Isis fighter was trained in counterterrorism by State Department, officials confirm
Full Article The Independent
30 May 2015

An Isis fighter, who has called for jihad in an online video, was trained in counterterrorism tactics by the United States State Department, officials have confirmed. Gulmurod Khalimov was an officer of the primary counterterrorism unit which responds to threats in Tajikistan, a State Department official...

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Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite militiamen prepare to attack Islamic State extremists in Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
photo: AP / Khalid Mohammed

updated 30 May 2015; published 30 May 2015
ISIS fighter was trained by State Department
updated 30 May 2015; published 30 May 2015
ISIS fighter was trained by State Department
updated 03 Sep 2014; published 27 Aug 2014
American Douglas McAuthur McCain Dies in Syria Fighting for ISIS
updated 05 Sep 2014; published 15 Aug 2014
updated 19 May 2015; published 19 May 2015
Are US Ground Troops The Reaction ISIS Wants?
updated 29 Apr 2015; published 29 Apr 2015
Islamic State 2015: Saudi Arabia arrests 93 ISIS suspects, foils U.S. Embassy attack - TomoNews
US demands immediate halt to South China Sea reclamations
Full Article Deccan Herald
30 May 2015

The United States today called for an "immediate and lasting halt" to reclamation works in disputed waters in the South China Sea, saying Beijing's behaviour in the area was "out of step" with international norms. "First, we want a peaceful resolution of all disputes. To that end, there should be an immediate and lasting halt to land reclamation by...

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This areal photo taken through a glass window of a military plane shows China's alleged on-going reclamation of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea Monday, May 11, 2015.
photo: AP / Ritchie B. Tongo

updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
Defense Secretary Calls for Halt to Artificial Islands In South China Sea
updated 30 May 2015; published 30 May 2015
US condemns China's land reclamation in South China Sea
updated 28 May 2015; published 28 May 2015
U.S. opposes China construction in disputed areas in South China Sea 미 국방, 중 남
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
US: CHINA MUST STOP building "islands of sand" in SOUTH CHINNA SEA Immediately
updated 30 May 2015; published 30 May 2015
US calls halt to land reclamation in South China Sea
updated 30 May 2015; published 30 May 2015
US calls halt to land reclamation in South China Sea
Europe's rift with FIFA deepens with Blatter's re-election
Full Article Tampa Bay Online
30 May 2015

ZURICH (AP) — Relieved and elated at being re-elected, Sepp Blatter seized on his fresh mandate to remind world soccer: "I am the president of everybody." Across Europe, many hoped the 17-year reign of Blatter would be over by Friday night. Instead, it was extended to 2019 by defeating Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan in a vote for FIFA's...

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File - Sepp Blatter announcing that the 2014 World Cup will be held in Brazil.
photo: ABr / Ricardo Stuckert

updated 09 Jun 2014; published 09 Jun 2014
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: FIFA and the World Cup (HBO)
updated 23 Mar 2015; published 23 Mar 2015
UEFA unhappy with FIFA president Sepp Blatter
updated 01 Jul 2014; published 10 Feb 2013
Fifa's Sepp Blatter angry with Uefa
updated 21 Aug 2014; published 01 Dec 2011
adidas UEFA EURO 2012™ match ball — The Tango 12
updated 28 May 2015; published 28 May 2015
Michel Platini on FIFA: "A very large majority of European associations will vote for Prince Ali"
updated 06 Aug 2012; published 10 May 2008
FIFA Foreign Membership Vote
India heat wave tests water supply as deaths near 2,000
Full Article Al Jazeera
30 May 2015

Dizzying temperatures have caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weeks-long heat wave to at least 1,826, officials have said. Meteorological officials on Friday called the heat wave "severe" and warned that it...

