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Up to 90 migrants feared to have drowned off Libyan coast

Up to 90 mostly Pakistani migrants were feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya on Friday after their boat capsized.<p>The vessel, owned by smugglers, was meant to have taken the migrants towards Italy but instead sank not far from the coast.<p>The bodies of 10 victims were reported to have washed …

North Africa

Mattis warns Syria against using chemical weapons

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Secretary of Defense James Mattis has warned the Syrian regime against the use of chemical weapons, telling reporters Friday "you have all seen how we reacted to that, so they'd be ill advised to go back to violating the chemical convention."<p>Mattis was referring to the April 2017 …

Middle East

Iranian women arrested while protesting headscarf law

Police in Iran have arrested 29 women who were waving their headscarves to protest the country's law making them obligatory. The protest has gained steam online as demonstrations continue in Iran.<p>Iranian police said on Thursday that 29 women had been arrested for protesting the country's compulsory …

South Asia

Fidel Castro’s eldest son kills himself

The eldest son of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro took his own life Thursday while living on the island his father ruled as president for more than 40 years.<p>Two Cuban government sources confirmed to NBC News that Fidel Angel Castro Diaz-Balart, 68, died on Friday morning following months-long …

Cuba

A blood test could predict the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

A blood test can predict the presence of an Alzheimer’s-related protein in the brain.

Neuroscience

White House Wants Pentagon to Offer More Options on North Korea

WASHINGTON — The White House has grown frustrated in recent weeks by what it considers the Pentagon’s reluctance to provide President Trump with options for a military strike against North Korea, according to officials, the latest sign of a deepening split in the administration over how to confront …

North Korea

Burundi welcomes refugees fleeing DR Congo violence

Thousands of refugees have flooded into Burundi to escape a fresh outbreak of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UNHCR has praised …

Africa

Trump escalates attacks on FBI leadership. This time claiming agency favored Democrats over Republicans.

President Trump on Friday accused the top leadership of the Justice Department and FBI of favoring Democrats and having “politicized the sacred investigative process,” posting an incendiary tweet hours before the expected release of a controversial congressional memo alleging surveillance abuses by …

Donald Trump

Release of disputed GOP memo on FBI surveillance unleashes waves of recrimination

A GOP memo declassified on Friday accused senior law enforcement officials of misleading a court in order to conduct surveillance on a former Trump campaign adviser, fueling a growing distrust between the White House and Republicans on one side and the Justice Department and FBI on the other.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Father lunges at Larry Nassar in court before being restrained

<b>(CNN) —</b> The father of three daughters who were abused by Larry Nassar tried to attack the former doctor in an Eaton County, Michigan, courtroom Friday before he was tackled and detained by security.<p>Randall Margraves said he was a "distraught father" and cursed at Nassar, but Judge Janice Cunningham …

Larry Nassar