Category: World

Chelsea Manning shares first picture of herself since release

Chelsea Manning shares first picture of herself since release

Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier responsible for a massive leak of classified material, shared a photo of herself for the first time since she was released from prison. The portrait, which Manning shared on her Twitter and Instagram accounts @xychelsea87, shows the 29-year old in a short-cropped hair wearing red lipstick and a dark deep-V-neck sweater. She included […]

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Brazil preparing for possible mass influx of Venezuelan refugees

Brazil preparing for possible mass influx of Venezuelan refugees

Brazil is concerned about growing numbers of refugees spilling over its border from Venezuela and is creating a plan to deal with a possible mass influx if the crisis in Venezuela worsens, Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Wednesday. “Evidently we are worried and our biggest concern is the humanitarian situation,” Jungmann told reporters. “We need to have a […]

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Five dead, 19 missing after Haiti rains, flooding: officials

Five dead, 19 missing after Haiti rains, flooding: officials

Five people were killed and 19 went missing after torrential rains and flooding hit Haiti, its Department of Civil Protection said on Thursday. Streams, rivers and ravines overflowed causing the casualties and some damage to infrastructure, the government authority said in a statement. Nineteen fishermen were missing from two towns in the coastal Grande-Anse region of southern Haiti, it said, […]

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Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

Two people died and dozens were injured when tornadoes flattened a mobile home park in Wisconsin and a housing subdivision in Oklahoma during powerful spring storms that battered an area from the South Plains of Texas to the Great Lakes. The storms hit late in the afternoon Tuesday and into the evening, leveling the Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Park near […]

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Puerto Rico militant freed from custody after 36 years

Puerto Rico militant freed from custody after 36 years

Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera was freed from house arrest Wednesday after decades in custody in a case that transformed him into a martyr for supporters but outraged those who lost loved ones in a string of bombings. Wearing black jeans and a shirt decorated with a Puerto Rican flag pin, the 74-year-old grinned and waved to cheering supporters […]

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NC senator collapses during race, taken away in ambulance

NC senator collapses during race, taken away in ambulance

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina collapsed during a Washington, D.C., race Wednesday morning and was taken away by ambulance. Tillis, 56, was seen on the ground being administered CPR by bystanders at about 15-20 minutes into the race, which started at 8 a.m. The three-mile race was being held in Anacostia Park in the southeast part of the […]

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Venezuelan president compares treatment of officials abroad to Nazi persecution

Venezuelan president compares treatment of officials abroad to Nazi persecution

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has likened the harassment of government officials and their families outside of Venezuela to the treatment of Jews under the Nazis. Maduro also said in comments to a televised cabinet meeting late on Tuesday that planned opposition rallies in Caracas on Wednesday evening were reminiscent of rallies during the rise of Nazism and fascism in pre-World […]

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Manning leaves U.S. prison seven years after giving secrets to WikiLeaks

Manning leaves U.S. prison seven years after giving secrets to WikiLeaks

Chelsea Manning walked out of a U.S. military prison on Wednesday, seven years after being arrested for passing secrets to WikiLeaks in the largest breach of classified information in U.S. history. Manning, 29, was released from the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, at about 2 a.m., according to a brief statement released by the U.S. Army.

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Trump visits with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Washington

Trump visits with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Washington

U.S. President Donald Trump met on Thursday with Jordan’s King Abdullah ahead of an annual prayer breakfast in Washington, a White House spokeswoman said. There was no immediate information provided about what Trump and the King discussed. Abdullah, the first Arab leader to hold talks with the new administration, had earlier in the week discussed the fight against Islamic State, […]

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Charleston church shooting suspect’s trial set to begin

Charleston church shooting suspect’s trial set to begin

The white man who authorities said wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church is getting ready to stand trial in a city already bruised by a former police officer’s racially charged murder trial that ended in a hung jury. Jury selection and opening statements are set for Wednesday in Dylann Roof’s […]

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