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Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes

28 May 2017 at 7:39pm

Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroesPortland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Saturday, "Their actions were brave and selfless and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes."




Eight People, Including Sheriff?s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi Shooting

28 May 2017 at 3:34pm

Eight People, Including Sheriff?s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi ShootingThe victims were discovered in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County overnight, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain.




Defense secretary Mattis says US policy against Isis is now 'annihilation'

28 May 2017 at 6:08pm

Defense secretary Mattis says US policy against Isis is now 'annihilation'Secretary of Defense James Mattis, shown Saturday at the military academy West Point, said Sunday that the US planned to ?accellerate the campaign against Isis?. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Sunday the US had ?accelerated? its tactics against the Islamic State, moving from a policy of ?attrition? to one of ?annihilation?. The retired Marine Corps general also said ?civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation?, adding: ?We?re not the perfect guys, but we are the good guys.




52 Years After His Death, Vietnam Veteran Finally Honored

28 May 2017 at 3:52pm

52 Years After His Death, Vietnam Veteran Finally HonoredNavy pilot Lt. Commander Frederick Crosby ? classified as ?killed in action? for more than 50 years ? finally was given a full military funeral Sunday in San Diego after his remains returned.




Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

27 May 2017 at 5:11pm

Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish Polish-born Cold War strategist and former top aide to US president Jimmy Carter, has died, his family said. He was 89.




Young Boy Thrown Off Slide At Dublin's New Water Park

28 May 2017 at 10:48am

Young Boy Thrown Off Slide At Dublin's New Water ParkThe water slide that was responsible for the accident, the Emerald Plunge, was shut down and is being reevaluated for possible construction flaws.




After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own hands

28 May 2017 at 3:56pm

After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own handsMUNICH (Reuters) - Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week.     Merkel did not mention by name U.S. President Donald Trump, who criticized major NATO allies and refused to endorse a global climate change accord, but she told a packed beer tent in Munich that the days when Europe could completely count on others were "over to a certain extent".     "I have experienced this in the last few days," she said. ...




Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

28 May 2017 at 8:30am

Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from BaliSYDNEY (AP) ? Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday.




Bodies of Indian climbers who died on Everest recovered

28 May 2017 at 1:21pm

Bodies of Indian climbers who died on Everest recoveredRescuers have retrieved the body of an Indian climber who died on Mount Everest and airlifted it to Kathmandu on Sunday, along with those of two others who perished last year. Ravi Kumar, 27, died this month after summiting the world's highest mountain and becoming separated from his guide soon afterwards. Rescuers said its recovery was a risky operation.




Karl: Sources close to president say it may be time for Kushner to take leave...

28 May 2017 at 3:17pm

Karl: Sources close to president say it may be time for Kushner to take leave of absenceABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas report on the Russia investigation and latest developments about Jared Kushner.




For Siemens and Other Companies, Apprentice Programs

27 May 2017 at 3:46pm

For Siemens and Other Companies, Apprentice ProgramsWhen Siemens wanted to find U.S. workers to build gas turbines, only 15 percent of those who applied had the skills needed.




Two men killed in Oregon train stabbings after anti-Muslim rant

27 May 2017 at 10:01pm

Two men killed in Oregon train stabbings after anti-Muslim rantA man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a Portland, Oregon, commuter train after they tried to stop him from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, police said on Saturday. Police identified the assailant, who was arrested soon after the Friday afternoon attack, as Jeremy Joseph Christian of Portland, a 35-year-old convicted felon. A senior researcher with the Southern Poverty Law Center, in a blog post, said Christian's Facebook page showed he held "some racist and other extremist beliefs." The attack unfolded hours before the start of Ramadan, Islam's holy month, when most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims observe a daily religious fast.




NBC News Exclusive: a Look at Taiwan?s Military Drills As China Looms

28 May 2017 at 3:40pm

NBC News Exclusive: a Look at Taiwan?s Military Drills As China LoomsNBC News gained rare access to Taiwanese military exercises, including testing of American-made firepower ? all against the threat of a Chinese invasion.




3-Week-Old Dies in Dog Attack After Being Left Alone With Family's Three Pit ...

28 May 2017 at 3:14pm

3-Week-Old Dies in Dog Attack After Being Left Alone With Family's Three Pit BullsThe mother said she left her alone for five minutes with.




