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Mitt Romney: 'This is a defining moment for President Trump'
News ImageFormer Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called on Trump to apologize for his remarks on Charlottesville in which he blamed "both sides" for the brutal clashes.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:18:26 -0400
Spain hunts suspect over Barcelona carnage
News ImageSpanish police on Saturday hunted for a Moroccan man suspected of carrying out one of two terror attacks that killed 14 people, injured 120 more and plunged the country into shock and grief. Two days after the assaults that struck Barcelona and the nearby seaside town of Cambrils, Spaniards put on a defiant front while mourning the victims, with crowds out in force to greet King Felipe and Queen Letizia as they arrived to pay homage to the victims. Slogans like "Las Ramblas is crying but alive" were seen on shop windows, while a convoy of taxis with "We're not afraid" plastered on their windows sounded their horns.
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:46:37 -0400
Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone
News ImagePORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly growing wildfire that had already closed access to a portion of a wilderness area and a regional highway.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:15:49 -0400
Pakistan holds state funeral for German nun who fought leprosy
News ImagePakistani soldiers on Saturday carried the flag-draped coffin of German-born Catholic nun Ruth Pfau to a state funeral where she was honored after devoting her life to eradicating leprosy in the country. Widely known as Pakistan's Mother Teresa, Pfau died last week in the southern city of Karachi at age 87. Mourners paid their last respects as Pfau's coffin was carried to the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre that she founded before being taken on to St. Patrick's Cathedral for the official service.
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:22:05 -0400
Chicago activist loses US citizenship, will be deported
News ImageAn activist known for helping Arab women in the Chicago area lost her U.S. citizenship Thursday and will be deported for failing to disclose convictions for bombings in Jerusalem decades ago.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:01:09 -0400
No Human Remains Found In Search For Natalee Holloway: Prosecutor
News ImageDave Holloway, father of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, said on national television this week that he found human bones in Aruba, where his daughter vanished a dozen years ago, and submitted them for DNA testing.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:58:10 -0400
US Nazi supporters move to Russian social media after Facebook ban
News ImageFollowing violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, Facebook began taking down all positive mentions of an article by the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, attacking the woman who was killed protesting the rally. But while the site has been banned from Facebook, far-right users continued to post on a Daily Stormer group on VK, Russia's most popular social network. Cloudflare just dropped us, the Daily Stormer VK group posted on Wednesday, referring to the Internet security company that protects sites from cyber attacks. We'll have to build an alternative. White nationalists and far-right activists from Western countries have increasingly been moving to VK, also known as VKontakte, where they don't face the same censorship as on social media like Facebook. Charlottesville far-right protest Of the 97 major neo-Nazi, white nationalist and racist skinhead organisations on the Southern Poverty Law Centre's list of US hate groups, The Telegraph found VK groups matching at least nine of them, with members that appeared to be American. There were also more than 50 VK groups named after the Ku Klux Klan, although many of them appear to be run by Russian fans. According to the news site Meduza, more than 100 nationalist groups on VK have members from the United States, Germany, Sweden and other Western countries. Membership on the most popular of these groups numbers in the thousands. A far-right user who identified himself as Henry from Houston told Meduza that moving from Facebook to VK was becoming a trend among nationalists trying to avoid censorship. He's started two VK groups already with a total membership of 550. You can't even write a post about Adolph Hitler on Facebook, he complained. In contrast, on the Daily Stormer page and other VK groups, users have continued merrily posting racist slurs and threats. Dropped by its US domain registrar, the Daily Stormer also tried to relaunch its website under a Russian domain name, but this too was soon suspended. Asked about VK's apparent lack of censorship, a spokesman said the social network is against calls for atrocities and violence and deletes materials that include them. Russian authorities have been increasingly fining and even imprisoning social media users under a vague law against extremism, but many of these people have beenconvicted for criticisingRussia's intervention in Ukraine. Law enforcement here most likely wouldn't be able to bring Americans to court on similar charges, however.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:45:51 -0400
Neo-Nazis are taking genetic tests and are deeply upset by the results
News ImageWhite supremacists in the US are taking genetic tests to prove their racial identity but are being left bitterly disappointed to learn their genes are not as pure as they presumed. A new study from the University of California examined years worth of posts on Stormfront, a neo-Nazi forum which is the internets first major racial hate site, to decipher how members responded to their spit-in-a-cup genetic test results. White nationalists were up in arms to discover they were not 100 per cent white European and instead had African, Jewish or Asian genes.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:01:00 -0400
Grace Mugabe absent from S.Africa summit as assault claim lingers
News ImageZimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe failed to appear Saturday at a summit in South Africa attended by her husband, an event overshadowed by her effort to obtain diplomatic immunity over assault allegations. The wife of President Robert Mugabe has not been seen since being accused of attacking a 20-year-old model with a electrical extension cord last weekend in a Johannesburg hotel where the couple's two sons were staying. The alleged assault is a political headache for South Africa and Zimbabwe, close neighbours with deep economic and historical ties.
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:14:48 -0400
USS Fitzgerald's Leadership Removed Over Poor Seamanship
News ImageThis is not the first time U.S. Navy took a strict action against the leadership for acting inappropriately in a particular situation.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:25:33 -0400
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