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Syria regime bombardments claim 51 civilians: monitor

Jul 22, 2016

Syria regime bombardments claim 51 civilians: monitor

At least 51 civilians, including 15 children, were killed in bombardment of several rebel-held areas across Syria on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. The group said at least 13 people, including three children, were killed in government airstrikes and shelling ...

Nice truck attacker plotted for months, had accomplices: France

Jul 22, 2016

Nice truck attacker plotted for months, had accomplices: France

The truck driver who killed 84 people on a Nice beachfront had accomplices and appears to have been plotting his attack for months, the Paris prosecutor said Thursday, citing cryptic phone messages, more than 1,000 calls and video of the attack scene on the ...

17 migrants found dead, 1,128 rescued in Mediterranean

Jul 22, 2016

17 migrants found dead, 1,128 rescued in Mediterranean

Rescue boats recovered the bodies of 17 migrants and plucked 1,128 survivors from the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily on Thursday, a day after 22 corpses were found in the bottom of a smugglers’ boat. The Italian coast guard, which coordinated Thursday’s rescues, said ...

Prosecutors seek longer Pistorius sentence

Jul 21, 2016

Prosecutors seek longer Pistorius sentence

South African prosecutors said Thursday they would push for a longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius, describing his six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as “shockingly too lenient.” After he was sentenced earlier this month, Pistorius’ lawyers said the double-amputee Olympic sprinter ...

Jul 21, 2016

EU to put burden of greenhouse-gas targets on rich north

The EU on Wednesday unveiled national targets for cutting greenhouse gases by 2030, placing the burden on richer northern countries, including exit-bound Britain, to help meet the bloc’s U.N. goal. The plans for the 28 EU member states put the onus on Sweden, Luxembourg, ...

Young gun Republicans fire first shots in 2020 race

Jul 21, 2016

Young gun Republicans fire first shots in 2020 race

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is more than 100 days away, but at the Republican convention in Cleveland, the battle for the party’s 2020 White House nomination is already raging. The received political wisdom goes something like this: Donald Trump’s White House bid is ...