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Sep 19

Boston College students attacked with acid in France offer forgiveness to suspect

Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images(MARSEILLE, France) — One day after four Boston College students were attacked with acid in Marseille, France, the college students are doing well and have offered forgiveness to their alleged attacker, according to police and the university. The attack on the four students, all American women, occurred around 11 a.m. Sunday at the …

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Sep 19

Thousands of air passengers stranded in New Zealand after fuel pipeline bursts

FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — Thousands of air passengers are stranded in New Zealand after a burst oil pipeline caused a jet fuel shortage, leading to dozens of flight cancellations. The pipeline, which is Auckland Airport’s only supplier of jet fuel, was damaged by a digger, according to local media. Around 2,000 Air New Zealand …

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Sep 19

Evidence leads investigators unraveling London subway plot to foster home

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(LONDON) — Police in London are focused on a very unlikely location for a suspected bomb factory in the London suburb of Sunbury-on-Thames in connection with the subway attack that sent at least 30 people to the hospital on Friday morning. The home is owned by an elderly couple, Penelope and Ronald Jones, …

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Sep 19

Mediator who brokered Boko Haram deal to release Chibok girls is UNHCR’s 2017 Nansen Refugee Award winner

UNHCR/Rahima Gambo(NEW YORK) — Zannah Mustapha, the Nigerian mediator who brokered a deal for the release of dozens of Chibok schoolgirls captured by Boko Haram, has been named this year’s winner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award. The Nansen Refugee Award recognizes extraordinary humanitarian work on behalf of refugees, …

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Sep 18

‘Narcos’ location scout found shot dead in Mexico

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A filming location scout for the Netflix series Narcos was found shot dead in farmlands near Mexico City last week, according to Mexico’s attorney general. Carlos Muñoz Portal, who in addition to his work on Narcos provided location management for Hollywood blockbusters such as Fast & Furious and Spectre, was found shot …

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Sep 18

UK terror threat lowered after second man arrested in London Underground attack

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Britain’s terrorist threat level has been lowered from “critical” to “severe” after police arrested a second man in connection with Friday’s terror attack on a London Underground subway car and authorities there cited progress in the investigation. Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Sunday that the decision was made “to lower that level …

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Sep 18

After Irma, Caribbean braces for Hurricane Maria

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Maria is swirling towards the Caribbean just as the storm-battered islands had begun to recover from Irma. Maria was a Category 1 hurricane as of Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, moving northwest at 15 miles per hour, with sustained winds up to 80 miles per hour, and located about 150 …

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Sep 18

Four Boston College students attacked with acid in France; police say incident not terror-related

Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images(MARSEILLE, France) — The four American women attacked in Marseille, France with hydrochloric acid by a woman early Sunday are students at Boston College, a university spokesman said in a statement. The students, all juniors, were studying abroad in Europe. Three of the women were enrolled at Boston College’s Paris program, and the …

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Sep 18

British Prime Minister Theresa May opens up about her relationship with Trump

ABC News(LONDON) — British Prime Minister Theresa May opened up about her relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying they “work very well together.” “Like many Americans, he has family connections with the United Kingdom, and we work very well together,” May told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview in London …

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Sep 17

British police make ‘significant arrest,’ raid home after London Underground terror attack

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Police evacuated a house in a London suburb and part of the Port of Dover after arresting an 18-year-old man Saturday morning in Dover, England, in connection with Friday’s terror attack on a London Underground train, police said. Kent Police arrested the man in the departure area of the Port of Dover, about …

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