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U.S. airstrikes kill 40 Iraqi Shiite paramilitary fighters near border

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Sputnik reports that the attack was carried out on Monday night killing 35 Iraqi's militia unit called Seyid Suheda belonging to PMU. PMU commanders are reportedly among the dead, Sputnik reported. Speaking to Iran's Tasnim news agency, Abu Ala Welayi, Sayyid al-Shuhada's leader, accused the USA and Islamic State of jointly attacking his forces, vowing to take revenge. Read More »

Police open fire on vehicle 'with explosives inside' in Molenbeek

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Police reportedly "opened fire" on a vehicle in the suburbs of the Belgian capital. Belgian broadcaster RTL quoted a police spokesman as saying: 'We got the driver out, and he immediately told us that there were explosives inside'. Police cordoned off the area and Reuters witnesses on the scene heard two controlled explosions. Broadcaster RTL said the suspect auto was registered in Germany . Read More »

Police officer filmed people having sex from helicopter

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After a 22 year career, he has been relieved of his duties within the police in South Yorkshire. Adrian Pogmore, 50, used his position as an air observer to film his swinger friends having sex in their gardens . At one point in the footage, the woman even waves at the helicopter. Pogmore used a $1000-an-hour helicopter "to advance your own sexual curiosities when it should have been detecting crime", he said. Read More »

North Korea vows harsh retaliation against US over sanctions

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Another stamp shows Kim and a military leader pumping their fists in celebration, with the country's flag waving high above planet earth and a missile shooting off beside it. North Korea has come out fighting following fresh UN Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang and after the United States and South Korea celebrated the punishing measures. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani presents new ministers to parliament

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has drawn criticism for his new cabinet picks. Rouhani's presidential website offered the list he presented to lawmakers, filling 17 of the 18 positions he'll have in his Cabinet. "The U.S. will be the loser if it goes against the JCPOA", Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), was quoted by the state-run news agency IRNA as saying. Read More »

Stubborn goat refuses to get off police cruiser hood

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An officer was looking for a lost pony when a goat tried to join the task force in a hysterical video. A woman laughs as she reprimands the goat and grabs it. Officials with the Blanchard Police Department said Sunday the goat didn't damage the vehicle. Authorities did not say if the pony was reunited with its owner. Read More »

British model denies kidnapping story was a hoax - lawyer

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She was released on July 17 after her captors discovered she had a two-year-old child, she told police. Herba took credit for the crime and said he was working with an organization that is allegedly involved in various types of illegal trafficking on the dark web , officials said. Read More »

In reversal, Trump administration backs OH voter purge

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But in an unusual turn, the department filed a new amicus brief Monday arguing that the purges of voters are legal under federal law. "After this Court's grant of review and the change in Administrations, the Department reconsidered the question". Read More »

Swastika Covered LGBT Pride Shirts Incite Internet Backlash

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The shirts from KA Design were being sold on the Teespring website until Monday, when a notice posted on the site indicated the items were "no longer available due to content issues ". "We brought out the worst in people". A clothing company is apparently so interested in pushing the boundaries of fashion, it's tried to make the swastika a "symbol of love and peace". Read More »

At least 5 killed in China quake

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The Sichuan quake, which occured just before 9:20 p.m. local time (9:20 a.m. EDT), was followed by a small magnitude 3.3 aftershock. The area is located on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in northern Sichuan province, home to many Tibetan and other ethnic minority villages. Read More »

North Korea threatens strike on Guam

The North Korean statement on Guam references this action. The United States has 28,500 troops in South Korea to guard against the North Korean threat. Trump's remarks followed reports that North Korea had successfully produced a nuclear warhead small enough to fit atop a missile. Seoul is home to a population of roughly 10 million, within range of massed pre-targeted North Korean rockets and artillery, which would be impossible to destroy in a first US strike. Read More »

Man dressed as vehicle seat driving around DC area

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Many people on the road didn't seem to notice the apparent absence of a driver in the vehicle, according to ARLnow, while others pointed at the auto in confusion. But when local News4's Adam Tuss spotted the vehicle and approached it, he realized that it was actually being operated by a person disguised as the auto seat. Read More »

Alabama mom's 'pool day' photo makes a splash on the internet

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One Alabama mom is clearly excited about sending her kids back to school. And the drink in her hand is actually orange juice, and not a mimosa, as some Facebook commenters have said. Willingham, a part-time mail carrier, hasn't had her pool day yet. Despite the photo, it turns out she wasn't able to have a relaxing day at the pool on Monday while her kids were at school after all. Read More »

