‘It’s creepy’: Unexplained drones are swarming by night over Colorado

They come in the night: Drones — lots of them — flying in precise formations over the Colorado and Nebraska prairie. Whose are they? Unknown. Why are they there? Unclear. “It’s creepy,” said Missy Blackman, who saw three drones hovering over her farm outside Palisade, Nebraska, on a recent evening, including one that lingered right […]

At UN court, Suu Kyi rejects Rohingya genocide charge

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected accusations of genocide committed against her country’s Muslim Rohingya minority as “incomplete and misleading”, and said the case should not be heard by the UN’s highest court. The Nobel Peace laureate, speaking during three days of hearings at the International Court of Justice, challenged allegations in a […]

Sudan activists: Four shot dead amid marches against violence

Sudan activists: Four shot dead amid marches against violence

The marches were held to demand justice for the killing of at least six people — including four students — by security forces during student protests in a central province Monday. At least four Sudanese demonstrators were shot dead by live ammunition on Thursday amid mass marches in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere across the […]

Want To Get Out Of Afghanistan ‘As Quickly As We Can’: Trump

Want To Get Out Of Afghanistan ‘As Quickly As We Can’: Trump

WASHINGTON —  US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he wants to get out of Afghanistan “as quickly as he can” and reiterated that the US should not have been in these wars. The Trump administration has intensified its efforts in recent months to seek a negotiated settlement of America’s longest war in Afghanistan where […]

Roadside bomb kills at least 34 civilians in Afghanistan

Roadside bomb kills at least 34 civilians in Afghanistan

Agencies KABUL — A roadside bomb explosion has hit a passenger bus in the western Afghan province of Farah, killing at least 34 civilians and wounding 17 others, officials say. Mohibullah Mohib, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, said the bus was travelling on the Kandahar-Herat highway in the Bala Buluk district when it […]

12 Palestinians injured as Israeli forces, settlers storm shrine in West Bank

12 Palestinians injured as Israeli forces, settlers storm shrine in West Bank

Twelve Palestinians have been injured when clashes erupted with Israeli forces who paved the way for hundreds of settlers to storm a shrine on the outskirts of Nablus city in the occupied West Bank. According to the Arabic-language Palestinian Information Center, the clashes erupted after hundreds of Israeli troops stormed the compound of Joseph’s Tomb […]

57 dead in clash between two prison gangs in Brazil

57 dead in clash between two prison gangs in Brazil

Sao Paulo/Rio De Janeiro, July 30 SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO: A bloody clash between two prison gangs on Monday left at least 57 inmates dead with 16 of them decapitated, authorities in the state of Para said, the latest deadly clash as Brazil’s government struggles to control the country’s overcrowded jails. State authorities said the […]

Afghan forces, NATO killed most Afghan civilians in 2019: Report

Afghan forces, NATO killed most Afghan civilians in 2019: Report

More Afghan civilians were killed by Afghan and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) forces than by the Taliban and other militants in the first half of 2019, the UN mission said in a report released on Tuesday. Most of the civilian casualties were apparently inflicted during Afghan and NATO operations against insurgents, such as airstrikes […]

17 killed as Pakistani army plane crashes into residential area

17 killed as Pakistani army plane crashes into residential area

AFP Fifteen people were killed when a small army plane crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi near the capital Islamabad, a rescue official told AFP early Tuesday. “A small plane crashed into a residential area. So far we have retrieved 15 dead bodies, including 10 civilians and five crew members,” […]

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