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Blast destroys shop and home in English city, six taken to hospital

Blast destroys shop and home in English city, six taken to hospital By Darren Staples LEICESTER, England (Reuters) - An explosion destroyed a convenience store and a home in the central English city of Leicester on Sunday, injuring at least six people, officials said. British police said there was no immediate indication that the explosion was linked to terrorism. A local hospital said two patients were in a critical condition and four people had less severe injuries.


Major 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea 

Major 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea  A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early Monday, with unconfirmed reports of blackouts and damage to buildings, officials said. The quake's epicentre was around 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of Porgera in Enga province, according to the US Geological Survey, and hit at a depth of 35 kilometres. Felix Taranu, a seismologist at the Geophysical Observatory in the capital Port Moresby said the quake was felt strongly at Mount Hagen, some 168 kilometres away.


Romanians march in support of anti-corruption chief

Romanians march in support of anti-corruption chief Thousands of Romanians braved freezing temperatures on Sunday to show their support for the popular head of the country's anti-corruption investigation body, who the left-wing government is trying to oust. Justice Minister Tudorel Toader from the Social Democratic Party (PSD) launched a procedure on Thursday to sack Laura Codruta Kovesi, the chief prosecutor of the DNA anti-corruption body, accusing her of being "authoritarian". About 3,000 protesters gathered near the government building in capital Bucharest, according to news agency Agerpres, chanting "Codruta, don't forget, we are with you", and "Justice not corruption".


Florida House Republicans Demand Sheriff's Ouster Over Parkland Shooting Response

Florida House Republicans Demand Sheriff's Ouster Over Parkland Shooting Response Nearly every Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives is calling on Gov. Rick Scott (R) to suspend a county sheriff over his office’s response to a deadly mass shooting at a local high school earlier this month.


Russian hackers pose as North Koreans to launch cyberattack on Winter Olympics, claims US

Russian hackers pose as North Koreans to launch cyberattack on Winter Olympics, claims US Russian hackers attacked South Korean government computers during the Winter Olympics, but made it look like the attack was carried out by the North, US intelligence agencies believe. As the Pyeongchang games came to a close on Sunday, watched by US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and North Korea's blacklisted military general Kim Yong-chol, US newspapers reported that Russia had carried out the cyber attack in revenge for being excluded from competing following accusations of doping.  During the Opening Ceremony, Russian hackers operating from the GRU – the Russian military intelligence agency – allegedly masked their IP addresses to make it look like their hack had come from North Korea. Officials in Pyeongchang acknowledged that the games were hit by a cyber attack during the February 9 Opening Ceremonies, but had refused to confirm whether Russia was responsible. There were disruptions to the internet, broadcast systems and the Olympics website. Many attendees were unable to print their tickets for the ceremony, resulting in empty seats. On Sunday, as the games drew to a friendlier end, with a sentimental closing ceremony packed with K-pop and pyrotechnics, the North topped off its weeks-long charm offensive by apparently extending the olive branch to its sworn enemies in the US. After sending athletes, cheerleaders and Kim Jong-un's own sister to Pyeongchang in an unprecedented diplomatic thaw, North Korea's delegation to the South also expressed willingness to talk to Washington yesterday/SUNDAY. Not everyone was convinced by the North's overtures, however. The North Korean delegation led by Kim Yong-chol, head of the Workers’ Party United Front Department and the man accused by Seoul’s intelligence agency of masterminding a deadly 2010 attack on a South Korean warship, was met by protesters, who attempted to block vehicles from reaching the ceremony as the convoy crossed the Demilitarised Zone. Ivanka Trump and bobsledder  Lauren Gibbs attend the 4-man Boblseigh  Credit:  Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Around 100 conservative politicians and activists staged a sit-in demonstration at the Tongil Bridge, according to local broadcaster YTN, with the South Korean authorities deploying more than 2,500 police officers to control the protests. To avoid a clash, the North Korean motorcade took an alternative route after crossing the DMZ. The South's opposition Korea Liberty Party accused the government of “abuse of power and an act of treason” for shielding the North Korean vehicles from the protest. On arrival at the ceremony, Ms Trump and Mr Kim did not speak. But South Korea issued a statement saying that South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with a delegation from the North shortly before the closing ceremony, and the North expressed willingness to engage in a dialogue with the US. The North has "ample intentions of holding talks with the United States," Moon's office said in a statement. The North's delegation also agreed that "South-North relations and US-North Korean relations should be improved together," the statement said. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook, Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, South Korea's Constitutional Court President Lee Jin-sung and US Forces Korea Commander Vincent Brooks and Kim Yong-chol of the North Korean delegation, attend the closing ceremony Credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer The White House gave lukewarm support to the idea, saying that talks would only begin if it was clear they would lead to “the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who attended the games as a member of the US delegation, said "we will see". Ms Sanders said Mr Trump remained committed to achieving the "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization" of the peninsula and that his "maximum pressure campaign" against North Korea must continue until it abandons its nuclear and missile programs. Winter Olympics 2018: Best pictures from South Korea's PyeongChang games Ms Sanders said the US, South Korea and the international community "broadly agree" that denuclearization must be the outcome of any dialogue with North Korea. She said North Korea has a bright path ahead if it chooses to comply. "We will see if Pyongyang's message today, that it is willing to hold talks, represents the first steps along the path to denuclearization," she said in a written statement. "In the meantime, the United States and the world must continue to make clear that North Korea's nuclear and missile programs are a dead end." Mr Trump once scolded Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who favors diplomacy with North Korea, for "wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man," Mr Trump's derisive nickname for North Korea's leader. Last week it emerged that Mike Pence, the vice president, was on the verge of meeting representatives of North Korea on the sidelines of the games. Mr Pence’s office said later that a potential meeting between the two sides was scratched at the last minute by the North Koreans after Mr Pence condemned human rights violations, and new economic sanctions were announced.


