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Gunman at Washington state school targeted his cousins, relative says

When a teenage gunman opened fire at students in a high school cafeteria in Washington state, a relative said, he was not shooting at random targets.<p>Jaylen Fryberg, who witnesses said gunned down students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, is the cousin of two of the wounded.<p>"All three of them are …

Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist

An Iranian woman convicted of murder -- in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist -- was hanged Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported.<p>Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was sentenced to death for the 2007 killing of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran's …

U.S. has already spent nearly $1 billion fighting ISIS

The first wave of U.S. military attacks against ISIS has cost nearly $1 billion, according to a military think tank.<p>And costs could rise to as much as $1.8 billion a month if the U.S. military presence grows to 25,000 ground troops, as some have suggested, said the Center for Strategic and …

Wife of British hostage Alan Henning makes video appeal for his release

Barbara Henning urges her husband’s Islamic State captors to ‘please release him, we need him back home’<p>The wife of the Manchester taxi driver held hostage by Islamic State militants has begged the group to spare his life and allow him to return to his family.<p>The emotional televised appeal by …

Cost Of Bombing ISIS Closing In On A Billion Dollars

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military operations targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria have already cost taxpayers between $780 and $930 million, according to an analysis by an independent think tank.<p>The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments issued a new report Monday assessing how …

Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS

Turkey's lawmakers voted Thursday to authorize military force against the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq, opening the door to cooperation with a U.S.-led coalition going after ISIS as its fighters laid siege to towns just south of the Turkish border.<p>The Turkish Parliament voted 298-98 …

Isil commits human rights atrocities on 'staggering' scale, says UN

Islamic State jihadists are committing such staggering atrocities in Iraq that they could amount to war crimes, says United Nations rights chief<p>Jihadist groups in Iraq have committed human rights atrocities on a "staggering" scale, a United Nations report has found.<p>The Islamic State of Iraq and the …

Oscar Pistorius 'called ex-girlfriend hours before he killed Reeva Steenkamp'

Police failed to notice phone call by Oscar Pistorius on night of Reeva Steenkamp’s killing to Jenna Edkins, during which he spoke to his former lover for nine minutes, according to new book<p>Oscar Pistorius telephoned an ex-girlfriend shortly before entering the house where he killed Reeva …

Hong Kong protests: China warns US not to meddle in 'internal affairs'

Foreign minister Wang Yi speaks out after John Kerry called on HK police to show restraint over pro-democracy movement<p>The United States and China have clashed over the pro-democracy protests sweeping Hong Kong, with Beijing warning Washington to back off and saying it would not tolerate “illegal …

David Cameron promises to cut taxes and scrap Human Rights Act

Cameron casts his party as ‘trade union for hardworking’ people in his final party conference speech before general election<p>David Cameron launched an audacious bid to woo voters in next year’s general election by pledging to raise the personal income tax threshold by £2,000 a year as well as …

Scottish independence: How 'No' vote could change UK

<b>While recent polls on the Scottish referendum have suggested a boost for "Yes", the "No" campaign is still in the lead. But will anything change for the UK as a whole if Scotland votes "No"?</b><p>If Scotland votes to stay in the union on 18 September, it will be business as usual, you might think. But …

United Kingdom

Dave Lee Travis 'was a sexual opportunist', retrial hears

<b>Dave Lee Travis was an opportunist who groped vulnerable women and those who were alone, a jury has heard.</b><p>The former Radio 1 DJ is being retried on two counts - one of indecent assault and one of sexual assault - and faces a further charge of indecent assault.<p>Outlining the prosecution case against …

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Tories defeated as benefit bill clears first Commons hurdle

<b>Liberal Democrat and Labour MPs have joined forces to defeat Conservatives in a Commons vote to partly overturn housing benefit changes.</b><p>MPs backed the Affordable Homes Bill at second reading by 306 votes to 231.<p>Lib Dem MP Andrew George's private member's bill will now move to detailed scrutiny at …

United Kingdom

David Haines exclusive: Witness describes the moment Isis militants seized the British aid worker

The British aid worker threatened with beheading by Isis was kidnapped by “professional” gunmen who targeted the vehicle in which he was travelling …

One in 10 women raped or sexually abused before they reach the age of 20 says global report

A UN report showing the shocking levels of sexual abuse experienced by children across the globe has shown that 120 million girls have been raped or …

CNN exclusive: From Glasgow girl to 'bedroom radical' and ISIS bride

In November of last year, 19-year-old Aqsa Mahmood gave her father, Muzaffar, a long hug goodbye. He remembers, he says, because she looked especially beautiful. He remarked upon it to his wife, saying there was something different about his daughter.<p>The night before, she had asked her sisters to …

Oscar Pistorious - A Renewed Life Purpose

To Oscar Pistorius and his team:<p>While you, Oscar, may be staring into the deepest abyss of your life, I'm here to suggest that this could, in fact, …

Compulsory setting: schools face being forced to separate pupils by ability

Education secretary expected to enforce setting in England by asking Ofsted to make it a condition of being rated outstanding<p>Compulsory setting according to ability in England's secondary schools is to be proposed by the education secretary, Nicky Morgan, in her first big initiative since she took …

Here's How Oscar Pistorius Sabotaged His Own Defense

Oscar Pistorius trial: closing arguments - live<p>In my view, Oscar Pistorius could be found guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14 last year primarily because of his own poor testimony but ultimately because any doubts that his defence may have raised might well be …

South Africa

Oscar Pistorius murder verdict: How the judge will decide

The prosecution and defense have made their cases, and now Judge Thokozile Masipa must decide: Did Oscar Pistorius intentionally kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp? Was it murder?<p>The verdict is expected September 11.<p>The judge has to answer several questions to reach her verdict on the murder …

Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities' | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eighteen months ago when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of “improbabilities” in the Olympic and Paralympic star’s account of the shooting.<p>Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius (L) …

A Government Agency Says The Obama Administration Broke The Law In The Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

In a letter to Republican senators made public on Thursday, the GAO said the Defense Department broke the law by not notifying the appropriate congressional committees of the swap at least 30 days in advance of the exchange. A section of the 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act prohibits …

Investigators say Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl prisoner swap

The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.<p>The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the U.S. Defence Department failed to notify the relevant …

National Security

Associated Press News

Students Challenge Texas Voter ID Law in Court

Students in Texas have a question for their state lawmakers: Why us? In September, they’ll get to pose that question in court.<p>Over the last year, …

Associated Press News

Boris Johnson must 'come clean' about ambition - Clegg

<b>Boris Johnson will have to "come clean" about his true intentions if he becomes an MP again, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.</b><p>Mr Clegg said the London mayor was a far more "conventional" politician than he liked to appear and was "fixated with his own political ambition".<p>Mr Johnson ended …

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Pregnant women face abortion ban in Ireland even if they're a suicide risk

Guidelines allow pro-life medics to stop vulnerable women from terminating pregnancies at all costs, pro-choice experts warn<p>Pregnant women in Ireland could be blocked from having an abortion even if they are at risk of suicide after conceiving as a result of rape or incest, under new guidelines …

Prosecutor: Lying Pistorius has lost this race

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — In closing arguments in a murder trial that has riveted South Africa and many around the world, the chief prosecutor …

The Case Of The Washington Post Journalist Detained In Iran Is Getting More Worrying

Two weeks after Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian was arrested in Iran, there are still few details about why the correspondent has been detained or when he will be released. Recent updates about his case are concerning.<p>Rezaian, the paper's correspondent in Tehran, was arrested last month, …