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Mission still not accomplished: Pentagon chief confirms 600 more US troops to be deployed to Iraq to recapture Mosul

Mission still not accomplished: Pentagon chief confirms 600 more US troops to be deployed to Iraq to recapture Mosul

The US will provide about 600 more troops to Iraq to advise and provide logistical support to the Iraqi Army, Pentagon chief Ash Carter confirmed after a statement by Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi on the issue.

Carter confirmed earlier statements made by US and Iraqi officials. The soldiers will provide logistics and intelligence support for the Iraqi forces to help recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), he said.

Department of Defense spokesman Peter Cook told reporters earlier on Wednesday that the additional troops will not spearhead the attack. They are to be deployed in the coming weeks, according to officials.

Earlier, the Iraqi leader said in a statement that US President Barack Obama "was consulted on a request from the Iraqi government for a final increase in the number of trainers and advisers under the umbrella of the international coalition in Iraq."
Source: Mission still not accomplished: Pentagon chief confirms 600 more US troops to be deployed to Iraq to recapture Mosul
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Pakistani journalist sues US over drone strike that murdered his son and brother

Pakistani journalist sues US over drone strike that murdered his son and brother

Pakistani journalist Karim Khan has sued the US government for the death of his son and brother, claiming that the CIA killed them both in a New Year's Eve drone strike in 2009, in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region.

Khan's son, 16-year-old Zahinullah, was a 10th grade student, and Asif Iqbal, his brother, was a local schoolteacher who had a Master's degree in modern languages. Neither had any ties to terrorist groups. "We would show their tyrannous face to the whole world...that's all," Khan told Al Jazeera. "They cannot bring back my brother or my son...but I will fight against them as far as I can."

London's Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports that, since 2004, there have been over 400 drone strikes conducted by the CIA, resulting in the deaths of up to 966 civilians, including 207 children. US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper released reports indicating only 116 civilian casualties since 2009.
Source: Pakistani journalist sues US over drone strike that murdered his son and brother
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2 hunters injured in separate bear attacks in Montana

2 hunters injured in separate bear attacks in Montana

Bear attacks left two Montana hunters injured over the weekend in separate encounters.

The first incident occurred Saturday when a man hunting near in the Cabin Creek area of Gallatin County was calling for elk. He received minor injuries from a bear assumed to be a grizzly, said a Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks news release.

The second attack was Sunday morning. A bear believed to be a female grizzly with two cubs mauled a man who was bow hunting elk on the north side of Tim Miner basin north of Gardiner, the release said.

Both hunters were treated at local hospitals and released.

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks did not attempt to locate the bears involved. The attacks were determined to be non-predatory and natural responses to close encounters between bears and humans. The bears would have been located if they were suspected repeat offenders or if they were injured during the incidents, said Andrea Jones, FWP spokesperson.
Source: 2 hunters injured in separate bear attacks in Montana
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Meteor fireball filmed over central Europe - 27.09.16

Meteor fireball filmed over central Europe - 27.09.16

From France to Italy: Meteor in the south over Montsevelier, Val Terbi, Jura
Source: Meteor fireball filmed over central Europe - 27.09.16
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VIDEO: Greensboro cop loses job and certification after accusing an innocent man of breaking into his own home & savagely ...

VIDEO: Greensboro cop loses job and certification after accusing an innocent man of breaking into his own home & savagely beating him

In the American police state, sitting on your own porch in broad daylight, doing nothing untoward, could still earn a punch in the face and tackling to the ground by an ignorant, rogue cop — even if you're fully compliant and respectful.

Dejuan Yourse found that out the hard way on June 17, when he waited for his mom to meet him at the Greensboro, North Carolina, house he'd intermittently shared with her for years. Because he did not have a current key to the home, Yourse's mother told him to relax on the porch until she arrived.

Officer Travis Cole and an as-yet unidentified female officer, however, pulled up before she got there, and proceeded to harass, intimidate, insult, and ultimately brutalize Yourse — on his own front porch — for literally no reason.

Body camera footage revealed the male officer's unjustified "disturbing" excessive force, and — although far too many similar incidents go unpunished — this time, video led to some semblance of justice.

Although the encounter begins cordially enough — the officers politely ask basic investigatory questions after being summoned to the scene by someone unfamiliar with Yourse who had assumed it was a case of breaking and entering — the tension escalates quickly, thanks to Cole's assumption the man must be lying. Were it not for the costumes and badges of the police, the startling encounter would constitute pure thuggery.
Source: VIDEO: Greensboro cop loses job and certification after accusing an innocent man of breaking into his own home & savagely beating him
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Senate votes to override Obama veto of 'sue the Saudis' 9/11 bill

Senate votes to override Obama veto of 'sue the Saudis' 9/11 bill

The US Senate voted to override President Barack Obama's veto of the bill that would allow Americans to potentially sue Saudi Arabia for 9/11. This is the first veto override during the Obama presidency.

Obama vetoed the bill last week, explaining that the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act" (JASTA) would erode the doctrine of sovereign immunity and expose the US to lawsuits around the world.

JASTA, which passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate, allows US judges to waive sovereign immunity claims when dealing with acts of terrorism committed on American soil  -  potentially allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia over the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Fifteen of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi nationals.
Source: Senate votes to override Obama veto of 'sue the Saudis' 9/11 bill
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Former Israeli president was a hawk-turned-dove

Former Israeli president was a hawk-turned-dove

Shimon Peres's passing defines the changing of the guard - his death clearly marks the end of an era as he was the last of Israel's founding generation.
Source: Former Israeli president was a hawk-turned-dove
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MH17 hit by missile fired from rebel territory

MH17 hit by missile fired from rebel territory

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was definitely shot down from the ground - by a Buk missile moved into Ukraine from Russia, an international investigation has concluded.
Source: MH17 hit by missile fired from rebel territory
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ADL Adds ‘Pepe the Frog’ Meme to Hate Symbol Database

ADL Adds ‘Pepe the Frog’ Meme to Hate Symbol Database

Pepe the Frog has been added to the Anti-Defamation League’s Hate Symbol Database, where it currently sits alongside symbols such as the Nazi swastika, burning crosses, and SS lightning bolts. “In recent years, with the growth of the ‘alt right’ segment of the white supremacist movement, a segment that draws some of its support from some of the above-mentioned Internet sites, the number of ‘alt right’ Pepe memes has grown, a tendency exacerbated by the controversial and contentious 2016 presidential election,” wrote the ADL on their Pepe page. “Though Pepe memes have many defenders, not least the character’s creator, Matt Furie, who has called the alt right appropriation of the meme merely a ‘phase,’ the use of racist and bigoted versions of Pepe memes seems to be increasing, not decreasing.”


Source: ADL Adds ‘Pepe the Frog’ Meme to Hate Symbol Database
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Chelsea Clinton: Marijuana is Killing People

Chelsea Clinton: Marijuana is Killing People

Former White House rugrat Chelsea Clinton believes marijuana may have some therapeutic benefits, but she also thinks the herb may be killing people in states where it has been made legal. During a recent appearance at Youngstown State University, Clinton—campaigning on behalf of her mother, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton—told a crowd of students that “anecdotally, we have lots of evidence” that cannabis is effective in treating epilepsy and stimulating the appetites of those undergoing chemotherapy treatment. But she then went on to say that there are still some public health concerns associated with pot consumption due to recent deaths in Colorado.


Source: Chelsea Clinton: Marijuana is Killing People
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