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Gang Rape Of Aid Workers In South Sudan Is A Turning Point
"The soldiers just came to the bathroom where all the girls were hiding and they just picked us out of the bathroom one by one,"
says one of the women who was in the hotel. She asked that her name not be used. Despite calls for help to the U.N. compound a mile down the road, no one came.
Even in a country where violence is commonplace, where a simmering civil war has been reignited, where the humanitarian needs are among the most pressing in the world, this attack sent shock waves through the aid community.
"Certainly something changed and things happened that we were not used to seeing happen," says Steve McCann, a security and risk assessment specialist.
And now the repercussions are apparent: Some relief agencies have evacuated staff, and others have scaled back their operations.
Hillary Clinton's for-profit university problem
Since that time, another organization with a connection to that university received almost $90 million in grants from an agency that's part of the State Department. Critics of the Clintons have cried foul. But is there really something shady going on?
There is no shortage of connections between the Clintons and Laureate International Universities.
Laureate is a for-profit university -- the same kind Hillary Clinton has railed against for saddling students with huge debts. "[Students] find little support once they actually enroll, or they graduate and discover that, when it comes to finding a job, their degree isn't worth what they thought," she told an audience last year.
Laureate has about one million students worldwide, mostly in Latin America, with five schools in the United States.
Fox News faces another sexual harassment lawsuit
The suit, which describes Fox News as a misogynistic, sex-fueled cult, also alleges that newly appointed Fox News co-president Bill Shine encouraged her to drop her harassment claims.
"Fox News masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny," Tantaros claims in the lawsuit, first obtained by The New York Times. Tantaros' suit comes nearly seven weeks after former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson accused Ailes of sexual harassment, prompting at least 20 women to come forward with their own stories of harassment at the hands of Ailes. Ailes has denied all the allegations.
Iraq stops would-be child bomber for ISIS
(CNN)A boy stands shaking in the street. Fear etched across his face. Two men flank him on either side as a third rips through the boy's Barcelona football shirt to reveal what appears to be an explosive belt. The Iraqi security officers grip the boy tightly. A small slip of the hand and the boy could reach the trigger and all four would die. This was the dramatic moment Iraqi police stopped Hussein, a 15-year-old suspected in a suicide bombing attempt for ISIS in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday.
"Let me go," the boy whimpers. The officer shouts back: "We will take you down and go to God together."
Toddler found floating in air pocket under capsized boat
Babysitter gets 'basically probation' in child molestation
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A former Missouri YMCA employee and youth minister-in-training was sentenced to 30 days in jail for molesting an 8-year-old boy in 2014 while babysitting him. Circuit Judge Calvin Holden initially gave Joseph Presley, 23, a 10-year sentence, but then Holden suspended the sentence.
The prosecuting attorney wanted a seven- to eight-year prison sentence.
Holden explained his decision to give Presley "basically probation," pointing out that Presley sought counseling after the molestation was brought to light. Presley will have to register as a sex offender under Missouri law for the rest of his life. Presley pleaded guilty in June to one count of first-degree child molestation. Police said he placed his hand down the boy's pants twice.
White Lives Matter group protests outside NAACP in Houston's Third Ward
blue X holding
white stars hung over the shoulder of a
White Lives Matter member who was joined by others in his group in a protest against the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
"We came out here to protest against the NAACP and their failure in speaking out against the atrocities that organizations like Black Lives Matter and other pro-black organizations have caused.
The attack and killing of white police officers, the burning down of cities and things of that nature," White Lives Matter member
Ken Reed said.
"If they're going to be a civil rights organization and defend their people, they also need to hold their people accountable." The protest drew
much attention as people took photos of the group which held assault rifles and "White Lives Matter" signs on the Third Ward block.
Bingo hall raid nets enough guns "to start a small war"
Authorities confiscated 100 guns, $87,000 and body armor, said Harris County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ruben Diaz. “Enough, what I would consider, to start a small war,” Diaz said during a Friday press conference. “This is one of largest seizures of guns I’ve seen in one particular spot.” Investigators found the stash of cash, guns, ammunition and body armor hidden in an underground bunker below the Paradise Day & Night Bingo Hall.
Owners Robert Jones and Fred Kennedy, along with 10 others, were arrested after a year-long undercover operation.
Prosecutors also claim the owners were using family-owned ATMs to launder some of the $15 million in illegal earnings over the last four years.
