Fri. Aug 23rd, 2019

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UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military

BANGKOK (AP) — Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar’s security forces against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide as well as warrants prosecution for war crimes and crimes against humanity, a U.N. report charged Thursday.The U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar said it…

Williamson vows to rescind military medals, remove Andrew Jackson’s Oval Office portrait in ‘atonement’ for…

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, calling for a national “atonement” over the treatment of Native Americans, vowed Monday to rescind medals of honor for those who fought against them and even take down President Andrew Jackson’s portrait from the Oval Office if she’s elected.The spiritual author, who has gained a devoted following in recent weeks for her memorable…

Military: 3 rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel

The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into southern Israel. Israeli aerial defense batteries intercepted two of the missiles Saturday, the military said. Israeli media reported that shrapnel from the Iron Dome defense system landed on the patio of a house. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Venezuela’s Maduro Cracks Down on His Own Military in Bid to Retain Power

repeatedly declared their allegiance to the Maduro administration. But over the past two years, as the oil-rich economy crumbled and a majority of Venezuelans were left without sufficient food and medicine, factions within the security forces have staged at least five attempts to overthrow or assassinate the president.The government claims to have foiled at least…

Russian military orders village evacuation, then cancels it

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Tuesday told residents of a village near a navy testing range to evacuate, but cancelled the order hours later, adding to the uncertainty and confusion fueled by a missile explosion at the range that led to a brief spike in radiation that frightened residents and raised new questions…

US military says Marine from Colorado has died in Iraq

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