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2019

17

Apr

Trump vetoes bill to end US military support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

Donald Trump has vetoed a bill passed by Congress to end US military assistance in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The Senate had passed a bipartisan resolution on 13 March in a 54-to-46 vote, in a move that was largely seen as a rebuke of Trump’s alliance with the Saudi forces leading military action in […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

11

Apr

Police fined her when she kept reporting her ex-boyfriend for stalking

For months, Shana Grice had been telling police that her ex-boyfriend was stalking her. The 19-year-old had caught him trailing her in her car and creeping into her bedroom after stealing a spare house key, breathing near her as she hid under her comforter and waited for him to leave, prosecutors later said. Then there […]

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Country: United States
Source: WP

09

Apr

NYPD chief surgeon determined Officer Pantaleo didn’t put Eric Garner in chokehold

It was a police encounter that made headlines around the world: a plainclothes officer caught on cell phone video wrestling Eric Garner, a towering Staten Island dad, to the ground with what appeared to be a chokehold — except it wasn’t, the NYPD’s top doctor has said, according to the cop’s lawyer. The NYPD’s chief […]

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Country: United States
Source: NY Daily News

05

Apr

Woman threatened to bomb hotel hosting US Muslim Rep. Omar

US Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar had been the target of a bomb threat while she was at a conference in Los Angeles, according to the news site The Blast. Omar spoke at a banquet for the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Los Angeles chapter last month. A few days before her speech, the hotel where the […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , DS

05

Apr

Muslim soldier suing US army after ‘being forced to remove hijab’

A Muslim soldier will be suing the US army after her command sergeant major allegedly forced to take off her hijab in front of their colleagues. Sergeant Cesilia Valdovinos, who is serving in the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, said in a recent interview with Yahoo! that she has experienced “extremely hateful” behaviour for her Muslim identity. […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Independent

03

Apr

U.S. hackers helped UAE spy on foreign journalists

A group of American hackers who once worked for U.S. intelligence agencies helped the United Arab Emirates spy on a BBC host, the chairman of Al Jazeera and other prominent Arab media figures during a tense 2017 confrontation pitting the UAE and its allies against the Gulf state of Qatar. The American operatives worked for […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Reuters

02

Apr

US Supreme Court rules inmate has ‘no right to painless death’

The US Supreme Court has ruled that a convicted murderer on death row in Missouri has no right to a “painless death”. The ruling clears the way for the execution of Russell Bucklew, who asked for gas rather than lethal injection, citing an unusual medical condition. Bucklew, 50, argued the state’s preferred method amounts to […]

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Country: United States
Source: Cumhuriyet , BBC

01

Apr

Mentally ill inmate is battered and Tasered by prison officers

Shocking footage shows a mentally ill inmate being savagely beaten and tasered by correction officers inside his cell at a US prison. The brutal assault on Beau Bangert in 2017 – as well as other abuse allegations – led to the sacking of three officials at the Auburn Main Jail. Video of the attack was […]

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Country: United States
Source: Haberler , The Sun

28

Mar

US approves secret nuclear power work for Saudi Arabia

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has approved six secret authorisations for companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of a document seen by the Reuters news agency. The Trump administration has quietly pursued a wider deal on sharing US nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia, which aims to build at least two nuclear power plants. Perry’s approvals, known as Part 810 […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Aljazeera

27

Mar

Yale becomes first university to rescind admission for student in college fraud scandal

Yale University has rescinded the admission of a student who was admitted as part of the ongoing college admissions scandal, the first instance of a school doing so since the scheme became public two weeks ago. Yale has said two people applied to the university with fraudulent athletic endorsements from women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith. […]

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Country: United States
Source: NTV , CNN