Turkey Gives IS Militant 40 Life Sentences for 2017 Nightclub Attack

(ISTANBUL, Turkey) — A Turkish court on Monday sentenced an Islamic State group suspect to life in prison over the New Year’s Eve attack on a nightclub in Istanbul that left 39 people dead in 2017. The suspect, Albulkadir Masharipov of Uzbekistan, was convicted of 39 counts of murder and one count of attempting to overthrow the constitutional order. He was handed down 40 separate life sentences without parole. The court also sentenced him to a total of 1,368 years …

Turkey gives IS militant 40 life sentences for 2017 attack

A Turkish court has sentenced an Islamic State group suspect to life in prison over the New Year’s Eve attack on a nightclub in Istanbul that left 39 people dead in 2017 September 7, 2020, 5:35 PM • 2 min read ISTANBUL, Turkey — A Turkish court on Monday sentenced an Islamic State group suspect to life in prison over the New Year’s Eve attack on a nightclub in Istanbul that left 39 people dead in 2017. The suspect, Albulkadir …

China warns Czech senate speaker will pay ‘heavy price’ for Taiwan visit

The Czech senate’s Milos Vystrcil and his wife wave to salute the press in Taipei, Taiwan, on August 30, 2020.   Czech Senate speaker Milos Vystrcil will “pay a heavy price” for making an official trip to Taiwan and China will not sit idly by, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Monday, in a warning brushed off by Taiwan’s government. Vystrcil arrived in Taipei on Sunday on a visit to promote business links with Taiwan, saying the Czech Republic …

Venezuelan politician jailed in 2018 drone attack sent home

Venezuelan officials have released an opposition politician jailed over two years ago on suspicion of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolás Maduro August 28, 2020, 11:07 PM • 2 min read CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan authorities have released an opposition politician to home detention two years after being jailed on suspicion of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolás Maduro, his relatives said Friday. Images on social media showed Juan Requesens arriving home …

Israeli police say Palestinian has stabbed Israeli to death

A Palestinian who entered Israel from the occupied West Bank on a work permit has stabbed an Israeli to death August 26, 2020, 3:15 PM 1 min read JERUSALEM — A Palestinian who entered Israel from the occupied West Bank on a work permit stabbed an Israeli to death on Wednesday and was later arrested, Israeli police said. The stabbing took place at a junction near Petah Tikva, in central Israel. Police said the suspect, a 46-year-old man from Nablus, …

New Zealand stock exchange NZX hit by probable second cyber attack

An electronic screen displays international currency rates and the NZ markets on the side of a building on February 7, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. Phil Walter | Getty Images News | Getty Images Trading on New Zealand’s stock exchange was halted on Wednesday after a likely second cyber attack, bourse operator NZX said. NZX was working with its network service provider to fix further connectivity issues which appeared similar to Tuesday’s breakdown caused by a cyber attack, it said in a statement. …

‘Watch Me, Mr. President’: Biden Laughs Off Trump’s Biggest Lines Of Attack

Former Vice President Joe Biden laughed off two of President Donald Trump’s favorite attack lines.  Trump has questioned Biden’s mental fitness, calling him “not all there” and “mentally shot.” But Biden chuckled when asked about it by ABC’s David Muir.  “Watch me, Mr. President, watch me,” he said. “Look at us both. Look at us both, what we say, what we do, what we control, what we know, what kind of shape we’re in. Come on” Biden said mental acuity is a …

Taliban set powerful negotiating team for intra-Afghan talks

The top Taliban negotiator says the group’s chief has finalized a negotiating team that will have sweeping decision-making powers in upcoming intra-Afghan negotiations By KATHY GANNON Associated Press August 23, 2020, 6:41 PM 3 min read ISLAMABAD — The Taliban‘s chief has finalized a negotiating team that is to have sweeping decision-making powers in upcoming intra-Afghan negotiations, the top Taliban negotiator told The Associated Press on Sunday. Maulvi Hibatullah Akhunzada hand-picked the 20-member team, 13 of whom come from the …

Here’s what Kamala Harris will say at the Democratic National Convention

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris holds her first organizing event in Los Angeles as she campaigns in the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race in Los Angeles, California, May 19, 2019.   WASHINGTON – Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris will use her highly anticipated speech Wednesday night to describe the vision of America that she was raised with, and to contrast it with the state of the country today under President Donald Trump.   The California senator is the daughter …

Bison Attacks, Rips Pants Off Woman Who Sat In Middle Of Herd To Snap Photos

A furious bison violently attacked a woman who got a little too comfortable with its herd Wednesday. Videos of the incident posted to Facebook on Thursday show a group of motorcyclists whose ride through South Dakota’s Custer State Park was interrupted by a large herd of bison crossing the road. In one video, you can see a female motorcyclist walking over to a patch of grass occupied by several of the massive mammals.   The motorcyclist, who is an unnamed 54-year-old …