1w ago
       

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

Shock and outrage followed when the medical charity Doctors Without Borders announced that 125 women and girls had been raped, whipped and clubbed over 10 days last month in a dramatic spike in sexual violence. In an exclusive look at the aftermath, the AP joined a U. N. peacekeeping patrol where the attacks occurred as humanitarians, rights groups and South Sudan's government scrambled to find out more. South Sudan's government has acknowledged the assaults occurred in areas it controls, on the road between Nhialdiu and Bentiu and in surrounding villages.
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2w ago
       

Woman attacked by hippo after boat capsizes on wildlife tour

One of the guides saw hippos on the right side of the river, and instructed guests to paddle to the left, away from them, Wild Horizons said in statement. When the hippo hit the canoe, Ryan Yaldor was ejected toward the island, but Kristen Yaldor was thrown toward the hippo, which pulled her under quickly after she hit the water, the source said. It took Ryan Yaldor less than 30 seconds to swim to shore from the middle of the river, and when he turned around and screamed for his wife, she popped out of the water, her right leg still in the hippo's moth, the source said.
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1m ago
       

France fires back at Trump's lack of 'common decency'

France's government has fired back at a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump, suggesting the U. S. president lacked "common decency" by launching his broadside on a day when France was mourning victims of the November 2015 terror attacks. Nursing grievances from a weekend visit to France, Trump lit into French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday over his suggestion for a European defense force, over French tariffs on U. S. wine and even Macron's approval ratings. France player Benjamin Mendy replied "don't worry bro," placing two stars in his tweet to signify the country's two World Cup victories.
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1m ago
       

Report: Saudi investigators worked to remove evidence

Members of a team from Saudi Arabia sent to help Turkish authorities investigate the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi worked instead to remove evidence of the slaying, a senior Turkish official said Monday. The official confirmed a report in Turkey's Sabah newspaper that an 11-member team of Saudi investigators that arrived in Turkey nine days after Khashoggi was killed to take part in a joint Turkish-Saudi probe included experts on chemistry and toxicology who were reportedly charged with obfuscating the evidence. The official said Turkey believes that two members of the team "came to Turkey for the sole purpose of covering up evidence" before Turkish police were allowed to search the Saudi Consulate, where Khashoggi was killed on Oct. 2 after he entered to collect a document he needed to marry his Turkish fiancee.
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2m ago
       

Putin says Russia will target nations hosting US missiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday that if the United States deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Russia will have to target the nations that would host them. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the Western military alliance's members blame Russia for developing a new missile in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, but he doesn't expect them to beef up nuclear arsenals in Europe in response. Trump said he planned to pull the U. S. out of the treaty due to the alleged Russia violations and also because China, which wasn't part of the pact, has intermediate-range missile capability.
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2m ago
       

Rocket carrying American and Russian malfunctions, forcing emergency landing

Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the crew of American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Oct. 11, 2018. Russian space agency Roscosmos/Handout via Reuters U. S. astronaut Nick Hague, left, speaks with head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin, after the Soyuz MS-10 Hague was in made an emergency landing following a failure of its booster rockets, in Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Oct. 11, 2018. Yuri Kochetkov/AFP/Getty Images NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin board the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft prior to the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 11, 2018.
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2m ago
       

Former spy who compiled controversial dossier breaks silence to criticize Trump

The former British intelligence officer who wrote the explosive dossier alleging links between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials has broken an 18-month silence to criticize the governance of the U. S. president, though not by name. Trump has vehemently and repeatedly denied all the claims in the dossier, calling it a "phony and corrupt dossier" and calling Steele a "lowlife. "Victoria Jones/PA via AP/FILE Christopher Steele, the former MI6 agent who set up Orbis Business Intelligence and compiled a dossier on Donald Trump, shown in London in this March 7, 2017 file photo.
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2m ago
       

Israeli PM's wife goes on trial for fraud

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife appeared in court Sunday for the start of her trial over alleged fraud and breach of trust, drawing renewed attention to the many scandals plaguing the prime minister and his family. According to her indictment, Mrs. Netanyahu acted "to circumvent the rules and conditions" governing the prime minister's official residence "in order to fraudulently obtain state funding for various expenses for the accused and her family that were not supposed to be financed in this manner. "Police questioned Prime Minister Netanyahu for several hours on Friday as part of investigations into alleged corruption by the long-serving premier.
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2m ago
       

Airline insists that bizarre Drew Barrymore interview for in-flight magazine is real

EgyptAir is standing by the author of a bizarre Drew Barrymore profile that appeared in the airline's in-flight magazine. In a Facebook post Amal Fawzy, the editor-in-chief of Horus magazine, blamed the controversial content on translators who may have translated “the concluded meaning” of the interview and are in charge of writing the introduction for interviews. Fawzy added that she is aware of a phone call with Takla and Barrymore’s manager where the latter didn’t deny the authenticity of the interview but protested what he described as a “harsh introduction. ”
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3m ago
       

Death toll more than 1,200 in Indonesian quake and tsunami catastrophe

DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP A satellite image provided on Oct. 1, 2018 shows the the Petobo neighborhood in Palu, Indonesia, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused substantial damage and liquefaction in the village. DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP A satellite image taken Aug. 17, 2018 shows the Balaroa neighborhood of Palu, Indonesia. DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP A satellite image provided on Oct. 1, 2018 shows the Balaroa neighborhood of Palu, Indonesia, after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused heavy damage to the area.
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