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2018

18

Oct

Guantanamo prison to remain open ’25 years or more’

Former president Barack Obama had vowed to close the US military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but now it will stay open for at least 25 years, the officer in charge of the facility said Tuesday. Rear Admiral John Ring said the prison, which holds several alleged plotters of the 9/11 attacks, is focused on […]

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Country: United States
Source: France 24 , Sputnik

17

Oct

Harvard sued for discriminating against Asian American applicants

One of the world’s best-known universities is being sued for discriminating against Asian American applicants. Harvard University in the United States is denying discrimination. At the heart of the case is affirmative action legislation, intended to counter the centuries of exclusion of minorities from higher education, that allows universities to include race as a factor when considering […]

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Country: United States
Source: Al Jazeera , Sputnik

09

Oct

Officer who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice gets new police gig

The former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice as the 12-year-old played with an airsoft pellet gun in 2014 has a new job with another police department. Timothy Loehmann, who shot Rice after responding to 911 calls about a “guy with a gun,” has been hired as a part-time officer by the village […]

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Country: United States
Source: Huffington Post

05

Oct

Brett Kavanaugh: Hundreds arrested in Supreme Court protest

Hundreds of protesters against US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been arrested in Washington, DC. Comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski were among 302 women held for demonstrating against the nominee. Thousands of mainly female demonstrators marched through the nation’s capital on Thursday, starting at the appeals court where Judge […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , BBC Türkçe

04

Oct

US mosque faces restrictions on daily prayers

Hundreds of Muslims on Wednesday flocked to Virginia in support of a mosque’s request to be allowed to conduct basic religious services. A public hearing was held in Fairfax County to decide whether an amendment requested by the Mclean Islamic Center (MIC) should be approved. The amendment calls for the mosque to extend its hours […]

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Country: United States
Source: Anadolu Agency

26

Sep

Former Georgia minister releases documents confirming US bioweapons experiments in Georgia

Georgia’s former Minister of State Security Igor Giorgadze released documents confirming that the US is carrying out bioweapons experiments in the so-called Lugar Center located near the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. Giorgadze launched a website “Georgia. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow“, where documents and data are released. “The Lugar Center”[officially known as L. Sakvareli Center for Disease […]

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Country: United States
Source: SouthFront

20

Sep

US terrorism report: Iran tagged as top terror sponsor

Iran remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Trump administration said Wednesday in an annual report that also highlighted another drop in terrorist attacks worldwide. The State Department’s annual survey of global terrorism accused Iran of intensifying numerous conflicts and trying to undermine governments throughout the Middle East and beyond. Iran’s “terrorist affiliates […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Indian Express , NTV

19

Sep

US to slash refugee admissions to historic low of 30,000, Pompeo confirms

The US will allow no more than 30,000 refugees into the country in the coming year, down by a third from last year’s cap, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has announced. The latest cut reflects a victory by White House hardliners on immigration over both the state department and the Pentagon. When Donald Trump […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Guardian

18

Sep

Black teenager in car with his white grandmother arrested after passer-by reports robbery

The family of an African-American man in Wisconsin is threatening to sue the police department, after officers pulled over the car his grandmother and a friend were driving, then handcuffed the 18-year-old. CBS reported that officers pulled the car over on Sept. 2 after receiving a tip about a black man who was seen robbing […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Independent

13

Sep

Muslim woman says TSA subjected her to inappropriate search

A Muslim woman has filed a complaint against the Transportation Security Administration alleging that a search she was subjected to at Boston’s airport “bordered on sexual assault.” The complaint was filed with the TSA on Wednesday by the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The complaint says the 54-year-old woman who wears a […]

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Country: United States
Source: AP