But the suspects’ attorney denies those claims. “It’s ridiculous is what it is. It’s a legitimate bingo hall,” said Stephen St. Mark, defense attorney. “They’re running a state-licensed bingo operation.” Jones and Kennedy are charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
Palestinian rocket strikes Israel, drawing Israeli reprisal
State Department ordered to review 15,000 new Clinton documents in email case
The State Department was directed to assess 14,900 documents it received from the FBI as part of the investigation into Clinton's use of her private email server while she was secretary of state, determine a plan to release the documents and report back to the court September 23.
Powell talks Clinton emails: 'Her people are trying to pin it on me' The State Department had proposed releasing the documents the second week of October, but Judge James Boasberg of the US District Court for the District of Columbia, at the request of the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, is asking State to focus on new documents uncovered by the FBI. It's unclear how many of the documents are emails.
FBI Director James Comey said in July the FBI "discovered several thousand work-related e-mails that were not in the group of 30,000 that were returned by Secretary Clinton to State in 2014."
Transgender murder sparks Turkish outcry
Turkey remains conservative on LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) issues, but on Sunday activists will stage a rare protest in Istanbul, writes Rengin Arslan of BBC Turkish. "Hande was one of the nicest people in the world.
She was very calm normally but also hyperactive.
She always went to the LGBTI marches. She pursued a cause that she felt right until the end."
Davut Dengiler describes his 23-year-old flatmate, Hande Kader, whose body was found in a forest in Istanbul last week.
Ms Kader, a sex worker, was last seen entering a client's car one night.
Mr Dengiler had hoped she was still alive but he found her body in Istanbul's morgue for unidentified persons.
Police: Georgia man accused of killing teens expressed desire to be ‘an assassin’
A Georgia man allegedly told police that before he fatally shot two teenagers in the head execution-style, he watched the 17-year-olds as they sat in an SUV behind a Publix grocery store. At a court hearing Friday, Jennifer Bennett, a detective for the Roswell, Ga., police department, said Jeffrey Hazelwood told police that Natalie Henderson and Carter Davis had no idea he was lurking nearby, first behind an electrical box and later on top of the grocery store in the early morning hours of Aug. 1, according to ABC affiliate WSB-TV. Davis was about to begin his senior year at River Ridge High School, where he was considered an excellent student and aspired to play lacrosse in college, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Henderson was also entering her final year of high school. She had been a member of the school’s color guard but opted to work and focus on academics this year, the paper reported.
Hazelwood told police that he eventually approached the teenager’s vehicle and demanded that they exit the SUV, Bennett said in a Fulton County courtroom Friday, according to CBS News.
A Father Vows To Save His Daughter From A Marriage He Forced Her Into
Her husband-to-be was in his 40s, had barely been to school and had a reputation as a heavy drinker.
Even by the standards of their village in Northern India — where child marriages are still commonplace — this was a singularly bad match. "I told my father, 'I won't do it,' " Durga recalls. "Papa said, 'No, you have to.
Then my grandparents came in the room. And they said, 'You don't have a choice. Everyone gets married like this.
You're not special.' " Talking about it — it's all suddenly too much for Durga.
She buries her face in a pink scarf she's wearing and stifles a sob.
"Please," she finally whispers. "I don't want to remember. Sometimes I think, 'Did that really happen?' "
The whole ceremony felt like a bad dream, she says. She was too upset to speak, to brush her hair — even to change into her dress. "So they just pulled it on me, over my regular clothes."
Mongolian wrestling coaches go nuts after decision
RIO DE JANEIRO — Two Mongolian wrestling coaches, head coach Tserenbaatar Tsogtbayar and assistant coach Byambarenchin Bayaraa, stripped their clothes off in protest after their athlete, Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran, lost the bronze medal match to Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyor Navruzov. Mandakhnaran lost when the judges awarded a penalty point after the finish of the match.
As the match ended, it appeared Mandakhnaran had won. His two coaches sprinted onto the mat in celebration, one carrying the flag of Mongolia. Seconds later, it was Navruzov and his coach who were celebrating after the judges awarded the penalty point.
The two Mongolian coaches then tossed a challenge flag, and when the judges explained to them the call couldn’t be challenged, they ran out onto the mat while Mandakhnaran dropped to his knees.
As the judges attempted to wave them off, the two coaches stripped down in protest — one removing his shirt, and the other removing both his shirt and pants, leaving on only his underwear.