Hero Dog Shot Several Times While Protecting Teen Owner During Home Invasion

Hero Dog Shot Several Times While Protecting Teen Owner During Home Invasion Rex the German shepherd is expected to make a full recovery.


Israeli navy kills Palestinian after boat breaches sailing limit, military says

Israeli navy kills Palestinian after boat breaches sailing limit, military says A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip died on Sunday after the Israeli navy fired on the boat he and two others were sailing in, a military spokeswoman said. The navy opened fire after the boat ignored warnings and strayed from a permitted fishing area in the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel, the spokeswoman said. The union and his family named the dead man as 18-year-old Ismail Saleh Abu Reyala.


When nature takes over: Abandoned America overgrown

When nature takes over: Abandoned America overgrown Photographer Johnny Joo has travelled the United States photographing overgrown derelict sites from fairgrounds to shopping malls.


Jefferson's 'tree of liberty' and the blood of schoolchildren

Jefferson's 'tree of liberty' and the blood of schoolchildren Why do we need assault rifles? According to some on the right, to fight off government tyranny, because you can't beat the U.S. Army with just handguns.


The Supreme Court Should Honor Dr. King's Legacy On Labor Rights

The Supreme Court Should Honor Dr. King's Legacy On Labor Rights In the early days of April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to join in a protest with 1,300 city sanitation workers who had gone on strike after two of their colleagues were killed on the job.


Health officials: Tourist infected with measles visited Met, attractions in Manhattan, Brooklyn, upstate

Health officials: Tourist infected with measles visited Met, attractions in Manhattan, Brooklyn, upstate Health officials warn that an Australian tourist, who is confirmed to have measles, visited several areas throughout New York, potentially exposing the illness to others in the area.


Syrian Kurd leader arrested in Prague on Turkish warrant: parties

Syrian Kurd leader arrested in Prague on Turkish warrant: parties One of the most prominent leaders of Syria's Kurdish community has been arrested in Prague on a Turkish warrant, Kurdish political parties said Sunday. Saleh Muslim, the former co-chair of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), was arrested late on Saturday in the Czech capital, according to a statement by a coalition of political parties that includes the PYD. Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported that Saleh was detained based on an Interpol red notice issued by Turkish authorities.


