US police launch manhunt after officer killed from ‘unidentified injuries’ while investigating suspicious vehicle

A Baltimore County police officer has been killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle, setting off a manhunt in a residential area of Maryland. Police received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the Perry Hall community at 2 pm local time, the police department said on Twitter. A responding officer suffered unidentified injuries and was taken to the hospital. By 2:50 pm, she was dead. A spokeswoman for the police department told The Independent the…

"US police launch manhunt after officer killed from ‘unidentified injuries’ while investigating suspicious vehicle"

Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged Israeli human rights crimes

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Tuesday submitted a request asking the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged human rights violations linked to Israeli settlement policies. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki speaks during a meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers Council in Istanbul, Turkey May 18, 2018. Hudaverdi Arif Yaman/Pool via Reuters/File Photo The application goes further than a 2015 request for prosecutors to examine alleged crimes in the region and…

"Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged Israeli human rights crimes"

Nipah virus death toll rises in India

Image copyright SK MOHAN Image caption Authorities have ordered emergency measures to control the spread of the infection At least 10 people have died in the Nipah virus outbreak in the southern Indian state of Kerala, doctors say. Two others who have tested positive for the virus are critically ill. Some 40 people have been put into quarantine following the deaths. The virus is hard to diagnose. Symptoms of infection include fever, vomiting and headaches.…

"Nipah virus death toll rises in India"

Trump willing to walk away from North Korea summit: Pence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is willing to walk away from an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday, after North Korea called into question the meeting last week. Pence told Fox News that North Korea should not attempt to seek concessions from the United States for promises it did not intend to keep. “It would be a great…

"Trump willing to walk away from North Korea summit: Pence"

Minibus bomb kills six, wounds many, in southern Afghan city: hospital chief

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – A bomb in a minibus exploded near a security checkpoint in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday causing numerous casualties, officials said, as attacks continue during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The blast, near one of the city’s main markets, sent a huge cloud of dust and smoke into the air. Nematullah Barak, head of Mirwais hospital in Kandahar, said six dead and more 30 wounded, including several…

"Minibus bomb kills six, wounds many, in southern Afghan city: hospital chief"

Commander says Iran’s people will punch U.S. Secretary of State in the mouth

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A senior Iranian military commander poured scorn on U.S. threats to tighten sanctions on Tuesday, saying the Islamic Republic’s people would respond by punching U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the mouth. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks on the Trump administration’s Iran policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, U.S. May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Pompeo on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes that would effectively force it…

"Commander says Iran’s people will punch U.S. Secretary of State in the mouth"

US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face “the strongest sanctions in history,” as it sought to turn up heat on Tehran after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal. In speech that called Iran out for a wide range of “malign activities” apart from its nuclear program, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for the negotiation…

"US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal"

Thai PM reiterates no vote until ‘early 2019’, as protesters gather

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha reiterated on Tuesday that a general election will take place in “early 2019 and no sooner” as hundreds of protesters gathered in Bangkok to demand that a vote be held in November. FILE PHOTO: Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures during a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/FIle Photo Protesters hoping to march to the…

"Thai PM reiterates no vote until ‘early 2019’, as protesters gather"

School shooting suspect comments are admissible

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Incriminating statements to law officers made by a student arrested after four people were shot at a Washington state high school last year will be admissible in upcoming court proceedings, a Spokane County judge ruled Monday. Superior Court Judge Michael Price made the decision in the case of Caleb Sharpe, 16, who was arrested for the Sept. 13, 2017 death of one classmate and the wounding of three others at Freeman…

"School shooting suspect comments are admissible"

Iranian people will punch U.S. Secretary of State in the mouth – Iranian commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Iranian people will punch the U.S. Secretary of State in the mouth in response to a new American plan to pressure Iran, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks on the Trump administration’s Iran policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, U.S. May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes that would…

"Iranian people will punch U.S. Secretary of State in the mouth – Iranian commander"