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4 surviving Barcelona attack suspects appear in court

Tuesday  12:56,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>Four alleged members of a terror cell accused of killing 15 people in attacks in Barcelona and a Spanish resort appeared in court Tuesday, a day after the last missing member of the cell was gunned down by police near Barcelona.</p>The four [...]

Bear bites man in China wildlife park

Tuesday  12:56,   22 august 2017
BBC News

<p>A bear has bitten a visitor at a Chinese drive-through wildlife park where a woman was fatally attacked by tigers last year.</p>The man had ignored park warnings and rolled down his car window to feed bears at Badaling Wildlife World near[...]

NATO Intercepts Russian Spy Planes Over Baltic Sea

Tuesday  12:36,   22 august 2017
Newsweek

<p>NATO air police jets intercepted Russian air force spy planes above the Baltic Sea on three occasions in the space of just two days, Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense announced on Monday.</p>Lithuania and Estonia host a small group of NATO[...]

Fukushima reactor 'ice wall' nearly finished

Tuesday  11:08,   22 august 2017
AFP

The Fukushima nuclear plant's operator Tuesday started freezing the last section of a $320 million ice wall designed to cut down on vast amounts of contaminated water at the site of the worst atomic accident in a generation. Tokyo Electric[...]

How Muslim women fought, and won, divorce battle

Tuesday  11:07,   22 august 2017
BBC News

<p>The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that the controversial practice of instant divorce in Islam is unconstitutional. It is being hailed as a huge victory by rights activists. But the battle was not easy, as the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi[...]

Mattis: IS militants caught in Iraq-Syria military vise

Tuesday  09:50,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>Expelled from their main stronghold in northern Iraq, Islamic State militants are now trapped in a military vise that will squeeze them on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.</p>Mattis arrived in the [...]

India's top court bans Islamic instant divorce

Tuesday  09:21,   22 august 2017
AFP

India's top court on Tuesday banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, saying it was unconstitutional. Victims of the practice known as "triple talaq", whereby Muslim men can divorce their wives [...]

Scientists Say MH370 Is in One of Three ‘Hot Spots’

Tuesday  07:49,   22 august 2017
The Daily Beast

Dr. David Griffin tells The Daily Beast his team has further shrunken the search area. Yet the government in charge of the search is ignoring the new finding.In fact, Dr. David Griffin, the team’s leader, has told The Daily Beast that he has[...]

Scientists Say MH370 Is in One of Three ‘Hot Spots’

Tuesday  07:49,   22 august 2017
The Daily Beast

Dr. David Griffin tells The Daily Beast his team has further shrunken the search area. Yet the government in charge of the search is ignoring the new finding.In fact, Dr. David Griffin, the team’s leader, has told The Daily Beast that he has[...]

North Korea Warns 'U.S. Will Live in Fear'

Tuesday  07:36,   22 august 2017
Newsweek

<p>North Korea has warned Donald Trump that all it has to do is “put its hand on a button and press it when the right time comes” in a video released ahead of the U.S.’ military drill with South Korea.</p>The propaganda video, released on[...]

How could a US warship have collided with a tanker?

Tuesday  07:05,   22 august 2017
AFP

The US destroyer John S. McCain collided with a tanker early Monday as the warship prepared to make a routine port call in Singapore, leaving a gaping hole in its hull and 10 sailors missing. It was the second recent accident involving an American[...]

Trump Sets U.S. Strategy for Afghan War

Tuesday  05:06,   22 august 2017
The New York Times

<p>President Trump put forward on Monday a long-awaited strategy for resolving the nearly 16-year-old conflict in Afghanistan, but he failed to specify either the number of troops that would be committed, or the conditions by which he would judge [...]

North Korea shipments to Syria chemical arms agency intercepted: U.N. report

Tuesday  02:33,   22 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country's chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions[...]

Quake hits Italian island, one dead, 25 injured

Tuesday  02:01,   22 august 2017
Reuters

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hit the tourist-packed Italian island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, on Monday night, killing at least one person and injuring some 25 others as buildings collapsed, officials said. Residents and tourists on[...]

US Navy collisions stoke cyber threat concerns

Tuesday  01:29,   22 august 2017
MSN

<p>The Pentagon won’t yet say how the USS John S. McCain was rammed by an oil tanker near Singapore, but red flags are flying as the Navy’s decades-old reliance on electronic guidance systems increasing looks like another target of[...]