After cop shot Castile, 4-year-old worried her mom would be next

June 22, 2017

(CNN)The 4-year-old girl tried to calm her distraught mother, Diamond Reynolds, as both of them cried in the back of a police car. As they spent the next agonizing moments struggling to grasp what they had witnessed, their emotional interaction in the police car was captured in a video that was released Wednesday. A shaken Reynolds let out a painful scream, sobbing and cursing, in the video shown by CNN affiliate WCCO. This frightened the little girl, who became worried …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

Aid workers from nine floundering vessels in distress off the Libyan coast on Thursday, in another intense day for the Italian Coast Guard and humanitarian organizations operating search-and-rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea. The crews of Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish aid organization involved in Thursdays operations, two rubber dinghies and a wooden boat each crammed with more than 130 men, women and children. A 2-month-old baby with asthma was among the passengers of another wooden …

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Independence Day Fast Facts

June 17, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July. First two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence:“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 16, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEbola nurse Pauline Cafferkey: The Western world has moved on Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey has returned to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting Ebola there in 2014. She went back to fundraise for children orphaned by the epidemic and to close a chapter of her life. The last time Mbalu met Pauline, the teenager was sick with Ebola and fighting for her life. Pauline cared for her while smothered in a personal …

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What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy created a storm of controversy when he suggested Monday that President Trump was contemplating firing the newly appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, a man destined to be a festering thorn in the side of the Trump administration for months or years to come. And on Tuesday, aboard Air Force One, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders addressed the idea of firing Mueller with these words: “while the President has the right to, he has no …

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London Bridge attack : ‘I helped 200 people hide in a pub cellar’ – BBC News

June 11, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInsp Jim Cole rushed to the scene to give first aid One of the first police officers on the scene of the London Bridge attack has told how he helped 200 people hide from danger in a pub cellar. Inspector Jim Cole said he had been confronted by people wounded and in a “state of panic” in Borough Market. Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba killed eight people on 3 June, running over pedestrians on the bridge …

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Police arrest 3 more in London Bridge attack investigation

June 9, 2017

(CNN)British authorities on Wednesday arrested three more people in connection with last week’s London Bridge attack, London’s Metropolitan Police said. Two men were arrested on a street in Ilford and the third was apprehended at an Ilford residence when police searched the home, authorities said. …

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The ‘Boy In The Ambulance’ Emerges In Interviews With Pro-Assad Media

June 7, 2017

Omran had just been pulled from the rubble after an airstrike on the Syrian city of Aleppo. His older brother would later die of wounds sustained in the attack. With his image circulating on the internet, Omran came to be known simply as the boy in the ambulance, a symbol of the terror that Syrian children are forced to endure in a civil war. Kinana Allouche, a pro-Assad journalist, shared on Facebook photos of her interview with a healthy-looking Omran with his family, including his father, …

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‘Extraordinary’ month for Scottish renewable energy – BBC News

June 5, 2017

Overall the data showed that wind generated enough output to supply 100% or more of Scottish homes on 11 of the 31 days in May. ‘Energy revolution’ Scotland’s total electricity consumption, including homes, business and industry, last month was 1,857GW. Wind power generated the equivalent of 46% of Scotland’s entire electricity needs for the month. Dr Sam Gardner, acting director of WWF Scotland, said: “Despite the disappointment of last week’s …

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Totoro The Mystical Creature Is Getting Its Very Own Theme Park

June 5, 2017

The governor of Japans Aichi prefecture announced Thursday that it isbuilding an entire theme park based on director Hayao Miyazakis cult classic animated film My Neighbor Totoro in partnership with Studio Ghibli Inc., according to The Japan Times. My Neighbor Totoro, released in 1988, follows the story of two sisters who move to an old house in the countryside while their mother is in a nearby hospital. Satsuke and Mei meet a creature they call Totoro, who leads them through a mystical …

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I had to wait 11 days to be told of my daughter’s death – BBC News

June 3, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images One of the things Sarah remembers most clearly about this period, as the family waited together, was how her son Barnaby would go to buy pizza in the evening, which no-one could eat. Every day they threw away boxes of uneaten pizza. Sarah wondered what the rubbish collectors would think. Although she knew that the helpline staff were taking her concerns seriously, she says it wasn’t made clear to the family that they had been logged as a priority case. …

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‘The World Cannot Wait And Neither Will We,’ 61 Mayors Pledge

June 3, 2017

In an open letterThursday, the mayors of 61 U.S. cities from Burlington, Vermont, to Los Angeles promised to meet commitments agreed to under the international accord, namely cutting carbon emissions in an effort to ward off the worst effects of global climate change. The world cannot wait and neither will we. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh tries to persuade President Donald Trump not to withdraw from the Paris climate accord during a news conference Wednesday. He’s one of the …

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Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson – BBC News

May 30, 2017

Nigel Farage Who are you? I’m Nigel Farage, aged 53. Former leader of UKIP, campaigned for Brexit. What are your political views? I’ve always thought that the UK should be – must be – an independent self-governing nation that makes its own laws, controls its own borders and chooses its own friends in the world. I don’t just want the UK to leave the EU, I want Europe to leave the EU. How would you describe yourself? I’m a hard-working person, I’ve …

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Sturgeon: ‘Be vigilant but not alarmed’ – BBC News

Monday night’s attack at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena left 22 people dead and 59 injured. The Scottish government’s resilience committee met for a third time late on Tuesday after the UK’s security level was raised to “critical”, its highest alert status. Ministers were briefed by Police Scotland about the practical implications for Scotland for coming major events such the Scottish Cup Final. In a statement afterwards the first minister …

May 25, 2017
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Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

(CNN)Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980s, Ipoh earned a reputation for being a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang. “Before, there wasn’t one place where people gathered,” says Julie Song of Burps & Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new face. “Now, everyone who comes makes Old Town their first stop.” …

May 23, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 22, 2017
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All the best photos from Pippa Middleton’s decadent wedding

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock On Saturday, Pippa Middleton married hedge fund manager James Matthews. Now, of course, the internet is thirsty for photos of the lovely affair. Some fast facts: The wedding took place at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. Pippa’s dress was made by British designer Giles Deacon. And yes, yes, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were in attendance. Now let’s get to the good stuff. SEE ALSO: Why Prince Harry and Prince William are truly the …

May 22, 2017
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Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?

Beijing (CNN)Jeong Min-young is worried. Since the beginning of the year, relations between Beijing and Seoul have soured over the deployment of a US missile defense system — THAAD — in South Korea. On the Chinese internet, patriotic citizens posted calls for boycotts of South Korean goods and even staged performative displays of destroying make-up and other popular products, generating approving columns in Chinese state media. …

May 18, 2017
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