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Taliban leader Mullah Omar declared dead, again

Jul 29, 2015

Taliban leader Mullah Omar declared dead, again

The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, according to the Afghan officials. The militant group has not commented on the claim. #United States #Taliban #NewsTracker #afghan #Mullah Mohammed Omar
Magnitude 5.9 quake hits Panama-Colombia border, no reports of damage| Reuters

Jul 29, 2015

Magnitude 5.9 quake hits Panama-Colombia border, no reports of damage| Reuters

A magnitude 5.9 quake struck the forested Panama-Colombia border on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. #Business #United States #Europe #United Kingdom #Foreign policy #author #Colombia
Father of Colorado movie gunman pleads with jury for his life| Reuters

Jul 29, 2015

Father of Colorado movie gunman pleads with jury for his life| Reuters

CENTENNIAL, Colo. The father of the Colorado movie massacre gunman pleaded on Tuesday for his son's life, showing the jury photos of family vacations during the days when he said James Holmes was "a really excellent kid" who is mentally ill and not to blame for his July 2012 rampage. Bob Holmes, who with his wife Arlene has attended the proceedings on the outskirts of Denver almost every day since they began in late April, made his long-anticipated appearance on the witness stand during the trial's punishment phase #Business #United States #India #Crime #Latin America #Entertainment
Part of Pentagon email network taken down over suspicious activity| Reuters

Jul 29, 2015

Part of Pentagon email network taken down over suspicious activity| Reuters

WASHINGTON An unclassified email network used by Army General Martin Dempsey and other members of the U.S. military's Joint Staff has been taken off line because of suspicious activity, a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Army Lieutenant Colonel Valerie Henderson said the unclassified email network for all users on the Joint Staff was taken offline by the Defense Department because of suspicious activity noted over the weekend and is "currently down." "We continue to identify and mitigate cybersecurity risks across our networks," Henderson said #United States #India #science #markets #military #Entertainment #opinion
China indicts former party chief of Xinjiang's capital for graft| Reuters

Jul 29, 2015

China indicts former party chief of Xinjiang's capital for graft| Reuters

BEIJING The former Chinese Communist Party chief of Urumqi, the capital of the far western region of Xinjiang, has been indicted on corruption charges, China's state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. #United States #markets #Crime #United Kingdom #Latin America
Florida man charged in alleged bomb plot for Islamic State    | Reuters

Jul 29, 2015

Florida man charged in alleged bomb plot for Islamic State | Reuters

WASHINGTON A Florida man has been charged in an alleged backpack bomb plot he planned to carry out on a public beach in Key West to show his support for the Islamic State militant group, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday. #United States #Technology #Security #Argentina #Entertainment #opinion
Insight - Central Asia crackdown on militant Islam risks backlash| Reuters

Jul 29, 2015

Insight - Central Asia crackdown on militant Islam risks backlash| Reuters

OSH, Kyrgyzstan Authorities in Central Asia's former Soviet "stans" are taking draconian measures to stamp out militant Islam, but their harsh methods and the absence of democratic politics risk provoking a backlash that could bring even greater instability. #United States #India #Syria #Islam #Afghanistan #crisis
United Nations warns Turkey against calling buffer a 'safe zone'| Reuters

Jul 29, 2015

United Nations warns Turkey against calling buffer a 'safe zone'| Reuters

UNITED NATIONS United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien warned Turkey on Tuesday against calling its planned buffer in northern Syria "a safe zone" unless there is a guarantee of protection for civilians who are likely to flood the area for help. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said earlier that a "secure zone" would pave the way for the return of 1.7 million Syria refugees currently sheltering in Turkey after fleeing their country's four-year civil war. #Business #United States #India #Islam #Afghanistan #crisis