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Who marched in Boston? Faces and voices from the rally and counterprotest
6 Officers Shot in Florida and Pennsylvania, 2 Killed and 4 Wounded
'Mother of Satan' TATP found in Spain bomb factory
Traces of the easy-to-make but deadly explosive TATP -- known as the "mother of Satan" -- have been found in a house where the alleged attackers in the twin assaults in Spain were believed to be building bombs, police said Sunday. Used by jihadists everywhere from Paris and Brussels to the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the dangerously unstable TATP has become the explosive of choice for the Islamic State group, which claimed the attacks in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils. Investigators uncovered ingredients of the explosive at a house in the town of Alcanar, around 200 kilometres (120 miles) south of Barcelona, believed to be the terror cell's bomb-making factory.
An Oregon Wildfire is Blazing in the Eclipse's Path of Totality
Couple Who Engaged In Sexual Act Aboard Southwest Airlines Flight Questioned
'Embarrassed' Voters in Midwest States Rate President's Conduct
Oxford University employee and US academic brought to Chicago to face murder charges
Two employees of elite universities charged in the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old hair stylist were returned to Chicago early Saturday to face charges of first-degree murder in the brutal killing. Chicago police escorted fired Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem, 43, and Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren, 56, from Northern California, where they surrendered peacefully on Aug. 4 after an eight-day, nationwide manhunt. Detectives were questioning the men Saturday. They could appear in court as early as Sunday. The men are accused of killing Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, a Michigan native who had been living in Chicago, last month in Lathem's high-rise Chicago condo. Chicago police have said Cornell-Duranleau suffered more than 40 stab wounds, including "mutilations," to his upper body. Authorities say the attack was so violent the blade of the knife they believe was used was broken. They found Cornell-Duranleau's body July 27 after the building's front desk received an anonymous call that a crime had occurred on the 10th floor. He had been dead more than 12 hours. By then, authorities say Lathem and Warren had fled the city. According to autopsy results released Friday by the Cook County medical examiner's office, Cornell-Duranleau had methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death. Wyndham Lathem Credit: Chicago Police Department/PA Police say Lathem and Cornell-Duranleau, who moved to Chicago from the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area about a year ago, had a personal relationship, though they have not described the nature of it or a motive for the attack. It's unclear what the relationship was between Lathem, Cornell-Duranleau and Warren, who's British. He arrived in the U.S. three days before the killing, after being reported missing in Great Britain. Lathem, a microbiologist who's been on Northwestern's faculty since 2007 but was not teaching at the time of the attack, was terminated by the university for fleeing from police when there was an arrest warrant out for him. Investigators said the day after the crime was committed Lathem and Warren drove about 80 miles (128 kilometers) northwest of Chicago to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. One of the men made a $1,000 donation to a local library in Cornell-Duranleau's name. Lake Geneva authorities said the man making the donation didn't give his name. Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau Credit: Facebook At another point after the killing, Lathem sent a video to friends and relatives apologizing for his involvement in the crime, which he called the "biggest mistake of my life." The video raised concern among investigators that Lathem might kill himself. Lathem and Warren both appeared in court in California last week, where they agreed to return to Illinois to face charges. An attorney for Lathem, Kenneth H. Wine, called him a "gentle soul" and said "what he is accused of is totally contrary to the way he has lived his entire life." Wine said Lathem intends to plead not guilty to the charges. Warren was represented by a public defender during a brief appearance in a San Francisco court. She said he is "presumed innocent," but declined to comment further.
Flying dogs caught in action
These excited pooches are flying without wings in this series of hilarious images. Taken in July by photographer Peter Mueller, Each photo shows the canines’ exuberant facial expressions, as they appear to be leaping through the air.
The storm around America's statues isn't about history. It's about whiteness | Eddie S Glaude, Jr
Confederate statues are part of a politics that trades on white fears and cultural wars that scapegoat black and brown people. During his infamous press conference this Tuesday, as he vehemently defended his claim that both sides were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Donald Trump declared “many of these people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E Lee. “Not all of those people were white supremacists,” he said.
Grace Mugabe gets diplomatic immunity, returns to Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from Johannesburg on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel there.
Boston 'free speech' rally abandoned by right-wing demonstrators outnumbered by 15,000 counter-protesters
As the official start time of the contentious “Free Speech Rally” in Boston approached, the winner in the battle of words between organisers and counter-demonstrators had already been determined. If hateful speech aimed at Jewish people or minorities was chanted at Boston Common park, it was not audible at one of the largest rallies being held just one week after the deadly demonstrations in Charleston, Virginia, where neo-Nazis marched bearing torches, and where one woman was killed. Instead, an estimated 15,000 counter-protesters dominated the air with anti-Nazi and anti-fascist chants.
Behind olive trees, Spain terror cell's bomb factory
"I should have listened to him," said Groby, who saw all the windows of her home in Spain shatter when a massive explosion detonated in the house next door on Wednesday. It turned out that house hidden behind olive trees was likely the bomb factory of suspected jihadists who used vehicles to mow down pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils hours later.
Game of Thrones hackers vow to leak finale: Fans thrilled
CALIFORNIA, U.S. - Hackers might have given HBO and the Game of Thrones creators some sleepless nights this month - but it is bound to get worse as the finale draws closer.The unusually redu
India’s Infosys offers to buy back shares after CEO quits
BANGALORE, India - In a meeting to consider a share buy back, Infosys voted to buy back as many as 113 million shares at 1,150 rupees apiece or $2 billion of shares, a day after the company’s
Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns amid row with founders
BANGALORE, India - Infosys Chief Executive Vishal Sikka resigned abruptly on Friday, blaming a "continuous drumbeat of distractions" and a long-running row with founders over the tech fir
SC to hear Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Bhat's plea
New Delhi [India], August 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a plea filed by Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Bhat raising several issues including that he was not being heard by the Jammu and
SC to hear plea on police department vacancies
New Delhi [India], August 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the petition filed by lawyer, Manish Kumar, seeking to fill up various posts of police department in many states. In the last
Malegaon blast case: SC to pronounce verdict on Lt. Col. Purohit bail plea
New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Monday pronounce verdict on a plea of Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit seeking interim bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. A benc
BSP tweets picture batting for joint opposition; features Akhilesh too
New Delhi [India], August 20 (ANI): The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Sunday lent its support to the likes of senior Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) leader Sharad Yadav, who have been asking the opposition
Drone scare at Delhi airport: Police registers case against unknown persons
New Delhi [India], August 20 (ANI): The Airport Police has registered a case against unknown persons under Section 188, in the wake of two pilots spotting an unidentified object on the Delhi airport r
Drone scare at Delhi airport: Air Asia India confirms pilots saw unidentified object on IGI runway
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], August 20 (ANI): AirAsia India has confirmed that their pilots saw an object resembling a drone flying close to their aircraft following which the flight operations at t
AIADMK will be 'one again and without Sasikala: OPS
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 20 (ANI): Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Sunday announced that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will be one once again,
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