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Three rockets fired into Baghdad's Green Zone as protests grow; no casualties

(BAGHDAD) -- Three rockets were fired into Baghdad's Green Zone, the heavily fortified area of the capital that houses the U.S. embassy, government buildings and U.S. service members. The Katyusha rockets landed "in the vicinity of the Green Zone," but caused no casualties, according to Iraqi officials.A U.S. military spokesman…... Read More

17 new cases of SARS-like virus reported in China, officials say

(BEIJING) -- Chinese officials have announced 17 new cases of the new coronavirus, a SARS-like illness that began to spread in Wuhan, China, in December.The total number of coronavirus infections in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, is now at 62, Hong Kong's Department of Health reported in a statement.Two…... Read More

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no longer 'working members' of royal family: Buckingham Palace

(LONDON) --  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are no longer "working members" of the royal family, according to Buckingham Palace.With the queen's blessing, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are embarking on the "next chapter of their lives" by stepping back from their royal duties and will no longer receive…... Read More

London man reports fake bomb threat to delay flight he was running late for: Police

(LONDON) --  A London man running late for his flight reported a fake bomb threat to try and delay it, police said.Rashidul Islam, 32, was going to meet his fiancee in Marrakech, but had issues with public transport on the way to his flight out of Gatwick and worried he…... Read More

Australian wildfires prompt $11,000 fine for tossing lit cigarette out of car

(SYDNEY) --  Drivers in Australia can now face a penalty of up to $11,000 if they are caught tossing a lit cigarette out of their car.The new punishment, which went into effect on Friday in New South Wales, can also apply to automobile passengers if they throw a cigarette. Passengers…... Read More

Fact checkers expose alleged news site run by far-right media company

(NEW YORK) -- EU DisinfoLab, in cooperation with newsroom fact-checkers, has uncovered a far-right Polish media operation running a website that was making slight changes to real, existing stories and re-posting them to sow discord.The non-governmental organization, which collaborates with newsrooms throughout the European Union to combat misinformation, discovered the…... Read More

Military: 11 US service members treated for blast injuries in Iran missile attack

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. military confirmed late Thursday that some American troops were evacuated for blast injuries sustained in Iran's ballistic missile attacks on bases in Iraq last week. Ten service members injured at Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq were flown out of the country on Wednesday, and…... Read More

Iran's supreme leader: Military base strike took shot at US stance as a 'superpower'

(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Friday that Iran's attack against a U.S. military base was "a blow to the U.S. image as a superpower." Iran's supreme leader, who was leading prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years, used the occasion to praise the Islamic Revolutionary…... Read More

Pentagon to decide soon on possible troop cut in West Africa

(WASHINGTON) -- A Pentagon decision that could lead to a reduction in the number of U.S. troops in West Africa could come within four to eight weeks, according to Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.The possible troop cut has drawn concerns that it could come…... Read More

Astonishing video shows daring smash-and-grab raid in London jewelry store

(LONDON) -- A man in London has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for his part in a daring a smash-and-grab raid at a jewelry store, with the police sharing dramatic footage of the robbery.The video shows the moment a black Range Rover plows through the front of the…... Read More

China must 'face reality' of Taiwan's independence: Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen

(LONDON) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called for China to respect Taiwan's sovereignty and its commitment to democracy, just days after she won reelection in a landslide victory.Tsai -- who is the first female president of the Republic of China -- said Taiwan's election results sent a strong message to…... Read More