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  • US condemns Iranian woman's execution
    US condemns Iranian woman's execution

    "We condemn this morning's execution in Iran of Reyhaneh Jabbari," said the statement by State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, who said there were "serious concerns with the fairness of the trial and the circumstances surrounding this case." Jabbari, 26, who had been on death row for five years, was put to death at dawn, the official IRNA news agency quoted the Tehran prosecutor's office as saying. "Iranian authorities proceeded with this execution despite pleas from Iranian human rights activists and an international outcry over this case," Psaki said. "We join our voice with those who call on Iran to respect the fair trial guarantees afforded to its people under Iran's own laws and its international obligations."

  • Washington school shooter Jaylen Fryberg's personal struggles revealed on social media
    Washington school shooter Jaylen Fryberg's personal struggles revealed on social media

    Social media posts penned by the shooter in Friday’s rampage at a Washington State high school portray a head-over-heels teenager who grew more and more tormented when the relationship fell apart.

  • Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack
    Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 31 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.

  • ISIS Plants Flag On Hill Near Kobane, Coalition Airstrike Takes It Out
    ISIS Plants Flag On Hill Near Kobane, Coalition Airstrike Takes It Out

    A coalition airstrike has taken out an ISIS flag recently planted on a hill near Kobane, Syria, where Islamic extremist forces have seized a strategically valuable position from Kurdish forces close to the Turkish border.

  • Woman isolated in NJ under Ebola rules tests negative
    Woman isolated in NJ under Ebola rules tests negative

    The first person quarantined under strict new rules in the New York City area for people with a high risk of Ebola tested negative, New Jersey officials said on Saturday, as President Barack Obama said the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on "facts, not fear." Under the new policy, anyone arriving at the two international airports serving New York City after having contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must submit to a mandatory 21-day quarantine. The requirement exceeds current federal ...

  • Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting
    Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

    By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student fatally shot one classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, following a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The shooter took his own life as Marysville-Pilchuck High School students scrambled to safety in the latest outburst of deadly violence at an American school. ...

  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
    WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

  • Remains of French ship being reassembled in Texas
    Remains of French ship being reassembled in Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A frigate carrying French colonists to the New World that sank in a storm off the Texas coast more than 300 years ago is being reassembled into a display that archeologists hope will let people walk over the hull and feel like they are on the ship's deck.

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