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Pyongyang – Over 1 Million Volunteers In N. Korea Step Up To Defend Country

August 22, 2015 at 11:59 PM
Pyongyang - North Korean media have reported that more than 1 million young people have volunteered to join or rejoin the military to defend their country should a conflict break out with the rival South Korea and its U.S. ally. The state-run Korean Central News Agency reports that "young people across the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are turning out in the sacred war for defending...

Trenton, NJ – Christie Says He’s Not Worried About Advocacy Groups’ Suit

August 22, 2015 at 11:43 PM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is not worried about a lawsuit filed against him by three left-leaning advocacy groups. Speaking Saturday at the Iowa State Fair, Christie said the groups have repeatedly sued him. The latest litigation "is just another of the pile of garbage" the groups have filed, he said. The suit accuses the Republican of violating his financial...

France – 3 Americans Praised For Subduing Gunman On European Train

August 22, 2015 at 11:10 PM
Arras, France - One serves in the Air Force, another recently served in Afghanistan in the National Guard, another is studying physical therapy in California - and all three Americans are being hailed as heroes for tackling and disarming a gunman they happened to encounter on a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris. Air Force serviceman Spencer Stone remained hospitalized Saturday after...

Tehran – Iran Says It Shoots Down Drone Near Border With Iraq

August 22, 2015 at 10:54 PM
Tehran - Iran's official IRNA news agency says the military has shot down a reconnaissance drone in western Iran near the border with Iraq. IRNA quoted Col. Farzad Fereidouni, a local air defense system commander, in a report Saturday as saying the unmanned aircraft was shot down in recent days after it "confronted" the air defense missile system. He didn't say which country the drone belonged...

London – Police Say 7 Dead After Jet In UK Airshow Crashes Into Road

August 22, 2015 at 10:30 PM
London - A military jet taking part in a British airshow crashed into a busy main road Saturday, killing seven people and injuring more than a dozen others, police said. The Hawker Hunter fighter jet, which was participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton in southern England, hit several vehicles on a nearby road as it crashed Saturday afternoon. Witnesses told local TV that the jet...

Washington – US Calls For De-Escalation On Israel-Syria Border

August 22, 2015 at 09:50 PM
Washington - The United States is closely monitoring an escalating military confrontation between Israel and military forces in Syria, and calls on all parties to avoid further jeopardizing a long-held ceasefire in the Golan Heights, a State Department official told The Jerusalem Poston Friday evening. Israel conducted a second round of strikes in Syrian-controlled territory on Friday...

Washington – J Street Elects Muslim Woman President Of College Chapters

August 22, 2015 at 09:34 PM
Washington - A dovish pro-Israel lobby that has struggled for acceptance by more established Jewish groups has elected an American Muslim as president of a core initiative — its chapter program on college campuses, where debates rages over Israel and Palestinians. Amna Farooqi, a senior at the University of Maryland, was voted president of the seven-member J Street U National Student Board...

Mobile, AL – In Alabama, Trump Says He’d Like To Have Election Tomorrow As Tens Of Thousands Take Part in Event

August 22, 2015 at 09:05 PM
Mobile, AL - Republican front-runner Donald Trump rallied thousands of supporters in south Alabama by telling them: "I would like to have the election tomorrow. I don't want to wait." "I know how Billy Graham felt," he said Friday night as he addressed the largest crowd yet of his thriving presidential campaign. The 40,000-seat Ladd-Peebles Stadium was about half-full when he began his...

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