12 killed, 15 injured in rebel attack in India’s Assam state


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12 killed, 15 injured in rebel attack in India’s Assam state
Six rebels arrived in a motorized rickshaw and fired automatic weapons and lobbed grenades in a crowded market, police said.


President Erdogan’s attempts to silence Turkish satirists not working
Turkey is still reverberating from the failed coup attempt on July 15.


Black Lives Matter protesters block airport road in U.K.
The blocking of a road leading to Heathrow Airport in the British capital led to traffic chaos.


Raw: Olympic torch makes its way through Rio
The Olympic torch made its way through downtown Rio de Janeiro on Thursday night. A small symbolic cauldron was lit there. The torch continues its journey on Friday before reaching the Olympic opening ceremony. (Aug. 5)


Death toll in Nice terror attack rises to 85
The dead man was named as Pierre Hattermann, 56, by regional president Christian Estrosi in a post on Twitter.


Malaysia confirms Flight 370 course was on pilot’s simulator
It’s the first time Malaysia has acknowledged the route was on Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s simulator.


Global warming could “unfreeze” waste buried in old Greenland military base
Global warming is slowly thawing out a once top-secret U.S. nuke base


Child molester sues N.Y. rabbi over tweets
The man’s Israeli lawsuit is seen as a test case.


Thailand to vote on new constitution that critics say weakens democracy
Ruling military junta would still hold broad powers, either way Sunday’s referendum goes.


President Obama: None of ISIL’s leaders are safe
President Obama gave an update on the battle against ISIL forces at the Pentagon, focusing on the success America’s armed forces have made, pushing ISIL forces back and taking out its senior leaders.


American brewers hop into Europe’s craft-beer heartland
In Belgium, the idea of quaffing imported American suds can leave a bitter taste.


Obama: ISIL still has ability to inspire attacks
“None of ISIL’s leaders are safe,” Obama said, “and we’re going to keep going after them.”


Obama: Candidates will protect intel secrets
President Obama discussed the Republican nominee following National Security Council meeting.


Florida woman killed in London knife attack
Metropolitan Police Department identified the woman killed in the London knife attack as Darlene Horton.


Tokyo election shows progress for women in Japan, but far from gender equity
Yuriko Koike’s win in Tokyo signals growing acceptance of women in leadership in Japan.


Earl, packing heavy rain, weakens to tropical storm
All warnings dropped as storm weakens rapidly


Voices: Olympic spirit far removed from the ancient ideal
The Greeks saw the games as a catalyst for a better mind, spirit and sense of community.


Philippines president calls rich countries hypocrites on climate change
The president of the Philippines doesn’t dispute the apocalyptic nature of global warming.


Abubakar Shekau says he still leads Boko Haram
Shekau says he leads Boko Haram, not Islamic State-appointed successor.


Early results show ANC in lead in SA vote
With 69% of the votes counted, the ANC had 54% of support nationwide.


UK Police: American killed in knife attack
The London Metropolitan Police said on Thursday an investigation into a stabbing on Wednesday evening in London that killed one woman and injured five others indicated that it was likely to have been “triggered by mental health issues”. (Aug. 4)


Reports: Taliban attacks tourists including Americans
Taliban militants attacked a convoy carrying about a dozen foreign tourists including three Americans in Afghanistan, according to media reports.


What’s at risk when retired generals plunge into partisan politics
The appearance retired generals give when they jump into politics is prompting a debate.


Local residents react to London knife attack
A woman was killed and five people injured in a knife attack in central London which police say they are investigating for possible terrorist links. Video provided by AFP


Police: Woman killed in London knife attack was American
Scotland Yard said there was no evidence of radicalization that would suggest the suspect was motivated by terrorism.


Police: Mental health ‘significant factor’ in deadly London knife attack
Police say, “terrorism is one possibility” in knife attack that kills 1, wounds 5.

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