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Gorilla Shot Dead After Boy Falls Into Zoo Moat

Gorilla Shot Dead After Boy Falls Into Zoo MoatThe toddler is believed to have crawled through a public barrier into the Gorilla World enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Saturday afternoon, and tumbled into the exhibit’s moat. Zoo director Thane Maynard said the lowland gorilla – a 17-year-old male named Harambe weighing around 180kg – “went down and got him”.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 7:08 am

Iran parliament chief retains post despite reformist gains

Iranian lawmakers take an oath during the inauguration of the new parliament, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, May 28, 2016. Moderate candidates and supporters of President Hassan Rouhani secured majority of seats in the new parliament. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's long-serving parliament speaker will retain his post despite gains by reformists in elections held earlier this year.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 7:04 am

Veterans sites in California, Kentucky, Virginia damaged

This Friday, May 27, 2016 image from video provided by KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV shows graffiti on a Vietnam War memorial in the Venice area of Los Angeles. The homespun memorial painted on a block-long wall on Pacific Avenue lists the names of American service members missing in action or unaccounted for in Southeast Asia, painted by a Vietnam veteran and dedicated in 1992. The wall has been tagged previously but the latest vandalism - within the past week - covers the bottom half of the memorial for much of its length. (KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV via AP) TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — Memorials to veterans in a Los Angeles neighborhood and a town in Kentucky, as well as a Civil War veterans cemetery in Virginia, were damaged as the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, officials said.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 6:48 am

Battling Against Islamic State’s Guerrilla Tactics

Battling Against Islamic State's Guerrilla TacticsThe forces fighting Islamic State in Iraq say they are encountering more and more roadside bombs as the extremist group is attacked on multiple fronts. As Sky News was filming in northern Iraq the team saw fighters being treated for serious injuries 30 minutes after an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded on a road which was meant to be secure. Doctor Zahawi Saman told us the attacks are happening regularly and that he and his staff are facing medical shortages.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 6:28 am

In Asia Pacific, a tense game of political brinksmanship

FILE - In this Friday, April 15, 2016 file photo, an FA-18 jet fighter lands on the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in the South China Sea while U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the aircraft carrier during a trip to the region. American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the “new normal” in U.S.-Pacific relations despite rising tensions with China and Russia. U.S. moves in recent months have led to angry protests from Beijing and Moscow. They say the Obama administration is fueling unrest in the Asia Pacific, and is conducting for illegal and unsafe transit in the region. (AP Photo/Lolita C. Baldor, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the "new normal" in U.S.-Pacific relations despite rising tensions with China and Moscow.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 6:28 am

German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

French President Francois Hollande, left, speaks with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde during the family photo session at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in Shima, Japan. Friday, May 27, 2016. (Jeon Heon-kyun/Pool Photo via AP)VERDUN, France (AP) — France's president and Germany's chancellor want their countries' improbable friendship to be a source of hope for today's fractured Europe as they commemorate the centenary of the longest battle of World War I.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 6:26 am

Houston, We Have A Spare Room In Space

Houston, We Have A Spare Room In SpaceNASA has successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station, two days after running into problems during the first attempt. The operation to expand and pressurise the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, took much longer than expected, stretching over three days – but victory, when it came, was sweet. "A significant milestone has been accomplished," Bigelow Aerospace, the inflatable chamber's creator, announced on Twitter.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 5:50 am

Japan’s Abe may leave tax hike to next PM: reports

Japan's Abe may leave tax hike to next PM: reportsReports suggest Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) is likely to leave the tricky work of imposing heavier taxes — a key measure which would help pay down one of the biggest debt loads among rich nations …

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 5:44 am

Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF

Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVFChina's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, …

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 5:34 am

Venezuelan officials, opposition meet mediators over standoff

The opposition is calling on the Venezuelan government to allow international relief supplies of food and medicine into the country where a crippling economic crisis has left major shortages of basic foodstuffsVenezuelan officials and opposition foes have held separate secret meetings in the Dominican Republic with a group of ex-world leaders seeking a way out of political crisis, officials said, as an ex-military reserve leader was shot dead.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 5:21 am

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Iran parliament chief retains post despite reformist gains – Washington Post


Washington Post

Iran parliament chief retains post despite reformist gains
Washington Post
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's long-serving parliament speaker will retain his post despite gains by reformists in elections held earlier this year. The official IRNA news agency says Ali Larijani, 59, was re-elected by 173 out of the body's 281 lawmakers. He
Iran parliament speaker easily wins reelectionAl-Arabiya
Conservative reelected Iran speaker despite reformist gainsThe Daily Star
Ali Larijani Reelected Iranian Parliament SpeakerSputnik International
Tasnim News Agency (press release) –Mehr News Agency – English Version –Press TV –Muscat Daily
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Posted on 29 May 2016 | 7:12 am

German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun – Washington Post


BBC News

German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun
Washington Post
VERDUN, France — France's president and Germany's chancellor want their countries' improbable friendship to be a source of hope for today's fractured Europe as they commemorate the centenary of the longest battle of World War I. In extensive
Hollande, Merkel to remember WWI dead 100 years after Verdun battleThe Times of Israel
French and German leaders to mark Verdun battle centenaryBBC News
Hollande, Merkel remember WWI dead 100 years after Verdun battleThe Daily Star
FRANCE 24 –BBC News –Deutsche Welle –GlobalPost
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Posted on 29 May 2016 | 6:31 am