Xi poised to extend power as China set to lift term limits

Xi poised to extend power as China set to lift term limits Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader for decades, could stay in office indefinitely after the Communist Party called for the removal of presidential term limits. Xi, who is also party chief and seen as the country's most formidable ruler since Mao Zedong, has been president since 2013 and the 64-year-old leader would have to step down in 2023 under the current system. "I think he will become emperor for life and the Mao Zedong of the 21st century", Willy Lam, politics professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told AFP.


Florida shooting a result of 'abdication of duty': NRA

Florida shooting a result of 'abdication of duty': NRA NRA national spokesperson Dana Loesch tells ABC News' George Stephanopoulos the focus in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting should be local and FBI authorities.


Oakland Mayor Warns City Of Upcoming Immigration Raids After Receiving Intel

Oakland Mayor Warns City Of Upcoming Immigration Raids After Receiving Intel The mayor of Oakland on Saturday night warned the city’s residents of potential raids being conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Samuel L. Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump Over Armed Teachers Idea

Samuel L. Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump Over Armed Teachers Idea Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson has torn apart President Donald Trump’s idea to arm some teachers in a bid to prevent school shootings.


From News to Shoes: How big is big tech?

From News to Shoes: How big is big tech? In a world where modern communications technology is ubiquitous, Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon play an enormous role in every facet of American life.


Donald Trump Fundraises Off Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Touts His 'Safer Schools'

Donald Trump Fundraises Off Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Touts His 'Safer Schools' A Donald Trump and Mike Pence “weekly newsletter” laments the horror of the Parkland school shooting that killed 17 people, then ends with a “contribute” button so people can give money ... to Trump and Pence.


Facebook Finally Yanks Virtual Reality Shooting Game At CPAC, Apologizes

Facebook Finally Yanks Virtual Reality Shooting Game At CPAC, Apologizes A tone-deaf Facebook finally pulled a controversial shooting virtual reality game demonstration from the Conservative Political Action Conference.


Manafort asks U.S. court for release to attend New York funeral

Manafort asks U.S. court for release to attend New York funeral In a filing in federal court in Washington, Manafort said his father-in-law died on Saturday and that he would like to travel from his Virginia home to Long Island, New York, to attend the wake, funeral and burial services. Manafort has been charged with conspiring to launder money, lying on his tax returns and failing to register as a foreign agent for lobbying work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine, among other charges.


Four police arrested in Mexico over disappearance of Italian men

Four police arrested in Mexico over disappearance of Italian men Four police officers in western Mexico have been arrested on suspicion of abducting three missing Italian men for local gangsters, state prosecutors said on Saturday. The three men reportedly went missing on Jan. 31 after being detained by police at a gasoline station in the municipality of Tecalitlan in southern Jalisco state, the home of Mexico's second biggest city, Guadalajara. The Jalisco attorney general's office said four Tecalitlan police officers, three men and a woman, had been held on suspicion of carrying out the forced disappearance of the Naples natives Raffaele Russo, Antonio Russo and Vincenzo Cimmino.


Florida nabs more teens for making school shooting threats

Florida nabs more teens for making school shooting threats BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities arrested two teenagers Friday for making shooting threats against two separate schools, days after the mass bloodshed in Parkland.


Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire

Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire BEIRUT (AP) — A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to 500, as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria.


Former RNC Chair Fires Back At Claim He Was Only Hired Because He Was Black

Former RNC Chair Fires Back At Claim He Was Only Hired Because He Was Black Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele blasted Friday a leading conservative’s speech that claimed that he had only been hired because he is black as “painfully stupid.”


Red Cross: 21 Staffers Resigned or Fired in Sexual Misconduct Cases Since 2015

Red Cross: 21 Staffers Resigned or Fired in Sexual Misconduct Cases Since 2015 The Red Cross joins the list of charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct


Armed Woman Who Drove Into White House Barrier Had Previous Encounters With the Secret Service

Armed Woman Who Drove Into White House Barrier Had Previous Encounters With the Secret Service The Secret Service said they "had previous encounters" with the woman.


