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Police officer shoots, wounds armed suspect at IL school

Police officer shoots, wounds armed suspect at IL school The suspect allegedly opened fire on police causing the officer to return fire. Chopper 7 HD over Dixon High SchoolDixon Police Chief Steven Howell Jr. The officer, whose name was not released, is on paid administrative leave, per policy, police said. He was taken into custody and treated for his wound, which city officials said was not life-threatening. [Full Article...]

Syria: Chemical weapons watchdog confirms chlorine gas attack in Saraqeb

Syria: Chemical weapons watchdog confirms chlorine gas attack in Saraqeb The OPCW says its fact-finding mission probing alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria "determined that chlorine was released from cylinders by mechanical impact in the Al Talil neighbourhood of Saraqib". The OPCW has said all of Syria's declared toxic arms stock has since been destroyed, but has warned repeatedly about gaps in the Syrian regime's declaration. [Full Article...]

Key Democrats Back CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel

Key Democrats Back CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel Gina Haspel is picking up Democratic support and is expected to get a nod on Wednesday from the Senate intelligence committee. The Intelligence Committee voted 10-5 to forward her nomination to the entire Senate, virtually assuring that she will earn final approval to lead the USA spy agency, replacing Mike Pompeo, who is now secretary of state. [Full Article...]

East coast main line trains back in public hands again next month

East coast main line trains back in public hands again next month All tickets booked with Virgin Trains East Coast will be valid on all London North Eastern Railway . Stagecoach said it and Virgin had been negotiating for a new contract with the Department for Transport but that it understood Mr Grayling was "no longer considering" them for the deal. [Full Article...]

BD to join OIC spl summit on Jerusalem in Istanbul Friday

BD to join OIC spl summit on Jerusalem in Istanbul Friday Indeed, the OIC is fully prepared to impose such actions: "The OIC decides to pursue all available legal, political, and legislative avenues at the national and global levels to confront and stop the Israeli colonial settlement regime in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and adopt actions to ensure that companies and other actors that choose to benefit from the Israeli c... [Full Article...]

Windrush: 63 people could have been wrongfully deported

Windrush: 63 people could have been wrongfully deported Home Office officials have scoured through 8,000 records since 2002 and up to 63 people, aged over 45, could have been expelled from Britain, 32 of whom were labelled foreign national offenders, and 31 administrative removals. According to a letter sent to MPs on the committee by Home Office permanent Secretary Sir Philip Rutnam, there have been 17 cases where deported Windrush immigrants have ret... [Full Article...]

What Pope Francis said about Gaza killings, violence in middle

What Pope Francis said about Gaza killings, violence in middle Pope Francis has condemned the killing of Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border. "I express my great pain for the deaths and injuries. and reiterate that the use of violence never leads to peace". Again quoting the words of St. Paul, he said: "Clothe yourselves with sentiments of tenderness, of goodness, of humility, of meekness, of magnanimity, enduring each other and forgiving one another". [Full Article...]

1st day of interviews for NY attorney general's job set

1st day of interviews for NY attorney general's job set Cuomo, who's running for a third term, has said he has his own favorites for consideration, among them his staff counsel, Alphonso David. Underwood, the former US solicitor general, is one of 13 candidates who will interview with the state Legislature beginning Tuesday afternoon in hopes of filling out the final seven months of Schneiderman's term . [Full Article...]

Storms slam US Northeast, snarling transport and causing power outages

Storms slam US Northeast, snarling transport and causing power outages Hours after the storms knocked down power lines and trees across the region, some 360,000 customers in New York , New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and West Virginia were without power, tracking service PowerOutage.us said. Firefighters used power tools in an attempt to cut away the tree and rescue the girl. Officials in Brookfield, Connecticut, declared a town disaster and told residents t... [Full Article...]

Guatemala Relocates Israel Embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala Relocates Israel Embassy to Jerusalem Guatemala inaugurated its new embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the USA opened its embassy in the disputed holy city, reported Xinhua news agency. Guatemala is one of only seven countries that sided with the U.S. on the moving of its embassy to Jerusalem , a move that received global backlash. [Full Article...]

