• Rainbow-toting LGBTQ fighters are battling ISIS in Syria
Rainbow-toting LGBTQ fighters are battling ISIS in Syria

The YPG is a leading force within the US-backed SDF troops, that are now locked in fierce clashes with ISIS in Raqqa city-the radical group's de facto capital in Syria . The terror group has released several photos and videos on its social media channels purporting to show blindfolded gay men being thrown from atop high buildings.

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  • UN Security Council to meet Monday on Jerusalem violence
UN Security Council to meet Monday on Jerusalem violence

Anger has spilled over across the Muslim world including the West Bank since last week when Israel closed the Al Aqsa mosque, revered by both Muslims and Jews, who call it Temple Mount, following a deadly shootout. In order to prevent clashes, the status quo dictates that the area be reserved for Muslims, while Israel's neighbor Jordan serves...

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  • Al Aqsa Mosque: Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors, Palestinians reject new measures
Al Aqsa Mosque: Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors, Palestinians reject new measures

The spike in tensions and the deaths of three Israelis and four Palestinians in violence on Friday and Saturday raised global alarm and prompted a session of the United Nations Security Council to consider ways of defusing the crisis. Later three Israeli civilians were stabbed to death at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank by a Palestini...

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  • Erdogan urges Muslims to 'visit' and 'protect' Jerusalem
Erdogan urges Muslims to 'visit' and 'protect' Jerusalem

The envoys called on all parties to "demonstrate maximum restraint, refrain from provocative actions and work towards de-escalating the situation". But Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and most of his cabinet do not want to be seen to capitulate to violence or appear unwilling to enforce Israel's claim to sovereignty over all Jerusalem .

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  • Erdogan condemns metal detectors at Jerusalem mosque
Erdogan condemns metal detectors at Jerusalem mosque

Jordan is the custodian of Jerusalem's Muslim holy sites, which Jews revere as the vestige of their two ancient temples and which was among East Jerusalem areas Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed as its capital in a move not recognised internationally.

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  • IDF arrests mother of Halamish terrorist
IDF arrests mother of Halamish terrorist

Yosef Salomon, 70, his daughter Chaya, 46, and son Elad, 36, and a father of five who were in the home at the time of the massacre, were killed. Yosef Salomon's wife, Tova, who was wounded in the terror attack and was still recovering from her wounds, did not attend the funeral.

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  • Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance
Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

On Sunday night in Amman, an Israeli embassy security guard shot dead a Jordanian who attacked him with a screwdriver, according to Israeli officials. Israel had said the metal detectors were necessary for security, while Muslims saw them as an attempt by Israel to seize control of the site. The Israeli prime minister's office said the state se...

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  • Trudeau: NAFTA dispute resolution system is essential
Trudeau: NAFTA dispute resolution system is essential

The USTR document outlined that key objectives in the renegotiation were to add environmental and labor provisions to the core of the agreement, strengthening "rules of origin" (which determine how much of the content of a product can be imported from outside North America and still qualify for zero tariffs), and include a chapter related to the fr...

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  • Israeli embassy staff home after Amman standoff
Israeli embassy staff home after Amman standoff

A statement from Israel's government said among those to return is a security officer, who had shot dead a Jordanian who had stabbed him. Jordan's security agency confirmed that Jordanians had entered the apartment building for carpentry work.

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  • Three teens arrested after high school kid found fatally shot in vehicle
Three teens arrested after high school kid found fatally shot in vehicle

The auto was in the area of Contee Road and Larchdale Road. "During that transaction, the suspects shot the victim". Kylah Nettleton, of Blarney Court in Severn, was charged Friday with first- and second-degree murder in the death of Dustin Khoury near the city of Laurel on July 18.

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  • Grand Ledge football player dies after collapsing during summer workout
Grand Ledge football player dies after collapsing during summer workout

Everson died on Monday after losing consciousness during a workout with freshmen on the Grand Ledge football team. Bird said Everson had just finished a lift when other students notified coaches something was wrong. Cast and crew for WKAR's "Curious Crew" said their hearts were "broken" to learn about Everson's death. He was an excellent role...

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  • Lexington fares better than Louisville, Cincinnati among most educated cities
Lexington fares better than Louisville, Cincinnati among most educated cities

They looked at statistics from the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country to get their results. Analysts graded metro areas on two key categories, "Educational Attainment" and "Quality of Education & Attainment Gap", using nine metrics on a scale from 0 to 100, with 100 representing the highest educational attainment and qualit...

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  • Baton Rouge police chief announces retirement
Baton Rouge police chief announces retirement

Dabadie, who has served as head of BRPD for four years, said he will use a small portion of his accrued leave until October 2, when he will retire permanently. The Mayor called out Chief Dabadie at the time, saying that she could not fire them but the Chief could. "Whoever she has in mind [to replace Dabadie] - he or she will go through a tremend...

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  • Nithari serial rape, murder case convicts sentenced to death by CBI court
Nithari serial rape, murder case convicts sentenced to death by CBI court

A wealthy Indian businessman and his servant have been sentenced to death for the kidnap, rape and murder of a 20-year-old woman. Investigators say Koli lured victims as young as three into the house where they were raped and murdered. Prosecutors said Sarkar was abducted by Koli while walking past Pandher's mansion on the way home from work. P...

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  • Authorities hold 2 judges appointed by Venezuelan opposition
Authorities hold 2 judges appointed by Venezuelan opposition

Venezuela's opposition has called for a two-day strike from Wednesday at 6 a.m. (1000 GMT) to try and force Maduro to abandon the vote. The fast-escalating political showdown in the South American OPEC nation comes after more than 100 people have died and thousands more been injured in anti-government unrest since demonstrations began in Apri...

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  • Turkey's Erdogan says Israel will suffer most from Aqsa dispute
Turkey's Erdogan says Israel will suffer most from Aqsa dispute

Muslim officials said all had been dismantled. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure internationally to back down and remove the metal detectors , but he has resisted those calls, saying security is paramount. Three Palestinians were killed on Friday in protests against the Israeli measures around the holy site. Jordan is the M...

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  • Israel Dismantles Controversial Metal Detectors At Jerusalem Holy Site
Israel Dismantles Controversial Metal Detectors At Jerusalem Holy Site

The installation of the metal detectors set off widespread protests and deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence over the past week. The Cabinet said police would increase the deployment of forces until the new measures are in place. In a phone call on Monday night, Jordan's King Abdullah and Mr Netanyahu discussed the crisis surrounding the holy si...

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  • Al-Aqsa crisis must be resolved by Friday — UN envoy
Al-Aqsa crisis must be resolved by Friday — UN envoy

Security officials park near the approach toward the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan, on Sunday, June 23, 2017, in the aftermath of a shooting that left a Jordanian man dead and an Israeli man wounded. "In a phone call on Monday night, Jordan's King Abdullah and [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu discussed the crisis surrounding the holy ...

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  • Wichita police: Morning police chase and abduction 'not a random act'
Wichita police: Morning police chase and abduction 'not a random act'

Kellogg, for a disturbance with a weapon call. Officer Charley Davidson with the Wichita Police Department says that call was changed to an abduction after a witness saw two people force a woman into a vehicle at gunpoint. A 26-year-old woman was arrested after the crash, and a 30-year-old fled the vehicle but was arrested a short time later. He wa...

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  • Israel to replace metal detectors in Jerusalem with less obtrusive surveillance
Israel to replace metal detectors in Jerusalem with less obtrusive surveillance

The detectors fueled massive Friday protests, and warnings of more to come. But Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem have been out in the street already to challenge the cameras, which they say are part of a plan by the Israeli government to take over control of the Mosque.

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