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Burkina Faso attack: At least 29 dead, scores freed after hotel siege

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attackers raided a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso overnight, shooting some and taking others hostage in a siege that lasted hours and ended with 29 people dead.<p>An al Qaeda-linked terrorist group claimed responsibility for the assault at Splendid Hotel -- a popular meeting place for Western …


Taiwan elects first female president Tsai Ing-wen

Pro-independence candidate Tsai Ing-wen has effectively won Taiwan's presidential elections after Eric Chu, the candidate and chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), conceded defeat.<p>Tsai of Taiwan's main opposition party was on course for a landslide election victory on Saturday, polls showed, as …


Burkina Faso hotel attack: 18 nationalities among dead

At least 29 killed in overnight assault by al-Qaida-linked terrorists on hotel popular with UN staff and foreigners<p>At least 29 people of 18 nationalities have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso by al-Qaida-linked militants, security officials have confirmed. …


Obama signs emergency order over Flint water crisis

President Barack Obama on Saturday signed an emergency declaration for the state of Michigan, clearing the way for federal aid to help resolve the water crisis in Flint.<p>For more than a year, parents there have voiced simmering concerns that a decision to change the city's water source in 2014 from …


Iran Complies With Nuclear Deal; Sanctions Are Lifted


‘Who knows what they’re stomping on?’: Tribe worried about Ore. refuge artifacts

The Burns Paiute Tribe is seeking criminal charges against the armed occupiers of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, accusing the men of damaging important cultural resources on the tribe’s native land.<p>The tribe is urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect those resources, in …


American sailors told by Iranian captors to 'act happy'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The 10 U.S. Navy sailors held by Iran were told by their captors to "act happy" while they were being videotaped during their detention, according to a U.S. defense official with access to the latest information about the debriefing of the sailors.<p>The U.S. commander who spoke on …

Barbara Starr

Iran FM: Sanctions on Tehran to be lifted on Saturday

International sanctions on Iran will be lifted within hours when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issues its final report on Tehran's nuclear programme, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying.<p>Zarif arrived in Vienna earlier on Saturday, where the IAEA was expected …

South Asia

Coalition airstrike destroys Islamic State cash stockpile sending clouds of money into the air

The US Defense Department releases a video showing a bomb hitting an Isil cash stockpile sending clouds of paper - which the Pentagon says is cash - into the air<p>The US Defense Department has released a video, said to show the bombing of an Islamic State group cash stockpile in Mosul, Iraq.<p>The …

National Security

Burkina Faso hotel attack ends as couple kidnapped; 4 jihadis, 23 others dead

The Al-Qaida fighters who stormed a popular hangout in Burkina Faso's capital at dinnertime came with a mission to kill as many people as possible, firing at people as they moved to a nearby hotel and setting the cafe ablaze, survivors and officials said Saturday. When the gunfire stopped after a …


The NYPD is charging a news station $36,000 to view police body cam footage

Citing the state's Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), reporter Courtney Gross with cable news station NY1 requested in April that the department provide her with 190 hours of unedited body camera footage.<p>Four months later, the police department told NY1 that it would only provide the station …

Law Enforcement
Hugh Hewitt