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Watch: Updates after Tennessee teacher suspected in kidnapping arrested in northern California

Watch: Updates after Tennessee teacher suspected in kidnapping arrested in northern California | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins has been arrested and 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas has been found safe in northern California, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted Thursday.
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No facts confirming gay men abused in Chechnya – Kremlin

No facts confirming gay men abused in Chechnya – Kremlin | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
There is so far no evidence backing claims that there has been persecution of gay people in Russia’s Chechen Republic, the Kremlin has said. It follows reports that a number of gay men were detained and some even killed due to their homosexuality.
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UN doesn’t send experts to Idlib 'chemical incident' site as West & US are blocking it - Assad

UN doesn’t send experts to Idlib 'chemical incident' site as West & US are blocking it - Assad | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The Syrian government has asked the UN to send experts to investigate the alleged chemical attack in Idlib province, but the request remains unanswered due to pressure from US and other Western countries, Syrian president Bashar Assad told Sputnik in an exclusive interview.
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Restore France’s borders, expel foreign nations on watchlist – Le Pen to French govt

Restore France’s borders, expel foreign nations on watchlist – Le Pen to French govt | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Presidential candidate Marine le Pen has called on the French government to immediately reinstate the country’s borders and expel foreign nationals being monitored by intelligence services in the aftermath of yesterday’s terrorist attack in Paris.
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Iraqi officials: 26 hostages, including Qatari royals, free

Iraqi officials: 26 hostages, including Qatari royals, free | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
BAGHDAD (AP) — After nearly a year and a half in captivity, 26 hostages, including members of Qatar's ruling family, were released on Friday, Iraqi officials said, in what had become possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiations in recent years.
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Mattis says North Korea words provocative, but not to be trusted

Mattis says North Korea words provocative, but not to be trusted | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday North Korea's recent statements were provocative but had proven to be hollow in the past and should not be trusted. "As far as North Korea's latest words (are concerned), I think we've all come to hear their words repeatedly, their word
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The Latest: Trump says China could solve NKorea 'problem'

The Latest: Trump says China could solve NKorea 'problem' | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):
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The Latest: Slain Paris officer was on duty for 2015 attack

The Latest: Slain Paris officer was on duty for 2015 attack | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the shootings of police officers in Paris (all times local):
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Cargo ship with 12 crewmembers sinks in Black Sea, rescue operation under way

Cargo ship with 12 crewmembers sinks in Black Sea, rescue operation under way | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The dry cargo ship Geroi Arsenala sent a distress call Wednesday morning after reportedly suffering a wreck in the Black Sea, prompting a large-scale rescue operation. At least seven crewmembers are said to be missing.
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Kadyrov: West will use every resource to bring Russia to its knees (EXCLUSIVE)

Kadyrov: West will use every resource to bring Russia to its knees (EXCLUSIVE) | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The US and its Western allies will use any opportunity to harm Russia, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov told RT. He believes the rise of terrorism in Syria was similar to what happened to his native Chechnya two decades ago.
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Terrorists & rebels lured evacuees out of buses with snacks before blast – Aleppo attack witnesses

Terrorists & rebels lured evacuees out of buses with snacks before blast – Aleppo attack witnesses | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Eyewitnesses to the bomb attack on a refugee convoy near Aleppo that killed dozens of children said the militants lured people out of the vehicles with snacks before the explosion, and also stopped them from escaping the blast site.
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N. Korea threatens to ‘reduce US to ashes’ with ‘super-mighty pre-emptive strike’

N. Korea threatens to ‘reduce US to ashes’ with ‘super-mighty pre-emptive strike’ | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
North Korean state media has warned Washington of a “super-mighty pre-emptive strike” which would “reduce the US to ashes.” It comes after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington is looking to pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear program.
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Moscow rejects MSM reports on ‘Russia blocking’ UNSC condemnation of N. Korea missile test

