Death Toll at 27 From Mali Hotel Assault

VOA News Malian army spokesmen say the death toll from Friday's assault on a hotel in the capital stands at 27 people, including two gunmen who carried out the attack. Journalist Katarina Hoije, reporting for VOA from Bamako, says it is not
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Officials: Ringleader Behind Paris Attacks Killed in Raid

VOA Lisa Bryant France confirmed the suspected mastermind of last week's Paris attacks was killed in a police raid Wednesday, and officials said he has been implicated in four of six foiled attacks in the country this year. The Paris prosecutor's office said the bullet-riddled body of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian national of (more...)

Oregon Gunman Left Hate-Filled Note at the Scene

VOA News Authorities in Oregon have confirmed that the heavily armed gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a community college left a hate-filled note at the scene. NBC News and CBS News have quoted official sources saying Friday afternoon that the shooter “felt the world was against him.” He wrote (more...)

US Serviceman in Train Attack Was Thinking of ‘Survival’

VOA News One of the three Americans who overpowered a heavily armed gunman on a high-speed train traveling between Amsterdam and Paris described tackling the gunman during a news conference Sunday in Paris. Spencer Stone, who was injured in the attack, said he thought of his survival as well as everyone else's (more...)

Hackers, Traders Accused of Biggest US Insider Trading Scheme

VOA Jim Randle U.S. officials have accused an international group of hackers and stock traders of stealing insider information and making as much as $100 million in illegal profits. Federal authorities in New Jersey said Tuesday it is the biggest scheme of its kind ever prosecuted. Nine people in the United States and (more...)

Nashville Police Kill Gunman Outside Movie Theater

VOA Ken Schwartz Police near Nashville, Tennessee, fatally shot a 51-year-old man Wednesday who apparently was planning an attack inside a movie theater. People watching the film "Mad Max: Fury Road" suddenly rushed out of the theater when the suspect released a chemical that police believe was pepper spray. He fired a gun at (more...)

Times Square Rally: “Stop Iran Now”

According to New York Post, "thousands of protesters flooded Times Square Wednesday to rally against President Obama’s controversial Iran nuclear arms deal.

Organizers of the “Stop Iran Now” rally estimated the crowd, which filled the blocks between 42nd and 38th streets, at 12,000." Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, a financial expert who has held (more...)

Gunman Opens Fire in US Movie Theater

VOA News A gunman in the southern U.S. state of Louisiana opened fire Thursday evening in a movie theater, killing two people and wounding at least eight others before killing himself. Officials say they know the identity of the gunman, but have only revealed that he was a 58-year-old man. The assailant began (more...)

Teacher Jailed 22 Years For Sexually Abusing Three Pupils

The former Lakeland, Florida, high schoolteacher Jennifer Fichter, who had a sexual relationship with three 17-year-old male students, was sentenced 22 years for her actions. The sentence is just three years short of a plea deal that Fichter rejected, according to CBS News. Jennifer Fichter was arrested and fired in April (more...)

US Authorities Vow Justice After Suspect Caught in Church Shooting

VOA News U.S. authorities said they will pursue federal hate crime charges after the man allegedly behind Wednesday night's fatal mass shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, was arrested. The Federal Bureau of Investigation identified Dylann Storm Roof, 21, of Lexington, S.C., as their suspect. Roof was stopped in (more...)

2 Prisoners Manage ‘Extraordinary” Breakout From NY Prison

VOA News Authorities in New York state have launched a manhunt for two prisoners who broke out of maximum security at the Clinton Correctional Facility — the first escape from there in its history. New York State Police posted pictures of the escapees, Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, on Facebook (more...)

Nine FIFA Officials and Five Corporate Executives Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy and Corruption

The Defendants Include Two Current FIFA Vice Presidents and the Current and Former Presidents of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF); Seven Defendants Arrested Overseas; Guilty Pleas for Four Individual Defendants and Two Corporate Defendants Also Unsealed A 47-count indictment was unsealed early this morning (more...)

Texas Shooting:IS Claims Responsibility

" One of two gunmen shot dead at an event in Texas exhibiting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad had been a terror suspect, court documents show", according to BBC News. On Sunday a car drove into the park of the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, near Dallas, where a Muhammad Art (more...)

Baltimore Riots Shed Light on City’s Troubled Past

VOA Chris Simkins National Guard troops took up positions Tuesday in Baltimore, Maryland, as authorities tried to restore order after rioting and looting broke out a day earlier. Violence swept across parts of the U.S. eastern city following Monday’s funeral for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose suspicious death while in police (more...)

Boris Nemtsov Killing Shoked Society

A leading Russian opposition politician and former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead Friday night in central Moscow . An unidentified attacker in a car shot Mr Nemtsov four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin. Police said Nemtsov was walking with (more...)

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