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Rikers Island jail inmate missing prompting lockdown, official says
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:45:00 GMTThis June 20, 2014 photo shows the Rikers Island jail with the New York skyline in the background. Last Updated Jul 26, 2017 11:53 PM EDT NEW YORK -- The jail complex at Rikers Island was placed on lockdown Wednesday night after an inmate was reported ...

Boris Johnson lends support to Australia-UK free trade deal
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:40:00 GMTSYDNEY – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday that he supports a proposed free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and Australia, as his country looks to strengthen its relationships with allies ahead of Britain's departure ...

Inmates release video showing brazen escape from California prison
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:04:00 GMTVideo shot by three inmates with a smuggled mobile phone shows their methodical escape through a vent at the maximum-security wing of a southern California jail last year. SANTA ANA -- New cell phone video released Wednesday shows how three inmates escaped ...

Former S. Korean Culture Minister Guilty for Artists Blacklists
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:45:00 GMTSeoul, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court on Thursday sentenced the former presidential chief of staff and the former culture minister to prison for blacklisting thousands of artists and denying them state support because they were believed to be ...

Macron Unleashes a Decade of Italian Anger Since Zidane Headbutt
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:57:00 GMTThe 2006 World Cup final should have been a triumph for Italians, but all people remember now is the iconic French soccer captain Zinedine Zidane headbutting an opponent in the last minutes. The controversy overshadowed much of the glory for the winning ...

Russian wanted in US caught in Greece for money laundering
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTA Russian man wanted in the United States on suspicion of masterminding a money laundering operation involving at least $4 billion through bitcoin transactions was ordered held in custody in Greece on Wednesday until a U.S. extradition request can be examined.

The Latest: Muslim leaders say it's ok to pray inside shrine
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:43:00 GMTMuslim leaders in Jerusalem are telling the faithful to return to a holy site to pray after Israel removed security devices it installed there. The leaders said Thursday morning they will enter the contested site soon. The leaders met after Israel removed ...

Why North Korea still hates the United States: The legacy of the Korean War
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:11:00 GMT(CNN)The pause button was hit on the Korean War 64 years ago Thursday. Its legacy of destruction lives on. In just three years, the war claimed the lives of millions of people and forever changed the Korean Peninsula. "We went over there and fought the war ...

Century-old warship returns to Athens after repairs
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:46:00 GMTATHENS, Greece – After three months of extensive maintenance and conservation work, a 107-year-old battleship is back in its berth in Athens, where it serves as a floating museum. A naval band played, surrounding vessels sounded their horns and a naval ...

Venezuela opposition starts 2-day strike against Maduro's reform efforts
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:22:00 GMTJuly 26 (UPI) --The Venezuelan opposition on Wednesday started a two-day national strike to protest President Nicolas Maduro's upcoming attempt to rewrite the country's constitution. The opposition has criticized Maduro's Constituent Assembly -- scheduled ...

US tells local Syrian allies they must only fight ISIS and not Assad, prompting exit of allied group
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:10:00 GMT(CNN)The US-led coalition fighting ISIS has told its local Syrian allies that they must be exclusively focused on fighting ISIS and not fight the Syrian regime, a directive that prompted one rebel group to depart a joint coalition base in Southern Syria ...

Rihanna Meets With French President Macron to Talk Education
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:09:00 GMTPop star Rihanna has been putting in some “work” on global education efforts, and a meeting Wednesday’s with France’s president appears to have paid off. President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter after the pair met in Paris that he is "committed ...

Trump Says Transgender People Can't Serve In Military
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:25:00 GMTPresident Trump has announced that the government will not allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, a year after the Pentagon lifted its ban on transgender service members. In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, he wrote: After ...

A Village Council in Pakistan Ordered the 'Revenge Rape' of a Teenage Girl
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:41:00 GMTTwenty people have been arrested in rural Pakistan after a village council ordered the rape of a teenage girl whose brother had been accused of raping another local girl. According to the BBC, a man approached the council in Multan, Punjab province last ...



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