Moscow rejects MSM reports on ‘Russia blocking’ UNSC condemnation of N. Korea missile test | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A US-sponsored draft of UN Security Council statement condemning Pyongyang’s missile test, which some media claimed had been blocked by Russia, was actually withdrawn by Washington after a wording disagreement, Moscow said.
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Russia questions watchdog’s swift identification of sarin in Syria chemical incident

Russia questions watchdog’s swift identification of sarin in Syria chemical incident | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The Russian military has questioned the swift conclusion of chemical weapons watchdog the OPCW, which has reported identifying sarin in samples related to an alleged attack in Syria on April 5.
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Violent scenes erupt on streets as Venezuelans stage massive anti-Maduro march (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Violent scenes erupt on streets as Venezuelans stage massive anti-Maduro march (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Violent scenes have erupted during demonstrations against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Photos and videos shared on social media appear to show show protesters and police clashing on the streets in Caracas, the country’s capital.
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Jehovah’s Witnesses banned as ‘extremist’ in Russia, property to be seized – court decision

Jehovah’s Witnesses banned as ‘extremist’ in Russia, property to be seized – court decision | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Russia’s Supreme Court has banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses, declaring it an “extremist organization” and ordering to hand over its property to the state. The Christian group says it is planning to appeal the decision.
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Russia denies it is moving troops close to North Korea

Russia denies it is moving troops close to North Korea | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are denying reports that they are moving troops to the border with North Korea over growing tensions in the Korean peninsula.
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Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with quiet day, gun salutes

Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with quiet day, gun salutes | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
LONDON (AP) — Britain marked Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday on Friday with gun salutes, as the monarch celebrated quietly at home.
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Iran FM mocks US claims it is violating nuclear deal

Iran FM mocks US claims it is violating nuclear deal | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Iran's foreign minister mocked US President Donald Trump's claim Tehran was "not living up to the spirit" of the nuclear deal on Friday, saying Washington was flouting the accord. "We'll see if US prepared to live up to letter of #JCPOA (nuclear deal) let alone spirit,"
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South Korea on heightened alert as North readies for army celebration

South Korea on heightened alert as North readies for army celebration | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
By Ju-min Park and Ben Blanchard SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - South Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang
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Trump administration may change rules that allow terror victims to immigrate to U.S.

Trump administration may change rules that allow terror victims to immigrate to U.S. | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
By Mica Rosenberg and Yeganeh Torbati NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Raj, a Sri Lankan fisherman, sought refuge in the United States in 2005, he had precisely the kind of fear of returning home that U.S. asylum laws require. In 2004, he was kidnapped by the separatist rebel group the Tamil Tigers
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Iran shows off newest long-range missiles at Army Day parade

Iran shows off newest long-range missiles at Army Day parade | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Iran has showcased its latest locally-developed anti-aircraft missiles together with S-300 air defense systems at an annual Army Day parade. Some of the trucks carrying the weapons were decorated with banners featuring anti-Israeli slogans.

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Swiss court acquits doctor who cut off 4yo’s penis in botched circumcision

Swiss court acquits doctor who cut off 4yo’s penis in botched circumcision | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
A Swiss doctor who cut off a young boy's penis during a circumcision operation has been acquitted of causing bodily harm through negligence.
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Lifting Libyan arms embargo is ‘premature’ – Russia’s acting UN envoy

Lifting Libyan arms embargo is ‘premature’ – Russia’s acting UN envoy | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The “uncertain” political situation as well as a dire security situation in Libya make any proposals concerning the full or even partial lifting of the arms embargo imposed against the nation “premature,” Russia’s incumbent UN envoy, Pyotr Ilyichev, said.
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‘All sorts of illegal actions by CIA’: Assange blasts Pompeo for ‘pre-emptive attack’ on WikiLeaks

‘All sorts of illegal actions by CIA’: Assange blasts Pompeo for ‘pre-emptive attack’ on WikiLeaks | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has again hit back at CIA director Mike Pompeo, accusing him of attacking WikiLeaks for “publicity” reasons and alleging that recent leaked documents show "all sorts of illegal actions by the CIA.”
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