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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Executes Senior Security Officials with Anti-Aircraft Guns

– SEOUL – South Korea’s spy agency reported Monday that North Korea has executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that “enraged” leader Kim Jong Un. The National Intelligence Service told South Korean lawmakers that five North Korean officials in the department of state security were executed by anti-aircraft […]

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Winners of the 89th Academy Awards

– LOS ANGELES – The 89th Academy Awards show took a shocking turn on Sunday night when presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly announced the winner for best picture. Beatty said the best picture was Hollywood musical film “La La Land” when it fact it was the coming-of-age story “Moonlight.” After the mix-up was […]

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Islamic Militants in Philippine’s Behead 70 Year-Old German Hostage Jurgen Kantner

– MANILA – The Philippine military has verified reports that the Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf has beheaded German National, Mr Jurgen Kantner, 70, in the Indanan area of southern Sulu province on Sunday afternoon. A video released by the brutal Abu Sayyaf group on Monday (Feb 27) afternoon showed Mr Jurgen Kantner, 70, a sailing […]

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Malaysia Reports Banned VX Nerve Agent Used to Murder Kim Jong Nam

– KUALA LUMPUR – In a brief statement today, Khalid Abu Bakar, Malaysia’s National police chief, said poison used to kill Kim Jong-nam was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent, under the Chemical Weapons Conventions of 1997 and 2005, to which North Korea is not a party. Samples were taken from Mr. Kim’s skin […]

February 24th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Iraq’s Dohuk University Opens New Trauma Unit to Help Former Islamic State Sex Slaves

  – DOHUK, Iraq – After their rape and torture by Islamic State extremists for months or years, Yazidi women face ongoing suffering from psychological trauma even if they do manage to escape. Until now, a lack of psychiatrists and other mental health specialists in northern Iraq meant that many Yazidi women — a minority […]

February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Trump Ends Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Rule for Public Schools

  – WASHINGTON DC – Conservatives are praising the Trump administration’s rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to overcome a major setback. “We’re not discouraged. And we’re […]

February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Conservative Provocateur James O’Keefe Plans to Release News Tapes Exposing Fake News

– NEW YORK – Conservative provocateur James O’Keefe said Tuesday that he plans to release “hundreds of hours of tape” he said would expose CNN. Speaking with Fox News host Sean Hannity in a radio interview on Tuesday, O’Keefe said he had accrued the unaired footage inside CNN’s newsrooms from employees, according to reports from […]

February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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