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U.S. confirms ISIS used mustard agent

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. government has test results from an ISIS attack in Hasakah, Syria, from two weeks ago that confirm the terror group used a mustard agent as a weapon, multiple U.S. intelligence and military officials told CNN on Friday.<p>The U.S. is continuing to investigate an attack this …

Middle East

Suspect in shooting of New York firefighter killed by police | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The man who shot and wounded a firefighter during a six-hour standoff with authorities fled his New York home on Friday, opening fire on police, who returned it and shot him dead, law enforcement said.<p>People react to a sudden volley of gunfire near the scene where Garland Tyree …

Crime

Three Christians beheaded by Isil were Eritreans who were 'encouraged to leave Israel'

A group of 30 were killed by Islamic State earlier this week after either being shot or beheaded, Hotline for Refugees and Migrants claims<p>Three Christian men seen on a video being apparently executed by jihadists in <b>Libya</b> were Eritrean refugees who left Israel under its <b>draconian policy towards</b> …

Ukraine crisis: Six government soldiers killed in east

<b>Six Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in two separate incidents in the east of the country, government officials say.</b><p>Four died after their vehicle was reportedly fired on by pro-Russian separatists in Schastye, close to the separatist stronghold of Lugansk.<p>Two others were killed when their …

Russia

The Thai Junta Has Replaced Martial Law With an Equally Draconian Security Order

Martial law has been lifted in Thailand, but replaced with a sweeping new security decree that grants virtually identical powers to the junta.<p>On …

Teens ‘Turning Their Backs on Digital’ and Flocking to Polaroid, says Impossible Project CEO

The Impossible Project CEO Creed O’Hanlon dropped quite the statement and statistic in an article on the resurgence of Polaroids by <i>The …