Ethiopian runner makes protest sign as he crosses line in Rio
An Olympic marathon runner from Ethiopia staged a daring protest against his home government when he crossed the line in Rio on Sunday. As he took the silver medal, Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms above - a gesture made by the Oromo people who have suffered brutal police crackdowns. Lilesa is from Oromia, home to most of Ethiopia's 35 million Oromo people. He repeated the protest gesture later at a press conference, saying his life would be in danger if he returned home. Human rights groups say that Ethiopian security forces have killed hundreds of people in recent weeks as they crack down on anti-government protests. Explaining his actions, Lilesa said: "The Ethiopian government are killing the Oromo people and taking their land and resources so the Oromo people are protesting and I support the protest as I am Oromo. "The Ethiopian government is killing my people so I stand with all protests anywhere as Oromo is my tribe.
Al Roker, Billy Bush Fight Over Ryan Lochte: “He Lied!”
As Gossip Cop reported, Lochte claimed he was robbed at gunpoint in Rio while making his way back to the Olympic village last weekend.
Police were unable to corroborate his version of events, and it emerged that Lochte was actually in an altercation at a local gas station, where an armed security guard demanded payment for alleged vandalism.
On Friday, Lochte issued an apology statement for his behavior.
During the ongoing “Today” coverage of the Olympics, Roker and Bush had an increasingly tense argument over whether Lochte “lied” or “embellished.” Bush, to whom Lochte first told his robbery story, believed the “kid” only messed up “some details.” But Roker wasn’t having it.
Turkey wedding suicide bomber 'was child aged 12-14'
Mr Erdogan said the so-called Islamic State (IS) was behind the attack, which targeted a Kurdish wedding party. Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, is known to have several IS cells.
The bomb wounded 69 people, Mr Erdogan added, 17 of them seriously.
The bomber targeted the wedding guests as they danced in the street.
The BBC's Seref Isler, who is from Gaziantep, says the city of 1.5 million was already on edge because of events in Syria, where IS has been battling Syrian Kurdish forces. A suicide bomber believed to have links to IS killed two policemen in Gaziantep in May.
The choice of target seems designed for maximum effect: those enjoying a moment of a celebration at a wedding party. If this was an attack by so-called Islamic State, it could be a response to the jihadists' recent loss of territory in Syria.
Kurdish fighters with the US-led coalition drove them out of a stronghold, Manbij. Perhaps this attack on a Kurdish wedding in Gaziantep was an act of revenge.
The Israeli army has fired missiles into the northern Gaza Strip, after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian territory into southern Israel causing no injuries or damage.
Prosecutor: Boiled water attack on gay men was pre-meditated
In a vicious, pre-meditated attack, a Georgia man threw boiled water on a same-sex couple who were asleep in bed, and told one of the men "get out of my house with all that gay," a prosecutor said Tuesday.
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Russia's failed maneuver will cost Russian Citizens $Trillions
In the late 1980's, Russia's 20 plus years in Afghanistan, in an equally as failed attempt as the U.S. current 12 plan in Afghanistan, cost Russian's $Trillions, which played a huge role in the Russian collapse of the 1990s.
Today, Russia, a nation that runs towards any conflict with glee, based on full expectation of "exploitations",
is climbing into a hole that is far to deep for them to easily withdraw from in Iraq.
Russia, already has conflicts going on in the Ukraine, and in Syria, and now Russia is playing tag between Iran, by using their Iran lands to launch attacks in Syria, while shaking hands with Iraq's leadership, in what can only be construed as...
playing with a snake with two heads.
This isn't a prudent move at all..., in fact, this move will get uglier before it ever gets better.
When leaders of a nation are wrong, it is the citizens who suffer.
Using L.A. Flood Water to douse C.A. Wild Fires
is a concept to move huge sums of water from anywhere in the country to another side of the country, in a matter of hours.
The perfect example is taking place today, in that, in the recent days, Louisiana has suffered from 26 plus inches of rain that has devistated thousands of homes. While on the west coast, Califonia is being subjected to wildfires that are unpredictable and destroying property and homes.
concept is a design to suck huge sums of water from one location in the nation, and move it to another, which in this case, would provide the removal of huge sums of flooding water from Baton Rouge, and send it directly to the locations of the huge wildfires taking place in California.
WHY CAN'T WE DO THIS...
Simple technology can accomplish, while creating millions of jobs all around this nation, while building a concept that provides some mitegation to all the floodings that devistate this nation today, and well into the future.
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