CDC Wants $400 Million to Build a New Lab for the World's Deadliest Germs

CDC Wants $400 Million to Build a New Lab for the World's Deadliest Germs The agency disclosed its plans for a new lab on Friday


What does Gates' guilty plea mean for Manafort?

What does Gates' guilty plea mean for Manafort? Former Trump campaign members Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were indicted on tax and bank fraud charges; 'America's News HQ' political panel weighs in.


Cow Who Escaped Slaughter And Swam To Island Dies After Recapture

Cow Who Escaped Slaughter And Swam To Island Dies After Recapture A cow in Poland celebrated as an icon of freedom for her dramatic escape from slaughter has died from stress after being recaptured.


Delta and United Airlines Cut Ties With NRA Amid Call to Boycott

Delta and United Airlines Cut Ties With NRA Amid Call to Boycott Delta Air Lines Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. became the latest companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association


Artist Ai Weiwei’s journey following refugees takes him to Puerto Rico

Artist Ai Weiwei’s journey following refugees takes him to Puerto Rico Artist and activist, Ai Weiwei bears witness to what occurred in the island after Hurricane Maria.


FBI carries out largest coordinated sweep of elder abuse in history

FBI carries out largest coordinated sweep of elder abuse in history The Justice Department announced a roundup of 200 people nationwide charged with targeting older Americans, cheating them out of a total of more than half a billion dollars.


American in Custody After Severed Head Is Found in Japan

American in Custody After Severed Head Is Found in Japan Police found footage of him entering a building with a missing Japanese woman


Thousands in North Carolina bid farewell to Rev. Billy Graham

Thousands in North Carolina bid farewell to Rev. Billy Graham The funeral procession of Billy Graham made its way through North Carolina to his hometown of Charlotte as thousands came out to say goodbye to “America’s Pastor.”


YouTube 'reprimands InfoWars' for promoting Florida school shooting conspiracy theory

YouTube 'reprimands InfoWars' for promoting Florida school shooting conspiracy theory A far-right site known for its false and outlandish conspiracy theories has reportedly been reprimanded by YouTube after it posted a video which suggester survivors of the Florida school shooting were actors. InfoWars' biggest YouTube account, The Alex Jones Channel, is reported to have received one strike from the video-sharing site for the video. YouTube’s community guidelines stipulate the account will be shut down altogether if it gets three strikes in the space of three months, a source told CNN.


C.Africa deploys troops to flashpoint after deadly clashes

C.Africa deploys troops to flashpoint after deadly clashes The government of Central African Republic deployed troops alongside United Nations peacekeepers Saturday to a flashpoint district on Bangui after clashes between rival groups left at least three people dead. "The government must restore peace," said security minister General Henri Wanzet Liguissara in a speech broadcast on national radio.


Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt

Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt TUNA AL-GABAL, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty.


More than 20 killed in attacks in Afghanistan

More than 20 killed in attacks in Afghanistan By Mohammad Stanekzai LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A series of militant attacks in Afghanistan killed more than 20 people, officials said on Saturday, ahead of an international meeting next week aimed at building diplomatic support for hoped-for peace talks with the Taliban. Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army post overnight on Friday, killing 18 government soldiers, while a suicide bomber in the capital killed three people and wounded five, and separate attacks in Helmand killed at least three others. The attacks came as a high-level NATO delegation visited Afghanistan, pledging support for President Ashraf Ghani's government, which on Wednesday hosts the latest in a series of diplomatic meetings aimed at laying the groundwork for a possible political process involving the Taliban.


The NRA Wasn't Always A Front For Gun Makers

The NRA Wasn't Always A Front For Gun Makers On Thursday, Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association and unofficial leader of America’s largest cult, took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) meeting in Washington, D.C.


