Israel, in rare move, announces attacks on Iranian targets in Syria, delivers warning

Israeli army Merkava tanks in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images, File) Israel confirmed early Monday that its military attacked Iranian targets in Syria, in a rare statement on such an operation. “We have started striking Iranian Quds targets in Syrian territory,” the military statement said. “We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to […]

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Thousands of caravan migrants request temporary asylum in Mexico; some try returning to US

Thousands of Central American migrants, many of them from Honduras, are taking Mexico up on its offer of temporary asylum and work visas. Mexican immigration officials said Sunday that 3,691 people associated with various migrant caravans have registered for temporary status in the country, and the number is expected to grow as more people arrive […]

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Tony Mendez, former CIA officer portrayed in ‘Argo,’ dead at 78

Tony Mendez was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the 2012 film “Argo.” (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) A former CIA technical operations officer whose role in rescuing six American diplomats from Iran in 1980 was immortalized in the Academy Award-winning drama “Argo” has died. Antonio “Tony” Mendez was 78. Mendez’s family and literary agent confirmed his death Saturday […]

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Northern Ireland car bomb attack called ‘incredibly reckless’; IRA dissidents suspected in blast

This photo taken on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 shows the scene of a suspected car bomb on Bishop Street in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. (Steven McAuley/PA via AP) Irish Republican Army dissidents are suspected of being behind a car bombing outside a courthouse in the Northern Ireland city of Londonderry late Saturday in an attack authorities […]

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Pipeline explosion witnesses describe scene where 73 died: ‘People’s skin came off’

Forensic experts working in the area an oil pipeline explosion in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Associated Press) Grief-stricken family members and witnesses to Friday’s pipeline explosion in central Mexico — which killed at least 73 people, burning many to just bones or ash, and injured at least 74 — were still reeling from […]

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Escort who claimed she had dirt on Trump arrested in Moscow on prostitution charges

A Belarusian model who claimed to have proof of President Trump’s campaign colluding with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election has been arrested in Moscow following her deportation from Thailand. Anastasia Vashukevich was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Thursday on charges of inducement to prostitution. Three other people deported along with her were also charged with […]

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Fuel pipeline explosion in Mexico kills at least 21, injures dozens

Mexican soldiers guard the area near an oil pipeline explosion in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Associated Press) A leaking fuel pipeline that authorities claim had been illegally tapped erupted in a massive explosion Friday in Mexico‘s central Hidalgo state, resulting in at least 21 deaths and about 70 injuries, reports said. Fuel thieves had […]

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Deadly fuel pipeline explosion in Mexico kills at least 66, injures dozens

A leaking fuel pipeline that authorities claim had been illegally tapped erupted in a massive explosion Friday in Mexico‘s central Hidalgo state, resulting in at least 66 deaths, Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad said. More than 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing a day after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline […]

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Hitman known as ‘Iceman’ who murdered UK crime boss ‘Mr Big’ caught by GPS running watch

Mark Fellows, also known as “The Iceman,” was sentenced to life in prison. (Greater Manchester Police ) A hitman accused of murdering a notorious crime boss dubbed “Mr. Big” in 2015 and his associate three years later was sentenced to life in prison after police were able to pinpoint his movements with his GPS-enabled running watch. […]

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