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School Girls enjoy on a cascading waterfall in a pond at the Nishat Mughal Garden, which overlooks Dal Lake, in Srinagar on July 04, 2012.
photo: WN / Imran Nissar

updated 24 May 2015; published 24 May 2015
Red alert as severe heat wave kills hundreds in India
updated 29 May 2015; published 29 May 2015
India heat wave tests water supply, death toll over 1,800
updated 25 May 2015; published 25 May 2015
More than 500 people killed as heat wave bakes parts of India
updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
Nearly 800 Die in Indian Heat Wave
updated 28 May 2015; published 28 May 2015
India's heat wave claims the lives of more than 1400
updated 28 May 2015; published 28 May 2015
India's Heat Wave Death Toll Climbs Past 1,100
US orders anthrax review after more live shipments discovered
Full Article BBC News
30 May 2015

30 May 2015 From the section US & Canada The Pentagon said that it accidentally sent shipments of live anthrax bacteria from the Dugway Proving ground facility (pictured) The US military has ordered a review of how it handles anthrax after discovering more cases of live samples being accidentally sent to labs. Live anthrax samples were believed...

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File - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Robert Carroll administers a shot of anthrax vaccine to a patient on the mess decks of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis during immunizations, Pacific Ocean, 4 September, 2012.
photo: US Navy / MCS3 Kenneth Abbate

updated 30 May 2015; published 30 May 2015
Widespread Live Anthrax Shipments Prompt US Military Review
updated 30 May 2015; published 30 May 2015
US orders Anthrax review after more LIVE shipments Discovered
updated 27 May 2015; published 27 May 2015
Pentagon: Live Anthrax Inadvertently Shipped To US Labs
updated 28 May 2015; published 28 May 2015
US Military Ships Live Anthrax Via FedEx
updated 12 Jul 2014; published 12 Jul 2014
CDC closes labs after anthrax, bird flu scares
updated 21 Jul 2014; published 21 Jul 2014
CDC Exposes Employees To Live Anthrax & Bird Flu

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Judicial Watch obtained a declassified 2012 anticipating ISIS (the Islamic State - IS) emerging from US support for Al Qaeda and other takfiri terrorists. It predicted what...
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Nick Bryant New York correspondent 27 May 2015 From the section US & Canada comments Jeb Bush has struggled to articulate what he would have done over Iraq On both sides of the...
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Belfast Telegraph
A leading international watchdog has accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of...

In this undated but recent photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co., the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reactors stand in line intact in Okumamachi in Fukushima Prefecture (state), northeastern Japan. Reactors encased in square boxes, from left, are: Unit 4, Unit 3, Unit 2, Unit 1, Unit 5 and Unit 6.
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A magnitude 8.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo, but there was no danger of a tsunami and no reports of damage since the quake was extremely deep . There were no reports of further irregularities at the...
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In this citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, taken on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, smoke leaps the air from purported forces shelling in Homs, Syria.
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VOA News Syrian activists said an airstrike by Syrian government forces has killed 71 people, most of them civilians, in the northern province of Aleppo. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said military helicopters dropped barrel bombs –...
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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks before signing a bill abolishing capital punishment in the state during a ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, May 2, 2013.
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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is ready to enter the Democratic presidential campaign with a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination. For the site of the official announcement Saturday morning, O'Malley picked a...
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Armed vehicles are seen driving as the sun rises over a desert road leading south out of Misrata, Libya, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.
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Battle for control of Libyan city has been going on for a year, in a conflict between former rebel groups who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 ...
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FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, right, greets Spain's national soccer team coach Vicente del Bosque, ahead of the official draw for the FIFA 2013 Confederations Cup Brazil in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.
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The Associated Press ZURICH (AP) — In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter. Not a far-reaching corruption scandal. Not a tarnished international image. Not a young prince who gave him a stronger-than-expected challenge. Despite the biggest crisis...
photo: AP / Andre Penner
Silk Road Marketplace :  Ross William Ulbricht under the name of "Dread Pirate Roberts
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Ross Ulbricht, 31, who has been sentenced to life in prison. Photo: Reuters The American convicted of masterminding the criminal website Silk Road has been sentenced in court to life in prison over the online enterprise that sold $US200 million...
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Migrants rest inside a sports center after they were rescued by the sea rescue service at the Strait of Gibraltar near the coast of Tarifa
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The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue of about 4,200 migrants sailing across the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, but also found 17 corpses on several of the rickety boats. Distress calls were made from 22 different boats, many off...
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