Oklahoma army veteran leaves $2.25 million estate to Habitat for Humanity

Sergeant 1st Class Stephen Florentz is an Army veteran who served his country in Saudi Arabia and Vietnam and also contributed in a magnificent way to his adopted home state of Oklahoma. Florentz who had retired from the U.S. Army and did in December, left $2.25 million to the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity from his estate, FOX 25 News...

Blogger in Vietnam Jailed for 10 Years Because of “Conducting anti-State propaganda”

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, a Vietnamese blogger, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Vietnamese authorities according to state media. Quynh, also known by her pseudonym as Me Nam, which translates to "Mother Mushroom" was convicted on the charge of "conducting anti-State propaganda." The 37-year-old runs a blog which critics the government frequently, and covers issues such as...

Syria Gets Warned By White House: “You Will Pay If You Use Chemical Weapons Again”

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has been warned by the White House that he will face another response from President Trump if he uses chemical weapons again. "As we have previously stated, the United States is in Syria to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria," The White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement. "If, however, Mr....

Ruling On Mexico Shooting By Supreme Court Adds To Texas Immigration Battles

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The state of Texas is testing the legal limits of border control, by being the center of several major court battles. President Donald Trump considers Texas as the forefront of his efforts to counter immigration from Mexico. The Supreme Court's ruling on border issues received less attention, since all eyes were focused on the court voting to reinstate Trump's travel...

Library From Discarded Books Built By Colombian Garbage Man

Jose Alberto Gutierrez, one day found a copy of "Anna Karenina", a classic novel, whilst emptying the bins of Colombia's capital and kept it. That happened 20 years ago and to this day the garbage man continued to collect discarded books from Bogota, amassing 25,000 in a free library, swelled by donations. "I realized that people were throwing books away in...

Social Media Reacts to Gulf Row: “It’s a Qatarstrophe”

Emiratis, Qataris and Saudis as well others in the Middle East have been reacting to the increasing diplomatic isolation of Qatar. After Arab countries including the UAE, Bahrein and Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties the hashtag "severing ties with Qatar" has been tweeted almost a million times. Qatar is being accused of destabilising the region. There have been expressions of humour,...

Beijing Warned by US on South China Sea Islands

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Defence Secretary James Mattis has warned that the US will not accept the militarisation of man-made islands in the South China Sea by the Chinese. Mattis said such moves undermined regional stability while speaking at a security conference in Singapore. Several nations have contested China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, a resource-rich area. General Mattis had at the same time...

Homeless Man Honored for Saving Life of Truck Driver After Terrible Accident

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In Williston, Vermont, a homeless man who had been living close to an interstate highway, in the woods, witnessed a terrible accident and immediately came into action to save the life of the man driving behind the wheel. Truck driver Paul Bristol, suffered on May 4 a serious and sudden heart attack, causing him "bunny hopping" some 300 feet along...

US B-52 Bombers Deploy to Europe in the Face of Uncertainty

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In support of joint exercises with partners and NATO allies taking place in Europe in June, the US Air Force is deploying long-range B-52 bombers and 800 airmen to the United Kingdom. The B-52 Stratofortress which is nuclear-capable, will take part in a series of joint exercises that take place in the Arctic, the Baltic Sea and along Russia's border...

German Police ‘foil asylum seeker suicide attack’

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A teenage asylum seeker suspected of planning a suicide attack in Berlin, Brandenburg, is arrested by German police, state officials say. Interior Minister Karl-Heinz Schröter announced that the suspect, 17, was arrested in the Uckermark district. Brandenburg police have however not confirmed reports whether the teen, who entered Germany in 2015, is Syrian and was definitely planning an attack. A jihadist killed...