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US accuses Syria of mass executions and burning of bodies

US accuses Syria of mass executions and burning of bodies

President Donald Trump came to office vowing to focus U.S. efforts in Syria on defeating the Islamic State group, a jihadist force that exploited the civil war to seize the east of the country. "In my view, we are crossing a red line, and in my view, the time has come to assassinate Assad ", Gallant reportedly said. Gallant's remarks followed U.S.


Accused Boston double murderer ordered held without bail

Accused Boston double murderer ordered held without bail

Dr. Richard Field (left) and Dr. Lina Bolanos were found in their apartment Friday evening. Mr Teixeira's lawyer entered not-guilty pleas for him. Conley also chided media reports he said were "graphic and disturbing" in their description of the incident, containing some details he said were "flatly, incontrovertibly, wrong".


Plastic trash chokes remote South Pacific island

Plastic trash chokes remote South Pacific island

Garbage piles up on the beaches of Henderson, because it is located in the center of what's called the South Pacific Gyre, a vortex of ocean currents that carry debris from South America and garbage thrown overboard from fishing boats, Lavers explained.


Nigerian leader meets with 82 Chibok schoolgirls

Nigerian leader meets with 82 Chibok schoolgirls

Buhari's spokesman Femi Adesina said: "The president has said that as numerous girls are alive; his administration will strive to get them back". Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has explained why the 82 freed Chibok girls are looking fine and not like the first set released in October 2016.



Chelsea Manning released after 35-year sentence commuted

Chelsea Manning has been released from a Kansas military prison after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence for leaking classified government materials to WikiLeaks. The military would not provide her with any treatment for her gender dysphoria, which she claimed resulted in her escalating distress. She was also placed in solitary confinement several times during her incarceration at Leavenworth following her sentencing.



Notorious child serial killer Ian Brady has died in prison

Ian Brady's lawyer has said he would be "very surprised" if the serial killer had withheld information on the burial site of 12-year-old Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett, as police said the case remains opened. "It was, I suppose, quite a moving sort of situation", he said. "Whilst we are not actively searching Saddleworth Moor, we will act on credible and actionable information that will help lead us to him".