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Death toll from Mogadishu truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia’s capital

The death toll from a truck bomb that exploded near to a hotel and market in Mogadishu rose to 276 on Sunday, making it the worst terrorist atrocity in the country's history.  Saturday's savage attack targeted a busy street close…

Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle over Kirkuk as ‘major operation’ launched

Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchanged artillery fire early Monday south of the city of Kirkuk, after central government forces began a "major operation" to take control of a Kurdish military base and oil fields. Iraqi forces said they had seized…

Should Federal Prosecutors Be Able to Search Americans’ Emails Overseas?

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether American courts can issue warrants for data stored overseas under current federal law, adding another major case on digital privacy and the Fourth Amendment to its docket this term. The justices agreed to…

Iraqi and Kurdish forces clash over disputed city of Kirkuk

 Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city of Kirkuk, causing "lots of casualties" in fighting south of the city. The Kurdistan Region…

More women accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape

The Scotland Yard inquiry into Harvey Weinstein intensified on Sunday with detectives now investigating a further four  allegations of rape and sexual assault against the disgraced Hollywood producer. The latest investigations relate to allegations of assault in London in 1992,…

Secret of gold finally found: precious metals are forged in cataclysmic collision of neutron stars

The secret of creating gold has fascinated alchemists for thousands of years, but now scientists have finally solved the mystery. Precious metals are forged in the cataclysmic collision of neutron stars and then flung out into the universe where they…

Larry Flynt offers $10 million if you have information that’ll impeach Trump

Need some cash and have some dirt on Donald Trump? You might want to talk to Hustler founder Larry Flynt. The adult magazine mogul is offering $10 million "for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office" of the…

Who Is Competent to Decide What Offends?

As the ranks of college administrators have swelled in higher education, one task they’ve undertaken is more aggressively training students—and at times, faculty members— in what is variously called “cultural competence” or “diversity and inclusion.” The aims of these efforts…

Baghdad accuses Kurdish forces of making a ‘declaration of war’

Baghdad on Sunday evening accused Kurdish forces of making a "declaration of war" after claiming PKK fighters were among Kurdish forces in a standoff with its army in the disputed oil province of Kirkuk. The National Security Council, headed by Iraqi…

The Senate’s Lions Draw Frustration From Their Cubs

There’s a juicy family squabble brewing among California’s congressional Democrats. It seems Representative Ro Khanna, freshman standard-bearer for Silicon Valley, was less than thrilled when the state’s senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, announced Monday that she would seek another term in…