been banned from several social media platforms for spreading hate speech, crashed a Rubio interview and berated the Florida