Execution abandoned after death row prisoner 'repeatedly jabbed' by officials doing lethal injection

Execution abandoned after death row prisoner 'repeatedly jabbed' by officials doing lethal injection An attempted execution in Alabama was halted after medical personnel repeatedly jabbed the death row inmate in the ankles, lower legs and groin but failed to find a usable vein, according to a court filing by his lawyer. The dramatic night began with a temporary stay of execution at around 6pm local time – lifted by the US Supreme Court just three hours later – and ended in confusion as 61-year-old Doyle Lee Hamm was returned to his cell shortly before midnight on Thursday. Lawyer Bernard Harcourt, who has represented Hamm for 28 years, said he was seeking information about what happened during the attempted execution.


What It Feels Like To Get A Bill For Your Miscarriage

What It Feels Like To Get A Bill For Your Miscarriage “If you’re having a mental health crisis, please hang up and call your PCM …” the robotic voice for my prior insurance trailed off, and I began to wonder whether I actually was having a mental health crisis.


How to Avoid Vacation Rental Nightmares

How to Avoid Vacation Rental Nightmares Staying in a vacation rental can be riskier than staying in a hotel, which is part of the heavily regulated hospitality industry. “Most of the places you go, you’re going to be fine,” says Rob Wa...


Readers write: Reporter’s experiences over the decades in China

Readers write: Reporter’s experiences over the decades in China Regarding the Jan. 22 cover story, “My return to China”: Rarely have I read such a remarkable essay as this one. The stories of Ann Scott Tyson’s two visits are filled with keen observation, emotion, and compassionate comparisons of social norms past and present, leaving one with an early warning signal that demonstrates how quickly invasive governmental surveillance can cast a chill on a nation’s populace, silencing natural desires to communicate in even the simplest conversations with others. Recommended: How much do you know about China?


Yes, Russia Likely Did Swing Votes For Donald Trump

Yes, Russia Likely Did Swing Votes For Donald Trump WASHINGTON ― As John Bentley waited in line to see President Barack Obama campaign for Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 election, he worried that he’d been unable to persuade his son to cast a ballot for Clinton, too.


David and Louise Turpin facing additional charges over California 'house of horrors'