Orangutan climbs out of enclosure while rescuing her baby

29 May 2017 at 3:20am

Orangutan climbs out of enclosure while rescuing her babyWe know that orangutans are great climbers ? in fact, it seems like they could just hop out of their enclosure, if they wanted to. It turns out that Sekara, an orangutan at the Perth Zoo, did just that when her 5-year-old baby Sungai lost grip on some equipment and fell into a garden bed on Sunday, according to WA Today. SEE ALSO: Rejected penguin has found new outlook on life with cutout of anime character Visitors were evacuated from the area for safety, but zoo staff were quick to respond to the incident. "She seemed really calm, just confused on where to go next. Everyone around was really calm and giving her space as well. The whole incident was probably only 30-40 seconds before staff arrived," Jess McConnell, a witness, told the news outlet. Perth Zoo spokesperson Danielle Henry told the news outlet that the incident was "over within 15 minutes," and Sekara remained calm and returned to keepers afterward. "Sekara is an excellent mum and a bit of a helicopter parent, and the only way to get to him was to pop onto the visitor board. She retrieved him and returned to the enclosure on her own," Henry said.  "Keepers were calling to her, and she has a very good relationship with them." The zoo will also conduct a review of the incident. It's not the first time an orangutan has escaped the zoo's enclosure. A couple of years ago, a 5-year-old orangutan named Teliti somehow got out and had a wander along a boardwalk.  Orangutang out at Perth zoo! Came down to play with my son. Evacuated into nocturnal house. @PerthZoo @6PRbreakfast @7NewsPerth #escapes pic.twitter.com/KwOVwAsAH7 ? Amanda Oliver (@oliveramanda6) May 28, 2017 WATCH: William Shatner separates science from fiction as our resident horse expert




Donald Trump?s Defence Secretary says conflict with North Korea would be 'cat...

28 May 2017 at 5:59pm

Donald Trump?s Defence Secretary says conflict with North Korea would be 'catastrophic'Donald Trump?s Defence Secretary has said that any military conflict with North Korea would be ?catastrophic?. The US has stepped up its threats and sabre-rattling against North Korea since Mr Trump assumed the presidency. At the same time, the East Asian nation has stepped up its programme of missile tests.




Syrian army, allied militia gain ground against IS

27 May 2017 at 4:53pm

Syrian army, allied militia gain ground against ISBEIRUT (AP) ? Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State militants and U.S-backed opposition fighters, gaining control of a large swath of territory in the country's strategic southern desert, the government-controlled media and a war monitor said Saturday.




General de Gaulle's grave vandalised, say French police

27 May 2017 at 8:55pm

General de Gaulle's grave vandalised, say French policeThe grave of General Charles de Gaulle, France's World War II hero and post-war president, was vandalised on Saturday, police said. De Gaulle led the Free French Forces in London from 1940-44 and reshaped the country's political landscape after the war, founding the Fifth Republic in 1958. De Gaulle died in 1970 shortly before his 80th birthday.




Thousands protest against Moscow housing resettlement, but numbers fall

28 May 2017 at 3:17pm

Thousands protest against Moscow housing resettlement, but numbers fallThousands of Muscovites protested in the south-west of the Russian capital on Sunday against government plans to resettle millions of citizens from shoddy Soviet-era apartment blocks, but numbers had fallen compared to earlier rallies. A Reuters witness said around 5,000 people attended the latest rally, compared to organizers' estimates of 60,000 at a protest on May 14. Moscow residents are also concerned about the location and quality of the planned new accommodation, a lack of services and infrastructure and about threats the redevelopment may pose to the historic face of the Russian capital.




Jared Kushner?s Growing Stench of Treason

27 May 2017 at 6:15pm

Jared Kushner?s Growing Stench of TreasonNobody knows yet whether the president's son-in-law broke any laws. But "traitor" is more than just a legal term.




The Latest: FBI assisting investigation in Portland attack

28 May 2017 at 12:01am

The Latest: FBI assisting investigation in Portland attackPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ? The Latest on a stabbing on a Portland, Oregon, train that left two dead (all times local):




Greg Allman, Founder of the Allman Brothers Band, Dies at 69

27 May 2017 at 3:41pm

Greg Allman, Founder of the Allman Brothers Band, Dies at 69The legendary Southern rocker who composed countless hits as frontman for The Allman Brothers Band and battled a very public addiction with drugs died Saturday at his home. He was 69.




Ramadan 2017 Celebrations From Around The World

28 May 2017 at 12:19pm

Ramadan 2017 Celebrations From Around The WorldPeople from various parts of the world celebrate the month of Ramadan, the holy Muslim month of fasting, in different ways.




Rolling Thunder, French Open, Manchester tribute and more ? it happened today...

28 May 2017 at 8:31pm

Rolling Thunder, French Open, Manchester tribute and more ? it happened today: May 28 in picturesMotorcyclists pass Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, Ret., and Christian Jacobs, 6, of Hertford, N.C., as they salute in Washington; fans watch the qualification round match between Luxemburg?s Gilles Muller and Spain?s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during the French Open in Paris; and marathon runners pay respects at flower tributes in St Ann?s square in Manchester, England. These are some of the photos of the day.




Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery

28 May 2017 at 7:09pm

Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adulteryBy Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist insurgents stoned a man to death on Sunday as punishment for alleged adultery, they said, a reminder that the militia is still strong enough to carry out public executions despite losing its grip on most towns and cities. Hundreds of witnesses watched the death of 44-year-old Dayow Mohamed Hassan in Ramo Adey village in the south-central Bay region, the regional governor representing the al Qaeda-linked insurgency said. Moalim Geedow told Reuters that Hassan was buried neck-deep in a hole then pelted with stones.