Airbnb Evicts Users Planning to Attend White Supremacist Rally

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White nationalist extremists plan to protest on Saturday the removal of a Confederate-era Gen. Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a move expected to draw thousands, according to reports. "At this point, this is a civil rights issue". "In 2016 we established the Airbnb Community Commitment reflecting our belief that to make good on our mission of belonging, those who are members of the Airbnb community accept people regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ... Read More »

Turkey building 'security' wall on Iran border

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The Turkish intervention in Northern Syria has been at a standstill for months as the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army isn't pressing against the Assad regime to the south and can't push east to the Euphrates so long as the Kurds have US protection. Read More »

Man guilty of pipe bomb plot in British airport

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However, tests found that the bomb could have been viable and, according to an explosives expert, would have had the potential to cause injuries and damage if detonated. Jurors were told there was no evidence of a motive or that the incident was linked to terrorism. Italian police quizzed him before he returned to the United Kingdom on 12 February where he was picked up by United Kingdom police. Read More »

Cynthia Nixon blasts Gov. Cuomo, won't say if she'll run

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The Emmy Award-winning actress answered "I cannot" when " Today " show host Al Roker asked the actress if she would announce her bid. We are the 49th in terms of equitable funding. The problem is partly because of property taxes: Wealthy districts have more tax dollars to use for schools than poorer districts. On The View in April , Nixon spoke, saying that "Basically, Cuomo is shortchanging the children of NY state", and that "he is not against public schools but he doesn't like to pay ... Read More »

Young Missionary Couple Tragically Killed Just One Day After Wedding

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On Saturday, the pickup truck they were driving careened off-road into a tree, The Wichita Eagle reports . It is a day that most couples never forget: the day they meet their soul mate. "They were very much in love", John Bouma, Rebekah's dad, said of the new couple. She said: "There was no doubt they were meant for each other". Rebekah's parents also explained how her daughter is with the Lord that she loved so deeply. Read More »

Boy found dead in van at Orlando day care

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Officers found Myles Hill on the floor of the back seat of the van, and paramedics pronounced him dead, Mina said. An initial investigation revealed that the day-care worker, who has not been identified by police, picked up Myles and other children Monday morning and drove them to another Little Miracles Academy, police said. Read More »

US May Bomb ISIS in Philippines

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said the matter had not been discussed by both countries. Once the disaster relief efforts reach a steady state and the affected state's military is able to coordinate the foreign military assistance provided without external support, the Changi RHCC will draw down its operations. Read More »

Another 'Pinky' sighting in Cameron Parish Saturday

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Bridget Boudreaux says that she was riding with her husband in a boat on the channel when she spotted two dolphins that caught her eye. Boudreaux said she believes her picture of the pink dolphin received so much attention because it's the first one with it completely out of the water. Read More »

Bid to block Macron's wife being 'first lady'

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Last week, a petition has been launched, that online document gathered 209,000 signatures against Brigitte Trogneux as the first lady who has access to public funds. These included measures like banning MPs from hiring relatives. Macron recently sent a letter to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proposing mediation, and French Ambassador Romain Nadal has been meeting with Venezuelan government and opposition members. Read More »

Japan FM to East Asia: Uphold free, fair economic order

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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday said it was too soon to discuss components of the code, but whatever is agreed must be stuck to. As for unilateral sanctions against North Korea , Wang indicated a negative view. Even so, China has continued to provide North Korea critical aid even in the wake of weapons tests in violation of United Nations resolutions - because it does not want to cause a collapse of the North Korean regime, which serves as a buffer between China and USA -ally ... Read More »

Mega Millions aptly named; jackpot $350 million

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Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot has hit $350 million annuity or $218.3 cash prize after an increase in sales Tuesday. "This is the first time in the history of the Connecticut Lottery where both (jackpots) have been over 300 million at the same time", said Tom Trella, the director of lottery games at the CT Lottery. Read More »

Rajya Sabha repeatedly adjourned over currency note row

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The opposition party, which disrupted proceedings in the Rajya Sabha over the issue forcing its adjournment, said the high denomination notes varied in terms of their size, design and other features. Another Congress leader, Kapil Sibal also targeted the government saying "Today we have discovered why the government took the demonetisation decision". Read More »