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US-Turkish relations spiraling amid tit-for-tat penalties over detained pastor

(WASHINGTON) -- While still nominally allies, the U.S. and Turkey's relationship is continuing to fall apart amid new economic penalties in the continued fight over an American pastor detained in Turkey.Andrew Brunson has been at the heart of the ongoing fight after the U.S. sanctioned two top Turkish officials for…... Read More

US soldier in Afghanistan dies from wounds in roadside blast

(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Army soldier has died from wounds sustained when a roadside bomb detonated near him while he was on patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Monday. Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion is the fifth American military service member to be killed in Afghanistan this year.Transfiguracion, 36,…... Read More

Inside the global manhunt for a father accused of dumping his infant in New York's East River

(NEW YORK) -- The crime was extreme, even by New York City’s already extreme standards: a 7-month-old found by a tourist floating lifelessly in the murky water of the East River.Though it didn’t take long to identify a prime suspect, the baby’s father, police feared they might not get him…... Read More

US general pushing Saudis to investigate deadly Yemen strike: Pentagon

(WASHINGTON) -- The three-star American general dispatched by Defense Secretary James Mattis to look into last week's deadly Saudi airstrike in Yemen is pushing Riyadh to conduct a "timely and transparent investigation" into the incident, according to a Pentagon spokesperson.In a statement on Monday, Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich told ABC…... Read More

Meghan Markle's dad claims he lied to Prince Harry, hung up on him

(LONDON) -- After vowing to never speak to the press again, Meghan Markle’s father has done just that.Thomas Markle penned a new op-ed in the U.K.’s The Mail on Sunday, attempting to debunk rumors that he faked his own heart attack just before his daughter wed Prince Harry on May…... Read More

At least 69 including 17 children dead in apartment building blast in Syria: Monitoring group

(LONDON) -- The death toll from an explosion in an apartment building in rebel-held northwestern Syria has risen to 69, including 17 children, a monitoring group said on Monday.The explosion happened on Sunday morning in the town of Sarmada, when a weapons depot in the basement of an apartment building…... Read More

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov has been on hunger strike for 90 days

(MOSCOW) -- Oleg Sentsov has not eaten for 90 days.For nearly three months, the Ukrainian film director has been on a hunger strike in a remote Russian prison, where advocates say he is being held as a political prisoner.Sentsov, 42, was arrested in 2014 when Russian seized his native Crimea…... Read More

Iran fired ballistic missile as part of naval exercise

(STRAIGHT OF HORMUZ, Iran) -- Iran fired a short range anti-ship missile last week as part of the short notice naval exercise it held near the Strait of Hormuz, according to two U.S. officials. Earlier this week the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said the Iranian naval exercise…... Read More

Germany loosens ban on Nazi symbols in video games

(BERLIN) -- Hitler-style mustaches and swastikas can now be used in video games in some instances, German regulators have ruled.Germany's constitution forbids the use of symbols deemed "anti-constitutional," including Nazi party-affiliated symbols, and violation of those rules can result in jail time. Yet although such symbols can be used in…... Read More

Rebels welcome call for investigation into airstrike in Yemen that killed dozens of children

(SAADA, Yemen) -- Houthi rebels welcomed a call for an international investigation into an airstrike that killed dozens of children traveling on a school bus in Yemen's Saada province Thursday."We welcome the call of the United Nations secretary general and are ready to cooperate," Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the senior leader…... Read More

Shooting in Canadian city leaves several dead, police say

(NEW YORK) -- Four people were killed in a shooting in Canada's eastern city of Fredericton on Friday morning, police said. The suspect was wounded during the incident and is in custody.Police officers were responding to reports of gunshots at an apartment building in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick…... Read More