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Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:14
International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces.

Drone operator blamed for collision with Army helicopter in New York

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:09
A recreational operator, who didn't know that federal authorities had temporarily banned all drone flights in New York, was to blame for a September collision between his recreational device aircraft and an Army helicopter.

Tavis Smiley's show dropped by PBS amid 'troubling allegations' of misconduct

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:01
In a statement, PBS said its late-night talk show Tavis Smiley was suspended late Wednesday after "multiple, credible allegations" of misconduct emerged about the popular host/producer.

California fire crews make progress ahead of wind increase

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:01
As containment inched up on one of the largest wildfires in California history, officials warned Thursday that the battle was far from over as hot, gusty winds were expected to fan flames again.

Cyprus, Egypt, Greece agree to bolster maritime security

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:58
The defense ministers of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece agreed Thursday to step up cooperation in combating drug, weapons and people trafficking in the east Mediterranean and to share information on countering the threat of terrorism.

‘Make-or-break’ time for South Africa as ANC chooses new leaders

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:52
Almost a quarter-century after Nelson Mandela led the African National Congress to power at the end of apartheid and the world heralded the birth of the “rainbow nation,” South Africa stands at a crossroads.

Pence to delay trip to Mideast over tax bill

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:19
Vice President Mike Pence plans to delay his weekend departure for the Middle East as Congress nears completion of a tax overhaul, White House officials said Thursday.

Puerto Rico grid fix won't meet governor's plan, corps says

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:07
Puerto Rico's electrical grid is unlikely to be fully restored until the end of May, the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday — months longer than the timeline offered by the island's governor.

Driver says Kylo Ren isn’t evil, he just thinks he’s right

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:06
He might have callously killed his father Han Solo, but like all well-written “bad guys,” Kylo Ren is the hero of his own Star Wars story.

Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Little Rock

DoD News Releases - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:55
The Navy will commission its newest FreedomThe future USS Little Rock, designated LCS 9, is the
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As Hollywood struggles with inclusion and sexism, the Golden Globes are being parsed with Oscar-like intensity

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:29
There was a time when the Golden Globes nominations were taken seriously only as potential Oscar indicators.

US weapons helped ISIS fuel ‘the industrial revolution of terrorism’

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:23
A new report, three years in the making, describes ISIS militants as shrewd manufacturing and logistical planners who moved weapons, munitions and bomb-making materials throughout the war zone on a scale unprecedented for a terror organization.

New US Embassy in UK: No perimeter fence, benches for public

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:07
The most surprising aspect of the pricey new U.S. Embassy in London is what isn't there: a perimeter fence.

Here’s how to honor America’s veterans during Wreaths Across America Day

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:34
More than 1,200 sites across the U.S. will hold Wreaths Across America programs on Saturday to honor the memories of military veterans.

Suicide bomber kills 17 at Somalia police academy

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:07
An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 17 and injured 20 at a police academy in Somalia's capital on Thursday, police said.

Sailor injured while jumping out of plane in Central Fla.

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 01:48
Lt. Jesus Uranga, a Navy spokesman, said he could not release the person's name, but confirmed he was injured during a training exercise.

Police in North Carolina still mum on Marine's shooting death last month

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 01:45
Twenty-three days after an active-duty Marine corporal was shot to death in downtown Wilmington, few details in the slaying have been released by the Wilmington Police Department.

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 00:13
South Korean President Moon Jae-in met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Thursday during a visit to Beijing aimed at repairing ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an American anti-missile system.

Aline Griffith, American-born spy, Spanish countess and author of espionage tales, dies at 94

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 23:50
Aline Griffith was a stunning, well-educated fashion model from upstate New York who was sent to Franco's Spain during World War II as a spy code-named "Tiger" for the Office of Strategic Services, a CIA forerunner, to gather information on Nazi sympathizers, including the Spanish dictator himself, in what was officially "neutral" Spain.

Texas gives $6 million to Coastal Bend military bases

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 23:38
Grants from the Texas Military Preparedness Commission will benefit several military installations in the state. The funds will provide needed upgrades to base facilities.
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