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Finnish stabbings treated as terrorism; suspect targeted women

Finnish police said on Saturday that an 18-year-old Moroccan man arrested after knife attacks that killed two people in the city of Turku appeared to have specifically targeted women and that the spree was being treated as terrorism-related. The suspect arrested on Friday after being shot in the leg by ...

Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war

/ Aug 19, 2017

Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war

President Donald Trump is "studying and considering his options" for a new approach to Afghanistan and the broader South Asia region, the White House said Friday after the president huddled with his top national security aides at Camp David. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee ...

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

Aug 19, 2017

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city's right to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a request that was swiftly rejected by the state's governor. Mayor Mike Signer said recent clashes ...

Sierra Leone death toll from mudslides reaches 450

Aug 19, 2017

Sierra Leone death toll from mudslides reaches 450

Rescue officials in Sierra Leone warned Friday that the chances of finding survivors in the debris of mudslides "are getting smaller every day" as bereaved and homeless survivors faced the magnitude of all they have lost. Burials and rescue efforts pressed on amid the threat ...

Trump approves plan to create independent, aggressive cyber command

Aug 19, 2017

Trump approves plan to create independent, aggressive cyber command

President Donald Trump has approved a long-delayed Pentagon plan to create an independent and more aggressive cyber command in order to beef up cyberwar operations against the Islamic State group and other foes. The White House announcement Friday means U.S. Cyber Command may eventually be ...