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China, India soldiers hurl stones at each other in Kashmir

Thursday  04:50,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another high in the Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said Wednesday, potentially escalating tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border[...]

In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking

Thursday  03:35,   17 august 2017
The New York Times

For the first time, an actual witness has emerged in the election hacking, and he has been interviewed by the F.B.I.KIEV, Ukraine — The hacker, known only by his online alias “Profexer,” kept a low profile. He wrote computer code alone in an[...]

Guatemala hospital shooting kills 2 children, 5 adults

Thursday  02:57,   17 august 2017
AFP

Seven people including two children were killed and 12 injured in a gang shooting in a hospital in Guatemala on Wednesday, officials said. Police said gunmen burst into the Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala City to rescue a jailed gang member who had[...]

Guatemala hospital shooting kills 2 children, 5 adults

Thursday  02:57,   17 august 2017
AFP

Seven people including two children were killed and 12 injured in a gang shooting in a hospital in Guatemala on Wednesday, officials said. Police said gunmen burst into the Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala City to rescue a jailed gang member who had[...]

The painful search for China’s missing children slowly gains momentum

Thursday  01:09,   17 august 2017
MSN

Thousands of children are stolen every year and sold for adoption.But her mom was a few minutes late, so Ying decided to start walking home herself. After all, it wasn’t far, just the distance of one bus stop, and she figured her mother was probably [...]

A mob of beachgoers wanted to play with a baby dolphin — and wound up killing it

Thursday  01:08,   17 august 2017
MSN

“The human being is the most irrational species that exists,” an animal rescue group wrote in anger.The incident took place last Friday in Mojácar, on the country’s southeastern coast, according to Equinac, a Spanish nonprofit organization that[...]

‘Nazis must be confronted’: World leaders accuse Trump of ‘glossing over’ racist violence

Thursday  01:06,   17 august 2017
MSN

In unscripted remarks Tuesday, Trump once again blamed “both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville.President Trump's off-the-rails Tuesday news conference — in which he once again blamed “both sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia, effectively[...]

Iran reform leader on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

Thursday  01:05,   17 august 2017
AFP

Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, began a hunger strike on Wednesday to demand a trial date, his family told local media. The World's Richest Agree: This Will Impact Everything See The[...]

Survey: Citizens of many US allies trust Putin over Trump

Thursday  01:05,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>Vladimir Putin is more trusted than Donald Trump to do the right thing for the world among citizens of numerous U.S. allies, including Japan, South Korea and seven European NATO members, according to a survey released Wednesday.</p>Both[...]

Taliban Aims to Woo Women Through New Magazine

Wednesday  22:28,   16 august 2017
NBC News

The Pakistani Taliban has circulated an English-language magazine that targets Muslim women, encouraging them to spread their message and support jihad.Despite the magazine, Taliban followers have attacked women's[...]

Pence ending international trip early amid Trump controversy

Wednesday  22:28,   16 august 2017
The Hill

Vice President Mike Pence will end his visit to South America early and fly home on Thursday.Pence's announcement came just as Trump was announcing the disbanding of two his economic councils amid an exodus of CEOs from the advisory boards after[...]

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under review

Wednesday  20:55,   16 august 2017
Associated Press

British Parliament officials said on Wednesday they will review plans to silence Big Ben during four years of repairs.When the repairs were announced last year, officials said the massive bell in Parliament's clock tower would be silenced for[...]

At least 6 dead in alleged gang attack on Guatemala hospital

Wednesday  20:25,   16 august 2017
Associated Press

Gunmen stormed one of Guatemala's largest hospitals and opened fire early Wednesday.Carlos Soto, director of the Roosevelt Hospital in the capital, said an unknown number of attackers entered the facility in the morning and began[...]

Confederate statues fall in U.S.; Stalin rises in Russia

Wednesday  20:00,   16 august 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Russia is erecting new monuments to a once-disgraced Soviet Union dictator who killed millions.MOSCOW — While controversial statues of Confederate icons who fought for slavery come down in the United States, Russia is erecting new monuments to a[...]

Lebanon abolishes rape marriage loophole

Wednesday  19:40,   16 august 2017
BBC News

Parliament members repeal a provision that had allowed a rapist to be exonerated if he married his victim.Women's rights activists had long demanded that Article 522 of the penal code be repealed.  Their campaign was supported by the Minister for[...]