Saturday, July 31, 2021

UN compound in Afghanistan attacked, at least one guard killed

At least one security guard was killed in Afghanistan Friday after the Taliban attacked the central United Nations compound in the western province of Herat.U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said the attack...

Trump told DOJ officials in December 2020 to call election ‘corrupt,’ notes show

Former President Trump instructed top officials at the Department of Justice to call the 2020 general election "corrupt" in support of his efforts to overturn the election, according to notes from a DOJ...

Hong Kong protester sentenced to 9 years in prison for violating China-imposed national security...

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A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first prosecution under Hong Kong’s national security law as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over the territory.Tong...

Wisconsin tornadoes cause widespread damage; 1 man dies in crash

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The National Weather Service has confirmed at least four tornadoes caused widespread damage in Wisconsin and contributed to at least one death.Quinn Boehning, 29, was killed after crashing into a fallen tree and...

Evacuation flight brings 200 Afghans to US

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The first flight evacuating Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan brought more than 200 people, including scores of children and babies in arms, to resettlement in the United States on Friday, and...

Australian man accused of punching police horse at COVID protest refuses virus test

A man accused of punching a police horse at an anti-lockdown protest in Australia will remain in jail after refusing a COVID-19 test. Kristian Pulkownik, 33, was arrested Saturday after he allegedly punched a...

American Ryan Murphy sparks doping controversy after Russian swimmers win

American swimmer Ryan Murphy ignited controversy at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, contending that he was swimming in a race that’s "probably not clean," before backtracking. Murphy vented his frustrations after he took silver in...

China expects Taliban to play ‘important’ role in Afghan peace

China has started talks with the Taliban as tensions mount about the future of Afghanistan following the U.S. military’s withdrawal from the country. A Taliban delegation visited China this week, holding talks on Wednesday...

Dodgers land Max Scherzer, Trea Turner in blockbuster trade with Nationals

The defending World Series champions may officially be unbeatable.The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired starting pitcher Max Scherzer and star shortstop Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals in a blockbuster trade on Thursday night,...

UK to build national Holocaust memorial beside Parliament

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LONDON – The British government on Thursday approved plans to build a national Holocaust memorial beside Parliament, rejecting claims by campaigners that the location was unsuitable.The government said building the Holocaust Memorial and...