The former president's response to Saturday's white nationalist rally has become the most popular tweet ever, according to Twitter.Previous record held by Ariana Grande »
Clashes at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Aug.12, 2017. Leaders of at least two universities and the national college Republicans organization are moving to denounce white supremacist views after a member of at least one campus GOP chapter appeared to attend at a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend. “I condemn in the strongest way possible the vile, racist and cowardly acts committed by white supremacists in Charlottesville,” Chandler Thornton, chair of the College Republican National Committee, said in a statement Monday.
Authorities have seized 10,000 gallons of tainted alcohol after raiding more than 30 hotels and night clubs in popular tourist spots in Cancun and Playa Del Carmen.
President Trump appeared to accidentally promote a user who called him a “fascist” Tuesday and left the insult visible on his page for several minutes before it was removed. The user who called Trump a fascist was responding to a story that Trump was considering a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Donald agrees with me, he RTd it.
Jerry Varnell, 23, of Sayre, Oklahoma, was taken into custody on Saturday after an eight-month investigation. Federal prosecutors said he wanted to use an explosive device similar to the one that was detonated outside a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995, killing 168 people. According to a criminal complaint, Varnell told an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he was seeking retaliation against the government and financial institutions.
For the seventh year in a row, Melbourne has been named the world's most livable city, in a new list dominated by cities in Australia and Canada.Analysts at The Economist's Intelligence Unit released the 2017 edition of their Global Liveability Report
Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, said Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists. "Three female bombers triggered their explosive outside of the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp... killing 28 people and wounding 82 others," Kura said.
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The 82nd Airborne Division fought several campaigns against Nazi Germany during World War II. “Anyone can purchase that hat,” 82nd Airborne wrote on its official Twitter page. The infantry unit, nicknamed the All American Division, was reacting to a photograph that Brandon Friedman, a former Obama administration official, shared of the demonstrator on Twitter.
Pyongyang’s detailed plans to land four missiles near Guam prompted a surge in tensions in the region last week, with U.S. President Donald Trump warning he would unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it threatened the U.S. “He said that if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the self-restraint of the DPRK, the latter will make an important decision as it already declared,” the report said.
Footage has emerged of the moment a man was hit by a car at a Charlottesville white supremacy rally just seconds after pushing his fiancee out of the path of danger. Marcus Martin was taking part in a counter-protest at the white supremacy march in Virginia when a car ploughed into crowds, killing one person and injuring dozens more. The 27-year-old’s heroic actions meant his fiancee Marissa Blair was unhurt but he was struck by the Dodge Challenger.
Next week's total eclipse, when the moon completely covers the sun, will be at least partially visible everywhere in the United States, but only last two minutes and 38 seconds.
Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants. Tal Afar and the surrounding area is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq after victory was declared in July in Mosul, the country's second-largest city. On Monday, hundreds of exhausted civilians were brought by Iraqi army trucks from the front line to a humanitarian collection point just west of Mosul.
A Danish court ordered the owner of an amateur-built submarine Saturday held in pre-trial detention for 24 days while police investigate the disappearance of a Swedish journalist who had been on the ship before it sank. Peter Madsen was arrested Friday on preliminary manslaughter charges, hours after his 40-ton, nearly 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) submarine sank off Denmark's eastern coast. The inventor, who is from Denmark, has denied responsibility for the fate of 30-year-old Kim Wall, saying the journalist disembarked before his vessel went down.
Taiwan suffered a massive power blackout on Tuesday evening that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting close to seven million households on the heavily industrialized island amid sweltering heat.
President Donald Trump went on another Twitter spree early Tuesday when he mistakenly retweeted a post that called him a "fascist." The tweet posted by a user named Mike Holden was in response to a Fox & Friends article with the headline "FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE
Philippine police killed 32 people in "shock and awe" raids aimed at scaring drug traffickers, authorities said Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to setbacks in his controversial crime war. In one of the deadliest operations of the war, police reported killing 32 people in a series of raids Monday on suspected drug traffickers across Bulacan province, which neighbours the capital of Manila. "We wanted to shock and awe these drug personalities," Romeo Caramat, the Bulacan police chief, told reporters in Manila on Wednesday, adding 109 suspects had also been arrested.
Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) rejected U.S. criticism that it flew a drone unsafely near a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Gulf and it defended its right to carry out air patrol missions in the area. On Monday the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said that an Iranian drone had come within 1,000 feet (300 meters) of a U.S. aircraft carrier while it was in international waters in the Gulf conducting flight operations. Spokesman Lieutenant Ian McConnaughey said the Iranian drone "conducted an unsafe and unprofessional approach" as it passed by the USS Nimitz without navigation lights late on Sunday.
Archeologists in Egypt have uncovered ancient rock tombs, carved almost two-and-half millennia ago during the time of the pharaohs, as they excavated chambers, two of which were hidden down burial shafts. The tombs from the 27th dynasty and the Greco-Roman era contain a number of sarcophagi, a type of ancient Egyptian coffin typically adorned with a sculpture or inscription, of different shapes and sizes, as well as a collection of clay fragments, the Egyptian Ministry said in a statement. The location of the dig, in the El-Kamil El-Sahrawi archaeological site, in central Egypt near the banks of the Nile, previously unearthed 20 tombs in a series of ancient catacombs in 2015.
North Korea has moved missile equipment into position ahead of a possible launch, according to US defence officials. American satellites detected the transportation of launchers capable of firing intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) amid tension over threats by Pyongyang. The movement is "not believed to be directly related to the threat issued by North Korea last week to strike the waters near Guam," a source told CNN.
Undeterred by the violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, municipal leaders in cities across the United States said they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces. The mayors of Baltimore and Lexington, Kentucky, said they would push ahead with plans to remove statues caught up in a renewed national debate over whether monuments to the U.S. Civil War’s pro-slavery Confederacy are symbols of heritage or hate. Officials in Memphis, Tennessee, and Jacksonville, Florida, announced new initiatives on Monday aimed at taking down Confederate monuments.
North Dakota regulators offered Monday to settle state allegations that the Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline improperly reported the discovery of American Indian artifacts during construction. The state Public Service Commission last November proposed a fine of at least $15,000 against Energy Transfer Partners, though the commission has the authority under state law to levy fines of up to $200,000. The three-member commission unanimously agreed to offer a settlement under which ETP would make a $15,000 "contribution" to the State Historic Preservation Office or another mutually agreed-upon entity.
A Jewish family staying at a hotel in the Swiss Alps encountered more than one sign at the facility that appeared to be anti-Semitic. One note was placed on the refrigerator at the Aparthaus Paradeis hotel, while the other was tacked to the entrance to the hotel pool. “To our Jewish guests: Please take a shower before you go swimming and although [sic] after swimming,” the sign by the pool read.
A woman who was resigned to never seeing her beautiful engagement ring ever again - and had bought a smaller one as a replacement - was shocked when her daughter-in-law found it on a carrot. The family had harvested some carrots from their farm in Alberta, Canada, for dinner, and one had grown around the engagement ring, which was then pulled from the ground. Mary Grams, 84, had lost her beloved ring in 2004 while she was in the garden, and thought she would never see it again.
Jimmy Fallon departed from The Tonight Show‘s traditional joke-laden monologue Monday night to take two minutes to reflect on what he called the “disgusting” events that happened in Charlottesville last weekend. Fallon then spoke directly about President Donald Trump. “The fact that it took the President two days to come out and clearly denounce racists and white supremacists is shameful,” he said.
Several "probably man-made" objects were floating near the suspected crash site of MH370 just weeks after it vanished, Australian researchers revealed Wednesday, more than six months after the hunt for the doomed jet was called off. A massive underwater search for the Malaysia Airlines plane, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board, ended in January after no trace of the aircraft was found in a 120,000 square kilometre (46,000 square mile) zone in the remote southern Indian Ocean off Australia's west coast. On Wednesday, two new studies said photos taken by French military satellites two weeks after the plane's disappearance, but not released to the public, showed at least 70 identifiable objects floating close to the so-called "northern area".