Rescued migrants say ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard – NGO – Reuters


Reuters

Rescued migrants say ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard – NGO
Reuters
ROME Migrants rescued from two boats in the Mediterranean this week told humanitarian workers in Italy that they saw another vessel carrying some 400 migrants sink, Save the Children said on Saturday. Three vessels carrying migrants already are …
Migrants saved from boats in Mediterranean SeaNew York Daily News
European migrant crisis: Weekly boat rescues reach 13000BBC News
Italian, Irish ships save more than 500 migrants off Libya coastMalta Independent Online
i24news –NBCNews.com –PBS NewsHour –Daily Mail
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Posted on 29 May 2016 | 3:47 am

Trumpism: Made in Europe – Newbritainherald


Huffington Post

Trumpism: Made in Europe
Newbritainherald
WASHINGTON — Here's the irony of Donald Trump's “America First,” immigrant-bashing, free-trade-averse, make-us-great-again nationalism: It is a European import. The American right has typically been anti-government, reverent of the Constitution, …
Far right's defeat leaves Austria politically cleavedTimes of India
Austria Is Just the Beginning of a More Polarized WorldHuffington Post
Police Investigating Threats Against New PresidentBreitbart News
The National –STLtoday.com –OregonLive.com –Press Herald
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 11:01 pm

US commander warns that Iraqi forces may face resistance in key urban fight – Washington Post


Washington Post

US commander warns that Iraqi forces may face resistance in key urban fight
Washington Post
BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces' ability to deal a swift blow to the Islamic State in the city of Fallujah could be slowed by local support for militants, the U.S. commander in Iraq said, suggesting a key battle may be a longer, tougher fight than Iraqi
50000 civilians reportedly trapped inside Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround ISIS strongholdFox News
Signs Point to Long Fight to Retake Fallujah from ISVoice of America
Iraqi forces fight to reclaim ISIS-held citiesPBS NewsHour
Antiwar.com –Daily Beast –Western Journalism –Herald Scotland
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 8:42 pm

Lightning strikes in Europe: One killed and many injured – BBC News


BBC News

Lightning strikes in Europe: One killed and many injured
BBC News
Lightning strikes in several European countries have killed one man and caused serious injuries as summer storms hit across the Continent. The man was killed in southern Poland as he was hit by lightning while descending a mountain. In Paris, a
Children fight to live after lightning hits 11 in Paris parkFox News
14 injured in lightning strikes in France and GermanyCNN
Lightning Injures Several People in France and GermanyNew York Times
Northwest Herald –Appeal-Democrat –NBCNews.com –The Weather Channel
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 8:36 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns he’ll retaliate against NATO missiles – CNN


CNN

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns he'll retaliate against NATO missiles
CNN
(CNN) Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will retaliate against the placement of U.S. missiles in nearby countries such as Romania, according to Russia's state-run news agency TASS. The United States launched a ground-based missile defense …
Putin: Russia Will Respond to US Missile Shield in EuropeVoice of America
Vladimir Putin visits Mount Athos, all-male Orthodox enclaveBBC News
Putin visits Orthodox monastic community at Mount AthosFox News
Greek Reporter –Daily Mail –Fox News Latino –Fortune
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 6:47 pm

Palestinian President Abbas Says ‘Ready’ for Paris Peace Talks – Voice of America


Voice of America

Palestinian President Abbas Says 'Ready' for Paris Peace Talks
Voice of America
May 28, 2016 12:24 PM. CAIRO—. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a gathering of the Arab League Saturday that the body he represents is ready to accept a “fair and just peace” based on internationally recognized U.N. resolutions in …
Palestinian Leader Wants Time Cap for Any Talks With IsraelNew York Times
Wounded Palestinian Killed by Israeli Soldier BuriedJP Updates
Arab League supportive of French peace initiativeJerusalem Post Israel News
RT –Washington Post –Press TV –Al-Bawaba
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 4:39 pm

Syria Rebels Attacked by IS Militants, Government Troops – New York Times


Daily News & Analysis

Syria Rebels Attacked by IS Militants, Government Troops
New York Times
BEIRUT — Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in
Islamic State Presses Offensive in Syria's NorthVoice of America
Syria conflict: IS 'attacks rebel-held Syria town of Marea'BBC News
Bombs strike near hospitalsConcord Monitor
International Business Times –NPR –CNSNews.com –Wall Street Journal
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 1:52 pm

These kids literally had to scale a cliff to get home from school – CBS News


CBS News

These kids literally had to scale a cliff to get home from school
CBS News
BEIJING – Just to get home from school, they climb 800 meters (more than 2,500 feet) toward the sky – on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to a sheer cliff face. After pictures surfaced of the challenging trek faced by schoolchildren in a poor corner
Chinese schoolkids climb a 2625-foot cliffside ladder to get home. Soon, they'll have stairs.Washington Post
Watch These Chinese Kids Scale A 2600-Foot Cliff To Get To SchoolHuffington Post
China to replace treacherous 2625-foot ladder to school with stairsFox News
AOL News –Columbia Daily Tribune –9news.com.au –The Guardian
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Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:54 pm