Wagner Takes GOP Nomination for Governor

Wagner Takes GOP Nomination for Governor State Sen. Scott Wagner will officially challenge Governor Tom Wolf in the general election after defeating two challengers in a hotly contested primary. The primary also features a weirdly-competitive democratic primary for lieutenant governor, with a truly colorful cast of characters involved. He set the stage for what appears likely to be a costly and heated campaign in his victory speech b... [Full Article...]

WB Panchayat elections: Re-polling underway in 568 booths

WB Panchayat elections: Re-polling underway in 568 booths As the day progressed, reports of clashes, booth capturing, vandalising of ballot boxes and rigging were received from pockets of South and North 24 Parganas, North Dinajpur, Nadia, West Midnapore and Cooch Behar districts. He also added, "In this panchayat poll, Trinamool lost the highest number of workers compared to any other party and has the highest number of injured workers". [Full Article...]

Another dust storm hits Delhi, IMD issues warning

Another dust storm hits Delhi, IMD issues warning The weather turbulence will subside by Wednesday, however, a fresh round of scattered thundershowers may hit the Western Himalayan region, east India and south peninsular India early next week, the Met office forecast said. "Thunderstorm accompanied with squall with a wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph very likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir , Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand", the weat... [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu: Plus-2 results to be declared today

Tamil Nadu: Plus-2 results to be declared today This year, the Tamil Nadu Board has decided not to release the names of the toppers and rank holders on the lines of CBSE to avoid unhealthy competition among students. As Tamil Nadu board declared their class 12th exam results today, Twitter is up with some motivational quotes and a relatable hashtag; #Plus2Result! Students are requested not to panic and wait patiently for their Tamil Na... [Full Article...]

'SHE'S PARANOID': Hillary Clinton WARNS Australia of China and Russian 'INTERFERENCE'

'SHE'S PARANOID': Hillary Clinton WARNS Australia of China and Russian 'INTERFERENCE' This week in Australia during an interview with Julia Gillard, Australia's first female prime minister, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said there was still "a very large proportion of the population" that she said was uneasy with women in positions of leadership. [Full Article...]

Europe vows to keep Iran nuclear deal alive but offers no guarantees

Europe vows to keep Iran nuclear deal alive but offers no guarantees Germany and France said they would seek to shield European companies from us sanctions, which would prohibit companies that do business in Iran from using the USA financial system. "It was a good and constructive meeting", he said, adding that "we are on the right track.to make sure that the interests of the remaining signatories of the JCPOA , especially Iran , will be guaranteed". [Full Article...]

Army Kills Two Palestinians In Gaza

Army Kills Two Palestinians In Gaza More than 100 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds wounded by live fire during a series of weekly protests led by Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza. Theresa May yesterday described the loss of life in Gaza as "tragic", and called for an inquiry into the deaths. "We got away from the gas and gave Leila to my sister and went looking for two other children so we could leave". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Condemns 'Sickness and Hatred' Behind Paris Terror Attack

Donald Trump Condemns 'Sickness and Hatred' Behind Paris Terror Attack President Trump has often responded to terror attacks by suggesting that the way they are handled, particularly in European nations, is ineffective. France has been targeted in a string of Islamist attacks since January 2015, most of which have been claimed by ISIS or carried out in its name. [Full Article...]

Muslim Americans Mark Start of Ramadan

Muslim Americans Mark Start of Ramadan Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar during which "Muslims abstain from food , drink, and other sensual pleasures from before dawn until sunset", according to a press release from the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). [Full Article...]

Complaint over Narendra Modi's 'language' during Karnataka election rally

Complaint over Narendra Modi's 'language' during Karnataka election rally Sinha, in a tweet, also said, "Anybody can become PM in our country ... naamdar, kaamdar, daamdar or for that matter any average samajhdaar, if he has the numbers and support". P.C. Mohan, the sitting BJP MP from Bangalore Central, said people all over the country recognize Modi with the BJP running state governments in 22 states, whereas Gandhi would have to go places where he was recognized. [Full Article...]


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