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Someone hacked every tornado siren in Dallas. It was loud.


April 10, 2017

Dallas residents got an unexpected wake up call Friday, April 8 when all the city’s 156 emergency sirens were set off just before midnight. Officials says a hacker was to blame. (Reuters) Last year, someone kept hacking into traffic signs in Dallas — corrupting bland electronic messages into jokey missives such as: “Work is Canceled — Go Back Home” and …

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Trump’s missile ‘message’ only deepens the U.S.’s Syria conundrum


April 10, 2017

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. The Trump administration has been basking in the afterglow of the first direct American strike on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — but the buzz is wearing …

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Trump officials tell Russia to drop its support for Syria’s Assad


April 10, 2017

Officials in the Trump administration on Sunday demanded that Russia stop supporting the Syrian government or face a further deterioration in its relations with the United States. Signaling the focus of talks that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to have in Moscow this week, officials said that Russia, in propping up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, bears at least …

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Russia warns of serious consequences from US strike in Syria


April 8, 2017

Saudi king congratulates Trump on US military strikes in Syria US threat of further strikes in Syria jeopardizes ties with Russia Syria was warned of US strike threat: military source Russia warned on Friday that US cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences, as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict …

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Traditional ‘goat pulling’ sport outlasts Afghan wars, politics


April 8, 2017

Traditional ‘goat pulling’ sport outlasts Afghan wars, politics A crash of horses and men deep in a mountain pass signals the start of another game of buzkashi, Afghanistan’s national sport. Buzkashi, which translates roughly as “goat pulling,” has been played for centuries across Central Asia and is one of the most enduring and iconic symbols of Afghanistan. It is a …

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Uzbek main suspect in Swedish truck attack that killed four


April 8, 2017

A 39-year-old Uzbek man being held in custody is the suspected driver of a hijacked beer delivery truck that ploughed into crowds in central Stockholm, killing four people and wounding 15 in an apparent terror attack, police said on Saturday. The man, previously known to Swedish intelligence services as a marginal figure with no clear links to extremist groups, is …

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Wife-beating Pakistani husband jailed in UK after false cricket contract claim


April 7, 2017

LONDON: An abusive husband initially spared prison after telling a court he could lose the offer of a contract with an English county cricket club was jailed for 18 months on Friday. Mustafa Bashir, 33, was given a suspended sentence at Manchester Crown Court on March 22 for assaulting wife Fakhara Karim. Judge Richard Mansell was told then that if …

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18 hurt as train ploughs into lorry in Poland


April 7, 2017

WARSAW: A train crashed into a lorry at a level crossing in Poland on Friday, injuring 18 passengers, seven seriously. The injured were airlifted to hospitals, Pawel Fratczak, a spokesman for Polish national firefighters, told AFP. “The train was carrying between 250 and 300 passengers. One of the carriages derailed,” he said, adding that an investigation was underway to establish …

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Four dead, man arrested in Sweden truck attack


April 7, 2017

STOCKHOLM: Four people were killed and 15 injured when a stolen truck ploughed into a crowd of people outside a busy department store in central Stockholm Friday, police said, adding that one man had been arrested in connection with the attack. It was the latest in a string of similar assaults with vehicles in Europe, including in London, Berlin and …

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Husband of Trump supporter deported to Mexico


April 6, 2017

Trump blames Assad for deadly chemical attack in Syria US states begin legal action on Trump energy delay In landmark meeting, Trump hails Sisi´s ´fantastic job´ in Egypt CIUDAD JUÁREZ: Mexican immigrant Roberto Beristain´s own American wife voted for Donald Trump as US president because he promised to expel crooks from the country. Now, after 20 years living and working …

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