David and Louise Turpin facing additional charges over California 'house of horrors' A couple facing trial over the torture and false imprisonment of their 13 children had four more charges filed against them on Friday in a California court. The Riverside County district attorney filed three further charges of child abuse against David and Louise Turpin, and one count of felony assault by Mrs Turpin against one of her children. The couple are pleading not guilty to all 42 charges, including torture, false imprisonment, abuse of a dependent adult and child abuse, as well as one count of lewd conduct with a minor against Mr Turpin. Lawyers for the couple said they are both pleading not guilty to the additional charges filed on Friday. "Today we filed an amended complaint in the Turpin case this afternoon," said John Hall, spokesman for the district attorney's office, speaking outside court after the hearing. David and Louise Turpin with their children "We have amended the complaint to file three new charges on both defendants of child abuse, and one new count against only defendant Louise Turpin of felony assault. "There have been no counts that have been removed, and no other additional counts other than those. "It's further investigation that we've been doing in this case has led us to amend the complaint. That's not uncommon in cases," he added. "It could add some time to the exposure that they're facing, I don't have that tabulated right now." Mr Hall said he was not aware of any changes to the charges filed against the couple last month. Evidence which will be passed to the defence in discovery includes “voluminous” video and audio recordings, and physical evidence, according to Dave Macher, attorney for Louise Turpin. A new Felony Settlement Conference was set for March 23, where the attorneys for all sides will discuss the charges with the judge, and a new preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 14. The May hearing will likely involve testimony from police officers involved in the case, without the Turpin children being present, Mr Hall said. David and Louise Turpin's mugshots at a press conference on January 18 David Turpin appeared in court dressed in a black suit with a blue shirt, and had trimmed his hair since his first court appearance. He sat facing forward, with a lawyer sat between him and his wife. Mrs Turpin wore a fitted black suit and turned to watch the scores of journalists, law enforcement and public file into the court. The two defendants spoke only to confirm the date of the next court hearing. The Turpins’ children, aged between two and 29, have been taken into care and are split between two foster homes, sources say. Having lived under the tyrannical and abusive rule of their parents their whole lives, the children have not experienced many of the things other children take for granted – they are currently being introduced to iPads, Harry Potter movies, and even toothbrushes. The alleged abuse was revealed when one of the children, a 17-year-old girl, escaped out of a window at their house in Perris, California, and called 911. Police arrested David and Louise Turpin at the property last month. The house in Perris, California where the Turpins lived Mike Hestrin, Riverside County district attorney, said police found the girl’s 12 siblings inside the four-bedroom home, padlocked and shackled to the furniture, lying in their own urine and faeces. All 13 children were hospitalised, and were so malnourished they were at risk of shock. The eldest child, a 29-year-old woman, weighed just 82lbs (5 stone) when she was rescued. Officials said a total $570,000 has been donated from around the world to help pay for their healthcare and education. "In cases like this there are long-term needs like behavioral health, housing, scholarships, educational support, tutors and medical needs," Erin Phillips, a spokeswoman for the Riverside University Health System told CNN. "It's been amazing the outpouring of love and sentiments," Phillips said. "It reminds us there is so much light in this world in contrast to such a dark case." Jack Osborn and Caleb Mason, lawyers who represent seven of the older children, said that staff had converted a ward at Corona Medical Center to make them more comfortable, with an outdoor area where they can exercise and play sports. "That in itself is a new experience for them, understanding that they do have rights and they do have a voice," Mr Osborn told CBS. "That's a big deal, deciding what they're going to read, deciding what they're going to wear, these are all things that are decisions they make every day that are new and empowering." Corona mayor Karen Spiegel said nurses at the hospital looking after the Turpins’ children told her they were “warm” and “appreciative”. "They talk about how warm and loving these kids are and so appreciative," she said. "Some of them have never really seen a toothbrush before... Things that we just take for granted mean so much to these kids." Detailing the allegations against the Turpins at a press conference last month, Mr Hestrin said the children were “hogtied” and subject to “frequent beatings and even strangulation”. “As a punishment starting many years ago they began to be tied up, first with ropes,” he said. “One victim was tied up and hogtied. When that victim was able to escape the ropes the defendants started using chains and padlocks. “These punishments would last for weeks or even months,” he added. “The victims were often not released from their chains to go to the bathroom.” Mr Hestrin said the couple engaged in the psychological torture of their children, taunting them at their home with toys and food that they were not allowed to touch. Police are understood to be still combing through a stack of the children's journals recovered from the house, looking for further evidence of the alleged abusive treatment by their parents.


Philippine Catholics protest bill to legalise divorce

Philippine Catholics protest bill to legalise divorce Around 2,000 Roman Catholic Filipinos protested in Manila on Saturday against a push to legalise divorce, with church groups also using the "Walk for Life" march to slam President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drugs war. The pre-dawn protest was organised by church groups worried about the possible passage of a divorce bill, which is being championed by Duterte's allies in Congress.


The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on bombing in Afghanistan capital and other violence (all times local):


Tribal Filipinos Were A Surprising Muse For ‘Black Panther’s’ Dora Milaje

Tribal Filipinos Were A Surprising Muse For ‘Black Panther’s’ Dora Milaje Marvel’s record-breaking film “Black Panther” offered a stunning look into the fictional future of African style, but it also paid homage to another native style ― one further east.


Several bombs set off around troubled Myanmar state, 1 hurt

Several bombs set off around troubled Myanmar state, 1 hurt BANGKOK (AP) — One of several bombs targeting government offices and other places in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state exploded Saturday morning, injuring a police officer, authorities said.


NRA honors FCC chair with rifle for repealing 'net neutrality'

NRA honors FCC chair with rifle for repealing 'net neutrality' By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday honored the head of the Federal Communications Commission with a rifle after braving death threats and other opposition as he worked to undo the Obama administration's 2015 net neutrality rules. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was honored at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Maryland, by the NRA with the "Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award," an honor named for the late actor who was an NRA president.