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Why California of All Places Is Suddenly at the Epicenter of the Fight to Protect Captive Elephants

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The California Senate passed a bill that could make the state the second in the nation to ban the use of bullhooks on elephants in traveling shows and circuses. Both chambers of the California legislature have given overwhelming bipartisan...Show More Summary

Death Toll From Attack at American University in Kabul Rises to 13

The death toll in an attack on the American University in the Afghan capital of Kabul has reached 13.

Assange Pledges to Release New Clinton Documents Before US Elections

Julian Assange promised to publish a new batch of documents from Hillary Clinton’s campaign before the November elections.

Athens Disproves Reports on Turkish Military Officer's Escape to Samos Island

The Greek government has disproved the information that a Turkish military officer, allegedly linked to a recent coup attempt, escaped from Turkey to the Greek island of Samos.

Turkish Prime Minister Calls for Syrian Jarablus Region to Be Cleared of Kurds

The Jarablus area in northern Syria must be cleared of Kurdish militias, not only Daesh terrorists, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has stressed.

Death Toll From Italy Earthquake Surpasses 240

The death toll from the devastating earthquake in central Italy has gone up to 247.

North Korean Missile Test-Fired From High Angle to Limit Flight Path -Reports

The North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile, test-fired on Wednesday, was launched at a higher angle which allowed to shorten its flight distance, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday citing the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Texas Realtor Arrested for Having Sex in House She Sold

A Texas real estate saleswoman and her paramour have been charged with trespassing after they were reportedly caught having sex in an empty house the woman had sold a day earlier.

Japan Eyes Recycling of E-Waste to Make 2020 Tokyo Olympics Medals

Japan, one of the world’s largest producers of electronic devices, hopes to make the iconic medals for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics from millions of discarded, broken and obsolete electronic devices.

No Aloha: Feds Propose to Ban Swimming With Dolphins in Hawaii

A federal agency on Tuesday proposed a ruling to prohibit swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, claiming that companies operating dolphin tours negatively affect wildlife.

At Least 7 Dead, Over 30 Wounded in Attack on American University in Kabul

At least seven people were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul.

Trump: Brexit Vote Sets Example for US to Go Against International Bankers

Donald Trump claims that Nigel Farage and the UK Brexit vote set an example for the United States to follow in breaking free of multinational corporations and a world without borders.

Russia Sends Humanitarian Aid Convoy to Ukraine’s Southeast

The Russian Emergencies Ministry has sent its 55th humanitarian aid convoy for residents of Ukraine’s southeast.

Target: Yugoslavia (A Look into the Future)

From the Archive: NATO’s 1999 war on Serbia showcased some of America’s then-cutting-edge strategies for waging electronic sabotage against an “enemy,” including hacking computers and controlling  information, wrote Robert Parry in real time. By Robert Parry (Originally published on May…Read more ?

Efforts to Blame Syria for Ghouta Attack Failed Given Lack of Evidence

Allegations this week that France may have been involved in the use of chemical weapons in Ghouta in 2013 come after three years of investigation failed to provide any significant evidence of Syrian government complicity, US analysts told Sputnik.

Terrorists in Syria Shell Numerous Settlements in Four Provinces

Terrorists from Daesh and the Jabhat Fatah al Sham groups have shelled numerous settlements in four different Syrian provinces, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation at the Hmeymim airbase said in a statement.

Duke the Dog Elected as Mayor of Minnesota Town for Third Term

A Great Pyrenees called Duke has been re-elected as mayor of the northwestern Minnesota town of Cormorant, for a third consecutive term.

Television Wars (Crossing a Line in Serbia)

From the Archive: President Bill Clinton’s bombardment of Serbia in 1999 marked a grim turn in the practice of “information warfare,” with a lethal NATO attack targeting a Serb TV station which criticized the war, observed war correspondent Don North.…Read more ?

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